'Need for Speed World Online' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 6:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed World Online takes the race into the largest open world in the franchise's history. This Play 4 Free action racing game will give fans access to licensed cars, parts, multiple game modes, sophisticated online matchmaking features and fully customizable profile and rides.

'Craft of Gods' Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign Ups

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 6:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Craft of Gods is a MMORPG with a huge world to explore, monsters and legendary creatures, crafting and housing. 6 different races and a system of free growth with more than 200 different abilities.

'The Sims 3: World Adventures' (PC) Visits The Grim Reaper - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 6:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players can take their Sims on new journeys to famous real-world inspired destinations around the globe for the first time ever and seek out new adventures. While exploring the landmarks of an exotic city, there is no telling what the Sims will find.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Loot By Playing Dragon Age Journeys

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 6:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Age Journeys, developed by EA 2D, is a three-chapter, single-player, browser based tactical RPG in 2D. Bioware revealed that by completing certain accomplishments in Journeys (as long as you are logged into your EA acct), you can unlock 3 items for use when you purchase a copy of DAO for either of the three platforms.

'Heresy War' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heresy War is a combat space simulator set in a future where the humanity has reborn from the ashes after a catastrophic world war. The game puts the player in the cockpit of the most technologically advanced fighters in the human military fleet as he witnesses the start of a civil war.

Various Game Trailers #1717

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 4:52 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:

  • Star Trek Online - The Future Past Trailer #1
  • Fort Zombie [PC] - Intro Trailer
  • Academy of Champions [Wii] - Story Trailer

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

'KORG DS-10 Plus' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed after the famous KORG MS-10 music synthesizer, KORG DS-10 is a music-creation program for professional and aspiring musicians alike. KORG DS-10 Plus builds on the success of the original, with new upgrades and improved performance that best utilize the high-performance specifications of the DSi.

'Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden' (NDS) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 4:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes Of Light, previously known as Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden, boasts beautiful picture book visuals and an easy to control battle system. The game goes back to the basics and origins of the franchise, with a classic story of four young heroes embarking on an unforgettable adventure -- a tale of dragons, kings, princesses and witches.

'Borderlands' (ALL) Connectivity/Co-op Issues On PS3 Being Addressed

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 2:58 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. Gearbox Software's Scott Velasquez stated that the reported friends list issue and the long connection times for finding public games are identified. A fix is in the works and Gearbox hopes to have a fix implemented before the game gets released outside of North America (on Friday).

UPDATE:
  Gearbox sends word that the friends list issue has been resolved.

'iCarly' (NDS/Wii) Details NDSi Features - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 2:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In iCarly the possibilities are truly endless as players help Carly, Sam, Freddie and the other characters from Nickelodeon's TV series craft all-new webisodes of the show in an original storyline designed specifically for the game.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Rights Acquired By Nickelodeon

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 12:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nickelodeon put down $60 million to acquire the global rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment, including the intellectual property rights, the hit television, film and video game property.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 12:11 p.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.

'Dragon Ball: Raging Blast' (PS3/X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is the first video game in the Budokai Tenkaichi series to come to PS3/X360 and features stunning HD graphics and audio, destructible environments and enhanced character features, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast takes players far beyond the realms of the original anime series.

'CSI: Deadly Intent' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CSI: Deadly Intent is an all-new experience with cases written with CSI show writers, a new rendering engine allowing for more realistic graphics, and enhanced character acting and lip sync with the voices of the actors from the show, including newcomers Ray Langston (Laurence Fishburne) and Riley Adams (Lauren Lee Smith).

'Atlantica Online' Fall Update Adds New Punisher Class, Features, Balance Tweaks

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlantica Online is bringing back turn-based and strategic gameplay to give a fresh face to the MMO world, a thinking person's game, giving you the chance to really strategize using the combat, mercenary and city/country management system.

'Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked' (Wii) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whether a novice cook or a master in the kitchen, you'll have fun, learn something new, and improve your cooking skills with Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked!

'Eufloria' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eufloria is an ambient game of space exploration and conquest that employs surprising themes of plant growth and bio mechanical evolution.

'Aliens vs. Predator' (ALL) to Feature DirectX11 Graphics

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Aliens vs. Predator, players will have the chance to take the role of the three infamous species: the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Each of the three species has its very own distinct story-driven, single-player campaign mode that interweaves with the campaigns of the other two species.

'Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Young FBI agent Nicole Bonnet receives a mysterious package. Inside she finds a complicated logical puzzle that appears to be a message from a serial killer. This is just the beginning of an epic duel of minds between Nicole and the ruthless murderer, who leaves playing cards by the bodies of his victims as signature.

'Need for Speed' Franchise Races Past 100 Million Copies

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announces that the Need for Speed franchise has surpassed 100 million units sold life to date, driven by the newest Need for Speed SHIFT release, making it the best-selling racing brand in the gaming world.

'The Saboteur' (ALL) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

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

Pandemic Studios' new open-world environment stealth-action thriller, Saboteur is set against the dramatic backdrop of occupied France and based on a true story, the personal tale of one man’s fight to find and kill the Nazi thugs who murdered his friends.

'MX vs. ATV Reflex' (ALL) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 7:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

MX vs. ATV Reflex introduces revolutionary physics that allow for 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 while utilizing the all-new Rhythm Racing 2.0 physics engine.

'On The Street Where You Live' Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 7:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On The Street Where You Live, based on Mary Higgins Clark's 2002 best selling novel, tells the story a woman who is haunted by two grisly murders separated by more than a century, yet somehow inextricably linked.

'Prison Break: The Conspiracy' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prison Break: The Conspiracy is an action adventure game where you play Company agent Tom Paxton, sent to the Fox River State Penitentiary to find out why Michael Scofield (the hero of the TV series), a man without a previous criminal record, became a bank robber.

'Bounty Bay Online' Expansion Adds Wedding Possibilities

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 6:55 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.

'Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 6:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a frantic battle to the checkered flag, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sees Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in medieval castle ramparts, lush rain forests and bustling cities, all taken from the visually rich and varied universes of Sonic and SEGA.

Transmission Games Shuts Down

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 6:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to multiple  reports, Transmission Games, formerly known as IR Gurus, has laid off all its remaining employees and has gone into voluntary liquidation. Earlier this year, the Australian Heroes Over Europe developer, also known for multiple AFL titles, had already let go 30 of its workers. Its burden of prior legal issues with Atari, along with various title cancellations (one of which was an adaptation of the blockbuster movie "Sin City"), have brought the studio to its knees.

'Perfect Dark' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rare's favorite gung-ho future field operative finally gets the chance to relive That Thing With The Skedar on Xbox Live Arcade. Whether it's your first, second or tenth time facing off against the sly dataDyne Corporation and their allies, just be sure to keep a steady grip on your Falcon 2 as you prepare for infiltration.

'Space Rangers 2: Reboot' Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Rangers 2: Reboot is the enhanced version of the multi-genre computer adventure Space Rangers. Besides being packed with new text quests, galaxy map sectors and new graphics, the game now offers all planetary battles in full 3D.

The Games Company Signs 'I'm Not Alone' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the role of a bold exorcist the player travels to the Austrian mountains to free an old mansion house from the grips of a supernatural power. On location he has to face sheer horror. Disfigured demons have risen from the underworld and spread fear and terror. Now it is the task of the player to put an end to the sinister occurrences.

'Space Unlimited Compilation' Announced, Coming This Week In Europe

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kalypso Media confirmed that the Space Unlimited Compilation will be releasing this week in Europe, which bundles four bestselling titles; Sins of a Solar Empire, Galactic Civilizations II Ultimate Edition and sci-fi action games Star Assault and Darkstar One.

'King Arthur' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King Arthur is a turn-based empire-building strategy game set in a medieval, mystical Britain where you will play the role of legendary Arthur, the Once and Future King. You build Camelot, enlist the Knights of the Round Table, unite the country and ultimately challenge the powers threatening the essence of all their previous endeavors.

'Runes of Magic' Celebrates Halloween With In-Game Events

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 4:56 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.

'Rocket Knight' (PSN/XBLA/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Rocket Knight, a 2D side-scrolling released on the SEGA Genesis and SNES, players take on the role of a fiery opossum named Sparkster who returns home to the Kingdom of Zephyrus after 15 years to find it in shambles. Using wits and a trusty rocket pack, players must steer clear and overcome a hostile wolf army looming to take the lives of the Zephyrus people.

'Kane & Lynch: Dead Men' (ALL) Starring Bruce Willis

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 4:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Two years ago, we reported that Lionsgate had acquired the movie rights to Eidos' action game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, with potential actor candidates Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton in the running to play death row escapees, "flawed mercenary" Kane and "medicated psychopath" Lynch, respectively. In a recent interview, producer Adrian Askarieh, who did the Hitman movie adaptation, revealed that Bruce Willis is on board, saying that the script was "one of the best action scripts he's ever read." Askarieh is currently working on making a film adaptation of Just Cause and will start filming on Kane & Lynch in March 2010, with Simon Crane as the director.

'Painkiller: Resurrection' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Painkiller: Resurrection you play as an ex CIA Agent and 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.

Wii Review - 'Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes allows players to fight as both Jedi Knights and Clone Troopers through over 30 unique missions, all created incorporating the same ground-breaking, stunning visual style from the TV series.

'Dragon Ball: Raging Blast' (PS3/X360) - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is the first video game in the Budokai Tenkaichi series to come to PS3/X360 and features stunning HD graphics and audio, destructible environments and enhanced character features, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast takes players far beyond the realms of the original anime series.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 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 ...

'Killing Floor' Pre-Loading In Preparation of Free Content Update, Free Steam Weekend

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 12:00 a.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.

Tomorrow We Go To Meet Our Maker: In My Case God, In Your Case God Knows

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

How about that shipping day yesterday? With over a dozen new titles in stores, there's got to be something for everybody in there. No question about it — the ramp-up to the holiday season has begun!

I watched Last House of the Left, a remake of Wes Craven's 1972 action/thriller movie. I've never seen the original version, but the remake was a pretty good flick, with quite a few graphic scenes that will make you gasp and cringe.

We also watched the new Heroes episode, and while it may be better than last season, it's still all over the place, as if the writers have no idea in which direction to go. What happened to the NY bomb incident, the original heroes and the old company? There are way too many loose ends scattered about ....

Then there is House, which is always great, but we've been following Hugh Laurie since the late '80s, when he was in Black Adder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, and we've even read his book, The Gun Seller.