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'Battlestations: Pacific' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 6:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlestations: Pacific features a massive U.S. and Japanese single player campaign that offers a unique blend of action and strategy. Players must plan their moves carefully on huge open-world arenas and fight in the air, above sea and underwater to relive some of the most hard-fought battles in WWII history.

Valve Wants to Pick Your Brain, And Test It Too

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 6:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve is always looks around to see what people want in their next game, and so far it has mainly been done by watching people play, how they react, what they like or dislike. But according to a recent interview with Valve co-founder Gabe Newell the Half-Life developer wants to go further by measuring brain activity using "new technologies where we can wire players up with EEGs and actually have direct exposure to their physical reactions to the games," so "know for sure of something is actually frightening the player--their heart rate is going up ... appropriate parts of their brains are being activated"

'Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring three intense campaigns, brand-new multiplayer modes and an innovative “direct-fire” feature that allows even more tactical control during the heat of battle, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor will immerse players in some of the most historic, tide-turning clashes of World War II.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PC) Coming to Steam, Pre-Order Gets Vice City Free

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 4:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the PC with GTA IV, returning the franchise to New York situated around the Eastern European protagonist Nikolai. The PC edition comes with a replay editor with Rockstar Social Club integration, expanded multiplayer, higher resolution, and match filtering.

'Stormrise' (PS3/X360/PC) Story Details - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 3:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormrise is an real time strategy console title offering fans of the classic RTS genre an immersive and dramatic twist whilst challenging the conscience. Experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a detached view point.

Various Game Trailers #1484

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 3:55 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:

  • Grand Theft Auto IV [PC] - Video Editor Trailer #2
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games [Wii] - Trailer
  • Deadly Creatures [Wii] - Horror Trailer

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

'Animal Boxing' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 3:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Animal Village is a peaceful backwater where tigers and gazelles, cats and dogs, elephants and mice live in peaceful harmony. That is, until the new boxing gym returns Mother Nature to her senses and the crazy fist fighting begins to see who the King of the Animal Kingdom really is.

'Coraline' (NDS/PS2/Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 2:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

BringIt Tries to Have A Go At Competitive Gaming

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 2:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BringIt was designed with gamers in mind, delivering the next level of competitive gaming by removing physical barriers and offering an online destination where players looking for real head-to-head competition, and earn prize money, can test their skills wherever and whenever they want.

'Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero' (NDS) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 1:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero our two main heroes find themselves transported into a mysterious realm by a magical bus created by Kai’s inventor Father. As they get used to their surroundings, the pair must use all their skills to gather the Elebits they will need to assist their progression.

'Ultimate Band' (NDS/Wii) to Feature the Plain White Ts

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 1:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultimate Band is an all new music experience giving gamers and music lovers of all ages the chance to realize their dream of becoming a rock legend when they build their own band or jam alone, fueled by the power of the Wiimote and the DS stylus.

'Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 12:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce will forever change the way gamers experience the Dynasty Warriors universe. In the game, players will enlist in quests that will challenge their very sense of what it means to be a true warrior.

'Tabula Rasa' Shutting Down Feb. 2009

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 11:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa is an MMO game where players are thrust into an exciting intergalactic struggle, combining a rich game world and deep storyline with military combat and fast-paced action. The writing's been on the wall for a while, with Garriott stepping down, NCSoft layoffs, Garriott quitting, and now it's official, Tabula Rasa will shut down Feb. 2009.

'Football Director DS' (NDS) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 11:32 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.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (ALL) Demo Coming Next Week, Patch Later

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | 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. On Nov. 24, 2008 EA will release a demo for Red Alert 3 featuring 3 tutorials and 2 campaign missions. Keep an eye on our fileserver network to download it...

'Burnout Paradise' (ALL) to Get Hot Rods As Premium DLC - Screens

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

Buckle up and prepare to unleash anarchy in the ultimate burner's paradise as Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. Last month Criterion revealed it had more four DLC packs in the works, and one of them will include the Carson Extreme Hotrod as part of a two-car pack.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Killers, Soundgarden, Lamb of God and Malmsteen Tracks

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original 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 a flood of new DLC starting with a 3 pack for The Killers and Yngwie Malmsteen, two Soundgarden songs, and one from Lamb of God.

'Far Cry 2' (ALL) to Get Downloadable Maps, Weapons and Vehicles - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 9:49 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. The Fortune’s Pack DLC adds new vehicles and new weapons to both the single-player and the multiplayer game.

First New DreamCast Game in Six Years Now on Amazon

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally developed for the GamePark GP2X, Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles is the first new Dreamcast game to hit Amazon in six years. Developed and ported into English by Yuan Works, it offers a lot of new features, new cut scenes, new Arcade Mode Danger Break system, and a new character: Mr. VMU!

'Armed Assault 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ArmA 2 is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there.

'Prince of Persia' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 9:31 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.

'The Lost Cases Of Sherlock Holmes' - v1.1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes is a whodunit casual computer game of theft, espionage and murder in which the player must tap their own powers of observation to solve puzzles and identify the culprits.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II' - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 6:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Powered by an enhanced proprietary Essence Engine 2.0, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II will take players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-operative multiplayer campaign.

'League of Legends: Clash of Fates' Going to China

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 6:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

League of Legends, developed by Riot Games, is an online multiplayer session-based game that combines elements of role-playing and strategy genres with addictive battle action. In League of Legends rival teams will compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes.

'7Million' Faction #2 Revealed - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 5:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

7Million is a free to play MMO in the exciting world of spectacular heists, daring thieves and glamorous lady larcenists, featuring action filled puzzle games, cool, fully customizable characters and challenging missions – delivered in true style, of course.

Friday, November 21, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 5:25 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:


We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'Little Magician's Magic Adventure' (NDS) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 4:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami's Little Magician's Magic Adventure is a unique combination of an adventure game and simulation RPG where players are tasked with attending classes in Magic Academy while learning the mysteries of magic and the art of casting spells while building relationships with other students.

'Cletus Clay' (XBLA/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 4:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on an original concept by animator Anthony Flack, Cletus Clay is a fast paced old-school run'n'gun where you play as the eponymous Cletus, a bad-tempered, wise-cracking, gun-totin' hick, you take on a bunch of uninvited alien visitors who have had the temerity to trespass through your farmland on their way to conquering Earth.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Far Cry 2'

by Alan Martin on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience, featuring a custom-made video game engine built from the ground up. Players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa.

'Rise Of The Argonauts' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 2:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters' Rise Of The Argonauts is an action/rpg set in ancient Greece where you will embark on an epic quest, and encounter legendary figures such as Jason, Hercules and Atalanta.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) Patch in the Works for All Platforms

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. Without giving details or a specific release date, Bethesda confirmed that it is working on a patch for all three platforms.

'Killzone 2' (PS3) Official Release Date Revealed?

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 2:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Killzone 2 throws players back into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army, delivering intense warfare with lifelike character animations, detailed and destructible environments, realistic physics, and advanced levels of AI. During the latest On the Spot show it was revealed that Killzone 2 is scheduled for Feb. 17th, 2009.

'Prince of Persia' (ALL) Gets Unlockable Altair Skin - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 2:37 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.

PS2 Review - 'Yakuza 2'

by Dustin Chadwell on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

A 3rd person action adventure Yakuza 2 features enhanced combat, larger environments and a thrilling storyline continuing a year after Yakuza ended. Yakuza 2 will plunge players deeper into the world of Japan’s notorious underground organization, where honor and respect are not earned easily.

Beefed-up CityEngine Builds Rome in Minutes

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 2:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When Procedural announced its 3D software CityEngine back in July, it could build Rome in a day, but after having received a significant upgrade, introducing OpenStreetMap import, CityEngine can now build every city in the world within minutes.

Porsche 911 Carrera Racing Wheel (PS3/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 2:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Input devices manufacturer Fanatec introduced the Porsche 911 Carrera Racing Wheel for PC and PS3. Set to deliver an authentic car racing experience, the Fanatec Porsche 911 Carrera Racing Wheel is perfect for racing sim fans, Porsche aficionados and gamers of all speeds.

Sony Rolling Out Minor v5.02 PSP Firmware Update

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 2:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony announced the availability of the v5.02 system software update for PSP improving overall stability to various applications, including the PSP Store.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) Sponsors YouTube Live

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 12:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision's Guitar Hero is a lead sponsor of YouTube Live, YouTube's first ever official live community celebration. A surprise real-live guitar legend will perform on stage alongside Guitar Hero expert and YouTube star Freddie Wong. Guitar Hero World Tour kiosks will also be available throughout the event.

NDS Review - 'Bratz Super Babyz'

by Dustin Chadwell on Nov. 21, 2008 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Bratz Super Babyz, players will save the day as all four Bratz Babyz, Cloe, Jade, Sasha and Yasmin, as they try to recover the “Matter Exchanger” that has transformed the Bratz Babyz into super heroes.