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'Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 9:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge expands on first title with signature special edition features such as HD graphics, a re-mastered musical score, full voiceover, and an in-depth hint system all return in the sequel. Plus, experience all new unique special edition features that let you interact with the world of Monkey Island like never before.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Stimulus Package Gets PS3/PC Date

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 9:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing saga with an unprecedented level of action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) Shows Off Multiplayer - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 8:31 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.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising' Rolls Out v2.2 Patch

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising features a new playable army, and continues the epic journey of the Blood Ravens as they battle this new, more personal enemy. Chaos Rising offers new single-player and co-op campaigns, a level cap increase from 20 to 30, more powerful war-gear and a suite of innovative multiplayer options.

PlayStation Store Gets Spring Fever Markdowns, Tester Ep.8, DLCs, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with various markdowns (LocoRoco 2, MotorStorm, etc...), The Tester Ep. 8, topatoi Bundle, demo for 2010 FIFA World Cup, DLCs for LittleBigPlanet, Hustle Kings, Just Cause 2, Mega Man 10, BUZZ! Quiz World (PSP), song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (King of Pool, and Freekscape: Escape From Hell).

'International Cricket 2010' (PS3/X360) Cover Athlete Signed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

International Cricket 2010 is set to continue Codemasters 15 year association with world class cricket and steps up to the crease with a range of innovations and enhancements to set the new standard in authentic cricket gaming.

'Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing' (ALL) DLC Adds Metal Sonic, New Track

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a frantic battle to the checkered flag, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sees Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in medieval castle ramparts, lush rain forests and bustling cities, all taken from the visually rich and varied universes of Sonic and SEGA.

'Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker' (PSP) Gets Big Boss Bundle, Packs Extra Content

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This latest PSP installment picks up where Metal Gear Solid 3 for the PS2 leaves off as players take control of the famed Naked Snake. Taking place in 1974, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker features original game design, story and scenario by Hideo Kojima.

'Blacklight: Tango Down' (ALL) Introduces The Order Faction - New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blacklight: Tango Down is a fast-paced FPS based in a new fictional universe called Blacklight. The game's near-future setting is brought to life with disturbingly detailed and old-world architecture dripping with modern sci-fi lighting and brightly lit advertisements, an effect that causes each environment to appear both futuristically alien as well as hauntingly familiar.

'StarCraft II' Gets Priced, Collector's Edition Announced

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races. It's overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, and it's designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

'Just Cause 2' (ALL) Rolls Out First Free DLC

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Gods vs. Humans' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gods vs. Humans a strategy game taking place in a universe mixing goofy characters and the greatest mythologies. Starting with the Norse mythology, the player will be able to embody Odin, Thor and many more Divinities later on. Humans were bold enough to challenge the Gods and it’s up to the player to teach them a lesson!

'F.E.A.R. 3' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

F.E.A.R. 3 is a heart-pounding paranormal horror first-person shooter unleashing intense combat, compelling narrative and co-op play that evolves the franchise.

'The Whispered World' English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Whispered World is a classic point & click adventure game whisking the player away to a fascinating fantasy world. Sadwick is a young clown but often far from cheerful. One night, a strange blue creature speaks to him in a dream, and sends him on an adventurous journey.

'The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom' (X360) Coming to PC - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is an innovative game that follows the escapades of a mischievous, pie thief, who uses his time-bending abilities to cooperate with, compete against, and disrupt his past, present, and future selves.

PS3/X360 Multiplayer Preview - 'Lost Planet 2'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 8, 2010 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Lost Planet 2 will be told from the perspective of various Snow Pirate factions. Set 10 years after the original, a climate change has melted the snow-covered landscape and created new environments such as jungles. LP2 will feature co-op, turret-toting Mechs and Gears of War 2-like portable cover/shields.

'Def Jam Rapstar' (ALL) Picked Up By Konami, Partial Tracklist Revealed

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

Def Jam Rapstar delivers players a hip-hop experience that allows them to take on the role of a rapstar so you can rhyme and sing along with the greatest hip-hop tracks. But the game also offers opportunities where it’s also about creating all new rhymes, sharing your creativity and expressing yourself to the wider community and the world.

'Dawn of Fantasy' (ALL) Still In Development - New Screens

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

Dawn of Fantasy is a 3D MMORTS/RPG under development at Reverie World Studios. Set in Medieval times, the game immerses players in an intense story of a battle for supremacy in the magical realm of Mythador that include Dragons, Elves and Orcs.

Nintendo Europe's Q2 2010 Release Lineup

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo has plenty in store to keep your Wii Remote and touch screen busy in the coming months. Whatever sort of games you like to play there is something for everyone. Starting Super Mario Galaxy 2, Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies on the Wii, or Rooms: The Main Building, Jam with the Band or WarioWare: Do It Yourself on the NDS., as well as a slew of others.

'Bejeweled Blitz' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 4:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bejeweled Blitz offers a range of enhancements to, and advantages over, the free Facebook game, including full-screen play, dramatically enhanced sound and graphics, dozens of new achievements and corresponding badges, and 1 million coins redeemable for “Blitz Boosts” — power-ups and other score-stimulating effects.

'Super Mario Galaxy 2' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Mario Galaxy 2 includes the amazing gravity-defying, physics-based exploration from the first game, but is loaded with entirely new galaxies and features to challenge and delight players. On some stages, Mario can pair up with his dinosaur buddy Yoshi and use his tongue to grab items and spit them back at enemies.

Various Game Trailers #1814

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 4:29 a.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:

  • Runaway: A Twist of Fate [NDS] - Trailer

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

NDS Review - 'Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron'

by Dustin Chadwell on April 8, 2010 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron is the deepest and most action-packed Star Wars Battlefront game ever. Experience battlefronts that span ground, space and capital starships, a robust original storyline and expanded gameplay features that deliver seemingly endless replayability.

'Full Ace' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Full Ace is a simulation game providing everything one expects in a tennis game: full length matches, exhibitions, tournaments, a career mode, and two-player/single keyboard multiplayer.

'Madden NFL 11' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 11 captures the emotion and intensity of the NFL like never before. Whether you're a diehard football fan, gamer, or somewhere in between, Madden NFL 11 puts you in control of your favorite teams and NFL superstars and lets you feel what it's like to play on Sundays.

'Faceez' (NDS) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Faceez allows you to personalize, mix and decorate your photos with a huge range of the funniest accessories and craziest animations to share online with friends.

'Booster Trooper' Coming to Steam Next Week

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Booster Trooper is a cross between an old school ‘jetpack platformer’ and the modern, arena based, multiplayer game. It provides tons of fun with its fast paced action and larger-than-life weapons.

'The Sims 3: Ambitions' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | 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 neighborhood. While on the job, the player has direct control over their Sims’ work and can choose how to spend their days.

'Dragonica Online' In-Game Events And Activities, All Month Long

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonica is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade. The Tales of the Damned expansion will bring new content including dungeons, guild-wars, pets and much more.

'Doctor Who: The Adventure Games' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games are four downloadable new 'interactive episodes' in which players assume control of the Doctor and Amy as they embark on new adventures which complement the new TV series.

'Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight' v1.02 Worldbuilder Available NOW

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Introducing new class-based gameplay, mobile bases and persistent player progression throughout all game modes, C&C4 offers players new, innovative and compelling strategic depth.

'Super Street Fighter IV' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

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

Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte and Rufus, while adding about eight characters new to the world of Street Fighter IV, such as classic combatants from previous SF games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri.

'Mount & Blade: Warband' - v1.105 Full Client/Demo Available NOW

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

Mount & Blade: Warband is geared to raise the level of intensity of the original Mount & Blade, incorporating a brand new multiplayer feature that enables up to 64 players to fight for glory on a single map in team deathmatch style battles.

Did You All Take Stupid Pills This Morning?

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

Nothing too exciting yesterday, but that will hopefully change later this evening, as we are going to attend Konami's annual "Gamers Day." Maybe we'll get to see some exciting new stuff. Depending on the embargo dates, we should have some coverage of various titles in the near future.

No new movies on the horizon. We watched the latest Lost episode, so the only interested bit left is music. We picked up former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash's new album and must admit that it is a nice piece of work. As a solo project, the record consists of nothing but tracks where he has other people do the vocals, such as Ozzy Osbourne, lead singers from Motorhead, Wolfmother, Foo Fighters, and a slew of others — most surprisingly Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas. If this type of music is your bag, it is definitely worth checking out ....