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'50 Cent: Blood on the Sand' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has picked up 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand in which you play as one of the world's biggest hip-hop stars in an all-out battle to protect 50 Cent's assets and to collect payment from a crooked overlord.

Various Game Trailers #1523

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:40 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] - Skavens vs. Lizardmen Trailer
  • Yakuza 3 [PS3] - Final Trailer [JAP]
  • Wanted: Weapons of Fate [ALL] - Developer Diary Trailer #1
  • ArmA II [PC] - USMC Base Trailer


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

PlayStation Store Gets DLCs, Savage Moon, Bejeweled 2 and Music Tracks

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Pulse 01/29 Edition (free), Burnout Paradise price drop ($19.99), Bejeweled 2 ($9.99), Savage Moon ($9.99), Brain Challenge PS3 + PSP games bundle ($12.99), DLCs for LittleBigPlanet ($1.99/free), Skate 2 ($7.49), The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (free), Disgaea 3 ($1.99), free Mirror's Edge map, song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band, and Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2, as well as the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'Texas Cheat 'Em' (PS3/X360/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 5:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wideload Games' Texas Cheat 'Em is a new take on the classic Texas Hold ‘Em rules, turning an average online poker table upside down by layering party games and other gambling minigames on top of the basic rules, and allowing players to cheat to win!

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Double XP Weekend Gets New Playlists

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 5:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever. From Jan. 30th through Feb 1st. players will not only receive Double-XP, but also two new playlists (4v4 Team Tactical and Mercenary TDM ).

'LocoRoco 2' (PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 4:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LocoRoco 2 further plunges you into a colorful world where jelly-like creatures sing, roll and bounce their way through levels to reach their goals. Guide your LocoRoco through the various worlds using a simple tilting and bouncing gameplay mechanic.

'Faith and a .45' (PS3/X360/PC) Development Put on Hold

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 4:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Faith and a .45, developed by Deadline Games, is an intense and atmospheric shooter featuring a heavy focus on characters, co-operative gameplay, road movie storytelling, and cinematic aesthetics. Not been heard of in a little while, Deadline Games revealed that the project has been put on hold due to it not being able to secure a publisher.

'Hotel Giant 2' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 3:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enter the challenging tourism industry and test your skills by building, designing and managing the most luxurious hotels in the world! As guests go about their lives, follow their behavior, moods, activities, and find out exactly what they like and dislike.

Disney Layoffs and Studio Consolidation Confirmed

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today, rumors started flying around the internets that Disney Interactive Studios had fired over 50 employees of British Columbia-based studio Propaganda Games, known for last year's Turok and currently working on two unannounced titles, but while DIS itself confirmed layoffs, it insisted that fewer than 30 people were let go. At the same time, DIS revealed that it was going to consolidate its Salt Lake City-based studios Avalanche Software (Chicken Little/Bolt) and Fall Line Studios (Chronicles of Narnia), which resulted in another 20 people getting the pink slip.

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX: Defender of the Stars, developed by Level 5, is the first title on any Nintendo system since Dragon Quest VI, 10 years ago, now featuring WiFi support for four players in co-op.

Register 'Unreal Tournament 3' On Steam, Get Achievements

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 2:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In preparation for Epic's big Unreal Tournament 3 update, fans who own a retail copy may now freely register it with Steam, which will then be updated automatically via Steam and introduce support for Steamworks Achievements (with over 50 Achievements), plus a host of new features and enhancements in AI, Server Browsing, Demo Recording, Mod Support, and more.

'StarCraft II' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 1:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

'Don King Boxing' (NDS/Wii) Officially Announced, Gets Dated

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 1:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed last month, Don King Boxing provides a boxing experience for Wii via accurate controls, a unique story mode, an exhilarating multiplayer system, and implementation of the Wii Balance Board.

'Tokyo Beat Down' (NDS) Meet the Cast #1 - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 1:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tokyo Beat Down is a tale of greed, corruption, and good old-fashion violence. Experience the sweet nostalgia of classic coin-op beat 'em ups, where you must rely on your fists, firearms, and anything else that happens to be lying around to beat the sin out of Tokyo's criminals. What do you do when thugs and hoodlums put peace and freedom in jeopardy?

OneBigGame to Publish Games for Charity

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

OneBigGame will be raising funds through publishing a series of unique games kindly created and donated by established names in game development. Save the Children and Starlight Children’s Foundation US will be recipients of all profits generated by these titles.

'Snowboard Riot' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 1:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hudson's Snowboard Riot is a distinctive snowboarding game unlike anything players have ever encountered will be coming to WiiWare. Snowboarding will reach new heights when players take to the slopes with action-packed racing utilizing weapons such as homing bullets and invisibility!

'Gears of War' Expired Certification Makes Game Unplayable

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gears of War blends tactical action with survival horror, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde. A digital certification set to expire yesterday, did, and in the process rendered the PC game unplayable. Epic was unaware of this "feature" and is consulting with Microsoft to get the issue resolved.

'The House of the Dead: Overkill' (Wii) Carny Level Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 12:06 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.

'Space Invaders Extreme 2' (NDS) Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Taito's classic Space Invaders game gets extreme once again with new features that bring the retro franchise up to speed with the Joneses such as a new Bingo and Multiplayer WiFi mode.

'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Comics announce Batman: Arkham Asylum, a 3rd-person action game powered by the Unreal Engine 3, with a dark and gritty setting reminiscent of Bioshock.

'Runes of Magic' Cyclops Stronghold Unveiled

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 10:16 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.

'The Maw' (X360) Lost Levels DLC - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Maw is a 3D action adventure in which you take control of Frank, a simple alien that must partner up with The Maw, a cute little blob with an insatiable hunger that makes him the most dangerous creature in the galaxy, in order to find your way home.

Flying Lab Software Gets Casual With New Division

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Flying Lab Software announced that it has formed a new division, Flying Lab Casual, which will focus on developing more casual gaming MMOs from the ground up. Its first venture, a family-friendly universe being built in partnership with Upper Deck, will be announced in the next couple of weeks.

'CID The Dummy' (ALL) Introduces Mia - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CID The Dummy is an all-new action platformer that is sure to grab you with its enjoyable, fun gameplay, featuring a totally original character with charisma and moves, different fighting styles with which to battle enemies from unarmed combat to weapons like the Bazooka that can freeze, hit and burn.

'Challenge Me: Maths Workout' (NDS) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Challenge Me: Maths Workout, with its extended gameplay and variety of features, gives you the chance to test yourself...

'Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix' (ALL) Getting Patched, but no Details

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will make its downloadable debut on XBLA and PSN by utilizing the original game code, while creating a fresh upgraded experience with new artwork and high resolution 1080p graphics. Wihout giving details, Capcom confirmed that a patch for SF II HD Remix is in the works...

'Animal Paradise Wild' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While exploring Animal Island Park with the help of their guide, players will come across 18 baby animals to care for and love. In order to bond with their new friends and gain their trust, animal lovers will be challenged with a series of mini-games and animal quizzes.

'Cross Fire' Enters Open Beta Stage

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

G4BOX announced that its free-to-play, online military first-person shooter Cross Fire has entered open beta. Join one of two International Mercenary Forces Corporations locked in a global struggle.

'Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard' (PS3/X360) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

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. We recently sat down with D3P producer Brian Etheridge, who gave us a lot more insight in the game.

'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 7:41 a.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.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Gets Free Call to Arms Expansion

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 7:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call to Arms will introduce an array of new content for WAR players, including two highly anticipated new careers – the Orc Choppa and the Dwarf Slayer – and a new dungeon zone called “Land of the Dead,” set in the desert realm of the Tomb Kings.

'Boom Blox Bash Party' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Boom Blox Bash Party the destructive fun reaches new heights with richer multiplayer action and more than 400 new levels that will have players of all ages gaming together and solving action-packed puzzles under water, in zero gravity, and beyond!

Games Convention 2009 Canceled, Re-brands Online

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From July 31 to Aug. 2, 2009, Leipziger Messe presents a new games fair, Games Convention Online, the first independent platform in Europe for what is currently the most dynamic market in the gaming industry: browser, client and mobile games.

'Ceville' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ceville is an action-packed point & click adventure where you have to protect the fairy-tale realm of Faeryanis from the treacherous Basilius who plans to take the crown and subdue the realm with the help of murderous beasts he summons from the planes of eternal darkness.

'Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally a GBA title back in 2006, Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled is an Active-Time Tactical Combat RPG, featuring traditional turn-based combat which requires players to observe the positions of their characters as well as the enemies'.

'Prince of Persia' (ALL) to Get Epilogue DLC - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style. The Prince of Persia Epilogue DLC continues the story of the Prince and Elika with a brand-new epic adventure.

NDS Review - 'Prey the Stars'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Prey the Stars serves up an incredible world where nearly anything from food items to entire buildings can be devoured. Players must bite, lick, and suck their way to victory as one of the game's four insatiable and customizable creatures.

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' (X360) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:16 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.

Sony Online Brings Five PopCap Games to PSN

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SOE has signed a publishing agreement with PopCap Games that will bring five hit titles to the PlayStation Network, starting with Bejeweled 2. Fan favorites, Zuma, Heavy Weapon, Peggle and Feeding Frenzy will become available shortly thereafter.

'Jumpgate Evolution' to Make Appearance at Comic-Con - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:10 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.

'Evasive Space' (Wii) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Evasive Space you pilot your rocket ship on a wildly dangerous interplanetary mission to save the stars. You’ll be guiding Konki on timed and collection-based missions through 20 stages of mazes and obstacles in five different environments spanning treacherous terrain including asteroid belts, planetary rings, astro-caves, and large space stations.

'Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 6:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad Aya reconciles with her sister Saki and live together in peace for awhile. The peace doesn’t last for long as an infestation of zombies have plagued the city. The sisters join together to draw their swords and rid the city of evil.

'Mad Skills Motocross' Wants 1001 Beta Testers

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 5:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mad Skills Motocross is a sidescrolling motocross game that reminds of the golden days of gaming while also utilizing high-tech features. The game sports neural networks for the AI and precise physical simulations of motocross bikes and riders.

'Pranksterz: From Russia With Love' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a new installment of the Pranksterz franchise, the player takes on the role of a Russian agent, working undercover in the United States. His main task is to piss off potential spy thus stopping his activity...

'Air Bandits' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 5:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Air Bandits, inspired by 1980s side-scrolling 2D arcade game Sopwith, you play as a pilot of a vintage fighter plane who must soar over the unfriendly territory, bomb the ground targets and take down enemy aircrafts, while avoiding their fire.

Former THQ Exec Starts Mamba Games - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 5:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mamba Games, headed up by former US THQ executive Robert Neilson, is a new dynamic multi-platform video games publisher announcing the first batch of products to be released throughout the globe.

Nolan Bushnell Gets British Academy Video Games Award

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 5:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nolan Bushnell, creator of Pong and founder of Atari, will receive the Fellowship at this year's GAME British Academy Video Games Awards. Nolan is credited by many for kick-starting the video games revolution; and was named one of Newsweek's '50 Men That Changed America'.

GamersGate Goes Client-Free

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2009 @ 4:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GamersGate announced today that it will offer its entire catalog “client-free” beginning Jan. 28, 2009, offering gamers more convenient access to their games without forcing them into a client.