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Leipzig Organizers Planning US Games Convention

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With this year's Leipzig Games Convention boasting recording attendance numbers and a second Southeast Asian Games Convention planned, organizer Leipziger Messe has announced its intent to pursue a similar game-oriented event in North America.

First held in 2002, the Leipzig Games Convention allows both the public and the press to experience upcoming titles from a variety of publishers, and is often used to stage product announcements. This year's event saw over 203,000 attendees--a new record. Read more »

"I've been attending Games Convention for several years now and to be honest, it's awesome. These ..."
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Left 4 Dead Delayed, Now Due November 18

Update: Left 4 Dead will hit North America on November 18, followed by a European release on November 21, Valve marketing VP Doug Lombardi informed Shacknews.

While the new date coincides with the 10th anniversary of the original Half-Life, Lombardi described it as an ironic coincidence, and explained that the game was delayed for fine tuning.

Original: The release of Valve's cooperative zombie shooter Left 4 Dead has been postponed until November 20, company president Gabe Newell revealed to Gamekings. Read more »

"I'm actually kind of glad about this delay. There's so many games coming out this Fall again ..."
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New Halo Wars Screenshots Arrive

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While the 2008 Leipzig Games Convention is now over, that hasn't stopped Microsoft from sending over some Leipzig-branded screenshots of Ensemble Studios' Xbox 360-exclusive RTS effort Halo Wars, which is slated to arrive in the first half of 2009.

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GC 2008: Project Origin Trailers

Project Origin (PC, PS3, X360) has unfortunately suffered a delay, but hopefully soothing the pain are these new trailers from Monolith's F.E.A.R. sequel.

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"Does this thing have a coop feature/option or will someone have to make a mod for it like they ..."
- Dr_Cube    See all 28 comments

Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars: First Trailer Released

Developer Psyonix has provided the following glimpse of its car-powered sports title Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, coming this fall as a PS3 download.

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"is this one of those flash games found on a website somewhere?"
- kaspyn    See all 17 comments

Project Origin Delayed Until 2009

The release of Monolith's spooky shooter Project Origin (PC, PS3, 360) has been pushed out of this year and into 2009, the developer has revealed.

"We're going to release multi SKUs--so PC, PS3, 360, Q1 next year," art lead Dave Matthews told IGN during this year's Leipzig Games Convention. No reason was given for the delay. Read more »

"whee, I'm just going to replay FEAR, and more importantly the NOLFs..."
- yuried    See all 11 comments

Dragon Age: Origins Footage Features Intense Old-school Discussion

If you're looking to get a feel for the writing in BioWare's old-school RPG Dragon Age: Origins, you're in luck: the below trailer is 99% cutscene.

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"Ugly people must die, dude. What planet are you from? Certainly not from our stunning and ..."
- RudyV    See all 108 comments

MotorStorm 2 Trailer Explodes with Style

Publisher Sony has provided a new trailer for Evolution Studios' Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, showcasing the various environments of the PlayStation 3 racer sequel due this fall.

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"Wow I hear the song Tarantula from Pendulum. Gonna be a good soundtrack."
- .ka`boom.zZz.    See all 14 comments

Sackzilla Ravishes New LittleBigPlanet Trailer, Screenshots Get Emotional

The latest LittlBigPlanet trailer highlights the player-aided construction of the monstrous Sackzilla, while new renders and artwork show SockBoy running the emotional gamut.

Developed by Media Molecule, the creation-driven PS3 platformer debuts in October. Read more »

"that must have been the japanese trailer, cuz i don't know wtf that was."
- duderonomy    See all 29 comments

Left 4 Dead Trailer: Die, Die, Die My Darling

Along with new Left 4 Dead screenshots, Valve has released new footage of the cooperative zombie shooter, which will infect PC and Xbox 360 on November 4.

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"Metallica's new album hits stores September 12th!! New Album: Death-Magnetic ..."
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Screenshots Are Sunny

As the worldwide September 5 release of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (PC) draws near, developer GSC Game World has provided new screenshots from the shooter prequel.

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"yeesh, I just noticed that. His hand looks like it was slammed in a car door....."
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Age of Conan Expansion Pack Arriving Next Year, DirectX 10 Screenshot Comparisions Hit

Developer Funcom has announced that the first retail expansion pack for its mature PC MMO Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures will hit next year.

The accompanying teaser image for the expansion, pictured left, suggests that the it will add Oriental areas, foes and lore to the game.

Alongside news of the expansion pack, the developer issued screenshots highlighting the difference between the title's DirectX 9 and Direct X10 graphical effects--with DX10 support coming in a free future update to the core game--along with a look at some of the upcoming free content. Read more »

"Ugh, the stupidity of you people, especially the people posting comments on this article. If you ..."
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Left 4 Dead Screenshots: Zombies Attack!

New screenshots from Valve's cooperative zombie shooter Left 4 Dead (PC, 360), due November 4, mark the latest media to emerge from the Leipzig Games Convention.

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"I really like the first shot too. Look at all those trees! The level design in the last 3 is ..."
- flasher 907    See all 13 comments

GC 2008: Codemasters Screenshots

Media continues to trickle out of the Leipzig Games Convention. Here are screenshots from a few of Codemasters' upcoming games: Operation Flashpoint 2, Overlord Dark Legend, Overlord Minions and Rise of the Argonauts.

Operation Flashpoint 2 (PC, PS3, X360)

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"Honestly? No, they didn't - the target renders are much, much, much more detailed. OFP2 screens ..."
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Red Faction: Guerilla Screenshots Are Destructive

Yet more media is coming in from the Leipzig Games Convention, as THQ sends along new screenshots from Red Faction: Guerilla.

The Volition developed third person action game is scheduled for an early 2009 release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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"It will be followed by, SPACESIMS DONT SELL. which makes me very sad"
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