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'Dawn of Heroes' (NDS) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:15 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1521

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:10 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:

  • Blood Bowl [ALL] - Goblins vs. Dwarfs Trailer
  • The House of The Dead: Overkill [Wii] - Making Of Trailer #1
  • 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand [ALL] - Story & Design Documentary
  • SpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party Cook-Off [NDS] - Trailer


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

Xbox Avatars Get European National Soccer Teams Clothing Update

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With the New Xbox Experience, Xbox 360 fans have been able to customize their avatars with various features and attributes. Microsoft promised it would be releasing new items every 2 weeks. Making good on its promise, you can now pimp out your avatar with over a dozen European national soccer team outfits.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 3:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft will launch an all-new, original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game – the first that is not tied to a TMNT movie, TV show or comic book – which will be a four-player action fighting title developed by Game Arts, known for Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii.

Help Design the 'Cities XL' Collector's Edition

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 3:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cities XL is a city building game that'll push realism to the limit with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, while letting players take their game online as they interact with others in a massive online environment. Monte Cristo is offering fans a unique opportunity to help design the Collector's Edition of the game.

'A Stroke of Fate' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 3:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A Stroke of Fate is a detective story set in the authentic surroundings of 1940s fascist Germany, giving you the opportunity to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century – Adolf Hitler's premature death.

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

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 3:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another, small, update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft.

'Rock Band' (Wii) Gets Pumpkins, The Cars, Peppers, Oasis And More...

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 3:24 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.

'Avalon Code' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 1:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Avalon Code is an action RPG boasting incredible graphics, a deep and engrossing story and innovative game play mechanics, from the team behind Rune Factory, Harvest Moon, FF III and Final Fantasy IV DS remakes.

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

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 1:20 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 to public via download on Games for Windows Live Marketplace and Steam today at 7:01 p.m. EST (12:01 a.m. GMT).

'SMT: Devil Summoner 2' (PS2) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Devil Summoner 2 is an action RPG breath of fresh air, with a deep, easy-to-control combat system, nearly two hundred demons to negotiate with, collect, and fuse, and a variety of strategies to employ and master. Experience a 1920's Tokyo bustling with cases to solve, criminals to bring to justice, and the threat of the mysterious King Abaddon looming on the horizon.

'Far Cry 2' (ALL) Gets Official Map Editing Guide

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience, where players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa. Ubisoft is teaming up with Charles River Media to create one of the first game design books written by gamers for gamers.

'Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment' Slightly Delayed - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire will feature several micro-expansions over the next year, starting with Entrenchment which promises to bring fans a Starbase defense platform, turret upgrades to make them more powerful, mine fields and a Subspace Inhibitor platform that will slow enemy ships within its range. The Feb. 4 release date has been pushed a week to Feb. 11, 2009.

'Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus' (PSP/PS2/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus marks the return of over 20 beloved characters from the Guilty Gear franchise, including Kliff and Justice! Fans of the series will be pleased to not only find all their characters available right off the bat, but will finally be able to uncover the rich stories of each character for the first time!

'Banjo-Tooie' (XBLA) Narrows Down Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sequel to Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie is a platform/action-adventure hybrid by Rare, originally and published by Nintendo in 2000 for the N64. Ported by 4J Studios, Banjo-Tooie sports minor graphical refinements, increased screen resolution, and will implement the Stop 'N' Swop feature.

'F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 10:54 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.

'Divinity II: Ego Draconis' (X360/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Divinity 2: Ego Draconis you will take on the role of a young Dragon Slayer and ultimately become a Dragon Knight, a legendary hero with unique abilities. Discover a detailed world full of twists and turns in which your actions can make a real difference.

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata to Keynote at GDC 09

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will deliver a "Discovering New Development Opportunities" keynote address at the 2009 Game Developers Conference, kicking-off the main conference’s schedule of lectures, panel discussions and round tables that provide the central forum for learning, inspiration, and networking in the games industry.

'Mana Khemia' (PSP/PS2) Titles Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After increasing demands for hardcore titles, NIS Europe announced that its RPG titles Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al Revis (PS2) and Mana Khemia: Student Alliance (PSP) will be published for the European countries.

'Empire: Total War' Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire: Total War, the new installment in The Creative Assembly’s Total War RTS franchise, will maintain the series 3D battles, grand turn based campaign map and rich historical flavor while for the first time introducing 3D naval combat into the series.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

morpheme Animation Middleware Integrates PhysX

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

morpheme is robust animation middleware designed to give developers and animators intuitive, creative control over the look of their final in-game animation by allowing them to author and preview blends, blend trees and transition graphs in real time.

'Runes of Magic' Gets Sappy With Valentine's Day Event - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 600 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'NASCAR Kart Racing' (Wii) Gets Additional Drivers - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NASCAR Kart Racing enables players to grab the steering wheel as a famed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and speed through treacherous landscapes, wind around rocky cliffs, jump rivers and dodge falling boulders. In addition to 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers, you will also be able to take the wheel as one of 10 original animated characters known as “Outsiders”.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Halo Wars'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

'Section 8' (X360/PC) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 7:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Section 8 is a futuristic first person shooter that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. In Section 8 you are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle.

'Painkiller' And 'Panzer Elite' Become Good Old Games

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 7:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Good Old Games have signed an agreement with JoWood to add PCF' creepy FPS Painkiller Black Edition and tank simulation game Panzer Elite Special Edition tp its repertoire for $9.99 each, no DRM and WinXP/Vista compatible.

'Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard' (PS3/X360) - 17 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Offering an original story line and an off-the-wall cast of characters, D3Publisher's third-person shooter Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard parodies some of the most beloved genres of games and pop culture.

NDS Review - 'Moon'

by Richard Poskozim on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Moon is a sci-fi, action-adventure title, placing gamers on the cold lunar surface in the year 2058. Researchers are shocked to find a sealed, alien hatch during construction of a new lunar base, but it's a shock that soon pales in comparison to what they find beyond the hatch.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) - February 2009 DLCs Detailed

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: World Tour features guitar, vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), four-player on/offline co-op, and an eight-player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4). In the coming month, you will be able to download track packs from The Shins, Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney's Wings and Bob Seger.

'Phantasy Star Portable' (PSP) - 50 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Phantasy Star Portable includes the original PSU content, the Ambition of the Illuminus expansion pack, 4-player local multiplayer, PSP exclusive bosses and weapons, and a new History mode playable as a new character Vivienne.

'Glacier2' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Glacier2 is an arcade combat racing game. Make sure you are faster then your opponents or you can blow them to bits with an arsenal of weaponry.Make your way across the ice, survive incredible jumps, and eliminate your opponents.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:29 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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:24 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:

'Mario Power Tennis' (Wii) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:22 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.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising' - Celebrity Cast Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

C&C Red Alert 3: Uprising is a PC exclusive single-player campaign expansion, catapulting players deeper into the Red Alert universe, giving them more of the action-packed gameplay they have been clamoring for, while offering a gauntlet of new and compelling challenges with the new Commander’s Challenge mode.

'Fragile' (Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:07 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.

'Hellgate: London' Switches to a Free-to-Play Model

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 5:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Hellgate: London' Server Support to Shut down Feb. 1st 2009 Hellgate: London is an immersive first-person perspective RPG with a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, introducing a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive. While Namco Bandai's official server support for the game will end on Feb. 1, 2009, HanbitSoft revealed that an upcoming patch will combine the two game play modes, add class balance improvements and differentiation of each of the 5 acts, while switching over to a free-to-play model.

'East India Company' Introduces the Cutter - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 4:55 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.

'We Ski and Snowboard' (Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 4:12 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.

'Project Aftermath' v1.13 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 4:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Aftermath is an Arcade RTS game where you command up to four squads of soldiers in exciting battles in a retro-futuristic world. Equip your squads to suit your playing style, researching new items using the spoils of war; choosing from over 100 different weapons, armor, power-up augmentations and spell-like special attacks.

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

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 3:55 a.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.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) Operation: Anchorage Now Available

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 3:48 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.

'Russell Grant's Astrology' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 3:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Russell Grant’s Astrology provides users with up-to-date daily horoscopes, helps them keep track of the current position of the moon and their biorhythm, and offers personal advice on all the important spheres of life.

'The House of the Dead: Overkill' (Wii) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2009 @ 3:34 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. Fans who pre-order the game will receive a copy of the “Prelude To An Overkill” graphic novel as a special bonus, only while supplies last.