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'The Humans' (NDS/PC) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Humans is a puzzle game in which the player must take control of the Humans and steer the bumbling buffoons along the paths of evolution and guide them to safety while aiming to discover some of mankind's greatest inventions along the way.

Various Game Trailers #1581

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 7:39 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:

  • Trine [PS3/PC] - Trailer
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine [ALL] - Gambit Trailer
  • Bayonetta [PS3/X360] - Story Trailer
  • Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Major League Baseball 2K9 [Wii] - Trailer


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

'Saints Row 2' (ALL) Ultor Exposed DLC Faces Slight Delay

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 4:55 p.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 new missions featuring porn star Tera Patrick, achievements, new vehicles and more...

'The Conduit' (Wii) Multiplayer - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Activision Sued for Breach of Contract and Trade Secret Violations

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scratch DJ Game has filed legal action against Activision and 7 Studios and its CEO Lewis Peterson, alleging that Activision has engaged in intentional interference with contract, breach of contract, conversion and misappropriation of trade secrets obtained from Genius to purchase 7 Studios, developer of Scratch: The Ultimate DJ.

'Tekken 6' (PS3/X360) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ready to set the standard for fighting games with stunning realism and uncompromising quality, Tekken 6 promises to deliver a pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat experience with bone-jarring punches and gut-wrenching grapples.

'Virtua Tennis 2009' (ALL) to Support Wii MotionPlus

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis 2009 will again allow you to take on the world's top tennis players in some of the most realistic courts to be found on gaming consoles. Take on the likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, or play as Maria Sharapova against Venus Williams to recreate some classic court battles.

'Crimson Gem Saga' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crimson Gem Saga is a lovingly crafted exploration into the fundamentals of RPG fun, delivers lush hand-drawn visuals, an engaging fantasy tale, and an easy-to-use interface.

'The Grudge' Director Making Wii Horror Game

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 3:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Japanese film director Takashi Shimizu, known for The Grudge, is working on a new horror title, Feel, for the Wii. From the looks of it, Feel might be an adaptation of his 2003 horror movie, as various characters from the game look like the twisted persona from the movie, and further giving credence to that is the fact that the teaser Web site sports the same name as the original movie title.

'DC Universe Online' (PS3/PC) Reveals Solomon Grundy - New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE Austin is building a world where you feel like you've stepped into the DC Universe and become the ultimate super-hero (or villain) along side of Superman, Batman, or Ambush Bug.

'Spore' Goes On College Lecture Tour

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 12:51 p.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. Maxis lead designer Stone Librande will be embarking on a lecture tour to some of the nation's top game design college programs.

'Killzone 2' (PS3) Steel & Titanium Multiplayer Pack Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone 2 throws players back into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army, delivering intense warfare with lifelike character animations, detailed and destructible environments, realistic physics, and advanced levels of AI. The DLC includes 2 new multiplayer maps, Wasteland Bullet and Vekta Cruiser.

'Zen Pinball' (PSN) Announced

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ZEN Pinball sets a new standard for realistic ball physics and graphical detail in pinball games employing cutting-edge visuals, challenging tables, true-to-life ball and table physics, combining them with features not found in any other pinball game.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 10:56 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.

'Patapon 2' (PSP) Also to be Available as Download

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Patapon 2 is a 2D platform/action adventure that transforms players into a mystical leader in charge of guiding a tribe of small, quirky warriors called Patapons. Through use of musical beats, players will march the Patapons against opposing armies and gigantic monsters in an attempt to find the far end of the world. SCEA confirmed that Patapon 2 will also be available as download via the PlayStation Store.

'Six Days in Fallujah' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Six Days in Fallujah is a new third person shooter experience that puts the player in the center of the largest urban military operation in four decades. Six Days in Fallujah combines the action of a military shooter with the realism of a documentary film to create a new kind of experience that is both historical and engaging.

'Go Play Circus Star' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco's Go Play Circus Star for Wii features a full collection of all-time favorite circus attractions, players can wow the crowd with death defying stunts, animal tricks and sleight of hand in 15 different events.

'City of Heroes' Developers Now Called Paragon Studios

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Heroes is a superhero themed online RPG that offers a host of gameplay features. Players create their own heroes, and then band together with other players to fight evil, build their own secret HQs and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city. Having picked up where Cryptic studios left off, NCSoft NorCal has renamed into Paragon Studios.

'Gobliiins 4' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kalypso Media's 4th part of the weird, wacky and funny adventure game series, Gobliiins! To date, there have been three Gobliiins titles about the three rather strange main characters, as well as two spin off games featuring the characters Woodruff and Schnibble. The return of Gobliiins brings a new range of exciting adventures!

PC Preview - 'Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim'

by Reggie Carolipio on April 14, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim will focus on reinventing many aspects of the original game, updating the franchise for the 21st Century. A key element that will permeate the game is the charm and humor of the original Majesty.

'Magic Ball,' 'Cuboid' and 'Mahjong Tales' (PSN) Getting Premium DLCs

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TikGames and Creat Studios will release premium downloadable Booster Packs for its PSN games, Magic Ball, Cuboid and Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom, beginning Thursday, April 16th with the release of the Magic Ball Booster Pack, with additional Booster Packs to follow in the coming weeks.

'Steal Princess' (NDS) - 38 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus' Steal Princess is a puzzle/platformer hybrid on a mission to break the mold and redefine a couple of genres in the process. Over 150 levels of increasing complexity eagerly look forward to pushing your central processing unit (i.e., your brain) to its limits.

Paradox Picks Up 'Sword of the Stars'

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sword of the Stars is a space strategy game where players explore planets, manage their empire and research new technology. Sword of the Stars provides quick, intuitive play, state-of-the-art graphics and tactical combat that make the game instantly involving and rewardingly fun.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 7:12 a.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.

'Angel Cat Sugar' (NDS/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 7:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Angel Cat Sugar, from Japanese Hello Kitty creator Yuko Shimizu, is a worldwide merchandising phenomenon which has seen the introduction of over 200 products in Asia and Europe across most categories.

'Damnation' (PS3/X360/PC) Levels & Environments - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Damnation features open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict, Damnation will feature vast landscapes, each covering miles of distance and thousands of vertical feet.

Wii MotionPlus Gets Release Date

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wii MotionPlus redefines game control by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space. The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player's arm position and orientation.

'World of Warcraft' - v3.1.0 US/Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an MMORPG experience where players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. The v3.1 patch adds a new raid dungeon, Ulduar, packed with 14 bosses, out of which 11 will have an optional hard mode for seasoned players, providing additional challenges and rewards.

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

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 5:41 a.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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 5:38 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:

PSP Review - 'MLB 09 The Show'

by Dustin Chadwell on April 14, 2009 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

MLB 09 The Show continues to set itself apart from the other MLB games on the market with its attention to detail and unparalleled gameplay. Looking to build on that reputation, the game has added several new features and subtleties that play a huge role in bringing the baseball experience to life.

'Wii Sports Resort' (Wii) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wii Sports Resort takes the inclusive, fun and intuitive controls of the original Wii Sports to the next level, introducing a whole new set of entertaining and physically immersive activities.

NDS Review - 'Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars'

by Jesse Littlefield on April 14, 2009 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is an entirely original entry into the series, and brings a new level of interactivity to the world of Liberty City. Players will assume the role of Huang Lee, a member of the Chinese Triad crime syndicate who must navigate his way through the streets to uncover the truth behind an epic tale of crime and corruption.

'Bayonetta' (PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 4:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces off against countless angelic enemies, many reaching epic proportions. With magnificent over-the-top action and outlandish finishing moves that are performed with balletic grace, Bayonetta brings to life some fast-paced, dynamic climax combat.

Microsoft Expands X360 Warranty to Cover E74 Error

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's no secret that Microsoft has been plagued by a slew of hardware failures on its Xbox 360 console. In the past, the warranty had been extended, enhanced, extended even more, and now it seems another error has prompted the Redwood software giant to alter its policy. Gamers who experienced the E74 error on-screen are now covered under the latest three-year warranty plan, and if you were charged before the change, you will get a refund.

'The Legendary Starfy' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed a few months back, The Legendary Starfy lets players dive into a spectacular undersea adventure with Starfy, the legendary hero of Pufftop. Players swoop into enemies like a shooting star, glide over bottomless chasms and transform into powerful creatures to help a mysterious, bunny-eared visitor find his lost memory.

'Miami Law' (NDS) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Live the life of a law enforcement officer tasked with saving the world in Miami Law, known in Europe as Miami Crisis, featuring explosive action, as well as crime-scene investigation, which players will use interchangeably to help save the city of Miami.

'S.O.S: The Final Escape 3' (PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.O.S: The Final Escape 3 is the latest installment in the survival game series, previous titles were on the PS2, requiring you to fend for yourself in a city surrounded by mountains, ocean, and rivers that is experiencing torrential rains. All order has collapsed and there is no choice but to escape.

'Braid' (X360/PC) Level Editor/Mod Tools Coming Up

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Braid is a unique 2-D puzzle-platform experience that bends all the rules with the manipulation of time. Braid plays with the conventions of video games while posing truly challenging puzzles for the platform gamer. While a new patch is coming up shortly, Braid will also be receiving documentation for the editor, allowing fans to make new levels, and a photoshop import tool to put new graphics in your levels.

'Grand Slam Tennis' (Wii) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis puts the racket in the palm of your hand and offers the deepest tennis experience ever. As the home to all four Grand Slams, and exclusive to Wimbledon, you can take your customized created player on a quest to win the four slams in Grand Slam career mode.

'P.U.R.E.' - Free Full Game RC6 Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

P.U.R.E. is a real time strategy game set in a world where Humanity is attempting to wrest their devastated civilization from the evil AI known as the Overmind. The game features giant armies, a fast-paced gameplay, and awesome super-weapons.

'Dawn of War II' - v1.2.1 Patch Rolled Out, Adds Fixes, Tweaks and New Map

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 3:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WH 40k: Dawn of War II takes players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-op campaign.

'Driift' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Driift is a fast-paced racer that allows up to eight players to race each other, using cartoon-style characters. Featuring twelve different tracks based on four themed environments – cityscape, hills, snow and a desert oasis – players can also select one of 34 vehicles from four categories.

'Demigod' Retail Leak Forces Early Launch

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in an future-fantasy world, Demigod is a team-based action/RPG/RTS hybrid game that casts you as a hero waging war to obtain a position within the pantheon of gods. Because GameStop seems to have broken the street date on DemiGod, Stardock decided to offer the game on Impulse ahead of its official launch.

'Tetris Party' (Wii) Organizes Tournament Series #4

by Rainier on April 14, 2009 @ 3:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tetris Party features 18 game modes with 10 never-before-seen single-player and multiplayer variations, including modes that utilize the point & shoot capabilities of the Wiimote, as well as the Wii Balance Board. Tetris Party Tournament will test the skills of players in a variety of Tetris modes, including Marathon, Field Climber and Stage Racer.