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'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 6:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

'Killzone 2' (PS3) Has Gone Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 5:58 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.

Various Game Trailers #1517

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 5:00 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:

  • Street Fighter IV [ALL] - Characters Trailer
  • NecroVisioN [PC] - Motion Capture Trailer
  • Dawn of War II [PC] - Orks Trailer
  • Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero [NDS] - Trailer #2
  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. [ALL] - Extreme Maneuvers Trailer
  • Coraline [NDS/PS2/Wii] - Launch Trailer
  • Afro Samurai [ALL] - Voice Overs Dev. Diary Trailer


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

'Cursed Mountain' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 4:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cursed Mountain is a survival horror game where you take on the role of a fearless mountaineer climbing into the Himalayas on a quest to find your lost brother. As you ascends the mountain, he encounters an ancient curse: the souls of the people who died in that region are stuck in limbo, caught in the Shadow World.

'Second Life' Integrates Virtual Web Shopping

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Linden Lab announced that it has acquiring two Web-based marketplaces for virtual goods, Xstreet SL and OnRez, offering one online shopping experience for customers and merchants in its 3D digital world Second Life.

'Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 2:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring three intense campaigns, brand-new multiplayer modes and an innovative “direct-fire” feature that allows even more tactical control during the heat of battle, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor will immerse players in some of the most historic, tide-turning clashes of World War II.

'Niki: Rock 'n' Ball' Coming to WiiWare Next Week

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 2:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Austrian indie developer Bplus announced its upcoming arcade platformer Niki: Rock 'n' Ball, a jump'n roll game where you must collect all the 6 ZeLeLi pearls in sequence, in a stage, and conquer all the monsters to open the portal to the next stage.

'Monsters vs. Aliens' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 2:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

When a meteorite from outer space hits a young girl and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years, who are then called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction!

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) Content Facing a Little Delay

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a community-based game where players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots — and use their character's abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network. The next batch of downloadable content which was due to launch this Thursday, Jan. 22 has been pushed back until next week.

'We Ski and Snowboard' (Wii) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 11:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

We Ski and Snowboard, known in Europe as Family Ski and Snowboard, adds high-performance snowboarding, as well as developed skiing functionality, two new mountains, and a complete snow park with fun boxes, rails and a half-pipe, where both skiers and snowboarders alike can grab huge air and over-the-top aerial tricks.

'GTA IV: The Lost and Damned' (X360) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GTA IV: The Lost and Damned features a new main character and plot that intersects with the storyline of Grand Theft Auto IV; new missions that offer an entirely fresh way to explore Liberty City with new multiplayer modes, weapons and vehicles; and a diverse soundtrack with additional music.

Sega of America Confirms Layoffs

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 11:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week Edge Online reported that SEGA of America had to lay off several of its employees citing "economic recession, harsh retail landscape, and the reality of business challenges to profitability." Sega has now confirmed that "around 30 people" were laid off from Sega of America, though it offered no details about which divisions were affected by the cuts.

'All Aspect Warfare' (X360/PC) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

All Aspect Warfare chronicles the adventures of an “elite” team of combat marines who crash landed on the enemy planet they were sent to completely destroy. Stranded and left for dead with a deployed thermo-nuclear weapon ticking somewhere, their only chance of escape lies deep within hostile territory.

'Battlefield Heroes' Beta Sign-up Open Again

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield Heroes is a Play 4 Free cartoon-style shooter that will bring classic Battlefield gameplay to a mass audience, featuring a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that players of equal skill are paired together for fair play. Back in Nov. 2008 EA ended the beta phase promising it would be back in early 2009, and now it is. No start date has been announced yet, but you can go sign up...

'World in Conflict: Soviet Assault' Re-Emerges And Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World in Conflict: Complete Edition, the retail version of the much awaited add-on to the critically acclaimed strategy game will include the entire original World in Conflict title, as well as the Soviet Assault add-on and other exciting all-new features.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) System Link Supports 2, Not 16 Players

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 9:17 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. Revealed through fine print of the RE 5 box cover, Capcom issued a statement that the game does in fact NOT support 2-16 players via system link, only two.

Ubisoft Release Schedule Reveals Dates, 'EndWar' And 'I Am Alive' on PC

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft's latest release schedule is a treasure trove of information as it reveals target dates for various titles, but also blows the lid on the often rumored, but never confirmed, PC editions for Tom Clancy's EndWar, as well as its survival game I Am Alive.

'Kingdom Under Fire II' (X360/PC) Reveals New Hero - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blueside has teamed up with Phantagram to co-develop a true sequel to Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders and KUF: Heroes. Kingdom Under Fire II will be an MMOARTS and have a new story line, new characters/NPCs, and promises a shocking ending.

Hardware Review - 'Logitech Speed Force Wireless Racing Wheel'

by Sanford May on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Logitech is giving you a more realistic driving experience with its Speed Force Wireless racing wheel, the first force feedback wheel for the Wii, compatible with Need for Speed Undercover, paving the way for more force feedback racing titles on the Wii.

Monumental Games Developing Multi-platform Title for Capcom

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 8:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom has signed a development agreement with UK based Monumental Games (formed in 2005 by former Climax employees, currently working on Hunter's World, and recently acquired Swordfish Studios' Manchester office) which will develop an as yet unannounced multi-platform title scheduled for release and published by Capcom later this year.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos'

by Brian Dumlao on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 8:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In TikGames' Interpol, players track down the evil and destructive fugitive Dr. Chaos by seeking out hidden clues in exotic locales around the world.

Aspyr Media Bringing 1C Titles to North America

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 7:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr Media has entered into an agreement with Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company to release five new PC games in North America, Cryostasis, Death Track: Resurrection, Men of War, NecroVisioN and 4X4 Hummer, all of which will hit stores in the spring of 2009.

'Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop' (Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 7:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop follows the harrowing tale of Frank West, an overly zealous freelance journalist on a hunt for the scoop of a lifetime. In pursuit of a juicy lead, he makes his way to the small suburban town of Willamette only to find that it has become overrun by zombies.

YUKE'S Company of America Launches Downloadable Games Division

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 7:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

YUKE’S Company of America launched Akinai Games, a new division that will focus on developing games for Nintendo’s WiiWare channel, Microsoft's Xbox Live, and Sony's PlayStation Network, while plans for PC and mobile device distribution are under consideration.

'Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition' (PS3) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 7:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Alert 3 takes players on an RTS adventure to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign, the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay. The Ultimate Edition includes everything from last year's Red Alert 3, while taking full advantage of the PS3’s Blu-ray disc capacity, offering an extensive array of exclusive bonus content.

'Flower' (PS3) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 7:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Playing as the wind, the player guides and accumulates a swarm of pedals by interacting with other flowers and the surrounding environment, causing the on-screen world to change. The goals and journey in each level vary, but all involve flight, exploration and interaction with the level.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 7:34 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:

'The Way of Cossack' Enters Beta Stage - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 7:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Way of Cossack is a historical RPG that takes player back to the wild times of XVI century when Poland have invaded Ukraine. An experienced warrior, a true cossack by blood Taras Bulba takes the lead of local militia and throws the invaders out of his beloved country.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Rolls Out Major Title Update

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 7:23 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. Epic has released the promised major title update for GoW2 that addresses bugs, online exploits, and new achievements related to DLCs.

'Crazy Circus' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 7:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crazy Circus brings a colorful and charmingly whacky circus throughout 14 action-driven mini games, the player performs extraordinary circus acts. Oleg, the motorbike-riding bear, jumps over dozens of cars, a parrot swings on the trapeze, and clowns throw cakes at each other across the circus ring.

'theHunter' Promotes Ethics With Boone and Crockett Club

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 7:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

theHunter is a free to play online hunting game that artfully combines the most realistic hunting action, with the community and functionality of a social networking site. Emote Games has partnered with the Boone and Crockett Club to promote core values of hunting and land ethics, as well as its big game scoring and records keeping program.

Playing 'Madden NFL' Increases Football IQ

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 7:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A new survey by the University of Oregon’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center determined that fans who play the Madden NFL are 60% more knowledgeable about the game of football than people who don’t play the game.

'Mana Khemia: Student Alliance' (PSP) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 6:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mana Khemia: Student Alliance is a port of the PS2 game but with an all new multi‐player mode so players can now team up and hunt down monsters to get rare items. Also new to the PSP version is a data installment feature which installs part of the game onto the memory stick to make the game load quicker.