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Rapstar Screenshots Bring Tartar Sauce, Celery

According to representatives of 4mm Games, these new screenshots from its hip-hop karaoke game Def Jam Rapstar are meant to illustrate "sleek in-game elements" and "cutting edge community features." If you ask me though, the real star here is celery.

Helmed by Rockstar veterans, Rapstar is due this winter on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.

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"A delightfully uninformed opinion thanks to the precise artists I'm citing as the problem."
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Star Wars: The Old Republic: The 20-Minute GamesCom Walkthrough

Still not sure what to make of The Old Republic? After watching 20 minutes of this walkthrough from the recent GamesCom convention, you'll probably have a pretty good idea of where you stand.

Of course, The Old Republic is BioWare's upcoming Star Wars MMO. The focus with this one is on creating a more singleplayer-like experience, while still including all of the standard MMO trappings. Read more »

"Yup, I agree with you that this would indeed be pretty cool and more realistic (read immersive). ..."
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Saboteur Screenshots: Get Down From There, You!

Excessive drinking, fast cars, climbing whatever, whenever--it seems that Saboteur hero Sean Devlin really knows how to bring out the local color, if you know what I mean.

And if you do, I'm sorry. That was terrible. See, Saboteur's black-and-white world regains color as Sean's Nazi-killing exploits restore hope and ...oh, nevermind, just look: Read more »

"At the same time, Assassin's Creed followed that same mantra and that game was pretty fun ..."
- Freezerr85    See all 8 comments

The Force Unleashed Sith Edition Takes on Hoth

LucasArts gives us a peek at The Force Unleashed's Hoth mission with this new batch of screenshots. The mission will be included exclusively in the upcoming Sith Edition of the game, and sees the player traveling to the ice planet to do battle with Luke Skywalker in a bit of Sith revisionist history.

The Sith Edition hits this holiday on PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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"Yeah, what's up with that? I liked the game quite a bit, and even overpaid for the only other ..."
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LEGO Indy 2 Screenshots: An Ant Army Assembles

Were you curious as to how LEGO Indiana Jones 2 would recreate the giant ant scene from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? Well, wonder no more!

Packing an enhanced version of the original LEGO Indy with an all-new LEGO-ized rendition of a certain fridge-nuking blockbuster and a co-op level editor in some versions, LEGO Indiana Jones 2 is due on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PSP this fall.

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PlayStation Motion Controller Slated for Spring 2010

Sony has revealed its expectations to the release the new PlayStation 3 Motion Control peripheral, which it claims will provide "true 1:1 tracking" and "true 3D pointing" when used in conjunction with the PlayStation Eye camera, in the spring of 2010.

"We are slating it for spring of next year," Sony executive Kazuo Hirai told Times Online when asked about the device during GamesCom last week. "One of the things is that we just don't want to put out the controller. We need a great software that supports the controller at launch. It's something that we've been working on for the longest time." Read more »

"yeah, that would be awesome, but I highly doubt we're anywhere close to that. I may have ..."
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DC Universe Online Screenshots Take Flight

Tucked away within the recent barrage of media from GamesCom were these screenshots from Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming comic book MMO.

Coming to PC and PlayStation 3, DC Universe Online is expected to hit in 2010.

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"I don't know about anyone else, but I'd be more interested in Marvel Heroes Online. Maybe it's ..."
- Arcanum    See all 2 comments

Splinter Cell Conviction Screenshots: Sad Face

The latest batch of Splinter Cell: Conviction screenshots from publisher Ubisoft include a painful look at interrogation techniques plus an illustration of how the game uses projections to indicate your last known position or remind you of story elements.

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"And here I was thinking it was just a problem with my browser that I was too lazy to fix."
- hussdelrio    See all 9 comments

Red Steel 2 Walkthrough: Meet the Ninja

New Red Steel 2 screenshots and a walkthrough video narrated by creative director Jason VandenBerghe unveil unseen features and introduce additions to Ubisoft Paris's Wii shooter since it was last shown at E3, including attack combos and ninja enemies.

Click on through for a mildly discoloured walkthrough showing six minutes of in-game footage with explanation by the soothingly-voiced VandenBerghe.

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"Does anyone know if the sword control/fighting will be as good the wii sports resort samurai ..."
- matrixneo42    See all 18 comments

Mount & Blade: Warband Trailer Parties Like It's 1399

Medieval multiplayer mayhem is the order of the day in a new trailer for indie developer TaleWorlds' Warband expansion to its PC warfare action RPG Mount & Blade.

Arriving later in the year, Warband will add 64-player multiplayer with several modes, along with updated graphics, a new faction, and improvements to diplomacy and AI.

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"M & B surely has come a very long way - this is amazing. Really love those graphics and they ..."
- Lukiopimp    See all 27 comments

Borderlands DLC Will Surprise, At Least Two Coming

At least two downloadable content batches surprising in content and speed of release will hit Gearbox's Diablo-esque shooter Borderlands, according to CEO Randy Pitchford.

"People are going to be surprised when they find out how quickly we're coming, and with what content we're coming," Eurogamer reports Pitchford saying in a Gamescom presentation. "Also, we're going to watch and see what happens when the game launches, so we can have our plans affected by what our customers want more of." Read more »

"It;s not 100% randomly generated (neither is Diablo 2), but yes it has randomly generated ..."
- nientiendo    See all 48 comments

Metal Gear Solid PSP Trailer: Nine Minutes Down

Make no mistake, war is serious business, but it's not so bad if you've got company, especially if that company brings a cardboard tank or two to play around with.

Said to be an "an MGS5-class game" that is "not a side story," Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and its cooperative stealth gameplay are expected to arrive on PSP in 2010. Read more »

"I totally expected them to high-five each other after taking care of those guards on the bridge. ..."
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New Castlevania Screenshots: Blood Explosion

The latest delivery from GamesCom 2009 comes in the form of a several new screenshots for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, due on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010.

Originally announced without the Castlevania branding, Lords of Shadow is being developed by Cliver Barker's Jericho veterans Mercury Steam, with Metal Gear Solid 4 developer Kojima Productions somehow helping "give birth" to the action game.

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"I'm more interested in the music then the game, unfortunately. Screenshots don't feel like ..."
- YummiGummi    See all 9 comments

Mafia 2 Trailer: Resolving Differences the Sicilian Way

Dealing with the mob seems easy enough. You get together, eat spaghetti, have a few drinks, chat a little and then off you toddle. Unless you slip up, of course, in which case you'll wind up with bat-wielding wiseguys on your doorstep looking none too pleased.

Due out "early in 2010" on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, 2K Czech's Mafia II also scored new screenshots today. Consider it all a token of Mr. Gamescom's appreciation. Read more »

"that's bullfuck! i live in italy and i ensure you that mafia still exist but only in some ..."
- Dagger Man    See all 16 comments

Crysis 2 Images and Movies Tease New Nanosuit

"How do you improve on perfection?" asks Crynet Systems, the fictional maker of the all-powerful nanosuit featured in Crysis. "This time, we perfected the soldier," the company answers in a brochure the examines the new nanosuit of Crysis 2.

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"Does anybody know what is the name of the song used for the videos? I really like it. Thank you"
- mathieumg    See all 96 comments

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