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'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 6:08 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1593

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 6:01 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:

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum [ALL] - Combat Trailer
  • Prototype [PS3/X360/PC] - Mission Variety Module Trailer
  • R.U.S.E. [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer #2

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

'Gratuitous Space Battles' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gratuitous Space Battles is a strategy / management / simulation game that does away with all the base building and delays and gets straight to the meat and potatoes of science-fiction games: The big space battles fought by huge spaceships with tons of laser beams and things going 'zap!', 'ka-boom!' and 'ka-pow!'.

'Parabellum' Accepting Closed Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Parabellum is a free-to-play MMO-FPS that combines the best elements of FPS and MMO games to create an fully customizable gaming experience. It also introduces the first interactive non-linear multiplayer campaigns in addition to an advanced character & weapon development system.

'Big League Sports: Summer' (NDS/Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Big League Sports: Summer focuses on classic sunshine pastimes like tennis, beach volleyball, golf, soccer, baseball and football. Customize your characters and play through a variety of exciting games in single player, and 4 people multiplayer mode.

'Overlord II' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Overlord II, the new Overlord and a more powerful Minions horde take on the Glorious Empire, an advanced Romanesque nation, in a truly epic yet familiarly warped adventure.

'League of Legends: Clash of Fates' Champions #6 - New Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

League of Legends is a session-based online multiplayer game that combines elements of RPG and RTS genres with addictive battle action where rival teams compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes.

PlayStation Store Gets Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Demo, DLCs, Track Packs

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Marvel vs. Capcom 2 demo, DLCs for Killzone 2 Steel & Titanium Pack ($5.99), LittleBigPlanet Egyptian Mini Pack ($2.99), Burnout Paradise Cops and Robbers ($9.99), Disgaea 3, Need for Speed Undercover: Boss Car Bundle ($4.99) and Challenge Series Expansion (free), song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band, as well as the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'Borderlands' (PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Borderlands is an all-new sci-fi action game combining elements of first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat.

Valve Sues Activision, Who Threatens to Countersue

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few years back, Valve sued Sierra/Vivendi in a copyright infringement case where it claimed that Valve was the only authorized party to license its games to cybercafes. In 2005, the two parties finally settled, and Sierra/Vivendi was ordered to pay $2,391,932, a debt Activision inherited with the merger, but which it now contests is too much, hence Valve's new lawsuit for not paying the court-ordered amount in full.

'Fuel' (PS3/X360/PC) Sweepstakes Gets You Goodies - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 12:30 p.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.

'Texas Cheat 'Em' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wideload Games' Texas Cheat 'Em is a new take on the classic Texas Hold ‘Em rules, turning an average online poker table upside down by layering party games and other gambling minigames on top of the basic rules, and allowing players to cheat to win!

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, the 3rd stand-alone game in the series, unfolds shortly after the end of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. Having discovered about the open path to the Zone center, the government decides to hold a large-scale military "Fairway" operation aimed to take the CNPP under control.

'Trainz Simulator 2009: World Builder Edition' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trainz Simulator 2009: World Builder Edition contains everything you need to build/operate your own railroad and includes dozens of routes and hundreds of locomotives from around the world. Originally planned for April, now scheduled for release in June.

'Virtua Tennis 2009' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis 2009 will again allow you to take on the world's top tennis players in some of the most realistic courts to be found on gaming consoles. Take on the likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, or play as Maria Sharapova against Venus Williams to recreate some classic court battles.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Map Pack 2 Coming in June

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

COD: World at War changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen. Map Pack 2 will feature three multiplayer maps, one new Zombie map, and new achievements/Trophies.

'Guitar Hero Smash Hits' (ALL) Partial Tracklist #3 Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 10:18 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.

U.S. Identifies Canada as Piracy Priority, ESA Applauds

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The United States Trade Representative placed Canada on the U.S. “Priority Watch List” for failure to maintain effective intellectual property protection and enforcement. The ESA applauded the decision, which follows recommendations made by it and other industries that depend on strong IP protection.

'Fight Night Round 4' (ALL) Predicts Pacquiao vs. Hatton - New Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 9:19 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.

Good Old Games Gets Classic Microids Titles, Apogee-themed Promo

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good Old Games made an agreement with Microids that will bring titles such as Mega Race 1 + 2, Haegemonia: Legion of Iron with the Solon Heritage expansion and Obscure to GOG.com for $5.99, DRM-free of course, and guaranteed to work on Vista/XP.

'Boom Blox Bash Party' (Wii) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Boom Blox Bash Party the destructive fun reaches new heights with richer multiplayer action and more than 400 new levels that will have players of all ages gaming together and solving action-packed puzzles under water, in zero gravity, and beyond!

'Wizard101' Clocks in at Two Million Subscribers

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KingsIsle Entertainment's Wizard101 is an elaborate 3D virtual world in which magic and sorcery come to life as players embark on a quest that involves a massive cast of good, evil and frequently silly characters.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Rogue Warrior'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on April 30, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Battlestations: Pacific' (X360/PC) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestations: Pacific features a massive U.S. and Japanese single player campaign that offers a unique blend of action and strategy. Players must plan their moves carefully on huge open-world arenas and fight in the air, above sea and underwater to relive some of the most hard-fought battles in WWII history.

'Warrior Epic' Closed Beta Starts Today - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 7:17 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.

'Need for Speed Undercover' (ALL) to Get Free and Premium Content

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 7:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Undercover is an intense action racing title taking the franchise back to its roots and re-introduces breakneck cop chases, the world's hottest cars and spectacular highway battles. The free Challenge Series DLC adds 60 events, two new game modes and three new cars, while the premium Boss Car pack will add specially customized boss vehicles.

'Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood transports players from a ravaged Civil War-era Georgia to the Aztec ruins of Mexico. In the wildest West ever depicted, players can embody both McCall brothers in an intense Wild West storyline full of greed, lust and lawlessness that takes place during a legendary period of American history.

'Fable II: See the Future' (X360) Gets Release Date, Free Multiplayer Weekend

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 6:03 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.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) Broken Steel DLC - New Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 5:25 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. In the Broken Steel DLC you join the Brotherhood of Steel and must rid the Capital Wasteland of the Enclave remnants once and for all, continuing the adventure past the main quest.

'The Sims 3' Online Features Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 5:18 a.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!

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 5:01 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.

Eden Games Using City Creation Middleware For Upcoming MMOs

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 4:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamr7 has signed an agreement with Eden Games to integrate the next version of Ürban PAD, its flagship procedural city creation software into the Eden’s Garden pipeline, used for massively multiplayer online games on current and upcoming consoles.

NDS Review - 'Suikoden: Tierkreis'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 30, 2009 @ 4:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Encompassing a variety of different characters while exploring many exotic locations and cultures across the game's universe of parallel worlds, Suikoden: Tierkreis will expand the bounds of the handheld RPG.

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 4:25 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.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 4:07 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:

  • Velvet Assassin (X360/PC)

  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'Stormrise' (PS3/X360/PC) Will Get No More Patches

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stormrise is a strategy title offering fans of the classic RTS genre an immersive and dramatic twist whilst challenging the conscience. A community update reveals that Creative Assembly will no longer support the game, and a second patch that was in development has been canceled "due to costs and risks associated with testing and certifying the new changes and features."

'Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cryostasis is a first person horror/action game where you play a meteorologist caught inside 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 on board.

'Grand Slam Tennis' (Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 3:47 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.

'Skate City Heroes' (Wii) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Skate City Heroes fans get the feel of skateboarding as players can get up on their feet and use the Wii Balance Board accessory, bringing action and innovation into the living room for the whole family.

'All Star Cheer Squad 2' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In All Star Cheer Squad 2, 14 exotic locations from around the world will serve as the backdrop for global cheer competitions. Start out as the captain of the Tiger Squad, leading the team to victory by utilizing an all-new diverse move set that includes real-world aerial stunts, tumbling, formation changes and advanced moves on the Wii Balance Board accessory.

'Close Combat: The Longest Day' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Strategy 3 Tactics announced Close Combat: The Longest Day, a remake of Close Combat: Invasion Normandy, bringing the same immersive tactical action as its predecessor but with greatly expanded features and loads of improvements, including a full grand campaign that connects all the airborne landings and all the beach landings.

'BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger' (PS3/X360) Pre-Order Gets You Free Ltd. Ed. Upgrade

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 3:17 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.

'Pahelika: Secret Legends' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 3:08 a.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.

NDS Review - 'M&Ms Adventure'

by Dustin Chadwell on April 30, 2009 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

It's the end of the day at the M&M's Candy Factory, but one packet of candy is missing from the delivery truck! It's your mission to explore each sector of the factory and discover all of the scattered hidden candies in order to make the delivery on time.