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'Champions Online ' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 7:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Champions Online is an MMORPG based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments.

inXile Entertainment Signs In-Game Ads Deal With Intergi

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 7:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

inXile Entertainment has signed an exclusive advertising agreement with Intergi to integrate advertising in its portfolio of gaming properties including Line Rider and Fantastic Contraption.

Various Game Trailers #1588

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 6:22 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:

  • Military Madness [PS3/X360/Wii] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Battlefield 1943 [PS3/X360/PC] - Wake Island Trailer
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #4
  • Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper [PC] - Trailer #2
  • Let's Tap [Wii] - Trailer #2
  • Grand Slam Tennis [Wii] - Wii MotionPlus Trailer

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

'Fight Night Round 4' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Promising to revolutionize the fighting genre, Fight Night Round 4 features an all new physics based gameplay engine that brings the most authentic interpretation of the sweet science to the video game world. The action inside the ring will be faster than ever, delivering a true representation of the sport's incredible speed, accuracy, timing, and power.

MCV Awards Picked up By Nintendo, LittleBigPlanet, Activision And Fallout 3

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last night the UK video games industry gathered at The Brewery, London for the seventh annual Industry Excellence Awards. Nintendo scoops four MCV Awards, Little Big Planet honored, while Fallout 3 bags sales triumph, and Activision Blizzard awarded best publisher.

'Safar'Wii' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Explore the Island to take pictures of wild animals with your camera. As a reporter you will have to take accurate pictures. But it won’t be that easy to get close! You will have to be crafty and use your knowledge about animals or they will flee from you…

'MLB Dugout Heroes' Launches Next Week

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MLB Dugout Heroes is a casual online baseball experience with a three-dimensional, cartoon-rendered graphic style and easy to pick up and play mouse-only controls. The game will offer four different modes of play for fans to choose from: tutorial, practice, single player and multi-player.

'Torchlight' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Runic Games, former 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.

PlayStation Store Gets Pulse, Demos, DLCs, Track Packs

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Pulse 4/23 Edition (free), DLCs for LittleBigPlanet Heavenly Sword Mini-Pack ($2.99), Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed ($9.99), Disgaea 3 (new characters), HAWX European Assault Pack ($4.99), The Godfather II (new character/weapons/maps), Mahjong Tales, Midnight Club Los Angeles, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band, demos for Red Faction: Guerrilla and UFC 2009, as well as the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10' (ALL) Gets New Tournament Mode And Disc Golf - Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a few weeks back, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 takes golf fans inside-the-ropes to experience the drama and emotion of tournament golf. In addition, the U.S. Open, a USGA championship, and the USGA’s Rules of Golf will be available in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for the first time in franchise history.

'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (ALL) Gets Playable Joker, But Only on PS3

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 1:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 3rd-person action game powered by the Unreal Engine 3, that exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum – Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane.

'Arcania: A Gothic Tale' (ALL) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 12:14 p.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.

'Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor' - v2.502 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring three intense campaigns, brand-new multiplayer modes and an innovative "direct-fire" feature that allows even more tactical control during the heat of battle, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor will immerse players in some of the most historic, tide-turning clashes of World War II.

'Go Play Lumberjacks' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go Play Lumberjacks brings competition from the great outdoors into the home. Players use the Wii Remote as an all-in-one timber-cutting contest tool: feel sawdust fly from your chainsaw in the Hot Saw, test your balance on the waterlogged Log Roll, ascend towering tree trunks in the Pole Climb, and much more.

'Saints Row 2' (ALL) Ultor Exposed DLC Rolled Out on PSN/XBL

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 11:27 a.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 Ultor Exposed DLC for SR2 adds new missions featuring porn star Tera Patrick, achievements, new vehicles and more...

'Zombie Wranglers' (X360) Gets Dated - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Save the city of Potters Field from an infestation of zany zombies in the quirky and comical Zombie Wranglers. Armed with a trustworthy Wrangler-Pack and your own unique special abilities, play as one of the four gallant apprentice Wranglers and rescue your neighborhood before it's too late!

EA Sports Complex Launched on PlayStation Home

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has launched its Sports Complex on SCEA's 3D social gaming community Home, allowing fans to play exclusive new EA Sports multiplayer games, meet and interact with fans, view daily, weekly and annual leaderboards, as well as watch trailers and other content from their favorite EA Sports games.

'Need for Speed Shift' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to deliver a true driver’s experience that reflects contemporary motorsports, Need for Speed Shift is built by racers for racers, delivering an authentic and immersive driving experience.

PAX 2009 Reveals First Programming Details

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PAX is a three-day celebration of games and gamer culture. The festival includes an exhibition floor filled with playable builds of upcoming tabletop, console and computer games; a conference program of game industry speakers; music concerts; freeplay areas; industry parties; game tournaments and more.

'Guitar Hero Smash Hits' (ALL) Partial Tracklist #2 Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 9:16 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.

'Gears of War' Comic #9 Covered by Jim Lee

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic Games has secured the creative talent of iconic comic book illustrator Jim Lee for Gears of War issue #9 from DC Comics’ WildStorm imprint. Jim Lee will provide the cover artwork, which introduces a new Gears character, for the July 2009 issue.

'Free Running' (ALL) Narrows Down Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally developed by Core Design in 2007, Free Running is the world's first ever video game based on the urban phenomenon of parkour, now also coming to Wii, NDS and PC.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'BioShock 2'

by Thomas Wilde on April 23, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set approx. 10 years after the events of the original, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. All along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to Rapture. You will play as the first Big Daddy as you travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and your own survival.

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' (ALL) Developer Interview

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, based on 20th Century Fox's upcoming movie, enlists players to experience the tormented origins of Wolverine, from his escape of the Weapon X facility to the jungles of Africa and beyond.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 8:23 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.

Thursday, April 23, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 8:13 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:

'Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis' (ALL) - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 6:38 a.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 ....

'Fuel' (PS3/X360/PC) Shows Off GPS Functionality - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Creating the ultimate competitive go-anywhere racing experience, Fuel will have players competing across wildly different terrain and executing spectacular death-defying stunts as they race dozens of varied two and four-wheeled rides and explore this epic world on an unprecedented scale.

'Battlefield 1943' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Priced, But Delayed on PC

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 1943, using DICE's Frostbite engine, takes players back to WWII. The game offers endless hours of 24 player multiplayer action over three classic and tropic locations; Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.

'Patapon 2' (PSP) Multiplayer Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 6:26 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.

'Star Trek: D-A-C' (XBLA/PSN/PC) Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Trek: D.A.C. is a fast-paced, top-down 3D space shooter inspired by J.J. Abrams’ upcoming movie. Battle as the Federation against the Romulans in singleplayer, team up with a friend for co-op or go online in 6vs6 multiplayer mode.

'NCAA Football 10' (ALL) Cover Athletes Signed

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 6:04 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. Michael Crabtree, Brian Johnson, Brian Orakpo and Mark Sanchez will be featured on platform exclusive covers.

'Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny' (X360) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 5:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the Microsoft Spring event, SNK revealed that it plans on bringing its 3D fighting game Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny, based on the Arcade game, to the Xbox 360 later this year.

Formula 1 Comes to PSP/Wii, Next Year to PS3/X360 and PC

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year, Codemasters snagged the Formula 1 license from Sony, but there hasn't been much news about the titles in development ... until today. Codemasters is prepping F1 2009 on the PSP and Wii, featuring official tracks (such as the Singapore night race, Valencia Marina Bay circuit and the new Abu Dhabi season finale), cars, teams and drivers (such as Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, and UK world champ Hamilton), KERS, slick tires and the new aerodynamic regulations. Both platforms will have multiplayer capabilities, with F1 2010 (powered by GRiD's EGO Engine) adding the usual XBL/PSN capabilities to the mix.

'Grand Slam Tennis' (Wii) Roster Update - New Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 4:52 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.

'Spyborgs' (Wii) Facts & Features

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spyborgs is a team-based action-adventure game set in a stylish world where you take on the role of a diverse team of five bionic superspies in a fight to save the world from a group of dastardly villains.

'Runaway: A Twist of Fate' (NDS/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the story of the previous game, A Twist of Fate is also very much an independent adventure, allowing those that have never played a Runaway game before to fully enjoy this brand new experience. Also, for the very first time in the series, the game will allow you to control Brian as well as Gina who has an important part to play in the story.

Wii Review - 'Major Minor's Majestic March'

by Brian Dumlao on April 23, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Developed by the creative team behind PaRappa the Rapper Masaya Matsuura and New York artist Rodney Alan Greenblat, Major Minor’s Majestic March turns the Wiimote into a “special” baton that the bandleader, Major Minor, uses to keep tempo, recruit new band members and pick up valuable items.

'Fable II: See the Future' (X360) Reveals New Achievements

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this second game add-on for Fable II, players will encounter challenges unlike anything a hero has faced before as they have to lift the curses placed on three mysterious items that have come into the possession of Murgo the Trader.

'UFC 2009 Undisputed' (PS3/X360) Demo on XBL and PSN

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 3:15 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.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) Demo on XBL And PSN

by Rainier on April 23, 2009 @ 3:08 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.