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'Mario & Luigi RPG 3' (NDS) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 8:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Mario & Luigi series returns with another hilarious action role-playing game, Mario & Luigi RPG 3. Join the Mario Bros. as their travels take them far and wide.

Various Game Trailers #1513

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 8:09 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:

  • Resident Evil 5 [ALL] - Viral Video #2 - The Date
  • My DoItAll [NDS] - Trailer
  • The Godfather II [ALL] - Extortion Trailer
  • Empire: Total War [PC] - Multiplayer Trailer

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

'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3/X360) Not Coming Before April 2010

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

FF XIII provides tangible, intuitive controls while delivering seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and stunning in-game cinematics. The latest in cutting-edge technology has been utilized in development of Final Fantasy XIII, thus making this newest addition to the Final Fantasy series worthy of the title next generation. In a recent interview, Square Enix president Yoichi Wad revealed that while Japan will receive FFXIII in 2009, overseas fans will have to wait until at least April 2010.

'Guitar Hero: Metallica' (ALL) Release Date Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 5:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: Metallica will feature an Expert+ difficulty setting for people with two kick pedals, pop-up video style tracks, new guitar and bass tones, allowing you to play a Metallica member in single instrument or band career game modes, and apart from 28 Metallica tracks will also include tracks from bands such as Slayer, Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, Kyuss, Machine Head, etc...

'Monster Hunter 3' (Wii) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 5:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Expected to make an appearance on the PS3, Capcom surprised everybody in Japan by announcing Monster Hunter 3 for the Wii instead. MH Tri-, pronounced as "try," is an action RPG series where you hunt down fantastical monsters.

Playstation Store Gets Pulse, Games, Demos, DLCs, Music Tracks

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 5:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with PULSE 01/15 Edition (free), Magic Ball ($9.99), GTI Club+ ($9.99), Ultimate Ghost ‘N Goblins (PSP/$19.99) Brain Challenge Expansion Pack ($4.99), various DLCs for Disgaea 3 ($3.99/$1.99), Shaun White Snowboarding DLCs ($9.99/free), demos for Skate 2, GTI Club+ and BUZZ! Master Quiz (PSP), song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

Midway Games Reaches Agreement With Other Half Of Its Debt Holders

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 5:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last month Midway had reached a waiver and forbearance agreement with the holders of its $75 million principal amount of 7.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026. Today Midway filed with the SEC that it has successfully negotiated with holders of the other $75 million Convertible Senior Notes due 2025. Both have extended the date upon which the holders have the right to exercise their option to require Midway to repurchase the notes to February 12, 2009.

'Another Code R' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 5:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed at last years Tokyo Game Show, Another Code R is the latest point'n click adventure game by Cing, known for last year's Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and currently working on Little King's Story, currently only scheduled for release in Japan, next month.

'Shaun White Snowboarding' (ALL) Gets Freebie And Mile High Pack

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 2:40 p.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. Shaun White is back again with a Freebie Pack (includes various items to dress up your character, and new boards), and a premium Mile High Pack (new gear and a brand new mountain).

'Steal Princess' (NDS) Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 2:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus' Steal Princess is a puzzle/platformer hybrid on a mission to break the mold and redefine a couple of genres in the process. Over 150 levels of increasing complexity eagerly look forward to pushing your central processing unit (i.e., your brain) to its limits.

'Pure' (PC) - Security Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pure takes quad racing to a new level, featuring massive jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in memorable, photo-realistic settings all over the globe. The Pure Security Update resolves issues with folder locations installed during the game's initial installation, no optimizations or performance enhancement ...

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 1:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX: Defender of the Stars, developed by Level 5, is the first title on any Nintendo system since Dragon Quest VI, 10 years ago, now featuring WiFi support for four players in co-op.

'Lips' (X360) January 2009 DLCs Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 11:50 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.

'Mario Power Tennis' (Wii) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The keys to winning a tennis match in the real world are fast footwork, consistency and a wicked backhand. Enter the realm of Mario Power Tennis, exclusively for Nintendo GameCube, and the secret to winning includes Power Shots like Mario's Iron Hammer, Luigi's Squeaky Mallet and Peach's Super Peach Spin.

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto Gets Honored

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Established in 2005, the Jim Henson awards program acknowledges organizations, individuals or products that reflect the core values and philosophy of Jim Henson and the company he founded, known as an innovator in puppetry (creator of the Muppets), animatronics and digital animation.

'Ultimate Ninja 4: Naruto Shippuden' (PS2) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's Ultimate Ninja 4: Naruto Shippuden is the first video game in North America based on the Naruto Shippuden animated series from VIZ Media. Featuring the series’ trademark one-on-one ninja battles, and a number of new and exciting characters as well as several new game modes.

'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009' (ALL) Gets a Create-a-Superstar Patch

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 10:34 a.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.

'CID The Dummy' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CID The Dummy is an all-new action platformer that is sure to grab you with its enjoyable, fun gameplay, featuring a totally original character with charisma and moves, different fighting styles with which to battle enemies from unarmed combat to weapons like the Bazooka that can freeze, hit and burn.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Original Soundtrack Announced & Dated

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 9:41 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. The Halo Wars Original Soundtrack 2-disc set features over 50 minutes of the adrenalized and original score from the Ensemble's RTS game.

'Puffins: Island Adventure' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dive into life as a Puffin with Majesco's Puffins: Island Adventure, developed by Other Ocean Interactive, an adventure simulation that lets players experience what it's like to be one of Nature's most unusual and endearing seabirds.

'NASCAR Kart Racing' (Wii) Unlockable Driver #1 Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NASCAR Kart Racing enables players to grab the steering wheel as a famed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and speed through treacherous landscapes, wind around rocky cliffs, jump rivers and dodge falling boulders. Fans who pre-order the game at GameStop will get an unlock code for Joey Logano and the #20 GameStop car.

'East India Company' Introduces the Sloop - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.

Wwise Audio Solution Gets Integrated into Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 8:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Audiokinetic announced that its audio solution Wwise is now integrated with Epic's cross-platform Unreal Engine 3 game engine allowing developers and publishers licensing UE3 to easily integrate Wwise into their development pipeline.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II' - Multiplayer Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 8:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II will take players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-op campaign.

'Air Conflicts: Aces of World War II' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 6:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Air Conflicts is an arcade simulator set during the second World War conflict and featuring many action missions with a historically accurate timeline, authentic planes, units.

'Mafia II' (PS3/X360/PC) - Facts, Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 6:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Games' Mafia 2 features a deep mobster-driven narrative packed with both behind-the-wheel and on-foot action, developed by the original creators Illusion Softworks.

EA Signs Red Eagle's 'The Wheel of Time'

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 6:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A line of stand-alone Wheel of Time games is planned for release on all major video game platforms, including consoles, PCs, handhelds and wireless devices. In addition, Red Eagle will launch and operate a MMORPG encompassing the themes, characters and world of the Wheel of Time novels.

'MotoGP 08' (ALL) Coming to the Wii - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 6:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The first officially licensed MotoGP title for the Wii turns the Wii remote into a virtual set of handlebars to deliver the definitive two-wheeled racing experience. The developers overriding aim is to deliver an unparalleled handling model that allows access points for gamers of all skill levels and just as importantly provide a challenge to meet each player’s abilities.

'Coraline' (NDS/PS2/Wii) Signs Actors for Voice-overs

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Coraline lets you take on the role of the adventurous heroine Coraline and interact with the characters from the movie while navigating the scheming Other Mother's web of deceit in a fantastical adventure through two distinct and interactive worlds. All three main characters from the movie (Dakota Fanning, Keith David, and Robert Bailey Jr.) will reprise their on-screen voiced roles.

'Fuel' (PS3/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 5:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Creating the ultimate competitive go-anywhere racing experience, Fuel will have players competing across wildly different terrain and executing spectacular death-defying stunts as they race dozens of varied two and four-wheeled rides and explore this epic world on an unprecedented scale.

'Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3: Senior Year' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 5:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Disney Interactive Studios announced Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3: Senior Year, the only karaoke-based video game that allows players to perform 10 memorable songs from the High School Musical 3: Senior Year film as well as the two prequels.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) Operation: Anchorage DLC - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 4:37 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.

'DOOM 4' (PS3/X360/PC) Story Written by Sci-Fi Author Graham Joyce

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 4:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mid-last year, id Software announced that production had begun on DOOM 4, the next journey into their sci-fi/horror universe, but no info has been made available since. At the time, id Software was hiring to expand the internal team, and as it turns out, one of the new recruits is award-winning author Graham Joyce, who is helping id develop the story line.

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, based on 20th Century Fox's upcoming movie, enlists players to experience the tormented origins of Wolverine, from his escape of the Weapon X facility to the jungles of Africa and beyond.

Wii Review - 'Family Party: 30 Great Games'

by Dustin Chadwell on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Fun for kids of all ages, Family Party: 30 Great Games offers a wide variety of fun and addictive party games for up to 4 players featuring everything from track n’ field, to playground games, to brain games and more.

'Overgrowth' Modular Building System - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Overgrowth takes place in the savage world of Lugaru where rabbits, wolves and other animals are forced to use paws, claws and medieval weaponry to engage each other in battle. Using Wolfire's brand new Phoenix Engine, Overgrowth combines third-person adventure platforming with intricate melee combat.

Blitz Games Studios Signs 'Project Aftermath'

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 3:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Aftermath is a squad-based RTS set in a retro-futuristic world. Command up to four squads of soldiers in a post-apocalyptic world where your enemy has destroyed everything you hold dear. Fight in massive battles against the hordes and use all the weapons and genetic powers at your disposal to eradicate the enemy.

'Devil Survivor' (NDS) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 3:20 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.

'NOMBZ: Night of a Million Billion Zombies Online' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PowerUp Studios' NOMBZ Online is a free-to-play browser-based 3D cooperative multiplayer zombie action game, allowing 4 players to join up and battle through mobs of living dead in an action-packed zombie slaughter-fest! You can also go solo in single-player mode to sharpen your zombie-slaying skills!

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

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 3:06 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.

'World War One: La Grande Guerre' - 1.05f Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2009 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World War One: La Grande Guerre is a historical turn based grand strategy game, offering you to play the full conflict, leading the destiny of the seven main fighting nations. The new update includes dozens of improvements and new features, including trench rules tweaks, GUI enhancements, surrender requirements, and improvements to the AI.