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'Age of Booty' (ALL) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 6:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Booty is a casual, real-time pirate-themed multiplayer strategy game that puts you at the helm of your own pirate ship with the goal of sending your enemies to the briny deep, and looting/capturing towns for your pirate faction.

'Cave Story' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 6:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cave Story is an action-adventure game overflowing with unmatched charm and character, taking players into a world where a race of rabbit-like creatures, called Mimigas, run free on a serene floating island.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (ALL) 40% Off Steam Sale Extended, Free Weekend Encore

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In UT3 you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. Last week's Unreal Tournament 3 free weekend and 40% off sale boosted simultaneous player numbers by 2000%, so Valve decided to extend the 40% off sale through Sunday, March 22, as well as an encore of the Free Weekend beginning this Friday.

'Risen' (X360/PC) - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, Risen unfolds over 4 chapters and offers multiple ways to develop the story by your actions and decisions. An intuitive user control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers alike.

Various Game Trailers #1554

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | 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:

  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel [PS3/X360] - High Elf Mount Trailer
  • The Godfather II [ALL] - How I Play The Godfather Trailer
  • Little King’s Story [Wii] - Developer Walkthrough Trailer
  • 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix [NDS] - Trailer


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

'Killzone 2' (PS3) Lead Level Designer Joins Splash Damage

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splash Damage announced that it has recruited Killzone 2 Lead Level Designer Neil Alphonso, who will now be in charge of its team of Level Designers and will direct their efforts for our new (and still unannounced) title with Bethesda Softworks. Earlier Splash also snagged Lionhead's lead designer on Fable II Richard Ham for the same project.

'The Saboteur' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pandemic Studios' Saboteur will feature an open-ended world. Mixing regular first-person action with stealth, you, as a member of the French La Resistance, have to free Nazi-controlled zones. Reminiscent of Schindler's List, these zones will be displayed in black and white, but once successfully liberated, become colorized.

Take-Two Financials Reveal Losses, 'GTA IV' Sales Numbers, DLC Window

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Net revenue for Q1 was $256.8 million, compared to last year's $240.4 million, driven by Grand Theft Auto IV, Carnival Games, NBA 2K9 and Midnight Club: Los Angeles. Net loss, however, rose from last year's $38 million to $50.4 million, due to higher marketing, legal, and research and development expenses. So far, GTA IV has sold 13 million units, while the next installment in the X360-exclusive DLC is expected before Oct. 31, 2009.

'White Knight Chronicles' (PS3) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 3:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

White Knight Chronicles, developed by Rogue Galaxy/Dark Cloud studio Level 5, is all-new PS3 exclusive fantasy turn-based strategy/RPG, with a key differentiating element of a transforming hero, you can play solo, or in a group of up to 4 online.

'Ninja Blade' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Class of Heroes' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. has secured the North American publishing rights for Class of Heroes for PSP, a first-person dungeon-crawling RPG adventure with more than 75 levels of deadly catacombs, hundreds of varieties of vile monsters, intricate art of alchemy, and over 1300 items, priceless treasures, and rare artifacts.

'MapleStory' Giving Away In-Game Items for Free

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MapleStory is an online adventure game that centers around the "Maple World," allowing players to combat monsters and develop their characters' skills and abilities in an immense platform-inspired persistent world. On March 11, 2009, Nexon America invites all users to try any item in the cape, overall, hat or shoe category for free for one day.

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentive - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, based on 20th Century Fox's upcoming movie, enlists players to experience the tormented origins of Wolverine, from his escape of the Weapon X facility to the jungles of Africa and beyond. Fans who pre-order the game from GameStop will be able to access four exclusive rooms, each of which offers players unique new toys.

Good Old Games Adds 'Blake Stone' and 'Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project'

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Continuing its classic Apogee titles run Good Old Games has now also added Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold and the highly under appreciated Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, both DRM-free, XP/Vista compatible and only $5.99.

'NewU: Inside Out' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NewU, conceived in collaboration with Fitness First and You Are What You Eat, is not specifically a game, but rather a title that perfectly combines Fitness, Nutritional Advice and Daily Healthy tips to offer a holistic experience through personal well-being.

Hothead Games Snags Former Radical Entertainment CEO

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hothead Games announced the appointment of former Radical Entertainment president and CEO Ian Wilkinson as the company's new president and CEO.

'EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis puts the racket in the palm of your hand and offers the deepest tennis experience ever. As the home to all four Grand Slams, and exclusive to Wimbledon, you can take your customized created player on a quest to win the four slams in Grand Slam career mode.

'Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers introduces players to a fast-paced twist on a racing game. Yusei and Jack duel in a new motor sport called "Wheelie Breakers" that combines card dueling with duel wheel racing.

'Hinterland: Orc Lords' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game announces Hinterland: Orc Lords, a seriously enhanced and updated version of last year's Hinterland, a game where you loot, level and build mixed with fast paced RPG combat and strategic base building!

'Warrior Epic' Spirit System Detailed - Trailer

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warrior Epic is a free to download & play online action/RPG set in an original fantasy universe, where players can utilize a wide selection of warrior classes to go out raiding dungeons in a variety of novel environments. Warrior Epic let you play co-op campaigns or slug it out with friends in PVP.

'Marker Man Adventures' (NDS) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Glyphic Entertainment, this unique game based on drawing and physics challenges players to maneuver the charming stick figure, Marker Man, through 150 scrolling world puzzles in his attempt to find his best friend, Doodle Dog.

'Vertigo' (Wii/PC) Gets New Release Date

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players use their Xorb ball to navigate through treacherous maze-like tracks and compete for the fastest time. Compatible with the Wii balance board!

'MLB Dugout Heroes' Goes Open Beta Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MLB Dugout Heroes is a casual online baseball experience with a three-dimensional, cartoon-rendered graphic style and easy to pick up and play mouse-only controls. The game will offer four different modes of play for fans to choose from: tutorial, practice, single player and multi-player.

'All Aspect Warfare' (X360/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | 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. Originally scheduled for Q1 2009, the PC version is now scheduled for Q2.

'Runes of Magic' Guild Castles Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | 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.

ZeniMax Online Studios Is Recruiting for MMO Development

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ZeniMax Online Studios, Bethesda's sister company, has entered its second phase of hiring, and is looking for talent in all facets of game development.

'C&C Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition' (PS3) DLCs and Demo Planned - New Screens

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

Red Alert 3 takes players on an RTS adventure to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign, the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay. The Ultimate Edition includes extensive array of exclusive bonus content. While a demo is in the works, the developers are also planning new maps, missions, units, with the first 3 new skirmish maps for both offline and online play to be available shortly after launch.

'F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin' (ALL) Gets Free Multiplayer Map Pack

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | 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 has released Toy Soldiers map pack offering three new multiplayer maps (FullTilt, Cockroach, Recess) for free...

'World in Conflict' - v1.010 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Massive has released update #10 for its 3D RTS World in Conflict, which makes the original version compatible for multiplayer games with the upcoming release of World in Conflict Complete and Soviet Assault, it also includes new features and bug fixes.

'The Legend of Crystal Valley' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Legend of Crystal Valley is a point n' click adventure game merging the best qualities of the genre, providing hours of gameplay, dozens of various locations, characters puzzles, beautiful 2D backgrounds, 3D characters and interactive objects.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Star Ocean: The Last Hope'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 10, 2009 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Scifi and fantasy meld in this long-awaited continuation of the franchise from developer tri-Ace Inc. The refined gameplay features team-oriented combat, while improving upon the innovative real-time battle system that has become a trademark of the series.

'Little League World Series Baseball 2009' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Little League World Series Baseball 2009 is a natural progression for the series, offering Little Leaguers and their families more features and refined, accessible gameplay. Players will have the chance to become a LLWSB Champion, or play with up to three other friends in a variety of exhibition modes.

'East India Company' Introduces Ship-of-the-line, Light - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | 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:

'Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis' (ALL) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 5:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Secret Files 2 is a point-and-click adventure game based on mysterious phenomena around the world. As a follow-up to Secret Files: Tunguska, the sequel takes on a different mystery in a totally different location ....

'Up' (ALL) Announced, Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the upcoming Disney Pixar film, Up is a comedy adventure taking you on an exotic adventure with Carl Fredricksen and his sidekick, Wilderness Explorer Russell, as you set off on a wild journey through the undiscovered jungles of South America.

'Project Monarch' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Monarch, developed by Korean based Maius Games, is a fusion RPG combining Eastern and Western fantasy, showing stories of distress and ideals as well as hostility that humans experience in the heavenly world where the war of the Gods unfolds.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) Multiplayer Features Detailed

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

'Mob Ties Tokyo' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mob Ties Tokyo is the first installment of a planned series of FPS games taking place in the world of underground crime, promising promises lots of action, an immersive storyline, and character interaction. You play a renowned hit man summonsed to Japan by an ex-mob boss who is trying to go legit while battling a triad of street gangs.

'StarCraft II' Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game. While Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for StarCraft II, Gamestop has a flyer circulating with a June 2, 2009 release date (which is probably not correct).

'Go Play City Sports' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go Play City Sports recreates the experience of playing sports in a vast urban playground where manhole covers double as home plate. The all-new sports compilation allows players to compete against the best neighborhood athletes in six classic games, including stickball, kickball, handball, rooftop hockey, shootout soccer and jump rope.

'Theatre of War 2: North Africa 1943' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Theatre of War 2 is a 3D RTS that covers events of 1943, the operations in Tunisia. Players will have the option to lead the German Afrika Korps of Rommel, supported by Italian military contingent, in their last full-scale attack or be at the head of the opposing English and American armies.

'Burn Zombie Burn' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set across 6 classic American horror movie inspired levels, Burn Zombie Burn is a 3rd person shoot-em-up in the classic coin-op tradition featuring next-gen game play mechanics, delivering humor and bloody zombie violence in copious amounts!

'Star Trek D-A-C' Revealed

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An advertisement included in the Blu-ray edition of Star Trek Season One mentions a new game in the popular sci-fi series. Developed by Naked Sky Entertainment, which is known for Roboblitz, Star Trek D-A-C is currently scheduled for May 2009, possibly to coincide with the new Star Trek movie release, but no further details were included.

'Critter Round-Up' (Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Critter Round-Up, known in Japan as Saku Saku Animal Panic, is a puzzle game for up to four players, where you are challenged with building fences to separate different critter species into their own area, while avoiding predators and other mischievous animals attempting to stop you from rounding them up.

'World of Warcraft' Custom Figures Coming to Europe

by Rainier on March 10, 2009 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FigurePrints announced that its service is now available to World of Warcraft players across Europe, allowing players to create custom statues of the characters they play in Blizzard's MMORPG World of Warcraft.

Wii Review - 'All Star Cheer Squad'

by Brian Dumlao on March 10, 2009 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

All Star Cheer Squad allows players to participate in the competitive sport of Cheer, combining traditional cheerleadlng, dance, gymnastics and squad-based teamwork.