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'Bomberman Ultra' (PS3) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 6:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bomberman Ultra retains the franchise's classic gameplay elements but combines it with 8-person online multiplayer, full character customization and gorgeous high-definition graphics.

'Team Fortress 2' New Scout Revamp Reveals Force-A-Nature Weapon, Unlock Poll

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 6:44 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... The Force-A-Nature double barrel shotgun will blow you sky high when hit in mid air, but it slow to reload and only packs two shells. If you are a true fan of the gun, then you can order a t-shirt, or participate in the poll which items to unlock first...

Various Game Trailers #1543

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 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:

  • Killzone 2 [PS3] - Making Of Trailer #1
  • Wanted: Weapons of Fate [PS3/X360/PC] - Curving Bullets Trailer
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. [PS3/X360/PC] - GeoEye Trailer
  • Resident Evil 5 [ALL] - Viral Video #4 - Bridge


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

'MLB 09 The Show' (ALL) Online Season Leagues and Improvements - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 6:30 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.

'Takeda 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Takeda 3 is a game of epic Samurai action, set in 16th century feudal Japan, putting the player in the role of Daimyo, a feudal lord fighting for the title of Shogun, supreme military commander. You are in command of one of 25 clans in historical Japan, your mission is to recapture all of Japan’s provinces and remake history.

'Infinite Space' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 5:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infinite Space, previously known as Infinite Line, is an RPG that takes place in outer space and gives players the ability to control, build, outfit and customize more than 150 spaceships, offering over 200 characters and the ability to control multiple spaceships at any one time.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) Lead Designer to Keynote at GDC09

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 4:58 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. Fallout 3 game designer Emil Pagliarulo will be the keynote speaker for the GDC09's Game Career Seminar.

'The King of Fighters XII' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 3:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'For the first time in the 15 year history of this 3-on-3 fighter game, The King of Fighters XII has undergone a complete graphical overhaul. All sprites used over the past 14 years have been dropped and replaced with new 2D high definition, high resolution sprites, on detailed 2D backgrounds, drawn 100% by hand.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Pre-Launch Tournament at GameStop

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 3:21 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. Prior to release Gamestop will organize pre-launch tournaments at approximately 1,000 of its U.S. GameStop locations on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009.

'Singularity' (PS3/X360/PC) - 50 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 12:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Raven Software's new sci-fi shooter Singularity is set on a small, unnamed island occupied by the Russians, Cold War tensions rise once again when a U.S. pilot discovers the horrific truth that became of experiments with element E99 in the 1950s.

'Bounty Bay Online' Celebrates its Second Birthday, Gives Double XP

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 12:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bounty Bay Online takes players into a 15th century historical setting where adventurers can start an online career as merchant, buccaneer, fisherman or one of many other professions. Fight on land and water, complete enthralling quests and start guilds with other players.

'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 12:26 p.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.

'Age of Conan' User Base Shrinks, Funcom Losses Mount, CFO Resigns

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 12:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Conan is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game that brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. Since a promising launch in 2008, Age of Conan has seen a massive drop in users, after which its CEO resigned, merged its servers late last year, and once more a few weeks ago. After Funcom's CFO resigned, Norwegian financial group DnB NOR Markets estimates that there are fewer than 100K AoC subscriptions.

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' (X360) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 11:32 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.

'Skate 2' (PS3/X360) Features 3D Mode

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. If you want enable the 3D mode in Skate 2, then go to the "Extras" option in the menu, type "strangeloops" and put on the 3D glasses (thanks TXBX).

'Light of Altair' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Light of Altair is a sci-fi colony building game with a deep plot. Grow colonies from landing pod to metropolis, while sending off new spaceships to expand your territory to other worlds. You are not alone in space, 8 factions from different parts of the world are all following their own agendas in the solar system; diplomacy and orbital-combat are essential to learn.

'Exit 2' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This time around, Mr. ESC is racing the clock to rescue people all around the globe. Tricky obstacles and 240 puzzling stages will keep you on your toes as you dodge danger and safeguard those in trouble.

'Lost Planet 2' (ALL) Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom teased that it would unveil a new title through a trailer on Xbox Live, and keeping true to its word, Lost Planet 2 has been revealed. Using its multiplatform MT-FrameWork 2.0, LP2 will be told from the perspective of various Snow Pirate factions, unlike Lost Planet. Set 10 years after the original, a climate change has melted the snow covered landscape, and created new environments such as jungles. LP2 will feature co-op, turret toting Mechs and Gears of War 2-like portable cover/shields.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Developer Interview Part 2

by Adam Pavlacka on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

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. Following yesterday's part 1, we continue our conversation with Graeme Devine and Dave Pottinger.

'Rock Band' (Wii) Gets Eight The Cars Tracks

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 8:59 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.

Wii Shop Channel Gets One Wiiware Title and Three Classic C64 Games

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added a classic and one WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download: Onslaught (Wiiware), The Last Ninja (VC), International Karate (VC), and Pitstop II (VC).

Sony Shutting Down Go!Messenger Service

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 8:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Go!Messenger let PSP users keep in touch with each other, for free, from any wireless broadband internet connection, allowing gamers to Video, Voice and Instant Message each other from anywhere in the world all from their PSPs. Sony is shutting down the service end of March, citing disappointing a number of regular users that BT and SCEE were aiming for.

'Dragonica' Combat, the Archer and the Thief - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 7:57 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.

'Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena' (ALL) Gets Release Dates

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 7:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The action-packed game, a hi–def re-imagined version of 2004's Escape from Butcher Bay, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena features an entirely new chapter in the Riddick Saga and for the first time, intense online multiplayer combat. Game due in April, with demos coming in March ...

'Grand Ages: Rome' Unveils Military Units - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 6:53 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.

'The Last Remnant' (ALL) Coming to Steam

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 6:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Last Remnant is Square Enix's latest single-player RPG game, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, with two main characters, each one appealing to a specific territory. Koch Media confirmed that TLR will require online Steam validation, indicating it will also be available as digital download.

'Spectrobes: Origins' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 6:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spectrobes: Origins is a sci-fi action adventure game where players will use the unique Wii controls to explore vast worlds, excavate three-dimensional fossils and unravel an engaging story while discovering the key to preventing a galactic threat.

'Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 6:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus' Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent is the only massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) of its kind, set in the uniquely creative genre of “steampunk,” where 19th century steam-based technology meets fantasy inventions.

'Guitar Hero: Metallica' (ALL) Gets Playable King Diamond - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 5:40 a.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.

PSP Review - 'Star Ocean: Second Evolution'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 5:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set 20 years after the events of the original, Star Ocean 2 also receives the full remake treatment aboard the PSP. The title takes the next step with fully animated movies, new character designs, extra playable characters, fully voiced dialogue, and more.

'Gel: Set & Match' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 4:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gel: Set & Match delivers a novel experience that mingles brain-bending puzzles with intense side-scrolling action. Players control kooky, customizable characters to compete or cooperate for points by matching four or more wiggly, wobbly colored blocks. When blocks are matched, they dissolve. Tossing melting blocks into other blocks creates chain reactions for even bigger bonuses.

'ZBluCops' (Wii) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 4:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ZBluCops is an action/adventure game that brings to Wii the kind of strong storytelling, humor and dialogue found in traditional adventure games.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) - 15 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 4:19 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.

'Strategic Command: WWII Pacific Theater' - v1.01a Hotfix Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 4:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and Fury Software's the third game in the Strategic Command series, WWII Pacific Theater, shifts the focus from Europe and into the steaming jungles and islands of Asia- Pacific. This version 1.01a hotfix corrects a Convoy calculation issue for surrendered Majors.

'Monsters vs. Aliens' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When a meteorite from outer space hits a young girl and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years, who are then called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction!

'Street Fighter IV' (ALL) Sells Two Million Copies

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 3:58 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. Capcom announced it has shipped two million copies in less than 2 weeks.

Microsoft Launches Xbox Live Gold Deal of the Week Campaign

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2009 @ 3:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Beginning today, Xbox Live Gold members will receive deep discounts (25 – 50% off) each and every week on the hottest Arcade titles, Game Add-ons, Xbox Originals, and other great content. This adds to the incredible value Gold members already receive from their Xbox Live Gold membership.