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'Cursed Mountain' (Wii) Also Coming to PC?

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 6:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cursed Mountain is a survival horror game where you take on the role of a fearless mountaineer climbing into the Himalayas on a quest to find your lost brother. As you ascends the mountain, he encounters an ancient curse: the souls of the people who died in that region are stuck in limbo, caught in the Shadow World. The ESRB has updated its game listing for Crused Mountain, adding a rating for the PC in addition to the confirmed Wii version.

'Dante's Inferno' (PS3/X360) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 5:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Various Game Trailers #1629

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 5:06 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:

  • Infernal: Hell's Vengeance [X360] - Trailer
  • Dark Void [ALL] - Developer Diary Trailer #3
  • MAG [PS3] - Dev Diary Trailer

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

Sony PS3 v2.80 Firmware Update Details

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony is preparing to release a new v2.80 PS3 firmware update, which unfortunately is not really an major update as it only improves the playback quality of some PS3 format software.

'Army of Two: The 40th Day' (ALL) Weapon Design Contest

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ultimate two-man private military team of Salem and Rios return in Army of Two: The 40th Day, where they must survive and prevail in a city under siege, offering a fresh, innovative and fluid co-op experience with a deep arsenal of customizable weapons so players can team up with their friends online for the fight of their lives.

'Tales of Monkey Island' (Wii/PC) Being Considered for XBLA

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tales of Monkey Island brings the adventures of pirate Guybrush Threepwood into a new era with an storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled during the course of the five-episode saga. Telltale has not yet formally announced any plans to bring Tales of Monkey Island to XBLA, but considering most of its previous episodic series (Sam & Max, Wallace & Grommit) have all made an appearance, design director Dave Grossman revealed it is currently under consideration.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Title Update 4 Details

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 2:50 p.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.

'Max Payne 3' (ALL) Game Details - New Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 1:33 p.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.

'MySims Agents' (NDS/Wii) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In MySims Agents you take on the role of a special agent hired to foil the sinister plans of Morcubus, lord of the underworld. By recruiting different MySims, each with their own special characteristics, you can build up your very own crime-busting team.

'King of Football' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Korner Entertainment's King of Football is the most complete football Trivia game ever done, a new concept of Trivia game based on the world of football. Clubs, players, stadiums… players should master all the details about football to be the King!

'Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships, Nancy Drew, and her best friends Bess and George travel to the Bahamas for a fun-filled vacation when Bess is suddenly kidnapped and held for ransom.

'Mega Man Star Force 3' (NDS) Downloadable Demo on Nintendo Channel

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MMSF3 is a unique blend of action and RPG, combining the high intensity combat that is the hallmark of Mega Man games with Star Force’s strategic battle system. By defeating enemies and boss characters, players earn “battle cards” that enhance and evolve Mega Man’s abilities and attacks.

'Final Fantasy VII' (PSOne) Reaches More Than 100k Downloads

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The original PSOne release has long been out-of-print and unavailable to a new generation of console owners and Final Fantasy fans. Now players will get another chance to own and experience the original adventure that brought us such memorable characters as Cloud Strife, Tifa Lockhart, Aerith Gainsborough, Barret Wallace, Vincent Valentine and the fearsome Sephiroth.

'NCAA Basketball 10' (ALL) Announced, Cover Athlete Signed - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Basketball 10 brings the emotion, intensity, and spirit of college basketball by capturing every detail in the stadium, from cheerleaders and mascots to wild crowds and real NCAA Basketball announcers, while refining and improving last year's core gameplay functions, adding more depth to the ‘styles of play’ and ‘set your tempo’ features.

'We Cheer 2' (Wii) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to shake your pom-poms and show your team spirit with We Cheer 2, using two Wii Remotes as you perform full body motions to hit music of the past and present.

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

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 10:15 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.

Xbox 360 Wireless Microphone Gets Priced & Dated

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now you can take the stage solo, or join your friends like true rock stars or power duets, free from the clutter of wires. Grab your friends and get ready to croon along to the best songs on your favorite music games with the new X360 Wireless Microphone.

'Star Trek Online ' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek Online is the MMOG that allows you to boldly go where no one has gone before!

'Serious Sam 3' Also Coming to Xbox 360 ?

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back in May, Croteam CEO Roman Ribaric revealed that development had begun on two games, one of which was Serious Sam 3, while promising an official announcement soon, as a publishing deal was about to be signed. While there is no formal statement yet, Majesco informed us that it will be making a "SERIOUS" announcement this week, and it will "get your Xbox 360 fired up."

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 9:28 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/PC Preview - 'Aliens vs. Predator'

by Thomas Wilde on June 23, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

In Aliens vs. Predator players will have the chance to take the role of the three infamous species; the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Each of the three species has its very own distinct story-driven single-player campaign mode that interweaves with the campaigns of the other two species.

PC Preview - 'Jumpgate Evolution'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on June 23, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original Jumpgate in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) - v1.6 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence.

'Killzone 3' (PS3) Already in Development?

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone 2 throws players back into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army, delivering intense warfare with lifelike character animations, detailed and destructible environments, realistic physics, and advanced levels of AI. At a gaming even in Amsterdam one of the developers let slip what seems to be the first indication that Killzone 3 is already in development.

'The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks' (NDS) Gets Dated - New Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks, players assume the role of Frank and Joe Hardy who have been invited onboard the Royal Express, an extravagant rail line traveling from Paris to St. Petersburg.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' Gets Official Release Date

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players, consisting of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.

'Bee Smart' (PC) Also Coming to NDS/Wii

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bee Smart, an innovative and engaging brain training game geared for a younger audience. Bee Smart brings a unique approach to learning, educating and training one’s brain through videogames.

'The Punisher: No Mercy' (PS3) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zen Studios' PSN exclusive The Punisher: No Mercy was designed with fast-paced online multiplayer FPS action in mind. For the first time on consoles, you’ll see the Marvel Universe through a first-person perspective in some intense arena-based multiplayer action, complete with characters like Jigsaw, Bushwacker, Barracuda and even Silver Sable.

'Tropico 3' Also Coming to Xbox 360

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 5:49 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.

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 5:44 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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 5:44 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:

'Euro Truck Gold' Announced

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Euro Truck Gold is a truck simulation game where you can drive across a realistic depiction of continental Europe, visiting cities from Rome to Berlin to Madrid to Prague, picking up a variety of cargo, and delivering them on time!

Xbox 360 Review - 'Virtua Tennis 2009'

by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on June 23, 2009 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Global Agenda' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A departure from the traditional online settings of high fantasy, outer space, or military, Global Agenda is a fast-paced action MMO using Unreal Engine 3 set in Earth's near future, a spy-fi world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) v1.5 Patch Details, No New Maps Included

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 3:42 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. As promised, the Cod:WaW Map Pack 2, featuring 4 new maps and 10 achievements, is coming to XBL/PSN tomorrow.

'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 benefits from tuned-up car-handling physics system, a new damage engine effects, a new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in the original. Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will feature a roster of contemporary off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.

'PES 2010' (ALL) Second Cover Athlete Signed, New Features Revealed

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PES 2010 will benefit from the most exhaustive raft of new features in the series’ history, with every aspect of the game benefiting from key improvements and major gameplay additions. Konami has signed a global full-service in-game advertising deal with Double Fusion for PES 2010.

'Bit Boy!!' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bit Boy!! is a totally new kind of game mix in which one-pixel-hero Kubi rushes through the whole history of videogames in order to save his pixel pals. Players accompany Kubi in this totally crazy-pixellated retro journey and battle hordes of nasty monsters.

'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' (ALL) Game With Linkin Park Fame

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 2:58 a.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.

'NBA 2K Online' Announced, but Only in Asia

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 2:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports announced its partnership with Tencent Holdings Ltd. to co-develop the online version of NBA 2K and distribute it to China and other key markets. 2K Sports has secured a multi-year license to develop the online simulation game, which will include all of the NBA teams, as well as current and retired NBA players.

SimBin Working on New Real-Time Racing Game

by Rainier on June 23, 2009 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SimBin is working on a new racing game, the first iOpener-enabled game, which will allow players to race real-time against professional drivers, forget the PC’s AI as well as against other gamers through multiplayer function.