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'Demon's Souls' (PS3) Greatly Exceeds Sales Forecast

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Demon's Souls is a PS3 exclusive action RPG experience, beautiful, compelling, and unforgiving, the hardcore RPG experience PS3 fans have been waiting for. Atlus' latest financials reveals that Demon's Souls has greatly exceeded sales projections (75,000), tripling the initial forecast, the game ended up selling 280,000 units. 101 in 1 Party Megamix, and SMT: Persona (PSP) both sold nearly double of their target numbers, resulting in Atlus posting a greater than expected profit.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) Reveals More Multiplayer Info - New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Halo: Reach' (X360) Reveals New Multiplayer Modes

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the boots of a Spartan III, as Halo: Reach charts the story of Noble Team in their heroic stand to defend the planet Reach, its people and secrets against a ruthless assault by an alien collective known as the Covenant. Bungie has revealed four new multiplayer modes that fans can expect to see in the newest Halo installment later this year, Headhunter, Stockpile, Generator Defense, and Invasion.

'Major League Baseball 2K10' (ALL) Predicts World Series, AL And NL Award Winners

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Major League Baseball 2K10 celebrates baseball's core battle: pitchers vs. hitters. Improved pitching mechanics and right-stick swing controls let you pound the strike zone and rake like a pro, along with a totally revamped fielding system, hundreds of new signature animations and a star player rating system that brings the action to life like never before.

Various Game Trailers #1817

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | 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 [ALL] - Dev Diary Trailer #2
  • Split/Second [ALL] - Playing The Game Trailer

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

'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features all new dialogue, updated graphics engine, realistic environment, revamped day/night cycle, actions that affect AI behavior, more dynamic/spectacular/bloody finishing moves and plenty more.

'Transformers: War for Cybertron' (ALL) Reveals Two New Playable Characters

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transformers: War for Cybertron takes players to the Transformers characters’ home planet of Cybertron for a new look into the epic story of the grand civil war that spawned one of the most brutal rivalries of all time.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea: Power & Prestige' Facts & Features, Beta Test Info

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is an MMORPG set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. As a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep. Power & Prestige is the first major expansion to PotBS, and adds new features, missions, and NPC factions.

'Green Day: Rock Band' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Splinter Cell: Conviction' (ALL) Getting Weekly Free DLC

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | 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.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat' New Multiplayer Map Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat unfolds shortly after the end of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. Having discovered about the open path to the Zone center, the government decides to hold a large-scale military "Fairway" operation aimed to take the CNPP under control.

'Kick-Ass' (PS3) Suffers Slight Delay - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kick-Ass is a superhero action game based on the upcoming theatrical movie by the same name.  Players will be put to the test as they take on the role of any 1 of 3 super heroes based on the super characters featured in the movie.

'Star Trek Online' Console Version Put On Ice

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Trek Online features customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe. With the console edition of Champions Online put on ice, Cryptic explained why there will be no Star Trek Online on X360, as initially announced, saying that it wants to concentrating its efforts on the PC, but also saying that since its tech runs on
console it might revisit the ideas later on.

'Zombie Driver' v1.1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Zombie Driver is an action driving game with a top down perspective and a dynamic helicopter chase camera. Fight your way through the streets of a zombie infested city to save the survivors of a disastrous chemical accident that changed most of the city's population into mindless brain hungry monsters.

'Magic Orbz' (PS3) To Get Jungle Theme Add-On Pack - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Magic Orbz takes a very simple idea - a ball, a paddle and a pile of bricks - and turns the player loose in a dynamic 3D environment of destructible pirates, dragons and more.

'The Heavy' Gets Comic Book Style Storytelling

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frazer Nash has obtained the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish interactive entertainment games based on the British-made Parkland Pictures film The Heavy, directed and created by Marcus Warren, a political crime thriller about family rivalry and betrayal.

'Pangya' Celebrates Its First Anniversary With In-Game Events

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pangya is a casual online multiplayer golf game that simulates the exciting sport of golf in an anime-inspired style with an immersive fantastical storyline.

'Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this brand new big adventure, especially designed for NDS, you play as the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and you will have to shed some light on curious events. When Queen Victoria's genealogical records are stolen, the Royal Family decides to put you in charge of the case and asks you to solve this strange mystery.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | 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 ...

'R.U.S.E.' (ALL) Gets Special Edition Laser Mouse And Pad

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | 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.

Wii Review - 'Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon'

by Brian Dumlao on April 14, 2010 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is a Wii-exclusive RPG that follows the story of Seto, a young boy tasked to explore various cities in a post-apocalyptic world trying to find out why everyone has disappeared.

'SBK X' (ALL) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Cross Fire' Developer Working On New Title Using Gamebryo Engine

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D engine provider Emergent Game Technologies announced a licensing deal with Korean-based developer SmileGate, known for Cross Fire, for use of its Gamebryo for an in-development PC title.

'Ghost Recon: Future Soldier' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier features cutting-edge technology, prototype high-tech weaponry,  state-of-the-art single-player and multiplayer modes, while going beyond the core Ghost Recon franchise and deliver a fresh gameplay experience.

RakNet Inegrates Steamworks Into Its Development Suite

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RakNet has added native integration support for Steamworks, a complete suite of publishing and development tools for PC & Mac games offered free of charge to publishers and developers.

'M.U.D. TV' - v1.07 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

M.U.D. TV pays homage to the ultimate game classic of traditional game development: MadTV! In M.U.D. TV, you will take over the position of a program director at a small TV station. Build up and extend your offices, hire staff, actors or directors and produce your own films, television series or shows.

It Isn't Stealing If No One Wants It

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

My hearing from yesterday's Faith No More concert is almost back to normal. Thank goodness! I slept like a brick yesterday; two hours in the mosh pit definitely took its toll.

Tomorrow, the WP HQ will be running on a little bit of a different schedule. We're taking a little vacation break for the rest of the week, but the trusty laptop has already been packed so we will be staying on top of things either way.

Just finished watching the latest episode of The Pacific, and it still does not have the magic as Band of Brothers, no matter how acclaimed the series might be. We're halfway through the series, and so far, only one character has any depth, but there's still not much of a connection.