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'Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 7:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy, the new micro-expansion pack will vastly increase the amount of diplomatic options available to players in the game and help make forging good relations with other empires a major option for would-be galactic conquerors.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) Return to Ostagar DLC Coming Back Next Week

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 7:46 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. After briefly being released, an unforeseen issue with the specialization classes forced Bioware to pull it again, which it now revealed is in certification and will return next week.

'Grim Dawn' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 5:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Grim Dawn is an action RPG intended for digital distribution on the PC. As a spiritual successor to Iron Lore's Titan Quest, Grim Dawn will attempt to better perfect the magical formula of exploration, character advancement, and loot collection pioneered by Diablo.

'Backbreaker' (PS3/X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Backbreaker is taking sports video games to a place where the action is never the same and every hit looks and feels as realistic as a Sunday afternoon. Utilizing NaturalMotion’s euphoria motion synthesis engine, you’ll never see the same tackle again. Ever. 505 Games has updated its website, revealing the North American release date ...

Various Game Trailers #1772

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 5:00 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:

  • Lost Planet 2 [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Shiren the Wanderer [Wii] - Walkthrough Trailer

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

'Star Trek Online' (PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 3:41 p.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!

Red 5 Studios Reorganizing, Pink Slips Handed Out

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red 5 Studios, Inc. is currently working on an unannounced massively multiplayer online game. Recently, the team formed around a new direction and took on additional investment from a strategic partner in the online games industry.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) The Battle of Forli DLC - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In a vast open world environment, Assassin's Creed II invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy, and seeking vengeance.

'Gravity Crash' (PS3) Getting Patched, PSP Version

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gravity Crash is a vintage arcade shooter where armed with an arsenal of main and special weapons, a rechargeable shield and a carefully watched fuel gauge, players battle gravity and inertia through 37 planets that each feature environmental dangers, enemies and other obstacles.

'Art Of Balance' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Puzzle games must be addictive. This was our top priority during the development of the game. That's why we designed 100 levels that not only challenge your skills but also your imagination. The game is easy to pick up and hard to put away.

Trinigy’s Vision Engine Integrates Real Time Particle Effects

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3D game engine provider Trinigy and particle effects middleware provider Fork Particle have tightly integrated Fork Particle SDK with Vision Engine’s high performance run-time technology and scene editor, VForge, which will be available as part of the Vision SDK in Feb 2010.

'Dementium II' (NDS) Gets Delayed - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Continuing the storyline from the original, Dementium II will deliver better visuals, more haunting audio, and sharper scares than its predecessor, promising to take players even closer to the precipice of madness.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) Bad Guys Gone Good... and Vice Versa Part 1

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier.

'Monster Hunter Frontier' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet that Capcom is bringing Monster Hunter Frontier to the Western market, it was revealed a few days ago at the Capcom/Microsoft conference in Japan that the Xbox360 might finally be getting its first real MMO.

Indie Studio AGŌ Games Working On Digital Distribution Titles

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

AGŌ Games is a new independent developer and publisher of video games whose objective is to keep the independent spirit alive by taking advantage of new opportunities offered by digital distribution.

'Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 9:16 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.

'Sword of the Stars II' Officially Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 8:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed a few days ago, Sword of the Stars II is a full stand-alone follow-up to the space strategy titles and will feature the six races from the original game, as well as its expansions, marking a major step forward in the series’ approach to 4X gameplay.

'Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 7:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island is a new adventure game where a beautiful lady swashbuckler, a furious priest, and a timid cook must save the world from the horrors beneath Vooju Island. Plus, a capybara!

'Cities XL' Multiplayer Shutting Down, Coming Back As Singleplayer in 'Cities XL 2011'

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 7:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cities XL expands upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, while letting you take your game online, and interact with others in a massive online environment. Not enough subscribers has led Monte Cristo to make the decision to shut down the multiplayer portion on March 8 2010 at 0:00 GMT, after which it will transform the game into singleplayer only as Cities XL 2011.

'Making History II: The War of the World' Gets Euro Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 7:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Making History II lets grand strategy players experience the role of a WWII era national leader embroiled in the toxic mix of waning empires, economic crisis, and ethnic "fault lines" that famously resulted in a global war that transformed the world.

'Boys vs. Girls' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 7:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Drama and hilarious hijinks ensue when the Boys’ Cabin faces off against the Girls’ Cabin in this motion-based action adventure. Only by pulling off mischievous pranks, avoiding the camp counselors and winning intense head-to-head competitions can one cabin emerge victorious.

'2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 6:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Sports 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa will feature all the emotion and passion of the fiercest national rivalries battling on the world’s biggest stage, with all 199 national teams that took part in qualification, all 10 official stadiums to be used in South Africa and stadiums from each qualifying region.

'Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising' (ALL) v1.02 Patch/Overwatch DLC Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 6:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will see the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theatre of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense than ever before, while an extensive multiplayer component will create battles on an incredible scale.

'Alter Ego' (PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alter Ego is a point & click adventure set in a picturesque English town at the turn of the century. This sinister detective story takes place in over 80 backdrops and is driven forward by atmospheric cut scenes. The player assumes the roles of the two main protagonists, and will meet more than 30 NPCs as the plot unfolds.

'Superstars V8 Next Challenge' (ALL) Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Superstars V8 Next Challenge will have countless improvements to discover, from new gameplay modes & online experiences to all new realistic 3D environments, all in keeping with Black Bean’s strategy of continuously refining the high-quality level of its products.

Wii Review - 'Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars'

by Adam Pavlacka on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars pairs well-known characters from Capcom's roster of games with some of Japan's most beloved characters from anime powerhouse Tatsunoko Production. All together, there are more than 20 colorful combatants to choose from in order to form the ultimate tag team combination.

NDS Review - 'Space Invaders Extreme 2'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Shoot, attack and stave off the assault by defeating all the Invaders on the screen. After annihilating a battalion of Invaders and defeating the Boss, players move on to the next stage. But it’s "Game Over" if players lose all of their stock cannons!

'Faceez' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Faceez allows you to personalize, mix and decorate your photos with a huge range of the funniest accessories and craziest animations to share online with friends.

You Were Born To Be Murdered

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

I'll keep this short and sweet. We overslept and never heard the alarm clock, so now that we're running late, I'll get right to it ....