'Final Fantasy XIV' (PS3/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 8:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XIV, an all new massively-multiplayer role-playing game set in the vast realm of Eorzea, is planned for a simultaneous global release on PS3 and PC, with the possibility of it coming to X360 as well, but no confirmation as of yet.

PlayStation Store Gets Markdowns, Mega Man 10, Demos, DLCs, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 8:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with various markdowns (GRAW 2, EndWar, etc...), Qore Ep. 22: March 2010, Mega Man 10, Feeding Frenzy 2 Shipwreck Showdown, The Tester Ep. 4, demos for MLB 10 The Show, Feeding Frenzy 2 Shipwreck Showdown, Mega Man 10, DLCs for MAG, Resident Evil 5, Dragon Age Origins, GRID, BioShock 2, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, The Beatles: Rock Band, Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (The eye of Judgment Legends, Rock Band Unplugged Lite, and Rocket Racing).

'Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse' (ALL) Announced, Premiere Ep. Next Month - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 6:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A psychically empowered lagomorph battling unusual and fearsome villains can mean only one thing: Freelance Police Sam & Max are coming for a new series of monthly episodic games.

'Perfect Dark' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rare's favorite gung-ho future field operative finally gets the chance to relive That Thing With The Skedar on Xbox Live Arcade. Whether it's your first, second or tenth time facing off against the sly dataDyne Corporation and their allies, just be sure to keep a steady grip on your Falcon 2 as you prepare for infiltration.

'UFO: Aftershock' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UFO: Aftershock follows directly from one of the endings of UFO: Aftermath, where the player agrees to hand over the Earth to the Alien scientists, who are trying to change the planet into a giant living organism.

'Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening' (ALL) Introduces The Architect - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Designed and written by the same team that brought you Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion pack offers a brand new area of the world to explore known as Amaranthine, featuring an epic story that will allow players to unravel the secrets of the darkspawn - and their true motivations!

'Anno 1701' - v1.04 UK Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Weigh anchor, sail the seven seas, explore new continents and foreign cultures. Demonstrate your strategic skills, business acumen and diplomatic finesse. Revel in the jubilant cheers of your people – but don't disappoint them.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) Premium Kasumi's Stolen Memory DLC Coming in April

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 1:51 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.

'Might and Magic Clash of Heroes' (NDS) Also Coming to PS3/X360 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Might and Magic Clash of Heroes will take advantage of the next-gen consoles’ capabilities to increase its visual appeal and enrich the multiplayer experience. With a unique mix of RPG and an exceptional puzzle battle system, this upcoming release will give Might & Magic fans something to look forward to.

'Shepherd's Crossing 2' (NDS) Announced, Already Gold, Coming Soon

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 12:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shepherd's Crossing 2 is a full featured and in-depth farming simulation and strategy game. At its heart, the game is about the player living in a small town and communicating with the other villagers while raising livestock, harvesting crops, and building a farm.

SouthPeak Games and Nobilis Signs UK Distribution Deal

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Interactive and Nobilis announced that after the success of My Baby 2: My Baby Grew Up, they have signed a new deal to bring a range of titles to NDS and Wii in 2010 that cater for a wide variety of UK gamers.

'Fable III' (X360) Adds John Cleese As Butler - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Fable III you will be called upon to rally and fight alongside your people, ascend to the seat of power, and experience the true meaning of love and loss. Lionhead confirmed that English actor and comedian John Cleese will be featured in the game as the butler.

Former 'Command and Conquer' Devs Launch Supergiant Games

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Supergiant Games is an independent game studio in the Bay Area formed by ex-EALA developers who quit their jobs in 2009 to move into a house together and make games. Supergiant Games, comprised of Amir Rao, Gavin Simon and Darren Korb, is working on a game for digital download platforms that its hopes to release in 2011.

'Storm over the Pacific' Gets Delayed to Add New Features

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Storm over the Pacific is a grand strategy game depicting the Pacific War in a wide historical context, providing  a good variety of scenarios with several hours of gameplay. You can join any side of the conflict, leading Americans, the Japanese or a combination of any nations, as you enter into the heart of the Pacific War.

'Air Aces: Pacific' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take off and dive into the aerial battles over the Pacific. Enjoy innovative graphics and one of a kind set of dynamic sceneries. Fly admiring wonderful sunny skies in earthly paradise and fight during murky nights full of heavy rain and lightings. Shoot and win, bomb and destroy! Gain praise and glory and become one of the best Pacific War pilots!

Darkworks' TriOviz for Games SDK Enables 3D Games On 2D Displays

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Darkworks, known for Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare and Cold Fear, announced its TriOviz for Games SDK, a patent-pending post-process that enables 3D games on consoles and regular 2D displays.

'Alganon' Developer Appoints Derek Smart As New President

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alganon is an upcoming fantasy-based MMORPG that allows thousands of people to play together in a virtual world that features a rich history dominated by commanding deities, powerful weapons and armor, deadly magic, epic quests, ancient places to discover, the utilization of detailed trade skills, and more.

'Fist of the North Star' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI's new game is based on one of the most widely-recognized manga and anime series of all time, "Hokuto no Ken" or "Fist of the North Star." Hokuto Musou takes place in the manga's post-apocalyptic world where the remaining survivors of a nuclear holocaust roam the wasteland in an ongoing struggle against marauding tribes for food and water.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) Second Map Pack Coming March 30

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 10:20 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. Having released the first new content at launch, DICE revealed that original owners of the game will be able to unlock two new maps for free on March 30, 2010.

'Crafting Mama' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Crafting Mama, players will create 40 different projects across a wide range of different crafts: make patchwork quilts, earrings, candles, xylophones, kaleidoscopes, birdhouses, flower decorations and even mini-Mama dolls! Using the stylus as a universal crafting tool, crafters will sew, mold, glue, cut and paint under Mama's masterful direction.

'World Of Tanks' Details Upgrade And Development System - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 9:30 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.

Dolby Laboratories Brings Surround Voice Chat to Consoles

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At this year’s Game Developers Conference, Dolby Laboratories announced new tools that will soon make it possible for gamers to enjoy Dolby Axon surround voice chat on more of their favorite gaming platforms.

'Green Day: Rock Band' (ALL) Gets Release Date, Priced

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is an extension and expression of Green Day’s most-defining albums and key moments throughout their career to date. It will feature likenesses of Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool, as well as select venues and art specific to the band's history.

'Plain Sight' Explains Its Variety Of Game Modes - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Plain Sight is a 3D multiplayer arcade game with robots; robots who bounce around cityscapes on mini planetoids and wield swords which are used to destroy one another.

'Echoverse' Using HeroEngine

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 8:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Echoverse is a virtual world that will combine real life and digital life as players create their own echo in the universe, enabling a revolutionary array of commerce and entertainment opportunities.

Unreal Engine 3 Integrates NVIDIA 3D Vision Technology

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 8:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NVIDIA and Epic Games announced the addition of NVIDIA 3D Vision technology support to Unreal Engine 3, meaning that licensees of the engine will be able to take full advantage of integrated 3D Vision technology support and offer an unprecedented level of immersion in their upcoming games.

'SBK X' (PS3/X360/PC) Adds Legendary Roster - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 8:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infront Motor Sports, Black Bean Games and Milestone have been tirelessly working together to inspect every corner of SBK09 to extract the best and to insert everything our players wanted for 2010 in order to deliver the best motorbike racing game ever made.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 8:03 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 ...

Epic Games Integrates Valve's Steamworks Into Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games and Valve Software have inked an agreement to deliver Valve's Steamworks suite of services to all licensees of Epic's Unreal Engine 3 for use in their products, free of any additional fees.

XBLA Review - 'Scrap Metal'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 11, 2010 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

He Knew The Risks, He Didn't Have To Be There. It Rains... You Get Wet

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Two days into the Game Developers Conference, and it seems that we're already exhausted. A quick little nap turned into a full night's sleep, not even hearing any of the alarms set to wake us up and get back to work. At least we feel refreshed this morning, I guess.

Now that we're running late, we'll skip the pleasantries and get right to it.