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Various Game Trailers #1800

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 7:00 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:

  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands [ALL] - Dev Diary Trailer #1
  • Shank [ALL] - GDC 2010 Trailer

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

 

'Dead Space 2' (ALL) Design A Kill Contest

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 4:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience using gruesome new tools, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores Zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless necromorph onslaught. EA kicked off a contest that allows fans to a creative kill that will get added to the game if selected.

'Fist of the North Star' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 3:36 p.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.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 3:09 p.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

'Dancing on Ice' (NDS/WII) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dancing on Ice captures the excitement, drama and challenge of the show with an interactive and intuitive control system. By creating your own character, selecting which real-life professional skater will be your partner, undertaking the strict training regimes and learning the increasingly testing “required elements” the player really feels like they are immersed in the show for real.

PS3 Will Outsell Wii and X360 In Its Lifetime Claims Report

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A new study forecasts that Sony’s PS3 console will sell more units than its rivals over the lifetime of the current generation. Although global sales to date of the Wii have exceeded those of the PS3 and the X360, the “Taming the Waves: Games Console Life Cycles and Platform Competition” report predicts that the PS3 will still be a commercial platform five years after the Wii has been replaced.

'Two Worlds II' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Two Worlds II presents a totally new experience, one in which 2 years of intensive development has enabled quantum leaps in all spheres: completely overhauled AI and balancing standards, experienced authors, the active combat system and the brand-new engine all combine to provide an experience where excitement, sheer enjoyment and graphics rule.

Valve Brings Steam, Source Engine and Games To The Mac

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve announced it will bring its gaming service Steam, the Source gaming engine, as well as its library of games including Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal, and the Half-Life to the Mac in April

'Handball Challenge' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The point of Handball Challenge is not only to place the ball in the opposing goal. We want to give you an understanding of the individual leagues, the clubs, the players, different game systems and the different plays, so you can get involved with the sport of handball.

'Just Cause 2' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 9:37 a.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.

'Aliens vs. Predator' (ALL) Swarm Map Pack Bundles Special Edition Content, Coming Next Week

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Aliens vs. Predator, players will have the chance to take the role of the three infamous species: the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Each of the three species has its very own distinct story-driven, single-player campaign mode that interweaves with the campaigns of the other two species.

'Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Faith in Destiny is an expansion to the second installment in the RPG series introducing a breathtaking story-focused campaign with many original characters returning, new multiplayer modes and maps offering a deeper Spellforce experience.

'Scribblenauts 2' (NDS) Officially Announced

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Scribblenauts players use their imagination to write any word, bring that object to life and use it to solve puzzles. The follow-up game expands the innovative elements from the first title with many inventive new features, including an adjectives system that allows players to push the limits of their imagination to create their own experience. 

'Nuclear Dawn' Also Coming to Xbox 360, Narrows Down Release Date

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nuclear Dawn is a Source Engine powered multiplayer game that combines the visceral action of a FPS with the deep branching gameplay of a RTS title. Forge your own destiny on the field of battle with every tactical decision, and ensure your faction's survival with each headshot, capture buildings and bring the fight to your enemies' strongholds riding the future's machines of destruction.

'Disciples III: Renaissance' Picked Up By Kalypso, May Finally Get Released - Screens

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

Disciples III: Renaissance is a standalone turn-based RPG/strategy game set in an expansive fantasy world, offering players action, adventure and glory. Stunning 3D environments, three playable races, and multiplayer functionality all combine to offer an outstanding gameplay experience.

'Beach Volleyball Online' and 'Excalibur Online' Coming to North America

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

North American gamers will soon be playing unique, innovative games from Radiance Digital Entertainment as Omniverse Games plans to bring Beach Volleyball Online and Excalibur Online overseas.

Lips: I Love The 80s' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 8:21 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.

'10 Minute Solution' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

10 Minute Solution combines the ease of the popular fitness DVDs with casual gaming fun. The game allows players to construct regimens from a wide variety of 10 minute routine blocks, organized into three main categories: cardio boxing, mixed games and aerobics.

'Mafia II' (PS3/X360/PC) Partners With Playboy Magazine For Authenticity - Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 8:13 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.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, March 8, 2010

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

Nintendo added four NDSi, two WiiWare, and one Virtual Console title to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Max & the Magic Marker, and Dracula: Undead Awakening (Wiiware), and Elemental Masters, 4 Travellers: Play Spanish, Dracula: Undead Awakening, and Flips: The Bubonic Builders (NDSiWare), and Final Fantasy II (VC).

'Sniper: Ghost Warrior' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 7:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the covert, shadowy world of the military sniper, Sniper: Ghost Warrior throws players into the chaos of a military coup, as they aid the rebels in restoring the rightful government to the embattled country of Isla Trueno.

'Runes of Magic' Integrates Vivox Voice Chat

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 7:48 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.

PS3 Review - 'Final Fantasy XIII'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 8, 2010 @ 7:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

FF XIII provides tangible, intuitive controls while delivering seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and stunning in-game cinematics. The latest in cutting-edge technology has been utilized in development of Final Fantasy XIII, thus making this newest addition to the Final Fantasy series worthy of the title next generation.

'Mytheon' Reveals Mythologies & Bosses - Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 7:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mytheon is an online micro transaction game that uniquely combines the best elements of action, strategy and RPG game-play with an emphasis on collectability and combat, set within a fantasy universe steeped in mythologies from across the globe.

'Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon' (Wii) Translated Into Spanish By Fans

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 7:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, players will explore a dark and abandoned world with the aid of their Wii Remote that functions as a flashlight and also a proximity sensor to track invisible ghosts. In an unprecedented move, Rising Star Games has teamed up with Spanish fans to translate the game's script, so they can enjoy it in its entirety.

'Dominions 3: The Awakening' - v3.24 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 7:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Dominions 3: The Awakening is a turn-based strategy game set in a world of epic struggle between men, monsters, and gods. This v3.24 patch adds new features, enhances gameplay, and corrects bugs that occasionally show up.

'Adam's Venture: Solomon's Secret' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 1:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Adam's Venture brings a combination of action oriented gameplay with classic puzzle solving along with an involving storyline.

'CrimeCraft' Content Update/Patch Coming Tomorrow, Adds New Map, Many Changes

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CrimeCraft is an MMO that combines the action of a tactical shooter with the strategy of an RPG. Set in a modern world you take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) DRM Authentication Server Goes Belly Up, Game Unplayable

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 12:47 a.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. The DRM controversy continues, as Ubisoft's DRM server, needed to authenticate your game before you can play, went down, rendering the game unplayable.

'Little King's Story' (Wii) And 'Hotel Dusk' (NDS) Developer Files for Bankruptcy

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As king, players will manage and involve their townspeople in the goals of creating a new territory. He will enlist them to dig for treasure, build new buildings and otherwise better their community. Players must try to conquer rival nations to create a single, unified kingdom. According to Japanese news site  Data-Max, Hotel Dusk developer Cing, also known for Little King's Story, has files for bankruptcy over a mere $2.8 million (256 million yen) shortage.

'Shank' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 12:00 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.

The Only Arithmetic He Ever Got Was Hearing The Referee Count Up To Ten

by Rainier on March 8, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Our Oscar favorite, The Hurt Locker, cleaned up at the awards. We love war movies, so when I saw a clip for the movie, we HAD to see it and found that it was playing at a local theater weeks before its general release. I purchased the DVD a few months later and have been telling everyone who would listen about how good it is. I guess the Academy was of the same opinion for once. If you dig war movies, it's a must-see, but even if you don't, you should check it out because it's not a visceral movie like Saving Private Ryan, but it's more about the psychological aspect, the camaraderie and intense pressure of an often overlooked aspect of a war, defusing bombs.