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Various Game Trailers #1843

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 9:46 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:

  • Portal 2 [ALL] - Co-Op Trailer
  • Crysis 2 [ALL] - Limited Edition Trailer
  • The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest [Wii] - Gandalf  Trailer
  • NBA 2K11 [ALL] - Momentus Controls Trailer
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit [ALL] - On Tour In Chicago Trailer
  • Patrician IV [PC] - Construction Features Trailer

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

'Dead Rising 2' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 9:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising 2 will take the franchise to a new level of zombie-killing fun with tens of thousands of zombies, the all new gambling paradise of Fortune City to explore and conquer plus a host of new in-game objects that can all be used as deadly weapons to stave off the zombie assault.

'Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 7:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos combines strategy and action as players chart a course through the unforgiving Bering Sea on a quest for Opilio and King Crab. To begin, players choose a boat to command for a season and strategically decide where and when to harvest the crab.

'BioShock 2' (ALL) Minerva’s Den DLC Coming Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 7:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set approx. 10 years after the events of the original, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. You will play as the first Big Daddy as you travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and your own survival.

'Mytheon' No Longer Developed By Petroglyph, Gets Delayed Until 2011

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. PDT | 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. Originally scheduled to launch in July, it seems Petroglyph is no longer developer the title, which has moved internally at UTV True Games, with the launch date moved until Q2 2011.

'Metroid: Other M' (Wii) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metroid: Other M looks at the classic franchise from a new perspective: While much of the game is reminiscent of 2-D side-scrollers, players can switch the perspective into 3-D at any time as they explore the twisting passages of a derelict space station and delve deep into a cinematic, never-before-told story of bounty hunter Samus Aran’s past.

'ARMA II: Operation Arrowhead' - v1.54 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original ARMA II, a new flashpoint in the Green Sea region heats up and coalition forces led by the US Army are sent to Takistan to quickly restore peace and prevent further civilian casualties.

'Ship Simulator Extremes' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Ship Simulator Extremes gives players the opportunity to take on exciting missions all over the world as they captain an impressive array of vessels and live the story of real ship captains.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:35 p.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 ...

'Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole - The Videogame' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game invites kids and fans of the film and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole book series to join an unlikely band of heroes as they take on the role of a Guardian, a winged warrior and protector of the owl world, in an epic story of good versus evil, allows players to customize and control their owl on a thrilling journey across mythic terrains.

Nintendo Showing Off Slew Of New Titles At PAX

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The upcoming Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle will give consumers their first-ever chance to play upcoming Wii and NDS games, such as Donkey Kong Country Returns, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, GoldenEye 007, and NBA Jam, as well as Fluidity, a new WiiWare game, making its debut at PAX.

'Pyramid' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pyramid will feature all the favorite elements from the show as the game pits pair against pair in a bid to reach the coveted ‘Winner’s Circle’. Players pick from six categories on the pyramid-shaped game board, and guess a series of words or phrases as described by their team mate.

'Days of Thunder: NASCAR Edition' (PSN) -New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Days of Thunder: NASCAR Edition gives players the opportunity to go head-to-head against select NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, including champions such as Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, and Tony Stewart, and the drivers from the iconic "Days of Thunder" film.

'Kung-Fu Live' (PSN) to Shows Off Its Move Compatibility At PAX

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boosted with super-human abilities, the player literally becomes the hero of the game. Toss away the gamepad and kick, jump, flip and throw punches against a growing swarm of baddies - Kung-Fu Live is all about hands-free, real-time movement and action.

'Alliance of Valiant Arms' Content Update Adds New Map And Multiplayer Mode

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alliance of Valiant Arms is a modern warfare first-person shooter where a siege of modern warfare hits combat zones around the globe and a formidable battle has broken out between the European Union (EU) and the Neo Russian Federation (NRF) in an epic struggle for dominance.

'Black Prophecy' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | 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.

'R.U.S.E.' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

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.

'Chime' (XBLA) Also Coming to PC - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chime is a unique block puzzle game fused with music creation elements and contributions from a number of famous musicians.

'Mount & Blade: Warband' Unveils New Free DLC And Achievements

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 9:21 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.

'Digimon Battle' Update Its Guild System

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good Digimon need humans to help defend the earth and the Digital World from evil Digimon. Do you have what it takes to become the best Tamer and be declared a hero among the Digimon in the very first online multiplayer game based on the Digimon TV series?

'Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman' (PSP) - 48 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Z.H.P. is an all new IP developed by the same team that brought the Disgaea series. The game retains the same hardcore SRPG aspects of Disgaea, but with a deeper customization feature for the character and even more randomly generated contents in battles.

Best Buy Now Ready to Take Your Old Video Games

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gaming enthusiasts nationwide now have more reasons to shop Best Buy as their gaming destination. Launching in close to 600 Best Buy stores this week, with additional stores to soon follow, the new Best Buy Trade-In program offers customers an opportunity to sell pre-owned video games.

Zoo Games Developing New 'Bigfoot' (NDS/Wii) Title

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new Bigfoot title will bring the realistic experience of monster truck racing to 4x4 fans and video game enthusiasts alike. By replicating the same innovative construction that has made Bigfoot the leader in the monster truck industry, Zoo plans to bring the car crushing action from the arena to the living room.

'Backbreaker' (ALL) Demo Downloads Exceeed One Million

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Backbreaker is taking sports video games to a place where the action is never the same and every hit looks and feels as realistic as a Sunday afternoon. Utilizing NaturalMotion’s euphoria motion synthesis engine, you’ll never see the same tackle again. Ever.

'True Crime: Hong Kong' (ALL) Interview with Chris Archer

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

True Crime follows the story of detective Wei Shen as he infiltrates one of Hong Kong’s notorious Triad crime syndicates. As a newly hired thug within the Triad organization, Wei must do whatever it takes to stay undetected and survive, balancing his moral duty as a cop with the objectives of the assignment.

'Dead State' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead State is a 3rd person perspective turn-based zombie-apocalypse survival RPG Set during the breakdown of society as emergence of zombies causes widespread panic and disorder, so it is up to the player to scavenging resources, explore areas, deal with other survivors, and managing a “shelter” of sorts.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Officially Shut Down

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 12:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn, powered by the Unreal 2.5 Engine, is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices, boasting an original setting and storyline and offers a distinctive art style. Back in 2009, Acclaim announced the free-to-play redevelopment, planned for 2010, but as we indicated a few weeks ago, has been shut down for good indeed.

For Some Men, Nothing Is Written Unless THEY Write It

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

As predicted, the weather was much more tolerable today. It was sunny and warm but not sweltering, and there was even a nice breeze now and again.

Over the past two days, we've been play-testing a new title that's due for release soon, so we'll have some early coverage of that coming up, as well as an interview and, of cours,e a detailed review when it launches next month. Tomorrow, there's a Spider-Man gig in town, so we'll have a chance to check that out, and we'll have more on that shortly as well.

We watched the newest episode of Covert Affairs, and I have The Crazies queued up for tomorrow.