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April 2018


'UFC 2009 Undisputed' (PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 5:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ's UFC 2009 Undisputed, based on the mixed martial arts organization, featuring an authentic and comprehensive UFC atmosphere, including an extensive roster of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world.

Ensemble Studios' Canceled Titles Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 5:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Later this month Bruce Shelley will be inducted into AIAS Hall of Fame, but it will only be a small comfort since Ensemble Studios is closed as of today. Gamasutra is running a feature revealing what the longtime developer was working on. Sorcerer (a fantasy-adventure RPG), Nova (a Diablo in space), a pirate-themed take on Diablo, Wrench, Barn (a Ratchet & Clank-style platformer), and Agent, a game inspired by Pixar's The Incredibles universe, mixed with Tomb Raider gameplay elements.

'Prince of Persia' (ALL) Epilogue DLC Not Coming to PC

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 5:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style. Already hinted at in the original press release by saying "coming to console" Ubisoft has confirmed the Epilogue DLC is not coming to PC.

Various Game Trailers #1527

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 3:46 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] - G-Unit Trailer
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising [PC] - Trailer #2
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned [X360] - Johnny Klebitz Trailer
  • The House of The Dead: Overkill [Wii] - Making Of Trailer #4
  • MLB Front Office Manager [ALL] - Developer Diary Trailer #3
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla [ALL] - Story Trailer #2
  • Major League Baseball 2K9 [ALL] - Tim Lincecum Trailer

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

'Dokapon Journey' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 3:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Atlus' RPG-board game Dokapon Journey, monsters have invaded the Kingdom of Dokapon, and the King has offered his throne and the hand of his daughter to any challenger who would rise to the occasion and save the land. Alas, that kind of offer is bound to attract some very over-determined adventurers...

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PC) v1.0.3.0 Patch In the Works?

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

Rockstar's open-ended crime series returns to New York situated around the Eastern European protagonist Nikolai. The PC edition features a replay editor with Rockstar Social Club integration, expanded multiplayer, higher resolution, and match filtering. A community member who contacted SecuROM support to complain about a DRM issue received a no-cd executable to fix the issue, which oddly enough carries the v1.0.3.0 version number, indicating RockStar might already be working on another patch.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) Most Downloaded Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 2:33 p.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. Since its Jan. 26th release, more than 1.3 million Xbox Live members downloaded the demo in just the first three days, and 1.8 million in its first week, a new record.

'3 on 3 NHL Arcade' (PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 1:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

3 on 3 NHL Arcade, developed by the team behind NHL 09, is an all-new downloadable experience, a no rules, fast paced, hockey experience that gamers of all types can enjoy.

'R-Type Dimensions' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 1:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Coin-op classics R-Type and R-Type II come together as R-Type Dimensions, with original 2D and new, fully-enhanced 3D graphics. The classic game play remains untouched, while the all-new “Infinite” game mode allows even novice pilots the chance to complete both games in either solo or co-op play via Xbox Live.

'Killzone 2' (PS3) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 12:29 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.

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (ALL) World Championship Series Begins Today

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club: Los Angeles provides a seamless environment for everyone who loves to compete, with no load times, no tracks, and no rules, allowing players to race who they want, when they want, and where they want in a recreation of LA. eligible gamers across the globe will now have the chance to battle for supremacy in the MC:LA official World Championship Series.

'Mario & Luigi RPG 3' (NDS) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 11:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Mario & Luigi series returns with another hilarious action role-playing game, Mario & Luigi RPG 3. Join the Mario Bros. as their travels take them far and wide.

'Gears of War' Expiration Snafu Caused by Anti-Cheat Protection

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

Gears of War blends tactical action with survival horror, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde. Last week an expired digital certification issue rendered the PC edition of Gears of War unplayable, and while Epic is still working on a solution, VP Mark Rein revealed that it is caused by a digital signature involving the online cheat detection features.

SouthPeak's 2009 New York Comic Con Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games today announced its plans for the New York Comic Con show on Feb. 6-8, 2009. Located at Booth 1349, SouthPeak will display some of their upcoming 2009 titles with both hands-on demos and producer-led demonstrations, along with special trailers featuring never before seen game footage.

'theHunter' Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

theHunter is a free to play online hunting game that artfully combines the most realistic hunting action, with the community and functionality of a social networking site. Emote Games revealed that people who register on the site, will get phased into the beta test.

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX: Defender of the Stars, 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.

Video Game Sales Up 11%, Led by UK and US, Japan Declines

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 8:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Top Global Markets, which combines sales numbers from The NPD Group, GfK Chart-Track Limited and Enterbrain, Inc., has released its global video game sales revealing that the market grew 11% in 2008 to 409.9 million, compared to 2007's 367.7 million units. Both US and UK showed growth, with 15% and 26% respectively, while Japan saw a 13% decline in 2008, mainly due to a decrease in PS2 titles.

'Yakuza 3' (PS3) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 7:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Seems the previously revealed Yakuza 3, set 400 years before the first two titles in the series, was nothing but a spin off while the real third installment in the franchise is still set in modern times, situated two years after Yakuza 2, set in Ôsaka and Okinawa.

Activision Blizzard, LucasArts, Atlus, Booth Babes Back for E3 2009

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 7:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today released additional details about the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo), including a preliminary list of exhibitors. Last year's absentees Activision and Atlus are back on the floor...

'Grand Ages: Rome' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 7:08 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.

Playing Video Games Together is Good For Your Relationship

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 6:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A new survey released by national video game retailer Game Crazy finds that nearly 80 percent of Americans would enjoy playing video games with their significant other. Relationship expert Dr. Diana Kirschner states that in her experience the couples that play together stay together!

'Space Invaders Extreme 2' (NDS) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 6:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Taito's classic Space Invaders game gets extreme once again with new features that bring the retro franchise up to speed with the Joneses such as a new Bingo and Multiplayer WiFi mode.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Two Wiiware Titles and a Classic

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 6:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added a classic and two WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download: Niki: Rock ‘n’ Ball (Wiiware), and Wonder Boy in Monster Land (VC).

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

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 5:25 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.

EA Takes Over 'Jason Bourne' License, First Title in Development

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 5:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Having re-acquired the rights from Vivendi, Ludlum Entertainment has granted EA the exclusive worldwide license to create video games based on the works of Robert Ludlum, including the Jason Bourne series. The first game to be released as part of the multi-year agreement is based on Jason Bourne and is currently in development with Starbreeze Studios.

'Monster Hunter G' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 5:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Monster Hunter is an online action game originally released on the PS2 in 2004, offering gamers the challenge of exploring vastly detailed environments confronting mammoth creatures and completing the numerous quests that await them. Capcom is porting the game to the Wii, adding a 16/9 mode and multiplayer.

'Furry Legends' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 5:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Furry Legends, a casual action and platform game, players take control of unique characters who are best described as a furry ball, each with its unique powers, allowing the player to roll, jump, bounce, attack and perform other various moves with their spherical character.

'ShellShock 2: Blood Trails' (ALL) Gets Euro Release Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 3:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ShellShock 2: Blood Trails is a violent, first-person, survival horror game set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.

Disney Working on New 'Tron' Game?

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 1:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While Disney has been laying off people at various internal development studios, it seems it also maybe have a new Tron title in the works. According to Variety sources, TR2N will be tied to the film sequel that its sibling studio is producing, starring Jeff Bridges, Garret Hedlund and Olivia Wilde and be directed by Joseph Kosinski. The movie is currently scheduled for 2011, which gives DIS plenty of time to work out a quality product to coincide with the movie release.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Skate 2'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set five years after the original, San Vanelona's been rebuild after it was hit by a natural disaster. Equipped with double the bag of tricks, gamers are tasked to rebuild their career and revive the New San Vanelona skate scene.

Wii Review - 'Bigfoot: Collision Course'

by Brian Dumlao on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Since it's inception, Bigfoot has been the leader of the pack in innovation and development in the monster truck industry. Get ready for some mind blowing 4x4 care crushing action starring "The Original Monster Truck", Bigfoot!

'Grumman F6F Hellcat' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 12:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mamba Games' Simulator X add–on Grumman F6F Hellcat is the first of 6 add-ons it'll be releasing over the next 24 months. The Grumman F6F Hellcat was a carrier-based fighter aircraft developed to replace the earlier F4F Wildcat in US Navy service.

'NOMBZ: Night of a Million Billion Zombies Online' Open Beta Gets Updated

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 12:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NOMBZ Online is a free-to-play browser-based 3D cooperative zombie action game, allowing 4 players to join up and battle through mobs of living dead in an action-packed zombie slaughter-fest! The update includes numerous bug fixes, performance optimizations, feature refinements, several new levels to the single/multiplayer game modes, as well as two new environments!

'Arc Rise Fantasia' (Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 12:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arc Rise Fantasia is an epic RPG product of old and new, combining gorgeous graphics with modern gameplay while bringing classic Japanese high fantasy role-playing action involving airships and dragons.

'Monster Trucks Nitro' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2009 @ 12:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Monster Trucks Nitro is a casual arcade physics racing game where you race, jump and nitroboost your way pass thrilling dynamic levels with your monster trucks. Earn medals and unlock new levels and vehicles.