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'Grand Slam Tennis' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 7:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis puts the racket in the palm of your hand and offers the deepest tennis experience ever. As the home to all four Grand Slams, and exclusive to Wimbledon, you can take your customized created player on a quest to win the four slams in Grand Slam career mode.

Japanese Devs Shun E3 Because of Swine Flu

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 7:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the swine flu, also known as H1N1, hasn't exactly turned out into the epidemic initially feared, it has been spreading and making victims all across North America. While the E3 organization issued a statement last month that the summit was not going to be affected, that was not taking into account Japanese developers who are being cautioned by their government about overseas travel. As such Capcom, KOEI and Square Enix have announced their Japanese staffers will not be present at the exhibition.

Various Game Trailers #1610

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 7:22 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:

  • CrimeCraft - Gerome Mills Trailer
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla [ALL] - Tools of Destruction Trailer #5
  • Brutal Legend [ALL] - Brutal Thoughts With Jack Black #1
  • Boom Blox Bash Party [Wii] - Spielberg Trailer

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

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) Confirms PC Delay

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 6:02 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. The multiplayer demo features ten-player Damage Control mode. While the PS3 and Xbox 360 editions are due in stores next week, THQ confirmed that the PC version is scheduled for this summer.

'Team Fortress 2' Rolls Out Spy/Sniper Update, Goes Halfsies, Free Weekend

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 6:00 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. Valve has rolled out the Spy/Sniper update, and to celebrate is selling TF5 at 50% off, and is letting people who have not played the game yet try it out for free, all weekend long, with with no purchase obligation.

'Delta Force: Xtreme 2' Goes Gold - New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 5:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIGHT… Until there is No Enemy! Take control of Delta Force, the US Army’s most secretive, highly trained unit. Use commando tactics and state-of-the-art weaponry to take the fight to the enemy against overwhelming odds.

PlayStation Store Gets inFAMOUS, PSOne titles, DLCs, Demos, Music Tracks

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with downloadable PSOne titles Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six ($5.99), Ford Racing ($5.99), demos for inFAMOUS, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, and Disney/Pixar's UP, DLCs for LittleBigPlanet ($3.99), MotorStorm Pacific Rift (free), H.A.W.X - Russian Falcons Pack ($4.99), PAIN ($0.99), F.E.A.R. 2 Armored Front Map Pack ($6.99), song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band, as well as the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'The Munchables' (Wii) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Munchables is an entertaining romp into a colorful and delicious action adventure where players will explore rich and vibrant environments, devouring delectable enemies and guide their quirky heroes in a zany alien munching mash-up filled with fun and addictive gameplay.

'Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Council 4' (NDS) Goes Gold, Gets Dated

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Council 4 allows fans to play as Naruto and his friends in the next generation of the series, introducing gamers to a host of playable characters sporting their updated Naruto Shippuden looks, and wireless multiplayer battles for up to four players.

'Blood Bowl' (ALL) Introduces More Star Players - New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 11:55 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.

'Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Watchmen: The End is Nigh is a hardcore mature action brawler featuring bloody visceral combat in settings which are reminiscent of the film. While Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 1 takes place more than a decade before the film’s main story, part 2 has Rorschach contacts Nite Owl to help solve the case of a missing girl, Violet Greene.

'DC Universe Online' (PS3/PC) Reveals The Flash - New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE Austin is building a world where you feel like you've stepped into the DC Universe and become the ultimate super-hero (or villain) along side of Superman, Batman, or Ambush Bug.

'Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor' v2.600 Patch to Add Fixes, New Map

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring three intense campaigns, brand-new multiplayer modes and an innovative "direct-fire" feature that allows even more tactical control during the heat of battle, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor will immerse players in some of the most historic, tide-turning clashes of World War II.

Ruffian on a Recruiting Spree, Moves into Full Production

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Formed earlier 2009, Ruffian Games has been on a recruiting spree as of late, and is currently a 40 person strong game development studio based in Dundee, moving into full production on its yet to be announced first title. Ruffian staff have previously worked on games such as Crackdown, Fable 2, Project Gotham Racing, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and is comprised of former EA, Midway, Free Radical, Real World employees, but also a bunch on newcomers.

'Prototype' (PS3/X360/PC) - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prototype tells the story of Alex Mercer - a man haunted by his past, fighting a secret war in New York City. As the action spirals out of control, a conspiracy tied to his origins threatens the future of mankind itself.

Vogster Entertainment's E3 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vogster Entertainment announce their full lineup of games for its debut attendance at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo where it will be showing off Unbound Saga: (PSP), CrimeCraft (PC), and Robocalypse: Beaver Defense (Wii).

'Rock Band 2' (ALL) Drink Up, Rock Out Promo Gets You Free Tracks/Games

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 introduces 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. Pepsi's "Drink Up, Rock Out" promo will give away thousands of Rock Band DLC music tracks and games.

Midway Gets $33 Million Takeover Bid From Warner Bros.

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 7:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announced that it has entered into a "stalking horse" asset purchase agreement with Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., meaning that WBIE would acquire substantially all of Midway's U.S. assets including the Mortal Kombat franchise and its development studios in Chicago/Seattle, but not the TNA/Wheelman franchises.

'Groovin' Blocks' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 7:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Publishing and Empty Clip Studios combine music and rhythm with traditional puzzle gameplay in Groovin' Blocks. The WiiWare game is getting beefed up for an enhanced experience on Wii with all new levels, brand new songs, and more hours of puzzling play.

'Fast Food Panic' (Wii/NDS) Coming to North America

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 7:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fast Food Panic requires players to not only cook but also interact with customers and manage a business, Fast Food Panic combines numerous gameplay elements to create a new and addictive experience for gamers.

'Overlord II' (PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Overlord II, the new Overlord and a more powerful Minions horde take on the Glorious Empire, an advanced Romanesque nation, in a truly epic yet familiarly warped adventure.

New 'Harvest Moon' Titles Coming to NDS/Wii

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Natsume announced that it will publish Harvest Moon: Animal Parade for the Wii and Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands for the DS, continuing the franchise with wonderful new storylines, plenty of activities, and exciting new features

'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2' (ALL) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 5:58 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.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10' (ALL) Demo on XBL/PSN

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 takes golf fans inside-the-ropes to experience the drama and emotion of tournament golf. In addition, the U.S. Open, a USGA championship, and the USGA’s Rules of Golf will be available for the first time in the franchise's history. The demo will let you play on two holes on both the Bethpage-Black and Turnberry courses.

PS2 Review - 'MLB 09 The Show'

by Brian Dumlao on May 21, 2009 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

MLB 09 The Show continues to set itself apart from the other MLB games on the market with its attention to detail and unparalleled gameplay. Looking to build on that reputation, the game has added several new features and subtleties that play a huge role in bringing the baseball experience to life.

X360 Review - 'Fallout 3: Broken Steel'

by Brad Hilderbrand on May 21, 2009 @ 4:35 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. Broken Steel 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.

'Battlefield 1943' (PS3/X360/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 4:29 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.

Former Rockstar Founders Pull Out 4mm

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Former Rockstar founders Jamie King and Gary Foreman have teamed up to start a new digital download based game development company, 4mm. The new venture plans to initially focus on mobile platforms like the iPhone before branching out onto consoles.

'SpongeBob's Truth or Square' (NDS/PSP/Wii/X360) Announced

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpongeBob's Truth or Square features a unique and never-before-seen shape-shifting capability that will allow players to transform SpongeBob into zany objects, while filled with action-packed gameplay and numerous stimulating puzzle solving challenges.

'Cities XL' - New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 3:39 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.

'Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron' (NDS/PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron is a third-person perspective action game in which players experience different battles from the Star Wars universe, allowing players to engage in air, land and space battles or build troops and upgrade armies in a strategy-based mode. Players can use laser guns (i.e., blasters), explosives and lightsabers to destroy enemies, or participate in speeder bike chases.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) Multiplayer Demo Available

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 3:23 a.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. The multiplayer demo features ten-player Damage Control mode.

'Damnation' (PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 3:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Damnation features open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict, Damnation will feature vast landscapes, each covering miles of distance and thousands of vertical feet.

'Hurry Up Hedgehog!' (NDS) Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An intriguing brainteaser challenging the whole family to shrewdly manoeuvre their hedgehog to victory. Jostling against the canniest critters in the garden players must dodge hazards, out-smart their friends and use cunning to race their hedgehogs home.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Increases Free To Play Level Cap

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Spellborn, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, it uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine.

'Football SuperStars' Beefed Up Edition Coming to Retail

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football SuperStars is a free-to-download online game, developed by Monumental Games, allowing players to meet within a utopian soccer-styled virtual world and take part in 3, 5, 7 and 11-a-side football matches.

Thursday, May , 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 21, 2009 @ 2:50 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:

PC Review - 'Brain Training For Dummies'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on May 21, 2009 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Brain Training For Dummies gives players a mental workout as they tackle 15 fun and interactive brain games, including Shape Sense, Memory Math, and Lightning Letters, with more than 350 total puzzles to play.