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'The Lord of the Rings: Conquest' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 7:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is an action-packed game set in the Lord of the Rings universe of J.R.R. Tolkien where players will fight epic battles any way they want, whether it be as the heroic forces of good, or as the legions of Sauron’s evil army, including Cave-trolls, Oliphaunts, the Balrog and Sauron himself.

WalMart Giving $100 Gift Card With $399 PS3

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 7:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting Sat. Nov. 8 at 8AM, Wal-Mart is giving people who buy the $399 PS3 model a $100 gift card. Unlike the earlier models, the 80GB PS3 is not backwards compatible with PS2 titles. On top of that offer, Wal-Mart is also throwing in a $30 gift card when buy either the $129 PS2 or a $199 Ratchet & Clank PSP Bundle, guaranteeing a minimum of 4 per store for all of the above.

Various Game Trailers #1474

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 5:27 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:

  • NCAA Basketball 09 [PS2/PS3/X360] - Tough Places to Play Trailer
  • Need for Speed Undercover [ALL] - Battle Gameplay Trailer
  • Sacred 2 [PS3/X360/PC] - Intro to Ancaria Trailer #3
  • Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Street Fighter IV [ALL] - Seth Gameplay Trailer
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix [PS3/X360] - Combo Trailer
  • Sonic Unleashed [Wii/PS3/X360] - Trailers (2)
  • Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World [Wii] - Intro Trailer
  • A Kingdom for Keflings [XBLA] - Avatar Trailer


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

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Demo Hacked, Now Featuring Split-Screen, Zombies, Maps

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 5:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants. Not 24 hours after Valve gave pre-order fans early access to the demo, users have hacked it to pieces allowing you to play split-screen co-op on PC (2nd player using controller), enabling zombies from the versus mode in singleplayer vs. 4 AI survivors, while modders have also found how to import fan favorite Counter Strike map de_Dust into the game.

'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009' (ALL) Create-A-SuperStar - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 5:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 will unleash a new tag team experience, allowing players to build momentum and attributes, eliminate opponents with high impact double teams and finishers, as well as get the “hot tag” for the win.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) Gets Oasis And Bond Tracks

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 3:46 p.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). Activision has just released the Oasis Track Pack and the Quantum of Solace single Another Way to Die as DLC on X360, PS3 and Wii.

'NecroVisioN' - 30 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NecroVisioN is a next-gen First Person Shooter that starts in the rage battlefields of World Word I and leads player to much darker and brutal underground world of vampires and demons.

Charge While you Play With TeknoCreations' InCharge

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Peripherals manufacturer TeknoCreations has launched its InCharge inductive charger for Xbox 360. Designed to charge one or two Xbox 360 controllers, the InCharge uses inductive charging that allows the user to recharge each battery without having to remove the battery pack from the controller.

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (ALL) Xbox Live Multiplayer Events

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 1:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club: Los Angeles provides a seamless environment for everyone who loves to compete, with no load times, no tracks, and no rules, allowing players to race who they want, when they want, and where they want in a recreation of LA. Go toe-to-toe with the R* San Diego developers of Midnight Club: Los Angeles on Sun., Nov. 16, from 4-7pm EST.

'Burnout Paradise' (ALL) to Get Legendary Cars As Premium DLC - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 12:33 p.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 "legendary" cars.

New Xbox Experience, Party And Photo Sharing

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 12:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The New Xbox Experience will give X360 owners a completely 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.

'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe' (PS3/X360) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kombat forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against the combined might of the DC Universe.

Nintendo Preps for Room-to-Room Voice Chatting

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 10:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The new in-game voice chat function for Animal Crossing: City Folk will be ready to go as soon as the game launches on Nov. 16, using the Wii Speak accessory ($29.99). A separate Wii Speak Channel that people can use to chat independent of Animal Crossing: City Folk will be available in December.

Cash-Strapped Brash Axes Employees, Licenses and Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brash Entertainment hasn't been living up to the hype it caused when it launched last year, so it comes as no surprise that it is the next victim of the weak economy. Variety claims Brash has laid off 20 employees, won't be filling open positions, is selling off some of its licenses, and from its slew of upcoming titles, only two remain "active," Six Flags Fun Park (Wii) and next year's SAW. What happened to titles such as Tale of Desperaux, 300, Clash of the Titans, or Prison Break is unknown, and it seems Brash was even working on a Superman game with Factor 5.

'Free Realms' (PS3/PC) Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Free Realms is a free whimsical fantasy massively multiplayer RPG from Sony Online offering lighthearted adventuring, aimed primarily at casual female gamers, and optional bonus content via micro transactions. Fans interested in participating in the beta test can now sign up (only North America, Europe to come later).

'Cave Story' Coming to Wiiware - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cave Story is an action-adventure game overflowing with unmatched charm and character, taking players into a world where a race of rabbit-like creatures, called Mimigas, run free on a serene floating island.

Get Your Own 'Gears of War 2' (X360) Locust Drone Bust

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 9:32 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. TriForce has finalized work on its 1:1 scale Gears of War Locust Drone design maquette, coming early 2009 for $549.99.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (ALL) Lets you Try Before You Buy

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests. The PC version of Sacred 2 allows you to share the game with its "Try Before You Buy" system.

'FIFA 09' (ALL) Patch #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Resident Evil' (Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 6:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom is working on bringing the original Gamecube (based on the 1996 PSOne game) title in the Resident Evil series to the Wii. Currently only scheduled for a December release in Japan, the port will add no new content or features, apart from making it compatible with the Wiimote controls.

'Europa Universalis: Rome - Vae Victis' - Improvement Details

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 6:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EU: Rome covers the time period from the first Punic War to the start of the true Empire. Players will have thousand of gameplay choices ranging from country, culture, provincial and character options etc., making each and every game infinitely customizable and unique.

'Memento Mori' - German v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 6:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Memento Mori is a new adventure game featuring two main characters, Larisa Svetlova and Maxim Durand. It's the player's task to disclose the secret of the St. Petersburg art theft, a mysterious Finnish order and its machinations.

'Burn Zombie Burn' (PS3) Zombie Types - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 4:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set across six classic American horror movie inspired levels, Burn Zombie Burn is a third-person shoot-em-up in the classic coin-op tradition featuring next-gen game play mechanics, and possessing that ‘one-more-go’ addictiveness which define all of the great shooters.

'Dead Rising 2' (X360) Rumor Resurfaces

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 4:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier this year an article in Japanese magazine Famitsu claimed Capcom was working on Dead Rising 2, a sequel to 2006's popular zombie shooter. Capcom has yet to official confirm the development but it seems credence has been given to the rumor as Canadian developer Blue Castle Games revealed that it has been hired by the publisher to work on Dead Rising 2. Blue Castle Games is known for 2K Sports' The Bigs, and is currently also working on MLB Front Office Manager.

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 3:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Ocean: The Last Hope is the latest entry in the futuristic space opera RPG series. Science fiction and fantasy meld in this long-awaited continuation of the celebrated franchise from developer tri-Ace Inc.

'Persona 4' (PS2), There Will Only Be One

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 3:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Larger, deeper, and loaded with thrills, Persona 4 delivers an all-new story set in the Japanese countryside. A mysterious chain of deaths remains unanswered and only you and your team of gifted supernatural sleuths can uncover the truth. Unlike earlier installments in the series, Atlus U.S.A. announced that there will be no enhanced/expanded (FES) version of Persona 4 released.

PC Review - 'Far Cry 2'

by Jesse Littlefield on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 2:42 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.

'Shaun White Snowboarding' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 2:36 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.

NDS Review - 'The Legend of Kage 2'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With rich, elaborate stages and a compelling story that follows the tale of two protagonists, The Legend of Kage 2 breathes renewed excitement into the classic action adventure experience.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2009' (ALL) v1.20 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PES 2009 has undergone a graphical update to ensure its players look and move even more like their real-life counterparts. Similarly, all-new options allow users to tailor the game to their own tastes, while new moves, innovative new control elements and key online elements will further the realism of the new game.

Atari Answers Call for 'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

Friday, November 7, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 1:15 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:

'Atlantica Online' Adds New Server to Cope With Player Influx

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 1:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlantica Online is bringing back turn-based and strategic gameplay to give a fresh face to the MMO world, a thinking person's game, giving you the chance to really strategize using the combat, mercenary and city/country management system. To better cope with the influx of players since its launch last week, NDOORS will add an extra server this coming weekend.

'Silent Hill: Homecoming' (PS3/X360/PC) Available on Steam

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silent Hill: Homecoming is a psychological horror game thrusting players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric HD graphics, an all-new iconic and chilling soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka, and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill. For the next 5 days PC fans will receive a 10% discount on Steam.