'Red Dead Redemption' (PS3/X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 8:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier.

Various Game Trailers #1635

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 8:49 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:

  • Men of War: Red Tide [PC] - Trailer
  • U-Wars [PSP/X360/PC] - Trailer #2
  • Resonance of Fate [PS3/X360] - Trailer #3 [JAP]
  • FIFA 10 [ALL] - Teaser Trailer
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction [X360/PC] - Developer Diary Trailer #1
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 [NDS] - Trailer


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

'Tales of Monkey Island' (Wii/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 5:30 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.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Celebrates July 4th With Double XP and Update #4

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 5:27 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.

Capcom Is Bringing Plenty of PSOne/PSP Games to PSN

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom has lifted the lid on the next batch of Capcom old skool love coming to PSP/PS3 owners. Resident Evil fans are going to have much to be happy about, as will all who've been asking for Dino Crisises, more Mega Manz and the return of Powerstone!

''Splosion Man' (XBLA) - 40 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Splosion Man is a 2.5D action/platformer based around the simple concept of 'splosions and the ridiculousness that ensues, featuring up to 4 player co-op multiplayer, local and online, a story mode chock full of hilarious cinemas seamlessly integrated into gameplay, epic boss battles, and it's coming to Xbox Live Arcade.

GamersGate, Impulse, Steam Give Good Deals

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the 4th of July weekend around the corner, several of the digital download outlets are having their special week(end) deals early. GamerGate is launching a new Daily Deal promo selling tons of games at 50 % off (Men of War, Civilization IV etc..) while Impulse is having a Weekend Sale slashing prices on no less than 15 titles (ranging from $3.99 to $49.99) with a 10% pre-order discount on Street Fighter IV, a similar deal as on Valve's Steam.

'EVE Online' Gets Novel, Two New Content Updates

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 4:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EVE Online is an MMO game set in a world of galactic proportions, governed by a hyper-capitalistic economy where space flight is the path to all commerce, communication, and conflict. CCP's creative writer Hjalti Danielsson has written an epic novel set in the game's universe, EVE: The Burning Life, while the game itself will receive two new content updates adding new rigs, new mission arcs, specialized cargo holds and factional warfare improvements.

'Unbound Saga' (PSP) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unbound Saga is a 3D side-scrolling brawler set in a satirical comic book universe, where enemies are drawn onto the screen and madcap battles travel from panel to panel through a post-apocalyptic landscape. Break off a weapon and rage off the page!

'The Punisher: No Mercy' (PS3) Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 1:47 p.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. A free, two-level demo of The Punisher: No Mercy will be downloadable on PSN July 2, 2009.

'Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden' (NDS) Revealed

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the past week, Square Enix has been teasing about a new upcoming game, but the latest issues of Shonen Jump and Famitsu beat them to the punch in revealing Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden for NDS. A turn-based RPG that puts you in the role of a 14-year-old boy on a mission to rescue a princess from a wicked witch, Final Fantasy Gaiden no longer features a menu-based combat system but uses "charges"; you'll team up with others in a four-character squad customizable with a variety of weapons and armor.

'Quake Arena Arcade' (XBLA) - First Screen

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quake Arena Arcade brings the excitement of the decade's definitive competitive shooter to Xbox Live! Quake Arena Arcade allows players to battle through more than 40 Arenas in single player and Live 16 player multiplayer combat, in various modes such as DM, TDM, CTF, Tournament, Harvester and Overload.

'StarCraft II' Gets Original Jim Raynor Voice Actor Back

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 11:20 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. Earlier this year, fans went rabid when Blizzard confirmed that neither Glynnis Talken (Kerrigan) nor Robert Clotworthy (Jim Raynor) would be reprising their voice acting roles, but this seems to have changed, as Robert confirmed he is back on board. Now fans can take up arms again and see what can be done about this no LAN issue ....

'Maximillian and the Rise of the Mutant Mudds' (NDS) Revealed

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Renegade Kid, known for Dementium the Ward and Moon, is not only working on a sequel to its horror/action game, but also has a second project in the works, Maximillian and the Rise of the Mutant Mudds. The new game is a platformer, where the player will use a waterpack to double-jump chasms and squirt enemies to death. It might be a download-only title to avoid expensive retail packaging costs.

'East India Company' - Rule The Waves Contest Gets You Face Time

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.

'Armored Core 3' (PSP) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally released on the PS2 in 2002, Armored Core 3 is getting ported to the PSP, with the addition of a multiplayer mode. The game is based around one entity that ruled the world, The Controller. As time went on several powerful Corporations came on the scene, waging war with each other in their struggles to gain absolute power.

'Cake Mania 3' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cake Mania 3 boasts new features that will attract everyone from loyal fans to first time players. More than 80 new levels, 30 new customers and 6 beautiful time-spanning environments test Jill's speed and efficiency.

'Grease' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grease will allow players to sing and dance alongside Danny, Sandy, The Pink Ladies and the T-Birds. The game will take full advantage of the Wii’s motion-sensing controls and microphone, and the DS’s touch screen to create exciting gameplay for casual and family gamers eager to experience Grease in a new medium.

Kodu Game Lab Now Available On Xbox Live

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Have you ever wanted to create your own video game? Now is the time to put your imagination to the test. Microsoft Research’s new game lab “Kodu Game Lab” launches on Xbox Live Community Games today, giving aspiring game makers of all ages the chance to bring their own game creations to Xbox 360.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'BioShock 2'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 1, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

Set approx. 10 years after the events of the original, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. All along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to Rapture. You will play as the first Big Daddy as you travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and your own survival.

'NBA 2K10' (ALL) Gets Anniversary Edition With Extra Goodies

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K10 is expected to deliver the most realistic, stylistic, and feature-rich simulation experience ever available in the NBA 2K franchise – from gameplay to graphics, presentation and online features. The Anniversary Edition will come packaged in a specially designed 2K Sports locker configured for game storage, and include exclusive items and a commemorative video.

'I Heart Geeks!' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 7:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

I Heart Geeks! is the ultimate combination of humor and physics-based puzzles, featuring a tongue-in-cheek story and hip art style where the brainy geek overcomes the brawny (and bullying) jocks, winning the heart of the beautiful cheerleader.

TrackMania (NDS/PC) Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TrackMania is a hybrid 3D /racing game filled with progressively difficult tracks, a variety of fascinating competitive modes, and the ability to create your own tracks using building blocks (tunnels, land transitions, signs, turbos) and share them with other users. At the IDEF in Cannes, Nadeo revealed it is working with Firebrand Games to port Trackmania to the Wii, featuring the fabled editor and supporting split-screen, online and hotseat multiplayer.

'Combat Mission Shock Force: British Forces' - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

British Forces is the second of several planned expansions of the Combat Mission contemporary warfare setting, adding a number of new formations, units, weapons, equipment and vehicles, as well as brand new missions, maps and a campaign.

THQ Not Interested In Renewing Its WWE License?

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JAKKS Pacific has notified WWE that the joint venture between THQ and JAKKS intended to exercise its option to renew the WWE video game license for another 5 years, which is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2009. However, THQ has filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court, Los Angeles County, claiming it was not ready to make a decision with respect to renewal of the license, and is seeking a declaratory judgment that JAKKS was not authorized to unilaterally issue a renewal notice.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 6:01 a.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.

China Ban Actually NOT About Gold Farming

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday, we reported that the Chinese Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Commerce issued a ban on the trading of in-game currency for real cash, which we referred to as the illustrious "gold farming," but according to Professor Richard Heeks, it's rather the opposite (thanks IncGamers). Gold farming is where people buy in-game items with real cash, thus bypassing the grinding aspect of MMOs such as World of Warcraft, where the aforementioned ban refers to people buying real objects, or gambling, with in-game currency.

'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' (PS3) to Get Second Multiplayer Beta

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, sequel to Naughty Dog's 2007 PS3-exclusive action/adventure game, revolves around 13th century explorer Marco Polo, putting the focus on story, stealth gameplay and a free climbing mechanic. Last month Naughty Dog launched a multiplayer beta, and having learned from that experience, plans for a second MP beta were revealed, which will be available to an even wider group this time.

'Mana Khemia 2' (PS2) Also Coming to PSP - New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mana Khemia evolves to a new level with the ultimate 2D graphics blended with anime influenced 3D environments. Game play is as excellent as its looks with plenty of action and tons of item crafting.

Kalypso Media Opens Up Shop in North America

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 4:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Continuing its global expansion, Kalypso Media USA announced that it has appointed industry veteran, Deborah Tillett, as president of its newly established U.S. headquarters in Baltimore, MD. Tillett will be responsible for developing and implementing Kalypso’s strategic and creative vision for North America.

NDS Review - 'SMT: Devil Survivor'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 1, 2009 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor invigorates the series with an unprecedented RPG/SRPG combat system and more character customization options than ever before, all wrapped within a compelling, branching narrative.

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 4:15 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.

'Wolfenstein' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 4:09 a.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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 3:55 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:

  • Fuel (PC)

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

NDS Review - 'Challenge Me: Math Workout'

by Dustin Chadwell on July 1, 2009 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Challenge Me: Math Workout, with its extended gameplay and variety of features, gives you the chance to test yourself...

'Puzzle Bobble Galaxy' (NDS) Gets Euro Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 3:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Puzzle Bobble Galaxy, known in North America as Space Bust-A-Move, is a match-three arcade puzzle game starring the Bub and Bob dinosaur brothers from the Bubble Bobble game. Players will embark on a magnificent adventure set in space as they help battle against powerful enemies who are trying to rule the entire universe.

'MapleStory' Content Update Adds New Maps, New Monster and Special Events

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MapleStory is an online adventure game that centers around the "Maple World," allowing players to combat monsters and develop their characters' skills and abilities in an immense platform-inspired persistent world.

Strategy First Summer Sale Gives You 50% Off

by Rainier on July 1, 2009 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First is giving 50% off on ALL of its titles hosted on their website. Incredible savings can also be found on the ‘Take No Prisoners’ 20 pack which for a limited time will feature 50% off the regular $69.99 for a savings over $200.