'Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop' (Wii) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 8:08 p.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.

'Need for Speed Undercover' (ALL) v1.0.1.17 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 6:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Black Box's Need for Speed Undercover is an intense action racing title taking the franchise back to its roots and re-introduces breakneck cop chases, the world's hottest cars and spectacular highway battles.

Various Game Trailers #1532

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 5:24 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 Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer
  • The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match [PS2] - Trailer
  • LocoRoco 2 [PSP] - Launch Trailer
  • Sacred 2 [X360] - Trailer
  • Star Trek Online - 2009 Comic Con Trailer
  • WWE Legends Of Wrestlemania [ALL] - Trailer


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

Xfire Integrates In-Game Browser

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 5:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xfire's latest release includes an in-game web browser, so gamers who already use Xfire to chat with friends, take screenshots and capture game-play video no longer have to alt-tab away from their game. "Scroll Lock + W" or a simple search from the main Xfire window launches the new web browser in-game.

'Street Fighter IV' (ALL) - 47 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 4:41 p.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.

'Splatterhouse' (PS3/X360) Developer Booted, Goes In-House

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 4:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Inspired by the landmark 1988 arcade hit, Splatterhouse combines visceral, adrenaline-soaked combat with horror elements to deliver an original gaming experience that defies the boundaries of the traditional action category with over-the-top gore and shocking new gameplay mechanics. Namco Bandai confirmed an earlier rumor that BottleRocket is no longer developing Splatterhouse, and has been moved in-house, to the team that just finished Afro Samurai.

'League of Legends: Clash of Fates' Champions #4 - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 4:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

League of Legends, developed by Riot Games, is an online multiplayer session-based game that combines elements of role-playing and strategy genres with addictive battle action. In League of Legends rival teams will compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes.

'Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment' Slightly Delayed... Again

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 3:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire will feature several micro-expansions over the next year, starting with Entrenchment which promises to bring fans a Starbase defense platform, turret upgrades to make them more powerful, mine fields and a Subspace Inhibitor platform that will slow enemy ships within its range. Originally scheduled for Feb. 4, then bumped to Feb. 11, 2009, and now set for Feb 24, 2009.

'Burnout Paradise' (ALL) Cops and Robbers Pack - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 3:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives you license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, a seamless racing battleground, with massive traffic-heavy roads to abuse. The PC edition will have expanded online features, and community-driven content. The upcoming Cops and Robbers pack is said to bring the thrills and spills of cops and robbers car chases to the game.

'Just Cause 2' (PS3/X360/PC) Keeps on Slipping, Now Q3 2009

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 3:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just Cause 2 stars Rico Rodriquez, back to wreak havoc once again, this time with a new destination – the huge playground of the Southeast Asian islands of Panau, in an over-the-top Hollywood-esque blockbuster of a video game. Originally scheduled for Q4 2008, then delayed until Q1 2009, it is rumored that Avalanche has further pushed Just Cause 2 until Q3 2009.

'Bit.Trip Beat' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 3:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Using the Wii Remote, players will test their twitch skills as they battle through a retro-esque universe, familiar to the old generation and yet reinvented for the new.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (ALL) Demo Coming Feb. 11

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 1:32 p.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. A 4 player co-op enabled demo will be available on Xbox Live Feb. 11, 2009 (2 AM PST), where you can gain experience points to unlock three real, licensed planes in the demo: a F-16A Fighting Falcon, a SU-35 Super Flanker, and an AV-8B Harrier II.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 11:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

'3 on 3 NHL Arcade' (ALL) This Week's XBLA Title

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3 on 3 NHL Arcade, developed by the team behind NHL 09, is an all-new downloadable experience, a no rules, fast paced, hockey experience that gamers of all types can enjoy.

'Ready 2 Rumble Revolution' (Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 11:09 a.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.

New Casual Developer Gamerizon Announces 'QuantZ'

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

QuantZ is a game with an interesting twist on an Action-Puzzler, Match-3 and Marble Popper genres. Simple yet addictive gameplay: with your mouse, you control a cube and drop marbles onto it to create explosions of colors, chain reactions and win special marbles. Travel through all levels, visit new shapes and unlock special marbles.

'Cursed Mountain' (Wii) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 10:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cursed Mountain is a survival horror game where you take on the role of a fearless mountaineer climbing into the Himalayas on a quest to find your lost brother. As you ascends the mountain, he encounters an ancient curse: the souls of the people who died in that region are stuck in limbo, caught in the Shadow World.

Silicon Knights Appoints New Vice President, Knights Employees

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silicon Knights, known for Too Human, has hired Michael Mays as company Vice President, who will work closely with President Denis Dyack to drive the company forward by fostering continual growth for Silicon Knights, as well as the games industry in Ontario and the Niagara Region.

'Sonic and the Black Knight' (Wii) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 10:30 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.

'Patapon 2' (PSP) Facts, Features and Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 10:27 a.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.

'Dragonball: Evolution' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the 20th Century Fox feature film of the same name, Dragonball: Evolution promises to be the perfect companion for the movie by incorporating all of the characters, bone jarring fights and spectacular special abilities that fans have come to expect.

LittleBigPlanet, Braid, Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead Lead GDC Finalists

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet leads the nominees for the ninth annual Game Developers Choice Awards with seven nominations, closely followed by Number None's Braid with five, and Left 4 Dead's four nominations.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 10:03 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.

'Rock Band' (Wii) Gets Seven Rush Tracks

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 10:00 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.

'inFamous' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

inFamous is an open-ended, free-roaming game puts you in the shoes of Cole, an everyday guy and urban explorer, in the aftermath of a huge disaster that destroys his hometown of Empire City. As Cole, you must first learn to use new found powers and then decide how you will use them.

Monday, February 9, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 9:25 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:

  • Deadly Creatures (Wii)

  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'Velvet Assassin' (X360/PC) - New Screens

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

Set in WW2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles. Fans who purchase the game at Gamestop will receive a a limited-quantity all-new graphical novel by animation artist Peter Chung.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II' - Developer Interview #3

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

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II will take 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.

'World of Warcraft' - v3.0.9 US/Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 8:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v3.0.9 patch fixes a ton of bugs and game crashes, makes tweaks to the various characters, quests, professions, dungeons and so forth...

'Dead Rising 2' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 8:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead Rising 2 is set several years after the infamous zombie invasion of Willamette. Unfortunately, the zombie virus was not contained at the conclusion of Dead Rising, spreading unchecked throughout the United States and Dead Rising 2 depicts a country where zombie outbreaks continue to strike.

'Tomb Raider: Underworld' (X360) Beneath the Ashes DLC Delayed

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 8:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Underworld – Beneath the Ashes sends Lara back to the remains of Croft Manor where she uncovers a massive series of never-before-seen caverns and age old crypts used to protect and hide a deadly source of power. An unexpected technical issue forced Eidos to delay the Feb. 10 launch of the Beneath the Ashes DLC, no new date was revealed.

'X-Blades' (PS3/X360/PC) Spells And Beasts #10 - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 7:58 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.

'Gobliiins 4' Announced, Dated

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 7:40 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!

'Street Racer Europe' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 7:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Street Racer Europe is a new, exciting, intuitive and high speed arcade racing game set in the most beautiful cities of Europe. Feel the freedom of a desperate street racing enjoying the gorgeous views of Prague, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw, Amsterdam and Barcelona.

Wii Shop Channel Adds One Wiiware Titles and a Classic

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 7:31 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: LIT (Wiiware), and Wolf of the Battlefield: Mercs (VC).

'Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars' (NDS/Wii) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director's Cut builds on the original, boasting a new and explosive narrative interwoven with the first story. New puzzles have been added that specifically utilize Nintendo's unique control methods.

'Halo 3: ODST' (X360) to Include 24 Multiplayer maps

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Halo 3: Recon is a new chapter in the Halo saga that lets gamers experience events leading up to the story told in Halo 3 through the eyes of a new hero in the Halo universe. All twenty-four Halo 3 multiplayer maps will be in the box, including The Heroic Map Pack, The Legendary Map Pack, Cold Storage, The Mythic Map Pack, and three brand new exclusive maps are included.

'Heart of Eternity' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 3:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heart of Eternity is a third-person action/RPG title, with a balance between action and role-playing elements. There are no levels in the game, and no new areas that require loading. The fantasy universe Sarcus is populated with humans, bloodthirsty orks, greedy dwarves, naughty elves, treacherous half-goblins, and powerful vampires.

'WWE Legends of WrestleMania' (PS3/X360) Preliminary Roster - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 3:23 a.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.

'Rogue Trooper: The Quartz Zone Massacre' (Wii) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rogue Trooper: The Quartz Zone Massacre is the story of how Rogue Trooper and his comrades are betrayed by a traitor general on their first mission to an area on Nu Earth known as the Quartz Zone. Only Rogue survives, and joined by his fallen comrades within his equipment, he begins a journey across Nu Earth to find the general and unleash his revenge!

Xbox 360 Review - 'Afro Samurai'

by Jesse Littlefield on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Based on the animated TV series, Afro Samurai delivers a new kind of cinematic game experience, a living episode that offers addictive, immersive and compelling gameplay that's dripping in style.

Wii Review - 'Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor'

by Dustin Chadwell on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Hunt the halls of the Beckett family mansion in search of mysterious hidden objects and solve a series of brain-bending puzzles to uncover the Spooky Manor mystery. What is this strange machine? Who shattered it into pieces? And what happened to Uncle Jerome? Only those with a keen eye for details will discover the answers hidden in Spooky Manor!

'Deadly Creatures' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 2:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ's Deadly Creatures is a Wii exclusive 3rd person action thriller title developed internally by its Rainbow Studios. Deadly Creatures throws players into a venomous world of desert terror, where the greatest victory is survival.

'Mass Effect' (ALL) to Get New Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mass Effect invites you to take the role of Commander Shepard as you set out on an adventure to save the galaxy from imminent destruction. Wrought with treachery, heroism, difficult decisions and a universe filled with unique and colorful species, Mass Effect delivers a truly compelling storyline. While Bioware is working on a patch and Mass Effect 2, it was revealed at Comic Con that new downloadable content is also in the pipeline.

'Major League Baseball 2K9' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced that National League Cy Young Award winner, Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants, will be featured as the cover athlete and spokesman for next year's highly anticipated baseball video game, MLB 2K9.

'MadWorld' (Wii) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2009 @ 2:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MadWorld is a third-person action game that has a unique black & white style depicting a sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3-D worlds, mixing irreverent humor and over-the-top violence.