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'Silent Hill: Shattered Memories' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the game shares its twisting plot with the original PlayStation game, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories takes a different path in many, many ways. Characters can be approached but will offer different responses and be found in different places, while new clues and gameplay paths can be followed.

Naughty Dog Dev Reveals Next PS3 Firmware Update to Add Cross Game Chat

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 7:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of most features the PS3 community has been requested for, quite a while, is cross game chat, and while the last few firmware updates have been rather limited in new features, that might change shortly if we may believe Naughty Dog. On the official PlayStation forum, a Naughty Dog developer 'ReklissAbandon' let it slip that "Not to mention that the next PS3 firmware update is going to allow cross game chat." Sony will probably not be too happy about the "leak" of that information, but the fans will rejoice.

'We Cheer 2' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 7:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to shake your pom-poms and show your team spirit with We Cheer 2, using two Wii Remotes as you perform full body motions to hit music of the past and present.

Crytek's CryENGINE 3 Now Available for Licensing - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 5:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crytek's latest all-in-one development solution CryENGINE 3 is now available for all developers. CryENGINE 3 is the first game development platform for Xbox 360, PS3, MMO, DX9/DX10 that also is truly Next-Gen-Ready - with scalable computation and graphics for all major upcoming platforms.

Wii Preview - 'Astro Boy: The Video Game'

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Based on the upcoming feature film inspired by itself, Astro Boy: The Video Game will allow players to become Astro Boy, a young boy robot with incredible powers who takes to the streets and skies on an epic adventure to save Metro City from the clutches of the evil President Stone and his robot army.

Various Game Trailers #1712

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 3:20 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:

  • Runaway: A Twist of Fate [ALL] - Brian Trailer
  • My Baby 2 [NDS/Wii] - Trailer (2)
  • Front Mission Evolved [PS3/X360/PC] - TGS09 Trailer
  • City Builder [Wii] - Trailer

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

'Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony' (X360) Shows Off Multiplayer - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (aka "Gay Tony"), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.

THQ Week on Steam, Today Dawn Of War Series 50% Off

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A host of THQ titles are available at special prices this week on Steam. For the 3rd day, all games in the Dawn of War series (original, 2 expansions and Dawn of War II) are available at 50% off their regular price. In addition, the Civ IV Complete pack (includes Civ IV, Warlords and Beyond the Sword expansions, and Civ IV: Colonization) is on sale for $19.99.

'Killing Floor' Getting Free Content Update, Free Steam Weekend

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killing Floor is a first-person co-op survival horror, set in and around London after a mad scientist’s “specimens” have broken loose and gone on the rampage. On Oct. 22 Tripwire will release the “Level Up” Free Content pack, and to celebrate Killing Floor will be available for free on Steam from Oct. 22nd through October 25th.

'Mytheon' (PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mytheon is an online micro transaction game that uniquely combines the best elements of action, strategy and RPG game-play with an emphasis on collectability and combat, set within a fantasy universe steeped in mythologies from across the globe.

'System Flaw' (NDS) Announced, Coming Soon

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

System Flaw is an action shooter which makes full use of the Nintendo DSi Camera as a process of the gameplay, featuring 100 levels of gameplay that will have users gyrating wildly as they battle enemies that seem to appear out of the real-time environment of the game player.

'Wolfenstein' (PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the OSA agent BJ Blazkowicz as they are thrust into the unknown and unexpected to battle against combat troops, otherworldly forces, and the dark science created by a supernatural Nazi force hell-bent on world domination.

'Zombie Tycoon' (PSP) First Mini to Use Vicious Engine - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zombie Tycoon is a humorous game that puts the player at the helm of their very own ravenous zombie horde! Using a mix of fast-paced action and strategic execution, players can amass a terrifying undead army and conquer the entire world!

'The Price Is Right 2010 Edition' - v1.0..4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now packed with even more popular pricing games than ever (including Golden Road, Safe Crackers, Secret X and many more) plus tons of new and upgraded game graphics and customizable avatars, The Price Is Right 2010 Edition is the closest that fans can come to Contestant's Row, the Big Wheel & the Showcase without actually being on the show.

'Family Feud 2010 Edition' - v1.0.5 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just like on the top-rated TV show, the Family Feud 2010 Edition game pits two families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to survey-type questions posed to 100 people. The game includes all the familiar and favorite elements of the show such as the scoreboard, face-offs, strikes, stealing and fast money rounds.

'Gran Turismo 5' (PS3) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 5 includes more than 1,000 cars, 20+ locations with 70+ track layouts, diverse racing styles including rally, track, karting, NASCAR, and more, deep online community features and online racing, plus Gran Turismo TV, Course Maker and more.

MMO Virtual Goods Market to Reach $1 Billion in 2009

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new report released today by Inside Network's Justin Smith and Serious Business's Charles Hudson concludes that the total United States market size for virtual goods will reach $1 billion in 2009.

'Dawn of War II' Rolls Out Last Stand Update, Adds Co-Op Mode, Maps, Fixes

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dawn of War II takes you to the brutal frontlines of war where you’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-op campaign. The Last Stand is a new survival co-op mode, including new maps.

'Painkiller: Resurrection' - Features & New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Painkiller: Resurrection you play William 'Wild Bill' Sherman, an ex CIA Agent and specialist for dangerous missions in the Black Ops Special Unit has a big problem: during his last job, he has managed to not only kill the head of an illegal drug operation and a slew of innocent civilians, but himself in a fatal mistake.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood' Euro Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Siege of Mirkwood will expand the online world of Middle-earth where players will join forces to press further eastward into the dark, foreboding and treacherous forest of Mirkwood and take part in the epic conclusion to Volume II of The Lord of the Rings Online.

'World Basketball Manager 2009' - v1.9.5 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Basketball Manager is a basketball strategy game. It uses the same game-play principles as most soccer management games do and covers all basketball action around the world with 89 national and international tournaments, 852 teams, 10.000 basketball players and 1.000 managers.

'Football Manager 2010' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football Manager 2010 features new tools and changes across the board including some big additions to improve ease of use, navigation and feedback from the game with the introduction of a brand new match tactics system, the debut of a Match Analysis tool, a completely new look and new User Interface among other features.

'Pioneering: Virtual Boonesborough' Available for Free - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From marriage to property ownership, to Indian wars, Pioneering: Explore the Early American West offers gamers a unique chance to step into the American frontier as they’ve never seen it before. To celebrate Daniel Boone’s upcoming birthday The History Forge will release a free adventure game set around Boonesborough, the frontier fort which Daniel founded in 1775.

'Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands' (NDS) Gets Release Date, Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 7:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The islands are in peril! Years ago, a powerful earthquake struck the Sunshine Islands. In Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands, it's up to the player to raise the sunken islands by finding the magical Sun Stones.

'Bounty Bay Online' Expansion Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 7:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bounty Bay Online takes players into a 15th century historical setting where adventurers can start an online career as merchant, buccaneer, fisherman or one of many other professions. Fight on land and water, complete enthralling quests and start guilds with other players.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Fairytale Fights'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 6:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Fairytale Fights players choose one favorite fairytale character with whom they will try and save a fantasy world from certain doom. Luckily many different weapons lay around in this fairytale world, which players can use to shoot and carve up enemies… and this is where the fun begins!

Wii Remote and Nunchuk Coming in Black

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo’s Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers are getting a new look, just in time for the holidays. Ever since the Wii system launched in Nov. 2006, the controllers have been available only in white, but two year later Nintendo introduces new black versions.

'Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

dtp's Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island, developed by Autumn Moon, is a new adventure game where a beautiful lady swashbuckler, a furious priest, and a timid cook must save the world from the horrors beneath Vooju Island. Plus, a capybara!

'Madden NFL Arcade' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL Arcade is a fun, pick-up-and-play, 5-on-5 football game that is pure adrenaline football for both casual and diehard NFL fans, featuring a unique art style that brings your favorite players to life like never before!

'Water Sports' (Wii) Announced, Coming Soon

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forget the fitness titles! Grab your Wii Balance Board and head out on the water with Water Sports for Wii. Water Sports will recreate the feeling of Wakeboarding, Wind Surfing, and Kite Boarding. Keep the summer fun at the lake going all year round with the use of the Wii Balance Board.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) Renegade Edition's Jay-Z And Eminem 2-CD Pack Track List

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. When the Renegade Edition was announced it was revealed that it would include an exclusive Jay-Z and Eminem 2-CD pack featuring unreleased tracks.

'R.U.S.E.' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In R.U.S.E., players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the gameplay.

'Angle of Attack' - v1.00.37 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 4:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Angle of Attack is an aerial combat spin-off from All Aspect Warefare where the Terrans have been at war with the Gammulan race for years. In an attempt to change the tide of war and take the battle to the enemy, Galactic Command, the Terran military body, launched an all out attack on the Gammulan homeworlds.

'All Aspect Warfare' (ALL) v1.00.37 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Aspect Warfare chronicles the adventures of an “elite” team of combat marines who crash landed on the enemy planet they were sent to completely destroy. Stranded and left for dead with a deployed thermo-nuclear weapon ticking somewhere, their only chance of escape lies deep within hostile territory.

PS3 Review - 'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves'

by Jesse Littlefield on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fortune hunter Nathan Drake returns in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Naughty Dog's blistering PS3-exclusive third-person action/adventure shooter.

'Fist of the North Star' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI announced a new game based on one of the most widely-recognized manga and anime series of all time, "Hokuto no Ken" or "Fist of the North Star" as it is known in English. Hokuto Musou takes place in the manga's post-apocalyptic world where the remaining survivors of a nuclear holocaust roam the wasteland in an ongoing struggle against marauding tribes for food and water.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Pre-Order On Impulse Gets You In-game Boost Item

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors. Pre-order Dragon Age on Impulse and get a Formari Memory Band, an in-game item that boosts your character's experience and skill.

Microsoft Flight Sim Veterans Form Cascade Game Foundry

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cascade Game Foundry, a new Washington based studio by former Microsoft Flight Simulator devs, announced their entry into the simulation marketplace with an experienced team of industry pros poised to create a portfolio of innovative and engaging products which will appeal to both aficionados and people new to the genre.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 12:00 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 ...

'Mushroom Wars' (PS3) Coming to PSN Oct. 15 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mushroom Wars is a fast-paced and accessible RTS, with a quaint, anime-inspired visual style where you send your cute armies into battle, upgrade your mushroom bases, improve your weaponry and fight skirmishes in close-quarter maps.

'Operation Barbarossa: The Struggle for Russia' - v1.12 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aimed at all levels, from those who have never played a wargame before to those who know the history of World War II in detail, this is an entertaining and mentally challenging game of combined arms strategy.  Your armor, infantry, artillery and air units will follow you through the most crucial battles of the Eastern Front.

He Once Killed A North Korean Agent With A Melon Baller

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

How about Capcom's Tesla giveaway? That's quite a prize, if you ask me. It's sure worth entering on the off chance you might get lucky.

In case you are totally puzzled by today's quote, it is a line from the latest episode of Castle. It's probably the best in the series yet, full of humor and plot twists.

The heavens opened up big time today, and it has poured most of the day, probably as much in a few hours as it has rained this entire year, and the forecast says it will be like this for a few more days.

We have a pretty busy day ahead of us, as somehow we're going to have to figure out how to attend three press events at the same time. Should be interesting ....