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'Guitar Hero: Metallica' (ALL) Full Tracklist Revealed - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 6:32 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, a total of 28 Metallica tracks, as well as 21 other artists such as Slayer, Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, Kyuss, Machine Head, etc...

Various Game Trailers #1519

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 5:05 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:

  • MLB Front Office Manager [PS3/X360/PC] - Developer Diary Trailer #1
  • The House of the Dead: Overkill [Wii] - Story Trailer
  • Resistance: Retribution [PSP] - Trailer (2)
  • Klonoa [Wii] - Trailer #2
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin [ALL] - Fear Away Trailer


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

'Pikmin' (Wii) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 5:05 p.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.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) - v1.1 Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 4:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War completely changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen.

'Stormrise' (PS3/X360/PC) Echelon vs. Sai Units #1

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 3:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormrise is an real time strategy console title offering fans of the classic RTS genre an immersive and dramatic twist whilst challenging the conscience. Experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a detached view point.

'S.O.S: The Final Escape 3' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S.O.S: The Final Escape 3 is the latest installment in the survival game series, previous titles were on the PS2, requiring you to fend for yourself in a city surrounded by mountains, ocean, and rivers that is experiencing torrential rains. All order has collapsed and there is no choice but to escape.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Gives Away $25,000 During 13 Days of Gears Sweepstakes

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 3:23 p.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. Fans can register to win prizes every day for 13 days straight beginning Feb. 1 by playing Gears of War 2.

'The Sims 3' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 3:17 p.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!

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Another Grateful Dead Pack

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 3:13 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.

'Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM 2' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 1:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM 2 combines the devastating power of the Mobile Suit, the rich legacy of the GUNDAM universe and the furious Tactical Action game play of the Dynasty Warriors series. The game will thrust players into incredible battles against legions of enemy Mobile Suits on distant planetary surfaces and in the far reaches of outer space.

'The House of the Dead: Overkill' (Wii) Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 1:09 p.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.

'Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 12:42 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.

Microsoft Shuts Down 'Flight Simulator' Studio ACES

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday Microsoft's latest financial results revealed that the software giant would be laying off 5,000 people over the next 18 months, starting with 1,400 immediate dismissals. While rumors are that the entertainment division will be hit hard (Zune and Xbox) it has been confirmed that ACES, the internal studio responsible for the long-running Flight Simulator series, will be shut down. However, Microsoft also said that this does not mean the end of the franchise; it will continue, but no specific details were disclosed.

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Old Republic will let you explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining your personal story and determining your path down the light or dark side of the Force.

SimBin Unveils 'Project Toad'

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Toad will be an add-on to the RACE07/GTR Evo base, similar to what SimBin did with the STCC title. Like STCC, it will improve and enhance the base game as well as iron out the odd bugs still left in the system, add new cars, new tracks and a new level of fun and competitive racing. It's not a lot of concrete info, but SimBin promised there will be more details shortly.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Goes Gold, Demo Coming Feb. 5 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 9:45 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.

'Burnout Paradise' (ALL) Feb. 6 Free Patch Details

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buckle up and prepare to unleash anarchy in the ultimate burner's paradise as Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse.

'UFC 2009 Undisputed' (PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ's UFC 2009 Undisputed, based on the mixed martial arts organization, featuring an authentic and comprehensive UFC atmosphere, including an extensive roster of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world.

'OutRun Online Arcade' (PS3/X360) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

OutRun Online Arcade delivers online multiplayer racing for up to 6 players, with fast paced OutRun, Heart Attack and Time Attack modes, the draw to the open road has never been so appealing.

'Spore: Galactic Adventures' Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

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.

'MadWorld' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 8:21 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.

'Empire: Total War' System Requirements

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 8:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire: Total War will maintain the Total War series' 3D battles, grand turn based campaign map and rich historical flavor while for the first time introducing not only 3D naval combat into the franchise, but also a 1vs1 multiplayer mode.

'Jumpgate Evolution' - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 8:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original Jumpgate in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations.

European Parliament Approves of PEGI Rating System

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 7:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), of the European Parliament met this week to discuss a report that highlights the issues of consumer protection, with particular reference to minors, when playing video games as well as for the European Parliament to endorse the PEGI age rating system currently in operation

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 7:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in 2012, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (high-altitude warfare) is the first air combat game in the Tom Clancy’s universe, featuring cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower, and intense dogfights. Soon, flying at Mach 3 becomes a right, not a privilege.

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Predicts Super Bowl XLIII Winner

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 7:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Madden NFL 09 marks the 20th anniversary of the franchises, and features adaptable gameplay tailored to every type of gamer, online enhancements and a broadcast style presentation delivering an authentic NFL experience. Black and gold will reign supreme in Tampa Bay, according to the simulation of Super Bowl XLIII by Madden NFL 09.

'Dungeon Party' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 7:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Party, developed by Cyanide, is a free MMOG where two teams of up to 5 players compete over one or more rounds and victory is only assured when one of them gets out of the dungeon with the treasure.

'Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena' (ALL) Voice Cast Details

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 6:59 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.

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

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 6:54 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.

City Interactive to Develop and Publish NDS/Wii Titles

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 6:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

International video game publisher and developer City Interactive has signed an agreement with Nintendo of America to develop and publish titles for the NDS and Wii.

Good Old Games Selling 'Jagged Alliance' Series on the Cheap

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 6:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Good Old Games is launching its Friday weekend promotion. This weekend you can grab the whole Jagged Alliance series, including Jagged Alliance, Jagged Alliance Deadly Games, Jagged Alliance 2 and Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business, for only $24.99 instead of $35.96, making it more than 30% cheaper (DRM-free of course)!

'Elven Legacy' Developer Diary #4 - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 6:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Elven Legacy delivers a world filled with magic, and a thrilling nonlinear storyline, gauged to provide many hours of gameplay for strategy enthusiasts. Through an epic quest to restore the former glory of the Elven race, this fantasy strategy game offers both depth and scope, all in colorful and inspirational settings.

Eidos Shuts Down Rockpool Games Studio

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 5:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acquired by Eidos in 2007, in order to boost its casual mobile gaming market share, Rockpool Games employees have been made redundant and the Manchester development studio has been shut down according to Bill Harbison, a former employee. Eidos has now confirmed the closure blaming the "incredibly challenging and competitive times" so it can keep its costs under control. Earlier this year Eidos had already laid off a number of Crystal Dynamics (Tomb Raider) employees, and last year shut down Pivotal.

'Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 5:47 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.

Wii Review - 'My Horse and Me'

by Dustin Chadwell on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 5:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Having signed the exclusive worldwide license from the Federation Equestre Internationale FEI, Atari will publish My Horse and Me, the complete horseback riding and equestrian lifestyle video game experience featuring a realistic and immersive representation of the world of equestrian sports.

PlayStation Store Gets DLCs, Demos, and Music Tracks

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 5:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with BUZZ! Quiz TV American Culture Pack ($5.99), NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM Pack 7 (free), Skate 2 Time Is Money Pack ($4.99), song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band, demos for WipEout HD and F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, as well as the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'Rune Factory: Frontier' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rune Factory: Frontier incorporates an open-ended structure that allows players to choose the type of game they wish to experience. Whether it's growing crops, expanding the town, fighting (or befriending) monsters or even falling in love.

'Evochron Renegades' - v1.988 Demo/Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 5:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Evochron Renegades is the sequel to Evochron Alliance with a lot of design aspects heavily influenced by player feedback and requests. It is a first person 3D space combat, trader, and mercenary simulation.

'Mytran Wars' (PSP) Facts & Features

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 5:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mytran Wars is a round-based strategy game where the player researches new technologies and continues to rearm his mecha, thereby fighting battles in wonderful 3D landscapes – against the AI or other human opponents in various multiplayer modes.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) Leads 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2009 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced the nominees for the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, dominated by SCEA's LittleBigPlanet with an astounding 10 nominations from industry leaders and members of the interactive entertainment software business.