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'Mini Ninjas' (ALL) - 68 New Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 7:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for a Ninja adventure like you have never seen before! Join Hiro, the smallest hero on the biggest adventure, as he embarks on an epic and electrifying quest to restore harmony to a world on the brink of chaos. Use your skills and mighty Ninja training to battle a magical army of evil Samurai.

'Champions Online' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 6:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Champions Online is an MMORPG based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments.

Various Game Trailers #1638

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 6:40 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:

  • NHL 10 [ALL] - Trailer #2
  • Brutal Legend [ALL] - Tim Schafer Walkthrough Trailer


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

'Sands of Destruction' (NDS) Delayed, Anime Coming to North America

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 6:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Sands of Destruction you'll experience an action-packed story featuring a unique range of characters, a artistic atmosphere and an intense RPG battle system. SEGA has signed a licensing partnership with Funimation to produce home entertainment, broadcast/digital content, and merchandise for the first season of the Sands of Destruction fantasy adventure anime series.

'Final Fantasy IV: The After Years' (Wii) DLC Adds New Tales - Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 6:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With both single and multiplayer modes, Wii users will now be able to explore the world of Final Fantasy IV with up to three of their friends and coordinate commands into a single attack. Unravel a mystery told through the intertwining stories of a familiar cast of characters, and complete the FF IV experience with this latest installment in the franchise.

'1 vs. 100 Live' (X360) Prizes Added to North American Beta This Week

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Popular TV game show 1 vs. 100 is coming to Xbox Live Primetime, pitting one Xbox Live member against 100 others from around the world with a live host and great prizes.

'Just Cause 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 3:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just Cause 2 stars Rico Rodriguez, back to wreak havoc once again, this time with a new destination – the huge playground of the Southeast Asian islands of Panau, in an over-the-top Hollywood-esque blockbuster of a video game.

'FF Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers' (Wii) Contest Sends You To Tokyo

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers provides a fresh take on the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series as it combines the storytelling depth, expansive world and graphical quality of Final Fantasy with motion-driven, real-time action gameplay.

'Monster Hunter 3' (Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 3:01 p.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.

'The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition' (XBLA/PC) Coming Next Week

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a completely re-imagined version of the original that adds updated high definition graphics, a re-mastered musical score, and full voice-over to the classic adventure game originally launched in 1990.

'Lost Planet 2' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 12:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Planet 2' story has advanced beyond Wayne Holden as players will now follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirates on their quest to seize control of E.D.N III. Players will move their heroes through different stories creating a truly unique and interactive experience.

Ubisoft Opens New Development Studio in Toronto

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft plans to open a full development studio in Toronto, Ontario, a first for the company in the province, resulting in the creation of 800 new jobs within the area over the next decade, with The new studio to begin operations in late 2009.

'Hearts of Iron III' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 11:54 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.

LucasArts Bringing Its Back Catalog to Steam

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today LucasArts announced a new initiative in its effort to revive its classic and beloved franchises by making its games available for the first time ever as digital downloads online on Steam. Starting Wed., July 8 you will be able to download classic adventure titles like LOOM and The Dig and hit action games including Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Republic Commando.

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

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 10:34 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.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' - v1.5.10 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is a survival FPS game based on a 'what-if' scenario of the second Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. The game is created as a warning to mankind against mindless play with technologies.

'Risen' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, Risen unfolds over 4 chapters and offers multiple ways to develop the story by your actions and decisions. An intuitive user control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers alike.

Study Finds Video Game Play At An All-Time High

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A recent study from Nielsen shows the video game industry is thriving despite the recession. Overall, the uncertain economy has not hurt gameplay and may have accelerated it as gamers look to get more value out of the games they own.

X360/PC Preview - 'Splinter Cell: Conviction'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 6, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

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.

'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) Delayed on PC to Add DirectX11 Support - Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 8:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 benefits from tuned-up car-handling physics system, a new damage engine effects, a new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in the original. Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will feature a roster of contemporary off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.

'Skate 3' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 8:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Skate 2 is an authentic skateboarding experience with all-new tricks that allow gamers to truly skate it their way, delivering all the grit, creativity and culture of skateboarding. With the success of the two first titles, it should come as no surprise that EA wants to carry on the franchise, and according to skating website Epicly Trife, EA is working on Skate 3, which will apparently include Chet Childress.

'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 7:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint 2 will see the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theater of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense than ever before.

'Ion Assault' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Black Inc.'s Space combat action game Ion Assault, instead of conventional weapons, players use the free energy particles that are abundant in space to fend off swarms of aliens.

'Rock Band' (Wii) Gets Green Day Three Pack, And 25 Other Tracks

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 7:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' (PS3/X360) Zangief vs. Hulk - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 6:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Teased at over the past few weeks, Capcom and Marvel officially announced that the oft-requested fighting game, Marvel vs. Capcom 2. The classic fighter pits some of Capcom’s familiar faces against a host of Marvel Comic’s biggest names in explosive three-on-three team battles.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, July 6, 2009

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

Nintendo added a classic, one NDSi, and two WiiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: Bit.Trip Core, Bust-A-Move Plus!, Heracles Chariot Racing (Wiiware), California Games (VC), Art Style: BASE 10, Asphalt 4: Elite Racing (NDSiWare).

'Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A turn-based RPG that puts you in the role of a 14-year-old boy on a mission to rescue a princess from a wicked witch, Final Fantasy Gaiden no longer features a menu-based combat system but uses "charges"; you'll team up with others in a four-character squad customizable with a variety of weapons and armor.

'1 vs. 100 Live' (X360) Euro BETA Launches This Week

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 4:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Popular TV game show 1 vs. 100 is coming to Xbox Live Primetime, pitting one Xbox Live member against 100 others from around the world with a live host and great prizes.

'Katamari Forever' (PS3) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The crazy, zany, world of Katamari is back and better than ever before, complete with new stages, new visual effects, new strategies, and full 1080p HD resolution! The gameplay has generated millions of fans worldwide and the loveable characters are ready to roll again.

'SOCOM 4' (PS3) In Development?

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zipper Interactive's SOCOM games are tactical shooter titles with a third-person viewpoint and simplified controls/objectives setting it apart from other titles in the genre. It's been four years since SOCOM III, not counting last year's SOCOM Confrontation, and according to PCB Productions, a digital media content creation that also revealed Syphon Filter 5 earlier this year, it is currently assisting with the motion capture direction on SOCOM 4.

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) - Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 3:25 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.

'Laxius Force II' Announced

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aldorlea Games announced that it is developing a sequel to its RPG Laxius Force, scheduled for later this year. Fans of the first chapter in the soon-to-become trilogy will be happy to hear the sequel picks up exactly where the first one left off, and that it will be possible to export savefiles from part 1 to part 2.

'Street Gears' Gets Second Content Update Later This Month - Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on a persistent manga-style universe, Street Gears is a massively multiplayer roller game where players can challenge each others in races or tricks contests. The G-Project expansion will add a new track, a brand new tuning system and tuning shop, as well as a variety of other system and content updates and fixes.

NDS Review - 'Flower, Sun and Rain'

by Brad Hilderbrand on July 6, 2009 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Flower, Sun and Rain is a mystery adventure, in the vein of Groundhog Day, where you play a detective charged with locating and defusing a bomb by solving thought-provoking puzzles with a wealth of bizarre outcomes.

Monday, July 6, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 6, 2009 @ 2:46 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: