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'Hard to be a God' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 7:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hard to be a God is an RPG with adventure and espionage elements based on a storyline of the novel with the same name by Strugatsky brothers. The main hero is a graduate of a medieval secret service high school, and his mission is to scout and report the situation in the Kingdom of Arcanar, an independent anarchical state.

PC Gaming Market Worth $11 Billion, According to PC Gaming Alliance

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 7:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The PC Gaming Alliance issued a report titled The PC Gaming Alliance Presents the PC Gaming Industry in 2008, providing an overview of the PC gaming market and the growth of the largest single platform with annual revenue of approx. $11 billion.

Various Game Trailers #1564

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 6:33 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:

  • Need for Speed Shift [ALL] - Trailer
  • Scratch: The Ultimate DJ [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Wanted: Weapons of Fate [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Wheelman [ALL] - Fly High Trailer
  • CrimeCraft [PC] - Weapons Vendor Trailer
  • Aion: The Tower of Eternity - Ishalgen Zone Flythrough Trailer


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

'WWE Legends of WrestleMania' (ALL) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 6:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'DJ Hero' Coming to Wii, X360, And PlayStation

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 5:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, the existence of DJ Hero isn't exactly a secret, especially now that a teaser website has been launched. Earlier this year Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick already confirmed that DJ Hero is coming out later this year, and features a turntable that you actually can play competitively and spin discs and mix songs.

Lighthouse Interactive Goes Bankrupt

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive, known for titles such as Ship Simulator and Sword of the Stars, has been shut down, according to Dutch newspaper Het Parool. All personnel have been notified, and according to the curator, the business will not continue. The writing was on the wall recently, when Rhiannon rights reverted to the developers, and Paradox picked up East India Company. Lighthouse was formed in 2005 and did well for a few years, but last year's sale to Silverbirch turned out to be a bad move, as the parent company got into financial trouble and its shares were put on hold at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

'Underwater Wars' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 2:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Underwater Wars you and your squad are members of US Navy elite division. Your mission, to protect freedom and to provide peace and the law and order on all planet. The game is set approximately 5 years from now, and develops over the course of an additional 2 years.

Zombie Studios No Longer Developing 'Rogue Warrior' (ALL), Update Coming Soon

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week Zombie Studios announced it was working on Blacklight, an Unreal-engine powered covert military action game, which then begged the question, what happened to Bethesda's Rogue Warrior? Zombie Studios confirmed that it is no longer working on the story-driven tactical FPS and has not been for a while, but declined to comment on whether the game was canceled. We contacted Bethesda, who confirmed that Rogue Warrior is still in development, obviously by another team, and that an update on the status of the game is coming soon.

'Uno Rush' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Think fast and stay on your toes – when you’re up, your cards will be played automatically. Keep an eye on your opponent’s cards, predict the flow of play, and sort your own hand in the best possible order for the ultimate defeat. Be your virtual-self! Play Uno Rush as your own Avatar with up to four-players in the same room or with anyone around the globe over Xbox Live.

2nd Annual Xbox Live Arcade Awards Winners Announced

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced the best Xbox Live games of 2008 thanks to the Xbox Live community's votes in the 2nd Annual Xbox Live Arcade Awards! The Behemoth Castle Crashers remains number one in fans' hearts and wins the top honor of Best Game of the Year along with awards for Best Original Game and Best Co-op Mode.

'Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock is a standalone software product that allows owners of Rock Band and Rock Band 2 to keep the party going with more hit songs from the pantheon of rock music. The 20-song pack features an outstanding mix of Rock Band fans’ favorite classic rock hits including songs by mega artists The Who, Rush, Boston and Police.

'The Sims 3' Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility! Fans who pre-order will receive a customized pre-order box, plumbob sticker set, redeem code for one free downloadable music track and a double sided concert style poster of the band or recording artist.

'Diner Dash' Coming to XBLA, PSN and WiiWare - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diner Dash will come to life in 3D when players have the option to take direct control of Flo as she runs around to seat patrons, take orders, deliver food, take payment and bus tables as efficiently as possible within the time limit allowed.

'Rock Band' (Wii) Gets The Who, REM, Offspring and Richard Thompson

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 10:18 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.

'Skate 2' (PS3/X360) Gets Title Update

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set five years after the original, San Vanelona's been rebuild after it was hit by a natural disaster. Equipped with double the bag of tricks, gamers are tasked to rebuild their career and revive the New San Vanelona skate scene. The title update improves the feel and responsiveness of off-board controls, includes numerous fixes/improvements for online, especially for the issues in Hall of Meat, Spot Battle and S.K.A.T.E., as well as support for custom soundtracks on the PS3.

'Water Warfare' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wii owners will have a new way to beat the heat this summer as Hudson splashes up Water Warfare, a first person soaker videogame where players go head to head or team up as they run around playgrounds and beaches to drench each other with squirt guns.

'Hearts of Iron III' Enters Beta Test Stage

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron III will follow the series' tradition of most detailed and complete strategic game on WW2 while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 10,000 provinces.

'Military Madness' Getting Revamp on XBLA, PSN and WiiWare

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Military Madness is a new version of Hudson's classic turn-based strategy/combat simulation game, originally released on the TurboGrafx-16, which includes an all-new graphical barrage, a regiment of new units, online co-op and vs. multiplayer and a platoon of other new features.

'Boom Blox Bash Party' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Boom Blox Bash Party the destructive fun reaches new heights with richer multiplayer action and more than 400 new levels that will have players of all ages gaming together and solving action-packed puzzles under water, in zero gravity, and beyond!

'Mass Effect 2' (X360/PC) Game Details

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mass Effect trilogy is a scifi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren’s evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril…

Former Incognito Chaps Launch LightBox Interactive

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LightBox Interactive is a new independent game studio founded in January 2009 by former team members of Incognito Entertainment (known for Warhawk, Twisted Metal), and are currently engaged in a multi-year, multi-title parternship with SCEA developing games for the PlayStation

'Music' (NDS) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Music is a new edutainment game that brings a serious music learning method on NDS developed by Shiro Tsuji a famous Japanese music teacher, you could learn and play music in a fun and easy way!

Ubisoft Titles Go On Sale, 50% Off All Week

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Each day this week a select Ubisoft title will be available for a special price on Steam, beginning today with Assassin's Creed being offered at 50% off its regular price.

'The Immortals of Terra: A Perry Rhodan Adventure' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Immortals of Terra is a space adventure set in 1346 New Galactic Era, 4934 AD, starring Perry Rhodan, taking the player from the very top of a majestic floating palace, through the midst of intergalactic intrigue, to deep below the surface of alien worlds.

Havok to Show Off Its AI Middleware at GDC

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Havok unveiled the newest addition to the company’s growing product portfolio - Havok AI. On display in Havok’s booth at the Game Developers Conference, Havok AI provides developers with unique solutions to perform pathfinding and advanced character interaction in highly dynamic game environments.

Former Yahoo! COO In Charge of Guitar Hero Franchise

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Further strengthening its senior management team, Activision announced that Dan Rosensweig has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of RedOctane, known for the Guitar Hero franchise and soon-to-be-released DJ Hero.

Kalypso Media And Morphicon Sign Publishing Agreement

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kalypso Media UK and Morphicon Ltd announced that they have signed a publishing agreement for the strategy titles games Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge and Officers: World War II.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'The Godfather II'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 23, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Gears of War 2' And 'Halo 3' Map Packs Get Release Dates

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 6:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spring is nearly here, and with it comes new life for some of the most action-packed games, as Halo 3 and Gears of War 2 will see the multiplayer experiences made even better by new add-ons.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) Featuring Alyssa Milano - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 6:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

'Max Payne 3' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Max Payne 3, developed by Rockstar Vancouver, tells the story of a retired police detective embroiled in a world of corruption, turmoil and intense violence.

'Spore: Galactic Adventures' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Spore: Galactic Adventures fans will experience deeper Space stage gameplay as for the first time space faring creatures will be able to beam down from their spaceships to explore new planets and earn rewards for completing challenging missions.

Korner Entertainment Formed, First Project Revealed

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Korner Entertainment is a Spain based developer headed up by Sergio Rincón, former Managing Director for Planeta DeAgostini Interactive, On Games and Gammick Entertainment, with its first project being Math Blazer for Wiiware/PC.

Monday, March 23, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 5:41 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:

PS2 Review - 'The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match'

by Brian Dumlao on March 23, 2009 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Originally created as a dream match for players to pit their favorite KOF characters against each other, KOF '98 UM takes that one step further by introducing new characters, game systems, game modes, stages, and a soundtrack not seen in the original.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Two Classics and One Wiiware Title

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added two classics and one WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download: Pop’Em Drop’Em SAMEGAME (Wiiware), Bomberman’94 (VC) and Detana Twin Bee (VC).

Deep Silver signs 'The Whispered World' - Screen

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 4:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Whispered World is a classic point & click adventure game whisking the player away to a fascinating fantasy world. Sadwick is a young clown but often far from cheerful. One night, a strange blue creature speaks to him in a dream, and sends him on an adventurous journey. Many dangers await Sadwick, for the world he knows is doomed to crumble and fall.

'Need for Speed Shift' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to deliver a true driver’s experience that reflects contemporary motorsports, Need for Speed Shift is built by racers for racers, delivering an authentic and immersive driving experience.

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

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rage is set in post-apocalyptic wasteland after a meteor hits earth and wipes out civilizations, RAGE is is an all-new take on the first person shooter, developed using id Software's new Tech5 engine.

'The Munchables' (Wii) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Munchables is an entertaining romp into a colorful and delicious action adventure where players will explore rich and vibrant environments, devouring delectable enemies and guide their quirky heroes in a zany alien munching mash-up filled with fun and addictive gameplay.

Worldwide MMOG Subscription to Surpass $6 Billion by 2013

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A series of new reports from DFC Intelligence forecasts MMOG subscription revenue to surpass $6 billion by 2013. Furthermore, this forecast does not include additional revenue generated by retail sales, Real Money Trading (RMT) among users, or free-to-play games that do not charge a subscription.

PC Review - 'Guitar Hero: Aerosmith'

by Alan Martin on March 23, 2009 @ 4:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fire up the fret board, crank the amp to 11 and get ready to rock this way with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. Play through Aerosmith's career, bands they performed with, venues they played.

'Smash Cars' (PS3) - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 4:14 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.

'Death to Spies: Moment of Truth' Officially Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed last year, 1C Company officially announced a sequel to its Death to Spies stealth-action game titled Death to Spies: Moment of Truth.

'Dark Fall: Lost Souls' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Fall: Lost Souls, the third title in the adventure game series which will complete paranormal game trilogy. You have unfinished business with the dead. Return to the Train Station and Hotel at Dowerton for a second time; there is a new mystery to solve, and new horrors to face.

Blizzard Developing Yet Another New, Unannounced Title ?

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has a few titles in development that are public knowledge, such as a World of Warcraft expansion, Diablo III, StarCraft II, and another next-gen MMO, but it is also looking to fill two job openings, revealing there might be yet another title in the works: "Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an experienced gameplay engineer to focus on game rules systems for an unannounced title. This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of a dynamic and focused team working on a brand new project."

'Championship Manager 2009' Signs The Football League License

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With a complete graphical and engine overhaul, Championship Manager 09 allows users to lead their teams to glory in a completely new version designed to give managers a true feeling of ‘total control’ over their teams and clubs.

'Wii Play' Sells More Than 10 Million Units in North America

by Rainier on March 23, 2009 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wii Play is a collection of nine mini-games, comes packaged with a Wii Remote controller, which has now sold more than 10 million units in North America alone since its debut in Feb. 2007.