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'Tekken 6' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 5:23 p.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.

'Fat Princess' (PS3) Connectivity Patch Rolled Out

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 5:16 p.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. While the patch is available in North America, Euro gamers will have to wait for approval until next week..

Various Game Trailers #1661

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 5:11 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:

  • Champions Online [PC] - Melee Combat Trailer
  • Championship Manager 2010 - Behind the Scenes Trailer
  • Command & Conquer 4 [PC] - Director's Cut Trailer
  • Dante's Inferno [ALL] - Dev Diary Trailer #3
  • Dead Space Extraction [Wii] - Story Trailer
  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen [ALL] - Trailer
  • Hearts of Iron III [PC] - Launch Trailer
  • Space Ark [XBLA] - Trailer


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

'Valkyria Chronicles 2' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The story of Valkyria Chronicles II takes place two years after the conclusion of the original game. A group of young Gallian Military Academy cadets find themselves plunged into a bitter civil war when the newly formed Gallian Revolutionary Army stages a coup. As the epic drama unfolds in the game, players will experience stories of friendship, love and growing pains during a time of war and revolution.

'Shatter' (PSN) Possibly Coming to XBLA/PC

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shatter is a retro-inspired brick-breaking game that merges familiar action with a modern-crafted production approach. While currently only on the PlayStation Network, Sidhe revealed that Shatter is not a PS3 exclusive, but was chosen because of Sony's excellent benefits (royalties, tech). However, the game is running on both XBLA and PC, so a release on those platforms is possible.

'Scooby-Doo! First Frights' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scooby-Doo! First Frights is an action-adventure game that complements the upcoming Warner Bros. movie and lets you take on the role of young Scooby-Doo and teenage versions of the newly formed Mystery, Inc. crew to solve their very first cases.

'Extreme Hangman' (NDS) Becomes Downloadable

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place in various settings, your mission is to save the Hangman from his enemies by guessing the hidden word correctly. By guessing incorrectly, he is put one step closer to being shot, strangled, erased, or hanged by his enemies.

'NBA 2K10' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 3:29 p.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.

QuakeCon 2009 Event Scheduled Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

QuakeCon 2009 takes place Aug. 13-16, 2009 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, located just north of Dallas, and as always, this event is free thanks to the support of the QuakeCon volunteer staff, id Software, the event sponsors and exhibitors.

'NHL 10' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 10 begins a new era with gameplay innovations that deliver a new standard of toughness, the emotion of playoff hockey on the ice and in the arena, and over 200 gameplay refinements that replicate the skill and finesse that every fan sees throughout the NHL playoffs.

Good Old Games Adds Republic: The Revolution, Ground Control 2, Enlight Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good Old Games has added two new strategy titles, Republic: The Revolution ($9.99), Ground Control 2: Operation Exodus ($5.99) and is offering its catalog from Enlight Software for only $25.00 (Capitalism Plus, Capitalism 2, Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries, Seven Kingdoms 2: The Fryhtan Wars and Warlords Battlecry 3). If you have one (or more) games from the promo, you will receive a 30% discount for the rest of the games.

'Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the legendary book series by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson, Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is a first-person fantasy role-playing game that takes players on an elaborate adventure through the Firetop Mountain Keep, the scene of the first entry in the renowned literary line.

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) Predicts 2009 NFL Season Outcome

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On-field authenticity and emotion is taken to another level in Madden NFL 10. With more control over the outcome of the play than ever before, players can drag defenders towards the first down marker, fight for a fumble at the bottom of the pile, and avoid the rush by stepping up into the pocket.

'Deca Sports 2' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 10:51 a.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.

'East India Company' - v1.05 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.

'CrimeCraft' Shoot & Loot Details - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 9:47 a.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.

'Sushi Academy' (NDS) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed in our E3 coverage, Sushi Academy reveals the art of preparing traditional Japanese sushi via a series of fun, interactive challenges that ultimately lead to becoming a video game Sushi Master.

'City of Heroes' Issue 16: Power Spectrum - Details & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Heroes is a superhero themed MMORPG that offers a host of gameplay features, allowing you to create your own heroes, band together with others to fight evil, build your own secret HQ and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city.

'Conquest! Medieval Realms' - v1.6 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 9:15 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.

'War Rock' Content Update Adds New Map, Three New Vehicles - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Rock is a tactical, modern Free2Play multiplayer FPS with intense, fast-paced combat. K2 Network's free content update adds a new map called Skill Pointer and three new vehicles.

'Diablo III' to Feature PvP

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses. Community Manager Bashiok revealed that PvP has been part of the development all along, integrated with Battle.net, just not talked about.

Xbox 360 Summer Dashboard Update Avatar Marketplace - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 8:08 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).

Kalypso's GamesCom Lineup Spearheaded by 'Tropico 3' (ALL)

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

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.

'Quarrel' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 7:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quarrel is an XBLA game in which up to four competitors strive for dominance through the creation of the most complex and valuable words to capture and colonize the territories formerly held by their contemporaries.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Gorillaz, The Who, Joplin and Much More

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

'Astro Boy: The Video Game' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the upcoming feature film inspired by itself, Astro Boy: The Video Game will allow players to become Astro Boy, a young boy robot with incredible powers who takes to the streets and skies on an epic adventure to save Metro City from the clutches of the evil President Stone and his robot army.

Friday, August 7, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 5:41 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:

'Final Fantasy XIV' (PS3/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 4:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XIV, an all new massively-multiplayer role-playing game set in the vast realm of Eorzea, is planned for a simultaneous global release on PS3 and PC, with the possibility of it coming to X360 as well, but no confirmation as of yet.

'Blood Bowl' (ALL) - v1.0.1.7 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blood Bowl, based on Games Workshop's board game, is a "game" of American football played by the insane warriors of the fantasy Warhammer universe, allowing you to create and manage teams that will take part in epic battles where fair play is for sissies.

'Runes of Magic' PvP Server Contest Gets You Alienware Laptop

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 4:42 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.

'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 4:04 a.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.

'The Sims 3' - v1.4.6.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility!

PC Review - 'Elven Legacy'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Elven Legacy delivers a world filled with magic, and a thrilling nonlinear storyline, gauged to provide many hours of gameplay for strategy enthusiasts. Through an epic quest to restore the former glory of the Elven race, this fantasy strategy game offers both depth and scope, all in colorful and inspirational settings.

Xbox 360 Review - 'The King of Fighters XII'

by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Venetica' (X360/PC) System Requirements

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 3:26 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.

'Tribes of Mexica' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tribes of Mexica, an action-puzzle game set in the mythical world of the Aztecs. Tribes of Mexica is currently in development for the Xbox 360 and is an entry in the Dream Build Play contest.

'Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2' (ALL) Coming Aug. 20

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tales of Monkey Island brings the adventures of pirate Guybrush Threepwood into a new era with an storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled during the course of the five-episode saga.

Paradox Interactive's GamesCom 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 12:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Paradox announced its lineup of titles it will be showing off at GamesCom 2009 (August 19th – 23rd), such as the just released East India Company and Hearts of Iron III, but also upcoming titles like Mount & Blade: Warband and Project Poseidon.

GamersGate Specials Aug. 6 - Aug. 9, 2009

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced that this week people who pre-order its WWII strategy title Hearts of Iron III will also receive the DLC Sprite Pack. The coming weekend The Club, Imperium Romanum, and Tibor: Tales of a Kind Vampire are all getting a 50% price drop, while Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood is now $6.99.