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Warner Bros.' GamesCom 2009 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 6:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Warner Bros.' GamesCom 2009 lineup:

'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

John Cena, Undertaker, Randy Orton, Edge and Rey Mysterio will headline the new game, which promises to deliver player freedom never before experienced in the SmackDown vs. Raw franchise.

'South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!' (X360) Will Lip-Synch your Voice

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 3:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play! is a fast-paced action/strategy game that combines these lovable characters with snowball battles and tower defense tactics.

The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun (ALL) Voice-overs - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on Cartoon Network’s action adventure series, The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun puts players in control of Zak Saturday and the rest of the Saturday family, a group of scientific explorers dedicated to discovering and protecting the secret artifacts and mysterious creatures known as Cryptids.

PlayStation Store Has Smash Cars, DLCs, Tracks, PSP Games, Demos

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Smash Cars ($14.99), demos for IL-2 Sturmovik and Mini Ninjas, DLCS, for PAIN, Zen Pinball SFII Tribute Table, Blazblue, Cross Edge, song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, and Rock Band (Unplugged), as well as the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes and downloadable PSP games (Warriors Orochi, Bloody Roar).

'Def Jam Rapstar' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Def Jam Rapstar delivers players a hip-hop experience that allows them to take on the role of a rapstar so you can rhyme and sing along with the greatest hip-hop tracks. But the game also offers opportunities where it’s also about creating all new rhymes, sharing your creativity and expressing yourself to the wider community and the world.

Various Game Trailers #1670

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 1:03 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:

  • Astro Boy [ALL] - Voice-over Trailer
  • Batman: Arkham Asulym [ALL] - Story Trailer
  • Borderlands [ALL] - GamesCom 09 Trailer
  • GearGrinder [PC] - GamesCom 09 Trailer
  • Ju-On: The Grudge [Wii] - Trailer
  • Mafia II [ALL] - Art of Persuasion Trailer
  • Singularity [ALL] - GamesCom 09 Trailer
  • Tropico 3 [X360/PC] - GamesCom 09 Trailer
  • Twin Sector [PC] - GamesCom 09 Trailer


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

Midway Europe Sold In Management Buy-Out

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As revealed a few weeks ago, Spiess Media Holding, a company owned by Midway Games' Exec Vice President - International Martin Spiess, has purchased the UK and French offices, while F & F Publishing GmbH, a company owned by Midway Games' General Manager Uwe Fürstenberg and Finance Director Hans Meyer, have purchased the German office.

'Europa Universalis III: Heir to the Throne' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heir to the Throne is the 3rd expansion to the preeminent historical strategy game Europa Universalis III, taking the game beyond complete, with improvements across the board.

'Killing Floor' Gets 10% Discount, Free Heavy Metal DLC Adds Maps, Weapons

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive's Killing Floor is a first-person co-op survival horror, set in and around London after a mad scientist’s “specimens” have broken loose and gone on the rampage.

'FIFA 10' (ALL) Shows Off Virtual Pro - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Responding to consumer feedback from the online games played, FIFA Soccer 10 will deliver a new standard for authenticity with gameplay refinements and innovations that will make it the most complete and intelligent simulation of soccer.

'Sacred 2' (ALL) Boosts cdv's Financial Result

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

cdv announced a significant increase in revenues and profits for the first half of fiscal year 2009, driven by the success of Sacred 2, strengthening its position and market share in the interactive entertainment space.

'Bakugan: Battle Brawlers' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision signed an agreement with Nelvana Enterprises to develop video games based on the toy and action animated TV series Bakugan, which tells the story of Dan and his friends as they battle their Bakugan Brawlers to save the planet of Vestroia and, ultimately, Earth from destruction.

'Victoria 2' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Victoria 2 is a grand strategy game played during the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control over a country, guiding it through industrialization, political reforms, military conquest and colonization.

'Mini Ninjas' (ALL) Introduces Suzume - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 10:26 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.

Good Old Games Adds More Classic Ubisoft Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good Old Games has added a slew of new classic Ubisoft titles to its download service, offering Gold editions for Heroes of Might and Magic 2, HoMM 3, and The Settlers 2, as well as Might and Magic 6 Limited Edition, all Vista compatible and DRM-free.

'WonderKing' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 9:25 a.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.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 9:20 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:

'Shattered Horizon' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Horizon is a multiplayer FPS where teams of players experience realistic zero gravity combat and fight to survive in the aftermath of a catastrophic Moon mining accident which throws billions of tons of rocky debris into near-Earth space.

'R.U.S.E.' (PS3/X360/PC) Now Accepting VIP Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

R.U.S.E. is a strategy game in which the players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the game play. Fans interested in participating in the VIP beta test can now sign up.

'East India Company: Privateer' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox announced the new expansion for its naval strategy title East India Company, Privateer introduces players to a dark and mysterious world with allegiances only to fortune and a thirst for destruction.

Majesco Bringing New Tetris Games to Wii/NDS

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 7:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The perfect puzzle game returns with new challenges as Majesco announced a strategic partnership with Tetris Online to launch and distribution two exciting new Tetris games for Wii and NDS

Playing 'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) Makes You A Better Football Fan

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 6:46 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 toward the first down marker, fight for a fumble at the bottom of the pile, and avoid the rush by stepping up into the pocket.

'Haunted' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German based developer Deck13, known for Ankh and Jack Keane, is currently not only working on its multiplatform action/RPG Venetica, but also a new adventure game Haunted.

'Blur' (PS3/X360/PC) Pins Down Release Dates

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 6:10 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.

'Cake Mania 3' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cake Mania 3 boasts new features that will attract everyone from loyal fans to first time players. More than 80 new levels, 30 new customers and 6 beautiful time-spanning environments test Jill's speed and efficiency.

'Hearts of Iron III' v1.1c Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron III will follow the series' tradition of most detailed and complete strategic game on WW2 while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 10,000 provinces.

'MAG' (PS3) To Go Open Beta On Sept. 17

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zipper Interactive's MAG is an online shooter where up to 256 players wage battles as 8-person squads in a new unique world. At Gamescom, Zipper lead designer Andy Beaudoin revealed that MAG will go open beta on Sept. 17, 2009.

'Guild Wars 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Guild Wars 2 adds a persistent world, it retains the unique characteristics of the original game, including a strong narrative, extensive instanced game play, an anti-grind design philosophy, and strong support for competitive play.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Shadow Complex'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

PS3 Review - 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'

by Sanford May on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince you'll engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class, take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory, get sidetracked by Ron's romantic entanglements and journey toward discovering the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

'World of Warcraft' - v3.2.0a Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an MMORPG experience where players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world.

'Runes of Magic' Developer Working on New MMORPG, Frogster Signs It

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogster has signed a contract for the worldwide rights to a new MMORPG project of Runewaker, the developer of Runes of Magic. The planned next gen online role-playing game is aimed to set new standards in design, technology, features and sheer dimension.

'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) Multiplayer Demo Now On XBL/PSN

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 benefits from tuned-up car-handling physics system, a new damage engine effects, a new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in the original, as well as a roster of off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.

'World of Warcraft' Getting Its Own Magazine

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Magazine publisher Future announced a partnership with Blizzard Entertainment to publish World of Warcraft: The Magazine, the official magazine of the MMORPG, covering all aspects of the game, from game content to the players themselves.

'Home' (PS3) v1.3 Coming with Lots of Goodies

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 'Home' 3D online user community service will enable users to create their own avatar and explore a real-time virtual community, as if they are playing a detailed 3D game. At Gamescom Sony announced that PlayStation Home’s core client will be getting a serious upgrade this fall.