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'Metro 2033' (X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 6:45 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1743

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 5:25 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:

  • R.U.S.E. [ALL] - Death From Above Walk-through Trailer
  • Dogfights - Trailer
  • Red Dead Redemption [ALL] - My Name is John Marston Trailer
  • Dark Void [ALL] - Blur Trailer
  • Split/Second [PS3/X360/PC] - Power Plays Trailer

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

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) v1.02 Patch/Free Team Racing Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 4:10 p.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.

'Puzzle Chronicles' (ALL) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 2:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Puzzle Chronicles features a new puzzle combat is based on real time action so you will have to think fast and posses sound strategies to best their opponents. On your quest through Asharin Empire you will fight fierce beasts and battle hardened warriors with a new puzzle combat mechanics that will test your skills.

'Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter' (XBLA/PC) Gets Delayed Until Next Year

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 2:56 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.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) Turntable Goes Solo

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 2:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance.

'A Kingdom for Keflings' (XBLA) Expands Next Week With New DLC - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 1:15 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.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) Confirms Euro Date

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 1:06 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.

'Sonic Classic Collection' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sonic Classic Collection gathers together the first four Sonic The Hedgehog adventures - Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles - introducing some of the most influential Sonic titles to a whole new generation of gamers exclusively for the DS.

'Empire: Total War' Open Multiplayer Beta & DLC Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire: Total War will maintain the series 3D battles, grand turn based campaign map and rich historical flavor while for the first time introducing 3D naval combat into the series. A the 1 vs. 1 Campaign Multiplayer Open Beta for Empire: Total War will be available on Dec. 7th via Steam.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) DLCs Coming Early 2010

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 11:04 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.

'Tank Ace' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tank Ace is a free to play third-person shooter game that will feature realistic World War II battlefields and vehicle stats based on actual historical facts. You will be able to choose a historically accurate tank and then customize it by adding additional armor, different styles of camouflage, body art, kill marks, and clan insignias.

'Cities XL' Introduces Discovery Offer

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cities XL expands upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, while letting you take your game online, and interact with others in a massive online environment.

'Emberwind' Announced, Coming Soon - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Emberwind is an original fantasy platform game where you need to help free the city of Grendale from the evil CandleFinger and his gremlin hordes. Sail through the clouds on your ancient snow owl and deploy your cane of justice to save the kingdom from the underworld.

'Corto Maltese: The Fable of Venice' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Corto Maltese: The Fable of Venice, based on the popular comic book and animated film & series character created by Hugo Pratt, combines stunning comic artwork and adventure gameplay with mystery solving, for an epic adventure in historic Venice.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 10:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mass Effect is a sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In ME2, 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.

'Pirates of the Caribbean Online' Content Update Adds New Melee Feature

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Become the Caribbean's most legendary pirate, all while forging alliances, hunting for buried treasure, battling evil undead forces and facing off against enemies from the movie franchise. Pirates of the Caribbean Online is getting three new quests, as well the availability of Unlimited Access Game Cards at select retail stores across the country!

'Vancouver 2010' (ALL) Gets Euro Date - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 8:50 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.

'Dante's Inferno' (PS3/X360) Demo Gets Dated

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dante's Inferno is a third-person action/adventure adaptation of the medieval epic poem "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri, telling the tale of Dante who journeys through the twisted, menacing nine circles of hell in pursuit of his beloved Beatrice.

'FIFA 10' (ALL) Continues Sales Record, Getting Ultimate Team Mode in 2010

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Responding to consumer feedback from the online games played, FIFA Soccer 10 will deliver a new standard for authenticity with gameplay refinements and innovations that will make it the most complete and intelligent simulation of soccer.

'M.U.D. TV' Gets Delayed, Coming to North America - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 7:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

M.U.D. TV pays homage to the ultimate game classic of traditional game development: MadTV! In M.U.D. TV, you will take over the position of a program director at a small TV station. Build up and extend your offices, hire staff, actors or directors and produce your own films, television series or shows.

'Left 4 Dead 2' (ALL) Sells Two Million In Two Weeks

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 7:41 a.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.

'Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim' v1.1.88 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 7:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim will focus on reinventing many aspects of the original game, updating the franchise for the 21st Century. A key element that will permeate the game is the charm and humor of the original Majesty. The first patch adds some new game features, as well as addresses issues affecting the overall gaming experience.

505 Games Signs 'Backbreaker' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 6:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Backbreaker is taking sports video games to a place where the action is never the same and every hit looks and feels as realistic as a Sunday afternoon. Utilizing NaturalMotion’s euphoria motion synthesis engine, you’ll never see the same tackle again. Ever.

'Mythos' is Reborn, Coming to North America - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 6:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythos is an online, action RPG that is free to download and free to play. Set in the land of Uld, players assume the roles of fantasy heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest through entirely randomized dungeons and environments.

'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 6:02 a.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.

'Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 5:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a frantic battle to the checkered flag, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sees Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in medieval castle ramparts, lush rain forests and bustling cities, all taken from the visually rich and varied universes of Sonic and SEGA.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Dragon Ball: Raging Blast'

by Brian Dumlao on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is the first video game in the Budokai Tenkaichi series to come to PS3/X360 and features stunning HD graphics and audio, destructible environments and enhanced character features, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast takes players far beyond the realms of the original anime series.

'Awesome Soccer' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Awesome Soccer takes its inspiration from the genre defining soccer games of the last decade, blasting them into the 21st Century with the graphical realism, features and polish that today's modern gamer demands.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) v1.21 Update Adds Fixes, Improvements, And Online Create Mode

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a new PS3 community-based game where players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots -- and use their character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network. The v1.21 update contains new features such as Online Create, increased profile space, improved networking, and better saving functionality.

GameFly Giving Away A Video Game Console Every Day in December

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 3:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Beginning today and through the month of December, every new and returning member who signs up for a GameFly membership is automatically entered into the sweepstakes. GameFly will randomly select one lucky entrant each day and winners will have the option to choose between an Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii system.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 3:30 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 ...

'Heavy Rain' (PS3) Gets Release Date, In Japan

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 3:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Heavy Rain you don’t watch the story – you play it. The dynamic narrative unfolds through the players actions - not cut scenes - and every action has a consequence. The latest Famitsu issue reveals a Feb. 18, 21008 release date, but only for Japan. Hopefully the European/North American release date is shortly before or after that.

'Lips: Party Classics' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 3:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Who needs the lyrics? You know them by heart; everyone knows them by heart … more or less. They are the songs that get us out of our seats and into the moment, they get the party started. Lips: Party Classics will let party goers experience their favorite tunes from their beloved karaoke venues right in their own living rooms.

The Trick To Not Feeling Cheated Is To Learn How To Cheat

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

I don't mind slower news days like yesterday; they give me a chance to catch up on stuff, like playing some CrimeCraft and watching episodes of Smallville and Criminal Minds. Because of last week's Thanksgiving holiday, there weren't many new shows on TV, so at least the list didn't get any longer. We also caught up on the rest of Glee and watched another episode of The Good Wife.

My Laser Light Guns arrived from Hong Kong, but unfortunately I cannot yet check them out since I have no games that work with it yet. They are in working order, so tomorrow, I shall bug various publishers to send me a few extra copies so I can start firing away!