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'Chrono Trigger' (NDS) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 6:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his misfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils.

'ArchLord' Gets New PvP Server And Rule Set

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 6:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Embark on your adventure to become the one mighty ruler of them all and take control of vast worlds, sprawling towns and cities or even control the world's horrific monsters to wreak havoc on your cowering enemies. Codemasters has opened a new hardcore PvP server to cope with the browing player-base.

Various Game Trailers #1471

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 5:10 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:

  • Dragonica [PC] - Trailer
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel [X360/PC] - Intro to Ancaria Trailer #2
  • Mirror's Edge [PS3/X360/PC] - Runners Story Trailer
  • Ultimate Band [NDS/Wii] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Shaun White Snowboarding [ALL] - Dev Diary Trailer #2
  • History Civil War: Secret Missions [ALL] - Trailer
  • Bioshock [PS3] - Challenge Rooms Trailer

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

'Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories' (PS2) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 5:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories is the essential piece that bridges the gap between Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. Originally released in 2004 for GBA, this full 3D rendition on the PS2 has never been released in North America - this is an entry in the Kingdom Hearts saga that fans of the series can't miss!

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Multiplayer Beta goes Free for All

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 3:17 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.

'Mushroom Men (NDS/Wii) Gets Delayed - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 3:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mushroom Men shows gamers the mundane world from the surreal perspective of a three-inch-high Mushroom Man. Unnoticed by humans, a war rages between the spore factions, and you, as a brave Bolete Mushroom Man, are given the opportunity to wreak havoc by transforming common household trinkets and trash into weapons and tools.

'Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine Online' Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 2:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a fictional post-apocalyptic Tokyo, survivors attempt to restore the city by defeating demons and solving puzzles. Each player acts as a “Devil Buster.” Success relies on forming an alliance with demons or slaying them. Fans interesting in participating can now sign up for the closed beta, which'll run until Dec. 1, 2008.

'Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360/PC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SF IV features a mix of returning favorites such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile 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.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) Also Coming to PC?

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 1:04 p.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 MCV updated Q1 2009 release schedule, Capcom continues its PC support, as RE5 is now also listing a PC version.

'Crysis Wars' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crysis Wars is the multiplayer component for Crytek's FPS Crysis Warhead and features three modes, 21 maps, vehicles and more. This v1.1 patch fixes and tweaks a few issues, removes online activation, and adds linux server support.

'Castlevania Judgment' (Wii) Character Details #2 - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Castlevania Judgment, produced by Koji Igarashi, is the first fighting title in the franchise, and bridges the past with the present as it pits several generations of the Belmont clan against a host of characters that span the franchise’s 22-year history.

'Guitar Hero: World Tour' (ALL) Drum Kit Tuner Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: World Tour will feature guitar, vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), four-player on/offline co-op, and an eight-player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4). Last month Activision issued a statement acknowledging issues with the sensitivity of the drum pads, it has now released the promised tuner to fix the problem.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (ALL) Coming to PS3 After All

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 10:26 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. Earlier this year the PS3 edition was put on ice, but prod. David Silverman revealed in a recent interview that "there's definitely people working on a PS3 version" and that it will be "taking advantage of both the 1080p nature and the high-defness of Blu-ray," basically high res cutscenes.

'Elemental: War of Magic' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Elemental: War of Magic is set in a world filled with magic and ancient lore. As the ruler of your kingdom, you must expand your empire through a combination of magical power, military might, diplomatic skill, technological advancement and bold adventuring. Your worlds will be of your choosing, or players are free to create their own.

'Inkheart' (NDS) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company announced it will publish Inkheart. Based on the feature film adaptation of the best-selling Cornelia Funke novel, Inkheart brings high-quality, beautiful graphics to your DS in the fantastic and lovingly detailed world of Inkheart.

'World of Warcraft' - v3.0.3 US/Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v3.0.3 patch adds a new achievement system, fixes a few bugs, crashes, makes tweaks to the various characters, quests, professions, dungeons and so forth...

NDS Preview - 'Populous DS'

by Judy on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Populous is considered one of the first games in the strategy/god games genre since its conception on the Amiga in the late 80s. XSEED is bringing the classic back on the NDS making use of the dual screen, new god powers and multiplayer for up to 4 players.

'Emergency Hospital' (ALL) Goes Gold, Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Emergency Hospital casts players as Sarah, a young nurse who has recently graduated from college in California and is struggling to find a job. In a twist of fate, Sarah is hired for a nursing position at a small hospital in Arkansas, where she discovers that managing an emergency room is a bit harder than she expected.

'Jagged Alliance DS' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 6:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jagged Alliance is an explosive fusion of RPG mixed with turn-based tactical combat, allowing gamers to become fully immersed in their characters. A new generation of gamers will be invited to liberate the Island of Metavira in the nonlinear game play that made the 1994 original so popular amongst gamers.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 6:13 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:

'Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix' (ALL) Expected This Month - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 5:21 a.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. Capcom has submitted SSFIIHDR to both Microsoft and Sony and depending on approvalm it's scheduled for release this month.

'Safecracker' (Wii) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 5:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Safecracker is a puzzle adventure game that requires you to use your wits, deductive reasoning, and puzzle solving skills to crack the master safe! Hired by the wealthy family of recently deceased billionaire, Duncan W. Adams, you must find the deed to his riches in one of 35 extraordinary safes.

'Suikoden: Tierkreis' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 4:57 a.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.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 3:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'World of Kung Fu' Gets New Quest, Skills, Mounts And More

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 3:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Kung Fu is a free to play MMORPG based in a 3D virtual world. The game takes place in a mythical land founded on the ancient Kung Fu moral values of justice and heroism. The latest upgrade will see the addition of several major new systems, as well as new quests for higher level players, new mounts, and skill enhancements for all weapon classes.

'Dynasty Warriors 6' (PS2/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 6 will deliver the massive scale and realistic atmosphere that players have come to expect from the series, but will redefine the Tactical Action experience, with completely re-imagined character designs and weapons, yet maintaining familiar characterizations that are accurate to culturally depictions.

Xbox 360 Review - 'NBA 2K9'

by Brian Dumlao on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

NBA 2K9 provides unmatched attention to detail this season with even more signature style animations, deeper franchise mode, adaptive AI for smarter gameplay, and innovative online features including Team Up for true online 5-on-5 matches, and Living Rosters for the most up-to-date player ratings and tendencies to bring the game to life like never before.

Walt Disney Should Buy EA, So Says The Wall Street Journal

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to The Wall Street Journal, it might be a good idea for Disney to think about buying EA. After the recent lower-than-expected financial result, EA's overall market value has dropped more than half, from $19 billion to $7.2 billion. Disney owns ESPN, which is already in cahoots with EA on the Madden franchise, and Disney Interactive could otherwise more wisely spend its $200 million internal development budget among the EA studios, apart from the fact that there is a lot of new IP that could be turned into movies (Mirror's Edge, Dead Space) or games (Pixar).

'A Stroke of Fate' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A Stroke of Fate is a detective story set in the authentic surroundings of 1940s fascist Germany, giving you the opportunity to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century – Adolf Hitler's premature death.

'Roleplaying Collection' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD presents its most famous RPG games in the new RPG collection, featuring Gothic 3, Spellforce 2 and Dungeon Lords for the first time in a all-in-one collection. It will take you on a journey through mystic worlds enriched with quests of epic dimensions.

'EVE Online: Quantum Rise' New Features Detailed, Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CCP's ninth free expansion for its sci-fi MMOG EVE Online offers limitless opportunity to the talented starship pilots of New Eden as the roots of conflict spread deep for their lifeblood.

'Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States' - v1.030 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2008 @ 1:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States allows players to experience the trials and tribulations of the role of commander-in-chief for either side of the American Civil War. Historically accurate, detailed and finely balanced for realistic gameplay, War Between the States is also easy to play and does not take months to finish.