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Various Game Trailers #1764

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Dark Void [ALL] - Tactical Freedom Trailer #4
  • Sonic & SEGA All-Satars Racing [ALL] - Vehicles Trailer
  • Army of Two: 40th Day [ALL] - Launch Trailer

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

'Allods Online' Opens Beta To All For Limited Time

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Allods Online is a subscription-less MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe with player-built and player-controlled astral battleships, creating a new dimension of co-op game play. Join one of 2 factions at war in the deep storyline by choosing from one of the 28 classes available, and level up by completing over 1500 quests at launch and confronting over 300 unique creatures.

'Hotel Giant 2' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 5:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enter the challenging tourism industry and test your skills by building, designing and managing the luxurious hotels in the world! As guests go about their lives, follow their behavior, moods, activities, and find out exactly what they like and dislike about your hospitality.

'Tekken 6' (PSP) Online Co-Op Update Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. PST | 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.

'Fantasy Earth: Zero' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 3:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fantasy Earth Zero boasts a vast game world that puts epic warfare directly in the hands of the players, emphasizing bristling battle systems, loyalty to friends and defending the player's country against all threats. FEZ combines fast-paced action and RPG elements in a player vs. player vs. environment (PvPvE) world.

'Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | 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.

'The Sims 3: Design & High-Tech Stuff' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Transform your Sims’ homes into sleek, edgy apartments with The Sims 3: Design & High-Tech Stuff. With a host of new items for the most lived-in rooms in your Sims’ homes, your Sims can now give their homes an ultra-modern makeover!

Warner Brother Confirms LayOffs At Monolith, Surreal, And Snowblind

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 12:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last year Warner acquired most of the Midway assets and various development studios in Chicago/Seattle, and now that it has had time to evaluate its new properties WBIE confirmed earlier rumors that it has laid off 25 people at Monolith (which it acquired in 2004), Surreal, And Snowblind.

'Lost Planet 2' (ALL) Shows Off New Debouse Akrid - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost Planet 2's story has advanced beyond Wayne Holden as players will now follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirates on their quest to seize control of E.D.N III. Players will move their heroes through different stories creating a truly unique and interactive experience.

'FIFA Manager 10' v2.0.0.5 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

FIFA Manager 10 gives players the chance to find out who is the best manager, featuring a vast array of all-new features including, for the first time ever, an online mode where players can play against each other over LAN or internet. Whether founding a club, becoming a national coach, or finally leading their favorite club to international glory, all options are open.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 10:45 a.m. PST | 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 ...

'Naughty Bear' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Naughty Bear is a cheeky action game featuring a unique blend of comic mischief and astonishingly bad behavior. You take on the role of Naughty Bear, a bear driven to seek vengeance after the other bears don’t invite him to the big birthday party, and is now hell bent on manipulating and terrorizing the blissful bears inhabiting the Island of Perfection.

'Star Trek Online' (PC) Enters Open Beta Stage

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | 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!

Rebellion Restructuring, 'Rogue Warrior' (ALL) Studio In Danger

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rebellion today announced that corporate restructuring will take advantage of the expanded facilities at their Oxford Head Quarters and the Runcorn studio. The Derby facility, acquired from Eidos, is coming to the end of its lease, and staff are being consulted on its future.

'Sports Island DS' (NDS) Coming to Europe - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sports Island DS, known in North America as Deca Sports DS, is an all-new sports compilation title with ten new games that can now be played on the go! Players will also be able to battle up to six friends in exciting multi-sports competition.

2010 ELAN Awards Puts Out Worldwide Call for Judges

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Now that submissions for the video game award categories are officially open and underway, ELAN Founder and CEO Holly Carinci and Chairman  Justin Townsend (Founder of in-game advertising giant IGA Worldwide) are turning their attention to bringing together the best professionals from around the world to be their judges.

'Ironclads: High Sea' - Free Add-on/DLC Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | 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.

'Lovely Lisa and Friends' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lovely Lisa and Friends is a fashion doll simulation game that enables girls to explore their style and develop a variety of skills that teach them successful working habits. For the first time, players can take advantage of the Nintendo DSi camera functionality to customize a variety of outfits that reflect their personal style and taste.

'Style Savvy' Gets Beyoncé Designs

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Style Savvy combines creativity and fashion with a collection of trendy clothes, chic accessories and stylish shoes. As the owner of a clothing boutique, you must purchase inventory, monitor the store’s funds and try to please a constant stream of customers who look to you for the best fashions.

'Beat City' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 8:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Beat City, players must find their rhythm in order to restore Beat City to the vibrant, melodious city it once was. Using the stylus, players simply tap, swipe or hold on queue to the music’s beat in order to receive a high star rating within each mini-game.

'Metro 2033' (X360/PC) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 8:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Metro 2033, based on Russian author Dmitriy Glukhovskiy's novel of the same name, is a 3D horror/action/survival FPS with elements RPG genre game.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Karaoke Revolution'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Karaoke Revolution lets karaoke fans sing and compete against friends with expanded multiplayer modes, 50 all-new hit songs from master recordings, as well as an endless amount of customizable venue options and newly enhanced customizable characters, including dramatic facial and body morphing.

'Ace Combat: Joint Assault' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ace Combat: Joint Assault features accessible and exhilarating gameplay, comprehensive online multiplayer options, while the nail-biting close-quarters combat and incredible visuals are completely re-designed to deliver maximum intensity and an accessible and fun experience for any fan of flight action.

'Dante's Inferno' (ALL) Inspires Re-Issue Of Dante Alighieri's Inferno

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dante's Inferno is a 3rd action adventure adaptation of the medieval epic poem "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri, telling the tale of Dante who journeys through the twisted, menacing nine circles of hell in pursuit of his beloved Beatrice

'Splinter Cell Conviction' (ALL) Shows Off Split Screen Co-Op Mode - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An investigation into his daughter's death unwittingly leads former agent Sam Fisher to discover he's been betrayed by his prior agency, the Third Echelon. Now a renegade, Fisher finds himself in a race against time to thwart a deadly terrorist plot that threatens millions.

'One Earth' Announced, Trion World's MMO And TV Show Concept

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NBC Universal’s Syfy network and Trion World Network are developing an online video game in tandem, hoping to revolutionize the way you watch TV shows and play video games. One Earth is a unique set-up that people have never dared before: a video game world and a television show that not only promote each other, but literally depend on each other and co-evolve.

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Scheduled for Spring 2011

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | 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.

'Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Percy Jackson is the son of Poseidon, god of the sea, who is in great danger because of jealousy and fear of his powers and heritage. Players in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief will adventure across America in search of Zeus' master lightning bolt while assembling their best fighting team to go head-to-head against ruthless enemies.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) Gets Scored By Original Composer

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mass Effect is a sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In ME2, 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.

'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3/X360) Goes On A Bus Tour

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FF XIII provides tangible, intuitive controls while delivering seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and stunning in-game cinematics. The latest in cutting-edge technology has been utilized in development of Final Fantasy XIII, thus making this newest addition to the Final Fantasy series worthy of the title next generation.

Gentlemen, You Can't Fight In Here! This Is The War Room

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Now that we have our contest capabilities again, we're giving away five Xbox 360 (NTSC) copies of Borderlands! If, for some reason, you have not picked it up yet, roll the dice!

The TV season is back from its holiday hiatus, so there are busy nights ahead, with lots of catching up to be done in the future. On some evenings, there are four to five programs to watch/record, just to give you an idea. We watched the two-hour premiere of Chuck while recording Fringe, House, Castle and Heroes.