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'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 9:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

There has yet to be an official announcement, but it isn't exactly a secret that Infinity Wars is working on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. To start things off, Activision launched a teaser web site earlier today and has also released a teaser trailer revealing that the sequel is scheduled for Nov. 10, 2009.

'Elven Legacy' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 8:08 p.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.

Impulse Will Allow You to Resell Downloadable Games, Increases Copy Protection

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 7:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stardock announced that the next update to its digital distribution platform, Impulse, will include Game Object Obfuscation (Goo), paving way for reselling digitally distributed games, re-downloading while providing increased copy protection for publishers.

Various Game Trailers #1566

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 7:52 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:

  • Gobliiins 4 [PC] - Teaser Trailer
  • Postal III [PS3/X360/PC] - GDC 09 Trailer
  • UFC 2009 Undisputed [ALL] - Trailers (2)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks [NDS] - GDC 09 Trailer
  • Punch-Out!! [Wii] - GDC 09 Trailer


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

'Monster Hunter Freedom Unite' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 7:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, known in Japan as Monster Hunter Portable 2G, delivers over 500 hours of gameplay spanning 400 missions. Add in previously unreleased monsters, weapons and missions and you have the biggest Monster Hunter to date.

'Backstage with Guitar Hero' To Debut in PlayStation Home

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 7:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced that Guitar Hero fans will have another virtual destination to join together and rock with the launch of the franchise’s very own space in SCEA's 3D social gaming community PlayStation Home, allowing users to interact, communicate and share gaming experiences together online.

'Punch-Out!!' (Wii) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Little Mac is back! Everyone's favorite underdog from the 1980s joins the best of the original Punch-Out!! cast in a modern re-imagination of the series. Players will find familiar names like Glass Joe, King Hippo and trainer Doc Louis.

'Resistance 2' (PS3) Maps, Modes and v1.50 Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Resistance 2 DLC and v1.50 patch will be available on March 26, 2009, The multiplayer map pack includes three new maps ($5.99), and six new character skins will cost ($0.99/each). The v1.50 patch brings back the Meltdown multiplayer mode from the original Resistance, adds a new co-op difficulty level, improves the online experience, and includes a bunch of other tweaks and fixes.

'Water Warfare' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 4:53 p.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 game, where players go head-to-head or team up as they run around playgrounds and beaches to drench each other with squirt guns.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) The Pitt DLC Available Again

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 2:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. A snafu resulted in some fans downloading a corrupted version of The Pitt DLC, forcing Bethesda to temp remove it from Xbox Live. The issue has now been fixed, affected users need to delete the dlc, and re-download (it won't ask you to pay or enter the code again).

'Rhythm Heaven' (NDS) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rhythm Heaven puts the music in your hands and some rhythm in your life. Let the music move you as you tap and slide your stylus on the touch screen to the beat of more than 50 musical rhythm games. The controls are as natural as tapping your finger to music.

'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009' (ALL) Gets New Superstars and Ring Gear

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 will unleash a new tag team experience, allowing players to build momentum and attributes, eliminate opponents with high impact double teams and finishers, as well as get the “hot tag” for the win. The content allows X360 fans to update their WWE gameplay experience with new playable Superstars and ring gear.

CryENGINE 3 (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 1:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crytek's CryENGINE 3 is the first development platform that is also next-gen-ready, with scalable computation and graphics for all major upcoming platforms.

Ziff Davis Shutting Down FileFront

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ziff Davis informed us that due to the current economic conditions, it is forced to indefinitely suspend the operation of the FileFront site on March 30, 2009. If you have uploaded files, images or posted blogs, or if you would like to download some of your favorite files, please take this opportunity to download them before March 30.

'Excitebots: Trick Racing' (Wii) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Excitebots: Trick Racing has elements that make it one of the more unique racing games on the market. The game lets everyone in the family use the Wii Wheel accessory in unique and changing environments, play fun minigames and perform crazy tricks in a game that builds on the Excitebike and Excite Truck franchises.

Deep Silver and Apogee Looking for A Real Duke Nukem

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver and Apogee Software announced an open search for the next live-action Duke Nukem actor in North America to represent the upcoming Duke Nukem Trilogy games. The talent contest will travel to three cities this spring, culminating at the E3 in June with the naming of a new Duke Nukem representative.

'Help Wanted' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hudson Entertainment 's Help Wanted is a fun, slap-stick new life simulation game for Wii where players are sent on a mission to save the world from impending extinction by completing fifty different jobs.

'Miami Law' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Live the life of a law enforcement officer tasked with saving the world in Hudson Entertainment’s new release Miami Law, featuring explosive action, as well as crime-scene investigation, which players will use interchangeably to help save the city of Miami.

Nintendo Wii Sells 50 Million, New NDS/Wii Titles Revealed

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

During his GDC 09 keynote, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that the Wii has now sold over 50 million units, making it the fastest-selling game console in history. Earlier today Square Enix announced a few new titles, but Nintendo itself is working on Rock N' Roll Climber, a rock climbing simulator using the balance board and nunchuk, and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks for the DSi later this year. Classic arcade games are coming to the Wii Shop Channel ($5/6) while a new Wii System Update will allow users to expand storage with an SD Card from which to load games.

Square Enix Brings 'Final Fantasy' Titles to the Wii - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced at the Game Developers Conference the forthcoming releases of new downloadable titles including Final Fantasy IV: the Years After and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles : My Life as a Darklord for WiiWare, as well as the Final Fantasy series for the Virtual Console for Wii.

'Emergency: Disaster Squad' (NDS) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emergency: Disaster Squad is an emergency response game for NDS where you cCommand and coordinate your units on the ground and rescue those in need and save lives! Take control of firefighters, police officers and paramedics as you respond to life or death situations that require a clear head and quick thinking.

'Bionic Commando' (ALL) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by Faith No More's Mike Patton), a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) Coming to PC

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transforming music gaming by expanding Guitar Hero’s signature guitar gameplay into a cooperative band experience, Guitar Hero World Tour for PC offers state-of-the-art wireless controllers to computer gamers for the first time, new online and offline gameplay modes and a Music Studio feature for composing and editing original rock and roll anthems.

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince you'll engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class, take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory, get sidetracked by Ron's romantic entanglements and journey toward discovering the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

'Coraline' (NDS/PS2/Wii) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coraline lets you take on the role of the adventurous heroine Coraline and interact with the characters from the movie while navigating the scheming Other Mother's web of deceit in a fantastical adventure through two distinct and interactive worlds.

'CID The Dummy' (ALL) Reveals the Opposition

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CID The Dummy is an all-new action platformer that is sure to grab you with its enjoyable, fun gameplay, featuring a totally original character with charisma and moves, different fighting styles with which to battle enemies from unarmed combat to weapons like the Bazooka that can freeze, hit and burn.

'Little King's Story' (Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvelous Entertainment has teamed with XSEED Games to publish Little King’s Story, the fantasy adventure RPG title formerly known as Project O, developed by the creators of Harvest Moon, FFXII, Dragon Quest VIII etc.

Havok Cloth Fastest Selling Havok Product

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At GDC, Havok is showcasing industry-changing technical breakthroughs in real-time clothing simulation, marking the first time that movie-quality cloth has been seen on in-game characters, and its widespread adoption has made it the fastest-selling Havok product to date.

'America's Army 3' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

America's Army 3 is the only free action game that delivers an authentic and entertaining Army experience by reflecting the training, technology, actions and career advancement of a Soldier within a unique exciting game experience.

505 Games Joins ESA

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 7:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

505 Games joined the membership ranks of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association for U.S. computer and video game publishers, the 3rd new member of 2009.

OnLive Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

OnLive is a revolutionary, on-demand video game platform delivering the latest and most advanced games instantly on any TV via a sleek, inexpensive MicroConsole, or on almost any PC or Mac. People interested in testing the service (must be over 18, live in the U.S. and have broadband) can sign up for the beta, which will launch this summer ....

'Fat Princess' (PS3) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frantic and fun, Fat Princess pits two hordes of players against each other in comic medieval battle royale. Your goal is to rescue your beloved princess from the enemy dungeon. There's a catch though: your adversary has been stuffing her with food to fatten her up and it's going to take most of your army working together to carry her back across the battlefield.

D3Publisher Developing 'The Secret Saturdays' Titles

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher announced a worldwide publishing agreement with Cartoon Network Enterprises, for videogames based on hit action-adventure series The Secret Saturdays.

'Legends of Daemonica: Farepoynt's Purgatory' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legends of Daemonica: Farepoynt's Purgatory is a full 3D psychological thriller containing unique features, elaborate characters, and a truly non-linear storyline set in the14th Century.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) Developer Diary #2

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 6:04 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.

'inFamous' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 5:15 a.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.

'Spore: Galactic Adventures' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 5:15 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.

'Strength of the Sword' (PS3/PC) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strength of the Sword is a 3rd person, fast paced, action beat ‘em up set in a fantasy realm. The player will take control over Strahil which is the main character in the game. Strahil is the former leader of the “Upper Kingdom” and the victim of a mean plot that led to his imprisonment in a dark cave.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 5:11 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:

'Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Secret Files 2 is a point-and-click adventure game based on mysterious phenomena around the world. As a follow-up to Secret Files: Tunguska, the sequel takes on a different mystery in a totally different location ....

'Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the year 1939, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings follows the rogue archaeologist on an all-new globe-trotting quest. From San Francisco's Chinatown to the lush jungles of Panama, Indy must use his whip, fists and wits to fight through ruthless opposition as he spars with his nemesis, Magnus Völler, in a race for a relic of biblical proportions — the Staff of Moses.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard'

by Reggie Carolipio on March 25, 2009 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Offering an original story line and an off-the-wall cast of characters, D3Publisher's third-person shooter Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard parodies some of the most beloved genres of games and pop culture.

Wii Review - 'We Ski and Snowboard'

by Dustin Chadwell on March 25, 2009 @ 4:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

We Ski and Snowboard, known in Europe as Family Ski and Snowboard, adds high-performance snowboarding, as well as developed skiing functionality, two new mountains, and a complete snow park with fun boxes, rails and a half-pipe, where both skiers and snowboarders alike can grab huge air and over-the-top aerial tricks.

PSP Review - 'Phantasy Star Portable'

by Brian Dumlao on March 25, 2009 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Phantasy Star Portable includes the original PSU content, the Ambition of the Illuminus expansion pack, 4-player local multiplayer, PSP exclusive bosses and weapons, and a new History mode playable as a new character Vivienne.

'Command & Conquer Generals 2' In Development?

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bonus content on the C&C: Red Alert 3 Ultimate Edition PS3 disc hints at the possibility of a new installment in the C&C Generals series, as an interview with EALA's David Silverman and Mike Verdu reveals that Command & Conquer Generals 2 might be in the works. Stating the he is a big fan of the Generals universe, Mike Verdu says, "Don't be surprised to see another installment of Generals 2 at some point in the future, but certainly nothing to talk about just yet."

'BCFx: The Doug Williams Edition' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black College Football Xperience: The Doug Williams Edition immerses players in the culture, history and pageantry of football game day on Historically Black College and University (HBCU) campuses, featuring realistic, bone-jarring football action created using the Unreal Engine 3.0 with two unique new rhythm games, the interactive Halftime Show and Drum Line Challenge.

Astrum Licenses BigWorld's Technology for New MMO

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Astrum Online Entertainment and BigWorld announced the signing of a license agreement for the use of BigWorld’s technology software suite for developing a new online game.

'Cradle Of Persia' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cradle Of Persia, sequel to Cradle Of Rome, is a match 3 puzzle game that offers impeccable visuals and a catching background story. Make the history of Persia with your own hands. With Cradle of Persia you'll travel through 7 historical epochs. Conquer over 100 levels to build 20 masterpieces of Ancient Persia and set the Genie free.

'Treasure World' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr Media invites gamers to discover amazing wonders that are hidden all around them with Treasure World, a first-of-its-kind explore-and-find experience that acts as a treasure detector, collector, creative canvas and community gateway.

'Tales Of Vesperia' (X360) Finally Coming to Europe

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tales of Vesperia combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling.

'Katamari Damacy Tribute' (PS3) Revealed

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu revealed that Namco Bandai is bringing Katamari Damacy to the PS3 in full 1080p glory. Currently only scheduled for release in Japan, Katamari Damacy Tribute will not only dramatically increase the amount of objects in the world, but will also feature a new black-and-white stage, new game mode, and the ever-popular soundtrack, with tunes from Leah Dizon, YMCK and Everlasting Love.

AMD and Intel Release Game Perfomance-Boosting Dev Tools

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AMD and Intel announced the availability of GPU PerfStudio 2.0, a free, platform-agnostic, next-gen graphics application development tool for game developers, obtainable through a closed beta program.

'Restaurant Empire 2' - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With two handfuls of cash and a dream of creating a legacy, you will build, cook and hire your way to the very top of the culinary world, where tasty food is king and smart management reels in the dollars.

'Case Closed: The Mirapolis Investigation' (Wii) Gets New Date

by Rainier on March 25, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Case Closed: The Mirapolis Investigation is an adventure game that will thrill kids: visit crime scenes, solve enigmas, find clues, collect evidence, play fun mini-games (football, Super hero arcade battles, smash the groundhog etc), and of course catch the bad guy.