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'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 9:04 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.

'Wheelman' (PS3/X360/PC) Sold to Ubisoft?

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wheelman will take you on a thrill ride that unfolds throughout the streets of Barcelona, delivering powerful cinematic moments throughout the game's compelling storyline with car chases inspired by Hollywood's most famous action-sequences. Earlier today Midway filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and in order to make some quick cash, rumor has it that Midway has sold its upcoming Vin Diesel starring action/driving Wheelman to Ubisoft.

'Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop' (Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 5:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop follows the harrowing tale of Frank West, an overly zealous freelance journalist on a hunt for the scoop of a lifetime. In pursuit of a juicy lead, he makes his way to the small suburban town of Willamette only to find that it has become overrun by zombies.

Various Game Trailers #1535

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 5:35 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:

  • WarHammer 40K: Dawn of War II [PC] - Tyranids Trailer
  • C&C: Red Alert 3 - Uprising [PC] - Commander's Challenge Trailer
  • Military History - Commander: Europe at War [NDS/PSP/PC] - Trailer
  • Suikoden: Tierkreis [NDS] - Trailer #3
  • Peggle Dual Shot [NDS] - Trailer
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned [X360] - Trailer #2


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

PlayStation Store Gets Flower, DLCs, New MotorStorm 2 Demo and Music Tracks

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 5:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Qore Episode 09: Feb. 2009 ($2.99), Pulse 2/12 Edition (free), Flower ($9.99), NBA Live 09 All Star Weekend (free), LUMINES Supernova Classic Pack ($4.99), Disgaea 3 Character Packs ($5.99/$1.99), an updated demo for MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, and Rock Band, as well as the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' (X360) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 5:24 p.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.

'Quantum Theory' (PS3) Originally a PC Game

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 3:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Syd, the dark destroyer equipped with a large machine gun and a special fist, will eradicate anything on his path to scale the “Living Tower” and destroy it. To his surprise, he finds Fillena, a mysterious female warrior along the way. Experience their adventurous ascent in a romantic art nouveau style world that merges the beauty of organic motifs with technology and action-packed gameplay. In a recent interview Tecmo's Keisuke Kikuchi revealed that the game was initially going to be developed for PC.

'World of WarCraft' Director Leaving for Blizzard's New MMO

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In a community update long time World of Warcraft director Jeff Kaplan revealed that he is leaving his position to work on Blizzard's still unannounced next-gen MMO. While Kaplan will still be involved in WoW's future, his day to day duties are being taken over by Tom Chilton and J. Allen Brac.

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) Suffers Critical Bug Delay - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 1:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Quest IX, developed by Level 5, is the first title on any Nintendo system since Dragon Quest VI, 10 years ago, now featuring WiFi support for four players in co-op. Square Enix has delayed DQ IX in Japan due to "an unforeseen critical bug."

'Guitar Hero: Metallica' (ALL) Gets Playable Lemmy From Motorhead

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 1:40 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.

'Lips' (X360) Valentine's Day Tracks Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 1:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lips is a music and singing game that includes 30 songs, 2 wireless interactive microphones (with motion sensors that allow you to dance, move or swing to score points), the ability to use and sing your own music or download songs from an online service.

'GTA IV: The Lost and Damned' (X360) - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 11:56 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.

Namco Bandai Looking to Acquire D3Publisher

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced that it plans to acquire D3Publisher, so both companies can work together in order to strengthen global developments and expand business, especially overseas. Namco Bandai has already reached an agreement with share holders to purchase 70% of D3P's shares, and hopes to acquire the full 100% shortly.

'Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled' (NDS) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally a GBA title back in 2006, Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled is an Active-Time Tactical Combat RPG, featuring traditional turn-based combat which requires players to observe the positions of their characters as well as the enemies'.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Features Six Unique Stories

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 10:22 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.

'MLB 09 The Show' (ALL) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 10:05 a.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.

'Mevo & The Grooveriders' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mevo & The Grooveriders is a new downloadable casual synchronized music/rhythm game where you tap 2 keys (spacebar and enter) along with the music to move your Mevo character forward.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (ALL) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

Wii Preview - 'MadWorld'

by Adam Pavlacka on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

MadWorld is a third-person action game that has a unique black & white style depicting a sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3-D worlds, mixing irreverent humor and over-the-top violence.

Standalone 'Guitar Hero' (ALL) Controllers Coming This Weekend

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans looking to upgrade their Guitar Hero controllers or expand their band with the drum kit controller need not wait much longer, as individual guitar controllers and drum kits will be available on North American store shelves beginning Feb. 15th.

'Challenge Me: Maths Workout' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Challenge Me: Maths Workout, with its extended gameplay and variety of features, gives you the chance to test yourself...

Midway Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games announced that its U.S. subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The filing does not include the company's non-U.S. operations, which will continue business as normal.

'League of Legends: Clash of Fates' Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 8:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

League of Legends, developed by Riot Games, is an online multiplayer session-based game that combines elements of role-playing and strategy genres with addictive battle action. In League of Legends rival teams will compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes.

'SuperCar Challenge' (PS3) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 7:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

System 3's SuperCar Challenge is a high-octane racing game featuring both arcade and simulation tarmac thrills, heralding the addition of the sexiest supercars on the planet while improving on its spiritual prequel (Ferrari Challenge) in every way.

'Treasure World' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 7:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr Media invites gamers to discover amazing wonders that are hidden all around them with Treasure World, a first-of-its-kind explore-and-find experience that acts as a treasure detector, collector, creative canvas and community gateway.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 6:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

'Cate West: The Vanishing Files' (NDS/Wii) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 6:43 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!

'Elite Forces: Unit 77' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 6:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Elite Forces: Unit 77 is a game of action and strategy in which the player must wisely use the abilities of all four members of Unit 77 as you battle your way through inhospitable jungles, scorching deserts, endure harsh and deadly arctic conditions as you fight to rescue the hostages and defeat the terrorists.

'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 6:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games invites players to face-off in some of the most intense winter competitions, taking you to lifelike Olympic venues where you can choose from a legendary cast of playable characters, including new faces to the series to be revealed later this year.

'Sonic and the Black Knight' (Wii) - 38 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 5:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's Sonic and the Black Knight is bringing Sonic into the world of Arthurian legend and offers the worlds most infamous blue hedgehog the chance to become a knight.

PS3/X360 Review - 'The Lord of the Rings: Conquest'

by Mark Melnychuk on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 4:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is an action-packed game set in the Lord of the Rings universe of J.R.R. Tolkien where players will fight epic battles any way they want, whether it be as the heroic forces of good, or as the legions of Sauron’s evil army, including Cave-trolls, Oliphaunts, the Balrog and Sauron himself.

NDS Review - 'Populous DS'

by Arkalem on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 4:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Populous is considered one of the first games in the strategy/god games genre since its conception on the Amiga in the late 80s. XSEED is bringing the classic back on the NDS making use of the dual screen, new god powers and multiplayer for up to 4 players.

'Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 3:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sherlock Holmes is back with probably the series’ most terrifying investigation. The player will launch into the hunt for the most dangerous serial killer in England’s history: Jack the Ripper.

Square Enix Makes Offer for SCi/Eidos, Preliminary Acceptance

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 3:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Square Enix Directors and the Eidos Directors announced that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended Offer under which Square Enix will acquire the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Eidos.

'Go! Go! Rescue Squad!' (NDS/X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Go! Go! Rescue Squad! is a new multi-platform casual game that sees the player taking on the role of a brave firefighter in order to save ‘Darwins’, the hapless inhabitants of the town.

'Titan Online' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 12:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Titan Online, based upon Korean best-selling novel Mo Siang, is a free-to-play fusion MMORPG with heroic martial arts and mysterious robots that takes place in a spectacular fantasy world.

'Advanced Tactics: World War II' - v1.21 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 12:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Advanced Tactics is a robust interface and flexible gaming system that will allow for addicting, but realistic, recreation of a variety of historical periods and even some fictional ones!