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'Crysis Warhead' - v1.1 Hotfix Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 8:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad, you'll experience Psycho’s parallel story during the events of the original, finding that life on the other side of the island is even more intense and explosive than you could have imagined.

Various Game Trailers #1539

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 7:49 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:

  • Sacred 2 [PS3/X360] - Making Of Trailer #2
  • Avalon Code [NDS] - Trailer
  • Puzzle Quest: Galactrix [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • WH40K: Dawn of War II [PC] - The Eldar Faction Trailer


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

'CoD 4: Modern Warfare' (ALL) Double XP Weekend, Variety Map Pack Half Off

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 7:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CoD 4: Modern Warfare is an action-thriller that will arm gamers with the most advanced and powerful arsenal of modern day firepower to fight a new war in the world’s most treacherous hotspots. On Feb. 27, Activision will launch another double XP weekend for Call of Duty 4, add a new playlist, and offer the Variety Map Pack at 50% off.

'Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop' (Wii) - 10 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 7:19 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.

'World of Warcraft' v3.1 Patch Adds New Raid Dungeon, Hard Mode Bosses

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an MMORPG experience where players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Blizzard revealed that in the next v3.1 patch it will add a new raid dungeon, Ulduar, packed with 14 bosses, out of which 11 will have an optional hard mode for seasoned players, providing additional challenges and rewards.

'WWE Legends of WrestleMania' (PS3/X360) Full Roster Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 5:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WWE Legends of WrestleMania is poised to deliver an impressive lineup of Legendary Superstars and Managers, a new combo fighting system and a historically accurate representation of WWE telecasts during the '80s and '90s.

'Merchants of Brooklyn' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 5:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Merchants of Brooklyn, powered by the CryEngine 2, is a fast-paced, futuristic FPS combining an intriguing and unique art style with innovative and exciting gameplay – daring fans of shooters and action games to survive in post-apocalyptic New York gone very, very bad.

'Stormrise' (PS3/X360/PC) Echelon vs. Sai Units #3

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 3:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormrise is an 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.

'Hammerin' Hero' (PSP) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 3:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus' Hammerin' Hero is an arcade-style, old school, side-scrolling beat ‘em up for PSP. Forget everything your parents told you about violence only being a last resort. In Hammerin' Hero, if it moves, hammer it.

'Team Fortress 2' New Scout Revamp Maps Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 2:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TF2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc...

'Rhythm Heaven' (NDS) Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 2:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rhythm Heaven is an infectious game that challenges players to tap and slide the stylus on the touch-screen in time to original music created by legendary Japanese pop-star producer Tsunku. Simple gestures with the stylus, combined with fun music and quirky visuals, make Rhythm Heaven a completely unique musical experience for players of all ages. Rhythm Heaven will launch with the new Nintendo DSi, announced earlier today...

Acclaim Games Expanding, Looking to Acquire

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim Games, who has published/developed 20 multi-player online games since its revival, announces a new content and studio acquisition plan for 2009.

'Hasbro Family Game Night' (XBLA) Coming Next Month, Adds Scrabble - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hasbro Family Game Night includes 6 games: Battleship, Yahtzee, Connect Four, Boggle, Sorry! and the new Sorry! Sliders.

'Shimano Xtreme Fishing' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Embracing the wilder side of sport fishing, Shimano Xtreme Fishing is the only videogame to let players take the fight to the fish with bow and speargun in addition to the traditional rod and reel.

'The Path' Gets Official Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 1:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tale of Tales' The Path is a short horror story inspired by fairy tales examining the dark side things. What really happened to Little Red Riding Hood in those dark and scary woods?

'Free Realms' (PS3/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 1:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Free Realms is a free whimsical fantasy massively multiplayer RPG from Sony Online offering lighthearted adventuring, aimed primarily at casual female gamers, and optional bonus content via micro transactions.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Total Rock, Total Rewards Competition

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 1:11 p.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.

'Wheelman' (PS3/X360/PC) to be Published by Ubisoft, Demo Coming

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 11:42 a.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. Last week's Chapter 11 filing by Midway indicated that its action/driving Wheelman, starring Vin Diesel, might have been sold to Ubisoft, which turned out to be partially true as both companies have entered into a strategic relationship.

'Braid' (X360/PC) Becomes Cheaper by Public Demand - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Braid is a unique 2-D puzzle-platform experience that bends all the rules with the manipulation of time. Braid plays with the conventions of video games while posing truly challenging puzzles for the platform gamer.

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) to Get Scene Expansion - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Gear Online is a dedicated online game featuring characters, weaponry and levels taken from and inspired by Metal Gear Solid 4, allowing up to 16 people to play simultaneously. This 3rd MGO expansion pack features a vast amount of new content - including new maps, special characters, new gear and more.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (ALL) Collector's Edition Also On Consoles

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 10:16 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.

'Champions Online' (X360/PC) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Champions Online is an MMORPG based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments.

'Stoked' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hit the mountains on your quest to become the next snowboarding phenomenon in Stoked, the open-world, back country snowboarding experience featuring five huge open-world mountains, changing weather patterns, and the sponsorship and cooperation of some of the most respected and influential names in the sport.

'Dead to Rights: Retribution' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's Dead to Rights: Retribution is a ground-up reinvention of its crime action series, thrusting players into a mature neo-noir crime drama as a vice cop Jack Slate and his canine companion Shadow. The game introduces new gameplay elements that unify the third person shooting and brawling genres for a brutal and relentless new action-driven experience.

$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest Phase 2 Winners

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games announced the winners of the second phase in the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest, a competition that rewards aspiring game developers for making exceptional game modifications (mods) for Unreal Tournament 3.

'Scratch: The Ultimate DJ' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 9:42 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.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2009' (ALL) v1.30 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PES 2009 has undergone a graphical update to ensure its players look and move even more like their real-life counterparts. Similarly, all-new options allow users to tailor the game to their own tastes, while new moves, innovative new control elements and key online elements will further the realism of the new game.

'Spectral Force Genesis' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Spectral Force Genesis, take command of a country using a mix of strategy, diplomacy, and force, and attempt to bring the whole world of Neverland under unified rule.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Halo 3' Mythic Map Pack

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Bungie is working on the Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack, which will include three new multiplayer maps (Assembly, Orbital and Sandbox), part of the Halo Wars Limited Collector's Edition, and be available on Xbox Live Marketplace later this spring.

Digini Merges With Vyk Games to Form Blade Games

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Seattle based engine developer Digini, known for tis X360/Pc engine Blade3D, merges with Shanghai based design studio Vyk Games to form Blade Games combining game development systems and outsourcing services to empower game makers of all levels to pursue their passion and bring their ideas to life.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 8:57 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.

'MotorStorm: Pacific Rift' (PS3) Game Update 1 Rolled Out

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is moving from the rugged desert to a lush Pacific island with all of the vehicles familiar of the first game (ATVs, rally cars, buggies, motorbikes, race trucks, etc.), while adding a new monster truck class. The Game Update 1 includes many improvements and amendments, as well as fixes to several issues reported on the forum...

'World of Goo' - v1.30 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Goo is a physics-based puzzle/construction game where you drag and drop living, squirming, talking, globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins, and giant tongues.

'Massive Assault Network 2' - v2.0.255 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 8:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming has released a new patch for its strategy game Massive Assault Network 2, this v2.0.255 patch adds new planets, new unit sets, fixes for most of the reported bugs

'Universal Combat: Collector's Edition' - v1.01.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 8:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UCCE includes new and improved technologies from all previous Battlecruiser / Universal Combat titles as well as various other enhancements and content.

'Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE' - v2.11.05 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 7:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE puts the player in the cockpit of an Echo fighter, where they'll lead the Galactic Command squadron in massive scale aerial and space combat engagement. This patch fixes a few soundcard and controller issues.

'Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix' (ALL) Finally Hitting European PS3s

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 5:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will make its downloadable debut on XBLA and PSN by utilizing the original game code, while creating a fresh upgraded experience with new artwork and high resolution 1080p graphics.

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' (X360) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 5:17 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.

Nintendo DSi Launches on April 5 in North America

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 5:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo's new Nintendo DSi, the third iteration of its portable video game system, launches in the United States on April 5, 2009, at an MSRP of $169.99, and will be available in Blue and Black.

'Dead Space Extraction' (Wii) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (ALL) Gets Euro Date - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 3:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Using a new technology called the Pollux Engine, Square Enix has created a true cross-platform game as it will be identical on both NDS and Wii. Use the stylus to control your character on the NDS while the Wiimote will mimic the same actions on the Wii. The game requires only one copy of the game to work on both systems and will be multiplayer compatible on both platforms.

'MadWorld' (Wii) Reveals UK Pre-Order Goodies

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 3:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. UK Fans who pre-order at HMV get a free soundtrack, while GameStation offers a free t-shirt, and a different design over at Game.

'Demigod' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 3:16 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.

'Fenimore Fillmore's Revenge' Gets New Euro Date

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 2:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fenimore Fillmore's Revenge once again plunges players into the Far West in 1875. In this new episode, fans of Fenimore Fillmore will face some hairy moments. The cowboy, with his girlfriend Thiannon and his inseparable horse Rayo, is full of humor as usual, despite his mission to save lives…

Wii Review - 'Deadly Creatures'

by Adam Pavlacka on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Deadly Creatures is a Wii exclusive 3rd person action thriller title developed internally by its Rainbow Studios. Deadly Creatures throws players into a venomous world of desert terror, where the greatest victory is survival.

'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix' (ALL) Overview of the Fleet - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 2:04 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.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 1:55 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:

'Virtual Frontiers: Daniel Boone and the Hunters of Kentucky' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set during the Revolutionary War, Virtual Frontiers combines historical quotes and factoids with traditional first person action game play to create a unique historic experience that introduces players to the fascinating world of the early western frontier.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) Powered by Terminal Reality's New Engine

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 1:32 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.

NDS Review - 'SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom'

by Jesse Littlefield on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom is an action-packed adventure featuring 10 playable characters from some of the most popular Nickelodeon TV shows, as well as numerous iconic locations such as Retroville, Amity Park and Bikini Bottom.

'Afro Samurai' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 1:25 a.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.