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'R.U.S.E.' - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 6:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In R.U.S.E., players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the gameplay.

'Homefront' (ALL) Sequel Already Planned

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 6:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Homefront is set ten years after the economic collapse of the United States and follows the American Civilian Resistance as they fight to reclaim their homeland from an oppressive North Korean occupation, featuring a personal, story-driven single player campaign and a full suite of multiplayer options. Speaking at the FBR Capital Markets 2009 Fall Investor Conference, THQ executive vice president Bilson revealed that it plans to support Homefront with single/multiplayer DLCs, expanding the story further linking it to Homefront 2.

'Sled Shred' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Focused on downhill sled racing on everything from tubes and toboggans to discs and bobsleds, Sled Shred promises to give players a thrilling experience as they try and earn their way into the World Winter Games, racing with and against the world-renowned Jamaican Bobsled team.

Various Game Trailers #1744

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 4:59 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:

  • Zombie Driver [PC] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Dark Void [ALL] - The Void Trailer
  • Star Trek Online - Belly Of The Beast Trailer
  • Vancouver 2010 [PS3/X360/PC] - Adrenaline Trailer
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories [ALL] - Montage Trailer

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

Cyber Monday Sales Up 83% Over Last Year

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 4:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Channel Intelligence compared Cyber Monday sales data from  its base of retailer customers to 2008, revealing its customers on average enjoyed an 83% increase in sales on Cyber Monday.

Hook Up Your Xbox 360 Avatar With A Pet Starting Tomorrow

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

Who didn’t wish for a cute puppy for the holidays? Or maybe you’re more of a bird person? Have you always wanted a pony to call your own? So maybe your building doesn’t allow pets, but now your Avatar on Xbox 360 can have them!

'Muscle March' (Wii) Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 1:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Muscle March is a quirky Japanese action game stuffed full of macho bodybuilders. The all mighty protein powder has been stolen so it’s up to Tony and his muscle-bound crew to catch the thieves.

'SingStar' (PS3) 4.30 Holiday Update Adds Fixes, New Features

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 12:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Packed with new features, for the first time ever SingStar lets you personalize your play lists by downloading the songs of your choice – so you can sing along to what you want, when you want it.

'Alan Wake' (ALL) Shows Off Wicked Crane - Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 12:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Wash., Alan Wake immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world that enables players to explore the hyper-realistic and interactive environments. Alan Wake is mission-based with a deeply engaging and suspenseful storyline unveiling new twists and profound character revelations at every turn.

'Warrior Epic' Servers Shutting Down In Europe

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warrior Epic is a free to play online action/RPG set in an original fantasy universe, where players can utilize a wide selection of warrior classes to go out raiding dungeons in a variety of novel environments, supporting co-op campaigns and PVP. Euro distributor GOA is shutting down the Warrior Epic servers on Dec. 21, 2009, citing that the game hasn’t achieved the player population it had hoped for.

'PixelJunk Shooter' (PS3) Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In PixelJunk Shooter, players pilot a subterranean exploration vehicle to explore the interior of diverse cave-like complexes. The player must affect the surrounding and dynamic terrain to progress. The goal is to safely navigate through each vivid stage and rescue survivors scattered about the cavernous environment.

'Making History II' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Making History II lets grand strategy players experience the role of a WWII era national leader embroiled in the toxic mix of waning empires, economic crisis, and ethnic "fault lines" that famously resulted in a global war that transformed the world.

'Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood' (ALL) Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood transports players from a ravaged Civil War-era Georgia to the Aztec ruins of Mexico. In the wildest West ever depicted, players can embody both McCall brothers in an intense Wild West storyline full of greed, lust and lawlessness that takes place during a legendary period of American history.

'Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey' (NDS) Introduces Demon Password System - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, a first-person science fiction RPG for NDS, is a startlingly original entry in the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei universe, Strange Journey takes the heralded RPG franchise to exciting new frontiers.

'Medal of Honor' (ALL) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Medal of Honor is an all-new FPS game that will introduce the Tier 1 Operator: a relatively unknown entity directly under the National Command Authority who takes on missions no one else can handle. Inspired by real events, Medal of Honor reveals the mission of today’s most elite soldier – his will, his mindset and his uncompromising professionalism.

'Lionheart: Kings' Crusade' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 8:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lionheart: Kings' Crusade is a real-time strategy that places players between the years of 1189-1192, calling upon warriors to enter the heart of the battle in one of the most vicious wars of all time.

'Edge of Twilight' (ALL) Cancelled As Developer Shuts Down ?

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 8:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Edge of Twilight, 3rd-person post-apocalyptic action/adventure, is a dark, steampunk fantasy game in a world that has been split into separate realms of Day & Night. Last we heard of the game back in July when the FuzzyEyes resolved a Trademark Conflicts dispute, but according to Kotaku the developer has shut down, effectively canceling the game.

'Flowerworks' (Wii) Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 8:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Flowerworks is an action-adventure game in which the player takes the role of Follie – a friendly (but confused!) alien who crash lands on the mysterious planet Elilia, whilst transporting a cargo of Flowerworks seeds to her Aunty.

The Games Company Brings 'Sacraboar' to Retail, Gets Extra Content - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 8:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacraboar is an RTS game in which players have to capture their opponent's boar trophy. Featuring an intuitive and easy to use resource management system, the game offers fast-paced game play without lengthy and tedious construction phases.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 7:56 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 ...

'Glory of Heracles' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 7:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Glory of Heracles features the eponymous Greek hero in a pick-up-and-play role-playing game that has a rich storyline in a Greek motif and a deep battle system. The game uses ancient Greece as its backdrop, and players can visit cities like Sparta and Athens on their travels.

'The Scourge Project' (ALL) Switches to 3rd Person - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 7:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Announced in 2007, The Scourge Project, powered by Epic's Unreal Engine 3, is a story-driven 3rd person shooter built from the ground up for co-op squad play, where up to 4 players each experience a personal story, whilst playing together as a squad.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 7:38 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.

New Good Game Productions Outfit to Develop Social Network Games

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 7:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Good Game Productions, a new gaming development and production company founded byK2 Network's Grantley Day, will specialize in bringing existing free-to-play PC MMO's to the rapidly emerging social platform mediums such as iPhone and Facebook.

'Empire: Total War' Shows Off Multiplayer Beta - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 7:24 a.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.

THQ and DreamWorks Sign Multi-Year License Agreement, New Titles Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 7:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ and DreamWorks announced that they have entered into multi-year, multi-property licensing agreements granting THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming animated feature films.

'Empires of Steel' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 7:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empires of Steel is a turn-based game of world conquest set in the 20th century. Players command various ground, armored, naval and airforce units against up to 20 human or computer-controlled (Artificial Intelligence) opponent.

PS3 Review - 'Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time'

by Dustin Chadwell on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time will continue to bring the experience of playing your own computer generated animation movie. Expect all the laughs and witty banter of a Ratchet and Clank title, as you enjoy all-new space gameplay that gives players the opportunity to engage in space battles, explore the surrounding star system, and discover hidden items and collectibles.

'Empires in Arms' - v1.07.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empires in Arms in a grand strategy turn-based race to prove which nation is the greatest in Europe. In a bid for mastery over the continent, players can succeed where Napoleon failed or try to stop the military genius quicker than his historical enemies could!

You're Like The Drummer From REO Speedwagon. Nobody Knows Who You Are

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Oh, boy! Somebody did not hear the alarm and wake up! Way overslept ....

I'll keep this short and get right to work. It'll be a long day of catching up.

My laser light guns for the Wii arrived yesterday, so we've been playing House of the Dead: Overkill a bit, and no, that's not why we overslept!