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Microsoft Pre-E3 2008 Press Briefing Summary

by Thomas Wilde on July 15, 2008 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Microsoft's pre-E3 briefing began with a roundup of some of their upcoming triple-A titles, and moved on to discuss their new dashboard and several new functionalities for Xbox Live. If one thing was emphasized over the course of the briefing, it was a renewed focus on cooperative play. Many of the games that were shown were either party games meant for multiple players or otherwise introduced an unexpected cooperative element for an upcoming title.

EA's Pre-E3 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on June 23, 2008 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Check out the following new screens and trailers from EA's Pre-E3 2008 lineup:

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Whether you prefer to make your moves on the field, from the sidelines or in the front office, the Madden NFL 09 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition has something for every football fan. Madden NFL 09 will feature the most immersive gameplay, the richest online offerings and the most comprehensive feature depth in the history of the franchise, while NFL Head Coach 09 has been reinvented to provide a unique new NFL experience by allowing fans to be in total control of their favorite franchises. The two games offer unique experiences and then can even interact

'King of Clubs' (Wii) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Tee-off against the wackiest golfers this side of Augusta – like Bubba the Elvis impersonator, the buxom bombshell, or the tough guy truck driver. Every course in King of Clubs is in many ways a puzzle game, with multiple routes, a generous helping of moving obstacles, and the potential for some outrageous and intricate hole-in-ones. To get the best score, you’ll need to take advantage of your magic golf bag that’s full of tricky golf accessories – like special balls and trick clubs. You’ll laugh through 96 competitive mini golf holes that will leave you in stitches…..Thank you…Thank

'Littlest Pet Shop' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

From Electronic Arts Inc.'s Casual Entertainment label, Littlest Pet Shop brings the magic of owning your own pet shop to your home. Littlest Pet Shop is a game targeted at girls of age 6 - 12. It will be shipping on the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS (3 versions), and PC. The player will spend most of her time exploring her Pet Shop and earning Kibble Coins as she plays in either the free play mode or in mini-games. Kibble Coins will buy her over 100 accessories for her pets as well as tons of playsets for the 2008 toy-line. The

'Purr Pals' (Wii) Now Shipping

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Bring hours of interactive kitty cat fun home in Purr Pals, a game where you get to adopt and customize your very own virtual kitten! Choose from 40 breeds and hundreds of facial feature combinations and body characteristics. Then have hours of fun teaching and playing games with your new bundle of fur. You can even transform your Wii-mote into a laser pointer and have your purr pal pounce on the dot. But don’t forget all the responsibilities that come with being a kitty owner like using your Wii-mote to groom, clean and pick up after your new pal. If

'Princess Debut' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

You step through a portal into a magical world where you’re a princess! Can you master your dance moves and woo one of the six handsome princes in time for the big ball?

It's part rhythm game and part adventure game.

In the game, you find yourself in a fantasy world where you have 30 days to get ready for the big ball; you'll have to master a variety of dances and pick a partner from one of six charming princes. You'll meet and woo the princes of your dreams through the game's large, branching storyline and involving event system. Once you've

'Hi! Hamtaro Ham-Ham Challenge' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Join Hamtaro and all his friends in a variety of fun and educational brain-training games designed for elementary school children. Children will develop their memory, word comprehension, math skills, and many other abilities as they play through 12 engaging, interactive games. Parents can monitor their child’s growing abilities, adjust the difficulty level to match their child’s skills, and reward them with special items. Hamtato and his friends make learning fun!

'Alarm for Cobra 11: Crash Time' (X360/PC) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Daring stunts, spectacular crashes, thrilling criminal cases: All fans of the racing genre will easily fall in love with the newest game originating from the original RTL TV-Show "Alarm for Cobra 11." Various exciting cases await the player as part of the Cobra 11 police force. Solving them requires several diverse missions to be successfully completed: Be it helicopter chases, jumps across moving trains or reconnaissance runs in tanks — top-notch entertainment is guaranteed!

The fifth installment of the series adaptation will not be short of daring stunts and spectacular crashes either. Unpredictable missions free from set tracks and opponents who

'Summer Athletics' (PS2/Wii/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

"Summer Athletics" lets gamers compete in more than 25 of the most popular summer sports disciplines, including sprinting, hurdles, cycling, archery, javelin, hammer throw and swimming. Four different difficulty levels in two gaming modes, arcade and career, will provide addictive fun to both experienced and casual gamers alike. The game will feature a character editor, lifelike 3D graphics, realistic athlete animations, and an impressive stadium atmosphere complete with the flair of live competitions.

Summer Athletics will be action-packed multi-player fun for the entire family. The intuitive controls are individually tailored for each discipline and platform, in order to bring

'Ford Racing Off Road' (PSP/PS2/Wii) Shipping to Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Off Road takes the multi-million selling Ford franchise away from the tracks and urban streets of its predecessors, to rugged, tough terrain for the very first time. Off Road also marks the introduction of the prestigious Land Rover brand, synonymous like Ford, with a rich heritage of producing pioneering off road vehicles.

Players can now race some of the world’s toughest off road trucks, 4x4’s and SUV’s through beautifully detailed environments, stunning, scenery and wide sweeping tracks designed for rough-tough, high-speed racing.

With real time, on-the-go vehicle damage repair, acceleration faster than any previous Ford game, and alternative routes.

'SBK-08 Superbike World Championship' (ALL) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

SBK-08 Superbike World Championship, Milestone’s fast paced videogame, the officially licensed WSBK, lands on the next-gen console with brand new features and enhancements. Thanks to the X360 and PS3 hardware performances, gameplay experience will be enriched in order to let players experience the Worlds Super Bike universe in a compelling and immersive game.

As well as featuring the official teams, riders and tracks of the current WSBK Championship, SBK08 has six difficulty settings, that will appeal to WSBK fans and gamers alike. A fast paced, action packed arcade mode for gamers that want to jump in and challenge WSBK

'DefendinÂ’ De Penguin' (NDS/Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

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From the creators of Purr Pals and Baby Pals comes Defendin’ De Penguin – the first Real Time Strategy game on the Wii and DS primarily for children. Help our hero, Little Blue fend off hungry creatures that are eager to steal his town’s fish supply. To thwart these hungry animals, you’ll strategically place defense mechanisms throughout the town with each possessing unique strengths that are geared for specific animals. With the perfect combination of tower utilization, defensive placement, timing and strategy, Little Blue’s food supply will be saved and you

'Professional Bull Riders: Out of the Chute' (PS2/Wii) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

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The intensity of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) is translated into the first PBR game for any home game console. Play as one of your favorite pro bull riders, favorite bull or create your own rider in multiple events and locations. Take on a friend in Rider vs. Bull mode in Multi-Player Mode. As a rider, staying on a bull will be challenging and fun. On the other side as 2,000 pound bull, throw a rider across the arena then proceed to go on a

'Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim will focus on reinventing many aspects of the original game, updating the franchise for the 21st Century. A key element that will permeate the game is the charm and humor of the original Majesty.

"This is by far the biggest release from Paradox to date and it is sure to become one of the most anticipated titles of 2009", said Fredrik Wester, Executive Vice President for Paradox Interactive. "Our aim is to release a fantastic game that not only encourages existing fans to renew their passion for the series, but also to reach

'Mount & Blade' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Mount & Blade is a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat. Developed by the Turkish development house TaleWorlds Entertainment, the BETA version of the game has received acclaim worldwide by gamers impressed by everything from the realistic horseback combat to the sandbox gameplay. The latter enables players to roam the map freely in a medieval world that offers options ranging from hunting down bandits, trading for profit in the game's deep economical system and becoming a commander and taking part in the wars ultimately becoming a great lord of the realm.

Of late the dreams

'Dark Horizon' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Dark Horizon is a stark and atmospheric space combat simulation that aims to hurl its audience through an action-packed adventure, piloting its own ship through the perils that only space could have to offer.

Dark Horizon is a plot-rich experience; 22 challenging missions, laced with special features such as full ship customization, original weapon creation, joystick support, and several modes of combat.

At the boundary of the known galaxy, a deep-space exploration probe begins its transmission to a star-base, light years away.Before the signal is prematurely cut-off, the base's central computer receives numerous images of a disturbing nature.On examination,

'Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Rune Factory 2 is set several years after the first game. The evil Sechs Empire has been defeated, and the Kingdom of Norad is once again at peace. Things may not stay that way for long, however, as dark premonitions foretell of dangers to come. It's up to player to uncover the source of these premonitions and bring peace to the kingdom once more. In a first for the Rune Factory series, the story of Rune Factory 2 is multigenerational. Players begin the game as Kyle, a strange man who comes to Alvarna Village. Eventually, players will take on the

'Yumi's Odd Odyssey' (PSP) Announced - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Featuring a girl armed with only with her backpack and trusty fishing hook, this traveling sushi chef departs on a journey in a dream-like world filled with fish and other wildlife gone awry.

'Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility' (Wii) - Facts, Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

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Was there really a Harvest Goddess? Did she actually bring prosperity to Waffle Island? Most people around here don't believe the local legends, but after the death of the ancient Mother Tree, nothing is normal. Stormy seas and hardships have citizens talking and even packing up. That's why the mayor asked you-a newcomer-to investigate. Can you grow crops, nurture animals and find a way to restore magic and natural wonders? Sow your seeds of destiny in this first farming adventure for the Wii! It is up to you to

'Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

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Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness brings the largest portable Harvest Moon experience ever to the Nintendo DS. Starting off with an abandoned farm, a handful of seeds, and the determination to start a new life, it's up to the player to develop a mysterious, abandoned island into a bustling tropical paradise. By harvesting crops, raising animals, and mining for precious gems, players will help the island grow into a vibrant town filled with people, businesses, and eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Players can take on the role of a

'MySims Kingdom' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

MySims Kingdom sets you on a story-telling journey of discovery and exploration to help King Roland and his subjects revitalize the Kingdom. Throughout this epic quest you will hear new stories from old and new friends alike, discover fascinating new lands and build to the limit of your imagination. Your MySims Kingdom experience for the Wii begins in The Capital, the land at the center of your story-telling. After you have met King Roland you can venture off into the vast lands beyond. Newly-added building options will help you accomplish your tasks. And in true MySims fashion, everything

'Hasbro Family Game Night' (Wii/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

From the EA Casual Entertainment Label, Hasbro Family Game Night creates a whole new way for families and friends to play together.

Join your host Mr. Potato Head as you play the classic Hasbro games you know and love as well as exciting new versions created for the Wii & PS2. Hasbro Family Game Night features family favorites such as Connect Four, Battleship, Yahtzee, Boggle, Sorry! and the all new, Sorry! Sliders.

Classic Games!

  • Play the classic games that you know and love
  • Games included are: Connect Four, Battleship, Yahtzee, Boggle, Sorry! and

'Dead Space' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

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Set in the far future, Earth's appetite for natural resources has become a major motivator for deep space exploration. Immense, privately-owned and operated mining ships called "planetcrackers" orbit planets and use sophisticated equipment to carve out entire city-sized chunks of rock, reducing them to component elements and raw ore. When communications go dead onboard the USG Ishimura, a famous planetcracker, systems engineer Isaac Clarke is sent in to fix the problem. Once onboard the vessel, Isaac discovers that the crew has unearthed an ancient and malevolent alien presence far beneath the

'Crysis Warhead' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

In Crysis Warhead, players will don the Nanosuit of Sergeant Sykes, also known as 'Psycho', one of the most memorable characters from Crysis.

More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad, players will experience Psycho's parallel story during the events of the original game, finding that life on the other side of the island is even more intense and explosive than they ever could have imagined.

Luckily, Psycho's Nanosuit is just as capable and he's equipped with an even bigger arsenal of fully customizable weapons and new vehicles, giving players access to the tools they need to

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

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In Red Alert 3, the desperate leadership of a doomed Soviet Union travels back in time to change history and restore the glory of Mother Russia. The time travel mission goes awry, creating an alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different evolution, a new superpower has been thrust on to the world stage, and World War III is raging. The Empire of the Rising Sun has risen in the East, making World War III a three-way struggle between the Soviets, the Allies, and the Empire

'The Lord of the Rings: Conquest' (NDS/PS3/X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

In a partnership with New Line Cinema, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is an action-packed game created by the same Pandemic Studios team behind the best-selling Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II titles. Set in "The Lord of the Rings" universe of J.R.R. Tolkien as depicted by the Academy Award-winning films, players will finally fight the entirety of these epic battles any way they want. In addition to crusading as the heroic forces of good, for the first time ever in a 'The Lord of the Rings' action title they'll conquer Middle-earth while playing as

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

"We believe that the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game represents a milestone in the movie tie-in genre," said Harvey Elliott, Head of EA Bright Light studio in the UK where the Harry Potter franchise has its home. "Building on the technological advancements of previous games in the series and with a particular focus on the unique control system of Nintendo’s WiiTM, the team here is working closely with the filmmakers to create an immersive interactive experience that captures the story, the action, the excitement and, above all, the fun of the film. "

"Working with EA,

'FaceBreaker' (Wii/PS3/X360) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

The renaissance of the arcade boxing genre is upon us. Created by the same team that developed the award-winning Fight Night Round 3, FaceBreaker offers irreverent fun, immersive gameplay and eye-popping stylized graphics. In this in-your-face, arcade world full of ego-wielding characters, each boxer comes to life with unique attributes and distinct personal style, including Romeo, a Latin lover known for his pelvic thrusts, and Molotov, an oversized Russian demolitions expert with a penchant for fighting dirty. Add a little personal motivation to your fight by uploading a photo of your face to create a realistic likeness using

'Left 4 Dead' (X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

"By leveraging its industry-leading AI technology and years of Counter-Strike development experience, Turtle Rock is building upon the elements that make Counter-Strike successful and applying them to Left 4 Dead," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "What Counter-Strike did for multiplayer action games, Left 4 Dead will do for co-op games."

Left 4 Dead is built atop the most advanced version of the Source Engine and introduces version 2 of Turtle Rock's artificial intelligence (A.I.) technology.

Left 4 Dead is now scheduled for Aug./Sept. 2008.

'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is an explosive open-world action game set in a massive, highly reactive, war-torn world. A power-hungry tyrant messes with Venezuela's oil supply, sparking an invasion that turns the country into a war zone.

But for you, international crisis is all upside: You are a mercenary, and you profit from chaos. Mercenaries 2 features a slew of potential clients, all willing to pay you to do their dirty work. Dirty deeds, done for exorbitant fees. These are world powers with deep pockets, deep grudges and enough arms and ammo to start World War III. This

'Spore' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

The next evolution in gaming is upon us. From the mind of Will Wright, the creator of The Sims, comes SPORE, an epic journey that takes you from the origin and evolution of life through the development of civilization and technology and eventually all the way into the deepest reaches of outer space.

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then use the fun, intuitive Editors to evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race. Guide your species as it builds (and the player designs) villages,

'Skate It' (NDS/Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Designed exclusively for the Wii and NDS systems, Skate It has Nintendo players riding with the skate pros, owning the best spots in San Vanelona and pulling off the sickest tricks using the popular FlickIt controls. Loaded with all-new gameplay features, Skate It breaks new ground by introducing innovative support for the Wii Balance Board which gives players a fresh way to create their own signature skateboarding style.

NDS

"We knew it would be an exciting challenge to bring the soul and feel of skateboarding

'NHL 09' (PS2/PS3/X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

NHL 09 takes to the ice with innovative controls, added depth and new features designed to help newcomers jump into the series.

The revolutionary Skill Stick System evolves to bring an unparalleled level of control to the defensive side of the puck. The all new Defensive Skill Stick gives you the ability to sweep your stick to block passing lanes and lift an opponent’s stick to prevent one-timers. Take your game online with 6 vs.6 team play, where 12 people can play together on 12 different consoles around the world. With new teams from the Russian, Czech Republic and German Elite

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

With two crafting abilities (Apothecary and Talisman Making) and four supporting gathering skills (Cultivating, Magical Salvaging, Scavenging and Butchering), the MMORPG incorporates an innovative crafting system to aid players in their fights on the battlefield's of WAR.

"Crafting is a beloved MMORPG element for many players, however, it can often feel like an unnecessary addition to the game," said Mark Jacobs, general manager of EA Mythic and WAR's lead game designer. "The crafting system I've envisioned for WAR is innovative, fun and doesn't require hours and hours of grinding materials, items or recipes in order to succeed. It is

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

The game will feature dynamic, personalized gameplay via Tiger Woods' personal coach, Hank Haney. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 also features a more intuitive and customized EA Sports GamerNet++ experience as well as an all-new game engine powering online play.

Looking to drive the ball long and straight? Trying to nail the pin with the approach shot? An all-new addition to this year's game, Haney will assist gamers as they hit the links and try to advance their career to win the FedExCup. In Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09, a player's skill level is dynamic, constantly adjusting throughout

'Zubo' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Zubo is a music-based rhythm-action game featuring a unique set of characters. Players enter the world of Zubalon to help the colorful and zany inhabitants, the Zubos, defeat an evil force which is bent on world domination. Players can befriend the Zubos they meet along the way, feed and nurture them, help them gain skills and strength, and assist them in their battles with the enemy, the dastardly Zombos.

A key element to Zubo is music, which is intrinsic to Zubalon from its tuneful plant life through to its currency of musical notes. The player will use the music

'NBA Live 09' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker will be the cover athlete and spokesman for NBA LIVE 09. In his seven NBA seasons, the 26 year old is a two-time NBA All-Star, has three NBA championships and was named the 2007 NBA Finals MVP. Parker will be the first European born global cover athlete of NBA LIVE. Off the court, Parker is an avid gamer and won an NBA LIVE 08 tournament against fellow NBA stars at the EA SPORTS All-Star Challenge last February in New Orleans.

"I have a long history with EA SPORTS. I've been on