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'James Cameron's Avatar: The Game' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 7:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Avatar" is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

'Risen' (ALL) - Proper Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, Risen unfolds over 4 chapters and offers multiple ways to develop the story by your actions and decisions. An intuitive user control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers alike. An earlier version of thew demo had a corrupt installtion file, this is the proper version.

'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings' (ALL) First Screen

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features all new dialogue, updated graphics engine, realistic environment, revamped day/night cycle, actions that affect AI behavior, more dynamic/spectacular/bloody finishing moves and plenty more.

'Battleswarm: Field of Honor' Open Beta Tournament

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battleswarm simultaneously pits FPS vs. RTS players in this genre-busting online PC game. Players choose between team-based, first-person action, representing individual, elite soldiers or acting as the supreme commander of an alien task force, managing hundreds of alien bugs from a real-time strategy point of view.

Various Game Trailers #1700

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under Trailers

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:

  • Brutal Legend [ALL] - Multiplayer Tutorial Trailer
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues [ALL] - Trailer
  • Mytheon [PC] - Character Classes Trailer
  • Sacred 2: Ice & Blood [PC] - Mount Trailer

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

'Shimano Xtreme Fishing' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Embracing the wilder side of sport fishing, Shimano Xtreme Fishing is the only videogame to let players take the fight to the fish with bow and speargun in addition to the traditional rod and reel.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) Game With Titan Maximum Fame

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to deliver a true driver’s experience that reflects contemporary motorsports, Need for Speed Shift is built by racers for racers, delivering an authentic and immersive driving experience.

'Nerf: N-Strike Elite' (Wii) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 3:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nerf: N-Strike Elite features a classic rail shooter style of gameplay and equip players with a cache of fresh features. With the Wii-remote snapped into the Nerf Switch Shot EX-3 blaster and the red reveal lens engaged, players will be able to detect enemy weak spots, solve puzzles and decode secret messages as they blast their way to victory.

'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) Rev It Up Contest Gives Away X-Games Tickets, Laptops And More

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 benefits from tuned-up car-handling physics system, a new damage engine effects, a new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in the original, as well as a roster of off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.

'Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond is a flood of carnage that the classic 8-bit side-scroller era didn’t want gamers to see.  Recreated today with next-gen 3D graphics, it’s nonstop run-and-gun action at its finest.  Take a suspenseful ride in single player or co-op through a pirate hideout, an ancient Japanese castle, the Old West, Siberian ice mines, and even the moon

PushButton Labs Acquires 'The Incredible Machine' IP

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Incredible Machine is a physics & puzzle game where players are pitted against a series of Rube Goldberg style devices which were composed from a wide range of objects such as ropes & pulleys, bowling balls, and even cats and mice.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) Sees the Return of Kristen Bell - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a vast open world environment, Assassin's Creed II invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy, and seeking vengeance. Hollywood actress Kristen Bell will reprise her role of Lucy Stillman, which will once again play a major role in the game's intricate storyline.

Nintendo Europe's Q4 2009 Release Lineup

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo has plenty in store to keep your Wii Remote and touch screen busy in the coming months. Whatever sort of games you like to play there is something for everyone. Wii owners will be able to blow off some steam with New Super Mario Bros Wii, Wii Fit Plus, Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles, and F1 2009, while NDS gamers can look forward to The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Bowser's Inside Story, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky. etc...

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport 3 unites the racing game genre, making it possible for everyone to experience the thrill of the world’s most exotic and exquisite cars. Live the most realistic racing experience ever as you take the wheel of more than 400 of the most-beloved cars on over 100 renowned real-world tracks and exotic road courses from around the globe.

'Last Rebellion' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nippon Ichi Software and HitMaker's Last Rebellion is an RPG with action elements where players can roam around the world field and make action movements like in an action game, but once you enter battle you engage the enemy using a turn-based system. Originally scheduled for release fall 2009, NIS America revealed that it has been pushed back, now planned for summer 2010.

PlayStation Store Gets PSP Minis, Qore, Digger HD, UNO, Demos, Tracks

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Qore Ep.17, Digger HD ($9.99), UNO ($9.99), demos for Brutal Legend and Need For Speed Shift, Undead Knights (PSP), DLCs for LittleBigPlanet, Fallout 3 (Operation: Anchorage/The Pitt),  song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band (Unplugged); and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes and downloadable PSP games.

'Runes of Magic' to Add Six-player Dungeon - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | 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 2,000 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

cdv And Matrix Games Sign Publishing Deal

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and cdv Software Entertainment USA have signed a publishing agreement to bring multiple acclaimed cdv Software Entertainment titles to the Matrix Games community.

'Clover' (XBLA) Also Coming to PC - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Clover: A Curious Tale updates the hand-crafted watercolor political platform puzzler and invites players to put their puzzle-solving skills to the test by confronting the mysteries of its fascinating medieval world. Now with a fully remastered piano score, new puzzles, voice acting, localisation and a plethora of new ambient effects.

'Data East Arcade Classics' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players can now enjoy some of the best shooter, sports, puzzle and twitch action video games ever created in one convenient package. Data East Arcade Classics features 15 nostalgic titles, including: BurgerTime and its sequel, Peter Pepper's Ice Cream Factory, Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja, Burnin' Rubber, Heavy Barrel, Caveman Ninja, Magical Drop III, Side Pocket and many more.

'White Knight Chronicles' (PS3) Details Online System - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

White Knight Chronicles provides RPG fans with a unique battle system, and robust online gameplay rooted in an epic adventure. Throughout the game you'll have the opportunity to explore the massive world, experiencing a medieval-like fantasy where the hero is able to engage in combat as the larger-than-life White Knight.

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' Finally Coming to North America

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies never seen before in naval combat simulator games. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due to their maneuverability and speed.

'Fairy Tales: Three Heroes' (X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fairy Tales: Three Heroes is a fighting adventure with cartoonish environments, easy to learn gameplay and lambent humor. Play with three characters of famous stories, each with unique skills; a player controls one hero while two others accompany him.

'Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zeno Clash, powered by Valve's Source Engine, is an action game with a strong focus on melee combat set in a punk fantasy world with the beautiful environments, where you will encounter incredible challenges. The Ultimate Edition is vastly enhanced and much improved, with new modes, new features, and added content.

Final Fantasy XIII (PS3/X360) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FF XIII provides tangible, intuitive controls while delivering seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and stunning in-game cinematics. The latest in cutting-edge technology has been utilized in development of Final Fantasy XIII, thus making this newest addition to the Final Fantasy series worthy of the title next generation.

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

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 5:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte and Rufus, while adding about eight characters new to the world of SF IV, including classic combatants from previous SF games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri.

Thursday, October 1, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | 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:


We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'Rage of the Gladiator' (Wii) Lets You Sample Some Music - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rage of the Gladiator is a first person fantasy fighting game where you control a gladiator, fighting for your life in an arena. Armed with your magical warhammer and a trusty shield, you must defeat fantastic bosses including a Chimera, Beholder, and a Dragon.

PSPgo System Launches Worldwide

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created with portable, pocket-sized gaming in mind, the PSPgo comes with 16GB of internal flash memory, priced at $249.99/€249.99. The PSPgo has over 16,000 downloadable content items, amongst which are over 2000 films, 13000 TV episodes and 225 games (God of War: Chains of Olympus, Gran Turismo,  Soul Calibur : Broken Destiny, etc...)

'Greed' Shows Off Its Environments - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Greed is a merciless hack`n`slash action-RPG and features all ingredients to create an enthralling classic. The player will need to fight his way through masses of critters, robots, aliens and many other exotic adversaries while collecting unique items and skills thus leveling up your character.

'Hydrophobia' Resurfaces As Episodic Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 4:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hydrophobia is a survival adventure about conquering fear in a series of entirely dynamic flooded environments. Developed by Dark Energy Digital, comprised of former Blade Interactive execs, Hydrophobia's story has divvied up into three parts, each about 5 hours long, expected to be released within a 12 month period. If the game turns out to be popular, there's content for an additional three installments.

System 3 Releases Trio Of PSPgo Titles - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

System 3 Software announced the release of three PSP go titles to coincide with the launch of the new handheld machine.
Impossible Mission, Gottlieb Pinball Classics and Super Fruitfall are now available to download from the PlayStation Network onto the new internet-ready PSP for as little as £4.99.

Wii Review - 'Toy Story Mania!'

by Dustin Chadwell on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Toy Story Mania!, players experience the fast-paced, zany fun of the Toy Story Mania! theme park attraction, which is an interactive experience requiring 3D glasses and involving rapid or quick-firing shooting galleries.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2010' (ALL) Shows Off Player Faces - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PES 2010 will benefit from the most exhaustive raft of new features in the series’ history, with every aspect of the game benefiting from key improvements and major gameplay additions.

'Dungeon Lords 2' (X360/PC) Canceled?

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Lords is a new breed of epic Fantasy RPG, a unique combination of RPG and Fighter game action in full 3D, featuring a deep storyline shrouded in mystery, surprise, and betrayal. Announced back in 2007 Dungeon Lords 2 hasn't been heard of since, and JoWood revealed that the contract with Heuristic has expired and that they are no longer funding the development of Dungeon Lords 2.

'Need for Speed Nitro' (Wii/NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Nitro will have players of all skill levels hooked from the moment they get into the action, while arcade racing fans will be exhilarated by the deep and challenging gameplay.

2010 Global Game Jam Participation Triples

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GGJ brings together talented individuals and teams from around the globe and rallies them around a central theme, for which they have 48 hours to create their game.

The Last Time You Zapped Me Somewhere, I Didn't Poop for a Week

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

A late start yesterday — AKA sleep — made for quite a busy day. Catching up on things while staying on top of the new stuff is quite a hassle.

Tomorrow is finally BBQ time, the one that was canceled a few days ago, so I'll be saving myself all day to pack it away in the evening. We'll bring a few bottles of wine for smooth sailing, so a good time should be had by all.

The fall TV season has fully kicked in, and the new DVR is being put to the test as we watched episodes of "Entourage," "House," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Sons of Anarchy," and that's only a fraction of what we've recorded this week.

I picked up the new Alice in Chains and Megadeth albums, so I'll be checking those out in a bit, some hard rockin' music is always good for staying awake in the middle of the night.