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'MLB 09 The Show' (ALL) Saving Interactive Replays as Movies - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 7:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB 09 The Show continues to set itself apart from the other MLB games on the market with its attention to detail and unparalleled gameplay. Looking to build on that reputation, the game has added several new features and subtleties that play a huge role in bringing the baseball experience to life.

Gibson's Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Activision Gets Tossed

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 7:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last year Gibson, one of the exclusive partners of the Guitar Hero franchise, filed a lawsuit against Activision, EA/MTV Games and various retailers, claiming the game infringed on its 1999 patent for technology simulating a live performance using a musical instrument. Activision countersued, asking the U.S. District Court of California to declare Gibson's patent invalid and to bar it from seeking damages, and last Thursday, the U.S. District Court of Central California did just that.

'CrimeCraft' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 6:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vogster Interactive's CrimeCraft, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, is an MMO that combines the action of a tactical shooter with the strategy of an RPG. Set in a modern world you take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city.

Former Ubisoft Exec Joins Jerry Bruckheimer's Video Game Company

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 5:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week UbiSoft's VP of publishing Jay Cohen resigned indicating that he would be working with a more traditional entertainment company in Los Angeles. Multiple sources have confirmed to Variety that Cohen has now teamed up with the game studio formed by MTV Games and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Since the announcement of the joint venture back in late 2007, no details have been released what the studio is working on, apart from the fact that Bruckheimer would NOT make any titles based on his movies or TV series, but rather based on original IPs.

Various Game Trailers #1548

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 4:25 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Battlestations: Pacific [ALL] - Multiplayer Trailer
  • Guitar Hero: Metallica [ALL] - Trailer #2
  • Halo Wars [X360] - Universe Expanded Trailer #1
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel [PS3/X360] - T-Energy Trailer
  • Simon the Sorcerer 5 [PC] - Trailer
  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles [ALL] - South Central DLC Trailer
  • C&C: Red Alert 3 - Uprising [PC] - Flair vs. Bear Trailer #3


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

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) - 14 Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 4:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Quest IX, developed by Level 5, is the first title on any Nintendo system since Dragon Quest VI, 10 years ago, now featuring WiFi support for four players in co-op.

'Watchmen: The End is Nigh' (ALL) This Week's XBLA Title

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 4:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on DC Comics '80s graphic novel, Watchmen, developed by Deadline Games (known for Total Overdose) and written by comic editor Len Wein, is a brawler set in an alternate 1985 America that will initially feature anti-hero Rorschach and Nite Owl.

'Tenchu: Shadow Assassins' (Wii) Confirmed for PSP - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins lets gamers master the deadly techniques of a real ninja on the PSP system. Although it was mentioned in Ubisoft's Q3 2008 financials, the PSP version was officially announced today.

'Rock Band' (Wii) Gets A Whopping 14 New Tracks

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | 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.

'Elven Legacy' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | 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.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | 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.

PSP Preview - 'Hammerin' Hero'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 2, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Atlus' Hammerin' Hero is an arcade-style, old school, side-scrolling beat ‘em up for PSP. Forget everything your parents told you about violence only being a last resort. In Hammerin' Hero, if it moves, hammer it.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Halo Wars'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 2, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Halo Wars is a strategy 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.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) - 50 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 promising to revolutionize the survival horror series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control.

Gamebryo LightSpeed Development Suite to be Introduced at GDC 09

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 8:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Emergent Game Technologies will introduce its new Gamebryo LightSpeed engine at GDC, the first offering from Emergent focused on the needs of designers, delivering top-to-bottom professional grade software for start-to-finish multi-genre game development.

'Tomb Raider: Underworld' Lara's Shadow' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 6:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With Tomb Raider: Underworld's first DLC, Beneath the Ashes, just released, Eidos is looking ahead to the second downloadable content pack, adding new gameplay levels/content to the continuing Tomb Raider adventures of Lara Croft, currently scheduled for March 10.

Konami Europe Bundles PSP Games, Two for the Price of One

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 5:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami announced a collection of double-packs for PSP featuring pairings of its biggest titles for the format. The new compilations retain their original packaging, but are twinned in a special slip cases, starting with Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops with Silent Hill Origins, and Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops alongside Coded Arms.

'Sonic and the Black Knight' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 5:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Stormrise' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 5:43 a.m. PST | 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.

'King's Bounty: Armored Princess' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 5:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

1C Company's King's Bounty: Armored Princess, developed by Katauri Interactive, will be an add-on to its RPG King's Bounty: The Legend. Players will take on the role of Princess Amelie who travels around the world of Teana and searches for the renowned knight, and her tutor, Bill Gilbert.

Wii Shop Channel Gets One Classic and One Wiiware Title

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 5:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added a classic and one WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download: Family & Friends Party (Wiiware), and Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (VC).

'Theatre of War 2: North Africa 1943' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 4:52 a.m. PST | 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.

'Final Fantasy IV: The After Years' (Wii) Revealed

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 4:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An ESRB listing reveals Final Fantasy IV, a 2D role-playing game where you embark on an adventure involving magical crystals and a mysterious kingdom. Traverse across a field map or through dungeons and enter into turn-based battles along the way, using a menu screen to select attacks or magic spells against enemies such as leopards, birds, knights, fish monsters, etc., that blink and disappear when defeated.

'S.O.S: The Final Escape 3' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 4:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S.O.S: The Final Escape 3 is the latest installment in the survival game series, previous titles were on the PS2, requiring you to fend for yourself in a city surrounded by mountains, ocean, and rivers that is experiencing torrential rains. All order has collapsed and there is no choice but to escape.

'Grand Ages: Rome' - v1.09 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 4:17 a.m. PST | 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.

'Lost Planet 2' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 4:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost Planet 2' story has advanced beyond Wayne Holden as players will now follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirates on their quest to seize control of E.D.N III. Players will move their heroes through different stories creating a truly unique and interactive experience.

NDS Review - 'Margot's Word Brain'

by Dustin Chadwell on March 2, 2009 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Margot has devised a set of six fiendish and compelling word based puzzles to test your vocabulary, spelling, and general vocabulary skills. No two games will ever be the same as you wrack your brain against the clock to create words from randomly generated letters in order to score maximum points!

'SBK09 Superbike World Championship' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 3:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SBK09 Superbike World Championship offers the ultimate experience of the championship. Tracks, teams, riders, it’s all there unaltered to make the player feel the adrenaline rush of real motorbike competition.

Activision Blizzard Appoints New European Senior VP

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 3:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Blizzard announced the appointment of Thibaud de Saint-Quentin as the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of European Publishing, where he will oversee the company's regional strategy and long-term growth initiatives.

'Rockin' Pretty' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 3:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockin' Pretty is a music simulation game developed by Arc System Works, known for Princess On Ice, where players will once again test their music-rhythm prowess to the beats of hard rock! Will you be able to rock on and take our lovely girls to fame?

'Velvet Assassin' (X360/PC) Nearing Completion

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 3:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in WW2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles. Fans who purchase the game at Gamestop will receive a a limited-quantity all-new graphical novel by animation artist Peter Chung. Replay Studios revealed it is working on the goldmaster edition of the game, which is expected in stores April 2009.

'Beltion: Beyond Ritual' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Beltion: Beyond Ritual is Rostok-Games' alternative fantasy RPG, in development since 2004. Beltion allows the player a freeform gameplay with a mix of fantasy and historical reality of medieval Europe.

'ArmA II' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 3:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ArmA II is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there.

'Hidden Dawn' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hidden Dawn, developed by Malasyia based E-One Studio, is an upcoming third person action fantasy adventure.

'Mortal Kombat' Franchise Up for Sale

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway has been struggling with finances for quite a while, filing losses year after year, which led to its main shareholder selling the company for $100k. Last month, Midway filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and asked Ubisoft for help with publishing Wheelman. According to recently filed court documents, Midway is looking for "execution of an asset purchase agreement for the sale of Midway's Mortal Kombat franchise assets," which means it wants to sell the MK franchise, giving upper management a bonus for doing so, while cutting employees' promised PTO (personal time off).

'East India Company' Introduces the Galleon - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | 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.

Infinity Ward Wants Your 'Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Input

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there has yet to be an official announcement, it is not a big secret Infinity Ward is working on a sequel to its hit title CoD: Modern Warfare. Making sure that it developing the best title that it can, Infinity has set up a twitter feed where fans of the franchise can give their suggestions. If you have any ideas you think that should be included in the game, sign up and add #mw2 to the beginning of your message.

'Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past, developed by WorkJam, you return to the city of Aspicio to unravel the many mysteries that stand in the way of Jake Hunter! Will you be able to solve the memories of the past or will it consume you?

'Edna and Harvey: The Breakout' - German v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Daedalic Entertainment's Edna and Harvey: The Breakout is a new point & click adventure game that will make do without real-time particle effects, parallax occlusion mapping or integrated physics engine.