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GamesCom 2009 – Modern Warfare 2 Leaked Gameplay Footage

While we don’t condone leaked footage, we certainly don’t mind when it appears on the internet. One of the many in attendance at the Modern Warfare 2 gameplay session has taken a risk to record the gameplay and leak it onto the internet. So, for your viewing pleasure, please enjoy the leaked game play below.

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August 23, 2009 Posted by | GamesCom 2009, PC, PlayStation 3, Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

GamesCom 2009: Fable III Announced (New Trailer)

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Microsoft has unveiled the newest sequel to the Fable series, Fable III. Fable III allows you to play as the child of your hero from Fable II and conquer the land that is Albion.

Interested gamers should know that Fable III is expected to release sometime in 2010 for the Xbox 360 but nothing is official. At least there are no Call of Duty games that are planned to release at the same time to prohibit the sales of other games but you never know what Activison has up their sleeves.

August 19, 2009 Posted by | GamesCom 2009, Trailer, Videos, Xbox, Xbox 360 | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Gameplay

Excited for the long awaited sequel to the original Operation Flashpoint? We know you are and want to show you some gameplay that surfaced on the internet. Showcasing day cycles and night vision, the new Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising gameplay videos do not disappoint. Enjoy.

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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will release on October 6 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii.

August 12, 2009 Posted by | PC, PlayStation 3, Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , | Leave a comment

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is Going Hardcore

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Remember Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare by Infinity Ward? Was it really that long ago that IW was shipping out its polished addition to the Call of Duty series that ushered the series into the Modern era? Call of Duty 4, with its hardcore mode revolutionizing the FPS genre, was an instant hit. So is it wrong for another developer to take that success and pour it into their new game?

Well it appears that Codemasters will take their long awaited sequel to the Operation Flashpoint series and add some of the clever features Infinity Ward added to their sequel in order to match the numbers that IW sold. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, developed by Codemasters, will see a new “hardcore”-type mode added similar to the one Modern Warfare featured.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is scheduled to be available on October 6 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

August 10, 2009 Posted by | PC, PlayStation 3, Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

EA Sports Predicts 2009 Football Season with Madden NFL 10

Beer, chips, and HDTV’s, it must be Football season again. EA’s new edition to the Madden series, Madden NFL 10, is once again predicting the 2009 NFL season by simulating each team with their current rosters. They even have included individual rewards for the leading players in offense and defense. Enjoy the simulation below, but as usual none of these results are official or guaranteed to happen.

The 2009 NFL season will, once again, be ruled by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, according to the official Madden NFL 10 Season Simulation.  With the August 14th release of Madden NFL 10 less than 2 weeks away, EA SPORTS gazed into the crystal ball to predict the divisional winners and league leaders of the 2009 NFL season.

After missing nearly the entire 2008 season due to an injured left knee, Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to the best overall record (14-2) as he compiled over 4,500 yards and threw for 47 touchdowns – also being named the season MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.

The rest of the AFC played out similar to last season, as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans and San Diego Chargers won their divisions, while the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens secured the AFC Wild Card spots.  The biggest surprise was the performance of New York Jets rookie quarterback, Mark Sanchez, who took home the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.  It was not enough, however, as the Jets once again failed to make the playoffs.

In the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles returned to prominence, winning the toughest division (NFC East), thanks to a 12-4 record.  Andy Reid was awarded Coach of the Year.  The Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons prove that last year wasn’t a fluke as they took home their division crowns.  The Jay Cutler-led Chicago Bears will also rebound in a big way, taking the NFC North division.  The New York Giants and Carolina Panthers grabbed the NFC Wild Card spots.

NFL 2009 Season Awards (as simulated by Madden NFL 10):

  • NFL MVP – Tom Brady, New England Patriots
  • Offensive Player of the Year – Tom Brady, New England Patriots
  • Defensive Player of the Year – Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers
  • Offensive Rookie of the Year – Mark Sanchez, New York Jets
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year – Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins
  • Coach of the Year – Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL 2009 All-Pro Team:

  • Quarterback – Tom Brady, New England Patriots
  • Running Back
    • Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons
    • Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants
  • Wide Receiver
    • Randy Moss, New England Patriots
    • Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
  • Tight End – Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
  • Offensive Line
    • Matt Light, New England Patriots
    • Shawn  Andrews, Philadelphia Eagles
    • Chris Snee, New York Giants
    • Logan Mankins, New England Patriots
    • Michael Roos, Tennessee Titans
  • Defensive Line
    • Trevor Pryce, Baltimore Ravens
    • Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Ravens
    • Kris Jenkins, New York Jets
    • Osi Umenyiora, New York Giants
  • Linebacker
    • Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers
    • Channing Crowder, Miami Dolphins
    • James Farrior, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Defense Back
    • Brandon Meriweather, New England Patriots
    • Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders
    • Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens
    • Donte Whitner, Buffalo Bills
  • Kicker – Josh Scobee, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Punter – Brad Maynard, Chicago Bears
  • Kick Returner – Devin Hester, Chicago Bears
  • Punt Returner – Josh Cribbs, Cleveland Browns

So it appears the New England Patriots will be the team to beat this year, if you believe Madden NFL 10 that is.

Enjoy some videos of Madden NFL 10 below.

New Co-Op Trailer:

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Nintendo Wii Trailer:

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New Animations Trailer:

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Nintendo Wii Style Trailer:

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August 10, 2009 Posted by | iPhone, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | 1 Comment

A closer look at DJ Hero

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Enjoy these videos of Activision’s upcoming music game DJ Hero. Hopefully the videos will give you a pretty good idea of what the game has to offer.

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DJ Hero, Activision’s form of Guitar Hero for DJ’s, will give those hoping to express their inner party-starter the chance to hone their skills on the turntables. Supplying players with a turntable-like controller, Activision hopes to create the same feeling players receive when playing with the guitar controller in their Guitar Hero series. The turntable includes a rotatable turntable with three buttons placed on top, an effects dial, and a crossfader. Also on the controller is the “Euphoria” button, which when pressed triggers a Star Power-like mode such as in Guitar Hero.

DJ Hero is set to appear on store shelves for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo Wii on October 27.


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August 6, 2009 Posted by | Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , , , | Leave a comment

Batman: Arkham Asylum Demo Coming Soon

Who says Batman is only supposed to be in comic books? The Batman: Arkham Asylum demon will be available on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC this coming Friday the 7. The demo can give players “a sneak peak at some of the infamous foes that Batman will encounter within the cavernous and macabre confines of Arkham Asylum.”

Batman: Arkham Asylum will debut in North America on August 25.

Cant wait till the release? Enjoy a Batman: Arkham Asylum video below:

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August 4, 2009 Posted by | PC, PlayStation 3, Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , , | Leave a comment

Mass Effect 2 Box Art Stares Right Through You

The box art for BioWare’s upcoming sequel to Mass Effect has hit the curled up ball of interconnected wires we call the internet. The first thing to be seen is Shepard staring right at you, which is very, very intimidating. The “2” has bullet holes, and it appears that Shepard and cre have decided to go on a rather slanted rock climbing adventure.

And then of course there is the PC version, which does not stand out as much as the Xbox 360 version:

So where is the PlayStation 3 version? Oh that’s right, sorry PlayStation Nation.

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August 1, 2009 Posted by | PC, Screenshot(s), Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , , , , | Leave a comment

PlayStation Home: Fat Princess Space

With tomorrows release of Fat Princess rapidly coming, why not hype Sony’s new downloadable game with some new screenshots of the PlayStation Home space? The space looks interesting, but does not look to offer much to do at all. However, there is a question system which looks like a little trivia quiz. Any prizes thrown in?

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Fat Princess places the player on a team of up to 16 soldiers fighting for their beloved Princess whom is captured and being held by the opposing team in their castle. Of course, if this gameplay doesn’t sound appealing to the player, Fat Princess offers the standard team-deathmatch mode.

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When playing Princess Mode, players have to rescue their teams captured Princess in their opponents castle. Cake is grown outside the castle, which players can pick up and force-feed the opposing Princess in order to make her heavier, resulting in a slower return to the rescuers castle.

PlayStation 3 owners can purchase Fat Princess on the PlayStation Network store for $14.99 this coming Thursday, July 30.

July 29, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, PlayStation Home, PSN, Screenshot(s), Trailer, Videos | , , | Leave a comment

Shirley Manson to Star in Guitar Hero 5

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One of the star performers to appear in the next Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 5, has been showcased in a new trailer released by Activision. Shirley Manson, lead singer of the rock band Garbage, will be turned into a virtual character which players can choose to sing their favorite song while they play.

Guitar Hero 5 will hit store shelves September 1, and will be availabe for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and Xbox 360.


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July 29, 2009 Posted by | Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , , , | Leave a comment