'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 6:25 p.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.

'Wolfenstein' (ALL) - Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 6:09 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.

'Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time' (PS3) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time will continue to bring the experience of playing your own computer generated animation movie. Expect the usual laughs and witty banter, as you enjoy all-new space gameplay that gives players the opportunity to engage in space battles, explore the surrounding star system, and discover hidden items and collectibles.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.

Various Game Trailers #1675

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under Trailers

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:

  • Disney Sing It: Pop Hits [Wii/PS3] - Trailer
  • Go Play City Sports [Wii] - Trailer (3)
  • Heroes over Europe [ALL] - Trailer (3)
  • Need for Speed Shift [ALL] - Road America Trailer
  • Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising [ALL] - Sound of War Trailer
  • Order of War [PC] - Trailer (2)
  • Race On [PC] - WTCC Trailer

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

Layoffs at EA Maxis and Raven Software

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 2:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the gaming industry was long pegged as recession-proof, the past few months sure have shown that the prolonged down economy is starting to take a toll. Earlier today, rumors surfaced that X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Wolfenstein developer Raven Software had to let go 30-40 employees, and now EA confirmed that it has laid off an unspecified number of people (although rumored to be in the dozens) at The Sims/Spore developer, EA Maxis.

'Left 4 Dead 2' (ALL) Showing Off Dark Carnival at PAX - Screen

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for co-operative action games, adding melee combat to enable deeper co-operative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat, and more.

'Mass Effect' (ALL) Pinnacle Station DLC Plagued by Issues

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mass Effect invites players to take the role of Commander Shepard as they set out on an adventure to save the galaxy from imminent destruction. Wrought with treachery, heroism, difficult decisions and a universe filled with unique and colorful species, Mass Effect delivers a truly compelling storyline. The Pinnacle Station DLC adds 13 new combat-oriented scenarios, but both X360 (conflicts with Bring Down the Sky DLC) and PC owners (Steam CD key not found) are reporting issues with getting it to work, while Bioware confirms it is looking into the problem.

'Women's Murder Club: Games of Passion' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Women's Murder Club: Games of Passion, players step into the investigative shoes of the Women’s Murder Club members, Lindsay, Claire and Cindy, where they investigate a string of seemingly unrelated murders as they unfold.

'Divinity II: Ego Draconis' (ALL) Sold Out in Germany

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Divinity 2: Ego Draconis you will take on the role of a young Dragon Slayer and ultimately become a Dragon Knight, a legendary hero with unique abilities. Discover a detailed world full of twists and turns in which your actions can make a real difference. dtp announced that Divinity 2 has sold out in Germany, but that does not mean you will not be able to purchase it, as a second run print is being rushed out.

'Safar'Wii' (Wii) Narrows Down Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Safar'Wii, known in North America as Animal Kingdom: Wildlife Expedition, you take on the role of a wildlife photographer exploring the exotic and diverse wildlife of Animal Island.

'The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is an innovative game that follows the escapades of a mischievous, pie thief, who uses his time-bending abilities to cooperate with, compete against, and disrupt his past, present, and future selves.

'Conquest! Medieval Realms' - v1.7 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conquest! Medieval Realms is a turn-based game where the objective is to conquer up to 7 opposing players (either AI players or other human players) by defeating their armies and capturing their lands.

'Gears of War 2: Game of the Year Edition' (X360) Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde.

'Axel & Pixel' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Axel & Pixel is a point-and-click adventure game in which players guide an artist and his dog through surreal and abstract environments. Players must solve environmental puzzles that include redirecting a ray of light, throwing rocks at birds, and spraying water at a creature.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (ALL) Game With Megan Fox Fame

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen propels players straight into an adrenaline-pumping battle for supremacy across the globe where every second and every choice makes the difference between mankind's salvation and annihilation.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited is a free digital upgrade that makes DDO Unlimited the world’s first free-to-play MMO to offer the quality graphics and robust features previously only available in premium subscription based-games.

Wii Preview - 'Colin McRae: DiRT 2'

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Trackmania DS 2' (NDS) Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trackmania DS 2 offers three new exotic environments (Island, Snow, and Coast) allowing you to race across a total of six different locations. More than 150 new tracks have been created, specifically for the new settings and modes. The track editor will let you create your own tracks and share them with other fans worldwide. Multiplayer support is included through Hotseat, One/Multi card over LAN, or online via wi-fi. Focus Home's Trackmania DS 2 is currently scheduled for release in Q2 2010.

'Just Cause 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 7:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just Cause 2 stars Rico Rodriguez, back to wreak havoc once again, this time with a new destination – the huge playground of the Southeast Asian islands of Panau, in an over-the-top Hollywood-esque blockbuster of a video game.

'Peggle Nights' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 6:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join the Peggle Masters on a dreamtime adventure of alter egos and peg-tastic action. Stay up late to aim, shoot and clear orange pegs from over 60 levels, and bask in Extreme Fever glory. Then, take on 60 Challenges for even more rebounding joy!

'King's Bounty: Armored Princess' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King's Bounty: Armored Princess will be an add-on to 1C's RPG King's Bounty: The Legend. Players will take on the role of Princess Amelie who travels around the world of Teana and searches for the renowned knight, and her tutor, Bill Gilbert.

'Okami' (Wii) Sequel in the Works?

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Okami offers players an unparalleled level of control and an opportunity to rediscover a critically acclaimed and beautifully crafted adventure. When Capcom re-released the PS2 game on the Wii earlier this year with added Wiimote support, many fans were delighted, and they've been hoping for an all-new installment ever since. While original developer Clover Studios is no more, Capcom owns the rights and has recently trademarked Okamiden, indicating a new title in the series might be in the works.

'Venetica' (X360/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

dtp's RPG Venetica, developed by Deck 13 (Ankh, Jack Keane), is a visually stunning RPG with a cryptic storyline, mixing emotions and action in a unique free roaming and living sixteenth century world full of surprise. Venetica has gone gold, but is only scheduled for release in Germany for now, on Sept. 4, 2009.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 6:24 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:

'Captain Blood' (X360/PC) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Captain Blood is an action/rpg, based on the novels by Rafael Sabatini about the notorious Captain Blood. You assume the role of brave and noble pirate captain, Peter Blood, and follow his intriguing and amazing adventures in 1685 on the Spanish Main.

'Forza Motorsport 3 ' (X360) Gets In-Game PUMA Product Placement

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 5:48 a.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.

'WarCraft 3: RoC' & 'TFT' - v1.24b Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released new update patches for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as well as The Frozen Throne.

'Men of War: Red Tide' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The stand-alone expansion to 1C's RTS Men of War, Men of War: Red Tide introduces a new story driven campaign based on the writings of Soviet scribe Alexander Zorich and dozens of new or upgraded units and weapons.

NDS Review - 'Aliens in the Attic'

by Dustin Chadwell on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Aliens in the Attic follows the storyline of the adventure-comedy film about a group of kids on a family vacation who must stave off an attack by knee-high alien invaders with world-conquering ambitions; all while trying to keep their parents from finding out!

'Twin Sector' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 4:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Headup Games ' Twin Sector is a physics-based action-adventure which allows players free interaction with their environment, filled with innumerable puzzles, challenges and enemies that await the players in a hostile and threatening futuristic setting.

'X-Motor Racing' - v1.14 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 4:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

X Motor Racing is an arcade racing game with next generation physics model, including all classes of cars from old RWD to modern sports cars, physics, and various graphical features. This demo includes 3 tracks, one car and is now updated with new physics surfaces, damage model, etc.

'Time Gentlemen, Please!' Now On Steam

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 4:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time Gentlemen, Please! is a classic point & click adventure game, dragged into the 21st century with over-indulgent use of all the different colors, a full soundtrack and those trendy particle effects the kids seem to need, to enjoy themselves these days.

'Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue' (NDS/Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 12:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jambo! Safari is an action packed African adventure that takes the fun and excitement of the classic 1990’s arcade action title and reinvents it with modern graphics and deeper gameplay, suited to today’s Nintendo consumers.

'Aion' Collector's Edition Or Steelbook Gets You Guild Wars Wings

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 12:02 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. Fans who pre-order Aion will be given the ability to call upon the Aion wings emote within the Guild Wars family of games.

GamersGate Weekly Specials Aug. 25 - Aug. 31, 2009

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 12:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced that all BUKA titles are 50-75% off. Over the weekend (August 27-30), both Grand Age: Rome is 50% off, AI War: Fleet Command gets a 30% reduction and all Gothic games are 40% cheaper. Also a reminder that when you pre-order Alpha Protocol, you get Space Siege for free, while pre-ordering Football Manager 2010 gets you a free copy of Outrun Coast 2 Coast.