'MLB 09 The Show' (ALL) Attention to Detail - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 6:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB 09 The Show continues to set itself apart from the other MLB games on the market with its attention to detail and unparalleled gameplay. Looking to build on that reputation, the game has added several new features and subtleties that play a huge role in bringing the baseball experience to life.

'Race Pro' (X360) Circuit de Pau Track Detailed - Trailer

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

RACE Pro recreates a breathtaking reality giving you the ultimate racing simulation experience with precision physics and handling.

Various Game Trailers #1534

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 5:58 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:

  • MadWorld [Wii] - Death Watch Episode 2
  • The Godfather II [ALL] - Rackets Trailer
  • The House of The Dead: Overkill [Wii] - Launch Trailer


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

'Guitar Hero: Metallica' (ALL) Pre-Order Icentives

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: Metallica features an Expert+ difficulty setting for people with two kick pedals, pop-up video style tracks, new guitar and bass tones, allowing you to play as a band member in single instrument or band career game modes, a total of 28 Metallica tracks, as well as 21 other artists. Pre-order at GameStop and get an exclusive second Kick Pedal, at GameCrazy and get a pair of official Guitar Hero Metallica drumsticks, or at Best Buy and receive free tattoo sleeves at launch.

'Wanted: Weapons of Fate' (PS3/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 4:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Armed with iconic moves from rigorous assassin training, including "Curving Bullets" and "Bullet Explosion," as well an arsenal of powerful, high-tech weapons, players will explore Wesley’s quest to becoming an unmatched uberassassin in fast-paced, action-packed combat against the world’s most notorious killers.

Activision Blizzard Financials Confirms Titles, Delays, but No Layoffs

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 2:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Blizzard's Dec. quarter beat expectations, and while it ran an operating loss of $148 million, its operating income was $644 million, the highest in the company's history, driven by World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero and Call of Duty titles. During the investors conf. call, it was revealed that three new IPs would launch in 2009: Prototype, Singularity and an unannounced racer from Bizarre Creations. A new James Bond game is in the works but is getting delayed in order to not compete with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 later this year. in additional to Guitar Hero: Metallica, three more titles in the franchise are planned for 2009: a compilation, a new DS title and a cryptic "major restage." The StarCraft II beta and Wolfenstein are due this summer.

'Killzone 2' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 2:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Killzone 2 throws players back into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army, delivering intense warfare with lifelike character animations, detailed and destructible environments, realistic physics, and advanced levels of AI.

Sony Launches Spring Fever on PlayStation Network

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 2:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA is kicking off the PlayStation Network Spring Fever so the PSN community will be able to enjoy games such as Flower (Feb. 12), followed by Burn Zombie Burn, Noby Noby Boy, No Gravity and Ragdoll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic and more...

'Knights in the Nightmare' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 2:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Knights in the Nightmare requires players to throw out everything they know about roleplaying and strategy games and embrace something altogether new and fresh. Frantic, energetic action mixes with thought-provoking tactical gameplay, all within a beautifully-rendered fantasy setting and presented through a captivating, emotional narrative.

Unreal Engine 3 Adds Vivox Voice Integration

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivox has signed an agreement with Epic Games to get its voice technology integrated into the Unreal Engine 3 so that licensees will have access to Vivox's middleware, making voice integration with UE3 powered games quick, simple and cost-effective.

'Emergency: Disaster Squad' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 2:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Emergency: Disaster Squad is an emergency response game for NDS where you cCommand and coordinate your units on the ground and rescue those in need and save lives! Take control of firefighters, police officers and paramedics as you respond to life or death situations that require a clear head and quick thinking.

'Watchmen: The End is Nigh' (PS3/X360/PC) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on DC Comics '80s graphic novel, Watchmen, developed by Deadline Games (known for Total Overdose) and written by comic editor Len Wein, is a brawler set in an alternate 1985 America that will initially feature anti-hero Rorschach and Nite Owl.

'Codename Panzers: Cold War' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by InnoGlow, former Stormregion, Codename: Panzers series leaves the World War II stage to take the story into Cold War East-West conflicts fought on fictitious battlefields, with a special emphasis on deep story lines and rich battle effects.

'Suikoden: Tierkreis' (NDS) Online Features Revealed - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Encompassing a variety of different characters while exploring many exotic locations and cultures across the game's universe of parallel worlds, Suikoden: Tierkreis will expand the bounds of the handheld RPG.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Survival Pack DLC to be Free

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 10:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants. Valve revealed that the Survival Pack DLC, which adds a new Survival multiplayer game mode as well as 2 complete campaigns for Versus Mode, will be free of charge.

'Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Love puzzle games, but also love an adventure? Now you can have both in one game with Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, an adventure-puzzle game that adds a new element of fun by combining the action of an adventure game with the challenge of a puzzle game all in one.

'Scratch: The Ultimate DJ' (PS3/X360) Preliminary Tracks Revealed, Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, developed by 7 Studios with input from music legend Quincy Jones III, is set in distinctive urban environments combining free-form DJ tricks with great rhythm game-play, and featuring songs from the biggest names in Hip Hop.

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' (X360) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Science fiction and fantasy meld in this long-awaited continuation of the franchise from developer tri-Ace Inc. 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.

'Wanted: Weapons of Fate' (PS3/X360/PC) Developer Interview #2

by Adam Pavlacka on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Armed with iconic moves from rigorous assassin training, including "Curving Bullets" and "Bullet Explosion," as well an arsenal of powerful, high-tech weapons, players will explore Wesley’s quest to becoming an unmatched uberassassin in fast-paced, action-packed combat against the world’s most notorious killers.

SEGA Developing New 'Aliens vs. Predator' But Delays 'Colonial Marines'

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA will publish an all-new Aliens vs. Predator game in early 2010, developed by independent developer Rebellion, known for creating the original 1999 Aliens versus Predator; a title that went on to define an entire generation of multiplayer gaming.

'S.O.S: The Final Escape 3' (PSP) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S.O.S: The Final Escape 3 is the latest installment in the survival game series, previous titles were on the PS2, requiring you to fend for yourself in a city surrounded by mountains, ocean, and rivers that is experiencing torrential rains. All order has collapsed and there is no choice but to escape.

'Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade' (X360) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade features hits from Namco Bandai Games' Xbox LIVE Arcade library including Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug, Pac-Man Championship Edition and Mr. Driller Online, as well as 20 additional newly arranged versions of various classics.

'Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure' (NDS) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A remake of Atlus/Nippon Ichi's 2000 PlayStation title, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure is a music-based RPG, where cut scenes are replaced by musical numbers, complete with vocals, high-res 2D sprites, and more features than ever before.

'Stormrise' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 7:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormrise is a real-time strategy console title offering fans of the classic RTS genre an immersive and dramatic twist whilst challenging the conscience. Experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a detached view point.

'Disgaea DS' (NDS) Pins down Euro Date

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 7:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Disgaea DS offers a deep strategy RPG experience with an exceptional story, a fantastic script, and a host of loveable characters and settings. An all-new story focus means a completely different experience for the player, not to mention a brand new ending.

Smack Down Productions Licenses Vicious Engine For Two New Wii Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 7:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vicious Cycle Software announced a licensing agreement with Smack Down Productions, allowing the developer to use its Vicious Engine for the development of two new video games for Wii.

'Grand Ages: Rome' Characterization Details - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 7:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Grand Ages: Rome, previously known as Imperium Romanum II, is a city-building game where the player takes the role of a Roman patrician, a nobleman, who has just started his political career. His ultimate goal is to become the Governor of Rome.

'Hysteria Hospital: Emergency Ward (NDS/Wii/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 7:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At Hysteria Hospital, life will prove to be a manic challenge. Players will have several levels of the hospital to navigate, and they will have to reach desperate patients and demanding doctors within a set period of time. The frenzy inside the hospital will increase as the game progresses with more and more demanding patients desperate to be cured!

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 6:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 promising to revolutionize the survival horror series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control.

'Pokemon Platinum Version' (NDS) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 6:21 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. Fans who pre-order (at participating retail stores) will get a limited edition Giratina Origin Forme figure.

'Music' (NDS) - New Screens

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

Music is a new edutainment game that brings a serious music learning method on NDS developed by Shiro Tsuji a famous Japanese music teacher, you could learn and play music in a fun and easy way!

Blockbuster to Launch Online Video Game Rentals

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 6:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blockbuster will offer consumers one-stop shopping for their online video game and movie rental needs. The pilot program, which will be launched during the second quarter, will allow select Blockbuster Total Access online customers to rent video games, as well as movies, through the mail as part of their subscription plan.

'Tekken 6' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 5:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ready to set the standard for fighting games with stunning realism and uncompromising quality, Tekken 6 promises to deliver a pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat experience with bone-jarring punches and gut-wrenching grapples.

'G.I. Joe' (NDS/PSP/PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 5:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The G.I. Joe video game will feature an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line.

Xbox 360 Review - 'F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable.

'Way of the Samurai 3' (PS3/X360) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 4:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acquire is developing the next installment in the Way of the Samurai series, currently only scheduled for release in Japan this fall, featuring over 100 weapons for you to wield in defense of the poor, lonely, while fending off rivaling samurai clans.

'The Godfather II' (PS3/X360/PC) Confirms New Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Inspired by the film and Mario Puzo's Corleone family drama, The Godfather II game goes beyond the film's story by setting players in the world of organized crime in 1960s Florida, Cuba and New York.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10' (ALL) Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiger Woods is back on the green with the next installment in the PGA Tour series. While there is no official announcement yet, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 is scheduled for release in June 2009.

'Street Fighter IV' (ALL) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SF IV features a mix of returning favorites (Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li etc.) along with new characters created for this game, such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes.

NDS Review - 'Avatar - The Last Airbender: Into the Inferno'

by Richard Poskozim on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Players will play as Aang and friends in this action-packed video game based on the final season of the highly acclaimed TV series. New gameplay features will allow players to interact with characters from the TV show while performing thrilling martial arts moves with enhanced Wii Remote controls in order to defeat the Fire Nation.

'Be a King' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 3:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Be a King is a fantasy strategy game targeted to casual players. It offers fast and entertaining gameplay. The player - as a ruler of a medieval kingdom - must perform various objectives, build towns and defend them against raiders.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 3:09 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:

'Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Secret Files 2 is a point-and-click adventure game based on mysterious phenomena around the world. As a follow-up to Secret Files: Tunguska, the sequel takes on a different mystery in a totally different location ....

'Bayonetta' (PS3/X360) Cutscenes Scored by Metal Gear Solid Composer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 2:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces off against countless angelic enemies, many reaching epic proportions. With magnificent over-the-top action and outlandish finishing moves that are performed with balletic grace, Bayonetta brings to life some fast-paced, dynamic climax combat.

Xbox Avatars Get Formal Clothing Update

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 2:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the New Xbox Experience, Xbox 360 fans have been able to customize their avatars with various features and attributes. Microsoft promised it would be releasing new items every 2 weeks. Making good on its promise, you can now pimp out your avatar with formal clothing (men get a dark formal suit and the ladies have a red dress), right on time for Valentine's day.

Good Old Games Signs Classic Enlight Software Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Good Old Games announced an agreement with Enlight Software that will bring several strategy titles to GOG.com, DRM-free of course, starting with the Capitalism and Seven Kingdoms series.