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'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier.

Various Game Trailers #1732

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 5:13 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:


  • Rig'n'Roll [PC] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent [PC] - Trailer
  • Resonance of Fate [PS3/X360] - Trailer #4 [JAP]
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues [ALL] - Trailer #4
  • Assassin's Creed: Lineage - Full 30min Trailer
  • WH40k: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising [PC] - Dev Diary Trailer


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

'A Kingdom for Keflings' (XBLA) Coming to PC

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 4:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A Kingdom for Keflings is a city-builder that puts you in the shoes of a giant who has to design and construct an intricate city for the local Keflings. Each giant starts out with a small handful of helpful Keflings who help build the kingdom from scratch.

'New Super Mario Bros. Wii' (Wii) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 4:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

New Super Mario Bros. Wii offers a mix of cooperative and competitive play. Work together to rescue Princess Peach, or use your skills to battle for the best ranking. Co-operate by saving your friends from danger – or get rid of the competition by tossing them straight into it!

'MX vs. ATV Reflex' (ALL) Demo on XBL/PSN - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 4:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MX vs. ATV Reflex introduces revolutionary physics that allow for real-world terrain deformation and an intuitive, dual-stick control scheme that separates man from machine, as well as a wide variety of race modes, vehicles and worlds to explore while utilizing the all-new Rhythm Racing 2.0 physics engine.

'Dino D-Day' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 2:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dino D-Day is a new indie developed FPS where you’ll play as Sgt. Jack Hardgrave, a renowned paleontologist who thought he put his career on hold to go to war…then Hitler resurrected dinosaurs and unleashed them on the Allies in 1942.

'Alan Wake' (ALL) Coming May 2010?

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 2:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Wash., Alan Wake immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world that enables players to explore the hyper-realistic and interactive environments. Alan Wake is mission-based with a deeply engaging and suspenseful storyline unveiling new twists and profound character revelations at every turn. According to rumours, which Microsoft refused to comment on, Alan Wake is scheduled for May 2010 and will be supported by "a "Hollywood movie style promotional campaign."

'Just Cause 2' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 12:17 p.m. PST | 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.

'Demon's Souls' (PS3) Official Strategy Guide Replacement Program Launches

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 12:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Demon's Souls is a groundbreaking PS3 exclusive action RPG experience, beautiful, compelling, and unforgiving, the hardcore RPG experience PS3 fans have been waiting for. Atlus U.S.A. Inc. launched the Demon's Souls Official Strategy Guide Replacement Program, allowing eligible customers to receive a brand new strategy guide if theirs is defective.

'Record of Agarest War' (PS3) Gets Delayed, Also Coming to Xbox 360

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sporting over one hundred hours of gameplay, Record of Agarest War is an SRPG which invites players into a gorgeous, expansive world of hope and despair. Players will wage war against the evil forces of darkness, take a bride - actually, several brides - and extend their lineage through five generations!

'Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles' (Wii) Tofu Mode And Costumes - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 11:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles‘s story is based on Resident Evil 2 and includes Leon S Kenney and Claire Redfield. Its on-rails style gameplay and active camera will create a more immersive “Chronicles” survival experience. As in the last installment, this is a first-person game with extreme shooting gameplay and interactive pathways.

'Fix It: Home Improvement Challenge' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With FIX IT, fun, challenge, adventure, mini games and more… are coming together to provide you a unique gaming experience! Saw, hammer, screwdriver, painting brush… Be ready to use up to 30 different tools in frantic, fixing mini-games. Will you be the best fixer?

AdhocParty for the PSP Coming to North America

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced the availability of the online service, “adhocParty for the PSP,” coming to North America in November which enables PSP system owners to play select online multiplayer games featuring Ad Hoc mode over the Internet through the PS3.

'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3/X360) Gets Release Dates - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | 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.

'Madden NFL Arcade' (PS3/X360) Ahead of Schedule, Gets New Date

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Madden NFL Arcade is a fun, pick-up-and-play, 5-on-5 football game that is pure adrenaline football for both casual and diehard NFL fans, featuring a unique art style that brings your favorite players to life like never before!

'Lost Planet 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 8:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost Planet 2's story has advanced beyond Wayne Holden as players will now follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirates on their quest to seize control of E.D.N III. Players will move their heroes through different stories creating a truly unique and interactive experience.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get AFI 5-Pack And The Bangles

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 7:30 a.m. PST | 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.

'James Cameron's Avatar: The Game' (ALL) Demo Coming on Monday

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 6:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"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. Ubisoft will release a PC demo on Monday, which we will try to get on our fileserver as soon as humanly possible.

'Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper' (ALL) Gets Euro Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 6:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sherlock Holmes is back with probably the series’ most terrifying investigation. The player will launch into the hunt for the most dangerous serial killer in England’s history: Jack the Ripper.

'The Beatles: Rock Band' (ALL) Gets Full Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 6:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Beatles: Rock Band will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalogue of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band's legendary career.

'StuntMANIA!pro' - v4.0 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 5:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

StuntMANIA!pro is a fast paced 3D car stunt driving game, where you get to perform the most amazing tricks and stunts in some really cool environments. This new version adds a few tweaks, improves speed optimizations and memory requirements.

'Yakuza 4' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 5:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yakuza 4 is a very powerful number in this particular installment. Not only will you encounter the gritty atmosphere of Kiryu Kazuma's experiences, but three other characters will also be available to play, each with an engaging backstory and a gripping, interwoven plot.

Impulse Nov. 12 - Nov. 15, 2009 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 4:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, knocking 50% off the regular price on Demigod, Tropico Reloaded, and Hacker Evolution, as well as dropping the price on a slew of titles like Sacraboar, DeskScapes 3, Titan Quest, Nemesis of the Roman Empire, Warlords Battlecry III, Capitalism II, and Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Guitar Hero: Van Halen'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 4:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The next installment in Activision's next band-centric rhythm game will feature a wide variety of hits from the hard-rock supergroup's three-decade catalog, including tracks from Queen, Weezer, Blink 182, The Offspring, and Queens of the Stone Age.

'Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight' - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 4:17 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.

'Splinter Cell Conviction' (ALL) Getting Strategically Placed In-Game Ads

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | 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. The Collector's Edition will be bundled with content and items that will not be found anywhere else. At the Microsoft Advertising's Gaming Upfront Ubisoft revealed that SCC will have strategically placed in-game ads using "heat maps," locations gamers are likely to go and place ads there.

'Ballerina' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 4:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In this new simulation players take on the role of a 12-year-old girl, who has just been admitted to a very prestigious dancing academy. During her period of training, the heroine commits herself solely to dancing. Her dream is to become a great prima ballerina. But the path to success is full of challenges

PC Review - 'Dark Sector'

by Jesse Littlefield on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a deadly Cold War secret. The PC edition features improved graphics and a streamlined interface that allows for easy mouse and keyboard control.

'Tony Hawk: Ride' (ALL) Gets Special Edition Board at Walmart

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | 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.

'Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Gottlieb Collection utilizes the same next-generation engine that won The Williams Collection rave reviews earlier this fall and will take pinball fans on a journey through seven decades of classic Gottleib tables.

'Dark Horizon' - v1.0.6.1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive Dark Horizon is a stark and atmospheric space combat simulation that aims to hurl its audience through an action-packed adventure, piloting its own ship through the perils that only space could have to offer.

'Tarr Chronicles' - v1.0.6.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tarr Chronicles is an arcade-style space combat sim where you, lost in space and deep behind enemy lines, must defend the galaxy's last hope using dozens of high-tech fighters bristling with cannons and rocket launchers.

That's Like Being Hit In The Head With A Crowbar Once A Day

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

I doubt that many people were surprised to learn that Modern Warfare 2 sold a whopping 4.7 million copies in its first day. With the success of the first title and the hype surrounding this one, you knew that it was going to be huge. I've been playing the game on and off throughout the day, and I have to admit that it's pretty intense, although I think it lacks a certain connection with the characters within the game. You play as various people, different nationalities, and you travel to locations all over the world. One of your first playable characters dies about 30 minutes into the game. So far, I've enjoyed the atypical shooter parts the most — the snowmobile racing, the wall climbing, etc. — which were fun to break up the pace.

In case you have not yet seen it, a first trailer has been released for the Clash of the Titans remake, and it's looking epic! We also watched the new NCIS and Sons of Anarchy, both excellent episodes. I've got a bit of a backlog on the DVR, so hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in an episode of Criminal Minds and/or Fringe during the day.

But wait, there's more! Tomorrow is Stargate Universe time!