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'F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 5:54 p.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.

PlayStation Store Gets Games, DLCs, MLB The Show 09 Demo and Music Tracks

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 5:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with 3 on 3 NHL Arcade ($9.99), Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Bundle ($29.99), DLCs for Burnout Paradise Party ($9.99), High Velocity Bowling ($0.99), Hot Shots Golf New Course ($4.99), LittleBigPlanet Valentine’s Day Mini-Pack ($2.99), NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM Pack 8 (free), a demo for MLB 09 The Show, song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, and Rock Band, as well as the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes. A North American demo for Killzone 2 is only available for pre-orders, but if you make a European profile, you can download it from there.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 5:02 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.

Various Game Trailers #1530

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 5:01 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:

  • Ghostbusters: The Videogame [ALL] - Rule #2 Trailer
  • Still Life 2 [PC] - Intro Movie
  • Halo Wars [X360] - Call to Battle Trailer
  • Wanted: Weapons of Fate [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer (2)
  • Aion: The Tower of Eternity [PC] - Verteron Flythrough Trailer
  • Deadly Creatures [Wii] - Scorpion MoCap Trailer


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

'Shelter' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 5:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shelter is an isometric, post-apocalyptic, single-player computer RPG, influenced by a number of the gameplay philosophies used by Fallout; however, it neither shares Fallout's universe, nor is set to exactly replicate Fallout's gameplay mechanics.

'Patapon 2' (PSP) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Patapon 2 is a 2D platform/action adventure game that transforms players into a mystical leader in charge of guiding a tribe of small, quirky warriors called Patapons. Through an innovative use of musical beats, players will march the Patapons against opposing armies and gigantic monsters in an attempt to find the far end of the world.

'Saw' (ALL) Picked Up by Konami

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 3:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The last we heard from SAW was shortly after Brash Entertainment's demise, as it was being shopped around to other publishers. Using the Unreal Engine 3, Saw is being developed with the creators of the SAW movies, Leigh Whannell & James Wan, and according to Variety, it's now being picked up by Konami. Familiar with the genre through its Silent Hill franchise, Konami is said to have picked up the project after the right reverted to Lionsgate. Still being developed by Zombie Studios, the source claims the game is now also coming to PC.

'101-in-1 Explosive Megamix' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 2:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

101-in-1 Explosive Megamix is a collection of 101 addictive mini-game types including: puzzles, sports, racing, cooking, shooting, balancing, juggling, and much more. There is practically no end to the fast-paced arcade action!

'Dawn of War II' to Use SteamWorks DRM and Online Activation

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 2:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WH 40k: Dawn of War II takes players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-op campaign.

'DC Universe Online' (PS3/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SOE Austin is building a world where you feel like you've stepped into the DC Universe and become the ultimate super-hero (or villain) along side of Superman, Batman, or Ambush Bug.

Ubisoft's Red Storm Studio Moving into Huge New Facility

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 1:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft seems to be weathering the down economy pretty well, with solid financial results, no layoffs, but studio acquisitions instead. Its Red Storm studio, known for the Rainbow Six franchise, is also on the move, literally, as on May 1, 2009 it will be moving into a new 35,000 square feet office in Cary, North Carolina for the next 10 years.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 12:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft will launch an all-new, original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game – the first not tied to a TMNT movie, TV show or comic book – which will be a four-player action fighting title developed by Game Arts, known for Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii.

'Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box' (ALL) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, a seamless racing battleground, with massive traffic-heavy roads to abuse. The PC edition will be customized with expanded online features, and community-driven content. This demo is the full game, which lets you play part in demo mode, and unlocks when you purchase a CD Key through the in-game store...

'Onslaught' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Onslaught, players are sent on a mission to find the reason contact with a distant research colony was lost. Upon arrival, they find themselves attacked by an overwhelming horde of giant bugs. Players use the Nunchuk and Wiimote to aim, shoot, reload and toss grenades at the creatures in order to survive.

'LittleBigPlanet' Creator to Keynote at 2009 DICE Summit

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced that Alex Evans, co-creator of LittleBigPlanet, will speak at the 2009 DICE Summit.

'Street Fighter IV' (ALL) to Get New Mode and Costumes as DLCs - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 10:40 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.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) DLC to Add New Mode and Two Campaigns, SDK Coming

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 10:36 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 revealed that the Survival Pack DLC will add a new multiplayer game mode entitled, Survival, plus two complete campaigns for Versus Mode .

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

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 10:30 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.

Thursday, February 5, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 10:11 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:

'X-Blades' (PS3/X360/PC) Spells And Beasts #9 - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

X-Blades, previously known as Oniblade, is a third-person, anime-style action/adventure. Your heroine wields two magical blades that can be used as swords or guns, and has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Demo Now On Xbox Live

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 9:46 a.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.

'LocoRoco 2' (PSP) - 69 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LocoRoco 2 further plunges you into a colorful world where jelly-like creatures sing, roll and bounce their way through levels to reach their goals. Guide your LocoRoco through the various worlds using a simple tilting and bouncing gameplay mechanic.

JoWood Bringing 'The Guild' and 'Neighbors From Hell' to NDS/Wii

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD announced that it will increasingly focus on NDS and Wii systems to broaden the corporate product portfolio. Popular brands like The Guild and Neighbors From Hell will be released for NDS and Wii.

'Freaky Creatures' Reveals Pugnacious Pets - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 9:31 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.

'Battle Rage: The Robot Wars' (Wii) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle Rage: The Robot Wars is a 3rd person shooter with elements of a beat’em'up game that allows a player to control giant robots. It will offer standard visual mode or visually stunning 3D graphics mode, the first ‘real 3D’ console game, by using stereoscopic glasses

'Moto Racer DS' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Moto Racer DS will be the first true multi-discipline motorbike game for the NDS. Moto Racer DS features 4 different disciplines: Moto GP, Traffic, Freestyle, and Supercross.The exciting arcade gameplay is now powered by the use of the stylus, and the multi-player mode up to 6 riders using WiFi!

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Resident Evil 5'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Capcom's Resident Evil 5 is the forthcoming installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, which will debut for the PS3 and X360, promising to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control.

SEGA Signs 2010 Olympic Winter Games License

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA announced a worldwide agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to once again become the sole approved video game publisher of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.

'Flower' (PS3) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Playing as the wind, the player guides and accumulates a swarm of pedals by interacting with other flowers and the surrounding environment, causing the on-screen world to change. The goals and journey in each level vary, but all involve flight, exploration and interaction with the level.

'Virtua Tennis 2009' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis 2009 will again allow you to take on the world’s top tennis players in some of the most realistic courts to be found on gaming consoles. Take on the likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer or play as Maria Sharapova against Venus Williams to recreate some classic court battles.

'Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream will fulfill the need of every gamer who has fished or who has wanted to cast their first line. Featuring a magnificent 3D fishing engine, lifelike fish and soothing environmental sounds, Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream will put players on the banks of pristine lakes, raging rivers and tropical oceans filled with the biggest fish around.

'Bionic Commando' (ALL) Narrows Down Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by Faith No More's Mike Patton), a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Announced - Screen

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 7:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.

'Portal: Prelude' - v1.1.5 Mod/Expansion Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 7:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Portal: Prelude is a prequel for Valve's Portal. Its story revolves around the pre-GlaDOS epoch, even before she was plugged in, when test subjects were monitored by real Aperture Science employees, whose work was tedious, lengthy and repetitive.

'Battlefield 1943' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 7:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield 1943, using DICE's Frostbite engine, takes players back to WWII. The game offers endless hours of 24 player multiplayer action over three classic and tropic locations; Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.

'Wanted: Weapons of Fate' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Hollywood Voice Cast

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 7:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Armed with iconic moves from rigorous assassin training, including "Curving Bullets" and "Bullet Explosion," as well an arsenal of powerful, high-tech weapons, players will explore Wesley’s quest to becoming an unmatched uberassassin in fast-paced, action-packed combat against the world’s most notorious killers.

'Evochron Legends' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Evochron Legends is a freeform mercenary space-sim that focuses on 'lone-wolf' survival gameplay, allowing you to play the game in a variety of ways and complete many activities. The game features unified gameplay profiles so that upgrades, ships, equipment, money, you earn in the game can be used in both the single and multiplayer modes.

'The Dark Eye: Demonicon' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Dark Eye: Demonicon is an RPG featuring a strong story and dynamic battles, based on the original set of rules and the game world of The Dark Eye. An epic story, cinematically presented, as well as highly detailed characters and exciting, gripping quests are the results of the elaborate production done by TGCs in-house development department.

'Totem Tribe' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 4:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

High adventure, real time strategy and hidden object gameplay come together for the first time in Enkord's casual Totem Tribe game. Restore balance to a dying world and find enough treasure to last a lifetime!

'Watchmen: The End is Nigh' (PS3/X360/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 3:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

Capcom Financial Results Show 57% Profit Drop

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom announced its latest financial results revealing that net sales decreased 8.6% from the same term last year, operating income decreased to 57.2% compared to 2007, ordinary income dropped 67.7% and a whopping 95% less net income. The reason for the slacking performance is its weak arcade business, the rise of the yen's exchange rate, and not having the release of flagship titles until Q4 (Resident Evil 5 and Street Fighter IV).

'Football Academy' (NDS) Signs Scolari As Academy Master - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Football Academy offers an entertaining way to learn football strategy, positioning and technique. Players build their knowledge by completing tasks and take their improved skills onto the pitch to compete against their friends, offering a variety of mini-games. Chelsea FC and FIFA World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will be featured as the game's Academy Master.

Wii Review - 'Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine'

by Brian Dumlao on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine players battle through a series fast-paced and intense culinary challenges. Each victory advances players closer to a final showdown that will determine who will reign supreme as the next Iron Chef America.

One Million Xbox Live Members Download and Activate Netflix

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2009 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft and Netflix announced that 1 million Xbox Live Gold members have downloaded and activated the Xbox Live application from Netflix since the alliance launched last November. In less than three months the Xbox Live community has watched instantly 1.5 billion minutes of movies and TV episodes.