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'Deadly Premonition' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Deadly Premonition is a third-person survival horror action game which puts players in the role of the intuitive FBI Agent Francis York Morgan. In the process of investigating a murder, players will examine a series of interlocking mysteries in a remote rural town and will encounter an array of complex characters pivotal to the unraveling of the storyline’s mystery.

PlayStation Store Gets Braid, Star Trek, C&C Red Alert, Demos, DLCs, Song Packs, PSP Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 6:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Braid ($14.99), Star Trek: D-A-C ($9.99), Command & Conquer: Red Alert ($5.99), demos for Inferno Pool, NCAA Basketball 10, MX Vs. ATV Reflex, and Star Trek: D-A-C, DLCs for PAIN, Rag Doll Kung Fu, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2,  song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band 2 (Unplugged); and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (Pinball Heroes, Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble, Bubble Trubble).

Various Game Trailers #1731

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 6:43 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:

  • PT Boats: Knights of the Sea - Sea-to-Air Combat Trailer
  • Armada 2526 - Trailer
  • James Cameron's Avatar [ALL] - Navi Gameplay Trailer
  • Dante's Inferno [ALL] - Animated Film Trailer
  • The Sims 3: World Adventures [PC] - Music Video Trailer

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

'Silent Hill: Shattered Memories' (ALL) Reveals Characters, Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 4:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While the game shares its twisting plot with the original PlayStation game, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories takes a different path in many, many ways. Characters can be approached but will offer different responses and be found in different places, while new clues and gameplay paths can be followed.

Xbox Live Sets User Record, As Natal Ranks As One Of The 50 Best Inventions of 2009

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 4:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Undoubtedly fueled by the release of Modern Warfare 2 just days ago, Xbox Live has reached a new record of more than two million people on the service at the same time, while Time Magazine touted Project Natal as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2009.

'Fast Food Panic' (Wii/NDS) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 4:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Fast Food Panic, players are determined to have their restaurant become known as the best in the country. In order to achieve that recognition, they will have to handle an increasing amount of pressure and manage a growing list of priorities, from greeting and quickly serving customers, to making the best food possible, to keeping dining tables clean and making deliveries.

'DiRT 2' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 4:21 p.m. PST | 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.

'Star Trek Online' (PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 1:53 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!

'Live For Speed: S2' - Alpha Z25 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 1:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With LFS S2 important features have been added, dynamic camber (improved simulation of suspension and different suspension types), highly detailed tire physics and a damage model have been introduced. A new update/demo for the LFS S2 alpha has been released, adding New/updated interiors, interface/graphics improvements, suspension improvements and other tweaks.

Unreal Development Kit Clocks In At 50,000 Users Since Launch

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 1:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week Epic Games launched the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free edition of Unreal Engine 3, providing the community access to the toolset like never before, and has since exceeded 50,000 users worldwide.

'SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3' (PSP) Competitive Multiplayer Features Unveiled - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 12:28 p.m. PST | 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.

'Cursed Mountain' (Wii) PC Rumors Re-surface

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 12:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cursed Mountain is a survival horror game where you take on the role of a fearless mountaineer climbing into the Himalayas on a quest to find your lost brother. As you ascends the mountain, he encounters an ancient curse: the souls of the people who died in that region are stuck in limbo, caught in the Shadow World. Already spotted over the summer, a new product listing on Amazon further gives credence to the rumor that Cursed Mountain is coming to PC.

'Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage follows Shaun White and his crew of friends as they go from chasing the best powder to pursuing the world's top competitions. You and Shaun will hit the slopes once again, but this time the stakes are higher; zig- zag across the globe to ride against the best of the best and take your place on the world stage.

Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm and Zune Video Set to Launch On Xbox Live Nov. 17

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 11:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting next week, Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm and instant on HD video from Zune will be available on Xbox 360 consoles, transforming Xbox LIVE into the largest social network connected to the TV with exclusive features custom-designed for the living room.

'Valkyria Chronicles 2' (PSP) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The story of Valkyria Chronicles II takes place two years after the conclusion of the original game. A group of young Gallian Military Academy cadets find themselves plunged into a bitter civil war when the newly formed Gallian Revolutionary Army stages a coup. As the epic drama unfolds in the game, players will experience stories of friendship, love and growing pains during a time of war and revolution.

'Diablo III' Expected in Next Few Years, But Not in 2010

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses. Confirming earlier speculations, slides from a presentation by CFO Thomas Tipple reveal that "World of Warcraft, StarCraft Expansion, Battle.net, Diablo III, and Unannounced MMO" are all due in 2011 and beyond.

World Cyber Games Kicks Off 2009 Grand Final

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Cyber Games  welcomed over 600 of the world's most elite gamers from 65 countries to the 2009 Grand Finals in Chengdu, China.

'BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger' (ALL) Apparently Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a 2D fighter featuring twelve, extraordinarily detailed, hand-drawn characters in true HD glory, each with unique “Drive” attacks that can turn the tide of battle instantly. While it is also scheduled to come to the PSP, French distributor Tradewest Games revealed that it is bringing BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger to X360, PS3 and PC.

Six Degrees Games Gets $7 Million Extra Financing

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Six Degrees Games announced that it has raised $7 million in equity financing, funding that will be used to accelerate its growth in the sports entertainment space and to enhance in-house development capabilities.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood' Shows Off Chamers Instance - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 8:33 a.m. PST | 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.

Mamba Games Expands 2010 Lineup With dtp Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 8:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mamba Games are pleased to announce the 2010 additions to their Odyssia Adventure gaming brand from the German publisher dtp Entertainment. The latest games to be announced are an outstanding addition to the Odyssia catalogue and are already widely anticipated amongst gaming fans.

'Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight' Gets Release Dates, Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 7:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Introducing new class-based gameplay, mobile bases and persistent player progression throughout all game modes, C&C4 offers players new, innovative and compelling strategic depth. Fans who can't wait until the March 16 release date can now pre-order and get early access to the upcoming beta program, the game's official soundtrack and an exclusive prequel bonus mission.

'Final Fantasy XIV' (PS3/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 7:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XIV, an all new massively-multiplayer role-playing game set in the vast realm of Eorzea, has been rebuilt from the ground up, and centers on the core concept of rebirth, featuring a new world to explore and storyline to experience.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Sells 4.7 Million Copies On Its First Day

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 7:13 a.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. Following on yesterday's story that MW2 doubled the UK's fastest selling record, comes word that it has sold 4.7 million units in UK and North America on its first day.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 7:09 a.m. PST | 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 ...

TimeGate Studios Developing MMO Using Vision Engine

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 7:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3D game engine provider Trinigy announced that TimeGate Studios, who recently finished up Section 8, has chosen the Vision Engine for a new AAA, next generation MMO that is now in development.

'Dark Fall: Lost Souls' (PC) Publishing Deal Goes Worldwide, Delayed in Europe

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 6:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dark Fall: Lost Souls, the third title in the adventure game series which will complete paranormal game trilogy. You have unfinished business with the dead. Return to the Train Station and Hotel at Dowerton for a second time; there is a new mystery to solve, and new horrors to face.

'Torchlight' Coming to Retail On Jan. 5, 2010

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 6:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Torchlight is an adventure-themed action-MMORPG which emphasizes a simple and intuitive interface, fast and furious action, and a colorful and compelling game world.

'King's Bounty: Armored Princess' English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 6:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

1C Company's King's Bounty: Armored Princess, developed by Katauri Interactive, will be an add-on to its RPG King's Bounty: The Legend. Players will take on the role of Princess Amelie who travels around the world of Teana and searches for the renowned knight, and her tutor, Bill Gilbert.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks'

by Brian Dumlao on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In an original storyline developed exclusively for the game, Ben and the Omnitrix will journey to outer space and distant never-before-seen planets for the first time ever in the series, using his alien forms and their special powers in an effort to thwart a grand scheme to conquer the universe one planet at a time.

'Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes' (Wii/PS3) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set during a tumultuous period of Japanese history, Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes follows players as they fight their way to the dramatic battle of Sekigahara. Players will take up the swords and spears of more than a dozen fierce samurai warriors in huge battles against hundreds of opponents in many exciting stages that lead up to the main event.

'Fight Night Round 4' (ALL) Predicts Pacquiao vs. Cotto Bout Winner

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

Fight Night Round 4 features an all new physics based gameplay engine that brings the most authentic boxing interpretation to the video game world. The action inside the ring will be faster than ever, delivering a true representation of the sport's incredible speed, accuracy, timing, and power.

PC Review - 'Red Faction: Guerrilla'

by Mark Buckingham on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 12:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person, open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again redefine the limits of destruction-based gameplay.

'Borderlands' (ALL) Sequel As Good As Certain

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | 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 creative director Mikey Neumann revealed that with the success of the original "Borderlands 2 seems like a no-brainer."

Sometimes A Man Has To Be Big Enough To See How Small He Is

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

With Veterans Day, things were pretty quiet yesterday, so hopefully it will pick up again today. Didn't get to watch any war movies on TV, though. I'd already seen them multiple times or already own the DVD.

I did not get a chance to check out Modern Warfare 2 yet, but hope to do so later today. At the very least, I'm hoping to check out the single-player portion.

We watched Castle and checked out the series premiere of V, a remake of the early '80s sci-fi series. It's difficult to pass judgment on only one episode, but so far, it's pretty solid. We also checked out Be Cool, an older movie that we had in our collection but never got around to seeing, and surprisingly, it was much better than either of us expected.