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'Strategic Command: WWII Pacific Theater' - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 9:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and Fury Software's the third game in the Strategic Command series, WWII Pacific Theater, shifts the focus from Europe and into the steaming jungles and islands of Asia- Pacific. This 1.02 patch features dozens of improvements, enhancements and fixes to the game and editor.

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes allows players to fight as both Jedi Knights and Clone Troopers through over 30 unique missions, all created incorporating the same ground-breaking, stunning visual style from the TV series. Featuring a brand-new storyline, players will get the chance to take part in the

Various Game Trailers #1698

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 3:45 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:

 

  • Adam's Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden [X360/PC] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Forza Motorsport 3 [X360] - Trailers (2)
  • Lucidity [X360/PC] - Launch Trailer
  • Mass Effect 2 [X360/PC] - Subject Zero Trailer
  • The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom [XBLA] - Trailer

 

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

'Cities XL' Special Edition Available for Pre-Order on Steam

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cities XL expands upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, while letting you take your game online, and interact with others in a massive online environment.

'POSTAL III' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Postal III will employ the Valve's Source engine to deliver a new and advanced technical level of social satire and politically incorrect virtual violence, featuring motion-captured performances by a wide array of celebrities as well as a storyline that offers gamers vast latitude in terms of their behavior.

'Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain' (NDS) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 3:33 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.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood' Gets Priced & Dated

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Siege of Mirkwood will expand the online world of Middle-earth where players will join forces to press further eastward into the dark, foreboding and treacherous forest of Mirkwood and take part in the epic conclusion to Volume II of The Lord of the Rings Online.

'Digger HD' (PS3) Coming to PSN Oct. 1st - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players control a little construction vehicle that must make its way through an underground maze. Gamers dig through the dirt horizontally and vertically to create their own path while collecting power-ups, jewels, coins and other bonuses while avoiding the pursuing monsters.

'Magna Carta 2' (X360) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Magna Carta 2 introduces an original new storyline driven by intense themes of love, hate, politics, betrayal and the ultimate question of choosing one's own fate. Players are immersed in the world of the Lanzheim Continent, a conflict-ridden land deeply divided by a fierce civil war.

'Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel' (NDS/Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring everyone's favorite musical group, Alvin and The Chipmunks and their girl group rivals The Chipettes making their video game debut, this rhythm action game challenges your timing and musical skills as you perform in a variety of concert locations.

'NBA 2K10' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live, PSN Shortly

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 1:06 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.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Crash Course DLC Rolled Out

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants. Left 4 Dead's second DLC Crash Course has been rolled out, adding new single-player, multiplayer and co-operative gameplay to both platforms.

'Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment' (ALL) Environments Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment is a tactical role-playing game for XBL/PSN where two rival kingdoms stand on the brink of war. In a small town on their border is a simple church orphanage, home to young Tobias Martin. Caught in the tide of battle, Tobias and his comrades enlist to fight for peace - and revenge.

'Blood Bowl' (ALL) - v1.0.1.9 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 11:41 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.

'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' (PS3) Multiplayer Demo Open For All

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 11:31 a.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. Previously only available to pre-order customer, SCEA has released the multiplayer demo to the general public, allowing you to check out four maps, four competitive modes and two co-op modes, although the twitter feature has temp. been disabled as it was flooding the network service with updates.

'Adam's Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden' (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adam’s Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden brings a combination of action oriented gameplay with classic puzzle solving along with an involving storyline. Set during the 1920’s, Adam’s Venture takes you on an epic journey of discovery to find the legendary place of the beginning of mankind, the lost Garden of Eden.

PS2/Wii/PS3/X360 Preview - 'DJ Hero'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

PS2/Wii/PS3/X360 Preview - 'DJ Hero Turntable Controller'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Enslaved' (PS3/X360) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A tactical action-adventure game, Enslaved centers on the complex relationship between the two main characters and challenges players to employ a mix of combat, strategy and environment traversal. With influences and contributions from top music and film industry talent, Enslaved combines beautifully rendered graphics and captivating music with seamless animation and engrossing gameplay.

'FIFA 10' (ALL) to Get Launch Day Patch/Update

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Responding to consumer feedback from the online games played, FIFA Soccer 10 will deliver a new standard for authenticity with gameplay refinements and innovations that will make it the most complete and intelligent simulation of soccer. EA revealed that FIFA 10 will get a launch day patch tuning the Finesse shots from distance, addressing problems with penalty kicks in shoot outs, corner goals, balancing of professional difficulty, and a few other tweaks.

'Super Street Fighter IV' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte and Rufus, while adding about eight characters new to the world of Street Fighter IV. The impressive new roster includes classic combatants from previous Street Fighter games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri.

'Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky' (NDS) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Explorers of Skies is an action-packed adventure where players journey as actual Pokémon through a fantastic land untouched by humans. Before the game starts, players take a test to help them figure out which of the, over a dozen, Pokémon best represents their personalities.

'Fortix' (PSP/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience a new type of strategy and arcade game. Fence off parts of the battlefield to corner your enemies. You are knight Fortix, the sole hope for the desolate and tortured land of Fortiana to become the fertile land that it was before. Collect catapults and power-ups to besiege the fortresses and take on dragons.

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Now Accepting Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Old Republic will let you explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining your personal story and determining your path down the light or dark side of the Force.

'Dead Mountaineer's Hotel' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 7:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Mountaineer's Hotel, developed by Electronic Paradise, is a 3D point-and-click adventure in the style of Benoit Sokal's Syberia, based on the original story by famous Russian sci-fiction writers Strugatsky Brothers.

Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle and Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 7:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the holidays just around the corner, Xbox 360 has announced two new offerings to make shopping season a breeze, the Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle (includes Xbox 360 Elite console and LEGO Batman/PURE)  and the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack (black wireless controller and four XBLA games).

'DC Universe Online' (PS3/PC) Unveils The Green Arrow - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 7:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE Austin is building a world where you feel like you've stepped into the DC Universe and become the ultimate super-hero (or villain) along side of Superman, Batman, or Ambush Bug.

True Games Interactive Opens Free-to-Play MMO Studio in Texas

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 7:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Games Interactive announced the formation of a new development studio in Austin, Texas, which will be dedicated to high-quality online free-to-play content via micro-transactions. The studio's first project is currently in development and is a newly created True Games intellectual property.

Zoo Games Signs Indie Developed 'Storm' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Storm is a physics-based puzzle platform game where players control the weather, breathing gusts of wind, summoning torrents of rain, and calling down thunderous claps of lightning. The goal is to manipulate the environment in order to move a series of balls from the beginning of the level to the end, navigating treacherous terrain and puzzling pitfalls along the way.

'Mercenary Wars' Enters Closed Beta Stage, Sign Up

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mercenary Wars is a free-to-play, online military FPS game with unique customization features and an innovative stat system.

'Elven Legacy' Dates Three Expansion Packs - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'The Secret World' (ALL) Delayed Due To Funcom LayOffs

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An ancient, dreaming evil stirs. Dangerous creatures awaken. The Earth is in mortal peril. The wonders and horrors of the secret world are re-emerging in our world. The time has come to take up arms in the war between good & evil. Warriors and champions of Gaia, your training is about to begin. Rise. You have been chosen. Norwegian site E24 revealed that Funcom has laid off 20% of its employees, resulting in a delay of "several months" for The Secret World, probably pushing it back until 2011.

'Endless Ocean 2' (Wii) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 5:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Endless Ocean 2 explores life under the ocean, allowing you to take photos, catalogue species you encountered, play a tour guide, or discover hidden treasures, and features multiplayer so you can dive in with a friend, but beware of the predatorial animals added to the mix.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 5:31 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 ...

'Fable II' (X360) First Downloadable Episode Debuts on Xbox Live for Free

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fable 2 offers even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of the original Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose. Lionhead launched the first installment in the Fable II: Game Episodes, allowing people who have not yet experienced the game to download it in 5 episodes.

PSP Review - 'Gran Turismo'

by Dustin Chadwell on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 4:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Mass Effect 2 ' (X360/PC) Introduces Subject Zero - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mass Effect trilogy is a sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren's evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril…

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) Demo Coming to XBL/PSN On Oct. 1

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 4:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to deliver a true driver’s experience that reflects contemporary motorsports, Need for Speed Shift is built by racers for racers, delivering an authentic and immersive driving experience. 

PS3 Review - 'Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection'

by Sanford May on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection offers 13 Classic Williams tables from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, including three new tables, as well as online leaderboards and trophies, multi-player for up to four players and HD Compatibility.

PC Review - 'Tales of Monkey Island: Lair of the Leviathan'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Fatale' Gives A Musical Taste - Screen & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tale of Tales, known for their recent horror game The Path, announced their newest project, Fatale, best described as an explorable painting or an interactive vignette more than a goal-oriented quest.

'Black Mirror 2' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 12:00 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.

'Imagine Your Future' Sweepstakes Hands Out $100,000 in Prizes

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that its "Imagine Your Future Sweepstakes, a month-long online sweepstakes that awards more than $100,000 in prizes including four $25,000 college scholarships to aspiring students

Each Day, We Will Spill Their Blood Till It Rains Down From The Skies

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Not quite sure why yesterday was such a slow news day. Maybe people were traveling back from the Tokyo Game Show, or maybe everybody collectively decided to take the day off.

Either way, it got me some extra time with CrimeCraft, and I also watched "NCIS: Los Angeles," which wasn't as good as the pilot episode from a few months ago, so hopefully it'll pick up.

Believe it or not, the wife and I played Boggle online through Steam, but damn, some of these people are good! The first bunch of people was easy to beat, but once we breezed through the early competitors, the advanced players really gave us a run for our money. It's a simple game, but definitely fun and addictive.