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'NBA 2K10: Draft Combine' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K10: Draft Combine will allow fans to create their own custom player with the utmost detail and, for the first time in the NBA 2K series, begin their career by experiencing the on-court life of an NBA hopeful going through the NBA Draft Combine at the world-renowned, ATTACK Athletics gym in Chicago.

'Sacred 2' (PC) Developer Shuts Down

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 6:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests. When Ascaron filed for bankruptcy protection it filed sold off most of its franchises to Koch Media, but kept Sacred 2 as it was developing an addon, which is now nearing completion. Ascaron Studio 2 announced that it is shutting down, with only a handful people remaining who are finalizing various localizations.

'Tony Hawk: Ride' (Wii/PS3/X360) - New Screens

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

In Tony Hawk: Ride players will have the ability to physically play the game using an innovative motion sensing skateboard controller, allowing for unprecedented freedom and movement.

Various Game Trailers #1657

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 3:55 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:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled [XBLA] - Launch Trailer
  • Spectrobes: Origins [Wii] - Who Are Rallen and Jeena Trailer


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

'This is Vegas' (PS3/X360/PC) Not Canceled After All

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

This is Vegas is an open world, lifestyle action experience, where you live out your Vegas fantasies by fighting, gambling, driving and partying your way through the most decadent, fast-paced and wildest city in the world. Originally scheduled for late 2008 and then pushed to 2009, last weekend it seemed all but certain that the game was canceled when Gamestop removed it from its database, but WBIE fired back today saying that This is Vegas is still in production.

'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3/X360) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

FF XIII provides tangible, intuitive controls while delivering seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and stunning in-game cinematics. The latest in cutting-edge technology has been utilized in development of Final Fantasy XIII, thus making this newest addition to the Final Fantasy series worthy of the title next generation.

'Texas Cheat 'Em' (ALL) Finally Getting PC Date

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Texas Cheat 'Em is a new take on the classic Texas Hold ‘Em rules, turning an average online poker table upside down by layering party games and other gambling minigames on top of the basic rules, and allowing players to cheat to win! Released on PSN and XBL in May 2009, Texas Cheat 'Em is finally coming to Steam on Aug. 10.

Former Take-Two CEO Joins Southpeak Board of Directors

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Interactive announced that Paul Eibeler, former Take Two and Microsoft executive, has joined its Board of Directors.

'CrimeCraft' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vogster Interactive's CrimeCraft, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, is an MMO that combines the action of a tactical shooter with the strategy of an RPG. Set in a modern world you take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) Goes Back in Time With Historic DLC

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 1:05 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 revealed that next week it will release History Kit/Costume DLCs with new objects, decorations, music, sounds, materials and stickers from various eras (Oriental, Arabic, Egyptian, Gothic, etc).

'Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring everyone's favorite musical group, Alvin and The Chipmunks and their girl group rivals The Chipettes making their video game debut, this rhythm action game challenges your timing and musical skills as you perform in a variety of concert locations.

'Armored Core 3' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally released on the PS2 in 2002, Armored Core 3 is getting ported to the PSP, with the addition of a multiplayer mode. The game is based around one entity that ruled the world, The Controller. As time went on several powerful Corporations came on the scene, waging war with each other in their struggles to gain absolute power.

'Alan Wake' (ALL) Petition Asks Microsoft to Explain Itself

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alan Wake places gamers in the role of the best-selling suspense author, Alan Wake. He escapes to this small town to recover from the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée and comes face to face with his darkest nightmares. An online petition (endorsed by Remedy) has been started asking Microsoft to explain why it suddenly decided to halt the PC development, and strongly urges them to reconsider.

'Tornado Outbreak' (Wii/PS3/X360) Story & Character Details - Trailer

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

Tornado Outbreak is an action adventure game that has you take control of a raging tornado as you tear through open environments, chewing up the landscape and spitting out everything in your path.

'Gran Turismo' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 11:06 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.

'Deca Sports' (Wii) Drops Its Retail Price

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deca Sports 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. Having sold well over a million units, and with a sequel coming later this year, Hudson has dropped the price for its 10-Sport party game from $29.99 to $19.99.

'Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood' (ALL) Old West Map Pack DLC This Week - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood transports players from a ravaged Civil War-era Georgia to the Aztec ruins of Mexico. In the wildest West ever depicted, players can embody both McCall brothers in an intense Wild West storyline full of greed, lust and lawlessness that takes place during a legendary period of American history.

'Rage of the Gladiator' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 9:18 a.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.

'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' (ALL) DLC to Add More Characters - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 9:13 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.

'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (ALL) Demos Coming Aug. 7 - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 3rd-person action game powered by the Unreal Engine 3, that exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum – Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Eidos will release a playable demo for Batman: Arkham Asylum on Aug. 7 for X360, PS3 and PC.

XBLA Preview - 'South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!'

by Brian Dumlao on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Monster Hunter Tri' (Wii) Coming to Europe/North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 8:06 a.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.

Nintendo DS System Update Enables Facebook Photo Feature

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 8:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Later today Nintendo plans to roll out a new system update so that NDS users can take pictures with either of the system’s two cameras, using the Nintendo DSi Camera application and upload their photos directly to their Facebook profile.

'Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 7:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga is an action RPG that expands the series by introducing a co-op feature allowing two players to adventure through the land of Eldar with no random encounters while updating the real-time battle system to now include battles taking place on the world map instead of a separate battle screen for a seamless experience.

'wipEout HD' (PS3) Gets Dynamic In-Game Ads

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

wipEout HD features a selection of the best tracks taken from previous versions of the Wipeout franchise, offering meticulously crafted and fully reworked tracks. Double Fusion announced that it will introduce the first dynamic video advertisements on the PS3 in WipEout HD, SCEA's downloadable, zero-gravity racer.

'Magna Carta 2' (X360) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Magna Carta 2, an Unreal Engine 3 powered RPG, introduces an original new storyline driven by intense themes of love, hate, politics, betrayal and the ultimate question of choosing one’s own fate. Players are immersed in the world of the Lanzheim Continent, a conflict-ridden land deeply divided by a fierce civil war.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized will deliver an arsenal of cutting-edge weaponry, vehicles and tactics, arming players with precision controls for battle across the world's most dangerous hotspots.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, August 3, 2009

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added a VC, one NDSi, and three WiiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: OVERTURN, Sexy Poker (Wiiware), Art Style: precipice (NDSiWare), and Tecmo Bowl (VC).

'The Sims 3: World Adventures' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players can take their Sims on new journeys to famous real-world inspired destinations around the globe for the first time ever and seek out new adventures. While exploring the landmarks of an exotic city, there is no telling what the Sims will find.

'World Snooker Championship Real 09' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official video game series of World Snooker returns in style for the 2009 season. Featuring the sport’s best players, world-famous venues and tournaments including all-new Bahrain, and with commentary from Snooker legends John Virgo, Steve Davis and John Parrot, the game is an essential for any fan.

'Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company and Battlefront.com announced a new installment in its tactical WWII strategy franchise. Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943 is based on the last strategic offensive the Germans were able to mount in the east, resulting in a decisive Soviet victory which gave the Red Army the strategic initiative for the rest of the war.

'Command & Conquer 4' - New Screen

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Introducing new class-based gameplay, mobile bases and persistent player progression throughout all game modes, Command & Conquer 4 offers players new, innovative and compelling strategic depth.

PSP Review - 'Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament'

by Dustin Chadwell on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Atlus U.S.A.'s Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament is an action game overflowing with intense mech customization, an open-world mission structure, and fast-paced arena style combat.

Monday, August 3, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 4:08 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:

  • Hive Rise (PC)
  • Nanovor (PC)

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

'Ys Online: Call of Solum' Open Beta Adds Content - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the famous YS series originally developed by Falcom, CJ Internet Game Studio and Nihon Falcom have teamed up to convert the famous YS series to an online game.

'Crimson Skies' Making a Comeback

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in an alternate 1930s world of gunship diplomacy and sinister intrigue, Crimson Skies lets you pilot powerful aircraft against nefarious air pirates and behemoth war zeppelins, combining thrilling dogfights with the swashbuckling style of a Hollywood action-adventure movie. We haven't seen air pirate Nathan Zachary since 2003, but with FASA founder Jordan Weisman buying the rights after the studio's demise, he recently revealed that after the MechWarrior revival, it might be time for Crimson Skies to make a comeback.

'Fat Princess' (PS3) Getting Connectivity Patch

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 3:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fat Princess pits two hordes of players against each other in comic medieval battle royale. Your goal is to rescue your beloved princess from the enemy dungeon. There's a catch though: your adversary has been stuffing her with food to fatten her up and it's going to take most of your army working together to carry her back across the battlefield. Titan Games revealed it is working a number of fixes for previously identified problems, focusing most of their efforts on connection failures.

'Angle of Attack' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Angle of Attack is an aerial combat spin-off from All Aspect Warefare where the Terrans have been at war with the Gammulan race for years. In an attempt to change the tide of war and take the battle to the enemy, Galactic Command, the Terran military body, launched an all out attack on the Gammulan homeworlds.

'All Aspect Warfare' (ALL) Demo Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2009 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Aspect Warfare chronicles the adventures of an “elite” team of combat marines who crash landed on the enemy planet they were sent to completely destroy. Stranded and left for dead with a deployed thermo-nuclear weapon ticking somewhere, their only chance of escape lies deep within hostile territory.