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'Stormrise' (PS3/X360/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 6:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stormrise is a real-time strategy console title offering fans of the classic RTS genre an immersive and dramatic twist whilst challenging the conscience. Experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a detached view point.

'Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures' (ALL) Gets Release Date, Demo Next Week

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 6:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, you assume the roles of both Wallace and Gromit, and spend each episode exploring a vivid world, assembling intricate contraptions, and getting the duo out of the sticky situations they frequently find themselves in.

Various Game Trailers #1557

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 6:29 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:

  • Battlefield Online [PC] - Trailer
  • Runes of Magic [PC] - Cinematic Trailer
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum [PS3/X360/PC] - Invisible Predator Trailer
  • Arma II [X360/PC] - National Party Faction Trailer

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

'Third Soldier' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 5:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Third Soldier is a third-person action game set in 1189. You are the Third Soldier, a brave and fearless leader, able to fight against hundreds of enemy soldiers and subhuman creatures. Betrayed and left for dead, you are now hunted by assassins who want to finish the job.

New Publisher Gamebridge to Bring Games from Japan to Europe

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamebridge is a joint venture between Tokyo based media company Interchannel and official Nordic Nintendo distributor Bergsala, with the stated mission is to bring fresh, new concepts from Japan into Europe.

'Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume' (NDS) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume follows the story of the young soldier Wylfred, who seeks retaliation against the valkyries since Lenneth took his father's life. Now he waits for an opportunity to strike back just as the future of Midgard is about to be decided in battle once again.

'Sonic Unleashed' (ALL) Gets Patched and Level Pack

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Everyone's favorite hedgehog will be breaking new ground yet maintaining his roots, in the upcoming title, Sonic Unleashed, taking players on an unforgettable high-speed journey around the globe in a way never before experienced in the world of Sonic. A patch has been released for the game on 360, as well as a level pack for the Chun-Nan region featuring a mix of hard mode challenges and all new levels (250 points).

'Fable' Becomes Xbox Live Deal of The Week

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fable is an role-playing adventure game, in which your every action determines your skills, appearance, and reputation. Create your life story from childhood to death, grow from an inexperienced adolescent into the most powerful being in the world.

'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using a new technology called the Pollux Engine, Square Enix has created a true cross-platform game as it will be identical on both NDS and Wii. Use the stylus to control your character on the NDS while the Wiimote will mimic the same actions on the Wii. The game requires only one copy of the game to work on both systems and will be multiplayer compatible on both platforms.

'The Maw' (X360/PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 3:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Maw is a 3D action adventure in which you take control of Frank, a simple alien that must partner up with The Maw, a cute little blob with an insatiable hunger that makes him the most dangerous creature in the galaxy, in order to find your way home.

'Tekken 6' (PS3/X360) Character Reveal - New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ready to set the standard for fighting games with stunning realism and uncompromising quality, Tekken 6 promises to deliver a pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat experience with bone-jarring punches and gut-wrenching grapples.

Good Old Games Selling 'Patrician 3' and 'Port Royale 2' on the Cheap

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good Old Games is launching its Friday weekend promotion. This weekend, you can grab Patrician 3 and Port Royale 2 bundled for $15.99, XP and Vista compatible and DRM-free.

'Demigod' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in an future-fantasy world, Demigod is a team-based action/RPG/RTS hybrid game that casts you as a hero waging war to obtain a position within the pantheon of gods.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Gets New Map Pack, New Ranking System And Fixes

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. Epic revealed that it is working on a Snowblind Map Pack (due March 31st), featuring 4 new maps, as well as new title update (due March 24th) which will fix various bugs and add a new ranking system.

'Hunter's World' Making Its Debut at GDC

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monumental Games' Hunter's World is a new MMO based on game hunting where you take the role of hunters visiting a massive and varied wild hunting reserve, where you can compete and collaborate with real players in a persistent world. Hunters will be able to roam freely, interact with each other, and hunt everything from varmints to big game.

'Fight Night Round 4' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Promising to revolutionize the fighting genre, Fight Night Round 4 features an all new physics based gameplay engine that brings the most authentic interpretation of the sweet science to the videogame world. The action inside the ring will be faster than ever, delivering a true representation of the sport’s incredible speed, accuracy, timing, and power.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Funk, Rock and Punk Tracks

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Hysteria Hospital: Emergency Ward (ALL) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At Hysteria Hospital, life will prove to be a manic challenge. Players will have several levels of the hospital to navigate, and they will have to reach desperate patients and demanding doctors within a set period of time. The frenzy inside the hospital will increase as the game progresses with more and more demanding patients desperate to be cured!

'FIFA 09 Ultimate Team' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With over 250 additions and enhancements to core gameplay, FIFA 09 has been designed and customized to deliver a unique gameplay experience that takes advantage of the hardware specifications of each available platform. EA will add a new downloadable game mode called FIFA 09 Ultimate Team that will deliver a strategic new online experience

Xbox 360 Review - 'Resident Evil 5'

by Thomas Wilde on March 13, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

EA Sports Season Opener Media Day - Peter Moore Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on March 13, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Yesterday EA Sports had its 2009 Season Opener Media Day where it presented a slew of its upcoming titles such as Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10, EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis, EA Sports Active, Fight Night Round 4 and more. While coverage of those titles will follow shortly, we also had the opportunity to have a little chat with EA Sports President Peter Moore, former Microsoft Xbox 360 head honcho.

'Barca B.C.' Revealed

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vin Diesel revealed that his game development company Tigon Studios is working on "dream game," an MMO called Barca B.C. At a press conference earlier this week the actor mentioned that while the game has already been in development for two or three years, it "could probably take another four years before we see the game." Barca B.C. is an MMO where you create an avatar that lives in the reality of Hannibal Barca, the Punic Wars and life 200 B.C.

'Elven Legacy' Developer Diary #7 - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Elven Legacy delivers a world filled with magic, and a thrilling nonlinear storyline, gauged to provide many hours of gameplay for strategy enthusiasts. Through an epic quest to restore the former glory of the Elven race, this fantasy strategy game offers both depth and scope, all in colorful and inspirational settings.

'LEGO Harry Potter' and 'LEGO Indiana Jones 2' Revealed

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Traveller's Tales animator Charlotte Parker revealed through her online CV that the Warner Bros.-owned developer is working on LEGO Harry Potter and the LEGO Indiana Jones 2 sequel. Both titles have been rumored before, but not yet officially announced. At first, Parker confirmed the statement, but then later removed the listing.

Friday, March 13, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 6:55 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:

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Map Pack - New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 6:42 a.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.

Meridian4 Adding Steam Achievements to Upcoming Titles

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Obulis is a physics-based hardcore casual game that fuses compelling gameplay with outstanding graphics, music and state of the art physics effects, while Larva Mortus is an action horror game that has you hunting monsters in a dark and ominous atmosphere full of undead, terrifying and demonic nightmares. Larva Mortus is getting 25 achievements, while Obulis will be getting 17 new achievements.

'Wheelman' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 5:42 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.

'Burn Zombie Burn' (PS3) Game Modes Unveiled - Trailer

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 5:30 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!

'Theatre of War 2: North Africa 1943' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 4:06 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.

'Demigod' Open Beta Closed, Available for Pre-order

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in an future-fantasy world, Demigod is a team-based action/RPG/RTS hybrid game that casts you as a hero waging war to obtain a position within the pantheon of gods. Eager fans can pre-order the game at Wal-Mart, EBGames, Gamestop or Amazon.

PC Review - 'Poker For Dummies'

by Arkalem on March 13, 2009 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A fresh way to learn exciting new games and activities emerges as EA's Casual Entertainment Label announces a series of For Dummies games for the PC and the NDS inspired by the famous For Dummies brand, starting with Poker For Dummies.

'Empire of Sports' Teams Up With Sports Equipment Company - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire of Sports is an MMORPG built entirely around sports, designed to allow players around the world to simultaneously exist in an online universe, where their alter egos socially interact, train, compete, attend events and acquire the goods and services they need to build a parallel sporting existence.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get 'The Ghostbusters' Theme Song

by Rainier on March 13, 2009 @ 12:06 a.m. PDT | 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. In a recent interview Ray Parker Jr. revealed that he is working on getting The Ghostbusters iconic theme song into Rock Band.