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'Diablo III' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.

Various Game Trailers #1611

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 4:55 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:

  • Burnout Paradise [ALL] - Big Surf Island Trailer
  • Crimson Gem Saga [PSP] - Trailer

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

'Evochron Legends' - v1.089 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 4:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Evochron Legends is a freeform mercenary space-sim that focuses on 'lone-wolf' survival gameplay, allowing you to play the game in a variety of ways and complete many activities.

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

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 4:46 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.

Koei Signs Digital Download Agreement With GamersGate

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koei has signed up with GamersGate's digital distribution network to supply fans across Europe with the latest installment in its tactical strategy saga, Romance Of The Three Kingdoms 11.

'The Sims 3' - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 1:51 p.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!

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) Coming in November?

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 1:46 p.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. During an earnings conference call, Gamestop exec David W. Carlson gave a little run down of what titles to expect this coming holiday and revealed that Tekken 6 and BioShock 2 are listed for Oct. while Assassin’s Creed 2 is currently scheduled for release in Nov. 2009.

'LEGO Battles' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Battles pulls LEGO Castle, LEGO Pirates and LEGO Space themes together to create a unique extension of the LEGO build-and-play experience that stays true to the customization and humor that are the foundation of LEGO videogames.

Wallace & Gromit, Boggle and Yosumin Next Week's XBLA Titles

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Triple goodness next week, as Xbox Live Arcade fans will be able to play first episode of Telltale Games's adventure series Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, get their puzzler on with Square Enix's Yosumin Live, or check out the next installment in Hasbro's Family Game Night, Boggle.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.

'JU-ON: The Grudge' (Wii) Officially Announced

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JU-ON: The Grudge, inspired by the Japanese classic horror movie JU-ON (known in North America as The Grudge), is a “Haunted House Simulator” where accessibility and instant scares are given priority over all other game aspects, with the original creator of the movie, Takashi Shimizu, serving as a creative consultant to game development.

'Metroid Prime Trilogy' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metroid Prime Trilogy is a new premium three-game collection for the Wii that bundles all three landmark Metroid Prime games onto one disc and revamps the first two installments with intuitive Wii Remote controls, wide-screen presentation and other enhancements.

Friday, May 22, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 10:24 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:

'Fast Food Panic' (Wii/NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 10:16 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.

'Rock Band 2' (ALL) to Get Ministry, Cranberries, The Zombies

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 10:09 a.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.

'Delta Force: Xtreme 2' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 10:05 a.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.

'Guitar Hero Smash Hits' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turn down the lights, crank up the amps and prepare to command center stage as some of the most famous AND infamous tracks from previous Guitar Hero titles. Step into the spotlight in the most epic, full band jam session to date — Guitar Hero Smash Hits.

'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (ALL) Details Poison Ivy - Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 3rd-person action game powered by the Unreal Engine 3, that exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum – Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane.

Good Old Games Sells TOCA 3, 1nsane, Flatout on the Cheap

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This weekend (until Monday, May 25) Good Old Games is having a racing game sale where TOCA Race Driver 3, 1nsane and FlatOut are up for grabs at half the price. This means TOCA Race Driver and 1nsane will cost you only $4.99 each and FlatOut is only $2.99!

Realtime Worlds Buys Back 'All Points Bulletin' (ALL) Publishing License

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Points Bulletin is an MMO freeform combat and driving-based game, designed by the creator of the original GTA franchise, bringing players into a living, breathing city where cash is king and territory equals respect. Formerly owned by Webzen, Realtime Worlds has bought back the publishing license for APB.

'Grand Slam Tennis' (Wii) - John McEnroe Interview

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Prototype'

by Brad Hilderbrand on May 22, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Sword of the Stars: Argons Naval Yard' Announced

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced the next expansion for Kerberos Productions' 4X space strategy game Sword of the Stars: Argons Naval Yard, adding new weapons, ships and tactics, new technologies, and 3 new scenarios.

'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint 2 will see the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theater of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense than ever before.

XBLA/PSN Review - 'OutRun Online Arcade'

by Jesse Littlefield on May 22, 2009 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

OutRun Online Arcade delivers online multiplayer racing for up to 6 players, with fast paced OutRun, Heart Attack and Time Attack modes, the draw to the open road has never been so appealing.

'Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper' (X360/PC) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 5:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sherlock Holmes is back with probably the series’ most terrifying investigation. The player will launch into the hunt for the most dangerous serial killer in England’s history: Jack the Ripper.

Wii Review - 'Donkey Kong Jungle Beat'

by Brian Dumlao on May 22, 2009 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Get ready for the return of some of Nintendo’s best-loved characters as Donkey Kong Jungle Beat has been added to the Wii’s New Play Control family, in which classic games are reinvented to take advantage of Wii’s unique motion sensing capabilities and new widescreen experience.

'Heavy Rain' (PS3) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain you don’t watch the story – you play it. The dynamic narrative unfolds through the players actions - not cut scenes - and every action has a consequence.

'Empire: Total War' to Get New/Revamped Units

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire: Total War will maintain the series 3D battles, grand turn based campaign map and rich historical flavor while for the first time introducing 3D naval combat into the series. The Creative Assembly revealed that it will be introducing 11 new units to E:TW. The Russian Grenadiers, great for assaults and their grenades pack a mighty punch, will be brand new, while others will get revamped hoping to increase the graphical and unit variety of several factions rosters, as well as improving balance.

'Fuel' (PS3/X360/PC) Biggest Game World, Guinness Certified - Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 3:26 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.

'Tomb Raider: Underworld' (ALL) Becomes Xbox 360 Classic / PS3 Platinum Hit

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Underworld is an epic adventure game that delivers exploration-based gameplay giving players a new level of challenge and choice as they solve mysteries from exotic locations around the world.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' Gets Halls of the Pantheon Content Update

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' sixth game update titled Halls of the Pantheon, citizens of Telon can experience brand new content in the form of an epic new raid area! Many will enter, but few will prevail, as the Pantheon holds many dark and mysterious secrets that only Ini-Heart and Artera, the master architect of the Pantheon, can reveal.

'Commander: Europe at War Gold' - v1.12 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 22, 2009 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commander: Europe at War is the first in a series of turn-based strategy games, jointly developed by Firepower Entertainment and Slitherine Software. This patch is for users of Commander Europe at War to update their game to the 'Gold' Version, CaW Gold users do not need this patch.