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Interplay Teams With Masthead Studios to Develop Fallout Online

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay announced that it has signed a binding letter of intent with Masthead Studios, known for Earthrise, to fund the development of a massively multiplayer online game code named Project: V13, generally assumed as being Fallout Online.

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

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 6:20 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.

'Team Fortress 2' Sniper Revamp Next, Biggest Update Yet

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TF2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, unique weapons, a signature art style, persistent player statistics, etc... Valve is working on revamping the sniper, which is shaping up to be the largest TF2 update yet, with multiple new maps and a bunch of gameplay tweaks. Prior to that there will another update that will include new content for all classes. The X360 patch turned out to be technically more difficult than anticipated (memory wise) but is still in the works.

Various Game Trailers #1573

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 4:47 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:

  • Unreal Engine 3 - GDC 09 Trailer
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #1
  • Virtua Tennis 2009 [ALL] - Making Of Trailer #1

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

'Underwater Wars' (ALL) Adds PhysX - New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 4:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Underwater Wars is a near future sci-fi tactical shooter where you and your squad are members of US Navy elite division. Your mission, to protect freedom and to provide peace and the law and order on all planet.

Playstation Store Gets Qore, Comet Crash, DLCs, and Tracks

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 4:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with April issue of Qore (free), Comet Crash ($9.99), LittleBigPlanet Patapon Costume Pack ($1.99), PAIN: Brock Lee Character ($0.99), C&C Red Alert 3 Isles of Conflict Map Pack (free), song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, and Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'Saw' (PS3/X360/PC) - First Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 3:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using the Unreal Engine 3, Saw is developed with the creators of the SAW movies, Leigh Whannell & James Wan, and was recently picked up by Konami. In Saw, you find yourself locked in an asylum surrounded by horrific traps/devices set by Jigsaw. Throughout the game, you must either disarm/solve the puzzles to save people, or let them get mauled by the gruesome contraptions.

'Trine' (PS3/PC) Signed by Ascaron UK

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

Trine is a fantasy action game where the player can create and use physics-based objects to beat hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. Set in a world of great castles and strange machinery, three heroes are bound to a mysterious device called the Trine in a quest to save the kingdom from evil…

'Clover' (XBLA) Coming in April - New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Binary Tweed announced the return of the classic platform-puzzle adventure with Clover. Rendering a much-missed genre in watercolor, accompanied by melancholy piano pieces and laced with political themes, Clover embodies Binary Tweed's frank motto of "New games that are a bit like old games, but better."

''Splosion Man' (XBLA) Announced

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Splosion Man is a 2.5D action/platformer based around the simple concept of 'splosions and the ridiculousness that ensues, featuring up to 4 player co-op multiplayer, local and online, a story mode chock full of hilarious cinemas seamlessly integrated into gameplay, epic boss battles, and it's coming to Xbox Live Arcade.

'Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Will be the Biggest Game Ever, Says Activision

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

There has yet to be an official announcement, but it isn't exactly a secret that Infinity Wars is working on Modern Warfare 2. Activision launched a teaser web site, released a teaser trailer, and now brand manager Simon Wells told MCV that it expects MW2 to "to be the biggest selling video game of all time," judging by the "franchise's trajectory through preceding launches."

'League of Legends: Clash of Fates' - 10 New Screens

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

League of Legends is an online multiplayer session-based game that combines elements of role-playing and strategy genres with addictive battle action. In League of Legends rival teams will compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes.

'Elven Legacy' Gets Official Release Date

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Arc Rise Fantasia' (Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arc Rise Fantasia is an epic RPG product of old and new, combining gorgeous graphics with modern gameplay while bringing classic Japanese high fantasy role-playing action involving airships and dragons.

Thursday, April 2, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 10:58 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:

'Steal Princess' (NDS) Gets Further Delayed

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 9:30 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.

'Roogoo' (NDS/Wii) Level Details - New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 9:27 a.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.

'Wizards of Waverly Place' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wizards of Waverly Place, based on the Disney Channel TV program, allows fans to play as their favorite wizard-in-training, Alex Russo, who is played by rising star Selena Gomez on the show, casting magical spells and participating in mini-games to complete tasks and acquire new magic skills.

'Hunter's World' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hunter's World is a new MMO based hunting game where you take the role of hunters visiting a massive and varied wild hunting reserve, where you can compete and collaborate with real players in a persistent world. Hunters will be able to roam freely, interact with each other, and hunt everything from varmints to big game.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Terminator Salvation: The Videogame'

by Brad Hilderbrand on April 2, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Runes of Magic' Gets Horse Racing Mini-Game

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 1,000 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

Sony Rolls Out PS3 v2.70 Firmware Update

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has released 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.

'Dark Void' (ALL) Gets Scored By Battlestar Galactica Composer

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Airtight Games, Dark Void is a highly innovative action title that will deliver a groundbreaking combination of fast-paced vertical combat mixed with mid-air and on-foot action.

'Dungeon Hero' (X360/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 8:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Hero provides players with a fresh take on the classic dungeon based game. The in-game world is a totally functional, living, breathing community in every way. Eat, sleep, chat, socialize, trade and travel as you would in any civilized place – after all, dungeon creatures are people too! Due to the recent demise of Gamecock, Firefly is delaying the game until further notice.

'Jumpgate Evolution' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 7:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original Jumpgate in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations.

Graffiti Entertainment Is Delaying Three Of Its Titles

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 7:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Graffiti Entertainment is revising the release dates for three of its upcoming products, Air Conflicts: Aces of World War II, Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled and C.O.R.E.

'Speed Zone' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 7:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Speed Zone is a furiously fast and silky smooth futuristic racing game, running at a bar-raising 60 frames per second with terrains set on colorful planets, floating asteroids, and space stations. Speed Zone features three core game modes - Solo, Race, and Battle – each with multiple goals and a progressive, level-unlock structure.

'Scooby-Doo! First Frights' (NDS/PS2/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 6:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scooby-Doo! First Frights is an action-adventure game that complements the upcoming Warner Bros. movie and lets you take on the role of young Scooby-Doo and teenage versions of the newly formed Mystery, Inc. crew to solve their very first cases.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' - v2.40 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a fantasy action/RPG where players are immersed in a journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests. The v2.40 patch adds more PhysX, features and a slew of bug fixes.

'The Saboteur' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pandemic Studios new open-world environment stealth-action thriller, Saboteur is set against the dramatic backdrop of occupied France and based on a true story, the personal tale of one man’s fight to find and kill the Nazi thugs who murdered his friends.

'The Settlers: Rise of an Empire' - v1.7.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Settlers VI will focus on building larger and more fortified cities as well as planning and optimization in a medieval world. This v1.7.1 patch removes multiplayer cheats.

Nintendo DSi Shop Launch Titles Revealed

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo DSi, launches April 5 for 169.99, gives gamers the ability to customize, personalize and share their experiences with friends and family. Two built-in, interactive cameras let people snap and modify photos, while recorded sounds can be played and manipulated in interesting and imaginative ways.

'Arcania: A Gothic Tale' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 4:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic 4 is set 10 years after the last installment and situated on multiple southern islands, each with unique fauna & flora according to various climate zones. The game will feature a day & night cycle, changing weather, and depending on the time of day altering spell casting abilities.

'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix' (ALL) Next Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 4:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America's Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, developed by Infinite Interactive, incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting.

'E.Y.E' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Streum On Studio's E.Y.E, powered by Valve's Source Engine, is a new FPS/RPG where you play an elite soldier from a strange and secret society looking to, by any means necessary, take the power of the almighty Federation.

Realtime Worlds Recruits Former EA/NCSoft Execs

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Realtime Worlds, Crackdown developers currently working on All Points Bulletin, announced that it has boosted its Operations Team in North America with the appointments of Will Leverett as Director of Customer Service, and of Patrick Bays as Manager of Game Operations.

Minor Xbox 360 System Update Rolled Out, Adds Nothing

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft released a system update for the X360 over Xbox Live, so next time you sign in to Xbox Live, you'll receive a prompt to accept this mandatory update. This update addresses interruption issues that some Xbox Live users may have experienced when playing a limited number of Xbox 360 games. There are no other changes or enhancements in this update … in other words, no new features.

'Diamon Jones: Eye of the Dragon' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this new adventure from GFI, Diamon Jones will travel to China to find a mystic trophy of the Celestial Empire, Eye of the Dragon. Only an ingenious and sharp person will be a successful artifact hunter!

'Age of Conan' Free Trial Now Available

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game that brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

THQ Achieves Targeted $220 Million Cost Savings

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 3:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced that it has substantially completed the actions necessary to achieve its previously announced plan to reduce fiscal 2010 budgeted annual spending by $220 million.

'Commander: Europe at War' - v1.12 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 2, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commander: Europe at War is the first in a series of turn-based strategy games, jointly developed by Firepower Entertainment and Slitherine Software. This v1.12 patch includes all bug fixes, data changes, 6 new fast play campaigns, and allow you to play against Military History Commander: Europe at War owners in multiplayer.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Stormrise'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 2, 2009 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Stormrise is a real-time strategy console title offering fans of the classic RTS genre an immersive and dramatic twist whilst challenging the conscience. Experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a detached viewpoint.

NDS Review - 'WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on April 2, 2009 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.