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MotorStorm Arctic Edge' (PS2/PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotorStorm Arctic Edge sees the music, the festival and the brutal off-road racing arrive in the breathtaking yet lethal and unpredictable setting of Alaska. With temperatures plummeting, sudden avalanches, broken ice bridges, and three different racing altitudes, this is possibly the most inhospitable environment the MotorStormers have ever had to deal with.

'Star Trek Online' Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek Online is the MMOG that allows you to boldly go where no one has gone before! Fans interesting in participating in the closed beta test, can now sign up.

'LittleBigPlanet PSP' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet PSP is a world of endless possibilities where imagination and creativity is king. In this stylish and stitched-together 3D craft material world, there is fun to be had for all ages, tastes and player types, with over 30 new developer-created levels through seven new themed locations to explore and play.

PlayStation Store Has Qore, Draft Combine, Battle Tanks, Tracks, Demos and More...

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Qore Sept. 2009 ($2.99), NBA 2K10: Draft Combine ($4.99), Battle Tanks ($9.99), Capcom Super Pack (7 PSN titles for $49.99), Capcom Combo Pack (7 PSN titles for $29.99); demos for Fight Night Round 4, and NBA 2K10: Draft Combine; DLCs for FEAR 2: Project Origin, PAIN; song packs for Guitar Hero, Rock Band (Unplugged); and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes and downloadable PSP games (Patapon at $15.99, Fate/Unlimited Codes at $29.99).

Various Game Trailers #1681

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 5:33 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:

 

  • Assassin's Creed [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Twin Sector - Trailer #2
  • Heroes of Newerth - Debut Trailer
  • Need for Speed Shift [ALL] - Willow Springs Trailer
  • Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles [Wii] - PAX 09 Trailer (2)
  • Forza Motorsport 3 [X360] - Bugatti Veyron Trailer
  • Cabela's Outdoor Adventures [ALL] - Trailer

 

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

'Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days' (NDS) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days is set during the KH II events, and has Roxas as the main character. You will explore a variety of Disney worlds in not only single-player mode, but also in multiplayer missions made possible by the NDS' networking features.

'Aaaaa!: A Reckless Disregard for Gravity' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 5:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You dive off a skyscraper, relying on quick reflexes to negotiate the intricate tangle of girders that make up the City. You perform aerial stunts at terminal velocity before parachuting into the arms of your cheering fans.

'WonderKing' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 5:07 p.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.

Mechwarrior 5 Developer Already in Legal Trouble?

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Microsoft shut down Shadowrun studio FASA, founder Jordan Weisman bought back the rights to MechWarrior, Shadowrun, Crimson Skies and the other properties in the FASA catalog, and formed Smith & Tinker. At that time, it was too early to announce any plans, but in the meantime it has been confirmed that Piranha Games is working on Mechwarrior 5. Unfortunatly it seems the released trailer infringes on certain trademarked figures from the Robotech/Macross universe, owned by Harmony Gold, who has been sending out cease and desist orders.

'Tony Hawk: Ride' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 2:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, players will have the ability to physically play the game using an innovative motion sensing skateboard controller, allowing for unprecedented freedom and movement. Tony Hawk: RIDE focuses on innovation and fun, bringing the action-sports franchise to the forefront with cutting-edge technology for the hardcore fans and accessibility for the mass audience.

'NBA 2K10' (ALL) 10th Anniversary Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 2:25 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. The soundtrack will feature a cross- genre lineup of music by top artists such as Kanye West, MGMT, K’naan, Metric, Ratatat, as well as an original song from Grammy-nominated artist, The Game, titled “Champion.” 

'MySims Agents' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In MySims Agents you take on the role of a special agent hired to foil the sinister plans of Morcubus, lord of the underworld. By recruiting different MySims, each with their own special characteristics, you can build up your very own crime-busting team.

Dragon Age: Origins (ALL) Gets Penny Arcade Web Comic

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors. BioWare has joined forces with Penny Arcade's Gabe & Tycho, to create a new 8-part web comic.

'Beaterator' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beaterator is a powerful music mixer with robust beatmaking features, as well as a highly addictive collection of original music and rhythm games and challenge modes - all available in the palm of your hand.

OnLive Opening Beta to Outside Gamers, Go Sign Up

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

OnLive is a revolutionary, on-demand video game platform delivering the latest and most advanced games instantly on any TV via a sleek, inexpensive MicroConsole, or on almost any PC or Mac. Back in March people could start signing up for participating in the beta test, and according to Founder/CEO Steve Perlman they are opening the OnLive Beta to outside gamers who signed up (and you can still do so).

'The Secret World' (X360/PC) Reveals the Secret Societies, Beta Access - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 11:08 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.

Madballs in...Babo: Invasion Coming to Steam on Sept. 17

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madballs...in Babo: Invasion is a gameplay rich, feature laden 'casually hardcore' arena based 3D action shooter, where you're able to design your own combat maps by placing a combination of map tiles to create a never before seen map before gameplay starts.

'Ironclads: High Sea' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A steam-ship period tactical naval simulator focusing on fleet-scale battles in real time. Manage financial and strategic aspects while planning your squadron's structure. Scramble your fleet to gain sea supremacy.

'Mini Ninjas' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for a Ninja adventure like you have never seen before! Join Hiro, the smallest hero on the biggest adventure, as he embarks on an epic and electrifying quest to restore harmony to a world on the brink of chaos. Use your skills and mighty Ninja training to battle a magical army of evil Samurai.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey' (ALL) Campaign Mode Unlocks New Missions

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of WWII. Players can participate in some of the most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and heavy bombers across a range of 50+ missions.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack (NDS) Announced - Fact, Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack is a side-scrolling beat-em-up game is a tribute to the coin-op classics that made the Turtles legends. The Turtles make their return to NDS to clean up the crime-riddled streets of NYC. Shredder stands poised to take over the city—and only you can rally the might of the ninja brothers to put a stop to the threat in the present and the future...

'Warhammer Online' Forges 3rd Novel in Chaos

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning brings Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle. Mythic and The Black Library announced Forged in Chaos, the third all-new novel based on the MMORPG.

PS3/X360 Multiplayer Preview - 'Brütal Legend'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person Action/Adventure game 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.

'Runes of Magic' Adds New High Level Dungeon - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 7:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 1,000 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'NASCAR' Franchise Ditched by EA

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 7:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While EA hasn't outright cancelled any titles EA Sports head honcho Peter Moore revealed in a recent interview that it currently has no NASCAR titles in development and that there are no plans to do so in the immediate future. Moore was quoted saying that EA redeployed some of the people working on previous NASCAR titles, who moved over to work on EA Sports MMA.

'echoshift' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 7:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Let your past catch up with you in this unique new offering as echoshift introduces the new gaming concept, "Self Co-Op" (playing with your past/history), while bringing a fun and different twist to the puzzle genre.

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 7:04 a.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

'Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story' (NDS) - 42 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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?

'Fairytale Fights' (ALL) Confirms 4 Player Online Co-Op - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Fairytale Fights players choose one favorite fairytale character with whom they will try and save a fantasy world from certain doom. Luckily many different weapons lay around in this fairytale world, which players can use to shoot and carve up enemies… and this is where the fun begins! Fairytale Fights will support up to 4 players online/offline in both Story Mode and vs. Modes, as well as voice chat and friendly fire toggle!

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) Includes More Character Customization Than Ever Before

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 6:26 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.

'Winx Club: Believix in You' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Winx Club: Believix in You, based on the fourth season of the TV series, the most famous fairies on TV are back in an exciting new story giving fans the chance to wield the incredible Believix powers in the ultimate fight over evil.

Iceberg Interactive Signs Distribution Deal With Microïds

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iceberg Interactive has signed a long term distribution deal with France based publisher/developer Microïds to distribute several titles into the United Kingdom and Benelux, starting with Return to Mysterious Island 2.

'Rapala: We Fish' (Wii) Shows Off Rod - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rapala: We Fish is the first fishing title developed specifically for Wii, featuring over-the-top fun and action-packed fishing. The game is packaged with the Rapala fishing rod and reel peripheral, letting players cast it, crank it and set the hook!

Get Your Free Nintendo DSi Points Now!

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time is running out to get free downloadable games and applications for your Nintendo DSi system. Anyone who buys a Nintendo DSi system and connects it to the Nintendo DSi Shop by 11.59 pm PT on Oct. 5, 2009, will automatically receive 1,000 Nintendo DSi Points, which can be redeemed for a variety of games and applications.

Mamba Games Bringing 'Light of Altair' to Retail - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 5:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Light of Altair is a sci-fi colony building game with a deep plot. Grow colonies from landing pod to metropolis, while sending off new spaceships to expand your territory to other worlds. You are not alone in space, 8 factions from different parts of the world are all following their own agendas in the solar system; diplomacy and orbital-combat are essential to learn.

Capcom's Tokyo Game Show 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Tokyo Game Show - Tokyo Game Show 2009

Capcom announced its line-up of titles it will be showing off at Tokyo Game Show 2009 (Sept. 24 - 27), such as Lost Planet 2 (PS3, Xbox 360), Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles (Wii), Ghost Trick (NDS), Okamiden (NDS), and Rockman EXE Operation Shooting Star (NDS). Possibly more titles will be revealed at the show itself, but so far, no Dead Rising 2 ?

'NewU Fitness First Personal Trainer' (Wii) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 4:47 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.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (PC) Includes Console DLCs As Added Bonus

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 4:35 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. At our preview session last week THQ revealed that the PC edition will include the Demons of the Badlands DLC, six Wrecking Crew maps and the two new game modes (Bagman/Team Bagman) from the Multiplayer Pack, two multiplayer maps previously only for pre-orders, as well as two PC exclusive maps.

PS3 Review - 'Madden NFL 10'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

On-field authenticity and emotion is taken to another level in Madden NFL 10. With more control over the outcome of the play than ever before, players can drag defenders towards the first down marker, fight for a fumble at the bottom of the pile, and avoid the rush by stepping up into the pocket.

'Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!' (Wii/PS3/X360) - First Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! offers a wide variety of media-rich trivia that provides movie fans and social gamers with a lively, competitive group gaming experience. Trivia content in the game will include recently released 2009 movies as well as fan favorite Hollywood hits from the last four decades.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' Gets Comic Book

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 1:00 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.

'Kidz Sports: Crazy Mini Golf 2' (Wii) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crazy Mini Golf 2 is the perfect Wii family gaming experience, a larger-than-life, party game that mimics the action and excitement of this popular sport, while also supporting the new Motion Plus Controller for the most realistic and accurate putting movement.

'Ninety-Nine Nights II' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set amid a dramatic, epic backdrop of a warring world, Ninety-Nine Nights II blends strategy and action, allowing players to take control of massive armies to defeat thousands of enemies in massive-scaled battles never before seen.

Thursday, September 3, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 12:00 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:
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening (Xbox Live Arcade)
  • AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! -- A Reckless Disregard for Gravity(PC)
  • Romance of Rome (PC)
  • BattleForge: Renegade Edition (PC)
  • Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks (NDS)
We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

Hello Internet, Happy 40th Birthday

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

In case you didn't know, yesterday the Internet celebrated its 40th birthday. The first two ARPAnet computers connected at UCLA on Sept. 2, 1969, while the first message transmitted between network nodes from UCLA to Stanford University happened on Oct. 29, 1969.

Thanks UCLA. We wouldn't be here without you ....

So what's going on with Microsoft? No Ninety-Nine Nights II, no more Scene It? exclusive ...

No time for TV watching tonight. Worked late, went for a run, made dinner and then it was time to get back to work, but have no fear: The DVR is filled with goodies for tomorrow.