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'The Maw' (XBLA) Priced and Dated - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 3:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Maw is a 3D action adventure in which you take control of Frank, a simple alien that must partner up with The Maw, a cute little blob with an insatiable hunger that makes him the most dangerous creature in the galaxy, in order to find your way home.

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) Welcomes Rookies With New Promo Campaign

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Gear Online is a dedicated online game featuring characters, weaponry and levels taken from and inspired by Metal Gear Solid 4, allowing up to 16 people to play simultaneously. All fans who register the MOG retail version will automatically win 5,000 reward points and the MGO Codec Pack (until Feb. 16, 2009)

Various Game Trailers #1510

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 1:07 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:

  • Fallen Earth - Factions Trailer
  • inFamous [PS3] - 2009 CES Trailer #3
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin [PS3/X360/PC] - EPA Trailer
  • The Godfather II [ALL] - The Crew Trailer

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

'DC Universe Online' (PS3/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SOE Austin is building a world where you feel like you've stepped into the DC Universe and become the ultimate super-hero (or villain) along side of Superman, Batman, or Ambush Bug.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) to Get New Bruce Springsteen Tracks, for Free

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 11:57 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). To celebrate his upcoming "Working On A Dream" album Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen is going to offer two tracks (My Lucky Day and Born To Run) for free between Jan. 27 and Feb. 4, after which they'll be available as singles on XBL, PSN and the Wii Shop.

'The Great Giana Sisters' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

More than 20 years ago when a game was born that still is a synonym for a whole gaming genre, The Great Giana Sisters made Jump’n’Run gaming available for home computer users all over the world.

New US Outfit Brings Free-to-Play MMORPG 'Nostale' to North America

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nostale is a free-to-play casual MMORPG which takes gamers through seventy exciting levels of the wonderful world of East Mile. Gamers can choose from one of four character classes, each with unique powers and features. The ultimate goal is to fight Dark Horn and his legion of demons in the land of death.

'Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle' (PS2) Goes Gold - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle is an epic historical simulation from legendary game producer Kou Shibusawa where players assume the role of Nobunaga, or of a rival warlord, in their quest to unite Japan under one rule.

'AionGuard' (PS3/X360) Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The newest Edge issue reveals that Avalanche is not only working on a sequel to Just Cause, but also another open world title what it describes as a mix of "WWI dogfighter pilots, Samurai and medieval knights." Already in development for two years, AionGuard will have you control armies of thousands, and pilot-able dragons as you wage war against the Nazurbaal, who are harvesting the world's magical powers. As you progress through regions, each one will have an enemy stronghold, so you can disrupt supply lines, capture power sources, and befriend local tribes to make your battles easier.

'MySims Party' (NDS/Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MySims Party turns any gathering into an instant party with 50 mini games (40 in the NDS version) to choose from, each hosted by a different MySim.

'Tomb Raider: Underworld' (ALL) Lacked Polishing, Says Sacked Creative Director

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Underworld is an epic adventure game that delivers exploration-based gameplay giving players a new level of challenge and choice as they solve mysteries from exotic locations around the world. Last week, Eidos revealed Tomb Raider: Underworld fell short of internal expectations, making the company's stock drop 25%, followed by the inevitable layoffs at Crystal Dynamics. One of the 30 victims was creative director Eric Lindstrom, who said he wished they could have spent more time polishing Underworld.

Slightly Mad Studios Arises from Blimey! Games' Ashes

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Joint Administrators were appointed to UK based developer Blimey! Games on Jan. 8 2009, following the insolvency of its parent company, 10tacle Studios in the summer of 2008. Former Blimey! head honcho Ian Bell acquired all the assets and its workforce.

'Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis' (ALL) Online Comic Reveals Protagonists

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 8:22 a.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. The first little comic strip featuring the two Secret Files protagonists is now on the official Web site.

'Age of Conan' Merging More Than Half Of Its Servers

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 6:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Conan is an online action RPG, mixing a story-driven single-player experience with a brutal multiplayer end-game that brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. Late last year, Funcom already merged servers in order to increase population, and in the near future, it will reduce its 49 current servers to 18 in order to further boost the game experience.

'Devil Survivor' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 6:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus' Devil Survivor is a new RPG in the Megami Tensei franchise, currently only scheduled for release in Japan later this month.

Wii Shop Channel Adds A Classic and Two Wiiware Title

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 6:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added a classic and one WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download: Jungle Speed (Wiiware), Planet Pachinko (Wiiware), and Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (VC).

'Burn Zombie Burn' (PS3) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 5:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set across 6 classic American horror movie inspired levels, Burn Zombie Burn is a 3rd person shoot-em-up in the classic coin-op tradition featuring next-gen game play mechanics, delivering humor and bloody zombie violence in copious amounts!

'Clover' (XBLA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 5:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Binary Tweed announced the return of the classic platform-puzzle adventure with Clover. Rendering a much-missed genre in watercolour, accompanied by melancholy piano pieces and laced with political themes, Clover embodies Binary Tweed's frank motto of “New games that are a bit like old games, but better.”

'Personal Trainer: Math' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 5:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Personal Trainer: Math includes 40 fast-paced exercises, from basic addition and multiplication to more extensive multiplication tables and calculation ladders. Daily math drills keep skills sharp, while attendance records provide ways for users to see how they improve week to week and month to month.

'3 on 3 NHL Arcade' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 5:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3 on 3 NHL Arcade, Developed by the team behind NHL 09, is an all-new downloadable experience, a no rules, fast paced, hockey experience that gamers of all types can enjoy.

NDS Review - 'Dragon Ball: Origins'

by Dustin Chadwell on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 4:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dragon Ball: Origins takes players back to the original Dragon Ball series and around the world for a thrilling action-adventure game with innovative stylus controls. Marking the first ever Dragon Ball game to feature Goku and Bulma as kids, and filled with several new gameplay elements including puzzle solving, fighting action, and mazes.

Wii Review - 'Safecracker'

by Jesse Littlefield on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'SpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party Cook-Off' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 4:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on Nickelodeon’s upcoming, special April episode of the same name, SpongeBob vs. The Big One, the game will have players slicing and dicing their way in the Krusty Krab kitchen to become the ultimate fry cook in Bikini Bottom.

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' (X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 4:42 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.

'Lips' (X360) Jan. 16 DLC Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 4:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lips is a music and singing game that includes 30 songs, 2 wireless interactive microphones (with motion sensors that allow you to dance, move or swing to score points), the ability to use and sing your own music or download songs from an online service.

'Marbles! Balance Challenge' (Wii) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 4:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Marbles! Balance Challenge, known in North America as Marble Saga: Kororinpa, is a skill-based action title where the player helps an Ant called Anthony save his colony via a series of physical tests, featuring new levels, 4-person multiplayer, tons of customization, the ability to connect and compete online and the use of the Wii Balance Board as features.

'Resistance 2' (PS3) Big Patch in the Works

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 4:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resistance 2 will feature 8-player, story-driven online co-op separate from the regular single-player campaign, 60-player online PvP (Heavy, Special Ops, Medic classes) and more vehicles, including The Chameleon, a Stalker with full cloak. While there have been a few minor tweaks to the game since launch, Insomniac confirmed is it working on a big patch, although didn't not provide any details about what it'll address fixes (apart from the fact that stats bugs fixes are includes) nor a possible ETA.

'Aldorlea Tales: 3 Stars of Destiny' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aldorlea Tales: 3 Stars of Destiny is an old school RPG developed by Aldorlea Games that will be packed with more than 50 quests, 40 hours of game play and so many places to visit: enchanting woods, soaked swamps, glittering lands of snow, charming valleys and so much more!

EA Vice President Joins Unity Technologies

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Unity Technologies has appointed video game veteran and middleware pioneer David Lau-Kee as non-executive Chairman, to advise on strategy, growth, and share his industry connections in order to help Unity continue to empower the masses and transform the games industry in exciting new ways.

'Democracy 2' - v1.23 Demo/Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2009 @ 12:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Positech Games' Democracy 2 puts you in the position of the leader of a new government, tasked with running the country, and keeping the electorate happy in the run up to each election.