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'Suikoden: Tierkreis' (NDS) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 7:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encompassing a variety of different characters while exploring many exotic locations and cultures across the game's universe of parallel worlds, Suikoden: Tierkreis will expand the bounds of the handheld RPG.

Trophies a Requirement for All PS3 Titles in 2009

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 7:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft had its Achievements since the X360's launch, and Sony has been playing catch-up ever since, giving developers the possibility of adding Trophies, but only recently are they getting implemented in PS3 titles. That is all about to change, as SCEA confirmed rumors from earlier today that starting Jan. 1, 2009, games submitted for certification will require Trophies.

'Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix' (ALL) Gets Price Tag

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 6:04 p.m. PST | 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.

'Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 4:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, aka SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, will feature the best first-party games from SEGA’s venerable 16-bit Genesis years as well as bonus content from its 8-bit Master System and 1980s arcade era games library.

Various Game Trailers #1483

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 3:56 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:

  • Fishing Master World Tour [Wii] - Trailer #2
  • Football Director DS [NDS] - Trailer
  • Prince of Persia [ALL] - Dev. Diary Trailer #4
  • Puzzlegeddon [PC] - Trailer #2

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

PlayStation Store Gets Bioshock, LittleBigPlanet DLCs, Demo, and Music Tracks

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with LittleBigPlanet costumes (free/$2.99), BioShock PS3 Challenge Rooms ($9.99), a dozen or so Dead Space packs ($2.99/$3.99), song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 and Rock Band, a MotoGP 08 Demo, and the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

7-Eleven Gets in the Gaming Business

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 3:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

7-Eleven is ready to take the proverbial plunge into video game sales after dabbling in it over the past years with successful Slurpee beverage promotions aimed at top-selling game franchises like Microsoft’s Halo and EA Sport’s Madden.

'Elven Legacy' - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 3:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Elven Legacy delivers a world filled with magic, and a thrilling nonlinear storyline, gauged to provide many hours of gameplay for strategy enthusiasts. Through an epic quest to restore the former glory of the Elven race, this fantasy strategy game offers both depth and scope, all in colorful and inspirational settings.

'Lips' (X360) November DLC Schedule Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 2:43 p.m. PST | 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.

A2M Acquires Wanako Games

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 2:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Canadian indie developer A2M has acquired Chile based Wanako Games from Activision Blizzard. Known for Xbox Live Arcade such as Assault Heroes and 3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures, Wanako Games was acquired by Sierra back in 2007 but was put up for sale after Vivendi merged with Activision earlier this year, and is currently working on 3D Ultra Mini Golf 2.

'M&Ms Adventure' (NDS/Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Your favorite colorful candy characters are back in their first free-roaming adventure! It's the end of the day at the M&M's Candy Factory, but one packet of candy is missing from the delivery truck! It's your mission to explore each sector of the factory and discover all of the scattered hidden candies in order to make the delivery on time.

Midway Facing New York Stock Exchange De-listing

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For once it's not Atari, as today Midway received notification from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) that it has fallen below the standard for continued listing of its common stock on the NYSE that requires a minimum average closing price of $1.00 per share over 30 consecutive trading days. Midway plans to notify the NYSE that it will seek to cure the deficiency, but if not, its stock faces being delisted.

Thursday, November 20, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 12:56 p.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:

'All Aspect Warfare' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

All Aspect Warfare chronicles the adventures, mishaps and all around tomfoolery of an “elite” team of combat marines who crash landed on the enemy planet they were sent to completely destroy. Stranded and left for dead on a planet with a deployed thermo-nuclear weapon ticking somewhere, their only chance of escape lies deep within hostile territory.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) - Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 12:18 p.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.

'The Hunter' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Hunter is 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.

'Universal Combat: Collector's Edition' - v1.01.00 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 11:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UCCE includes new and improved technologies from all previous Battlecruiser / Universal Combat titles as well as various other enhancements and content.

'Powerbike' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco's Powerbike, developed by Tornado Studios, is an intense motorcycle racer that features death-defying stunts, intense police chases and competitive multiplayer modes.

Nobilis Brings 'From The Abyss' (NDS) to Europe

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From The Abyss is an action RPG where players will be able to explore the vast world of Rubenhaut through a unique world creation engine specifically created for From The Abyss. The game also features an intuitive control scheme, lavish artwork, and an engaging 2 player co-op battle system.

'Runes of Magic' Dragonfang Ridge Region Unveiled - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 600 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'The House of the Dead: Overkill' (Wii) Collector's Edition Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | 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. Only available as pre-order, the Collector's Ed. comes encased in an exclusive collector’s slipcase and is includes an exclusive graphic novel.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (X360) DLC Gets Named And Dated - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GTA IV: The Lost and Damned features a new main character and plot that intersects with the storyline of Grand Theft Auto IV; new missions that offer an entirely fresh way to explore Liberty City with new multiplayer modes, weapons and vehicles; and a diverse soundtrack with additional music.

'Star Wars Galaxies' Update Adds The Battle of Echo Base

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars Galaxies immerses players in the rich Star Wars universe featuring dynamic adventures across multiple planets in the classic Star Wars timeframe and offering a unique combination of combat, exploration, social interaction, specialized missions, and daring quests. The latest addition to SWG, Chapter 11: The Battle of Echo Base, brings the epic action and excitement from one of the most gripping fights in Star Wars history to the game.

Wii/X360 Preview - 'Onechanbara'

by Alicia on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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, while the Xbox 360 iteration goes by Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad featuring the same two protagonists.

'Things On Wheels' (ALL) Sport Cars - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 7:15 a.m. PST | 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.

'Terminator Salvation: The Videogame' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 7:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Terminator Salvation: The Videogame, developed by GRIN Studios, is a 3rd person action game with concentrated armed combat against all of the Skynet enemies from the film while encountering new enemies specifically designed for the game.

'X-Blades' (PS3/X360/PC) Spells And Beasts #4 - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 6:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

X-Blades, previously known as Oniblade, 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.

'Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon' (X360) to Get '70s-style Soundtrack

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 6:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon follows Crypto on a journey of enlightenment and hi-fi destruction as he faces his most dangerous enemy yet and lampoons the pop culture of the Funked Out 1970s.

'SimAnimals' (NDS/Wii) Gets Original Score - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 6:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time players can engage with the wild world of animals in their natural surroundings in an immersive and tactile way. In this game you are challenged to engage, touch, move and try to control a wide range of animals as you journey deeper and deeper into the forest.

'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' Shatters Day-1 Sales Record

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 6:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration by the hardiest adventurers. New levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, an exciting new character profession, and the game’s first hero class are just some of the new features awaiting players in Wrath of the Lich King. Wrath of the Lich King has sold more than 2.8 million copies in its first 24 hours of availability, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time.

'Topatoi' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 6:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Topatoi is a refreshing blend of platformer and puzzle genres, combining the old school impact of the legendary titles like Bubba 'N Stix or The Lost Vikings with original and inventive gameplay mechanics.

'Prince of Persia' (ALL) Collectors Edition Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 6:05 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. Fans who pre-order at Play.com get unlockable in-game skins for the Prince and Elika, a 24-page Comic book, a DVD with soundtrack and bonus footage, all wrapped in a varnished metallic blue arabesque collector box set.

'America's Army' Game Tech Used to Get Wounded Soldiers Back on the Road

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 4:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Military Advanced Training Center now possesses a state-of-the-art driving simulator to help wounded service members return to driving independence, allowing patients to practice with adaptive driving equipment, gain confidence in their driving proficiency and apply mental skills training in a commonplace activity.

'Football Director DS' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 4:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Football Director DS brings all of the tactical and strategic depth that's expected of a contemporary football management game to Nintendo's handheld console. The game's authenticity is strengthened by its official Football League license.

PS3 Review - 'Resistance 2'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Resistance 2 will feature 8-player, story-driven online co-op separate from the regular single-player campaign, 60-player online PvP (Heavy, Special Ops, Medic classes) and more vehicles, including The Chameleon, a Stalker with full cloak.

'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will benefit from tuned-up car-handling physics system, a new damage engine effects, showcasing a spectacular new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in the original. Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will feature a roster of contemporary off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.

'Banjo-Kazooie' (XBLA) Coming Dec. 3, 2009

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As part of the Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts pre-order incentives, fans will receive a redeem token to unlock the famous bear and bird duo's original adventure on Xbox Live Arcade a week before its public launch on Dec. 3, 2008 (1200 points). Also included in the XBLA package is Stop N’ Swop, a feature that allows you to unlock content in Nuts & Bolts based on your achievements.

Xbox 360 Review - 'FIFA 09'

by Jesse Littlefield on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With over 250 additions and enhancements to core gameplay, FIFA 09 has been designed and customized to deliver a unique gameplay experience that takes advantage of the hardware specifications of each available platform.

'My DoItAll' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The first-ever lifestyle game for both boys and girls, My DoItAll is an all-in-one title that gives players the ability to have fun and interact with friends through customization capabilities, mini-games and voice over and sound effect applications.

Activision Settles 'Baja' Boxcover Lawsuit With THQ

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 1:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last month THQ filed a lawsuit with the US District Court of Central California against Activision, claiming the SCORE International Baja 1000 box cover was too similar to its own BAJA title released the month before, and now the two companies have settled the case out of court with Activision admitting something was afoot as it has changed the official retail box to something not so identical.

'Tetris Party' (Wii) Organizes Tournament Series

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tetris Party will feature 18 game modes with 10 never-before-seen single-player and multiplayer variations of Tetris, including modes that utilize the point-and-shoot capabilities of the Wii Remote, as well as the recently released Wii Balance Board. Tetris Party Tournament will test the skills of players in a variety of Tetris modes, including Marathon, Field Climber and Stage Racer.

'Hearts of Iron III' Developer Diary #4 - Leadership

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 12:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Editorials

Hearts of Iron III will follow the series' tradition of most detailed and complete strategic game on WW2 while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 10,000 provinces.