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'Cryostasis' Giveaway Contest

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cryostasis is a first person horror/action game where you play a meteorologist caught inside the "North Wind," an old nuclear ice-breaker, frozen in the ice many years ago. This steel beast once fought for its country, but it fell into an ice trap as did every living thing onboard. To celebrate tomorrow's North America launch, WorthPlaying has teamed with 1C and eVGA to give one lucky reader an eVGA X58 motherboard, an eVGA GeForce GTX 285 graphics card, and a copy of Cryostasis.

'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' (PS3/X360) Announced, Demo Coming - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Teased at over the past few weeks, Capcom and Marvel officially announced that the oft-requested fighting game, Marvel vs. Capcom 2. The classic fighter pits some of Capcom’s familiar faces against a host of Marvel Comic’s biggest names in explosive three-on-three team battles.

Various Game Trailers #1590

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 6:30 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] - Kamikaze Trailer
  • Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans [NDS/Wii/PC] - Trailer
  • Terminator Salvation: The Videogame [ALL] - Co-Op Trailer
  • inFAMOUS [PS3] - Empire City Trailer
  • Singularity [ALL] - Rail Trench Trailer
  • Bionic Commando [ALL] - Lab Report Trailer #2

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

'Champions Online ' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 6:29 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.

The ESA Slams Youths Addiction Survey

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week a study by Iowa State University researcher Douglas Gentile claimed that 8.5% of American youths between ages 8 to 18 who play video games show multiple signs of behavioral addiction. According to the ESA, those numbers are inaccurate because the survey group/method used was not legit and not representative of the overall population. ABC News Gary Langer received a response from Prof. Gentile saying he was unaware of the data gathering methods, and acknowledged the error.

'The Sims 3' - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility!

'Mafia II' (PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games' Mafia 2 features a deep mobster-driven narrative packed with both behind-the-wheel and on-foot action, developed by the original creators Illusion Softworks.

'Burnout Paradise' (ALL) Cops and Robbers Pack Gets Priced Cheap

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 3:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives you license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, a seamless racing battleground, with massive traffic-heavy roads to abuse. The PC edition will have expanded online features and community-driven content. The Cops and Robbers pack will bring the thrills and spills of cops and robbers car chases to the game.

Aspyr Signs 'Defense Grid: The Awakening' - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hidden Path Entertainment's Defense Grid: The Awakening is a unique spin on tower defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels, featuring beautiful environments, spectacular effects, and a dynamic, engaging soundtrack.

'Prison Break' (ALL) Still in Development

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on Fox's TV series, Prison Break is an action game where, due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row, and his only hope is his brother who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out from the inside. The game has not been heard of since the demise of Brash Entertainment, but Zootfly announced that the Prison Break development is nearing completion.

'Kraze' - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed with an array of the most powerful cars ever designed, players compete for the Kraze Championship which includes racing modes such as Off Road, Rally, F1 and Street Race.

'War in Europe: Windows Edition' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

War in Europe: Windows Edition is a computer moderated simulation of the European Theater of Operations in WWII, based on the board game of the same name. Players control ground, air, sea, strategic forces, production and politics in order to change or simulate the events of World War II.

'Max Payne' and 'Max Payne 2' Become Xbox Originals

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Relive the classic tale of retribution with the original innovator of bullet-time in one of the most unforgettable cinematic action franchises of all time. Now is the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with Max before his nextgen debut in Max Payne 3. Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne are now downloadable on XBL for 1200 MS points ($15) per game.

'Dante's Inferno' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 11:14 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.

'Banjo-Tooie' and 'Virtual On' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Titles

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The bear and bird are back and better than ever, with Banjo-Tooie on XBLA, taking one of your favorite cartridge classics to the cutting edge, with full HD graphics and enhanced sound. Virtual On, SEGA's classic mech arcade fighting game, comes to life on XBLA with fresh visuals and an all-new online multiplayer mode

'Need for Speed Shift' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 9:47 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.

'Free Realms' (PS3/PC) Gets Theme Song by The Dares

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Free Realms is a free whimsical fantasy massively multiplayer RPG from Sony Online offering lighthearted adventuring, aimed primarily at casual female gamers, and optional bonus content via micro transactions. Free Realms is getting an extra shot of attitude from Southern California trio The Dares, who perform the game’s theme song, It’s Your World.

'Fight Night Round 4' (PS3/X360) Roster Update #3 - New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 9:28 a.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.

ZootFly Developing Games Based on Mr. T Graphic Novel

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ZootFly announced it secured the official Mr. T graphic novel license from Mohawk Media to develop a series of games packed with the trademark over-the-top adrenaline-pumping action of Mr. T. The games will feature knuckle-whitening action-adventure, furious brawler combat, gravity-defying platforming, and environmental puzzles.

'Warrior Epic' Closed Beta Starts April 30

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warrior Epic is a free to download & play online action/RPG set in an original fantasy universe, where players can utilize a wide selection of warrior classes to go out raiding dungeons in a variety of novel environments. Warrior Epic let you play co-op campaigns or slug it out with friends in PVP.

Bethesda Confirms Picking Up 'WET' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 7:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WET is a highly stylized third-person shooter that seamlessly blends acrobatics, gun play, and sword kills. With dual pistols and a samurai sword, you can engage in combat while sliding on floors, running on walls, jumping, flipping, and performing amazing acrobatic moves – leaving a massive body count in your wake.

Nintendo Goes Green With New NDS Bundle

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To celebrate the spring season of growth and rejuvenation, Nintendo announces the blooming of a new NDS color: green. The cool new color comes bundled with a hip carrying case and a copy of the Personal Trainer: Cooking video game, which serves as an interactive cooking coach.

'Rogue Warrior' (ALL) Lead Role Voiced by Mickey Rourke - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 7:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Rogue Warrior, inspired by Marcinko’s bestselling novels and based loosely on his own military experiences, you play as “Demo Dick” Marcinko, where you are sent on a clandestine operation to disrupt a suspected North Korean ballistic missile program.

'The Elder Scrolls' (ALL) Get Novel Treatment

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 7:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks has signed an agreement with Del Rey Books to publish two novels based on its high-fantasy video game series, The Elder Scrolls. The game series is known for giving the player the ability to choose how their story will play out and unfold, and for the amount of lore and depth found in these rich game worlds.

'Dead Space Extraction' (Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 6:59 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.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, April 27, 2009

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 6:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added a classic, a WiiWare, and two NDSi titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: Cocoto Platform Jumper (Wiiware), Nobunaga's Ambition (VC), Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics, and Paper Airplane Chase (NDSiWare).

Crave, Koei and PlayLogic Join The ESA

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 6:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Somebody's been on a recruiting spree lately, as The ESA announced that yet more publisher/developers have joined the trade association. Crave, KOEI and Playlogic contribute a wealth of experience, innovation and artistic talent and deliver high-quality entertainment software for a variety of platforms.

'Under Siege' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 5:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seed Studios' PS3 exclusive real time strategy game Under Siege features an original world, unique gameplay elements and a large number of multiplayer and community features with special emphasis on user generated content.

Former Capcom Exec Joins Realtime Worlds as New CEO

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Realtime Worlds has appointed Gary Dale, previously European managing director at Capcom, as its new chief executive officer. Dale will oversee the day-to-day operations and drive strategic direction of Realtime Worlds and its products, commencing with the urban-themed online game All Points Bulletin.

Trion World Network Partners with Petroglyph to Develop MMORTS

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 5:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trion World Network is expanding its portfolio with an innovative project, developed by Petroglyph, a studio by former Westwood founders, known for the Star Wars: Empire At War series. Whether this has anything to do with Petroglyph's previously announced free-to-play MMORTS was not revealed.

'Uncharted 2: Among Thieve's (PS3) Multiplayer & Beta Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 4:31 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.

PS2 Review - 'Ultimate Ninja 4: Naruto Shippuden'

by Brian Dumlao on April 27, 2009 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ultimate Ninja 4: Naruto Shippuden is the first video game based on VIZ Media's Naruto Shippuden animated series. Featuring the series’ trademark one-on-one ninja battles, and a number of new and exciting characters as well as several new game modes.

Konami Drops 'Six Days in Fallujah' (ALL) in Wake of Criticism

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Six Days in Fallujah is a 3rd person shooter experience that puts the player in the center of the largest urban military operation in four decades. Six Days in Fallujah combines the action of a military shooter with the realism of a documentary film to create a new kind of experience that is both historical and engaging. After Konami Europe already indicated it would probably not publish the game, Japanese magazine The Asahi Shimbun reveals that Konami has dropped the title from its lineup after it received severe criticism from various directions.

'NCAA Football 10' (ALL) Team Builder Detailed - New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 3:29 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.

PSP Review - 'Pipe Mania'

by Dustin Chadwell on April 27, 2009 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Pipe Mania you must lay down a pre-ordained set of pipes on a tiled grid in order to keep the constantly flowing Flooze moving for as long as possible without it spilling out. The game requires quick thinking, hand-eye co-ordination, forward thinking and keen spatial awareness.

'Dawn of Discovery' (NDS/Wii/PC) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dawn of Discovery, previously known as Anno 1404, is an RTS and simulation that gives gamers the opportunity to explore new civilizations and build their own empire like never before through the immersive action of the Wiimote and the DS stylus.

'The Warlords' Opens Beta Test in North America

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Warlords is a 2.5 D MMORPG game jointly created by NetDragon and China Film Group, sharing the same story as the film titled The Warlords, featuring traditional Chinese martial arts through complicated stories set in the late Qing Dynasty.

'Battlezone II: Combat Commander' - Unofficial v1.3 beta 5 Patch

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This is an unofficial patch for Pandemic's Battlezone II: Combat Commander, bringing your retail game to v1.3 beta 5 and adds an update DX 9.0c graphics engine, and the usual bug & crash fixes.

Square Enix Acquisition Will Not Change Eidos Brand

by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos will remain as an independent operation, following the completion of the £84 million acquisition by Square Enix last week.