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'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (ALL) - 13 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 6:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in 2012, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (high-altitude warfare) is the first air combat game in the Tom Clancy’s universe, featuring cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower, and intense dogfights. Soon, flying at Mach 3 becomes a right, not a privilege.

'Afro Samurai' (PS3/X360) to Get Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 6:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the animated TV series, Afro Samurai is the cutting edge game that delivers a new kind of cinematic game experience, a living episode that offers addictive, immersive and compelling gameplay that's dripping in style. Afro Samurai is hot off the presses, but according to the game's credits there is more to come, as TV screenwriter Peter Saji is working on multiple DLCs, material with a "very emotional climax" not connected to the anime series or the game's earlier content.

Various Game Trailers #1533

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 6:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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:

  • 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand [ALL] - Game Mechanics Trailer
  • Ceville [PC] - Trailer #3
  • FUEL [PS3/X360/PC] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Stormrise [PS3/X360/PC] - Whip Select Trailer


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

'Ready 2 Rumble Revolution' (Wii) - 80 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 3:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ready 2 Rumble Revolution retains all the knockout features of best-sellers Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 1 and Round 2, while delivering a knockout punch of style and attitude. Tailored to take advantage of the motion-controlled realism of Wii, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution makes landing a punch more fun than ever.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Snoop Dogg Tracks

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 2:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MTV and Snoop Dogg announced a first-of-its kind global deal that will bring the entertainers’ personality to television in a new variety talk show, Dogg After Dark, and his music to fans with a new album release and into the music video game Rock Band.

'Sam Power Footballer' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 2:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You are a young boy dreaming of being a soccer star and walk on a real professional soccer player’s steps! Start your career in a small club, use training sessions and the building of strong relationships with teammates and coach to impress the supporters and scouts from bigger clubs.

'Battlefield Heroes' Beta Testing Resumes Tomorrow

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield Heroes is a Play 4 Free cartoon-style shooter that will bring classic Battlefield gameplay to a mass audience, featuring a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that players of equal skill are paired together for fair play. Back in Nov. 2008 EA ended the beta phase promising it would be back in early 2009, and tomorrow fans who signed up will be able to jump back in ...

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 11:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person Action/Adventure game 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.

'The Dark Spire' (NDS) Bundles Soundtrack

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A.'s The Dark Spire is a classic, western-style first-person RPG full of exploration and character development. Parties will be assembled, stats will be rolled, items, weapons and armor shall be equipped, and monsters will be slain. The Dark Spire will be a premium boxed release, with every copy of the game's initial launch run including a soundtrack CD with music from the game.

'Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce will forever change the way gamers experience the Dynasty Warriors universe. In the game, players will enlist in quests that will challenge their very sense of what it means to be a true warrior.

'Celetania' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Celetania is an MMOG, a never ending simulation of many galaxies, in which the player takes the role of a ruler of an empire. Your goal is to find the Celetania, the spaceship of the guardians over the good and evil, the creators of everything known to mankind and bring your empire to be the most powerful in the whole universe.

'Gardening Mama' (NDS) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gardening Mama sees Mama heading into the great outdoors to turn an empty garden into a tranquil paradise. Green-fingered players use the touch screen to dig holes, plant seeds, mix fertiliser and ultimately grow a range of fruits, flowers and vegetables.

Metal Gear Solid's Hideo Kojima to Keynote at GDC 09

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hideo Kojima will deliver a keynote address at the 2009 Game Developers Conference. Known for giving rise to the stealth action game genre with his creation of the Metal Gear series, Kojima’s keynote will focus on conquering various development obstacles with creative game design, using the driving game design philosophies behind the Metal Gear series as reference.

'Cate West: The Vanishing Files' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Help Cate West unravel a citywide mystery that has paralyzed the community. The answers are in the palm of your hands as you seek, search and discover with the Wiimote. Help Cate compile evidence, track down hideouts, and discover the link between these crimes and an unsolved mystery from her past!

'Pokemon Platinum' (NDS) Gets Dedicated Retail Space at Toys R Us

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pokémon Platinum is the newest in the core series of Pokémon games, featuring a new story full of adventure, never-before-seen forms of powerful Pokémon, and the Distortion World, a mysterious new world that suddenly appears in the Sinnoh region.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) War Map Pack Adds New Maps, Zombies - Screen

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

COD: World at War changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen. New conflicts are on the horizon with the War Map Pack 1, adding 4 new maps, including a Nazi Zombie level with more weapons, new Perks-a-Cola machines, electroshock defenses and endless, attacking legions of undead.

'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix' (ALL) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

D3Publisher of America's Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, developed by Infinite Interactive, incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting.

'Demigod' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 7:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in an future-fantasy world, Demigod is a team-based action/RPG/RTS hybrid game that casts you as a hero waging war to obtain a position within the pantheon of gods.

'Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 7:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer is a point & click adventure where the player takes on the role of an FBI agent, whose task is to solve a series of macabre murders of wealthy, well-to-do citizens. In this second installment you reprise the role of Nicole Bonnet, who is tasked with finding a serial killer who's calling card is leaving 17th century dolls at the crime scene.

'Resistance: Retribution' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 7:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resistance: Retribution is a 3rd person adventure with an all new story, levels, weapons and enemies, as well as a proprietary targeting system and game engine that pushes the system to its limit, allowing more detailed characters, special effects, and terrain that captures the look and feel of the Resistance universe.

'Marble Saga: Kororinpa' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 7:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Marble Saga: Kororinpa is a skill-based action title where the player helps an Ant called Anthony save his colony via a series of physical tests, featuring new levels, 4-person multiplayer, tons of customization, the ability to connect and compete online and the use of the Wii Balance Board as features.

'CID The Dummy' (ALL) Introduces D-Troit - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 6:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CID The Dummy is an all-new action platformer that is sure to grab you with its enjoyable, fun gameplay, featuring a totally original character with charisma and moves, different fighting styles with which to battle enemies from unarmed combat to weapons like the Bazooka that can freeze, hit and burn.

'GTA IV: The Lost and Damned' (X360) Gets You Six Days Free Xbox Live Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 6:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GTA IV: The Lost and Damned features a new main character and plot that intersects with the storyline of GTA IV; new missions that offer an entirely fresh way to explore Liberty City with new multiplayer modes, weapons and vehicles. At launch, the Xbox Live multiplayer service will be completely free of charge for Live members while playing GTA IV or The Lost and Damned.

'We Ski and Snowboard' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 6:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

We Ski and Snowboard, known in Europe as Family Ski and Snowboard, adds high-performance snowboarding, as well as developed skiing functionality, two new mountains, and a complete snow park with fun boxes, rails and a half-pipe, where both skiers and snowboarders alike can grab huge air and over-the-top aerial tricks.

'Necrovision' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 5:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NecroVisioN is a first-person horror shooter, which sees players taking on the role of American soldier Simon Bukner, who must fight his way through the bleak trenches of World War One and into the very jaws of Hell.

Wii Review - 'The House of the Dead: Overkill'

by Adam Pavlacka on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 5:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

SEGA's The House of the Dead: Overkill, developed by London-based studio Headstrong Games, is an all-new pulp-horror reinvention of the classic SEGA light-gun shooter franchise, taking you right back to the beginning of this classic horror series.

'MySims Party' (NDS/Wii) Narrows Down Release Date - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 5:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MySims Party turns any gathering into an instant party with 50 mini games (40 in the NDS version) to choose from, each hosted by a different MySim.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 5:15 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:

'FIFA 09' (ALL) to Get New 'Ultimate Team' Mode - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 4:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With over 250 additions and enhancements to core gameplay, FIFA 09 has been designed and customized to deliver a unique gameplay experience that takes advantage of the hardware specifications of each available platform. EA will add a new downloadable game mode called FIFA 09 Ultimate Team that will deliver a strategic new online experience

PS2 Review - 'SingStar Legends'

by Brian Dumlao on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 4:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

We all know the effect hearing a classic track can have and everyone has a tune that finds them singing their heart out, just like their music idols. Sony Europe announces the arrival of SingStar Legends, bringing your living room to life with a selection of the biggest household names in musical history.

Game British Academy Video Games Award Nominations Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 4:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Academy announced the nominations for the GAME British Academy Video Games Awards which this year feature 39 different games, lead by Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's seven BAFTA nominations, Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV) garners six, Fable II and LittleBigPlanet follow with five each, Steven Spielberg wins his first video games nomination for Boom Blox.

'Club Loveholic' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 4:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Club Loveholic is a game developed to combine existing dance games, differentiated system, and realistic characters to enable gamers to enjoy a stylish atmosphere and have the actual feel of dance communities and music rhythms.

'Vegas Ventures' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 4:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Vegas Ventures, after losing your father, a huge construction tycoon, the player takes over his company after his partner runs it into the ground. Starting from scratch you work to build up your company by building several theme locations in Vegas and making a name for yourself and the Casinos, and Hotels you build.

'Lime Odyssey' Scored By 'Chrono Trigger' Composer - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 4:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sirius Entertainment announced that Japanese game music composer Mitsuda Yasunori, known for scoring Chrono Trigger, would be in charge of sound for its currently under development 3D fantasy online game Lime Odyssey.

'Tetris Party' (Wii) Organizes Tournament Series #3

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 4:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tetris Party will feature 18 game modes with 10 never-before-seen single-player and multiplayer variations of Tetris, including modes that utilize the point-and-shoot capabilities of the Wii Remote, as well as the recently released Wii Balance Board. Tetris Party Tournament will test the skills of players in a variety of Tetris modes, including Marathon, Field Climber and Stage Racer.

'Battle School' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 4:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle School is taking on the challenge of emerging as a new genre called 'Horror Online Gun Shooting Game,' which basically involves killing monsters by shooting them with a gun similar to the conventional gun shooting games as well as introducing a new system of mouse action and invasion.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (ALL) PS3/PC Demo Coming Feb. 26

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in 2012, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (high-altitude warfare) is the first air combat game in the Tom Clancy’s universe, featuring cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower, and intense dogfights. Soon, flying at Mach 3 becomes a right, not a privilege. While a 4 player co-op enabled demo will be available on Xbox Live Feb. 11, 2009 (2 AM PST), Ubisoft will release a PS3 and PC demo on Feb. 26, 2009, which we'll have available on our fileserver network.