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'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) Shows Off Porsche Cayman S - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 6:47 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.

'Tony Hawk: Ride' (Wii/PS3/X360) Pro Skater Roster Revealed

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tony Hawk: Ride players will have the ability to physically play the game using an innovative motion sensing skateboard controller, allowing for unprecedented freedom and movement.

'Wireway' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wireway is a 2D platformer featuring a spunky little hero Wiley Springer, who has to battle aliens gangs, avoide obstacles and ultimately defeat the alien boss, to bring back the spirit and love throughout the Universe!

Various Game Trailers #1655

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 6:19 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:

  • Darkest of Days [ALL] - Weapons Trailer #2
  • Assassin's Creed II [ALL] - Comic-Con Discussion Panel Trailer
  • Halo 3: ODST [X360] - Desperate Measures ViDoc Trailer
  • Blur [PS3/X360/PC] - Behind the Scenes Trailer
  • Daisy Fuentes Pilates [Wii] - Trailer
  • Dead Space Extraction [Wii] - Comic-Con 09 Trailer (2)
  • Shorts [NDS] - Helvetica Trailer


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

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Map Pack 3 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 5:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Dawn of War II' v1.5 Patch Rolled Out, Goes Halfsies on Steam, D2D

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 4:26 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. THQ has rolled out the v1.5 'There is Only War' patch (eight new maps, balance changes, new spectator feature, etc) and to celebrate is slashing 50% off the price on Steam/D2D.

'pop'n music' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 4:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

pop' n music is a rhythmic game for all ages that allows for players to play music with easy and intuitive controls, taking full advantage of the Nunchuk and Wii Remote as you move up, down, left and right to original and licensed music.

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) Lawsuit a Close Call, Ruling Delayed

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 4:15 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. DF countersued, and a preliminary hearing was postponed by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan. While he says it'll be a close call, he seems to think Activision won't be able to win its argument.

'Walk It Out' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Walk It Out invites players to experience a revolutionary workout where walking to the beat of great music unlocks the secrets of a rich, interactive world, while burning calories and increasing fitness!

PlayStation Store Has Fat Princess, DLCs, Madden Demo, Tracks

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Fat Princess ($14.99), Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 ($14.99), demos for Madden NFL 10, Watchmen Part 2, DLCs for Rag Doll Kung Fu, Cross Edge, Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires, song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band, as well as the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes and downloadable PSP games (Spec Ops: Airborne Commando ($5.99).

'Star Trek Online' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek Online is the MMOG that allows you to boldly go where no one has gone before!

Impulse July 31 - Aug. 2, 2009 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 2:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, and is dropping prices on Crazy Machines BUNDLE: $39.99 (reg $59.99), Grand Ages Rome: $29.99 (reg $39.99), Star Assault $4.99 (reg $9.99), The Wonderful End of the World $4.99 (reg $9.95) and Imperium Romanum $4.99 (reg $9.99).

'Gran Turismo' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gran Turismo is built for optimal performance and fun racing excitement on the PSP, featuring more than 800 vehicle models from the world’s top manufacturers (over 4,500 total paint variations) and more than 30 tracks (60+ total layouts), including famous world circuits, city courses and other environments.

'Bookworm Adventures Vol. 2' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the Bookworm Adventures series, players take on the role of Lex the Bookworm, leading him through a series of books involving fictional characters which Lex must overcome by forming words from an ever-changing set of letter tiles.

'Free Realms' (ALL) Rolls Out Speedway Thunder Update - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 2:20 p.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. the Speedway Thunder featuring fast cars, new profession progression and two new thrill-a-minute tracks to shakedown guaranteeing epic crash and draft action!

'Cipher Complex' (PS3/X360) Canceled By SEGA?

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cipher Complex, the first completely original title from Edge of Reality, is an intense, cinematic military combat game that will deliver a brutal shot of adrenaline straight to the hearts of next-generation gamers. Not heard of since 2007, some detective work by Superannuation points out that, according to producer Rob Brown, the game was quietly canceled by SEGA earlier this year.

'Marvel Super Hero Squad' (NDS/PSP/PS2/Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel Super Hero Squad is a multiplayer adventure game that will feature nonstop action-adventure gameplay and epic battles, as well as a breadth of the new, super-stylized Marvel characters.

'Wolfenstein' (ALL) Multiplayer Details Revealed

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the OSA agent BJ Blazkowicz as they are thrust into the unknown and unexpected to battle against combat troops, otherworldly forces, and the dark science created by a supernatural Nazi force hell-bent on world domination. Endrant Studios' Matt Wilson has spilled the beans on the multiplayer aspect of the game.

'Demigod' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in an future-fantasy world, Demigod is a team-based action/RPG/RTS hybrid game that casts you as a hero waging war to obtain a position within the pantheon of gods.

'F.E.A.R. 2' (ALL) Reborn DLC Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 11:19 a.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. Monolith plans to release a single-player campaign, Reborn, which will add 4 new levels, with a new storyline, new mp mode, as well as new trophies/achievements.

'Dark Void' (ALL) Gets Pushed to 2010

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Void is a highly innovative action title that will deliver a groundbreaking combination of fast-paced vertical combat mixed with mid-air and on-foot action. Capcom has decided to delay Dark Void from its original fall 2009 date to early 2010 "to avoid competition with releases of major titles of other companies."

'Prelude to Darkness' - v1.80 Patch Available NOW

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

Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness is a dark, sophisticated fantasy CRPG featuring complex, turn-based tactical combat, 3D graphics, a skill-based character advancement system, and an intricate, involved plot.

'Runes of Magic' Goes Underwater With New Dungeon - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 1,000 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming' (NDS) Coming in August

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming is an all-new action-puzzle game and continues the tale of the island and its residents. Players can choose from 12 playable characters, each with their own unique story! See how the mystery unfolds from each character's perspective, and who they meet along the way!

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' Shows Off The Sorcerer Class - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Warriors Orochi 2' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warriors Orochi 2 takes place after the events of the original, featuring an overwhelming lineup of over 90 playable characters from both franchises including Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends, plus new characters from Chinese and Japanese history.

JoWood's GamesCom 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

JoWood announced its line-up of titles it will be showing off at GamesCom 2009 (August 19th – 23rd), such as Yoga“ for Wii, ArcaniA: A Gothic Tale, Painkiller: Resurrection, Safecracker DS and several others.

'Fossil Fighters' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fossil Fighters lets players build a collection of more than 100 fantastical dinosaurs known as “vivosaurs.” This new game incorporates elements of discovery, tactics and strategy as players try to revive and power-up battle-ready vivosaurs to battle it out on the field, or trade them via a local wireless connection.

'Platinum Life' to Feature T.I. and Grand Hustle Records

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Platinum Life allows players to enter the music world where they start as an unsigned musician and ultimately reach superstar celebrity status, clawing their way up in the music industry by being around the best and the brightest artists, allowing them to upgrade every aspect of their life.

'Mir II' Content Update Adds New Maps, Monsters, Bosses, Items and More

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mir II: The Legend Continues is a free-to-play MMORPG, originally launched in late 2001, providing a variety of gameplay for the users to choose from – PvE, PvP, guild battles, guild castle wars, individual challenge rooms, dungeons and more.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 6:35 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:

'Chronicles of Mystery: Curse of the Ancient Temple' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring classic point-and-click gameplay with hidden object puzzles, players will need to call upon all their logic and people skills to decipher clues to the forgotten secrets of the famed Knights Hospitaller.

'Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier' (PS2/PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Picking up from where the original trilogy left off, Jak and furry friend Daxter team up with Kiera on her quest to become a Sage and save their world from the threat of darkness. As the environment of their planet slowly dies, our two heroes embark on a mission to protect their world from the threat of “dark eco”.

'The King of Fighters' World' Announced

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOF World is adapted from The King of Fighters XII and will combine traditional fighting game and MMORPG features by adding a complete multiplayer RPG mode. The RPG part of KOF World will be customized for the Chinese market by including scenes of Shanghai, Xi'an, Beijing and other Chinese cities.

'NBA 10 The Inside' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 5:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining the perfect blend of arcade and simulation basketball along with a host of unique mini-games, NBA 10 The Inside delivers an engaging NBA experience with quick action and fluid gameplay.

'Killing Floor' Mapping Contest Wave 1 Now Open

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive's 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.

'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' (ALL) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The G.I. Joe video game will feature an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) Complete Tracklist Revealed

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 4:24 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.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v6.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 4:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines game to v6.4 and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes etc..

'Monster Hunter 3' (Wii) Ships One Million in Japan

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MH Tri, pronounced as "try," is an action RPG series where you hunt down fantastical monsters in natural environments, including underwater aquatic beasts, as well as implementing a split-screen co-op mode and introducing a new Arena fighting mode.

'Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment' (PSN/XBLA) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment is a tactical role-playing game for XBL/PSN where two rival kingdoms stand on the brink of war. In a small town on their border is a simple church orphanage, home to young Tobias Martin. Caught in the tide of battle, Tobias and his comrades enlist to fight for peace - and revenge.

'Summer Athletics 2009' (ALL) Multiplayer Modes - Trailer

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The battle for Gold Medals and personal bests ignites excitement and healthy competition in Summer Athletics 2009. Athletes from all over the world run, throw, jump and swim for victory. Millimeters and split seconds will decide the winners. Summer Athletics 2009 will support Wii Balance Board, with a unique Balance Board Cup.

Wii Review - 'Wii Sports Resort'

by Sanford May on July 30, 2009 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Wii Sports Resort takes the inclusive, fun and intuitive controls of the original Wii Sports to the next level, introducing a whole new set of entertaining and physically immersive activities.

'Easy Piano' (NDS) Shows Off Keyboard Peripheral - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Easy Piano is the first ever Nintendo DS game coming with a real mini-piano accessory plugged to your console, and which allows you to learn piano without having to take boring music theory lessons!

'Ashes Cricket 2009' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ashes Cricket 2009 is set to build on the heritage that Codemasters has enjoyed with its Brian Lara series and will continue to lead the field with great batting, bowling and fielding gameplay and authenticity that made the series a hit with cricket fans.

Revolution Software Forms Mobile Division

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revolution Software has announced a new division dedicated to creating and publishing narrative-based handheld entertainment specifically for formats which support online and over-the-air digital distribution.

'Death to Spies: Moment of Truth' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 30, 2009 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Semion Strogov, captain of the 4th department of the Soviet counterintelligence service called SMERSH, is back from his previous missions and must now participate in a series of even more complicated and exciting military operations under the code name Death to Spies: Moment of Truth.