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'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (PS3/X360/PC) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Various Game Trailers #1562

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 4:52 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:

  • Still Life 2 [PC] - Trailer
  • Flock! [ALL] - Flocking Crazy Trailer
  • inFamous [PS3] - Poisoned Trailer

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

Steam Marking Down Indie Titles All Weekend

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now through Sunday, March 29th Steam is running a special promotion on all independent games offered via Steam. Every Steam indie is marked down at least 10%, and all the top-rated Steam indie games are on sale for 33% off their regular price.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Snowblind Map Pack Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 4:48 p.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.

'S.O.S: The Final Escape 3' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 4:42 p.m. PDT | 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.

Ten PSP Titles Join the Greatest Hits Lineup

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced the newest games to achieve Greatest Hits status for PSP. This selection of 10 first- and third-party titles (God of War, Fight Night Round 3, Patapon, SOCOM etc...) will be available starting April 5 for $19.99.

'Crysis Wars' - v1.4 Patch/Mod SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 1:31 p.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 Crysis Wars Mod SDK is also available, and requires the v1.4 patch installed.

'Terminator Salvation: The Videogame' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Terminator Salvation: The Videogame, developed by GRIN Studios, is a 3rd person action game with concentrated armed combat against all of the Skynet enemies from the film while encountering new enemies specifically designed for the game.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Getting Pearl Jam's Debut Album Next Week

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 1:19 p.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.

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Unveils The Bounty Hunters - New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Old Republic will let you explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining your personal story and determining your path down the light or dark side of the Force.

Realtime Worlds Ramping Up Development, Recruiting 40 at GDC

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Realtime Worlds announced that it is attending next week's Game Developer Conference in San Francisco to look for more than 40 additional staff to fill current vacancies.

'Killing Floor' Announced

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive's Killing Floor is a first-person co-op survival horror, set in and around London after a mad scientist’s “specimens” have broken loose and gone on the rampage.

'The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf brings the unrivaled RPG experience to X360 and PS3 with a brand new combat system for thrilling dynamic action, and a new engine delivering matchless state-of-the-art visuals.

'Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 9:33 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.

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) - 16 Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | 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 Wi-Fi support for four players in co-op.

'Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena' (ALL) Developer Interview

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. Starbreeze was kind enough to answer a few quick questions for us ...

'WWE Legends of WrestleMania' (ALL) Developer Interview

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 20, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

WWE Legends of WrestleMania is poised to deliver an impressive lineup of Legendary Superstars and Managers, a new combo fighting system and a historically accurate representation of WWE telecasts during the '80s and '90s.

'Smash Cars' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Smash Cars is a dynamic, tricked-out single and multiplayer RC car racing experience where players twist and turn, grind and gear up, performing aerial tricks and stunts while racking up trophies and points as they race to the finish, all in an unlikely location.

Good Old Games Selling Interplay Action Titles On The Cheap

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good Old Games is launching its Friday weekend promotion. This weekend, you can grab Interplay action titles with a 25% discount. This includes classics like Earthworm Jim 1+2, MDK, MDK 2, Shattered Steel, Earthworm Jim 3D, Die by the Sword and Messiah, all XP and Vista compatible and DRM-free.

'Runes of Magic' Launches with 700k Players

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 1,000 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'Tycoon Online' Launches U.S. Server

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tycoon Online is a family-friendly, competitive, be-your-own entrepreneur-based MMO. It is free-to-play, browser-based and does not require any downloads or installs. Players compete by building successful businesses and attempt to out-do each other by achieving the highest company value.

'Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper' Also Coming to Xbox 360 - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sherlock Holmes is back with probably the series’ most terrifying investigation. The player will launch into the hunt for the most dangerous serial killer in England’s history: Jack the Ripper.

Gamebridge Reveals 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A joint venture between Tokyo media company Interchannel and Nordic Nintendo distributor Bergsala, Gamebridge announces its first European lineup and confirms two further products for 2009, Happy Bakery, Moon and Happy Party with Hello Kitty & Friends.

'A Vampyre Story 2: A Bat's Tale' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Vampyre Story 2: A Bat's Tale follows the comic adventures of Mona de Laffite, French opera starlet-turned-vampire, and her wisecracking bat, Froderick. LucasArts veterans Larry Ahern and Jesse Clark have been brought on board to lend a hand with the dialog writing.

PC Review - 'Empire: Total War'

by Reggie Carolipio on March 20, 2009 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Empire: Total War will maintain the Total War series' 3D battles, grand turn based campaign map and rich historical flavor while for the first time introducing not only 3D naval combat into the franchise, but also a 1vs1 multiplayer mode.

'The Dark Eye: Demonicon' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Dark Eye: Demonicon is an RPG featuring a strong story and dynamic battles, based on the original set of rules and the game world of The Dark Eye. An epic story, cinematically presented, as well as highly detailed characters and exciting, gripping quests are the results of the elaborate production done by TGCs in-house development department.

'Elven Legacy' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 5:22 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.

Paradox Snags 'East India Company' from Lighthouse - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 5:17 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Guitar Hero: Metallica' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: Metallica features an Expert+ difficulty setting for people with two kick pedals, pop-up video style tracks, new guitar and bass tones, allowing you to play as a band member in single instrument or band career game modes, a total of 28 Metallica tracks, as well as 21 other artists.

GamersFirst Signs 'Parabellum' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 5:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Parabellum is a free-to-play strategic FPS focused on urban warfare. A whole city is waiting to be conquered in a giant multiplayer campaign. Parabellum offers intense round-based action with tactical and strategic depth.

Friday, March 20, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 4:51 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:

'Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 4:28 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.

'Evochron Legends' - v1.058 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Evochron Legends is a freeform mercenary space-sim that focuses on 'lone-wolf' survival gameplay, allowing you to play the game in a variety of ways and complete many activities. The game features unified gameplay profiles so that upgrades, ships, equipment, money, you earn in the game can be used in both the single and multiplayer modes.

'Return to Mysterious Island 2' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Return to Mysterious Island 2 offers the player an experience comparable to that of Robinson Crusoe or one of Verne's characters, but in this new installment, survival is not all, you will also have to save the island from an environmental disaster.

'Cate West: The Vanishing Files' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 3:51 a.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!

'Pangya: Fantasy Golf' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pangya: Fantasy Golf features beautifully rendered fantasy golf courses, thousands of character and equipment customization options and 18 playable characters, thrusting players into a world of golf gameplay filled with beauty and unlimited imagination.

'For Liberty!' - v1.82 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For Liberty! is a turn based computer strategy game for the PC, covering two wars of independence - the American Revolution (1775-1783) and the Rakoczi War of Independence in Europe 1703-1711. This v1.82 patch includes some minor bug fixes, improved AI during sieges, some balance changes, and additionally, realistic mode now has 25% reduced supply.

'Football SuperStars' to Add New Features - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football SuperStars is a free-to-download online game, developed by Monumental Games, allowing players to meet within a utopian soccer-styled virtual world and take part in 3, 5, 7 and 11-a-side football matches. Reebok has signed on with in-game ad provider IGA Worldwide to become an integrated partner.

SwitchGames.com Allows you to Give % of Proceeds to Developers/Publishers

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SwitchGames.com announced a program that gives members who buy or sell will be able to direct a percentage of their used game transaction proceeds to a game's publisher and developer. Until now, developers haven't had a mechanism or claim to proceeds from used games sales.

Ubisoft Signs Quazal's Multiplayer Middleware Technology

by Rainier on March 20, 2009 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has made a strategic decision to use Quazal technology to provide online functionality within several of their upcoming games, as well as signed a long-term services and consulting agreement with Quazal to provide assistance from dedicated engineers with integration and feature development.