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Wii Review - 'Dead Space Extraction'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 11:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.

'Super Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360) Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In line with previous Street Fighter installments, Capcom Producer Yoshinori Ono revealed plans to release a enhanced/standalone version of Street Fighter IV. Adding eight new fighters (T. Hawke, Dee Jay, Juri etc), improved online features, balance tweaks to the SF IV roster, new combos, Super Street Fighter IV will add an additional bonus for current SF IV owners but will not be compatible, and will be therefor be sold at a reduced price.

'Deca Sports 2' (Wii) - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 7:09 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1697

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 7:05 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] - Intro Trailer
  • Beaterator [PSP] - Artist Montage Trailer #2
  • NBA 10: The Inside [ALL] - Brandon Roy Trailer
  • Dragon Age: Origins [ALL] - Soundtrack Trailer
  • Tekken 6 [PS3/X360] - Motivation Trailer

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

'Lucidity' (X360/PC) Gets Priced

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 4:21 p.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.

'Demon's Souls' (PS3) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. has secured the North American publishing rights for Demon's Souls, a groundbreaking PS3 exclusive action RPG experience. Beautiful, compelling, and unforgiving, Demon's Souls is the hardcore RPG experience PS3 fans have been waiting for.

'Guitar Hero' (ALL) Celebrates Roctober With 25% Off

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 3:23 p.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. Guitar Hero is ushering in Rocktober with a limited-time-only discount on ten favorite tracks available to fans for Guitar Hero 5, Guitar Hero World Tour and the upcoming Band Hero games through XBL.

Monday , September 28, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 2:54 p.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 ...

'PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe' (PSP) Coming to PSN Oct. 1

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the “tower defense” genre in PixelJunk Monsters, you control a defender-of-the-forest character in a lush 2D environment where you  strategically defend the pathway of your home base from an onslaught of various threatening monsters.

'We Cheer 2' (Wii) Introduces More Characters - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 11:47 a.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.

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

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 10:59 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.

'Machinarium' Gets Digital Download Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Machinarium is a point & click adventure where game's protagonist is a little robot who has been unjustly expelled to the scrap yard behind the city. Players must guide the little robot back into town to rescue his robot-girlfriend and stop the bad guys from the 'Black Cap Brotherhood' before they can bomb the central tower that houses the city's ruler.

'Band Hero' (ALL) Preliminary Tracklist Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 9:28 a.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.

'The Saboteur' (PS3/X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pandemic Studios new open-world environment stealth-action thriller, Saboteur is set against the dramatic backdrop of occupied France and based on a true story, the personal tale of one man’s fight to find and kill the Nazi thugs who murdered his friends.

'Shattered Horizon' - Last Chance for Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Horizon is a multiplayer FPS where teams of players experience realistic zero gravity combat and fight to survive in the aftermath of a catastrophic Moon mining accident which throws billions of tons of rocky debris into near-Earth space.

'Undead Knights' (PSP) Demo Available for Download

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 8:25 a.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. Tecmo is offering a demo for download through its Japanese website.

'Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 7:03 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.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) October DLCs Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 6:57 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.

Ultima Online - Return to Britannia Campaign Welcomes Back Former Players

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 6:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment announced the Return to Britannia Campaign in celebration of the 12-year anniversary of Ultima Online, welcoming back all former players. Closed accounts in good standing have been re-activated, and former players can log back into the game using their original user name and passwords.

'Tekken 6' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 6:32 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.

'Dead to Rights: Retribution' (PS3/X360) Gets In-Game Ads

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Returning to Grant City, a boom town gone bust that is falling to the worst excesses of crime, greed and corruption; Dead to Rights: Retribution follows vice cop Jack Slate as he fights to expose shadowy figures that will stop at nothing to exert their deadly influence over the crumbling metropolis. Volatile Games integrated Double Fusion's dynamic ad serving technology allowing for seamless advertising integration with no gameplay impact.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, September 28, 2009

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added a VC, two NDSi, and two WiiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: ARKANOID Plus!, DRiiFT Mania (Wiiware), Art Academy: Second Semester, Dragon Quest Wars (NDSiWare), and Altered Beast (VC).

'Brütal Legend' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 4:35 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.

Military Madness, Football Genius, and Bust-A-Move Live! This Week's XBLA Titles

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Military Madness is a turn-based strategy/combat simulation game, including an all-new graphical barrage, a regiment of new units, online co-op and vs. multiplayer and a platoon of other new features. With 135 stages to clear in the Single Player mode, eight colorful opponents to play against in CPU Battle mode, and a never-ending cluster of bubbles to destroy in the Infinity mode, Bust-A-Move Live! offers endless matching-colored bubble fun. Test your football knowledge in Football Genius — The Ultimate Quiz!

'Alpha Protocol' (PS3/X360/PC) Delayed Until Mid 2010?

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loyalty carries a price and no one knows this more than agent Michael Thorton. A talented young agent cast out by his government, Thorton is the only one with the information needed to stop an impending international catastrophe. While AP is officially still scheduled for Oct. 27, it has been rather quiet surrounding the game. Updated product pages on Gamestop and Amazon.ca have changed the release date, pushing it all the way to June 2010 (thanks BigDownload).

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

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 3:56 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.

'Borderlands' (ALL) Gets Steamy Extras, GameStop Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Borderlands is an all-new sci-fi action game combining elements of first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat. Borderlands will be available through Steam and adds the ability to export equipment cards as JPEGs, and includes timed demo benchmark software. Fans who pre-order at Gamestop get the Mercenary Weapon Pack which includes 8 unique in-game guns.

'Assassin's Creed II: Discovery' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Assassin's Creed II: Discovery takes players through an untold chapter from the Assassin's Creed II console storyline utilizing the unique strengths of the NDS. In this new adventure, Ezio travels to Spain to rescue fellow assassins being held under the guise of the Inquisition, only to uncover a Templar plot to sail west and discover the New World.

PSPgo Will Have 225 Downloadable Titles at Launch

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created with portable, pocket-sized gaming in mind, the PSPgo will come with 16GB of internal flash memory and be priced at $249.99 and be available October 2009. At launch the PSPgo will have 16k+ downloadable content items, amongst which are over 2000 films, 13000 TV episodes and 225 games (God of War : Chains of Olympus, Gran Turismo,  Soul Calibur : Broken Destiny, etc...)

'Alive and Undead' (PS3) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alive and Undead is cocky, uncensored, brutal and kick-ass.  It delivers the classic formula of the side-scrolling brawler and improves on it by incorporating modern mechanics like the ability to juggle enemies in the air, as well as a variety of explosive and devastating co-op attacks.

NDS Review - 'Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Insider Story'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In his evil plot to take over the Mushroom Kingdom, Fawful tricks Bowser into eating a magic mushroom. The mushroom causes Bowser to begin inhaling everything around him, including Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach! Do the Mario Bros. have the guts to rescue Peach and escape?

X360 Review - 'Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Dagger'

by Mark Melnychuk on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'World of Warcraft' - v3.2.2a Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an MMORPG experience where players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world.