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'You're in the Movies' (X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 17th

Get ready for your close-up. You're in the Movies combines cool with kitsch as you live out your dreams of becoming a scream queen, zombie or kung fu master. Premiering exclusively on Xbox 360 this holiday season, You're in the Movies is the first and only game of its kind. It transports players into a magical world of cinema and hilarious improvisations. Using the Xbox LIVE Vision camera, players' minigame actions are captured and placed into short, riotous films that put the spotlight on the unique and often dubious acting talents of friends and family. Performances never end

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Facebreaker'

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

Genre: Sports
Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Canada
Release Date: September 5, 2008

Facebreaker is "Treasure Video Games Presents Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots."

I'm going to be using this analogy a lot when I write articles for this game. This is, then, officially the first recorded instance.

If boxing titles are few and far between, then cartoony arcade boxing titles are even more so. The last one we had was Midway's Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 back on the Dreamcast and PS2. Go back further, and we're going into Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! territory. Yep, back

'Buzz! Master Quiz' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 17th

Buzz! for PSP packs over 5000 questions – on topics including music, celebrities, TV, sport, science, nature, movies and general knowledge – alongside 1000 pictures and videos, into a handheld PSP game ready to test your knowledge at home or on the move. The title features six new round types specifically designed for PSP including the speed-is-of-the-essence 'Quickfire Challenge', the picture-puzzler 'Picture This' and the mind-boggling 'Virus Challenge'.

The focus of Buzz! has always been on social play and the PSP version is no different, with three exciting multiplayer modes to test your quiz skills to the limit. Pass Around is

'Crash Commando' (PS3) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 17th

Crash Commando, a PS3 title exclusively for download on PlayStation Network, is a side scrolling multiplayer shooter game pitting two arch-enemy commando factions - the Grunts and the Jarheads - against each other in an all-out fight for world supremacy. Developed by EPOS Game Studios, Crash Commando is a fast-paced, humorous multiplayer game with over-the-top, slap-stick action that features exaggerated gore and effects. Combining the thrill of frenzied multiplayer combat with the straightforward nature of a classic side-scrolling platform title, Crash Commando is accessible to all players and it is the perfect combination of modern, sophisticated technology and

'Fat Princess' (PS3) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 17th

Frantic and fun, Fat Princess pits two hordes of players against each other in comic medieval battle royale. Your goal is to rescue your beloved princess from the enemy dungeon. There's a catch though: your adversary has been stuffing her with food to fatten her up and it's going to take most of your army working together to carry her back across the battlefield.

'inFamous' (PS3) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 17th

If society collapsed tomorrow and you found yourself with unique powers that could either help people or hurt them, which would you do? That's the question at the centre of inFamous, the forthcoming PS3 title from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE).

Developed by Sucker Punch Productions, this open-ended, free-roaming game puts you in the shoes of Cole, an everyday guy and urban explorer, in the aftermath of a huge disaster that destroys his hometown of Empire City. As Cole, you must first learn to use new found powers and then decide how you will use them.

'Flower' (PS3) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 17th

The pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network title flOw are back with another concept that challenges traditional gaming conventions. Flower expands the team’s tradition of delivering simple gameplay, accessible controls and a medium to explore emotional chords uncommon in video games. In Flower, the surrounding environment, most often pushed to the background in games, is pulled to the forefront and becomes the primary "character." The player fades from an external and stressful world in the opening of this fresh and genuine game only for PS3, and journeys through beautifully vivid landscapes, changing the his surroundings and

'MotorStorm: Pacific Rift' (PS3) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 17th

The most brutal offroad racing festival is back, with players once again descending on the wild and alternative MotorStorm Festival. However, this time the location has changed dramatically, with players attempting to tackle the diversity and unpredictability of a remote Pacific island environment. Developed by Evolution Studios exclusively for PS3, MotorStorm Pacific Rift revisits the intense racing action introduced in last year’s MotorStorm, this time allowing players to navigate a radically different tropical environment chock full of lush jungle, towering peaks, and crystal-clear water.

Once again participants in the MotorStorm Festival will throw traditional offroad driving and caution to

'NBA 09: The Inside' (PS3) - 42 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 17th

NBA 09: The Inside brings fans a basketball game full of deep customization, and true-to-life gameplay delivering smooth, ultra-realistic hoops action, including a number of new features along with enhanced gameplay functionality.

'Pain: Amusement Park' (PS3) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 17th

The Pain expansion pack is more Painful than ever! This time, we are leaving Downtown and headed to the Amusement Park! New to Pain is online multiplayer mode play and 5 crazy modes to enjoy. The Amusement Park still has the same creative, skill-driven comedic experience that presents players with the unique opportunity to control and capture the irreverent style of humor found in slapstick movies and online video clips. But now you are in a whole new Pain-filled environment!

The Amusement Park keeps the same core, unique PAIN mechanic which allows the player to load characters into an