'Dante's Inferno' (ALL) Dark Forest DLC - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 8:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dante's Inferno is a 3rd action adventure adaptation of the medieval epic poem "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri, telling the tale of Dante who journeys through the twisted, menacing nine circles of hell in pursuit of his beloved Beatrice.

GamersGate Weekly Specials March 4 - March 7, 2010

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 7:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced its weekly specials, starting with 75% off Ascension to the Throne and Conmdemned: Criminal Origins, 50% off Hammerfight, World War 2 Time of Wrath, Winter Challenge, Korea: Forgotten Conflict, Swashbucklers Blue vs. Grey, and a slew more, as well as 15% off M.U.D. TV when you pre-order.

'Mega Man 10' (ALL) Gets New Playable Character As DLC - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 6:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The year is 20XX and a suspicious outbreak of Roboenza, a Robot Flu, has broken out. It spreads through the world like wildfire bringing down robots everywhere. Infected robots have rampaged out of control, destroying the city and holding it hostage! Who’s behind this mess? It’s up to Mega Man to take on this sinister threat and get to the bottom of this viral mystery.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In a vast open world environment, Assassin's Creed II invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy, and seeking vengeance.

'Blur' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blur drops players into heart-pumping, electrified racing action with 20 cars on a track all targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint and collect intense power-ups, including the ability to blast other cars out of the way with huge bursts of energy, boost their speed, and more.

Various Game Trailers #1797

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 3:13 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:

  • Halo: Reach [X360] - March Multiplayer Madness Trailer
  • Just Cause 2 [PC] - NVIDIA Features Trailer

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

'Rise of Prussia' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 2:15 p.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Players will have the opportunity to assume the roles of military and political leaders of either the Prussian Kingdom or nations hostile to Prussia (Austria, Russia, and France) in a recreation of the exciting battle that encompassed much of Europe throughout the years of 1756-1763.

Take-Two's Financials Reveals More Borderlands DLC, Red Dead And Mafia II Delay, Dates

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 2:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two's Q1 2010 financial result reveals increased net revenue, driven by by Borderlands, NBA 2K10, GTA IV, GTA: Episodes from Liberty City and Carnival Games, while its net loss is down compared to last year. L.A. Noire, Mafia II, Max Payne 3 and Sid Meier’s Civilization V are all planned for release in the Q4, but one of those could get delayed, while Red Dead Redemption has been pushed (May 18/21, US/Europe), and Mafia II somewhere between Aug. 1 - Oct. 31, 2010.

'Hexyz Force' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Built from the ground up to take full advantage of the power of PSP system, extensively optimized to deliver virtually non-existent load times, and boasting some of the most polished visuals and sounds found to date in a handheld RPG.

'Red Steel 2' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Steel 2 returns with an artistic style and flair created just for Wii. Set in a desert-bound, high-tech metropolis, Red Steel 2 is a revolution in the action-fighting genre, taking full advantage of the capabilities of the Wii MotionPlus accessory.

'Patchwork Heroes' (PSP) Demo Coming Today - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Patchwork Heroes puts the fate of a city in your hands as massive warships threaten innocent citizens. Come to the people’s defense by dismantling each level’s warship quickly before the ships can strike. Rescue trapped comrades along the way by releasing them from their confines.

'R.U.S.E.' Open Beta To Launch Next Week

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In R.U.S.E. players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the gameplay. Ubisoft revealed that R.U.S.E. will go open beta next week, March 9th, and will be available through Steam.

'Shatter' (PS3) Coming to PC With All New Game Modes

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shatter is a retro-inspired brick-breaking game that merges familiar action with a modern-crafted production approach. Confirming an earlier rumor, Shatter is coming to PC and will include all new modes, and Steamworks support.

'Prison Break: The Conspiracy' (ALL) Shows Off A Variety Of Locations - New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 10:35 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.

'Silent Hunter 5' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silent Hunter 5 ventures into uncharted territory and takes players behind the periscope of a German U-boat to take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

'Clover: A Curious Tale' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Clover: A Curious Tale updates the hand-crafted watercolor political platform puzzler and invites players to put their puzzle-solving skills to the test by confronting the mysteries of its fascinating medieval world. Now with a fully remastered piano score, new puzzles, voice acting, localization and a plethora of new ambient effects.

'Plain Sight' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 10:11 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.

'MLB 10 The Show' (ALL) Rolls Out First Patch, Fixes Issues

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Building upon its reputation for immersion and unparalleled delivery of the baseball experience, as well as the addition of several new key features and enhancements, MLB 10 The Show is poised to continue the franchise's reign as the premier MLB licensed game on any platform.

'Busy Scissors' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get ready to perm, color, shampoo, cut, blow dry, and style hair with the Wii Remote. Players earn reputation and advance their career in a Hollywood based salon by meeting the demands of their glamorous and eccentric clientele.

'Limbo' (XBLA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Limbo puts players in the role of a young boy traveling through a hostile world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister.

'Darkfall' Celebrates First Anniversary With Trial, Contest, New Content

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Darkfall is an MMO fantasy RPG featuring a fun, fast-paced, real-time combat system, massive battles, clan warfare and empire building.

'Diablo III' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 8:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.

'Boom Blox' (Wii) Development Team Laid Off

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 7:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Boom Blox the destructive fun reaches new heights with richer multiplayer action and more than 400 new levels that will have players of all ages gaming together and solving action-packed puzzles under water, in zero gravity, and beyond! EALA's Jeff Dixon's LinkedIn profile reveals that the 14 members of the Boom Blox team have been laid off, even though they were working on a new Natal title (thanks Blues).

'Test Drive Unlimited 2' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 6:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionizing multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievements and creations online.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 6:21 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 ...

'Natural Selection 2' Coming to Steam - Screen

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 6:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Natural Selection 2 is the next evolution in multiplayer action/strategy gameplay and will be targeted for both competitive and public play. New features include dynamically changing environments, a new resource model, flexible game scripting and modes, and new weapons, abilities and upgrades.

'Sam Suede: Undercover Exposure' Revived

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 5:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sam Suede: Undercover Exposure is an action comedy game set in a sunny, tropical locale with a story that incorporates humor with puzzle, stealth and action gameplay elements.

Terminal Reality's Infernal Engine Gets Updated With Bells & Whistles - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 5:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Terminal Reality has announced major technological updates to its popular Infernal Engine. Used to power Ghostbusters: The Video Game, the Infernal Engine will now support Intel's New CPU, the Core i7 980X, as well as benefit from significant renovations to their animation system and notable lighting system improvements.

TT Games Extends LEGO License Agreement Until 2016, More Games On The Way

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 5:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LEGO Systems and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group announced a worldwide license agreement for TT Games Publishing to continue developing the highly successful LEGO videogames across multiple platforms.

'Six Days in Fallujah' (ALL) Development Complete

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 5:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Six Days in Fallujah is a 3rd person shooter experience that puts the player in the center of the largest urban military operation in four decades, combining the action of a military shooter with the realism of a documentary film to create a new kind of experience that is both historical and engaging. Despite public outcry, controversy, and publisher changes, the development is now complete, but has no publisher or release date.

'Rage of the Gladiator' (Wii) Gets Official Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rage of the Gladiator is a first person fantasy fighting game where you control a gladiator, fighting for your life in an arena. Armed with your magical warhammer and a trusty shield, you must defeat fantastic bosses including a Chimera, Beholder, and a Dragon.

Wii Review - 'Shiren the Wanderer'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 3, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The grandfather of the rogue-like RPG, the legendary Shiren series (also known as Mystery Dungeon) is all about tough-as-nails battles, thrilling exploration, finding tons of items, growing in strength, and most important of all: staying alive!

'Crackdown 2' (X360) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on March 3, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

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

'Forsaken World' Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Forsaken World, previously know as Project EM or PEM, is an all new 3D fantasy MMORPG that breaks new ground by bringing together the best of eastern and western cultures to offering an entirely new interactive entertainment experience to players.

'Avernum VI' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Avernum VI, the final game in the series, is set in the world of Avernum, an enormous series of caves far below the surface of the world. Travel into the strange subterranean land of Avernum, full of dungeons, labyrinths, and constant warfare.

Playlogic Entertainment Signs Digital Distribution Agreement With GameStreamer

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Playlogic Entertainment has signed a worldwide digital distribution agreement with online distribution platform GameStreamer, and agreement will see Playlogic’s entire back catalogue available through GameStreamer’s digital network. 

Fiery The Angels Fell. Deep Thunder Rolled Around Their Shoulders... Burning With The Fires Of Orc

by Rainier on March 3, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

That Infinity Ward story sure is weird, isn't it? I'm curious what sort of breach of contract and insubordination led to the firing of executives who just delivered the best-selling game ever, right before they were supposedly to be paid their royalties. I'm sure we haven't heard the last of that story.

This is turning out to quite an excellent week for gamers. Bad Company 2, Supreme Commander 2, a few MLB titles, and even the Alice in Wonderland game look exciting. I'm mostly interested in the first two, and while I already have SC2, I have yet to check it out. Better get to it before the next batch of titles ships ....