'Mega Man 10' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 6:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The year is 20XX and a suspicious outbreak of Roboenza, a Robot Flu, has broken out. It spreads through the world like wildfire bringing down robots everywhere. Infected robots have rampaged out of control, destroying the city and holding it hostage! Who’s behind this mess? It’s up to Mega Man to take on this sinister threat and get to the bottom of this viral mystery.

PlayStation Store Gets Magic Orbz, UNO Demo DLCs, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 6:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with a 50% perm price drop on Steambot Chronicles, Magic Orbz Bundle Pack, demo for UNO, DLCs for Magic Orbz, ZEN Pinball, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band; and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (Luxor: The Wrath of Set, Dynogems, Gran Turismo PSP Car Pack, Lunar: Silver Star Harmony demo).

Various Game Trailers #1766

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 5:39 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] - Dev Diary Trailer #6
  • Naughty Bear [ALL] - Trailer #2
  • No More Heroes: Paradise [PS3/X360] - TV Spot [JAP]
  • Hotel Giant 2 [PC] - Trailer
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction [ALL] - Victor Coste Trailer
  • Rooms: The Main Building [NDS] - Trailer #2

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

'The Scourge Project' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 5:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Announced in 2007, The Scourge Project, powered by Epic's Unreal Engine 3, is a story-driven 3rd person shooter built from the ground up for co-op squad play, where up to 4 players each experience a personal story, whilst playing together as a squad.

'The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom' (X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is an innovative game that follows the escapades of a mischievous, pie thief, who uses his time-bending abilities to cooperate with, compete against, and disrupt his past, present, and future selves.

'Ragnarok DS' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ragnarok Online DS brings the customization and exploration that has millions of PC gamers enthralled to the NDS. In Ragnarok Online DS, players upgrade their character’s armor and weapons by either taking them to a blacksmith to be refined, or by affixing effect cards dropped by defeated monsters.

'Napoleon: Total War' Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Napoleon: Total War will keep the franchise’s 3D battles on land and sea, while the turn-based campaign is split into three different story-driven campaigns, telling the story of the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte through his most famous battles.

'Trauma Team' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 4:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encounter unprecedented depth across six distinct fields of medicine: play as a general surgeon, diagnostician, E.M.T., orthopedic surgeon, endoscope technician, and medical examiner. Follow the story as never before with all-new dynamic story sequences inspired by Japanese animation and comics; each dramatic chapter comes vividly to life with distinct style!

'MAG' (PS3) Trophies Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MAG may be massive but it is an action shooter at its core. You can run around and shoot enemies, throw grenades, and drive vehicles just like any other shooter except with MAG you’ll do it with up to 256 players.

'Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie' (NDS) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Combining classic role-playing adventure with new character options and enhancements, Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation offers hours of imaginative fun spanning several unique game worlds that can be enjoyed on the go.

GamersGate Incorporates In-Game Chat Functionality

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GamersGate has added universal overlay functionality to their digital distribution platform as part of a new in-game toolset, providing users with a number of in-game features, such as peer-to-peer chat, clan-based voice support, web browsing, system diagnostics, Pandora music, and more.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 11:54 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 ...

'Sled Shred' (Wii) Shows Off Two-Player Mode - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 11:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Focused on downhill sled racing on everything from tubes and toboggans to discs and bobsleds, Sled Shred promises to give players a thrilling experience as they try and earn their way into the World Winter Games, racing with and against the world-renowned Jamaican Bobsled team.

'Dead Space 2' (ALL) Accepting Collector's Edition Suggestions

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience. EA is accepting suggestions of what to include/add in the Collector's Edition, with Executive Producer Steve Papoutsis to give his comments on the entries somewhere next week (thanks Blues).

'Combat Arms' Content Update Adds More Weapons

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Combat Arms is a free-to-play online FPS that deploys players into a dangerous war zone teaming with soldiers of fortune looking to make a mark.

'Dark Void' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Dark Void is a highly innovative action title that will deliver a groundbreaking combination of fast-paced vertical combat mixed with mid-air and on-foot action.

'Transformers: War for Cybertron' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Transformers: War for Cybertron takes players to the Transformers characters’ home planet of Cybertron for a new look into the epic story of the grand civil war that spawned one of the most brutal rivalries of all time.

'3D Dot Game Heroes' (PS3) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pixels rule again in the ultimate retro action-adventure game 3D Dot Game Heroes. Dripping with old school charm, classic gaming pizzazz, and pure retro sexy, 3D Dot Game Heroes is the ultimate homage to the industry's golden era.

'Eclosion' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An intense top down shooter featuring cutting-edge 3D graphics, particle systems and post-processing effects, Eclosion features a multitude of ships, upgradeable weapons and combat environments ranging from ice worlds to deep space asteroid belts.

Nintendo DSi XL Coming to Europe in March

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get ready to experience your favourite Nintendo DS games like never before – on the big screens and via the wider viewing angle of the Nintendo DSi XL, launching across Europe on 5th March 2010.

'Greed Corp' (ALL) Unveils the Mistbound Universe - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Greed Corp is a fresh and innovative turn-based strategy game for PlayStation Network. It will be the first in a series of games situated in a rich, fictional world inspired by the industrial revolutions and their destructive effects on the environment.

'Peggle Nights' Art Contest Level Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Join the Peggle Masters on a dreamtime adventure of alter egos and peg-tastic action. Stay up late to aim, shoot and clear orange pegs from over 60 levels, and bask in Extreme Fever glory. Then, take on 60 Challenges for even more rebounding joy!

'Split/Second' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 2:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Disney Interactive Studios' Split/Second is an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion.

'The Legend of Vraz' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

The Legend of Vraz is a 2D action adventure arcade game where you play as Vraz, a prince in love with princess Avi, and in order to win her hand in marriage agrees to the 5 tasks set by Avi’s father – Baapji, The Maharaja of Kund.

'Half-Minute Hero' (PSP) Coming to Europe, Soon

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Half-Minute Hero is a bold new concept of having the player save the world, 30 seconds at a time. The player must fight, shoot, summon, and protect in four distinct modes, each containing a different perspective and unique gameplay style, across a total of 120 varied stages.

'Mytheon' (PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 2:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mytheon is an online micro transaction game that uniquely combines the best elements of action, strategy and RPG game-play with an emphasis on collectability and combat, set within a fantasy universe steeped in mythologies from across the globe.

Pirated Copies of 'Splatterhouse' (ALL) Hit the Net — for $675

by Adam Pavlacka on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 12:12 a.m. PST | 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.

NDS Review - 'Bookworm DS'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Bookworm has been adapted for Nintendo DSiWare and Nintendo DS with an array of new features and modes that are exclusively available on the DS. It includes the complete Classic mode and has been specifically tuned for dual-screen, vertical use.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Return to Ostagar DLC Pulled From Xbox Live

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 12:00 a.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. After briefly bring released yesterday, an unforeseen issue with the  specialization classes forced Bioware to pull it again.

'Super Street Fighter IV' (ALL) - 55 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | 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, such as classic combatants from previous SF games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri.

'Guns of August' - v1.34 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Guns of August is a WWI turn-based strategy game putting you in command of waging war at a grand strategic scale from Paris to Baghdad. The entire Western, Eastern, Italian and Balkan fronts are included as are the three fronts of the Ottoman Empire. The update includes many bug fixes and over 30 enhancements or new features.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) Available for Pre-Order on Steam

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 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. Pre-order on Steam and get the Inferno In-Game Armor as reward.

There May Be Honor Among Thieves, But There's None In Politicians

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The forces are working against us! We had nothing planned for tonight, so we were going to watch some TV, but I started to not feel well this afternoon, so that plan got ruined! Hopefully tomorrow it will be a little bit quiet in the afternoon so I can squeeze in an episode of Fringe and NCIS: LA (which I stopped following, but I have a backlog of episodes).

CrimeCraft servers were down today, so I checked out Borderlands for a bit, and I'm quite loving it. I wish the inventory/backpack was bigger, though. With gazillion of guns in the game, it would be nice to hold on to more dropped items to sell them, but so far, that's my only gripe.