Various Game Trailers #1898

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 8:59 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:

  • DarkSpore - PvP Dev Diary Trailer
  • Test Drive Unlimited 2 [ALL] - Trailer (2)

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

'Yakuza 4' (PS3) Introduces Saejima - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 5:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yakuza 4 is a very powerful number in this particular installment. Not only will you encounter the gritty atmosphere of Kiryu Kazuma's experiences, but three other characters will also be available to play, each with an engaging backstory and a gripping, interwoven plot.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) Goes Gold On PS3

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 4:32 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.

'PixelJunk Shooter 2' (PS3) Shows Off Online Battles, Weapons, New Boss - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In PixelJunk Shooter 2, players pilot a subterranean exploration vehicle to explore the interior of diverse cave-like complexes. The player must affect the surrounding and dynamic terrain to progress. The goal is to safely navigate through each vivid stage and rescue survivors scattered about the cavernous environment.

'Age of Empires Online' Beta Keys Up For Grabs

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Empires Online invites players to create a living, growing online world, shared with friends and friendly rivals around the globe.

'Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring the most authentic team-based combat in the franchise, Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive treats players to a roster of fan favorite characters, an original storyline, and a new multiplayer combat system.

New 'Conan' Game In Development

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tapping into the enduring popularity of the Conan franchise, Digital Development Management, and entertainment and licensing company Paradox Entertainment are teaming up to produce a video game based on the world renowned property.

Xbox Live Launches New ESPN Features

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 1:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sports fans will be able to compete in the “College Bowl Showdown” pick ‘em on Xbox Live and enjoy 32 bowl games live this season via ESPN3.com, including all five Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl games.

'Section 8: Prejudice' (ALL) Turns Downloadable, Gets Priced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Section 8: Prejudice is a futuristic FPS that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. You are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle.

'Elemental: War of Magic' Rolls Out Massive v1.1 Patch, Fixes Loads

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Elemental: War of Magic is set in a world filled with magic and ancient lore. As the ruler of your kingdom, you must expand your empire through a combination of magical power, military might, diplomatic skill, technological advancement and bold adventuring.

'Bloodline Champions' Unveils The Seeker - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bloodline Champions is a free-to-play arena-based player vs. player game featuring unique and action-packed gameplay for up to ten people.

'Dungeon Defenders' (ALL) Introduces The Huntress - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Previously an Unreal Development Kit project, Dungeon Defenders throws action-RPG and tower defense gameplay into the proverbial blender to create a seamless mix of leveling, looting and high-action territorial combat for casual and core players alike.

'Blue Toad Murder Files' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blue Toad Murder Files is set in the quintessentially English village of Little Riddle where murder is in the air. As one of the famous Blue Toad detectives you solve puzzles, interrogate suspects, use your powers of observation and investigate clues to uncover the strange goings on in this quaint and sleepy village.

'Alpha Polaris' Picked Up By Just A Game

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Alpha Polaris is an upcoming point & click horror adventure game where you play as Rune Knudsen, a Norwegian biologist, and take on a desperate struggle against fear and death, and to face the primordial force lurking beyond the veiled sky.

'Alliance of Valiant Arms' U.S Team Wins South Korean Tournament

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alliance of Valiant Arms is a modern warfare first-person shooter where a siege of modern warfare hits combat zones around the globe and a formidable battle has broken out between the European Union (EU) and the Neo Russian Federation (NRF) in an epic struggle for dominance.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 11:00 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 ...

'Shattered Origins: Guardians of Unity' Nearing Completion, Gets Polished - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shattered Origins is a unique strategy / RPG hybrid with arcade elements.

'theHunter' Expands World With New Hunting Ground

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

theHunter is a free to play online hunting game that artfully combines the most realistic hunting action, with the community and functionality of a social networking site.

'Faxion Online' Accepting Closed Beta Registrations

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Faxion Online features a full, persistent world with competitive and robust PvP play and territory control. Territory control will sport two main factions - the forces of heaven and hell - where players will engage in grand battles to vie for control of a territory and influence on behalf of their side of the conflict.

'World of Tanks' Shows Off Two New Maps - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In World of Tanks 30-player teams are fighting action-packed PvP battles. The game features more than 150 armored fighting vehicles from the pre-WW2 era up to the Korean War: light, medium, heavy and super heavy tanks, tank destroyers, self-propelled howitzers and rocket artillery. The game includes American, German and Soviet tanks.

'I Must Run!' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

I Must Run! is a skill-based action running game. Jump over gaps in prison buildings, run through an underground station and test your reflexes in a deadly run over construction yard cranes.

'MLB Dugout Heroes' Season 3 Adds New Features And Enhancements

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB Dugout Heroes is a casual online baseball experience with a three-dimensional, cartoon-rendered graphic style and easy to pick up and play mouse-only controls. The game will offer four different modes of play for fans to choose from: tutorial, practice, single player and multi-player.

'Project Blackout' Goes Open Beta - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Blackout is an action-packed free2play shooter that tasks players with joining one of the two factions trying to control the country of Korogese, pitting players against players in a wide variety of game modes.

'Dream Trigger 3D' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dream Trigger 3D is a completely original arcade shooter in which players use sonar to detect sound to expose colorful enemies and blast them into explosive 3D patterns.

'Superstars V8 Racing' (ALL) Drops In Price, But Only On PS3

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Superstars V8 Racing is a car racing game based on the license of the Italian Championship. Powered by some of the most important car manufacturers in the whole world, such as BMW, Audi and Jaguar, and sporting top class production cars it delivers a breathtaking driving experience.

PS3 Review - 'James Bond 007: Blood Stone'

by Adam Pavlacka on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

James Bond 007: Blood Stone lures players into an explosive third-person action adventure where they unravel an international conspiracy across exotic locales. Players experience full-throttle, behind-the-wheel action on land and sea while using the most high tech gadgetry known to James Bond 007, the world's most skilled secret agent.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) Rolls Out Console Patch/Title Update

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty: Black Ops takes players behind enemy lines in an entirely new chapter in the first-person action series. Black Ops is set during the Cold War era featuring at least two main characters, multiplayer that will go beyond the single-player story, as well as a two- to four-player co-op mode.

'Ender's Game' (ALL) Title No Longer In Development

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Back in 2008 Chair Entertainment and bestselling author Orson Scott Card announced a partnership to create the first-ever video games inspired by the legendary "Battle Room," featured in the popular science fiction novel, Ender's Game.

Video Games Live to Premiere Might & Magic Series

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 12:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that the worldwide touring music show Video Games Live will feature a  Might & Magic segment consisting of 5 themes taken from the franchise including the “Haven Theme” from the upcoming Might & Magic Heroes VI.

To The Top Of Mount Wanna-Hock-A-Loogie

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Today is Christmas tree decorating time. It's been standing naked in the living room for a few days, so it's time to make it look all pretty.

Next week we're taking a short trip to see the in-laws for some Christmas feasting, but fear not, we'll be staying on top of things regardless of how much turkey and eggnog cheesecake we eat.

Not sure what the New Year's plans are, but they will involve more eating and drinking for sure, quickly followed by some running to shed the extra weight we gained over the holidays. Why do we bother?