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'Golden Axe: Beast Rider' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Sega Gamers' Day - SEGA Gamers' Day 2008

Golden Axe Beast Rider is an all-new take on the legendary Golden Axe arcade game, optimized to harness the power of next-generation consoles. This retelling broadens the Golden Axe story while retaining all of the nostalgic elements players expect from the brand. Players take the role of Amazon warrior Tyris Flare in this adventure to vaquish the evil Death Adder.

Tyris is out for revenge, having lost loved ones to the brutal expansion of Death Adder’s dark empire. Only Tyris has the knowledge and power to end the genocide that Death Adder and his minions are responsible for. Magic

'Rock Revolution' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360) Announced - Facts, Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Konami Gamers' Day - Konami Gamers' Night 2008

Get the Rock Revolution [ALL] Trailer off WP (16mb)

Breaking new ground with its definitive drum experience, Rock Revolution also gives players a chance to rock out on the bass and lead guitar. Designed by musicians, Rock Revolution will be available with the most realistic drum peripheral on the market at launch for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

"Rock Revolution will be the most innovative and realistic rock game to hit the market, that will provide a quality drum peripheral and music that players will appreciate," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "As the originator

'Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise' (X360) Announced - Facts, Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Microsoft Gamers' Day - Xbox 360 Spring 2008 Showcase

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The original Rare Ltd. team behind “Viva Piñata” has reunited to bring gamers “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise,” the newest piñata adventure that invites gamers to return to magical Piñata Island. Unfortunately, not all is well on the island, as Professor Pester along with his gang of Ruffians have wiped out Piñata Central’s computer records, which poses a threat to parties everywhere. To help Piñata Central, players must gradually rebuild the computer database by sending piñatas at full candiosity to parties all around the world. While thwarting Professor

'World in Conflict: Soviet Assault' (PS3/X360/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Sierra Gamers' Event - Sierra Spring Event 2008

Developed by Massive Entertainment, in conjunction with Swordfish Studios, World in Conflict: Soviet Assault brings the groundbreaking action-strategy gameplay World in Conflict to the console audience with all new single-player and multiplayer content, innovative new features, and a completely re-invented design that maximizes the proven gameplay for the console experience.

World in Conflict: Soviet Assault is a true genre-bender – merging elements of strategy, firstperson- shooter and action games – that effectively carves out a new “Action-Strategy” genre in gaming – a genre that has proven to appeal to all kinds of video game players, from action junkies to

'TNA iMPACT!' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) - Facts, Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Midway Gamers' Day 2008

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TNA iMPACT! drenches the player in moves and match types using TNA's signature six-sided wring, with amazing acrobatic and aerial feats along with the bone-jarring crush of hard hitting impacts.

NA iMPACT! is the exclusive Total Nonstop Action wrestling game based on the top-rated weekly television show, TNA Impact! Choose the wrestling style, custom move set and clothing to construct the ultimate champion. TNA drenches the player in moves and match types that allow amazing acrobatic and aerial feats along with the bone-jarring crush of hard-hitting impacts. The game also features top

'Warhammer: Battle March' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Namco Bandai Gamers' Day - Namco Bandai Editors' Day 2008

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On the Xbox 360, Warhammer: Battle March includes the original content from Warhammer: Mark of Chaos as well as all-new features, intuitive control schemes and support for online play via the Xbox LIVE.

Thrusting players into Games Workshop's renowned fantasy world, players will be able to control six unique armies – the Empire, Chaos, Skaven, High Elves as well as the all-new Dark Elf and Orcs & Goblins forces – as they battle for supremacy in a world torn apart by constant warfare. The individual units of each army

'We Cheer' (Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Namco Bandai Gamers' Day - Namco Bandai Editors' Day 2008

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Delivering the fun, excitement and teamwork of championship cheerleading, We Cheer utilizes full-motion based controls to let players dance to the music of 30 licensed songs.

Putting players at the center of a nationwide cheerleading competition, We Cheer utilizes two Wii Remotes as virtual pom-poms to create an authentic cheerleading experience. Players must move the wireless Wii Remotes as directed by the on-screen indicators to choreographed routines, utilizing a full range of arm and body movements such as spins and twists. As each routine is successfully performed, the player will be

'Space Invaders Extreme' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Nintendo Gamers' Day - Nintendo Media Summit 2008

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30 years after the original Space Invaders ignited an entire entertainment medium and founded a gaming generation; players can now prepare to play the most extreme embodiment of the game ever created.

Space Invaders Extreme combines the captivating essence of the original game with a stunning alliance of futuristic graphic design and cutting-edge audio. The gameplay experience has been developed to maximise on the consoles’ abilities, offering players a whole new range of amazing features including a vast array of new power-ups, DS Wireless Communications and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

'Darksiders: Wrath of War' (PS3/X360) - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under THQ Gamers' Day - THQ Gamers' Day 2008

Get the Darksiders: Wrath of War [PS3/X360] Trailer off WP (23mb)

Penned by legendary comic book artist Joe Madureira (X-Men, Battle Chasers, The Ultimates), Darksiders: Wrath of War is set in a Post-Apocalyptic demon-ravaged world where evil forces have prematurely brought about the end of the time. Originally sent to oversee the destruction of Earth, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have been betrayed by their master, stripped of their powers and cast down to Earth. Players take on the role of WAR—the first of the Four Horsemen—as he embarks on a brutal quest of vengeance and revenge

NGC/PS2/PSP/Xbox Preview - 'Marvel Nemesis: Rise Of The Imperfects'

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2005

Genre: Fighting
Developer: Nihilistic Software/EA Canada
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: October 2005

When Electronic Arts first announced what was formerly known as their Marvel vs. EA project some months back, to say that fans—both of comics and of fighting games--were skeptical was an understatement. Already, EA was fighting a losing battle with popularity; the X-Men aside, the last time Marvel characters had been in a fighting game was Marvel vs. Capcom 2. A lot of people had been perfectly happy with that title, and had long awaited a sequel to it. This license (along with Capcom quitting the