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X-Play At Leipzig: Day 3

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Posted August 26, 2008 - By Yodapollo

X-Play continues their unprecedented coverage of the 2008 Leipzig Games Conventions on Wednesday as we bring you some incredible All Access looks at highly-anticipated titles, Saints Row 2 and steampunk western shooter Damnation. Also, we'll be bringing you a Floor Report with Sony and their mammoth list of Leipzig announcements.

Don't miss a moment as X-Play's incredible Leipzig Game Conference coverage continues Wednesday night @ 8PM and all week, only on G4!

The Don of EA Sports, Peter Moore, celebrates his first year on the job by introducing his company's latest plans during the EA press conference in last week's Games Convention 2008 at Leipzig, Germany.

Moore said that EA Sports looks on to "globalizing the brand" (we want Air Moores!) through the company's latest features such as the Freestyle games sub-brand including Facebreaker and Celebrity Sports Showdown. The Wii's All Play titles are looking to add depth in sports gameplay through Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All Play. And, Moore introduced EA Sports's first experience with a tennis racket.


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Hit the jump for more info about the mentioned titles.

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Todd Hollenshead, CEO of id Software, speaks to the masses about his company's upcoming FPS masterpiece, Rage, during EA's press conference at last week's Games Convention 2008 at Leipzig, Germany.

Hollenshead said that Rage is the company's most promising FPS title yet, weaving together "believable characters" and a "compelling storyline" with "the FPS action that has made [id Software] famous". Rage is also the company's first venture with the third party mega publisher.


Leipzig EA Press Conference: Rage »


Rage, published by Electronic Arts, will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Macintosh platforms. No estimated release schedules have been disclosed as of yet.

EA Mythic executive producer Jeff Hickman and creative director Paul "The Crazy Director" Barnett gives the surprising truth about EA's highly anticipated MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, during last week's Games Convention 2008 at Leipzig, Germany.

So as you will see below, the "crazy" one said forget what you read about Warhammer, it's all about "English Xenophobia". And if you've noticed the game characters, they're not what they seem, as Barnett suggested, "They're not High Elves, they're English posh people." Just fancy the video:


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Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, developed by Mythic Entertainment, will be out this September 18 for the PC.

EA Sports executive producer Andrew Wilson introduces their latest soc...excuse us, "football" title, FIFA Soccer 09 (or Football 09), during last week's Games Convention 2008 at Leipzig, Germany.

Wilson said that this latest sports title from EA will "redefine what football means on next generation consoles" with its new feature: the ADIDAS Live Season. This latest feature will allow "real world play" to come in your title via weekly updated stats, rosters and much more.

Leipzig EA Press Conference: FIFA 09 »

FIFA Soccer 09, developed by EA Canada, will be out this October 14 for the PS3, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and PC platforms.


Check out some new images here or watch the trailer below in which Strong Bad denounces the King of Town and declares StrongBadia a new republic for the point-n-click adventure from Telltale Games, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People for WiiWare and PC.  Episode 1 is out now and if you further continue be an attractive person than you'll like to check out Episode 2 September 15th.

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Epsiode 2

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New 'Fable 2' Images


Posted August 26, 2008 - By defiantketchup

Shed some more light on the mysterious world of Fable II with these new images while you wait for the October 21st release date exclusively for the Xbox 360.

Click the image below for the Fable II image gallery

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Developers Spark Unlimited goes in depth with how they went about creating a unique and authentic feel of an apocalyptic adventure in the FPS Legendary for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.  Fight the myths and legends on your PS3 or XBox 360 September 30th followed by the PC release November 4th.

Legendary - Creating the Apocalypse

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The superhero world's most famous butler makes his debut in the Traveller's Tales action-adventure game LEGO Batman: The Videogame.  Justice will be served... on a silver platter in these new images and trailer below.  Build or destroy Gotham piece by piece when the game hits the streets September 23rd for the DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, and Xbox 360.

LEGO Batman Alfred Reveal

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They wouldn't call it the Leipzig game show, of course, but the company behind Europe's biggest video game extravaganza is mulling the idea of coming to North America.

“The concept is flexible and the network of the global games industry permits us to be active at different locations. After the Southeast Asian Games Convention, we are now focusing on the North American market,” said Leipziger Messe boss Wolfgang Marzin.

Wolfgang, please! Come to our country with your video game show!

Speaking of Leipzig, X-Play will tell you all about it, all week, so tune in at 8PM ET for all the news you need.

X-Play at Leipzig: Day 2


Posted August 26, 2008 - By Yodapollo

X-Play continues their incredible coverage of the Leipzig Games Convention tonight, as Adam brings you a one-on-one interview with Valve's co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell about the upcoming FPS Left4Dead.

We'll also be bringing you Floor Reports with big name publishers Electronic Arts, Capcom and Blizzard. Also, we'll have an All Access look at the upcoming highly-anticipated MMO, Jumpgate: Evolution. Our Leipzig Game Conference coverage continues Tonight @ 8PM and goes all week on X-Play!


Samba de Amigo Wii welcomes some familiar faces back to the Sega/Gearbox music game in these new screens.  Prep your dual-wielding wii-mote maraca action when the game hits its first beats September 23rd for the Nintendo Wii.

Hey! That's Ulala from Space Channel 5!

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NETDEVIL Studios hosts their 2008 LEGO Universe Partners event, which invites the world's leading engineers to come help create the LEGO Universe for the PC.  You can check out the behind the scenes footage below or some new concept art here for the upcoming MMOG due out before the end of the year.

Lego Universe Partners Event 2008

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Come take a run through the urban playground of DICE/EA's first-person action adventure game Mirror's Edge for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.  Run yourself ragged in this beautifully stylistic experience when the game releases on November 11th.

Mirror's Edge Gameplay Footage


Mirror's Edge Gameplay Footage »


The Leipzig Games Convention is only starting on X-Play! We're kicking off an entire week of Leipzig coverage tonight, with some incredible first looks and hands on demos.

Tonight, Adam and Morgan bring you a Leipzig-filled episode, as they bring you Floor Reports with big name publishers Activision and Ubisoft. Also, we'll be bringing you All Access looks at the upcoming highly-anticipated titles, Tomb Raider: Underworld, and Borderlands.

It all starts Tonight, on X-Play, @ 8PM ET! Our Leipzig Game Convention coverage continues all week on X-Play!


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