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'Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

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

Might & Magic Clash of Heroes is a puzzle RPG in which, through five unique and epic quests, players will alternate exploration and turn-based puzzle battles in the game to save the world of Ashan from demonic chaos.

'Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tales of Monkey Island brings the adventures of pirate Guybrush Threepwood into a new era with an storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled during the course of the five-episode saga.

Various Game Trailers #1639

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 5:04 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:

  • Wolfenstein [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Bass Pro Shops: The Strike [Wii/X360/PC] - Trailer
  • MAG [PS3] - Command And Control Trailer
  • Assassin's Creed II [ALL] - Developer Diary #1
  • Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 [Wii] - Trailer
  • Unbound Saga [PSP] - Behind the Panels Trailer #2

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

'Dragon Ball: Raging Blast' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 5:03 p.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.

New MechWarrior Game in Development ?

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Microsoft shut down Shadowrun studio FASA, founder Jordan Weisman bought back the rights to MechWarrior, Shadowrun, Crimson Skies and the other properties in the FASA catalog, and formed Smith & Tinker. At that time, it was too early to announce any plans, but earlier today several videos appeared out of nowhere showing off what is rumored to be footage from a new MechWarrior game under development at Piranha Games, who will reportedly officially announce a new title later this week.

SingStore Gets Updated With Dozens of New Tracks

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Once you are tired of the recent Singstar titles, you can connect to the online SingStore, giving you access to more than 400 downloadable songs to add to your collections. In an effort to enhance the North American SingStore based on consumer feedback, dozens of new songs have been added, including two new Coldplay trackpacks, Radiohead, Gloria Estefan tracks and more...

'Natural Selection 2' Introduces The Onos - Trailer

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unknown Worlds announced Natural Selection 2, the next evolution in multiplayer action/strategy gameplay and will be targeted for both competitive and public play. New features include dynamically changing environments, a new resource model, flexible game scripting and modes, and new weapons, abilities and upgrades.

'Fight Night Round 4' (ALL) to Get Free DLCs in Aug/Sept

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fight Night Round 4 features an all new physics based gameplay engine that brings the most authentic boxing interpretation to the video game world. The action inside the ring will be faster than ever, delivering a true representation of the sport's incredible speed, accuracy, timing, and power. In August a DLC will add a new training gym, gameplay sliders and outfits including an updated Sugar Ray Leonard, while the Sept. DLC will update the Total Punch Control, but also add face-button control for punches.

'Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the legendary book series by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson, Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is a first-person fantasy role-playing game that takes players on an elaborate adventure through the Firetop Mountain Keep, the scene of the first entry in the renowned literary line.

'Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2' (ALL) Gets Priced and Dated

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Watchmen: The End is Nigh is a hardcore mature action brawler featuring bloody visceral combat in settings which are reminiscent of the film. While Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 1 takes place more than a decade before the film’s main story, part 2 has Rorschach and Nite Owl solving the case of a missing girl, Violet Greene.

'Battlefield 2' - v1.50 BETA Patch #3 Available NOW

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 2 features immense, richly detailed, destructible environments, from city streets to remote forests, in some of the most notorious hot spots around the world. This v1.50 BETA patch adds extra Vista support, a new map (Operation Blue Pearl) and various tweaks and bugs fixes.

'Halo 3: ODST' (X360) New Multiplayer Maps Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo 3: ODST is a new game in the Halo saga that lets people experience events leading up to the epic story told in Halo 3 through the eyes of an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper, as they search for clues leading to the whereabouts of their scattered squad and the motivations behind the Covenant's invasion of New Mombasa.

'Kenka Bancho 3' (PSP) Coming to North America

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kenka Bancho 3 is a Japanese beat'em up for PSP which puts you in the role of a high school student on a class trip to a historic Japanese city, includes no shortage of fist-to-face and knee-to-gut action, and all in the name of pride and bragging rights.

'World of Battles' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 10:45 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.

Namco Bandai Finalizes Atari Euro Distribution Operation Acquisition

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai Europe has completed its purchase of Atari’s global PAL distribution operation, with the entity re-named Namco Bandai Partners with immediate effect, which will distributes titles worldwide, excluding Japan and North America, from Namco Bandai Games, Atari and other major international video game publishers.

'Alpha Prime' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alpha Prime is a sci-fi FPS action game with an emphasis on the single player experience, a varied gameplay balance of combat and more technical activities such as hacking and remotely controlling robotic devices.

'Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans' (NDS) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans follows the Saiyan Saga of the original DBZ story starting from the World Tournament and Goku’s triumphant defeat of Piccolo. Players will take the role of Goku and travel the DBZ universe from jungle to Snow Mountain on their quest to victory.

NDS/Wii/PC Preview - 'World of Zoo'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on July 7, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

World of Zoo takes players beyond the fences and into their own zoo, allowing them to care for and build relationships with numerous animals through hands-on interactive gameplay.

PS2/Wii/PS3/X360 Preview - 'Cars Race-O-Rama'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on July 7, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

In THQ's Cars Race-O-Rama, players will join Lightning McQueen and Chick Hicks in Radiator Springs as they prepare their academy of student racers to compete in the Race-O-Rama Exhibition.

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

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 7:03 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. As promised, the Sacred 2 addon, Ice & Blood, adds a new character, varied new quests and stories, new in-game items, as well as two new singleplayer areas with all-new enemies.

'A Christmas Carol' (NDS) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 6:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney's A Christmas Carol is an adventure puzzler that celebrates the spirit of the holidays with a Scrooge twist. It is the only video game inspired by the re-envisioned classic Dickens tale and gives Nintendo DS players a fantastical, super-sensory adventure with engaging activities for the yuletide season.

'Lost Horizon' Announced - Screen

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 6:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver's Lost Horizon, developed by Secret Files studio Animation Arts, is going to captivate adventure fans with its classic 1930s setting, fascinating locations including Hong Kong, Tibet, and Morocco, and the eventful search for one of the greatest secrets of humankind.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 6:39 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:

'SimAnimals Africa' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SimAnimals Africa, gamers play with and tame all new exotic animals including lions, elephants and gorillas as they explore exotic landscapes from savannas to jungles. This game is great for kids and features challenges and mini-games that players solve to unlock new items, animals and levels to explore!

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 5:11 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.

'Runes of Magic' Reveals Two New Elf Classes

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 5:10 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.

PS3/X360/PC Review - 'Overlord II'

by Dustin Chadwell on July 7, 2009 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Alan Wake' (X360/PC) No Longer Coming to PC?

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alan Wake places gamers in the role of the best-selling suspense author, Alan Wake. He escapes to this small town to recover from the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée and comes face to face with his darkest nightmares. Fan site Brightfalls has some disturbing news claiming that the release of the PC version is up in the air, and that both Microsoft and Remedy are only speaking about the Xbox 360 version at the moment.

'Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo' (Wii) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 3:45 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.

'Neotokyo°' Mod Launches With 60K Downloads

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neotokyo°, a free Source engine mod, is an FPS set in a rich futuristic setting inspired by works such as “The Ghost in the Shell” and “AKIRA,” combining a unique twist on a CTF gametype with tactical elements to create a whole new gameplay experience.

'Fight Night Round 4' (ALL) Nationwide Tournament

by Rainier on July 7, 2009 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fight Night Round 4 features an all new physics based gameplay engine that brings the most authentic boxing interpretation to the video game world. The action inside the ring will be faster than ever, delivering a true representation of the sport's incredible speed, accuracy, timing, and power. GameStop is hosting a FNR4 tournament in over 2,100 stores starting Sat., July 11.