Merely a year after acquiring the Rise of Nations developer, THQ has notified the Big Huge Games staff that it is looking to sell off the studio, or closed it down, according to Crispy Gamer. As part of its restructuring efforts THQ will cut costs by $220 million, and lay off 600 employees worldwide. To achieve that goal it will not only close BHG, but also granted Heavy Iron and Incinerator their independence. Closing Big Huge Games would be the second big loss for real time strategy gamers after Microsoft recently shut down Ensemble Studios.
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Promising to revolutionize the fighting genre, Fight Night Round 4 features an all new physics based gameplay engine that brings the most authentic interpretation of the sweet science to the videogame world. The action inside the ring will be faster than ever, delivering a true representation of the sport’s incredible speed, accuracy, timing, and power.
Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:
- Dark Void [ALL] - Teaser Trailer
- GTA: Chinatown Wars [NDS] - Rampage Trailer
- Wallace And Grommit's Grand Adventures [ALL] - Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.
Merchants of Brooklyn, powered by the CryEngine 2, is a fast-paced, futuristic FPS combining an intriguing and unique art style with innovative and exciting gameplay – daring fans of shooters and action games to survive in post-apocalyptic New York gone very, very bad.
Get ready for the return of some of Nintendo’s best-loved characters as Pikmin 2 has been added to the Wii’s New Play Control family, in which classic games are reinvented to take advantage of Wii’s unique motion sensing capabilities and new widescreen experience.
The first officially licensed MotoGP title for the Wii turns the Wiimote into a virtual set of handlebars to deliver the definitive two-wheeled racing experience.
Making History II lets grand strategy players experience the role of a WWII era national leader embroiled in the toxic mix of waning empires, economic crisis, and ethnic "fault lines" that famously resulted in a global war that transformed the world.
Incognito Episode 1 is a multi-genre game designed for hardcore gamers in which you are suddenly transported into a foreign solar system and forced to survive in deep space through exploration and trading between planets while completing RPG-style quests.
Dungeon Party, developed by Cyanide, is a free MMOG where two teams of up to 5 players compete over one or more rounds and victory is only assured when one of them gets out of the dungeon with the treasure.
Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.
The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria expands the online world of Middle-earth to let players explore the ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths, face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin’s Bane and more!
Rhythm Heaven is an infectious game that challenges players to tap and slide the stylus on the touch-screen in time to original music created by legendary Japanese pop-star producer Tsunku. Simple gestures with the stylus, combined with fun music and quirky visuals, make Rhythm Heaven a completely unique musical experience for players of all ages. Scheduled for April 5 in North America, Europe will have to wait until April 30, 2009.
The Mass Effect trilogy is a scifi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren’s evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril…
OutRun Online Arcade delivers online multiplayer racing for up to 6 players, with fast paced OutRun, Heart Attack and Time Attack modes, the draw to the open road has never been so appealing.
Men of War is 1C Company's latest RTS, taking place in Europe during the height of WWII. The story unfolds across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers.
Call to Arms will introduce an array of new content for WAR players, including two highly anticipated new careers – the Orc Choppa and the Dwarf Slayer – and a new dungeon zone called “Land of the Dead,” set in the desert realm of the Tomb Kings.
Gardening Mama sees Mama heading into the great outdoors to turn an empty garden into a tranquil paradise. Green-fingered players use the touch-screen to dig holes, plant seeds, mix fertilizer and ultimately grow a range of fruits, flowers and vegetables.
Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.
StuntMANIA!pro is a fast paced 3D car stunt driving game, where you get to perform the most amazing tricks and stunts in some really cool environments. This new version adds new audio effects, skid marks, improves car physics, improves performance and plenty more...
Kalypso Media announces the 4th part of the weird, wacky and funny adventure game series, Gobliiins! To date, there have been three Gobliiins titles about the three rather strange main characters, as well as two spin off games featuring the characters Woodruff and Schnibble. The return of Gobliiins brings a new range of exciting adventures!
Good Old Games announced an agreement with TopWare Interactive that will bring titles such as 2150 Trilogy, Earth 2160, Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator, Jagged Alliance: Wildfire and Gorky 17 to GOG.com, DRM-free of course, available for just $5.99 each, and guaranteed to work on Vista and XP.
3G Studios' XomB (pronounced “Zombie”) will pit the player against the hordes of a dark and powerful enemy, fighting in epic battles, overcoming incredible odds to triumph against an evil that is sweeping their homeland.
With two handfuls of cash and a dream of creating a legacy, you will build, cook and hire your way to the very top of the culinary world, where tasty food is king and smart management reels in the dollars.
Square Enix has licensed Emergent’s Gamebryo engine for a yet unannounced title, which will be announced at a later date.
With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 600 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.
Wheelman will take you on a thrill ride that unfolds throughout the streets of Barcelona, delivering powerful cinematic moments throughout the game's compelling storyline with car chases inspired by Hollywood's most famous action-sequences. Composer Rod Abernethy and Rednote Audio have produced an authentic and edgy score for Wheelman.
Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:
- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (NDS)
- Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure (NDS)
- Men of War (PC)
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (Wii)
- Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution (Wii)
- Resistance: Retribution (PSP)
- Rune Factory: Frontier (Wii)
- Six Flags Fun Park (Wii)
- Suikoden Tierkreis (NDS)
- TrackMania DS (NDS)
- Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (NDS)
We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...
Get ready for the return of some of Nintendo’s best-loved characters as Donkey Kong Jungle Beat has been added to the Wii’s New Play Control family, in which classic games are reinvented to take advantage of Wii’s unique motion sensing capabilities and new widescreen experience.
Gazillion Entertainment unveiled a key partnership to develop MMO games based on Marvel Entertainment brands, starting with a casual MMO Super Hero Squad, and Marvel Universe for PC/consoles.
Last month, Tecmo revealed that it would be making a major announcement at GDC, and we speculated it might be a new installment in the Ninja Gaiden or Dead or Alive franchise. According to the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu, Tecmo will unveil Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 for the PS3, which, like the original, is an improved version of the Xbox 360's Ninja Gaiden II, featuring a new playable character (Ayane), boss fights and a new weapon.
'Based on the 20th Century Fox feature film of the same name, Dragonball: Evolution promises to be the perfect companion for the movie by incorporating all of the characters, bone jarring fights and spectacular special abilities that fans have come to expect.
by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on March 17, 2009 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle is an epic historical simulation from legendary game producer Kou Shibusawa where players assume the role of Nobunaga, or of a rival warlord, in their quest to unite Japan under one rule.
Blacklight, an Unreal-engine powered video game by Zombie Studios, is a covert military action epic set twenty-five years in the future featuring the same characters and high caliber military action as the planned movie and comic book, but with unique, intersecting storylines that complement each other.
by Dustin Chadwell on March 17, 2009 @ 2:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
An action adventure game based on Walt Disney Pictures' feature animation film, Bolt tells the story of a canine TV star that is inadvertently shipped from Hollywood to New York City, where he begins a cross-country adventure home and makes the surprising discovery that the super powers he thought he had don’t work in the real world.
With the new addition of Xbox 360 support, 3DVIA Virtools 5 continues to help reduce development time and costs by allowing developers to create a game within the 3DVIA Virtools 5 engine once and publish it to multiple platforms, including Xbox 360, Wii, PC, Mac or the Web, without any code modifications.
Dominions 3: The Awakening is a turn-based strategy game set in a world of epic struggle between men, monsters, and gods. This v3.23 patch fixes bugs, enhances gameplay, and brings a smile to the faces of modders everywhere.