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'The Saboteur' (ALL) Beta Patch Coming On Friday

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 8:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A new open-world environment stealth-action thriller, The Saboteur is set against the dramatic backdrop of occupied France and based on a true story, the personal tale of one man's fight to find and kill the Nazi thugs who murdered his friends. Pandemic revealed that it will release a patch on Friday, fixing reported issues with the PC version of The Saboteur, mainly the ATI/Nvidia gfx card compatibility issues.

'The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 8:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces is the latest flight simulation game from Project Aces, the development team behind the Ace Combat series. Holding the Nunchuk in the right hand as the flight control stick and the Wii Remote in the left hand as the throttle, the unique controls of the Wii are fully utilized to simulate the controls of sitting in an actual cockpit.

'Final Fantasy XIV' (PS3/PC) Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 7:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XIV, an all new massively-multiplayer role-playing game set in the vast realm of Eorzea, is planned for a simultaneous global release on PS3 and PC, with the possibility of it coming to X360 as well, but no confirmation as of yet.

Various Game Trailers #1754

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 6:40 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:

  • Dark Void [ALL] - DogFighting Trailer
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days [ALL] - Debut Trailer
  • Venetica [ALL] - Making Of Trailer #3

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

'Calling' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 5:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami has unveiled a terrifying new take on the horror genre, in the form of Hudson Soft’s Calling. Using unique interaction elements, the Wii game features an innovative adventure concept and is driven by its terrifying story and many traps and mysteries.

PlayStation Network Digital Comics Launches

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 4:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced that PSP owners in the United States can now purchase and enjoy hundreds of classic and new comics from a variety of leading publishers, including Marvel Entertainment, Disney, IDW Publishing, iVerse Media and others.

'Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia marries intricate storylines and new gameplay features as its story mode proceeds with a parallel story arch from the animated series involving the reprise of the Dark Signers and their quest for supremacy over New Domino City

Unreal Development Kit - December Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 3:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games launched the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free edition of Unreal Engine 3, providing the community access to the toolset like never before, and has now released an updated version.

'Split/Second' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Disney Interactive Studios' Split/Second is an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion.

'The Sims 3' - Create a World Tool Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 12:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility!

'Bayonetta' (ALL) Wants to Party With You At The Playboy New Year’s Eve Event

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 11:28 a.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.

'Battlefield Heroes' Hits 3 Million Players, Rolls Out New Map - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield Heroes is a Play 4 Free cartoon-style shooter that will bring classic Battlefield gameplay to a mass audience, featuring a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that players of equal skill are paired together for fair play.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) Reveals DLC Details, Price, Dates

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 10:02 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.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited' Adds Adventure Pack, Holiday Content

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited is a free digital upgrade that makes DDO Unlimited the world’s first free-to-play MMO to offer the quality graphics and robust features previously only available in premium subscription based-games.

'Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce' (ALL) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce takes place in a mystic version of ancient China where warriors possess the power of "Fury". This power gives them superhuman strength, lightning fast speed and the ability to fly. Taking the role of any one of over 40 playable characters, up to four friends can go online to launch raids as a team or battle it out competitively.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Lead Designer Joins Bonfire Studios

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bonfire Studios, made up of former Ensemble Studios employees, announced that Halo Wars lead designer Dave Pottinger will serve as its director of technology as it continues to grow its capacity for 2010, with multiple unannounced projects in the works.

'Football Manager 2010' (ALL) v10.2.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Football Manager 2010 features new tools and changes across the board including some big additions to improve ease of use, navigation and feedback from the game with the introduction of a brand new match tactics system, the debut of a Match Analysis tool, a completely new look and new User Interface among other features.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Launches Reenlistment Campaign

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 8:50 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. After recently launching an endless free trial client and new user journey features, Mythic is enticing past players back to the game with special in-game item rewards and 10 free days of game time.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) Falken Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 7:16 a.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. EA has partnered up with Falken Tire and Discount Tire and made a new demo with the Falken Porsche GT3 RSR (thanks Blues).

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3 ' (PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 6:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 lets you join forces with like-minded players to tackle an adventure of realistic military action, tactics and teamwork wherever and whenever you want.

'Transformers: War for Cybertron' (ALL) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 5:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed last week, Transformers: War for Cybertron takes players to the Transformers characters’ home planet of Cybertron for a new look into the epic story of the grand civil war that spawned one of the most brutal rivalries of all time. 

'Blood Bowl' (ALL) - v1.1.3.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 5:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blood Bowl, based on Games Workshop's board game, is a "game" of American football played by the insane warriors of the fantasy Warhammer universe, allowing you to create and manage teams that will take part in epic battles where fair play is for sissies.

'Castlevania: Lords of Shadow' (PS3/X360) - New Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 5:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a new action-adventure IP, a story of one man’s journey to discover the true meaning of sacrifice amidst murder and betrayal. Set in Southern Europe during the middle ages, Lords of Shadow has beautifully-realized locales that play host to an epic battle between good and evil.

'Championship Manager 2010' (PC) December Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 5:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Championship Manager 2010 is the definitive football management game featuring a host of unique, cutting-edge technology including a bespoke 3D match engine with over 500 individual player animations.

GameShastra Unveils Dozen New Digital Download Games for PSP, Wii and PC

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 5:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GameShastra revealed its forthcoming line-up for PSP Go, WiiWare, and PC. Over the next few months, 12 new titles will be released across the various formats  - to complement the two already published - as the company completes its move from independent developer to publisher.

Games for Windows Live v3.2 Update Launches Games on Demand

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 4:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft is celebrating the launch of its new Games on Demand service by offering the games below for 50% off! These prices will last until January 4, 2010, so jump on the chance to pick up some great games at a great price!

'Arc Rise Fantasia' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 4:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arc Rise Fantasia is a new turn-based RPG with a beautiful, anime-inspired Japanese art style. Players will jump into the shoes of L’Arc, a calm and composed mercenary, who sets out to defend the Meridian Empire from an impending invasion of ferocious creatures.

'Alien Breed Evolution' (ALL) Cheaper Than Advertised

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 4:23 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. Team17 stated that the game's pricing on XBL is at 1200 Microsoft Points, which should be really be 800 Microsoft Points and will be rectified as soon as possible.

'Gary Grigsby’s Eagle Day to Bombing of the Reich' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 3:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gary Grigsby’s Eagle Day to Bombing of the Reich is a detailed simulation of the Allied strategic bombing campaign against Germany in World War II. Combining both classic titles Battle of Britain and Twelve O'Clock High into a single updated game package, this in depth air war simulation includes all the original appeal of the original two titles with a huge list of new features and improvements.

Just Relax And Let Your Mind Go Blank. That Shouldn't Be Too Hard For You

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Sorry about the late start again. I went over to EA to check out Mass Effect 2, got back later than expected, had a late dinner, and tried to watch some Coraline with a full stomach, so about 20 minutes in, sleep got the better of me, and we woke up like four hours later. Talk about a food coma!

There's one more press trip scheduled, and that should wrap it up for this year. Then we are going to move on to the Game of the Year feature, which will run during the holidays, and the most anticipated games of 2010, which will run shortly thereafter. Keep an eye out for them ....