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'Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2' (ALL) Gets Free Downloadable Missions

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 6:10 p.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.

'A Boy and His Blob' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 6:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco's classic title A Boy and His Blob, developed by Contra 4 and Shantae studio WayForward, will be remade to expand upon the original platform adventure. Featuring groundbreaking hand-drawn and painted animation technology, the all-new presentation provides a polished, cinematic feel.

Various Game Trailers #1605

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 6:03 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:

  • Bioshock 2 [ALL] - Demo Trailer
  • Halo Wars: Strategic Options [X360] - Trailer (3)
  • Superstars V8 Racing [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer
  • Spore: Galactic Adventures [PC] - Bahaha 500 Race Trailer
  • Brave: Shaman's Challenge [NDS] - Trailer
  • Brave: A Warrior's Tale [PSP/Wii/X360] - Trailer
  • Terminator Salvation: The Videogame [ALL] - Rail Sequences Trailer

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

'Dissidia: Final Fantasy' (PSP) Gets Ltd. Ed. Entertainment Pack

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dissidia: Final Fantasy is an all-new title in the FF franchise, although it's not part of the compilation of Final Fantasy VIII or the Ivalice Alliance. Not a standard RPG, it's labeled a dramatic progressive action title, and Tetsuya Nomura, known for Kingdom Hearts, has signed on to be the game's character designer.

'End of Eternity' (ALL) Now Called 'Resonance of Fate' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resonance of Fate redefines the RPG genre with a unique storyline, highly stylized graphics, and an emphasis on realistic gunplay and engrossing action. With Hollywood-style action sequences, customizable weapons, and memorable characters, Resonance of Fate takes players far beyond the boundaries of the typical RPG.

'Wolfenstein 3D' Confirmed for XBLA, Probably Also PSN

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 4:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already hinted at in March when a listing on the ESRB Web site revealed that id Software's original FPS Wolfenstein 3D was headed to Xbox 360 and PS3, now an official product page has popped up on Xbox.com to further substantiate that the almost-two-decades-old shooter is coming to XBLA/PSN. No details are provided, apart from the fact that it's being ported by Nerve and will be published by Activision.

PlayStation Store Gets Free Rag Doll Kung Fu, DLCs, Music Tracks

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic (free), Texas Cheat 'em ($9.99), ZEN Pinball ($9.99) and demo, The King of Fighters '99 ($5.99), Spyro: Year of the Dragon ($5.99), DLCs for MotorStorm Pacific Rift, Pain, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2, song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band, as well as the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'Fight Night Round 4' (ALL) Pre-Orders Get Demo NOW - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 3:11 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. EA has release a playable demo for fans who pre-ordered which will be available to the general public on May 28th (XBL) and June 4th (PSN).

'Rock Band 2' (ALL) to Get Alice Cooper 6-Pack, Taking Back Sunday 3-Pack

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 3:06 p.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.

'Team Fortress 2' Sniper Revamp Adds Anti-Spy Shield

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 3:00 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 the Razorback, a shield to protect you from getting stabbed in the back by a spy.

'Mario & Luigi RPG 3' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mario & Luigi series returns with another hilarious action role-playing game, Mario & Luigi RPG 3. Join the Mario Bros. as their travels take them far and wide.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) Gets Pop Rock Track Pack, Game with Fame Contest

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 1:29 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).

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Gets Double XP Weekend

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. Epic's kicking off a double XP weekend, starting Friday, May 15 at 5AM EST (9AM GMT) until Monday, May 18, at 9AM EST (1PM GMT) on all public multiplayer matches.

'Dungeon Party' - v1.0.0.0 Client Available NOW

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Party, developed by Cyanide, is a free MMOG where two teams of up to 5 players compete over one or more rounds and victory is only assured when one of them gets out of the dungeon with the treasure.

'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' (ALL) Playable Characters - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen propels players straight into an adrenaline-pumping battle for supremacy across the globe where every second and every choice makes the difference between mankind's salvation and annihilation.

'F.E.A.R. 2' (ALL) Armored Front DLC Dated - Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 11:32 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. Armored Front will add two all-new new maps (Conductor & Decoy), focused on using the Elite Powered Armor, as well as 4 new multiplayer skins.

'DJ Star' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In DJ Star, music lovers get to imitate their idols and realize their dreams of becoming heroes and heroines of the turntable. Players begin their careers as local turntable novices, and work their way up step by step as they gain experience.

'Shatter' (PSN) Announced

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shatter is a retro-inspired brick-breaking game that merges familiar action with a modern-crafted production approach.

'Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits' (NDS) Reveals Full Tracklist - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 11:09 a.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.

'Hysteria Hospital: Emergency Ward (ALL) Gets New Release Date

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At Hysteria Hospital, life will prove to be a manic challenge. Players will have several levels of the hospital to navigate, and they will have to reach desperate patients and demanding doctors within a set period of time. The frenzy inside the hospital will increase as the game progresses with more and more demanding patients desperate to be cured!

'Real Heroes: Firefighter' (Wii) Gives Back to Those Who Help Us All - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Real Heroes: Firefighter puts players in the soon-to-be soot-stained boots of a rookie firefighter who has just been assigned to a busy metropolitan fire station. Players will undergo a “baptism of fire” in an escalating array of emergency situations. Looking to give back to those who risk it all to keep us safe, game developer Epicenter Studios will be donating a share of their proceeds from the game to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

'Universal Combat: Collector's Edition' - v2.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UCCE includes new and improved technologies from all previous Battlecruiser / Universal Combat titles as well as various other enhancements and content. This patch upgrades the game's entire engine.

'Fallout Trilogy' - Win XP/Vista Compatibility Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay has released a small patch for Fallout Trilogy, addressing a compatibility issue with some versions of Windows Vista/XP, so if you are encountering a black screen and an hourglass when attempting to load Fallout Tactics, get this patch. If not, then don't.

'Science Papa' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using fundamentals from a wide variety of sciences as a basis for fun skill-based experiments, Science Papa will turn living rooms into virtual laboratories that will fuel kids' curiosity.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Tekken 6'

by Thomas Wilde on May 14, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Ready to set the standard for fighting games with stunning realism and uncompromising quality, Tekken 6 promises to deliver a pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat experience with bone-jarring punches and gut-wrenching grapples.

'Red Faction Guerrilla' (ALL) Community Trip Developer Interview

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

On the evening of May 12, three lucky winners found themselves in downtown San Francisco, Calif., at an exclusive Red Faction: Guerrilla preview event. After a few hours of hands-on time with the game, all three sat down with Luke Schneider, the lead multiplayer designer on the game, and peppered him with questions.

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) Screams for Vengeance - New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BrĂ¼tal 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.

'Tropico 3' Coming to North America

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not heard of since 2003's Tropico 2: Pirate Cove, Kalypso Media has acquired the Tropico license from Take Two, and has entered into a agreement with Haemimont Games, known for Imperium Romanum, to develop a new title in the strategy franchise.

Factor 5 Shuts Down California Studio

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In early 2008, German-based Factor 5 had signed a multi-game development deal with Brash Entertainment, but due to the publisher's demise, Factor 5 found itself in a tight spot later in the year and was forced to lay off half of its staff. Now things have taken a turn for the worse, as Factor 5 announced that it has closed down its California studio, known for Lair and Star Wars Rogue Squadron III, as it was no longer able to keep it open due to the aforementioned issues.

'Battlefield 1943' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 8:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 1943, using DICE's Frostbite engine, takes players back to WWII. The game offers endless hours of 24 player multiplayer action over three classic and tropic locations; Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.

'Warrior Epic' Development Wrapping Up, Launches Next Week

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 8:00 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.

'Overlord: Dark Legend' (Wii) Gets Fairytale Characters - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Overlord Dark Legend is set in a time before the original game, players take the role of a new young Overlord. As he revels in command of the Minions, our trainee tyrant will be able to take his growing pains out on the local fairy tale inhabitants as he protects his castle and lands.

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' (ALL) Gets Release Date

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

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince you'll engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class, take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory, get sidetracked by Ron's romantic entanglements and journey toward discovering the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

'MX vs. ATV Reflex' (NDS/PSP/PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MX vs. ATV Reflex introduces revolutionary physics that allow for real-world terrain deformation and an intuitive, dual-stick control scheme that separates man from machine, as well as a wide variety of race modes, vehicles and worlds to explore while utilizing the all-new Rhythm Racing 2.0 physics engine.

'Bionic Commando Rearmed' (ALL) Becomes Even Cheaper

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando Rearmed is a makeover of the classic 8-bit game released 20 years ago, but with updated visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score and the addition of a 2-player co-op mode. Celebrating the imminent release of Bionic Commando, Capcom has slashed the Rearmed price in half until May 21st.

'NHL 10' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 10 begins a new era with gameplay innovations that deliver a new standard of toughness, the emotion of playoff hockey on the ice and in the arena, and over 200 gameplay refinements that replicate the skill and finesse that every fan sees throughout the NHL playoffs.

'Runes of Magic' Reaches Million User Milestone

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 1,000 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'Blood Bowl' (ALL) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blood Bowl, based on Games Workshop's board game, is a "game" of American football played by the insane warriors of the fantasy Warhammer universe, allowing you to create and manage teams that will take part in epic battles where fair play is for sissies.

PS3/X360/PC Review - 'Flock!'

by Mark Melnychuk on May 14, 2009 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'zOMG!' Sound Designed By 'Bioshock' Outfit

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With 16 zones and a vast variety of battle rings and recipes to choose from, zOMG! is an engaging adventure that blends social online community experiences with accessible MMO gameplay. After finishing work on 2K's Bioshock, dSonic's sound design team turned its attention to zOMG!.

'WonderKing' Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players will challenge the demonic forces of Valron in real-time combat as they strive to become the Wonderking that will bring light to the shadows of darkness. There is a wide variety of customization available from clothing to facial features and hairstyles. WonderKing will be free-to-play and offer players the ability to acquire tools, weapons and mounts from the item mall.

'Cities XL' Lets you Customize Your Own Page

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cities XL expands upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, while letting players take their game online, as they interact with others in a massive online environment. Your Profile page is your personal space on the Cities XL website; it reflects you, your activities, your friends, and as part of the Planet Offer, your cities of course.

Eight New Titles Added to Xbox 360 Platinum Hits Lineup

by Rainier on May 14, 2009 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that eight new titles have earned their place in the Xbox 360 Platinum Hits collection, including Gears of War, Forza Motorsport 2 and Mass Effect, making them available in stores at prices starting as low as $19.99.