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'Borderlands' (ALL) The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned DLC - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 6:34 p.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. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is the first in a series of downloadable expansions that will enhance the Borderlands mayhem in fun and exciting ways.

Various Game Trailers #1736

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 6:30 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:

  • Darksiders [ALL] - The Horseman's Road Trailer
  • Star Trek Online [PC] - Space Exploration Trailer

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

'Bayonetta' (ALL) Model Competition Winner Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 5:50 p.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. In Sept. SEGA launched a contest on Maxim.com to find the one girl who best captures the style and attitude of the Bayonetta heroine, and the winner has been chosen.

'Crime Scene' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 3:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Crime Scene you are part of the forensic police department and have to find and analyze clues with sophisticated equipment, interrogate witnesses and suspects, build a file with enough proof so there is no room for doubt and condemn the guilty!

'Beaterator' (PSP) Schooling Students In Music Theory And Composition

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 2:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Beaterator is a powerful music mixer with robust beatmaking features, as well as a highly addictive collection of original music and rhythm games and challenge modes - all available in the palm of your hand.

'Gyromancer' (XBLA/PC) DLCs Add New Items and Maps

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 1:35 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.

'ModNation Racers' (PS3) Shows Off Customization Options - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 1:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ModNation Racers is a thoroughly fresh take on classic kart racing that empowers the player to personalize their entire game. Players can create their own Mod character, styling their own racing kart and even building an imaginative track that can be shared with the rest of the PlayStation community.

'Star Wars Galaxies' Gets Three Million User-Created Quests

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars Galaxies immerses players in the rich Star Wars universe featuring dynamic adventures across multiple planets in the classic Star Wars time frame and offering a unique combination of combat, exploration, social interaction, specialized missions, and daring quests.

'Dark Void' (ALL) Shows Off The Watchers - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dark Void is a highly innovative action title that will deliver a groundbreaking combination of fast-paced vertical combat mixed with mid-air and on-foot action.

Friday, November 20, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 11:19 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 ...

'Happy Hammerin’' (Wii) Announced - Screens

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

Happy Hammerin’ is a fun party game with a variety of modes to suit everyone. Players swing the Wii Remote like a hammer as they frantically try to bash moles popping up all over the screen before they disappear again. The quicker you hit the moles the more points you get.

'Jurassic: The Hunted' (ALL) Demo On Xbox Live

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 11:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jurassic: the Hunted is an epic shooter set on a dark, mysterious island lost in time. Players assume the role of weapons and survival expert Craig Dylan, who has been hired to protect a research team studying the strange temporal energy of the island.

'Windy X Windam' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Windy X Windam is a 2D-style fighting game based on a Japanese anime series, offering players the ability to use both screens of the DS to extend the battle arena into the air as players can fly to the top screen and take the battle to the sky.

'Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter' (ALL) Launches on PC Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style single player action. In a world where cyberpunk meets fantasy-fiction and advanced technology is mixed with black magic and psycho-powers.

'Ikaro' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Instead of squeaking wheels PC gamers can expect turbulent neck-and-neck duels with agile microlights in Ikaro, offering racing fans a completely new game experience.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Already More Successful Than Original, On PC

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 8:12 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. While MW2 has been breaking all sorts of records, Infinity Ward revealed that sales of the PC edition have already surpassed those of the original.

'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers' (Wii) Gets Euro Date - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 7:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers provides a fresh take on the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series as it combines the storytelling depth, expansive world and graphical quality of Final Fantasy with motion-driven, real-time action gameplay.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Petty 6-pack, Go-Go’s, Kelly Clarkson, And P!nk

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 7:16 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.

'Greed Corp' (ALL) Introduces the Empire - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 6:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Greed Corp is a fresh and innovative turn-based strategy game for PlayStation Network. It will be the first in a series of games situated in a rich, fictional world inspired by the industrial revolutions and their destructive effects on the environment.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising' Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 6:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

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.

'Yakuza 4' (PS3) Shows Off Social Interaction - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 5:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

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.

Games for Windows Live v3.1 Adds DirectX 11 Support

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 5:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a new version of Games for Windows Live (v3.1) adding an update to the in-game client to support DirectX 11 for future titles, such as Dirt 2 from Codemasters, updating the downloadable Games for Windows – LIVE client software to make finding content for games easier, and a few other unspecified bug fixes.

'Metro 2033' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 5:40 a.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. According to the Steam product page, Metro 2033 is scheduled for March 16, 2009.

'Arsenal of Democracy' (PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 5:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arsenal of Democracy is the ultimate World War II simulation and is described by Project Leader Lennart Berg as “Hearts of Iron II on steroids!”

Good Old Games Adds Foursome, The Settlers Promo

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 5:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GOG.com has added Beyond Divinity ($9.99), a spin of to the hack-and-slash RPG Divine Divinity, and a collection of Creatures games - Creatures: The Albian Years, Creatures Exodus and Creatures Village (each $9.99), artificial life simulators where you create and raise cute, furry creatures called Norns. Until Monday, Nov. 23 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (Nov. 24 at 5:59 a.m. CET) The Settlers 2 Gold and Heritage of Kings: The Settlers are 50% off.

PS3/X360 Review - 'LEGO Rock Band'

by Dustin Chadwell on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 5:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

LEGO Rock Band is a unique family-friendly music experience, which will allow families, tweens and teens to experience a wild journey to rock stardom, combining the multiplayer music experience of Rock Band with the fun, customization and humor of the LEGO franchise packed with chart-topping songs and classic favorites suitable for younger audiences.

'Monster Hunter 3' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 5:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MH Tri, pronounced as "try," is an action RPG series where you hunt down fantastical monsters in natural environments, including underwater aquatic beasts, as well as implementing a split-screen co-op mode and introducing a new Arena fighting mode.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) Gets Free Team Racing Pack With New Cars And Mode

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 4:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Designed to deliver a true driver’s experience that reflects contemporary motorsports, Need for Speed Shift is built by racers for racers, delivering an authentic and immersive driving experience.

'The Sims 3: World Adventures' (PC) v2.2.8 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 4:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Players can take their Sims on new journeys to famous real-world inspired destinations around the globe for the first time ever and seek out new adventures. While exploring the landmarks of an exotic city, there is no telling what the Sims will find.

'Worms 2: Armageddon' (X360) Gets Title Update, Reveals DLC Plans

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 4:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Worms 2: Armageddon is a 2D turn-based strategy game in which players control worms in a battle to be the last man (worm) standing. Players take turns positioning their worms around fantastical landscapes and use a variety of over-the-top weapons (bazookas, grenades, uzis, exploding sheep, etc.) to defeat opponents' worms.

'XIII Century: Blood of Europe' - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

XIII Century is a 3D RTS that combines Risk-style strategy with real-time tactical action, immersing you in a medieval world of knights, nomads, courageous deeds and internal wars. The standalone expansion will cover the little known Russian medieval history, featuring improved visuals, larger battlefields, thousands of upgradable troops, and improved gameplay/multiplayer.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2010' Getting Patch/Content Update Next Week

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PES 2010 will benefit from the most exhaustive raft of new features in the series’ history, with every aspect of the game benefiting from key improvements and major gameplay additions. On Nov. 24 Konami will issue a patch that updates the team rosters with the most recent transfers, adding four teams to the Champions League mode (Atletico Madrid, Olympiacos, Lyon and Fiorentina), as well as enhancing a number of elements in the full game.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) Music Performed At Video Games Live In Paris

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a vast open world environment, Assassin's Creed II invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy, and seeking vengeance.

'Monster Hunter Freedom Unite' (PSP) Supports Online Multiplayer Through AdhocParty

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite delivers over 500 hours of gameplay spanning 400 missions. Add in previously unreleased monsters, weapons and missions and you have the biggest Monster Hunter to date.

I'd Rather Drink Turpentine And Piss On A Brushfire. I Ain't Touchin This One

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

I'm glad No More Heroes is making its way to the PS3 and Xbox 360, although I'd have preferred the new one rather than the original title. I always thought the content was way too mature for the Wii, and I don't mean in a blood & gore way. It probably showed in the sales numbers as well, hence justifying the decision to port it. Hopefully some publisher — I'm looking at you, Ubisoft — picks it up and brings it to North America and Europe.

We made a little headway on the DVR today as we watched Smallville, Supernatural and NCIS. Now if we could only keep up this pace, we may actually catch up. Luckily, the weekend is ahead of us, and we have no specific plans, so as soon as we watch Stargate Universe, we can tackle the rest of the backlog.