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'Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Reveals Prestige Edition

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing saga with an unprecedented level of action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. Infinity Ward's community manager revealed the MW2 Prestige Edition, which includes the game, a Steelbook case (Hardened Edition), a Behind The Lines art book, a token allowing you to download the original Call of Duty for PC/XBL/PSN and fully functional night vision goggles, all packaged in a big box.

Various Game Trailers #1642

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 7:53 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:

  • Shatter [PSN] - Trailer
  • ModNation Racers [PS3] - Trailer
  • Madden NFL 10 [ALL] - Everything You See on Sunday Trailer
  • Wolfenstein [ALL] - Graphic Novel Trailer #2

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

'Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK is bringing its 3D fighting game, Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny, based on the arcade game, to the X360 later this year.

GamersGate Specials June 14-19, 2009, New Additions

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced that this week all Spellforce games are 30% off, same as with all Penumbra titles. On July 14 Fairy Tale: Three Heroes goes on sale for $24.95/€ 24.95/£19.95, Wed. July 15 Youda Sushi Chef will be available for $19.95/€ 19.95/£17.95, while World War 2 Time of Wrath arrives on July 16, and this coming weekend Civilization 3 Complete and Iron Man are 50% off.

'Battle Fantasia' (PS3/X360) Coming As Download to PSN

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 5:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Fantasia, developed by Arc System Works of Guilty Gear fame, is a 2.5D arcade fighting game like no other on consoles, thanks to its unique cast of fantasy-inspired characters, alongside a storyline and script that stays true to its Japanese heritage and manga roots. Released last year on X360, Aksys will be offering the PS3 edition through PlayStation Network.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 3:38 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.

'The Green Lantern' (PS3/X360) In Development

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Green Lantern is an action movie about a man (Ryan Reynolds) who is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe. According to online reports, Warner Brothers/DC Comics' upcoming movie (set for June 17, 2011) will be accompanied by a video game, currently under development at Double Helix (known for the upcoming G.I. Joe and Front Mission Evolved games).

'BioShock 2' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Pushed Further Into 2010

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. 2K issued a statement revealing that it is moving the release of BioShock 2 further into fiscal year 2010.

'Divinity II: Ego Draconis' (X360/PC) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Divinity 2: Ego Draconis you will take on the role of a young Dragon Slayer and ultimately become a Dragon Knight, a legendary hero with unique abilities. Discover a detailed world full of twists and turns in which your actions can make a real difference.

'Dragon Ball: Raging Blast' (PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is the first video game in the Budokai Tenkaichi series to come to PS3/X360 and features stunning HD graphics and audio, destructible environments and enhanced character features, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast takes players far beyond the realms of the original anime series.

'World Basketball Manager 2009' - v1.9.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Basketball Manager is a basketball strategy game. It uses the same game-play principles as most soccer management games do and covers all basketball action around the world with 89 national and international tournaments, 852 teams, 10.000 basketball players and 1.000 managers.

'Geo-Political Simulator 2009 Edition' - v2.36 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Geo-Political Simulator is an ultra-real simulation of our world and its politics, from now until the end of the century. Energy, security, economy, environment, strategy, diplomatic alliances, culture policy, intelligence, infrastructure – anything could make you the greatest political leader of the 21st century ...

'Spearfishing' (X360/PC) Gets Delayed - Trailer

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spearfishing is the first underwater next-gen hunting simulator, ideal for those who like action, simulators games and also for underwater hunting professionals and amateurs. Originally scheduled for Q4 2009, BiArt informed us it is now scheduled for Q1 2010.

'Madballs' and 'The Secret of Monkey Island' (X360) This Week's XBLA Titles

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madballs...in Babo: Invasion is a gameplay rich, feature laden 'casually hardcore' arena based 3D action shooter, while The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a completely re-imagined version of the original that adds updated high definition graphics, a re-mastered musical score, and full voice-over to the classic adventure game originally launched in 1990.

'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games' (NDS/Wii) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games invites players to face-off in some of the most intense winter competitions, taking you to lifelike Olympic venues where you can choose from a legendary cast of playable characters, including new faces to the series to be revealed later this year.

'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (ALL) Villains Detailed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 3rd-person action game powered by the Unreal Engine 3, that exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum – Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane.

'CSI: Deadly Intent' (NDS/Wii/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CSI: Deadly Intent is an all-new experience with cases written with CSI show writers, a new rendering engine allowing for more realistic graphics, and enhanced character acting and lip sync with the voices of the actors from the show, including newcomers Ray Langston (Laurence Fishburne) and Riley Adams (Lauren Lee Smith)

'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' (PS3/X360) Jill vs. Storm - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Teased at over the past few weeks, Capcom and Marvel officially announced that the oft-requested fighting game, Marvel vs. Capcom 2. The classic fighter pits some of Capcom’s familiar faces against a host of Marvel Comic’s biggest names in explosive three-on-three team battles.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) DLCs Coming to PS3, Starting in September

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 9:16 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. It had been speculated at the past few weeks, but Bethesda officially revealed that it is hoping to start releasing the, previously X360 exclusive, DLCs on PS3, beginning with Broken Steel.

Wii Preview - 'Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on July 13, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Featuring an innovative new action drawing feature and enhanced drawing tools, Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter will give players new creative tools and immerse them into new worlds they create and explore.

'Tekken 6' (ALL) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 7:36 a.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.

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) Sells Big in Japan

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Quest IX 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. Level 5's RPG went on sale in Japan last Saturday and has sold 2.3 million copies over the weekend. There has yet to be a date revealed for the North American or Euro release.

'Tour de France Online' Launched

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 7:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyanide and Focus Home Interactive give you the chance to also participate in the Tour with its web browser game Tour de France Online, a free cycling simulation built around one of the world's major sports event.

'Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 6:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans follows the Saiyan Saga of the original DBZ story starting from the World Tournament and Goku’s triumphant defeat of Piccolo. Players will take the role of Goku and travel the DBZ universe from jungle to Snow Mountain on their quest to victory.

'Ikaruga' Goes Halfsies As Xbox Live Deal of The Week

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ikaruga is a quick-paced Xbox Live Arcade shooter with strong strategy elements featuring a slow-motion training mode and co-op play for two, combining of beautiful, manga-style storytelling and refined, ultra-challenging arcade heroics.

'Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2' (PS3) Collector's Edition Revealed

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 6:36 a.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. Gamestop is offering fans an exclusive Col. Ed. which includes an 80 page book that includes art, comic and strategy guide.

'Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo' (Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 6:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo promises to thrill fans with the first ever appearance of the original Dragon Ball story on Wii in glorious 3D. Heading back to the early days of the Dragon Ball story, players will control Kid Goku as he sets out on fantastic adventures with his friends.

'Quarrel' (X360) Announced, Gets Scored

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quarrel is an XBLA game in which up to four competitors strive for dominance through the creation of the most complex and valuable words to capture and colonize the territories formerly held by their contemporaries.

'Dawn of Fantasy' - New Screens

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

Dawn of Fantasy is a 3D MMORTS/RPG under development at Reverie World Studios. Set in Medieval times, the game immerses players in an intense story of a battle for supremacy in the magical realm of Mythador that include Dragons, Elves and Orcs.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, July 13, 2009

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added two classics, one NDSi, and three WiiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: Bit Boy!!, Incoming!, Ant Nation (Wiiware), Secret Command, Pulseman (VC), Brain Challenge (NDSiWare).

'Fairy Tales: Three Heroes' (X360/PC) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fairy Tales: Three Heroes is a fighting adventure with cartoonish environments, easy to learn gameplay and lambent humor. Play with three characters of famous stories, each with unique skills; a player controls one hero while two others accompany him.

'Undead Knights' (PSP) Gets Release Date - New Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 4:49 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.

Trinigy's Vision Engine to Integrate Havok Physics

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 4:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D game engine provider Trinigy and Havok announced that they will form a technological partnership focusing on the integration of their products in order to advance workflow efficiencies.

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 4:28 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.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Fight Night Round 4'

by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on July 13, 2009 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Promising to revolutionize the fighting genre, Fight Night Round 4 features an all new physics based gameplay engine that brings the most authentic interpretation of the sweet science to the video game world. The action inside the ring will be faster than ever, delivering a true representation of the sport's incredible speed, accuracy, timing, and power.

NDS Review - 'Pirates: Duels on the High Seas'

by Dustin Chadwell on July 13, 2009 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Steel yourself to face foes that no captain has ever bested before, in this perilous adventure of the enchanted worlds. Collect weapons, pick up crewmen, amass great riches and explore un-chartered seas. Learn the secrets of dozens of enemies as you cast off and set sail on a daring voyage of adventure and battle.

'Demigod' Accepting Battle the Developers Cup Sign-ups

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a future-fantasy world, Demigod is a team-based action/RPG/RTS hybrid game that casts you as a hero waging war to obtain a position within the pantheon of gods.

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 3:48 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.

'Heavy Rain' (PS3) Pushed to 2010

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain you don’t watch the story – you play it. The dynamic narrative unfolds through the players actions - not cut scenes - and every action has a consequence. According to Quantic Dream exec Guillaume de Fondaumiere the game has been delayed until 2010 to avoid releasing a new IP in a crowded holiday season.

'Battlefield 1943' (ALL) Racks Up 5 Million Kills On First Day, Unlock Imminent

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 3:31 a.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. With its 43 million kill Coral Sea map contest still going on, DICE revealed that X360 gamers have so far racked up 28 million kills and 15 million on PS3, needless to say the unlock is imminent.

'Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath' (ALL) v1.03 Patch Not Canceled

by Rainier on July 13, 2009 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The C&C series continues to thrive with Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. As the expansion pack to C&C 3 Tiberium Wars, this RTS game returns to the Tiberium universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign. EA confirmed that the long awaited v1.03 patch for Kane's Wrath has not been canceled, just on hold due to limited resources, and the desire to wait until after the completion of the current ladder season.