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'Quake Live' Public Beta Open for Business

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 5:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Quake Live offers game players of all skill levels a totally free first-person multiplayer action game, featuring 40 arenas, 5 game modes, including friends lists and communication, sponsored events and tournaments, matchmaking, stats tracking, and even the game itself accessible free of charge through the web browser. As promised, the Quake Live beta is now open to the public...

'Tom Clancy's EndWar' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 5:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's EndWar is a next-gen strategy game, set on the battlefields of WWIII, that pushes the envelope of technology, showcasing unprecedented AI, graphics, physics and animations.

Various Game Trailers #1544

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 5:34 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 #2
  • MLB Dugout Heroes - Trailer
  • Empire: Total War [PC] - Superior Tactics Trailer #2


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

'BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams' (ALL) Coming in October ?

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, except for a teaser trailer, a BioShock sequel is no secret. Details on BioShock 2 are so far nothing but guess work, but according to retail outlets Gamestop and EBGames, Take Two's action/horror game will be available Oct. 5, 2009, which corresponds with the previously mentioned Q4 2009 launch window.

'Killzone 2' (PS3) - 8 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 5:23 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.

'Avalon Code' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 4:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Avalon Code is an action RPG boasting incredible graphics, a deep and engrossing story and innovative game play mechanics, from the team behind Rune Factory, Harvest Moon, FF III and Final Fantasy IV DS remakes.

'Ready 2 Rumble Revolution' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 4:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ready 2 Rumble Revolution retains all the knockout features of best-sellers Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 1 and Round 2, while delivering a knockout punch of style and attitude. Tailored to take advantage of the motion-controlled realism of Wii, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution makes landing a punch more fun than ever.

'Flock!' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Flock!, you take control of a UFO that has been given the challenge of herding farm animals to its mothership through a variety of puzzle-filled physics-based interactive levels, including corn fields, pastures and other “plushie”-like environments.

'WWE Legends of WrestleMania' (ALL) Manager Functionality - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 2:03 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.

'Six Flags Fun Park' (Wii) Picked Up by Ubisoft

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Six Flags Fun Park brings the thrills and chills of a Six Flags theme park to the family living room, featuring uniquely themed areas and 40 mini-games representative of a visit to Six Flags park. Ubisoft has picked up Brash Entertainment's Six Flags Fun Park, but only for the Wii, not the PS2/PSP editions.

'Don King Boxing' (NDS/Wii) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 11:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Don King Boxing provides a boxing experience for Wii via accurate controls, a unique story mode, an exhilarating multiplayer system, and implementation of the Wii Balance Board.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Gets Xbox Live Update

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 11:36 a.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. Valve has released a free update for the X360 edition adding a host of fixes, tweaks and new features, including enhancements to Versus mode for improved competitive play.

'Shin Megami Tensei: Persona' (PSP) Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced that is is bringing a remake of the first Shin Megami Tensei: Persona to the PSP, featuring a completely redone localization, gameplay enhancements, and content additions never before seen, to North America.

Fillpoint Acquires Crave Entertainment

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fillpoint has acquired full service videogame distribution and publishing operations SVG Distribution and Crave Entertainment.

'MotorStorm Arctic Edge' (PS2/PSP) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The MotorStorm festival has ripped-up the Monument Valley desert, it’s obliterated everything that stood in its path on The Island, and now it’s set for a whole new challenge. MotorStorm Arctic Edge sees the music, the festival and the brutal off-road racing arrive in the breathtaking yet lethal and unpredictable setting of Alaska.

'The Maw' (X360) Coming to PC

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Maw is a 3D action adventure in which you take control of Frank, a simple alien that must partner up with The Maw, a cute little blob with an insatiable hunger that makes him the most dangerous creature in the galaxy, in order to find your way home.

'CID The Dummy' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CID The Dummy is an all-new action platformer that is sure to grab you with its enjoyable, fun gameplay, featuring a totally original character with charisma and moves, different fighting styles with which to battle enemies from unarmed combat to weapons like the Bazooka that can freeze, hit and burn.

LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm, Rock Band And Assassin's Creed Coming to the PSP

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony announced the arrival of some big-name PSP titles in 2009, LittleBigPlanet and MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (also coming to PS2), previously only on PS3, will be coming to PSP this year, as well as Assassin's Creed and Rock Band Unplugged.

'Cate West: The Vanishing Files' (NDS/Wii) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 9:07 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!

'Watchmen: The End is Nigh' (PS3/X360/PC) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

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.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.'

by Adam Pavlacka on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Set in 2012, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (high-altitude warfare) is the first air combat game in the Tom Clancy’s universe, featuring cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower, and intense dogfights. Soon, flying at Mach 3 becomes a right, not a privilege.

'Go Play Circus Star' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco's Go Play Circus Star for Wii features a full collection of all-time favorite circus attractions, players can wow the crowd with death defying stunts, animal tricks and sleight of hand in 15 different events.

'EVE Online' Gets Extra Retail Goodies

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EVE Online is an MMO game set in a world of galactic proportions, governed by a hyper-capitalistic economy where space flight is the path to all commerce, communication, and conflict.

'Three Kingdoms: The Battle Begins' Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Uforia announced that it will publish Three Kingdoms: The Battle Begins, a new MMO based on one of the most famous Asian novels of all-time, telling the story of the fateful last reign of the Han dynasty, when the Chinese empire was divided into three warring kingdoms.

'Major League Baseball 2K9' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live, Thursday on PSN

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 8:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB2K9 captures the essence of baseball down to the most minute, player- specific details including batting stances, pitching windups and signature swings. Gameplay enhancements in pitching, batting, fielding and base running promise to be user-friendly and enjoyable for rookies or veterans. New commentary and presentation provide the icing to this ultimate baseball experience.

'Dante's Inferno' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 7:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dante's Inferno is a third-person action adventure adaptation of the medieval epic poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, telling the tale of Dante who journeys through the twisted, menacing nine circles of hell in pursuit of his beloved Beatrice.

Square Enix Delivers Games to PC Users Via Steam

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 7:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix has signed an agreement with Valve to bring its titles to customers in North America via Steam on April 9, starting with SE's RPG The Last Remnant, as we revealed yesterday.

'Hearts of Iron III' Looking for Beta Testers - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 6:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron III will follow the series' tradition of most detailed and complete strategic game on WW2 while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 10,000 provinces.

'GTA: Chinatown Wars' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 6:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chinatown Wars is an original entry in the GTA franchise, bringing a new level of interactivity to its sprawling open environments.

PopCap Games Acquires Gastronaut Studios

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 6:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PopCap Games announced the acquisition of indie developer Gastronaut Studios, known for several Xbox Live Arcade titles such as Small Arms, Feeding Frenzy 2 and the upcoming adaptation of Peggle.

'Clutch' (X360/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 5:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Game Factory Interactive's Clutch is a hardcore vehicular combat racing game developed by Targem Games, known for Hard Truck Apocalypse and Battle Mages.

'Way of the Samurai 3' (PS3/X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 5:30 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.

'Bakugan: Battle Brawlers' (NDS/PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 5:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision announced an agreement with Nelvana Enterprises to develop video games based on the toy and action animated TV series Bakugan, which tells the story of Dan and his friends as they battle their Bakugan Brawlers to save the planet of Vestroia and, ultimately, Earth from destruction.

'Simon the Sorcerer 5' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 5:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silver Style is working on the next installment in the point & click adventure series featuring Simon, the charismatic sorcerer's apprentice. Simon the Sorcerer 5 sends adventurers to a futuristic game world, in which they experience a turbulent backward journey through history in order to help Simon to recover his memory.

'Case Closed: The Mirapolis Investigation' (Wii) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 5:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Case Closed: The Mirapolis Investigation is an adventure game that will thrill kids: visit crime scenes, solve enigmas, find clues, collect evidence, play fun mini-games (football, Super hero arcade battles, smash the groundhog etc), and of course catch the bad guy.

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

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 4:33 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.

'Obulis' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Obulis is a physics-based hardcore casual game that takes things to the next level by fusing highly compelling gameplay with outstanding graphics, music and state of the art physics effects.

'Star Trek Online' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 4:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek Online is the MMOG that allows you to boldly go where no one has gone before!

PS2 Review - 'Ar Tonelico 2: The Melody of Metafalica'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 4:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ar tonelico 2 is an RPG that seamlessly combines simulation with role-playing, allowing gamers to not only customize weapons and items, but now design their character’s personalities, skills, and appearance through virtual interaction. Also past events will intersect with future game play as well as the outcome of the game.

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

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 4:11 a.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.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 4:05 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:

'Return to Mysterious Island 2' Syncs Up With Your iPhone - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 4:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Return to Mysterious Island 2 offers the player an experience comparable to that of Robinson Crusoe or one of Verne's characters, but in this new installment, survival is not all, you will also have to save the island from an environmental disaster.

Ruffian Games Recruits Former Realtime Worlds Designers

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ruffian Games announced a boost to their creative capabilities with the appointment of industry veterans Steve Iannetta (former Realtime Worlds and Midway) as Lead Designer and Ed Campbell (Realtime Worlds) as Senior Designer.

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

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 3:49 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'.

Red Xbox 360 'Resident Evil' Ltd. Ed. Console Confirmed

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 3:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In celebration of the Resident Evil franchise coming to Xbox 360 for the first time, Microsoft unveiled an Xbox 360 Resident Evil Limited Edition console bundle. Available the same day RE5 ships to store shelves (March 13, 2009), Xbox 360 fans will be able to pick up the bundle featuring a red Xbox 360 from select retailers.

'Universal Combat: Collector's Edition' - v1.01.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 3:31 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' - v2.11.07 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2009 @ 3:23 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 revises laser damage, fixes mouse flight mode and a VTT bug.