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'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 7:27 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.

'SingStar Queen' (PS2/PS3) Coming to North America, Gets Dated

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 7:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SingStar Queen features 25 chart-topping tracks from the iconic pop-rock group including, Another One Bites the Dust, We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure etc., marking the franchise’s second foray into artist specific content.

Various Game Trailers #1583

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 7:20 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] - Relive Rewrite Trailer
  • Forged by Chaos - Tech Demo Trailer
  • The Sims 3 [PC] - Movie Tool Walkthrough Trailer
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #3
  • Grand Slam Tennis [Wii] - First Play Trailer
  • Return to Mysterious Island 2 [PC] - Trailer

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

Nintendo DSi Sells Nearly Double Its Predecessor During Launch

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 6:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Early U.S. sales of the new NDSi are ahead of those for NDS Lite, according to Nintendo's internal tracking numbers. In its first week, NDSi sold 435,000 in the United States, while the NDS Lite had sold 226,300 systems after the same amount of time on the U.S. market after its launch.

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

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 6:48 p.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.

'Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blazing Lizard’s inaugural title Pirates vs. Ninjas series allows up to eight players to compete in the ultimate playground sport as some of the world’s most recognizable icons. Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball will be coming to Wii with all new teams and modes.

'Roogoo' (NDS/Wii) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Roogoo uses geometric shapes and rotating discs to craft a frenetic, exciting puzzle game framed within an imaginative storyline and a delightfully realized fantasy universe. The new version will feature NDS & Wii cross-compatibility, all-new levels and game modes that take advantage of the Wiimote, touch screen and stylus.

'F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin' (ALL) - v1.03 Patch/DLC Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable. This v1.03 patch adds the Toy Soldier multiplayer maps, fixes some AI issues, leaderboard problems with Blitz games, and a few other adds a few other tweaks.

'League of Legends: Clash of Fates' Champions #5 - New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

PlayStation Store Gets Nothing But a Truckload of DLCs

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with DLCs for PixelJunk Eden Encore ($5.99), BUZZ! Quiz TV U.S. Sports ($7.99), Magic Ball Booster Pack ($2.99), F.E.A.R. 2: Toy Soldiers Map Pack (free), LittleBigPlanet, Midnight Club LA Vehicle Pack 1 ($2.99), Sonic Unleashed Chun-nan Adventure Pack ($2.99), Valkyria Chronicles, WWE SvR 2009 Roster Update 2 ($4.99) and 3 (free), song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band, as well as the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'101-in-1 Explosive Megamix' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

101-in-1 Explosive Megamix is a collection of 101 addictive mini-game types including: puzzles, sports, racing, cooking, shooting, balancing, juggling, and much more. There is practically no end to the fast-paced arcade action!

'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009' (ALL) Gets New Superstars DLC

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 will unleash a new tag team experience, allowing players to build momentum and attributes, eliminate opponents with high impact double teams and finishers, as well as get the “hot tag” for the win. The content adds new playable Superstars such as Bushwacker Butch, Bushwacker Luke, Doink the Clown, Earthquake and Vader.

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (ALL) Rolls Out First Vehicle Pack - Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 3:02 p.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.

'Borderlands' (PS3/X360/PC) Shows Off New Art Style - Screen

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Borderlands is an all-new sci-fi action game combining elements of first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat. Last week's controversy regarding the art direction Gearbox has taken the game has been resolved. While it isn't exactly cel-shaded, as initially reported, the game has undergone a transformation from a realistic look to a more anime/cartoon style.

'The Conduit' (Wii) Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 2:44 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. Originally set for June 9, High Voltage has pushed the game until June 23 as it wants to take extra time to implement WiiSpeak.

'UFC 2009 Undisputed' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFC 2009 Undisputed features an authentic and comprehensive UFC atmosphere, including an extensive roster of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world. The UFC 2009 Undisputed demo will be available on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network April 23.

Activision Confirms 7 Studios Acquisition, Denies Charges, Says Court Agrees

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision strongly denies the allegations made by Genius Products and believes that the claims are disingenuous and lack any merit. Yesterday, the L.A. Superior Court found that there was no evidence of any wrongdoing and refused to grant any restraining order against Activision.

'R.U.S.E.' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screen & Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

R.U.S.E. is a strategy game in which the players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the game play.

Activision Blizzard's Quarterly Revenue Better Than Anticipated

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Due to the better-than-expected performance of its titles at retail, Activision announced that its March quarter revenues ($860 million) are tracking ahead of its prior outlook ($550 million), driven by Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and World of Warcraft.

'The Bigs 2' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Known for its over-the-top style of gameplay, The Bigs 2 focuses on the big fast-paced moments in Major League Baseball with new opportunities to go up against MLB legends, more mini-games like Home Run Pinball, and a variety of other new features.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 10:46 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:

'Gothic III' - v1.71 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic 3 is the third part of the RPG legend presenting an intense, living world and a non-linear, varied gaming experience. JoWood has released a final v1.71 patch resolving some mayor and some minor issues.

'Guitar Hero Smash Hits' (ALL) Partial Tracklist Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turn down the lights, crank up the amps and prepare to command center stage as some of the most famous AND infamous tracks from previous Guitar Hero titles. Step into the spotlight in the most epic, full band jam session to date — Guitar Hero Smash Hits.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) Officially Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a vast open world environment, Assassin's Creed II invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy, and seeking vengeance.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

'Help Wanted' (Wii) Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hudson Entertainment 's Help Wanted is a fun, slap-stick new life simulation game for Wii where players are sent on a mission to save the world from impending extinction by completing fifty different jobs.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Fireteam Bravo 3 you lead a fireteam of friends on an action-packed military hunt for weapons of mass destruction and an ex-KGB agent, letting you join forces to tackle realistic military action, tactics and teamwork wherever and whenever you want.

'Stalin vs. Martians' Pre-Order Gets You 20% Off

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stalin vs. Martians is an over-the-top strategy game, the Martians suddenly drop off somewhere in Siberia and attack the glorious people of Holy Mother Russia. You take control of the Red Army troops and start kicking the alien butts under Stalin’s guidance.

'Order of War' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Order of War features massive scale battles brought to life with a cinematic intensity never seen before in a WWII strategy game. Players take command of an entire army including ground troops, artillery, tank divisions and aircraft in all out strategic assaults.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Saw: The Video Game'

by Thomas Wilde on April 16, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Konami Gamers' Day - Konami Gamers' Night 2009

Saw is a 3rd person perspective, survival horror game based on the movie franchise. Jigsaw has killed your partner and destroyed your life. Now he has trapped you in an abandoned insane asylum that he alone controls. If you can defeat his brutal traps and survive, you may just discover the truth behind what drives this twisted serial killer.

'The Beatles: Rock Band' (ALL) Limited Edition, Euro Price Confirmed

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 8:58 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. Already revealed a few days ago, MTV Games confirmed the Limited Edition contents and the European bundle price.

'The Clique: Diss and Make Up' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Clique: Diss and Make Up, developed by Gorilla Systems, allows fans to play as a new student in school attempting to make friends and increase their popularity in an effort to join the ultimate clique, the Pretty Committee.

Target Announces Reservation Program for Popular Video Games

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting April 19, Target will roll out a new reservation program that offers customers a chance to reserve top video game titles for $1, and when they come pick up their game they'll receive a $5 Target GiftCard to put toward a future purchase.

'Mars' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mars is a Sci-fi RPG action game that innovatively merges character development and light and rhythmic fights. it takes you on a journey deep into an original futuristic universe and presents you with scenarios dealing with difference, racism and environment.

Bethesda Trying to Snag Interplay's Fallout MMO License

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Fallout MMO has been talked about since 2004, but Interplay was forced to sell off most of its licenses due to financial reasons. When Bethesda acquired the Fallout license, Interplay kept an exclusive Fallout MMO license, under certain conditions. Interplay's annual 10-K filing reveals that Bethesda might be trying to cash in on that, claiming that those "certain conditions," namely full production within 2 years and funding, have not been met, which would revert the MMO license back to Bethesda (thanks NMA).

'Precursors' (X360/PC) Reveals Sunaks Location - New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Precursors, developed by Boiling Point's Deep Shadow, is a sci-fi action game that leads you into unexplored regions of space, where he can fly with huge battle ships from planet to planet.

Wii Review - 'Yamaha Supercross'

by Brian Dumlao on April 16, 2009 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Play as the promising younger brother of one of the biggest names in Supercross who was hospitalized in the final race of the World Championships by Team Nemeshisu. It's up to you to take your brother's place and avenge him by claiming the world title.

'History Great Battles Medieval' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

History Great Battles Medieval is set against the background of the historic Hundred Years' War, spanning various conflicts between England and France in the 14th and 15th centuries. History Great Battles Medieval allows players to assume complete control of huge armies with more than 40 different units.

'inFamous' (PS3) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 3:14 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.

'Infernal: Hell's Vengeance' (X360) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed last month, Infernal: Hell's Vengeance is a 3rd person action adventure that is set in a present day scenario, featuring a gripping storyline which takes players on an action-packed journey in a supernatural battle between Heaven and Hell.

'Cities XL' Now Accepting Closed Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 3:05 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.

'Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 2:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sherlock Holmes is back with probably the series’ most terrifying investigation. The player will launch into the hunt for the most dangerous serial killer in England’s history: Jack the Ripper.

The9 Loses Chinese 'World of Warcraft' License to NetEase

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard announced that its MMORPG World of Warcraft will be licensed to an affiliated company of NetEase.com in mainland China for a term of 3 years following the expiration of the current license agreement it had with previous operator The9.

'Forge of Freedom' - v1.12.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forge of Freedom allows players to refight the American Civil War from either side in this grand strategy wargame. This v1.12.2 patch comes with a sizeable amount of fixes, rule changes, improvements, and new features and further polishes the gameplay.

'UFC 2009 Undisputed' (PS3/X360) Demo Date Revealed

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFC 2009 Undisputed features an authentic and comprehensive UFC atmosphere, including an extensive roster of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world. The UFC 2009 Undisputed demo will be available on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network April 23.