Author - Jerry Paxton

Moonlight Panel Added to Fango WoH LA

Looks like there have been some more additions to the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors set at the LA Convention Center running the 25th through 27th of April. They have added a panel featuring the stars of the cult CBS series, Midnight. Also, author of World War Z, Max Brooks will be in attendance as well as Buffy/Hatchet actress Mercedes McNab. GamingShogun will be in attendance at the event to bring you the latest from the world of horror and genre films.

You can find the Fangoria WoH website including ticket information here.

Resident Evil 5 Famitsu Interview with Gameplay Footage and Subtitles

The first trailer for Resident Evil 5 is out and we have it here for you. The game’s story is supposedly similar to that of ‘Black Hawk Down’. This time around, the player controls Chris Redfield. Capcom has made the environment a big part of this title by adding such elements as heat stroke. If our hero, Chris, is left out in the heat too long he will start hallucinating! This one is going to be a scarefest.

You can find the full video interview here.

Mass Effect PC Will Not Include Bring Down the Sky

In an IGN interview with Diarmid Clarke, BioWare’s project director for Mass Effect PC, and Matt Atwood, a senior public relations director at BioWare, they revealed that the PC version of Mass Effect will not include the expansion missions titled Bring Down the Sky released for the Xbox 360 version of the game.

In response to the PC version getting additional content, Atwood replied, ‘…we’ll make an announcement soon.’

Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys Gone Gold

Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys has gone gold and is due in stores on April 15th and will retail for $29.99

Official Release:
The Big Brain is threatening mankind and the only hope to save the world is the Teenage Zombies! Ignition Entertainment’s comic sci-fi title Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brainy Thingys has gone gold exclusively for Nintendo DS™. Get ready on April 15th to help the un-dead heroes – Finnigan “Fins” Magee, Lori “Lefty” Lopez and Zach “Halfpipe” Boyd – as they use their insatiable zombie hunger for brains to help save mankind from the Big Brain!

In Teenage Zombies, the Earth is under attack by a horde of Alien Brain… uh…Thingys! Humans, succumbing to ray-guns and mind-control, have failed to defend their planet and let it fall easily into the clutches of the Big Brain and his army of Alien Brain Thingys. The only hope left for mankind is three Teenage Zombies who ignore their normal human victims in favor of the pulsing pink brains they see EVERYWHERE – all the while being lured to the ultimate lunch: THE BIG BRAIN!

Operation Darkness Debut Trailer

It sounds like an incredible concept: SAS soldiers battling Hitler’s army of Vampires and Zombies, right? Well lets hope the concept lives up to the gameplay. Today, Atlus released the official debut trailer for their upcoming Operation Darkness. Due out June 28th 2008 for the Xbox 360, the strategy RPG features a huge array of weapons and items for characters to utilize.

BioWare Gives Us Mass Effect HUD Image

Looks like BioWare feels bad about pushing Mass Effect for the PC back a couple weeks. Chris Priestly, the BioWare Community Manager has posted a screenshot of the HUD features in the game at the official forums. Apparently, all you need to do is hit the space bar in gameplay to bring up this menu system where you can command your team mates as well as use your own abilities. It looks pretty functional.

Awesome Full HUD Image After the Break!

Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys Launch Party

Ignition Entertainment has announced that, in cooperation with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, that there will be an official launch party for the release of their Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys on April 12th, 2008. The party will take place at 10 Rock in New York City. More details below…

Official Release:
Video game publisher Ignition Entertainment has partnered with the non-profit youth mentoring organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC) for the Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys launch party event that will be held at New York City’s Nintendo WORLD from Noon-4pm EST Saturday, April 12, 2008.

Ignition Entertainment is offering consumers the chance to help change the lives of disadvantaged children by purchasing an advance copy of Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys for Nintendo DS™ before its scheduled release date of April 15th, with all proceeds from the event benefiting BBBS of NYC. The Teenage Zombies launch party is open to the public at Nintendo WORLD, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City. There will be demos of the game set up throughout the store, opportunities to have your photo taken with the three teenage zombie heroes.

WHEN: Saturday, April 12th 12:00-4:00pm
WHERE: 10 Rockefeller Plaza (between 5th and 6th Avenue, 1st floor)
PHOTO OP: 1pm, Ignition Entertainment and Teenage Zombies to make special check presentation to Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

TrackMania Nations Forever to be Released for Free – Screens

On April 16th, the sequel to TrackMania Nations, called TrackMania Nations Forever will be available to download free of charge. The new game will feature ‘a new ‘Forever’ version of the Stadium environment, a solid solo mode and 65 brand new, progressively difficult tracks’.

Screenshots after the Break!

Official Release:
Launched two years ago, TrackMania Nations became a true video game phenomenon. The free downloadable racing game attracted an unbelievable number of players around the world who were obsessed with the game’s fast cars, spectacular tracks single- and multiplayer play and simple yet powerful tools for creating tracks and race videos. For the past two years, it has been installed more than 30 million times and nearly four million players have created an account to play the game online on the game’s servers.

Its highly anticipated sequel, TrackMania Nations Forever, will be available as a free download starting on April 16th. TrackMania Nations Forever will offer a new ‘Forever’ version of the Stadium environment, a solid solo mode and 65 brand new, progressively difficult tracks. TrackMania Nations Forever will unite an even larger number of players thanks to its engaging multiplayer modes, innovative online functions and revolutionary interactivity between players.

Tom Claincy’s HAWX Announced – Trailer

The next Tom Clancy game was announced today, titled Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. The game is an arcade flight sim set for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 platforms this Fall. Initial details released from the IGN exclusive include the following blurb:

HAWX features an Enhanced Reality System (ERS), which is meant to make even the average pilot feel like Iceman. ERS includes radars, incoming missile detection, an anti-crash system, damage control system, tactical map, information relay, weapons trajectory control and allows players to give commands to their AI squadron. With the Assistance Mode flipped on, the ERS will put pilots into a maximum safety mode. Think of it like having all the assists turned on in a racing game. You get more freedom and control with Assistance Mode off, but you will also be at greater risk without the full protection of the ERS.

Personally, it sounds a bit too Ace Combat and not enough Lock-On for my tastes, HOWEVER, I will reserve total judgment until giving it a try.

Debut Trailer:

*Image in story originally from IGN.