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'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 6:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen propels players straight into an adrenaline-pumping battle for supremacy across the globe where every second and every choice makes the difference between mankind's salvation and annihilation.

'The Last Guy' (PS3) Gets Trophies Tomorrow, DLC Next Month

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Last Guy is a fast-paced classic arcade style game with simple controls, using real-life aerial maps of various cities around the world (Tokyo, London, LA , etc). As the player, you are the last remaining hope in each of these cities to rescue mankind from the zombies roaming the streets. Tomorrow a patch will add 15, not retro-active, trophies, while next month an add-on will be released with 3 bonus stages, and an 8 additional Trophies.

Various Game Trailers #1614

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 5:44 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:

  • Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans [NDS/Wii/PC] - Trailer #3
  • Droplitz [PS3/X360/PC] - Tutorial Trailer
  • Ghostbusters: The Videogame [NDS] - Trailer
  • Cursed Mountain [Wii] - Trailer #3
  • Treasure World [NDS] - Music Trailer
  • The Bigs 2 [Wii ] - Lifestyle Trailer
  • Disciples III: Renaissance [PC] - E3 2009 Trailer

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

'Wolfenstein' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 5:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the heroic OSA agent BJ Blazkowicz as they are thrust into the unknown and unexpected to battle against combat troops, otherworldly forces, and the dark science created by a supernatural Nazi force hell-bent on world domination.

'Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent' Enters Open Beta - New Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent is the only MMORPG of its kind, set in the uniquely creative genre of "steampunk," where 19th century steam-based technology meets fantasy inventions.

Electronic Arts' E3 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 2:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts has revealed its lineup of titles that it will have on display at the 2009 E3 Expo taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 2 - 4, 2009, such as GI Joe, Battlefield 1943, Bad Company 2, Mass Effect 2, The Saboteur, Army of Two: The 40th Day, Brütal Legend, Dante's Inferno, and others.

'SMT: Devil Survivor' (NDS) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor invigorates the series with an unprecedented RPG/SRPG combat system and more character customization options than ever before, all wrapped within a compelling, branching narrative.

Activision's E3 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 2:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has revealed its lineup of titles that it will have on display at the 2009 E3 Expo taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 2 - 4, 2009, such as Prototype, Singularity, Transformers, and also showing for the first time Blur, Modern Warfare 2, Tone Hawk: Ride, Guitar Hero 5 and others.

'Brave: A Warrior's Tale' (PSP/Wii/X360) - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brave: A Warrior's Tale brings players expansive exploration and in-game interactivity on their quest to protect their tribe from the sources of evil, continuously offering a significant challenge to players as they advance through a world of untamed wilderness.

'Flower, Sun and Rain' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flower, Sun and Rain is a mystery adventure, in the vein of Groundhog Day, where you play a detective charged with locating and defusing a bomb by solving thought-provoking puzzles with a wealth of bizarre outcomes.

'Stargate Worlds' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds, an MMORPG use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology, provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover and terrain.

Ubisoft 2009 Financial Report Positive, Narrows down Dates

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft released its results for the fiscal year 2009, revealing sales were up 14.0%. In a year where most of its competitors closed studios and had layoffs, Ubisoft has acquired 5 studios and hired 1,300 new employees, and plans to focus more on quality. During the conf. call CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that Assassin's Creed 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction; Red Steel 2, and Rabbids Go Home are due Q4 (Nov. - Dec. 2009) while RUSE, I Am Alive and the new Ghost Recon title between Jan. - March 2010.

'Darkest of Days' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantom EFX's Darkest of Days, using 8Monkey Labs' proprietary Marmoset game engine, is a story-rich, first-person shooter presenting an intriguing story of time-travel to some of the darkest periods in the history of mankind.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 10:20 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:

'Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hit the slopes with Shaun White and his crew, but this time the stakes are higher as you pursue the world’s top competitions from a half-pipe in the middle of New York’s Time Square to the most prestigious competitions of France, Canada and Japan.

'Guitar Hero Smash Hits' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 9:28 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.

Teyon Developing Two DSiWare Games - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Teyon announced that it is developing two DSiWare titles. Robot Rescue is a puzzle game with plenty of little robots that need to find their way to escape the tricky labyrinths, while Ball Fighter: is an arcade game where a player has to remove colorful spheres before they reach the bottom of the screen.

'WarBirds 2009' Content Update Adds Textures, Aircraft and Features

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

iEntertainment announced that a brand new version of its MMO sim WarBirds 2009 has been launched with a significant product update including new aircraft, flight models, terrains, and many more new features!

'Monster Hunter Freedom Unite' (PSP) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on May 27, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, known in Japan as Monster Hunter Portable 2G, delivers over 500 hours of gameplay spanning 400 missions. Add in previously unreleased monsters, weapons and missions and you have the biggest Monster Hunter to date.

'Dead Space Extraction' (Wii) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.

PC Gaming Laughs In The Face Of Recession

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to recent market reports, consumer spending has slowed in all markets, but less so in the gaming industry, and in particular less in the PC gaming segment.

'Champions Online' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 7:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Champions Online is an MMORPG based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments.

38 Studios Acquires Big Huge Games

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 6:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

38 Studios has acquired Big Huge Games, previously an internal studio for THQ, including all of its proprietary IP, tools, technology, assets, and works-in-progress. The acquisition is a critical step in 38 Studios’ strategy to deliver a broad range of entertainment products centered on its original fantasy IP, codenamed Copernicus.

'Lips: Number One Hits' (X360) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grab your friends and family and warm up those vocal chords! It’s time to transform your next get-together into a memory-making musical affair with Lips: Number One Hits. Combined with the original game, Lips: Number One Hits sets the stage for the ultimate singing party with a new collection of global chart-topping songs to satisfy even the choosiest of performers.

'Scratch: The Ultimate DJ' (ALL) Controller Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scratch: The Ultimate DJ is set in distinctive urban environments combining free-form DJ tricks with great rhythm game-play, and featuring songs from the biggest names in Hip Hop. Designed by DJ technology manufacturer Numark, Scratch Deck gives players an authentic DJ experience like no other.

'Free Realms' (PS3/PC) Speeds Past Two Million Users

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Free Realms is a free whimsical fantasy massively multiplayer RPG from Sony Online offering lighthearted adventuring, aimed primarily at casual female gamers, and optional bonus content via micro transactions.

Xbox 360 Review - 'UFC 2009 Undisputed'

by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on May 27, 2009 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

UFC 2009 Undisputed features an authentic and comprehensive UFC atmosphere, including an extensive roster of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world.

'Homefront' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Penned by John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Red Dawn), Homefront is THQ/Kaos Studios' new FPS set ten years after the economic collapse of the United States and follows the American Civilian Resistance as they fight to reclaim their homeland from an oppressive North Korean occupation.

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed yesterday, Armada of the Damned is a new experience within the Pirates of the Caribbean universe taking place before the events of the blockbuster films. Players will take on the role of a pirate and embark on epic land and sea adventures.

'Trinity Universe' (PS3) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Trinity Universe is a cross over RPG between characters from Nippon Ichi Software and Gust, developed by Idea Factory. Offering different story archs, Trinity Universe will feature two scenario's, Megami scenario and Maô scenario, depending on which publishers characters your prefer.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever, you can customize the makeup 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.

Hudson Bringing Sudoku Games to NDS - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sudoku Student and Sudoku Master, the first downloadable Sudoku games for Nintendo DSiWare will provide challenging puzzles for all players of all levels, both games feature individually hand crafted puzzles made by celebrated Sudoku innovator Nikoli.

'Afrika' (PS3) Finally Coming to North America

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Afrika is a next-gen game for the PS3 featuring faithful replications of much of Africa's flora and fauna. Released in Japan last year, National Geographic had announced plans to release it in North America as National Geographic: Africa, but that never seemed to have happened. Natsume has now finally picked up the publishing rights and will release it later this year.

'Jumpgate Evolution' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original Jumpgate in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations. Originally scheduled for release in June, Codemasters has pushed back the launch in order to give the product more time to meet its objectives.

'CustomPlay Golf 2010' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CustomPlay Golf 2010 adds to the golfing experience with a game packed with features that takes the player to a whole new level of both realism and game play. All new graphical effects including enhanced lighting and shadow systems for objects and terrain, normal map, detail map, mega-texture and more!

'Sudden Attack' Coming to North America

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameHi announced that it is bringing its free-to-play first person shooter Sudden Attack to North America, offering quality graphics, stable game service, ample resources, and quick character and community system,

'Sushi Go Round' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2009 @ 3:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sushi Go Round builds on the addictive time-management gameplay of the original, and promises frantic eat-‘em-up action and sushi-serving gameplay.