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'Star Trek Online' (PC) Details PvP Based Klingon Gameplay - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 7:33 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!

'Manic Monkey Mayhem' (Wii) Also Coming to PSP

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 7:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Trained in the noble and ancient martial art of Banana Flinging, players control one of eight of these finely honed monkeys as together you do battle with up to seven other simians across eight different themed landscapes.

Various Game Trailers #1755

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 7:12 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:

  • The Amazing Brain Train [Wii] - Trailer
  • Divinity II: Ego Draconis [ALL] - Skill Tree Trailer
  • Dark Void [ALL] - Guns Trailer
  • Army of Two: The 40th Day [PSP] - Trailer
  • Nuclear Dawn [PC] - Teaser Trailer
  • Darksiders [ALL] - Heads Will Roll Trailer

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

'Nier' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 7:11 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.

PlayStation Store Gets Puzzlegeddon, FFVIII, GT5 Trial, Demos, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 6:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Puzzlegeddon, Final Fantasy VIII, demos for Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge, Army of TWO: The 40th, TV Show King, Guitar Hero Van Halen, Diner Dash, Puzzledeggon, DLCs for PAIN, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation, Brutal Legend, NBA 10, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, The Beatles, Rock Band 2; and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (BUZZ! Quiz World, Sega Rally Revo, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus, F1 2009, Ridge Racer).

'Super Street Fighter IV' (ALL) Shows Off Various New Stages - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 3:11 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.

'Borderlands' (ALL) Sells Two Million units

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 3:07 p.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. Take Two's latest financial results reveal that Borderlands has sold two million copies thus far, and is now part of its "long-term" plans.

'Cities XL' Rolls Out Christmas Content Pack

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 2:58 p.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.

'MLB 10 The Show' (ALL) Announced, Cover Athlete Signed - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 1:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Building upon its reputation for immersion and unparalleled delivery of the baseball experience, as well as the additionn of several new key features and enhancements, MLB 10 The Show is poised to continue the franchise's reign as the premier MLB licensed game on any platform.

Club Nintendo Unveils New Rewards

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 12:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Club Nintendo is offering some cool new exclusive Rewards to members who like their correspondence to have a little Nintendo flair. New stationery items, including greeting cards, folders and bookmarks, have been designed exclusively as Rewards for Club Nintendo members.

Hasbro Files Suit Against Atari for Fraud And Breach of Contract In Regard to Dungeons & Dragons

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hasbro filed a complaint in the District Court of Rhode Island against Infogrames Entertainment (Atari), alleging fraud and five different breaches of their licensing agreement for the Dungeons & Dragons brand.

'Assault Heroes' (ALL) Coming to PSN in 2010 - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Assault Heroes puts players into a heavily armed 4X4, maneuverable speed boat or trusty military-issue footwear, blasting their way through enemy-infested territory while being assaulted by waves of formidable enemies with unrelenting attacks.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) Get Your Ass Back to Mars XP Event

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person, open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again redefine the limits of destruction-based gameplay.

'Def Jam Rapstar' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Def Jam Rapstar delivers players a hip-hop experience that allows them to take on the role of a rapstar so you can rhyme and sing along with the greatest hip-hop tracks. But the game also offers opportunities where it’s also about creating all new rhymes, sharing your creativity and expressing yourself to the wider community and the world.

Paradox Interactive Acquires AGEOD, New 'Rise of Prussia' In Development

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced that it has acquired full ownership of AGE Studio, parent company of renowned French development studio AGEOD, merging two titans of the strategy gaming community and adding a variety of upcoming titles to the expanding Paradox Interactive portfolio.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) v1.02a Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 9:50 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.

'Mass Effect 2' (X360/PC) Shows Off Lazarus Project Epilogue - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 9:37 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.

'0 Day Attack on Earth' (X360) Next Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Earth is under attack by massive creatures from outer space. Now you can save Earth with a huge arsenal of heavy-power artillery at your disposal. Climb into your fighter jet and wage fierce battles against these gruesome aggressors, giving you full range of motion and attack while you engage in air strikes over real world cities such as Tokyo, New York and Paris.

'Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing' (ALL) Gets Banjo and Kazooie Cameo, Avatar Support

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 9:22 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.

'Resident Evil 5' Details Desperate Escape DLC - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 promises to revolutionize the survival horror series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control.

'The Sims 3: World Adventures' (PC) v2.3.33 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 7:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Players can take their Sims on new journeys to famous real-world inspired destinations around the globe for the first time ever and seek out new adventures. While exploring the landmarks of an exotic city, there is no telling what the Sims will find.

'The Sims 3' - v1.8.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 7:45 a.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!

'Dementium II' (NDS) Gets Release Dates - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 7:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Continuing the storyline from the original, Dementium II will deliver better visuals, more haunting audio, and sharper scares than its predecessor, promising to take players even closer to the precipice of madness.

'Mytheon' (PC) Looking for Volunteers to Stress Test Its Servers

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 7:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mytheon is an online micro transaction game that uniquely combines the best elements of action, strategy and RPG game-play with an emphasis on collectability and combat, set within a fantasy universe steeped in mythologies from across the globe.

'Tank Ace' Launches Closed Beta

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 7:23 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.

'Greed Corp' (ALL) Introduces the Freemen - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 7:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Greed Corp is a fresh and innovative turn-based strategy game for PlayStation Network. It will be the first in a series of games situated in a rich, fictional world inspired by the industrial revolutions and their destructive effects on the environment.

'Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker' (PSP) Gets Downloadable Demo

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 6:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This latest PSP installment picks up where Metal Gear Solid 3 for the PS2 leaves off as players take control of the famed Naked Snake. Taking place in 1974, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker features original game design, story and scenario by Hideo Kojima.

Thursday, December 17, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 6:27 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 ...

'Resonance of Fate' (ALL) Narrows Down Euro Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 6:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resonance of Fate redefines the RPG genre with a unique storyline, stylized graphics, an emphasis on realistic gunplay engrossing action, customizable weapons, and memorable characters, taking players far beyond the boundaries of the typical RPG.

'Mini Fighter' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 6:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mini Fighter is a frenetic, side-scrolling fighting game that features massively multiplayer online battles of up to 210 combatants. Players can level-up their fighters and compete in a wide variety of modes, from Survival and Tag Team matches to Boss fights and daily Siege Warfare.

'Hotel Giant 2' Finally Coming to North America

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 5:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enter the challenging tourism industry and test your skills by building, designing and managing the luxurious hotels in the world! As guests go about their lives, follow their behavior, moods, activities, and find out exactly what they like and dislike about your hospitality.

'Hot Shots Tennis' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 4:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Complete with Hot Shots’ signature over-the-top visuals and pick-up-and-play fun, franchise fans will now be able to take the action on the go with new characters, exotic court locations, fun-filled game modes, providing the wackiest tennis experience on the PSP.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Darksiders'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 4:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

NDS Review - 'Wedding Dash'

by Brian Dumlao on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 4:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Help Quinn, a hopeful wedding planner, make wedding bells ring. Featuring the hilarious ups and downs of wedding day drama, Wedding Dash incorporates the plate-spinning fun from the Diner Dash series with the added challenge of pulling off the perfect wedding reception.

'Mega Man 10' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 3:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The year is 20XX and a suspicious outbreak of Roboenza, a Robot Flu, has broken out. It spreads through the world like wildfire bringing down robots everywhere. Infected robots have rampaged out of control, destroying the city and holding it hostage! Who’s behind this mess? It’s up to Mega Man to take on this sinister threat and get to the bottom of this viral mystery.

PopCap Holiday Sale Gives 50% Off On All PC And Mac Games

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 3:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Are you still looking for a last-minute holiday gift? Do you want a little treat for yourself? Add some fun to your holidays without breaking your budget... with the PopCap 50% off Holiday Sale! That's right, every download game is on sale — including some of its biggest hits: Plants vs. Zombies, Bookworm Adventures Volume 2, Zuma's Revenge!, and dozens of others.

SCEA Launches 'Sodium One' MMO Space On Home

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 2:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced the launch of Sodium One, a new and evolving massively multiplayer online game space now available within its Home  3D gaming community.

'Walk It Out' (Wii) Reveals More Details - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Walk It Out invites players to experience a revolutionary workout where walking to the beat of great music unlocks the secrets of a rich, interactive world, while burning calories and increasing fitness!

2010 ELAN Awards Reveal Official Award Categories

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 2:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Newly appointed Chairman and Co-Founder of the ELAN Awards US/EU (United States/Europe) Justin Townsend (IGA Worldwide) alongside Founder and CEO Holly Carinci are very excited to announce the Official Categories for the 2010 ELAN Awards.

'Planet Calypso' Launches Merry Mayhem Contest

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Planet Calypso, previously known as Project Entropia, is a virtual world utilizing a real cash economy, featuring beautiful new vistas, a compelling new story and dangerous monsters all rendered in Crytek's CryENGINE 2.

'Steel Panthers: World War 2 - WinSPWW2' - v4.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WinSPWW2 features true combined arms warfare from 1930 through 1946, an era that saw the theories of J.F.C. Fuller and Giulio Douhet put to the test as the world burned. This v3.5 patch adds new scenarios, maps, provides several fixes, tweaks, and enhancements.

'Blood Bowl' (ALL) - v1.1.3.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 2:28 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.

You're Gonna Eat Lightnin' And You're Gonna Crap Thunder!

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

We bought our plane tickets to visit the relatives for a few days during the Christmas break, and then we'll driving back up along the coast, making a much-anticipated pit stop in a town that has the "best barbecue in the world," according to Sunset Magazine.

I'm drooling already!

Hopefully over the holidays, I'll get in some time with the Wii,  my dual laser guns and some Resident Evil games. I somehow need to figure out how to fix the laser because it is not on target when pointing at the screen, but I'll have a week or two to jimmy that.