'MySims Agents' (ALL) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 8:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In MySims Agents you take on the role of a special agent hired to foil the sinister plans of Morcubus, lord of the underworld. By recruiting different MySims, each with their own special characteristics, you can build up your very own crime-busting team.

'Wolfenstein' (ALL) Refund If It Outsells 'Madden NFL 10'

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 8:35 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. Raven Software designer Manveer Heir stated that if Wolfenstein beats Madden 10 in sales, he will refund everybody who follows his Twitter feed and has a receipt.

'SOCOM' (PS3) v1.50 Patch In Final Stages

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 8:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it, with Tournaments, Clan Ladders, and Leader Boards. Promised months ago, Slant Six revealed today that the v1.50 patch is in the final stages of testing, and if all goes according to plan, should be released in 1-2 weeks, followed by v1.60 which will include free DLC.

Various Game Trailers #1664

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 5:21 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:

  • Aliens vs. Predator [ALL] - Predator Trailer
  • Darkest of Days [ALL] - Time And Punishment Trailer
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 [ALL] - Sliders and Tactics Trailer
  • Dragonica [PC] - Trailer #8
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex [ALL] - Stunt And Wreck Avoidance Trailer

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

'WonderKing' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WonderKing is a free-to-play MMO offering the ability to acquire tools, weapons and mounts from the item mall, challenge the demonic forces of Valron in real-time combat, and strive to become the Wonderking who'll bring light to the shadows of darkness.

'Championship Manager 2010' Integrates IMScouting for Added Authenticity

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Championship Manager 2010 is the definitive football management game featuring a host of unique, cutting-edge technology including a bespoke 3D match engine with over 500 individual player animations. Championship Manager and IMScouting have signed a strategic partnership that will enable CM to further enhance the quality and breadth of their player data.

'EverQuest: Underfoot' Gets Release Date, In-Game Events - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of EveryQuest, SOE plans to release the 16th expansion for its MMORPG, adding an all-new underground zone. In anticipation of this milestone, SOE is also kicking off the first of three “Road to Underfoot” in-game events.

'Team Fortress 2' Classless Update Adds King of the Hill Mode, New Maps

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 4:06 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, day two revealing a new King of The Hill Mode, with one brand new, and two adapted maps.

'DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 2:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wii is the place to be for DanceDanceRevolution this year as players can dance to the beat using the DanceDanceRevolution Wii Remote and, for the first time, the Wii Balance Board accessory in the Workout Mode.

'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 2:43 p.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.

'Section 8' (ALL) Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 2:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Section 8 is a futuristic FPS that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. You are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle.

'pop'n music' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 2:12 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.

'Fight Night Round 4' (ALL) to Get Free And Premium DLC, New Demo

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 1:45 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.

GRIN Officially Shut Down, Former Employees Found Outbreak Studios

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The closure rumor from earlier this week turns out to be true as GRIN just issued a statement. "It is with a heavy heart we announce today that GRIN has been forced to close its doors. This as too many publishers have been delaying their payments, causing an unbearable cashflow situation." A group of 25 former employees have already split off as started Outbreak Studios.

Wireway' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 12:27 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!

'The Beatles: Rock Band' (ALL) More Full Album DLCs Revealed

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

MTV Games and The Beatles license holder Apple Corps are developing a new video game that will be an experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles spanning the UK band's entire discography. While Abbey Road was already known as post launch DLC, a 9 page article in the New York Times reveals that the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Rubber Soul albums will also be offered as downloads at some point.

'Fallen Earth' Open Beta to Start Next Week

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 11:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallen Earth is a post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game that mixes FPS style with traditional RPG mechanics, where six factions are struggling to emerge from the collapse of civilization brought on by viruses and environmental disaster.

'All Aspect Warfare' (ALL) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Aspect Warfare chronicles the adventures of an “elite” team of combat marines who crash landed on the enemy planet they were sent to completely destroy. Stranded and left for dead with a deployed thermo-nuclear weapon ticking somewhere, their only chance of escape lies deep within hostile territory.

'Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss' Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss adds a newly-playable Gargoyle race, never-before seen spells, powerful new weapons and armor, an expansive and dangerous dungeon, and a variety of new, tough-as-nails monsters.

'Battlefield 1943' (ALL) Getting Delayed on PC?

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 1943 takes players back to WWII, offering endless hours of 24 player multiplayer action over three classic and tropic locations; Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. Release on PS3/X360 in June, the PC version of BF1943, originally slated for Sept., is getting delayed according to German publication Gamestar, and while EA reiterated that it's still coming, they don't know when.

'CrimeCraft' Adds Atticus Clothing - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vogster Interactive's CrimeCraft, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, is an MMO that combines the action of a tactical shooter with the strategy of an RPG. Set in a modern world you take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city.

Xbox Live Arcade Preview - 'Shadow Complex'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Shadow Complex features old school side-scroller design combined with cutting-edge gameplay and high-definition graphics. Collect power-ups, discover new abilities and evolve your character into a force of destruction as you explore an original new story set in the world of Orson Scott Card’s novel, Empire.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Video Music Awards Nominees Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pepsi, MTV and MTV Games have announced the nominees for the "2009 MTV Video Music Awards Best Performance in a Pepsi Rock Band Video" category. These five nominated bands were selected by MTV, Harmonix and Pepsi based on their creativity, viewer rating and originality.

PC Gaming Alliance Welcomes New Members

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

The PC Gaming Alliance announces that eight new members - BFG Technologies, Bigfoot Networks, Flextronics, GameStop, GameTap, Gas Powered Games, Howie’s Game Shack and InstantAction - have joined our rapidly growing alliance.

'Ship Simulator Extremes' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ship Simulator Extremes gives players the opportunity to take on exciting missions all over the world as they captain an impressive array of vessels and live the story of real ship captains.

'Section 8' (ALL) Dedicated Server to Allow Up to 40 Players

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Section 8 is a futuristic FPS that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. You are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle.

High Voltage Licenses Terminal Reality's Infernal Engine

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

High Voltage Software announced a long-term partnership agreement with Terminal Reality, purchasing a lifetime license to use the Infernal Engine.

'Miner Wars' (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Miner Wars is a 6DOF underground and space shooter played in a fully destructible environment and is a combination of single player story game and MMO.

'TrackMania' (ALL) Making Its Wii Debut at GamesCom

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

TrackMania is a hybrid 3D racing game filled with progressively difficult tracks, a variety of competitive modes, and the ability to create your own tracks using building blocks (tunnels, land transitions, signs, turbos) and share them with other users.

'Risen' (X360/PC) Gets Star-Studded Voice-overs

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 6:42 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.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) Gets The Scratch Perverts and DJ Yoda Mixes

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance.

'Spyborgs' (Wii) Comes A Week Earlier - New Screens & Trailer

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

Spyborgs is a team-based action-adventure game set in a stylish world where you take on the role of a diverse team of five bionic superspies in a fight to save the world from a group of dastardly villains.

'Strategic Command 2: Patton Drives East' - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategic Command 2: Blitzkrieg, titled Patton Drives East allows players to explore the historically possible what-ifs of WWII. This Hotfix corrects a couple of bitmap files in the game.

'Pioneering: Ep. One' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pioneering: Ep. One is a first person RPG/Adventure game set on the early American frontier during the period of the American Revolution. Utilizing open world campaigns and multiple routes to completion, Pioneering immerses players in the world of the wildest of wests, bringing to life one of the most dynamic and complex periods in American history.

'God Eater' (PSP) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 6:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's God Eater looks like an attempt to piggyback on the success of Capcom's Monster Hunter in Japan, as the action rpg has replaced dinosaurs with gods and demons sent down to purify Earth. Featuring plenty of customization options and not only includes a solo mode but also 4 player co-op.

'Football Manager 2010' (PSP/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football Manager 2010 features new tools and changes across the board including some big additions to improve ease of use, navigation and feedback from the game with the introduction of a brand new match tactics system, the debut of a Match Analysis tool, a completely new look and new User Interface among other features.

'Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 5:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Games announced a deal with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to release a unique and challenging basketball video game starring some of the greatest players of all time, using innovative Wiimote and Nunchuk capabilities to bring realistic basketball movement and action into your living room.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Collector's Edition and Pre-Order Program Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 5:13 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.

'Yoga for Wii' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 5:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fans of yoga and those interested in improving their overall fitness and well-being will be able to practice Yoga from the comfort of their own home. Utilizing the Wii Balance Board and following step-by-step instructions from a variety of in game Yoga Gurus, players will be guided through a variety of popular Yoga exercises.

PS3 Review - 'Topatoi: The Great Tree Story'

by Dustin Chadwell on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Topatoi is a refreshing blend of platformer and puzzle genres, combining the old school impact of the legendary titles like Bubba 'N Stix or The Lost Vikings with original and inventive gameplay mechanics.

'Greed Corp' (PS3) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Greed Corp is a fresh and innovative turn-based strategy game for PlayStation Network. It will be the first in a series of games situated in a rich, fictional world inspired by the industrial revolutions and their destructive effects on the environment.

'Hitman 5' in Development At Rocksteady Studios, Not IO Interactive?

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While a fifth installment in the Hitman franchise is not really much of a surprise, Eidos has yet to officially announce its existence. With last year's movie having done quite well and rumors of a second one in the planning stages, CEO Ian Livingstone revealed a few months ago that IO Interactive would be in charge of Hitman 5, but according to actor Mark Sloan's resume, he has done mocap work for UK-based Rocksteady Studios, which is currently finishing up Batman: Arkham Asylum.

'Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Resorting to Danger, you assume the role of Nancy Drew and set out to foil a prankster bent on sabotaging the Redondo Spa.

'Music Wars 2010' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2009 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Music Wars 2010 will allow players to take on the role of a record label executive with the job of scouring the globe for new talent and turning them into chart-topping stars!