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'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Details Land Of Orzammar - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 4:57 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1659

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 4:50 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:

  • Guitar Hero 5 [ALL] - RockFest Multiplayer Mode Trailer
  • Wolfenstein [ALL] - Castle Trailer
  • League of Legends [PC] - Walk through Trailer


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

Former Iron Lore Devs Working on New RPG Using 'Titan Quest' Engine

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Titan Quest developers Iron Lore went belly-up, two former employees started Crate Entertainment, revealing they were working on a new RPG Black Legion, IL's final project before its demise. It hasn't been heard of since Black Legion was put on hold and made room for another RPG, which is using the Titan Quest engine but is not a sequel. While similar in gameplay, the new game has a darker fictional setting, more depth in certain areas, new features, is less linear, has a more replayable world with secret unlockable areas, an ultra-challenging difficulty mode balanced for team play, and shooter-style rapid healing when you're out of combat to reduce dependency on potions.

'Rush Fighters' Enters Open Beta Stage

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim Games' Rush Fighters is a free to play cartoonish action fighting game where players battle against other fighters in intense online PvP combat.

'WonderKing' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 4:33 p.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.

'Jutland' - v 1.066 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jutland is set in the treacherous waters of the 1916 North Sea, and delivers the most detailed World War One naval experience ever released for PC wargaming! The Ship Pack 1 - US North Sea adds new ship classes, new ships, scenarios and campaigns.

'SMT: Persona' (PSP) Also As PSN Download - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Completely remastered for PSP, SMT: Persona boasts a fully redone localization, all-new music from composer Shoji Meguro, beautiful new animated sequences overseen by famed artist Kazuma Kaneko, enhanced graphics optimized for the PSP system's widescreen aspect ratio, and extra content.

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

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released new update patches for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as well as The Frozen Throne. This v1.24a upgrade makes a few World Editor changes and fixes an exploit and World Editor crashes.

'Champions Online' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Champions Online is an MMORPG based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments.

'Guitar Hero: Van Halen' (ALL) Tracklist And Release Date Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rumors about a new installment in the band-specific Guitar Hero franchise have been floating around for months, with the German ratings board, EBGames and Gamestop, all at one point having a listing, all of which were removed shortly thereafter. Be as it may it, earlier today Activision confirmed the release date, and we now also have the complete tracklist.

Activision Delays StarCraft II and Singularity, More Bond, Tony Hawk, Spider-Man

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision Blizzard posted better-than-expected financial results for Q2 2009, driven by Prototype, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the Guitar Hero, and Call of Duty franchises, as well as World of Warcraft. However, Activision CEO Bobby Kontick revealed that Singularity and StarCraft II are getting delayed until 2010, while Mike Griffith stated that next year we can see new installments in the James Bond, Tony Hawk and Spider-Man franchises.

Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao (ALL) Supports Stereoscopic 3D - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao is a stylized hand-to-hand action game that provides engaging, over-the-top combat and multiple gameplay modes to explore alone or with friends online.

'CrimeCraft' Digital Distribution Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 1:01 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.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) Shows Off Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to deliver a true driver’s experience that reflects contemporary motorsports, Need for Speed Shift is built by racers for racers, delivering an authentic and immersive driving experience.

'Wii Sports Resort' (Wii) Sells 500K Units In One Week

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wii Sports Resort takes the inclusive, fun and intuitive controls of the original Wii Sports to the next level, introducing a whole new set of entertaining and physically immersive activities.

Call of Duty: World at War (ALL) Map Pack 3 Coming Tomorrow - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 10:57 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 will feature three multiplayer maps and one new Zombie map.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 10:51 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:

'Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent' Adds Realm vs Realm Battle Mode

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent is the only MMORPG of its kind, set in the uniquely creative genre of "steampunk," where 19th century steam-based technology meets fantasy inventions.

'NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience with NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits, the story of Nyx, an enigmatic winged girl, that must descend from heaven in search of her missing friend Icarus.

'NBA 2K10' (ALL) Shows Off Anniversary Edition Package

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K10 is expected to deliver the most realistic, stylistic, and feature-rich simulation experience ever available in the NBA 2K franchise – from gameplay to graphics, presentation and online features. The Anniversary Edition will come packaged in a specially designed 2K Sports locker configured for game storage, and include exclusive items and a commemorative video.

'Ashes Cricket 2009' (ALL) Uses NaturalMotion's morpheme

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ashes Cricket 2009 is set to build on the heritage that Codemasters has enjoyed with its Brian Lara series and will continue to lead the field with great batting, bowling and fielding gameplay and authenticity that made the series a hit with cricket fans.

Xbox 360 Summer Dashboard Update - Games On Demand Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Later this summer, Microsoft plans to roll out a major dashboard update for its Xbox 360, improving aspects such as the Netflix streaming video experience, video display options, but also adding new items like premium avatar clothing (with a marketplace), user ratings, and Games on Demand (in August).

'Section 8' (X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 8:57 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.

'Let's Play Flight Attendant' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players get to act out their dream job as they follow the exciting career of a flight attendant. Beginning as a trainee, players experience what it takes to work their way up from ground staff to cabin crew. Alongside the opportunity to learn about foreign cultures and countries, fans experience a variety of high demands from passengers.

'Edna and Harvey: The Breakout' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 7:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Merscom is bringing Daedalic's Edna and Harvey: The Breakout, a new 2D point & click adventure game, to North America.

'Dead Space Extraction' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 7:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.

'Order of War' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Order of War features massive scale battles brought to life with a cinematic intensity never seen before in a WWII strategy game. Players take command of an entire army including ground troops, artillery, tank divisions and aircraft in all out strategic assaults.

'Disney Sing It: Pop Hits' (Wii/PS3) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney Sing It: Pop Hits features 30 master recordings and popular music videos from fan favorites, including Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat, Demi Lovato, Hannah Montana, Jesse McCartney, Coldplay and One Republic.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' (ALL) Finally Coming to Wii

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CoD 4: Modern Warfare is a new action-thriller that will arm gamers with the most advanced and powerful arsenal of modern day firepower to fight a new war in the world’s most treacherous hotspots.

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

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 6:16 a.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.

'Championship Manager 2010' Gets New Date, Demo Next Week

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Championship Manager 2010, in development for two years, is the definitive football management game featuring a host of unique, cutting-edge technology including a bespoke 3D match engine with over 500 individual player animations.

'FIFA 10' (ALL) Developer Diary #1 - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 6:06 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.

'Shadow of Destiny' (ALL) Coming to PSP

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow of Destiny, known as Shadow of Memories in Europe, is a tale of choices and their effect on others, a mix of puzzle-solving and exploration. You play as Eike, who is murdered and awakens in limbo, somewhere between life and what lies beyond. Eike will visit 1980, 1902 and medieval times, and the methods he uses to avert his death will have a domino effect on those he meets. Previously revealed only for Japan, an ESRB listing shows Konami is bringing the PS2 game (also on PC/Xbox) to North America.

'MySims Agents' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In MySims Agents you take on the role of a special agent hired to foil the sinister plans of Morcubus, lord of the underworld. By recruiting different MySims, each with their own special characteristics, you can build up your very own crime-busting team.

Blue Fang Studio Laying Off Employees

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blue Fang, known for its Zoo Tycoon series and currently working on World of Zoo, announced that it was forced to lay off 15 members (25%) of its development team.

'Wacky World of Sports' (Wii) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wacky World of Sports takes players on a trip around the world to try their hand at some of the lesser known sports of countries including Italy, the Netherlands and Australia. The ten sports featured in the game all start easy enough but the more advanced a player gets the more extreme they become!

'Velvet Assassin' (X360/PC) Developer Shuts Down

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in WW2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles. Rumored over the past few days, now confirmed by lead game programmer Claus Praefcke, German-based Replay Studios is shutting down.

Sarbakan Game Studio Developing Original Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Canadian based Sarbakan announced a first-party developer agreement with Microsoft to create an original downloadable title for Xbox Live Arcade, as well as plans to expand its attention towards original IP development for the PC.

'The King of Fighters XII' (ALL) Animation, Latency Patch Coming

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK Playmore's classic arcade franchise celebrates its 15th anniversary with The King of Fighters XII. For the first time in series history, this epic martial arts showdown has undergone a complete graphical overhaul.

'Samurai Warriors 3' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Samurai Warriors 3 is a beat-'em-up features dozens of characters to select from, each offering different ways of fighting, no load times when the action changes from interior to exterior battles, and new combo configurations and better special attacks.

PC Review - 'Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta'

by Reggie Carolipio on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence.

PS3 Review - 'Namco Museum Essentials'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Namco Museum Essentials collection will keep players entertained for hours in nostalgic glory with Pac-man, Galaga, Dig Dug, Dragon Spirit, Xevious, and the brand new re-envisioned Xevious: Resurrection, featuring 1080p graphics and enhanced gameplay.

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

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 2:48 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. This v3.2 patch adds new new raid and five-player dungeon, new battleground, new argent tournament updates, updated druid forms, loads of tweaks, and more...

'Bakugan: Battle Brawlers' (ALL) Collector's Edition Gets Ball

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 2:48 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.

'Champions Online' (ALL) Pricing and Subscription Programs

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Champions Online is an MMORPG based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments.

'Cricket Coach 2009' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cricket Coach 2009 strides out to bat right in the middle of a huge Ashes summer! Now fans of the sport can emulate their heroes from the comfort of their own home with this detailed in-depth simulation.

'Blur' (PS3/X360/PC) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 12:48 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.

Square Enix Prevails in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2009 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix’s copyright infringement lawsuit against Korean entertainment production company Fantom and music video producer Hong Jeong-ho, for the unauthorized re-enacting of an action sequence from FF VII: Advent Children in a music video, resulted in a damage award of approx. US$326,000.