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'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 7:18 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1473

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 6:22 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:

  • IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey [ALL] - Trailer #4
  • Martial Arts: Capoeira [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Pyroblazer [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer #3
  • Urban Extreme: Street Rage [Wii] - Trailer
  • The Sims 3 [PC] - Create A Sim Walkthrough Trailer
  • Call of Duty: World at War [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Alone in the Dark: Inferno [PS3] - Epilogue Trailer
  • Mirror's Edge [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Skate 2 [ALL] - Skate Reel Trailer

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

'Personal Trainer: Cooking' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Personal Trainer: Cooking is a training title that brings gourmet cooking from around the globe to your NDS. It features a DS Chef, your own private cooking instructor who talks you through 245+ recipes from more than 30 countries worldwide.

Overseas Troops Rocking With 'Guitar Hero III' (ALL) This Holiday

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 6:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Showing their appreciation and support to those serving in the military, Activision is partnering with the United Service Organizations (USO) to bring entertainment to the troops this holiday season. Each copy of Call of Duty: Word at War sold sends $10 to the USO, and Activision will also donate more than $100,000 worth of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock merchandise.

PlayStation Store Gets Qore #6, DLCs, Demos, Music Tracks

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 6:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with Qore issue #6, DLCs for LittleBigPlanet (2 free costumes), EndWar Enlistment Pack (3 free units), and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja STORM (free new character and mission). Guitar Hero gets a Oasis Track Pack ($1.99/5.49), while Rock Band gets a President of the Unites States trackpack ($1.99/5.49), and singles from Hinder and Fallout Boy ($.99). Demos are available for Metal Gear Solid 4 and NCAA Basketball 09, and last but not least the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'Horse Life 2' (NDS/Wii/PC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Neko Entertainment's Horse Life 2 is the sequel in the horse simulation series, exceptional in both visuals and game-play.

'Iron Grip: Warlord' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 4:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Iron Grip: Warlord, using the Q3 engine, blends RTS and FPS gameplay, where you must employ urban guerrilla tactics to fight off the hordes. Protect your city at all costs, by building defense structures, setting traps, and taking the enemy on yourself.

No More 'Heroes' (PS3/X360/PC) Says Ubisoft

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 4:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last year Ubisoft announced it was developing a third-person action game based on the Heroes TV series, focusing on the entire cast, and not re-tell or bridge the gap between the two seasons, but instead offer its own insight. The game hasn't really been heard of since and today Ubisoft revealed that it is no longer making a Heroes game, thus the project has been canceled and the rights have been reverted back to series owner NBC.

'Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2' (ALL) Tracklist - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 4:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

American Idol Encore 2 lets players sing and perform through a full season of competition to claim the virtual winning title of American Idol. Featuring 40 all-new, smash-hit songs and several unique modes of play, the game delivers an immersive experience as players sing their way to fame.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' - v1.3.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 3:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop two superpower alliances emerge, join the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance. Kaos Studios has released the v1.3.0 patch adding adding 4 new maps, new air vehicles to both sides, and the anti-air rocket launcher.

'Family Glide Hockey' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Family Glide Hockey players will once again enjoy another American pastime with friends and family in some white knuckle action of Family Glide Hockey! Family Glide Hockey sports appealing cel-shaded graphics and endearing music, on top of the friendly competitive match-ups.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) - v1.0.0.15 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 2:23 p.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.

'Mirror's Edge' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 11:58 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.

'All Aspect Warfare' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 11:56 a.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.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Foo Fighters' The Colour and the Shape Album

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 11:51 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.

'A Kingdom for Keflings' (XBLA) First Playable Avatar-Enabled Game - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A Kingdom for Keflings is a city-builder that puts you in the shoes of a giant who has the ability to design and construct an intricate city for the local Keflings. Each giant starts out with a small handful of helpful Keflings who help build the kingdom from scratch. A Kingdom for Keflings will be the first X360 title to ship with playable, in-game avatars when it launches on Nov. 19.

'NCAA Basketball 09' (ALL) Gets Demo, Toughest Place to Play Contest

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 11:39 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. Fans can now vote for one of 50 schools entered in the Toughest Place to Play contest.

'Elven Legacy' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 11:31 a.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.

'MotoGP 08' (ALL) Install Patch Available NOW

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

MotoGP is the world's premier motorcycling championship consisting of 18 Grands Prix hosted around the globe, featuring the world's top motorcycle manufacturers who provide machinery for the world's best riders. Capcom has released the promised patch to fix the install issue with the PC version of MotoGP 08.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 11:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria expands the online world of Middle-earth to let players explore the ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths, face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin’s Bane and more!

'Alarm for Cobra 11: Burning Wheels' (X360/PC) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Daring stunts, spectacular crashes, thrilling criminal cases: All fans of the racing genre will easily fall in love with the newest game originating from the original RTL TV-Show "Alarm for Cobra 11." While the previous installment has yet to be released in North America, Europe is already gearing up to burn more rubber.

'Shaun White Snowboarding' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 10:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shaun White Snowboarding, powered by the Assassin's Creed engine, allows players to enter a world of total freedom, where they can create their own experience and choose how, where, and with whom they want to ride.

'Things On Wheels' (ALL) Malo Muscle Car - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 10:35 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.

'Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 2' (ALL) Announced, Coming Nov. 17, 2008

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 2 allows owners of Rock Band or Rock Band 2 peripherals to keep the party going with more hit songs from the pantheon of rock music. The 20-song pack features an mix of classic hits and current favorites, including songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mötley Crüe, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Blondie.

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

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, known in Europe as 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.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Arrives Feb. 2009, Collector's Edition & Pre-Order Details

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. Halo Wars is scheduled to launch worldwide Feb. 2009. The Limited Collector's Edition will include the game, Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack, Halo Wars: Genesis graphic novel, a patch, unique in-game vehicle, and six Leader cards. Pre-order and download a special in-game Warthog vehicle.

Nobilis Signs 'I-Fluid' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

I-Fluid is an original platform game in which you control a drop of water facing various and surprising situations. Just imagine having to cross a messy schoolboy working desk while avoiding falling pens and adhesives, to get out of a generous breakfast or Mexican lunch, to cross vegetables cooking in a burning pan or to face thirsty cockroaches while being a fragile drop of water!

'Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation' (X360) Hit Platinum Status, DLCs Become Free

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation will let players experience Ace Combat on a massive worldwide scale as it features an in-depth multi-player online experience that includes a variety of action-packed online modes. As AC 6 hits platinum status, fans can now download the following previously released premium holiday-themed aircraft and multiplayer stages for free.

'zOMG!' Goes Open Beta - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With 16 zones and a vast variety of battle rings and recipes to choose from, zOMG! is an engaging adventure that blends social online community experiences with accessible MMO gameplay.

'Fable II' (X360) Original Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 500 years after the original game, Fable 2 will offer even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose. The Fable II Original Soundtrack features the original music score by Russell Shaw and the “Fable Theme” from Danny Elfman.

'Runes of Magic' Halloween Stress Test Successful - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 9:38 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.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Gears of War 2'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, and thrusts players back into a deep and harrowing story of humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde.

'DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road' - v1.22 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 6:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road is set to be the most diverse and exhilarating off-road racing experience ever with sensational gravel, mud and dirt events the world over. The new v1.22 patch will resolve errors, experienced by some users, reported during the disc check.

'Jumpgate Evolution' - 8 New Screens

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

Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original Jumpgate in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations.

Thursday, November 6, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 5:27 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:

'Dissidia: Final Fantasy' (PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 4:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dissidia: Final Fantasy is an all-new title in the FF franchise, although it's not part of the compilation of Final Fantasy VIII or the Ivalice Alliance. Not a standard RPG, it's labeled a dramatic progressive action title, and Tetsuya Nomura, known for Kingdom Hearts, has signed on to be the game's character designer.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) Sells 4.7 Million Copies, In Excess of $300 Million

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 3:35 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. Bethesda announced that it has shipped 4.7 million units of Fallout 3 across all platforms, representing retail sales in excess of $300 million.

'F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin' (PS3/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable.

Wargaming.net Developing MMO Using BigWorld Technology Suite

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

New Orleans-based Wargaming.net announced that it has signed a license agreement with BigWorld to use their Technology Suite for the development of its upcoming massively multiplayer online game.

'Discovery Online' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

More than a simple pirate game, Discovery Online is a sea-voyaging and trading game that encourages the player to be his most creative. The game’s potential for narration motivates the player to create his legend and to tell his epic story.

NDS Review - 'Disgaea DS'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Disgaea DS offers a deep strategy RPG experience with an exceptional story, a fantastic script, and a host of loveable characters and settings. An all-new story focus means a completely different experience for the player, not to mention a brand new ending.