'Metro 2033' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'I Am Alive' (ALL) Gets Further Delayed, Now Expected in 2011

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 7:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

I Am Alive is an edgy new survival-adventure intellectual property, where players will be challenged to think, react and take risks that will directly affect themselves and those around them. Originally scheduled for Q1 2009, I Am Alive has so far been bumped into Ubisoft's 2009-2010 lineup, ganked from its original developer, and now further pushed into an ambiguous "2011".

Various Game Trailers #1765

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 7:35 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:

  • Transformers: War for Cybertron [ALL] - Cinematic Trailer
  • Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943 [PC] - Intro Trailer
  • Glory of Heracles [NDS] - Trailer (2)
  • Infinite Space [NDS] - Trailer #3

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

'Perfect Dark' (XBLA) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 7:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rare's favorite gung-ho future field operative finally gets the chance to relive That Thing With The Skedar on Xbox Live Arcade. Whether it's your first, second or tenth time facing off against the sly dataDyne Corporation and their allies, just be sure to keep a steady grip on your Falcon 2 as you prepare for infiltration.

'Final Fight: Double Impact' (ALL) Contest Lets You Create Box Art

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Final Fight: Double Impact is a dual release of two classic arcade side-scrolling beat-em-ups, Final Fight and Magic Sword. Capcom is giving fans creative input in the box cover as it has launched a contest where you can download a design by Udon Entertainment's Alvin Lee, color it and submit it for approval.

'Clash of the Titans' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Clash of the Titans, based on the upcoming remake of the classic movie, is an action adventure game depicting the ultimate battle of good vs. evil. Set in the timeless grandeur of Greek mythology, the game tells the story of the epic battle for dominance between the human race and the powerful gods Hades and Zeus.

'The Amazing Brain Train' (Wii) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 4:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Amazing Brain Train is a brain training game like no other. Hosted by the diminutive genius Professor Fizzwizzle, the player is taken on a brain-boosting adventure around the Professor's cartoon world, stopping to solve challenges and help his friends along the way.

'Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, a first-person science fiction RPG for NDS, is a startlingly original entry in the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei universe, Strange Journey takes the heralded RPG franchise to exciting new frontiers.

'How to Train Your Dragon' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the book by Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon has you play as Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribes longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayersHiccups world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

'Death By Cube' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 1:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Death By Cube is a strategic twin-stick shooter in which players attempt to defeat cube shaped enemy robots of all sizes. With simple yet challenging gameplay, Death By Cube allows players to destroy an army of oil covered enemies in addictive and map-specific combat.

'The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom' Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 1:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom gives gamers the opportunity to choose the best way to lead their kingdom to victory, in a rich environment set in middle-Europe during the early Renaissance. As we previously announced, the beta will commence on January 19, go sign up if you are interested.

$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest Phase 4 Winners

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games announced the winners of the fourth phase in the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest, a competition that rewards aspiring game developers for making exceptional game modifications (mods) for Unreal Tournament 3.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) Unveils Soldier Class - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:05 p.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.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Return to Ostagar DLC Rolls Out for X360/PC, PS3 Later

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | 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. Delayed last week, Bioware confirmed that the Return to Ostagar DLC is now avaialble for X360, later today for PC, and in the "near future" for PS3.

'Project Runway' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Project Runway video game will put players in the role of an aspiring fashion designer. Similar to the show, players will be presented with different challenges as they create designs and adorn models with hair, make-up, and accessories. Players can then become the model and strut their creations down the runway using the Wii Balance Board accessory.

'Mimana Iyar Chronicles' (PSP) Gets Dated, Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mimana Iyar Chronicles blends the traditional RPG elements of vast map exploration and treacherous dungeon spelunking. Engage in fast-paced battles in a quasi-3D environment where you control the character’s movement and actions, and strategically command your party to turn the tide of battle.

'Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce takes place in a mystic version of ancient China where warriors possess the power of "Fury". This power gives them superhuman strength, lightning fast speed and the ability to fly. Taking the role of any one of over 40 playable characters, up to four friends can go online to launch raids as a team or battle it out competitively.

Ubisoft Delays Splinter Cell, R.U.S.E, Reveals New Assassin's Creed, Driver And Rayman

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft's latest financial result reveals that Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction has been delayed until April 2010, while R.U.S.E. is now expected in the next fiscal year, anywhere from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011. On the flipside, Ubisoft also plans to release a new installment in the Driver series, Raving Rabbids 4 and a new episode of Assassin’s Creed, the first in the series to have an online multiplayer mode.

'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 9:20 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.

'Lips' (X360) January DLCs Revealed, 'Party Classics' Coming in February

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Who needs the lyrics? You know them by heart; everyone knows them by heart … more or less. They are the songs that get us out of our seats and into the moment, they get the party started. Lips: Party Classics will let party goers experience their favorite tunes from their beloved karaoke venues right in their own living rooms.

iEntertainment Network Acquires Thriller New Media

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network announced that it had acquired Thriller New Media, Inc, a media development company focused on online military communities, massively multiplayer online games, interactive simulations, action novels, and action movies.

'Aliens vs. Predator' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 8:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Aliens vs. Predator, players will have the chance to take the role of the three infamous species: the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Each of the three species has its very own distinct story-driven, single-player campaign mode that interweaves with the campaigns of the other two species.

'Gran Turismo 5' (PS3) Gets Delayed, But Only In Japan For Now

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 8:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Polyphony Digital revealed that GT5 will more than double Forza 3's number of cars, promising 1000 vehicles, 20 tracks in 60 different layouts, custom soundtrack support, and while there is a damage model, it will be limited to certain car manufacturers. SCEI has confirmed that it will not make the March launch date on time, and could not provide a new date, while Sony Europe stated that while the European version has yet to be given a fixed date, it does not affect its schedule.

'WH40k: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising' Introduces Tyrant Guard And Genestealer Brood - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 7:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising features a new playable army, and continues the epic journey of the Blood Ravens as they battle this new, more personal enemy. Chaos Rising offers new single-player and co-op campaigns, a level cap increase from 20 to 30, more powerful war-gear and a suite of innovative multiplayer options.

Warner Bros. Developing 'Sesame Street' Games

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 7:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has entered into a multi-year exclusive agreement with Sesame Workshop to create and publish interactive videogame titles worldwide based on Sesame Street, the longest running children’s television program.

'Star Trek Online' (PC) - 22 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 7:05 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!

'Field of Glory' Expansion Available for Pre-Order

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 6:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Field of Glory is an approachable and fun wargame system for your PC that covers the ancient and medieval worlds. It's intuitive user interface makes it an ideal game to pick up for new comers to the hobby, while it's subtlety and depth ensure long term interest for the grognard.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Breaks Billion Dollar Sales Mark

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 6:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing saga with an unprecedented level of action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. Activision announced that the game continues to set sell-through records crossing the $1 billion mark in retail sales worldwide since its launch in Nov. 2009.

'Shiren the Wanderer' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 6:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The grandfather of the rogue-like RPG, the legendary Shiren series (also known as Mystery Dungeon) is all about tough-as-nails battles, thrilling exploration, finding tons of items, growing in strength, and most important of all: staying alive!

'World War 2: Time of Wrath' - v1.70a Hotfix Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 6:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

WW2: Time of Wrath is a turn-based grand strategy title, an improved and expanded sequel to WW2: Road to Victory, that puts the player in charge of the political, economic and military decisions of one or more Axis or Allied nations, including minor nations.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' Celebrates 2nd Anniversary With In-game Event

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 6:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is an MMORPG set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. As a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.

X360/PC Review - 'Gyromancer'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Gyromancer is a new puzzle-RPG developed in collaboration between Square Enix and PopCap. With a blend of puzzle elements from the PopCap Games puzzle hit Bejeweled Twist™ and the RPG mastery of Square Enix, Gyromancer is an all-new experience that defines the puzzle-RPG genre.

Wii Review - 'Alien Monster Bowling League'

by Brian Dumlao on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

You might be the best bowler in the world, but are you the best bowler in the Galaxy? Compete against humans, aliens and monsters in this interstellar twist on league bowling. It takes more than a good hook shot to compete in the Alien Monster Bowling League.

'Distant Worlds' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Distant Worlds is a vast, real-time, 4X space strategy game. Experience the full depth and detail of large turn-based strategy games, but with the simplicity and ease of real-time, and on the scale of a massively-multiplayer online game.

Netflix Streaming Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After it's been on the X360 since mid 2009, and recently on the PS3, Nintendo's console is getting streaming Netflix soon. Wii owners who have a broadband connection and a Netflix subscription that costs at least $9 a month will be able to watch those programs with no extra charge. Similar to the PS3, Wii users will need a special "instant-streaming" disc that Netflix will mail out in the spring.

'Mythos' to Include Microtransactions

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythos is an online, action RPG that is free to download and free to play. Set in the land of Uld, players assume the roles of fantasy heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest through entirely randomized dungeons and environments. Redbana US' global manager Eric Liu revealed in a recent interview that they are still working out the game's price structure, but that it will most likely include micro-transactions.

You Shouldn't Keep Souvenirs Of A Killing, You Shouldn't Have Been That Sentimental

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

If you haven't entered our contest yet, 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!

Once again, our plan to watch some TV was foiled. Our neighbor came over to chitchat and left three hours later. We hadn't even had dinner at that point, so there no more time to be couch potatoes. Luckily, only NCIS and The Good Wife were on tonight, so we'll have to squeeze them in over the weekend. Cancel all plans!