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'CrimeCraft' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 8:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vogster Interactive's CrimeCraft, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, is an MMO that combines the action of a tactical shooter with the strategy of an RPG. Set in a modern world you take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city. Fans interested in participating can now sign up for the upcoming closed beta test.

Deal of the Week Continues in April With Falling Prices On Game And Add-ons

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 7:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beginning April 6, Xbox Live Gold members can experience the crazy dialogue and outrageous enemies of Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Ep One for 50% off, while later in the month GRAW2 Co-op Collection, and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 Spyglass Hill Golf Course are both getting marked down.

Various Game Trailers #1574

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 7:21 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:

  • Alpha Protocol [PS3/X360/PC] - Developer Diary Trailer #2
  • Prototype [PS3/X360/PC] - Story Trailer
  • DemiGod [PC] - Rook Trailer
  • Free Realms [PS3/PC] - Merry Vale Trailer
  • Dark Void [ALL] - Bear McCreary Trailer
  • King's Bounty: Armored Princess [PC] - Trailer (2)


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

'Explodemon!' (Wii/PS3/PC) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Explodemon! is a 2.5D platform action game influenced by classic Japanese games from the golden era of the SNES. The game is based around Explodemon, an exploding hero that uses his explosive ability to combat enemies, propel himself through the air, destroy anything in his path and solve puzzles using the game's solid physics system.

'Guitar Hero Greatest Hits' (ALL) Now 'Guitar Hero Smash Hits' - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 3:54 p.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 Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s and Guitar Hero III step into the spotlight in the most epic, full band jam session to-date -- Guitar Hero Smash Hits.

'Fight Night Round 4' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 3:50 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.

'Final Fantasy XI' (ALL) Celebrating 7th Anniversary With Mog Bonanza

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

In FFXI you embark on numerous adventures through vast environments in Vana'diel: a persistent world with over a hundred areas to explore, ranging from mountains, forests, to oceans, castles, and dungeons. Square Enix will celebrate FFXI's 7th anniversary with the Mog Bonanza, giving away ridiculous amounts of gil or super-rare items of legend...

'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games invites players to face-off in some of the most intense winter competitions, taking you to lifelike Olympic venues where you can choose from a legendary cast of playable characters, including new faces to the series to be revealed later this year.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) Gets The Pixies Track Pack

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 1:50 p.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).

'Adventure: Collector's Edition Vol. 1' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment's Adventure: Collector's Edition Volume 1 features adventure game classics Scratches: Director's Cut, Penumbra: Overture, and RHEM 2. The thrilling adventure trio offers rich, immersive stories, brain-teasing puzzles, and countless hours of gameplay.

'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 features a deep, rich gameplay experience by offering total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story.

'Fire Wire District 22' Revealed

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment Arts Research and its subsidiary Twilight 22 Studio are in pre-production on an original third person action thriller IP called Fire Wire District 22 driven by artistic creativity and advanced technology.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Ostrich Hammer - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 9:23 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. Initially an April Fool's joke, the feedback was so positive that Volition decided to add it to the game for real as a multiplayer weapon.

Wii Preview - 'Help Wanted'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on April 3, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Hudson Entertainment 's Help Wanted is a fun, slap-stick new life simulation game for Wii where players are sent on a mission to save the world from impending extinction by completing fifty different jobs.

PC Preview - 'Hearts of Iron III'

by Brad Hilderbrand on April 3, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The G.I. Joe video game will feature an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Black Tide, The Shins, and Bullet For My Valentine

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 7:46 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.

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person Action/Adventure game starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand.

Friday, April 3, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 7:42 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:

'Lips' (X360) April DLCs Revealed

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 7:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lips is a music and singing game that includes 30 songs, 2 wireless interactive microphones (with motion sensors that allow you to dance, move or swing to score points), the ability to use and sing your own music or download songs from an online service.

'Beyond Good & Evil 2' (ALL) to be Bigger, Better, More Complex

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 6:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In late 2003, Ubisoft released its critically acclaimed action/adventure Beyond Good & Evil, but unfortunately that did not translate into sales numbers, and the franchise was abandoned. Since the UbiDays 08 teaser, not much has been said, but in a recent interview, Ubisoft's Michel Ancel revealed that BG&E was hampered by technical limitations, so it was simplified. For the sequel, however, Ancel says current-gen consoles will allow the developers to make the game more complex and immersive.

NDS Review - 'Pokemon Platinum Version'

by Dustin Chadwell on April 3, 2009 @ 6:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Pokémon Platinum is the newest in the core series of Pokémon games, featuring a new story full of adventure, never-before-seen forms of powerful Pokémon, and the Distortion World, a mysterious new world that suddenly appears in the Sinnoh region.

'Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM 2' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM 2 combines the devastating power of the Mobile Suit, the rich legacy of the GUNDAM universe and the furious Tactical Action game play of the Dynasty Warriors series. The game will thrust players into incredible battles against legions of enemy Mobile Suits on distant planetary surfaces and in the far reaches of outer space.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) The Pitt DLC Fixed, Again

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 6:29 a.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. A corrupted The Pitt DLC launch file forced Bethesda to temporarily remove it from Xbox Live for a few days. Although it was said to have been fixed, plenty of glitches remained, which apparently Bethesda claims have been fixed, again. Affected users need to delete the DLC and re-download.

'Crystal Defenders' (ALL) Prepping for WiiWare - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crystal Defenders is a defensive strategy game where players can must return to Ivalice and protect the world of Final Fantasy Tactics from hordes of enemies and keep your party alive.

Good Old Games Selling Broken Sword Titles On The Cheap

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good Old Games is launching a new Friday weekend promotion. This time you can grab classic point & click adventures Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror and Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon bundle for only $9.98! To make the deal even more irresistible bonus stuff like concept artworks and in-depth game guides for both titles have been added for free!

'Monster Jam: Urban Assault' (ALL) U.S. Champion Crowned

by Rainier on April 3, 2009 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking Monster Jam monster trucks onto the streets and other urban settings and being rewarded for the scale of the damage and destruction is one of the new key features of Monster Jam: Urban Assault. Feel the crunch of twisting metal underneath as you drive legendary and world famous monster truck favorites, demolishing every vehicle you see.