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'Ar tonelico 2' (PS2) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 8:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ar tonelico 2 is an RPG that seamlessly combines simulation with role-playing, allowing gamers to not only customize weapons and items, but now design their character’s personalities, skills, and appearance through virtual interaction. Originally scheduled for Dec. 2008, NIS has pushed Ar tonelico 2 back until Jan. 2009.

Various Game Trailers #1469

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 7:18 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:

  • A Vampyre Story [PC] - Halloween Trailer
  • Call of Duty: World at War [ALL] - Zombie Trailer
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld [ALL] - Thailand Trailer #4
  • Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] - Rosie Trailer #2
  • Left 4 Dead [X360/PC] - Intro Movie
  • Skate it [NDS/Wii] - Multiplayer Trailer
  • Need for Speed Undercover - Adrenaline Trailer
  • Sonic Unleashed [ALL] - Night of the WereHog Trailer
  • The Sims 3 [PC] - Trailer (2)
  • NCAA Baseketball 09 [ALL] - Feel The Difference Trailer
  • Alone in the Dark: Inferno [PS3] - The Dark Key Trailer


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

'Mystery P.I.: Portrait of a Thief' (NDS) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 7:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In PopCap's Mystery P.I.: Portrait of a Thief you play as a world-famous private investigator, you're called upon to take a case where priceless paintings have vanished from the private collection of Kensington...

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (ALL) - v1.02 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 7:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign, the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay. This v1.02 patch corrects aggressive patch checks that could result in main menu sluggishnes

'Summer Sports 2: Island Sports Party' (Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 6:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summer Sports 2: Island Sports Party features an all-new island with new games, improved visuals, new game modes, and more! Grab your friends and dive into 12 distinct games: Bocce Ball, Archery, Basketball, Football Toss, Mini-Golf, Shuffleboard and more! The cool island breeze is calling your name!

'Saboteur' (PS3/X360) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 6:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pandemic Studios new open-world environment stealth-action thriller, Saboteur is set against the dramatic backdrop of occupied France and based on a true story, the personal tale of one man’s fight to find and kill the Nazi thugs who murdered his friends. Originally scheduled for 2008, EA revealed in their financial result conference call that Saboteur is getting delayed until fiscal 2010, which runs from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010.

'Things On Wheels' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games will publish Load Inc's latest game Things On Wheels, an accessible, pure arcade racing title placing players at the helm of radio-controlled vehicles as they compete on tracks set within a gigantic house.

'TNA iMPACT!' (ALL) to Get New Playable Characters as DLC

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway acknowledges that there is an issue with its extreme wrestling title TNA iMPACT! on the Xbox 360 Arcade. When loading a created wrestler into Exhibition mode or Story mode, the system may freeze at the loading screen. On Nov. 6, 2008 fan will be able to download the Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams and the Hot and Spicy Curry Man on XBL (100 Microsoft Point), while TNA announcer Mike Tenay is included free of charge.

'Princess and Knights' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

��Princess and Knights�� will bring a compact RPG world where gamers will take on an adventure of a new fantasy wonderland and solve the mystery of ancient history as putting himself or herself on a test against herds of enemies in much more massive scale than any other NDS�� games and secrets that have been passed on from generation to generation.

'Spooky Spirits' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spooky Spirits is an addictive puzzle game that centers on the adventures of Becky and Tim, a pair of spirit wardens sent back to Earth to hunt runaway ghosts that have escaped from the Netherward - a place where naughty ghosts, known as Spookies, are sent for haunting and frightening innocent humans.

'Afro Samurai' (PS3/X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the animated TV series, Afro Samurai is the cutting edge game that delivers a new kind of cinematic game experience, a living episode that offers addictive, immersive and compelling gameplay that's dripping in style.

'Penumbra Collection' Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive invites you to leave the safety of your hiding place and enter the horror odyssey of Penumbra Collection, which includes the Penumbra: Overture and Penumbra: Black Plague games together with the puzzle oriented expansion Requiem.

'Shaun White Snowboarding' (ALL) - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shaun White Snowboarding, powered by the Assassin's Creed engine, allows players to enter a world of total freedom, where they can create their own experience and choose how, where, and with whom they want to ride.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Presidents, Free DLC, and More..

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 11:51 a.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. Next week will see the release of the promised 20 free tracks, but also the previously revealed Presidents of the USA pack, as well as Hinder's Use Me and Fallout Boy's I Don't Care.

'Splatterhouse' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the landmark 1988 arcade hit, Splatterhouse combines visceral, adrenaline-soaked combat with horror elements to deliver an original gaming experience that defies the boundaries of the traditional action category with over-the-top gore and shocking new gameplay mechanics.

'Alien Breed' Making A Comeback

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team17's early 90s top-down action shooter, inspired by the Aliens movie, is said to be making a comeback according to Develop. Without revealing details studio director Martyn Brown said that the project has been talked about for a few years, and has been in development for a few months now, further stating that "sci-fi action is back in fashion, and we look forward to delivering Alien Breed - the details of which may surprise a few people when we cough them out."

'National Geographic Panda' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Learn about real-life Pandas as you feed, nurture and play with your very own Panda! Choose from cute and cuddly Baby Pandas or giant Great Pandas and play with them as they learn new skills. Discover fun panda facts from real National Geographic stories that appear as you progress through the game!

'F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable.

'Postal' Games For Download on GamersGate

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the unending quest to see its Postal games in the hands of gamers the world over, Running With Scissors has signed an agreement with GamersGate, to offer its portfolio (Postal, Postal 2 and Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend, to consumers via a digital download

'Close Combat: Wacht am Rhein' - v4.50.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Close Combat: Wacht am Rhein brings together the classic top-down tactical gameplay from the original series and plenty of new features, expansions, and improvements, giving newcomers and veterans to the series alike a vastly improved and expanded version of the original experience.

'X-Blades' (PS3/X360/PC) Spells And Beasts #3 - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Blades is a third-person, anime-style action/adventure. Your heroine wields two magical blades that can be used as swords or guns, and has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Mirror's Edge'

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Mirror's Edge is a first-person action adventure game where you are Faith, a 'runner' framed for murder in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Developer Interview #2

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. Earlier we talked with Epic's Cliff Bleszinski about the game's single-player experience, and today we chat with Epic's senior producer Rod Fergusson about multiplayer.

'Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir' Goes Gold, Gets Dated

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 6:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NWN 2: Storm of Zehir hearkens back to the days of the Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale franchises by including full party customization, dungeon crawling, and free exploration of a non-linear game world via an Overland Map.

'Tomb Raider Underworld' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 5:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crystal Dynamics has made Tomb Raider Underworld more realistic with fluid movements due to motion capturing. Set a few years after the last game, it also features persistent destruction and lush locales across the globe. Lara gets muddy in the game, but with the weather system, rain will wash it away.

'Skate It' (NDS/Wii) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Skate It has players riding with the skate pros, owning the best spots in San Vanelona and pulling off the sickest tricks using the popular FlickIt controls. Loaded with all-new gameplay features, Skate It supports the Wii Balance Board which gives players a fresh way to create their own signature skateboarding style.

'BattleForge' Open Beta Coming Nov. 7

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 5:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Geman based EA Phenomic Studio is developing BattleForge, a new fantasy online RTS game where you assemble your own army with collectible trading cards. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck. Fans interested in participating in the open beta can now sign up, or get a guaranteed spot by pre-ordering.

Koch Media Signs 'Elite Forces: Unit 77' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Elite Forces: Unit 77 is a game of action and strategy in which the player must wisely use the abilities of all four members of Unit 77 as you battle your way through inhospitable jungles, scorching deserts, endure harsh and deadly arctic conditions as you fight to rescue the hostages and defeat the terrorists.

Video Game Rentals Banned in Belgium

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Belgian Entertainment Association (representing game publishers) revealed that starting Dec. 1, 2008, you will no longer be able to rent games in Belgium. While renting out video games was never legally allowed, it has been condoned for many years. The BEA managed to pass a law, in effect since Jun. 1, that new titles could no longer be rented out, but the current stock could, but only until December. Outlets like GameMania cry foul play, claiming that banning rentals will reduce business by 10%.

Daedalic Signs 'Alter Ego' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 4:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Future Games, known for Black Mirror, is currently working on an all-new adventurous detective story with a horror plot. Alter Ego is set in a picturesque English town at the end of 19th century, and you play as two different characters who, although on opposite sides of the law, have to fight a common enemy.

'Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box' (ALL) Announced, Includes New Party Mode

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box includes Burnout Paradise plus the previously-released Cagney and Bikes content updates, as well as the brand new Burnout Paradise Party content, an 8 player pass-the-pad offline multiplayer mode with dozens of Burnout challenges.

'Real Soccer 2009' (NDS) Special Moves - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Real Soccer 2009 is the definitive soccer title designed specifically for NDS, offering a never-before-seen soccer experience with revolutionary yet accessible touch screen controls.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) DLCs Coming Soon, Schedule/Pricing Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a new PS3 community-based game where players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots -- and use their character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network. To make up for the bumpy launch, Molecule Media will release two free sack costumes (“Launch” Spacesuit, Halloween Mask) for free on Nov. 6, with weekly updates thereafter.

'Free Realms' (PS3/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Free Realms is a free whimsical fantasy massively multiplayer RPG from Sony Online offering lighthearted adventuring, aimed primarily at casual female gamers, and optional bonus content via micro transactions.

Friday, October 31, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 2:52 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:

NDS Review - 'Dragon Quest IV: The Chapters of the Chosen'

by Matt Olsen on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Get ready to journey through the lands, seas and skies of the vibrant Dragon Quest world with a trilogy of updates. With 3D graphics, newly animated monsters and dual screen presentation, the series promises to captivate an entirely new generation of players, as well as treat long-time fans to three beloved adventures.

'The House of the Dead: Overkill' (Wii) - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's The House of the Dead: Overkill, developed by London-based studio Headstrong Games, is an all-new pulp-horror reinvention of the light-gun shooter franchise, taking you right back to the beginning of this classic horror series.

'Spider-man: Web of Shadows' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A deadly symbiote invasion brings total devastation to the streets of New York City in the next Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, where players have ultimate control over the city’s salvation and Spider-Man’s destiny.

'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (ALL) to Get Playable Obama & Palin

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pandemic has constructed a whole new "playground of destruction" from the ground up, fully stocked with the hottest vehicles and weapons. While X360 owners are still waiting for the Total Payback update, G4 revealed that Pandemic will be offering presidential and vice-presidential candidates Barack Obama and Sarah Palin as playable characters t in a premium DLC package next month.

Midway Games Appoints New President/CEO

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Having served as interim president and CEO since March 2008, Midway Games announced that Matthew V. Booty has been appointed by the Board of Directors as President and CEO of the company.

'Jutland' Nearing Completion

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jutland is Storm Eagle Studios 2nd installment utilizing its Distant Guns 3D Combat Engine! Set in the treacherous waters of the 1916 North Sea, Jutland delivers the most detailed World War One naval experience ever released for PC wargaming! Originally slated for late 2007, Jutland is now scheduled for fall 2008.