Fresh Motorstorm Pacific Rift Screens

Sony brought the same Motorstorm Pacific Rift » 8/26/08 12:00pm 8/26/08 12:00pm level to Games Convention that it did to E3 Judge's Day. You'll find what we thought of that off-road experience . You'll find new environments, new levels and maybe even a new car or two, however, in the latest screen shots from Evolution Studios' PlayStation 3 racer in…

Rayman Raving Rabbids Ass Party Impressions

At least one Ubisoft staffer out there thinks I have a nice ass. (It's not Jade... as far as I know » 8/26/08 10:20am 8/26/08 10:20am.) That commendation was handed out during my cheeks-on time with the forthcoming , as I virtually surfed a dead cow via the Wii Balance Board. After suffering through the rather mundane Wii-mote waggling "party" game…

Sacred 2 Impressions Shatter The Language Barrier

The main problem with seeing a game on the show floor at a consumer-friendly gaming convention in Germany, is that everyone speaks German. It makes sense, considering 99% of the people coming through to play their games are German, but boy does being in that 1% other bracket suck. Case in point, Ascaron's Sacred 2:… » 8/25/08 8:20pm 8/25/08 8:20pm

Leipzig Games Convention Dated For 2009... And That's Final!

With another successful Games Convention under its belt, the folks from the Leipziger Messe, where the con throws down each year, have dated next year's show. Games Convention 2009 returns to Leipzig from August 19 to 23. Wolfgang Marzin, CEO at the Leipziger Messe GmbH, has said that "The industry and visitors are… » 8/25/08 6:00pm 8/25/08 6:00pm

Don't Worry, Red Alert Fans, Jenny McCarthy Is Apparently A "Badass"…

The announcement » 8/25/08 5:00pm 8/25/08 5:00pm of Jenny McCarthy as Tanya in may have drawn a "uergh" or two from fans of the series. "She's no fucking Kari Wührer," some said, which... well, we're not sure if that's a compliment or an insult. But the guys at EA sure like Jenny. Chris Corey, executive producer for , says that McCarthy is a…

Will Diablo III Be Playable At BlizzCon?

While waiting for my turn to click-click through an all too brief taste of StarCraft II » 8/25/08 4:40pm 8/25/08 4:40pm, I asked Blizzard reps the inevitable "Since isn't here, I assume will it be playable at BlizzCon?" After all, when the sequel to was announced, it was publicly playable just four months later at BlizzCon 2007. Surely, we'll be…

The Chronicles Of Spellborn: A Different Kind Of MMORPG

With the game being in development for so very long, I wasn't sure what to expect when the nice gentlemen from Spellborn NV sat me down to give me a first hand look at their MMORPG The Chronicles of Spellborn. The game was being shown in publisher Frogster's booth, the very same booth where I got my first look at… » 8/25/08 3:40pm 8/25/08 3:40pm

Diggin' Lode Runner XBLA At Games Convention

Microsoft's Games Convention floor space was dominated by music games. It was, after all, the "Xbox 360 Summer of Music" according to the vinyl banner that loomed overhead. But tucked away next to Disney's Sing It! » 8/25/08 12:40pm 8/25/08 12:40pm was , the remake of the classic puzzle platformer, announced for Xbox Live Arcade earlier this year.…

StarCraft II: Hands-On With The Zerg

Blizzard's set up at Games Convention this year was identical to the last — one half dedicated to World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, the other to StarCraft II. What had changed, rather dramatically, was how StarCraft II played, with massively rebalanced Terran and Protoss forces, as well as the inclusion of a… » 8/25/08 11:40am 8/25/08 11:40am

Wipeout HD One-Year Anniversary Impressions

It's been a year since we first went hands on with Wipeout HD » 8/25/08 10:40am 8/25/08 10:40am, the (eventual) PlayStation Network release that acts as a sort of remastered greatest hits comp from the series' past decade. The SCEE developed racer may have looked pretty sharp the last time we saw it, but it looks light years beyond that now. So,…