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'Zombie Apocalypse' (PSN/XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 8:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nihilistic Zombie Apocalypse is action packed, arcade-style shooter that will test your dual analog stick shooting skills and ability to survive 55 days of relentless zombie attacks.

Legendary Pictures Getting Into Game Development

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 7:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legendary Pictures has been in the gaming news several times the past few years, with making theatrical movies based on Warcraft and Gears of War, at one point rumored to be interested in buying Epic, and most recently its involvements in the Watchmen movie and game adaptation. Now Legendary is taking it one step further according to Variety, as it has appointed former EA/Activision exec Kathy Vrabeck to run its gaming division, with its first title most likely being The Lost Patrol, due for release in 2010.

Various Game Trailers #1608

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 4:29 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] - Free Flow Combat Trailer
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [ALL] - Ensemble Trailer
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [PSP] - Tutorial Trailer #1
  • Fat Princess [PS3] - Dev Diary Trailer #1

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

'Fight Night Round 4' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 4:26 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.

'Distant Guns' - v1.5 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Distant Guns: The Russo-Japanese War at Sea delivers all the action you would expect from a top notch 3D simulation combined with all the detail you would expect from a serious historical simulation. This demo lets you play 30 turns in 30 days, playable in single and multiplayer, now with updated environmental, graphical, and gaming features.

'Team Fortress 2' Sniper/Spy Revamp Adds New Weapon

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 3:59 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 scheduled for Thursday, and Valve revealed today that it will add a new weapon for the Spy, the Ambassador, a handgun that has pinpoint accuracy of a sniper rifle, but reloads slowly.

'Darksiders: Wrath of War' (PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darksiders: Wrath of War is an action/adventure game that gives players the ability to experience the supernatural destructive power of WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, as he explores a demon ravaged world -- seeking revenge and ultimate redemption with a vast array of modern and mythical weaponry.

'Zeno Clash 2' Announced

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 2:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ACE Team has begun planning the next game of the series which will continue the adventures of Ghat, who will struggle against new and old conflicts. Father Mother, the mysterious Golem and new characters will be making an appearance in Zeno Clash 2.

Majesco Launches 'My Hero' Franchise - Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the new My Hero adventure simulation franchise, players experience firsthand the heroic acts of the role models they look up to - a daring astronaut, a courageous firefighter, and a life-saving doctor - by completing a variety of challenging missions relating to each profession.

Former Microsoft Game Studios Exec Joins Gazillion As VP

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gazillion Entertainment announced that former Microsoft Game Studios Executive Stuart Moulder has joined as Vice President of Studios, and be responsible for the overall management of Gazillion’s game development efforts across the its studios.

'Return to Mysterious Island 2' - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Return to Mysterious Island 2 offers the player an experience comparable to that of Robinson Crusoe or one of Verne's characters, but in this new installment, survival is not all, you will also have to save the island from an environmental disaster.

'We Rock: Drum King' (Wii) Now Called 'Rolling Stone: Drum King'

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using two wiimotes, 505 Games' Rolling Stone: Drum King is a brand new rhythm-action game, which sees you becoming the drummer in a band that’s on the road to global stardom.

'Fallen Earth' - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallen Earth is a post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game that mixes FPS style with traditional RPG mechanics, where six factions are struggling to emerge from the collapse of civilization brought on by viruses and environmental disaster.

'World of Warcraft' - v3.1.2 US/Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an MMORPG experience where players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world.

'Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 9:40 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.

'The Grudge' (Wii) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Japanese film director Takashi Shimizu, known for The Grudge, is working on a new horror title for the Wii. From the looks of it the game is an adaptation of his 2003 horror movie, as various characters from the game look like the twisted persona from the movie. Rising Star Games has confirmed it will be presenting several of its titles at the London Movie Comic Media Expo, including The Grudge, or Feel/Feelplus, whatever its Western title will be.

'MySims Racing' (NDS/Wii) Power-Ups Detailed - New Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Face a variety of tricky MySim opponents on a huge variety of exotic tracks! Take on up to three friends in intense multiplayer racing. During your race, find awesome power-ups such as the heat-seeking jack-o-lantern pumpkin or a bubble dropper that can help you wreck the competition.

World Cyber Games 2009 US Finale At The New York Anime Festival

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The World Cyber Games and The New York Anime Festival, from the creators of New York Comic Con, announced a partnership that will welcome America's very best gamers to the 2009 New York Anime Festival - Sept. 25-27 at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

'Raven Squad' (X360/PC) to Make Debut at E3 - New Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future Raven Squad is a unique blending of RTS and FPS genres, as the game puts you in control of two groups of mercenary squads who crash land behind enemy lines in the Amazonian jungles. It will require tactical planning and a liberal amount of brute force to escape to safety.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) to Get More DLCs, Also Coming to PS3

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 7:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda announced that Fallout 3 downloadable content is coming to PS3 via the PlayStation Network. Operation: Anchorage will be released for in late June, followed by the release of The Pitt and Broken Steel 4-6 weeks apart. Two all new DLCs are scheduled for PS3, X360 and PC later this year.

'Storm: Frontline Nation' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 7:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Storm: Frontline Nation is an epic strategy game for PC situated in modern day Europe. Military forces, research and covert operations are used to get the edge over the competition. Superior tactics decide who remain on the battlefield. Master both modern strategic warfare and deceptive diplomacy to turn your country into the Frontline Nation.

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Play Video Games

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MarketResearch.com's Packaged Facts report gives a detailed analysis of the consumer attitudes and behavior of 114 million American adults who play video games, representing more than half of the adult population with an aggregate income of $4 trillion.

'Adventures To Go' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Natsume announced today that it is bringing an all-new RPG titled Adventures To Go to the PSP offerint a refreshing twist on the strategy RPG genre, giving gamers the opportunity to shape and customize the game's dungeons to their own liking!

'Blur' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blur drops players into heart-pumping, electrified racing action with 20 cars on a track all targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint and collect intense power-ups, including the ability to blast other cars out of the way with huge bursts of energy, boost their speed, and more.

'Dragonica' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonica is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade.

'Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an original storyline developed exclusively for the game, Ben and the Omnitrix will journey to outer space and distant never-before-seen planets for the first time ever in the series, using his alien forms and their special powers in an effort to thwart a grand scheme to conquer the universe one planet at a time.

'Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days' (NDS) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 5:32 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.

Former Sony Execs Set Up Zoë Mode San Francisco

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Music and party game developer Zoë Mode announced that it has opened a new studio in California, Zoë Mode San Francisco, lead by former Sony Studio 5 Producer Sarah Stocker and Sony Computer Entertainment exec Mark Danks.

'Monster Hunter 3' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 4:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Expected to make an appearance on the PS3, Capcom surprised everybody in Japan by announcing Monster Hunter 3 for the Wii instead. MH Tri-, pronounced as "try," is an action RPG series where you hunt down fantastical monsters.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) Development Team Tripled

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a vast open world environment, Assassin's Creed II invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy, and seeking vengeance. In a recent interview Ubisoft producer Sebastien Puel revealed that the AC2 development team has reached a headcount of 450, three times the size of the original, which took four years to make.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Star Trek: D-A-C'

by Dustin Chadwell on May 19, 2009 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Star Trek: D.A.C. is a fast-paced, top-down 3D space shooter inspired by J.J. Abrams’ upcoming movie. Battle as the Federation against the Romulans in singleplayer, team up with a friend for co-op or go online in 6vs6 multiplayer mode.

'Katamari Forever' (PS3) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The crazy, zany, world of Katamari is back and better than ever before, complete with new stages, new visual effects, new strategies, and full 1080p HD resolution! The gameplay has generated millions of fans worldwide and the loveable characters are ready to roll again.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 4:01 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:

'Earth No More' - New Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 3:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Under development at Recoil Games, freshly formed by co-founder of Max Payne's Remedy, Earth No More is a Unreal Engine 3-powered single-player action game (with added multiplayer, co-op), currently scheduled for 2009. It's described as Aliens, War of the Worlds, Terminator, 28 Days Later, and The Thing all rolled into one...

'Cities XL' Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 3:49 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.

'Fuel' (PS3/X360/PC) Multiplayer Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 3:43 a.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.

'Spore: Galactic Adventures' Gets Free Robot Chicken Content

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Spore: Galactic Adventures fans will experience deeper Space stage gameplay as for the first time space faring creatures will be able to beam down from their spaceships to explore new planets and earn rewards for completing challenging missions.

'The Sims 3' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 3:23 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!

'Project Aftermath' - v1.20 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 3:15 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.

'Boom Blox Bash Party' (Wii) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 3:09 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!

'Conquest! Medieval Realms' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conquest! Medieval Realms is a turn-based game where the objective is to conquer up to 7 opposing players (either AI players or other human players) by defeating their armies and capturing their lands - to do this you will need to unite all of your lands, build up a powerful economy, and raise armies to defend the homeland and to take lands from your enemies.

NDS Review - 'Tak Mojo Mistake'

by Dustin Chadwell on May 19, 2009 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tak Mojo Mistake follows the shaman’s apprentice as he visits the Spoiled Shrine and accidentally removes a strange crystal that explodes and releases the four giant Grosstrosities. Using all new “parkour” style of gameplay, players will be running on walls, sliding down poles, and swinging on vines to navigate action-packed levels.