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Activision's GamesCom 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 7:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Activision announced its line-up of titles it will be showing off at GamesCom 2009 (Aug. 19th-23rd), such as Band Hero, Blur, DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Modern Warfare 2, Singularity and Tony Hawk: RIDE and the LucasArts’ titles Lego Indiana Jones 2 and Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes amongst others.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Goes Free to Play While Being Redeveloped

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn, powered by the Unreal 2.5 Engine, is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices, boasting an original setting and storyline and offers a distinctive art style. Back in June Acclaim announced the free-to-play redevelopment, scheduled to be finished in 2010, but in the meantime the original game has become subscription free now as well.

'Monster Hunter Tri' (Wii) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 5:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MH Tri, pronounced as "try," is an action RPG series where you hunt down fantastical monsters in natural environments, including underwater aquatic beasts, as well as implementing a split-screen co-op mode and introducing a new Arena fighting mode.

Various Game Trailers #1667

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 5:10 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:

  • Colin McRae: DiRT 2 [ALL] - Rally Rally Good Trailer
  • Darkest of Days [ALL] - Time Periods Trailer
  • Serious Sam HD [XBLA/PC] - Trailer
  • Dreamkiller [X360/PC] - Trailer
  • NBA Live 10 [ALL] - Culture Trailer
  • Need for Speed Shift [ALL] - Laguna Seca Trailer

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

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) Stadiums, Modes Unlock Codes

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 5:07 p.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.

'Earthworm Jim' Remake Coming to WiiWare/PSN/XBLA

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gameloft announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Interplay to develop, distribute and publish Earthworm Jim, a run and gun platform video game featuring an earthworm who dresses up in a Super Suit to fight evil, for WiiWare, PlayStation Network, with an exclusive one month run on Xbox Live Arcade.

'Rage of the Gladiator' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rage of the Gladiator is a fantasy fighting game. You control a gladiator, fighting for your life in an arena. Armed with your magical warhammer and a trusty shield, you must defeat fantastic bosses including a Chimera, Beholder, and a Dragon. The game is set in first-person perspective.

'Football Manager 2010' (PSP/PC) Coming to Steam

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 1:10 p.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. To celebrate, fans who pre-order get 25 % and a free copy of OutRun 2006: Coast2Coast.

'CSI: Deadly Intent' (NDS/Wii/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CSI: Deadly Intent is an all-new experience with cases written with CSI show writers, a new rendering engine allowing for more realistic graphics, and enhanced character acting and lip sync with the voices of the actors from the show, including newcomers Ray Langston (Laurence Fishburne) and Riley Adams (Lauren Lee Smith).

GamersFirst's GamesCom 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

GamersFirst announced its line-up of titles it will be showing off at GamesCom 2009 (Aug. 19th-23rd), such as Parabellum, In Victory, and Taikodom.

'We Cheer 2' (Wii) Shows Off Multiplayer - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to shake your pom-poms and show your team spirit with We Cheer 2, using two Wii Remotes as you perform full body motions to hit music of the past and present.

'East India Company' - v1.06 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.

'The Mystery of Whiterock Castle' (Wii) Also Coming to XBLA

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mystery of Whiterock Castle follows the story of a young squire in search of his dearest playmate, a princess who has mysteriously vanished from the royal chambers. Armed with only a sword and a magnifying glass, players will take on the role of the young squire who must investigate countless rooms and gloomy dungeons in the meticulously detailed settings.

'Silent Hunter 5' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hunter 5 ventures into uncharted territory and takes players behind the periscope of a German U-boat to take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

'All Points Bulletin' to be Subscription-Free

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Points Bulletin (APB) takes the universal theme of Criminals and Enforcement and brings it to a persistent, open world multiplayer setting in a modern, crime-ridden city. While the retail price itself is still under discussion, Realtime Worlds revealed that there will be no monthly subscription fee for APB.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' Gold' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Supreme Ruler 2020, it is up to the player to lead a nation in a world that has fallen into anarchy. In Global Crisis, players face an even more devastating and realistic experience through a sandbox-style campaign that takes into account real-world headlines for a chilling portrayal of tomorrow’s chaotic world.

'Academy of Champions' (Wii) More Super Moves - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's Academy of Champions engages players in a rich, story-driven adventure around the world's most popular sport. The journey begins with enrollment at an extraordinary Academy where your coach is the legendary Pelé and U.S. soccer champion Mia Hamm is your team member and mentor.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 8:42 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.

'Where the Wild Things Are' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Where the Wild Things Are is an action/adventure where you assume the role of the rambunctious young Max and can explore the island of the Wild Things, journey across its dangerous terrain, overcome hazardous obstacles and battle fierce creatures.

'Lips: Number One Hits' (X360) Gets New Features, Release Dates

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grab your friends and family and warm up those vocal chords! It’s time to transform your next get-together into a memory-making musical affair with Lips: Number One Hits. Combined with the original game, Lips: Number One Hits sets the stage for the ultimate singing party with a new collection of global chart-topping songs to satisfy even the choosiest of performers.

'Stargate Worlds' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 7:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds, an MMORPG use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology, provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover and terrain.

'Blur' (ALL) Uses Image Metrics' Facial Animation

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 6:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blur drops players into heart-pumping, electrified racing action with 20 cars on a track all targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint and collect intense power-ups, including the ability to blast other cars out of the way with huge bursts of energy, boost their speed, and more.

'Kidz Sports: Crazy Mini Golf 2' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed in collaboration with crazy golf champions, Crazy Mini Golf 2 is the perfect Wii family gaming experience, a larger-than-life, party game that mimics the action and excitement of this popular sport, while also supporting the new Motion Plus Controller for the most realistic and accurate putting movement.

'Zeno Clash' Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zeno Clash, powered by Valve's Source Engine, is an action game with a strong focus on melee combat set in a punk fantasy world with the beautiful environments, where you will encounter incredible challenges.

'StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty' - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 5:21 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.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, August 17, 2009

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 5:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added a VC, two NDSi, and two WiiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit, Family Slot Car Racing (Wiiware), Brain Age Express: Sudoku, Guitar Rock Tour (NDSiWare), and The Revenge of Shinobi (VC).

'Football Genius: The Ultimate Quiz' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 4:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football Genius: The Ultimate Quiz announced by the sports label of the publisher RTL interactive GmbH from Cologne, Germany, promises sociable multiplayer fun focusing on the world's most popular sport. From general know-how about Football down to true insider questions, the quiz challenges players' knowledge of all things related to the vast world of Football.

'Mini Ninjas' (ALL) Demos Coming August 19, 2009

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 4:18 a.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.

'Spore Hero' (NDS/Wii) Gets Release Dates - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the franchise's core tenets of creativity, exploration and adventure, Spore Hero and Spore Hero Arena will immerse Nintendo fans into all-new experiences when the games launch this year.

PC Review - 'East India Company'

by Alan Butterworth on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In East India Company players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.

PS3/X360 Review - 'G-Force'

by Brian Dumlao on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

G-Force revolves around a team of trained secret agent guinea pigs that take on a mission for the US government to stop an evil billionaire who plans to destroy the world with household appliances.

'SuperCar Challenge' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 3:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

System 3's SuperCar Challenge is a high-octane racing game featuring both arcade and simulation tarmac thrills, heralding the addition of the sexiest supercars on the planet while improving on its spiritual prequel (Ferrari Challenge) in every way.

'Fairytale Fights' (ALL) Gets Release Dates, PC Edition in 2010

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Fairytale Fights players choose one favorite fairytale character with whom they will try and save a fantasy world from certain doom. Luckily many different weapons lay around in this fairytale world, which players can use to shoot and carve up enemies… and this is where the fun begins!

Monday, August 17, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 3:16 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:

'1 vs. 100' (X360) Beta Played by 2.5 Million People

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TV game show 1 vs. 100 is coming to Xbox Live Primetime, pitting one member against 100 others from around the world. Eliminate the opposition by correctly answering questions, hoping that the opponents will answer incorrectly and be eliminated from the game, so you can win great prizes. Since the Beta season commenced, more than 2.5 million people have downloaded 1 vs. 100 on Xbox Live.

'Hitman 5' Still At IO Interactive, Claims Eidos

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 12:01 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. Last week, actor Mark Sloan's resume stated that he did Hitman mo-cap at UK-based Rocksteady Studios for Hitman 5, but a new statement from Eidos' Livingstone says that the Batman developer is not working on the game, and as far as he knows, IO is still on the job.

'We Sing' (Wii) Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2009 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Nordic Games announces We Sing, the first singing game to utilize four microphones, allowing four players to sing at the same time.