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'Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 8:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge expands on first title with signature special edition features such as HD graphics, a re-mastered musical score, full voiceover, and an in-depth hint system all return in the sequel. Plus, experience all new unique special edition features that let you interact with the world of Monkey Island like never before.

'The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest' (ALL) Delayed, Coming to PS3, Adds Move Support

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is a new 3rd person action adventure where players assume the role of Aragorn and embark on his greatest quests from The Lord of the Rings trilogy as they wield his sword, bow or spear on foot and on horseback through an action-packed gameplay experience.

'Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set two years after the story of the original title, Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow Shadow brings the Blue Dragon RPG experience to DS. Awakened from a long slumber, the new enemies bear some resemblance to Nene, the defeated adversary of the first game, a conundrum which leads the player, Shu, and his friends into a terrifying fight to reclaim the lost shadows and restore balance to the world.

PlayStation Move Motion Controller Unveiled, Will Cost Less Than $100

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment announced the PlayStation Move motion controller for PS3, offering a motion-based, high-definition gaming experience. Concurrently with its launch, SCE will also release PlayStation Move sub-controller to be used along with the motion controller for intuitive navigation of in-game characters and objects.

Various Game Trailers #1801

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 4:00 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:

  • Just Cause 2 [PC] - Rocket Launcher Jump Trailer

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

'Super Street Fighter IV' (ALL) Introduces Hakan - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 3:10 p.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.

'Crackdown 2' (X360) Developer Prepping Video Replay Feature As DLC

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crackdown 2 will take multiplayer gaming to unprecedented levels for the ultimate cooperative and competitive multiplayer experience, providing you and your friends with the complete freedom to explore, destroy and play as you return to restore justice and peace to Pacific City — by any means necessary. Exec. producer James Connelly revealed that the video replay feature did not make it in the actual game, but since it was harder than expected, it will be included in a future DLC.

OnLive Game Service Will Launch During E3

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On June 17, 2010, during the E3 2010 show, the OnLive Game Service will be available for users in the 48 contiguous United States! By distilling specialized game hardware out of the equation, OnLive will allow games to be played as a pure media experience on virtually any device, with the same flexibility and instant-play experience that we’ve come to expect from online video and music.

'Clash of the Titans' (PS3/X360) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Clash of the Titans, based on the upcoming remake of the classic movie, is an action adventure game depicting the ultimate battle of good vs. evil. Set in the timeless grandeur of Greek mythology, the game tells the story of the epic battle for dominance between the human race and the powerful gods Hades and Zeus.

PlayStation Home v1.35 Update Adds New Features

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced that it is further enhancing the user experience of PlayStation Home with a variety of new features that make exploring and connecting with friends quicker and easier in the PS3 social gaming community.

'Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers is a racing game featuring six different and unique islands serve as a background for the 20 tracks present in the game. Not only will you need driving skills, but you should also consider precision as the game allows the player to target precisely other players and adversaries with the Wii Remote while driving.

Lips: I Love The 80s' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

So put on some neon legwarmers, pull on some tight jeans, and get ready to sing like you’re back in the era that style forgot, but that music loves! Lips: I Love The 80s' includes 40 of the most memorable tracks of the 80s including iconic hits like Spandau Ballet’s Gold, Kim Carnes’ Bette Davis Eyes, and the feel-good classic Walking On Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) Expands With Exclusive JAY-Z vs. Eminem DLC Pack

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance.

'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) v1.1 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 benefits from tuned-up car-handling physics system, a new damage engine effects, a new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in the original, as well as a roster of off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.

'F1 2010' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 8:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In F1 2010 gamers will take on the full, expanded grid in a variety of game modes including GRAND PRIX, Championship, Time Trial and an extensive, innovative Career mode. F1 2010 will also feature a highly advanced damage model, fully dynamic weather system and extensive competitive multiplayer options.

'Runes of Magic' Expands With Siege Wars Feature

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 2,300 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

Microsoft Bundles Xbox 360 Elite With 'Forza 3' And 'Halo 3: ODST'

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 6:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft is shipping the new Xbox 360 Elite Spring Bundle, which offers more value than ever this spring. For the same price of $299, the Xbox 360 Elite console now comes with two Xbox 360 exclusives: Halo 3: ODST and Forza Motorsport 3.

'Mafia II' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 5:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mafia II immerses players in the mob underworld of a fictitious late 1940s-early 1950s scenario by fusing high-octane gunplay with white-knuckle driving and an engaging narrative. Players will easily become engaged in the game's cinematic Hollywood movie experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing city.

'Ghost Recon: Future Soldier' (ALL) To Get Live Action Promo Film

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 5:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier features cutting-edge technology, prototype high-tech weaponry,  state-of-the-art single-player and multiplayer modes, while going beyond the core Ghost Recon franchise and deliver a fresh gameplay experience. Oscar-winning duo Francois Alaux and Herve de Crecy are working on a 20-minute live-action film for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, similar to what was made for Assassin's Creed II, due out for the Christmas holidays. The $10 million project will act as a prequel of sorts, setting up the story about a squad of U.S. Special Forces.

'Reel Deal Live' Content Update Adds New Features

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 5:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Reel Deal Live offers you that chance to take a character from a mere tourist to one of the most powerful gamblers around. A massive 3D casino awaits you, full of characters ready to meet you, test your skills and offer you incredible casino quests and rewards!

'True Crime' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 3:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

True Crime follows the story of detective Wei Shen as he infiltrates one of Hong Kong’s notorious Triad crime syndicates. As a newly hired thug within the Triad organization, Wei must do whatever it takes to stay undetected and survive, balancing his moral duty as a cop with the objectives of the assignment.

PC Gaming Software Revenue Grows 3% in 2009

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA) unveiled its 2009 Horizons Report, an exclusive research study encompassing all aspects of the PC gaming industry worldwide. Among the key findings is that PC gaming software revenue was a $13.1 billion industry in 2009, up 3% from 2008.

'Prison Break: The Conspiracy' (ALL) Introduces Tom Paxton - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prison Break: The Conspiracy is an action adventure game where you play Company agent Tom Paxton, sent to the Fox River State Penitentiary to find out why Michael Scofield (the hero of the TV series), a man without a previous criminal record, became a bank robber.

'TERA: The Exiled Realm of Arborea' Makes Public Debut at GDC

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TERA: The Exiled Realm of Arborea is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game where you battle epic wars and protect your kingdom from demise. TERA is developed to bring you thrills never experienced before in traditional MMOs with its action-filled gameplay and riveting visuals.

'Naughty Bear' (ALL) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Naughty Bear is a cheeky action game featuring a unique blend of comic mischief and astonishingly bad behavior. You take on the role of Naughty Bear, a bear driven to seek vengeance after the other bears don’t invite him to the big birthday party, and is now hell bent on manipulating and terrorizing the blissful bears inhabiting the Island of Perfection.

'EA Sports Active 2.0' (Wii/PS3) Announced

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 2:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The new EA Sports Active 2.0 fitness program will deliver true fitness results by featuring an innovative wireless control system, powered by new leg and arm straps with motion sensors, a heart rate monitor to capture intensity, and a new online hub to track and share workout data. EA Sports Active 2.0 will make working out simple, effective and will go with you wherever you are.

Hello, Little Guy! It's The Sweetie Man Coming!

by Rainier on March 10, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Yesterday was quite a busy day. It was the first official day of GDC, with plenty of meetings and events going on. We'll have coverage on the new Transformers, True Crime, Supreme Commander 2, Puzzle Quest 2, and a slew of EA Sports titles coming up shortly, so keep an eye out.

Today we have another batch of meetings ahead of us, with Disney, Sony, LucasArts etc., so we've got our work cut out for us.

Not much else happening, as there simply isn't any time left.