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'Metro 2033' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 8:15 p.m. PST | 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.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) Achievement/Trophy Challenge

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 8:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game. DICE is asking input from the community to help make an achievement to be included in BC2.

'Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4' (PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 7:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4 is a new adaptation of the popular trading card game based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's animated series, fully immersing players in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's world as the story of the Dark Signers is reignited.

Good Old Games Adds 'Sanitarium'

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 5:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GOG.com has signed a digital distribution agreement with XS Games to offer its point-and-click psychological-horror adventure game Sanitarium, DRM-free and XP & Vista compatible.

'Gyromancer' (XBLA/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gyromancer is a new puzzle-RPG developed in collaboration between Square Enix and PopCap. With a blend of puzzle elements from the PopCap Games puzzle hit Bejeweled Twist and the RPG mastery of Square Enix, Gyromancer is an all-new experience that defines the puzzle-RPG genre.

'Karaoke Revolution' (ALL) 50-Song Tracklist Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Karaoke Revolution will let karaoke fans sing and compete against friends with expanded multiplayer modes, 50 all-new hit songs from master recordings, as well as an endless amount of customizable venue options and newly enhanced customizable characters, including dramatic facial and body morphing.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Breaks UK Sales Record

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 12:35 p.m. PST | 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. Modern Warfare 2 sold an estimated 1.23 million units, breaking GTA IV's 2008 record of 631,000 units

Various Game Trailers #1730

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Runaway: A Twist of Fate [ALL] - Gina Trailer
  • Planet 51 [Wii] - Trailer
  • Greed: Black Border - Trailer
  • Jambo! Safari [NDS/Wii] - Launch Trailer
  • Darksiders [ALL] - Joe Madureira Interview Trailer

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

'Monsteca Corral' (Wii) Announced - Screen

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 12:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Making extensive use of the Wii’s 3d capabilities, Monsteca Corral offers players a far more expansive gaming experience, the likes of which have scarcely been seen on any WiiWare title.

'Star Trek Online' (PC) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | 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!

'Age of Conan' Welcomes Back Old Players, Gives Perks, The Secret World Access

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 12:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Conan is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game that brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

'Tropico 3' (ALL) Promises User Content As DLC - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | 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.

'Audition' Content Update Adds New Songs, Gameplay Modes, And Items

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With simple directional and space bar keystrokes, Audition, a free-to-play online dance sensation, players perform hip-hop style dance steps and choreographed routines which require precise timing and rhythm.

'Section 8' (ALL) Rolls Out New GfWL Patch, Improves Things

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Section 8 is a futuristic FPS that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. You are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle.

'Warrior Epic: Battlegrounds' Enters Open Beta - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | 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. Warrior Epic's first expansion includes brand new PVP gameplay, an all-new HUB City, a New Region (Trogken Swamps), dozens of new items and much more.

'TNA iMPACT: Cross the Line' (NDS/PSP) Revealed By SouthPeak

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 11:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Interactive's latest financial results revealed that the company us doing fairly well with net revenues double from last year, and moving from a loss in 2008's quarter to $1.3 million of earnings. More importantly Southpeak acquired certain TNA iMPACT assets in Midway's bankruptcy, and reveals it is working on TNA iMPACT: Cross the Line for PSP, PSPgo and NDS.

'Pizza Delivery Boy' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pizza Delivery Boy is a unique Wii action title lets players use the Wii Remote as an all-in-one kitchen utensil and driving wheel to cook and deliver pizzas to hungry customers in three bustling towns. Players must beware, though, as a number of obstacles stand between them and the coveted title of Pizza Boy of the Year!

'Comet Crash' (PSN) Update Adds New Levels,Maps, Difficulty Mode, And More

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Real-time strategy is taken to a new level by blending classical tower defense gameplay with offensive counterattacks and dynamic AI. Defend your territory with a variety of weapons. Use specialized units to fight off attacks and rush your enemies with massive armies. Fight your way through action packed levels in the Campaign or challenge your friends in Battle mode.

'Lost Horizon' - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Deep Silver's Lost Horizon, developed by Secret Files studio Animation Arts, is going to captivate adventure fans with its classic 1930s setting, fascinating locations including Hong Kong, Tibet, and Morocco, and the eventful search for one of the greatest secrets of humankind.

'James Cameron's Avatar: The Game' (Wii) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 6:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

"Avatar" is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

'Combat Mission Shock Force' - v1.21 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 5:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Combat Mission: Shock Force is a tactical military simulation depicting a hypothetical near future conflict between NATO and Syrian forces in Syria.

'Resonance of Fate' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 5:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resonance of Fate redefines the RPG genre with a unique storyline, stylized graphics, an emphasis on realistic gunplay engrossing action, customizable weapons, and memorable characters, taking players far beyond the boundaries of the typical RPG.

GamersGate Weekly Specials Nov. 11 - Nov. 16, 2009

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 5:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced that throughout November, each day there will be a “Paradox Interactive Daily Deal” offering discounts up to 70% off. This weekend Darkstar One is 50% off, as well as Company of Heroes Complete, and STALKER: Clear Sky, while Fairy Tales: Three Heroes is 25% off. In anticipation of the Elven Legacy: Siege release, the original is now also 50% cheaper.

'RPG Maker' (NDS) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 5:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

RPG Maker features an easy-to-use toolset and transforms  instruction into worlds allowing you to produce exciting and enchanting games. Choose your characters, worlds, 1,500 items, landscapes, 150 music pieces, add a script, share your creations with other users, and more. In no time, you are enjoying a "custom title" created by yours truly. It's storytelling at its best.

'Bully' (ALL) Sequel Hinted At By Composer

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 4:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As a troublesome schoolboy, you'll laugh and cringe as you stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks on malicious kids, win or lose the girl, and ultimately learn to navigate the obstacles of the fictitious reform school, Bullworth Academy. Originally released in 2006, Rockstar's Bully has been well received across the board, and according to the original's music composer Shawn Lee, he "will be doing the soundtrack for Bully 2 in the not so distant future."

'MotoGP 09/10' (PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 2:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MotoGP 09/10 will not only deliver all the bikes, riders and tracks from the 2009 championship, but brand new gameplay modes that offer rewards for not only winning but also driving style, plus the ability to update the game with accurate content from the 2010 championship, as the season unfolds at no extra cost.

Natal Launch Info Leaked, Scheduled for Nov. 2010

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft unveiled Natal at E3 2009 but has not released a lot of official information since then. At TGS, it was announced that several developers were working on titles for its controller-free technology, but according to freshly leaked info, it would seem that no fewer than 14 titles will be available at launch, which is currently set for Nov. 2010 with a targeted launch price of $50-60 USD, or the cost of a new game. Microsoft's Natal project combines an RGB camera, depth sensor, multi-array microphone and custom processor running proprietary software.

PC Review - 'Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 4'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tales of Monkey Island brings the adventures of pirate Guybrush Threepwood into a new era with an storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled during the course of the five-episode saga.

'Bayonetta' (ALL) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 12:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bayonetta is a stylish and cinematic action game, directed by Hideki Kamiya. A witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces-off against countless angelic enemies, many reaching epic proportions, in a game of 100% pure, unadulterated all-out action.

Eidos Fully Assimilated, Now Called Square Enix

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix and Eidos Interactive announced that the reorganization of the two companies' operations has been completed. The combined business in the UK will operate under the name of Square Enix Ltd. and is part of the Square Enix Europe business unit.

'Bezier' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bezier is a contemporary sci-fi blaster set within the architecture of a giant computer. Powered by the BezierSynth, a bespoke 2D graphics engine which utilizes genetic algorithms to create a look based on evolving curves. This allows the visual look to change based on the character's actions, story parameters and spectral analysis of the 45 minute score.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) v1.7 Patch Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | 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. Treyard has revealed that the v1.7 patch is currently going through approval, currently scheduled for a release sometime next week.

'Insectoid' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Insectoid is sure to appeal to anyone who grew up playing classic arcade shooters such as Galaga in the 80's. Insectoid features fast-paced, adrenaline-inducing gameplay, over 50 unique levels, four custom ships, gorgeous high-res graphics, and a professional musical score.

You Can Get Further With A Kind Word And A Gun Than You Can With Just A Kind Word

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Modern Warfare 2 is out, and we got our review copies, but I'll probably be getting my own PC version tomorrow. That's right on time for Veterans Day, so news might be a tad slower than usual, depending on how quiet things are in the rest of the world.

We watched the newest episode of House today, and we're looking forward to checking out Boondock Saints 2 this coming weekend. It's currently only being shown in limited theaters across the country, but it has already made some decent money and will be coming to our neck of the woods this weekend.

I was particularly saddened yesterday to hear that The Great Giana Sisters' creator died of a heart attack. It had recently been ported to the NDS, which I have yet to check out, but it was one of my favorite games on the C-64 back in the '80s, partly due to the amazing music from Chris Huelsbeck, who I had the chance to interview way back when.