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Capcom Bringing More Classic PSOne/PSP Games to PSN

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 5:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom has lifted the lid on the next batch of Capcom old skool love coming to PSP/PS3 owners. Resident Evil fans are going to have much to be happy about, as will all who've been asking for Dino Crisises, more Mega Manz the return of Powerstone, and even Capcom Puzzle World.

'Family Fun Football' (Wii) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 5:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Family Fun Football is a fun, arcade-style casual sports game for everyone to enjoy, where you can play against friends and family in vibrant themed football stadiums, or perhaps even in space!

People Spend More Time Playing Video Games Than Last Year

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nielsen Research data released this week shows that gamers are playing more this summer than last. June 2009's total video game console usage minutes went up 21% from the previous June with the average gamer logging 768 minutes, led by Microsoft's X360.

'Team Fortress 2' Classless Update Adds Hats, Maps and More

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TF2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc. Valve is prepping a Classless Update adding 18 new hats for the various classes as well as a new community map.

'MotorStorm Arctic Edge' (PS2/PSP) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The MotorStorm festival has ripped-up the Monument Valley desert, it’s obliterated everything that stood in its path on The Island, and now it’s set for a whole new challenge. MotorStorm Arctic Edge sees the music, the festival and the brutal off-road racing arrive in the breathtaking yet lethal and unpredictable setting of Alaska.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Introduces Wynne Character - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 3:23 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1663

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 3:19 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:

  • Section 8 [PS3/X360/PC] - Dev Diary Trailer #2
  • Sacred 2: Ice & Blood [PC] - Trailer
  • Tony Hawk: Ride [Wii/PS3/X360] - First Ride Trailer
  • Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream [Wii] - Trailer

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

GamersGate Weekly Specials Aug. 11 - Aug. 16, 2009

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced that this week is the Meridian 4 5th anniversary week, so you get 50% off on all their titles, or get the entire Meridian 4 catalog for $79.95/€79.95/£69.95 and save $500 (86% discount). This coming weekend (Aug. 13-16) GSC World's S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is 50% off, and next week will see the launch of new titles such as All Aspect Warfare, Angel of Attack, and Return to Mysterious Island 2.

'NBA 2K10: Draft Combine' (ALL) Signs Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose as Spokesman

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K10: Draft Combine will allow fans to create their own custom player with the utmost detail and, for the first time in the NBA 2K series, begin their career by experiencing the on-court life of an NBA hopeful going through the NBA Draft Combine at the world-renowned ATTACK Athletics gym in Chicago.

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) Shows Japanese Classics - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 12:57 p.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.

'Prince of Persia' Soundtrack to be Performed Live ... in Australia

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inon Zur's orchestral music from Ubisoft's Prince of Persia games will be performed in front of a live audience for the first time as part of the "A Night in Fantasia 2009" at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Australia, on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009.

'Mini Fighter' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mini Fighter is a frenetic, side-scrolling fighting game that features massively multiplayer online battles of up to 210 combatants. Players can level-up their fighters and compete in a wide variety of modes, from Survival and Tag Team matches to Boss fights and daily Siege Warfare.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) Limited Bonus Offer Adds 'Guitar Hero: Van Halen'

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 10:58 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. while also adding new gameplay modes. With every purchase of specially marked copies of GH5 during the month of September, fans will be able to rock out with an advance copy of the unreleased Guitar Hero Van Halen long before it takes the stage in stores.

'The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest' (ALL) Gets Pushed Into 2010

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is a new 3rd person action adventure where players assume the role of Aragorn and embark on his greatest quests from The Lord of the Rings trilogy as they wield his sword, bow or spear on foot and on horseback through an action-packed gameplay experience. Originally slated for fall 2009, WBIE has delayed the game until Spring 2010.

'Silent Hill: Shattered Memories' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the game shares its twisting plot with the original PlayStation game, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories takes a different path in many, many ways. Characters can be approached but will offer different responses and be found in different places, while new clues and gameplay paths can be followed.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) - Vote for Your Favorite Achievement/Trophy

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a vast open world environment, Assassin's Creed II invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy, and seeking vengeance.

'Baseball Blast!' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Offering a fun and unique new baseball experience, Baseball Blast! gives fans the opportunity to test their abilities in a variety of unique game modes, including skill challenges, puzzles, and trivia matches, as well as entertaining play-by-play commentary by popular baseball personalities.

'StarCraft II' Gets Custom Gear From Razer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

'Command & Conquer 4' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Introducing new class-based gameplay, mobile bases and persistent player progression throughout all game modes, Command & Conquer 4 offers players new, innovative and compelling strategic depth.

'Darkest of Days' (X360/PC) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantom EFX's Darkest of Days, using 8Monkey Labs' proprietary Marmoset game engine, is a story-rich, first-person shooter presenting an intriguing story of time-travel to some of the darkest periods in the history of mankind.

'Two Worlds II' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Two Worlds II presents a totally new experience, one in which 2 years of intensive development has enabled quantum leaps in all spheres: completely overhauled AI and balancing standards, experienced authors, the active combat system and the brand-new engine all combine to provide an experience where excitement, sheer enjoyment and graphics rule.

'Tekken 6' (ALL) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 8:36 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.

Capcom's GamesCom 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Capcom announced its line-up of titles it will be showing off at GamesCom 2009 (August 19th – 23rd), such as Lost Planet 2, Monster Hunter Tri, MotoGP 09/10 and Wii brawler Spyborgs.

Majesco Signs Zumba License, Developing Games

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to ditch the workout and join the Zumba movement as Majesco has teamed up with Zumba Fitness to bring the workout experience to video games.

'Drakensang: The River Of Time' Making Its Debut at GamesCom

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 7:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

dtp's Drakensang: The River Of Time is going to tell a new story within the Drakensang universe, bringing as much innovations as tried and true game elements to Radon Labs' fantasy RPG.

'Prison Break' (ALL) Picked Up by Koch Media - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 6:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prison Break was originally announced by Brash, but after its demise, the status was unknown, although Zootfly confirmed the game was still in development. Koch Media has signed a license agreement with 20th Century Fox regarding the worldwide publication rights to a video game based on the TV series Prison Break.

'Dragonica' North American Open Beta Starts Next Week

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 6:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonica is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade.

'Dead Space Extraction' (Wii) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 6:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.

Ozzy Osbourne to Rock BlizzCon 2009

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment announced that the Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, will headline the closing concert at this year’s BlizzCon, which will take place August 21-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center. While tickets to the convention sold out in minutes, a live Pay Per View event will be available via Internet stream and in HD on DIRECTV.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 5:16 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:

'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (ALL) Explains Hardcore Mode - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 5:00 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.

'Global Agenda' Goes on Tour, QuakeCon is Up Next

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 4:51 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.

'Fate/unlimited Codes' (PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Fate/unlimited Codes, handheld fighting will reach a whole new level of drama and excitement, where warriors clash in a battle royale for the Holy Grail.

Xbox 360 Summer Dashboard Update Rolled Out

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has rolled out a major dashboard update for its Xbox 360, improving aspects such as the Netflix streaming video experience, video display options, but also adding new items like premium avatar clothing (with a marketplace), user ratings, and Games on Demand (in August).

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

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 4:24 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.

NDS Review - 'Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled'

by Matt Olsen on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Originally a GBA title back in 2006, Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled is an Active-Time Tactical Combat RPG, featuring traditional turn-based combat which requires players to observe the positions of their characters as well as the enemies'.

'Making History II: The War of the World' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Making History II lets grand strategy players experience the role of a WWII era national leader embroiled in the toxic mix of waning empires, economic crisis, and ethnic "fault lines" that famously resulted in a global war that transformed the world.

'Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter' (ALL) Looking for a UK Hero

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. THQ has launched a nationwide competition to find the UK's most imaginative and creative up-and-coming child artists.

'Ignite' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 3:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ignite is something utterly different than any other racing game before. There is so many ways to win and positions can change until the last second and even after that, when everybody already crossed the finish line. Excitement never stops in Ignite as you may never be a sure winner at the lead and you never lost the race just because you are at the last position.

'Risen' (X360/PC) Gets Banned Down Under

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 3:40 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. Citing inappropriate sexual material and drug use, Australia's video game classification board has denied Risen a classification, even its MA15+ mature rating, making it illegal to be sold in stores.

Westwood Co-Founder Joins InstantAction as CEO

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Industry veteran Louis Castle, former EA and Westwood exec, has joined IAC's InstantAction as its new CEO. Under his leadership, they will pursue an expanded business strategy that will build upon the vision of web-based games publishing and more effectively connect developers to consumers while creating all-new IP across multiple gaming platforms and genres.

'WW2: Time of Wrath' Giveaway Contest!

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2009 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WW2: Time of Wrath is a turn-based grand strategy title, an improved and expanded sequel to WW2: Road to Victory, that puts the player in charge of the political, economic and military decisions of one or more Axis or Allied nations, including minor nations.