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'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 10:16 p.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.

'Alice in Wonderland' (NDS/Wii/PC) - New Screen

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alice in Wonderland, based on Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming movie, allows players to guide, protect and aid Alice as she journeys through the world of Underland while unraveling the game’s many twisted mysteries.

'Six Days in Fallujah' (ALL) Developer Confirms Layoffs

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 6:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Six Days in Fallujah is a 3rd person shooter experience that puts the player in the center of the largest urban military operation in four decades. Six Days in Fallujah combines the action of a military shooter with the realism of a documentary film to create a new kind of experience that is both historical and engaging. Citing edgy subject matter and troubles finding funding due to the weak economy, Atomic Games confirmed it was forced to lay off several of its employees, but vows to "soldier on."

Various Game Trailers #1660

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 6:46 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:

  • Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming [NDS] - Trailer
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex [NDS/PSP/PS3/X360] - Rider Reflex Trailer
  • Spyborgs [Wii] - Combo System Trailer


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

'Rage' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rage is set in post-apocalyptic wasteland after a meteor hits earth and wipes out civilizations, RAGE is is an all-new take on the first person shooter, developed using id Software's new Tech5 engine.

PAX 2009 Reveals Exhibitors And Programming Details

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 5:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PAX is a three-day celebration of games and gamer culture. The festival includes an exhibition floor filled with playable builds of upcoming tabletop, console and computer games; a conference program of game industry speakers; music concerts; freeplay areas; industry parties; game tournaments and more.

'Mount & Blade: Warband' Bumped Until Next Year

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mount & Blade is a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat. The Warband multiplayer expansion will focus on battles, not the campaign, and let up to 32 players (and bots) duke it out in a variety of modes such as DM/TDM and Siege. Originally scheduled for Q3 2009, Paradox now plans to release it in Q1 2010.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) Shows Off BMW M3 GT2 - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 5:02 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.

'Wolfenstein' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 4:55 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.

PlayStation Store Has Qore, Batman Demo, DLCs, PSP Games, Track Packs

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Qore August 2009, demos for Worms, Crystal Defenders, Rag Doll Kung Fu, Batman, DLCs for Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 3, LittlebigPlanet, Savage Moon Waldgeist Add-On, Call of Juarez, Cross Edge, GTI Club, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010, Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires, song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show (PSP), and Rock Band (Unplugged), as well as the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes and downloadable PSP games (Dynasty Warriors ($14.99).

'Restaurant Empire 2' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'R.U.S.E.' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Fans who pre-order at Gamestop get a DVD with footage from rally pro Ken Block performing stunts, a 10% off coupon for DC merchandise at Journeys stores, and a DiRT 2 T-shirt (online only).

Impulse Aug. 6 - Aug 9, 2009 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 2:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, but instead of dropping prices on regular titles, you can now pre-order Kalypso's upcoming strategy title Tropico 3 (Sept. 25) at 10% off, as well as its action/rpg Time of Shadows (Sept. 14) also at 10% less than full price.

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) Lawsuit Settled Out Of Court

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 12:23 p.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. In June, Activision filed a lawsuit against Double Fine to stop the release of Brütal Legend, claiming it never gave up the rights. DF countersued, and a preliminary hearing was postponed by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan, while saying it'll be a close call but also stating he doesn't think Activision will be able to win its argument. Re-scheduled for today, the hearing was canceled as both parties have settled out of court, although no details were revealed.

'Muramasa: The Demon Blade' (Wii) - New Screens

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

Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a unique, highly stylized action RPG players take on the role of a male ninja or female kunoichi, utilizing their ninja prowess to traverse the clever side-scrolling levels that feature vertical progression as well as the traditional horizontal stage advancement.

'Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Will Only Get Two DLCs

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 12:10 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. With the 3rd World At War map pack being released today, it may sound odd that Activision has already revealed that for Modern Warfare 2, coming out Nov. 10 on PS3/X360 and PC, it plans to only release two additional DLCs post-launch.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' Title Update Rolled Out, Adds Fixes, Modes, DLC Support

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person, open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again redefine the limits of destruction-based gameplay.

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) Shows Pre-Order Cars - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 10:45 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.

'Cities XL' Limited Edition Adds Lots of Bonus Goodies

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cities XL expands upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, while letting you take your game online, and interact with others in a massive online environment. The Limited Edition includes 16 bonus items in a special pack..

'Blur' (PS3/X360/PC) Narrows Down Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 10:37 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.

Thursday, August 6, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 10:33 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' (X360/PC) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future Raven Squad is a unique blending of RTS and FPS genres, as the game puts you in control of two groups of mercenary squads who crash land behind enemy lines in the Amazonian jungles. It will require tactical planning and a liberal amount of brute force to escape to safety.

'Scratch: The Ultimate DJ' (ALL) Now Developed by Commotion Interactive, Delayed

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scratch: The Ultimate DJ is set in distinctive urban environments combining free-form DJ tricks with great rhythm game-play, and featuring songs from the biggest names in Hip Hop. Designed by DJ technology manufacturer Numark, Scratch Deck gives players an authentic DJ experience like no other.

'Academy of Champions' (Wii) Super Moves - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's Academy of Champions engages players in a rich, story-driven adventure around the world's most popular sport. The journey begins with enrollment at an extraordinary Academy where your coach is the legendary Pelé and U.S. soccer champion Mia Hamm is your team member and mentor.

Mamba Games' New Odyssia Label Signs 'The Void' and 'OutCry'

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mamba Games' Odyssia is a new adventure gaming brand aimed towards adventure game lovers on PC and console, specializing in high quality products sourced from developers globally with 16 new products released by the end of 2010.

'Tekken 6' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ready to set the standard for fighting games with stunning realism and uncompromising quality, Tekken 6 promises to deliver a pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat experience with bone-jarring punches and gut-wrenching grapples.

'Enclave' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enclave is a fantasy action game filled with spectacular fights and many RPG elements, where the player takes control of a fearless knight fighting his way out of a mysterious fortress. The player can switch between 1st and 3rd person mode, while defending the lone city of Celenheim from the dark Outlanders preparing to invade.

'Fairytale Fights' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Fairytale Fights, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, players choose one favorite fairytale character with whom they will try and save a fantasy world from certain doom. Luckily many different weapons lay around in this fairytale world, which players can use to shoot and carve up enemies… and this is where the fun begins!

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey' (ALL) Multiplayer Modes Detailed - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of WWII. Players can participate in some of the most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and heavy bombers across a range of 50+ missions.

'Runes of Magic' Chapter II Adds Savage Lands - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 7:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 1,000 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

GamersGate Signs 'Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy' and 'Droplitz'

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GamersGate announced a distribution agreement with Blitz Games Studios to host two of its PC titles: Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy, a swashbuckling action game set on the high seas, and Droplitz, an engaging and addictive puzzle game.

'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (ALL) PhysX-Powered PC Edition Delayed - Screens

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

'Masters of Belial' Possibly Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Masters of Belial is a multiplayer-only action/strategy/RPG game developed by Brain Seal using Microsoft's XNA development platform. It takes place in an ancient world that is controlled by spirits that call themselves Angels. Currently taking part in this year's Dream Build Play 2009, Masters of Belial is hoping to get approved as an XBLA release.

'Tony Hawk: Ride' (ALL) Gets Release Dates

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 5:56 a.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.

'Robocalypse: Beaver Defense' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robocalypse: Beaver Defense will offer madcap weaponry and uproarious destruction in a tower defense-style game. Set in a world of wise-cracking, battling robots, players will need to create and strategically position static and mobile defenses to stop the waves of enemies that are intent on destroying the player's HQ.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Marvel vs. Capcom 2'

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 pits some of Capcom's familiar faces against a host of Marvel Comic's biggest names in explosive three-on-three team battles.

'SuperCar Challenge' (PS3) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 4:49 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.

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

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 4:17 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.

Wii Review - 'Little League World Series Baseball 2009'

by Brian Dumlao on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Little League World Series Baseball 2009 is a natural progression for the series, offering Little Leaguers and their families more features and refined, accessible gameplay. Players will have the chance to become a LLWSB Champion, or play with up to three other friends in a variety of exhibition modes.

'ArmA II' (PC) v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArmA II is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there.

'Twin Sector' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 3:55 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.

Zoo Entertainment Europe Looking for New Projects

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Entertainment Europe would like to talk to developers with projects near completion and are keen to view design pitches for future projects from developers looking for European or worldwide publishing deals.

'Cricket Revolution' Announced, Coming to Steam - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cricket Revolution focuses on high adrenaline multiplayer gameplay based around the sport of cricket. With a new and innovative cricket gaming engine at its core, the game brings a new level of depth and engagement to cricket video games.

Hunt Wabbits or Zombies With the Buckshot Pump-Action Shotgun

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Looking like something out of a Quentin Tarantino movie, the Buckshot Pump-Action Shotgun for Wii packs a nasty punch and is sure to inspire the macho fantasies of gamers around the globe.

'League of Legends: Clash of Fates' Adding More People to the Beta

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

League of Legends is a session-based online multiplayer game that combines elements of RPG and RTS genres with addictive battle action where rival teams compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes.