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'Castle Crashers' (XBLA) Coming to PlayStation Network

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 7:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Castle Crashers is a four-player game, where players are knights on a quest to regain a stolen idol. Embark on the adventure on your own or with up to three friends and discover the mind-boggling magic and mystery in the mythical world.

Buy A Wii At GameStop, Get a Free Game

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting today through July 26, GameStop customers will receive a select free Wii video game with the purchase of a Wii console.

Various Game Trailers #1649

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 5:01 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:

  • Colin McRae: DiRT 2 [ALL] - Croatia Rally Trailer
  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade [Wii] - Trailer
  • Iron Man 2 [ALL] - Comic-Con 09 Trailer
  • Shorts [NDS] - Gameplay Trailer #2
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up [Wii] - Dev. Diary Trailer
  • Guitar Hero 5 [ALL] - Features Trailer #2
  • Alpha Protocol [ALL] - Walkthrough Trailer #2


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

'GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony' And 'Episodes from Liberty City' (X360) Get Dated

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (aka "Gay Tony"), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.

'Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires' (ALL) Free DLC Details, Schedule

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever in a Warriors game you get the opportunity to play as either a ruler or an officer. You can choose to be the all powerful decision maker who combines politics and tactics to achieve the ultimate goal or the warrior who carries out those orders and turns strategic planning into battlefield glory.

'Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce' (PSP) QuestPack #3 Adds New Missions - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce will forever change the way gamers experience the Dynasty Warriors universe. In the game, players will enlist in quests that will challenge their very sense of what it means to be a true warrior.

'Borderlands' (PS3/X360/PC) Pins Down Release Dates

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Borderlands is an all-new sci-fi action game combining elements of first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat.

'We Cheer 2' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 2:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to shake your pom-poms and show your team spirit with We Cheer 2, using two Wii Remotes as you perform full body motions to hit music of the past and present.

'Texas Hold 'em' (X360) Game With Fabolous Fame

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Texas Hold 'em poker is the most realistic poker game around. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, enjoy the thrill of the perfect hand or the perfect bluff. Test your skills in ring games and tournaments, or fine-tune your skills playing the scenario you always wanted to be in.

'Scribblenauts' (NDS) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Scribblenauts the player uses the NDS touch-screen to help his character, Maxwell, acquire the starite in each level by solving a series of puzzles. In order complete each puzzle, players will use the stylus and notepad to write down the word for any object that comes to mind in order to reach the goal.

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) Developer Countersues Activision

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person action/adventure 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. Last month Activision filed a lawsuit against Double Fine to stop the release of Brütal Legend claiming it never gave up the rights, and will suffer irreparable harm. DF now counter sued saying that Activision is trying to kill the game to safe guard its Guitar Hero franchise from any competition.

'Band Hero' (ALL) Join the Band Contest Gets You Free Band Kit

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With Band Hero, you can come together with family and friends to ascend the virtual stage and rise to fame, bringing you a new genre of music focused on today’s hottest top-40 hits and classic anthems that everyone will know.

'League of Legends: Clash of Fates' Champions #10 - New Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 12:11 p.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.

'Chaotic' (ALL) Now Called 'Chaotic: Shadow Warriors' - Trailer

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaotic: Shadow Warriors combines action, role playing and turn-based strategy gameplay elements for an epic adventure in Perim. Players adventure through vibrant, fully-realized 3D environments and interact with various characters from the best-selling trading card game and the animated TV series.

'Frozen Synapse' Announced

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frozen Synapse is a top-down simultaneous-turn-based tactical game set in the near-future, that focuses on knife-edge tactical decisions: matches between opposing squads are quick, intense battles of wits rather than slow-burn strategic epics.

'Dawn of Fantasy' Also Coming to X360 - New Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 10:43 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.

'Metalocalypse: Dethgame' (PSN/XBLA) Officially Announced

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed a few days ago, Metalocalypse: Dethgame will immerse you in the world of Dethklok. As a Klokateer, one of the band's loyal roadies, you will be unleashed on a heinous rampage against rabid mutant fans in brutal combat. Fight mutants, explore the rooms and dungeons of Mordhaus and protect the Metal faithful.

'Tom Clancy's EndWar' (ALL) Sequel in Development

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's EndWar is a next-gen strategy game, set on the battlefields of WWIII, that pushes the envelope of technology, showcasing unprecedented AI, graphics, physics and animations. Ubisoft creative director Michael De Plater revealed that Ubisoft Shanghai is working on a sequel to EndWar, which sold 1.5 million copies, focusing more on single-player story and depth of the game.

'Bayonetta' (PS3/X360) Re-Envisioned Art Contest

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces off against countless angelic enemies, many reaching epic proportions. With magnificent over-the-top action and outlandish finishing moves that are performed with balletic grace, Bayonetta brings to life some fast-paced, dynamic climax combat.

'Monster Hunter 3' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Expected to make an appearance on the PS3, Capcom surprised everybody in Japan by announcing Monster Hunter 3 for the Wii instead. MH Tri-, pronounced as "try," is an action RPG series where you hunt down fantastical monsters.

PC Preview - 'Heroes of Telara'

by Thomas Wilde on July 22, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Trion's Heroes of Telara will be a massively social MMORPG that will challenge the player to choose their strategy, master their fate and become the right hero at the right time.

'The Sims 2' - Exchange Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a small patch for the original The Sims 2 game, which fixes an issue that users receive when attempting to upload content to the Exchange.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 8:28 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:

'Karaoke Revolution' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 8:20 a.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.

ESA Files Suits Against Chicago Transit For Not Running Game Ads

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 7:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Entertainment Software Association filed suit against the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), challenging the CTA’s prohibition on certain computer and video game advertisements as a violation of the guarantees of free speech under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

'The Three Musketeers: One for All!' (Wii) Coming Next Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 7:10 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.

'Dead Space Extraction' (Wii) Comic Book Making Its Debut at Comic-Con

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 7:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Misc Events - San Diego Comic-Con 2009

Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.

'King Arthur' Introduces The Sidhe - New Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King Arthur is a turn-based empire-building strategy game set in a medieval, mystical Britain where you will play the role of legendary Arthur, the Once and Future King. You build Camelot, enlist the Knights of the Round Table, unite the country and ultimately challenge the powers threatening the essence of all their previous endeavors.

'Blood Bowl' (ALL) - v1.0.1.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 6:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blood Bowl, based on Games Workshop's board game, is a "game" of American football played by the insane warriors of the fantasy Warhammer universe, allowing you to create and manage teams that will take part in epic battles where fair play is for sissies.

'Freaky Creatures' Adds Free-to-Play Portion

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 6:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freaky Creatures is an interactive gaming platform incorporating collectible toys, customizable characters, an expansive online interactive community and challenging virtual battles with other players’ creatures. The new free-to-play model lets you create creatures and take them into battle against other players online, customize lairs, and reach level 60 in game.

'Need for Speed Nitro' (NDS/Wii) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 5:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boasting a wholly unique look and feel, Need for Speed Nitro delivers the fun and exhilaration of high-speed racing, as you battle through the mayhem of aggressive cops, take corners at 150 mph, and own the competition on extreme tracks.

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 5:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes is set between seasons 1 and 2 of the Clone Wars animated series and features playable heroes such as Skywalker, Obi-Wan, Mace Windu, Kit Fisto, and various clone troopers, giving you the possibility to team up with a friend in online co-op.

'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2' (ALL) Coming in Sept., Features Stan Lee Cameo

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 features a deep, rich gameplay experience by offering total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story.

X360 Review - 'Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires'

by Brian Dumlao on July 22, 2009 @ 5:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

For the first time ever in a Warriors game you get the opportunity to play as either a ruler or an officer. You can choose to be the all powerful decision maker who combines politics and tactics to achieve the ultimate goal or the warrior who carries out those orders and turns strategic planning into battlefield glory.

'The Beatles: Rock Band' (ALL) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 4:39 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.

Wii Review - 'Pool Hall Pro'

by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on July 22, 2009 @ 4:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Pool Hall Pro calls on players of all levels from amateurs to pool sharks to take on the world’s toughest opponents as they travel the globe mastering an array of pool and snooker games in order to earn fame and fortune.

'They're Alive' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

They're Alive is a new action game where the story takes place in future, in the capital of Russia, Moscow, that becomes, according to a plot, not only political, financial and cultural center of the country but also the abode for aliens who hide among human-beings while trying to take control over human nation!

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey' (ALL) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 4:14 a.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.

New 'Ultima Online' In Development

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and NetDragon announced a licensing agreement for the development of a new MMORPG based on Ultima Online, in collaboration with EA's Mythic Entertainment, and have the exclusive operating license for China, Hong Kong, Macau and India.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2010' (ALL) Details Master League - New Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PES 2010 will benefit from the most exhaustive raft of new features in the series’ history, with every aspect of the game benefiting from key improvements and major gameplay additions. Konami has signed a global full-service in-game advertising deal with Double Fusion for PES 2010.

'Splinter Cell Conviction' (ALL) Possible on the PS3, But Won't Be

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An investigation into his daughter's death unwittingly leads former agent Sam Fisher to discover he's been betrayed by his prior agency, the Third Echelon. Now a renegade, Fisher finds himself in a race against time to thwart a deadly terrorist plot that threatens millions. Ubisoft has stated several times that the new SC will remain an X360 exclusive, but previous statements of the PS3 not being capable of handling the game are now being backpedaled.

'Fable II Gold Edition' (X360) Bundles Game With DLCs

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fable 2 will offer even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of the original Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose. The Gold Edition includes the Fable II game and the Knothole Island, and See the Future DLCs for one price.

'DJ Star' (NDS) Gets European Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In DJ Star, music lovers get to imitate their idols and realize their dreams of becoming heroes and heroines of the turntable. Players begin their careers as local turntable novices, and work their way up step by step as they gain experience.

Zoo Games Opens Up Shop in Europe

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Games announced the opening of a European office in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. This division will be called Zoo Entertainment Europe Limited, and will enable the North American publisher to become a major player in the European casual gaming market.

'Bionic Commando Rearmed' (ALL) Update Nearing Completion

by Rainier on July 22, 2009 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando Rearmed is a makeover of the classic 8-bit game released 20 years ago, but with updated visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score and the addition of a 2-player co-op mode. An update adding Trophies to the PS3 edition, as well as various tweaks and bug fixes, is expecting in the next week or two.