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'Need for Speed Shift' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 5:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to deliver a true driver’s experience that reflects contemporary motorsports, Need for Speed Shift is built by racers for racers, delivering an authentic and immersive driving experience.

'Dawn of War II' - v1.3.2 Patch Tweaks, Coming Next Week

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 5:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WH 40k: Dawn of War II takes players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-op campaign. A quick patch making some quick tweaks and bug fixes, while v1.4 patch (eta unknown) will address many bug fixes, a balance update, new maps, and some awesome new features.

Various Game Trailers #1606

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 5:20 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:

  • Mass Effect 2 [X360/PC] - Prelude to E3 Trailer
  • Dawn of Discovery [ALL] - Economy Walkthrough Trailer
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex [NDS/PSP/PS3/X360] - Debut Trailer
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves [PS3] - Warzone Gameplay Trailer

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

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 2:19 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.

'Team Fortress 2' Sniper Revamp Adds Unlockable Spy Weapons

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 2:15 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 two new unlockable weapons for the Spy class, the Dead Ringer cloaks you for a brief period upon being hit but leaves a corpse, while the Cloak and Dagger watch makes you invisible for as long as you stand still.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' Pre-Order At GameStop Gets You Poster

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infinity Ward is working on the next installment in the Call of Duty FPS franchise, developing Modern Warfare 2. While there is no official announcement yet, fans who pre-order at Gamestop will receive a free Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 poster.

'Rock Band Unplugged' (PSP) Full Tracklist, Launch DLC Revealed

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band Unplugged will allow players to take the game on the road for the very first time. Rock Band Unplugged will take center stage as it leverages the PSP's Wi-Fi capabilities and include a fully-featured in-game store for downloadable content in the North American and Europeans markets.

'Street Fighter IV' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SF IV features a mix of returning favorites (Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li etc.) along with new characters created for this game, such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Goes Halfsies on Steam

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War completely 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. Fans who purchase CoD: WaW on Steam will get a 50% discount (now $24.99, includes Map Pack 1) this weekend.

'Volvo: The Game' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Volvo: The Game line up is headlined by the fresh and exiting Volvo S60 Concept car and will be accompanied by several well known Volvo race cars that you'll be able to hammer around on two highly detailed and realistic tracks.

'Unbound Saga' (PSP) Gets Delayed, Becomes Downloadable Only

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unbound Saga is a 3D side-scrolling brawler set in a satirical comic book universe, where enemies are drawn onto the screen and madcap battles travel from panel to panel through a post-apocalyptic landscape. Break off a weapon and rage off the page!

'Ragnarok Online DS' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ragnarok Online DS brings the customization and exploration that has millions of PC gamers enthralled to the NDS. In Ragnarok Online DS, players upgrade their character’s armor and weapons by either taking them to a blacksmith to be refined, or by affixing effect cards dropped by defeated monsters.

'The Crossing' (ALL) Development Put on Hold

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While never officially announced, The Crossing is an FPS game set in two different Paris timelines. It also allows for other players to take control of enemies in the single-player storyline, making for more interesting challenges. According to Arkane Studios' CEO Raphael Colantonio, the project has been put on hold due to unexpected financial challenge. On the other hand, Arkane is working on an FPS RPG and a casual strategy game for the iPhone.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) Officially Announced, Partial Tracklist Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever, players can customize the make-up of their band with any combination of instruments in-game: two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, etc. GH 5 will also feature new gameplay modes like Party Play and RockFest putting fun, competition and control at center stage as fans tailor the experience to match their personal style and interests.

'Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires' (PS3/X360) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever in a Warriors game you get the opportunity to play as either a ruler or an officer. You can choose to be the all powerful decision maker who combines politics and tactics to achieve the ultimate goal or the warrior who carries out those orders and turns strategic planning into battlefield glory.

XBLA Preview - '1 vs. 100 Live'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on May 15, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Popular TV game show 1 vs. 100 is coming to Xbox Live Primetime, pitting one Xbox Live member against 100 others from around the world with a live host and great prizes. The goal of "the One" is to eliminate all the opposition by correctly answering questions, hoping that the opponents will answer incorrectly and be eliminated from the game.

Telltale to Announce New Episodic Series At E3

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 2004, Kevin Bruner and Dan Connors created Telltale to establish a more nimble, faster-paced, digitally-distributed episodic game model comparable to TV production. Five years later, and over one million episodes sold, Telltale is celebrating with an eye toward an even brighter future.

'MySims Agents' (NDS/Wii) - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In MySims Agents you take on the role of a special agent hired to foil the sinister plans of Morcubus, lord of the underworld. By recruiting different MySims, each with their own special characteristics, you can build up your very own crime-busting team.

'Free Realms' (PS3/PC) Surpasses One Million Users In Two Weeks

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Free Realms is a free whimsical fantasy massively multiplayer RPG from Sony Online offering lighthearted adventuring, aimed primarily at casual female gamers, and optional bonus content via micro transactions.

'ArmA II' (ALL) Shows Off Water Effect - New Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArmA II is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there.

Tony Hawk Gets a New Ride

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 7:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision put the Tony Hawk franchise on hold a little while back to revamp the franchise and better compete with EA's Skate series. While there is no official announcement yet, Activision has made it clear that this year it will be releasing a new skateboarding title, now revealed as Tony Hawk Ride. The new game will make use of a replica skateboard as a controller, like Nintendo's Wii balance board, fully loaded with sensors allowing you to do all sort of tricks like grabs, flips, jumps and such.

'NCAA Football 10' (ALL) Season Showdown Mode - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 7:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Football 10 envelopes the excitement and pageantry of college football at its best. Enhanced stadiums filled with school colors, cheerleaders and mascots bring the college atmosphere to life.

'Section 8' (X360/PC) Weapons Detailed

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 7:29 a.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.

'Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 6:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking full advantage of the control possibilities of the touch Screen and stylus, The Mystery of the Mummy will challenge your logic and exploration skills as you attempt to solve one of the best new adventure/detective games available on Nintendo DS. Play the role of the famous detective as you solve numerous puzzles and avoid traps throughout the adventure.

Friday, May 15, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 6:25 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:

'Raiden Fighter Aces' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valcon Games announced that it is bringing Raiden Fighter Aces to the Xbox 360, packing all three popular coin-op Raiden Fighter games in one faithfully recreated ultimate collection disc.

HanbitSoft Reveals Launch Plans Outside of Korea

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HanbitSoft announced that it started to accelerate overseas expansion with its new titles, and that they have more unannounced titles ready to launch this year.

Unreal Engine 3 Adds Scaleform GFx, Showing off New Features at E3 - Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The newest Unreal Engine 3 features will be demonstrated in closed door presentations for its prospective customers, evaluators, licensees, and members of its Integrated Partners Program. Epic has integrated Scaleform GFx, a user interface production tool for hardware-accelerated Adobe Flash-based scalable vector graphics and video.

'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' (ALL) Signs Movie Talent

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 5:51 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. Shia LeBeouf and Megan Fox will reprise their roles in the game, while Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, the voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron from the original animated series, have also signed on.

'Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans' (NDS/Wii/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 15, 2009 @ 5:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans is an entertaining and easily accessible adventure game that follows the struggle of young Rassimus to achieve glory as a gladiator and obtain his freedom.

XBLA Review - 'Hasbro Family Game Night: Connect 4'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 15, 2009 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Hasbro Family Game Night lineup will take full advantage of Xbox Live community features such as online play, Achievements, the ability to launch new games without leaving the environment, and sharing customized space with friends.