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'Undead Knights' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 7:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playing as the anti-hero, rage through the wrath of fearless enemies and build the nastiest and most profane army you can think of in this new-style invasion action game.

PlayStation Store Has Lemmings, Interpol, Batman DLC, Demos, Song Packs, and More...

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 5:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Lemmings Update (adds trophies etc.), Interpol: The Trail Of Dr. Chaos ($9.99), Switchball ($9.99), demos for FIFA Soccer 10, NBA LIVE 10, DLCs for Batman Arkham Asylum Insane Night Challenge Map Pack (free), song packs for Guitar Hero, Rock Band (Unplugged); and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes and downloadable PSP games (State Shift at $9.99, Final Fantasy Tactics at $9.99, Tomb Raider III at $5.99)

'We Cheer 2' (Wii) More Than Doubles Playable Characters - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to shake your pom-poms and show your team spirit with We Cheer 2, using two Wii Remotes as you perform full body motions to hit music of the past and present.

Various Game Trailers #1690

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 3:37 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:

 

  • Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony [X360] - Weazel News Trailer
  • Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble (PSP) - How to be a Bancho Trailer

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

'CrimeCraft' Developer Confirms Layoffs, Restructuring

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CrimeCraft 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. Vogster Interactive confirmed today earlier rumors of layoffs, but states that this is mainly a transition from from launch team to live/support team, and that this will not affect the upcoming CrimeCraft expansions planned for this year.

'Need for Speed Nitro' (Wii/NDS) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Nitro will have players of all skill levels hooked from the moment they get into the action, while arcade racing fans will be exhilarated by the deep and challenging gameplay.

'James Cameron's Avatar: The Game' (ALL) Limited Edition Includes Action Figure

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Avatar" is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game Limited Edition will feature an exclusive Avatar action figure from Mattel.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Dates Pearl Jam's Backspacer Album DLC

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 3:14 p.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. Part of the Pearl Jam deal announced earlier this year, the album hits shelves Sept. 20, and will be added to the Rock Band Music Store for Xbox 360 on Sept. 20, for Wii on Sept. 22, and for PS3 on Sept 24.

'Zombie Apocalypse' (PSN/XBLA) Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nihilistic Zombie Apocalypse is action packed, arcade-style shooter that will test your dual analog stick shooting skills and ability to survive 55 days of relentless zombie attacks.

'Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1' (ALL) Free On Talk Like a Pirate Day

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 3:04 p.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. On September 19, Telltale is making the premiere episode of Tales of Monkey Island a FREE download on their website all day. 

'Stratusphere' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stratusphere is a new Wii game starring former professional wrestling champion (WWE) and fitness model Trish Stratus. Using the Wii balance board and other new and innovative Wii peripheral devices, the diva will be coaching the players along in a complete and tough routine in a Zen 3D background.

'Bomberman Blitz' (NDSi) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bomberman Blitz will allow on-the-go gamers the opportunity to showcase their bombing skills locally or across the world with the ability to play up to 8 players at home or online through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.  Bomberman Blitz will feature the ability to do battle in 10 unique locations, all making good use of the DSi’s capabilities with dual screen spanning arenas.

'Free Running' (ALL) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Free Running, or Le Parkour as it is know in France where it originated in the late 1990’s, is the latest extreme sport. It involves running, jumping and performing death defying tricks through/over urban environments.

'Band Hero' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With Band Hero, you can come together with family and friends to ascend the virtual stage and rise to fame, bringing you a new genre of music focused on today’s hottest top-40 hits and classic anthems that everyone will know.

'Bakugan: Battle Brawlers' (ALL) Pre-Order At Best Buy Gets you DVD

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the animated TV series Bakugan, the game 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. If you pre-order Bakugan: Battle Brawlers for Wii, Xbox 360, or PS2 at Best Buy, your copy will include an exclusive DVD that contains the Showdown episode from Season 2 of the animated series.

'Unbound Saga' (PSP) Drops Digital Download Price

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unbound Saga is a 3D side-scrolling brawler set in a satirical comic book universe, where enemies are drawn onto the screen and madcap battles travel from panel to panel through a post-apocalyptic landscape. Break off a weapon and rage off the page!

'Farming Simulator' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Become a farmer and experience the thrill of driving heavy modern farm equipment as you try and feed the world! Choose from a variety of vehicles and implements, and explore the over 4 km² large island. Either play missions (ideal for learning how to operate the heavy machinery) or enter career mode.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) Adds Cut Chemist And J. Period - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. Cut Chemist, making his video game debut, and J. Period, returning to the gaming realm, are dropping the needle, mixing and scratching exclusive mixes appearing in DJ Hero.

'Dungeon Runners' Shutting Down, End-Game Details / Compensation Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Runners is a fast-paced multiplayer action/RPG experience where you take on the role of a brave hero and explore dangerous dungeons, battle ferocious monsters, and discover unique items!  Producer & Lead Programmer Stephen Nichols revealed that DR has not been profitable for quite a while now, and thus NCsoft has decided to shut down the game as of January 1, 2010.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat' to Support DirectX 11 - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat unfolds shortly after the end of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. Having discovered about the open path to the Zone center, the government decides to hold a large-scale military "Fairway" operation aimed to take the CNPP under control.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 9:59 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:

  • Heroes Over Europe (PS3/X360)
  • Sudden Attack (PC)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla Multiplayer Pack (PS3/X360)

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

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' Nearing 400,000 Pre-Orders

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players, consisting of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.

'Pioneering: Explore the Early American West' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pioneering: Explore the Early American West is a first person RPG/Adventure game set during the early American Revolution. Utilizing open world campaigns and multiple routes to completion, Pioneering immerses players in the world of the wildest of wests, bringing to life one of the most dynamic and complex periods in American history.

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

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 8:57 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!

'Fallout 3' (ALL) Gets PS3 DLC Dates, GotY Editions Coming Oct. 13

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 7:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Pearl Harbor Trilogy' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 7:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pearl Harbor Trilogy is an episodic air combat action game series in development for Wii. Pearl Harbor Trilogy is a re-interpretation of Legendo's PC title "Attack on Pearl Harbor" – with the first episode, Red Sun Rising, planned for a winter 2009 release on WiiWare.

'Brütal Legend' (ALL) Demo Available for Pre-Orders

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 7:38 a.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.

'We Sing' (Wii) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 7:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nordic Games' We Sing is the first singing game to utilize four microphones, allowing four players to sing at the same time.

'Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3' (Wii) Limited Edition / Pre-Order Details

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is a classic 3D fighting game featuring new and improved gameplay mechanics and multiple gameplay modes, 40 environments, including nine completely new stages, over 30 characters, and for the first time, includes Wi-Fi multiplayer capabilities. Gamestop is offering a limited edition bundle which includes the game and and Naruto Shippuden The Movie on DVD, or you can pre-order the standard version and get an exclusive Akatsuki thumb ring as worn by Sasori

'Bounty Bay Online' Beyond the Horizon Expansion Tweaks Pet System - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beyond the Horizon will integrate a significant geographical expansion of the historical explorer and sailor world. Adding a completely new continent (South America), six new port cities ranging across the western coasts of South and North America, and for the first time ocean adventurers will have the opportunity to sail right around the whole world using the Cape Horn route.

Microsoft 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' Hardware Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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.

Good Old Games Adds The Longest Journey

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GOG.com announce that it has signed Funcom's 2000 Adventure Game of The Year, The Longest Journey, which is  now up for grabs for just $9.99, and as always DRM-free and compatible with XP & Vista, including bonus stuff such as soundtrack, wallpapers, artworks and avatars!!!

'Gran Turismo' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 4:51 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.

'Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943' - v1.3.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Theatre of War 2 is a 3D RTS that covers events of 1943, the operations in Tunisia. Players will have the option to lead the German Afrika Korps of Rommel, supported by Italian military contingent, in their last full-scale attack or be at the head of the opposing English and American armies.

'LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The power of the wind is once again in the palm of your hand as you wield your Wii Remote to use the elemental powers of Enril the Wind Spirit to protect and guide the young boy Toku to save Toku’s mother, lift an ancient Curse and thwart the evil Balasar.

'Left 4 Dead 2' (ALL) Gets Banned In Australia

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for co-operative action games, adding melee combat to enable deeper co-operative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat, and more. The Australian Classification Board strikes again, refusing to give L4D2 a rating, banning it from being sold in retail stores. Reason for the NC is a new body deformation technology, gibs & gore, that Valve implemented, something that was not in the original.

'Black Mirror 2' Goes Gold - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Mirror 2 is going to be a classical point & click adventure, based on so-called 2.5D technologies, using a combination of highly detailed 2D backgrounds and 3D characters.

Games for Windows Program Gets an Update

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Touting that global PC game software market in 2008 was up 18% over the year before, Microsoft claims PC gaming is hotter than ever, and announced that it is revamping the Games for Windows Program to includes new technical guidelines, a self-certification option, and a set of 22 technical requirements.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2010' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PES 2010 will benefit from the most exhaustive raft of new features in the series’ history, with every aspect of the game benefiting from key improvements and major gameplay additions.

'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (ALL) Shows Off Multiplayer - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will see the most realistic modelling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theatre of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense then ever before, while an extensive multiplayer component will create battles on an incredible scale.

PSP Review - 'Dissidia: Final Fantasy'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Dissidia: Final Fantasy is an all-new title in the FF franchise, although it's not part of the compilation of Final Fantasy VIII or the Ivalice Alliance. Not a standard RPG, it's labeled a dramatic progressive action title, and Tetsuya Nomura, known for Kingdom Hearts, has signed on to be the game's character designer.

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) Gets 250GB Super Elite Bundle

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 2:48 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.

'Lost Planet 2' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Planet 2's story has advanced beyond Wayne Holden as players will now follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirates on their quest to seize control of E.D.N III. Players will move their heroes through different stories creating a truly unique and interactive experience.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea: Power & Prestige' Announced, Hiring

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flying Lab Software, creators of the MMORPG title Pirates of the Burning Sea, is hiring due in part to its work on Power & Prestige, the first major expansion to PotBS, while continuing the tradition of releasing monthly bug-fix and feature patches.

'Afrika' (PS3) Goes Gold, Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Explore the wildlife of Africa in this revolutionary safari game! Players will capture lifelike images of everything from lions and zebras to giraffes and cheetahs in this breathtaking game that features photo-realistic environments and animals that move and behave exactly like their real-world counterparts. Originally slated for Sept. 29th, Afrika is now scheduled for Oct. 6, 2009.

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3' (PSP) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 lets you join forces with like-minded players to tackle an adventure of realistic military action, tactics and teamwork wherever and whenever you want.

'WonderKing' (PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2009 @ 12:00 a.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.