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'Grand Slam Tennis' (Wii) All-Time Greats Headlined by McEnroe - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 6:26 p.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.

PlayStation Store Gets Qore, Red Baron, Buzz, DLCs, Demos and Trax

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 5:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Qore Episode 10 ($2.99), Red Baron Arcade ($9.99), BUZZ! Junior: Jungle Party ($4.99), Astro Tripper ($4.99), DLCs for Hot Shots Golf Out Of Bounds: Playable Sackboy ($1.99), BUZZ! Quiz TV National Geographic: Prehistoric Pack ($7.99), Burnout Paradise, Street Fighter IV Shadaloo Pack ($3.99), song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, and Rock Band, demos for Wheelman, WWE Legends of Wrestlemania, The Chronicles of Riddick, Red Baron Arcade, and the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'The Great Giana Sisters' (NDS) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

More than 20 years ago when a game was born that still is a synonym for a whole gaming genre, The Great Giana Sisters made Jump’n’Run gaming available for home computer users all over the world.

'Star Wars Galaxies' Trading Card Game Expands With Galactic Hunters

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The SWG Trading Card Game provides players an entirely new gameplay experience by combining the challenge of a trading card game with the adventures and community of an MMO. Galactic Hunters gives both light and dark side players the chance to employ some of the most recognizable and legendary bounty hunters in the galaxy.

Various Game Trailers #1556

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 5:21 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 Bigs 2 [ALL] - Trailer
  • Empires of Steel [PC] - Trailer (4)
  • GTA: Chinatown Wars [NDS] - Dealing & Delivering Trailer
  • inFamous [PS3] - Beauty Of Power Trailer
  • Stormrise [ALL] - Verticality Trailer

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

'Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic' (PS3) Gets Dated - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A fast-paced combat game with an imaginative look and feel, Ragdoll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic focuses on fun with exaggerated ragdoll physics action and charming visual effects.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' Adds Achievements and New Map, Goes on Sale

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year Tripwire Interactive added Steamworks to its WWII multiplayer FPS Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, and while various other functionalities were incorporated, Steam achievements were not included, but the just released free patch adds just that, as well as an all new map.

'World of Mixed Martial Arts 2' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software's WMMA 2 will bring mixed martial arts to your PC allowing players to control every aspect of a mixed martial arts company. The player is in charge of just about everything to do with its running, including hiring fighters, match making, marketing, and so on.

'Helldorado' Coming to North America

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Helldorado, sequel of the Wild West tactical action strategy game Desperados 2: Cooper’s Revenge, continues where Cooper’s Revenge left off and gives you the chance to answer some of the mysterious questions left open, as well as giving new players a well-balanced and self-contained story.

'Global Agenda' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A departure from the traditional online settings of high fantasy, outer space, or military, Global Agenda is a fast-paced action MMO using Unreal Engine 3 set in Earth's near future, a spy-fi world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict.

'Warhammer Online' Gives Returning Veterans an Emperor's Welcome

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment is calling on seasoned veterans to re-enlist and return to the ongoing Realm War in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. Experienced fighters in North America and Asia Pacific who reactivate their game accounts will receive an emperor's welcome, complete with all the rested experience they've accumulated while absent, a special quest chain with in-game rewards, and 10 free days of game time.

'Roogoo Twisted Towers!' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Save Planet Roo and all its citizens from the evil Meemos by guiding differently shaped meteors that sustain and feed life to the planet. Rotate floating land masses to allow meteors to pass through safely. Use quick reflexes to navigate obstacles and complete the levels.

'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (PS3/X360/PC) Demo Confirmed

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 2:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint 2 will see the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theater of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense than ever before. On Codemasters' OFP: DR forum, the community manager has confirmed that a demo will be released for all platforms prior to launch.

'Free Realms' (PS3/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Free Realms is a free whimsical fantasy massively multiplayer RPG from Sony Online offering lighthearted adventuring, aimed primarily at casual female gamers, and optional bonus content via micro transactions.

'Cate West: The Vanishing Files' (NDS/Wii) - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 2:32 p.m. PDT | 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!

'Fable II' (X360) to Get More Downloadable Content

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fable 2 offers even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of the original Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose. Lionhead is not only working on Fable III, but it was also revealed a second DLC package is planned, although no details or release schedule were revealed.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Map Pack Dated - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

COD: World at War changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) March/April DLCs Revealed

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (ALL) South Central DLCs Get Artsy - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 10:49 a.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.

'The Beatles: Rock Band' (Wii/PS3/X360) to Feature Unreleased Material

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MTV Games and The Beatles license holder Apple Corps are developing a new video game that will be an experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles spanning the UK band's entire discography, with tracks from their first album (Please Please Me) all the way to Abbey Road, as well as unreleased material according to an interview with Dhani Harrison, The Beatles drummer George Harrison's son.

'Roogoo Attack!' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the Xbox Live Arcade game, players help the Roogoo by guiding colorful meteors through rotating platforms in an effort to stop the evil Meemoos from draining their planets energy.

'Champions Online' (X360/PC) First to be Released on PC

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Champions Online is an MMORPG based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments. Former Flagship Studios founder Bill Roper revealed that the game will be released on the PC first, then console(s), although only the X360 has been confirmed so far.

'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The G.I. Joe video game will feature an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line.

Paradox Announces Lineup for GDC 09

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive confirmed their presence at this year's Game Developers Conference, along with the lineup of development teams who will be on hand to showcase their titles scheduled to release this year, such as Majesty 2, Elven Legacy and others ...

'MotoGP' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first officially licensed MotoGP title for the Wii turns the Wiimote into a virtual set of handlebars to deliver the definitive two-wheeled racing experience.

'Virtual On' (XBLA) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced the return of Virtual On, the classic mech arcade fighting game. Players will be able to revisit the Virtual On universe with several enhancements which include improved graphics and online multiplayer.

'Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust' (ALL) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust, a 3rd person adventure game, Larry takes a summer job working on his uncle Larry's movie lot doing odd jobs and trying to uncover a mole from another studio who threatens to air the studio's dirty laundry in the tabloids.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players, consisting of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.

'RACE On' Announced

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RACE On will target PC owners with a bit of petrol in their blood and comes with a very strong selection of new challenging content including the tracks and cars from WTCC season 2008 which turned out to be the most competitive championship ever.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) to Get Versus Mode as Premium DLC - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 promises to revolutionize the survival horror series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control. A new "versus" multiplayer mode will be released post-launch as paid digital content via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Wanted: Weapons of Fate'

by Adam Pavlacka on March 12, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles‘s story is based on Resident Evil 2 and includes Leon S Kenney and Claire Redfield. Its on-rails style gameplay and active camera will create a more immersive “Chronicles” survival experience. As in the last installment, this is a first-person game with extreme shooting gameplay and interactive pathways.

'Dark Sector' (ALL) Confirmed for North America

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a deadly Cold War secret. The PC edition will feature improved graphics and a streamlined interface that allows for easy mouse and keyboard control.

'Bayonetta' (PS3/X360) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 7:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces off against countless angelic enemies, many reaching epic proportions. With magnificent over-the-top action and outlandish finishing moves that are performed with balletic grace, Bayonetta brings to life some fast-paced, dynamic climax combat.

Good Old Games Signs Classic Empire Titles

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good Old Games announced an agreement with Empire Interactive that will bring titles such as Enemy Engaged: Apache vs. Havoc, and Pro Pinball Timeshock to GOG.com, DRM-free of course, available for just $5.99 each. In the coming weeks more classics will be added to the site, including Combat Chess, Pro Pinball Big Race USA and Pro Pinball Fantastic Journey, guaranteed to work on Vista and XP and packed with bonus stuff.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) The Pitt - New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 7:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence.

'Battlestations: Pacific' (X360/PC) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestations: Pacific features a massive U.S. and Japanese single player campaign that offers a unique blend of action and strategy. Players must plan their moves carefully on huge open-world arenas and fight in the air, above sea and underwater to relive some of the most hard-fought battles in WWII history.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 6:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a few weeks back, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 takes golf fans inside-the-ropes to experience the drama and emotion of tournament golf. In addition, the U.S. Open, a USGA championship, and the USGA’s Rules of Golf will be available in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for the first time in franchise history.

'Army of Two: The 40th Day' (ALL) Announced - Screen

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ultimate two-man private military team of Salem and Rios return in Army of Two: The 40th Day, where they must survive and prevail in a city under siege, offering a fresh, innovative and fluid co-op experience with a deep arsenal of customizable weapons so players can team up with their friends online for the fight of their lives.

'Ceville' - v1.0.1.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ceville is an action-packed point & click adventure where you have to protect the fairy-tale realm of Faeryanis from the treacherous Basilius who plans to take the crown and subdue the realm with the help of murderous beasts he summons from the planes of eternal darkness.

Koch Media Signs 'Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans' (NDS/Wii/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans is an entertaining and easily accessible adventure game that follows the struggle of young Rassimus to achieve glory as a gladiator and obtain his freedom.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Sequel Already Planned?

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Wars is an RTS 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. Even though Ensemble is no longer, Robot Entertainment took over the reigns of the franchise, and the first indication that a sequel might be planned is the 100% Completion Achievement in the original saying "Ready for the Sequel."

'Pikmin 2' and 'Donkey Kong Jungle Beat' (NGC) Getting Wii-Make - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready for the return of some of Nintendo’s best-loved characters as Pikmin 2 and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat have been added to the Wii’s New Play Control family, in which classic games are reinvented to take advantage of Wii’s unique motion sensing capabilities and new widescreen experience.

New 'Ninja Gaiden' Or 'Dead or Alive' Game to be Announced?

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo will be announcing a new game at GDC on Mar. 24, 2009, and wanted to make sure they got our attention by promising it will be "The greatest '_____' game, ever!" While the invitation did not reveal many details, the venue where the event will be held (the PlayStation store) indicates that it is at the very least a PS3/PSP title, whether multiplatform or not. Since its merger with KOEI, Tecmo has released a Rygar title on the Wii, but has other high-profile franchises such as Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Alive, Fatal Frame and Tecmo Bowl.

'Wheelman' (PS3/X360/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wheelman will take you on a thrill ride that unfolds throughout the streets of Barcelona, delivering powerful cinematic moments throughout the game's compelling storyline with car chases inspired by Hollywood's most famous action-sequences.

'Louisiana: Mystery Cases' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Louisiana: Mystery Cases is a modern full 3D adventure game with a stylish environment and catchy storyline. Set in a 1902, a New Orleans suburb is being plagued by brutal murders, lacking any apparent motive and too complicated to have been committed by a raging insane maniac. Before long they catch the attention of the FBI who is now sending their best special agent...

Wii Review - 'Sonic and the Black Knight'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 12, 2009 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Lord of the Rings Online' Volume II: Book 7: Leaves of Lorien - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria expands the online world of Middle-earth to let players explore the ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths, face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin’s Bane and more!

Thursday, March 12, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 4:25 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:

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

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 4:10 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.

'Project Aftermath' Gets Price Drop, Achievements, v1.16 Patch/Demo Update

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Aftermath is an arcade RTS where you command up to 4 squads of soldiers in exciting battles in a retro-futuristic world. Equip your troops to suit your playing style, researching new items using the spoils of war; choosing from over 100 different weapons, armor, power-up augmentations and spell-like special attacks.

'Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator – World Championship 2009' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 3:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first game based on the new Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s TV show, the game allows up to 4 players to compete within two distinctly different ways. The ‘Story Mode’ lets single players explore the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s world and meet its all-new dueling stars in a series of thrilling card games, and the game will act as the basis for 2009’s Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship.

'Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009' (Wii) Selling Well

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 integrates a tiered fitness regimen, expert advice and exercise techniques, delivering a focused workout that will help players reach their own personal fitness goals by using the Wii Balance Board. 3G Studios is happy that according to NPD sales numbers Fitness Ultimatum 2009 has sold over 500,000 units since launch.

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

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 3:47 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. The Toy Soldiers map pack includes three new multiplayer maps (FullTilt, Cockroach, Recess).

'Brainpipe' - v1.01 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 3:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brainpipe is a unique gaming experience where the ultimate objective is to transcend humanity. You do this by navigating the tunnels of your mind, exercising your hand-eye coordination while relishing in the funkadelic sights and sounds of your inner self.

'Wii Music' (Wii) Helps D.C. Students Stay in Tune

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Voices and spirits will be soaring as students and teachers at H.D. Cooke Elementary School in Washington, D.C. celebrate Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) on Thursday, March 12, with an interactive, all-school music-making event, hosted by MENC: The National Association for Music Education (MENC) and Nintendo.

'Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Council 4' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 3:34 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.

'Geneforge 5: Overthrow' - v1.02 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Geneforge 5: Overthrow, Spiderweb Software, you return to the world of the Shapers one final time. Explore a vast, war-torn world, create and mold your own army of strange, powerful monsters, and choose a side to help lead to final victory.