'Death Rally' (ALL) Re-Make or Re-Release Coming ?

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alan Wake developers Remedy Entertainment might soon be coming up with a new project as it has filed a new trademark for "Death Rally." No further information is known, and speculations whether it might concern a remake of its 1996 top-down racer are just that, but the filing does indicate it might be a downloadable title, either for a Good Old Games/Steam re-release or maybe a PSN/XBLA remake, as it makes mention of "printed instructions or printed hint manuals sold therewith as a unit."

'Planet 51' (ALL) - 30 New Screens

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

SEGA's Planet 51, based on its upcoming animated film, is a galactic sized alien adventure comedy from the writer of Shrek and Shrek 2.The story revolves around American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker who lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot there.

Various Game Trailers #1704

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 6:23 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:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up [Wii] - Online/Multiplayer Trailer
  • Assassin's Creed II [ALL] - Enzo's Weapons Trailer
  • Operation Flashpoint [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Cities XL [ALL] - Multiplayer / Singleplayer Trailer
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes [ALL] - Control A Droid Trailer

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

'Burn Zombie Burn' (PS3) World Tour 2009 Announced

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

Set across six classic American horror movie inspired levels, Burn Zombie Burn is a 3rd person shoot-em-up in the classic coin-op tradition featuring next-gen game play mechanics, and possessing that ‘one-more-go’ addictiveness which define all of the great shooters. Kuju Entertainment and doublesix are looking for a skilled zombie-slayer who is ready for some international travel in the first of many such competitions!

Good Old Games Goes 'Commandos'

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You have been selected for active service in the Commandos Corps, and must now mobilise in dangerous missions. Study the enemy's movements, carefully develop a plan, synchronize your men, then launch them on a swift and fierce attack using all your power and skill. Good Old Games is now offering Pyro Studios' 1998 ground breaking RTS Commands: Behind Enemy Lines and its Beyond the Call of Duty expansion for $5.99, DRM free and Vista compatible.

'Tropico 3' (ALL) Tyrant or Benevolent Ruler ? Pros And Cons - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tropico 3 you will again be able to play the role of “El Presidente” taking over the control of a tropical island. You decide whether you want to use your army to secure your power base in the best traditions of corrupt, unscrupulous tyrants everywhere, or alternatively to lead your people to prosperity in your role as generous elder statesman.

'Alpha Protocol' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Delayed Until Spring 2010

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loyalty carries a price and no one knows this more than agent Michael Thorton. A talented young agent cast out by his government, Thorton is the only one with the information needed to stop an impending international catastrophe. Originally scheduled to ship today, SEGA only today confirmed that AP is delayed until "spring 2010," as was rumored weeks ago.

'League of Legends' Champions #13 - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 12:25 p.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.

EA Adds Six New Titles to Steam Portfolio

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced that six more EA games are available now on Steam, its digitial distribution network, being: Need for Speed: SHIFT, Battlefield 2: Complete Collection, Medal of Honor: Airborne, Godfather, Godfather 2, and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: Uprising.

'Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans' (NDS) Gets Release Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans follows the Saiyan Saga of the original DBZ story starting from the World Tournament and Goku’s triumphant defeat of Piccolo. Players will take the role of Goku and travel the DBZ universe from jungle to Snow Mountain on their quest to victory.

'FrontPage Sports Football' Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With FrontPage Sports Football you will be able to manage football teams and make all the decisions that a real manager or coach would make during a season. A few clicks will let you become a new virtual head coach.

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

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 11:15 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.

Ubisoft to Use Havok Middleware in Future Titles

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Havok today announced that it has signed a multi-year, worldwide licensing agreement with Ubisoft to use Havok’s software in upcoming titles across all game platforms.

'Crash Commando' (PS3) Title Update to Fix Issues, Add Rumble Support

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crash Commando, a PS3 title exclusively for download on PlayStation Network, is a side scrolling multiplayer shooter game pitting two arch-enemy commando factions - the Grunts and the Jarheads - against each other in an all-out fight for world supremacy.

'Academy of Champions' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Academy of Champions engages players in a rich, story-driven adventure around the world's most popular sport. The journey begins with enrollment at an extraordinary Academy where your coach is the legendary Pelé and U.S. soccer champion Mia Hamm is your team member and mentor.

'Europa Universalis: Rome - Vae Victis' - v2.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EU: Rome covers the time period from the first Punic War to the start of the true Empire. Players will have thousand of gameplay choices ranging from country, culture, and character options etc., making every game infinitely customizable and unique.

'Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head the farmer is all set for a big date, but wait…..the farmer’s new toupee has gone missing! Gamers will play as Shaun and call upon other favorite characters from the show, such as Shirley, Timmy, Bitzer and more, as they help Shaun escape the naughty pigs and other mischievous animals in a bid to rescue the missing toupee!

PopCap Games Secures $22.5 Million Investment

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PopCap Games has secured US$22.5 million in funding led by Meritech Capital Partners, Larry Bowman and John McCaw. The new funding round represents a minority stake and is the first in the ten-year history of PopCap, which has maintained profitability since its inception while growing to more than 240 fulltime employees in offices around the globe.

'Runes of Magic' Surpasses Two Million Subscribers Mark

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 8:03 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.

PS3 Review - 'Demon's Souls'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 5:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Unprecedented in its depth and subtlety, peerless in its relentlessly challenging gameplay, unforgiving yet beautiful and compelling, Atlus USA's PS3 exclusive Demon's Souls is the ultimate action RPG.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) Complete Tracklist Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 5:33 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.

'U-Sing' (Wii) Partial Tracklist #2 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

U-Sing offers people of all ages the chance to sing all the hits from Universal Music including all the classics through to the latest popular songs, specifically tailored per territory. In addition to the songs, U-Sing will also offer all the original music clips.

Codemasters Using morpheme Middleware for Future Title Development

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has selected NaturalMotion’s animation middleware morpheme in a far-reaching deal covering upcoming titles and future game development.

'Gray Matter' Celebrity Voice-overs Finalized, Faces More Delays

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed by Gabriel Knight 3's Jane Jensen, Gray Matter is an epic adventure game with a story that mixes eerie mysteries with supernatural events. Delayed last year until early 2008, a developer switch pushed the game until 2009, which is now scheduled for March 2010.

'Resident Evil 5' (ALL) Alternative Edition As DLC Or Retail? - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 promises to revolutionize the survival horror series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control. During last months Tokyo Game Show RE5 producer Takeuchi revealed the Alternative Edition, adding an additional two hours of brand new content. While the PS3 version, supporting the new Motion Controller, will be available in retail, Capcom is asking European and North American fans to vote on how they want the new content, on disc or download.

PSP Review - 'Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days'

by Dustin Chadwell on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The PSP version adds all new story chapters with a new main character, adding even more replay value to the already feature-packed title. With new characters, skills, items, and battle system, Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days is ready to please even the most hardcore SRPG enthusiasts.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 3:31 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 ...

PS3 Review - 'Katamari Forever'

by Sanford May on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The crazy, zany, world of Katamari is back and better than ever before, complete with new stages, new visual effects, new strategies, and full 1080p HD resolution! The gameplay has generated millions of fans worldwide and the loveable characters are ready to roll again.

'Super Street Fighter IV' (ALL) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte and Rufus, while adding about eight characters new to the world of Street Fighter IV, such as classic combatants from previous SF games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri.

'Tony Hawk: Ride' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, players will have the ability to physically play the game using an innovative motion sensing skateboard controller, allowing for unprecedented freedom and movement. Tony Hawk: RIDE focuses on innovation and fun, bringing the action-sports franchise to the forefront with cutting-edge technology for the hardcore fans and accessibility for the mass audience.

FIFA Interactive World Cup 2010 Season Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Responding to consumer feedback from the online games played, FIFA Soccer 10 will deliver a new standard for authenticity with gameplay refinements and innovations that will make it the most complete and intelligent simulation of soccer. The FIWC is a season-long tournament mirroring the real world of football in which competitors from all around the world participate playing EA SPORTS FIFA 10.

'Magicka' (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Magicka is an action/adventure in which the player takes on the role of a wizard of a decadent ancient order, utilizing a complex game mechanic to let players, in real-time, dynamically combine different elements to create spells or the even more powerful Magicks to exploit the weaknesses of their foes.

'Empire: Total War' Rolls Out v1.5 Patch, Warpath Campaign DLC

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire: Total War will maintain the series 3D battles, grand turn based campaign map and rich historical flavor while for the first time introducing 3D naval combat into the series.

'Warrior Epic' Digital Currency Cards Now At Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warrior Epic is a free to play online action/RPG set in an original fantasy universe, where players can utilize a wide selection of warrior classes to go out raiding dungeons in a variety of novel environments, supporting co-op campaigns and PVP. Digital currency cards for its MMORPG, Warrior Epic are now available in leading national retail stores throughout North America.

Looks Like I Picked The Wrong Week To Quit Sniffing Glue

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2009 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

The count for this week: one press event down, three more to go! Unfortunately, the embargo for last night's event is a ways out, so you'll have to wait a few weeks.

The evening was a bit weird. While we were supposed to run a few errands and do laundry, we decided to have an early dinner, watch "Crank 2," and ... fell asleep mid-way through the movie.

The FTC ruling on blogs (and various other media), the first adjustment in many years, is kind of interesting. Guess the industry playing field will change a little bit come Dec. 1, which can only be a good thing. No more Wild West out there ....