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'WH40k: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising' - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 8:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising features a new playable army, the traitorous Chaos Space Marines, and continues the epic journey of the Blood Ravens as they battle this new, more personal enemy. Chaos Rising offers new single-player and co-op campaigns, a level cap increase from 20 to 30, more powerful war-gear and a suite of innovative multiplayer options.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) v1.7 Patch In The Works, Details

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 8:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

COD: World at War changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen.

Various Game Trailers #1724

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 8:23 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:

  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues [ALL] - Nepal Bar Trailer
  • Fairytale Fights [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • LEGO Rock Band [ALL] - Launch Trailer

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

Impulse Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2009 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 8:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, knocking 50% off the regular price on The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut, and The Dracula Files, 40% off Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare, 25% off Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War Collection (now $37.49), dropping the price on a slew of titles like Sacraboar, Tweak7, Gratuitous Space Battles, Aaaaa! A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, Hinterland - Orc Lords, Restaurant Empire, Nemesis of the Roman Empire, Warlords Battlecry III, and Capitalism II.

'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3/X360) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 8:16 p.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.

GamersGate Weekly Specials Oct. 26 - Oct. 31, 2009

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 7:28 p.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 (so last weekend!). This weekend Legendary, Street Fighter IV, and Space Siege are all 50% off. When you pre-order Dragon Age Origins DeLuxe you get in game playable content, in game items, soundtrack, wallpapers, 250 extra Blue Coins with a price guarantee.

'Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll' (Wii) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 6:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The loveable characters from the original Super Monkey Ball, AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby, are back with all new mind-blowing puzzles and party games specifically designed to fully utilize the Wii Balance Board accessory and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

'Battleswarm: Field of Honor' Launches Halloween Win Wings Event

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 5:47 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.

'Natural Selection 2' - First Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 4:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unknown Worlds' Natural Selection 2 is the next evolution in multiplayer action/strategy gameplay and will be targeted for both competitive and public play. New features include dynamically changing environments, a new resource model, flexible game scripting and modes, and new weapons, abilities and upgrades.

'Trine' (ALL) - v1.05 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trine is a fantasy action game where the player can create and use physics-based objects to beat hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. Set in a world of great castles and strange machinery, three heroes are bound to a mysterious device called the Trine in a quest to save the kingdom from evil.

'Dead Space' (ALL) Sequel Coming in 2010?

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 3:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience delivering the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action. Back in July Variety revealed that a movie is in the works as well as a sequel, an EA survey gauged fans' interest in multiplayer inclusion, while this job application page confirms that DS 2 is in pre-production, while now Reuters is claiming the sequel will be released in 2010.

'Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines' (PSP) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Follow Altair's story following the events of Assassin’s Creed as he discovers a new land and hunts down the ascending Templars. As the Templars withdraw from the Holy Land after Altair kills Robert De Sable, he follows them to the island of Cyprus.

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Shows Off the Jedi Knight - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Old Republic will let you explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining your personal story and determining your path down the light or dark side of the Force.

'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' (PS3) Gets Title Update, Double Cash Weekend

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fortune hunter Nathan Drake returns in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Naughty Dog's blistering PS3 exclusive 3rd person action adventure shooter.

'Borderlands' (ALL) Console Patches Rolled Out

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 1:27 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 revealed that tomorrow it will release a patch for the X360 edition, addressing various issues, with the PS3 and PC versions to follow shortly...

'Just Cause 2' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just Cause 2 stars Rico Rodriguez, back to wreak havoc once again, this time with a new destination – the huge playground of the Southeast Asian islands of Panau, in an over-the-top Hollywood-esque blockbuster of a video game.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) Gets Premium DLC Remixes

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 12:10 p.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.

'Rogue Warrior' (ALL) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Rogue Warrior, inspired by Marcinko’s bestselling novels and based loosely on his own military experiences, you play as “Demo Dick” Marcinko, where you are sent on a clandestine operation to disrupt a suspected North Korean ballistic missile program.

'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2' (ALL) DLC Gets Black Panther, Price, Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 features a deep, rich gameplay experience by offering total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story.

2009 Golden Joystick Awards Winners Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the winners of the 27th annual Golden Joystick Awards were announced, with Fallout 3 being crowned “Ultimate Game of the Year”, whilst Call of Duty continued its annual winning streak with a hat-trick of accolades.

'Just Dance' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just Dance requires only one Wii Remote per player, while up to four people can break it down at a time, as they follow on-screen choreographed moves set to classic dance tracks, covering a wide variety of musical genres and bringing everyone to the dance floor.

'God of War III' (PS3) Gets Ultimate Edition, Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 7:43 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.

'Divinity II: Ego Draconis' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 7:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Divinity II: Ego Draconis you will take on the role of a young Dragon Slayer and ultimately become a Dragon Knight, a legendary hero with unique abilities. Discover a detailed world full of twists and turns in which your actions can make a real difference.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Joan Jett, SoaD, Bloody Valentine

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

'Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Zero' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil Zero features two main characters: Rebecca, a rookie Raccoon City Police Officer who first appeared in the original Resident Evil, and Billy, a framed convict on the run. Soon you will be able to "zap" between the two characters on the Wii, but for now only if you live in Japan.

'Machinarium' Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 6:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Machinarium is a point & click adventure where game's protagonist is a little robot who has been unjustly expelled to the scrap yard behind the city. Players must guide the little robot back into town to rescue his robot-girlfriend and stop the bad guys from the 'Black Cap Brotherhood' before they can bomb the central tower that houses the city's ruler.

'In The Mix: Featuring Armin van Buuren' (Wii) Shows Off Career Mode - Screen

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armada Music, Cloud 9 Music and Foreign Media Games are collaborating to develop Armin van Buuren: In The Mix, allowing players to experience for themselves what it is like to be a DJ like Armin, mixing electronic dance music and interacting with the audience.

'Scribblenauts' (NDS) Gets Halloween DLC, But You Got To Go To London For It

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 6:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scribblenauts is a completely original gameplay experience that anyone can play, offering fun for all ages with two styles of gameplay and more than 200 levels.

'Global Agenda' Shows Off PvE - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A departure from the traditional online settings of high fantasy, outer space, or military, Global Agenda is a fast-paced action MMO using Unreal Engine 3 set in Earth's near future, a spy-fi world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) November DLCs Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever, you can customize the makeup of your band with any combination of instruments in-game: two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, etc. while also adding new gameplay mode.

'Xevicom Unlimited' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 6:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xevicom Unlimited, based on Ray Reid's Xevicom Forever,  is a new chapter in the exciting dystopian future Reid first portrayed in Xevicom Forever in 2005, with new stories, characters, and scenarios that add to and expand the existing narrative.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Colin McRae: DiRT 2'

by Brian Dumlao on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 lets you join forces with like-minded players to tackle an adventure of realistic military action, tactics and teamwork wherever and whenever you want. Originally scheduled for Nov. 24, SCEA has pushed the release into 2010 in order to give the marketing team more time.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Gets Red Carpet Treatment At WalMart

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 12:00 a.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. WalMart will be ready at midnight on Nov. 10 in 2,600 of its 24-hour stores, with the first 20 customers at those locations getting an autographed game cover signed by Infinity Ward. A $20 eGift Card pre-order offer is available online, and a bonus $20 Walmart.com eGift Card, one per customer, is available with pre-order while supplies last. In the meantime, Walmart has a series of video vignettes and new advertising for TV and online -- including behind the scenes spots with Nick and Steve, those avid gamers from Walmart commercials past.

Friday, October 30, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 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 ...

Why Do You Sound Like A Leprechaun?

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

I know I've said it before, but wow, there sure are a lot of games coming out at the moment, and next month will be a real doozy with the likes of Dragon Age, Modern Warfare 2 and plenty of others. The ramp-up to the holiday season is always a good time to be a gamer.

One more day and it's the weekend again! Time sure flew by this week ... well, for me anyhow.

We have plans to hang out with some friends, but we also plan to check out Paranormal Activity and/or Boondock Saints II. We're especially looking forward to the latter; the sequel's been 10 years in the making, but we loved the first one, so this had better not disappoint.

Ah yes, and Friday means that it's Stargate Universe time!