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'The Sims 3' Using DLC as Piracy Deterrent

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 7:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility! While The Sims 3 was leaked weeks before its official launch, it nonetheless sold 1.4 million copies in just a week. EA CEO John Riccitiello revealed that the leak is basically a demo, as people who play a pirated version will not be able to get the freely downloadable extra town and other community features, since that requires registering the game on the EA Web site.

'Risen' (X360/PC) Gets Euro Release Date - New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, Risen unfolds over 4 chapters and offers multiple ways to develop the story by your actions and decisions. An intuitive user control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers alike.

Various Game Trailers #1628

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 4:39 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:

  • Dark Void [ALL] - Developer Diary Trailer #2
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [Wii] - Trailer
  • The Conduit [Wii] - DC Monumental Trailer
  • Sudoku Ball: Detective [NDS/Wii/PC] - Trailer

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

New 'Command & Conquer' to Have RPG Elements?

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA is currently running a new survey regarding the future of the C&C franchise, asking whether fans of the series would be interested in finally experiencing the epic conclusion to the 15-year Tiberium saga with RPG-like player progression, persistent in both single-player and multiplayer modes, co-op play, and new stylized, live-action cinematics. Questions are also asked about the interested in new units like The Crawler, a new mobile base unit. While these questions were in reference to C&C4, it does not actually mean a new installment is in development, but ...

'Castle Crashers' (X360) Reaches Million Registered Players

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 2:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Castle Crashers is a four-player game, where players are knights on a quest to regain a stolen idol. Embark on the adventure on your own or with up to three friends and discover the mind-boggling magic and mystery in the mythical world. Having won the XBLA game of the year a few months back, Behemot revealed that 10 months after its release, Crastle Crashers has reached 1,000,000 players on the leaderboards!

'Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles‘s story is based on Resident Evil 2 and includes Leon S Kenney and Claire Redfield. Its on-rails style gameplay and active camera will create a more immersive “Chronicles” survival experience. As in the last installment, this is a first-person game with extreme shooting gameplay and interactive pathways.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Additional Pearl Jam Track Pack

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 12:31 p.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. In addition to the Warped Tour and Maroon 5 packs, tomorrow Rock Band update will also include a Pearl Jam three pack.

'NHL 10' (PS3/X360) Cover Athlete Signed - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 10 begins a new era with gameplay innovations that deliver a new standard of toughness, the emotion of playoff hockey on the ice and in the arena, and over 200 gameplay refinements that replicate the skill and finesse that every fan sees throughout the NHL playoffs.

'Rock Band' (Wii) Gets Staind, Weezer, NIN and More

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 11:44 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.

'Family Party: 30 Great Games Outdoor Fun' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fun for the whole family, Outdoor Fun has something to offer everyone with a wide variety of engaging and addictive party games featuring martial arts, team sports, individual athletics, and challenging brain games.

Wii Preview - 'The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 22, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is a new third-person action adventure videogame where players assume the role of Aragorn and embark on his greatest quests from The Lord of the Rings trilogy as they wield his sword, bow or spear on foot and on horseback through an action-packed gameplay experience.

'R.U.S.E.' (PS3/X360/PC) Developer Interview #2

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

R.U.S.E. is a strategy game in which the players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the game play.

'World in Conflict' - v1.011 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Massive has released update #11 for its 3D RTS World in Conflict, adding four new multiplayer maps in new settings, changes mainly focused on balance tweaks to medium helicopters, medium artillery, and infantry units, as well as several minor bug fixes.

'Shorts' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shorts is a puzzle platform game based on the upcoming Warner Bros. movie in which a magical rainbow rock that grants wishes brings chaos to the peaceful suburbs. Players take on the role of four of their favourite characters from the movie as they work to return the community of Black Falls to normalcy by fixing wishes-gone-wrong.

'The Witcher: Enhanced Edition' v1.5 Patch Details, Date

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher Enhanced Edition, CD Projekt's action/RPG, adds changes to the game's mechanics, better graphics, shorter load times, improved stability, the recently released D'jinni mod editor, two new adventures, making of DVD, two soundtracks, etc.

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' (ALL) Authenticity - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 7:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince you'll engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class, take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory, get sidetracked by Ron's romantic entanglements and journey toward discovering the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

'GTA: Chinatown Wars' (NDS) Coming to PSP

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chinatown Wars is an original entry in the GTA franchise, bringing a new level of interactivity to its sprawling open environments.

'Champions Online' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 6:25 a.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.

'ArmA II' (ALL) Coming to North America, Gets Date

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArmA II is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there.

'Tekken 6' (ALL) Release Date, Pre-Order Details, Characters Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 6:19 a.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.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, June 22, 2009

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 5:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added a classic, one NDSi, and three WiiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: Drill Sergeant Mindstrong, NEVES Plus, Family Mini Golf (Wiiware), SimEarth: The Living Planet (VC), Art Style: Boxlife (NDSiWare).

'Max Payne 3' (ALL) Release Date Revealed?

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 4:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Max Payne 3 tells the story of a retired police detective embroiled in a world of corruption, turmoil and intense violence. UK online retailer Play.com has a game listing that reveals Rockstar's Max Payne 3 is scheduled for Oct. 30, 2009, which has been confirmed as "a date given by the developers of the game."

PS3 Review - 'Cross Edge'

by Dustin Chadwell on June 22, 2009 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Cross Edge is an RPG co-developed by Nippon Ichi Software, Idea Factory, Gust, Namco Bandai, and Capcom featuring infamous characters from each of the company, such as Etna (Disgaea), Aurica (Ar tonelico), Marie (Atelier Marie), Meu (Spectral Souls) and Morgan (Darkstalkers).

'New Star Soccer 4' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 4:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

New Star Soccer 4 is an action-packed football career game where you can become the best player in the world. Whether you choose to start out at a premier team or in the lower leagues you will need to prove yourself on the pitch and off it. Build your skills in the training mini-games then grab the headlines on match day.

'Monster Hunter 3' (Wii) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Expected to make an appearance on the PS3, Capcom surprised everybody in Japan by announcing Monster Hunter 3 for the Wii instead. MH Tri-, pronounced as "try," is an action RPG series where you hunt down fantastical monsters.

'Championship Manager 2010' Announced, Dated - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 3:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Championship Manager 2010, in development for two years, is the definitive football management game featuring a host of unique, cutting-edge technology including a bespoke 3D match engine with over 500 individual player animations.

NDS Review - 'The Legendary Starfy'

by Matt Olsen on June 22, 2009 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Legendary Starfy lets players dive into a spectacular undersea adventure with Starfy, the legendary hero of Pufftop. Players swoop into enemies like a shooting star, glide over bottomless chasms and transform into powerful creatures to help a mysterious, bunny-eared visitor find his lost memory.

'Ironclads: High Sea' - New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A steam-ship period tactical naval simulator focusing on fleet-scale battles in real time. Manage financial and strategic aspects while planning your squadron's structure. Scramble your fleet to gain sea supremacy.

Xbox Live's Getting Overhaul, Performance Boost, New Features

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the last year's New Xbox Experience, Xbox 360 fans have been able to customize their avatars with various features and attributes. Major Nelson revealed in his latest podcast that Microsoft is preparing a new update, scheduled for later this year, that will make the dashboard faster, enhance performance, and overall make it better with a lot of very cool new features.

'WW2: Time of Wrath' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2009 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WW2: Time of Wrath is a turn-based grand strategy title, the highly improved and expanded sequel to WW2: Road to Victory, that puts the player in charge of the political, economic and military decisions of one or more Axis or Allied nations, including minor nations.