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'Borderlands' (ALL) The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned DLC Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Borderlands is an all-new sci-fi action game combining elements of first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is the first in a series of downloadable expansions that will enhance the Borderlands mayhem in fun and exciting ways.

PlayStation Store Gets Topatoi, Mushroom Wars, Demo, DLCs, Song Packs, PSP Titles

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with .detuned ($2.99), BUZZ! Junior: Monster Rally ($4.99), Mushroom Wars ($9.99), Topatoi: The Great Tree Story ($9.99), NBA 2K10 demo, DLCs for BUZZ! Quiz, Hot Shots Golf, High Velocity Bowling, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band (Unplugged); and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes and downloadable PSP games (SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max, Rockstar Legacy Collection, Astro Boy, Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl, Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon, Reel Fishing).

Various Game Trailers #1713

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 4:58 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:

  • Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage (Wii) - Customization Trailer
  • PT Boats: Knights of the Sea - Trailer (2)
  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood - Trailer
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction [X360/PC] - TGS09 Walk-through Trailer
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues [ALL] - Builder Walk-through Trailer
  • Astro Boy [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer
  • GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony [X360] - Fizz & Nightlife Trailer
  • Forza Motorsport 3 [X360] - Trailer (2)
  • C.O.P. The Recruit [NDS] - Trailer #2

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

'Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life' Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 4:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The secret of the Tree of Life. For centuries people were ready to commit worst crimes and risk their lives to discover it. Times have changed, but not human nature. As Sylvie Leroux - a young archaeologist and adventurer - is working to solve the mystery that surrounds the legend, she finds herself tempted by the same promises that so many before her fell for.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Goes 2D, Playable in Browser

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 4:08 p.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. Dragon Age Journeys, developed by EA 2D, is a three-chapter, single-player, browser based tactical RPG in 2D.

'Torchlight' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Runic Games' Torchlight is an adventure-themed action-MMORPG which emphasizes a simple and intuitive interface, fast and furious action, and a colorful and compelling game world.

'Depths of Peril' - v1.015 Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Depths of Peril is an action RPG with strong strategy elements. You play as a faction leader protecting the barbarian city, Jorvik, by destroying threatening monsters and completing quests. This demo includes all of the fixes and improvements from the first 2 patches, and allows you to level up all 4 classes to level 7 and contains the first "act" of the game.

Sony Officially Announces New 250GB PS3 SKU

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the launch of the slimmer and lighter PS3 system with 120GB hard disk drive, Sony Computer Entertainment America announced that a new PS3 system with a 250GB HDD will be available on November 3 for $349.99 (MSRP).

'Shimano Xtreme Fishing' (Wii) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 12:26 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.

Rockstar PSP Titles Become Downloadable, Launches PSN Store Next Week

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 12:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar announced that, starting today, it is offering select PSP titles as download on the PlayStationNetwork. The Rockstar Legacy Collection includes Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, Midnight Club: L.A. Remix and Manhunt 2. Starting Oct. 22 a Rockstar-branded storefront will launch on PSN offering new titles such as Chinatown Wars, Beaterator and others as digital downloads.

'Kamen Rider Dragon Knight' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, players can play as all 13 Kamen Riders from the live action series, each with their own unique Contract Beasts, Advent Cards, and special abilities, allowing fans of the franchise to fight battles against other Kamen Riders or dive into stage mission mode that lets players to go head-to-head or fight legions of enemies as they explore Ventara and stop the menacing plot of General Xaviax.

GamersGate Weekly Specials Oct. 15 - Oct. 18, 2009

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced that throughout October, each day there will be a “JoWood Daily Deal” offering discounts up to 50% off. This weekend Hollywood Pictures 2 and X-Com Complete are both 50 % off, while Sword of the Stars Ultimate is only $9.99. When you pre-order Machinarium you get 25% off until Friday Oct 16th (release day), on Football Manager 2010 you'll get 20% off and receive OutRun 2006 Coast to Coast for free with 3,000 bonus Blue Coins and a price guarantee, while Borderlands gets you 10% off and 250 bonus Blue Coins with a price guarantee

'Painkiller: Resurrection' Goes Gold, Demo Coming Soon

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Painkiller: Resurrection you play as an ex CIA Agent and specialist for dangerous missions in the Black Ops Special Unit who 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.

'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' (Wii) Announced, Coming Soon - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We Wish You a Merry Christmas includes 13 holiday-themed activities, including games like Candy Cane Lanes, Present Catch, Elf Hunt and more. Unlock new activities and count down the days to Christmas in the included Advent Calendar, write letters to Santa and lead your family in beloved Christmas carols.

'Left 4 Dead 2' (ALL) Demo Dates, Details Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for cooperative action games, adding melee combat to enable deeper cooperative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat, and more.

'Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars' (Wii) Roster Expands - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars pairs well-known characters from Capcom's roster of games with some of Japan's most beloved characters from anime powerhouse Tatsunoko Production.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 7:58 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 ...

'Planet Minigolf' (PS3) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 7:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Planet Minigolf delivers a deep single-player campaign that transports players to several exhilarating courses around the world and comes loaded with remarkable cartoon-style visuals immersing players into a fun-filled world of putters, balls and crazy obstacles.

'Cricket Revolution' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 7:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cricket Revolution focuses on high adrenaline multiplayer gameplay based around the sport of cricket. With a new and innovative cricket gaming engine at its core, the game brings a new level of depth and engagement to cricket video games.

'Band Hero' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With Band Hero, you can come together with family and friends to ascend the virtual stage and rise to fame, bringing you a new genre of music focused on today’s hottest top-40 hits and classic anthems that everyone will know. A playable demo is available on Xbox Live featuring three tracks (Finger Eleven's Paralyzer, Katrina & The Waves' Walking on Sunshine and Taylor Swift's Picture to Burn) and two modes (Party Play / Sing-Along)

'MX vs. ATV Reflex' (ALL) Achievements Revealed

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MX vs. ATV Reflex introduces the all-new Rhythm Racing 2.0 physics engine allowing real-world terrain deformation, and an intuitive, dual-stick control scheme that separates man from machine, as well as a wide variety of race modes, vehicles and worlds to explore. In preparation of our preview and interview coverage later this week, check out the achievements.

'Warhammer Online' Plans Daemon Moon Rising Event for Halloween

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning brings Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

'Galactic Command Online' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GCO is a space and planetary combat MMO that takes place in a massive galaxy, building on 3000AD's more than twenty years experience in developing hard core space/planetary combat games such as the Battlecruiser and Universal Combat series, and most recently the All Aspect Warfare games.

Xbox 360 Hands-On Preview - 'Dark Void'

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 4:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dark Void is a highly innovative action title that will deliver a groundbreaking combination of fast-paced vertical combat mixed with mid-air and on-foot action.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Brütal Legend'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 4:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person action/adventure 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.

'Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West catapults the player straight into the dramatic crescendo of the Western myth. Allowing players to relive the thrills of a gunfight in classic western settings such as the main street of a frontier town or the claustrophobic depths of a gold mine.

'Squeeballs Party' (NDS/Wii) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 4:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Squeeballs are 12 small, cuddly toy characters that are manufactured on a remote and secret island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Before they can be sold to children around the world, Squeeballs must be fully put to the test, to the point of destruction! You can blow up, cook, slice, bat, bowl, shoot and skim the Squeeballs through over 170 mini-game challenges.

'Inquisitor' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 4:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the role of medieval investigator the story brings you into a gloomy world full of heresy, betrayal and danger. You will investigate many horrific crimes committed by sly enemies whereas sooner or later you will be swallowed by a whirl of deadly conspiracy attempting to destroy everything in your fatherland.

'God of War III' (PS3) Demo Coming Nov. 15, In Japan

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

God of War III will bring epic battles to life with stunning graphics and an elaborate plot that puts Kratos at the center of the carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him. To promote InFAMOUS in Japan, Sony is throwing in a heavyweight, the game will include a code to redeem the GoW III demo on Nov. 19, 2009.

'Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3' (Wii) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is a classic 3D fighting game featuring new and improved gameplay mechanics and multiple gameplay modes, 40 environments, including nine completely new stages, over 30 characters, and for the first time, includes Wi-Fi multiplayer capabilities.

'World of Battles' - v0.9.13 BETA Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Battles is a free, massively multiplayer strategy game set in a medieval universe where nine races fight a terrible war for world domination. Choose your side, recruit, train and equip units in order to create a powerful army able to face opposing armies created by other players.

'MapleStory' Content Update Adds New Map, Quests, Halloween Event - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MapleStory is an online adventure game that centers around the "Maple World," allowing players to combat monsters and develop their characters' skills and abilities in an immense platform-inspired persistent world.

'Soul of the Ultimate Nation' Beta Test Started, Official Launch Soon

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soul of the Ultimate Nation brings the deep storyline of a single player adventure/RPG game together with the fast and furious multiplayer combat of a 3D action game.

'Mabinogi' Rolls Out Dragon Update, Adds Zone, Story, Battles, Items - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mabinogi features an action-packed combat system based on strategy and skill. You can make your character stand out with endless head-to-toe customization possibilities and immerse yourself in a fantasy world teeming with opportunity and adventure.

'X3: Terran Conflict' - v2.5 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X³: Terran Conflict is a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X³. It is the culmination of the X trilogy, with a grand finale that takes us all the way back to Earth's own solar system.

'WonderKing' (PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WonderKing is a free-to-play MMO offering the ability to acquire tools, weapons and mounts from the item mall, challenge the demonic forces of Valron in real-time combat, and strive to become the Wonderking who'll bring light to the shadows of darkness.

Energizer Is Looking for America’s Most Advanced "Rock Band"

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On Nov. 3, one lucky Rock Band band will show their new found skills, performing live in New York City, rocking out for 20 straight hours at the Energizer “Advance Into Overdrive” event at the MTV store in Times Square. Beginning Oct. 15, Rock Band bands can visit the Rock Band/Energizer website to learn about the contest.

You'll Get Rich Here, or You'll Be Killed. Juan De Dios tolls the bell again.

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

We watched the season finale of Hell's Kitchen, and I must admit that the winner was not our favorite. Dave, "The One-Armed Bandit," sure toughed his way through the season, but Kevin had a higher standard, and while his final service wasn't as smooth as his competitor's, his menu was way more sophisticated and the presentation was excellent. However, since the grand prize is a spot at a bar & grill, the location probably favors the meat dishes more so than Kevin's seafood-focused choices. You donkey!

We have a few more previews & interviews coming up for you this week. We went hands on with our Dark Void build, MX vs. ATV Reflex, and a few upcoming Ubisoft titles.

Taking a break from CrimeCraft, Red Faction and Operation Flashpoint, we decided to change the pace and check out Zuma's Revenge. It's as addictive as ever, and while the game does not differ much from the original, there are new modes, new extras and more ball-busting fun.