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'Mini Ninjas' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for a Ninja adventure like you have never seen before! Join Hiro, the smallest hero on the biggest adventure, as he embarks on an epic and electrifying quest to restore harmony to a world on the brink of chaos. Use your skills and mighty Ninja training to battle a magical army of evil Samurai.

Midway to Start a Bidding War for Its Assets

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 6:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway has established the timeline for the expected sale of its assets to the highest bidders in accordance with the sale and bid procedures motion filed with the Bankruptcy Court pursuant to Section 363 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Various Game Trailers #1615

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 6:31 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:

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [ALL] - Trailer #4
  • Tropico 3 [PC] - Trailer
  • Natural Selection 2 [PC] - Teaser Trailer
  • The Conduit [Wii] - Commuter Nightmare Trailer
  • White Knight Chronicles [PS3] - E3 2009 Trailer


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

'Raiden IV' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the most beloved franchise shooters makes its way onto the Xbox 360 with enhance the graphics, gameplay and style like never before. The screen will be filled with countless sorties that you must shoot, evade and destroy, utilizing amazing new weaponry, along with fan favorites.

'Ashen Empires' Becomes Free To Play

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ashen Empires is a medieval fantasy MMORPG that enables you to interact with other groups and hunt for powerful artifacts. Players can gain knowledge in dozens of skills that keep the world functioning and cast magic spells to gain power.

'Section 8' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Section 8 is a futuristic FPS that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. You are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle.

PC Gaming On The Rise, 18% Software Revenue Increase

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The PC Gaming Alliance unveiled its 2008 Horizon's Report, a research study encompassing all aspects of the PC gaming industry worldwide, revealing that PC gaming software revenue was a $12.7 billion industry in 2008, up $1.9 billion, nearly 18%, from 2007.

'Alien Havoc' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alien Havoc is a throwback to the classic arcade game genre, putting gamers in command of a little alien who must pluck cows from farms on Earth, load them onto his spaceship, and bring them back to his home planet.

Zune HD Revealed, Gets Xbox Live Support

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 4:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zune HD is the first portable media player with built-in HD Radio receiver, HD video output capabilities, OLED touch screen, Wi-Fi and an internet browser. Zune will be the premium partner in the Xbox Live Video Marketplace, bringing an exciting catalog of TV and films to the platform.

'Zombie Apocalypse' (PSN/XBLA) - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nihilistic Zombie Apocalypse is action packed, arcade-style shooter that will test your dual analog stick shooting skills and ability to survive 55 days of relentless zombie attacks.

'Rock Band 2' (ALL) to Get Dozen of Iron Maiden Tracks

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 3:02 p.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.

Natsume's E3 2009 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2009

Natsume 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 Afrika, Harvest Moon, Adventures To Go, and others...

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) Gets a Couple of Free Tracks

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: World Tour will feature guitar, vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), four-player on/offline co-op, and an eight-player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4). Stan Bush's The Touch is available today as a free download, and to celebrate Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits, its theme song will be downloadable.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3' (PSP) Gets 4 Player Co-Op - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Fireteam Bravo 3 you lead a fireteam of friends on an action-packed military hunt for weapons of mass destruction and an ex-KGB agent, letting you join forces to tackle realistic military action, tactics and teamwork wherever and whenever you want.

'Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood' (ALL) System Requirements

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood transports players from a ravaged Civil War-era Georgia to the Aztec ruins of Mexico. In the wildest West ever depicted, players can embody both McCall brothers in an intense Wild West storyline full of greed, lust and lawlessness that takes place during a legendary period of American history.

'Bomberman Ultra' (PSN) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bomberman Ultra retains the franchise's classic gameplay elements but combines it with 8-person online multiplayer, full character customization and gorgeous high-definition graphics.

'Madballs in Babo: Invasion' (XBLA/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madballs in Babo: Invasion is a gameplay rich, feature laden 'casually hardcore' arena based 3D action shooter, where you're able to design your own combat maps by placing a combination of map tiles to create a never before seen map before gameplay starts.

'Still Life 2' - v1.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microïds' Still Life 2, developed by Gameco Studios, is a real-time 3D adventure game where you play FBI agent and profiler Victoria McPherson, investigating some of North America's most difficult and darkest crimes.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) to Features 80 Exclusive, Original Mixes

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 11:18 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.

'Red Dead Redemption' (PS3/X360) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier.

THQ to Publish CrimeCraft, Exclusively At Best Buy

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 10:58 a.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.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 10:56 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:

'Borderlands' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Borderlands is an all-new sci-fi action game combining elements of first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat.

Ludia Developing Multiplatform Family Feud Titles

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Family Feud games will feature all of the favorite elements of the show as played on television, with two “families” playing against each other in a contest to name the most popular answers to survey questions posed to 100 people.

PS3's Greatest Hits Library Expands with Six New Titles

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced that six titles have been added to the Greatest Hits library for the PS3. Starting June 16, Army of Two, Battlefield: Bad Company, Devil May Cry 4, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, MGS4: Guns of the Patriots, and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, will be available for $29.99.

'Legends of War: Patton's Campaign' (PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 9:35 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.

TOMY's E3 2009 Lineup, Debuts New Naruto Titles

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TOMY revealed its lineup of titles that it will have on display at the 2009 E3 Expo taking place at the L.A. Convention Center on June 2 - 4, 2009: Pangya: Fantasy Golf, Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3, and Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2

Majesco's E3 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco revealed its lineup of titles that it will have on display at the 2009 E3 Expo taking place at the L.A. Convention Center on June 2 - 4, 2009, such as A boy and his blob, lip's Twisted World, Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2010 and others ...

'Detour' - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Detour is a road-oriented Real-Time Strategy game that takes a satirical twist on highway construction, environmental activist groups, and cartoon humor. Players compete against each other and/or AI opponents to outsmart and out-build them.

'Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked' (Wii) Powered by Ghostbusters Engine

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whether a novice cook or a master in the kitchen, you'll have fun, learn something new, and improve your cooking skills with Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked!

PC Preview - 'Cities XL'

by Liam Craig on May 28, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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 you take your game online, and interact with others in a massive online environment.

'Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a frantic battle to the checkered flag, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sees Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in medieval castle ramparts, lush rain forests and bustling cities, all taken from the rich and varied universes of Sonic & SEGA.

SouthPeak Interactive's E3 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Interactive 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 Section 8, Raven Squad, Roogoo, and others...

'Dead Space Extraction' (Wii) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 8:21 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.

'Hearts of Iron III' Italy and Technology - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron III will follow the series' tradition of most detailed and complete strategic game on WW2 while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 10,000 provinces.

'Theatre of War 2: North Africa 1943' - v1.1.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Theatre of War 2 is a 3D RTS that covers events of 1943, the operations in Tunisia. Players will have the option to lead the German Afrika Korps of Rommel, supported by Italian military contingent, in their last full-scale attack or be at the head of the opposing English and American armies.

'Stronghold Kingdoms' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build, fight and rise to power, in a world of castles and kings. In 2010, thousands of lords and ladies will join the race for the crown, in Firefly’s new castle MMO.

'The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is a new third-person action adventure videogame where players assume the role of Aragorn and embark on his greatest quests from The Lord of the Rings trilogy as they wield his sword, bow or spear on foot and on horseback through an action-packed gameplay experience.

'Jonas' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game allows players to take on the role of three superstar brothers – Nick, Joe and Kevin Lucas in outrageous adventures from the Disney Channel comedy series Jonas. Players help the JONAS band members juggle concerts, school, friends and fans to find the balance between their rock star world and ordinary lives.

Xbox 360 Reaches 30 Million Units Sold Worldwide

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that sales of Xbox 360 have passed the 30 million mark globally, an increase of 28% over 2008, with its Xbox LIVE community swelling to more than 20 million active members.

'Runaway: A Twist of Fate' (NDS/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the story of the previous game, A Twist of Fate is also very much an independent adventure, allowing those that have never played a Runaway game before to fully enjoy this brand new experience. Also, for the very first time in the series, the game will allow you to control Brian as well as Gina who has an important part to play in the story.

Smoking Gun Teams Up With Author For New Project

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 5:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Smoking Gun Interactive is collaborating with the award-winning writer Douglas Rushkoff for the story of it�s as-of-yet undisclosed new property. Rushkoff will work closely with the team at Smoking Gun, to develop story narratives across a range of media formats that can feed off one another and exist concurrently.

'Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days' (NDS) Coming to Europe - New Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days is set during the KH II events, and has Roxas as the main character. You will explore a variety of Disney worlds in not only single-player mode, but also in multiplayer missions made possible by the NDS' networking features.

'Fight Night Round 4' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 5:24 a.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.

'Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine' (PS3/X360) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 3:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Relic Entertainment will bring Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 science fiction universe to life on the X360/PS3 for the first time with Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, an action-RPG title that will put you in control of individual units throughout a narrative-driven story campaign and in wide-scale online battles.

Wii Review - 'Klonoa'

by Sanford May on May 28, 2009 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Klonoa's long-awaited return offers vibrant graphics, motion control and new secrets to discover in this update to the series' debut adventure. Highly revered as one of the best platform games of the past 10 years, Klonoa will ignite Wii owners' imaginations with addictive gameplay, exciting stages and a memorable story.

'Overlord II' (PS3/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 3:43 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.

'Marvel Super Hero Squad' (NDS/PSP/PS2/Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel Super Hero Squad is a multiplayer adventure game that will feature nonstop action-adventure gameplay and epic battles, as well as a breadth of the new, super-stylized Marvel characters.

'Connie Talbot Over The Rainbow Sing-a-Long' (Wii) Debuts At E3

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Connie Talbot Over The Rainbow Sing-a-Long features 12 tracks from the similarly titled debut album, with the player singing along using the bundled microphone in karaoke mode or with friends and family members for some multiplayer fun, unlocking bonus footage, bonus tracks, pictures, with specially designed videos and backscene footage.

'The Biggest Loser' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 3:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Biggest Loser video game is based on the NBC TV show and features the expertise of trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels who will provide comprehensive workouts and nutrition goals to help players transform their lives through diet and exercise.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of WWII. Players can participate in some of the most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and heavy bombers across a range of 50+ missions.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v6.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines game to v6.1 and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes etc..

'Spidy' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spidy is a great platform adventure, offering an innovative control system that exploits physic game mechanics, and empowers user generated content through the NDSi camera, creating new game maps to play and share.

'Neighbours From Hell' (NDS) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 3:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The humorous, family-friendly puzzle game Neighbours From Hell will especially benefit hugely from the innovative control schemes offered by Nintendo’s highly successful consoles.