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'Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 6:28 p.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.

'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3/X360) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 6:00 p.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.

'Darkest of Days' (X360/PC) v1.05 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 5:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Phantom EFX's Darkest of Days, using 8Monkey Labs' proprietary Marmoset game engine, is a story-rich, first-person shooter presenting an intriguing story of time-travel to some of the darkest periods in the history of mankind.

Various Game Trailers #1725

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 4:53 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:

  • Scratch: The Ultimate DJ [PS3/X360] - Features Trailer
  • Dragon Ball: Raging Blast [PS3/X360] - Gameplay Trailer (2)
  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood - Trailer #2
  • Bayonetta [ALL - Gameplay Trailer

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

'Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans' (NDS) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 4:35 p.m. PST | 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.

Smoking Gun Interactive Introduces New Franchise With Graphic Novel

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 4:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Smoking Gun Interactive, formed by ex-Relic people, today launched its first installment of the graphic novel series titled “X”. Written by controversial, award-winning author and social critic Douglas Rushkoff, the series is illustrated by Smoking Gun’s lead concept artist Cheoljoo Lee and Younger Yang.

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

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 2:26 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.

'Left 4 Dead 2' (ALL) Demo Available for All

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 2:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for cooperative action games, adding melee combat to enable deeper cooperative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat, and more. After being exclusive to pre-orders only, Valve has now released the X360/PC demo to all.

'Splinter Cell Conviction' (ALL) Collector's Edition Packs Extra Goodies

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 12:13 p.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.

'Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment' (ALL) Character Advancement And Skills - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment is a tactical role-playing game for XBL/PSN where two rival kingdoms stand on the brink of war. In a small town on their border is a simple church orphanage, home to young Tobias Martin. Caught in the tide of battle, Tobias and his comrades enlist to fight for peace - and revenge.

'Torchlight' Patch in the Works, Coming Soon, Details

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Runic Games' 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.

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) to Get Free Hyundai Vehicle Pack on Nov. 17

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport 3 unites the racing game genre, making it possible for everyone to experience the thrill of more than 400 of the world’s most exotic and exquisite cars on over 100 renowned real-world tracks and exotic road courses from around the globe.

'Chime' (XBLA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chime is a unique block puzzle game fused with music creation elements and contributions from a number of famous musicians.

'Alarm for Cobra 11: Highway Nights' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Daring stunts, spectacular crashes, thrilling criminal cases: All fans of the racing genre will easily fall in love with the newest game originating from the original RTL TV-Show “Alarm for Cobra 11”.

'Star Trek Online' (PC) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 8:56 a.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!

'On The Edge Of The World' Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Norsk Film Institutt, Norway's governmental division representing the digital arts sectors, has given Funcom a $260,000 grant to develop On The Edge Of The World, a free-to-play snowboarding title that it hopes will promote Norwegian winter sports. On The Edge Of The World will be developed for both PC and Mac, with both editions featuring online competitions, social networking access, and trans-media integration (thanks Blues).

'Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 8:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set two years after the story of the original title, Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow Shadow brings the Blue Dragon RPG experience to DS. Awakened from a long slumber, the new enemies bear some resemblance to Nene, the defeated adversary of the first game, a conundrum which leads the player, Shu, and his friends into a terrifying fight to reclaim the lost shadows and restore balance to the world.

Activision Wants to Educate Parents On ESRB Ratings

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 8:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision announced a partnership with Dr. Cheryl Olson, co-director for the Center for Mental Health and Media at Massachusetts General Hospital, that will help parents and teachers optimize children's experience with video games.

'Robot Rescue' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 8:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Robot Rescue is a fun logic game based on a simple but entertaining concept. Your mission is to free robots trapped in an evil computer labyrinth while avoiding deadly traps.

'Diagnosis Murder' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 8:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Diagnosis Murder, based on the classic television series, the player is a young doctor who helps Dr. Sloan solve a series of murders. The game uses classic hidden object gameplay coupled with adventure elements.

'Ball Fighter' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 7:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ball Fighter is a puzzle game where you take aim and blast groups of dropping spheres to create matches and clear a board. You can make chains to receive additional points or to make a game more difficult for an opponent.

'League of Legends' Full Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 7:17 a.m. PST | 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.

'Daniel X: The Ultimate Power' (NDS) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 6:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is the story of Daniel, a young boy who possesses the incredible power of creation that he inherited from his alien parents. But Daniel also inherited something far more sinister: a frightening Wanted List of aliens that are bent on destroying Earth. 

High Voltage Software Licenses Wwise Audio Pipeline Solution For Future Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 6:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Audio solution provider Audiokinetic has signed a long-term agreement with development studio High Voltage Software, where it is granted an unlimited license of its Wwise audio pipeline solution.

'Darkest of Days' Coming to Europe, Only On PC

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 6:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

8Monkey Labs' Darkest of Days is a story-rich, first-person shooter presenting an intriguing story of time-travel to some of the darkest periods in the history of mankind.

'For the Glory' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 6:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take up the reigns of your country, guide domestic and foreign policy, navigate thousands of historical events, engage in various struggles and lead your country to prosperity – all in the name of glory!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 5:19 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 ...

Xbox 360 Review - 'Dragon Age: Origins'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 4:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

'Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: Rush' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rubik’s Puzzle Galaxy: Rush is a 3D puzzle game with more than 70 challenging levels. Players need to guide Cubes to color coded exit points. Using the Wii Remote’s intuitive controls, players herd the colored cubes along by using Conveyer Belts, Warps, Stop Signs, Directional Signs and Splits.

'Real Estate Empire 2' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 4:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the real estate mogul in everybody, Real Estate Empire 2 contains over thirty different levels packed into four different scenarios, now featuring a streamlined upgrade and renovation system that makes the game easier to pick up and play.

'New Star Soccer 2010' Announced, Coming Soon

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

New Star Soccer 2010 is a football game where you must train hard, play well and live the life of an up and coming sports star. The road to success is never easy but you can achieve fame and fortune if you have what it takes!

'Unknown' Now Known As 'Amnesia: The Dark Descent' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 3:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a first-person survival horror game set in the late 18th century, and will take the player on a thrill-ride through the depths of madness, exploring the dark side of the human emotions.

Twelve Signs Windsurf Legend Robby Naish License

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Euro developer Twelve has signed a multiyear license agreement with legendary Windsurf World Champion, kitesurfing pioneer and allround waterman Robby Naish, to create a new videogame franchise of Windsurf, Surf and Kitesurfing videogames.

'Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising' (ALL) Mission Contest

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will see the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theatre of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense than ever before, while an extensive multiplayer component will create battles on an incredible scale. Codemasters has teamed up with Intel to launch a mission contest with Intel Core i7 equipped PCs and collector goodies as prizes.

Don't Nobody Understand The Words That Are Comin' Out Of Your Mouth

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Today should be another crazy shipping day, with plenty of new games arriving in stores. I think I'm going to have to take a little break from CrimeCraft to check out some Dragon Age and Borderlands.

We watched The Amazing Race and last week's episode of Heroes since our DVR had a hiccup, and both episodes were good. Last week, I started watching Drag Me To Hell, and while a lot of people claim it's one of Sam Raimi's best movies yet, I have yet to be convinced of that. Granted, I'm only 15 mins into the movie, but so far, I'm quite unimpressed.

Later this week, we have a few more press trips to go on, so stay tuned as we'll be bringing back coverage, screens, trailers and interviews to keep you guys informed.