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'Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 9:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an original storyline developed exclusively for the game, Ben and the Omnitrix will journey to outer space and distant never-before-seen planets for the first time ever in the series, using his alien forms and their special powers in an effort to thwart a grand scheme to conquer the universe one planet at a time.

'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' (PS3) Sneak Peak on the Big Screen

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 9:01 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. SCEA is giving fans a chance to get down with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves on the big screen before the game releases in  Chicago, LA, San Francisco, or Seattle areas.

Various Game Trailers #1696

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 7:15 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:

  • Risen [X360/PC] - Cinematic Story Trailer
  • Brutal Legend [ALL] - Dem-o-thon Trailer
  • Assassin's Creed II [ALL] - TGS 09 Trailer
  • Obscure: The Aftermath [PSP] - Launch Trailer
  • Ion Assault [XBLA] - Multiplayer Trailer

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

'Bakugan: Battle Brawlers' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 5:33 p.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.

Impulse Sept. 24 - Sept. 27, 2009 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 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 East India Company, Project Aftermath, Capitalism II, and Age of Booty, while GalCiv II - Ultimate Edition and Fairy Tales - Three Heroes get a $10 reduction. Nemesis of the Roman Empire, Warlords Battlecry III, and Restaurant Empire get 40% off and Scrapland gets a 30% reduction.

'Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kenka Bancho is a Japanese beat'em up for PSP which puts you in the role of a high school student on a class trip to a historic Japanese city, includes no shortage of fist-to-face and knee-to-gut action, and all in the name of pride and bragging rights.

'Bright Shadow' Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bright Shadow is an MMORPG with cute, cartoon-like characters and novel monsters, known as “Umbra, and while staying true to its Japapense roots, it will featured updated storylines, unique new items, and new systems for nearly endless character customization and imaginative new experiences.

'Dragon Quest: Wars' (NDS) Monster Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Quest: Wars is a turn-based strategy game played out across a number of quick and challenging rounds. The player will pick four monster playing pieces to battle on their team, with Dragon Quest superstars Slime, Dracky, Hammerhood, Healslime, Chimaera and Golem all available to choose from.

'Rock Band 2' (ALL) Update Adds Wireless Mic Support and More

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 2:03 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. Harmonix has rolled out an update for X360 edition of Rock Band 2 (PS3 patch is being approved, so should be there shortly) adding support for the wireless "Lips" microphones, and various other tweaks.

'Crime Scene' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crime Scene you are part of the forensic police department and have to find and analyze clues with sophisticated equipment, interrogate witnesses and suspects, build a file with enough proof so there is no room for doubt and condemn the guilty!

'Conquest! Medieval Realms' - v1.8 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 1:11 p.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.

'Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo' (Wii) Goes Gold - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 12:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo promises to thrill fans with the first ever appearance of the original Dragon Ball story on Wii in glorious 3D. Heading back to the early days of the Dragon Ball story, players will control Kid Goku as he sets out on fantastic adventures with his friends.

'Hasbro Family Game Night 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hasbro Family Game Night 2 will include five popular games, each playable in an Original Mode reflecting traditional board game play and Advanced Modes, including the all-new “Hasbro Family Game Show” which shifts players into party mode with Mr. Potato Head as the master of ceremonies.

'G-Force' - French/German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

G-Force revolves around a team of trained secret agent guinea pigs that take on a mission for the US government to stop an evil billionaire who plans to destroy the world with household appliances.

'South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play! is a fast-paced action/strategy game that combines these lovable characters with snowball battles and tower defense tactics.

'Sword of the New World' Rolls Out Echoes of an Empire Expansion

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sword of the New World is a free-to-play MMORPG modeled after Europe’s exploration of the New World, allowing players to create and simultaneously control a family of characters utilizing its Multiple Character Control system.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (PC) Smasher Pack Announced, Dated, Priced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 8:33 a.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.

'Halo 3: ODST' (X360) Nathan Fillion Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Halo 3: ODST lets people experience events leading up to the epic story told in Halo 3 through the eyes of an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper, as they search for clues leading to the whereabouts of their scattered squad and the motivations behind the Covenant's invasion of New Mombasa. We had a chance to chat with Nathan Fillion, the actor who voiced Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Alice in Chains, Breaking Benjamin, And More

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 8:08 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.

'Mafia II' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Like the original Mafia title, Mafia 2 immerses players in the mob underworld of a fictitious late 1940's-early 1950's scenario. By fusing high octane gunplay with white knuckle driving and an engaging narrative, players will easily become engaged in the game's cinematic Hollywood movie experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing city.

'EA Sports MMA' (ALL) Adds Lawal, Shamrock And Miller To Its Roster

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports MMA will feature the most authentic, intense and broad mixed martial arts experience to date - complete with a vast array of top fighters and fighting styles from around the world. EA revealed that it has signed Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal and Frank "The Legend" Shamrock to appear in EA Sports MMA.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat' Shows Off DX10 vs. DX 11 Graphics - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 6:57 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.

'Dead Rising 2' (PS3/X360/PC) Multiplayer Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising 2 will take the franchise to a new level of zombie-killing fun with tens of thousands of zombies, the all new gambling paradise of Fortune City to explore and conquer plus a host of new in-game objects that can all be used as deadly weapons to stave off the zombie assault.

'Obscure: The Aftermath' (PSP) Goes Gold, Ready For Next Week's Launch

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 6:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Two years ago, at Leafmore High, a group of young teenagers were trapped inside their school and hunted by monsters that had been released by the maniac headmaster. Some of them survived that terrible night, while others perished. In Obscure: The Aftermath, the survivors have picked up their lives and joined college.

'Battlefield Heroes' Recruits Two Million, Update/Map Coming Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield Heroes is a Play 4 Free cartoon-style shooter that will bring classic Battlefield gameplay to a mass audience, featuring a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that players of equal skill are paired together for fair play. To celebrate the two million users milestone, EA will release a free ‘Heroes of the Fall’ update for the game, including a brand new map, on Sept. 30.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (ALL) Gets Custom Sound Tools on PS3

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 5:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In UT3 you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. Epic has released free ATRAC3 mod tools allowing PS3 users to import custom sounds.

Friday, September 25, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 5:10 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:


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

'F1 2009' (ALL) Shows Off Singapore Grand Prix - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 4:53 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.

PC Review - 'Darkest of Days'

by Reggie Carolipio on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Darkest of Days, the action begins with the player being ripped from his period in time by a mysterious organization moments before his grisly death. In order to ensure the future of mankind, he is then tasked with the mission to travel back and forth through time – to famous, turning-point battle campaigns in world history – acting as the organization’s agent in a larger, seemingly otherworldly, battle between good and evil.

PSP Review - 'SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny'

by Sanford May on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny brings back the franchise's weapon-based fighting formula to deliver a robust handheld experience. With a roster of more than 20 unique characters, expanded character creation feature, and multiple gameplay modes, SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny provides nail biting, head-to-head brawls that can be played anywhere, at anytime.

Good Old Games Brings 'Realms of Arkania' Back to Life

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Realms of Arkania, a PC game trilogy based on a famous and successful German pen-and-paper RPG, is arriving at GOG.com compatible with modern operating systems and DRM-free. A bundle including the first two parts of the series, Blade of Destiny and Star Trail, is now available for a mere $5.99.

'Wii Sports Resort' Gets Bundled With Two Wii MotionPlus Accessories

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wii Sports Resort is all about getting multiple people involved in friendly sporting competitions. Starting Oct. 12, consumers will have even more incentive to get in on the fun when Nintendo releases a special, limited-edition bundle of the Wii Sports Resort game and not one but two Wii MotionPlus accessories, which bring enhanced precision to games.

We're Not Here To Do The Decent Thing, We're Here To Follow Orders!

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

This heat wave that they predicted last week is nowhere to be seen. It's sunny, of course, but temperatures have been normal for this time of the year. Maybe this weekend!

We had plans to head out to an Activision press event to check out one of its upcoming games, but things got in the way, so Adam was all on his own. Much to his delight, the goody bag was actually full of goodies and not just press junk this time around.

Tomorrow, we're heading out for some barbecue at a friend's place, and I just realized that it is the first BBQ we've been to, and summer just ended! Shame on me! I'll have to eat an extra portion of grilled meat just to make up for that omission!

As I teased last week, we finally managed to catch up with Nathan Fillion in between takes on his TV series "Castle" and had a little chat about his voice-over work as Buck in Halo 3: ODST, so check it out.