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'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 7:09 p.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.

Steam Weekend Deal Gets You 30% Off All Rockstar Games

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 7:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This weekend only, Steam is offering you to save 30% on anything and everything in Rockstar Games' catalog. This includes recent releases such as Grand Theft Auto IV and Bully: Scholarship Edition, as well as past hits such as Max Payne 2 and the highly-rated Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Various Game Trailers #1524

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 6:58 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] - Official Trailer
  • Ready 2 Rumble Revolution [Wii] - Impersonator vs. Dragon Chew Trailer
  • Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper [PC] - Trailer
  • MadWorld [Wii] - Death Watch TV Trailer
  • Resident Evil 5 [ALL] - Viral Video #3 - Claire


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

'Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned' (X360) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 4:48 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.

Valve's Gabe Newell to Keynote At D.I.C.E.

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 4:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced that Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve, creators of Half-Life, Counter-Strike, etc..., and PC gaming technologies (Source, Steam) will give a keynote address at the 2009 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit.

'Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure' (NDS) Tea Time Details - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 4:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Love puzzle games, but also love an adventure? Now you can have both in one game with Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, an adventure-puzzle game that adds a new element of fun by combining the action of an adventure game with the challenge of a puzzle game all in one.

'Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim' Unveils New Features

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 4:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim will focus on reinventing many aspects of the original game, updating the franchise for the 21st Century. A key element that will permeate the game is the charm and humor of the original Majesty.

'Star Trek Online' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek Online is the MMOG that allows you to boldly go where no one has gone before!

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Thin Lizzy, Pretenders, Nikko and Pat Benatar

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 12:55 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.

'Still Life 2' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microïds' Still Life 2, developed by Gameco Studios, is a real-time 3D adventure game where you play FBI agent and profiler Victoria McPherson, investigating some of North America's most difficult and darkest crimes.

'DJ Hero' (NDS) Confirmed by Activision Blizzard CEO, Coming in 2009

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 12:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The existence of DJ Hero isn't exactly a big secret. It has already popped up a few times in the past few months, but a TV interview with Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick on CNBC is the first confirmation from the publisher that it actually exists. Kotick was quoted as saying, "We have this product called DJ Hero coming out later this year, which is a turntable that you actually can play competitively and spin discs and mix songs." Rumor has it that the game will come with a turntable controller.

'Crysis Warhead' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 11:01 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.

'Halo 3' (X360) Mythic Map Pack - Details & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bungie is working on the Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack, which will include three new multiplayer maps (Assembly, Orbital and Sandbox), part of the Limited Collector’s Edition of Halo Wars, and most likely on XBL at a later date.

Good Old Games Selling 'Disciples' Series on the Cheap

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Good Old Games is launching its Friday weekend promotion. This weekend you can grab Disciples: Sacred Lands Gold and Disciples 2 Gold in a bundle (includes Disciples: Sacred Lands Gold and D2: Dark Prophecy, D2: Guardians of the Light, D2: Servants of the Dark, D2: Rise of the Elves, and the soundtrack) and it will only cost you $15.99 (DRM-free of course)! Anyone who already bought one of these games will receive a $1.50 discount for the other title.

'Buzz! Brain Of The UK' (PSP/PS2/PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time in Buzz!, the majority of Buzz!: Brain Of The UK questions cover topics specific to the UK. It’s not just kings and queens, though – you’ll find questions on diverse aspects of UK life: there’ll be questions on bands, cities, sports personalities, television favorites, wildlife, food and more.

'Mount & Blade' to Get Multiplayer Addon

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's Mount & Blade is a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat. At a press event in Stockholm it was revealed that TaleWorlds Entertainment is working on a multiplayer expansion, which will focus on battles, not the campaign, and let up to 32 players (and bots) duke it out in a variety of modes such as DM/TDM and Siege. A closed beta will start in 3 months, but the plan is to make it mod friendly while also improving the game's AI, add better prospects for diplomacy and better rendering techniques (HDR).

'Precursors' (X360/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Precursors, developed by Boiling Point's Deep Shadow, is a sci-fi action game that leads you into unexplored regions of space, where he can fly with huge battle ships from planet to planet.

Friday, January 30, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 8:08 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:

'Dragon Quest V: The Hand of the Heavenly Bride' (NDS) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 6:54 a.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.

'RACE Pro' (X360) Goes Gold - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 6:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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

'Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, a seamless racing battleground, with massive traffic-heavy roads to abuse. The PC edition will be customized with expanded online features, and community driven content.

'Ninja Blade' (X360) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 5:21 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.

'Don King Boxing' (NDS/Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Need for Speed' Franchise Getting Four New Titles in 2009 - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Need for Speed is not dead. EA announced that no less than four new titles are in development for the franchise over the next 12 months as the property expands to new platforms, new categories and new media.

'The Last Remnant' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 3:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Last Remnant is Square Enix's latest single-player RPG game, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, with two main characters, each one appealing to a specific territory.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 3:13 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. Fans who want to pre-order H.A.W.X. can do so at a variety of locations in their respective territories (US, UK, DE, FR), each option offering a specific in-game plane, or an exclusive booklet if you get it from the UbiShop.

'Simon the Sorcerer 5' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silver Style is working on the next installment in the point & click adventure series featuring Simon, the charismatic sorcerer's apprentice. Simon the Sorcerer 5 sends adventurers to a futuristic game world, in which they experience a turbulent backward journey through history in order to help Simon to recover his memory.

X360/PC Review - 'Fallout 3 - Operation: Anchorage'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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. Enter a military simulation and fight in one of the greatest battles of the Fallout universe – the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska

NDS Review - 'TouchMaster 2'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

TouchMaster 2 offers a collection of 20 new addictively fun and exciting card, action, strategy, puzzle and picture games.

'Aaaaa!: A Reckless Disregard for Gravity' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You dive off a skyscraper, relying on quick reflexes to negotiate the intricate tangle of girders that make up the City. You perform aerial stunts at terminal velocity before parachuting into the arms of your cheering fans. While other skydivers have it easy, you have to earn the adoration of the crowds by gliding within an eyelash of that glass super skyscraper at 70 miles per hour.

Aksys Games' New York Comic Con 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aksys Games will be exhibiting at New York Comic Con (Feb. 6-8) and showing off Bit.Trip Beat for the first time, its North American import Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus, and Blazblue. At NYCC, Aksys plans to have a Blazblue Regional Tournament along with a Bit.Trip Beat High Score Attack Contest. Stop on by, and you might get some Blazblue goodies as well!

'Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2009 @ 12:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets is a new World War II operational strategy game, bringing to life a campaign of epic scale and dynamic battles on the Eastern Front of World War II.