'inFamous' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 7:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

inFamous is an open-ended, free-roaming game puts you in the shoes of Cole, an everyday guy and urban explorer, in the aftermath of a huge disaster that destroys his hometown of Empire City. As Cole, you must first learn to use new found powers and then decide how you will use them.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Gets Big Patch, Fixes Issues

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 7:06 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. Left 4 Dead has been updated with a host of fixes, tweaks and new features, including enhancements to Versus mode for improved competitive play.

Various Game Trailers #1512

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 7:04 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:

  • Dawn of War II [PC] - Space Marines Multiplayer Trailer
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin [ALL] - Developer Q&A Trailer #4


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

'Detour' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 4:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Detour is a road-oriented Real-Time Strategy game that takes a satirical twist on highway construction, environmental activist groups, and cartoon humor. Players compete against each other and/or AI opponents to outsmart and out-build them.

Valve Adds In-Game Web Browser to Steam

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 4:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve has issued an update for its digital delivery service Steam, allowing users to surf the web via a simplified browser (Flash is supported). Activate your in-game overlay and a web tab will now be included in the options, which then opens the browser, although only offering basic functionality. Check out the full notes for other update info.

'Powerbike' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco's Powerbike, developed by Tornado Studios, is an intense motorcycle racer that features death-defying stunts, intense police chases and competitive multiplayer modes.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Gets Novel Treatment

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 4:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors. Tor Books announces the publication of Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne, a prequel novel introducing the reader to BioWare's brand new fantasy universe.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 1:33 p.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.

Xbox Avatars Get Free Clothing Update...

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 1:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With the New Xbox Experience, Xbox 360 fans have been able to customize their avatars with various features and attributes. Microsoft promised it would be releasing new items every 2 weeks. Making good on its promise, you can now pimp out your avatar with a dozen new items like polo shirts, cardigans, boots, belts, embroidered pants and other goodies.

'BlowOut' Becomes an Xbox Original

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On January 19th, 2009, you will be able to download and play Majesco Games' action game BlowOut on your Xbox 360 for 1200 Points.

'The Maw' (XBLA) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 12:20 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.

'LocoRoco 2' (PSP) On the Cheap

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LocoRoco 2 further plunges you into a colorful world where jelly-like creatures sing, roll and bounce their way through levels to reach their goals. Guide your LocoRoco through the various worlds using a simple tilting and bouncing gameplay mechanic.

'Skate 2' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set five years after the original, San Vanelona's been rebuild after it was hit by a natural disaster. Equipped with double the bag of tricks, gamers are tasked to rebuild their career and revive the New San Vanelona skate scene.

'Singularity' (PS3/X360/PC) First Details Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Game Informer's February 2009 issue has the first details on Raven Software's new sci-fi shooter Singularity. Set on a small, unnamed island occupied by the Russians, Cold War tensions rise once again when a U.S. pilot discovers the horrific truth that became of experiments with element E99 in the 1950s. The game features mind-bending gameplay that not only has the player jumping through time, but using it as a weapon (let's see how well an armed enemy does when he's instantly aged into bones and dust!).

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Science fiction and fantasy meld in this long-awaited continuation of the franchise from developer tri-Ace Inc. The refined gameplay features team-oriented combat, while improving upon the innovative real-time battle system that has become a trademark of the Star Ocean franchise.

'Hunter's World' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Monumental Games' Hunter's World is a new MMO based on game hunting where you take the role of hunters visiting a massive and varied wild hunting reserve, where you can compete and collaborate with real players in a persistent world. Hunters will be able to roam freely, interact with each other, and hunt everything from varmints to big game.

'Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce' (PSP) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce will forever change the way gamers experience the Dynasty Warriors universe. In the game, players will enlist in quests that will challenge their very sense of what it means to be a true warrior.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) Demo on Xbox Live Jan. 26, PSN Feb. 5

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 promising to revolutionize the survival horror series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control. Capcom will take action to a new level with a two-level, playable demo available exclusively on Xbox Live for one week beginning Monday, Jan. 26 (indicating it'll be on PSN Feb. 5, 2009).

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 9:24 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:

  • FusionFall (PC)

  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

Guinness World Records 2009: Gamer's Edition Book Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Guinness World Records announces the release date of its definitive collection of video game records, facts and trivia — Guinness World Records 2009: Gamer's Edition. Guinness World Records 2009: Gamer's Edition, the 2nd installment of the must-have "Gamer's Bible," will hit shelves Feb. 4, 2009 for $21.95.

Microsoft Launches Parental Awareness Campaign

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft's Get Game Smart Campaign is public service campaign takes a first-of-its-kind approach to educating and engaging American families by helping parents and kids maintain an ongoing dialogue around balanced and age-appropriate media use and, more specifically, video games, in their homes.

'Freaky Creatures' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Abandon Interactive's Freaky Creatures is an interactive gaming platform incorporating collectible toys, customizable characters, an expansive online interactive community and challenging virtual battles with other players’ creatures.

'Legends of Zork' Revived as Browser Game

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jolt Online Gaming announced that it will be publishing Infocom/Activision's classic text based adventure game Legends of Zork, which will give players the chance to once again take up the mantle of Zork, this time via an Internet browser.

'Big Bang Mini' (NDS) Rio de Janeiro World - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games' Big Bang Mini is a fireworks-based shooter centered around filling the night sky with brilliant bursts of fireworks to take out encroaching enemies.

Koch Media Acquires SCi's Spanish Distribution Outlet

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Koch Media took over the company PROEIN S.L., which will henceforth be called Koch Media S.L.U., from the SCi Entertainment Group in late July 2008, and thereby established a valuable foothold in Europe's fourth-largest software market.

'Ride to Hell' (PS3/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 6:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ride to Hell is set in the last years of the roaring 1960's, a time of Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N Roll. The biker movement, rock music and the hippie counterculture all add to the fascinating atmosphere to be experienced in Ride to Hell.

Former LucasArts Producer Becomes 'Gatheryn' Studio Director

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 6:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gatheryn is an interactive massive multi-player world of adventure, mystery and romance. You assume the role of a Victorian themed character as you explore, socialize and quest your way through the world.

'My Pet Shop' (NDS) Pins Down Euro Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 5:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In My Pet Shop, players will set off on the animal adventure of a lifetime as they work to help run the best pet shop that Green Town has ever seen. With over 40 different animals, players will be able to find and care for adorable and sometimes unusual pets including dogs, pigs, pandas and bears, all set in a beautifully crafted colorful world.

'Warhammer Online' Coming to Russia Next Month

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 5:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning brings Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

PS3/X360 Review - 'NPPL Championship Paintball 2009'

by Brian Dumlao on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 will feature multiple game modes, officially-licensed gear, and authentic tournament locations and field layouts from the NPPL, the Millennium European Paintball Series, and the XPSL.

'Afro Samurai' (PS3/X360) Using NavPower AI Middleware - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 4:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the animated TV series, Afro Samurai is the cutting edge game that delivers a new kind of cinematic game experience, a living episode that offers addictive, immersive and compelling gameplay that's dripping in style.

Wii Review - 'Boogie SuperStar'

by Dustin Chadwell on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Boogie SuperStar combines the hottest music hits from around the world with the coolest dance moves and total character customization, providing girls the ultimate gaming experience: to sing and dance their way to superstardom!

'Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM 2' (ALL) Gets European Release Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 3:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM 2 combines the devastating power of the Mobile Suit, the rich legacy of the GUNDAM universe and the furious Tactical Action game play of the Dynasty Warriors series. The game will thrust players into incredible battles against legions of enemy Mobile Suits on distant planetary surfaces and in the far reaches of outer space.

Atari Europe Signs 'Simon the Sorcerer 5'

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 3:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silver Style is working on the next installment in the point & click adventure series featuring Simon, the charismatic sorcerer´s apprentice. Simon the Sorcerer 5 sends adventurers to a futuristic game world, in which they experience a turbulent backward journey through history in order to help Simon to recover his memory.

'SimAnimals' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 3:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time players can engage with the wild world of animals in their natural surroundings in an immersive and tactile way. In this game you are challenged to engage, touch, move and try to control a wide range of animals as you journey deeper and deeper into the forest.

'Cryostasis,' 'NecroVisioN,' And 'Men of War' Get Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2009 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

505 Games announced that it is releasing icy survival horror Cryostasis, fast-paced monster FPS NecroVisioN and World War II strategy title Men of War under the 1C Company label on Feb. 20, 2009.