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'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) Shows Off Environments - New Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person Action/Adventure game starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand.

Various Game Trailers #1598

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 4:53 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:

  • Colin McRae: DiRT 2 [ALL] - Studio Tour Trailer
  • Dawn of Discovery [ALL] - Civilization Levels Tutorial
  • Pangya: Fantasy Golf [PSP] - Trailer
  • Battlestations: Pacific [ALL] - Road to Hawaii Trailer
  • Darkest of Days [ALL] - Trailer #2


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

'Virtua Tennis 2009' (ALL) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis 2009 will again allow you to take on the world's top tennis players in some of the most realistic courts to be found on gaming consoles. Take on the likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, or play as Maria Sharapova against Venus Williams to recreate some classic court battles. Originally scheduled for release in May, VT 2009 has been pushed back until June to give the Wii version more polish.

'Fight Night Round 4' (ALL) Full Roster Revealed - New Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 4:51 p.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.

PlayStation Store Gets Qore, Wolverine Demo, DLCs and Tracks

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 4:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Qore Ep. 12 ($2.99), Puzzle Quest: Galactrix ($19.99), demos for Savage Moon, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, DLCs for BUZZ! Quiz TV: Rock Legends ($7.99), LittleBigPlanet Norse Mini-Pack ($2.99), Disgaea 3, Sonic Unleashed, Street Fighter IV, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. - US Eagles Pack ($4.99), Trivial Pursuit TV Pack ($4.99), Wheelman, song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band, as well as the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'Summer Athletics 2009' (ALL) Confirms Platforms - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 2:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The battle for Gold Medals and personal bests ignites excitement and healthy competition in Summer Athletics 2009. Athletes from all over the world run, throw, jump and swim for victory. Millimeters and split seconds will decide the winners.

Activision Financials Better Than Expected, StarCraft II Beta This Summer

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 2:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision Blizzard announced better-than-expected financial results for Q1 2009, with $981 million in revenues compared to its expected $860 million. While no new titles were revealed, Activision confirmed the Guitar Hero titles (including Guitar Hero Van Halen) announced earlier today, as well as Blur, Modern Warfare 2, Singularity, Wolfenstein and the new Tony Hawk all being on track for the holidays. While Starcraft 2 has no release date yet, Blizzard revealed that the beta will commence this summer, which indicates the final development stretch of the core game, to be followed by two expansions. DJ Hero will have added guitar support, and according to Activision, the GH franchise is gaining ground in the genre (55%), outselling Rock Band 10-to-1.

'Treasure World' (NDS) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr Media invites gamers to discover amazing wonders that are hidden all around them with Treasure World, a first-of-its-kind explore-and-find experience that acts as a treasure detector, collector, creative canvas and community gateway.

Microsoft Acquires BigPark, Developing Xbox 360-Exclusive Title

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 1:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft will acquire BigPark Inc., formed in 2007 by veterans of EA Canada and Distinctive Software. The acquisition will bring BigPark’s developers into Microsoft Game Studios, where the team will continue development on an exclusive Xbox 360 game.

'The Bigs 2' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) Rolls Out Free Ferret/Metal Blade Track Pack

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 1:12 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).

'The Conduit' (Wii) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Conduit is a stunning action FPS that promises to provide some of the best visuals seen to date on the Wii, featuring terrifying alien creatures, an advanced AI System, and a rich, conspiracy-laden story.

'Huxley: The Dystopia' Now Accepting Closed Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Huxley is an MMOFPS utilizing the Unreal engine 3 that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Humans have mutated and are divided into two opposing races, Sapiens and Alternative, who are forced to battle against one another to gain control of the world and its resources.

'Champions Online' (X360/PC) Reveals Millennium City - New Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 12:00 p.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.

'MapleStory' Celebrates 4th Anniversary With In-Game Events

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MapleStory is an online adventure game that centers around the "Maple World," allowing players to combat monsters and develop their characters' skills and abilities in an immense platform-inspired persistent world. MapleStory parties for its 4th anniversary with loads of special events, items, quests and rewards for players.

'The King of Fighters XII' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time in the 15 year history of this 3-on-3 fighter game, The King of Fighters XII has undergone a complete graphical overhaul. All sprites used over the past 14 years have been dropped and replaced with new 2D high definition, high resolution sprites, on detailed 2D backgrounds, drawn 100% by hand.

Thursday, May 7, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 10:21 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:

'Rabbids Go Home' (Wii) Game Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The party is over and the Rabbids are ready to go home...to the moon! Rabbids Go Home features a new wacky storyline, diverse gameplay and intuitive controls, and a vast array of environments that leads to hilarious capers as the Rabbids wreak havoc on the Humans in pursuit of their quest.

'Bakugan: Battle Brawlers' (ALL) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced an agreement with Nelvana Enterprises to develop video games based on the toy and action animated TV series Bakugan, which tells the story of Dan and his friends as they battle their Bakugan Brawlers to save the planet of Vestroia and, ultimately, Earth from destruction.

Xbox Live Gets Pathé Movies Such As Slumdog Millionaire

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox, Warner Bros. Entertainment UK and Pathé UK announce a partnership that will bring an extraordinary variety of locally UK-produced films to Xbox Live consumers. Pathé has been behind a variety of successful films, ranging from The Duchess and Hunger to recent Slumdog Millionaire.

'All Aspect Warfare' (X360/PC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 9:36 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.

Zoo Publishing Snags Empire Interactive Licenses

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Publishing announced a deal to license, publish, and distribute the catalog of titles previously published and developed by, the now defunct, Empire Interactive, allowing it to re-release previous Empire titles, to port previously released games to new platforms, and to create a new gaming content from existing IPs.

'Runes of Magic' Gets New Treasure Trove Dungeon - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 1,000 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

Paradox Interactive's E3 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following on from their showing at the recent GDC in San Francisco, Paradox Interactive confirmed its presence at this year’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles where a number of their development teams will be on hand to showcase the latest builds and features of their titles, all of which are scheduled to release this year.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Dante's Inferno'

by Thomas Wilde on May 7, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dante's Inferno is a third-person action adventure adaptation of the medieval epic poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, telling the tale of Dante who journeys through the twisted, menacing nine circles of hell in pursuit of his beloved Beatrice.

'Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge' Suffers Small Delay in the UK - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 7:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge is a game that best describes the life of risk and danger that you’ll lead in this action-packed turn-based tactical game where you’ll be in control of leading a group of seasoned mercenaries through the African countryside.

'Zen Pinball' (PSN) Coming Next Week

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 7:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ZEN Pinball sets a new standard for realistic ball physics and graphical detail in pinball games employing cutting-edge visuals, challenging tables, true-to-life ball and table physics, combining them with features not found in any other pinball game.

'Animal Kingdom: Wildlife Expedition' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 7:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Animal Kingdom: Wildlife Expedition, known in Europe as Safar'Wii, players take on the role of a wildlife photographer exploring the exotic and diverse wildlife of Animal Island.

'Guitar Hero 5' and 'Band Hero' Revealed, 'DJ Hero' Turn Table Shown

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision is set to once again revolutionize how consumers interact with music by releasing three new titles this fall, DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero. The slate will transform the way consumers enjoy and engage with music by offering the largest variety of music genres, innovative technologies and new social entertainment experiences.

'Astro Boy: The Video Game' (NDS/PSP/PS2/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the upcoming feature film which itself is inspired by one of the most beloved characters of all time, Astro Boy: The Video Game will allow players to become Astro Boy, a young boy robot with incredible powers who takes to the streets and skies on an epic adventure to save Metro City from the clutches of the evil President Stone and his robot army.

'Disney Sing It: Pop Hits' (Wii/PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney Sing It: Pop Hits features 30 master recordings and popular music videos from fan favorites, including Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat, Demi Lovato, Hannah Montana, Jesse McCartney, Coldplay and One Republic.

'Need for Speed Undercover' (ALL) v1.0.1.18 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Undercover is an intense action racing title taking the franchise back to its roots and re-introduces breakneck cop chases, the world's hottest cars and spectacular highway battles. The free Challenge series DLC adds 60 events, two new game modes and three new cars.

'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (ALL) Gets Delayed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint 2 will see the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theater of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense than ever before.

'Smashing Toys' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enchanted by a terrible magic, a factory of toys must join a frenzied race to stay alive. They will have to cross industrial parks, funfairs and a forest to reach the promised island of eternal life.

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

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 4:03 a.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.

'Space Empires V' - v1.79 US Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Empires V completely updates the user interface, and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects.

'Blood Bowl' (ALL) Introduces the Star Players - New Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blood Bowl, based on Games Workshop's board game, is a "game" of American football played by the insane warriors of the fantasy Warhammer universe, allowing you to create and manage teams that will take part in epic battles where fair play is for sissies.

'Aaaaa!: A Reckless Disregard for Gravity' Alpha Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You dive off a skyscraper, relying on quick reflexes to negotiate the intricate tangle of girders that make up the City. You perform aerial stunts at terminal velocity before parachuting into the arms of your cheering fans.

'Twin Sector' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freshly formed German based publisher Headup Games announced its first project, Twin Sector, a physics based action-adventure.

'Mythos' Development Continues, Being Reconstructed

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythos is a free-to-play online, action RPG where players assume the roles of fantasy heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest through entirely randomized dungeons and environments. Hanbitsoft revealed that is currently in a good condition where it’s being reconstructed by its recently formed T3 Entertainment studio.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) Multiplayer Demo Coming this Month

by Rainier on May 7, 2009 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. During yesterday's investors conf. call, THQ revealed that it plans to release a RFG multiplayer demo later this month.

NDS Review - 'Tornado'

by Brad Hilderbrand on May 7, 2009 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Tornado you set out to restore all of Earth's buildings, vehicles, inhabitants and other obscure objects that have been stolen by the envious Prince using his mischievous "Black Hole Device."