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A departure from the traditional online settings of high fantasy, outer space, or military, Global Agenda is a fast-paced action MMO using Unreal Engine 3 set in Earth's near future, a spy-fi world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict. Fans interested in participating in the closed beta test, which begins Q2 2009, can now sign up.
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:
- Numen: Contest of Heroes - Trailer #3
- Prototype [ALL] - Trailer (4)
- CID The Dummy [ALL] - Cutscene Trailer
- Grand Ages: Rome [PC] - Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.
Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Qore Ep. 08, Mercenaries 2 - Blow It Up Again DLC Pack ($1.99), Cuboid ($9.99), Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom ($9.99), Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Pack 6 (free), Tom Clancy’s EndWar Faction Elite Pack ($3.75), WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Roster Update ($4.99), song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Revolution, Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.
Brütal Legend is a 3rd person action adventure game starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand. Never officially announced Brütal Legend will have a "rich" multiplayer portion, as confirmed by Double Fine's GDC session details.
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. Blizzard is letting fans vote on which Protoss Dark Templar unit will be featured in the game...
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. Fans who pre-order get the official Armacham Field Guide of Genevieve Aristide, and online pre-orders get a lithograph on top of that. But wait, there is more. If you trade 2 select titles before Jan. 31st, 2009 you get $40 off FEAR 2!
Prototype tells the story of Alex Mercer - a man haunted by his past, fighting a secret war in New York City. As the action spirals out of control, a conspiracy tied to his origins threatens the future of mankind itself.
The gaming industry was dealt a severe blow last year when Iron Lore, known for the Titan Quest & Dawn of War titles, failed to find funding for its next title and was forced to shut down. Two of its members, lead designer Arthur Bruno and art director Eric Campanella, formed Crate Entertainment last year and are currently sharing office space with Mass Effect PC developer Demiurge Studios. Having acquired the rights to Iron Lore's IPs, Crate Entertainment is currently working on Black Legion, the same RPG that IL was shopping around prior to its demise.
Check out the following new screens from Capcom's 2009 CES lineup:
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.
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is an action-packed game set in the Lord of the Rings universe of J.R.R. Tolkien where players will fight epic battles any way they want, whether it be as the heroic forces of good, or as the legions of Sauron’s evil army, including Cave-trolls, Oliphaunts, the Balrog and Sauron himself.
EA announced its initial plans for the PlayStation Home Beta, SCEA's 3D social gaming community that allows users to interact, communicate and share gaming experiences online. The EA Sports Complex, slated to launch this Spring, will allow fans to play exclusive new EA Sports multiplayer games, meet and interact with fans, view daily, weekly and annual leaderboards, as well as watch trailers and other content from their favorite EA Sports games.
Tom Clancy's EndWar is a next-gen strategy game, set on the battlefields of WWIII, that pushes the envelope of technology, showcasing unprecedented AI, graphics, physics and animations. The Faction Elite Pack DLC includes three new battalions (one per faction), six new upgrades (two per faction) and grant immediate access to six exclusive unit upgrades.
The Independent Games Festival has named the main competition finalists for its historic 11th annual set of awards, celebrating the most ground-breaking creations to come out of the independent game community this year.
Fenimore Fillmore's Revenge once again plunges players into the Far West in 1875. In this new episode, fans of Fenimore Fillmore will face some hairy moments. The cowboy, with his girlfriend Thiannon and his inseparable horse Rayo, is full of humor as usual, despite his mission to save lives…
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.
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.
CCP announced the launch of the 10th free expansion for its scifi MMORPG. EVE Online: Apocrypha is the most ambitious EVE expansion in the game's over five year history and it coincides with Atari's Mar. 10, 2009 boxed retail release of EVE Online.
Be the most popular girl in town with Majesco's new NDS title Drama Queens. Whether it's bagging a big promotion or stealing another girl's boyfriend, players can choose how they claw their way to the top in this ultra dramatic virtual 3D board game.
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.
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!
Set 500 years after the original, Fable 2 offers even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose. The Fable II DLC adds Knothole Island, where new quests, wondrous items and bizarre characters await.
SCEA has signed Red Sox Second Baseman and 2008 American League MVP Dustin Pedroia as cover athlete for MLB 09 The Show.
As we revealed several weeks ago, 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.
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.
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.
by Sanford May on Jan. 8, 2009 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
An action adventure game based on Walt Disney Pictures' feature animation film, Bolt tells the story of a canine TV star that is inadvertently shipped from Hollywood to New York City, where he begins a cross-country adventure home and makes the surprising discovery that the super powers he thought he had don’t work in the real world.
by Matt Olsen on Jan. 8, 2009 @ 4:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
In Exit you assume the role of Mr. Esc, a masked individual tasked with rescuing people from buildings under a time limit, avoiding various traps and solving puzzles.
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.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is a survival FPS game based on a 'what-if' scenario of the second Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. The game is created as a warning to mankind against mindless play with technologies.
In Mass Effect you set out on an adventure to save the galaxy from imminent destruction. Wrought with treachery, heroism, difficult decisions and a universe filled with unique and colorful species, Mass Effect delivers a truly compelling storyline. Project Manager Corey Andruko and Lead Technical Designer Dusty Everman will be introducing the sequel at GDC 09 during their "The Iterative Level Design Process of Bioware's Mass Effect 2" panel duscussion.
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!
Xbox Live Primetime is a channel on the New Xbox Experience, a new generation of games and entertainment experiences, a virtual game show stage where content is always fresh; play is global, live and massively multiplayer; and prizes are plentiful. Originally scheduled to launch fall 2008, it was delayed late last year until spring, which has now been confirmed by Microsoft at CES.
Shaun White Snowboarding, powered by the Assassin's Creed engine, allows players to enter a world of total freedom, where they can create their own experience and choose how, where, and with whom they want to ride. Head on over to XBL if you want to get the Glam Pack (400 MS Points/$5) and don out your character with new pants, boards and jackets.
At the CES 09 in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced Kodu, an Xbox Live community pick-up-and-create game where anyone can build their own unique world in just minutes using a simple image-based creator menu that makes game creation simple for anyone, from ages seven to 70.
Sending out invites to a press event, EA confirmed the next Spore addon will be called Spore: Galactic Adventures. Gamers will experience deeper Space stage gameplay when the expansion launches in March 2009. For the first time, players' space faring creatures will be able to beam down from their spaceships to explore new planets and earn rewards for completing challenging missions.
Monster Hunter is an online action game originally released on the PS2 in 2004, offering gamers the challenge of exploring vastly detailed environments confronting mammoth creatures and completing the numerous quests that await them. Capcom is porting the game to the Wii, adding a 16/9 mode and multiplayer.
Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival. The Global Crisis add-on adds new single- and multiplayer maps, new sandbox map, improved UI/AI/graphics, and plenty more.