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'Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) One Game to Outsell Them All

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing saga with an unprecedented level of action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. Scheduled for Nov. 10, 2009, Janco Partners' Mike Hickey predicts that the game could sell as many as 11.1 million copies in less than two months, based on its reputation, and the fact that the consoles have a larger install base than at the time of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Unveils the Smuggler - New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Old Republic will let you explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining your personal story and determining your path down the light or dark side of the Force.

'Tekken 6' (PS3/X360) Tournament In Las Vegas Next Month

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ready to set the standard for fighting games with stunning realism and uncompromising quality, Tekken 6 promises to deliver a pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat experience with bone-jarring punches and gut-wrenching grapples. Want a change to play the game before it hits stores, head to Las Vegas for the EVO Championship Series.

Various Game Trailers #1622

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 2:54 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:

  • America's Army 3 [PC] - Trailer
  • Dante's Inferno [ALL] - Limbo Dev Diary Trailer
  • Dawn of Discovery [ALL] - Harbor Walkthrough Trailer
  • Mega Man Star Force 3 [NDS] - Black Ace Trailer
  • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars [Wii] - Trailer
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [ALL] - Shia LeBoeuf Trailer
  • Wolfenstein [PS3/X360/PC] - Assassin Trailer
  • Trauma Team [Wii] - Trailer
  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood [ALL] - Brothers Trailer

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

'SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny' (PSP) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny brings back the franchise's weapon-based fighting formula to deliver a robust handheld experience. With a roster of more than 20 unique characters, expanded character creation feature, and multiple gameplay modes, SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny provides nail biting, head-to-head brawls that can be played anywhere, at anytime.

The Elder Scrolls III and IV Coming to Steam

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An ad on the Steam service reveals that Bethesda is expanding its Steam offerings beyond Fallout 3, as not only Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth, but also The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and its sequel The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will soon be downloadable, both in their respective Game of the Year Editions. While no specific release date was revealed, they will be on offer at a 20% discount upon its debut.

'Crime Scene' (NDS) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crime Scene you are part of the forensic police department and have to find and analyze clues with sophisticated equipment, interrogate witnesses and suspects, build a file with enough proof so there is no room for doubt and condemn the guilty!

Friday, June 12, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 12:22 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:

  • Crimson Gem Saga (PSP)

  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'MotorStorm: Pacific Rift' (PS3) Speed / Adrenaline Expansion Details - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is moving from the rugged desert to a lush Pacific island with all of the vehicles familiar of the first game (ATVs, rally cars, buggies, motorbikes, race trucks, etc.), while adding a new monster truck class. Evolution Studios will release Expansion: Speed and Expansion: Adrenaline, each adding 3 brand new tracks, re-imagining of old tracks, playable off/online.

'The Conduit' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 9:15 a.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.

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) Adds Le Mans, Gets Euro Date - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport 3 unites the racing game genre, making it possible for everyone to experience the thrill of the world’s most exotic and exquisite cars. Live the most realistic racing experience ever as you take the wheel of more than 400 of the most-beloved cars on over 100 renowned real-world tracks and exotic road courses from around the globe.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Goes On Tour This Summer

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 9:14 a.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. Dragon Age: Origins will be playable at the San Diego Comic-Con, GamesCom, Gen Con, Fan Expo Canada and PAX over the course of summer 2009.

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) - 36 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On-field authenticity and emotion is taken to another level in Madden NFL 10. With more control over the outcome of the play than ever before, players can drag defenders towards the first down marker, fight for a fumble at the bottom of the pile, and avoid the rush by stepping up into the pocket.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'The Bigs 2'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 12, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 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.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Brink'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on June 12, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

Brink is an immersive shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character across all modes of play. You decide the role you want to assume in the world of Brink as you fight to save yourself and mankind's last refuge for humanity.

'Free Realms' (PS3/PC) Cruises On, Three Million Users And Counting

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 8:57 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.

'Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires' (ALL) - 100 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 7:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever in a Warriors game you get the opportunity to play as either a ruler or an officer. You can choose to be the all powerful decision maker who combines politics and tactics to achieve the ultimate goal or the warrior who carries out those orders and turns strategic planning into battlefield glory.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Spinal Tap and Evanescence Packs Next Week

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 7:27 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.

'Runes of Magic' Expansion to Add Playable Elven Race - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 6:38 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.

'Mirror's Edge 2' (ALL) Development Confirmed

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mirror's Edge is a first-person action adventure game where you are Faith, a 'runner' framed for murder in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched. At E3 EA Europe's senior vice president Patrick Soderlund confirmed there will be a sequel, and that a small team is working on ME 2.

'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games' (NDS/Wii) - 85 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games invites players to face-off in some of the most intense winter competitions, taking you to lifelike Olympic venues where you can choose from a legendary cast of playable characters, including new faces to the series to be revealed later this year.

'The Warriors: Street Brawl' (XBLA) Game Details - Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 5:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Warriors: Street Brawl features six missions of three levels each for a total of 18 arcade-style battles. Staying true to the movie, The Warriors: Street Brawl begins at the gang summit in Van Cortland Park and continues as players fight hordes of notorious rivals in a life or death battle to their home turf.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Coming to PC After All?

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

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. While Epic previously stated that GoW2 would not be coming to PC, a product page on this online retailer has details, a Games for Windows box cover and a Dec. 4, 2009, release date. When asked for a comment, Microsoft denied the listing.

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Quest IX, developed by Level 5, is the first title on any Nintendo system since Dragon Quest VI, 10 years ago, now featuring Wi-Fi support for four players in co-op.

PC Review - 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'

by Richard Poskozim on June 12, 2009 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, based on 20th Century Fox's upcoming movie, enlists players to experience the tormented origins of Wolverine, from his escape of the Weapon X facility to the jungles of Africa and beyond.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) Gets Black Edition With Goodies

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a vast open world environment, Assassin's Creed II invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy, and seeking vengeance. The Black Edition includes the game, a unique authentic holographic signature on each disc, 3 in-game bonus missions, an Ezio figurine, a 64-page leather style hardcover book with parchment-finish full of concept art, interviews, and soundtrack.

'SuperCar Challenge' (PS3) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

System 3's SuperCar Challenge is a high-octane racing game featuring both arcade and simulation tarmac thrills, heralding the addition of the sexiest supercars on the planet while improving on its spiritual prequel (Ferrari Challenge) in every way.

Wii Review - 'Help Wanted'

by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on June 12, 2009 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Raskulls' (XBLA) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raskulls, developed by Australian based Halfbrick, is an entirely original and exciting puzzle platformer with a rich single-player campaign and an incredibly addictive online multiplayer component.

'Saints Row 2' (ALL) Gets Free Unkut DLC

by Rainier on June 12, 2009 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Saints Row 2 offers vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer. he Unkut pack is free to gamers and features a variety of new clothing and tattoo customization options from the Unkut branding line.