'Global Agenda' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 7:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A departure from the traditional online settings of high fantasy, outer space, or military, Global Agenda is a fast-paced action MMO using Unreal Engine 3 set in Earth's near future, a spy-fi world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (PS3/X360/PC) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 7:28 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 #1571

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 7:17 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:

  • Chronicles Of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena - Trailer (3)
  • Mytran Wars [PSP] - Intro Trailer
  • Mars [PS3/X360/PC] - GDC09 Trailer
  • Sacred 2 [PS3/X360] - High Elf & Temple Guardian Trailer
  • Wolfenstein [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer (3)
  • inFamous [PS3] - Terrorized Street Trailer

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

'Rock Band 2' (Wii) Gets Pearl Jam's Ten, Faith No More, Devo And Fallout Boy

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 6:08 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.

'Just Cause 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 6:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just Cause 2 stars Rico Rodriguez, back to wreak havoc once again, this time with a new destination – the huge playground of the Southeast Asian islands of Panau, in an over-the-top Hollywood-esque blockbuster of a video game.

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) Officially Announced, Dated

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 5:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On-field authenticity and emotion is taken to another level in Madden NFL 10. With more control over the outcome of the play than ever before, players can drag defenders towards the first down marker, fight for a fumble at the bottom of the pile, and avoid the rush by stepping up into the pocket.

'Huxley' (X360/PC) Now Called 'Huxley: The Dystopia' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Huxley is an MMOFPS utilizing the Unreal engine 3 that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Humans have mutated and are divided into two opposing races, Sapiens and Alternative, who are forced to battle against one another to gain control of the world and its resources.

'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers' (Wii) - Teaser Site

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Very little has been heard about Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers since it was revealed in 2006. A teaser site has been launched for the upcoming action RPG title for the Wii, and although only wallpapers and a trailer are available at the moment, more material will be added to the site in the future.

'Call of Duty: World At War Map Pack' (ALL) Exceeds One Million in First Week

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

COD: World at War changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen. More than a million downloads of Map Pack 1 have occurred in its first week of availability.

'Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent is the only MMORPG of its kind, set in the uniquely creative genre of "steampunk," where 19th century steam-based technology meets fantasy inventions.

'Dungeon Fighter Online' Coming Late 2009

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexon will roll out Dungeon Fighter Online in the second half of 2009. Developed by Nexon-owned Neople, Dungeon Fighter Online delivers the classic side-scrolling action of an arcade fighting game with an immersive role-playing experience — all online and free to play.

'Unknown' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frictional Games' Unknown is a first-person survival horror game set in the late 18th century, and will take the player on a thrill-ride through the depths of madness, exploring the dark side of the human emotions.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (ALL) v1.02 Patch Details

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 10:41 a.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.

'King's Bounty: Armored Princess' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Ashen Empires: Dungeons of Dransik' Expansion Announced

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ashen Empires is a classic fantasy MMORPG and one of the few games that gives its players the freedom to role play with complete control over the character creation process. Dungeons of Dransik will utilize a free, downloadable editor allowing players to make their own custom dungeon-crawl adventures and then share them in game.

New 'Syndicate' in Development at StarBreeze?

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rumors have been floating around that EA would revive its '90s classic cyberpunk Syndicate series, originally developed by Peter Molyneux over at Bullfrog. According to unconfirmed but reliable rumors, Riddick outfit Starbreeze might be the ones tapped to do the development, previously known as Project Redlime. Don't be expecting it anytime soon, though, as Starbreeze will not put its full resources on the project until after it finishes the new Jason Bourne title.

'PDC World Championship Darts 2009' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PDC World Championship Darts 2009 completely rebuilds its Wii Remote throwing method, comes with greatly improved graphics, includes new game modes, and new champions to challenge.

'The Godfather II' (PS3/X360/PC) Developer Interview Part 1

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Inspired by 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. We sat down for a lengthy chat with executive producer Hunter Smith.

Wii Preview - 'The Conduit'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 31, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

Wii/PS3/X360 Preview - 'Military Madness'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 31, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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

PC Preview - 'League of Legends: Clash of Fates'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 31, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

League of Legends is a session-based online multiplayer game that combines elements of RPG and RTS genres with addictive battle action where rival teams compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes.

'The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As an undead samurai dishwasher, get lost in the psychotic, stylistic 2D action and start your warrior quest for revenge. Choose from ancient blades or screen-obliterating Dish Magic to fight off an evil cyborg army that has the universe drowning in misery.

Ruffian Games Recruitement Spree Coming to a Close

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ruffian Games have put out a final call for developers to join their merry band on a journey to make awesome games. Having established their studio in 2009 Ruffian’s recruitment drive is near an end and the places remaining are few.

'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts' (X360) L.O.G.'s Lost Challenges - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 7:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts the famous bear and bird duo return for a unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over the years, and has arranged a showdown to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain.

'Yoga' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fans of yoga and those interested in improving their overall fitness and well-being will be able to practice Yoga from the comfort of their own home. Utilizing the Wii Balance Board and following step-by-step instructions from a variety of in game Yoga Gurus, players will be guided through a variety of popular Yoga exercises.

Good Old Games Celebrates 100-Game Milestone with a Freebie

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 7:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good Old Games announced the addition of yet another title to its portfolio, bringing the total tally to a cool 100. Teenagent, a point-and-click adventure game from Metropolis Software, is now available for the low, low price of NOTHING. Free. No moneys. Gratis.

'Ys Online: Call of Solum' Closed Beta Sign-ups - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 7:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the famous YS series originally developed by Falcom, CJ Internet Game Studio and Nihon Falcom have teamed up to convert the famous YS series to an online game.

'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint 2 will see the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theater of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense than ever before.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 5:26 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:

Xbox 360 Review - 'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.'

by Reggie Carolipio on March 31, 2009 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) Coming to the Wii?

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person Action/Adventure game starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand. During a recent interview, Double Fine's Tim Schafer indicated, by not knowing how to respond, that Brütal Legend might be coming to the Wii, possibly developed by a third party.

Sony Officially Drops PS2 Price to 99.99 Dollars/Euro

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Let's hope it's not an April Fool's Day joke, but Sony Computer Entertainment America announced that its PS2 system will be available starting April 1 for $99.99 (MSRP).

'Need for Speed Shift' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 4:13 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.

Blizzard Now Denies It is In Talks With Microsoft About Next Xbox Console

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At last week's GDC's Luminaries Lunch, Blizzard's Rob Pardo claimed that they were having preliminary discussions with Microsoft about the next Xbox console, which it now has denied, saying that "we aren't in discussions with Microsoft regarding any future consoles" and that "Microsoft occasionally bounces ideas off of us, with no specific reference to any possible future consoles."

'Gardening Mama' (NDS) Gets Euro Date - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gardening Mama sees Mama heading into the great outdoors to turn an empty garden into a tranquil paradise. Green-fingered players use the touch-screen to dig holes, plant seeds, mix fertilizer and ultimately grow a range of fruits, flowers and vegetables.

'Simon the Sorcerer 5' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silver Style is working on the next installment in the point & click adventure series featuring Simon, the charismatic sorcerer's apprentice. Simon the Sorcerer 5 sends adventurers to a futuristic game world, in which they experience a turbulent backward journey through history in order to help Simon to recover his memory.

'Saints Row 2' (ALL) Getting Three DLC Packages - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Saints Row 2 offers vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer. Volition is working on three DLC packages for SR2, with the first, Ultor Exposed, to add 3 new missions featuring porn star Tera Patrick, achievements, 6 new vehicles and more...

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Snowblind Map Pack Rolled Out

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 3:24 a.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.

Square Enix Beefing Up Account System Security

by Rainier on March 31, 2009 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced it will be implementing its Square Enix Account System and Square Enix Security Token on April 7, 2009, offering additional account safeguards to players of its MMO Final Fantasy XI, providing a higher level of account security.