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'The Agency' (PS3/PC) New Game Details

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 8:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment's Seattle studio is developing The Agency, a PC/PS3 exclusive fast-paced online action shooter filled with espionage, intrigue and betrayal, where you assume the role of elite agents in a modern-day world.

'Torchlight' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 7:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Runic Games, former Flagship Studios developers responsible for Mythos, announced Torchlight, an adventure-themed action-MMORPG which emphasizes a simple and intuitive interface, fast and furious action, and a colorful and compelling game world.

Sony PS3 v2.76 Firmware Update Details

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 7:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony is preparing to release a new v2.76 PS3 firmware update, which unfortunately is not really an major update as it only improves the playback quality of some PS3 format software.

Various Game Trailers #1604

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 7:11 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:

  • The Bigs 2 [ALL] - Mini-Games Trailer
  • Damnation [PS3/X360/PC] - PSI Villain Trailer
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game [ALL] - Multiplayer Trailer
  • Grand Slam Tennis [Wii] - Party Mode Trailer
  • Bionic Commando [ALL] - Lab Report Trailer #3
  • EA Sports Active [Wii] - Customization Trailer
  • Roogoo Attack! [NDS] - Trailer

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

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Gets Vicious Puppies - New Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 5:30 p.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.

'MotorStorm: Pacific Rift' (PS3) to Get New Game Update and Free DLC

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is moving from the rugged desert to a lush Pacific island with all of the vehicles familiar of the first game (ATVs, rally cars, buggies, motorbikes, race trucks, etc.), while adding a new monster truck class. SCEA will release a free downloadable vehicle livery pack every week for the next eight weeks, and tomorrow there will be a new title update fixing various issues with the game.

'Team Fortress 2' Sniper Revamp Adds New Mode, Two New Maps

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TF2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc... The sniper revamp is nearing completion and Valve revealed today that it will add a new gladiatorial cart combat game mode, Payload Race, and two new maps (Sawmill/Nucleus)

'Emergency Room: Real Life Rescues' (NDS) Tools of the Trade - New Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emergency Room: Real Life Rescues is Legacy Interactive's upcoming high-intensity, live-action, medical simulation game for NDS.

'World Basketball Manager 2009' - v1.9.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Basketball Manager is a basketball strategy game. It uses the same game-play principles as most soccer management games do and covers all basketball action around the world with 89 national and international tournaments, 852 teams, 10.000 basketball players and 1.000 managers.

'Sands of Destruction' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Sands of Destruction, based on the Japanese TV anime World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokuni, you'll experience an action-packed story featuring a unique range of characters, a artistic atmosphere and an intense RPG battle system.

Radical Porting Open-World Title to Wii, but It's Not Prototype

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Radical Entertainment is currently wrapping up development on its visceral open-ended world game Prototype and is recruiting for an open position for future projects. Initial speculation was that the senior Wii programmer, "to handle systems and rendering for a Wii port of an Xbox 360 and PS3 game" was related to Prototype, but Activision said those rumors were untrue. Radical is also home to the Crash Bandicoot franchise, which Activision brought over during the Vivendi merger, and according to Variety, the Canadian studio is also said to be making the next Spider-Man game.

'Miami Law' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 12:25 p.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 Adventures of Ambages' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventures of Ambages is a 3D action adventure game in which you guide the Hero (called Ambages) to slay hordes of evil Goblins and rid the land of their tyranny!

'F.E.A.R. 2' (ALL) Armored Front DLC Revealed

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 11:31 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. When Monolith announced the first DLC it promised more in May, and keeping to their word, Armored Front will add two all-new new maps (Conductor & Decoy), and an adaptation of the training zone in the main game, all focused on using the Elite Powered Armor, as well as 4 new skins.

'Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Might & Magic Clash of Heroes is a puzzle RPG in which, through five unique and epic quests, players will alternate exploration and turn-based puzzle battles in the game to save the world of Ashan from demonic chaos.

Xbox Avatars Get New Shoes

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the New Xbox Experience, Xbox 360 fans have been able to customize their avatars with various features and attributes. Microsoft promised it would be releasing new items every 2 weeks. Making good on its promise, you can now pimp out your avatar with new shoes like flip-flops, high-top sneakers, socks and sandals, '70s leather platforms, sunny day sandals, and white '60s boots.

O-Games Brings MyGames (NDS) Series to North America

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

O-Games announced that its MyGames interactive series for girls will be released in North America this summer. The first three titles in the MyGames series will focus on social interaction for girls: My Make-Up, My Dress-Up and My Secret Diary.

'I Love Beauty: Hollywood Makeover' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In I Love Beauty: Hollywood Makeover players style the stars as they select the most stunning outfits, accessories and the perfect makeup for all of the glamorous events around Hollywood.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 10:34 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:

'CSI: NY' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring five original cases craft by the writers of the TV show, CSI: NY will allow you to, for the first time in the CSI series, play as actual characters from the TV show. Actors from the TV show will lend their voices and likenesses to the all-new video game.

'All Aspect Warfare' (X360/PC) - 132 New Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Aspect Warfare chronicles the adventures of an “elite” team of combat marines who crash landed on the enemy planet they were sent to completely destroy. Stranded and left for dead with a deployed thermo-nuclear weapon ticking somewhere, their only chance of escape lies deep within hostile territory.

Loose Cannon Studios Gets Sucker Punched, Developing Two New Titles

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loose Cannon Studios has entered the games industry as an indie development and production house, founded by Dev Madan and Matthew Scott, formerly of Sucker Punch, and Ricci Rukavina, who held positions at Universal Interactive Studios, Vivendi Games and The Walt Disney Company. Loose Cannon Studios is currently working on two new multiplatform titles.

'Call of Duty 7' (ALL) Already in Development

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 7:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Treyarch finished up Call of Duty: World at War last year and Infinity Ward is in full development on Modern Warfare 2, it seems the next installment of Call of Duty is already being worked on. Treyarch senior animator David Kim's LinkedIn profile reveals that he is currently on his second title as a senior animator in the games industry with Call Of Duty 7 (thanks superannuation).

'Planet Alcatraz' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 7:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Planet Alcatraz is a 3D RPG with isometric view where the player travels through the game world and fights against enemies in the real-time mode. In a general sense Planet Alcatraz can be portrayed as a non-linear adventure with lots of shooting.

'Divinity II: Ego Draconis' (X360/PC) Gets Hollywood Voice-overs

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 6:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Divinity 2: Ego Draconis you will take on the role of a young Dragon Slayer and ultimately become a Dragon Knight, a legendary hero with unique abilities. Discover a detailed world full of twists and turns in which your actions can make a real difference.

'Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days' (NDS) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days is set during the KH II events, and has Roxas as the main character. You will explore a variety of Disney worlds in not only single-player mode, but also in multiplayer missions made possible by the NDS' networking features.

The Search for the Next Live-Action Duke Nukem Expands

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 5:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back in March Deep Silver and Apogee Software started looking for the next live-action Duke Nukem actor to represent the upcoming NDS/PSP games. Due to popular demand, the search has evolved from a three-city tour into a massive online audition open to anyone willing to take on the challenge.

'iCarly' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In iCarly the possibilities are truly endless as players help Carly, Sam, Freddie and the other characters from Nickelodeon's TV series craft all-new webisodes of the show in an original storyline designed specifically for the game.

'East India Company' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 5:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.

EA Licensing Franchises for Non-Game Related Purposes

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Creative Minx Marketing announced that it will represent EA for outbound licensing opportunities across multiple categories, such as collectibles, peripherals, apparel, and accessories for blockbuster franchises like The Sims, MySims, Dead Space, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age, Dante's Inferno and Army of Two.

'Littlest Pet Shop Friends' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 5:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Littlest Pet Shop Friends will be brimming with new elements that girls love, from an all-new, adorable collection of pets and their pet best-friends, to a large array of customizable accessories, fun mini-games, and a deep story with all new adventures set in a vibrant world that features delightful new graphics.

PC Review - 'Fallout 3: Broken Steel'

by Reggie Carolipio on May 13, 2009 @ 5:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fallout 3 puts you in the role of a Vault-dweller, venturing from your secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. The Broken Steel DLC lets you continue the adventure past the main quest by joining the ranks of the Brotherhood of Steel and ridding the Capital Wasteland of the Enclave once and for all.

'Tom Clancy's EndWar' (ALL) - v1.02 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's EndWar is a next-gen strategy game, set on the battlefields of WWIII, that pushes the envelope of technology, showcasing unprecedented AI, graphics, physics and animations.

'Superstars V8 Racing' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get back to 4 wheels and test your skills with V8 engines for the next racing challenge! Superstars V8 Racing is a car racing game based on the license of the Italian Championship. Powered by some of the most important car manufacturers in the whole world, such as BMW, Audi and Jaguar, and sporting top class production cars it delivers a breathtaking driving experience.

'Aliens in the Attic' (Wii/NDS/PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 4:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aliens in the Attic will follow the storyline of the adventure-comedy film about a group of kids on a family vacation who must stave off an attack by knee-high alien invaders with world-conquering ambitions; all while trying to keep their parents from finding out!

Playlogic Becomes Nintendo Publisher in North America

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 4:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playlogic has become an official Publisher for Nintendo of America, Inc. and will bring new titles to the North American market, starting with Pool Hall Pro (Wii/PC), Vertigo (Wii/PC) Sudoku Ball: Detective (Wii/NDS/PC), and the 20th Century Fox movie based Aliens in the Attic (Wii/DS/PS2/PC).

Full Body Motion Sensor Camera Coming to Xbox 360

by Rainier on May 13, 2009 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rumored for the past few weeks and expected to be introduced at next month's E3, it seems that Microsoft is working on a full body motion control camera, similar to Nintendo's Wiimote concept. According to the Wall Street Journal, "Microsoft is developing a new video camera for the Xbox 360 console that will allow players to control games with the movement of their bodies," and the camera would sit near the TV, capture when players move their hands, legs or head, and "it won't require users to hold any hardware to control on-screen action."

NDS Review - 'Sally's Salon'

by Brian Dumlao on May 13, 2009 @ 4:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Let your hair down and relax at Sally's Salon. Manage customers who want everything from simple shampoos to manicures. Keep them happy with coffee and candles and get their feedback on hairstyles, all for better tips! Upgrade your salon and take on more clients in this challenging and addictive game!