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'Mass Effect 2' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 6:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mass Effect trilogy is a sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren's evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril…

PlayStation Store Gets Trine, Ratch & Clank Demo, DLCs, Song Packs, PSP Titles

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Trine, demos for Ratchet And Clank Future: A Crack In Time, Critter Crunch, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, DLCs for FIFA 10, Lumines Supernova, Way of the Samurai 3, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band (Unplugged); and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (Liberty City/Vice City Stories, The Warriors, Lemmings, Undead Knights, The Secret Saturdays, Marvel Super Hero Squad, and a slew of others), and some PSOne classics (Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee/Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus).

Various Game Trailers #1718

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 6:36 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:

  • History: Great Battles Medieval [ALL] - Trailer
  • Assassin's Creed II [ALL] - Dev Diary Trailer #5
  • Rabbids Go Home [Wii] - Failed Attempt Trailer
  • Left 4 Dead 2 [ALL] - Intro Trailer

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

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) 2D Browser Game Launches

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 6:31 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. EA launched the first Dragon Age Journeys chapter, a 2D single-player, browser based tactical RPG which will unlock 3 items for use when you purchase DAO.

'Dragon Ball: Raging Blast' (ALL) Demo on PSN/XBL, Pre-Order Incentives Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 6:21 p.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.

'No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle' (Wii) - New Screen & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle continues the tale of punk anti-hero Travis Touchdown, the Japanese anime Otaku, and pro wrestling-obsessed assassin. Travis finds himself at the bottom of the UAA (United Assassins Association) rankings and must wage war to become the No. 1 assassin once again.

'Borderlands' Causing Uproar in the PC Community

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 5:44 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. Apart from the issues yesterday with the PS3 version, it seems the PC edition is causing a community uproar as well, not due to the game itself however. Various retail stores have broken the street date (26th) and fans trying to play the game, can't due to the authentication servers not being online yet until the official launch date.

'GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony' (X360) Shows Off BASE Jumping - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 3:54 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.

'NBA Live 10' (ALL) Predicts 2009-10 NBA Champions

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA Live 10 is bringing a renewed focus to the franchise with innovations to the core gameplay and new online game modes. The Dynamic DNA service, driven by Synergy Sports Technology, will make a return, with significant improvements allow ing players to connect their game to the NBA season like never before.

'Rage of the Gladiator' (Wii) Shows Off Gargadan - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 3:35 p.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.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Gets System Requirements, $20 Coupon On Amazon

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing saga with an unprecedented level of action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. Amazon is offering fans who buy either the PS3, X360 or PC version a $20 coupon for future video game purchases, or if you pick up the Prestige Edition for X360, you get a $10 voucher.

'Crime Scene' (NDS) Gets Delayed - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crime Scene you are part of the forensic police department and have to find and analyze clues with sophisticated equipment, interrogate witnesses and suspects, build a file with enough proof so there is no room for doubt and condemn the guilty! Originally scheduled for holiday 2009, Crime Scene is now scheduled for Feb. 2010.

'Star Trek Online' (PC) Closed Beta Phase Begins Today, Sign Up Now

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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! In case the screens from earlier today aren't enough, you can now sign up to join the closed beta test phase.

'Shadow of Destiny' (PSP) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed a few months ago, Shadow of Destiny, known as Shadow of Memories in Europe, is a tale of choices and their effect on others, a mix of puzzle-solving and exploration. You play as Eike, who is murdered and awakens in limbo, somewhere between life and what lies beyond. Eike will visit 1980, 1902 and medieval times, and the methods he uses to avert his death will have a domino effect on those he meets.

'Inferno Pool' (PSN/XBLA) Coming to North America, Next Week

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This isn’t Pool as you know it; this is multiplayer mayhem for 1-4 players simultaneously fighting for victory. Alliances will be formed, friends will be betrayed, and the battle isn’t over until the stat screen appears.

'Wireway' (NDS) Gets Release Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wireway is a 2D platformer featuring a spunky little hero Wiley Springer, who has to battle aliens gangs, avoide obstacles and ultimately defeat the alien boss, to bring back the spirit and love throughout the Universe!

'League of Legends' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

League of Legends is a session-based online multiplayer game that combines elements of RPG and RTS genres with addictive battle action where rival teams compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes.

'LEGO Universe' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Universe, MMO developed by NetDevil, will include expansive social and community features, as well as character advancement where you'll be able to customize your mini-figs and interact in the universe as any character you choose.

'R.U.S.E.' (PS3/X360/PC) Adds Win7 Multitouch Capabilities

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 10:23 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. R.U.S.E. will incorporate the multitouch capabilities of Windows 7 to bring a new and exciting way of playing games.

'Dante's Inferno' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dante's Inferno is a 3rd action adventure adaptation of the medieval epic poem "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri, telling the tale of Dante who journeys through the twisted, menacing nine circles of hell in pursuit of his beloved Beatrice.

Trion World Network Recuits SOE And NCSoft Execs

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trion World Network, Inc. has added two top executives to its management team, as David Reid (former NCSoft West President) takes the reigns as senior vice president, publishing, and Scott Hartsman (former Sony Online exec) joins the company as chief creative officer and general manager, Redwood Shores Studio.

'Army of Two: The 40th Day' (ALL) Shows Off Extraction Mode - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ultimate two-man private military team of Salem and Rios return in Army of Two: The 40th Day, where they must survive and prevail in a city under siege, offering a fresh, innovative and fluid co-op experience with a deep arsenal of customizable weapons so players can team up with their friends online for the fight of their lives.

'Arc Rise Fantasia' (Wii) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arc Rise Fantasia is a new turn-based RPG with a beautiful, anime-inspired Japanese art style. Players will jump into the shoes of L’Arc, a calm and composed mercenary, who sets out to defend the Meridian Empire from an impending invasion of ferocious creatures.

'DiRT 2' (ALL) Gets PC Date, Shows Off DirectX11 Features - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 8:03 a.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.

'Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time' (PS3) Gets Euro Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 7:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Expect all the laughs and witty banter of a Ratchet and Clank title, as you enjoy all-new space gameplay that gives players the opportunity to engage in space battles, explore the surrounding star system, and discover hidden items and collectibles. Insomniac Games revealed that the game will be out in Europe on Nov. 4 (UK on Nov. 6).

Hello Kitty Celebrates 35th Anniversary, Online Game Gets New Content

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 7:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hello Kitty Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) featuring Sanrio’s lovable characters, including Badtz-Maru, My Melody, Dear Daniel, Keroppi, Pochacco, and many others.

'Star Trek Online' (PC) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 7:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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!

Thursday, October 22, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 7:20 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 ...

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 6:55 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.

'Shattered Horizon' System Requirements, Does Not Support WinXP/DX9

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 6:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Horizon is a multiplayer FPS where teams of players experience realistic zero gravity combat and fight to survive in the aftermath of a catastrophic Moon mining accident which throws billions of tons of rocky debris into near-Earth space.

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 6:32 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.

'Airline Tycoon II' Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 6:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Airline Tycoon II sees the player take the reins of an airline which they must bring to financial success. As well as managing staff, buying new airplanes and opening up new air routes players must deal with crabby passengers and engage in espionage and sabotage against their competitors.

'Star Sentinel Tactics' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Sentinel Tactics is a turn-based tactics game that puts you in command of a squad of elite United Alliance marines - aka the Star Sentinels - as they battle to stop a race of bloodthirsty reptilians launching a devastating attack on our Galaxy.

'Fable III' (X360) to Include Natal Support

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since its inception, the Fable franchise has offered players the opportunity to choose their own destinies as a hero, villain or someone between, where the possibilities are limitless and the consequences can weigh heavily on the path to greatness. Not really a surprise judging Lionhead's Milo trailer, but at a recent press event CEO Peter Molyneux revealed that Fable III will support Natal.

'Metro 2033' Signed by THQ - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally announced in 2006, 4A-Games' Metro 2033, based on Russian author Dmitriy Glukhovskiy's novel of the same name, is a 3D horror/action/survival FPS with elements RPG genre game.

'Splinter Cell Conviction' (ALL) On PS3? There's Always Hope, Says Ubisoft

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

An investigation into his daughter's death unwittingly leads former agent Sam Fisher to discover he's been betrayed by his prior agency, the Third Echelon. Now a renegade, Fisher finds himself in a race against time to thwart a deadly terrorist plot that threatens millions. After proclaiming the game to be an X360/PC exclusive on numerous occasions, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat said in a recent interview, "there's always hope."

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2010' (ALL) to Get Free DLCs Shortly

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 4:09 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. Konami Europe has revealed that they will be "adding downloadable updates and content shortly – free of charge of course – so watch out for those."

'Lunia Chronicles' Coming to Europe, Beta Test Soon

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lunia Chronicles is an action packed title which combines the fun of an arcade game with the strategies and development of an MMORPG, offering a unique harmony between essential RPG elements and arcade game action. Intuitive keyboard controls allow for an almost unlimited combination of attack moves.

Xbox 360 Review - 'NBA Live 10'

by Dustin Chadwell on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

NBA Live 10 is bringing a renewed focus to the franchise with innovations to the core gameplay and new online game modes. The Dynamic DNA service, driven by Synergy Sports Technology, will make a return, with significant improvements allow ing players to connect their game to the NBA season like never before.

'Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising' (ALL) First DLC And Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will see the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theatre of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense than ever before, while an extensive multiplayer component will create battles on an incredible scale. Codemasters previously revealed a first patch as well as DLC is in the works, but in a recent interview Codemasters' Sion Lenton stated both will be coming soon, possibly at the same time.

'Vempire' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vempire (Vampire + Empire) is a casual puzzle game with added strategy. It is more than a classic “match three” type of game. The player will be able to collect artifacts, summon minions and collect powers to be used during the levels.

'We Sing' (Wii) Complete Tracklist Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nordic Games' We Sing is the first singing game to utilize four microphones, allowing four players to sing at the same time.

'NewU Fitness First Mind Body' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 3:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NewU Fitness First Mind Body is the second release of the fitness series, focusing on Yoga and Pilates workouts, and will be fully compatible with Wii Balance Board and Wii Motion Plus.

NDS Review - 'Our House'

by Dustin Chadwell on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Build and decorate your dream home in Our House, Majesco's new simulation for NDS. Our House puts players in the contractor's shoes, challenging them to manage work-for-hire jobs and then use those earnings to create their own custom residence.

You Couldn't Hit A Lake If You Were Standing On The Bottom

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Next week, we are invited to have a look at the first movie trailer of a big game-movie adaptation. While seeing the clip will be cool, the more interesting bit is the fact that the original creator will be present and available for an interview, so hopefully, we should have more on that next week.

Not much else exciting happened yesterday. If it did, you probably read about it during the day, so I'll keep it brief.

We watched the new NCIS and Castle episodes and while both were good, next week's Halloween-themed episode of Castle is what we're looking forward to. Nathan Fillion will be decked out in his browncoat outfit, a nod to the devoted fans of the "Firefly" series.