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

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 7:11 p.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.

'AionGuard' (PS3/X360) Canceled Before It Got Officially Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 7:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While never officially announced, last year it was revealed that Avalanche was working on an all-new game AionGuard, described as a mix of WWI dogfighter pilots, Samurai and medieval knights, where you control armies of thousands, and pilot-able dragons as you wage war against the Nazurbaal, who are harvesting the world's magical powers. In a recent interview CEO Christofer Sundberg revealed that the game has been shelved after several years of development, and further states more games should get canceled, titles such as Avatar.

'3D Dot Game Heroes' (PS3) Shows Off Huge Swords - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 6:57 p.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.

'League of Legends' Developer Recruiting Big Time

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

League of Legends is a session-based online multiplayer game that combines elements of RPG and RTS genres with addictive battle action where rival teams compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes. Riot Games is recruiting big time as it's looking for nearly a dozen new artist, programmers and other desk jockeys.

'Gran Turismo 5' (PS3) Shows Off Purty Cars - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 6:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 5 includes more than 1,000 cars, 20+ locations with 70+ track layouts, diverse racing styles including rally, track, karting, NASCAR, and more, deep online community features and online racing, plus Gran Turismo TV, Course Maker and more.

'Trials HD' (XBLA) Sprouts RedLynx TV With Tips And Hints

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 6:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Trials HD is guaranteed to get your heart racing as you put on your helmet, and rev your way through a full-featured, physics-based motorcycle racing platformer in stunning HD graphics.

'Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Marking the return to the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time storyline, The Forgotten Sands will feature many of the fan-favorite elements from the original series as well as new gameplay innovations that gamers have come to expect from the Prince of Persia brand.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) More Free In-game Content Coming In March

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 1:52 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.

'VT Tennis' (NDS/PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 1:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

VT Tennis is the most competitive and addictive tennis game for the Nintendo DSiWare. Train your budding tennis star to serve, lob and smash your way to victory with precision swipes in all directions, using its stylus and Touch Screen controls!

Various Game Trailers #1794

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 12:45 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:

  • Sid Meier's Civilization V [PC] - Debut Trailer
  • Metro 2033 [ALL] - Kill or Be Killed Trailer

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

'Just Cause 2' (ALL) Demo Coming Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just Cause 2 stars Rico Rodriguez, back to wreak havoc once again, this time with a new destination – the huge playground of the Southeast Asian islands of Panau, in an over-the-top Hollywood-esque blockbuster of a video game.

'Arc Rise Fantasia' (Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Arc Rise Fantasia is a new turn-based RPG with a beautiful, anime-inspired Japanese art style. Players will jump into the shoes of L’Arc, a calm and composed mercenary, who sets out to defend the Meridian Empire from an impending invasion of ferocious creatures.

Rock Band Music Store to Get Disturbed, The Mother Hips, TRUSTcompany, and Silversun Pickups

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

'Combat Arms' Gets Extensive Weapons Update

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 11:15 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.

'ArcheAge' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ArcheAge is a next-generation MMORPG that has been developed since 2006 by a legendary game developer, Jake Song. ArcheAge is using CryENGINE2 to apply advanced technology and one of the famous fantasy authors in Korea involved with creating a storyline from the beginning.

Playnatic Entertainment Unveils Its GDC 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Playnatic Entertainment announced its line-up of titles it will be showing off at GDC 2010 (March 9-12), including Elements of War, KillSkill, Megapolis 3000, and CyberSport Online.

Friday, February 26, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 10:02 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 ...

'Space Ark' (XBLA) Shows Off Terraforming - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Space Ark is a fun homage to the bright and bouncy arcade games of the late 80s such as Rainbow Island and Arkanoid, with an added mix of Pinball.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited' Surpasses One Million Users Mark

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited is a free digital upgrade that makes DDO Unlimited the world’s first free-to-play MMO to offer the quality graphics and robust features previously only available in premium subscription based-games.

PS3 Review - 'Heavy Rain'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Heavy Rain, you don't watch the story – you play it. The dynamic narrative unfolds through the player's actions, not cut scenes, and every action has a consequence.

'Tetris Party Deluxe' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 12:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tetris Party Deluxe builds on the previously released Tetris Party for WiiWare by adding new modes and features to enrich the overall game play experience for both Wii and NDS.

'Armada 2526' - v1.024 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 12:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Armada 2526 is a space-based blend of addictive turn-based strategy and intense real time space battles. You guide your race from its first interstellar journeys, until it becomes a mighty galactic empire. Along the way, you'll explore the galaxy, conduct research, diplomacy and trade, found new colonies, maneuver mighty star fleets, and fight epic battles.

Wii Review - 'Squeeballs Party'

by Dustin Chadwell on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Squeeballs are 12 small, cuddly toy characters that are manufactured on a remote and secret island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Before they can be sold to children around the world, Squeeballs must be fully put to the test, to the point of destruction! You can blow up, cook, slice, bat, bowl, shoot and skim the Squeeballs through over 170 mini-game challenges.

Why Should I Kill Myself Worrying When I'll End Up Just As Dead?

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Our tickets for the Faith No More concert arrived! I'm very excited about that concert, since I haven't seen them in a long, long time, mostly because they split up several years ago, so I'm looking forward to it.

Not much else is going on. Our press trips are over for this week, and we look ahead to GDC for the next batch of gaming goodness. This weekend will start in style with, hopefully, a good movie, and apart from that, nothing has been planned, so maybe we ought to catch up on our DVR, and if there's any time left, we can squeeze in some sleep.