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'Battlefield 1943' (PS3/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 1943, using DICE's Frostbite engine, takes players back to WWII. The game offers endless hours of 24 player multiplayer action over three classic and tropic locations; Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.

'Plants vs. Zombies' Revealed - Artwork & Trailer

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there has yet to be an official announcement, PopCap Games, known for Bejeweled and Peggle, is working on a new title, Plants vs. Zombies, which combines real-time strategy, tower defense and collectible card games, but in a casual context.

Sony PS3 v2.70 Firmware Update Details

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony is preparing to release a new v2.70 PS3 firmware update, which includes several new features that enhance how PS3 users communicate and interact with their online friends, such as a new Text Chat feature that will enable users to chat with their online PlayStation Network friends. Other updates include enhancements to the Friends list on the XMB (XrossMediaBar) and improvements to the video delivery service on PlayStation Store.

Various Game Trailers #1572

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 4:45 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:

  • Battlestations: Pacific [ALL] - Skirmish Mode Trailer
  • Dragonica [PC] - Dance Moves Trailer
  • Real Heroes: Firefighter [Wii] - Trailer #2

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

'Silent Hill: Shattered Memories' (Wii) Revealed

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the latest issue of Nintendo Power, Konami is revamping the first installment of its Silent Hill horror series specifically for the Wii as Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. Labeled as a re-imagining, producer Tomm Hulett revealed that it will feature the same basic plot of the original game, but will be tweaked, characters will play different roles, things don't necessarily happen in the same order, and the story is taken in lots of new directions. There will be less backtracking, previously "closed" doors will now all be unlockable, and puzzles have been tweaked to work with the Wii Remote.

'Rock Band Unplugged' (PSP) Details, Partial Tracklist

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 3:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band Unplugged will allow players to take the game on the road for the very first time. Rock Band Unplugged will take center stage as it leverages the PSP’s Wi-Fi capabilities and include a fully-featured in-game store for downloadable content in the North American and Europeans markets.

'MySims Racing' (NDS/Wii) Customization Details - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Face a variety of tricky MySim opponents on a huge variety of exotic tracks! Take on up to three friends in intense multiplayer racing. During your race, find awesome power-ups such as the heat-seeking jack-o-lantern pumpkin or a bubble dropper that can help you wreck the competition.

'Kivi's Underworld' - v1.002 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kivi's Underworld is a casual, hack and slash game where you can explore the mysterious underworld as a mighty Warrior, a dangerous Fire Mage, a sneaky Scout, furious Berserker, or adventure with any of the other sixteen playable characters.

'Champions Online' (X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Champions Online is an MMORPG based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments.

Strategy First Massive Spring Liquidation Event

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

Strategy First invites you to participate in their spring inventory liquidation event. Choose two digital downloads or boxed copies from a selection of games on its official Web site, and get a third boxed copy for free. This promotion will last until inventory runs out.

'Blood Bowl' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blood Bowl, based on Games Workshop's board game, is a "game" of American football played by the insane warriors of the fantasy Warhammer universe, allowing you to create and manage teams that will take part in epic battles where fair play is for sissies.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 12:51 p.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:

'Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM 2' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM 2 combines the devastating power of the Mobile Suit, the rich legacy of the GUNDAM universe and the furious Tactical Action game play of the Dynasty Warriors series. The game will thrust players into incredible battles against legions of enemy Mobile Suits on distant planetary surfaces and in the far reaches of outer space.

'Space Invaders Extreme' (XBLA) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Invaders Extreme captures all of the action and excitement of the classic and takes it to the next level with new design features maximizing performance and play on XBL. For the first time, experience Space Invaders in fully immersive sound and vivid high-definition, with visuals that will excite your senses!

'inFamous' (PS3) Gets an Electrifying Musical Score

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 10:58 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.

'Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier' (PS2/PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Picking up from where the original trilogy left off, Jak and furry friend Daxter team up with Kiera on her quest to become a Sage and save their world from the threat of darkness. As the environment of their planet slowly dies, our two heroes embark on a mission to protect their world from the threat of “dark eco”.

'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that it will develop and publish a video game based on Columbia Pictures' and Sony Pictures film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

'Scratch: The Ultimate DJ' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, developed by 7 Studios with input from music legend Quincy Jones III, is set in distinctive urban environments combining free-form DJ tricks with great rhythm game-play, and featuring songs from the biggest names in Hip Hop.

Driving Games Make You More Aggressive Than Shooters

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new study by Dr. Simon Goodson and Sarah Pearson from Huddersfield University reveals that driving games leave you feeling more agitated and aggressive than violent shoot-'em-ups.

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

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 9:19 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.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Split/Second'

by Brad Hilderbrand on April 1, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Split/Second is an intense racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion.

PC Preview - 'Elven Legacy'

by Brad Hilderbrand on April 1, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

'World of Mixed Martial Arts 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WMMA 2 will bring mixed martial arts to your PC allowing you 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.

'Star Trek: D-A-C' (XBLA/PSN) - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Trek: D.A.C. is a fast-paced, top-down 3D space shooter inspired by J.J. Abrams’ upcoming movie. Battle as the Federation against the Romulans in singleplayer, team up with a friend for co-op or go online in 6vs6 multiplayer mode.

'The Godfather II' (ALL) to Get Premium Upgrade Packs

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 4:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Samurai Warriors 3' (Wii) Coming to North America

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Samurai Warriors 3 is a beat-'em-up features dozens of characters to select from, each offering different ways of fighting, no load times when the action changes from interior to exterior battles, and new combo configurations and better special attacks. While there is no official announcement yet, voice actress G.K. Bowes, known for Saints Row 2 and Resident Evil 5, revealed in her resume that she is working on Samurai Warriors 3, indicating Koei will be bringing it to North America.

'The Void' Shows Lots of Skin - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Void is a survival adventure game, try to stay alive in the hostile world of the Void, and escape as quickly as possible! The choice is either to support life in its horrifying Hunters or its mournful girls or strip them of it. The way you pass through The Void is the way it changes, the way it reflects upon you.

PC Review - 'Fallout 3: The Pitt'

by Reggie Carolipio on April 1, 2009 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Ironclads: High Sea' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A steam-ship period tactical naval simulator focusing on fleet-scale battles in real time. Manage financial and strategic aspects while planning your squadron's structure. Scramble your fleet to gain sea supremacy.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) Developer Diary #3

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 4:03 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.

'Fuel' (PS3/X360/PC) Shows Off Vehicles Lineup - Trailer

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Creating the ultimate competitive go-anywhere racing experience, Fuel will have players competing across wildly different terrain and executing spectacular death-defying stunts as they race dozens of varied two and four-wheeled rides and explore this epic world on an unprecedented scale.

'Free Realms' (PS3/PC) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Free Realms is a free whimsical fantasy massively multiplayer RPG from Sony Online offering lighthearted adventuring, aimed primarily at casual female gamers, and optional bonus content via micro transactions.

PS3 Review - 'MLB Front Office Manager'

by Jesse Littlefield on April 1, 2009 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

MLB Front Office Manager lets gamers do everything a real-life baseball GM can do to develop a team from Spring Training through a full MLB season, into the playoffs and the World Series. Using Major League teams and players, gamers will create their own fictional baseball universe and build their reputation into elite status.

Play 'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (ALL) South Central Xbox Live Event

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midnight Club: Los Angeles provides a seamless environment for everyone who loves to compete, with no tracks, and no rules, allowing players to race who they want, when they want, and where they want in a recreation of LA. To celebrate the South Central DLC release, you get the chance to go head to head with key members of the Midnight Club development team.

Xbox Avatars Get Business Wear

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 3:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the New Xbox Experience, Xbox 360 fans have been able to customize their avatars with various features and attributes. Microsoft promised it would be releasing new items every 2 weeks. Making good on its promise, you can now pimp out your avatar with business attire like a suit and tie, formal shirts, pencil skirts, slacks, blazers, and so forth ....

'Guitar Hero: Metallica' (ALL) Sponsoring European Sonisphere Festivals

by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 3:31 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.