'Star Ocean The Last Hope: International' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 7:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Science fiction and fantasy meld in this continuation of tri-Ace Inc.'s RPG franchise. The refined gameplay features team-oriented combat, while improving upon the innovative real-time battle system that has become a trademark of the Star Ocean franchise.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Biggest Army In The World

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 7:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing saga with an unprecedented level of action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse.

Various Game Trailers #1746

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 6:10 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:

  • Darksiders [ALL] - Hellbook Walkthrough Trailer #3
  • No More Heroes: Paradise [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Data East Arcade Classics [Wii] - Trailer
  • Guild Wars 2 [PC] - Races Trailer
  • Brink [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer (3)
  • Dark Void [ALL] - Stunt Trailer

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

Impulse Dec. 3 - Dec. 5, 2009 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 5:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, knocking 50% off the regular price on Tropico Reloaded, Starscape, and Elven Legacy, while also dropping the price on And Yet It Moves, and Tilted Mill Complete.

'Just Cause 2' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 2:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just Cause 2 stars Rico Rodriguez, back to wreak havoc once again, this time with a new destination – the huge playground of the Southeast Asian islands of Panau, in an over-the-top Hollywood-esque blockbuster of a video game.

'Evochron Legends' - v1.188 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 2:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Evochron Legends is a freeform mercenary space-sim that focuses on 'lone-wolf' survival gameplay, allowing you to play the game in a variety of ways and complete many activities (thanks Blues).

'Wings of Prey' Beta Now Available for Pre-Order Customers

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 1:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wings of Prey is a new combat flight simulator based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of World War II. Players can participate in some of the war’s most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and bombers across a range of thrilling missions.

'Darksiders' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 1:21 p.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.

'Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker' (PSP) Confirms North American Date

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 11:47 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.

'White Knight Chronicles' (PS3) Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

White Knight Chronicles provides RPG fans with a unique battle system, and robust online gameplay rooted in an epic adventure. Throughout the game you'll have the opportunity to explore the massive world, experiencing a medieval-like fantasy where the hero is able to engage in combat as the larger-than-life White Knight.

'Star Trek Online' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 10:53 a.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!

Friday, December 4, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 10:38 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 ...

'Fairytale Fights' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live/PlayStation Network

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Fairytale Fights players choose one favorite fairytale character with whom they will try and save a fantasy world from certain doom. Luckily many different weapons lay around in this fairytale world, which players can use to shoot and carve up enemies… and this is where the fun begins!

'Silent Hunter 5' - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 7:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silent Hunter 5 ventures into uncharted territory and takes players behind the periscope of a German U-boat to take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

FTC Applauds ESRB's Marketing Strategy

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 7:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The U.S. computer and video game industry "outpaces" other entertainment industries in restricting target-marketing of mature-rated products to children, clearly and prominently displaying rating information, and restricting children's access to mature-rated products at retail according to a new report to Congress released today by the Federal Trade Commission.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Gets Slipknot And Simon & Garfunkel Next Week, Green Day Later

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 7:12 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.

'Valkyria Chronicles 2' (PSP) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 7:09 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.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) Comes On Two Discs, Gets Collector's Edition

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 7:00 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.

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' Pre-Order Gets You $10 Off

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 5:43 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.

'Chime' (XBLA) Reveals Music Lineup - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chime is a unique block puzzle game fused with music creation elements and contributions from a number of famous musicians.

'The Saboteur' (ALL) Scored By Hollywood Composer

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 5:33 a.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.

'Football Manager 2009' - v9.3.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sports Interactive's long running sports simulation franchise is getting a new installment with Football Manager 2009, known in North America as Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009, which is finally making the move to 3D with a new match engine.

'Alien Breed Evolution' (ALL) Gets XBLA Date, Others Next Year - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Team17 's Alien Breed Evolution, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, 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.

'FIFA Manager 10' v2.0.0.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FIFA Manager 10 gives players the chance to find out who is the best manager, featuring a vast array of all-new features including, for the first time ever, an online mode where players can play against each other over LAN or internet. Whether founding a club, becoming a national coach, or finally leading their favorite club to international glory, all options are open.

PC Preview - 'Divinity II: Ego Draconis'

by Reggie Carolipio on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Divinity II: Ego Draconis, players find themselves once again in Rivellon, a timeless world full of awe and magic, shattered and frightened by the apocalyptic wars of the past. No one knows why so many people had to give their lives. Everything seems to be over, but the peace was deceptive, for the demon has returned and the horror once again runs its course.

PS3 Review - 'Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! offers a wide variety of media-rich trivia that provides movie fans and social gamers with a lively, competitive group gaming experience. Trivia content in the game will include recently released 2009 movies as well as fan favorite Hollywood hits from the last four decades.

You Want To Know The Difference Between Us And Machines? We Bury Our Dead

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Now that the new power supply arrived, my big project of the day, apart from working, was getting my new GeForce GTX 275 into my gaming computer. I bought a Corsair TX 750W and apparently overestimated my needs a little bit since it has like 20 connectors for SATA, floppy, PCI-E and power, while I needed a mere 6. The problem is that my gaming machine is in a standard case, so it's quite small and the PSU's wires are huge, on top of the fact that the GTX 275 is twice as big as my previous 9600 GT card. It was no easy task cramming all of it in there, and I'm sure airflow isn't optimal, so the next purchase will have to be a bigger case. Maybe Santa will bring me something I can use ....