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'Watchmen: The End is Nigh' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 4:55 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.

'Worms' Coming Back to XBL/PSN - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 4:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, the Australian Classification Office recently added a listing for Worms Armageddon Decade (possibly being renamed to Worms 2: Armageddon) for Xbox Live Arcade, celebrating the franchise's 10th anniversary, and support avatars. PS3 fans however will not be forgotten as the German ratings board lists a Worms HD, possibly an updated version of the original game on X360.

'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (ALL) Supports Games for Windows Live, Gets Achievements

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 4:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Comics announce Batman: Arkham Asylum, a 3rd-person action game powered by the Unreal Engine 3, with a dark and gritty setting reminiscent of Bioshock.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War completely 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.

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 2:50 p.m. PST | 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.

'The Path' Gets Priced, Cheap

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tale of Tales' The Path is a short horror story inspired by fairy tales examining the dark side things. What really happened to Little Red Riding Hood in those dark and scary woods?

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) Wants Your Blood

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 promises to revolutionize the survival horror series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control. Capcom will usher in the launch of Resident Evil 5 on Friday, March 13th by partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive.

Various Game Trailers #1550

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 12:01 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:

  • Demigod - The Oak Walkthrough Trailer
  • Rune Factory: Frontier [Wii] - Trailer
  • UFC 2009 Undisputed [ALL] - Cheick Kongo Trailer
  • Vertigo [Wii/PC] - Trailer


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

'Pokemon Platinum Version' (NDS) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pokémon Platinum is the newest in the core series of Pokémon games, featuring a new story full of adventure, never-before-seen forms of powerful Pokémon, and the Distortion World, a mysterious new world that suddenly appears in the Sinnoh region.

'World of Mixed Martial Arts 2' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software's WMMA 2 will bring mixed martial arts to your PC allowing players to control every aspect of a mixed martial arts company. The player is in charge of just about everything to do with its running, including hiring fighters, match making, marketing, and so on.

'The Dark Spire' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A.'s The Dark Spire is a classic, western-style first-person RPG full of exploration and character development. Parties will be assembled, stats will be rolled, items, weapons and armor shall be equipped, and monsters will be slain.

Eidos And Square Enix Set Terms for Buyout

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last month, we reported that Square Enix was making a move to acquire Eidos, with the backing of Eidos' board. Both companies have agreed to the buyout terms, pending approval of the shareholders, which will be put to a vote at a meeting in late March. If all goes well, and the court approves the dates, Eidos shares will be suspended on Apr. 21, with the settlement to be reached on May 6.

'Klonoa' (Wii) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Klonoa’s long-awaited return offers vibrant graphics, motion control and new secrets to discover in this update to the series’ debut adventure. Highly revered as one of the best platform games of the past 10 years, Klonoa will ignite Wii owners’ imaginations with addictive gameplay, exciting stages and a memorable story.

'War Leaders: Clash of Nations' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War Leaders: Clash of Nations places gamers in the roles of the major leaders of WWII, including Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. Political, diplomatic and economic decision making will be key to success, while sound tactical strategies will ensure victory.

'Legio' Announced

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legio is a turn-based strategy game for one to two players. The game takes place in a mythical fantasy world where magicians, warriors and monsters battle for domination. Playing Legio is an intense experience, requiring careful strategic thinking, rewarding both courage and cleverness!

'Lord of the Rings Online' Volume II: Book 7: Leaves of Lorien - New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria expands the online world of Middle-earth to let players explore the ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths, face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin’s Bane and more!

Thriller New Media Developing Online Military Games

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Thriller New Media is specifically focused on creating and operating MMOGs centered on military- and espionage-themed topics targeting first person shooter (FPS) and action gaming experiences.

'Dragonica' Combat, the Magician and the Warrior - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragonica is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade.

Xbox Live Arcade Preview - 'Hasbro Family Game Night'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 4, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Hasbro Family Game Night includes 6 games: Battleship, Yahtzee, Connect Four, Boggle, Sorry! and the new Sorry! Sliders.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) Developer Laying Off Most Of its QA Department

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 7:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original, Red Faction: Guerrilla is a third-person, open-world action-shooter, returning to Mars and once again redefine the limits of destruction-based gameplay. Part of its announce restructuring, THQ confirmed it has let go of 86 of the 102 employees in its Volition Q&A department.

'Terminator Salvation: The Videogame' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 7:14 a.m. PST | 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.

'A Boy and His Blob' Getting a Wiimake

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 7:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco's classic title A Boy and His Blob, developed by Contra 4 and Shantae studio WayForward, will be remade to expand upon the original platform adventure. Featuring groundbreaking hand-drawn and painted animation technology, the all-new presentation provides a polished, cinematic feel.

'Hysteria Hospital: Emergency Ward (NDS/Wii/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 6:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At Hysteria Hospital, life will prove to be a manic challenge. Players will have several levels of the hospital to navigate, and they will have to reach desperate patients and demanding doctors within a set period of time. The frenzy inside the hospital will increase as the game progresses with more and more demanding patients desperate to be cured!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 5:10 a.m. PST | 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:

'Codename Panzers: Cold War' Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by InnoGlow, former Stormregion, Codename: Panzers series leaves the World War II stage to take the story into Cold War East-West conflicts fought on fictitious battlefields, with a special emphasis on deep story lines and rich battle effects.

'Need for Speed Shift' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 4:33 a.m. PST | 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.

NDS Review - 'My World, My Way'

by Dustin Chadwell on March 4, 2009 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

My World, My Way is a world-crafting adventure where you play Princess Elise who, after being turned down by her fated love, is determined to cast off her dress and fineries in exchange for a suit of armor and a weapon and prove that she too can lead a life of excitement.

PC Review - 'Sniper: Art of Victory'

by Arkalem on March 4, 2009 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

WW II was a theatre of war for many specialized combat units, working together to ensure an army’s victory. Among them a unique role was played by hidden and deadly marksmen. Their ability to lay motionless waiting for the perfect shot together with their professional equipment allowed them to change the course of the history with one pull of a trigger.

'Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena' Demo on Xbox Live - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 3:49 a.m. PST | 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.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Bitter Rivals Event Launched

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call to Arms will introduce an array of new content for WAR players, including two highly anticipated new careers – the Orc Choppa and the Dwarf Slayer – and a new dungeon zone called “Land of the Dead,” set in the desert realm of the Tomb Kings. Bitter Rivals, which takes place from March 3rd to March 10th, gives players a chance to earn valuable in-game rewards and unlock the new Dwarf Slayer and Orc Choppa careers for head start play.

'East India Company' Introduces the Frigat - New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 3:39 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.

The Spore API Contest Lets You Create the Ultimate Spore Application

by Rainier on March 4, 2009 @ 3:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Think you have what it takes to create the next must-have Spore app or widget? Utilize the extensive content in Sporepedia to create your app from scratch, or download the source code from one of the sample apps to develop the ultimate Spore app.