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Various Game Trailers #1682

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 11:12 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:

  • Go Play City Sports [Wii] - Trailer (3)
  • Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising [ALL] - Intro  Trailer
  • Majesty 2 [PC] - A Warrior's Journey Trailer
  • A boy and his blob [Wii] - PAX09 Trailer
  • Comic Jumper [ALL] - PAX09 Reveal Trailer
  • Bioshock 2 [ALL] - Multiplayer Trailer

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

'DeathSpank' (PS3/X360/PC) - Facts, Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ron Gilbert's RPG-Adventure game follows the thong-tastic adventures of a misguided hero named DeathSpank, a character that first appeared on Gilbert's Grumpy Gamer website in a series of animated comics he penned with long-time creative collaborator, Clayton Kauzlaric.

'Fat Princess' (PS3) Getting New Maps

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 7:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fat Princess pits two hordes of players against each other in comic medieval battle royale. Your goal is to rescue your beloved princess from the enemy dungeon. There's a catch though: your adversary has been stuffing her with food to fatten her up and it's going to take most of your army working together to carry her back across the battlefield.

'No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 7:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle continues the tale of punk anti-hero Travis Touchdown, the Japanese anime Otaku, and pro wrestling-obsessed assassin. Travis finds himself at the bottom of the UAA (United Assassins Association) rankings and must wage war to become the No. 1 assassin once again.

'Scooby-Doo! First Frights' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Elnerdo on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scooby-Doo! First Frights is an action-adventure game that complements the upcoming Warner Bros. movie and lets you take on the role of young Scooby-Doo and teenage versions of the newly formed Mystery, Inc. crew to solve their very first cases.

Sony Acknowledges Firmware v3.0 Issues, Working on Solution

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 4:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this week Sony released a new v3.0 PS3 firmware update, which incorporates cosmetic changes that improve navigation on your PS3, changes to the design, look and feel of the XMB, a redesigned status indicator and Friends List, support for new avatars and dynamic themes, as well as other personalization options to help enhance your PS3 experience. Acknowledging issues reported by the community, SCEA issued a statement saying that it is looking into the "isolated issues" and will update accordingly.

'Left 4 Dead 2' (ALL) Shows Off The Jockey And Zombie Clown - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 2:25 p.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.

Shank (ALL) Revealed - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shank is an over-the-top action/adventure, built with all the things that the devs over at Klei Entertainment are passionate about: amazing control, great animation, immersive environment, and everything else that we feel like, and none of the stuff we don’t.

'Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy' Gets Co-op Mode Patch, Adds 20 New Levels

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buccaneer is a single and multiplayer game where players strive to become the most infamous pirate captain of all time and etch their name in The Hall of Infamy.

'Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain' (NDS) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 1:57 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.

'James Cameron's Avatar: The Game' (Wii/PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 1:40 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.

Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao (ALL) Gives Away Three 3D Entertainment Packages

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao is a stylized hand-to-hand action game that provides engaging, over-the-top combat and multiple gameplay modes to explore alone or with friends online. Namco Bandai Games will be giving away three 60-inch 3D-ready DLP television sets with two pairs of advanced 3D shutter glasses.

'Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans' (NDS) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans follows the Saiyan Saga of the original DBZ story starting from the World Tournament and Goku’s triumphant defeat of Piccolo. Players will take the role of Goku and travel the DBZ universe from jungle to Snow Mountain on their quest to victory.

'Elemental: War of Magic' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Elemental: War of Magic is set in a world filled with magic and ancient lore. As the ruler of your kingdom, you must expand your empire through a combination of magical power, military might, diplomatic skill, technological advancement and bold adventuring. Your worlds will be of your choosing, or players are free to create their own.

Friday, September 4, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 12:09 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:
  • Section 8 (PC)
We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'Contra Rebirth' (Wii) Coming Next Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Contra Rebirth is a fast paced arcade-shooter packed 2D side scrolling adventure that pioneered the Run'N Gun Genre. Armed soldiers are charged with running and jumping through a series of 2D levels, each littered with alien forces, vehicles and face-offs with massive bosses.

'GTA: Chinatown Wars' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chinatown Wars is an original entry in the GTA franchise, bringing a new level of interactivity to its sprawling open environments.

'Amazing Adventures: The Forgotten Ruins' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Amazing Adventures: The Forgotten Ruins was inspired by the original 'hidden object' PC game series, but features entirely new storylines, locations, gameplay modes and challenges.

'Mass Effect 2 ' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 9:20 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…

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) Title Update Fixes Invisible Player/Cheat Exploit

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar's open-ended crime series returns to New York situated around the Eastern European protagonist Nikolai. The PC edition features a replay editor with Rockstar Social Club integration, expanded multiplayer, higher resolution, and match filtering. The Xbox 360 update fixes the invisible player issue and prevents the use of cheat code exploits in multiplayer games.

'Wet' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wet is a highly stylized third-person shooter that seamlessly blends acrobatics, gun play, and sword kills. With dual pistols and a samurai sword, you can engage in combat while sliding on floors, running on walls, jumping, flipping, and performing amazing acrobatic moves – leaving a massive body count in your wake.

'Hearts of Iron III' v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron III will follow the series' tradition of most detailed and complete strategic game on WW2 while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 10,000 provinces.

'Global Agenda' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A departure from the traditional online settings of high fantasy, outer space, or military, Global Agenda is a fast-paced action MMO using Unreal Engine 3 set in Earth's near future, a spy-fi world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get PAX ThreePacks

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 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.

'RACE On' Shows Some Muscle - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RACE On will target PC owners with a bit of petrol in their blood and comes with a very strong selection of new challenging content including the tracks and cars from WTCC season 2008 which turned out to be the most competitive championship ever.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 7:59 a.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.

'Sushi Go Round' (NDS/Wii) Details Nintendo DSi-specific Feature - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 7:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sushi Go Round builds on the addictive time-management gameplay of the original, and promises frantic eat-‘em-up action and sushi-serving gameplay.

Venetica - German v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

dtp's Venetica is an RPG with a cryptic storyline, mixing emotions and action in a unique free roaming and living sixteenth century world full of surprise. Venetica has gone gold, but is only scheduled for release in Germany for now, on Sept. 4, 2009.

'Fort Zombie' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fort Zombie is a lite Action/RPG where players will find themselves trapped in the small town of Piety, Indiana. Faced with no other choice but to find shelter from an impending wave of zombies migrating from a nearby metropolis, players will be challenged to choose a building to be their Fort throughout the entire campaign.

'LittleBigPlanet Game of the Year' (PS3) Announced, Gets ModNation Racers Beta Access

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Game of the Year edition features 18 never-before-seen bonus levels created by LittleBigPlanet fans from around the world, hand-picked by developer Media Molecule, as well as seven free DLCs to expand SackBoy’s wardrobe. In addition, limited quantities of the game will include a PlayStation Network voucher code to download the upcoming ModNation Racers online beta.

'Alien Breed Evolution' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team17 's Alien Breed Evolution, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, is an action packed, tense single player adventure and an absolute blast of a co-op game, a “retro-modern” remake of the 1991 original that helped the now indie dev/publisher burst onto the Amiga scene 18 years ago.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) Updated Minimum System Requirements

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 5:24 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. A few months ago some preliminary system requirements were revealed, and now EA has updated the minumum specs, which turn out to be a bit different.

'Shimano Xtreme Fishing' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 4:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Embracing the wilder side of sport fishing, Shimano Xtreme Fishing is the only videogame to let players take the fight to the fish with bow and speargun in addition to the traditional rod and reel.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Borderlands'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Borderlands is an extraordinary cooperative experience, allowing for multiple players to share the same game experience simultaneously online. Players can freely join or leave each other’s games at anytime, or choose to play in the full single-player mode. Borderlands features life-like character animations, impressive real-time physics, and customizable vehicles.

Former 'Splatterhouse' (ALL) Developer Bottlerocket Shuts Down

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splatterhouse combines visceral, adrenaline-soaked combat with horror elements to deliver an original gaming experience that defies the boundaries of the traditional action category with over-the-top gore and shocking new gameplay mechanics. In Feb. 2009 Namco Bandai suddenely pulled the project from then developer Bottlerocket and moved it to an internal development team. Since then Bottlerocket has struggled to stay afloat, and founder Jay Beard confirmed that the studio has now been shut down and that he is in the process of putting together a new development team.

'Torchlight' Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Runic Games' Torchlight is an adventure-themed action-MMORPG which emphasizes a simple and intuitive interface, fast and furious action, and a colorful and compelling game world.

'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 4:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 benefits from tuned-up car-handling physics system, a new damage engine effects, a new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in the original, as well as a roster of off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.

'F.E.A.R. 2' (ALL) Reborn DLC Rolled Out, Adds Slow-Mo Deathmatch Update

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Monolith plans to release a single-player campaign, Reborn, which will add 4 new levels, with a new storyline, new mp mode, as well as new trophies/achievements.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Halo 3: ODST'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Halo 3: ODST is a new game in the Halo saga that 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.

PC Review - 'Prototype'

by Richard Poskozim on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Prototype tells the story of Alex Mercer — a man haunted by his past, fighting a secret war in New York City. As the action spirals out of control, a conspiracy tied to his origins threatens the future of mankind itself.

'Risen' (X360/PC) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, Risen unfolds over 4 chapters and offers multiple ways to develop the story by your actions and decisions. An intuitive user control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers alike.

Impulse Sept. 4 - Sept. 7, 2009 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, knocking 50% off the regular price on DemiGod, Dawn of Discovery, Sacred 2, and a reduction of a slew of titles such as Cities XL (pre-order), Time of Shadows, GalCiv II, Evochron Legends, Sins Of A Solar Empire, World of Goo, Warlords BattleCry III, Capitalism II, Flatspace II, and Restaurant Empire.

What Day Is It Again ? Yesterday or Tomorrow ?

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

I'm sure we've all had these a few times before, a week when you just couldn't get the day right, where you think it's the next day (or a day early) already and it throws off your entire week.

Terribly annoying ....

Hopefully, the extended weekend will put me back on the right track.

Out house guest leaves tomorrow morning, only to be replaced by the in-laws in the afternoon ... joy joy :)

Had my mind set on watching "Leverage" and "Dark Blue," but the day went by too quickly, and next thing I know I've got a house full of people to entertain. Such hardship! :)