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'Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier' (PS2/PSP) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 7:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare for non-stop action and adventure as the duo travel across mysterious lands and take to the sky on a mission to save their planet from destruction. Take this incredible adventure with you anywhere on your PSP, or play it at home with PS2.

Various Game Trailers #1686

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 6:37 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:

 

  • Napoleon: Total War [PC] - Creative Assembly Interview Trailer
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat [PC] - Burer Trailer
  • Scribblenauts [NDS/Wii] - TV Ad Trailer
  • Ninja Captains [ALL] - Afro Ninja Trailer
  • Borderlands [ALL] - Choose Your Hero Trailer
  • NBA Live 10 [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Spyborgs [Wii] - Trailer (2)
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 [PS3] - Vampire War Trailer

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

'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' (PS3) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fortune hunter Nathan Drake returns in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Naughty Dog's blistering PS3 exclusive 3rd person action adventure shooter.

'Pokemon HeartGold' and 'Pokemon SoulSilver' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 6:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version return players to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the original Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver games nearly a decade ago, now enhanced for the NDS(i) with updated graphics/sound, as well as new touch-screen features and a host of surprises.

'SMT: Persona' (PSP) Digital Distribution Slightly Delayed, UMD Still on Track

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Completely remastered for PSP, SMT: Persona boasts a fully redone localization, all-new music, beautiful new animated sequences, enhanced graphics optimized for the PSP system's widescreen aspect ratio, and extra content. Atlus issued a statement saying that the digital version has been delayed a few days until Oct. 1, 2009, while the retail edition is still on track (Sept. 22).

'Scooby-Doo! First Frights' (ALL) Reveals The Phantom - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 6:11 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.

Sony's Tokyo Game Show 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 6:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under Tokyo Game Show - Tokyo Game Show 2009

Sony announced its line-up of titles it will be showing off at Tokyo Game Show 2009 (Sept. 24 - 27), such as Gran Turismo (PS3 and PSP), God of War III, Heavy Rain, MotorStorm Artic Storm, but also a slew of third party PSP/PS3 titles like God Eater (PSP), Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker (PSP), Assassin's Creed II (PS3), Quantum Theory (PS3), Lost Planet 2 (PS3),  and many others.

'Just Cause 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 5:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just Cause 2 stars Rico Rodriguez, back to wreak havoc once again, this time with a new destination – the huge playground of the Southeast Asian islands of Panau, in an over-the-top Hollywood-esque blockbuster of a video game.

Call of Duty: World at War (ALL) v1.6 Patch Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 5:30 p.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.

Impulse Sept. 10 - Sept. 13, 2009 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, knocking 50% off the regular price on TangleBee, DarkSide, ArkLight, Scavenger, as well as price reductions on Nemesis of the Roman Empire, Restaurant Empire, GalCiv II - Ultimate Edition, Resident Evil 5 (pre-order)Cities XL Limited Edition (pre-order), Time of Shadows, Warlords Battlecry III, Space Rangers 2, and Capitalism II. Impulse also announced EA's arrival on the platform with Command and Conquer - Red Alert 3 / Uprising, SPORE, The Sims 3 and pre-orders for Dragon Age Origins,

'Lead the Meerkats' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Lead the Meerkats you are a young meerkat and you have a lot to accomplish. You have been separated from your pack and the time has come for you to form your own meerkat pack. Are you ready for the challenge?

'Spore Hero' (Wii) and 'Spore Hero Arena' (NDS) Go Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the franchise's core tenets of creativity, exploration and adventure, Spore Hero and Spore Hero Arena will immerse Nintendo fans into all-new experiences when the games launch this year.

Final Fantasy XIII (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 4:31 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.

'NBA Live 10' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live, Coming to PSN Next Week

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 4:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA Live 10 is bringing a renewed focus to the franchise with innovations to the core gameplay and new online game modes. The Dynamic DNA service, driven by Synergy Sports Technology, will make a return, with significant improvements allow ing players to connect their game to the NBA season like never before. Play as the Orlando Magic or the Los Angeles Lakers and re-write, or relive, last year’s NBA Finals match-up.

Vampire Saga: Pandora's Box (PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alawar Entertainment's new casual adventure, is a captivating mystery thriller developed in the tradition of the best Hammer horror movies and classic novels by H.P. Lovecraft. With a chilling crime at the center of its spellbinding story, Vampire Saga is not intended for the faint of heart.

'Naruto Shippuden: Legends - Akatsuki Rising' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the animated series, players will assume control of over 10 of their favorite ninja, including the dreaded Akatsuki, promising to deliver fierce ninja action as players re-live the Naruto Shippuden storyline and experience a brand new adventure.

Brink (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brink is an immersive shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character across all modes of play. You decide the role you want to assume in the world of Brink as you fight to save yourself and mankind's last refuge for humanity.

Tecmo Koei's Tokyo Game Show 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Tokyo Game Show - Tokyo Game Show 2009

Tecmo Koei announced its line-up of titles it will be showing off at Tokyo Game Show 2009 (Sept. 24 - 27), such as Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Quantum Theory, Undead Knights, Samurai Warriors 3, Uncharted Waters Online and a slew of others.

'Lucidity' (X360/PC) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Lucidity, players take a trip into the imagination of Sofi, a young girl who is filled with a persistent desire to explore new worlds and overcome all obstacles in her way.  In this challenging puzzle platform game, players are tasked with keeping Sofi safe as she drifts deeper into the strange new world of her dreams.

Resident Evil 5 (ALL) Pre-Order On GamersGate Gets You 10% Off

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 promises to revolutionize the survival horror series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control. Gamers who pre-order the fifth installment from Capcom will receive 10% off.

The Sims 3: World Adventures (PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 8:25 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.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Anvil, Tenacious D, Dinosaur Jr. And The Guess Who

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 8:18 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.

'Ninja Captains' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 8:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ninja Captains is a party game that not only offers 20 unique games that are both fun and challenging, but the Wii version also lets up to 4 players join the action and compete for high score supremacy.

'Tropico 3' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 6:50 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.

'LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival' (PSP) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The mischievous BuiBui woke LocoRoco up from beauty sleep. It seems BuiBui have gone and built some challenging levels for LocoRoco to tackle. Help LocoRoco conquer the levels in hope to get back to bed!

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) Goes Gold, Demo Coming Sept. 24

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 6:13 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.

'God of War III' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment's, Santa Monica Studios, God of War III will bring epic battles to life with stunning graphics and an elaborate plot that puts Kratos at the center of the carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him.

'Heroes Over Europe' (ALL) Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 5:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Heroes Over Europe is a World War II flight combat game that builds on the original game's legacy with intense dogfights, a highly detailed realistic visual presentation and even more online options. Ubisoft Senior Producer Justin Hallyday gives us some more details in this pre-canned interview.

Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou, loosely translated as Okami Legend: The Small Sun,  follows the same art style as the PS2 and Wii titles, and while it plays off in similar environments it is an all-new adventure set several months after the conclusion of the original where you follow a new, younger character. Obviously, gameplay is similar to the previous Okami titles with the DS stylus being used to draw your magical symbols.

New Star Grand Prix' Adds Multiplayer Mode

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

New Star Grand Prix is a top-down racing game inspired by classics such as Super Sprint and Micro Machines, but brought bang up to date to feature all the teams, drivers and tracks of the 2009 Grand Prix season. New Star GP has been updated to version 1.16 and now features an online multiplayer mode where up to 20 drivers can compete over the internet or LAN.

'Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The loveable characters from the original Super Monkey Ball, AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby, are back with all new mind-blowing puzzles and party games specifically designed to fully utilize the Wii Balance Board accessory and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

'Scorpion Disfigured' - German v1.1.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scorpion Disfigured, a straight-forward FPs which puts you in the shoes of special agent Scorpion, takes terrorists combat to a new level after alien species and terrorist organizations are born from political crisis and the world is thorn apart by nuclear weapons and environmental disasters leaving nothing more than a mine field full of tribal wars, religious fanaticism and ruthless Warlords

'Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2' (NDS) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 features fast paced Naruto Shippuden 3D fighting action with the addition of an all-new Quest Mode, new characters, wireless multiplayer, jutsu and a storyline based on the Naruto Shippuden animated series.

Friday, September 11, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 3:17 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:

  • Championship Manager 2010 (PC) - Europe Only

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

'Edge of Twilight' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Edge of Twilight, 3rd-person post-apocalyptic action/adventure, is a dark, steampunk fantasy game in a world that has been split into separate realms of Day & Night.

Batman: Arkham Asylum (ALL) Getting Two DLC Releases

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 2:59 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. Sony Europe's Mike Kebby revealed that two DLCs are planned, Insane Night, as previously revealed on Sept. 17 and Prey In The Darkness on Sept. 24, 2009.

'F1 2009' (ALL) Shows Off Monza - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

F1 2009 will deliver an authentic and accessible recreation of the current Formula One season, featuring a variety of race modes, customizable driver aids, multiplayer support, new aerodynamics, slick tires, the KERS boost system, the Singapore night race, and the debut of World Champion Lewis Hamilton.

'NewU Fitness First Personal Trainer' (Wii) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 1:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NewU Fitness First Personal Trainer is not specifically a game, but rather a title that perfectly combines Fitness, Nutritional Advice and Daily Healthy tips to offer a holistic experience through personal well-being.

Wii Review - 'Build'n Race'

by Brian Dumlao on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Build’n Race is a game of high-speed stunt racing through some of the most reflex testing track designs - jumps, ramps, raised hairpin turns, half-pipes and a multitude of other challenges await the player all within beautifully realized environments.

Lucidity (XBLA/PC) Revealed

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

LucasArts' has unveiled its newest title, Lucidity, an episodic 2D side scrolling adventure game with puzzles that revolves around a young girl Sophie. While you don't actually control Sophie, she moves around trying to get from point A to B, and it is up to you to facilitate her explorations by solving various puzzles clearing the path. Inspired by the likes of Braid according to LucasArts, Lucidity features 30 story levels, an additional 15 bonus levels and is scheduled for later this month.

'Half-Minute Hero' (PSP) Demo Available for Download

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Half-Minute Hero is a bold new concept of having the player save the world, 30 seconds at a time. The player must fight, shoot, summon, and protect in four distinct modes, each containing a different perspective and unique gameplay style, across a total of 120 varied stages.

'Devil Kings 3' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Devil Kings series are fast-paced action titles that possess compelling gameplay thrusting players into a land of warring nations and unrelenting hostile armies. While we are still waiting for Devil Kings 2 in North America, Capcom has already revealed DK 3 in Japan, where it is known as Sengoku Basara 3, for 2010.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) Under Fire From Ex-Nirvana Members, Courtney Attacks

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever, you can customize the makeup of your band with any combination of instruments in-game: two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, etc. while also adding new gameplay mode. While Courtney Love is taking legal steps for unauthorized Kurt Cobain usage in GH5, Activision claimed it has the necessary licensing rights, but now former Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic also stated that they think Activision went overboard and should patch the game so that Cobain can only be used as a character for the two Nirvana tracks. Courtney further responded saying that she made a deal memo but never planned on signing anything, and that her lawyer has "cooked up" something special for Activision. To be continued...

'Evochron Legends' - v1.128 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Evochron Legends is a freeform mercenary space-sim that focuses on 'lone-wolf' survival gameplay, allowing you to play the game in a variety of ways and complete many activities.

'War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition' v1.00.84 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games' War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition, developed by 2 by 3 Games, is a new expansion for its WWII strategy game War in the Pacific, adding more detail, more history, and more features! This v1.00.84 update includes over 200 changes, fixes and improvements to the original release.

September 11: Another Year Has Passed, But Events Have Not Been Forgotten

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

It seems that the Guitar Hero 5 debacle is far from over, with Courtney Love actually having a point: Kurt Cobain rapping or singing a Bon Jovi song just doesn't feel right. His former bandmates claim that everybody was under the impression that the likeness would only be used for Nirvana songs, but once the character's been unlocked, you can use Cobain throughout the game, which really makes him look less legendary.

I had to visit the dentist today for a routine check-up and walked away with a clean bill of health, apart from the usual "brush more" comment. For people who know me, these visits are a big deal due to some childhood trauma, which I'll spare you the details of, and they always put a knot in my stomach.

Today is 9/11, the 8th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center and the day that the world as we knew it changed. We remember the lives lost that day and think of the soldiers who have made the greatest sacrifice for our country. As a former military man, I have nothing but respect and admiration for the brave men and women in uniform who were -- and continue to be -- in harm's way and continue to serve our country, regardless of whether you believe that the cause is just.