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'Iron Man 2' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With an all-new story written by renowned comic book author Matt Fraction, Iron Man 2 will include familiar elements from both the movie and comic book universes, allowing players to truly feel the power of Iron Man with new destructible environments, epic enemies, and innovative hand-to-hand combat moves.

Various Game Trailers #1798

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 8:15 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:

  • Dead to Rights: Retribution [PS3/X360] - Motion Capture Dev Diary Trailer
  • Nier [PS3/X360] - Magic Trailer
  • Red Steel 2 [Wii] - Weapons Trailer
  • How to Train Your Dragon [ALL] - Debut Trailer
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction [ALL] - Evolution Of Sam Fischer Trailer
  • Alpha Protocol [ALL] - Toys Dev Diary Trailer

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

PlayStation Store Gets Penny Arcade Adventures, Topatoi, Demos, DLCs, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 8:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Penny Arcade Adventures Ep 1 & 2, topatoi: Pillar Of The Skies, The Tester Ep. 3, demos for Just Cause 2, MLB 2k10, MotoGP 09/10, and Patchwork Heroes (PSP), DLCs for MLB 10: The Show, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, Dante’s Inferno, Resident Evil 5, LittleBigPlanet PSP, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, The Beatles: Rock Band, Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (MLB 10: The Show, MLB 2K10, Dante’s Inferno, Lunar: Silver Star Harmony).

'ModNation Racers' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ModNation Racers is a thoroughly fresh take on classic kart racing that empowers the player to personalize their entire game. Players can create their own Mod character, styling their own racing kart and even building an imaginative track that can be shared with the rest of the PlayStation community.

'Elemental: War of Magic' Gets Limited Edition

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Elemental: War of Magic is set in a world filled with magic and ancient lore. As the ruler of your kingdom, you must expand your empire through a combination of magical power, military might, diplomatic skill, technological advancement and bold adventuring. Your worlds will be of your choosing, or players are free to create their own.

'Just Cause 2' (ALL) Demo Available for Download - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 4:30 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. The previously announced Just Cause 2 demo is now available on Xbox Live, Steam and Playstation Network.

Majesco Shares Plunge, Gets Nasdaq Warning

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco announced that on March 2, 2010, it received a letter from The Nasdaq Stock Market, notifying it that for the 30 consecutive days preceding the date of the letter, the bid price for its common stock had closed below the $1.00 per share minimum required for continued inclusion on The Nasdaq Capital Market pursuant to Nasdaq Marketplace Rules.

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

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 4:22 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!

'Alganon' Switches to Subscription Free Model

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 4:13 p.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.

'SOCOM 4' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A militant revolutionary has unexpectedly seized control in an important South Asian country. As the Ops Com, your mission is to command an elite five-man squad charged with stopping his aggressive agenda before it’s too late. In only six days, you must lead your team through a hostile jungle and urban environments against an army of well-armed rebel insurgents that completely outnumber you.

'Dragon Nest' Adds Dolby Axon Technology for In-Game Surround Sound Voice

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 1:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Nest is an edge-of-your-seat online adventure filled with artful visuals, thundering action sequences and distinctive maps and play styles that will appeal to experienced and beginning players alike. Assuming the role of Heroes of the world of Lagendia, players seek an antidote to save the poisoned Goddess Altea.

'After Burner Climax' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After Burner Climax is an arcade-style flight combat title that features fast and frantic feats, putting you in the cockpit of the world's top fighter jets. Players dodge planes, rockets and bullets while trying to target multiple on-screen enemy aircraft to relive the experience of the classic After Burner arcade game.

Nexon America Offering One Million Dollars For Great Computer Game Ideas

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 12:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nexon America has launched “The Nexon iNitiative,” a new program that will provide up to $1 million to support the next generation of game developers.  The most original, unique and promising indie gaming projects will be sponsored, co-developed and published through its global distribution network.

'Crysis 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 11:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Crysis 2, New York is under the attack of a unique and frightening alien species that combines deadly weaponry, exceptional sensory abilities and intelligent collaboration to present players with the most challenging opponents ever seen in a first person shooter.

Rock Band Network Music Store Opens To The General Public

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Harmonix Music Systems and MTV Games announced that the Rock Band Network Music Store opens to the public today, giving Rock Band fans and music lovers a new avenue to discover music and providing musicians and labels the opportunity to produce and promote tracks for the Rock Band platform.

'Pure Futbol' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pure Futbol is a brand new, 5-a-side soccer video game where you select one of seventeen international squads, comprised of over two hundred current and legendary players, or create your own player to guide to stardom. Experience more visceral gameplay, with an entirely new perspective on the field.  No referees, no rules -- just soccer.

'Shaun White Skateboarding' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shaun White Skateboarding will provide an innovative twist and fresh take on the skateboarding and action-sports genre.

'2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Sports 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa will feature all the emotion and passion of the fiercest national rivalries battling on the world’s biggest stage, with all 199 national teams that took part in qualification, all 10 official stadiums to be used in South Africa and stadiums from each qualifying region.

'Shank' (ALL) Officially Announced

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shank is an over-the-top action/adventure, built with all the things that the devs over at Klei Entertainment are passionate about: amazing control, great animation, immersive environment, and everything else that we feel like, and none of the stuff we don’t.

'All Star Karate' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 8:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

All Star Karate will challenge players to punch, kick and chop their way through the game with play features based on real karate moves. The game offers a true full-body experience by allowing you to experience the life of a karate trainee who is under the guidance of a wise, but humorous sensei, and is on the path toward attaining a black belt.

'DeathSpank' (ALL) Signed By EA

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ron Gilbert's RPG-Adventure game follows the thong-tastic adventures of a misguided hero named DeathSpank, a character that first appeared on Gilbert's Grumpy Gamer website in a series of animated comics he penned with long-time creative collaborator, Clayton Kauzlaric.

'Triple Shot Sports' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Triple Shot Sports is an advanced recreational shooting game, immersing the player in the world of competitive target shooting.

'Galactic Taz Ball' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 7:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Galactic Taz Ball, Taz is accidentally kidnapped by Marvin the Martian, who is stealing the Earth’s landscape to make Mars more scenic. Taz must spin his way across pieces of Earth floating in space to stop Marvin from destroying the planet and get back home.

Thursday, March 4, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 7:13 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 ...

'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (ALL) Game Of The Year Edition Adds Maps, 3D Support - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 7:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 3rd-person action game that exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum – Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. The Game of the Year Edition comes with six extra challenge maps and offers a play-in-3D option compatible with all standard and high definition TV sets.

'Squishy Tank' (NDS) Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 6:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Squishy Tank is a fun-filled puzzle adventure game! The gameplay challenges players to quickly match and destroy tiles before they run out of time. Wacky items and power-ups keep the action fresh and exciting. The game also features a story mode that's sure to charm players of all ages with its whimsical characters and dialog.

'Hellion: Mystery of the Inquisition' (ALL) Shows Off Locations - New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 5:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hellion: Mystery of the Inquisition uses the latest technology to present an outstanding reality, authentic locations and impressive combats within the 13th century. Hellion also represents an epic plot set in a lively medieval world charged with upgradeable exorcisms and uncompromising brutality according to this period.

'Strategic Command WWII Global Conflict' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 5:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time, players will be able to wage World War II across the massive expanse of the entire planet. From battles in Europe and North Africa all the way to Asia and the Pacific, WWII Global Conflict features the largest map yet.

'The Sims 3: Ambitions' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 5:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims 3 Ambitions allows players to pursue a variety of exciting paths and careers in their Sims’ lives that in turn affect their overall gameplay experience and neighbourhood. While on the job, the player has direct control over their Sims’ work and can choose how to spend their days.

'Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 4:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crystal Dynamics is working on Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light a new game in the Tomb Raider franchise, which will be released via digital download.

'Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aleroth, once a war-torn city, now holds the next challenges for computer role playing gamers. Rivellon, the world of Divinity II: Ego Draconis, is still not safe. In Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance players must face the evil once more.

'Total Annihilation' Makes Its Digital Download Debut on Impulse

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Total Annihilation is a classic real-time strategy video game set in a future galaxy torn apart by war, the first RTS game that featured 3D units and terrain.

Virtuos Expanding, Developing Unannounced Multi-Platform Title

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 3:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtuos has reached 500 employees across its Shanghai and Chengdu development centers, and revealed that it has become the first independent company in China to develop a retail title for all new-generation video game platforms.

'Super Meat Boy' (ALL) Shows Off New Locations - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Meat Boy is a challenging platformer, completely remade from the ground up for its release on Wiiware and will feature over 100+ single player levels, insane boss fights, competitive vs modes, beefy co-op play and a slew of unlockables that are rumored to fill your life with great happiness!

'Black Prophecy' Picked Up By Gamigo, Becomes Free-2-Play

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 3:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Prophecy is an Action-MMO where you will not only be fighting epic multiplayer battles and fulfilling exciting single-player missions, but also experience a fascinating story from the pen of prize-winning German science-fiction author Michael Marrak.

'Way of the Samurai 3' (ALL) Pins Down Euro Date

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 3:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With a completely new, highly refined style of gameplay, a rich weapon crafting system, beautifully detailed graphics and a deep branching storyline that that will unfold multiple endings based upon player's actions, Way of the Samurai 3 is sure to please gamers of all types.

'Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2010 @ 3:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood follows the adventures of two young alchemists cursed after an ill-fated attempt to bring their mother back from the dead. Driven by their strong relationship and remarkable skills they begin a new, battle-packed adventure on the trail of the philosopher’s stone. Only the stone has the power to restore their bodies.

Wii Review - 'Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll'

by Dustin Chadwell on March 4, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

AiAi and all his friends are stepping onto the Wii Balance Board in an all-new party game for the Wii. Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll brings back what you love about Super Monkey Ball and promises plenty of surprises around every turn. Get ready for a whole new level of monkey madness as Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll rolls into your living rooms!

PSN Review - 'Military Madness: Nectaris'

by Brian Dumlao on March 4, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Military Madness is a new version of Hudson's classic turn-based strategy/combat simulation game, including an all-new graphical barrage, a regiment of new units, online co-op and vs. multiplayer and a platoon of other new features.

Former Infinity Ward Execs File Lawsuit Against Activision

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

Former Infinity Ward president/game director and CEO Jason West and Vince Zampella, respectively, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Activision, which terminated their employment weeks before they were to be paid substantial royalties as part of their existing contracts for Modern Warfare 2.

'Vanquish' (ALL) Facts, Features & Screens

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

Vanquish is a new futuristic action game under development at Platinum Games, known for Bayonetta and MadWorld. Currently, there are few details known but it looks like New York is under attack by a laser beam from space, and you play a mech soldier sent in to pick up the pieces.

'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' (PS3) v1.06 Patch Coming Later Today

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

Fortune hunter Nathan Drake returns in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Naughty Dog's blistering PS3 exclusive 3rd person action adventure shooter.

'War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition' v1.01.02a Patch Available NOW

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

Matrix Games' War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition, developed by 2 by 3 Games, is a new expansion for its WWII strategy game War in the Pacific, adding more detail, more history, and more features! This 1.01.02a update comes with heaps of changes, fixes, and improvements including support for variable resolutions and even widescreen support.

We're Here As Peace Keepers, Not Peace Makers

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

Man, we're not having very much luck with our gizmos these days. A few weeks back, our DVR was tweaking, then my iPod goes on the fritz, and now our replacement DVR is having hiccups as well. Nothing serious, but a few of our recorded programs jump right to the end when we fast-forward through the commercials. Weird stuff.

Think I may take a break from CrimeCraft later today and check out Supreme Commander 2, or finally give AvP a whirl. Of course, as soon as my PC copy of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 arrives, everything else has to move over.