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'Super Street Fighter IV' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 10:48 p.m. PST | Filed under Consumer Electronics Show - CES 2010

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.

'Lost Planet 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 10:46 p.m. PST | Filed under Consumer Electronics Show - CES 2010

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.

'MotoGP 09/10' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 10:45 p.m. PST | Filed under Consumer Electronics Show - CES 2010

MotoGP 09/10 will not only deliver all the bikes, riders and tracks from the 2009 championship, but brand new gameplay modes that offer rewards for not only winning but also driving style, plus the ability to update the game with accurate content from the 2010 championship, as the season unfolds at no extra cost.

'Monster Hunter Tri' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 10:44 p.m. PST | Filed under Consumer Electronics Show - CES 2010

MH Tri, pronounced as "try," is an action RPG series where you hunt down fantastical monsters in natural environments, including underwater aquatic beasts, as well as implementing a split-screen co-op mode and introducing a new Arena fighting mode.

'Dark Void' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 10:39 p.m. PST | Filed under Consumer Electronics Show - CES 2010

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.

Various Game Trailers #1761

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 9:13 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:

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 [ALL] - Battlefield Moments Trailer #3
  • BackBreaker [PS3/X360] - Trailer #5
  • Hellion: Mystery of the Inquisition [ALL] - Swordfight Trailer

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

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 9:08 p.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.

'Alan Wake' (ALL) To Get Episodic DLCs Post-Launch

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 8:33 p.m. PST | Filed under Consumer Electronics Show - CES 2010

Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Alan Wake immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world that enables players to explore the hyper-realistic and interactive environments. During his CES keynote speech Microsoft's Robbie Bach revealed that the game is story-driven like a TV series (he compared it to Lost as written by Stephen King and filmed by David Lynch) and will be told in episodes, with even more episodes available on Xbox Live post launch.

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

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 8:30 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.

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) Rolls Out Free Ultimate Team Mode

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 8:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On-field authenticity and emotion is taken to another level in Madden NFL 10. With more control over the outcome of the play than ever before, players can drag defenders toward the first down marker, fight for a fumble at the bottom of the pile, and avoid the rush by stepping up into the pocket.

'PopTag!' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 8:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

PopTag! is a 2-D arcade-style multiplayer game where players navigate a variety of multi-colored maps and battle each other, or NPCs (non-playable characters), with water-based weapons, such as water balloons, in a variety of game modes.

'MLB 10 The Show' (ALL) Gets Release Date, Facts & Features

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 7:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Building upon its reputation for immersion and unparalleled delivery of the baseball experience, as well as the addition of several new key features and enhancements, MLB 10 The Show is poised to continue the franchise's reign as the premier MLB licensed game on any platform.

'Darksiders' (ALL) Banned in U.A.E., Patch Coming, Movie Possible

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

Darksiders is an action/adventure game that gives players the ability to experience the supernatural destructive power of WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, as he explores a demon ravaged world -- seeking revenge and ultimate redemption with a vast array of modern and mythical weaponry. Vigil Games revealed that a patch for the X360 screen tearing will be released soon, while other news has the game banned in United Arab Emirates because it "contradicts with UAE’s customs and traditions," and last but not least word on the street is that a movie adaptation might be coming.

'Hexyz Force' (PSP) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Built from the ground up to take full advantage of the power of PSP system, extensively optimized to deliver virtually non-existent load times, and boasting some of the most polished visuals and sounds found to date in a handheld RPG, Hexyz Force is the consummate gamer's game, the kind of experience and final package genre fans would make if they could call the shots.

'WonderKing' (PC) Goes Open Beta, Adds New Pet System, Mounts, Levels and More

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 6:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WonderKing is a free-to-play MMO offering the ability to acquire tools, weapons and mounts from the item mall, challenge the demonic forces of Valron in real-time combat, and strive to become the Wonderking who'll bring light to the shadows of darkness.

PlayStation Store Gets Game Sale, Matt Hazard, Dark Void Demo, DLCs, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 6:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with a Ubisoft Game Sale (Cellfactor, Prince of Persia Classic, TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled), Qore Ep. 20, Matt Hazard: Blood Bath & Beyond (and demo), demos for Dark Void, DLCs for PAIN, Borderlands, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, MX vs ATV Reflex, BUZZ! Quiz World (PSP), Disgaea 2 (PSP), song packs for Rock Band; and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (Pinball Heroes, Bomberman Land, Dungeon Explorer).

'Nier' (PS3/X360) Confirms Spring Release Window - Screen

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 1:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nothing is as it seems in Nier, an action adventure game set in a crumbling world plagued by disease and dark, unrecognizable creatures. Players assume the role of the unyielding protagonist, resolute in his quest to discover a cure for his daughter, who is infected with the Black Scrawl virus.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3' (PSP) Goes Gold, Gets Dated

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 lets you join forces with like-minded players to tackle an adventure of realistic military action, tactics and teamwork wherever and whenever you want.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) And 'Band Hero' (ALL) January DLCs Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time ever, you can customize the makeup of your band with any combination of instruments in-game: two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, etc. while also adding new gameplay mode. In 2010 fans can look forward music by Vampire Weekend, Creedence Clearwater Revival, up-and-coming blues artists Tyler Bryant, Joe Bonamassa and Scott McKeon and metal bands Shadows Fall, Amon Amarth and Dethklok.

'Disney Stitch Jam' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 12:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Disney Stitch Jam is a rhythm-based music and adventure game featuring intuitive side-scrolling gameplay that is appropriate for young gamers who want to immerse themselves in the lovable character’s world as he sets off on his many adventures.

'Dark Age of Camelot' Dropped By Euro Publisher

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 12:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dark Age of Camelot is an MMORPG featuring Realm vs. Realm combat, as well as multiple class and race combinations, a robust trade skill system, and a comprehensive player Guild system.

EA Sports To Expand Brand with New Peripherals

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced multi-year license agreements with electronic accessory manufacturers Sakar International Inc., Sunflex Europe and Accessories 4 Technology in order to bring to market EA Sports-branded peripheral products to enhance the interactive experience across multiple titles.

'Scrap Metal' (X360) - Facts, Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Consumer Electronics Show - CES 2010

Drift around corners with guns blazing and take out legendary competitors in the fast-paced, top-down racer, Scrap Metal! Fight your way through explosive, action-packed missions and defeat cunning bosses to add their vehicles to your garage.

Funcom Appoints CEO For Its New Canadian Studio

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom is delighted to announce Miguel Caron - who brings with him over 15 years of organizational leadership experience - as the CEO for its newly established Montreal based company, Funcom Games Canada.

'Fallen Earth' Gets Updated Graphics, Improved Terrain

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fallen Earth is a post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game that mixes FPS style with traditional RPG mechanics, where six factions are struggling to emerge from the collapse of civilization brought on by viruses and environmental disaster.

'Major League Baseball 2K10' (ALL) Signs Big Leaguers to Promote And Assist With Development

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Major League Baseball 2K10 is the new iteration in the long running baseball series, now 2009 American League Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award recipient Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays on the cover.

Deep Silver Announces Alliance With SouthPeak In North America

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Interactive and European publishers/distributor Deep Silver announced that they will team up to bring next generation videogames from Deep Silver to North America.

'Pro Cycling Manager/Tour de France 2010' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Benefiting from a new more beautiful and more powerful graphic engine, Pro Cycling Manager/Tour de France 2010 marks one of the most important steps since the beginning of the series.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 9:58 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 ...

Computer And Video Games Are New Tools In Emergency Situations

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to the ESA, computer and video games prove to be effective tools for simulating and training emergency responders for real-life disaster situations, but as the technology advances and the number of players expand, games may eventually play an even larger role in emergency response and preparedness.

'Pirates Plund-Arrr' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ahoy Matey! Pull up anchor and get ready to set sail in search of stolen booty in Pirates Plund-Arrr, a fun and frantic beat-‘em-up where players hunt the high seas for the renegade captain Rudebelly who has stolen the Sceptre of Power and unleashed an army of cursed dead, ghastly ghouls and menacing bosses.

'Dementium II' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 9:22 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.

'Darksiders' (PS3/X360) Developer Interview #2

by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Darksiders is an action/adventure game that gives players the ability to experience the supernatural destructive power of WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, as he explores a demon ravaged world -- seeking revenge and ultimate redemption with a vast array of modern and mythical weaponry.

PS2/Wii Preview - 'Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Sakura Wars is a Strategy RPG that features a unique sim-based story system. An in-depth storyline exists, much like in any other RPG; however, the player’s destiny in the game is not predetermined.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) DLC Coming to X360 As Timed Exclusive

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 12:00 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. During his CES keynote speech Microsoft's Robbie Bach announced that the previously revealed MW2 DLCs will only be on Xbox 360 before coming to PS3/PC.

The Man Is Clear In His Mind, But His Soul Is Mad

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Tomorrow the CES kicks off, and while most of the exhibition is centered on technology/electronics and gadgets, there will probably be a few game announcements left and right, like Microsoft's new Game Room initiative.

In late 2008, we went to see Nine Inch Nails when they were in town for their Lights In The Sky tour, which was without a doubt one of the best concerts we've ever seen. For a variety of reasons, NIN was unable to capture it professionally for a theatrical or commercial release, so instead they released raw HD footage from three different shows to the fans and see what they could come up with. For 12 months, a core team of dozens of fans and a network of thousands spanning the entire globe pooled their efforts to create a professional-quality 1080p 5.1 concert film, and they have released it in every format, from Blu-ray and DVD to iPod and YouTube.

Why do I mention this? 'Cause the end result is amazing, and it's free!