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'NCAA Football 10' (PSP/PS2/PS3/X360) Announced, Dated

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 7:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Football 10 envelopes the excitement and pageantry of college football at its best. Enhanced stadiums filled with school colors, cheerleaders and mascots bring the college atmosphere to life.

'Grand Slam Tennis' (Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 7:30 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.

Various Game Trailers #1560

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 6:40 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:

  • Dungeon Party [PC] - Wizard Trailer
  • C&C: Red Alert 3 - Uprising [PC] - Flair vs. Bear Trailer #4
  • BattleForge [PC] - Action Trailer
  • the Hunter [PC] - The Making Of Trailer #1

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

'Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2' (PS3) Confirmed

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 6:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last month, Tecmo teased that it would be making a major announcement at GDC, and while that is still the case, the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu revealed that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 for the PS3 is in development, which is now confirmed by Tecmo itself. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is an improved version of the X360's Ninja Gaiden II, featuring a new playable character (Ayane), new boss fights and weapon, currently scheduled for release fall 2009 in Japan/North America, followed by Europe.

'Virtua Tennis 2009' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis 2009 will again allow you to take on the world’s top tennis players in some of the most realistic courts to be found on gaming consoles. Take on the likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer or play as Maria Sharapova against Venus Williams to recreate some classic court battles.

Windstorm Studios Formed, Another Ensemble Studios Spin-off

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Former Ensemble Studios programmer Dusty Monk has launched Windstorm Studios. No formal announcement has been made yet, but it was revealed that the independent studio is working on a new MMO. A big fan of titles such as Ultima Online, EverQuest, and World of Warcraft, Monk wants to create an MMO that breaks the mold of depressing postapocalyptic titles with gray streets beneath gray skies, killing gray zombies, and hints at a game with cities of glass and steel, and most importantly, flying cars. Previously, Monk has worked on such titles as Age of Empires, Halo Wars, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing and the canceled Halo MMO.

'inFamous' (PS3) - Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | 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.

Former Microsoft and Nintendo Exec Appointed Chair Entertainment Studio Director

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chair Entertainment announced that Howard Phillips, a 28-year veteran of the interactive entertainment industry, has been appointed studio director for the Utah-based game development studio.

'Monsters vs. Aliens' (ALL) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When a meteorite from outer space hits a young girl and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years, who are then called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction!

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (ALL) v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Overlord II' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Overlord II, the new Overlord and a more powerful Minions horde take on the Glorious Empire, an advanced Romanesque nation, in a truly epic yet familiarly warped adventure.

'Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood' (ALL) Narrows Down Release Date

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood transports players from a ravaged Civil War-era Georgia to the Aztec ruins of Mexico. In the wildest West ever depicted, players can embody both McCall brothers in an intense Wild West storyline full of greed, lust and lawlessness that takes place during a legendary period of American history.

'Space Camp' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced Space Camp, an action/adventure game packed with accessible space age mini-games and multiplayer options, it’s not rocket science to launch an unforgettable gameplay session!

'Merchants of Brooklyn' (ALL) Launch Snafu, Alpha Released as Final

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Merchants of Brooklyn is a fast-paced, futuristic FPS combining an intriguing and unique art style with innovative and exciting gameplay – daring fans of shooters and action games to survive in post-apocalyptic New York gone very, very bad. Immediately after the game's launch, fans complained about the poor quality of the game, which turned out to be a massive snafu. Paleo has mistakenly released the alpha build on Steam, instead of the final code.

'Crimson Gem Saga' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crimson Gem Saga is a lovingly crafted exploration into the fundamentals of RPG fun, delivers lush hand-drawn visuals, an engaging fantasy tale, and an easy-to-use interface.

'Necrovision' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NecroVisioN is a first-person horror shooter, which sees players taking on the role of American soldier Simon Bukner, who must fight his way through the bleak trenches of World War One and into the very jaws of Hell.

'The Conduit' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

High Voltage Software's The Conduit is a stunning action FPS that promises to provide some of the best visuals seen to date on the Wii, featuring terrifying alien creatures, an advanced AI System, and a rich, conspiracy-laden story.

'Adventure: Collector's Edition Vol. 1' Announced

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment announced Adventure: Collector's Edition Volume 1 featuring adventure game classics Scratches: Director's Cut, Penumbra: Overture, and RHEM 2. The thrilling adventure trio offers rich, immersive stories, brain-teasing puzzles, and countless hours of gameplay for a wallet-friendly $19.99 (USD).

'Entropia Universe' Developer Gets Real World Banking License

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority has granted Mind Bank, subsidiary of Entropia Universe developer MindArk, a license to conduct banking activities, integrating it with the real world and allowing Mind Bank to function as a central bank for all virtual worlds within the Entropia Universe.

'Crime Scene' (NDS) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crime Scene you are part of the forensic police department and have to find and analyze clues with sophisticated equipment, interrogate witnesses and suspects, build a file with enough proof so there is no room for doubt and condemn the guilty!

'Devil May Cry' (ALL) Series Hits the 10 Million Mark

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom's Devil May Cry series starring Dante, the gunslinging demon hunter, returns for the fourth time and will introduce a new hero, Nero, who possesses a demonic arm that can pull in enemies or use them as projectiles. Originally released in 2001, the DMC franchise has since went on to sell 10 million copies worldwide to date.

'Crysis Wars' - v1.4 Patch, Editor Coming this Week

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crysis Wars is the multiplayer component for Crytek's FPS Crysis Warhead and features three modes, 21 maps, vehicles and more. This v1.4 patch improves stability, enhances performance, and enables mod support. The Editor will be made available at the same time as this patch on Friday 20th March at 19:00 CET.

'Dokapon Journey' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Atlus' RPG-board game Dokapon Journey, monsters have invaded the Kingdom of Dokapon, and the King has offered his throne and the hand of his daughter to any challenger who would rise to the occasion and save the land. Alas, that kind of offer is bound to attract some very over-determined adventurers...

Vision Engine 7 Integrates morpheme

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D game engine provider Trinigy and character animation technology provider NaturalMotion announced the integration of morpheme into Trinigy’s latest Vision Engine 7.

Former Fallout Designer Joins inXile to Work on New RPG

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

inXile entertainment has recruited Jason Anderson, one of the original Fallout design team members, as creative director for a new, unannounced RPG. Anderson recently left Interplay, where in his second tenure there served as creative director working on the next generation MMO Project: V13.

'The Three Musketeers: One for All!' Coming to Wii - Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legendo's sword-swinging platform adventure inspired by Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, up until now only available on the PC, is being revamped for Wii to provide players with more fun and interaction as they launch sword attacks and control the game’s hero with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

'Pangya: Fantasy Golf' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TOMY Corp. announced that it will publish Pangya: Fantasy Golf. Featuring beautifully rendered fantasy golf courses, thousands of character and equipment customization options and 18 playable characters, Pangya: Fantasy Golf thrusts players into a world of golf gameplay filled with beauty and unlimited imagination.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Teams With MTV and VH1 to Celebrate Pearl Jam's Ten Reissue

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 10:38 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.

'Fast Food Panic' (Wii/NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare your dishes, manage your orders, run your restaurant: Tables to clean, clients to welcome, orders to be taken… Keep an eye on the satisfaction of your customers, unhappy customers will leave, and help your waitress when she gets too busy. Do you think you can handle a crowded fast food restaurant at the rush time?

'Resistance: Retribution' (PSP) Road to Retribution Tournament

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resistance: Retribution is a 3rd person adventure with an all new story, levels, weapons and enemies, as well as a proprietary targeting system, allowing more detailed characters, special effects, and terrain that captures the look and feel of the Resistance universe. Global Gaming and SCEA have teamed up to offer fans a chance to go head-to-head and compete for $25,000 in Sony prizes and the ultimate bragging with the all new Resistance: Retribution – Road to Retribution Tournament.

Rising Star Games 2009 Lineup Revealed, Dated

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Star Games revealed its line up for 2009, consisting of over ten exciting new titles from Japan, the line up includes casual titles in Harvest Fishing, Animal Kororo and Mah-Jongg, RPGs like Steal Princess, My World My Way and Avalon Code as well as Rygar: The Battle of Argus and Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga.

'Glacier 2: Hell on Ice' (Wii) Weapon Details

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Glacier2 is an arcade combat racing game. Make sure you are faster then your opponents or you can blow them to bits with an arsenal of weaponry.Make your way across the ice, survive incredible jumps, and eliminate your opponents.

World War II Combat Flying Reenactment Online

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network announced that "Pillars of Smoke," a reenactment of the massive Allied bombing campaign over Germany 1944-1945, will be held online starting Sunday, Mar. 22, 2009, at 0030 GMT (2030 EDT), and run for five Sundays.

'Stormrise' (PS3/X360/PC) Developer Interview Part 1

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Stormrise is an RTS 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. We recently sat down with Creative Assembly's creative director Ken Turner and came away with quite a lengthy chat ...

'Seven Haunted Seas' Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seven Haunted Seas is a console Action RPG that mixes steam-punk and graphic novel-like artwork, and is a dark comedic tale about an undead pirate, Scurvy Pete, that returns from hell to find a dark, post-apocalyptic future where he must right all his wrongs to restore the world.

'Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The action-packed game, a hi–def re-imagined version of 2004's Escape from Butcher Bay, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena features an entirely new chapter in the Riddick Saga and for the first time, intense online multiplayer combat.

Meridian4 Signs 'Deer Drive' and 'Euro Truck Simulator'

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 5:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meridian4 announced that they have signed on two more titles with developer SCS Software, Euro Truck Simulator for retail and online release and Deer Drive for online distribution.

'Stargate Worlds' Getting Sued for Unpaid Wages?

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds, using Epic’s Unreal Engine 3, provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover and terrain. When late 2008 a website popped up revealing how long employees has not been paid Cheyenne Mountain admit it was facing a cash-flow issue, but it seems there is more to it than that as a lawsuit has been filed for "an unpaid open account."

'The Godfather II' (ALL) to Get Free New Multiplayer Mode At Launch

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 4:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the film and Mario Puzo's Corleone family drama, The Godfather II game goes beyond the film's story by setting players in the world of organized crime in 1960s Florida, Cuba and New York. EA announced that a new multiplayer mode, called Don Control, will be available as free download when the game launches.

'Champions Online' (X360/PC) Lemuria Revealed - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 4:21 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.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Stoked'

by Jesse Littlefield on March 18, 2009 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Hit the mountains on your quest to become the next snowboarding phenomenon in Stoked, the open-world, back country snowboarding experience featuring five huge open-world mountains, changing weather patterns, and the sponsorship and cooperation of some of the most respected and influential names in the sport.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 3:52 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:

'Cities XL' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cities XL will expand upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, while letting players take their game online, as they interact with others in a massive online environment.

PC Review - 'Bejeweled Twist'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 18, 2009 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Bejeweled Twist puts a completely new spin on the game by removing the barriers of traditional match-3 games. Instead of swapping adjacent jewels to make a set, players rotate an entire 2x2 block of gems clockwise in an effort to create a line of three or more gems of the same type.

'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue' (PS3) Logitech Challenge

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 3:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech is launching 3 one-week long online competitions where players compete for the fastest lap time using the specified course and vehicle class. Each week, the top 3 players will be selected to receive prizes, such as steering wheels, speakers, etc.