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'CSI: Deadly Intent' (NDS/Wii/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 6:10 p.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).

Various Game Trailers #1645

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 5:52 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] - L-Force Trailer
  • Trauma Team [Wii] - Behind the Scenes Trailer

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

'1 vs. 100' (X360) Opens Up for Silver Members, This Weekend Only

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 4:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TV game show 1 vs. 100 is coming to Xbox Live Primetime, pitting one member against 100 others from around the world. Eliminate the opposition by correctly answering questions, hoping that the opponents will answer incorrectly and be eliminated from the game, so you can win great prizes. This weekend (July 17 -July 19), Xbox Live Silver members (US, Canada, UK, France and Germany) can enjoy the premium experience otherwise reserved for Gold members.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' Pre-Order On Steam Now, Get Beta Access

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 4:15 p.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.

'Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Puzzle master Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, have stumbled upon another mystery. It’s up to them to navigate their way through numerous puzzles to determine who – or what – caused the death of Professor Layton’s mentor, Dr. Schrader.

'Spyborgs' (Wii) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spyborgs is a team-based action-adventure game set in a stylish world where you take on the role of a diverse team of five bionic superspies in a fight to save the world from a group of dastardly villains.

PlayStation Store Has A Sale, DLCs, Demos, Track Packs

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with a sale ($5 off) on WipEout HD, Flock!, Savage Moon, Crash Commando, PixelJunk Eden, Brain Challenge, and 3 on 3 NHL Arcade, but also Namco Museum Essentials ($9.99), demos for Trash Panic, Namco Museum Essentials, Fuel, DLCs for LittleBigPlanet, Cross Edge, Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires, NCAA Football 2010, song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band, as well as the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes and downloadable PSP games (Spec Ops: Ranger Elite for $5.99).

'Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Follow Altair's story following the events of Assassin’s Creed as he discovers a new land and hunts down the ascending Templars. As the Templars withdraw from the Holy Land after Altair kills Robert De Sable, he follows them to the island of Cyprus.

'Shadow Complex' (XBLA) Story By Renowned Comic Book Author Peter David

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow Complex features old school side-scroller design combined with cutting-edge gameplay and high-definition graphics. Collect power-ups, discover new abilities and evolve your character into a force of destruction as you explore an original new story set in the world of Orson Scott Card’s novel, Empire.

'MySims Agents' (ALL) Introduces The Case - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 2:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In MySims Agents you take on the role of a special agent hired to foil the sinister plans of Morcubus, lord of the underworld. By recruiting different MySims, each with their own special characteristics, you can build up your very own crime-busting team.

'C&C Red Alert 3: Commander's Challenge' (PS3/X360) Revealed

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Alert 3: Commander's Challenge is a real-time strategy game in which players control different factions vying for global supremacy in the wake of global war and occupation. The PC exclusive Red Alert 3: Uprising included a new Commander's Challenge mode, which is most likely now coming to PS3/X360 and DLC.

'U-Wars' (PSP/X360/PC) Gets Scored - New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 2:19 p.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.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever, you can customize the makeup of your band with any combination of instruments in-game: two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, etc. GH 5 will also feature new gameplay modes like Party Play and RockFest putting fun, competition and control at center stage as fans tailor the experience to match their personal style and interests.

'TMNT: Smash-Up' (Wii) New Characters #2 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up is the first Ninja Turtles video game that is not directly tied to a movie, television show or comic book. The 4-player action brawler features a variety of battle modes including online multiplayer gameplay, minigames, and an original story mode for single player co-created with Peter Laird.

'WonderKing' Enters Closed Beta Stage

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 1:34 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.

'Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey' (NDS/Wii/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey” is an original interactive adventure for the whole family, as players scour the virtual globe in search of Waldo, his friends and other hidden objects, playable in single and multiplayer mode.

$10,000 Invent-A-Game Challenge Winner Announced

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this year Best Buy and EA in association with The United Inventors Association and By Kids For Kids launched the Invent-A-Game Challenge competition offering America's young people a chance to design an online game that EA will produce, with as Grand Prize a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond.

'Cities XL' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cities XL expands upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, while letting you take your game online, and interact with others in a massive online environment.

PAX 10 Independent Games ShowCase 2009 Winners Announced

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After sifting through over 150 submissions from a gaggle of gameplay types and a plethora of platforms, a panel of game industry experts have selected the ten best submissions to be recognized as The PAX 10.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey' (ALL) Gives You Bird's Eye View - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 12:44 p.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.

'Bakugan: Battle Brawlers' (ALL) Playable at Comic-Con

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

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.

Thursday, July 16, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 9:23 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:

'Resident Evil 5' (ALL) Reveals PC Release Dates - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 promises to revolutionize the survival horror series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control.

'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' (PS3/X360) Pins Down PSN Release Date

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 8:15 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.

'Chronos Twins DX' (Wii) - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chronos Twins DX offers an amazing space-time travel on which our tireless character Nec will find adventure, action, platforms and ingenious time puzzles. Do you dare to control Nec on two parallel times at the same time?

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) Goes Gold, Demos Dated

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 7:09 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.

'Mytheon' Shows Off Warcaster - New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 6:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mytheon is an online micro transaction game that uniquely combines the best elements of action, strategy and RPG game-play with an emphasis on collectability and combat, set within a fantasy universe steeped in mythologies from across the globe.

'Mirror's Edge' (ALL) Will Get No More DLCs

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mirror's Edge is a first-person action adventure game where you are Faith, a 'runner' framed for murder in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched. When ME launched, DICE promised DLCs would follow shortly, but apart from the Time Trial Map Pack earlier this year, nothing has been heard of. According to EA PR, there are no immediate plans for any DLCs and with ME 2 in development, it is safe to say that there won't be any at all.

'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) Pins Down Release Dates - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 benefits from tuned-up car-handling physics system, a new damage engine effects, a new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in the original. Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will feature a roster of contemporary off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.

'Satisfashion' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Satisfashion puts players in the stylish shoes of up-and-coming fashion designer Grace Styles. Under the tutelage of Niles, the founder of world-renowned design firm Satisfashion, the player must dress and manage a collection of high-strung models, preparing them for fashion shows spanning the globe from Milan to Paris to Tokyo.

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies never seen before in naval combat simulator games. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due to their maneuverability and speed.

New Publisher bitComposer Games Formed

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In March 2009 industry experts Oliver Neupert and Wolfgang Duhr have launched bitComposer Games, a new German based publisher that will focus on classic PC, console and handheld platforms, as well as digital distribution and browser gaming.

'FIFA 10' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 5:19 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.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) Partial Tracklist #4, Drum Kit Revealed

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 4:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever, you can customize the makeup of your band with any combination of instruments in-game: two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, etc. GH 5 will also feature new gameplay modes like Party Play and RockFest putting fun, competition and control at center stage as fans tailor the experience to match their personal style and interests.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 4:28 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.

'Last Rebellion' (PS3) Gets Delayed Until 2010

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nippon Ichi Software and HitMaker's Last Rebellion is an RPG with action elements where players can roam around the world field and make action movements like in an action game, but once you enter battle you engage the enemy using a turn-based system. Originally scheduled for release fall 2009, NIS America revealed that it has been pushed back, now planned for summer 2010.

'World of Battles' - v0.9.4 BETA Client Available NOW

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Battles is a free, massively multiplayer strategy game set in a medieval universe where nine races fight a terrible war for world domination. Choose your side, recruit, train and equip units in order to create a powerful army able to face opposing armies created by other players.

'Mini Ninjas' (ALL) Introduces Futo - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for a Ninja adventure like you have never seen before! Join Hiro, the smallest hero on the biggest adventure, as he embarks on an epic and electrifying quest to restore harmony to a world on the brink of chaos. Use your skills and mighty Ninja training to battle a magical army of evil Samurai.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Battlefield 1943'

by Brad Hilderbrand on July 16, 2009 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

PSP Review - 'Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!'

by Brad Hilderbrand on July 16, 2009 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do to Deserve This? is a strategy game with some RPG mixed in where you, as the God of Destruction, need to help Badman, the overlord, help to save his underground empire.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) v1.5 Patch/Map Pack #2 Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War completely changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen. The v1.5 patch (include the Map Pack 2 with 4 new maps) is scheduled for release Friday, July 17 at noonish PST.

Develop Industry Excellence Award Winners Announced

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet and its creator Media Molecule were the big winners at last night's Develop Industry Excellence Awards. Between them, the game and developer scooped five of the accolades, triumphing in the Best New IP, Visual Arts, Technical Innovation, Best New Studio and Best Independent Developer categories.