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'Monster Hunter 3' (Wii) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 7:41 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.

'UFC 2009 Undisputed' (PS3/X360) Reveals First Patch Details

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 7:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFC 2009 Undisputed features an authentic and comprehensive UFC atmosphere, including an extensive roster of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world.

Various Game Trailers #1640

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 6:10 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:

  • Ion Assault [XBLA] - Trailer
  • Dante's Inferno [ALL] - Trailer #4
  • Space Bust-A-Move [NDS] - Trailer
  • Battlefield 1943 [ALL] - Launch Trailer

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

'Seven Haunted Seas' (ALL) - First Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seven Haunted Seas is a console Action RPG that mixes steam-punk and graphic novel-like artwork, and is a dark comedic tale about an undead pirate, Scurvy Pete, that returns from hell to find a dark, post-apocalyptic future where he must right all his wrongs to restore the world.

'Singularity' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Pushed to 2010

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raven Software's new sci-fi shooter Singularity is set on a small, unnamed island occupied by the Russians, Cold War tensions rise once again when a U.S. pilot discovers the horrific truth that became of experiments with element E99 in the 1950s. Activision has decided to push Singularity's original fall 2009 release date to Q1 2010 in order to not compete with its own Modern Warfare 2.

'Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires' (ALL) to Get Free DLCs Every Two Weeks

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever in a Warriors game you get the opportunity to play as either a ruler or an officer. You can choose to be the all powerful decision maker who combines politics and tactics to achieve the ultimate goal or the warrior who carries out those orders and turns strategic planning into battlefield glory.

'Tornado Outbreak' (Wii/PS3/X360) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tornado Outbreak is an action adventure game that has you take control of a raging tornado as you tear through open environments, chewing up the landscape and spitting out everything in your path.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) Band Kit Gets $100 Price Drop at GameStop

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: World Tour will feature guitar, vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), four-player on/offline co-op, and an eight-player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4). Until July 12, GameStop is offering $100 off the regular price of Guitar Hero World Tour Band Kits.

'Command & Conquer 4' Development Confirmed By EA UK

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last month, a survey revealed what sounded like the first details on a new Command & conquer game, but EA declined to comment any further. How it seems the rumor gained more credence as EA UK twittered "EA Los Angeles Announces Development of Command & Conquer 4," although the provided link does not exist (yet?). Whether this is a leak, typo, somebody jumping the gun too early, or somehow a hack is not clear at this point, with several of the key EA personnel attending an event in New York.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

'Conquest! Medieval Realms' - v1.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conquest! Medieval Realms is a turn-based game where the objective is to conquer up to 7 opposing players (either AI players or other human players) by defeating their armies and capturing their lands - to do this you will need to unite all of your lands, build up a powerful economy, and raise armies to defend the homeland and to take lands from your enemies.

'Dead to Rights: Retribution' (PS3/X360) Delayed Until 2010

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead to Rights: Retribution is a reinvention of the crime action series, thrusting players into a mature neo-noir crime drama as a vice cop Jack Slate and his canine companion Shadow. The game introduces new gameplay elements that unify the 3rd person shooting and brawling genres for a brutal and relentless new action-driven experience. Namco Bandai's Euro release list reveals DtR has been pushed until 2010.

'Age of Conan' Launches Re-evaluation Campaign

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game that brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. Anyone with a previously active account can now reactivate and play for two weeks – completely free of charge and with no strings attached.

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) - 44 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On-field authenticity and emotion is taken to another level in Madden NFL 10. With more control over the outcome of the play than ever before, players can drag defenders towards the first down marker, fight for a fumble at the bottom of the pile, and avoid the rush by stepping up into the pocket.

GamersGate Weekend Special July 9-12, 2009

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced a Red Faction Guerrilla Pre-order Special that gets you Red Faction 1 and Red Faction 2 for free, while Titan Quest Gold Edition and Eve Online are 50% off, this coming weekend only.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited' Gets Launch Date

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited is a free digital upgrade that makes DDO Unlimited the world’s first free-to-play MMO to offer the quality graphics and robust features previously only available in premium subscription based-games.

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

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 9:17 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.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'James Cameron's Avatar: The Game'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 8, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game takes you deep into the heart of Pandora, an alien planet that is beyond imagination. When conflict erupts between the RDA Corporation, a space-faring consortium in search of valuable resources, and the Na’vi, Pandora’s indigenous people, gamers will find themselves thrust into a fight for the heart of a planet and the fate of a civilization.

NDS Preview - 'Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on July 8, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Featuring an innovative new action drawing feature and enhanced drawing tools, Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter will give players new creative tools and immerse them into new worlds they create and explore.

'Kingdom Under Fire II' (X360/PC) Reveals New Details - New Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 7:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Under Fire II will offer an epic scale medieval fantasy war zone, much enhanced in every aspect from the previous versions, for gamers to conquer the Bersia continent with the new generation of heroes, and promises a shocking ending. Blueside confirms earlier speculations that KuF 2 will be release on the Xbox 360 as well as PC.

'Bionic Commando' (ALL) Gets PC Release Date

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer, a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.

'Sensible Soccer' Developer Teams up With Jagex Games Studio

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 7:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jagex Games Studio announced that Jon Hare, long time industry veteran known for Sensible Soccer, has joined the company as Head of Publishing. Hare has been appointed to oversee publishing at Jagex, with a particular focus on further developing its integrated gaming website targeted at time-pressed gamers.

'Peggle' - Free World of WarCraft Edition Available NOW

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 6:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This all-new WoW-themed Peggle features ten new levels with Peggle masters Bjorn the Unicorn and Splork with his Space Blast facing off against denizens of Azeroth.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 6:33 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:

'Puyo Puyo 7' (NDS/PSP/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sega's crazy puzzle series is coming back with a 7th installment, unfortunately only scheduled for release in Japan. Featuring five new characters (19 total) and a new gameplay mode (Great Transformation) Puyo Puyo 7 is a Tetris clone with online capabilities.

'The Witcher: Enhanced Edition' - v1.5 Patch Available NOW

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

The Witcher Enhanced Edition, CD Projekt's action/RPG, adds changes to the game's mechanics, better graphics, shorter load times, improved stability, the recently released D'jinni mod editor, two new adventures, making of DVD, two soundtracks, etc.

PSP Review - 'Pangya: Fantasy Golf'

by Dustin Chadwell on July 8, 2009 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Pangya: Fantasy Golf features beautifully rendered fantasy golf courses, thousands of character and equipment customization options and 18 playable characters, thrusting players into a world of golf gameplay filled with beauty and unlimited imagination.

'NERF 2: N-Strike Elite' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 5:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nerf: N-Strike Elite features a classic rail shooter style of gameplay and equips players with a cache of fresh features. With the Wii Remote snapped into the Nerf Switch Shot EX-3 blaster and the red reveal lens engaged, players will be able to detect enemy weak spots, solve puzzles and decode secret messages as they blast their way to victory.

Meridian4 Signs Digital Distribution Agreement with RTL Games

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meridian4 has signed a four title North American digital publishing agreement with RTL interactive Games Publishing, the crime-solving action arcade racing game Crash Time 2, racing team management game Racing Team Manager, Biathlon 2009 and winter sports compilation Winter Sports 2009: The Next Challenge.

'Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual' - v1.07 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual (formerly "Testament of Sin"), players' detective skills will be pushed to their limits as they travel the world in an attempt to unravel an ancient mystery and save a fellow archaeologist before it's too late.

'Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer' - Multilanguage Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 5:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer is a point & click adventure where the player takes on the role of an FBI agent, whose task is to solve a series of macabre murders of wealthy, well-to-do citizens.

'Fuzzums' (Wii/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fuzzums is a fun action puzzler that puts the player in charge of rescuing all the Fuzzums that have been abducted and scattered across an alien planet. Fuzzums love to experience new things and seek out shiny objects, so it is your job to guide them to a matter transporter which will beam them to a safe planet where they can be studied further.

'Monster Hunter Freedom Unite' (PSP) Sells 3.5 Million Units In Japan

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite delivers over 500 hours of gameplay spanning 400 missions. Add in previously unreleased monsters, weapons and missions and you have the biggest Monster Hunter to date. Since its March of 2008 release in Japan MHFU has sold over 3.5 million units in Japan

'Halo 3' (X360) Game With Static-X Fame

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The epic saga continues with Halo 3 as Master Chief returns to finish the fight, bringing the epic conflict between the Covenant, the Flood, and the entire human race to a dramatic, pulse-pounding climax.

'Summer Athletics 2009' (ALL) Introduces the Balance Board Cup

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 4:22 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.

'Way of the Samurai 3' (PS3/X360) Coming to North America

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acquire is developing the next installment in the Way of the Samurai series, currently only scheduled for release in Japan this fall, featuring over 100 weapons for you to wield in defense of the poor, lonely, while fending off rivaling samurai clans. Agetec revealed that it will publish the PS3 edition of Way of the Samurai 3 in North America, while UFO Interactive will do the X360 version.

'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe' (ALL) DLC Canceled

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kombat forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against the combined might of the DC Universe. Midway's Ed Boon revealed that a planned DLC for MKvsDCU, containing two new characters, will no longer be released in the wake of the Warner Bros./Midway acquisition.

'Global Agenda' Closed Beta to Commence July 24

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A departure from the traditional online settings of high fantasy, outer space, or military, Global Agenda is a fast-paced action MMO using Unreal Engine 3 set in Earth's near future, a spy-fi world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict.