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'GTA IV: The Lost and Damned' (X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 6:47 p.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.

Renegade Kid Puts 'Son Of The Dragon' Development On Hold

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 6:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

When Renegade Kid shipped its horror game Dementium: The Ward and was wrapping up its sci it shooter Moon, it revealed that it was already working on a new, unannounced, title inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula. Shortly thereafter its publisher GameCock was bought up by Southpeak and the Dracula title hadn't been heard of since. Renegade Kid has issued an update saying that the official name for the title was Son Of The Dragon, but that development has been halted in favor of another new project, but that it hopes to revisit the canned title in the future.

Various Game Trailers #1536

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 6:30 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:

  • Arma II [X360/PC] - Chernarussian Movement Of The Red Star
  • Halo Wars [X360] - Vid Doc Trailer #3
  • Resident Evil 5 [ALL] - Trailer #15
  • SuperCar Challenge [PS3] - Trailer
  • Wanted: Weapons of Fate [ALL] - Beyond the Film Trailer
  • World in Conflict: Soviet Assault [PS3/X360/PC] - Berlin 1989 Trailer

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

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 6:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Old Republic will let you explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining your personal story and determining your path down the light or dark side of the Force.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) The Pitt Details Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 6:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. While future DLCs have been delayed a month, the latest issue of OXM has the first details on The Pitt. While Pittsburgh wasn't hit by a nuke, water radiation has contaminated the area, and people started to change. Accessible by underground railroad The Pitt has you take on the persona of a slave and investigate a possible cure for the mutation, discovered by the Raiders boss. Amongst other things a new Auto Axe weapon will be introduced.

'Tekken 6' (PS3/X360) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 5:56 p.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.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Demo Breaks Download Records

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 5:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. Released last week (Feb. 5), the Halo Wars demo on Xbox Live has smashed previous records by being downloaded 2 million times in one week.

'Noby Noby Boy' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Boy, to play, stretch and interact with a variety of objects and characters in an all new gaming experience! Girl, who lives in space will grow as Boy stretches, will continue to grow and connect to the planets in the Solar System with the help of all the Boys in the world!

Former Ensemble Studios Employees Start Robot Entertainment

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 4:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

When Microsoft dropped the bomb that it would be shutting down Ensemble Studios, its co-founder Tony Goodman revealed he would be setting up a new studio, and bring along several of his colleagues. Age of Empires creator Bruce Shelley, co-founder of ES, said he would not be joining the new outfit but believes the "spirit and mission will be carried forward in this new company." Robot Entertainment are currently not hiring, nor are there any details know on any of their projects.

'World in Conflict: Soviet Assault' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World in Conflict: Complete Edition, the retail version of the much awaited add-on to the critically acclaimed strategy game will include the entire original World in Conflict title, as well as the Soviet Assault add-on and other exciting all-new features.

'Dawn of War II' v1.1.0 Patch Adds Fixes and New Maps

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 2:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WH 40k: Dawn of War II takes players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-op campaign.

'All Aspect Warfare' (X360/PC) - 60 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

All Aspect Warfare chronicles the adventures of an “elite” team of combat marines who crash landed on the enemy planet they were sent to completely destroy. Stranded and left for dead with a deployed thermo-nuclear weapon ticking somewhere, their only chance of escape lies deep within hostile territory.

'Watchmen: The End is Nigh' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Hollywood Voice-Over Talent

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 2:21 p.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.

'Major League Baseball 2K9' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 1:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced that National League Cy Young Award winner, Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants, will be featured as the cover athlete and spokesman for next year's highly anticipated baseball video game, MLB 2K9.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Goes Half Price on Steam This Weekend

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 1:34 p.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. If you stuill haven't picked up Left 4 Dead yet, there is no excuse left, as Steam is offering the zombie shooter 50% off, this weekend only.

'Virtua Tennis 2009' (PS3/X360/PC) Also Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 1:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis 2009 will again allow you to take on the world’s top tennis players in some of the most realistic courts to be found on gaming consoles. Take on the likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer or play as Maria Sharapova against Venus Williams to recreate some classic court battles.

'NBA Live 09' (ALL) Gets Free All-Star Weekend DLC

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA Live 09 sports new features like Pick and Roll Control, Defensive Lockdown Control, Signature Playcalling and Quickstrike Ankle-Breakers that will make the game experience fun from beginning to end. Additionally, NBA Live 09 takes you to training camp with the NBA Academy that gives you a chance to hone your skills.

'Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods' - v1.08 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Forsaken Gods is an addon for Jowood's action/RPG and will answer many open questions and guarantee a seamless step to Gothic 4. Once more you take on the role of the nameless Hero as you have to raise your sword in anger to save the world of Gothic.

'Legacy of Ys: Books I & II' (NDS) New Vageux-Vardette Level Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

One of the most heralded action RPG franchises of all time, Legacy of Ys: Books I & II delivers the first two epic adventures of the famed saga on one cartridge, presented with a series of never-before-seen enhancements.

'We Ski and Snowboard' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 10:54 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.

'Rygar: The Battle of Argus' (Wii) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Rygar: The Battle of Argus, intuitive use of the Wiimote allows players to effectively control the powerful weapon to destroy enemies and maneuver on, around, over and under obstacles. Players will challenge themselves in the all-new Gladiator Mode by rapidly swinging and slashing their way through non-stop waves of foes.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v6.0 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v6.0 and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

PS3 Preview - 'God of War III'

by Redmond Carolipio on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War 3 is a single-player game that allows players to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hell once more to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him.

'God of War 3' (PS3) Developer Interview

by Redmond Carolipio on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War 3 is a single-player game that allows players to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hell once more to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him.

'God of War III' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War 3 is a single-player game that allows players to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hell once more to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him.

Good Old Games Adds 'Screamer' And Rings in Racing Weekend Promotion

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Good Old Games is launching its Friday weekend promotion where you can grab racing games form its catalog with a 15% discount. To benefit from the promotion enter the code: RACING15 on the payment screen, before finalizing the transaction. The promotion includes: 1nsane, Colin McRae Rally 2005, Flatout, Screamer and TOCA Race Driver 3 (DRM-free of course)!

'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix' (ALL) Factions Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Crime Scene' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 7:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Crime Scene you are part of the forensic police department and have to find and analyze clues with sophisticated equipment, interrogate witnesses and suspects, build a file with enough proof so there is no room for doubt and condemn the guilty!

'The Sims 3' Makes Out For Valentine's Day - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 7:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

What if you had to live your whole life in one location … and then one day, suddenly, you could step outside and go anywhere in the whole neighborhood? The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility!

'Chaotic' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 7:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the trading card game and animated TV series, Chaotic combines action, role playing and turn-based strategy gameplay elements for an epic adventure in Perim. Players adventure through vibrant, fully-realized 3D environments and interact with various characters from the best-selling trading card game and hit animated series.

'Dungeon Party' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 7:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Party, developed by Cyanide, is a free MMOG where two teams of up to 5 players compete over one or more rounds and victory is only assured when one of them gets out of the dungeon with the treasure.

'Anarchy Online' Gets Legacy of the Xan Booster Pack

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 7:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legacy of the Xan, Funcom's new booster pack for its MMO Anarchy Online, features end-game content tailored specifically for seasoned veterans, opening up new areas of the world, introducing new items and bringing hundreds of new missions to challenge players.

'World of Battles' Gets Delayed - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 5:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Battles is a free, massively multiplayer strategy game set in a medieval universe where nine races fight a terrible war for world domination. Choose your side, recruit, train and equip units in order to create a powerful army able to face opposing armies created by other players.

'FIFA Manager 09' - Update 3 Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 5:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FIFA Manager 09 gives you full control over the management of a football club. You are responsible for the line-up, the tactics and the training of your team – as well as for signing the right players, improving the club facilities and the stadium.

'Dragonica' Valentine's Day Event & Community Features Unveiled - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 4:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragonica is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get White Zombie and Turbonegro Tracks

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 4:36 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.

'Dragonball: Evolution' (PSP) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 4:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the 20th Century Fox feature film of the same name, Dragonball: Evolution promises to be the perfect companion for the movie by incorporating all of the characters, bone jarring fights and spectacular special abilities that fans have come to expect.

'Demigod' Multiplayer Beta 3 Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 4:14 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. Demigod Beta 3 will commence on Feb. 19, and new fans have one week to sign up!

'Persona 4' (PS2) Gets Euro Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 4:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Larger, deeper, and loaded with thrills, Persona 4 delivers an all-new story set in the Japanese countryside. A mysterious chain of deaths remains unanswered and only you and your team of gifted supernatural sleuths can uncover the truth.

Wii Review - 'Chrysler Classic Racing'

by Brian Dumlao on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 4:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

You might be a nerdy wallflower, but you're about to become the coolest cat out there. Chrysler Classic Racing is set in America during the car-crazed era of 1950s and 1960s, and you're on a mission to become the "King of Cool" by redefining not only your own style, but creating the hippest racing vehicle on the road!

NDS Review - 'Mechanic Master'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Mechanic Master is a fun problem-solving game for creative minds where you use the stylus as a weapon to rid the Earth of alien invaders that have scattered across the planet. Become the ultimate Master of Mechanics by creating crazy contraptions to free humans, keep the mechanics in motion and defeat those pesky foes.

'Pro Cycling Manager: Tour De France 2009' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pro Cycling Manager 2009 promises to be the most exciting of all. It will include the most famous Tour de France 2009 faithfully reproduced in detail and for the first time the Spanish Tour (La Vuelta) which has become an official competition in the game.

Kuju Entertainment Developing Next Gen 'Fabric' Game Engine

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 3:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kuju Entertainment is making a substantial investment in its next generation of game engine technology, targeting the offerings of all the game platform and technology manufacturers in the next couple of years, with particular emphasis for the imminent generation of massively multi-core devices.

'Dance Party Pop Hits' (PS2/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Dance Party games feature music from two different genres to appeal to a broad audience, including classic tracks from leading artists like Sam Sparro's Black and Gold, Camille Jones' The Creeps, September's Cry For You, Sugababes' Push The Button and Sophie Ellis Bextor's Murder On The Dance Floor.

Former Microsoft Exec Runs Warner Bros. Seattle Studios

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Laura Fryer, former Executive Producer at Microsoft Games Studios, has been appointed General Manager, Seattle Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, overseeing the company’s internal development studios based in Seattle.

'Combat Mission Shock Force: British Forces' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 3:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

British Forces is the second of several planned expansions of the Combat Mission contemporary warfare setting, adding a significant number of new formations, units, weapons, equipment and vehicles, as well as brand new missions, maps and a campaign.

Empire Signs License Agreement With Mensa to Develop Games

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 3:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Interactive announced an exclusive, multi-year deal with Mensa, acquiring the rights to develop and publish console, hand-held, and PC videogames based on the Mensa license in the US and UK.

'Dance Party Club Hits' (PS2/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 3:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Dance Party games feature music from two different genres to appeal to a broad audience, including classic tracks from leading artists like Sam Sparro's Black and Gold, Camille Jones' The Creeps, September's Cry For You, Sugababes' Push The Button and Sophie Ellis Bextor's Murder On The Dance Floor.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) February Track Packs Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: World Tour will feature guitar, vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), four-player on/offline co-op, and an eight-player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4).

'Trivial Pursuit' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trivial Pursuit brings the party to the living room TV allowing players to customize the experience with several ways to play. Players can connect with friends in classic Trivial Pursuit mode, hone their knowledge with the single player mode, and gather their buddies and bet on their brains with the high stakes mode where every answer counts.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' - v5.5.8 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 3:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival. One of the innovative new features is the wide-open "Super Sandbox" mode, which allows players to take control of nearly any country or region of the world.

'Supreme Ruler 2020: Global Crisis' - v6.5.8 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival. The Global Crisis add-on adds new single- and multiplayer maps, new sandbox map, improved UI/AI/graphics, and plenty more.

'Hasbro Family Game Night' (XBLA) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 2:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hasbro Family Game Night features six games including: Battleship, Yahtzee, Connect Four, Boggle, Sorry! and the all new, Sorry! Sliders.

Majesco Forms Family Friendly Wii Label Go Play

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco announced an all-new branding initiative that unifies motion based Wii games under the banner label - Go Play. The first title in the line is Go Play Lumberjax this spring, followed by Go Play City Sports and Go Play Circus Star later this year.

'Littlest Pet Shop Spring' (NDS) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 2:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Littlest Pet Shop Spring will feature a festive and colorful spring environment for girls to explore alongside their favorite sidekicks, including six new, exclusive pets. The fun also gets turned up with all-new playsets as well as four new mini-games for a total of 20 including those from previous NDS versions.

50 Million PSPs Sold Worldwide

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 2:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced that the cumulative worldwide sell-in units of PSP systems (PSP-1000, 2000 and 3000 series) reached a total of 50 million units as of January 2009.