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'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 6:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian you assume the role of Ben Stiller's character, Larry Daley, former night guard of New York's Museum of Natural History. Larry must rescue Jedediah and his other friends from Akhmenrah's brother who captured them while stealing a powerful Magic Tablet that can raise the Army of Horus to take over the world.

Various Game Trailers #1595

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 6:30 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:

  • Fallout 3: Broken Steel [X360/PC] - Trailer
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel [PS3/X360] - Co-op Trailer
  • The Grudge [Wii] - Trailer [JAP]
  • Star Trek: D.A.C. [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer

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

'Pure' (ALL) to Get Trophies

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pure takes quad racing to a new level, featuring massive jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in memorable, photo-realistic settings all over the globe. Disney Interactive Studios revealed that it will be adding trophies to PURE this Wednesday, May 6.

'Dawn of War II' - New 2 on 2 Mode And Maps Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WH 40k: Dawn of War II takes players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-op campaign.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Will Not Have SecuROM DRM

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 6:18 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. Bioware revealed that Dragon Age will not use the much-criticized SecuROM protection, doing away with online verification and only requiring a basic disc check.

'All Star Cheer Squad 2' (Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In All Star Cheer Squad 2, 14 exotic locations from around the world will serve as the backdrop for global cheer competitions. Start out as the captain of the Tiger Squad, leading the team to victory by utilizing an all-new diverse move set that includes real-world aerial stunts, tumbling, formation changes and advanced moves on the Wii Balance Board accessory.

'Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad' Officially Announced

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Stalingrad will take the Red Orchestra franchise into the next generation of gaming. Cutting edge graphics and audio built on Unreal Engine 3, inventive features and streamlined realism will deliver an unrivalled WWII experience.

EA Redwood Studios Now Called Visceral Games, Developing Two New Titles

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that its EA Redwood Shores Studio, currently working on Dante's Inferno and Dead Space: Extraction, and two other unannounced titles, has been renamed and rebranded Visceral Games to better reflect the studio's culture, identity and focus on creating intense action-oriented games.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (ALL) v2.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 1:28 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.

'Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga is an action RPG that expands the series by introducing a co-op feature allowing two players to adventure through the land of Eldar with no random encounters while updating the real-time battle system to now include battles taking place on the world map instead of a separate battle screen for a seamless experience.

'Shadowbane' Gets A Stay of Execution

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 12:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a dark fantasy world burning with strife and unrest, Shadowbane combines immersive role-playing with deep strategic elements such as city management, army creation, siege warfare and economic development. Scheduled to go down on May 1, Shadowbane got an reprieve until July 1, 2009, and while Ubisoft is trying to get rid of the MMORPG, AeriaGames is interested in taking over and currently checking the viability of the game.

'Scribblenauts' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Scribblenauts the player uses the NDS touch-screen to help his character, Maxwell, acquire the starite in each level by solving a series of puzzles. In order complete each puzzle, players will use the stylus and notepad to write down the word for any object that comes to mind in order to reach the goal.

Arkanoid, Zombie Wranglers and Space Invaders Extreme on XBLA This Week

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The famed 1970’s arcade shooter, Space Invaders, turns high-definition and multiplayer-tastic this week, accompanied by Arkanoid Live, and Zombie Wranglers, all priced at 800 points.

'Miami Law' (NDS) Characters Revealed #1

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 10:37 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.

'Officers' Gets New Euro Date - New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The non-linear plot of Officers preserves the established facts of the origins of WWII and allows gamers to lead any of three sides to victory: USSR, Germany and Allies (GB and USA). The game recreates the real structures of all participants' armies, using the real arsenal, equipment and military techniques.

'Free Realms' (PS3/PC) Trading Card Game Launches This Week

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 10:19 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. The TCG features more than 180 game cards as well as more than 50 virtual reward cards redeemable for exciting items in the online game.

'Wheelman' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Free/Premium DLCs - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wheelman will take you on a thrill ride that unfolds throughout the streets of Barcelona, delivering powerful cinematic moments throughout the game's compelling storyline with car chases inspired by Hollywood's most famous action-sequences.

'Rock Band 2' (Wii) Gets No Less Than 18 New Tracks

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 9:48 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.

'The Clique: Diss and Make Up' (NDS) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Clique: Diss and Make Up, developed by Gorilla Systems, allows fans to play as a new student in school attempting to make friends and increase their popularity in an effort to join the ultimate clique, the Pretty Committee.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10' and 'Grand Slam Tennis' (Wii) Ahead of Time

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports announced that both Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Grand Slam Tennis will ship to stores one week earlier than originally announced.

Wii Preview - 'Dead Space Extraction'

by Thomas Wilde on May 4, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Plants vs. Zombies' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 6:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Plants vs. Zombies is an all-new action-strategy game from PopCap, known for Bejeweled and Peggle! Zombies are invading your home, and the only defense is your arsenal of plants!

'Help Wanted' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 6:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hudson Entertainment 's Help Wanted is a fun, slap-stick new life simulation game for Wii where players are sent on a mission to save the world from impending extinction by completing fifty different jobs.

Monday, May 4, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 6:34 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:

'Elven Legacy' - v1.0.9.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Elven Legacy delivers a world filled with magic, and a thrilling nonlinear storyline, gauged to provide many hours of gameplay for strategy enthusiasts. Through an epic quest to restore the former glory of the Elven race, this fantasy strategy game offers both depth and scope, all in colorful and inspirational settings.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, May 4, 2009

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added a classic, a WiiWare, and two NDSi titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: Penguins & Friends – Hey! That’s My Fish! (Wiiware), Tower Toppler (VC), Animal Crossing Calculator/Clock (NDSiWare).

'Parabellum' - New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Parabellum is a free-to-play MMO-FPS that combines the best elements of FPS and MMO games to create an fully customizable gaming experience. It also introduces the first interactive non-linear multiplayer campaigns in addition to an advanced character & weapon development system.

'Gobliiins 4' Demo Available NOW

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

Kalypso Media's 4th part of the weird, wacky and funny adventure game series, Gobliiins! To date, there have been three Gobliiins titles about the three rather strange main characters, as well as two spin off games featuring the characters Woodruff and Schnibble.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Ninja Blade'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on May 4, 2009 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

From Software's Ninja Blade is a cinematic action game where, armed with an arsenal of specialized ninja weapons, tools and skills, players will be given the epic task of defending Tokyo and ultimately humanity from a horrific, genetically mutating disease.

NDS Review - 'World Championship Games'

by Dustin Chadwell on May 4, 2009 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

World Championship Games, known in Europe as International Athletics, is the most realistic athletics simulation available on handhelds. Featuring 14 varied track and field events playable in jaw-dropping international stadiums, the game delivers online and wireless multiplayer fun for up to four players via the Wi-Fi channel and local LAN.

'Monster Hunter 3' (Wii) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Expected to make an appearance on the PS3, Capcom surprised everybody in Japan by announcing Monster Hunter 3 for the Wii instead. MH Tri-, pronounced as "try," is an action RPG series where you hunt down fantastical monsters.

'Splatterhouse' (PS3/X360) Developed by Former Bottlerocket People

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the landmark 1988 arcade hit, Splatterhouse combines visceral, adrenaline-soaked combat with horror elements to deliver an original gaming experience that defies the boundaries of the traditional action category with over-the-top gore and shocking new gameplay mechanics. It seems the drama from a few months back isn't over yet, as Variety reveals that Namco Bandai has formed a new internal dev team consisting of former Bottlerocket folks it recruited after yanking the project.

'Quake Live' to Get Content Update With New Maps/Modes

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quake Live offers game players of all skill levels a totally free first-person multiplayer action game, featuring 40 arenas, 5 game modes, including friends lists and communication, sponsored events and tournaments, matchmaking, stats tracking, and even the game itself accessible free of charge through the web browser. In addition to including a number of bug fixes, this update will include a few updates/additions.

'All Aspect Warfare' (X360/PC) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 2:54 a.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.

'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2' (ALL) Gets Deadpool

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 2:51 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. An ad in the new X-Men Origins: Wolverine shows off a lineup of several characters featured in the game, including a classic-looking Deadpool.

'Spore' Spawns 100 Million Creations

by Rainier on May 4, 2009 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade. Since its launch in late 2008, fans have made 100 million creations with the Spore editor.