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'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' (ALL) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen propels players straight into an adrenaline-pumping battle for supremacy across the globe where every second and every choice makes the difference between mankind's salvation and annihilation.

Various Game Trailers #1582

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 6:01 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:

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum [ALL] - Bane Trailer
  • Battlestations: Pacific [ALL] - Multiplayer Modes Trailer
  • Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled [NDS] - Characters Trailer (2)
  • Burnout Paradise [ALL] - Cops & Robbers Trailer
  • Making History II: The War of the World [PC] - Teaser Trailer
  • Virtua Tennis 2009 [ALL] - Reality vs. Game Trailer

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

'Demigod' Multiplayer Issues Being Addressed

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a 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. Having a bit off to a rocky start, Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell details what they are doing to address the multiplayer issues that Demigod fans are having.

'God of War III' (PS3) Collector's Edition Survey

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War 3 is a single-player game that allows players to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hell once more to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him. SCEA wants your input with what you think should be in the Collector's Edition.

'Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Rock Band Unplugged' (PSP) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 3:36 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.

'Velvet Assassin' (X360/PC) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in WW2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles.

'Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 3:32 p.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 ....

'Quantum of Solace' (ALL) - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quantum of Solace blends intense first-person action with a 3rd person cover combat system that allows players to truly feel what it is like to be the ultimate secret agent as they use their stealth, precision shooting and lethal combat skills to progress.

'Zen Pinball' (PSN) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 11:47 a.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.

'Dawn of War II' - Single-Player Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 11:23 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.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players, consisting of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.

'Lineage II' Gets Free Gracia Final Expansion to Celebrate 5th Anniversary

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCSoft announced a great reason for fans to celebrate the five year anniversary of Lineage II. Gracia Final, the upcoming free expansion to the legendary Lineage II franchise, will be bringing players a brand new continent, refined PvP combat and arenas, expanded clan features, territory wars, and more.

'Banjo-Tooie' (XBLA) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sequel to Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie is a platform/action-adventure hybrid by Rare, originally and published by Nintendo in 2000 for the N64. Ported by 4J Studios, Banjo-Tooie sports minor graphical refinements, increased screen resolution, and will implement the Stop 'N' Swop feature.

'NCAA Football 10' (ALL) Commented by Erin Andrews - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Football 10 envelopes the excitement and pageantry of college football at its best. Enhanced stadiums filled with school colors, cheerleaders and mascots bring the college atmosphere to life.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 9:49 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:

'Risen' (X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, Risen unfolds over 4 chapters and offers multiple ways to develop the story by your actions and decisions. An intuitive user control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers alike.

'The Secret World' (X360/PC) Developer Interview

by Brad Hilderbrand on April 15, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

An ancient, dreaming evil stirs. Dangerous creatures awaken. The Earth is in mortal peril. The wonders and horrors of the secret world are re-emerging in our world. The time has come to take up arms in the war between good & evil. Warriors and champions of Gaia, your training is about to begin. Rise. You have been chosen.

PC Preview - 'Spore: Galactic Adventures'

by Thomas Wilde on April 15, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Bionic Commando' (ALL) Multiplayer Demo Coming to Xbox Live

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer, 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. Bionic Commando will launch on Xbox Live in the coming weeks, featuring “Vertigo,” one of the game's 16 multiplayer maps where 8 players will go head to head in an all out Deathmatch.

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) - New Screen

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 8:26 a.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.

'Six Days in Fallujah' (ALL) Probably Not Coming to Europe

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Six Days in Fallujah is a 3rd 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. A Konami Europe rep revealed that they will wait to see how the game turns out before deciding to publish it in Europe.

'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FF XIII provides tangible, intuitive controls while delivering seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and stunning in-game cinematics. The latest in cutting-edge technology has been utilized in development of Final Fantasy XIII, thus making this newest addition to the Final Fantasy series worthy of the title next generation.

'Necrovision' Banned in Australia

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NecroVisioN is a first-person horror shooter, which sees players taking on the role of American soldier Simon Bukner, who must fight his way through the bleak trenches of World War One and into the very jaws of Hell. Australia's rating board has refused NecroVision a classification for excessive violence, blood spray, dismemberment and decapitation.

'Tropico 3' Game Details - New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not heard of since 2003's Tropico 2: Pirate Cove, Kalypso Media has acquired the Tropico license from Take Two, and has entered into a agreement with Haemimont Games, known for Imperium Romanum, to develop a new title in the strategy franchise.

'Memento Mori' Coming to North America

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Memento Mori is a new adventure game featuring two main characters, Larisa Svetlova and Maxim Durand. It's the player's task to disclose the secret of the St. Petersburg art theft, a mysterious Finnish order and its machinations.

'Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'World Basketball Manager 2009' Goes Gold, Looking for Publisher

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Basketball Manager is a basketball strategy game. It uses the same game-play principles as most soccer management games do and covers all basketball action around the world with 89 national and international tournaments, 852 teams, 10.000 basketball players and 1.000 managers.

'Darkness Within: The Dark Lineage' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 5:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darkness Within: The Dark Lineage is a sequel to last year's horror/thriller adventure game Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder and greatly inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. In The Dark Lineage Howard E. Loreid discovers his own horrible past is connected with the madness that is about to swallow him.

THQ Signs morpheme License for New Titles

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NaturalMotion announced that THQ has licensed its morpheme animation middleware for use on future projects, including an unannounced title by Kaos Studios. THQ recently also licensed NVIDIA PhysX technology, which is tightly integrated with morpheme’s character animation to produce dramatic results.

'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' (ALL) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The G.I. Joe video game will feature an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line.

'Duke Nukem Forever' Milestone Reached, 90% Complete

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Duke Nukem Forever is the long-awaited follow-up to 1997's Duke Nukem 3D. While details are slim, longtime Duke voice actor Jon St. John returns, as well as music composed by Jeremy and Julian Soule. We're still waiting for an official announcement, but 3DRealms' George Broussard revealed that it has reached a new milestone this week, with 71 more tasks to complete from the original 800-900.

'End of Eternity' (PS3/X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Having just finished the latest Valkyrie Profile and Star Ocean for Square Enix, developer Tri-Ace is jumping ship to SEGA for yet another RPG, End of Eternity. The game follows Zephyr, PMC employee Vashyron, and Subject 20 who is condemned to die on her 20th birthday. End of Eternity's battle system involves real-time gunplay elements, along with the aforementioned military theme.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Title Update in the Works

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Wars is an RTS game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. Robot Entertainment is not only working on new content for Halo Wars, but also a Title Update that fixes some matchmaking bugs, balances a few things inside and outside of gameplay, and adds a small feature that fans have been asking for.

'The Whispered World' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Whispered World is a classic point & click adventure game whisking the player away to a fascinating fantasy world. Sadwick is a young clown but often far from cheerful. One night, a strange blue creature speaks to him in a dream, and sends him on an adventurous journey.

NDS Review - 'Inkheart'

by Richard Poskozim on April 15, 2009 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Based on the feature film adaptation of the best-selling Cornelia Funke novel, Inkheart is the story of Meggie, a young girl whose father has a secret magical ability; he can bring book characters to life simply by reading the story aloud! It sounds like a wondrous gift, but evil lurks within the pages of a rare children’s fable…

'Cities XL' Ski GEM Micro Expansion Revealed - New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cities XL expands upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, while letting players take their game online, as they interact with others in a massive online environment.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) Gets Limited Slimer Edition

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 3:32 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. Amazon is offering a Slimer Edition which includes the game, a Slimer bust, minimates, gamer graffix console skins, and an Ecto 1 key chain.

'Kraze' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed with an array of the most powerful cars ever designed, players compete for the Kraze Championship which includes racing modes such as Off Road, Rally, F1 and Street Race.

Sony Europe President Retires, Replacement Tapped

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's President, CEO and Co-Coo, David Reeves, will retire as of April 30, 2009, and be replaced by Andrew House, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Group Executive of Sony Corporation as of May 1, 2009.

'Another Code R' (Wii) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 3:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed at last year's Tokyo Game Show, Another Code R is the latest point-and-click adventure game by Cing, known for Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and Little King's Story.

'The Beatles: Rock Band' (ALL) Gets Limited Edition Bundle

by Rainier on April 15, 2009 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MTV Games and The Beatles license holder Apple Corps are developing a new video game that will be an experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles spanning the UK band's entire discography. Gamestop's Limited Edition Bundle ($249.99) includes the game, a Höfner Bass controller, The Beatles branded Rock Band drums, microphone and stand, and additional special content.