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.
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D3Publisher of America's Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, developed by Infinite Interactive, incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting.
In Divinity 2: Ego Draconis you will take on the role of a young Dragon Slayer and ultimately become a Dragon Knight, a legendary hero with unique abilities. Discover a detailed world full of twists and turns in which your actions can make a real difference.
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:
- Rocket Riot [XBLA] - Trailer
- Wolfenstein [ALL] - Particle Cannon Trailer
- SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny [PSP] - Trailer
- Terminator Salvation [ALL] - Ground Enemies Trailer
- Red Faction: Guerrilla [ALL] - Convoy Trailer
- Scribblenauts [NDS] - Trailer #2
- Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball [Wii] - Trailer
- Velvet Assassin [X360/PC] - KillReel Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
EA released its preliminary financial results for Q4 and fiscal year 2009. While sales were up 15% over the past year, its losses nearly doubled to a little over $1 billion. Franchises like FIFA 09, Madden NFL 09 and Need for Speed Undercover sold over 5 million copies, Spore surpassed 2 million units sold while its Q4 sales were driven by Skate 2, Rock Band 2, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest, Left 4 Dead, etc. During the investors conference call, EA CEO John Riccitiello stated that he expects the current hardware cycle to be extended, as indications are that there is no "rush" to develop new hardware.
DOFUS is a Tactical MMORPG which means players evolve in a real time universe, but when they fight against monsters or against other players, action is turn-based, with specific number of actions each turn.
Blizzard announced that tickets for its fourth BlizzCon gaming convention will go on sale May 16. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard's Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft game universes, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, on Aug. 21-22, 2009.
'Splosion Man is a 2.5D action/platformer based around the simple concept of 'splosions and the ridiculousness that ensues, featuring up to 4 player co-op multiplayer, local and online, a story mode chock full of hilarious cinemas seamlessly integrated into gameplay, epic boss battles, and it's coming to Xbox Live Arcade.
With the 2009 edition of the E3 Media & Business Summit a month away SEGA has revealed its lineup of titles it will have on display during the show. While there will surely be more announcements and titles revealed, SEGA will have Alpha Protocol, Bayonetta, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Planet 51, The Conduit, and Vancouver 2010 on the show floor.
Heresy War is a combat space simulator set in a future where the humanity has reborn from the ashes after a catastrophic world war. The game puts the player in the cockpit of the most technologically advanced fighters in the human military fleet as he witnesses the start of a civil war.
Teased at over the past few weeks, Capcom and Marvel officially announced that the oft-requested fighting game, Marvel vs. Capcom 2. The classic fighter pits some of Capcom’s familiar faces against a host of Marvel Comic’s biggest names in explosive three-on-three team battles. While Capcom has not officially set a released date yet, Marvel's latest financial report has it scheduled for June 29, 2009.
Known for its over-the-top style of gameplay, The Bigs 2 focuses on the big fast-paced moments in Major League Baseball with new opportunities to go up against MLB legends, more mini-games like Home Run Pinball, and a variety of other new features.
The complete Civilization IV experience contains the classic Sid Meier's Civilization IV as well as the Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, and Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization expansions. Best of all, the entire package is value-priced at $39.99, will be available at retail outlets across North America starting May 12, 2009, and is entirely DRM-free.
Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer, a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.
COD: World at War changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen. Released late March, CoD: WaW Map Pack 1 has so far been downloaded more than two million times.
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. Green Ronin Publishing will launch a pen and paper RPG, extending the universe, and making it more accessible to passionate RPG fans looking for another way to experience the epic fantasy world of Thedas.
The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility!
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. In the hope of attracting more players, EA has lowered Battleforge's retail price from the original $49.99 to $29.99.
Robocalypse: Beaver Defense will offer madcap weaponry and uproarious destruction in a tower defense-style game. Set in a world of wise-cracking, battling robots, players will need to create and strategically position static and mobile defenses to stop the waves of enemies that are intent on destroying the player's HQ.
Set in 2012, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (high-altitude warfare) is the first air combat game in the Tom Clancy’s universe, featuring cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower, and intense dogfights. Soon, flying at Mach 3 becomes a right, not a privilege.
THQ and WorthPlaying are looking for three worthy recruits to join the ranks of the Red Faction at the World Premiere Red Faction: Guerrilla Multiplayer Event. Scheduled for the evening of May 12th at an undisclosed, underground location in San Francisco, CA, the winners will receive free roundtrip airfare and one night's hotel stay. Interested? Try your luck now!
by Adam Pavlacka on May 5, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Go Play Lumberjacks brings competition from the great outdoors into the home. Players use the Wii Remote as an all-in-one timber-cutting contest tool: feel sawdust fly from your chainsaw in the Hot Saw, test your balance on the waterlogged Log Roll, ascend towering tree trunks in the Pole Climb, and much more.
Sudoku Ball is a new take on the popular Sudoku puzzles, consisting of six interlinked Sudoku puzzles mapped on a 3D ball. The ball can be twisted and turned with the easy-to-use interface, while the numbers are entered by using the stylus, Wiimote or mouse.
Freaky Creatures is an interactive gaming platform incorporating collectible toys, customizable characters, an expansive online interactive community and challenging virtual battles with other players’ creatures. Freaky Space expands the universe with new environments, player versus environment combat, factions and epic intergalactic battles...
Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.
by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on May 5, 2009 @ 6:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 combines the devastating power of the Mobile Suit, the rich legacy of the GUNDAM universe and the furious Tactical Action game play of the Dynasty Warriors series. The game will thrust players into incredible battles against legions of enemy Mobile Suits on distant planetary surfaces and in the far reaches of outer space.
Players use their Xorb ball to navigate through treacherous maze-like tracks and compete for the fastest time. Compatible with the Wii balance board!
Face a variety of tricky MySim opponents on a huge variety of exotic tracks! Take on up to three friends in intense multiplayer racing. During your race, find awesome power-ups such as the heat-seeking jack-o-lantern pumpkin or a bubble dropper that can help you wreck the competition.
MTV Games and The Beatles license holder Apple Corps are developing a new video game that will be an experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles spanning the UK band's entire discography. Replica Rickenbacker 325 and Gretsch Duo Jet guitars will be made available as standalone music peripheral controllers for the game.
Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. The Broken Steel DLC lets you continue the adventure past the main quest by joining the ranks of the Brotherhood of Steel and ridding the Capital Wasteland of the Enclave once and for all. The new DLC is available, but PC users are reporting that the download is broken gand iving a weird cryptographic error, which is confirmed by Bethesda, as they are "looking into it."
Bethesda says a Games for Windows Live DRM issue is to blame, not the actual add-on, so Microsoft is working on it.
Bethesda says a Games for Windows Live DRM issue is to blame, not the actual add-on, so Microsoft is working on it.
Precursors, developed by Boiling Point's Deep Shadow, is a sci-fi action game that leads you into unexplored regions of space, where he can fly with huge battle ships from planet to planet.
In THQ's 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, you play as one of the world's biggest hip-hop stars in an all-out battle to protect 50 Cent's assets and to collect payment from a crooked overlord. At a recent event at the Manhattan Play N Trade store, 50 Cent revealed that, "With the success of this actual project, we'll try to do it again." 50 Cent would like to do a sequel but would also "like to be a part of designing and marketing a video game I'm not actually in. I talked to THQ."
by Dustin Chadwell on May 5, 2009 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Emergency: Rescue Disaster Squad is an emergency response game where you command and coordinate your units on the ground and rescue those in need and save lives! Take control of firefighters, police officers and paramedics as you respond to life or death situations that require a clear head and quick thinking.
Based on VIZ Media's Naruto Shippuden animated series, players will assume control of over 10 of their favorite ninja, including the dreaded Akatsuki, promising to deliver fierce ninja action as players re-live the Naruto Shippuden storyline and experience a brand new adventure.
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:
- Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures: The Last Resort (PC)
- Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier (NDS)
- Patapon 2 (PSP)
- Plants vs. Zombies (PC)
We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...
The darkness continues amidst the treasures from the gypsy's lair, as a mysterious book is found in the tiny town of Shadowcrest. Perhaps a book that should never have been opened. A book with pages that chart the passage to the Isle of the Dead...
The world's 32 best virtual footballers came face-to-face on May 2 at Port Olympic in Barcelona, Spain to compete in the grand finale as another incredibly exciting virtual football season came to an end. Bruce Grannec from France won the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2009 Grand Finale.
The 1979 classic action movie "The Warriors" was made into a video game in 2005 by Rockstar, and now 30 years after its debut it seems CTXM, known for Heavy Weapon and Feeding Frenzy, are going to adapt the movie into a classic brawler/beat 'em up game.
Men of War is 1C Company's latest RTS, taking place in Europe during the height of WWII. The story unfolds across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers. This new patch fixes several gameplay, multiplayer, graphical issues and adds two new units and two maps to multiplayer mode.
Maxis, Will Wright's former studio, known for The Sims franchise and spin-offs, wants to branch out by changing to the online multiplayer genre and tackling action as well. A new job listing (thanks superannuation) reveals that Maxis is looking for an experienced lead designer to help develop a fast-paced multiplayer action game focused on heavy customizability. Experience in the RPG, combat, or card collection game design genre is a plus.
3D game engine developers Trinigy and inventors of the Digital Molecular Matter technology Pixelux Entertainment announced Pixelux’ inclusion into Trinigy’s Partners Program, making it so that upcoming versions of the Vision Engine will include DMM.