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'Magna Carta 2' (X360) - 49 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 6:09 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.

'Mad Dog McCree' Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With all live action video and sound, and real western scenery, you'll feel like you are a part of the Old West! But you'll have to be quick on the draw to survive Mad Dog's gang of bandits to ultimately face Mad Dog himself in the final showdown. Originally an arcade game back in the 90s' Mad Dog McCree has been around in various iterations on PC, laser disc, Xbox and so forth. An ESRB listing seems to indicate that Majesco is going to bring the lightgun shooter to the Wii.

Various Game Trailers #1589

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 5:35 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:

  • Virtua Tennis 2009 [ALL] - Mini-Games Trailer #2
  • Alpha Protocol [ALL] - Walkthrough Trailer #3
  • Champions Online [X360/PC] - Nemesis Trailer
  • Singularity [ALL] - Manufacturing Trailer
  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood [PS3/X360/PC] - Story Trailer
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla [ALL] - Dev. Diary Trailer #2
  • Prototype [ALL] - Montage Trailer

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

'The Munchables' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Munchables is an entertaining romp into a colorful and delicious action adventure where players will explore rich and vibrant environments, devouring delectable enemies and guide their quirky heroes in a zany alien munching mash-up filled with fun and addictive gameplay.

'Star Trek Online' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek Online is the MMOG that allows you to boldly go where no one has gone before!

Aeria Games Signs 'DragonSky' for North America

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 2:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aeria Games announced its newest acquisition DragonSky, developed by SonoV Entertainment, an action-packed MMORPG based on the martial arts of ancient China where body, mind, and spirit are key elements for success in the constantly evolving world.

'inFamous' (PS3) to Include 'Uncharted 2' Multiplayer Beta Access

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 1:42 p.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. SCEA teased it would have an electrifying announcement next week, but pre-order boxes over at Best Buy reveal that fans who buy inFamous will get a voucher to participate in the Uncharted 2 multiplayer beta.

'Spore: Galactic Adventures' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Champions Online' (X360/PC) Confirms Release Date

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 12:02 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.

'Pahelika: Secret Legends' Coming Next Week - New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pahelika: Secret Legends is an adventure-puzzle game set in a fantasy universe, which will take the player on a quest to discover the truth hidden behind an ancient legend.

'The Orange Box' (ALL) on Sale for $9.99, This Weekend Only

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Orange Box includes Half-Life 2, Ep. One & Two, where Dr. Gordon Freeman, armed with new weaponry and vehicles, must race through a countryside riddled with an increasingly fierce Combine threat. Also included are TF2, a class-based multiplayer addition, and physics-focused puzzle game Portal. Valve is offering The Orange Box on Steam for $9.99, a 66% discount.

Empire Interactive Goes Belly Up

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has gone bankrupt, all its employees were sent home this week, and the offices have been closed, according to MCV. An administrator was called in to find interested parties to take over the company, one of them being Russian distributor/publisher Noviy Disk, but nothing materialized, so the plug was pulled earlier this week.

'The Saboteur' (PS3/X360) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 9:57 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.

'Arma: Armed Assault' - v1.16 BETA Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed Assault is a realistic, combat gaming offering freedom of action and immersive complex environments, blended with a unique touch of total simulation. This v1.16 BETA patch fixes compatibility issues with Vista x64 platform with ATI cards and large RAM, adds multiplayer related fixes and improvements, as well as general stability improvements.

'Rock Band 2' (ALL) to Get Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking Album

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on April 24, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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.

'Personal Trainer: Walking' (NDS) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new entry in the Personal Trainer series is Personal Trainer: Walking, which tracks users’ progress and makes going for a walk a little more fun. It comes with two pedometers that users can wirelessly connect to their NDS when they return home.

'The Lord of the Rings Online' Celebrates 2nd Anniversary With Goodies

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 8:54 a.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.

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) Cover Athletes Signed - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 7:20 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.

'WET' (PS3/X360) Picked Up By Bethesda

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 7:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Homeless since the Activision/Vivendi merger, the latest Famitsu issue reveals that A2M's WET has been signed by Bethesda. WET is a seamless integration of intense gunplay, death-defying acrobatics and exciting swordplay, framed by breathtaking art direction and unparalleled animation quality.

'Dead Space Extraction' (Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.

'Another Code R: A Journey into Lost Memories' (Wii) Announced, Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join teenage heroine, Ashley and travel deep into her memories to unlock the mysterious Project Another – and the truth about her mother’s death – in the immersive and compelling mystery adventure game Another Code R: A Journey into Lost Memories.

'Dante's Inferno' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 4:51 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.

'Guitar Hero: Van Halen' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) Revealed

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rumors about a new installment in the band-specific Guitar Hero franchise have been floating around for a few weeks, with the German ratings board having a listing, which was removed that very same day. Today we're back again, but this time with a more prominent source, a new listing by retailers Gamestop and EBGames, putting Guitar Hero: Van Halen on the map for July 28, 2009.

'F1 2009' (PSP/Wii) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

F1 2009 will deliver an authentic and accessible recreation of the current Formula One season, including for the first time the Singapore night race, and the debut of World Champion Lewis Hamilton. F1 2009 will feature a variety of race modes, customizable driver aids, multiplayer support, new aerodynamics, slick tyres and the introduction of the KERS boost system.

NDS Review - 'Tokyo Beat Down'

by Dustin Chadwell on April 24, 2009 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tokyo Beat Down is a tale of greed, corruption, and good old-fashion violence. Experience the sweet nostalgia of classic coin-op beat 'em ups, where you must rely on your fists, firearms, and anything else that happens to be lying around to beat the sin out of Tokyo's criminals. What do you do when thugs and hoodlums put peace and freedom in jeopardy?

'NCAA Football 10' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 3:18 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.

'Urban Extreme: Street Rage' (Wii) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Urban Extreme: Street Rage is set in Fortune City. As an experienced Street driver you are forced by the Underworld into a series of extreme and lethal urban races. Competing in these contests is a dirty business and could cost you your car, and even your life..

'Star Trek: D-A-C' (XBLA/PSN/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 3:10 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.

Friday, April 24, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 3:03 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:

'Pro Cycling Manager: Tour De France 2009' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Cycling Manager 2009 promises to be the most exciting of all. It will include the most famous Tour de France 2009 faithfully reproduced in detail and for the first time the Spanish Tour (La Vuelta) which has become an official competition in the game.

'Guild Wars' Surpasses Six Million Units Sold

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft and ArenaNet announced that on the cusp of its fourth anniversary, its MMORPG Guild Wars franchise has exceeded six million units sold.

'Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States' - v1.040 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2009 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States allows players to experience the trials and tribulations of the role of commander-in-chief for either side of the American Civil War. Historically accurate, detailed and finely balanced for realistic gameplay, War Between the States is also easy to play and does not take months to finish.