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'Scrap Metal' (XBLA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 5:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scrap Metal is a furious top-down racing game that will re-ignite the genre. It successfully mixes smooth 3d physics, vibrant HD graphics and classic old-school gameplay.

'Section 8' (ALL) to Launch Clan and Stats Portal

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 5:45 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.

Various Game Trailers #1676

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 5:10 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:

  • NBA 2K10 [ALL] - Kobe Bryant Trailer
  • Cities XL - What's Cities XL Trailer #2
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up [Wii] - Dev. Diary Trailer #2
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Wet [ALL] - Sound of Cold Steel Documentary Trailer
  • Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage [Wii] - Debut Trailer
  • Dragon Age: Origins [ALL] - Voice-overs Trailer
  • Beaterator [PSP] - Timbaland Trailer

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

'NHL 2K10' (ALL) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 5:05 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.

Steam Weekend Special - 25% Off THQ Collector Pack

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This weekend only, Valve is offering the THQ Collector Pack at 25% off its regular price on Steam, which includes a total of 13 titles such as Dawn of War II, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Titan Quest, and Company of Heroes.

'Marvel Super Hero Squad' (ALL) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel Super Hero Squad is a multiplayer adventure game featuring nonstop action-adventure gameplay and epic battles, as well as a breadth of the new, super-stylized Marvel characters.

'Dragonica' Content Update Adds Dungeon, Fortress and More

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonica is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade. Dragonica has added a new high-level Kundara dungeon, and will soon open the doors of the terrifying Van Cliff Fortress along with several other major improvements.

'Deca Sports 2' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deca Sports 2, known in some parts of Europe as Sports Island 2, is an athletic offering, pulling together ten sporting events and pushing the player to their limits, fully using the Nunchuk/Wiimote to control your Mii like characters, including multiplayer.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) Gets Tatooine Mission Pack

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set between the largely unexplored era between Ep III and Ep IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. LucasArts has launched the Tatooine Mission Pack on PSN/XBL, adding a new level to the game based around the first Star Wars film.

'Project Entropia' Now Called 'Planet Calypso' As It Switches to CryEngine 2

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This release sees the complete transformation from Project Entropia, a virtual world utilizing a real cash economy, as it becomes Planet Calypso with beautiful new vistas, a compelling new story and dangerous monsters all rendered in Crytek's CryENGINE 2.

'Serious Sam HD' (XBLA/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style single player action. In a world where cyberpunk meets fantasy-fiction and advanced technology is mixed with black magic and psycho-powers.

'Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) to Feature Dual Wielding as Perk

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 12:38 p.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. Infinity Ward has confirmed that the Akimbo perk will let you dual wield, but for fans afraid of balancing issues, IW stated that the perk is temporary, and various techniques have been implemented to avoid lopsided gameplay.

'Gran Turismo' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gran Turismo is built for optimal performance and fun racing excitement on the PSP, featuring more than 800 vehicle models from the world’s top manufacturers (over 4,500 total paint variations) and more than 30 tracks (60+ total layouts), including famous world circuits, city courses and other environments.

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) Achievements and Trophies Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person action/adventure starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand.

'GTA: Chinatown Wars' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chinatown Wars is an original entry in the GTA franchise, bringing a new level of interactivity to its sprawling open environments.

'Jam Sessions 2' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jam Sessions 2 is a guitar game that makes improving your guitar skills fun and rewarding. Each song in the gameplay mode serves a different role in advancing players' guitar skills and songwriting abilities. By progressing through the songbook, players learn techniques that will help them play the guitar and write songs.

'Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digi Ronin Games announced an agreement with New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews to develop and distribute a casual game on her recently released novel, The Fixer Upper. The game will be a hidden object game featuring over 20 scenes from the book and over 10 mini-games.

'F.E.A.R. 2' (ALL) Reborn Demo on XBL/PSN

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Monolith plans to release a single-player campaign, Reborn, which will add 4 new levels, with a new storyline, new mp mode, as well as new trophies/achievements.

'Monster 4x4: Stunt Racer' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster 4x4: Stunt Racer puts Wii-lovers back into the driver's seat for a whole new race, where you can enjoy even bigger wheels, faster trucks and crazier stunts which made Monster 4X4: World Circuit the second best selling driving game on the Wii ever.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' Open Beta, Pre-Select and Headstart Programs

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 8:19 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.

'Spyborgs' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 7:31 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.

'Tropico 3' (ALL) Gets Release Dates, Demo Coming Sept. 7

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tropico 3 you will again be able to play the role of “El Presidente” taking over the control of a tropical island. You decide whether you want to use your army to secure your power base in the best traditions of corrupt, unscrupulous tyrants everywhere, or alternatively to lead your people to prosperity in your role as generous elder statesman.

'Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim' Pre-Order Incentive - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 7:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim will focus on reinventing many aspects of the original game, updating the franchise for the 21st Century. A key element that will permeate the game is the charm and humor of the original Majesty. Fans who pre-order Majesty 2 will get a free copy of Majesty Gold.

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

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 6:17 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.

'Beyond Good & Evil 2' (ALL) Development Continues After All?

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

In 2003, Ubisoft released its action/adventure Beyond Good & Evil, but sales numbers were disappointing, and the franchise was abandoned. Since the UbiDays 08 teaser, not much has been said, apart from Ubisoft's Michel Ancel revealing that BG&E 2 will be more complex and immersive than the original. In July, Ubi's Laurent Detoc said that, while the game was being worked on, the decision had not been made to actually green-light it. Last week, sources claimed the title had been put on hold, but according to Ubisoft France, this is not the case.

'Crime Scene' (NDS) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crime Scene you are part of the forensic police department and have to find and analyze clues with sophisticated equipment, interrogate witnesses and suspects, build a file with enough proof so there is no room for doubt and condemn the guilty!

'Drakensang: The River Of Time' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 5:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drakensang: The River Of Time is going to tell a new story within the Drakensang universe, bringing as much innovations as tried and true game elements to Radon Labs' fantasy RPG.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Gets Celebrity Voice-overs - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 5:17 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.

'Battlefield 2' v1.50 Patch Coming Sept. 1, Adds Booster Packs for Free

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 2 features immense, richly detailed, destructible environments, from city streets to remote forests, in some of the most notorious hot spots around the world. This v1.50 patch noyl only adds extra Vista support, a new map (Operation Blue Pearl) and various tweaks and bugs fixes, but will also include the Euro Forces and Armored Fury, for free!

'SuperCar Challenge' (PS3) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 4:48 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.

Microsoft Drops Xbox 360 Elite Price to $299.99/€249.99

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we predicted a week or two ago, Microsoft has officially lowered the prices of the Xbox 360 Elite to $299 (previously $399) and is phasing out the Xbox 360 Pro, which now costs only $249.99 (previously $299).

'Kingdom Under Fire II' (X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Under Fire II will offer an epic scale medieval fantasy war zone, much enhanced in every aspect from the previous versions, for gamers to conquer the Bersia continent with the new generation of heroes, and promises a shocking ending.

PS3/X360 Review - 'BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a 2D fighter featuring twelve, extraordinarily detailed, hand-drawn characters in true HD glory, each with unique “Drive” attacks that can turn the tide of battle instantly.

PC Review - 'Restaurant Empire 2'

by Alan Butterworth on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With two handfuls of cash and a dream of creating a legacy, you will build, cook and hire your way to the very top of the culinary world, where tasty food is king and smart management reels in the dollars.

'Family Gameshow' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grab your Wii Remote and become a contestant in the amazing world of Family Gameshow. The Gameshow Channel is packed with quizzes that will test your logic, numeracy and general knowledge skills.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (ALL) Patch Improves Graphics, Fixes Issues

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

'GearGrinder' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 3:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GearGrinder is a bone crashing action/arcade racing game. Take full control of your powerful truck, mounted with the most devastating weapons available, malicious mines and more nifty gadgets, and complete over 45 versatile and thrilling missions, leaving a trail of devastation wherever you go.

'Empires in Arms' - v1.06.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2009 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empires in Arms in a grand strategy turn-based race to prove which nation is the greatest in Europe. In a bid for mastery over the continent, players can succeed where Napoleon failed or try to stop the military genius quicker than his historical enemies could! This major comprehensive update comes with dozens of bug fixes, an updated manual, several improvements leading to a smarter AI, and a few rule tweaks.