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'Scorpion Disfigured' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 8:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scorpion Disfigured, a straight-forward FPs which puts you in the shoes of special agent Scorpion, takes terrorists combat to a new level after alien species and terrorist organizations are born from political crisis and the world is thorn apart by nuclear weapons and environmental disasters leaving nothing more than a mine field full of tribal wars, religious fanaticism and ruthless Warlords

'Valkyria Chronicles 2' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The story of Valkyria Chronicles II takes place two years after the conclusion of the original game. A group of young Gallian Military Academy cadets find themselves plunged into a bitter civil war when the newly formed Gallian Revolutionary Army stages a coup. As the epic drama unfolds in the game, players will experience stories of friendship, love and growing pains during a time of war and revolution.

'The Darkness 2' (ALL) Not Developed By Starbreeze

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 5:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally licensed by Majesco but sold off to 2K Games, The Darkness is based on Top Cow's comic book series, and while a sequel to the 2007 action game has been mentioned by various Top Cow executives on several occasions, it seems original developer Starbreeze Studios is currently not involved with the follow-up, according to Starbreeze CEO Johan Kristiansson, as they are currently already working on two unannounced projects for EA.

Various Game Trailers #1652

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 5:22 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:

  • Command & Conquer 4 [PC] - Reveal Trailer
  • The Kore Gang [Wii] - E3 2009 Trailer
  • Modern Warfare 2 [ALL] - AC130 Trailer
  • Spectrobes: Origins [Wii] - What Are Spectrobes Trailer

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

Nucleosys Shutting Down

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nucleosys was a two-man Argentinian studio known for making atmospheric mystery adventure games such as Scratches. It was working on Risk Profile: Federal Cases, an educational adventure game, which took much longer than expected to finish and has so far only been released in its home country. Its founder Agustin Cordes revealed that Nucleosys will be shutting down shortly, with both developers going their separate ways.

'Undead Knights' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 3:21 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.

Mortal Kombat Studio Now Known as WB Games Chicago

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 3:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the wake of the Warner Bros./Midway acquisition, the Mortal Kombat studio, also known as Midway Chicago, will henceforth be known as WB Games Chicago, according to several of its employees' social networking statuses. Ed Boon revealed a while back that the studio is working on the next installment in the MK franchise, going back to its roots, with "sick" fatalities.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) Shows Off McLaren F1 - New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 3:04 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.

EA Reveals Music Lineup for its Sports Franchises This Fall

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts unveiled the full soundtracks for Madden NFL 10, FIFA 10, NHL 10 and NBA LIVE 10, representing the sounds of this fall's four sports franchises and affirms EA's standing as the leaders in worldwide videogame music and marketing.

'The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut' Patch Coming This Week

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 2:31 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.

'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' (PS3/X360) Spider-Man vs. Strider - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Court Rules in Favor of THQ in WWE Royalty Dispute

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For years now THQ and JAKKS Pacific have been in the process of arbitrating the royalty rate to be paid by THQ to JAKKS Pacific for WWE video game sales, and after various lawsuits, arbitrators have decided that JAKKS is to receive a preferred return payment at a rate of 6% of net sales, rather than the 10% rate it request.

'South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play! is a fast-paced action/strategy game that combines these lovable characters with snowball battles and tower defense tactics.

'Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head the farmer is all set for a big date, but wait…..the farmer’s new toupee has gone missing! Gamers will play as Shaun and call upon other favorite characters from the show, such as Shirley, Timmy, Bitzer and more, as they help Shaun escape the naughty pigs and other mischievous animals in a bid to rescue the missing toupee!

'Fat Princess' (PS3) Coming this Thursday to PSN

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fat Princess pits two hordes of players against each other in comic medieval battle royale. Your goal is to rescue your beloved princess from the enemy dungeon. There's a catch though: your adversary has been stuffing her with food to fatten her up and it's going to take most of your army working together to carry her back across the battlefield.

'World of Battles' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 11:10 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.

Ubisoft Financials Reveals Red Steel 2, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon Delays

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft reported its sales for the first fiscal Q1 2009 ended June 30, 2009. Citing market conditions and lower than expected NDS/back catalog numbers, first-quarter sales were down 51%. More importantly, Ubisoft is delaying the release of several major titles such as Red Steel 2, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and I Am Alive, while keeping Assassin's Creed II on track.

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 10:12 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.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Fireteam Bravo 3 you lead a fireteam of friends on an action-packed military hunt for weapons of mass destruction and an ex-KGB agent, letting you join forces to tackle realistic military action, tactics and teamwork wherever and whenever you want.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey' (ALL) Demo Coming to Xbox Live On Wednesday

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 10:04 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.

Monday, July 27, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 9:52 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:

'Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2' (PS3) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 9:34 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.

'Zombie Panic in Wonderland' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Formed in November of 2008, Akaoni Studios unveiled its first project, Zombie Panic in Wonderland, a frantic action game with great amounts of “humor too macabre for Nintendo to handle” which will be available for Wii Ware during the last term of this year.

'Hearts of Iron III' Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron III will follow the series' tradition of most detailed and complete strategic game on WW2 while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 10,000 provinces.

XBLA Preview - 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-shelled'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 27, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Cowabunga dude! Marking the franchise’s 25 anniversary, everyone's favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is back with a brand new look in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled.” The arcade classic has been revamped with all new 3D graphics, but the same classic beat 'em up gameplay.

'echoshift' (PSP) Introduces Self Co-Op - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

echoshift a shares echochrome’s unique puzzle concept, however brings a new gaming style as well as visual appeal to players who are tasked to strategically maneuver a mannequin-like figure through each level while solving intricate puzzles within a certain amount of time.

'Mount & Blade: Warband' Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 7:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mount & Blade is a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat. The Warband multiplayer expansion will focus on battles, not the campaign, and let up to 32 players (and bots) duke it out in a variety of modes such as DM/TDM and Siege. Fans interested in participating in the beta test can now sign up.

'Real Heroes: Firefighter' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 7:19 a.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.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) Becomes Million Seller

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 7:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

'FIFA 10' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 6:14 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.

Konami Bringing Heavy Hitters to GamesCom

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Konami will premiere a wave of new titles (Castlevania, MGS, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill) at the gamescom event in Cologne, with key development talent (Hideo Kojima, Shingo "Seabass" Takatsuka) on hand to present and answer questions on their work.

'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FF XIII provides tangible, intuitive controls while delivering seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and stunning in-game cinematics. The latest in cutting-edge technology has been utilized in development of Final Fantasy XIII, thus making this newest addition to the Final Fantasy series worthy of the title next generation.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) Gets Playable DJ Jazzy Jeff, New Tracks - Trailer

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. An all-new turntable controller transforms players into DJs by creating original mixes of popular songs and music from the world’s most exciting artists and DJs.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, July 27, 2009

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 5:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added one NDSi, and three WiiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: Tales of Monkey Island, The Three Musketeers, HB Arcade Cards (Wiiware), Sudoku Student (NDSiWare).

'White Knight Chronicles' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 4:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

White Knight Chronicles provides RPG fans with visually stunning backdrops, a unique battle system, and robust online gameplay rooted in an epic adventure. Throughout the game players will have the opportunity to explore the massive world of White Knight Chronicles, experiencing a medieval-like fantasy where the hero is able to engage in combat as the larger-than-life White Knight.

'Dead Space' (ALL) Coming to the Movies, to Coincide With Sequel?

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, you step into a 3rd person sci-fi survival horror experience delivering psychological thrills and gruesome action. Variety is reporting that DJ Caruso (Eagle Eye/Smallville) will be directing a movie based on EA's Dead Space, produced by Temple Hill's Marty Bowen/Wyck Godfrey, while also making mention of Dead Space 2 being in development.

'Star Trek: D-A-C' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Trek: D.A.C. is a fast-paced, top-down 3D space shooter inspired by J.J. Abrams’ upcoming movie. Battle as the Federation against the Romulans in singleplayer, team up with a friend for co-op or go online in 6vs6 multiplayer mode.

'Dante's Inferno' (PS3/X360) Apologizes For Its Sinful Comic-Con Contest

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. After receiving a storm of negative feedback for its booth babe picture-taking contest, which offered a "sinful night with two hot girls" as well as dinner, booty and more, EA apologized for "any confusion and offense," basically claiming it was a joke.

'Theatre of War 2: Centauro' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company and Battlefront.com announced a new expansion pack for its tactical WWII strategy title Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943, dedicated to the 131st Armored Division Centauro and the battles it took part in North Africa starting from December 1942 till mid-May 1943.

'Trine' (ALL) - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trine is a fantasy action game where the player can create and use physics-based objects to beat hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. Set in a world of great castles and strange machinery, three heroes are bound to a mysterious device called the Trine in a quest to save the kingdom from evil.

'Armored Core 3' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally released on the PS2 in 2002, Armored Core 3 is getting ported to the PSP, with the addition of a multiplayer mode. The game is based around one entity that ruled the world, The Controller. As time went on several powerful Corporations came on the scene, waging war with each other in their struggles to gain absolute power.

Wii Review - 'Ghostbusters: The Video Game'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 27, 2009 @ 3:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

'Resident Evil 5' (ALL) System Requirements

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 3:27 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.

'Crysis 2' (PS3/X360/PC) Not Coming Until Next Year

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this year, EA agreed to a deal extension with Crytek to publish Crysis 2. Renowned for their technical excellence, artistic craftsmanship and commitment to quality, Crytek is building Crysis 2 on their new state-of-the-art multiplatform game development solution CryENGINE 3. It's not exactly a surprise, but Crytek confirmed that Crysis 2 won't see the light of day until 2010.

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes' (ALL) Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on July 27, 2009 @ 3:11 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.