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'Demon's Souls' (PS3) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 11:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced that they have secured the North American publishing rights for Demon's Souls, a groundbreaking PS3 exclusive action RPG experience. Beautiful, compelling, and unforgiving, Demon's Souls is the hardcore RPG experience PS3 fans have been waiting for since the platform's launch.

'The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 11:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is the first Lord of the Rings game created specifically for kids and their families with accessible gameplay set in a friendly, colorful rendition of Middle-earth. Players assume the role of Strider and embark on his greatest quests from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, offering authentic, action-oriented sword fighting, lancing and archery that all ages can play together.

Various Game Trailers #1609

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 4:50 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:

  • Alpha Protocol [ALL] - Developer Diary Trailer #3
  • Blur [PS3/X360/PC] - Teaser Trailer
  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires [X360/PS3] - Trailer #2
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game [ALL] - Annie Potts Trailer
  • Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits [NDS] - Trailer
  • Venetica [X360/PC] - Developer Diary Trailer #1

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

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (ALL) to Get Russian Falcons DLC Pack - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 2012, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (high-altitude warfare) is the first air combat game in the Tom Clancy’s universe, featuring cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower, and intense dogfights. Soon, flying at Mach 3 becomes a right, not a privilege.

'Team Fortress 2' Spy/Sniper Update Adds Urine, Gets Free Weekend

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 4:26 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. To celebrate the Spy/Sniper update coming this Thursday, Valve is offering a free weekend of TF2, now available for pre-load with no purchase obligation. The last addition to the update is urine, inflicting more damage to enemies and doused fire on team members.

'The King of Fighters XII' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time in the 15 year history of this 3-on-3 fighter game, The King of Fighters XII has undergone a complete graphical overhaul. All sprites used over the past 14 years have been dropped and replaced with new 2D high definition, high resolution sprites, on detailed 2D backgrounds, drawn 100% by hand.

'Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny' Revealed

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Faith in Destiny is an expansion to the second installment in the RPG series introducing a breathtaking story-focused campaign with many original characters returning, such as the main character Avatar, back to fulfill his destiny. New multiplayer modes and maps offer a deeper Spellforce experience, both online and offline, by adding MMO-like features while preserving the richness of the Spellforce universe and its gameplay.

'Another Code R: A Journey into Lost Memories' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join teenage heroine, Ashley and travel deep into her memories to unlock the mysterious Project Another – and the truth about her mother’s death – in the immersive and compelling mystery adventure game Another Code R: A Journey into Lost Memories.

California Takes Video Game Violence to Supreme Court

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wasting valuable tax payer dollars in a budget crisis, Governor Schwarzenegger today filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in a bid to enact a law that would ban the sale or rental of violent video games to people under 18, legislation that was ruled unconstitutional months ago.

'Space Ark' (XBLA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Ark is a fun homage to the bright and bouncy arcade games of the late 80s such as Rainbow Island and Arkanoid, with an added mix of Pinball.

'CrimeCraft' Enters Closed Beta, Gets Release Date

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Terminator Salvation: The Videogame' (ALL) PC Edition Fubar, Yanked from Retail

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Terminator Salvation is a 3rd person action game with concentrated armed combat against all of the Skynet enemies from the film while encountering new enemies specifically designed for the game. Released yesterday, Evolve Games has recalled the PC edition from retail due to a install shield error preventing people from successfully installing the game.

'Mars' (PS3/X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mars is a Sci-fi RPG action game that innovatively merges character development and light and rhythmic fights. it takes you on a journey deep into an original futuristic universe and presents you with scenarios dealing with difference, racism and environment.

Watch Netflix Movies on Your PC Through Windows Media

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that more than 12,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix Inc. are now available to watch instantly on the PC using Windows Media Center on PCs with Windows Vista.

'Saints Row 2' (ALL) to Get Corporate Warfare DLC - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Saints Row 2 offers vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer. Corporate Warfare will feature a new mission arc, new vehicles, customization options, multiplayer maps, achievements and more...

'Hinterland: Orc Lords' Gets Further Delayed - Trailer

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 10:52 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!

'Killzone 2' (PS3) Flash and Thunder Pack Adds Map Remakes - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone 2 throws players back into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army, delivering intense warfare with lifelike character animations, detailed and destructible environments, realistic physics, and advanced levels of AI.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague. Apart from Amazon's exclusive Slimer Edition, pre-order at Gamestop gets you a Ghostbusters T-Shirt and an in game alternate suit, at Walmart / Sam's Club you get an in-game gold proton pack, while Best Buy gets you the Mayor or the Ghoul as playable character.

'Need for Speed Nitro' (NDS/Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boasting a wholly unique look and feel, Need for Speed Nitro delivers the fun and exhilaration of high-speed racing, as you battle through the mayhem of aggressive cops, take corners at 150 mph, and own the competition on extreme tracks.

'SBK09 Superbike World Championship' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SBK09 Superbike World Championship offers the ultimate experience of the championship. Tracks, teams, riders, it’s all there unaltered to make the player feel the adrenaline rush of real motorbike competition.

'Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. has acquired the North American publishing rights for Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament for PSP, an action game overflowing with intense mech customization, an open-world mission structure, and fast-paced arena style combat.

'Academy of Champions' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's Academy of Champions engages players in a rich, story-driven adventure around the world's most popular sport. The journey begins with enrollment at an extraordinary Academy where your coach is the legendary Pelé and U.S. soccer champion Mia Hamm is your team member and mentor.

'The Bigs 2' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 9:24 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.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Bionic Commando'

by Redmond Carolipio on May 20, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer, a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.

'Aliens vs. Predator' (PS3/X360/PC) - Game Details, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Aliens vs. Predator players will have the chance to take the role of the three infamous species; the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Each of the three species has its very own distinct story-driven single-player campaign mode that interweaves with the campaigns of the other two species.

'Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced Jambo! Safari, an action packed African adventure that takes the fun and excitement of the classic 1990’s arcade action title and reinvents it with modern graphics and deeper gameplay, suited to today’s Nintendo consumers.

'HistWar: Les Grognards' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Histwar: Les Grognards! is a revolutionary Napoleonic strategic and tactical war game that thrusts you into the thrilling and challenging role of the Commander In Chief of one of the many powerful Napoleonic armies between the years 1805 -1814 including the mighty French, Austrian and Russians.

'ArmA II' (ALL) Goes Gold, Release Date Moved Forward

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 8:38 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.

'Left Behind II: Tribulation Forces' Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced in 2007, Left Behind II: Tribulation Forces includes well over 100 features, enhancements, upgraded graphics, and it resolves numerous issues that made its predecessor controversial.

505 Games Developing Games Based on Fashion Week

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

505 Games, and media company IMG, announced a new partnership to develop multiple, multiplatform games based on a concept created by world-famous make up artist Pat McGrath and fashion insider Noël Gordon.

'Dragonica' Open Beta Launches in North America Next Week

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 5:19 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. THQ*ICE has teamed with Hypernia for Dragonica's first public beta offering which commences May 29.

'Poker Simulator' Announced

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 5:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Poker Simulator will reach a new standard of game-play for No Limit Texas Hold’em. Not only can players poker on their own or in a LAN with 2 to 10 players, they will also be taught how to improve their game.

'Nostalgia' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 4:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nostalgia casts you as Eddie, a headstrong Londoner who amasses a group of memorable companions to traverse the world in his steampunk-inspired zeppelin. As you navigate the open skies, you’ll explore mysterious foreign locales, slay all manner of fantastical enemies, complete a variety of thrilling quests, and ultimately, save the world from unfathomable evil.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) Partial Tracklist Revealed

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. An all-new turntable controller transforms players into DJs by creating original mixes of popular songs and music from the world’s most exciting artists and DJs.

'Star Trek Online ' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek Online is the MMOG that allows you to boldly go where no one has gone before!

NDS Review - 'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time'

by Richard Poskozim on May 20, 2009 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Using a new technology called the Pollux Engine, Square Enix has created a cross-platform game identical on both NDS and Wii. Use the stylus to control your character on the NDS while the Wiimote will mimic the same actions on the Wii. The game requires only one copy of the game to work on both systems and will be multiplayer compatible.

'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2' (ALL) Confirms Deadpool & Juggernaut - Trailer

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 3:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 features a deep, rich gameplay experience by offering total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story.

'The Secret of Monkey Island' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade?

by Rainier on May 20, 2009 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts' The Secret of Monkey Island has been a classic since its release on the PC/Amiga back in 1990, but it's still being referenced as the quintessential adventure game. If we may believe the German ratings board, Activision (the European distributor for all things LucasArts) is working on breathing new life in the franchise with The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, bound for the Xbox 360, most likely an Xbox Live Arcade remake. More details to follow, presumably at E3.

PS2 Review - 'The Spiderwick Chronicles'

by Dustin Chadwell on May 20, 2009 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Plunge deep into a fantasy world full of mystical creatures when you join the Grace children on their quest to discover the secrets of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Based on Paramount Pictures’ movie adaptation of the book series, the video game lets players take on the roles of Jared, Simon and Mallory Grace as they enter the hidden world of the unseen.