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

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 6:24 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!

Various Game Trailers #1802

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 6:22 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:

  • Lost Planet 2 [ALL] - Website Launch Trailer
  • Brink [ALL] - Cinematic Trailer
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution [ALL] - GDC 2010 Trailer

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

Impulse March 11 - March 14, 2010 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, starting with a THQ Ultimate Bundle for $99.99 (17 titles, a $344.83 value), knocking 50% off ALL Kalypso titles (Tropico 3, Grand Ages Rome, Dawn of Magic 2, King's Bounty Gold Edition, and plenty more), Space Rangers 2 Complete, Tortuga - Pirates of the New WorldAlganon, while also dropping the price on Dragon Age Origins, Making History Gold Edition, Space Rangers 2 Complete, Dark Salvation, and World War 2 - Time of Wrath

'Monster Hunter Frontier' (X360) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 6:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet that Capcom is bringing Monster Hunter Frontier to the Western market, it was revealed a few days ago at the Capcom/Microsoft conference in Japan that the Xbox360 might finally be getting its first real MMO.

'Field of Glory' - v1.1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Based on Slitherine’s popular tabletop wargaming system, Field of Glory is a faithful adaptation of this miniatures wargame! Without the calculations and measurements required for a tabletop game of Field of Glory, the PC version accurately represents ancient combat where you make the important and fun decisions on the battlefield.

'Splinter Cell Conviction' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 4:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

An investigation into his daughter's death unwittingly leads former agent Sam Fisher to discover he's been betrayed by his prior agency, the Third Echelon. Now a renegade, Fisher finds himself in a race against time to thwart a deadly terrorist plot that threatens millions.

'Torchlight' Also Coming to Consoles?

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Torchlight is an adventure-themed Action-MMORPG. Adventurers set out from the town of Torchlight into the nearby mountains in search of the magic ore that imbues their equipment with power, yet imperils their very existence. In a recent interview, Torchlight CEO Max Schaefer revealed that they "are definitely moving in that direction," when asked about a possible console version.

'Metro 2033' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 1:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Metro 2033, based on Russian author Dmitriy Glukhovskiy's novel of the same name, is a 3D horror/action/survival FPS with elements RPG genre game.

'Lichdom' (ALL) Revealed, Action/RPG Powered By CryEngine3

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lichdom, powered by the CryEngine 3, is a single-player action story with RPG elements.

'MotoGP 09/10' (PS3/X360) Gets North American Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Pool Pro Online 3' Announced, Uses Cross-Platform Engine

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pool Pro Online 3 gives pool fans an opportunity to play friends online anywhere in the world in 8-ball, 9-ball and Snooker. In this 3D game, individuals can make in-game wagers against their opponent and use the winnings to purchase table felts, cue sticks and new pool halls.

'Build-A-Bear Workshop' (NDS/Wii) Titles Announced, Coming Soon - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Build-A-Bear Workshop: Friendship Valley you help make the town an even more “pawsome” place by participating in a variety of mini games to win medals and meet new friends. Build-A-Bear Workshop: Welcome to Hugsville for NDS allows you to create a new friend, just like in the stores,  through eight different mini games, some of which allow players to construct their own Cub Condo or build their own vehicle.

'Biology Battle' (ALL) Digital Distribution Rights Picked Up By Meridian4

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

Biology Battle is a classic space-shooter with the latest high end graphic effects, where the player takes on the role of a medical nanobot and embarks on an exciting journey into the depths of a biological cell. They must evade the defense tactics of other cells and try to survive for as long as possible.

'Battle vs. Chess' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chess, the unrivalled champion of strategy games has been attracting players of all ages for countless centuries. Battle vs. Chess takes up the mission of adapting the time honoured classic for the 21st century, seeking to breathe new life into the beloved game without abandoning the essential concepts that have made it so enduring.

'Wildlife Camp' Announced

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Besides feeding the animals, Wildlife Camp also offers all sorts of fun activities like elephant rides. A variety of exciting tasks and adventures await animal lovers in the camp, in the surrounding villages and the vast African savanna that can be reached in a range of vehicles such as Jeeps, helicopters and air boats.

'TERA: The Exiled Realm of Arborea' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 8:51 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.

Rock Band Music Store to Get Lady Gaga, Subways, 3 Doors Down And More...

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 8:45 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.

'Supreme Commander 2' (X360/PC) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on March 12, 2010 @ 4:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Supreme Commander 2 is set 25 years further into the future than the original, featuring numerous game enhancements, an in-depth campaign mode, online multiplayer and a unique storyline, the game represents a new dimension in RTS gaming.

'Medal of Honor' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 3:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Medal of Honor is an all-new FPS game that will introduce the Tier 1 Operator: a relatively unknown entity directly under the National Command Authority who takes on missions no one else can handle. Inspired by real events, Medal of Honor reveals the mission of today’s most elite soldier – his will, his mindset and his uncompromising professionalism.

Wii Review - 'F1 2009'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 12, 2010 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

F1 2009 will deliver an authentic and accessible recreation of the current Formula One season, featuring a variety of race modes, customizable driver aids, multiplayer support, new aerodynamics, slick tires, the KERS boost system, the Singapore night race, and the debut of World Champion Lewis Hamilton.

'EA Sports MMA' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 2:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Sports MMA will feature the most authentic, intense and broad mixed martial arts experience to date - complete with a vast array of top fighters and fighting styles from around the world.

'Colony Defense' (PC) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Colony Defense is a 3D planetary defense action/strategy game that combines hair-raising, fast paced battles with simple to learn, yet hard to master strategy.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 2:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 takes golf fans inside-the-ropes to experience the drama and emotion of tournament golf.

Friday, March 12, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 2:06 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 ...

'3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2010 @ 1:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2, players are challenged to navigate their ball beyond obstacles using the help of secret shortcuts, game-changing power-ups and traps to sabotage the competition. Players can also manipulate the game by using special pick-ups to destroy course obstructions or even interfere with competitor's shots.

I May Be Old-fashioned, But I Thought Murder Was Against The Law

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

Two more days of GDC, and we're home free for a few more months until E3, not counting Wonder-Con in early April. Got a busy day ahead of us, and Saturday will probably be spent just walking around the exhibit, saying our goodbyes to people.

If we don't have too much catching up to do, we might see Green Zone this weekend, but our DVR is filling up quite nicely again so we might just plop on the couch and turn into potatoes.

Earlier this week, CrimeCraft finally received a major update, not only fixing a nasty virtual memory error that's been plaguing the game since beta, but also adding a new (huge and awesome) 32-player map and a feature for daily tournaments. It's a long overdue, but excellent, update (so far).