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.
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Brütal Legend is a 3rd person Action/Adventure game starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand. Fans interested in winning one of only 1,000 17 inches tall figurines depicting Eddie Riggs getting ready to slay some druids with The Separator while his beloved Clementine rests safely on his back, should head over to the official website or twitter.
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.
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:
- Star Wars: The Old Republic - Timeline Trailer #3
- Rabbids Go Home [Wii] - Neil Armstrong Trailer
- Brutal Legend [ALL] - Tim Schafer Trailer #2
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
At Comic-Con, later this week, Konami plans to announce a partnership with Cartoon Network to develop a downloadable game based on the hit TV series Metalocalypse. While the series itself revolves around Dethklok, a heavy metal band, and their antics, the game itself will feature the group's roadies instead, and extend the plot of the cartoon. More details to follow shortly ...
24 Caret Games' Retro/Grade is the first game played entirely in reverse, and while originally a PC game (it was a 2009 Independent Games Festival nominee for excellence in both audio and design) it is now coming to the Playstation Network instead.
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.
Later this summer, Microsoft plans to roll out a major dashboard update for its Xbox 360, improving aspects such as the Netflix streaming video experience, video display options, but also adding new items like premium avatar clothing (with a marketplace), user ratings, and Games on Demand (in August). Microsoft is looking for feedback on the upcoming dashboard update early, so if you want to try it early, sign up here ...
The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, known in Japan as RIZ-ZOAWD, is an RPG inspired by the beloved tale of Dorothy and her magical journey through the Land of Oz, showing a unique new perspective on what happened after reaching the end of the Yellow Brick Road.
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.
Rabbids Go Home features the same zany storyline as its Wii counterpart, but will feature a different gameplay experience unique to DS. Players will solve a variety of puzzles and brain teasers in an effort to collect as much stuff as they can to build a giant pile all the way to the moon.
Daisy Fuentes Pilates is the first Pilates workout program for the Wii. Set at a lush tropical resort Daisy Fuentes Pilates features customizable workouts, fitness tracking, real-time coaching, interactive feedback, and Wii balance board support.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 pits some of Capcom's familiar faces against a host of Marvel Comic's biggest names in explosive three-on-three team battles.
Originally revealed in May, the Where the Wild Things Are movie tie-in games will be available this October, according to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The film, directed by Spike Jonze, opens Oct. 16, 2009.
COD: World at War 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. Map Pack 3 will feature three multiplayer maps and one new Zombie map.
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.
To celebrate its 10th year in the business, Paradox announced a deal sure to please PC gamers everywhere, offering its currently released library of games, such as Eleven Legacy, Mount & Blade, and Europa Universalis 3, at 50% off their regular retail prices.
NHL 10 begins a new era with gameplay innovations that deliver a new standard of toughness, the emotion of playoff hockey on the ice and in the arena, and over 200 gameplay refinements that replicate the skill and finesse that every fan sees throughout the NHL playoffs.
by Rainier on July 20, 2009 @ 7:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Misc Events - San Diego Comic-Con 2009
Dante's Inferno is a 3rd action adventure adaptation of the medieval epic poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, telling the tale of Dante who journeys through the twisted, menacing nine circles of hell in pursuit of his beloved Beatrice. Visceral Games announced a collaboration with DC Comics/WildStorm to develop a comic book mini-series based on Dante’s Inferno, which will debut at Comic-Con later this week...
Playcast Media System and Israeli cable network Hot announced a large scale pilot launch of its groundbreaking new Playcast service, which allows TV viewers to play high-end video games, on demand, on their existing set-top-box with no lags or latency
The crazy, zany, world of Katamari is back and better than ever before, complete with new stages, new visual effects, new strategies, and full 1080p HD resolution! The gameplay has generated millions of fans worldwide and the loveable characters are ready to roll again.
EA and Major League Gaming announced a collaboration to bring the 2009 EA Sports Challenge Series to gamers around the world. Beginning this summer, MLG will operate live and online qualifying competitions for multiple PS3 titles from the EA Sports line-up.
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. Though it's currently in closed beta testing, we have teamed up with Monte Cristo to give away 500 beta keys. Try your luck now!
Safecracker is a puzzle adventure game that requires you to use your wits, deductive reasoning, and puzzle solving skills to crack the master safe! Hired by the wealthy family of recently deceased billionaire, Duncan W. Adams, you must find the deed to his riches in one of 35 extraordinary safes.
Nintendo added one NDSi, and three WiiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: FF Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord, Battle Poker, 5 Spots Party (Wiiware), Art Style: Zengage (NDSiWare).
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.
Kuju Entertainment announced their new development studio Vatra located in Brno in the Czech Republic. Vatra is currently working on two unannounced multiplatform (PS3/X360/PC) titles for one of the industry’s top publishers due to hit the stores in early 2011.
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.
by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 20, 2009 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
'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.
by Adam Pavlacka on July 20, 2009 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 takes golf fans inside-the-ropes to experience the drama and emotion of tournament golf. In addition, the U.S. Open, a USGA championship, and the USGA’s Rules of Golf will be available for the first time in the franchise's history.
Shattered Horizon is a multiplayer FPS where teams of players experience realistic zero gravity combat and fight to survive in the aftermath of a catastrophic Moon mining accident which throws billions of tons of rocky debris into near-Earth space.
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.
The Mystery of Whiterock Castle is a classic “hidden object” game, that transports players of all ages into a medieval fairytale adventure telling the story of a young knave who sets out on a thrilling quest to find his beloved playmate.
EA Phenomic's BattleForge is a new fantasy online RTS game where you assemble your own army with collectible trading cards. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck.
Pizza Morgana is a 2.5D point and click episodic adventure game that lets you play the charming tale of a young girl who is accidentally teleported into a magical dimension filled with monsters, vampires, faeries, and daemons, which all just happen to be employed as pizza delivery guys. And they all work for an arch wizard (and chef), named Morgan!
by Rainier on July 20, 2009 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Gamescom - Gamescom 2009
1C Company unveiled today its top titles to be shown at GamesCom 2009 in Cologne (August 19 - 23). The current lineup includes first-person shooters, RPG/ turn-based strategy, real-time strategy and a yet unannounced RTS title.