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New GamesCom Screens from James Cameron’s Avatar The Game

Ubisoft Montreal has released some new screenshots from the video game adaptation of the upcoming fantasy/sci-fi flick, James Cameron’s Avatar. The game is due out later this year and will chronicle mankind’s exploration of the hostile world of Pandora via both mechanical and biological means.

Checkout the new screenshots After the Break!

Fable III Announcement Trailer from GamesCom

Microsoft Games and Lionhead Studios have released the first teaser for their recently-announced Fable III from GamesCom this morning. The game is said to be radically-different than the previous two offerings, go so far as to allow the player to ‘rule Albion’, the game’s setting. Apparently the player will be tasked with uniting the land under his or her rule and after it has split up into several factions.

According to Molyneux while at the announcement presser in Cologne, Germany, Fable III will be out on the Xbox 360 next year.

EA Announces Dante’s Inferno Release Dates

Electronic Arts and Visceral Games have announced the release dates for the upcoming Dante’s Inferno. North American gamers can look forward to the game coming out on February 9th while their European brethren will see the title on February 12th.

Dante’s Inferno chronicles one man’s journey through the circles of Hell to save the woman he loves.

Razer Naga MMO Gaming Mouse at GamesCom

Razer has announced the Naga, a gaming mouse targeted at MMO-gamers, today at GamesCom in Colonge, Germany. The Naga features 17-buttons including a full number pad on the unit’s left side to quickly access the item/ability hotkeys in most modern-day MMOs.

The Naga will retail for $79.99 and more details can be found at the official website.

EA Releases Need for Speed SHIFT Screenshots for Gamescom


Electronic Arts has released a grip of new Need for Speed SHIFT screenshots for the 2009 GamesCom in Cologne, showing off the crisp and amazing visuals this racer brings to the table. NfS:S will be released on September 22nd in North America and will feature a new ‘driver experience’ which aims to make itself the most immersive Need for Speed ever.

Checkout the new screenshots After the Break!

SONY Announces PS3 Price Drop and PS3 Slim for September


While at their Gamescom press conference, SONY announced that they are dropping the price of the current PS3 to $299 and also announced the long-fabled PS3 Slim to be released in the first week of September with a 120GB HDD also for $299.

The new PS3 Slim will feature the previously-mentioned 120GB drive as well as a Blu-Ray player and the rest of the PS3’s functionality, albeit in a smaller form-factor (about 33 percent smaller).

New Ms Marvel Vignette and Screenshots from Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

Activision has released some new screenshots as well as a video vignette of the superhuman Ms Marvel from their upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. Ms Marvel has superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, flight, physical durability and limited precognition.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 will be released on September 15th, 2009 for the Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, and Xbox 360 platforms.

Be sure to checkout the screenshots After the Break as well!

Batman Arkham Asylum Gadgets Trailer


Eidos has released a new ‘Gadgets’ trailer for their upcoming actioner, Batman Arkham Asylum. Arkham Asylum is due out on August 25th for the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. In the game, players will find that the asylum is a persistent entity where they can freely wander about on their quest ala BioShock.

GRIN Officially Stops Smiling – Studio Closed

It looks as though Swedish game developer, GRIN, has officially-closed up shop due to ‘publishers delaying payments’ to them. GRIN was the developer behind the new Bionic Commando title as well as the Terminator Salvation game and Wanted: Weapons of Fate.

From the official statement on the site by founders Ulf and Bo Andersen:
‘It is with a heavy heart we announce today that GRIN has been forced to close its doors. This as too many publishers have been delaying their payments, causing an unbearable cashflow situation.

After twelve years of hard work, employing hundreds of wonderfully talented men and women, it is over. It has been a great adventure and the GRIN family has experienced what few have.’

GRIN, you are a great group of guys and we wish you all well in the future.