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'Magna Carta 2' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Magna Carta 2, an Unreal Engine 3 powered RPG, introduces an original new storyline driven by intense themes of love, hate, politics, betrayal and the ultimate question of choosing one’s own fate. Players are immersed in the world of the Lanzheim Continent, a conflict-ridden land deeply divided by a fierce civil war.

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney Interactive Studios revealed that its Propaganda studio, known for Turok, is developing Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned, an open-world action/RPG title for PS3, X360 and PC. Not linked to any motion picture, Armada of the Damned features an all-new story that takes place before the movies, putting the player in charge of a new pirate facing moral choices, character building, and a supernatural world as you work your way up the ranks. The game will have you explore hidden coves, mysterious inlets and intriguing islands, travel on both land and sea, with ship-to-ship vastly different from similar titles.

Various Game Trailers #1613

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 5:52 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:

  • Dark Void [ALL] - Developer Diary Trailer #1
  • Interstellar Marines [PS3/X360/PC] - Photo Session Trailer
  • Fairy Tales: Three Heroes [X360/PC] - Trailer #2
  • Return to Mysterious Island 2 [PC] - Trailers (2)
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [PSP] - Tutorial Trailer #2

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

THQ Executive Vice President Resigns

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ's executive vice president of publishing, Scott Guthrie, has resigned to pursue another opportunity, effective immediately.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Shows Off Redcliffe - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 5:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

Take-Two Q2 2009 Financial Result Reveals Bioshock 2 Date, Delays

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take Two released its Q2 2009 results revealing that net revenue for Q2 2009 dropped from last year's $539.8 million (release period of GTA IV) to $229.7 million, driven by GTA IV DLC, MLB 2K9, GTA IV and GTA: Chinatown Wars (NDS), while last year's $98.2 million income dwindled to a $10.1 million net loss. More importantly Take-Two revealed it will be delaying Mafia II and Red Dead Redemption until the second half of fiscal 2010 (Nov. 1, 2009 - Apr. 30, 2010) to allow more development time, while BioShock 2 is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 30 in Europe and Nov. 3, 2009 in North America.

'Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (aka "Gay Tony"), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.

'Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans follows the Saiyan Saga of the original DBZ story starting from the World Tournament and Goku’s triumphant defeat of Piccolo. Players will take the role of Goku and travel the DBZ universe from jungle to Snow Mountain on their quest to victory.

Square Enix Bringing Even More Taito Classics As Downloads

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last month Square Enix announced it was bringing Bubble Bobble Plus! and Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure to Wiiware but that is not the end of it, as Bust-a-Move Plus!, Arkanoid Plus!, Space Bust-a-Move and Space Invaders Extreme 2 are all scheduled to make an appearance on Nintendo's download service.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) Online Scavenger Hunt Gets You Free Tickets

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever, you can customize the make-up of your 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.

'All Aspect Warfare' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Aspect Warfare chronicles the adventures of an “elite” team of combat marines who crash landed on the enemy planet they were sent to completely destroy. Stranded and left for dead with a deployed thermo-nuclear weapon ticking somewhere, their only chance of escape lies deep within hostile territory.

'Singularity' (PS3/X360/PC) First-to-Play Sweepstakes

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raven Software's new sci-fi shooter Singularity is set on a small, unnamed island occupied by the Russians, Cold War tensions rise once again when a U.S. pilot discovers the horrific truth that became of experiments with element E99 in the 1950s. Fans can enter the sweepstakes and get a chance to be one of ten grand prize winners, chosen at random, will win an all-expense-paid trip to this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con (July 22-24, 2009), to be among the first to play Singularity.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (ALL) Gets Another Free Weekend

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In UT3 you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. Starting Thursday, May 28, fans can log onto Valve’s Steam digital distribution service, download Unreal Tournament 3 Black and play the game through the weekend free of charge.

'Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles‘s story is based on Resident Evil 2 and includes Leon S Kenney and Claire Redfield. Its on-rails style gameplay and active camera will create a more immersive “Chronicles” survival experience. As in the last installment, this is a first-person game with extreme shooting gameplay and interactive pathways.

'Legends of War: Patton's Campaign' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legends of War: Patton's Campaign is a strategy game with a Campaign mode that combines 2 different game modes: a high-level strategic management part and a tactical and turn-based part. Assume the role of General Patton, commanding the Third U.S. Army, and lead your troops from the beaches of France to the city of Berlin.

'Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo promises to thrill fans with the first ever appearance of the original Dragon Ball story on Wii in glorious 3D. Heading back to the early days of the Dragon Ball story, players will control Kid Goku as he sets out on fantastic adventures with his friends.

SEGA's E3 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announce their full lineup of games for its debut attendance at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo where it will be showing off Aliens vs. Predator, Planet 51, Bayonetta, Alpha Protocol and more ...

'Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron' (NDS/PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 9:14 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.

'Where the Wild Things Are' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Amaze Entertainment's Where the Wild Things Are, based on Maurice Sendak's children's picture book, is about the imaginary adventures of a young boy named Max, who is punished for making mischief by being sent to his room without supper. Max wears a distinctive wolf suit during his adventures and encounters various mythical creatures, the "wild things." Although just 10 sentences long, the book is generally regarded as a masterpiece of American illustrated children's literature.

'Army of Two: The 40th Day' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ultimate two-man private military team of Salem and Rios return in Army of Two: The 40th Day, where they must survive and prevail in a city under siege, offering a fresh, innovative and fluid co-op experience with a deep arsenal of customizable weapons so players can team up with their friends online for the fight of their lives.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) Developer Interview #3

by Adam Pavlacka on May 26, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. We sat down with design director James Hague for our final interview/chat ...

'Wrath of the Poo' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wrath of the Poo is an intense arcade style action game where the player, controlling a special agent from the Schnaps force elite unit, has to blast his way through a town infested by an army of mutants escaping from a secret laboratory�s bathrooms.

'Dragonica' Skills & Combos System - New Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 8:43 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.

'Miami Law' (NDS) Demo on Nintendo Channel

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Live the life of a law enforcement officer tasked with saving the world in Miami Law, known in Europe as Miami Crisis, featuring explosive action, as well as crime-scene investigation, which players will use interchangeably to help save the city of Miami.

'Flip's Twisted World' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 7:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flip's Twisted World is a unique puzzle platformer places the world literally in the palm of players’ hands as they navigate topsy-turvy environments where up, down, left and right are only a matter of perspective.

'Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny' Announced

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed last week, 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, new multiplayer modes and maps offering a deeper Spellforce experience.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, the 3rd stand-alone game in the series, unfolds shortly after the end of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. Having discovered about the open path to the Zone center, the government decides to hold a large-scale military "Fairway" operation aimed to take the CNPP under control.

'Resident Evil 5' (ALL) Original Soundtrack Released

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 6:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 promises to revolutionize the survival horror series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control. Sumthing Else Music Works presents Resident Evil 5 Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the new generation of the fear-inducing video game series.

'Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing saga with an unprecedented level of action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse.

'BattleForge' Becomes Free-to-Play

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Phenomic's BattleForge is a new fantasy online RTS game where you assemble your own army with collectible trading cards. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck. Earlier this month EA dropped the retail price to $29.99, but has now decided to make the game free to download and play.

'Grand Slam Tennis' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 4:22 a.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.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Space Invaders Extreme'

by Dustin Chadwell on May 26, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Space Invaders Extreme captures all of the action and excitement of the classic and takes it to the next level with new design features maximizing performance and play on XBL. For the first time, experience Space Invaders in fully immersive sound and vivid high-definition, with visuals that will excite your senses!

'Volvo: The Game' - Free Full Game Available NOW

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 4:06 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.

'Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring an innovative new action drawing feature and enhanced drawing tools, Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter will give players new creative tools and immerse them into new worlds they create and explore.

'GearGrinder' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GearGrinder, previously known as Clutch, is a bone crash-ing action/arcade racing-game. Take full control of your power-ful truck, mounted with the most devastating weapons available, malicious mines and more nifty gadgets, and complete over 45 versatile and thrilling missions, leaving a trail of devastation wherever you go.

In-game Advertising to Reach $1 Billion by 2014

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 3:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Screen Digest reveals that video games' rising share of audience consumption and reach will make it impossible for brands to ignore, predicting in-game ads will clock in at $1 billion by 2014.

'Cities XL' Details Solo And Multiplayer Modes

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 3:30 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.

'Dragon Ball: Raging Blast' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is the first video game in the Budokai Tenkaichi series to come to PS3/X360 and features stunning HD graphics and audio, destructible environments and enhanced character features, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast takes players far beyond the realms of the original anime series.

Meridian4 Picks Up 'Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals' for Digital Distribution

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 3:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals, based on Enki Bilal's Nikopol Trilogy graphic novel series, is a visually striking, richly detailed point and click adventure game developed by Benoît Sokal’s White Birds Productions.

Zoo Publishing Bringing Four Casual Games from Playfirst to NDS

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Publishing announced they will publish and distribute four casual titles from PlayFirst, Inc. on the NDS this holiday season: Diner Dash: Flo on the Go, Wedding Dash, Chocolatier, and Dream Chronicles.

'Tony Hawk: Ride' (Wii/PS3/X360) Gets Priced

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tony Hawk: Ride players will have the ability to physically play the game using an innovative motion sensing skateboard controller, allowing for unprecedented freedom and movement. Gamestop's product listing reveals that Tony Hawk: Ride will set you back a whopping $119.99, including the controller of course.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 3:04 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:

'NewU: Inside Out' (Wii) Now Called 'NewU Fitness First Personal Trainer'

by Rainier on May 26, 2009 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NewU Fitness First Personal Trainer is not specifically a game, but rather a title that perfectly combines Fitness, Nutritional Advice and Daily Healthy tips to offer a holistic experience through personal well-being.