'F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 6:29 p.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.

'MLB 09 The Show' (PSP/PS2/PS3) New and Improved A.I. - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 6:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB 09 The Show continues to set itself apart from the other MLB games on the market with its attention to detail and unparalleled gameplay. Looking to build on that reputation, the game has added several new features and subtleties that play a huge role in bringing the baseball experience to life.

Various Game Trailers #1516

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 6:15 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:

  • Tenchu: Shadow Assassins [Wii] - Rikimaru Killing Trailer
  • UFC 2009 Undisputed [PS3/X360] - Trailer (2)
  • Skate 2 [PS3/X360] - TV Spot Trailer
  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity [NDS] - Trailer #3
  • Deadly Creatures [Wii] - Billy Bob Thornton Trailer
  • Battlestations: Pacific [ALL] - Island Capture Trailer


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

'Killzone 2' (PS3) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 4:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Killzone 2 throws players back into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army, delivering intense warfare with lifelike character animations, detailed and destructible environments, realistic physics, and advanced levels of AI.

'Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II' Multiplayer Beta Launches on Steam Tonight

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 4:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WH 40k: Dawn of War II takes 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. The DoW II multiplayer beta will be available on Steam for Soulstorm owners at 12:01 a.m. GMT (7:01 p.m. EST) tonight.

'GTA: Chinatown Wars' (NDS) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 3:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Chinatown Wars is an original entry in the GTA franchise, bringing a new level of interactivity to its sprawling open environments.

Sony PS3 v2.60 Firmware Update Details

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony is preparing to release a new v2.60 PS3 firmware update, which primarily enhances the system’s media capabilities. The main feature is the Photo Gallery application, which will allow you to organize you pics according to various criteria (camera used, the event date and time, number, etc..), create slideshows set to music and build photo playlists with an easy-to-use interface. The update also adds guest access to PlayStation Store for non-PlayStation Network members, and DivX 3.11 video support.

'Class of Heroes' (PSP) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 2:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. has secured the North American publishing rights for Class of Heroes for PSP, a first-person dungeon-crawling RPG adventure with more than 75 levels of deadly catacombs, hundreds of varieties of vile monsters, intricate art of alchemy, and over 1300 items, priceless treasures, and rare artifacts.

'Rock Band' (Wii) Gets NIN, Buffett, Ramones and Clash

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 2:10 p.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.

'Need for Speed Undercover' (ALL) Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 2:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Black Box's Need for Speed Undercover is an intense action racing title taking the franchise back to its roots and re-introduces breakneck cop chases, the world's hottest cars and spectacular highway battles. According to inside sources a patch is in the works for all platforms and will reportedly address gameplay and performance issues as well as other "improvements."

Ubisoft Acquires Southlogic Studios

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has acquired Brazilian independent developer Southlogic Studios, which will be merged into Ubisoft Sao Paulo.

'The Sims 3' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

What if you had to live your whole life in one location … and then one day, suddenly, you could step outside and go anywhere in the whole neighborhood? The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility!

'Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II' Launch Day Patch and DLCs in the Works

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Relic revealed that it is already working on a launch day patch based on feedback, including the upcoming multiplayer beta, as well as free and premium downloadable content coming as soon as the first few weeks after launch.

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

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 9:51 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.

'America's Army 3' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 7:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

America's Army 3 is the only free action game that delivers an authentic and entertaining Army experience by reflecting the training, technology, actions and career advancement of a Soldier within a unique exciting game experience.

'Battlestations: Pacific' (PS3/X360/PC) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 6:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Battlestations: Pacific features a massive U.S. and Japanese single player campaign that offers a unique blend of action and strategy. Players must plan their moves carefully on huge open-world arenas and fight in the air, above sea and underwater to relive some of the most hard-fought battles in WWII history.

'The Godfather II' (PS3/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 6:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Inspired by the film and Mario Puzo's Corleone family drama, The Godfather II game goes beyond the film's story by setting players in the world of organized crime in 1960s Florida, Cuba and New York.

'World of Warcraft' - v3.0.8 US/Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 6:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v3.0.8 patch fixes a ton of bugs and game crashes, makes tweaks to the various characters, quests, professions, dungeons and so forth...

'Singularity' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 5:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Raven Software's new sci-fi shooter Singularity is 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.

'Gridrunner+++' (X360/PC) Coming in April

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 5:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Indie developer Jeff Minter, known for Space Giraffe, is bringing his legendary shooter Gridrunner to Xbox Live Arcade and PC. Get ready to face massive waves of the most intense psychedelic blasting for the discerning arcade addict and various multiplayer features to be revealed at a later date.

'Street Fighter IV' (ALL) - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 4:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SF IV features a mix of returning favorites (Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li etc.) along with new characters created for this game, such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes.

Good Old Games Adds 'Stronghold'

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 4:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Good Old Games have signed an agreement with FireFly Studios to add its historic RTS series, starting with Stronghold and Stronghold: Crusader planned in the nearest future, for just $5.99 (DRM-free of course).

'MadWorld' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 4:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MadWorld is a third-person action game that has a unique black & white style depicting a sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3-D worlds, mixing irreverent humor and over-the-top violence.

'The Mastermind' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Mastermind is a vast, open-ended strategy title. It immerses you in the seedy underworld of organized crime. Hire gangsters and build your criminal empire, eliminate your business rivals, bribe the police officers, and outwit your rivals and come out on the top of the heap in this strategy title.

'Overlord: Minions' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Overlord: Minions marks the NDS debut of the bad ass game that champions a despotic tyrant and sets loose the most vicious, yet lovably insane critters in gaming.

Wii Review - 'Need for Speed Undercover'

by Sanford May on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 3:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

EA Black Box's Need for Speed Undercover is an intense action racing title taking the franchise back to its roots and re-introduces breakneck cop chases, the world's hottest cars and spectacular highway battles.

'Suikoden: Tierkreis' (NDS) - 60 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 3:47 a.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.

'Mario Power Tennis' (Wii) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 3:37 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.

'Fragile' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 3:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's Fragile, developed by Eternal Sonata studio Tri-Crescendo, is a Wii exclusive RPG that follows the story of Set, a young boy tasked to explore various cities in a post-apocalyptic world trying to find out why everyone has disappeared.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 3:24 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:

'Metal Drift' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Drift is a vehicular sport combat game set in a distant future. You command an agile, high powered hover tank in a futuristic sports arena. Core game play centers on intense tank-on-tank multiplayer team combat seen through an immersive, first person cockpit.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) to Get New Achievements

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 3:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. After the recent Flashback & combustible map packs, Epic will be rolling out a new title update soon, fixing various exploits and bugs, but also adding new achievements.

'East India Company' Introduces The Schooner - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 3:01 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.

Sony Rolling Out Minor v5.03 PSP Firmware Update

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony announced the availability of the v5.03 system software update for PSP improving system software stability during use of some features.

'Big Bang Mini' (NDS) Downloadable Demo Released

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 2:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Big Bang Mini is a fireworks-based shooter centered around filling the night sky with brilliant bursts of fireworks to take out encroaching enemies. A demo for Arkedo Studio’s Big Bang Mini is now available as a free download via Nintendo Channel on Wii.