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Obsidian and SEGA Confirm Aliens RPG is No More, Canceled

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year, SEGA announced that it had several Aliens projects in the works: an FPS by Gearbox and an RPG by former Black Isle Studios devs, Obsidian. When SEGA announced it has tasked UK-based Rebellion to develop a new Aliens vs. Predator game, rumors started flying about the demise of Gearbox's FPS and Obsidian's RPG, but while Aliens: Colonial Marines is confirmed to be in development, Obsidian today revealed that its RPG is dead in the water (since Feb.), and SEGA confirmed that it has no plans to move forward with the Aliens RPG ....

Various Game Trailers #1632

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 5:21 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:

  • The Punisher: No Mercy [PS3] - Launch Trailer
  • Fight Night Round 4 [PS3/X360] - Launch Trailer

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

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 4:29 p.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.

THQ Developing Peripheral-Based Game

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 3:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With Activision's Guitar Hero being a phenomenon, EA's Rock Band going strong, and the branching out of the franchises (DJ Hero, latest Tony Hawk), it is only normal that other publishers/developers are jumping on the bandwagon. THQ chief executive Brian Farrell revealed that they are also working on a peripheral-based game, saying it's "different from anything else out there and will give us a competitive advantage," although whether or not it's a music-based game was not mentioned.

'Section 8' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Section 8 is a futuristic FPS that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. You are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle.

'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' (ALL) Unlockable Features Revealed

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The G.I. Joe video game will feature an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line.

Various Game Trailers #1631

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 1:19 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:

  • Mega Man Star Force 3 [NDS] - Boss Trailer

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

'Raven Squad' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future Raven Squad is a unique blending of RTS and FPS genres, as the game puts you in control of two groups of mercenary squads who crash land behind enemy lines in the Amazonian jungles. It will require tactical planning and a liberal amount of brute force to escape to safety.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to deliver a true driver’s experience that reflects contemporary motorsports, Need for Speed Shift is built by racers for racers, delivering an authentic and immersive driving experience.

'Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is the ultimate Ninja Gaiden, featuring characters from the previous installments that have defined the franchise. Combining both melee and long-range battles against enemies, the game requires skillful and strategic playing to successfully journey through the missions.

'Champions Online' (ALL) to go Open Beta Mid-August

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 11:39 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. While not officially announced (or denied) an open beta is scheduled for mid August.

'Scooby-Doo! First Frights' (NDS/PS2/Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scooby-Doo! First Frights is an action-adventure game that complements the upcoming Warner Bros. movie and lets you take on the role of young Scooby-Doo and teenage versions of the newly formed Mystery, Inc. crew to solve their very first cases.

Good Old Games Sells 'Spellforce Platinum' and 'The Guild Gold' on the Cheap

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Until Monday, June 29 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (5:59 a.m. CET), every Good Old Games user can grab Spellforce Platinum and The Guild Gold bundle with a 30% discount! This basically means you can grab both games for only $13.98! New titles are also being added, Earth 2160 ($5.99) and Silent Hunter II ($9.99).

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 10:01 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.

'Burn Zombie Burn' (PS3) Patch Adds Fixes, New Features

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set across six classic American horror movie inspired levels, Burn Zombie Burn is a 3rd person shoot-em-up in the classic coin-op tradition featuring next-gen game play mechanics, and possessing that ‘one-more-go’ addictiveness which define all of the great shooters. doublesix has issued a patch fixing various bugs, scoreboard issues, and adding support for in-game music and Youtube recording/uploading. A new DLC is also in the works, and while details are limited, it will be set in space.

'The Sims 3' - v1.2.7 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 9:29 a.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!

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 9:24 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.

'ArmA II' (PC) v1.02.58134 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 9:16 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.

'Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time' (PS3) Characters and Weapons Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time will continue to bring the experience of playing your own computer generated animation movie. Expect the usual laughs and witty banter, as you enjoy all-new space gameplay that gives players the opportunity to engage in space battles, explore the surrounding star system, and discover hidden items and collectibles.

PS3 Preview - 'God of War III'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 26, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War 3 is a single-player game that allows players to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hell once more to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him.

GamersGate Adds Localized Japanese Titles to its Portfolio

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GamersGate announced a distribution deal with indie videogame publisher Rockin’ Android, offering its lineup of localized indie videogame titles. The first title available will be the Japanese fan-favorite hybrid, shoot’em up, fighter Suguri, scheduled for availability at the end of June, with more titles to follow.

'Tropico 3' (X360/PC) Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-Ups

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 8:41 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.

'Blood Bowl' (ALL) - v1.0.1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blood Bowl, based on Games Workshop's board game, is a "game" of American football played by the insane warriors of the fantasy Warhammer universe, allowing you to create and manage teams that will take part in epic battles where fair play is for sissies.

'My Friends' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Create your very own 3D character and then go and explore your new Friends World. Explore for gifts, snacks and surprises; unlock secrets and play mini-games. You can make new friends in the game with cool outfits and keep them happy by playing mini-games with them and giving them gifts!

'Empire: Total War' Soundtrack Coming Next Week

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire: Total War will maintain the series 3D battles, grand turn based campaign map and rich historical flavor while for the first time introducing 3D naval combat into the series. The soundtrack features the orchestral score composed by Richard Beddow (Viking: Battle For Asgard), Richard Birdsall, Walter Nair, Simon Ravn and performed by The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra.

'Cities XL' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cities XL expands upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, while letting you take your game online, and interact with others in a massive online environment.

'1 vs. 100 Live' (X360) Opens Up Its Beta for XBL Silver Members

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Popular TV game show 1 vs. 100 is coming to Xbox Live Primetime, pitting one Xbox Live member against 100 others from around the world with a live host and great prizes. The goal of "the One" is to eliminate all the opposition by correctly answering questions, hoping that the opponents will answer incorrectly and be eliminated from the game.

Wii Review - 'Puzzle Kingdoms'

by Matt Olsen on June 26, 2009 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Zoo Games' Puzzle Kingdoms is a new interpretation of the deep puzzle genre that raises the level of play beyond the standards of casual gaming by integrating a fantasy storyline with engaging strategy and tactical puzzle gameplay.

'Hustle Kings' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in contemporary and stylish pool bars, Hustle Kings allows players of every skill level to immerse themselves in one of the most realistic billiards experiences ever realized through true to life physics and stunning, photo-realistic lighting and graphics.

Friday, June 26, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 12:19 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:

  • Devil Survivor (NDS)

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

'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' (PS3) to Get Movie Makeover

by Rainier on June 26, 2009 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A 400-year-old clue in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets modern-day fortune hunter Nathan Drake on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Columbia Pictures revealed that it has tapped writer Kyle Ward, who we mentioned earlier in the week regarding the new Hitman movie. The Uncharted film will be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner.