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'Order of War' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Order of War features massive scale battles brought to life with a cinematic intensity never seen before in a WWII strategy game. Players take command of an entire army including ground troops, artillery, tank divisions and aircraft in all out strategic assaults.

'Maestro! Jump in Music' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maestro! Jump in Music combines traditional platform games and the pleasure of music creation in which you discover Presto, the music-loving bird, and make him evolve in a colorful, decibel-filled journey. Use the stylus to scrape, rub, tap and whirl to the rhythm of the level’s music and like a good Maestro, stick to the original.

Various Game Trailers #1643

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 5:34 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:

  • G-Force [ALL] - Failed Forces Trailer
  • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars [Wii] - Trailer (2)
  • Section 8 [PS3/X360/PC] - Dev Diary Trailer #1
  • Champions Online [X360/PC] - PvP Trailer
  • Shorts [NDS] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Unbound Saga [PSP] - Between the Panels Trailer #3

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

'Champions Online ' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 4:42 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.

'Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Prestige Edition Price Revealed

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 4:11 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. The MW2 Prestige Edition 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 for $149.99.

'Tales of Monkey Island' (ALL) Game Designer for a Day Contest

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 4:08 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. Telltale is giving fans the unique chance to put their words into the mouths of pirates in an upcoming episode with the Tales of Monkey Island dialogue contest that begins today.

'One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Ep. 2' (Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In One Piece: Unlimited Cruise, the motley crew of Straw Hat Pirates find themselves aboard the Thousand Sunny ship, the ship of 1,000 seas, as they set sail to a variety of mysterious islands and begin their fantastic adventures.

'Wolfenstein' (ALL) Slightly Delayed to Align Global Release

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the 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. In order to facilitate a simultaneous global release window for Wolfenstein, Activision has realigned the game's release date for the week beginning August 17th.

'Undead Knights' (PSP) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 2:04 p.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.

'Battlefield 1943' (ALL) Coral Sea Map Unlocked on Xbox 360

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 1943 takes players back to WWII, offering endless hours of 24 player multiplayer action over three classic and tropic locations; Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. Yesterday we gave a status report, and obviously in a hurry to unlock the bonus content, Xbox 360 players raced forward and reached the 43 million kills required to unlock the Coral Sea map, while PS3 fraggers are a little over half way.

'The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut' Announced

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut, CD Projekt's action/RPG, is the version of the game our developers originally intended for you to play. It is essentially the same game that gamers around the world have experienced – now available legitimately (including nudity) for the first time in North America.

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) Details SUVs and Luxury Sports Cars - Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 11:29 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.

'Alien Breed Evolution' (PS3/X360/PC) to be Trilogy

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team17 's Alien Breed Evolution, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, is an action-packed, tense single-player adventure and an absolute blast of a co-op game, a retro-modern remake of the 1991 original that helped the now-indie dev/publisher burst onto the Amiga scene 18 years ago. Showing off the game earlier today, Team17 confirmed that the game will be released in three parts, with each installment featuring approx. 15 hours of gameplay.

'League of Legends: Clash of Fates' to be Free-to-Play

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

League of Legends is a session-based online multiplayer game that combines elements of RPG and RTS genres with addictive battle action where rival teams compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes.

'Jumpgate Evolution' Details Quantar Nation Sector and Culture - Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original Jumpgate in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations.

'ModNation Racers' (PS3) Also Coming to PSP?

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ModNation Racers is a thoroughly fresh take on classic kart racing that empowers the player to personalize their entire game. Players can create their own Mod character, styling their own racing kart and even building an imaginative track that can be shared with the rest of the PlayStation community. According to a GameFly listing, Modnation Racers is also coming to PSP.

'FIFA 10' (ALL) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Responding to consumer feedback from the online games played, FIFA Soccer 10 will deliver a new standard for authenticity with gameplay refinements and innovations that will make it the most complete and intelligent simulation of soccer.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' Shows Off Spiritmaster Class - Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players, consisting of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.

'Tony Hawk: Ride' (Wii/PS3/X360) Using morpheme Middleware

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tony Hawk: Ride players will have the ability to physically play the game using an innovative motion sensing skateboard controller, allowing for unprecedented freedom and movement.

'The King of Fighters XII' (PS3/X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK Playmore's classic arcade franchise celebrates its 15th anniversary with The King of Fighters XII. For the first time in series history, this epic martial arts showdown has undergone a complete graphical overhaul.

'Charm Girls Club' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Girls will be immersed in the fabulous Charm Girls' world where they collect sparkly, virtual charms as they complete challenges that are sassy, fun, and relevant to their world.

'Blue Toad Murder Files' (PS3) Announced

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Relentless Software announced their new game, Blue Toad Murder Files, a PlayStation Network exclusive episodic series scheduled for Sept. 2009. Executive Director David Amor, comments, "We're really excited to be self publishing this. The murder mystery genre has been a staple in TV, books and movies for years and we think we've come up with a great videogame interpretation."

NDS Preview - 'Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on July 14, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 features fast paced Naruto Shippuden 3D fighting action with the addition of an all-new Quest Mode, new characters, wireless multiplayer, jutsu and a storyline based on the Naruto Shippuden animated series.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) Mothership Zeta DLC Details, Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 8:21 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.

Midway Newcastle Shuts Down

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Warner Bros. put its $33 million takeover bid on the table, it made clear it was not interested in the Newcastle studio (known for Wheelman). In a last-ditch effort to stay in business, the UK studio revealed it had a new game in development, Necessary Force, an Unreal Engine 3-powered, open-world action game where you play a Dirty Harry-style cop, but as it turns out, it was all too little too late. Midway CEO Matt Booty informed the employees earlier today that he had failed to find another buyer, and it would be closing down.

'WET' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WET is a highly stylized third-person shooter that seamlessly blends acrobatics, gun play, and sword kills. With dual pistols and a samurai sword, you can engage in combat while sliding on floors, running on walls, jumping, flipping, and performing amazing acrobatic moves – leaving a massive body count in your wake.

'Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 7:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim will focus on reinventing many aspects of the original game, updating the franchise for the 21st Century. A key element that will permeate the game is the charm and humor of the original Majesty.

'Battlefield Heroes' Recruits One Million Players

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield Heroes is a Play 4 Free cartoon-style shooter that will bring classic Battlefield gameplay to a mass audience, featuring a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that players of equal skill are paired together for fair play.

'Tropico 3' (X360/PC) Shows Off Interface - New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 6:21 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.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 6:16 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:

'Kane & Lynch 2: Dogs Days' (PS3/X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, it is no secret that Eidos is working on a sequel to 2007's Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, which has now been trademarked as Kane & Lynch 2: Dogs Days (thx superannuation). Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a violent and chaotic journey of two men, a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath, and their brutal attitude toward right and wrong.

'God of War III' (PS3) - Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Astro Boy: The Video Game' (ALL) Enlists Movie Talent, Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the upcoming feature film inspired by itself, Astro Boy: The Video Game will allow players to become Astro Boy, a young boy robot with incredible powers who takes to the streets and skies on an epic adventure to save Metro City from the clutches of the evil President Stone and his robot army.

'Making History II: The War of the World' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Making History II lets grand strategy players experience the role of a WWII era national leader embroiled in the toxic mix of waning empires, economic crisis, and ethnic "fault lines" that famously resulted in a global war that transformed the world.

'Command & Conquer 4' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Introducing new class-based gameplay, mobile bases and persistent player progression throughout all game modes, Command & Conquer 4 offers players new, innovative and compelling strategic depth. EA sent us a short/pre-canned interview revealing a few details on the upcoming game.

PSP Review - 'Monster Hunter Freedom Unite'

by Sanford May on July 14, 2009 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite delivers over 500 hours of gameplay spanning 400 missions. Add in previously unreleased monsters, weapons and missions and you have the biggest Monster Hunter to date.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Historic Battle Addon Adds New Maps, Achievements

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Wars is an RTS game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. The Historic Battle update will introduce four new multiplayer Skirmish maps that highlight key turning points in the UNSC/Covenant war.

'Murder, She Wrote' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2009 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Assume the role of Jessica Fletcher, who has a knack for getting herself involved in “who-dun-its”. Using puzzle and hidden object game mechanics, you are immersed in 5 classic Murder, She Wrote stories.