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'Wallace & Gromit Ep.3: Muzzled' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 6:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, you assume the roles of both Wallace and Gromit, and spend each episode exploring a vivid world, assembling intricate contraptions, and getting the duo out of the sticky situations they frequently find themselves in.

Various Game Trailers #1619

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 5:58 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 Bigs 2 [ALL] - Legendary Catches & Big Slams Trailer
  • Edge of Twilight [ALL] - The Fall Trailer
  • Front Mission Evolved [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer
  • Global Agenda [PC] - No Elves Trailer
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 [Wii/X360/PS3] - Launch Trailer (2)

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

'The Beatles: Rock Band' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentive at GameStop

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 5:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MTV Games and The Beatles license holder Apple Corps are developing a new video game that will be an experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles spanning the UK band's entire discography. Fans who pre-order The Beatles: Rock Band at Gamestop get 3 free DLC game songs available after launch by The Beatles, plus a code to unlock an in-game photo album.

'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2' (ALL) Adds Green Goblin and Venom - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 4:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 features a deep, rich gameplay experience by offering total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story.

'Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason' v1.1 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cryostasis is a first person horror/action game where you play a meteorologist caught inside an old nuclear ice-breaker, frozen in the ice many years ago. This steel beast once fought for its country, but it fell into an ice trap as did every living thing on board.

'Left 4 Dead 2' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for co-operative action games, adding melee combat to enable deeper co-operative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat, and more.

'Battlefield 1943' (ALL) Release Date Denied

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 1943 takes players back to WWII. The game offers endless hours of 24 player multiplayer action over three classic and tropic locations; Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. Last week, an ad on the back cover of German print magazine Games claimed that Battlefield 1943 would be available for download on PSN/XBL on June 25, 2009, but EA informed us that this is a misprint and will not be available at said date, but rather later this summer.

Xbox Live Shutting Down Next Week... for Maintenance

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 3:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft revealed that next week Xbox Live, as well as the My Xbox section on Xbox.com and the forums, will be down for 24 hours for scheduled maintenance. Don't get too excited, no new features will be available upon return of the service, this is merely an update to prepare for new features announced at E3 2009, coming later this year.

'Battlestations: Pacific' (ALL) Gets Volcano Map Pack - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestations: Pacific features a U.S. and Japanese single player campaign that offers a blend of action and strategy. Players must plan their moves carefully on open-world arenas and fight in the air, above sea and underwater to relive some of the most hard-fought battles in WWII history. The Volcano Map Pack features two new maps for multiplayer, inspired by the dramatic features of the South Pacific archipelagos.

'The Sims 3' Sells More Than 1.4 Million Units in One Week

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 1:26 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! Since its June 2nd launch, The Sims 3 has sold more than 1.4 million units, making it the best-selling PC launch in EA’s history.

'Under Siege' (PS3) to Include Editor - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seed Studios' PS3 exclusive real time strategy game Under Siege features an original world, unique gameplay elements and a large number of multiplayer and community features with special emphasis on user generated content. Seed Studios revealed that it will include a full game editor allowing fans to essentially create a whole new game.

'America's Army 3' Available for Pre-Load, Next Week on Steam, Adds Achievements

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

America's Army 3 is the only free action game that delivers an authentic and entertaining Army experience by reflecting the training, technology, actions and career advancement of a Soldier within a unique exciting game experience.

'Bakugan: Battle Brawlers' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced an agreement with Nelvana Enterprises to develop video games based on the toy and action animated TV series Bakugan, which tells the story of Dan and his friends as they battle their Bakugan Brawlers to save the planet of Vestroia and, ultimately, Earth from destruction.

'Euro Truck Simulator' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 12:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Neverwinter Nights' MMO In Development?

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Atari acquired Cryptic Studios, it revealed that the MMO developer was not only working on Champions Online and Star Trek Online, but also an unannounced title. While there are still no details regarding that third title, Variety's Chris Morris claims that it might be based on the popular Neverwinter Nights RPG series, originally released in 2002 (Bioware) with a sequel in 2006 (Obsidian). In the past, Atari revealed that it would revive some of its old franchises, which would certainly fit with this rumor.

'Lost Planet 2' (X360/PC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Planet 2' story has advanced beyond Wayne Holden as players will now follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirates on their quest to seize control of E.D.N III. Players will move their heroes through different stories creating a truly unique and interactive experience.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online' Gets Free2Play Edition

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine unveiled Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited, a free digital upgrade that makes DDO Unlimited the world’s first free-to-play MMO to offer the quality graphics and robust features previously only available in premium subscription based-games.

'Painkiller: Resurrection' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Painkiller: Resurrection you play William 'Wild Bill' Sherman, an ex CIA Agent and specialist for dangerous missions in the Black Ops Special Unit has a big problem: during his last job, he has managed to not only kill the head of an illegal drug operation and a slew of innocent civilians, but himself in a fatal mistake.

'Crackdown 2' (X360) to Feature 4 Player Co-Op, Online Multiplayer

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crackdown 2 will take multiplayer gaming to unprecedented levels for the ultimate cooperative and competitive multiplayer experience, providing you and your friends with the complete freedom to explore, destroy and play as you return to restore justice and peace to Pacific City — by any means necessary.

'CrimeCraft' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vogster Interactive's CrimeCraft, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, is an MMO that combines the action of a tactical shooter with the strategy of an RPG. Set in a modern world you take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city.

'Guitar Hero Smash Hits' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turn down the lights, crank up the amps and prepare to command center stage as some of the most famous AND infamous tracks from previous Guitar Hero titles. Step into the spotlight in the most epic, full band jam session to date — Guitar Hero Smash Hits. The demo includes 3 of the 48 tracks, KISS' Rock and Roll All Night, Franz Ferdinand's Take Me Out and Wolfmother's Woman.

'Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 9:15 a.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.

PS3 Preview - 'ModNation Racers'

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

ModNation Racers is a thoroughly fresh take on classic kart racing that empowers the player to personalize their entire game. Players can express themselves by creating their own Mod character, styling their own racing kart and even building – in just minutes – an imaginative track that can be shared with the rest of the PlayStation community.

X360/PC Preview - 'Left 4 Dead 2'

by Reggie Carolipio on June 9, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for co-operative action games, adding melee combat to enable deeper co-operative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat, and more.

GamersGate Deals of The Week June 7-14, 2009

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced their weekly deals for the week of June 7-14, 2009, selling 1C Company titles such as Fantasy Wars, King’s Bounty and Cryostasis for up to 75% off.

'Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. has acquired the North American publishing rights for Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament for PSP, an action game overflowing with intense mech customization, an open-world mission structure, and fast-paced arena style combat.

'Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge' - v1.08 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge, previously known as JAZZ: Hired Guns, is a game that best describes the life of risk and danger that you’ll lead in this action-packed turn-based tactical game where you'll be in control of leading a group of seasoned mercenaries through the African countryside. The v1.08 update comes with several bug fixes and overall performance improvements to the tactical portion of the game.

'Blind Shot: Assassin's Confession' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience a harsh life of a contract killer and eliminate targets one by one in this actionpacked shooter. Get involved in a huge intrigue and find out why the contract killer worked for the police. Show your enemies that you don’t mess with the Ghost.

'Interstellar Marines' (ALL) Recruits EA Producer

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interstellar Marines developer Zero Point Software announced that ex-EA Producer San Shepherd has joined its board of directors. Shepherd formerly headed-up the release team on a list of EA titles such as Burnout Paradise, SSX 3, and NBA Street Vol. 3.

'Forsaken Patrol' (PC/X360/PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forsaken Patrol is a post-apocalyptic action shooter with a gloomy atmosphere and engaging story. A mysterious virus spreads among the world and infects millions of human beings. You are a former policeman and managed to survive, now the battle with time and nameless opponent begins...

THQ Renews In-Game Advertising Agreement

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Double Fusion has expanded its relationship with THQ as it is now offering a portfolio of dynamic advertising opportunities across new THQ AAA titles for the PS3 including UFC 2009 Undisputed, and MX vs. ATV Reflex.

'League of Legends' - 24 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

League of Legends is an online multiplayer session-based game that combines elements of role-playing and strategy genres with addictive battle action. In League of Legends rival teams will compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes.

'Rendition: Guantanamo' (X360/PC) Gets Cancelled Due to Public Outcry

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reminiscent of Konami's pulling out of Six Days in Falluja, Rendition: Guantanamo developer T-Enterprise has decided to halt development on its action title Rendition: Guantanamo, the story of a wrongfully imprisoned civilian trying to escape.

'Hellion: Mystery of the Inquisition' (ALL) Unveils Main Character - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellion: Mystery of the Inquisition uses the latest technology to present an outstanding reality, authentic locations and impressive combats within the 13th century. Hellion also represents an epic plot set in a lively medieval world charged with upgradeable exorcisms and uncompromising brutality according to this period.

'Red Steel 2' (Wii) Developer Interview

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Red Steel 2 returns with an artistic style and flair created just for Wii. Set in a desert-bound, high-tech metropolis, Red Steel 2 is a revolution in the action-fighting genre, taking full advantage of the capabilities of the Wii MotionPlus accessory.

PSP Review - 'Rock Band Unplugged'

by Brian Dumlao on June 9, 2009 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rock Band Unplugged will allow players to take the game on the road for the very first time. Rock Band Unplugged will take center stage as it leverages the PSP's Wi-Fi capabilities and include a fully-featured in-game store for downloadable content in the North American and Europeans markets.

'Black Prophecy ' - New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Prophecy is an Action-MMO where you will not only be fighting epic multiplayer battles and fulfilling exciting single-player missions, but also experience a fascinating story from the pen of prize-winning German science-fiction author Michael Marrak.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 3:57 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:

NDS Review - 'Animal Paradise'

by Dustin Chadwell on June 9, 2009 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Animal Paradise is a fun and engaging virtual pet sim for the NDS, taking players to their uncle's virtual farm and allows them to become best friends with all of his farm animals. Feed, clean, walk and play with them, but above all make them happy so you can earn their love.

'The Hunt' (Wii/X360/PC) - 90 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 3:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hunt aims to deliver the most realistic hunting experiences to-date, combining detailed environments and engaging gameplay with highly interactive rifle controllers (Wii only).

'Necrovision' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NecroVisioN is a first-person horror shooter, which sees players taking on the role of American soldier Simon Bukner, who must fight his way through the bleak trenches of World War One and into the very jaws of Hell.

'The Strike' (Wii/X360/PC) - 80 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Strike aim to deliver the most realistic fishing experience to-date, combining detailed environments and engaging gameplay with highly interactive fishing pole and rifle controllers (Wii only).

'Grandia Online' Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally revealed by Square Enix, before GameArts was acquired by Gung Ho Entertainment, Grandia Online is the latest in the franchise dating as far back as the 1997 release of the original Grandia RPG for the Sega Saturn console. The game itself is set within the world presented in the Grandia series, in the "Age of Genesis", before the original Grandia story takes place.

'Eduardo the Samurai Toaster' (Wii) Coming Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jump, shoot, whip, drive, fly and throw your way through hordes of Peking Opera pastries, spear toting carrots, robotic mangos, and more. Play with friends as you learn to cooperate effectively, or be annoying by throwing each other around the screen and attacking one another.

'The Defenders' Revealed

by Rainier on June 9, 2009 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Heroes" actor Masi Oka, known as Hiro on the TV series, is working on a new MMORPG called The Defenders, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which also reveals that Dreamworks has signed on to make the IP into a new feature film. The Defenders centers on a group of teenagers playing in a multiplayer video game, forced to come together for a real adventure and becoming inadvertent heroes in the process. The movie will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. D.J. Caruso, known for The Goonies and Transformers, is in talks to direct the flick.