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Gran Turismo 5 Trailer: Zooming Lovely

The E3 trailer for Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5 trailer shows an assortment of race types in a multitude of cars in some absolutely gorgeous environments.

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"It's obviously pre-rendered, you can tell by the way the cars move, smoothness of it all etc. ..."
- spdon    See all 41 comments

Saboteur Screenshots Sneak up, Shoot out

Following up on a marvellous Saboteur trailer last week, Pandemic has released new screenshots of its open-world stealth-action game set in World War 2 Paris. Be warned that one contains bare female bosoms, if folks around you love violence but hate boobs.

Saboteur slips onto PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 some time before March 31 2010.

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"agreed, the tits are like the cherry on top of a beautiful Ice Cream Sunday of a a game"
- dancingpolkabear    See all 16 comments

Homefront Media Shows You The Action

THQ has released the first media from Homefront, the recently announced action game from Kaos Studios set in a reality where North Korea has invaded the U.S.

Featuring a script by screenwriter John Milius (Red Dawn, Apocalypse Now), Homefront is in development for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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"I quit reading after your moronic 'slant eyed asians' comment."
- Snake&Crane    See all 58 comments

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hands-on Preview

A full one quarter of the demo stations in Nintendo's color-free booth is dedicated to the recently announced New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii is exactly what you'd expect from a multiplayer Mario game--Mario, Luigi, and a couple Toads simultaneously running from left to right, hopping over pits, collecting coins, and stomping on koopas. It's not exactly a co-op game, and it's not necessarily competitive, either. It's whatever you make of it. If you're so inclined you can bounce on your friends' heads, steal their power-ups, or even pick them up and toss them down a pit. If you're not a jerk, you can just play the game as you would any other platformer. Read more »

"Super Mario World was my favorite Mario game of all time, and if this is anything like that one, ..."
- dancingpolkabear    See all 31 comments

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Screenshots: Fear of a Flappy-fleshed Face

With combat removed from Climax's reimagining of classic survival horror Silent Hill, poor old protagonist Harry Mason is forced to flee from these furious fleshy foes, who'll apparently do their best to drag him out of hiding and pull him down. Mortifying.

The new PSP version screenshots are of interest too, as they show several different locations and more of the reimagining's snowy setting. Read more »

"Colour me uncertain about the lack of combat. Not sure I want to be completely impotent againt ..."
- TroughLollie    See all 9 comments

Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned Screenshots Cast Off

Disney has released more spiffing screenshots of Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned, an open-world action RPG announced last month, set before the films.

Disney promises moral choices will affect both your personal pirate and the larger story, an adventure on land and sea fraught with piratical, natural and supernatural dangers--concept art suggests stormy seas and the iconic skeletal seadogs as potential perils. Read more »

"Has anyone at E3 had a chance toplay this? As an action rpg does anyone know if it has alot ..."
- valcan_s    See all 6 comments

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Screenshots: Big Boss's Box

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker trailer are screenshots for the recently-announced PSP "true sequel," set in 1974 and starring Big Boss.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker saunters onto the PSP next year, published by Konami.

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"This is AWESOME! Thankyou for bringing this excellent game to my portable hands!"
- fileshackMan69    See all 5 comments

Split/Second Races Fast, 'Splodes Often

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E3 brings more media of Black Rock Studios' racer Split/Second. For the very first time, the batch features one screenshot without a single explosion (below, left).

The trailer certainly doesn't disappoint, delivering positively divine detonations--all of which are triggered by players to open new routes and, of course, crush their foes. Read more »

"The cars in this have no weapons directly on the car. The buildings and tracks themselves are ..."
- nodebug    See all 11 comments

Star Wars The Old Republic E3 Impressions: Ready to Play KOTOR 3 With a Few Thousand People?

Judging from a lengthy E3 demo, BioWare's Star Wars MMO plays like a Knights of the Old Republic sequel. From dialogue to combat, its production values are on par with the developer's singleplayer efforts--which is saying quite a lot, considering that it's also planned to be a massive, full-featured online game.

Running on live servers back in Austin, The Old Republic already seems like a realized world. In the first segment, BioWare producer Dallas Dickinson ran us through the world of Hutta, beginning the game as the Bounty Hunter class. Read more »

"So KOTOR 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and beyond are going to suck? Fantastic."
- CAPPINJACK    See all 105 comments

Kojima Helping Birth New Castlevania on PS3, 360

Konami has announced Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, a new addition to the long-running action adventure series--though not a new game in itself.

Coming from Clive Barker's Jericho developer Mercury Steam, Lords of Shadow was originally announced without the Castlevania tag last year. It was then described as a "dark fairy tale" with exploration and puzzle-solving elements that focused on "one man's journey to discover the true meaning of sacrifice amidst murder and betrayal." Read more »

"I'm not in the industry but I'm pretty sure possible to do 2-D traces of 3-D renders to make ..."
- Dr_Tran    See all 21 comments

Mount & Blade: Warband Multiplayer Trailer

Taleworlds Entertainment has released multiplayer footage of Mount & Blade: Warband, the expansion for its medieval action RPG. While the trailer shows only small skirmishes, Warband adds team deathmatch multiplayer with up to 32 players.

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"i know. I've put 50+ hours into that game. retarded. Loved it so much."
- Sgt_Boomstick    See all 26 comments

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2: Boobs, Guns, Blood

A trailer and new screenshots of Team Ninja's Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 show largely the same goods: female flesh, oversized weapons, and a hefty dose of ultraviolence.

Not just a PlayStation 3 port of the Xbox 360's Ninja Gaiden 2, Sigma adds two-player co-op challenge missions, new enemies and three busty new playable characters. The new trailer stars one such lady, Ninja Gaiden 2's non-playable Rachel. Read more »

"I agree. Imagine FEAR and FEAR2 or a Mortal Kombat game without the ultra brutal violence. In ..."
- silverback1138    See all 18 comments

Square Denies Final Fantasy 14 PS3 Exclusivity, 'Considering All Options'

Following up on the surprise announcement of Final Fantasy XIV for PlayStation 3 and PC, Square Enix has clarified that, despite what Sony said yesterday, the upcoming MMORPG is not a PlayStation 3 console-exclusive and could very well end up on Xbox 360.

"We are considering all options at this time," Square Enix senior VP Shinji Hashimoto stated, via translator, at a press conference today. He stressed that FFXIV should not be considered a PS3 exclusive, noting that "all options" includes Microsoft hardware. Read more »

"I would say this means if you only want to get on for an hour you can do something instead of ..."
- Darlicious    See all 68 comments

The Beatles: Rock Band Opening Cinematic

Eager Beatlemaniacs can now get their eyes on The Beatles: Rock Band's opening cinematic, a treat of an animated trip through the many ages of the Fab Four.

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"Damn amazing!! Yellow Submarine 2 anyone? Seriously, I could watch a full movie done in this ..."
- mcquaidster    See all 64 comments

Just Cause 2 Narrated Gameplay Footage

Following on from a conventional E3 trailer for Just Cause 2, Avalanche Studios has released ten minutes of gameplay narrated by lead designer Peter Johansson.

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"The game is supposed to be just plain fun dude, lighten up. "
- dancingpolkabear    See all 46 comments

Top Games

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Resistance 3
  3. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  4. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  5. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  6. Hearts of Iron IV
  7. DayZ
  8. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Batman: Arkham Knight

Most Anticipated

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  3. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  4. Hearts of Iron IV
  5. DayZ
  6. Batman: Arkham Knight
  7. Survarium
  8. Kerbal Space Program
  9. The Walking Dead: Season Two
  10. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Top Rentals

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Beyond: Two Souls
  3. Batman: Arkham Origins
  4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  6. Battlefield 4
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. Diablo III
  9. Madden NFL 25
  10. The Last of Us