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'Mass Effect 2' (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 6:04 p.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.

'Guitar Hero 5' (X360) Game With 'Weird Al' Yankovic Fame

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 5:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time ever, you can customize the makeup of your band with any combination of instruments in-game: two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, etc. while also adding new gameplay mode.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) T-Shirt At Hot Topic Gets You In-Game Amulet

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 5:50 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1749

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 4:40 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:

  • Mass Effect 2 [ALL] - GameStop Pre-Order Trailer

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

'Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 4:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment is a tactical role-playing game for XBL/PSN where two rival kingdoms stand on the brink of war. In a small town on their border is a simple church orphanage, home to young Tobias Martin. Caught in the tide of battle, Tobias and his comrades enlist to fight for peace - and revenge.

Xbox 360 Opens Up Facebook, Twitter, And Last.fm To Everyone

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 3:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

When Microsoft launched Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm on Xbox 360 consoles last month, transforming Xbox Live into the largest social network connected to the TV with exclusive features custom-designed for the living room, it restricted access to minors, which has now been patched (Dec. 15th in the US) so everybody can access the new apps/features.

'Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity is a strategy game that takes players through 25 years of warfare beginning with the real-time strategy game that started it all. Trinity is a compilation bundle which includes Sins of a Solar Empire along with the Entrenchment and Diplomacy micro-expansions.

'Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond' (ALL) Reveals J5 Boss - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond is a flood of carnage that the classic 8-bit side-scroller era didn’t want gamers to see.  Recreated today with next-gen 3D graphics, it’s nonstop run-and-gun action at its finest.  Take a suspenseful ride in single player or co-op through a pirate hideout, an ancient Japanese castle, the Old West, Siberian ice mines, and even the moon

'Manga Fighter' Content Update Adds New Modes, Features, And More

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Manga Fighter is a casual multiplayer game that offers a fast-paced third-person shooter experience blended with anime-style characters and environments, featuring a high level of character customization, as well as unique offline skill cards providing players with special effects for their characters.

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

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 12:23 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.

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) Explains Ultimate Team Mode's Legendary/Limited Edition Cards

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 12:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On-field authenticity and emotion is taken to another level in Madden NFL 10. With more control over the outcome of the play than ever before, players can drag defenders toward the first down marker, fight for a fumble at the bottom of the pile, and avoid the rush by stepping up into the pocket.

'Perfect Dark' (XBLA) Coming Early 2010 - New Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rare's favorite gung-ho future field operative finally gets the chance to relive That Thing With The Skedar on Xbox Live Arcade. Whether it's your first, second or tenth time facing off against the sly dataDyne Corporation and their allies, just be sure to keep a steady grip on your Falcon 2 as you prepare for infiltration.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) Patch Coming This Week, Details

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 10:50 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. As promised, Ubisoft will be launching a patch for the PS3 version today, and on Friday for the Xbox 360 edition (no word on a PC patch yet).

'Stargate Resistance' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stargate Resistance is a fast-paced and deadly 3rd person shooter for control of the entire galaxy! The arrogant System Lords believe they are the true masters of the universe, and have begun a savage campaign to dominate and enslave the known worlds.

'Revenge of the Wounded Dragons' (PS3) Coming Tomorrow - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revenge of the Wounded Dragons is a 2D fighting game in which players assume the roles of two brothers attempting to avenge their grandfather's death and rescue their sister from the local mafia boss. Originally scheduled for last month, the game was delayed at the last minute and is now scheduled for launch on PSN tomorrow.

'James Cameron's Avatar: The Game' (ALL) v1.01 Patch Available NOW

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

"Avatar" is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

10 Reasons Why You'll Like 'Star Trek Online' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 8:55 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!

'Sam & Max' (ALL) Returning for Season 3 In 2010

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sam & Max series is a crime-fighting adventure structured like a TV season, each of the episodes has its own self-contained plot while together they form part of a season-long mystery, drawing in the player with great characters and multiple intertwined plot lines, building to a high-stakes climax in the season finale.

'Project Offset' (ALL) Status Update Coming Early 2010

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Offset is a FPS set in a epic fantasy world. A game where you can choose one of many character classes, where clans can combat over mission based objectives and be ranked accordingly, where you can play alone, co-op, team based objective or deathmatch. Not been heard of in quite a while, Intel revealed that there will be more news on the title early 2010 (thanks Blues).

'Blue Toad Murder Files' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 8:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blue Toad Murder Files is set in the quintessentially English village of Little Riddle where murder is in the air. As one of the famous Blue Toad detectives you solve puzzles, interrogate suspects, use your powers of observation and investigate clues to uncover the strange goings on in this quaint and sleepy village.

'Empire of Sports' Hooks Up With Euroleague Basketball

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 8:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire of Sports is an MMORPG built entirely around sports, designed to allow players around the world to simultaneously exist in an online universe, where their alter egos socially interact, train, compete, attend events and acquire the goods and services they need to build a parallel sporting existence.

True Games Snags EA Exec, Consolidates Offices

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 7:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

True Games, known for Warrior Epic and currently working with Petroglyph on Mytheon, has appointed Mick Giles as its new Chief Technology Officer, while also announcing that it will be closing its California based HQ and consolidate it with its recently opened free-to-play focused development studio in Texas.

'Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce' (ALL) Shows Off Console Exclusive Missions - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 7:28 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.

'Naughty Bear' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 6:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Naughty Bear is a cheeky action game featuring a unique blend of comic mischief and astonishingly bad behavior. You take on the role of Naughty Bear, a bear driven to seek vengeance after the other bears don’t invite him to the big birthday party, and is now hell bent on manipulating and terrorizing the blissful bears inhabiting the Island of Perfection.

PS3/X360/PC Review - 'The Saboteur'

by Reggie Carolipio on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 5:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island' - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 5:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

dtp's Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island, developed by Autumn Moon, is a new adventure game where a beautiful lady swashbuckler, a furious priest, and a timid cook must save the world from the horrors beneath Vooju Island. Plus, a capybara!

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) v1.06 Patch Coming to X360

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 5:41 a.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. Infinity Ward revealed that the v1.06 patch for MW2 is currently under certification with Microsoft.

'Brütal Legend' (ALL) New DLC Next Week, Adds Maps, Achievements, Updrades And More

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 5:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person action/adventure starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand.

'Dawn of Fantasy' (ALL) - 100 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 5:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dawn of Fantasy is a 3D MMORTS/RPG under development at Reverie World Studios. Set in Medieval times, the game immerses players in an intense story of a battle for supremacy in the magical realm of Mythador that include Dragons, Elves and Orcs.

ELAN Awards Coming to North America

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 4:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chairman and Co-Founder of in-game advertising provider IGA Worldwide, Justin Townsend, has accepted the positions of Co-Founder and Chairman with the ELAN Awards US/EU (United States/Europe).

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Sells One Million DLCs

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 4:17 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. EA President John Riccitiello revealed that the Dragon Age: Origins DLcs (The Stone Prisoner, Warden's Keep, and Blood Dragon Armor) have been sold a combined one million times.

'Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 3:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Staged across seven unique action-loaded levels accompanied with an adrenaline pumping soundtrack, Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype combines traditional 2D gameplay with detailed high definition graphics and a taste of fresh innovations.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 3:04 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 ...

Webzen Sues The9 Limited For Trademark Infringement

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 2:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MU Online developer Webzen announced that it has begun pursuing trademark litigation against their Chinese service distribution partner, The9 Limited, for trademark agreement and transfer rights violation with MU.

NDS Review - 'Band Hero'

by Brian Dumlao on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With Band Hero, you can come together with family and friends to ascend the virtual stage and rise to fame, bringing you a new genre of music focused on today's hottest top-40 hits and classic anthems that everyone will know.

'ModNation Racers' (PS3) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ModNation Racers is a thoroughly fresh take on classic kart racing that empowers the player to personalize their entire game. Players can create their own Mod character, styling their own racing kart and even building an imaginative track that can be shared with the rest of the PlayStation community.

'War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition' v1.00.95 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games' War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition, developed by 2 by 3 Games, is a new expansion for its WWII strategy game War in the Pacific, adding more detail, more history, and more features! This v1.00.95 update is as huge as the first update was, including over 200 changes, fixes and improvements to the original release. 

Are You Wearing Perfume ... In The Desert?

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Not too much TV-watching going on these days. Most of our series are on mid-season hiatus, so that leaves some time to catch up on the backlog that we've been struggling with. We watched some Dollhouse and Criminal Minds, and maybe tomorrow, we'll catch Castle and a few episodes of NCIS LA. Then we can move on to some Netflix movies and season 2 of Flashpoint. Never a dull evening ....

My Wii Laser Light Guns are finally going to be put to some good use, as Capcom was nice enough to send me an extra copy of The Darkside Chronicles, and I've gotten Umbrella Chronicles off Half.com. I hear there's some dual-wielding you can unlock in House of the Dead: Overkill. Booya!