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'Street Fighter IV' (ALL) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 6:31 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.

Various Game Trailers #1506

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

  • Skate 2 [ALL] - Online Features Trailer
  • Commander In Chief [PC] - Trailer #2


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

'Dawn of War II' System Requirements Revealed, Multiplayer Beta Info Coming

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 4:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II will take 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.

1UP Sold to UGO, EGM Shuts Down With January 09 Issue

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 4:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ziff Davis Media has sold the 1UP Digital Network (1UP.com, MyCheats.com, GameVideos.com and GameTab.com) to UGO Entertainment, while also confirming that the January '09 edition of Electronic Gaming Monthly will be the final printed issue.

'Let's Tap' (Wii) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's Let's Tap is a collection of mini-games by former Sega producer and Sonic Team leader Yuji Naka which will require some sort of tapping device connected to the Wii.

'Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon' (NDS) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 3:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rune Factory 2 is set several years after the original, the evil Sechs Empire has been defeated, and the Kingdom of Norad is once again at peace. Things may not stay that way for long, however, as dark premonitions foretell of dangers to come. It's up to player to uncover the source of these premonitions and bring peace to the kingdom once more.

'The Godfather II' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 12:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Inspired by the film and Mario Puzo's Corleone family drama, The Godfather II game goes beyond the film's story by setting players in the world of organized crime in 1960s Florida, Cuba and New York.

'Dementium: The Ward' (NDS) Finally Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 12:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dementium: The Ward tells a twisted story with gruesome 3D visuals and FPS gameplay. The game's interactive narrative reveals the puzzling nature of a strange hospital frozen-in-time, and introduces a cast of peculiar characters.

'Another Code R' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 12:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed at last year's Tokyo Game Show, Another Code R is the latest point-and-click adventure game by Cing, known for Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and Little King's Story.

'Saints Row 2' (ALL) PC Edition Available Today, But Not on Steam

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 12:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Saints Row 2 offers vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer. The PC edition of SR2 is available at retail today, but the Steam version has been delayed due to some issues with the Steam client, which THQ and Valve hope to resolve asap.

'Ice Hockey Manager 2009' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Ice Hockey Manager 2009, it’s up to the player to set up the team and the tactics. Success or failure of the team all depends on the manager’s skills. If things aren’t running smoothly send the team to training camp, or increase the playerʼs bonus.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (ALL) Gets New Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 10:43 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. Originally scheduled for fall 2008, then pushed until Q1 2009, Ubisoft has now narrowed down the release date ...

'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint 2 will see the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theater of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense then ever before, while an extensive multiplayer component will create battles on an incredible scale.

Midway Bankruptcy Postponed ... Until Next Month

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games has reached a waiver and forbearance agreement with the holders of its $75 million principal amount of 7.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026, extending their right to require Midway to repurchase the notes until Feb. 19, 2009. Midway is currently also in discussions with the holders of its 6% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 to obtain a similar waiver and forbearance agreement.

'CID The Dummy' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 8:39 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.

'Tribes 2' Lives On Through Community Support

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 8:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Not only does Tribes 2 add a single-player element to the multiplayer FPS, but also new weapons, levels, play modes, characters, vehicles, as well as a new engine allowing for real-time weather including wind, rain, fog and other effects. While Sierra released Tribes 2 for free in 2004, it closed down the multiplayer servers in Oct. 2008, leaving long time fans out on the cold, until now. TribesNext has put up its own server and issued a patch to remove the CD key and enable multiplayer functionality.

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

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 6:43 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.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 6:43 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' (NGC) Coming to the Wii - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 6:41 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.

'Risen' (X360/PC) Demo Planned

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 6:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, The Risen story unfolds over four chapters and will offer multiple ways to develop the story by his own actions and decisions. An innovative and intuitive user control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers. Piranha Bytes revealed that a demo (featuring the first few hours of the game) will be released on both platforms, although whether it will be before or after launch was not specified.

'Elven Legacy' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 5:30 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.

'Hasbro Family Game Night' (PS2/Wii) Coming to XBLA, 'Scrabble' to PSP/NDS

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 5:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA are gearing up to inject nostalgic fun into Xbox Live Arcade by bringing Hasbro Family Game Night to the platform, as well as brain twister Scrabble to NDS and PSP.

'StuntMANIA!pro' - v3.0.5 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 5:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

StuntMANIA!pro is a fast paced 3D car stunt driving game, where you get to perform the most amazing tricks and stunts in some really cool environments. This new version reduces the overall size, fixes the Trike, and fixes two issues with the Bubble Bonus.

NDS Review - 'Away: Shuffle Dungeon'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 4:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Away: Shuffle Dungeon is a new RPG from Mistwalker, known for Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, where you take control of the young hero Sword, sole resident of the once booming Webb Village, who must rescue as many kidnapped townsfolk as possible from a mysterious unknown that has been slowly spiriting them away.

'Ninja Blade' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 4:34 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.

'Forza Motorsport' (X360) Rumor Resurfaces

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 4:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last June, research firm Intellisponse revealed that Turn 10 was working on Forza 3, a racing sim with over 400 cars and 100 tracks, new race modes, near limitless customization options, real world damage, online community features, powerful assist mode for new players, new cars and tracks as DLC. While Microsoft declined to comment on rumors, Kaarbo Design, the studio that also worked on the original Forza Motorsport, has now further validated the rumor by revealing it was working on Forza 3 and showed off a few race event sample posters stamped with the new title.

'Masters of Mystery: Crime of Fashion' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 4:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Masters of Mystery: Crime of Fashion is a thrilling, hidden object game with a twist. Using interactive forensic tools, the player will solve cunning puzzles to ultimately uncover the horrifying truth behind these brutal crimes.

'Art of War' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there has yet to be an official announcement, Game Mechanic Studios' FPS Art of War is an original IP that will put you in the role of a reclusive millionaire/art lover Warren Canvas, and has you visit famous past battlegrounds re-imagined in a new way.

PC Review - 'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway'

by Mark Buckingham on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, the third entry in the series, has you reprise the heroic role of Sergeant Matt Baker, a soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, during Operation Market Garden in the late stages of World War II.

Good Old Games Adds 'Robinson's Requiem Collection'

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Good Old Games announced it has added two action-adventure games created by Silmarils bundled in Robinson's Requiem Collection, Robinson's Requiem and its informal sequel Deus, for just $5.99 (DRM-free of course).

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Getting Major Title Update

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 3:38 a.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. Epic is working on a major title update for GoW2 that will address bugs, online exploits (invisible shield, melee through some walls, gain infinite Lancer ammo), and new achievements related to DLCs. The online gameplay experience will also be improved by increasing penalties for quitting matches early, adding additional spawn protection against planted grenades and chainsaw attacks, and adding the ability to see the Submission flag carrier destination by using Tac/Com.

'Littlest Pet Shop Spring' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 3:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Littlest Pet Shop Spring will feature a festive and colorful spring environment for girls to explore alongside their favorite sidekicks, including six new, exclusive pets. The fun also gets turned up with all-new playsets as well as four new mini-games for a total of 20 including those from previous NDS versions.

'Earthrise' Now Accepting Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Earthrise, Bulgaria based indie developer Masthead Studios' debut title, is a post-apocalyptic science fiction MMO. Fans interested in participating the the Earthrise betatest can now sign up. While no start date has been revealed yet, it will start as a limited closed beta, but more testers will be gradually added over time.

'Killzone 2' (PS3) to Get Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 3:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Killzone 2 throws players back into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army, delivering intense warfare with lifelike character animations, detailed and destructible environments, realistic physics, and advanced levels of AI. After yesterday's pre-order incentive (exclusive demo prior to launch), Gamestop now also confirmed that Killzone 2 will be getting downloadable content, although no specific were revealed.

'Crysis Warhead' - Patch & SDK In the Works, Coming Soon

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 3:08 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 revealed that it has been working on a new patch for Crysis Warhead, as well as an editor and SDK. While details were not provided "good progress is being made and we're hoping it will be sooner rather than later."