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'Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 7:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zombies across America will meet their match when D3Publisher brings the popular bikini-clad samurai sisters Aya and Saki to our shores in Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers on the Wii.

'Rock Band 2' (ALL) 20 Free Tracks DLC Dated & Detailed

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 7:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the first music game to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features. If you have purchased RB2 then you are eligible to receive a 20 song free DLC, coming Nov. 4, 2008.

Various Game Trailers #1461

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 6:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:

  • Alone in the Dark: Inferno [PS3] - Monsters Trailer
  • Skate 2 [ALL] - Skater Roster Trailer
  • Testament of Sin [PC] - Trailer
  • Rubik's World [NDS/Wii] - Trailer #2
  • Motorstorm: Pacific Rift [PS3] - Trailer (2)
  • Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] - Welkin Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Shows Off User Interface - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 4:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants.

'NBA 2K9' (ALL) Lacks PC Activation Key in Retail Box

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 4:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K9 is back for its 10th season, delivering the most realistic and feature-rich simulation experience, from gameplay and graphics to presentation and online features. Unfortunately what 2K Sports seems to have forgotten is to include an activation key, so PC people trying to install the game simply can't.

'Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad, Aya, a descendent of the family known as IMICHI, meaning blood that goes out of control, reconciles with her sister Saki and live together in peace for awhile. The peace doesn’t last for long as an infestation of zombies have plagued the city. The sisters join together to draw their swords and rid the city of evil.

'Lips' (X360) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lips is a music and singing game that includes 30 songs, 2 wireless interactive microphones (with motion sensors that allow you to dance, move or swing to score points), the ability to use and sing your own music or download songs from an online service. Pre-order over at Amazon and Gamestop to get a free song every week, for 2 months.

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Announced - Details & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It has been rumored ever since Bioware revealed it was working on a new game with LucasArts, with licensing various MMO technology over the years, and even EA CEO Ricitello giving it a mention not so long ago, but today it is official. At a press event, going on as we speak, LucasArts and Bioware announced Star Wars: The Old Republic, a new MMORPG featuring immersive storytelling, dynamic combat and intelligent companion characters.

National Gaming Day At Your Library on Nov. 15, 2008

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hundreds of libraries across the country will join the American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating the popularity and educational value of video and board games for the first-ever National Gaming Day @ your library on November 15, 2008.

'The Hunter' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emote Games and Avalanche Studios have formed a best of breed partnership to launch The Hunter, a free to play online hunting game that artfully combines the most realistic hunting action, with the community and functionality of a social networking site.

'Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zombie BBQ is a shooter where you have to move forward by shooting down every living (or dying) creature in your path! Use the arsenal of weapons at your disposal to do away with the savage hoards of zombies.

'GTA: Chinatown Wars' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chinatown Wars is an original entry in the GTA franchise, bringing a new level of interactivity to its sprawling open environments.

'Penny Arcade Adventures: Ep. 1' (ALL) This week's PSN Title, Trophies Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, will be a comic adventure game, the first chapter of the planned episodic series which will feature characters from Penny Arcade, including the well-known Gabe and Tycho.

'Alan Wake' (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Washington, Alan Wake places gamers in the role of the best-selling suspense author, Alan Wake. He escapes to this small town to recover from the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée and comes face to face with his darkest nightmares.

'Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation' (X360) Flightstick Bundle Re-Launched

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation will let players experience Ace Combat on a massive worldwide scale as it features an in-depth multi-player online experience that includes a variety of action-packed online modes.

'Stoked' (X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hit the mountains on your quest to become the next snowboarding phenomenon in Stoked, the open-world, back country snowboarding experience featuring five huge open-world mountains, changing weather patterns, and the sponsorship and cooperation of some of the most respected and influential names in the sport.

'Ride to Hell' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Real-time Weather Effects

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ride to Hell is set in the last years of the roaring 1960's, a time of Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N Roll. The biker movement, rock music and the hippie counterculture all add to the fascinating atmosphere to be experienced in Ride to Hell. Eutechnyx has signed Simul Software's Simul Weather SDK to generate real-time weather effects for Ride to Hell.

'Flowerworks' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flowers and fireworks usually don't mix, but Flowerworks turns nature on its head in this accessible and original title. Flowerworks combines puzzle, exploration and action elements in an addictive, explosive adventure.

'Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rune Factory 2 is set several years after the original, the evil Sechs Empire has been defeated, and the Kingdom of Norad is once again at peace. Things may not stay that way for long, however, as dark premonitions foretell of dangers to come. It's up to player to uncover the source of these premonitions and bring peace to the kingdom once more.

'Geo-Political Simulator' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Geo-Political Simulator is an ultra-real simulation of our world and its politics, from now until the end of the century. Energy, security, economy, environment, strategy, diplomatic alliances, culture policy, intelligence, infrastructure – anything could make you the greatest political leader of the 21st century ...

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' - v1.3.0 Patch Coming in November, Details

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop two superpower alliances emerge, join the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Fable II'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Set 500 years after the original game, Fable 2 will offer even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Legendary'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Spark Unlimited's FPS Legendary: The Box presents a world suddenly thrust into chaos and turmoil when ancient creatures of myth are unleashed into modern day society, and it is up to you, as the cause of it all, to stop it all.

'Big Bang Mini' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games' Big Bang Mini is a fireworks-based shooter centered around filling the night sky with brilliant bursts of fireworks to take out encroaching enemies.

Kuju Acquires Matahari Studios Philippines

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kuju announces that it has expanded into the Asia-Pacific region by acquiring Matahari Studios Philippines located in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, which will provide a co-operative development relationship with Kuju’s California based studio.

'Family Party: 30 Great Games' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fun for kids of all ages, Family Party: 30 Great Games offers a wide variety of fun and addictive party games for up to 4 players featuring everything from track n’ field, to playground games, to brain games and more.

'King's Bounty: The Legend' - v1.6.5 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King's Bounty: The Legend is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and role-playing elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world. The demo includes the first city in the game, all three character types, multiple quests and dozens of spells.

'Coraline' (NDS/PS2/Wii) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Having signed the license earlier this year, D3P's Coraline will let players take on the role of the adventurous heroine Coraline and interact with the wondrous characters from the movie while navigating the scheming Other Mother’s web of deceit in a fantastical adventure through two distinct and interactive worlds.

'Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will make its downloadable debut on the XBLA and PSN by utilizing the original game code, while creating a fresh upgraded experience with new artwork and high resolution 1080p graphics.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

'PC Fitness: Your Personal Trainer' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Fitness: Your Personal Trainer is the first game to combine a personalised, interactive and goal-oriented gaming experience focused on health and fitness, with the power of your PC or laptop computer.

Xbox Live Primetime Not Ready For Center Stage Yet

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox Live Primetime is a channel on the New Xbox Experience, a new generation of games and entertainment experiences, a virtual game show stage where content is always fresh; play is global, live and massively multiplayer; and prizes are plentiful. According to Forbes the fall launch has been pushed until spring 2009.

'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 4:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kombat forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against the combined might of the DC Universe.

'Far Cry 2' (ALL) Inspired African Hip-Hop Album Now Available

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adult Swim's African Swim is a collection of some of the most innovative contemporary African hip-hop music, compiling 15 tracks from some of South Africa's most popular hip-hop artists, downloadable for free.

'Spore: Creepy & Cute Parts Pack' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack provides more than 100 new creature-building components (body parts, paint options, animations, backgrounds and more) themed in two distinct styles--charming, cartoon-esque creatures and scary, monster-like creatures.

PC Review - 'Peggle Nights'

by Tim McDonald on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Join the Peggle Masters on a dreamtime adventure of alter egos and peg-tastic action. Stay up late to aim, shoot and clear orange pegs from over 60 levels, and bask in Extreme Fever glory. Then, take on 60 Challenges for even more rebounding joy!

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (ALL) Delayed Until 2009

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests. In order to optimize the online component and ensure a worldwide release, it was decided to delay the X360/PS3 versions of the game until Q1 2009.

'Neighborhood Games' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ensuring that the fun never ends even if it’s cold, rainy, or dark outside, THQ announced Neighborhood Games, featuring 24 twists on popular neighborhood games that are fun for all ages and encourage both competitive and cooperative play.

True Games Signs 'Warrior Epic'

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warrior Epic is a free to download & play online action/RPG set in an original fantasy universe, where players can utilize a wide selection of warrior classes to go out raiding dungeons in a variety of novel environments. Warrior Epic let you play co-op campaigns or slug it out with friends in PVP.

Realtime Worlds Expands Executive Team With Industry Veterans

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2008 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Realtime Worlds, currently developing APB, announced the appointment of former EA executive Brian Ullrich as the company’s Director of Development, and of former NCsoft director Robert Rice as the company’s Vice President of Online Operations.