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'Diablo III' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 6:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.

'Monsters vs. Aliens' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 6:48 p.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!

Various Game Trailers #1546

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 6:46 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:

  • League of Legends: Clash of Fates [PC] - Trailer (2)
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel [ALL] - Making Of Trailer #3
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars [NDS] - Trailer
  • Metal Gear Online [PS3] - Scene Expansion Trailer
  • Spore: Galactic Adventures [PC] - Playing the Missions Trailer


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

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 6:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players. Aion’s world consists of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.

Microsoft Expands European Xbox Live Offerings with NBC Universal Movies

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 6:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At a UK press event Microsoft unveiled that is has signed an agreement with NBC Universal International, making films from Universal Pictures the latest content from a major Hollywood studio to join the Xbox Live roster.

'Steal Princess' (NDS) Map Maker Details - New Screens

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

Atlus' Steal Princess is a puzzle/platformer hybrid on a mission to break the mold and redefine a couple of genres in the process. Over 150 levels of increasing complexity eagerly look forward to pushing your central processing unit (i.e., your brain) to its limits.

PlayStation Store Gets Pulse, No Gravity, DLCs, Demos and Music Tracks

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 6:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with the newest Pulse issue, No Gravity: The Plague of Mind ($9.99), DLCs for Buzz!, Disgaea 3, Street Fighter IV’s Femme Fatale Pack ($3.99), Skate 2 San Van Classic Pack ($4.99), TLotR: Conquest Content Pack #2 ($9.99), song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, and Rock Band, demos for Killzone 2, MLB2K9, and Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X, as well as the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'ArmA II' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 4:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ArmA II is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Midnight Launch Events at GameStop

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 4:04 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. Apart from the pre-Launch Tournament, Gamestop will also host midnight launch events for Microsoft’s Halo Wars at more than 2,000 stores nationwide.

'Football Manager 2009' - v9.3.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 4:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sports Interactive's long running sports simulation franchise is getting a new installment with Football Manager 2009, known in North America as Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009, which is finally making the move to 3D with a new match engine.

'The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 1:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf brings the unrivaled RPG experience to X360 and PS3 with a brand new combat system for thrilling dynamic action, and a new engine delivering matchless state-of-the-art visuals.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Gets Title Update and Free Map

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 1:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

COD: World at War changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen. The update includes free Makin Day map, a daytime variation of MP Makin with new dynamic sunlight, modified paths and cover.

'Command & Conquer Generals' - Black Sheep Mission Available NOW

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

Command & Conquer Generals drops players in the center of global warfare where they are challenged to become a powerful general and control massive armies with cutting-edge military weaponry.

'EVE Online: Apocrypha' Facts & Features Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CCP's 10th free expansion for its scifi MMORPG, EVE Online: Apocrypha is the most ambitious EVE expansion in the game's over five year history introducing unstable wormholes to explore, Tech 3 cruisers, epic mission arcs and more...

'Miami Law' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Live the life of a law enforcement officer tasked with saving the world in Hudson Entertainment’s new release Miami Law, featuring explosive action, as well as crime-scene investigation, which players will use interchangeably to help save the city of Miami.

'Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sherlock Holmes is back with probably the series’ most terrifying investigation. The player will launch into the hunt for the most dangerous serial killer in England’s history: Jack the Ripper.

'Lips' (X360) Feb/March DLCs Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 10:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lips is a music and singing game that includes 30 songs, 2 wireless interactive microphones (with motion sensors that allow you to dance, move or swing to score points), the ability to use and sing your own music or download songs from an online service.

'A-Train 8' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In A-Train 8 you are manager of a railroad company, elected as mayor of your city, you will have your time engaged with many motivating tasks. The aim is to create the best public transport systems possible, manage them and adapt fares to successfully improve your city though the year, taking into account the different seasons and the effect they could have on the system you create!

'Anno 1404' Now 'Dawn of Discovery' Also Coming to NDS/Wii - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dawn of Discovery, previously known as Anno 1404, is an RTS and simulation that gives gamers the opportunity to explore new civilizations and build their own empire like never before through the immersive action of the Wiimote and the DS stylus.

'Trivial Pursuit' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 9:43 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.

'Sam & Max' (ALL) Series Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sam & Max series is a crime-fighting adventure structured like a TV season, each of the five episodes has its own self-contained plot while together they form part of a season-long mystery, drawing in the player with great characters and multiple intertwined plot lines, building to a high-stakes climax in the season finale.

'The Sims 3' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 9:29 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!

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Watchmen: The End is Nigh'

by Adam Pavlacka on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

'BattleForge' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Phenomic is developing BattleForge, a new fantasy online RTS game where you assemble your own army with collectible trading cards. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck.

'Freaky Creatures' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Abandon Interactive's Freaky Creatures is an interactive gaming platform incorporating collectible toys, customizable characters, an expansive online interactive community and challenging virtual battles with other players’ creatures.

'PDC World Championship Darts 2009' (NDS/Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PDC World Championship Darts 2009 completely rebuilds it’s Wii Remote throwing method, comes with greatly improved graphics, includes new game modes, and new champions to challenge.

EA Sports' Wii Titles to Support Wii MotionPlus

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 8:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 and EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis will be the first two products from the EA Sports label that utilize the Wii MotionPlus functionality.

'Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena' (ALL) Character Bios - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 8:06 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.

Nintendo of America's Q2 2009 Release Lineup Reveals Titles And Dates

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 7:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo has about 120 games in store to keep your Wii Remote and touch screen busy in the coming months. Whatever sort of games you like to play there is something for everyone. Wii owners will be able to blow off some steam with Punch-Out!!, Excitebots: Trick Racing, and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat to name a few...

'Gobliiins 4' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 7:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kalypso Media announces the 4th part of the weird, wacky and funny adventure game series, Gobliiins! To date, there have been three Gobliiins titles about the three rather strange main characters, as well as two spin off games featuring the characters Woodruff and Schnibble. The return of Gobliiins brings a new range of exciting adventures!

'World Sports Party' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 6:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Sports Party invites family and friends in a journey to an exotic 5-star modern island resort, where all players will enjoy 8 original sports, from all around thew world, that can be played by up to 4 players at a time.

'Elven Legacy' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 6:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Elven Legacy delivers a world filled with magic, and a thrilling nonlinear storyline, gauged to provide many hours of gameplay for strategy enthusiasts. Through an epic quest to restore the former glory of the Elven race, this fantasy strategy game offers both depth and scope, all in colorful and inspirational settings.

'Ninja Blade' (X360) Goes Gold, Gets Release And Demo Date

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 6:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From Software's Ninja Blade is a cinematic action game where, armed with an arsenal of specialized ninja weapons, tools and skills, players will be given the epic task of defending Tokyo and ultimately humanity from a horrific, genetically mutating disease.

'Kart Racer' And 'Truck Racer (PS2/Wii/PC) Announced - Screens

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

Kart Racer is a fast paced game that really hones in your close proximity racing skills, and Truck Racer is all about muscle power versus smaller more nimble utilitarian vehicles. The two genres were chosen to appeal to a wider gaming audience, and also mark the beginning of a range of Racer titles.

'Free Realms' (PS3/PC) Nearing Completion, Open Beta In April

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 6:16 a.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.

'Runes of Magic' New Arena System Adds PvP Combat - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 6:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 600 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

Good Old Games Signs Classic Apogee Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 5:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Good Old Games announced an agreement with Apogee that will bring several Duke Nukem titles to GOG.com, DRM-free of course, starting with the Duke Nukem 3D ($5.99), followed by Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold, Blake Stone: Planet Strike and Rise of the Triad: Dark War in the coming weeks.

'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (ALL) Not A True Sequel, Says Developer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 5:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a letter from its attorneys to the UK company Codemasters, Bohemia Interactive Studio is protesting Codemasters’ marketing tactics which tout the upcoming Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising as the "return of" or "official sequel to" the genre-defining game Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis.

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

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 5:47 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.

'The Lord of the Rings: Conquest' (ALL) Heroes & Maps Pack Now Available

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TlotR: Conquest is an action-packed game set in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings universe where players fight epic battles any way they want, whether it be as the forces of good, or as Sauron’s evil army, including Cave-trolls, Oliphaunts, the Balrog and Sauron himself. The new Heroes & Maps Pack, includes two new full multiplayer maps, two new Hero Arenas and three additional heroes.

'Damnation' (PS3/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Damnation features open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict, Damnation will feature vast landscapes, each covering miles of distance and thousands of vertical feet.

Nintendo Unveils New Classic Wii Controller

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 3:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While the Wii has most of its success because of the motion controlled Wiimote, the Wii also comes with a classic controller for the retro fans. Nintendo updated its Wii website revealing the Classic Controller PRO, which will sport additional shoulder buttons and hand grips compared to the old version, but will still require the good old wire to connect to the Wii. No price was revealed and so far it is only scheduled for release in Japan, somewhere this summer.

'CrimeCraft' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vogster Interactive's CrimeCraft, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, is an MMO that combines the action of a tactical shooter with the strategy of an RPG. Set in a modern world you take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city.

'F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin' (ALL) Patch in the Works

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 3:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable. Monolith is currently working on a patch that will modify the game difficulty to make the "hard" setting more challenging, adding the option to toggle film grain and head bob, and several other small fixes.

Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer's Edition - Top 50 Console Games of all Time

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Guinness World Records disclosed the all-time top 50 console games from Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer's Edition. The top three places on the winner's podium were allotted to Super Mario Kart, Tetris and Grand Theft Auto.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad'

by Jesse Littlefield on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad Aya reconciles with her sister Saki and live together in peace for awhile. The peace doesn’t last for long as an infestation of zombies have plagued the city. The sisters join together to draw their swords and rid the city of evil.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2009 @ 2:38 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: