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'Theatre of War 2: North Africa 1943' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 7:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Theatre of War 2 is a 3D RTS that covers events of 1943, the operations in Tunisia. Players will have the option to lead the German Afrika Korps of Rommel, supported by Italian military contingent, in their last full-scale attack or be at the head of the opposing English and American armies.

'Stormrise' (PS3/X360/PC) Echelon vs. Sai Units #2

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 7:02 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.

Various Game Trailers #1522

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 6:49 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:

  • Final Fantasy XIII [PS3/X360] - Trailer #4
  • Blood Bowl [ALL] - Chaos vs. Humans Trailer
  • Elite Forces: Unit 77 [NDS] - Trailer
  • The House of The Dead: Overkill [Wii] - Making Of Trailer #2
  • WarHammer 40K: Dawn of War II [PC] - Orks Faction Trailer
  • The Godfather II [ALL] - Don's View Trailer
  • Deadly Creatures [Wii] - Combat Dev. Diary Trailer


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

'MLB 09 The Show' (PSP/PS2/PS3) Road To The Show Enhancements - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 4:25 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.

'Mirror's Edge' (ALL) Time Trial Map Pack Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 4:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mirror's Edge is a first-person action adventure game where you are Faith, a 'runner' framed for murder in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched. Originally scheduled for Jan. 29, the Time Trial Map Pack has been pushed back until February to further polish it and make it a completely smooth experience. However, the PS3-exclusive Synethesia map still drops tomorrow.

'Street Fighter IV' (ALL) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 2:07 p.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.

'Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory' - v2.09 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BoB II: Wings of Victory recreates the fierce and famous air battles southern England in 1940, act as the supreme commander of either side, or simply fly and let your generals manage the war below. This v2.09 improves AI, death animations, and Flight Models, landscape and Multiskin.

'Legacy of Ys: Books I & II' (NDS) Gets Delayed But Adds Soundtrack - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 1:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

One of the most heralded action RPG franchises of all time, Legacy of Ys: Books I & II delivers the first two epic adventures of the famed saga on one cartridge, presented with a series of never-before-seen enhancements. Initially offered as pre-order bonus, Atlus is now adding the soundtrack to every launch copy.

'Retro Game Challenge' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 11:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An original game based on the popular Japanese Game Center CX TV series, Retro Game Challenge reinvents how classic games are played. Featuring a story-driven progression, players complete short challenges in a wide-variety of fictional retro-games, ranging from shooting, racing, action and even an epic RPG.

'SBK-08 Superbike World Championship' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Conspiracy has entered into a publishing agreement to bring Black Bean's fast paced racing game SBK08 Superbike World Championship, developed by Milestone, to North America. SBK08 is the officially licensed WSBK, and will storm the next-gen consoles with brand new features and enhancements.

'Team Fortress 2' Scout Revamp Nearing Completion, Regular Updates This Week

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TF2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc... Valve is prepping two regular bug/crash fix updates for this week, finalizing the Scout class revamp (new weapons and achievements), and is already moving on to the next pack.

'Marble Saga: Kororinpa' (Wii) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Marbles! Balance Challenge, known in North America as Marble Saga: Kororinpa, is a skill-based action title where the player helps an Ant called Anthony save his colony via a series of physical tests, featuring new levels, 4-person multiplayer, tons of customization, the ability to connect and compete online and the use of the Wii Balance Board as features.

12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards to be Televised

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) and IFC (Independent Film Channel) announced a partnership to bring the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, which take place on Feb. 19, 2009 at the Red Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, to television audiences for the first time.

'East India Company' Introduces the Brig - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 9:51 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.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 9:39 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:

'Phantom Brave' (PS2) Getting Wii-Make - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Phantom Brave improves upon the tactical gameplay found in Disgaea and La Pucelle in every way. Its redone, open-ended battle system is limited only by the user’s imagination. If you fell in love with Disgaea, you definitely won’t want to miss out on what’s sure to be this year’s best Strategy RPG.

'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts' (X360) Not Selling Well At All

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts the famous bear and bird duo return for a unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over the years, and has arranged a showdown to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain. Since its Nov. 2008 release date, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts has sold a mere 140,000 copies in North America according to latest numbers.

'Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 8:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Zombies across America will meet their match when D3Publisher brings the popular bikini-clad samurai sisters Aya and Saki to our shores in Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers on the Wii.

'Warrior Epic' Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 8:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warrior Epic is a free to download & play online action/RPG set in an original fantasy universe, where players can utilize a wide selection of warrior classes to go out raiding dungeons in a variety of novel environments. Warrior Epic let you play co-op campaigns or slug it out with friends in PVP.

'Ninja Blade' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 7:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From Software's Ninja Blade is a cinematic action game where, armed with an arsenal of specialized ninja weapons, tools and skills, players will be given the epic task of defending Tokyo and ultimately humanity from a horrific, genetically mutating disease.

'Guitar Hero: Metallica' (ALL) - Facts & Features

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 7:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: Metallica features an Expert+ difficulty setting for people with two kick pedals, pop-up video style tracks, new guitar and bass tones, allowing you to play as a band member in single instrument or band career game modes, a total of 28 Metallica tracks, as well as 21 other artists such as Slayer, Queen, Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, Kyuss, Machine Head, etc.

'X-Blades' (PS3/X360/PC) Spells And Beasts #8 - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 7:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

X-Blades, previously known as Oniblade, is a third-person, anime-style action/adventure. Your heroine wields two magical blades that can be used as swords or guns, and has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable.

Madden Bowl XV Championship Gets Steelers vs. Cardinals Players

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 6:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The 15th annual Madden Bowl in Tampa, Florida will have some of the NFL’s biggest stars compete to see who has the best skills on the virtual gridiron, including players from each Super Bowl team (Willie Parker/Pittsburgh Steelers and Edgerrin James/Arizona Cardinals) days before they duke it out on the field.

'Arc Rise Fantasia' (Wii) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 6:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arc Rise Fantasia is an epic RPG product of old and new, combining gorgeous graphics with modern gameplay while bringing classic Japanese high fantasy role-playing action involving airships and dragons.

'Street Fighter IV' (ALL) Arcade Goes on Tour in the UK

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 6:21 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.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) Developer Diary #1 - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 5:43 a.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.

'Battlestations: Pacific' (X360/PC) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 5:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

Wii Review - 'Tak and the Guardians of Gross'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 5:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Following the core elements of the television show, Tak and the Guardians of Gross immerses players into the adventures of Tak as he journeys to visit a Spoiled Shrine where "stray juju magic" is coming out of a mysterious crystal. As Tak, players will navigate the levels and explore the world with great agility and fluidity, running on walls, sliding down poles and swinging on vines.

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

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 5:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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

'SimAnimals' (NDS/Wii) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 5:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time players can engage with the wild world of animals in their natural surroundings in an immersive and tactile way. In this game you are challenged to engage, touch, move and try to control a wide range of animals as you journey deeper and deeper into the forest.

PC Review - 'SAS: Secure Tomorrow'

by Reggie Carolipio on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 5:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

A perfectly organized terrorist group has rescued their leader from a high security prison. Now, SAS steps in. Join the elite military formation and support them in the fight against terrorism.

'BattleForge' Gets Official Release Date, Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 5:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Phenomic is developing BattleForge, a new fantasy online RTS game where you assemble your own army with collectible trading cards. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck. Fans who pre-order will get four exclusive units, with exclusive card artwork and in-game animation, all leveled-up, giving player’s a head start as they prepare for battle online.

'Major Minor's Majestic March' (Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 5:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by the creative team behind PaRappa the Rapper Masaya Matsuura and New York artist Rodney Alan Greenblat, Major Minor’s Majestic March turns the Wiimote into a “special” baton that the bandleader, Major Minor, uses to keep tempo, recruit new band members and pick up valuable items.

'Crysis Warhead' - v1.1 Patch Details

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 5:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad, you'll experience Psycho’s parallel story during the events of the original, finding that life on the other side of the island is even more intense and explosive than you could have imagined. Crytek has been working on a new patch, as well as an editor and SDK.

'Our House Party' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Our House is the only game that lets you build and remodel your home as you design a unique customized creation. After shopping for raw materials in the Home Store, players will use their Wii Remote to hammer, saw, paint, tile and much more as they assemble and decorate their family dwelling.

'Tetris Party' (Wii) Organizes Tournament Series #2

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 4:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tetris Party will feature 18 game modes with 10 never-before-seen single-player and multiplayer variations of Tetris, including modes that utilize the point-and-shoot capabilities of the Wii Remote, as well as the recently released Wii Balance Board. Tetris Party Tournament will test the skills of players in a variety of Tetris modes, including Marathon, Field Climber and Stage Racer.