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'Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine' (NDS/Wii) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 4:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine players battle through a series fast-paced and intense culinary challenges. Each victory advances players closer to a final showdown that will determine who will reign supreme as the next Iron Chef America.

'FIFA Manager 09' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 4:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

FIFA Manager 09 gives you full control over the management of a football club. You are responsible for the line-up, the tactics and the training of your team – as well as for signing the right players, improving the club facilities and the stadium.

'Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Handheld gamers will once again have the freedom to unleash their inner rock star anywhere, anytime with Vicarious Visions' Guitar Hero On Tour Decades which will now also introduce song share between NDS players with different versions of On Tour.

Various Game Trailers #1476

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Sacred 2 [PS3/X360/PC] - Carrier Imp Trailer
  • Martial Arts: Capoeira [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer #2
  • X Motor Racing [PC] - Trailer #5
  • Need for Speed Undercover [ALL] - Map Trailer
  • King Arthur [PC] - Teaser Trailer
  • NCAA Basketball 09 [ALL] - Game Tempo Control Trailer
  • Neopets Puzzle Adventure [NDS/Wii/PC] - Trailer #2

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

'Major League Baseball 2K9' (ALL) Announced, Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced that National League Cy Young Award winner, Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants, will be featured as the cover athlete and spokesman for next year's highly anticipated baseball video game, Major League Baseball 2K9.

'Strong Bad's Cool Game Ep.4' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 1:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is a story-driven series with a comic spin based on Matt and Mike Chapman's online animated series. The player uncovers each episode's comedic plot through character interaction, dialogue-based puzzles, and the use/abuse of inventory items.

'Tabula Rasa' Creator Richard Garriott Leaves NCSoft

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 12:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A heroic task awaits you. Just beyond your galaxy, an ancient malevolence has embarked upon a covetous rampage. This demonic juggernaut seeks nothing less than the total enslavement of every world it encounters. Richard Garriott, son of a former astronaut, announced his recent space trip "sparked some new interests that I would like to devote my time and resources to" and is therefore leaving NCSoft.

'Pool Revolution: Cue Sports' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 12:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hudson Entertainment announced Pool Revolution: Cue Sports will be coming to WiiWare. This fun and accessible pool game can be played against friends in the living room or online, so players no longer need to worry about having enough space for a pool table!

'HistWar: Les Grognards' - 39 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Histwar: Les Grognards! is a revolutionary Napoleonic strategic and tactical war game that thrusts you into the thrilling and challenging role of the Commander In Chief of one of the many powerful Napoleonic armies between the years 1805 -1814 including the mighty French, Austrian and Russians.

'The Swarm' Russian Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 11:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Swarm is a 3D action/adventure game, where the player will face the challenge of surviving in a wasted Moscow that shows the scars of the alien attack, defending himself against other humans looking for scraps of food, and from the dangerous aliens.

'Far Cry 2' (ALL) Sells One Million in Three Weeks

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience, where players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa, brought to life by high-definition next-gen technology.

'Help Wanted' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 11:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hudson Entertainment announced Help Wanted, a fun, slap-stick new life simulation game for Wii where players are sent on a mission to save the world from impending extinction by completing fifty different jobs.

'Prince of Persia' (ALL) System Requirements

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v5.8 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v5.8 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

'Pit Crew Panic!' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hudson announced that they will bring Pit Crew Panic!, an all-new panic-action game, to WiiWare. This unique game is full of frantic fixing as the player’s pit crew repairs a variety of bizarre “WHATSITS” as fast as they can.

'Mirror's Edge' (ALL) DLCs And PC Edition Coming Early 2009

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Snowboard Riot' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 7:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hudson's Snowboard Riot is a distinctive snowboarding game unlike anything players have ever encountered will be coming to WiiWare. Snowboarding will reach new heights when players take to the slopes with action-packed racing utilizing weapons such as homing bullets and invisibility!

Epic Games China Opens Titan Studios, Developing Unreal Engine 3 MMO

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 6:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games China announced the opening of Titan Studios in Seattle, Wash, formed to create original games that incorporate exceptional production values along with core technologies that extend the functionality of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 5:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War completely changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen.

Atari Signs 'The Void' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 5:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Void is a survival adventure game, try to stay alive in the hostile world of the Void, and escape as quickly as possible! The choice is either to support life in its horrifying Hunters or its mournful girls or strip them of it. The way you pass through The Void is the way it changes, the way it reflects upon you.

Square Enix's 2009 Lineup Reveals 'Dragon Quest' And 'Valkyrie Profile' Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix updated its Q1 2009 lineup revealing that in addition to the previously announced Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP) and Star Ocean: The Last Hope (X360), both the remade classic, Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (NDS), and Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (NDS) will be primed and ready.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 5:24 a.m. PST | 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:

'Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 5:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942 is based on a little-known Russian offensive that occurred during May 1942, in which a German counterattack had three Soviet armies surrounded, forcing them to fight their way out of the Barvenkovskiy Kotel ‘meat grinder’.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Demo Goes Public Today, Split-Screen Feature Patched Out

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 5:03 a.m. PST | 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. Last week, modders hacked the early demo to allow split-screen co-op on PC (2nd player using controller), but with the demo going public today, Valve has issued a patch to remove the feature in order to "additional bug reports," but it will be re-enabled in full product.

PSN/XBLA Review - 'Age of Booty'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Certain Affinity's Age of Booty is a casual, real-time pirate-themed multiplayer strategy game that puts you at the helm of your own pirate ship with the goal of sending your enemies to the briny deep, and looting/capturing towns for your pirate faction.

PSP Review - 'Star Ocean: First Departure'

by Sanford May on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 4:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Featuring a revised game engine, improved battle system and fully voiced, all-new animated scenes displayed in 16:9 widescreen, players can now follow the exploits of humankind's journey across the stars in an adventure that has never before been released to the North American audience.

'King's Bounty: Armored Princess' Officially Announced - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed last week, 1C Company and Katauri Interactive officially announced King's Bounty: Armored Princess. This will be an add-on to the critically acclaimed King's Bounty: The Legend. Players will take on the role of Princess Amelie who travels around the world of Teana and searches for the renowned knight, and her tutor, Bill Gilbert.

'Interzone Futebol' (PC) Represented By Brazil's Romario

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 12:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Interzone Futebol is a virtual world game centered on futebol (soccer in the U.S.), the most popular sport in the world. It is the only virtual world MMO futebol game which allows players to control every position on the pitch, including the goalkeepers which, in all other futebol games, is AI-controlled.