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'Dragon Quest V: The Hand of the Heavenly Bride' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 3:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Following the fun and colorful path set by the first Dragon Quest installment in the Zenithia Trilogy, Dragon Quest: The Hand of the Heavenly Bride now journeys onto the NDS as a high quality remake of the classic Dragon Quest V, packed with exciting new features and a truly genre defining story.

Various Game Trailers #1514

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 3:10 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:

  • Equilibrio [Wii] - Trailer #2
  • Sonic and the Black Knight [Wii] - Trailer #2
  • Skate 2 [PS3/X360] - Take back Squad Trailer
  • Afro Samurai [ALL] - Launch Trailer

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

GamersGate Signs SEGA Portfolio for Digital Distribution

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 3:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GamersGate announced that it has entered into a digital distribution agreement with global games publisher SEGA, offering its users titles such as Football Manager 2009, Universe at War, Condemned: Criminal Origins, Rome: Total War Series, and Outrun 2006: Coast to Coast.

'Codename Panzers: Cold War' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by InnoGlow, former Stormregion, Codename: Panzers series leaves the World War II stage to take the story into Cold War East-West conflicts fought on fictitious battlefields, with a special emphasis on deep story lines and rich battle effects.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Unlocks Nazi Zombies, Gives Double XP

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever. All weekend long the Co-Op Nazi Zombies playlist for XBL and PSN public games have been unlocked, and you'll get Double XP in multiplayer.

'Suikoden: Tierkreis' (NDS) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encompassing a variety of different characters while exploring many exotic locations and cultures across the game's universe of parallel worlds, Suikoden: Tierkreis will expand the bounds of the handheld RPG.

Sony Online Bringing Its MMO Library to Steam

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment has signed a distribution agreement with Valve to bring its MMO titles to Steam, starting with the EverQuest and EverQuest II collections, as well as Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Pirates of the Burning Sea.

'Star Ocean: Second Evolution' (PSP) - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 11:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 20 years after the events of the original, Star Ocean 2 also receives the full remake treatment aboard the PSP. The title takes the next step with fully animated movies, new character designs, extra playable characters, fully voiced dialogue, and more.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Steve Miller 3-Pack, Rob Zombie, Godsmack And More ...

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

'Resistance: Retribution' (PSP) Demo Details - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resistance: Retribution is a 3rd person adventure with an all new story, levels, weapons and enemies, as well as a proprietary targeting system and game engine that pushes the system to its limit, allowing more detailed characters, special effects, and terrain that captures the look and feel of the Resistance universe. Pre-order at Amazon or GameStop and get a demo download code, which features single player as well as Resistance Connect with both the Infected mode and Resistance: Retribution Plus.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) Collector's Edition Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 10:33 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. The Collector's Edition ($89.99) includes a Tricell messenger bag, Chris Redfield figurine, BSAA patch and Kijuju-inspired pendant. The game itself will be packaged in a custom made steel case featuring a two disc set including a bonus disc with The Making of feature, an digital art gallery, and a Resident Evil Degeneration trailer.

'The House of the Dead: Overkill' (Wii) Gets Dated - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's The House of the Dead: Overkill, developed by London-based studio Headstrong Games, is an all-new pulp-horror reinvention of the light-gun shooter franchise, taking you right back to the beginning of this classic horror series.

'F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin' (ALL) Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable. The F.E.A.R. 2 single player demo for F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin will be available for the X360, PC, and PS3 beginning Jan. 22.

'Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame features classic puzzle gameplay in which you match two or more colored blocks to clear them. As blocks are cleared, the remaining blocks will shift. If you're skilled enough, bonus points are awarded when all blocks are cleared.

Good Old Games Hacking And Slashing RPG Prices

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Just in time for the weekend: a weekend deal! For the next few days (until Monday at 11:59pm EDT), you can get 15% off RPGs (Fallout 1/2, Arx Fatalis, Gothic, Sacred Gold, etc.) at GOG.com, all DRM-free, of course ....

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' (X360) - 28 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 7:18 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.

Batman and the Demise of Pandemic Brisbane

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 6:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following its lower-than-expected financial result, EA said it would cut its workforce and close studios, and it keeps on doing so. After abandoning a new complex, moving Black Box into EA Vancouver's office, the Australian part of Pandemic seems to be on the block, as employees have been "set free." While there has not been any official comment from EA, rumor has it that the Brisbane studio was working on a Batman game, which had to change direction after already being a month in pre-production, which in turn made the studio miss the deadline, and consequently got complete scrubbed — together with the studio, it seems.

'X-Blades' (ALL) Achievements & Trophies Revealed - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 6:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

X-Blades, previously known as Oniblade, is a third-person, anime-style action/adventure. Your heroine wields two magical blades that can be used as swords or guns, and has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable.

'Puzzlegeddon' (PC) - v1.0.1 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 6:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Puzzlegeddon features a clever mix of puzzle, action and strategy. Select your island of choice and puzzle for resources to defend yourself and to defeat opponents throughout the many galaxies, game modes and challenges in the world of Puzzlegeddon.

'Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box' (ALL) Gets Official Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 4:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, a seamless racing battleground, with massive traffic-heavy roads to abuse. The PC edition will be customized with expanded online features, and community driven content.

Nintendo Rules 2008, Microsoft Strong Second, Sony Plays Catch-up

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 3:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to the NPD Group's December sales numbers, the industry grew 9%, making for an overall 19% growth in 2008 (amounting to $21.3 billion). Not surprisingly 2008's big winners are Nintendo's Wii (10.2 million units) and NDS (9.9 mill. units), followed by Microsoft's X360 (4.7 mill. units) and Sony's PS3 (3.6 mill. units). Software-wise, Wii Play took the crown with over 5 million copies sold in 2008, followed by Mario Kart Wii, Wii Fit, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, all selling more than 4 million copies. GTA IV (X360, 4.2 mill. copies), Call of Duty: World at War (X360, 2.7 mill. copies) and Gears of War 2 (X360, 2.3 mill. units) are next, with the only PS3 title in the top 10 being GTA IV with 1.8 mill. copies sold.

'Deadly Creatures' (Wii) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ's Deadly Creatures is a Wii exclusive 3rd person action thriller title developed internally by its Rainbow Studios. Deadly Creatures throws players into a venomous world of desert terror, where the greatest victory is survival.

'Necrovision' Pays Tribute to Classic Horror Films

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NecroVisioN is a first-person horror shooter, which sees players taking on the role of American soldier Simon Bukner, who must fight his way through the bleak trenches of World War One and into the very jaws of Hell.

'Fuel' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 2:27 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.

Wii Review - 'Margot's Word Brain'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Margot has devised a set of six fiendish and compelling word based puzzles to test your vocabulary, spelling, and general vocabulary skills. No two games will ever be the same as you wrack your brain against the clock to create words from randomly generated letters in order to score maximum points!

PS3 Review - 'Saints Row 2'

by Brian Dumlao on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 2:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

THQ's Saints Row 2 will offer vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, all new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer.

'Pikmin' (NGC) Coming to the Wii - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 2:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pikmin is an inventive life simulation and action-strategy title that pushes the limits of the imagination, offering fast-paced 'thinking' action while teaching players the importance of caring for and nurturing creatures to create a symbiotic relationship. Nintendo is remaking several of its classics for the Wii, starting with Pikmin.

Sony to Add Touch-Screen Capability to PSP?

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 1:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rumors have been floating around that Sony might be working on a redesign for the PSP, but so far they have been denied every time. A new survey being conducted Sony however might be the first real indication that something is afoot. The questions have a broad range but the interesting bits gauge whether the respondents would like faster load times, GPS, TV tuner, or a touch-screen. With the success of the iPhone and the recent addition of games, it is not unlikely that the PSP might follow suit.

'Simon the Sorcerer 5' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 1:38 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.

'Space Exploration: Serpens Sector' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Space Exploration: Serpens Sector is a RPG based on classics like Starflight and Star Control. You are tasked with exploring the mysterious Serpens Sector after a long period of human absence. Each game has a different map and a different set of encounters, drawn from a large list.

'Rohan: Blood Feud' Expands With New Content

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2009 @ 1:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rohan: Blood Feud is a Mature-rated MMORPG, its dramatic battles, vengeance hit-list, township battles and elaborate graphics combine to offer players a thrilling gaming experience. Rohan: Blood Feud gets new content by adding a new dungeon, The Fire Temple Garden.