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'Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll' (Wii) - Facts, Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 6:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The loveable characters from the original Super Monkey Ball, AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby, are back with all new mind-blowing puzzles and party games specifically designed to fully utilize the Wii Balance Board accessory and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

'Transformers: War for Cybertron' (ALL) Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 3:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The next installment in the Transformers franchise, currently in development at High Moon, but this time not based on any upcoming movie, rather it details the conflict that brought the Autobot vs. Decepticon fight to Earth.

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Shows Off Sith Inquisitor - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 3:13 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.

Various Game Trailers #1751

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 3:05 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:

  • Army of Two: The 40th Day [ALL] - Intro Trailer
  • UFC Undisputed 2010 [ALL] - VGA 2009 Trailer
  • Bayonetta [ALL] - Dev Diary Trailer #3
  • Racquet Sports [Wii] - Trailer
  • Dark Void [ALL] - Tactical Freedom Trailer #1
  • DC Universe Online [ALL] - Mass Animation Trailer
  • Mass Effect [ALL] - Voice Over Stars Trailer

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

'Star Trek Online' (PC) Gets Digital Deluxe Edition

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 1:52 p.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! Apart from the previously announced retail based Collector's Edition, there will also be a Digital Deluxe Edition.

'Nier' (PS3/X360) - Facts, Features & New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 1:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nothing is as it seems in Nier, an action adventure game set in a crumbling world plagued by disease and dark, unrecognizable creatures. Players assume the role of the unyielding protagonist, resolute in his quest to discover a cure for his daughter, who is infected with the Black Scrawl virus. With powerful allies and a mysterious book, Nier encounters things that will confound even the mightiest of warriors.

Target Video Games and Gadget Gifts Up to 50% Off

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Now through Dec. 26, Target is offering $10 off on 20 top video game titles, including Uncharted 2 (PS3), Madden 2010 (Xbox 360 and PS3), WWE 2010 Smackdown V. Raw (Xbox 360 and PS3) and many more.

'UFC Undisputed 2010' (ALL) Release Date Leaked, Confirmed

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 1:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UFC Undisputed features an authentic and comprehensive UFC atmosphere, including an extensive roster of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world. While UFC Undisputed 2010 has yet to be officially announced, a leaked Gamestop flier revealed the official release date, which THQ confirmed as legit.

'Darksiders' (PS3/X360) Shows Off Ruin - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Darksiders is an action/adventure game that gives players the ability to experience the supernatural destructive power of WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, as he explores a demon ravaged world -- seeking revenge and ultimate redemption with a vast array of modern and mythical weaponry.

'Ragnarok DS' (NDS) Gets North American Date

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ragnarok Online DS brings the customization and exploration that has millions of PC gamers enthralled to the NDS. In Ragnarok Online DS, players upgrade their character’s armor and weapons by either taking them to a blacksmith to be refined, or by affixing effect cards dropped by defeated monsters.

'Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love' (PS2/Wii) Gets Release Date, Premium PS2 Box

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sakura Wars is a Strategy RPG that features a unique sim-based story system. An in-depth storyline exists, much like in any other RPG; however, the player’s destiny in the game is not predetermined.

'Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes' (Wii/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans of role playing and strategic games, who are interested in and RPG with round based fighting systems, should keep the name Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes in mind.

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

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 9:00 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.

'Braid' (ALL) Coming to Euro PSN Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 8:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Braid is a unique 2-D puzzle-platform experience that bends all the rules with the manipulation of time. Braid plays with the conventions of video games while posing truly challenging puzzles for the platform gamer. Revealed a few weeks ago, HotHead Games confirmed Braid is coming to PSN next week.

'Topatoi: The Pillar of Skies' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 7:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Topatoi is a refreshing blend of platformer and puzzle genres, combining the old school impact of the legendary titles like Bubba 'N Stix or The Lost Vikings with original and inventive gameplay mechanics.

'The Beatles: Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Full Rubber Soul Album

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 7:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Beatles: Rock Band will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalogue of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band's legendary career.

'Diatomic' (Wii) Coming to Wiiware Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 7:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Diatomic is a hectic arcade action title that focuses on making choices between defensive or offensive play. The player controls a diatomic protagonist equipped with a deadly tail that can be used as a whip or curled around its body as a shield. Defend your petri dish and destroy the invading diatoms.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Gets Green Day, 30 Seconds to Mars and All-American Rejects

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 7:26 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.

Friday, December 11, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 7:07 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 ...

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

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 5:12 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.

'ArmA II' (PC) v1.05 Patch Coming, Includes Free Campaign, New Mode

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ArmA II is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there. Scheduled for later this month the v1.0r patch will include a new mode, new campaign (including the new  AH-64 Apache)

Wii Review - 'LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues'

by Dustin Chadwell on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

LEGO Indiana Jones 2 presents a tongue-in-cheek take on all four cinematic adventures of pop culture’s most iconic archaeologist, including for the first time ever Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and will give players the ability to create levels of their own!

'SBK X' (PS3/X360/PC) Details Evolving Track Concept - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infront Motor Sports, Black Bean Games and Milestone have been tirelessly working together to inspect every corner of SBK09 to extract the best and to insert everything our players wanted for 2010 in order to deliver the best motorbike racing game ever made.

'Team Fortress 2' Dual Update Adds Maps, Weapons, Achievements, Puts Demoman vs. Soldier

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 3:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TF2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc. A new dual content update will not only adds new maps, weapons and achievements, but also put Demoman vs. Soldier, whichever class gets the most kills the coming week, gets a yet to be disclosed secret weapon.

'Trauma Team' (Wii) Introduces Its Characters

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Encounter unprecedented depth across six distinct fields of medicine: play as a general surgeon, diagnostician, E.M.T., orthopedic surgeon, endoscope technician, and medical examiner. Follow the story as never before with all-new dynamic story sequences inspired by Japanese animation and comics; each dramatic chapter comes vividly to life with distinct style!

Funcom Launches Casual MMO Publisher, Announces 'Pets vs. Monsters' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pets vs. Monsters is a massively multiplayer online game intended for a younger audience where players will adventure through numerous different `worlds' – from deserts to jungles – accompanied by their trusted pet which they ride into exciting battles.

PC Review - 'Tales of Monkey Island: Episode 5 - Rise of the Pirate God'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tales of Monkey Island brings the adventures of pirate Guybrush Threepwood into a new era with an storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled during the course of the five-episode saga.

'Valkyria Chronicles 2' (PSP) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The story of Valkyria Chronicles II takes place two years after the conclusion of the original game. A group of young Gallian Military Academy cadets find themselves plunged into a bitter civil war when the newly formed Gallian Revolutionary Army stages a coup. As the epic drama unfolds in the game, players will experience stories of friendship, love and growing pains during a time of war and revolution.

'Operation Barbarossa: The Struggle for Russia' - v1.14 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aimed at all levels, from those who have never played a wargame before to those who know the history of World War II in detail, this is an entertaining and mentally challenging game of combined arms strategy.  Your armor, infantry, artillery and air units will follow you through the most crucial battles of the Eastern Front.

Infernal Engine Licensed By Dozen Licensees, 20+ Games In Development

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Terminal Reality announced that since the launch of the Infernal Engine in Feb. 2009, it has more than a dozen licensees with 20+ games currently in development across all platforms.

It Isn't Training Over There, It's War. Where Losers Die And There Aren't Any Winners

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The past few days have been extremely cold. It's barely below the freezing point, but that's uncharacteristically for this area. Even the office, with all of the computers running 24/7, was barely warm enough to work in. It should get better by this weekend, but the forecast says that it'll rain the entire time, so it's not much of an improvement.

We watched some Dollhouse, and since the series has been canceled, you can sort of tell that they are rushing the story along to wrap things up in the remaining episodes. Too bad. Also caught up on the Criminal Minds backlog and watched the latest Castle. This weekend, we might watch a few Netflix or take a trip to the movie theater to check out 2012, Avatar, or maybe Invictus.