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'WorthPlaying's Top Games of 2009' - Countdown, 20-11

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2009 @ 7:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Top Games of 2009

So far, we've revealed the honorable mentions, top handheld and downloadable titles, and top console/PC offerings. Today we're starting the countdown of the top 20 titles — tune in tomorrow to see what WP considers to be the best game of 2009. Read more for the results!

Wii Review - 'James Cameron's Avatar: The Game'

by Dustin Chadwell on Dec. 31, 2009 @ 7:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

James Cameron's Avatar: The Game takes you deep into the heart of Pandora, an alien planet that is beyond imagination. When conflict erupts between the RDA Corporation, a space-faring consortium in search of valuable resources, and the Na’'vi, Pandora’s indigenous people, gamers will find themselves thrust into a fight for the heart of a planet and the fate of a civilization.

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - v1.1 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2009 @ 6:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies never seen before in naval combat simulator games. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due to their maneuverability and speed.

'Fist of the North Star' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2009 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI's new game is based on one of the most widely-recognized manga and anime series of all time, "Hokuto no Ken" or "Fist of the North Star." Hokuto Musou takes place in the manga's post-apocalyptic world where the remaining survivors of a nuclear holocaust roam the wasteland in an ongoing struggle against marauding tribes for food and water.

'Defense Grid: The Awakening' Gets Title Update, Adds DLC Functionality

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2009 @ 4:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Defense Grid: The Awakening is a unique spin on tower defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels, featuring beautiful environments, spectacular effects, and a dynamic, engaging soundtrack.

'Crysis 2' (ALL) Gets New Jungle, More Verticality

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2009 @ 4:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crytek is building Crysis 2 on their new state-of-the-art multiplatform game development solution CryENGINE 3. Executive producer Nathan Camarillo reveals in the latest PCGamer that the game will a "new style of jungle" and "is definitely far from tropical" while introducing "Crysis-style sandbox gameplay to a different, yet ultimately familiar environment." Crysis 2 will also feature "ncreased verticality" and improved enemy AI that  will utilize its new surroundings.

'Pearl Harbor Trilogy' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2009 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pearl Harbor Trilogy is an episodic air combat action game series in development for Wii. Pearl Harbor Trilogy is a re-interpretation of Legendo's PC title "Attack on Pearl Harbor" – with the first episode, Red Sun Rising, planned for a winter 2009 release on WiiWare.

'Divinity II: Ego Draconis' (ALL) Game Feature Challenge Final Round

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2009 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Divinity II: Ego Draconis you will take on the role of a young Dragon Slayer and ultimately become a Dragon Knight, a legendary hero with unique abilities. Discover a detailed world full of twists and turns in which your actions can make a real difference.

I Must Be Crazy To Be In A Loony Bin Like This

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another quiet day. Something tells me this may very well be the last one of the year ....

Depending on your geographical location, the year-end shenanigans are about to commence, but apart from watching some fireworks and having a little bubbly, there won't be any outlandish partying going on at the WP HQ just yet. We're saving that for this weekend.

We kept it pretty low-key today: ran some errands, played CrimeCraft, LEGO Batman and watched Domino.