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'SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny' (PSP) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny brings back the franchise's weapon-based fighting formula to deliver a robust handheld experience. With a roster of more than 20 unique characters, expanded character creation feature, and multiple gameplay modes, SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny provides nail biting, head-to-head brawls that can be played anywhere, at anytime.

Various Game Trailers #1654

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 4:49 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:

  • Aliens vs. Predator [ALL] - Marines Trailer
  • Colin McRae: DiRT 2 [ALL] - Racing on DiRT with Ken BlockTrailer
  • Planet 51 [NDS/Wii/PS3/X360/PC] - Comic-Con 09 Trailer
  • Trials HD [X360] - Gameplay Trailer
  • PixelJunk Shooter [PS3] - Gameplay Trailer

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

'F.E.A.R. 2' (ALL) Single-player DLC to Add New Missions

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 4:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. After the Armored Front and Toy Soldiers multiplayer DLC, Monolith revealed it plans to release a single-player campaign in the near future. Reborn will add 4 new levels with a new storyline as Foxtrot 813 as well as new trophies/achievements.

'Wonderking' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 4:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WonderKing is a free-to-play MMO offering the ability to acquire tools, weapons and mounts from the item mall, challenge the demonic forces of Valron in real-time combat, and strive to become the Wonderking who'll bring light to the shadows of darkness.

'EA Sports MMA' (ALL) Preliminary Fighter Roster Revealed

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports MMA will feature the most authentic, intense and broad mixed martial arts experience to date - complete with a vast array of top fighters and fighting styles from around the world.

'Dawn of War II' - v1.5 Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WH40k: Dawn of War II takes players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-op campaign. Relic revealed that the v1.5 'There is Only War' patch (adds eight new maps, tons of balance changes, a new spectator feature, etc) will launch tomorrow.

'Reflection' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reflection is a puzzle platformer developed primarily at the University of Southern California. The world splits when a powerful mirror is fragmented and its shards dispersed. Now to restore the world, thief for hire Kirra must navigate through a shattered reality to find and piece back together the broken shards of the mirror.

Microsoft Offering Summer of Arcade Rebate

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year Microsoft launched a new initiative, the Summer of Arcade, going all out with big new titles for Xbox Live Arcade. With two titles down and three more to go Microsoft is offering people who purchase all five Summer of Arcade titles before Aug. 31 an 800 Microsoft Points rebate.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Glitch Wipes Leaderboards, Maybe Permanently

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Wars is an RTS game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. A technical issue wiped all Halo Wars Xbox Live single-player, multiplayer and Trueskill leaderboards, and while it is being investigated, developer Robot Entertainment fears it may not be able to recover the data.

'MX vs. ATV Reflex' (ALL) Features James 'Bubba' Stewart - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MX vs. ATV Reflex introduces revolutionary physics that allow for real-world terrain deformation and an intuitive, dual-stick control scheme that separates man from machine, as well as a wide variety of race modes, vehicles and worlds to explore while utilizing the all-new Rhythm Racing 2.0 physics engine.

'Trine' (ALL) Bug Delays PSN Release

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 12:04 p.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. Expected this week, a bug in the PS3 version has caused a delay, no new date set.

'Spore' - v1.05.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade.

'Dungeon Fighter Online' Enters Closed Beta - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Fighter Online is a free-to-play, free-to-download, arcade-style, action adventure game set in an immersive role-playing fantasy world. In addition to the beloved 2D side-scrolling play, it also includes the ability to create fully customized characters.

'Demon's Souls' (PS3) Expands Pre-Order with Soundtrack

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. has secured the North American publishing rights for Demon's Souls, a groundbreaking PS3 exclusive action RPG experience. Beautiful, compelling, and unforgiving, Demon's Souls is the hardcore RPG experience PS3 fans have been waiting for.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) to Get Playable Shirley Manson - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 10:31 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.

Blueside Announces New MMORPG, Codenamed 'Project T'

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Departing from the ‘Kingdom Under Fire’ series, “Project T” is a completely new franchise being developed by Blueside with a tremendous focus on stylish action and various aspects of online experience, some of which can be as sweet as a bed of roses or as bitter as a bed of nails in the world of MMORPG.

'Scorpion Disfigured' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scorpion Disfigured, a straight-forward FPS where you play as 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.

'Blood Bowl' (ALL) - v1.0.1.6 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 9:11 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.

'Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the first ever Hannah Montana game for the PSP, fans will not only star in the show, they will also design a custom concert in each city they visit and rock the stage as they perform as Hannah Montana to 10 hit songs, including three new tracks.

'Bakugan: Battle Brawlers' (ALL) Gets Date, Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision signed 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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 8:04 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:

'Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo' (Wii) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 7:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo promises to thrill fans with the first ever appearance of the original Dragon Ball story on Wii in glorious 3D. Heading back to the early days of the Dragon Ball story, players will control Kid Goku as he sets out on fantastic adventures with his friends.

'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' Games in Development

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 7:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Ludia Inc. announced a deal to create and distribute video games based on the reality TV dating shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) Reveals Renegade Edition - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 6:49 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. The Renegade Edition includes a Renegade turntable controller, hardshell carrying case that converts to a performance-ready DJ stand, and an exclusive JAY-Z and EMINEM 2-CD pack featuring unreleased tracks.

'Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 6:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Explorers of Skies is an action-packed adventure where players journey as actual Pokémon through a fantastic land untouched by humans. Before the game starts, players take a test to help them figure out which of the, over a dozen, Pokémon best represents their personalities.

'Tekken 6' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ready to set the standard for fighting games with stunning realism and uncompromising quality, Tekken 6 promises to deliver a pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat experience with bone-jarring punches and gut-wrenching grapples.

'Ultima Online: Mondain's Legacy' Becomes Free

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 6:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally launched in the summer of 2005, the 7th expansion to the Ultima Online MMORPG introduces the Elven race and several sprawling dungeons to the vast game world, and is now free to existing UO subscribers.

'White Knight Chronicles' (PS3) Sequel Already in Development

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Sony has yet to release Level-5's original White Knight Chronicles RPG in North America and Europe, the latest issue of Famitsu reveals that a sequel is already in the works, without giving any further details. White Knight Chronicles is a medieval-like fantasy RPG fans with a unique battle system, and robust online gameplay rooted in an epic adventure.

'Naruto Shippuden: Legends: Akatsuki Rising' (PSP) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on VIZ Media's Naruto Shippuden animated series, players will assume control of over 10 of their favorite ninja, including the dreaded Akatsuki, promising to deliver fierce ninja action as players re-live the Naruto Shippuden storyline and experience a brand new adventure.

'Lips: Number One Hits' (X360) Complete Track List Revealed

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grab your friends and family and warm up those vocal chords! It’s time to transform your next get-together into a memory-making musical affair with Lips: Number One Hits. Combined with the original game, Lips: Number One Hits sets the stage for the ultimate singing party with a new collection of global chart-topping songs to satisfy even the choosiest of performers.

Gamebryo Integrates Digital Molecular Matter Technology

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D game engine provider Emergent has teamed up with Pixelux Entertainment to integrate the Digital Molecular Matter technology (DMM) into its Gamebryo development suite, allowing it to better simulate material physics.

'Sacred 2: Ice & Blood' (PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests. The Sacred 2 Ice & Blood add-on adds a new character, varied new quests/stories, new in-game items, as well as two new single-player areas with all-new enemies.

'Twilight The Video Game' MMO in Development

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brainjunk Studios' Twilight The Video Game is an interactive experience that will allow players to immerse themselves into a deeper form of storytelling and adventure, gaining a deeper understanding of The Twilight Saga through explorations and discoveries. Created by superfan Brandon Gardner, a game software development major, Twilight The Video Game will cover Twilight, New Moon and the unpublished fan favorite, Midnight Sun.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'

by Dustin Chadwell on July 29, 2009 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince you'll engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class, take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory, get sidetracked by Ron's romantic entanglements and journey toward discovering the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

'Dragon Ball: Raging Blast' (PS3/X360) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is the first video game in the Budokai Tenkaichi series to come to PS3/X360 and features stunning HD graphics and audio, destructible environments and enhanced character features, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast takes players far beyond the realms of the original anime series.

GamersGate Specials July 30 - Aug. 2, 2009

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced that this week people who pre-order its WWII strategy title Hearts of Iron III will also receive the DLC Sprite Pack. The coming weekend Bioshock goes on sale for 60% off, while Juiced 2 Hot Import Nights drops 50% in price. Next week Nitro Games' naval strategy game East India Company will become available.

'Overlord II' (PS3/X360/PC) Rolls Out Battle Rock Nemesis DLC

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Overlord II, the new Overlord and a more powerful Minions horde take on the Glorious Empire, an advanced Romanesque nation, in a truly epic yet familiarly warped adventure. The Battle Rock Nemesis DLC extends the evil with new combat arena, enemies and in-game items.

'Free Realms' (ALL) Gets A Comic Book Series, Now On Sale

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Free Realms is a free whimsical fantasy massively multiplayer RPG from Sony Online offering lighthearted adventuring, aimed primarily at casual female gamers, and optional bonus content via micro transactions. SOE and WildStorm have teamed up with fantasy author J.S. Lewis to adapt Free Realms into a 12-issue comic book series.

'The Sims 3' - v1.3.24 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 29, 2009 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility!