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'Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop' (Wii) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 8:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop follows the harrowing tale of Frank West, an overly zealous freelance journalist on a hunt for the scoop of a lifetime. In pursuit of a juicy lead, he makes his way to the small suburban town of Willamette only to find that it has become overrun by zombies.

Various Game Trailers #1418

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT | 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:

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'Bleach: Dark Souls' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bleach: Dark Souls will feature a multitude of enhancements to last year’s Bleach: The Blade of Fate including multiplayer games with expanded personalization features, brand new special Bankai moves, 30 new Spirit Cards, power-enhancing crystals, as well as seven new gameplay modes.

Ubisoft Opens Up Shop in Poland

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 8:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced the opening of a new business office, not a development studio, in Warsaw, to help increase Ubisoft's market share in Poland and Eastern Europe.

'Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People' Ep.2 (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is a story-driven series with a comic spin based on Matt and Mike Chapman's online animated series. The player uncovers each episode's comedic plot through character interaction, dialogue-based puzzles, and the use/abuse of inventory items.

'World of Mixed Martial Arts 2' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports management simulation developer Grey Dog Software announced that WMMA 2 will bring mixed martial arts to your PC allowing players to control every aspect of a mixed martial arts company. The player is in charge of just about everything to do with its running, including hiring fighters, match making, marketing, and so on. World of Mixed Martial Arts 2 is scheduled to be available for digital download and is expected to be released early 2009.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players. Aion’s world consists of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.

'Warhawk: Operation: Fallen Star' (PS3) Priced & Dated - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 3rd expansion pack for Warhawk, Operation: Fallen Star adds a new location, ten new battlefields, and the Infantry Jetpack, a personal rocket pack that allows soldiers to soar above the fray of battle into the aerial realm of the Warhawks themselves. Scheduled for release on Aug. 28 for $7.99, or if you get all 3 expansion, $15.99.

'Savage 2: A Tortured Soul' Gets $9.99 Labor Day Sale, $6500 Tournament

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is an FPS/RPG featuring expansive environments, an entirely enhanced combat system, and gameplay elements that will catapult it beyond its prequel. From August 29 -31st, Savage 2 will be sold on Steam for $9.99, a $20 discount from its original price. Savage 2 is also scheduled to receive a visual upgrade early next week, and will launch the Ascension Tournament Series, with cash prizes totaling $6500.

'Wanted' (PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal Pictures is creating a video game based on the "Wanted" movie. The game will be published worldwide by Warner Bros. and is being developed by GRIN, known for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter series and the upcoming Bionic Commando.

'Bionic Commando Rearmed' (ALL) Selling More Than 130,000 Units in First Week

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando Rearmed is a makeover of the classic 8-bit game released 20 years ago, but with updated visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score and the addition of a 2-player co-op mode. Capcom producer Ben Judd revealed that Bionic Commando Rearmed has sold more than 130k units in a week, with review scores averaging high 80s on console and low 90s on PC. Needless to say, Capcom is very happy with the reception ...

'Crysis Warhead' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad, you'll experience Psycho’s parallel story during the events of the original, finding that life on the other side of the island is even more intense and explosive than you could have imagined.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' - v1.2.0 Patch Details

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Deer Hunter Tournament' (X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The evolution of virtual hunting has finally arrived as Deer Hunter Tournament gives players a chance to experience the most intense virtual hunting experience. Deer Hunter Tournament is designed to create a massive network of Deer Hunter players by offering for the first time in hunting games organized, constantly updated online tournaments.

'Castle Crashers' (X360) This Week's XBLA Title

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Castle Crashers is a four-player game for the Xbox Live Arcade, where players are knights on a quest to regain a stolen idol. Embark on the adventure on your own or with up to three friends and discover the mind-boggling magic and mystery in the mythical world.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Weapons and Perks Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War, using the Call of Duty 4 engine, 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.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Box Cover Unveiled - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | 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.

'X Motor Racing' - v1.08.3 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X Motor Racing is an arcade racing game with next generation physics model, including all classes of cars from old RWD to modern sports cars, physics, and various graphical features. This demo includes 3 tracks, one car and is now updated with new physics surfaces, damage model, etc.

'Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest' Now Available for Pre-Order

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Multiwinia will combine elements of Darwinia, with the addition of multiplayer support which will enable both co-op and competitive battles between massive Darwinian armies. The Introversion store is now taking pre-orders for Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest.

Monday, August 25, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | 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) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | 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.

Wii Preview - 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, you'll engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class, take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory, and discover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Two Classics And One New WiiWare Title

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added two classics and two WiiWare titles to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Helix (Wiiware), Ys Book I & II (VC) and Samurai Shodown 2 (VC).

'Armed Assault 2' - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | 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.

AMD Working With Developers On DirectX 10.1 Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 4:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AMD announced that it is working with leading game developers such as EA Phenomic (Battleforge), SEGA's The Creative Assembly (Stormrise) and NHN Games (Cloud 9) to create a new generation of game titles utilizing Microsoft DirectX 10.1 delivering improved features and performance, and an overall better game experience.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 ' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Left 4 Dead' (X360/PC) Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | 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. Valve's Gabe Newell revealed that Left 4 Dead will not be finished in time for its Nov. 4 launch, but will instead be released Nov. 20, 2008.

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (PSP/PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midnight Club: Los Angeles provides a seamless, breathtaking environment for everyone who loves to compete. With no load times, no tracks, and no rules, the game allows players to race who they want, when they want, and where they want in an unbelievable recreation of LA.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Madden NFL 09'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Madden NFL 09 marks the 20th anniversary of the franchises, and the game will feature adaptable gameplay tailored to every type of gamer, online enhancements and a broadcast style presentation delivering an authentic NFL experience.

Codemasters' Games Convention 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Codemasters' Games Convention 2008 lineup:

'Arcanum' - Unofficial v080823 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra's Arcanum, developed by now defunct Troika Games, is an isometric RPG that creates a compelling new world where magic and technology coexist in an uneasy balance. This v080823 patch fixes some of critical bugs, adds some lost content, fixes stats on lots of NPCs, and plenty more.

Games Convention Gets Record Number Of Visitors, 2009 Date Set

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2008 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With more than 203.000 visitors, the Games Convention will be back in Leipzig next year according to Leipziger Messe CEO Wolfgang Marzin, who also revealed that the 2009 edition of the exhibition will be held from Aug. 19 to 23.