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'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Gets Freaky Free Friday

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 6:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-op gameplay of L4D casts four Survivors in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying Boss Infected mutants. Valve is giving potential fans a chance to check out L4D for free on Friday at 12:01 am GMT, including the just released Survival Pack DLC.

Namco Bandai's Editors Day 09 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 5:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under Namco Bandai Gamers' Day - Namco Bandai Editors' Day 2009

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Namco Bandai's Editors Day 2009 lineup:

'Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits' (NDS) Gets All-New Character

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Handheld guitar gods can now choose how they raise-up their band from the underground music scene to worldwide rock stardom, not only featuring a set list comprised of 28 master tracks from influential artists but also an all-new Fan Request system that challenges players to jam like never before.

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

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 4:08 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1592

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 2:16 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 #3
  • The Conduit [Wii] - Story Trailer

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

'Fallout 3' (ALL) - v1.5 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence.

'Killing Floor' Available for Pre-Order, Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive's Killing Floor is a first-person co-op survival horror, set in and around London after a mad scientist’s “specimens” have broken loose and gone on the rampage. Fans who pre-order the game today get 25% off ...

'Crysis Wars' - v1.5 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crysis Wars is the multiplayer component for Crytek's FPS Crysis Warhead and features three modes, 21 maps, vehicles and more. The v1.5 improves stability, removes the known exploits, improves game balance, as well as add an all-new map, Ruins.

SCEA's PlayStation Gamers' Day 09 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Sony Gamers' Day - PlayStation Gamers' Day 2009

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Sony's Gamers Day 2009 lineup:

Ubisoft's Full Year Fiscal Report Reveals 'Ghost Recon 4' and More ...

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has just released the 2008-2009 full-year sales numbers, and it's no surprise that the French publisher/developer is still going strong, posting a 14% sales increase (€1,058 million). More importantly, a projected release schedule for the next 12 months reveals Ghost Recon 4, a new Arthur and the Invisibles title, and a new Wii sports game are in development.

'Donkey Kong Jungle Beat' (Wii) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready for the return of some of Nintendo’s best-loved characters as Donkey Kong Jungle Beat has been added to the Wii’s New Play Control family, in which classic games are reinvented to take advantage of Wii’s unique motion sensing capabilities and new widescreen experience.

'Red Steel 2' (Wii) Officially Announced, Supports Wii MotionPlus

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Steel 2 returns with an artistic style and flair created just for Wii. Set in a desert-bound, high-tech metropolis, Red Steel 2 is a revolution in the action-fighting genre, taking full advantage of the capabilities of the Wii MotionPlus accessory.

'Miami Law' (NDS) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Live the life of a law enforcement officer tasked with saving the world in Miami Law, known in Europe as Miami Crisis, featuring explosive action, as well as crime-scene investigation, which players will use interchangeably to help save the city of Miami.

'The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf' (ALL) Development On Hold

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf brings the unrivaled RPG experience to X360/PS3 with a brand new combat system for thrilling dynamic action, and a new engine delivering matchless state-of-the-art visuals. Yesterday's rumor about the cancellation of The Witcher's console adaptation seems to be semi-correct, as developer Widescreen confirmed it has put the project on hold due to CD Projekt missing several payments, although the dev studio states it will try to find a solution.

'Wacky World of Sports' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wacky World of Sports takes players on a trip around the world to try their hand at some of the lesser known sports of countries including Italy, the Netherlands and Australia. The ten sports featured in the game all start easy enough but the more advanced a player gets the more extreme they become!

'Restaurant Empire 2' - v1.001 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With two handfuls of cash and a dream of creating a legacy, you will build, cook and hire your way to the very top of the culinary world, where tasty food is king and smart management reels in the dollars.

'DC Universe Online' (PS3/PC) Reveals Doomsday - New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE Austin is building a world where you feel like you've stepped into the DC Universe and become the ultimate super-hero (or villain) along side of Superman, Batman, or Ambush Bug.

'Trine' (PS3/PC) Reveals Its Heroes

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 9:12 a.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…

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

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 29, 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.

'MySims Racing' (NDS/Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Face a variety of tricky MySim opponents on a huge variety of exotic tracks! Take on up to three friends in intense multiplayer racing. During your race, find awesome power-ups such as the heat-seeking jack-o-lantern pumpkin or a bubble dropper that can help you wreck the competition.

'Lineage II' Rolls Out Gracia Final Expansion to Celebrate 5th Anniversary

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commemorating five years of Lineage II, NCSoft has rolled out a new expansion for its MMORPG. Gracia Final, the third part of the Gracia expansion series, brings players a brand new continent, refined PvP combat and arenas, expanded clan features, territory wars, and more.

'City of Heroes' Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Account Re-Activations

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Heroes is a superhero themed MMORPG that offers a host of gameplay features, allowing you to create your own heroes, band together with others to fight evil, build your own secret HQ and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city. To celebrate the 5th anniversary, NCSoft has reactivated all expired retail and trial City of Heroes/City of Villains accounts for free until 11:59pm EST Sunday, giving you 5 days of playtime.

'G-Force' (ALL) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

G-Force revolves around a team of trained secret agent guinea pigs that take on a mission for the US government to stop an evil billionaire who plans to destroy the world with household appliances.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 7:04 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:

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

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 5:50 a.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.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) May DLCs Revealed

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 5:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: World Tour will feature guitar, vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), four-player on/offline co-op, and an eight-player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4).

'Flock!' (PS3/X360/PC) - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Flock! you take control of a UFO that has been given the challenge of herding farm animals to its mothership through a variety of puzzle-filled physics-based interactive levels, including corn fields, pastures and other “plushie”-like environments.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

'Big League Sports: Summer' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Big League Sports: Summer focuses in on classic sunshine pastimes of tennis, beach volleyball, golf, soccer, baseball and football. Players will be able to customize their characters and play through a variety of exciting games in single player, and 4 people multiplayer, mode.

Saber Interactive Adds Havok Destruction to Its Titles

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Havok announced that Russian based developer Saber Interactive has licensed its physics-based Havok Destruction software for use in several video games.

PS3 Review - 'WWE Legends of WrestleMania'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on April 29, 2009 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

WWE Legends of WrestleMania is poised to deliver an impressive lineup of Legendary Superstars and Managers, a new combo fighting system and a historically accurate representation of WWE telecasts during the '80s and '90s.

'Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss' Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 4:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced last year and not heard of since, Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss adds a newly-playable Gargoyle race, never-before seen spells, powerful new weapons and armor, an expansive and dangerous dungeon, and a variety of new, tough-as-nails monsters.

Xtival 09 Brings Free Games, Music and Movies to Xbox Live

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 4:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft's Xtival 09 is a four-day festival of gaming, competitions and exclusive downloads, free to all Silver & Gold Xbox Live members. Xtival 2009 will bring a broad range of entertainment content and experiences from music, movies, game tournaments and promotions from May 1-4.

'ArmA II' (ALL) Gets Euro Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArmA II is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there.

'Bionic Commando' (ALL) Multiplayer Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer, 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. As promised, Capcom has released a multiplayer demo on Xbox Live featuring Vertigo, one of the game's 16 multiplayer maps where eight players will go head-to-head in an all-out deathmatch.

'Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers' (Wii) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers introduces players to a fast-paced twist on a racing game. Yusei and Jack duel in a new motor sport called "Wheelie Breakers" that combines card dueling with duel wheel racing.

'Sled Shred' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 3:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Focused on downhill sled racing on everything from tubes and toboggans to discs and bobsleds, Sled Shred promises to give players a thrilling experience as they try and earn their way into the World Winter Games, racing with and against the world-renowned Jamaican Bobsled team.

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 3:21 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.

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' (X360) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Science fiction and fantasy meld in this long-awaited continuation of the franchise from developer tri-Ace Inc. The refined gameplay features team-oriented combat, while improving upon the innovative real-time battle system that has become a trademark of the Star Ocean franchise.

New 'MotoGP' (PS3/X360) In Development

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom announced that a new MotoGP title is in development, continuing its exclusive five year agreement with Dorna Sports. The new MotoGP videogame franchise is being developed for the PS3 and Xbox 360 by Monumental Games.

Capcom to Make Two New Game Announcements At E3

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Apart from the truckload of screens and trailers it released during its Captivate 09 press event, Capcom has more in store for us in the coming months as it revealed that two new game announcements will be made at E3 in June.

PC Review - 'MySims'

by Alan Martin on April 29, 2009 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

MySims, designed especially for the Wii and NDS, introduces a charming cast of whimsical characters while delivering the creativity, customization and classic open-ended gameplay.

'Light of Altair' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Light of Altair is a sci-fi colony building game with a deep plot. Grow colonies from landing pod to metropolis, while sending off new spaceships to expand your territory to other worlds. You are not alone in space, 8 factions from different parts of the world are all following their own agendas in the solar system; diplomacy and orbital-combat are essential to learn.

'Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brain Exercise is filled with all-time favorites intended to stimulate different parts of the brain and keep minds active.

'BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger' (PS3/X360) Pre-Order Gets You Extra Mana

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger 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.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Sony Gamers' Day - PlayStation Gamers' Day 2009

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 lets you join forces with like-minded players to tackle an adventure of realistic military action, tactics and teamwork wherever and whenever you want.

'MotorStorm Arctic Edge' (PS2/PSP) - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Sony Gamers' Day - PlayStation Gamers' Day 2009

MotorStorm Arctic Edge sees the music, the festival and the brutal off-road racing arrive in the breathtaking yet lethal and unpredictable setting of Alaska. With temperatures plummeting, sudden avalanches, broken ice bridges, and three different racing altitudes, this is possibly the most inhospitable environment the MotorStormers have ever had to deal with.

'PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe' (PSP) Announced - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Sony Gamers' Day - PlayStation Gamers' Day 2009

Inspired by the popular and addictive “tower defense” genre in PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe, the player controls a defender-of-the-forest character in a lush 2D environment. The player’s goal is to strategically defend the pathway to his homebase from an onslaught of various threatening monsters.

'PixelJunk #4' (PS3) Announced - Facts, Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Sony Gamers' Day - PlayStation Gamers' Day 2009

Players pilot a subterranean exploration vehicle to explore the interior of diverse cave-like complexes. The player must affect the surrounding and dynamic terrain to progress, and the goal is to safely navigate through each vivid stage and rescue survivors scattered about the cavernous environment.

'White Knight Chronicles' (PS3) - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Sony Gamers' Day - PlayStation Gamers' Day 2009

White Knight Chronicles, developed by Rogue Galaxy/Dark Cloud studio Level 5, is all-new PS3 exclusive fantasy turn-based strategy/RPG, with a key differentiating element of a transforming hero, you can play solo, or in a group of up to 4 online.

'inFamous' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Sony Gamers' Day - PlayStation Gamers' Day 2009

Cole MacGrath makes his electrifying return in inFAMOUS 2, taking the franchose to all-new heights in an immersive open world action adventure that offers a more visceral, emotional and powerful take on the true superhero experience.

'MAG' (PS3) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Sony Gamers' Day - PlayStation Gamers' Day 2009

MAG may be massive but it is an action shooter at its core. You can run around and shoot enemies, throw grenades, and drive vehicles just like any other shooter except with MAG you’ll do it with up to 256 players.

'Fat Princess' (PS3) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Sony Gamers' Day - PlayStation Gamers' Day 2009

Frantic and fun, Fat Princess pits two hordes of players against each other in comic medieval battle royale. Your goal is to rescue your beloved princess from the enemy dungeon. There's a catch though: your adversary has been stuffing her with food to fatten her up and it's going to take most of your army working together to carry her back across the battlefield.

'Patapon 2' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Sony Gamers' Day - PlayStation Gamers' Day 2009

Patapon is a 2D platform/action adventure game that transforms players into a mystical leader in charge of guiding a tribe of small, quirky warriors called Patapons. Through an innovative 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.