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'Splinter Cell Conviction' (ALL) Demo Coming Next Month - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 7:55 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. Ubisoft revealed that a demo is expected in early Jan. 2010, ahead of its Feb. retail launch.

'Super Street Fighter IV' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 6:53 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 #1750

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 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:

  • Divinity II: Ego Draconis [ALL] - Battle Tower Trailer
  • Dark Fall: Lost Souls [PC] - Trailer
  • PT-Boats: Knights of the Sea [PC]- Naval Surface Combat Trailer

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

'Dreamkiller' (ALL) Kicks Off Free Weekend on Steam

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 6:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A fast, frantic and mega-bloodbath first-person shooter, Dreamkiller takes gamers inside the dark and twisted nightmares of tortured souls possessed by unknown forces. Dreamkiller is now available on Steam to play for free for the weekend and you can also purchase it for 25% off until Monday!

PlayStation Store Gets PixelJunk Shooter, Frogger, Demos, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 4:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with PixelJunk Shooter, Revenge of the Wounded Dragons, Frogger Returns, Bomberman Party Edition, demos for topatoi, Dante’s Inferno, and Mushroom Wars, DLCs for inFAMOUS, High Velocity Bowling, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, The King of Fighters XII, Need For Speed Shift, The Saboteur, PAIN, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band 2; and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (Silent Hill: Origins, Kurulin Fusion, Gradius Collection, Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2, Death Jr. 2 Root of Evil, Death Jr., Coded Arms, Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles).

'Dante's Inferno' (ALL) Gets PS3 Exclusive Divine Edition - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 1:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dante's Inferno is a 3rd 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.

Annual Child's Play Gala & Auction Raise Almost $200,000

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Geeks and gamers raised $192,406 at the annual Child�'s Play Gala and Auction. Child�'s Play has raised more than $1.2 million thus far, within spitting distance of last year's $1.4 million record, with all proceeds going to gifts for sick children at more than 70 hospitals worldwide.

'Vancouver 2010' (ALL) Flash Mini-Game Scores You Prizes

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 1:02 p.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. SEGA has launched a Flash-based mini-game that could score you some nice prizes!

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat' Gets New Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat unfolds shortly after the end of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. Having discovered about the open path to the Zone center, the government decides to hold a large-scale military "Fairway" operation aimed to take the CNPP under control.

Xbox Live Gets Loaded With New Avatar Marketplace, Games And Holiday Deals

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 12:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Let Xbox Live Marketplace fill your December with holiday surprises, as starting Dec. 18 through Dec. 31 you can enjoy limited time, one-day discounts on select Xbox Live  Marketplace content every day XBLA titles, Games on Demand, movies, add-ons, holiday themes, you name it!

'Darwinia+' (ALL) Finally Coming to XBLA Early 2010

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Combining fast paced action with strategic battle planning, Darwinia features a novel and intuitive control mechanism, an '80s retro classics graphical style, and a story concerning a tribe of video game sprites trapped in a modern 3D game world.

'Racquet Sports' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Racquet Sports is a multisport game that includes tennis, ping pong, badminton, squash and beach tennis, engaging players in 40 rich graphical environments in worldwide locations such as an underwater reef, a Moroccan palace, a New York loft, and a fan-filled stadium.

'Just Cause 2' (ALL) Limited Edition, Pre-Order Incentives Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 10:59 a.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.

Sony Rolls Out PS3 v3.15 Firmware Update, Adds PSP Minis Support, Data Transfer Utility

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed a few days ago, Sony has released a new v3.15 PS3 firmware, optional, update, which has two key features; a Data Transfer Utility to  easily transfer all of your saved data from one PS3 to another, and the ability to play PSP “minis” on a PS3 system.

'Borderlands' (ALL) Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot DLC Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 10:35 a.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.

'Aliens vs. Predator' (ALL) Gets Euro Date, Special Editions Revealed

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

In Aliens vs. Predator, players will have the chance to take the role of the three infamous species: the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Each of the three species has its very own distinct story-driven, single-player campaign mode that interweaves with the campaigns of the other two species.

'Alien Breed Evolution' (ALL) Coming to PC Q1 2010, PS3 Even Later

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alien Breed Evolution is an action packed, tense single player adventure and an absolute blast of a co-op game, a “retro-modern” remake of the 1991 original that helped the now indie dev/publisher burst onto the Amiga scene 18 years ago. While we already knew the PC and PS3 editions were to follow next week's XBLA launch, Team 17 revealed that the PC version is due Q1 of next year, while the PS3 edition in Q2 (thanks Blues).

'Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 follows Naruto Uzumaki and his continuing adventures to save his friend Sasuke, and enhances the fun and accessible battle system the series is known for by introducing four-player battles, an all-new adventure mode, and a brand new roster of powerful characters.

'Borderlands' (ALL) v1.1.0 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Borderlands is an all-new sci-fi action game combining elements of first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat.

'Mass Effect 2' (X360/PC) Adds Slew of Celebrity Voice-overs

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 9:38 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. While Martin Sheen's involvement was already revealed, a slew of other Hollywood celebrities, such as Seth Green and Tricia Hefner, have signed up.

'Chicken Blaster' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crazy chickens have infiltrated his once anonymous and boring life and now all of his chickens are going mad! Chickens on rockets! Chickens on water skid! Chickens on trampolines! In chicken blaster it is time to put those crazy chickens in their place. Blast them off the farm with an arsenal of weapons.

'Runes of Magic' Snags Best International PC Award

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 2,000 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'Bittos+' (Wii) Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bittos+ challenges players to take control of a variety of shapes while guiding, rotating and placing them in just the right arrangement to construct happy, shiny squares, all the while being surrounded by relentlessly multiplying bad bits and pieces, previously neglected by the player.

'Alpha Polaris' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alpha Polaris is an upcoming point & click horror adventure game where you play as Rune Knudsen, a Norwegian biologist, and take on a desperate struggle against fear and death, and to face the primordial force lurking beyond the veiled sky.

'Europa Universalis III: Heir to the Throne' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heir to the Throne is the 3rd expansion to the preeminent historical strategy game Europa Universalis III, taking the game beyond complete, with improvements across the board.

'Soul of the Ultimate Nation' Gets Content Update, Donates to UNICEF

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 3:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Soul of the Ultimate Nation brings the deep storyline of a single player adventure/RPG game together with the fast and furious multiplayer combat of a 3D action game.

NDS Review - 'The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks will utilize the intuitive touch control of Phantom Hourglass in an all-new adventure that will please longtime Zelda fans while keeping the game accessible to all DS owners. The concept behind this Zelda game includes utilizing a steam locomotive to travel around the world, switching Phantom and Link to explore the dungeons, and solving puzzles using new items.

'Puzzle Chronicles' (ALL) - 70 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 12:00 a.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.

'Iron Grip: Warlord' v1.12 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Iron Grip: Warlord, using the Q3 engine, blends RTS and FPS gameplay, where you must employ urban guerrilla tactics to fight off the hordes. Protect your city at all costs, by building defense structures, setting traps, and taking the enemy on yourself.

Thursday, December 10, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 12:00 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 ...

'James Cameron's Avatar: The Game' (ALL) Gets Free Weapon DLC Pack

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 12:00 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 is offering registered users a free DLC, adding a Na'Vi Bow Pack, RDA Flamethrowers, RDA Grenade Launchers, and RDA M60 Machine Guns.

'TrackMania Nations/United Forever' - v2.11.25 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TrackMania Nations Forever is a new version of the Stadium environment, a solo mode and 65 new, progressively difficult tracks, uniting an even larger number of players thanks to its multiplayer modes, online functions and interactivity between players.

'Atlantica Online' Content Update Adds New Map And Mercenary

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlantica Online is bringing back turn-based and strategic gameplay to give a fresh face to the MMO world, a thinking person's game, giving you the chance to really strategize using the combat, mercenary and city/country management system.