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'Tekken 6' (ALL) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 7:27 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.

'Damnation' (PS3/X360/PC) Developers Laid Off

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Damnation features open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts, pesenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict. According to court documents, the entire Blue Omega development team has been laid off following several lawsuits with subcontractors VelvetElvis (for low quality work) and Point of View (for continuing development after Codemasters removed Blue Omega from the game) and low sales in general.

Various Game Trailers #1634

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 7:01 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:

  • Darksiders: Wrath of War [PS3/X360] - Trailer #8
  • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger [PS3/X360] - Launch Trailer
  • Tales of Monkey Island [Wii/PC] - Gameplay Trailer


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

'WonderKing' - New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players will challenge the demonic forces of Valron in real-time combat as they strive to become the Wonderking that will bring light to the shadows of darkness. There is a wide variety of customization available from clothing to facial features and hairstyles. WonderKing will be free-to-play and offer players the ability to acquire tools, weapons and mounts from the item mall.

'Dawn of War II' v1.4 Patch Goes Open Beta Tomorrow

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 5:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WH40k: 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 will add new features, major balance improvements, new content, and the World Builder/map editor.

'Champions Online' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 3:35 p.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.

'Warhammer Online' - 4th of July Live Event Gets You XP/Renown Boost

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning brings Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

Capcom Reviving 'Onimusha' Series

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom's hack-and-slash (and sometimes a little RPG) series Onimusha has not been heard of since 2006's Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, but if clues on the new teaser site are any indication, the franchise might be making a comeback. At the end of last week, a teaser site only featured the number "1560," which refers to the setting of the first title, and subsequently other numbers have appeared, 1573 and 1582, which are the dates for the second and third installment, respectively. While there is no official announcement yet, it seems clear that Capcom is prepping a new title in the series.

'Wolfenstein' (PS3/X360/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the heroic OSA agent BJ Blazkowicz as they are thrust into the unknown and unexpected to battle against combat troops, otherworldly forces, and the dark science created by a supernatural Nazi force hell-bent on world domination.

'Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs reunites fans with Scrat, Sid, Manny and Diego in an all-new quest based on the upcoming film. As the unlikely herd travels across the tundra and beyond, they stumble upon another world - a lush Dinosaur World teeming with jungles, mysterious plants, fierce dinosaurs, wild new adventures and several new friends.

'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint 2 will see the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theater of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense than ever before.

Ubisoft Snags 'Asterix' License From Atari, Developing NDS Game

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that it will develop a video game based on the adventures of the legendary Asterix cartoon, featuring a two player mode, 4 different locations and 20 mini-games where players will need to protect their village from the Romans.

'Undead Knights' (PSP) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playing as the anti-hero, rage through the wrath of fearless enemies and build the nastiest and most profane army you can think of in this new-style invasion action game. Prepare to wash the mouth of your army with soap as they can’t help but engage in zombie bashing dialogue over a raging metal soundtrack that helps you channel your inner anger.

'Carcassonne' (XBLA/PC) Coming to NDS

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Become a master strategist in the medieval world with Carcassonne. The medieval countryside thrives as you and your opponents strategically place your tiles and complete towns, roads, and farms while amassing the most points.

'Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment' (PSN/XBLA) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment is a tactical role-playing game for XBL/PSN where two rival kingdoms stand on the brink of war. In a small town on their border is a simple church orphanage, home to young Tobias Martin. Caught in the tide of battle, Tobias and his comrades enlist to fight for peace - and revenge.

GamersGate Adds Iceberg Interactive Titles to its Portfolio

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GamersGate announced a distribution deal with Iceberg Interactive to distribute select titles worldwide. Poker Simulator is now available on GamersGate, and additional titles including The Last Chariot of the Gods and Bee Smart will be available in the coming months.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) Getting Triple DLC, Starting in August - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person, open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again redefine the limits of destruction-based gameplay.

'StarCraft II' - Missing LAN Multiplayer Due to Piracy Concerns

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game. Yesterday's revelation of the missing LAN multiplayer stirred up quite a ruckus, which Blizzard says was a hard decision to make, but had to be made "to ensure a quality multiplayer experience with StarCraft II and safeguard against piracy."

'XIII Century: Blood of Europe' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

XIII Century is a 3D RTS that combines Risk-style strategy with real-time tactical action, immersing you in a medieval world of knights, nomads, courageous deeds and internal wars. The standalone expansion will cover the little known Russian medieval history, featuring improved visuals, larger battlefields, thousands of upgradable troops, and improved gameplay/multiplayer.

'City of Heroes' Celebrates 5th Anniversary With 15th Content Update

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Heroes is a superhero themed MMORPG that offers a host of gameplay features, allowing you to create your own heroes, band together with others to fight evil, build your own secret HQ and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city.

'Band of Bugs' (X360) Gets In-Game Avatar Support And All-New DLC

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Avatars will be able to fight, throw fireballs, cast spells and much more in eight-player Spider Hunter mode of Band of Bugs. Your Avatar can also take the place of Maal in the main story mode, putting you in the role of the hero. In addition, a new Tales of Kaloki DLC will add turn-based space combat that mixes characters from Outpost Kaloki X and Band of Bugs.

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 9:28 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.

Sony Bringing Back PS2 Compatibility?

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Sony launched the PS3, it promised backward compatibility with the PS2's Emotion Engine, but that feature disappeared a few PS3 SKUs later, much to the dismay of fans. However, now it seems Sony might be bringing back the Emotion Engine, but not through adding hardware, but by emulating it. A recent patent filing reveals that Sony has the code and technology to make it happen, either by decoding and converting, or decoding and recompiling into the PS2's Emotion Engine language.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Assassin's Creed II'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 30, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

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.

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) Details Japanese Cars & Tracks

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 7:27 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.

'Worms 2: Armageddon' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 7:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 2: Armageddon is a 2D turn-based strategy game in which players control worms in a battle to be the last man (worm) standing. Players take turns positioning their worms around fantastical landscapes and use a variety of over-the-top weapons (bazookas, grenades, uzis, exploding sheep, etc.) to defeat opponents' worms.

'Blood Bowl' (ALL) - v1.0.1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 7:17 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.

'U-Wars' (PSP/X360/PC) Gets Delayed - New Screen

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 6:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

U-Wars is a tactical sci-fi third person shooter set up an ultra realistic subaqueous scenario. Combining the thrill of an undersea setting with a cinematic approach and a superior story line U-Wars is the first lifelike underwater action experience.

'Gears of War' (ALL) Second Novel Coming Next Month

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War blends tactical action with survival horror, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde. Last year, it was revealed that Gears of War would be getting three novels. The first installment, Aspho Fields, was released in 2008, and on July 28, 2009, the second novel, Jacinto's Remnant, will go on sale ($15).

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey' (ALL) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of WWII. Players can participate in some of the most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and heavy bombers across a range of 50+ missions.

'Skate 2' (PS3/X360) to Get Premium Maloof Money Cup DLC

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set five years after the original, San Vanelona's been rebuild after it was hit by a natural disaster. Equipped with double the bag of tricks, gamers are tasked to rebuild their career and revive the New San Vanelona skate scene.

Big Huge Games Founder Joins Social Game Developer

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Social games developer Zynga appointed Brian Reynolds to the newly created position of chief designer, where he will lead the product development team and will be responsible for developing new social strategy games.

'Rig 'n' Roll' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 4:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players will step into the shoes of a young man in the year 2024 as he arrives in the Independent State of California to pursue his dreams of road domination and capture the Californian cargo transportation market.

Meridian4 Celebrates 5th Annivesary With 50% Off All Titles

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 4:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meridian4 celebrates its 5 year anniversary by offering gamers a gift of great savings on all of our titles. Celebrating our 5th year in business, Meridian4 has arranged specials with their digital distribution partners on all of their products in the coming months.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' to Become Free to Play in 2010

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn, powered by the Unreal 2.5 Engine, is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices, boasting an original setting and storyline and offers a distinctive art style.

'King's Bounty: Armored Princess' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company's King's Bounty: Armored Princess, developed by Katauri Interactive, will be an add-on to its RPG King's Bounty: The Legend. Players will take on the role of Princess Amelie who travels around the world of Teana and searches for the renowned knight, and her tutor, Bill Gilbert.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 4:21 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:

'Serious Sam' (XBLA/PC) Possibly Coming to PSN

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style single player action. In a world where cyberpunk meets fantasy-fiction and advanced technology is mixed with black magic and psycho-powers. Croteam CEO Roman Ribaric revealed that a PS3 version was put on hold due to limited funds, but that technically they could make the game on PS3 as well, if there was enough interest.

'Greed' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Greed is a merciless hack`n`slash action-RPG and features all ingredients to create an enthralling classic. The player will need to fight his way through masses of critters, robots, aliens and many other exotic adversaries while collecting unique items and skills thus leveling up your character.

X360 Review - 'Fallout 3: Point Lookout'

by Brad Hilderbrand on June 30, 2009 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fallout 3: Point Lookout opens up a massive new area of the Wasteland – a, dark, murky swampland along the coast of Maryland. So hop on the ferry to the seaside town of Point Lookout, for the most mysterious and open-ended Fallout 3 DLC adventure yet.

'Edge of Twilight' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Southpeak Interactive's 3rd-person post-apocalyptic action/adventure title Edge of Twilight, developed by Fuzzyeyes, is a dark, steampunk fantasy game in a world that has been split into separate realms of Day & Night.

China Outlaws Gold Farming, Now Illegal

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Commerce issued a statement last Friday banning the illustrious "gold farming, " the trading of in-game currency for real cash. The government also spelled out the definition of "virtual currency" for the first time, which includes prepaid cards of cyber-games.

'Logic Island' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 3:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Uacari's Logic Island is a compilation of mini-games who requires from the player logic and concentration. The game takes place on Easter Island and bring to life her statues, the Moias. A moai will guide the player across the universe and will propose him some challenges to see if he deserves to stay on the island.

PS2 Review - 'SMT: Devil Summoner 2'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on June 30, 2009 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Devil Summoner 2 is an action RPG breath of fresh air, with a deep, easy-to-control combat system, nearly two hundred demons to negotiate with, collect, and fuse, and a variety of strategies to employ and master. Experience a 1920's Tokyo bustling with cases to solve, criminals to bring to justice, and the threat of the mysterious King Abaddon looming on the horizon.

Playlogic Gets Into Digital Distribution, Launches Gamessence

by Rainier on June 30, 2009 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playlogic Entertainment announces the launch of Gamessence.com, its online digital distribution platform that will feature hundreds of videogame titles from Playlogic and other third party publishers.