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'Precursors' (X360/PC) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 8:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Various Game Trailers #1626

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 8:11 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:

  • Worms 2: Armageddon [XBLA] - Trailer
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires [X360/PS3] - Trailer (3)
  • Hearts of Iron III [PC] - Japan And The Pacific War Trailer


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

Upgraded Xbox 360 Confirmed for 2010 ... Or Not...

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ever since Microsoft revealed Project Natal at E3, speculation has been running wild about a new Xbox being planned. 1UP claimed the new Xbox is Natal, while TeamXbox stated a new Xbox wouldn't be coming until full HD stereoscopic 3D TVs become more popular. However, during a presentation to the Executive's Club of Chicago, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled that an updated Xbox 360 will launch in 2010 with a natural interface thanks to a built-in camera and voice-recognition capabilities, possibly hinting at a built-in Natal. It was not revealed whether the new version would be beefed up with more RAM, a bigger HD, upgraded gfx and maybe even some more horsepower.

UPDATE: Major Nelson and Xbox boss Aaron Greenberg issued statements that this was just a misinterpretation of Ballmer's words, and claimed there will be no new X360 in 2010.

'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen propels players straight into an adrenaline-pumping battle for supremacy across the globe where every second and every choice makes the difference between mankind's salvation and annihilation.

'Killing Floor' Launches $20,000 Mapping Contest

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive's Killing Floor is a first-person co-op survival horror, set in and around London after a mad scientist’s “specimens” have broken loose and gone on the rampage.

'Bionic Commando Rearmed' (ALL) Gets Update With Trophies and Fixes

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando Rearmed is a makeover of the classic 8-bit game released 20 years ago, but with updated visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score and the addition of a 2-player co-op mode. Capcom is prepping an update adding Trophies to the PS3 edition, as well as various tweaks and bug fixes.

PlayStation Store Gets Qore, MGS, DLCs, Demo, Music Tracks

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Qore June 2009, Metal Gear Solid ($9.99), demo for NCAA Football 10, free DLCs for MotorStorm Pacific Rift and Cross Edge, song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band, as well as the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'Bayonetta' (PS3/X360) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces off against countless angelic enemies, many reaching epic proportions. With magnificent over-the-top action and outlandish finishing moves that are performed with balletic grace, Bayonetta brings to life some fast-paced, dynamic climax combat.

EA Tiburon Founder Leaves Microsoft to Re-Join EA

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that John Schappert, founder of EA Tiburon and Microsoft's Live Software Division, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, responsible for Worldwide Publishing, the Online Platform Group, EA Interactive, Central Development Services and other divisions of the company.

Original 'Metal Gear Solid' Game Launches on PSN

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Gear Solid takes place in the southern Alaska region around the Bering Sea. The player takes control of Solid Snake, a retired military soldier who is ordered to infiltrate a nuclear weapons facility to eliminate a genetically enhanced Special Forces unit.

'Dawn of War II' v1.4 Patch to Add New Features, Tweaks and New Maps - Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 12:21 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. The v1.4 patch coming this summer will add tremendous value to the multiplayer experience through new features, major balance improvements, and new content.

Bioware Working on Fourth Unannounced Title

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The guys over at Bioware sure like to keep busy, it seems. Not only are they working on Action/RPGs Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2 as well as its MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, but according to former employee Christopher Tudor Smith's resume, who was a principle lead designer over at Bioware until April 2009, there is also a fourth, unannounced AAA project in the works. Since this is an all-new IP, don't expect any formal announcements anytime soon.

'Splatterhouse' (ALL) Gets Delayed Until 2010

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 11:00 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. Having been tossed around between development studios, Splatterhouse wasn't on display at E3, nor its Editors Day, since Namco wanted the devs to focus on the game, not a demo.

'The Bigs 2' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 10:57 a.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.

'NBA 2K10' (ALL) Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K10 is expected to deliver the most realistic, stylistic, and feature-rich simulation experience ever available in the NBA 2K franchise – from gameplay to graphics, presentation and online features.

'Arcania: A Gothic Tale' (ALL) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic 4 is set 10 years after the last installment and situated on multiple southern islands, each with unique fauna & flora according to various climate zones. The game will feature a day & night cycle, changing weather, and depending on the time of day altering spell casting abilities.

'Mata Hari' Coming to North America

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mata Hari is a classic point & click adventure game that will tell a story based on the legendary dancer and spy, Mata Hari.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Map Pack 2 Sells a Million in a Weekend

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War completely 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. The CoD:WaW Map Pack 2 has sold more than one million times during its first weekend of availability

Become Xbox Live Gold Member for $1

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft is launching a new initiative to get its free Xbox Live Silver members to sing up for Gold membership, and is temporarily reducing the monthly fee to $1. This, however, is not a lasting price; after one month, the subscription will auto-renew to the premium price (unless you cancel real quick).

Wii Preview - 'New Super Mario Bros. Wii'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on June 18, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

Players can navigate the side-scrolling worlds alone as before or invite up to three others to join them at the same time on the same level at any point in the game for competitive and cooperative multiplayer fun in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Homefront'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 18, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

Homefront is set ten years after the economic collapse of the United States and follows the American Civilian Resistance as they fight to reclaim their homeland from an oppressive North Korean occupation, featuring a personal, story-driven single player campaign and a full suite of multiplayer options.

PS3/XBLA/PC Preview - 'Trine'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 18, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

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…

'MotoGP 09/10' (PS3/X360) Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotoGP 09/10 will not only deliver all the bikes, riders and tracks from the 2009 championship, but brand new gameplay modes that offer rewards for not only winning but also driving style, plus the ability to update the game with accurate content from the 2010 championship, as the season unfolds at no extra cost.

'Namco Museum Essentials' (PS3) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Museum Essentials collection will keep players entertained for hours in nostalgic glory with Pac-man, Galaga, Dig Dug, Dragon Spirit, Xevious, and the brand new re-envisioned Xevious: Resurrection, featuring 1080p graphics and enhanced gameplay.

'Patrician IV' Under Development At New Studio

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kalypso Media are now the majority shareholder in a newly founded games studio Gaming Minds Studios consisting of a team of fifteen developers formerly employed by Ascaron, who are currently working on The Patrician III.

SEGA Aligns Global Territories to Drive Growth

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced a series of management promotions that will further unite it’s global markets to drive growth. Mr. Naoya Tsurumi will assume worldwide responsibility for SEGA’s Consumer Business, incorporating SEGA of Japan, America and Europe, while Mike Hayes is promoted to the newly created position of President & COO of SEGA of America & Europe

Thursday, June 18, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 8:08 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:

'Halo 3: ODST' (X360) Pre-Order Unlocks Sgt. Johnson - Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo 3: ODST is a new game in the Halo saga that lets people experience events leading up to the epic story told in Halo 3 through the eyes of an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper, as they search for clues leading to the whereabouts of their scattered squad and the motivations behind the Covenant's invasion of New Mombasa.

'All Points Bulletin' Developer Looking to Recruit

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 6:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Points Bulletin (APB) takes the universal theme of Criminals and Enforcement and brings it to a persistent, open world multiplayer setting in a modern, crime-ridden city. Realtime Worlds currently employs 250 developers and is looking to recruit an additional 50 by early 2010.

'Tropico 3' Lets you Customize your Avatar - New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tropico 3 you will again be able to play the role of “El Presidente” taking over the control of a tropical island. You decide whether you want to use your army to secure your power base in the best traditions of corrupt, unscrupulous tyrants everywhere, or alternatively to lead your people to prosperity in your role as generous elder statesman.

'EXOD Intervention' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EXOD Intervention is an FPS with tight controls, analog snap shooting, and arcade style action with light RPG elements.

'SMT: Persona' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Completely remastered for PSP, SMT: Persona boasts a fully redone localization, all-new music from composer Shoji Meguro, beautiful new animated sequences overseen by famed artist Kazuma Kaneko, enhanced graphics optimized for the PSP system's widescreen aspect ratio, and extra content.

'Dragon Master Spell Caster' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 4:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

n the magical fantasy world of Nakiha mankind has unwittingly returned the Dragon Lords! The destiny of the dragons will decide the fate of mankind. The four ruling powers have selected their Champions, and entrusted each with a single Dragon Tome with which to control, banish, enslave or free the Dragon Lords.

'CSI: NY' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring five original cases craft by the writers of the TV show, CSI: NY will allow you to, for the first time in the CSI series, play as actual characters from the TV show. Actors from the TV show will lend their voices and likenesses to the all-new video game.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) and 'Band Hero' (ALL) Get Priced

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DJ Hero expands social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition new music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance, as well as an all-new turntable controller. Band Hero features top-40 hits designed for a broad family audience who can play together as a band. According to Gamestop, the DJ Hero bundle will retail for $119, and Band Hero $199.

'Ashes Cricket 2009' (ALL) Signs Celebrities - Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2009 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ashes Cricket 2009 is set to build on the heritage that Codemasters has enjoyed with its Brian Lara series and will continue to lead the field with great batting, bowling and fielding gameplay and authenticity that made the series a hit with cricket fans the world over. Kevin Pietersen, will be the game’s cover star and joins Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne and Sir Ian Botham in playing a prominent role in the game.

NDS Review - 'Knights in the Nightmare'

by Dustin Chadwell on June 18, 2009 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Knights in the Nightmare requires players to throw out everything they know about RPG and strategy games and embrace something altogether new and fresh. Frantic, energetic action mixes with thought-provoking tactical gameplay, all within a beautifully-rendered fantasy setting and presented through a captivating, emotional narrative.

Disney's E3 2009 Lineup - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2009 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2009 - June 4th

Check out the following new screens from Disney's E3 2009 lineup: