'Perfect Dark' Coming to XBLA This Winter - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rare's favorite gung-ho future field operative finally gets the chance to relive That Thing With The Skedar on Xbox Live Arcade. Whether it's your first, second or tenth time facing off against the sly dataDyne Corporation and their allies, just be sure to keep a steady grip on your Falcon 2 as you prepare for infiltration.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (ALL) Adds 360-degree Control System

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PES 2010 will benefit from the most exhaustive raft of new features in the series’ history, with every aspect of the game benefiting from key improvements and major gameplay additions.

'StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty' Shows Off Battle.net Integration - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 5:08 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1671

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 5:08 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] - Dynamic Combat Missions Trailer
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat - GamesCom 09 Trailer
  • NBA 2K10: Draft Combine [PSN/XBLA] - Trailer
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex [ALL] - Terrain Deformation Trailer
  • James Cameron's Avatar: The Game [ALL] - GamesCom 09 Trailer
  • South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play! [XBLA] - Trailer

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

'SOCOM' (PS3) v1.50 Patch Details, Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 5:08 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. The long promised v1.50 patch is coming next week Tuesday, followed by v1.60 which will include free DLC.

'Naruto Shippuden: Legends - Akatsuki Rising' (PSP) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the animated series, players will assume control of over 10 of their favorite ninja, including the dreaded Akatsuki, promising to deliver fierce ninja action as players re-live the Naruto Shippuden storyline and experience a brand new adventure.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) Will Add Water, Wants You to Test It

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a community-based game where players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots — and use their character's abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers via PSN. Media Molecule plans to roll out an update that adds water to the game, and is looking for people to help them test it.

'NHL 2K10' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 3:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 2K10 redefines the sports gaming experience with a new emphasis on social gaming. Whether you're a die-hard NHL fan or a casual player, NHL 2K10's pick-up-and-play controls, true-to-life authenticity and variety of on- and off-line multiplayer modes promise hours of entertainment for any gamer.

'Diablo III' Possibly on Consoles, Might Not Make 2010

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses. While the Monk class was revealed earlier, Blizzard's Paul Sams stated that it is in talks to bring Diablo III to consoles, and CEO Mike Morhaime said only the WoW expansion and SC2 are planned for 2010.

'Fallen Earth' Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 1:58 p.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. In order to further optimize the game, the Fallen Earth team has pushed the MMO's launch by a week.

'World of Warcraft: Cataclysm' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WoW: Cataclysm brings sweeping changes to the world of Azeroth, with two new playable races, new levels of power, challenging quests, dungeons in all-new zones, and dramatic changes to familiar aspects of the game in the wake of a world-shattering disaster.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 12:03 p.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 (thanks Joystiq).

Nintendo's GamesCom 2009 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Nintendo's GamesCom 2009 lineup:

'Halo 3' (X360) Game With 3OH!3 Fame

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 11:50 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.

'Section 8' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 11:46 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.

'Hustle Kings' (PS3) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rack ‘em up and hustle your way to the top of the leaderboards, set in contemporary and stylish pool bars, the Hustle Kings game allows players to hone in on their billiards skills in one of the most realistic looking billiards settings ever realized.

'Rock Band 3' (ALL) In Development, Looking at Natal

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MTV Games' Scott Guthrie revealed that with The Beatles Rock Band due in stores soon, it is not going to flood the market with different products in the same genre, like Activision with Guitar Hero, but rather focus on DLCs to keep its fan base happy. It's not really much of a surprise, but Harmonix is currently working on Rock Band 3 and is looking at new technologies to incorporate, such as Microsoft's Natal camera.

Call of Duty: World at War (ALL) Map Pack 3 Surpasses Million in First Weekend

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

COD: World at War changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen. Map Pack 3 (3 multiplayer maps and 1 new Zombie map) has sold over a million units in its first weekend.

'Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Big Game Hunter 2010 you combine precision, guts, and technology to earn a place among world's most respected hunters.

'Command & Conquer 4' Now Called 'Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight'

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Introducing new class-based gameplay, mobile bases and persistent player progression throughout all game modes, C&C4 offers players new, innovative and compelling strategic depth.

'Diablo III' Introduces the Monk Class - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 8:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.

'Battlefield 1943' (ALL) PC Edition Delayed Until 2010

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 8:03 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. As we hinted at last week, the PC version of BF1943, originally slated for Sept., is getting delayed until early 2010, according to producer Gordon Van Dyke.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Details The City of Haven - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 7:59 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.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Fleetwood Mac, Billy Idol, Tom Petty And More...

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

Friday, August 21, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 6:35 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:

  • Raven Squad (PS3/X360/PC)

  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'Final Fantasy XIV' (PS3/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XIV, an all new massively-multiplayer role-playing game set in the vast realm of Eorzea, is planned for a simultaneous global release on PS3 and PC, with the possibility of it coming to X360 as well, but no confirmation as of yet.

'Gravity Crash' (PSN) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gravity Crash is a vintage arcade shooter where armed with an arsenal of main and special weapons, a rechargeable shield and a carefully watched fuel gauge, players battle gravity and inertia through 37 planets that each feature environmental dangers, enemies and other obstacles.

'Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Gets Loads Of Celebrity Voices

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing saga with an unprecedented level of action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. IW has revealed that Kevin McKidd (Rome, Made of Honor, Journey Man), Craig Fairbrass (CoD 4, Stargate SG-1), Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan, Prototype), Keith David (Mass Effect, Saints Row 2, Arbiter in Halo 2 & 3) and Glenn Morshower (24, Transformers 2) have wrapped up their voice sessions.

'Jekyll & Hyde' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

bitComposer's Jekyll & Hyde is a new PC adventure based on the famous novel, ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,’ by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Rocket Riot'

by Brian Dumlao on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rocket Riot is an action-packed side-view shooter featuring a bazooka-wielding jetpack soldier. With a highly stylized 8-bit era feel, players blast their way through the environment against enemies or multiplayer foes online.

NDS Review - 'Space Bust-A-Move'

by Brian Dumlao on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 3:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Space Bust-A-Move is a match-three arcade puzzle game starring the Bub and Bob dinosaur brothers from the Bubble Bobble game. Players will embark on a magnificent adventure set in space as they help battle against powerful enemies who are trying to rule the entire universe.

'Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce' (PSP) QuestPack #4 Adds New Missions - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 3:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce will forever change the way gamers experience the Dynasty Warriors universe. In the game, players will enlist in quests that will challenge their very sense of what it means to be a true warrior.

Halfbrick Developing Four PSP Mini Games

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Four great games from Australian developer Halfbrick are on the way to the PSP minis downloadable service, a series of smaller, casual games designed for quick play and instant action.

'R.U.S.E.' (PS3/X360/PC) Developer Interview #3

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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.

'Silent Hunter 5' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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.

'Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes' (NDS) Developer Interview

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Might & Magic Clash of Heroes is a puzzle RPG in which, through five unique and epic quests, players will alternate exploration and turn-based puzzle battles in the game to save the world of Ashan from demonic chaos.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) Gets Free Dueling Banjos DLC

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2009 @ 12:09 a.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).