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'Battlefield 1943: Pacific' (ALL) to be Unveiled at Comic Con ?

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 6:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

An Electronic Arts schedule for the New York Comic Con mentions Battlefield 1943: Pacific postcards being handed out, revealing EA DICE might be working on a new title in the series. While details seem sketchy, rumor has it that this will be a PS3/X360 title, while others also claim it to be coming to PC. As with previous titles in the franchise, Battlefield 1943: Pacific will be an online multiplayer game, and have you visit locations such as Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Wake Island. DICE had planned to announce new titles at a UK press event earlier this week, but heavy snowfall canceled those plans. More details coming soon!

'Tekken 6' (PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 5:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ready to set the standard for fighting games with stunning realism and uncompromising quality, Tekken 6 promises to deliver a pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat experience with bone-jarring punches and gut-wrenching grapples.

Warner Bros. Acquires Snowblind Studios

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 5:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group announced the acquisition of independent game development studio Snowblind Studios, best known action and fantasy-based games such as Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance and Justice League Heroes.

Various Game Trailers #1529

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 5:30 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:

  • The House of The Dead: Overkill [Wii] - Making Of Trailer #5
  • The Sims 3 [PC] - Creator Camp TRailer
  • Tom Clancy's HAWX [ALL] - Missile Dodge Trailer
  • UFC 2009 Undisputed [PS3/X360] - Trailers (2)


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

'Cate West: The Vanishing Files' (NDS/PC) Coming to the Wii - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 5:25 p.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!

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) Gets Free Valentine's Day Theme Pack

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 5:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a community-based game where players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots — and use their character's abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network. In addition to the McLovin SackBoy costume, the theme pack includes a full array of stickers and decorations...

'War3DII: Gettysburg' Announced - Screens

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

War3DII: Gettysburg is the next generation of Civil War combat command simulations, where you take Charge of some of the premier Generals that shaped America.

'Mystic Mine' Demo Available NOW

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

In Mystic Mine you guide a gold car through a mine, switching rails with a single button. You can only go down, but thanks to an optic illusion in the levels, you can always reach every point.

'Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 2:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier is a sci-fi/fantasy-action RPG side story of the Super Robot Taisen Original Generation games. Embark on a journey across the fascinating worlds of the Endless Frontier along with robots, were-people, mermaids, demons, and humans all living with each other in harmony... more or less.

THQ's Q3 2009 Financials Reveal Layoffs, Cancelations and Closures

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ released its financial results for Q3 2009 revealing net sales of $357.3 million, compared to last year's $509.6 mill., and a net loss of $191.8 mill., compared to $15.5 million net income the year before. Sales were driven by Saints Row 2 (2.6 mill. units), WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 (4 mill. units), de Blob (700k units) and Big Beach Sports (1.2 mill. units). However, due to lower-than-expected sales, THQ will further reduce spending through studio dispositions, project and 24% headcount reductions.

Namco Bandai's New York Comic Con 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 1:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai plans to attend New York Comic Con 2009, where it will host a Splatterhouse panel giving fans a chance to interface with the creative team, as well as lets attendees go hands on with titles such as Afro Samurai, Invincible Tiger, Ultimate Ninja 4, Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM 2 and more ...

'MLB 09 The Show' (ALL) Road To The Show Training Modes - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 1:24 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.

Stardock Opens New Studio, Developing New RPG

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock announced that it is expanding its current games division and will open a second games studio in Michigan, which will create up to 50 much-needed jobs and be responsible for an unannounced RPG title.

Dwindling 'Warhammer Online' Subscribers Result in Layoffs

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 1:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning brings Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle. Riding high with over 800k subscribers in late 2008, EA's recent financials revealed that number has dwindled to 300k, and with the current situation at its publisher, rumors are that Mythic had to lay off another 60-130 employees.

'Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao' (PSN/XBLA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao is a stylized hand-to-hand action game that provides engaging, over-the-top combat and multiple gameplay modes to explore alone or with friends online.

'Sam Power Footballer' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You are a young boy dreaming of being a soccer star and walk on a real professional soccer player’s steps! Start your career in a small club, use training sessions and the building of strong relationships with teammates and coach to impress the supporters and scouts from bigger clubs.

'Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures' (PC) Also Coming to XBLA - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, you assume the roles of both Wallace and Gromit, and spend each episode exploring a vivid world, assembling intricate contraptions, and getting the duo out of the sticky situations they frequently find themselves in.

'America's Army' Awarded Five Guinness World Records

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

America's Army is a realistic game providing civilians with an inside perspective and a virtual role in today’s premiere land force, the U.S. Army. America's Army PC game has been recognized with five records in the upcoming Guinness World Records 2009: Gamer's Edition.

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

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 9:21 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.

Crytek Confirms Free Radical Design Acquisition

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed yesterday, Crytek announced that it has acquired all assets and business of Free Radical Design Limited, known for the Timesplitters series, and will now be integrated into Crytek’s network as Crytek UK.

'Scene It? Box Office Smash' (X360) to Get Award Winners Add-on Pack

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Scene It? Box Office Smash! is a great way to entertain guests at your next social gathering letting up to four players or teams match their wits in a trivia game to see whose movie knowledge (over 250 titles) reigns supreme, complete with more HD content, all new questions and engaging puzzle types.

'Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles, with its extended gameplay and variety of features, gives you the chance to test yourself while having fun.

'Fallen Earth' Enters Closed Beta Stage

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fallen Earth is a post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game that mixes FPS style with traditional RPG mechanics, where six factions are struggling to emerge from the collapse of civilization brought on by viruses and environmental disaster.

amBX Gets Tools and Middleware License for PS3

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

amBX delivers a full "sensory surround experience" by equipping game developers with a tool box to use light, color, sound and even air flow through enabled devices.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (ALL) - 13 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 7:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Singularity' (PS3/X360/PC) Launches Elaborate Viral Campaign

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 7:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Singularity is a new sci-fi shooter 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. This YouTube video, revealing a Russian conspiracy by an underground group called MIR-12, is an intricate and elaborate viral campaign launched by Activision to promote Raven Software's Singularity.

'Grand Ages: Rome' Multiplayer Details - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 6:34 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.

'LEGO Battles' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 6:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LEGO Battles pulls LEGO Castle, LEGO Pirates and LEGO Space themes together to create a unique extension of the LEGO build-and-play experience that stays true to the customization and humor that are the foundation of LEGO videogames.

'Red Dead Redemption' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 5:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier.

Former Westwood Studios Execs Found Jet Set Games

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 5:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jet Set Games was founded in 2008 by three industry veterans, most notably known for having worked on a variety of franchises such as Dune, Command & Conquer, Star Wars, James Bond, etc. Former EA/Westwood Studios execs Adam Isgreen, Rade Stojsavljevic, and Brett Sperry have co-founded the new outlet and are planning to develop new titles for iPhone, Wii, PS3 and X360.

'Let's Tap' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 5:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Let's Tap utilizes a ground-breaking control scheme where the Wii controller is placed on a box or flat surface so that the controller can detect minute vibrations. Players of all ages and skill levels then tap the box or flat surface to interact with the game; there's no need to hold the controller.

'GTA IV: The Lost and Damned' (X360) Adds Busta Rhymes, DJ Flex and More

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 5:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GTA IV: The Lost and Damned features a new main character and plot that intersects with the storyline of GTA IV; new missions that offer an entirely fresh way to explore Liberty City with new multiplayer modes, weapons and vehicles. The upcoming DLC is adding new music to five of the game's radio stations while Busta Rhymes' Conglomerate is exclusive to the game (any tune can be bought through iTunes) while DJ Funkmaster Flex gets his own channel, including interviews with aforementioned rapper.

'Modern Warrior: Special Tactics' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 4:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Modern Warrior: Special Tactics is a new FPS where you take on role of a Russian special tactics unit known as Specnaz. The Motherland somehow lost another nuclear warhead to the terrorists and it’s up to the player to recover the bomb and punish some heavy armed dusky beardies.

Wii Review - 'Neighborhood Games'

by Sanford May on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 4:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ensuring that the fun never ends even if it’s cold, rainy, or dark outside, THQ's Neighborhood Games features 24 twists on popular neighborhood games that are fun for all ages and encourage both competitive and cooperative play.

NDS Review - 'Tropix'

by Dustin Chadwell on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 4:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tropix is the ultimate gaming vacation with eleven games in one, including match-3, word, Mahjong, Sudoku, bowling, Solitaire, and more! Earn sand dollars to buy food, fun and creature comforts to decorate your island and purchase other exotic islands to chart new games.

'Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop' (Wii) - 9 New Screens

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

'Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection' (ALL) Ltd. Ed. Soundtrack On eBay

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

Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, aka SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, will feature the best first-party games from SEGA’s venerable 16-bit Genesis years as well as bonus content from its 8-bit Master System and 1980s arcade era games library. SEGA Australia is selling 3,500 Limited Edition Vinyl Soundtrack on eBay, each record individually numbered, with the proceeds going to the Cancer Council of Australia.

'Wind Slayer' Open Beta Goes Live

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 4:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wind Slayer introduces blazing fast, side-scrolling 2D MMO action in a combat system that rewards precise control and timing. The game's visual style evokes images of nostalgic fairy tales with friendly sprite-based characters and gorgeous fantasy backgrounds.

'A-Train 8' Announced - Screens

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

'Strategic Command 2: Patton Drives East' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategic Command 2: Blitzkrieg, titled Patton Drives East allows players to explore the historically possible what-ifs of WWII.

'Strategic Command 2: Weapons and Warfare' - v1.06 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 3:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SC2: Weapons and Warfare incorporates many fan requested new features, including a bigger world map, new units, enhanced naval movement and combat rules, a deeper weather model, additional terrain types and resources, the simulation of roads and railways and am extended editor.

'Phantasy Star Portable' (PSP) Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2009 @ 3:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Phantasy Star Portable includes the original PSU content, the Ambition of the Illuminus expansion pack, 4-player local multiplayer, PSP exclusive bosses and weapons, and a new History mode playable as a new character Vivienne.