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'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Shows Off The Imperial Agent - Screens

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

Star Wars: The Old Republic will let you explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining your personal story and determining your path down the light or dark side of the Force.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Premium Avatars Available On Xbox Live

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 6:41 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. Microsoft and Infinity Ward have teamed up to offer players a series of high-speed/low-drag avatar items that help players show what kind of fans they are.  Available items include a full “Ghost” outfit, a carriable UAV prop, and various clothing items that will rig out the hardest of hardcore players.

'Super Street Fighter IV' (ALL) Sees the Return Of The Bonus Stages - Screen & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 5:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte and Rufus, while adding about eight characters new to the world of Street Fighter IV, such as classic combatants from previous SF games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri.

Various Game Trailers #1728

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 5:07 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:

  • Assassin's Creed II [ALL] - Dev Diary Trailer #6

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

'Bayonetta' (ALL) Lets you Play The Demo Early, Weeks Early

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 4:59 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. SEGA is giving away 40,000 demo codes/vouchers to people who complete the free SEGA Pass registration.

'Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble' (PSP) Also Coming to PSN

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 4:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kenka Bancho is a Japanese beat'em up for PSP which puts you in the role of a high school student on a class trip to a historic Japanese city, includes no shortage of fist-to-face and knee-to-gut action, and all in the name of pride and bragging rights.

'New Super Mario Bros. Wii' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 1:48 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!

'Scene It? Box Office Smash' (X360) Play With Chris Cashman Fame

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 1:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Scene It? Box Office Smash! is a great way to entertain guests at your next social gathering letting up to four players or teams match their wits in a trivia game to see whose movie knowledge (over 250 titles) reigns supreme, complete with more HD content, all new questions and engaging puzzle types.

'Pearl Harbor Trilogy' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 1:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pearl Harbor Trilogy is an episodic air combat action game series in development for Wii. Pearl Harbor Trilogy is a re-interpretation of Legendo's PC title "Attack on Pearl Harbor" – with the first episode, Red Sun Rising, planned for a winter 2009 release on WiiWare.

'EA Sports MMA' (ALL) to Feature StrikeForce As A Premier League

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Sports MMA will feature the most authentic, intense and broad mixed martial arts experience to date - complete with a vast array of top fighters and fighting styles from around the world.

'Deca Sports DS' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Deca Sports DS is an all-new sports compilation title with ten new games that can now be played on the go! Players will also be able to battle up to six friends in exciting multi-sports competition.

'Gyromancer' (XBLA/PC) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 10:27 a.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.

'Skate 3' (PS3/X360) Facts & Features - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Skate 3 features an all-new co-op mode where teammates can complete challenges together while advancing each other's careers. From rewarding epic bails and fails with a beefed up Hall of Meat mode to honing your craft with the all-new Skate School, players of all skill levels have multiple ways to "kill it" in the game.

'Worms 2: Armageddon' (XBLA) Design A Fort Contest

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 8:47 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.

'MX vs. ATV Reflex' (ALL) Developer Interview #2

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

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.

'Mass Effect 2' (X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 7:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Mass Effect trilogy is a sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren's evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril…

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Gets Endless Free Trial

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 7:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle. Replacing the previous 10 day free trial, EA has now released an endless free trial client and new user journey features.

'James Cameron's Avatar: The Game' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 7:08 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.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get White Stripes, Damned, Kasabian and More...

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 6:53 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.

'King Arthur' Shows Off Its Strongholds - Screens

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

King Arthur is a turn-based empire-building strategy game set in a medieval, mystical Britain where you will play the role of legendary Arthur, the Once and Future King. You build Camelot, enlist the Knights of the Round Table, unite the country and ultimately challenge the powers threatening the essence of all their previous endeavors.

'BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger' (ALL) Coming to PSP

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 6:51 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. Developer Arc System Works revealed that it is bringing its fighter to PSP, currently only scheduled for release in Japan, Feb. 2010.

'The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks' (NDS) Sees Zelda And Link Team Up For The First Time - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 5:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks sets hero Link on a daring new adventure. The game provides players with a new story, more puzzles and even a new mode of transportation. In this game, Link voyages by train, which offers up new possibilities for problem-solving.

'Torchlight' - v1.12 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 5:12 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.

'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 5:11 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.

'Crackdown 2' (X360) Making Its Public Debut At NEoN Digital Arts Festival

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 4:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crackdown 2 will take multiplayer gaming to unprecedented levels for the ultimate cooperative and competitive multiplayer experience, providing you and your friends with the complete freedom to explore, destroy and play as you return to restore justice and peace to Pacific City — by any means necessary.

'New Star Soccer 2010' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 4:32 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!

'F1 2009' (ALL) Shows Off Yas Marina Circuit - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 4:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

F1 2009 will deliver an authentic and accessible recreation of the current Formula One season, featuring a variety of race modes, customizable driver aids, multiplayer support, new aerodynamics, slick tires, the KERS boost system, the Singapore night race, and the debut of World Champion Lewis Hamilton.

'Vancouver 2010' (ALL) Cover Athletes Signed, Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vancouver 2010 is an authentic simulation of a host of events from the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, focusing on the adrenalin rush that comes from the extreme speed of winter sports. Including the all new challenge mode, it will allow players to immerse themselves in the world's greatest sporting event like never before.

Xbox 360 Review - 'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010'

by Alicia on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 3:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Poised to feature the most authentic, entertaining and compelling simulation of WWE programming to date across multiple videogame platforms, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 will introduce inspiring creative and online freedom, significant franchise improvements and a comprehensive roster of today’s most prominent WWE Superstars and Divas.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 3:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

Reakktor Media Saves Itself From Bankruptcy

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 12:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Reakktor Media GmbH announces the abrogation of the current insolvency proceeding. The insolvency plan, suggested by insolvency administrator Rainer M. Baehr, was accepted by all creditors. Due to the support of a solvent investor, the financial reorganization of the company could be carried out successfully and all jobs have been saved. Despite the insolvency proceeding caused by the insolvency of Reakktor’s parent company, its Space Action MMO Black Prophecy will be released next year and set new standards in the genre.

Impulse Nov. 5 - Nov. 8, 2009 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, knocking 50% off the regular price on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl, and Flock!, as well as dropping the price on a slew of titles like Sacraboar, Fairy Tales - Three Heroes, Nemesis of the Roman Empire, Warlords Battlecry III, Mosby's Confederacy, Capitalism II, and Shattered Suns.

'World Racing 2' (ALL) v1.4.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Racing 2 will put the fun of driving at center stage and offer optimized arcade racing characteristics, rich and varied range of mission modes, lively scenarios, enhanced tuning options and a great variety of cars (thanks Blues).

By The Way, Why Are We Wearing Bras On Our Heads?

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

We are SO ready for this weekend thing to happen! We don't have any specific plans, apart from a hike with some flaky friends, so who knows whether that will happen at all? How about we get through Friday before we start making plans?

I finally finished watching Drag Me To Hell, and it did not really get much better as it progressed, so I have no idea why people are calling this one of Sam Raimi's best works. I enjoyed Spider-Man and The Grudge, but if DMtH was the better stuff, I shudder to think what his worst is.

I also watched the new Sons of Anarchy, and they are slowly working up to a major confrontation, not only with the local sheriff and Zobel (some white power fanatic) but also between the MC's two top leaders.