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'Up' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 6:44 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1555

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 6:38 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:

  • The Conduit [Wii] - Trailer #12
  • Excitebots: Trick Racing [Wii] - Trailer
  • The Path - Launch Trailer
  • UFC 2009 Undisputed [ALL] - Kendall Grove Intro Trailer
  • MadWorld [Wii] - Death Watch Ep. 4

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

'Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles' (Wii) Revealed

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the imminent launch of Resident Evil 5 Capcom's Associate Product Marketing Manager Matt Dahlgren recently said that "Wii fans will be very happy very soon." A new game announcement will be made at its RE5 launch event (March 12), and if the newest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu is any indication we might see the first footage of Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles, an on-rails shooter set in RE2's Racoon City, with focus on replayability, featuring Havoc physics and a dynamic difficulty system.

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (ALL) South Central DLCs Get Delayed - Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 5:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midnight Club: Los Angeles provides a seamless environment for everyone who loves to compete, with no tracks, and no rules, allowing players to race who they want, when they want, and where they want in a recreation of LA. The free map will expand the city's area by 1/3rd, while the premium DLC will include new character competitions, vehicles, races, and music.

'Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim' - 10 Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim will focus on reinventing many aspects of the original game, updating the franchise for the 21st Century. A key element that will permeate the game is the charm and humor of the original Majesty.

'Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization' - v1.01f Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 5:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Colonization, players lead one of four European nations on a quest to conquer and rule the New World. Players will be challenged to guide their people from the oppressive motherland, discover the New World, and negotiate, trade and fight with both the natives and other nations as they acquire power and fight for freedom and independence.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (PS3/X360/PC) Weapons & Vehicles - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 5:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Volition, Inc.'s third-person shooter franchise will make its open-world, next-gen debut with Red Faction: Guerrilla. Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person, open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again redefine the limits of destruction-based gameplay.

Xbox Avatars Get Western Wear

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the New Xbox Experience, Xbox 360 fans have been able to customize their avatars with various features and attributes. Microsoft promised it would be releasing new items every 2 weeks. Making good on its promise, you can now pimp out your avatar like rodeo riders with boots, cowboy hats, duster, jeans, dungarees and skirts.

'Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs reunites fans with Scrat, Sid, Manny and Diego in an all-new quest based on the upcoming film from Twentieth Century Fox. As the unlikely herd travels across the tundra and beyond, they stumble upon another world - a lush Dinosaur World teeming with jungles, mysterious plants, fierce dinosaurs, wild new adventures and several new friends.

Crytek Announces CryENGINE 3

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crytek will unveil CryENGINE 3 for PS3, X360 and PC at this year's GDC (Mar. 25-27) in San Francisco. CryENGINE 3 is the first development platform that is also next-gen-ready, with scalable computation and graphics for all major upcoming platforms.

'Rune Factory: Frontier' (Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rune Factory: Frontier incorporates an open-ended structure that allows players to choose the type of game they wish to experience. Whether it's growing crops, expanding the town, fighting (or befriending) monsters or even falling in love.

2009 British Academy Video Game Award Winners Announced

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The GAME British Academy Video Games Awards showcased the creative innovation taking place in the video game industry this year. Steven Spielberg won his first BAFTA as a game developer for Boom Blox, and Call of Duty 4 won two BAFTAs and the coveted "GAME Award of 2008," which was voted on by the public.

'The Sims 3' Improved AI Details - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | 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!

'Obulis' Coming to Steam

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced a few weeks ago, Obulis, Meridian4's physics-based hardcore casual game, will be available Mar. 19 on Steam and will cost $9.99.

'Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring three intense campaigns, brand-new multiplayer modes and an innovative "direct-fire" feature that allows even more tactical control during the heat of battle, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor will immerse players in some of the most historic, tide-turning clashes of World War II.

Nintendo Wii Reaches 50 Million Units

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

AMD announced that it has shipped the 50 millionth ATI "Hollywood" graphics processor for Nintendo's Wii console. This figure is in line with the forecast that Nintendo made last year about shipping 50 million Wii consoles by spring 2009.

Newly Founded Blade Games Raises Millions

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blade Games, formed last month, has secured an initial round of financing for $4 million from California Technology Ventures.

'Vancouver 2010' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vancouver 2010 is an authentic simulation of a host of events from the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, focusing on the adrenalin rush that comes from the extreme speed of winter sports. Including the all new challenge mode, it will allow players to immerse themselves in the world's greatest sporting event like never before.

'GTA: Chinatown Wars' (NDS) Soundtrack Details

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chinatown Wars is an original entry in the GTA franchise, bringing a new level of interactivity to its sprawling open environments.

'Need for Speed Shift' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to deliver a true driver’s experience that reflects contemporary motorsports, Need for Speed Shift is built by racers for racers, delivering an authentic and immersive driving experience.

'Warhammer Online' Shutting Down 63 Servers

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | 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. Layoffs, departures and a shrinking user base are not very good signs for WAR's future, and now Mythic is closing 63 of its servers.

'Star Trek Online' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 7:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek Online is the MMOG that allows you to boldly go where no one has gone before!

'Fable III' (X360) Revealed

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 7:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At yesterday's 2009 GAME British Academy Video Games Awards ceremony, where Fable II won the best Action and Adventure award, British TV celebrity Jonathan Ross prematurely revealed that Lionhead is working on the next installment in the Fable franchise. After the event, Ross updated his Twitter with, "Got asked to do voice in Fable 3 tonight," confirmed that it was legit, only to update hours later that he owed Peter Molyneux an apology for revealing something that wasn't announced yet.

Xbox Live Adds TNA Wrestling and The Weinstein Company Movie Content

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 7:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that it has signed more movie content for Xbox Live thanks to two new partners: TNA Wrestling and The Weinstein Company.

'Split/Second' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 7:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Split/Second is an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion.

'Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Council 4' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 7:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Council 4 allows fans to play as Naruto and his friends in the next generation of the series, introducing gamers to a host of playable characters sporting their updated Naruto Shippuden looks, and wireless multiplayer battles for up to four players.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Major League Baseball 2K9'

by Dustin Chadwell on March 11, 2009 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

MLB2K9 captures the essence of baseball down to the most minute, player- specific details including batting stances, pitching windups and signature swings. Gameplay enhancements in pitching, batting, fielding and base running promise to be user-friendly and enjoyable for rookies or veterans. New commentary and presentation provide the icing to this ultimate baseball experience.

'Fuel' (PS3/X360/PC) Shows Off Weather Effects - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Creating the ultimate competitive go-anywhere racing experience, Fuel will have players competing across wildly different terrain and executing spectacular death-defying stunts as they race dozens of varied two and four-wheeled rides and explore this epic world on an unprecedented scale.

'Grand Ages: Rome' - v1.10 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce' (PSP) Gets Euro Date - New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce will forever change the way gamers experience the Dynasty Warriors universe. In the game, players will enlist in quests that will challenge their very sense of what it means to be a true warrior.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 6:28 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:

'We Rock: Drum King' (Wii) Track Listing Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 6:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using two wiimotes, 505 Games' We Rock: Drum King is a brand new rhythm-action game, which sees you becoming the drummer in a band that’s on the road to global stardom.

'F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin' (ALL) Multiplayer Map Pack Coming Next Month

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 6:18 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. Yesterday we reported that Monolith had released Toy Soldiers map pack offering three new multiplayer maps (FullTilt, Cockroach, Recess), which was removed shortly thereafter from XBL. It's now "officially" scheduled for mid-April.

'Nostale' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nostale is an RPG with the story of adventurer who follows the fun filled action, adventures. A user friendly game with cute looking characters, Nostale is all about fun, entertainment and action with a strong story line featuring endless adventures for players with challenging tasks and missions.

'Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare' - v3.9.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games has released a new patch for its naval warfare sim Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare, adding a streamlined game interface, tweaked and improved gameplay, and reinforcing Harpoon 3's level of realism. This 3.9.4 update includes over 50 fixes and several additions and tweaks to overall gameplay.

'Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg' - v1.09 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2009 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg is the new grand strategy masterpiece, adding tons of new features including many player submitted suggestions. This v1.09 improves Operating System compatibility and includes several changes to the game editor.

NDS Review - 'Carnival Games'

by Richard Poskozim on March 11, 2009 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Carnival Games is a frenzied combination of tapping, blowing, speaking and stylus maneuvering bringing the midway to life, with favorites such as Alley Ball, Frog Leap and Dunk Tank, complemented with fresh games like RC Raceway and Clown Hammer.