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Ubisoft Signs 'No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 7:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle continues the tale of punk anti-hero Travis Touchdown, the Japanese anime Otaku, and pro wrestling-obsessed assassin. Travis finds himself at the bottom of the UAA (United Assassins Association) rankings and must wage war to become the No. 1 assassin once again.

'Unreal Tournament 3' Community Bonus Pack 3: Vol. 3 Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 7:14 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 powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. This Community Bonus Pack includes 11 new levels, 1 new gametype, 2 new pickups and 1 new character.

''Splosion Man' (XBLA) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'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.

'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' (PS3) Multiplayer Beta Launches June 3, 2009

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, sequel to Naughty Dog's 2007 PS3-exclusive action/adventure game, revolves around 13th century explorer Marco Polo, putting the focus on story, stealth gameplay and a free climbing mechanic. As previoisly announced, the Uncharted 2 multiplayer beta will start on June 3rd for people who pre-ordered inFAMOUs and Qore subscribers.

'Shadow Complex' (XBLA) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow Complex features old school side-scroller design combined with cutting-edge gameplay and high-definition graphics. Collect power-ups, discover new abilities and evolve your character into a force of destruction as you explore an original new story set in the world of Orson Scott Card’s novel, Empire.

'NCAA Football 10' (ALL) Launches TeamBuilder

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Football 10 envelopes the excitement and pageantry of college football at its best. Enhanced stadiums filled with school colors, cheerleaders and mascots bring the college atmosphere to life. TeamBuilder is an all-new, online create-a-school feature that revolutionizes the user’s ability to produce personalized content.

EA Signs 'All Points Bulletin,' Coming Early 2010 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Realtime Worlds’ latest project takes the universal theme of Criminals and Enforcement and brings it to a persistent, open world multiplayer setting in a modern, crime-ridden city.

'EA Sports MMA' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports MMA will feature the most authentic, intense and broad mixed martial arts experience to date, and will set a new bar for online sports competition – complete with a vast array of top fighters and fighting styles from around the world.

'Left 4 Dead 2' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for co-operative action games, adding melee combat to enable deeper co-operative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat, and more.

'Crackdown 2', 'Forza 3', 'Splinter Cell' Exclusive, 'Halo: Reach' Announced

by Judy on June 1, 2009 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

During Microsoft's pre-E3 2009 Media Briefing, it not only revealed that Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm are coming to Xbox Live, new Netflix and HDTV features and controller-free gaming, but it also confirmed that Splinter Cell Conviction will be an X360 exclusive and announced a slew of new titles, including Crackdown 2, Forza Motorsport 3, Halo: Reach and a bunch more.

'Heroes of Telara' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 4:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trion's Heroes of Telara will be a massively social MMORPG that will challenge the player to choose their strategy, master their fate and become the right hero at the right time.

Creat Studios Developing 'Digger' and 'Mushroom Wars' for PSN - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digger, a remake of the classic PC game from the early 80s, has received a major facelift for the new millennium, while staying true to its classic gameplay. Mushroom Wars is an all-ages, fast-paced, real time strategy (RTS) game that brings arcade skirmish gameplay to the forefront.

Microsoft Unveils Controller-Free Gaming

by Judy on June 1, 2009 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today, Microsoft opened the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) with a historic Xbox 360 briefing. In addition to premiering 10 exclusive new games, revolutionizing the way we watch TV, and making it easier to connect to friends, Xbox also welcomed filmmaker Steven Spielberg to introduce "Project Natal" and full-body, controller-free gaming.

Microsoft Adds New Netflix, HD Features

by Judy on June 1, 2009 @ 3:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that the Xbox 360 would deliver instant 1080p movies and TV with 5.1 surround sound — direct to consoles connected to compatible HD TVs through Xbox Live.

Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm, Games on Demand, New Titles Coming to Xbox Live

by Judy on June 1, 2009 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Groove, party or connect with a friend. Xbox Live today announced that Facebook and Last.fm would be tailor-made for your TV, only on Xbox 360. Microsoft also announced Twitter for the X360 and Xbox Live Party for movies, which allows movie experiences to be shared on the couch or across the country over Xbox Live. Future updates will include Games on Demand, unlockable in-game Avatar Awardables, user ratings, and a continuation of XBLA games over the summer.

'Cooking Mama 3' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

505 Games announced that everyone’s favorite culinary queen will return to the kitchen in Cooking Mama 3, with all new features added to the world famous game play recipe, 80 recipes, 200 mini-games, four player multiplayer and two totally new game modes.

'Perimeter 2: New Earth' v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perimeter 2: New Earth is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. This v1.01 patch fixes a number of game balance issues, corrects several AI scripts and a few GUI problems.

'Monkey Island' Returns With Revamp And New Title - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 2:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tales of Monkey Island delivers a completely new epic storyline and swashbuckling flair that will unfold across five monthly episodes while The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a completely re-imagined version of the original that adds updated high definition graphics, a re-mastered musical score, and full voiceover to the classic adventure game originally launched in 1990.

'Zephyr: Rise of the Elementals' (Wii/PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zephyr delivers humor filled missions and varying objectives, ranging from blustery mischief at a local trailer park to gale force feats in the middle of sprawling cityscapes. Diverse action packed gameplay provides both casual and hardcore gamers the ability to tear through towns in beautifully stylized high definition action!

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, June 1, 2009

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added a classic, two NDSi, and two WiiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: Final Fantasy IV: The Years After, Texas Hold’em Tournament (Wiiware), Boulder Dash (VC), Mighty Flip Champs! (NDSiWare).

Monday, June 1, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 1:13 p.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:

'World of Zoo' (NDS/Wii/PC) Announced

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Zoo takes players beyond the fences and into their own zoo, allowing them to care for and build relationships with numerous animals through hands-on interactive gameplay.

'Cars Race-O-Rama' (ALL) Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed last month, in Cars Race-O-Rama, players will join Lightning McQueen and Chick Hicks in Radiator Springs as they prepare their academy of student racers to compete in the Race-O-Rama Exhibition.

'Metal Gear Solid: Rising' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced that Metal Gear Solid: Rising is currently in development for the first time on the Xbox 360. Raiden will star in the all-new title from Hideo Kojima. Raiden first debuted in MGS2: Sons of Liberty on the PS2 as a playable character and appeared as a non-playable cyborg in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the PS3.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) Reveals Featured Artists and Bands

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 8:03 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.

'Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs' (ALL) Gets Hollywood Voice-overs

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 8:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The talent from 20th Century Fox’s Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs feature film will reprise their roles. The game features the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah and Josh Peck as members of an unlikely herd of prehistoric pals on a rescue mission across the tundra and beyond as they meet new friends and discover a mysterious world teeming with lush vegetation and fierce dinosaurs.

'Crysis 2' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that it has agreed to a deal extension with Crytek to publish Crysis 2. Renowned for their technical excellence, artistic craftsmanship and commitment to quality, Crytek is building Crysis 2 on their new state-of-the-art multiplatform game development solution CryENGINE 3.

'LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 7:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies that tell the story of Harry’s first four years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 offers an engaging mix of magical gameplay and light-hearted humour.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Texas Cheat 'Em'

by Dustin Chadwell on June 1, 2009 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Wideload Games' Texas Cheat 'Em is a new take on the classic Texas Hold ‘Em rules, turning an average online poker table upside down by layering party games and other gambling minigames on top of the basic rules, and allowing players to cheat to win!

PSP Review - 'Crimson Gem Saga'

by Brad Hilderbrand on June 1, 2009 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Crimson Gem Saga is a lovingly crafted exploration into the fundamentals of RPG fun, delivers lush hand-drawn visuals, an engaging fantasy tale, and an easy-to-use interface.

'StarCraft II' Currently Sheduled for 2009

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game. At the Activision investors call on Sunday, Blizzard's Mike Morhaime revealed that it's currently aiming for an end of the year release, without of course committing to any specific date.

'Trine' (PS3/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trine is a fantasy action game where the player can create and use physics-based objects to beat hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. Set in a world of great castles and strange machinery, three heroes are bound to a mysterious device called the Trine in a quest to save the kingdom from evil…

'King of Pool' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King of Pool takes you into the world of the pool shark, where you’ll be playing against some of the best in order to climb the career ladder and go right to the top, gathering together one of the greatest collection of pool and snooker challenges in videogames.

'Pangya: Fantasy Golf' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pangya: Fantasy Golf features beautifully rendered fantasy golf courses, thousands of character and equipment customization options and 18 playable characters, thrusting players into a world of golf gameplay filled with beauty and unlimited imagination.

Black Bean Teams With National Geographic for 'NatGeo Play!' (Wii/PS3/X360)

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 1:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Bean Games and National Geographic Games have signed a multi-year agreement to create console games promoting knowledge about Nature, Wildlife, Mankind, Ancient Worlds and Culture according to themes central to National Geographic.