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'World of Warcraft' Movie Gets Spider-Man Director

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 10:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard and Legendary Pictures announced that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the major motion picture based on the Warcraft universe. Raimi has, in the course of his career, demonstrated a genius for developing and adapting existing fictional universes for mainstream audiences while staying true to the spirit of the original content, as he did with the Spider-Man trilogy.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) Shows Off Lamborghini Murciélago - New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 7:06 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.

Various Game Trailers #1648

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 6:41 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:

  • Spectrobes: Origins [Wii] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Wolfenstein [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Trailer


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

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) Partial Tracklist #5 - Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 6:40 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 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 6:25 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.

'Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Getting Custom Controller

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 6:02 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. Apart from a spiffy Prestige Edition, it seems Activision is also working with a 3rd party manufacturer to market a custom controller. According to Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling, who was in a design meeting, it will either use concave or convex grips for the Analog sticks.

'Lunar Racing Challenge' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 5:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lunar Racing Championship is a multi-player online racing simulation game set on the surface of the moon. Using NASA’s actual topographical and environmental data from the moon, Lunar Racing Championship provides a scientifically realistic accurate experience combined with the fun of a multi-player racing.

'Iron Man 2' (ALL) First Details Revealed

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an all-new story written by renowned comic book author Matt Fraction, Iron Man 2 will include familiar elements from both the movie and comic book universes, allowing players to truly feel the power of Iron Man with new destructible environments, epic enemies, and innovative hand-to-hand combat moves.

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) Gets Its Own Hall of Fame

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 3:31 p.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.

'Quake Arena Arcade' (XBLA) - New Screen

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 3:20 p.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.

'Mass Effect' (ALL) Comic Book Series Prequels Sequel

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mass Effect trilogy is a scifi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren’s evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril…

'Darksiders: Wrath of War' (PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darksiders: Wrath of War is an action/adventure game that gives players the ability to experience the supernatural destructive power of WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, as he explores a demon ravaged world -- seeking revenge and ultimate redemption with a vast array of modern and mythical weaponry.

'Real Heroes: Firefighter' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Real Heroes: Firefighter puts players in the soon-to-be soot-stained boots of a rookie firefighter who has just been assigned to a busy metropolitan fire station. Players will undergo a “baptism of fire” in an escalating array of emergency situations.

'Karaoke Revolution' (ALL) to Feature Jackson 5 Hits

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Karaoke Revolution will let karaoke fans sing and compete against friends with expanded multiplayer modes, 50 all-new hit songs from master recordings, as well as an endless amount of customizable venue options and newly enhanced customizable characters, including dramatic facial and body morphing.

'Singularity' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Comic Book Treatment

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raven Software's new sci-fi shooter Singularity is set on a small, unnamed island occupied by the Russians, Cold War tensions rise once again when a U.S. pilot discovers the horrific truth that became of experiments with element E99 in the 1950s.

'Killing Floor' DLCs to Add Maps, Weapons, Features, And Characters - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killing Floor is a first-person co-op survival horror, set in and around London after a mad scientist’s “specimens” have broken loose and gone on the rampage.

Microsoft's 2009 Comic-Con Lineup, Dashboard Update Coming Aug. 11

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Misc Events - San Diego Comic-Con 2009

Microsoft revealed its Comic-Con International 2009 lineup, including season three of the Web series The Guild and the new show Girls Go Geek, as well as spotlight its universe of pop culture icons, from hilarious characters like Stan and Cartman of South Park, to the fearless troopers of the Halo universe and the gritty renegade spy Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell Conviction.

'Baseball Blast!' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Offering a fun and unique new baseball experience, Baseball Blast! gives fans the opportunity to test their abilities in a variety of unique game modes, including skill challenges, puzzles, and trivia matches, as well as entertaining play-by-play commentary by popular baseball personalities.

'Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft and Epic Games will unleash the Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection, a value-packed compilation that combines all previous GoW 2 add-ons with brand new multiplayer and campaign content Dark Corners, which will also be available as DLC.

'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' (PS3) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 9:57 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.

'Haunted' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Germany-based developer Deck13, known for Ankh and Jack Keane, is currently not only working on its multiplatform action/RPG Venetica, but also a new adventure game Haunted.

'Fallen Earth' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallen Earth is a post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game that mixes FPS style with traditional RPG mechanics, where six factions are struggling to emerge from the collapse of civilization brought on by viruses and environmental disaster.

'Jumpgate Evolution' Reaches 250,000 Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 9:38 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.

'Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll' (Wii) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AiAi and all his friends are stepping onto the Wii Balance Board in an all-new party game for the Wii. Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll brings back what you love about Super Monkey Ball and promises plenty of surprises around every turn.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) Mothership Zeta DLC - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 9:29 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.

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' Gets Graphic Novel

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney Book Group announced the Prince of Persia graphic novel anthology, the first-ever graphic novel written by the creator of Prince of Persia, Jordan Mechner, with exclusive art created by Todd McFarlane (Spawn, Spider-man) featured on the cover, and interior art will include some of the most talented names in comics.

'East India Company' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 9:23 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.

'Music' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Music is a pioneering musical activity game featuring a series of fun mini-games, multiple sound quizzes and a complete encyclopedia of more than 400 musical terms.

'Mind Twist' Announced

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mind Twist is a free-to-play game with a microtransaction-based business model built on Mind Control Software's state-of-the-art Orbital Game Platform. Orbital is a soup-to-nuts game engine at the heart of dozens of shipped games, and now, in addition, it supports play across different gaming devices.

'The Saboteur' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pandemic Studios' new open-world environment stealth-action thriller, Saboteur is set against the dramatic backdrop of occupied France and based on a true story, the personal tale of one man’s fight to find and kill the Nazi thugs who murdered his friends.

'Aquatic Tales' (NDS/Wii/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Portugal based GameInvest's Aquatic Tales is an underwater adventure game designed to turn your screen into a living aquarium, and teach important lessons about conserving our oceans.

'8Ball All Star' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chalk up your cue and challenge your friends anywhere to a head-to-head match, doubles game or just take a break and design your own table. The game features authentic tables, chat rooms, friend lists, challenge mode, league tables, plus online play and unique Winner ‘Stays-On’ mode.

'Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2' (PS3) Shows Off Co-Op - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 5:31 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.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 5:28 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:

'Steam Slug' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Steam Slug is an action shooter set in a truly steam punk world in alternative history setting. There is no place to go, the machines are everywhere and the only way of survival for you and mankind is to fight rogue engines and find the ultimate evil behind their creation.

'Marvel Universe MMO' Studio Headed By Former Diablo Lead

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Former President of Blizzard North David Brevik has joined as Studio Director for Gargantuan, where he will lead development efforts of the Marvel Universe MMO for PC and consoles, in addition to heading up the Gargantuan development studio.

'The Beatles: Rock Band' (ALL) Partial Tracklist Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MTV Games and The Beatles license holder Apple Corps are developing a new video game that will be an experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles spanning the UK band's entire discography.

PSN/XBLA/PC Review - 'Droplitz'

by Brad Hilderbrand on July 21, 2009 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Droplitz is an addictive puzzler that's all about strategically twisting and connecting mismatched dials to save precious droplitz. Just making a single junction is child's play; can you master the art of the combo or will you let your pipes runneth over?

'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix' (ALL) v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America's Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, developed by Infinite Interactive, incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting.

'The Three Musketeers: One for All!' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legendo's sword-swinging platform adventure inspired by Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, up until now only available on the PC, is being revamped for Wii to provide players with more fun and interaction as they launch sword attacks and control the game’s hero with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) to Feature Battlefield 1943 Weapons

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game. DICE revealed BF1943's semi-auto rifle, sniper rifle, and SMG.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' - v2.43 Patches Available NOW

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

Sacred 2 is a fantasy action/RPG where players are immersed in a journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests. The v2.43 patch adds gameplay updates and addresses various bugs and issues.

'Super Laser Racer' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Laser Racer is an exciting top-down combat racing game inspired by Geometry Wars and WipeOut. It features 12 tracks, 12 unlockable racers, 4 tournaments, Eliminator and Survivor race modes, online leaderboards and a full track editor to design and race on your own tracks.

X360 Review - 'Guitar Hero: Smash Hits'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 21, 2009 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Turn down the lights, crank up the amps and prepare to command center stage as some of the most famous AND infamous tracks from previous Guitar Hero titles. Step into the spotlight in the most epic, full band jam session to date — Guitar Hero Smash Hits.

3D Display Technology Coming to the PSP

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 2:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Optical technology developer RealView Innovations announced that it will launch its V-Screen for the PSP, a consumer-friendly attachment that enhances the perceived depth of the 2D screen image.

Rock Band Network Features Sarah VonderHaar

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmonix and MTV Games' Rock Band Network is a new initiative that gives musicians and record labels the ability to author their own original recordings into gameplay files and sell their music as playable tracks through the newly-created Music Store.

Gamebryo LightSpeed Integrates xaitment AI

by Rainier on July 21, 2009 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AI developer xaitment GmbH and game engine developer Emergent Game Technologies have teamed up to incorporate the German AI solution into Emergent’s recently announced Gamebryo LightSpeed.