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'Magna Carta 2' (X360) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 5:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using the Unreal Engine 3, Magna Carta 2 is an epic RPG with gorgeous visuals, exciting heroes, a sweeping orchestral score and a unique and enthralling real time battle system. Set in Efferia, a continent populated with five races, you can use seven different types of Carta and meet a host of characters.

Game Design Workshop at NYU

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The NYU Game Center, an independent multi-school center at New York University for the research, design, and development of digital games, established in fall 2008, has announced its first summer Game Design Workshop.

Various Game Trailers #1587

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 5:17 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:

  • Risen [X360/PC] - Mood Trailer #2
  • Champions Online [X360/PC] - Swinging Trailer

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

'Punch-Out!!' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Little Mac is back! Everyone's favorite underdog from the 1980s joins the best of the original Punch-Out!! cast in a modern re-imagination of the series. Players will find familiar names like Glass Joe, King Hippo and trainer Doc Louis.

TimeGate Settles 'Section 8' (X360/PC) Lawsuit With Paramount

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Section 8 is a futuristic FPS that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. You are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle. Last year TimeGate settled an Section 8 trademark infringement dispute with ABC Studios over an upcoming Section 8 TV series, and earlier this month it took on Paramount in a similar suit over a Section 8 interactive web series, which has now been settled.

'Swords & Soldiers' (Wii) Reveals Third Faction - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Swords & Soldiers is a side-scrolling real time strategy game, in which three distinct factions battle for the powers of the gods. The game will feature a single player campaign and a competitive split-screen multiplayer mode as well as several other game modes.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v6.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines game to v6.1 and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes etc..

'Velvet Assassin' (X360/PC) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 1:03 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.

'The Lord of the Rings Online' Launches In Russia and Korea

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online allows players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth, experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's fantasy realm where you can establish unique reputations, discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

'Crimson Gem Saga' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 12:53 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 Destiny of Zorro' (Wii) Youtube Contest Nets You Goodies

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

505 Games' The Destiny of Zorro, developed by Pronto Games, promises action, romance and, by use of the innovative Wii controller, the unique thrill of "becoming" the great hero himself! Participate in the "I Am Zorro" contest for a chance to win a complete home entertainment system Including a Vizio TV, Wii and The Destiny of Zorro game.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.

'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' (PS3) Coming in September?

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, sequel to Naughty Dog's 2007 PS3-exclusive action/adventure game, revolves around 13th century explorer Marco Polo, putting the focus on story, stealth gameplay and a free climbing mechanic. While the North American date is still an ambiguous "fall 2009," Sony Europe's official Web sites now list a Sept. 2009 date.

Xbox Avatars Get Hip-Hop Wear

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 10:35 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 hip-hop wear, like denim shorts, studded earrings, rings, beanies, shorts and more bling.

'Divinity II: Ego Draconis' (X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Divinity 2: Ego Draconis you will take on the role of a young Dragon Slayer and ultimately become a Dragon Knight, a legendary hero with unique abilities. Discover a detailed world full of twists and turns in which your actions can make a real difference.

'Torchlight' Announced by Former Flagship Studios Devs

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Runic Games, studio by formed by Flagship Studios developers responsible for Mythos, announced Torchlight, an adventure-themed action-MMORPG which emphasizes a simple and intuitive interface, fast and furious action, and a colorful and compelling game world.

'Battlestations: Pacific' (X360/PC) Demo Coming Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestations: Pacific features a massive U.S. and Japanese single player campaign that offers a unique blend of action and strategy. Players must plan their moves carefully on huge open-world arenas and fight in the air, above sea and underwater to relive some of the most hard-fought battles in WWII history. Look for the single/multiplayer demo on our fileserver network.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Bionic Commando'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 22, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by Faith No More's Mike Patton), 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.

Xbox 360/PC Preview - 'Fallout 3' Broken Steel DLC

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on April 22, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Fallout 3 puts you in the role of a Vault-dweller, venturing from your secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. The Broken Steel DLC lets you continue the adventure past the main quest by joining the ranks of the Brotherhood of Steel and ridding the Capital Wasteland of the Enclave once and for all.

'Trash Panic' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trash Panic is a new, downloadable puzzle game that challenges players to stop a virtual environment being swamped by an ever-flowing tide of rubbish.

NCsoft Bringing Its MMOs to Steam

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft has signed a digital distribution agreement with Valve to bring its catalog of MMO franchises to Steam, beginning today with the City of Heroes, Guild Wars, and Lineage franchises.

'Damnation' (PS3/X360/PC) Moves Detailed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 6:39 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.

'Elven Legacy' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 6:38 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.

'MySims Agents' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In MySims Agents you take on the role of a special agent hired to foil the sinister plans of Morcubus, lord of the underworld. By recruiting different MySims, each with their own special characteristics, you can build up your very own crime-busting team.

'Blur' (PS3/X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Bizarre Creations was bought by Activision, it had to abandon the Project Gotham series owned by Microsoft, but it wasn't exactly a secret that it had a new racing game in development. Blur has now been confirmed by French magazine Joypad. Bizarre isn't afraid to deviate from the norm (The Club), and Blur will be more of a vehicular combat game than a straightforward racer, allowing you to equip your car with weapons like mines and shields. It'll take you to locations like London, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo, and it'll feature a reworked collision system (think Burnout), as well as a social networking system.

'Hearts of Iron III' The Arsenal of Democracy - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron III will follow the series' tradition of most detailed and complete strategic game on WW2 while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 10,000 provinces.

'Killzone 2' (PS3) - v1.24 Patch Adds More Features, Reduces Bugs

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 4:35 a.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.

'Race Pro' (X360) Gets Patched, Fixes Multiplayer Issues

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RACE Pro recreates a breathtaking reality giving you the ultimate racing simulation experience with precision physics and handling.

'BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, developed by Guilty Gear studio Arc System Works, is a 2D fighter featuring twelve, extraordinarily detailed, hand-drawn characters in true HD glory, each with unique “Drive” attacks that can turn the tide of battle instantly.

NDS Review - 'Gardening Mama'

by Dustin Chadwell on April 22, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Gardening Mama sees Mama heading into the great outdoors to turn an empty garden into a tranquil paradise. Green-fingered players use the touch-screen to dig holes, plant seeds, mix fertilizer and ultimately grow a range of fruits, flowers and vegetables.

'Dante's Inferno' (PS3/X360) Also Coming to PSP

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dante's Inferno is a third-person action adventure adaptation of the medieval epic poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, telling the tale of Dante who journeys through the twisted, menacing nine circles of hell in pursuit of his beloved Beatrice.

'Aaaaa!: A Reckless Disregard for Gravity' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You dive off a skyscraper, relying on quick reflexes to negotiate the intricate tangle of girders that make up the City. You perform aerial stunts at terminal velocity before parachuting into the arms of your cheering fans.

'Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World' (Wii) Gets New Euro Date

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling. Delayed earlier this year, the game is now set for autumn 2009 with exclusive new content.

'Strategic Command: WWII Pacific Theater' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2009 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and Fury Software's the third game in the Strategic Command series, WWII Pacific Theater, shifts the focus from Europe and into the steaming jungles and islands of Asia- Pacific. This 1.02 patch features dozens of improvements, enhancements and fixes to the game and editor.