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'Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do to Deserve This? is a strategy game with some RPG mixed in where you, as the God of Destruction, need to help Badman, the overlord, help to save his underground empire.

'Stargate Worlds' Still In Full Development

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds, using Epic's Unreal Engine 3, provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover and terrain. With recent rumors of unpaid wages and a lawsuit, it is no surprise that people like Stargate executive producer Brad Wright has no idea what's going on, but developer Cheyenne says the lights are still on, and people are still working on the game.

'Champions Online' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 5:46 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.

Various Game Trailers #1576

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 5:00 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:

  • Battle Rage: The Robot Wars [Wii] - Trailer #2
  • The Dark Spire [NDS] - Trailer
  • Earthrise [PC] - GDC09 Trailer

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

'Shadow of the Colossus' (PS2) Coming to the Big Screen

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Shadow of the Colossus, players take on the role of a young man seeking the truth of an ancient tale of power hidden in a mystical land. According to Variety, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li writer Justin Marks and producer Kevin Misher (known for The Scorpion King and Dune remake) are going to adapt Ico's epic action adventure into a movie, although certain characters, like the hunters chasing down protagonist Wander, might get a more prominent role in the feature.

'Magician's Quest Mysterious Times' (NDS) The Town and Its People - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Magician's Quest Mysterious Times combines adventure elements with simulation RPG, tasking you with attending classes at Magic Academy while learning the mysteries of magic and the art of casting spells while building relationships with other students.

WCG USA 2009 Championship Season Registration Open

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Cyber Games (WCG) has opened online registration for the WCG USA 2009 Championship Season. This year the winners of the online qualifiers will feed directly into the WCG USA 2009 National Final.

'Robocalypse: Beaver Defense' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robocalypse: Beaver Defense will offer madcap weaponry and uproarious destruction in a tower defense-style game. Set in a world of wise-cracking, battling robots, players will need to create and strategically position static and mobile defenses to stop the waves of enemies that are intent on destroying the player's HQ.

'Section 8' (X360/PC) Files Lawsuit Against Paramount

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Section 8 is a futuristic FPS that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. You are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle. Last year TimeGate settled an Section 8 trademark infringement dispute with ABC Studios over an upcoming Section 8 TV series, and now it has filed suit against Paramount for calling off negotiations and then announcing its own Section 8 interactive web series.

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' (ALL) - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, based on 20th Century Fox's upcoming movie, enlists players to experience the tormented origins of Wolverine, from his escape of the Weapon X facility to the jungles of Africa and beyond.

'wipEout HD' (PS3) v1.30 Update Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

wipEout HD features a selection of the best tracks taken from previous versions of the Wipeout franchise, offering meticulously crafted and fully reworked tracks. The v1.30 update will add a selection of new multiplayer features to the anti-gravity racer.

'Klonoa' (Wii) Goes Gold - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Klonoa's long-awaited return offers vibrant graphics, motion control and new secrets to discover in this update to the series' debut adventure. Highly revered as one of the best platform games of the past 10 years, Klonoa will ignite Wii owners' imaginations with addictive gameplay, exciting stages and a memorable story.

'Webcarzz' Now Called 'Vector City Racers'

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vector City Racers is a casual MMO game, offering the competition of circuit track racing in a casual environment where all roads lead to fun. Fans can now build their very own customized 3D vehicles with CarStructor, an easy-to-use online creation workshop for building personalized, one-of-a-kind 3D vehicles.

'Bleach: The 3rd Phantom' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced Bleach: The 3rd Phantom, based on the animated series, marking the first time the series ventures into the Strategy RPG genre and featuring an enormous cast of Bleach characters with voices lent by the actors from VIZ Media’ series.

'F.E.A.R. 2' (ALL) Free Toy Soldiers Map Pack Coming Next Week, More Later

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable. The Toy Soldiers map pack includes three new multiplayer maps (FullTilt, Cockroach, Recess).

'Worms 2: Armageddon' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, the Australian Classification Office recently added a listing for Worms Armageddon Decade (possibly being renamed to Worms 2: Armageddon) for Xbox Live Arcade, celebrating the franchise's 10th anniversary, and support avatars.

'Hinterland: Orc Lords' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hinterland: Orc Lords, a seriously enhanced and updated version of last year's Hinterland, a game where you loot, level and build mixed with fast paced RPG combat and strategic base building!

'The Bigs 2' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed, Dated - Screen & Trailer

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Known for its over-the-top style of gameplay, The Bigs 2 focuses on the big fast-paced moments in Major League Baseball with new opportunities to go up against MLB legends, more mini-games like Home Run Pinball, and a variety of other new features.

PC Preview - 'CrimeCraft'

by Brad Hilderbrand on April 7, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

Kalypso Media Signs 'Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge'

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge is a game that best describes the life of risk and danger that you’ll lead in this action-packed turn-based tactical game where you’ll be in control of leading a group of seasoned mercenaries through the African countryside.

'Up' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 7:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the upcoming Disney Pixar film, Up is a comedy adventure taking you on an exotic adventure with Carl Fredricksen and his sidekick, Wilderness Explorer Russell, as you set off on a wild journey through the undiscovered jungles of South America.

'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian players assume the role of Ben Stiller's character, Larry Daley, former night guard of New York's Museum of Natural History. Larry must rescue Jedediah and his other friends from Akhmenrah's brother who captured them while stealing a powerful Magic Tablet that can raise the Army of Horus to take over the world.

'The Secret World' (X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 6:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An ancient, dreaming evil stirs. Dangerous creatures awaken. The Earth is in mortal peril. The wonders and horrors of the secret world are re-emerging in our world. The time has come to take up arms in the war between good & evil. Warriors and champions of Gaia, your training is about to begin. Rise. You have been chosen.

'Grand Ages: Rome' - v1.11 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grand Ages: Rome, previously known as Imperium Romanum II, is a city-building game where the player takes the role of a Roman patrician, a nobleman, who has just started his political career. His ultimate goal is to become the Governor of Rome.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 7, 2009 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The action-packed game, a hi–def re-imagined version of 2004's Escape from Butcher Bay, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena features an entirely new chapter in the Riddick Saga and for the first time, intense online multiplayer combat.

'Trine' (PS3/PC) Developer Interview

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Trine is a fantasy action game where you create and use physics-based objects to beat hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies in a quest to save the kingdom from evil. Nobilis sent over a pre-canned Q&A with Frozenbyte desginer Lauri Hyvärinen

'Vektor Tank' (Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vektor Tank is an original genre-mix featuring action-packed shooting gameplay, tactical tank combat in a destructible environment and lots of explosions.

Wii Review - 'Ready 2 Rumble Revolution'

by Dustin Chadwell on April 7, 2009 @ 5:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ready 2 Rumble Revolution retains all the knockout features of best-sellers Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 1 and Round 2, while delivering a knockout punch of style and attitude. Tailored to take advantage of the motion-controlled realism of Wii, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution makes landing a punch more fun than ever.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (ALL) - v1.10 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign, the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay.

'SMT: Devil Survivor' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor invigorates the series with an unprecedented RPG/SRPG combat system and more character customization options than ever before, all wrapped within a compelling, branching narrative.

'Climate Challenge 2010' Announced

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Climate Challenge 2010 mirrors the challenges that face the planet as we struggle to combat and reverse the potentially cataclysmic effects of climate change.

'Knights in the Nightmare' (NDS) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Knights in the Nightmare requires players to throw out everything they know about RPG and strategy games and embrace something altogether new and fresh. Frantic, energetic action mixes with thought-provoking tactical gameplay, all within a beautifully-rendered fantasy setting and presented through a captivating, emotional narrative.

NDS Review - 'Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune'

by Richard Poskozim on April 7, 2009 @ 4:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Timmy's Tan Army Men action figures have run amok, capturing his Green Army Men, and attempting to take control of his little slice of suburbia! It's up to you to defeat the enemy, save your toys and family, and restore order to your home!

'Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings' (ALL) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the year 1939, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings follows the rogue archaeologist on an all-new globe-trotting quest. From San Francisco's Chinatown to the lush jungles of Panama, Indy must use his whip, fists and wits to fight through ruthless opposition as he spars with his nemesis, Magnus Völler, in a race for a relic of biblical proportions — the Staff of Moses.

Nintendo DSi Sells 92K Units During Opening Weekend

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo's new Nintendo DSi, the third iteration of its portable video game system, launched in the UK/Europe on April 2, 2009 (April 5 in the US), and GfK-ChartTrack has revealed that, in the UK alone, the DSi sold 92,000 copies during its opening weekend.

'Class of Heroes' (PSP) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. has secured the North American publishing rights for Class of Heroes for PSP, a first-person dungeon-crawling RPG adventure with more than 75 levels of deadly catacombs, hundreds of varieties of vile monsters, intricate art of alchemy, and over 1300 items, priceless treasures, and rare artifacts.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) Versus Mode Rolled Out

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 promises to revolutionize the survival horror series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control. As promised, Capcom has released a new "versus" multiplayer mode as paid digital content via XBL and PSN.

'Ys Online: Call of Solum' Races Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the famous YS series originally developed by Falcom, CJ Internet Game Studio and Nihon Falcom have teamed up to convert the famous YS series to an online game.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 4:00 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:

'Steal Princess' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

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

Atlus' Steal Princess is a puzzle/platformer hybrid on a mission to break the mold and redefine a couple of genres in the process. Over 150 levels of increasing complexity eagerly look forward to pushing your central processing unit (i.e., your brain) to its limits.

'Dead Space Extraction' (Wii) Getting a Demo ?

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 3:47 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. One of EA's twitter accounts revealed that the dev team is preparing a "super secret special Demo build," but whether it is meant for public consumption or to show off the game to the press/corp. overlords was not revealed.

'101-in-1 Explosive Megamix' (NDS) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

101-in-1 Explosive Megamix is a collection of 101 addictive mini-game types including: puzzles, sports, racing, cooking, shooting, balancing, juggling, and much more. There is practically no end to the fast-paced arcade action!

'Project Aftermath' - v1.17 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2009 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Aftermath is an arcade RTS where you command up to 4 squads of soldiers in exciting battles in a retro-futuristic world. Equip your troops to suit your playing style, researching new items using the spoils of war; choosing from over 100 different weapons, armor, power-up augmentations and spell-like special attacks.