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'Stormrise' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 5:57 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.

THQ Collector's Pack on Steam, 12 Games for $99.99

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 5:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The THQ Collector's Pack, which includes one dozen titles from top franchises such as Company of Heroes, Titan Quest, and Dawn of War, is now available via Steam for just $99.99 — a savings of more than $100. In addition to the THQ Pack, Titan Quest Gold (the complete Titan Quest collection) is available at a 50% savings through Monday, Dec. 1, 2008.

'Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SF IV features a mix of returning favorites (Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li etc.) along with new characters created for this game, such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. In case you missed yesterdays batch...

'Pyroblazer' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 3:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pyroblazer is a futuristic combat racing game set amidst the awe-inspiring locations of New Apeiron, where players get the opportunity to race through a multitude of environments using a wide selection of anti-gravity craft known as Blazers.

Various Game Trailers #1487

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 3:07 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:

  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin [ALL] - Developer Q&A Trailer #3
  • Halo 3: ODST [X360] - Name Change Trailer
  • Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon [X360] - Launch Trailer
  • Savage Moon [PSN] - Trailer
  • Alpha Protocol [PS3/X360/PC] - Developer Diary Trailer


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

'Super Stardust Portable' (PSP) Making Its PSN Debut Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 2:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Stardust Portable is the PSP version of PS3's asteroid-blasting Super Stardust HD, with some nice additions. Carve asteroids into chunks, smash them into tiny pieces, punch holes through them while avoiding the flying debris that results. Hordes of enemies, led by the evil Professor Schaumund, are on your tail – you’ll need to clear these bad guys off the map as well.

Xbox Live Marketplace Black Friday Sale

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 2:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

If you live in the US, you know that the day after Thanksgiving is a huge discount shopping day called Black Friday, and Xbox LIVE Marketplace is taking part throughout the weekend. Starting this Friday, XBL Gold members located in the U.S. can save on select Marketplace offers.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Naked, Bodom, Rejects, Euro Tracks

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 2:21 p.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 two Naked Brothers Band songs, All-American Rejects and a bunch of Euro tracks...

'Tenchu 4' (Wii) Also Coming to PSP

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 1:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tenchu 4 will use the Wii Remote to fight, dash, jump and kill like a true ninja. Players will continue the saga of Rikimaru and Ayame, elite ninjas who must use their lethal skills to keep the peace in feudal Japan. The latest issue of Famitsu reveals that From Software's Tenchu 4 is also coming to PSP.

'Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon' (ALL) Canceled on PS3 - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 12:56 p.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. THQ confirms the PS3 version has been canceled "due to development issues," and is now an X360 exclusive, scheduled for Dec 1, 2008

'Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Secret Files 2 is a point-and-click adventure game based on mysterious phenomena around the world. As a follow-up to Secret Files: Tunguska, the sequel takes on a different mystery in a totally different location ....

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Double XP Weekend, But Only For Collectors

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War 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. Starting at 12 noon (PST) on Friday, Dec. 5th, Limited Collector's Edition owners on PC & 360 will be able to earn double experience points.

'Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Combining the most exciting aspects of Action, Fighting and Strategy games, Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires for Xbox 360 and PS3 will make its North American and European debuts in 2009.

'WWE Legends of WrestleMania' (PS3/X360) Cover Athletes Signed

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WWE Legends of WrestleMania is poised to deliver an impressive lineup of Legendary Superstars and Managers, a new combo fighting system and a historically accurate representation of WWE telecasts during the '80s and '90s.

'Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim will focus on reinventing many aspects of the original game, updating the franchise for the 21st Century. A key element that will permeate the game is the charm and humor of the original Majesty.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) Demo Coming Soon?

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom's Resident Evil 5 is the forthcoming installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, which will debut for the PS3 and X360, promising to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control. According to the latest issue of Famitsu, a two-stage, co-op enabled RE5 demo could arrive as early as Dec. 5, but only in Japan for now.

'Grand Ages: Rome' Landscapes - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Grand Ages: Rome, previously known as Imperium Romanum II, is a city-building game where the player takes the role of a Roman patrician, a nobleman, who has just started his political career. His ultimate goal is to become the Governor of Rome.

'Ben 10: Protector of Earth' (ALL) Sells 2.5 Million Copies Worldwide

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ben 10: Protector of Earth puts you in the role of Cartoon Network's popular everyday-kid-turned-superhero, Ben Tennyson. Using the power of the Omnitrix, which has embedded itself on Ben's wrist, players will be able to battle as one of five popular alien heroes from the show - soon to be revealed!

'Big Bang Mini' (NDS) Aurora Level - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | 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.

Back Problems While Gaming? Try the New Game Ball

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the coming holidays more children than ever will be spending hours glued to the sofa, engaged in their favorite interactive worlds. Game Ball is an inflatable seat with chiropractic benefits allowing children the freedom of movement, while strengthening core muscles and keeping the spine healthy and posture correct.

'DOFUS 2.0' - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DOFUS is a Tactical MMORPG which means players evolve in a real time universe, but when they fight against monsters or against other players, action is turn-based, with specific number of actions each turn.

'NCAA Basketball 09' (ALL) Gets Patch Ahead of Schedule

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCAA Basketball 09 builds upon authenticity by capturing the emotion, intensity, and atmosphere of a real college basketball game. Feel the excitement of game night with the band playing fight songs, the student section leading the cheers and popular ESPN college basketball broadcasters. A week ahead of schedule, EA has released a patch addressing issues to improve the game play and other important features.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PC) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 6:54 a.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.

Atari Signs Revived 'Codename Panzers: Cold War'

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 6:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by InnoGlow, former Stormregion members, the Codename: Panzers series leaves the World War II stage to take the story into Cold War East-West conflicts fought on fictitious battlefields, with a special emphasis on deep story lines and rich battle effects.

'Last King of Africa' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 5:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Focus Home Interactive has signed an agreement with White Birds to publish and distribute Benoît Sokal's first NDS adventure, Last King of Africa, a remake of his PC title Paradise. You are Ann Smith, daughter of the last king of Maurania, whose plane crashes and while suffering from amnesia gets stranded on the other side of the country, in rebel territory.

'The Last Remnant' (ALL) DLCs Coming Next Month

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 4:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Last Remnant is Square Enix's latest single-player RPG game, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, scheduled to be released in Japan and North America simultaneously, with two main characters, each one appealing to a specific territory.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Call of Duty: World at War'

by Reggie Carolipio on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 4:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 4:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sherlock Holmes is back with probably the series’ most terrifying investigation. The player will launch into the hunt for the most dangerous serial killer in England’s history: Jack the Ripper.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 4:08 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:

'Return to Mysterious Island 2' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Return to Mysterious Island 2 offers the player an experience comparable to that of Robinson Crusoe or one of Verne's characters, but in this new installment, survival is not all, you will also have to save the island from an environmental disaster.

PC Review - 'Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization'

by Alan Martin on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 3:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Colonization, players lead one of four European nations on a quest to conquer and rule the New World. Players will be challenged to guide their people from the oppressive motherland, discover the New World, and negotiate, trade and fight with both the natives and other nations as they acquire power and fight for freedom and independence.

'Mean Girls: High School Showdown' - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mean Girls: High School Showdown allows players to take on the role of a student trying to restore balance to the many cliques in their high school and to end the reign of the terrible “Plastic clique,” the prettiest girls and the meanest of the mean.

'Fable II' (X360) Coming to the PC After All?

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 3:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fable 2 will offer even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of the original Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose. Citing "reliable sources," German site Gamona claims to have received word that Fable II is in development for the PC and might arrive as early as Feb. 2009.

'Clueless: The Game' - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Clueless: The Game you take on the part of Cher trying to find the perfect boyfriends for all her pals. You'll need to figure out what kind of guy their friends want by noticing what clothes these potential suitors wear and what sort of interests they have.

'Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods' - v1.06 Hotfix Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 2:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods is an addon for Jowood's action/RPG and will answer many open questions and guarantee a seamless step to Gothic 4. Once more you take on the role of the nameless Hero and again you have to raise your sword in anger to save the world of Gothic. This v1.06 patch fixes a quest issue and a few other minor hiccups.

'Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hunt the halls of the Beckett family mansion in search of mysterious hidden objects and solve a series of brain-bending puzzles to uncover the Spooky Manor mystery. What is this strange machine? Who shattered it into pieces? And what happened to Uncle Jerome? Only those with a keen eye for details will discover the answers hidden in Spooky Manor!

Could Casual Gaming Facilitate Weight Loss?

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Broadcaster and health campaigner Anne Diamond is working with researchers to test a theory that certain casual games may actually help weight loss and she's recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial to put the theory to the test.

'Sally's Salon' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 2:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Let your hair down and relax at Sally's Salon. Manage customers who want everything from simple shampoos to manicures. Keep them happy with coffee and candles and get their feedback on hairstyles, all for better tips! Upgrade your salon and take on more clients in this challenging and addictive game!

NetFlix Able to Stream Sony-Owned Columbia Pictures Movies to Xbox

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The New Xbox Experience will give X360 owners a new experience that is fun, social and simple to use, and puts more entertainment at their fingertips than any other device connected to the TV. Last week we reported that on the eve of the NXE rollout, Netflix revealed there would be no Columbia Pictures movies, owned by Sony, available for streaming through the Xbox 360. The holdout was due to licensing issues, which have now been resolved.

'Tropix' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tropix is the ultimate gaming vacation with eleven games in one, including match-3, word, Mahjong, Sudoku, bowling, Solitaire, and more! Earn sand dollars to buy food, fun and creature comforts to decorate your island and purchase other exotic islands to chart new games.

'StarCraft' & 'Brood War' - v1.16 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2008 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has yet again released a minor updated patch for good old Starcraft and its expansion pack, Brood War. This v1.16 patch fixes a few minor issues with Starcraft/Broodwar.