'Terminator Salvation: The Videogame' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 5:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Terminator Salvation: The Videogame, developed by GRIN Studios, is a 3rd person action game with concentrated armed combat against all of the Skynet enemies from the film while encountering new enemies specifically designed for the game.

'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe' (PS3/X360) Developers vs. You Beatdown

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 5:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kombat forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against the combined might of the DC Universe. On Friday, Jan. 23 fans of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe can duke it out against developers (Ed Boon etc...) on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.

Various Game Trailers #1518

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 5:01 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:

  • Grand Ages: Rome [PC] - Trailer #2
  • Street Fighter IV [PS3/X360/PC] - Gouken Akuma Trailer


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

'Savage Moon' (PS3) Coming Soon - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 3:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Savage Moon is a frantic, action-packed PlayStation Network tower defense game in a gritty sci-fi setting. You are tasked with protecting mining facilities from ravenous space bugs using some truly fearsome weaponry. And you’ll need as much strategy as firepower as you fend off wave after wave.

Microsoft Not Immune to Weak Economy, 5,000 LayOffs Coming

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Late last year, Microsoft revealed that in light of the weakened economy it would be laying off up to 17% of its workforce (15,000 employees), and now that the numbers are in (2% increase in revenue, but an 11% decrease in net income) the Redmond powerhouse announced that in order to reduce the company’s annual operating expense run rate by approximately $1.5 billion it will be laying off 5,000 jobs in R&D, marketing, sales, finance, legal, HR, and IT over the next 18 months.

'Major League Baseball 2K9' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 3:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced that National League Cy Young Award winner, Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants, will be featured as the cover athlete and spokesman for next year's highly anticipated baseball video game, Major League Baseball 2K9.

'Onechanbara' (Wii/X360) Titles Go Gold, Get Date

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers and fans alike will be able to experience the original Japanese videogame with an unfiltered story that is visually enhanced to it the most beautiful Aya and Saki adventure yet. Each platform contains a different story, providing more clues of the girls Imichi ancestory for players to discover and zombie creatures to destroy.

'Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection' (PS3/X360) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 2:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, aka SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, will feature the best first-party games from SEGA’s venerable 16-bit Genesis years as well as bonus content from its 8-bit Master System and 1980s arcade era games library.

'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America's Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, developed by Infinite Interactive, incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting. Unlike last week's web/flash based demo, this is a standalone PC demo.

'Deca Sports 2' (Wii) Revealed - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Deca Sports 2, known in some parts of Europe as Sports Island 2, is an athletic offering, pulling together ten sporting events and pushing the player to their limits, fully using the Nunchuk/Wiimote to control your Mii like characters, including multiplayer.

'Dragon Quest V: The Hand of the Heavenly Bride' (NDS) Sweepstakes

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 1:48 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.

'Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer is a point & click adventure where the player takes on the role of an FBI agent, whose task is to solve a series of macabre murders of wealthy, well-to-do citizens. In this second installment you reprise the role of Nicole Bonnet, who is tasked with finding a serial killer who's calling card is leaving 17th century dolls at the crime scene.

'Champions Online' Lets you Rate Other People's Champions

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 1:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Champions Online is an MMORPG based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments. Cryptic Studios has added a new Rate My Champion feature which lets you view, and rate, characters created in the Champions Online Beta version.

'Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned' (X360) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 12:10 p.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.

'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix' (ALL) Also Coming to PSN, NDS Dated

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America's Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, developed by Infinite Interactive, incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting.

'Real Heroes: Firefighter' (Wii) Further Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Real Heroes: Firefighter puts players in the soon-to-be soot-stained boots of a rookie firefighter who has just been assigned to a busy metropolitan fire station. Players will undergo a “baptism of fire” in an escalating array of emergency situations. Originally slated for Q1, Real Heroes is now scheduled for Q2 2009.

Ubisoft's Q3 2008 Financials Positive, 'I Am Alive' Delay, New Titles Confirmed

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft's Q3 2008-09 financial results are better than expected, up 13% compared to last year, mainly due to Far Cry 2 (2.9 million units) and Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (1.5 mill.) and its casual lineup, which offset the slower take-off for Prince of Persia (2.2 mill. units). While previously listed as Q1 2009, I Am Alive has been bumped into Ubisoft's 2009-2010 lineup, which means at the earliest April 2009, joined by Assassin's Creed 2, Splinter Cell Conviction and a new Ghost Recon title.

'Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 11:02 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 offering an extensive array of exclusive bonus content.

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) to Get Free Bomb Mission

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Gear Online is a dedicated online game featuring characters, weaponry and levels taken from and inspired by Metal Gear Solid 4, allowing up to 16 people to play simultaneously. The free Bomb Mission provides players with an all-new combat experience that expands the playability and adds variety to the game.

'Tomb Raider: Underworld' (X360) DLC Details And Dates - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Underworld – Beneath the Ashes sends Lara back to the remains of Croft Manor where she uncovers a massive series of never-before-seen caverns and age old crypts used to protect and hide a deadly source of power.

Sony Financial Results Lower Than Expected, More Layoffs Expected

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dec. 2008, Sony announced that it would lay off 16,000 employees, cut back on investments, close several of its manufacturing plants, and pull out of businesses as it is looking to cut $1.1 billion. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the end of the bad news as Sony has just revised its earning estimates and is now expecting to lose $2.9 billion instead. As a result, it plans further layoffs in electronic, pictures, music and gaming divisions, and it will restructure and close manufacturing plants.

'Mega Man Star Force 3' (NDS) Doubles Up for North America - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom announced that Mega Man Star Force 3 will be coming to North America in two different versions, Black Ace and Red Joker, allowing two friends to share unique items and powers utilizing the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection, enhancing their individual characters.

'Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles, with its extended gameplay and variety of features, gives you the chance to test yourself while having fun.

'Ice Hockey Manager 2009' - v1.4.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Ice Hockey Manager 2009, it’s up to the player to set up the team and the tactics. Success or failure of the team all depends on the manager’s skills. If things aren’t running smoothly send the team to training camp, or increase the playerʼs bonus.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'RACE Pro'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

RACE Pro recreates a breathtaking reality giving you the ultimate racing simulation experience with precision physics and handling.

'Spore: Galactic Adventures' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 7:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Spore: Galactic Adventures fans will experience deeper Space stage gameplay as for the first time space faring creatures will be able to beam down from their spaceships to explore new planets and earn rewards for completing challenging missions.

'Dawn of Heroes' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 7:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dawn of Heroes is a tactical role playing game that combines classic RPG concepts -- including character development, epic combat, quests and puzzles -- with a humorous style. The game also supports head-to-head multiplayer action and the ability to trade collected items, two features designed to build a community of worldwide heroes.

'Zeno Clash' Signs Digital Distribution Deals, Gets Priced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 7:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ACE Team's Zeno Clash, powered by Valve's Source Engine, is an action game with a strong focus on melee combat set in a punk fantasy world with the beautiful environments, where you will encounter incredible challenges.

'Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 6:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella's naval RPG title Age of Pirates II: City of Abandoned Ships, developed by Seaward.ru, will combine compelling gameplay and wonderful graphics thus bringing a new experience to all the fans of daring sword duels and ship-to-ship combats.

'StarCraft' & 'Brood War' - v1.16.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 6:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has yet again released a minor updated patch for good old Starcraft and its expansion pack, Brood War. This v1.16.1 patch fixes a few minor issues with Starcraft/Broodwar.

'Dragonica' Multiplayer PvP System Unveiled - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 6:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragonica is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade.

'Freaky Creatures' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 6:28 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.

'My DoItAll' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 6:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The first-ever lifestyle game for both boys and girls, My DoItAll is an all-in-one title that gives players the ability to have fun and interact with friends through customization capabilities, mini-games and voice over and sound effect applications.

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

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 4:51 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.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) Operation: Anchorage Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 4:43 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.

'Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 3:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The action-packed game, a hi–def re-imagined version of 2004's Escape from Butcher Bay, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena features an entirely new chapter in the Riddick Saga and for the first time, intense online multiplayer combat.

Layoffs at 'Madden NFL' Studio EA Tiburon

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 3:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA's director of government affairs Craig Hagen revealed in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel that after shuttering a new facility, closing Black Box and various other layoffs, it is continuing its cutbacks. Hagen disclosed to the local newspaper that EA Tiburon, known for the Madden NFL and Tiger Woods franchises, will also see reductions in staff, although no specifics were given. The reasons for the layoffs are the faltering economy and diminishing sales...

'Mafia II' (PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 2:48 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.

More 'Spore' Titles Coming in 2009

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA is not only prepping Spore: Galactic Adventures, where players' space faring creatures will be able to beam down from their spaceships to explore new planets and earn rewards for completing challenging missions, but is also planning new installments. Spore: Hero Arena (NDS) will follow in the footsteps of its Spore Creatures predecessor, while Spore: Hero will be the first title specifically made for the Wii, and focus on avatar creation and adventuring. Spore: Creature Keeper (PC) is aimed at the younger audience, labeled as a mini-Sims, and will put emphasis on nurturing a new creature.

'F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin' (ALL) Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 2:05 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.

'Plain Sight' Open Beta Available NOW - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Plain Sight is a 3D multiplayer arcade game with robots; robots who bounce around cityscapes on mini planetoids and wield swords which are used to destroy one another.

'Noby Noby Boy' (PS3) Delayed, Coming Mid February - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Boy, to play, stretch and interact with a variety of objects and characters in an all new gaming experience! Girl, who lives in space will grow as Boy stretches, will continue to grow and connect to the planets in the Solar System with the help of all the Boys in the world!

'Empires in Arms' - v1.05.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empires in Arms in a grand strategy turn-based race to prove which nation is the greatest in Europe. In a bid for mastery over the continent, players can succeed where Napoleon failed or try to stop the military genius quicker than his historical enemies could! This latest update includes brings a substantial number of fixes and AI tweaks and enhancements.

Wii Review - 'Avatar - The Last Airbender: Into the Inferno'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Jan. 22, 2009 @ 12:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Players will play as Aang and friends in this action-packed video game based on the final season of the highly acclaimed TV series. New gameplay features will allow players to interact with characters from the TV show while performing thrilling martial arts moves with enhanced Wii Remote controls in order to defeat the Fire Nation.