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News for January 2009

Need for Speed Franchise Switching Gears (General)
EA splinters its racing series to target specific markets.

Warhammer Online to Get Live Expansion on PC (PC)
Call to Arms bringing steady changes to EA’s MMORPG.

Boom Blox Holding Bash Party on Nintendo Wii (Wii)
EA announces a sequel to its Spielberg partnership.

PopCap Comes to PS3; Bejeweled 2 on PSN Today (PlayStation 3)
Four more PopCap titles coming under SOE agreement.

[PS3 Media] New Bejeweled 2 (PSN) Screenshots (PlayStation 3)
10 screens of various quality and luminosity.

[Nintendo Wii Media] New Snowboard Riot (WiiWare) Screenshots (Wii)
Some new screens.

[PS2 Media] New Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon Screenshots (PlayStation 2)
Some screens Atlus summoned for us.

Atlus Summoning More Devils on PS2 in May (PlayStation 2)
Action RPG follow-up to include rare plushie with launch copies.

Coraline Crosses Over to Stores for Nintendo Wii, DS and PS2 (General)
D3Publisher ships the adaptation of an adaptation.

MLB Front Office Manager Ships for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC (General)
2K Sports' management simulator now available in North America.

Afro Samurai Hacks into Retail for Xbox 360 and PS3 (General)
Namco Bandai’s adaptation ships in North America.

Resident Evil 5 Demo Stumbles on the Xbox 360 (Xbox 360)
Trial of the hotly anticipated survival horror now on LIVE.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fighter Announced for Nintendo Wii (Wii)
Ubisoft unveils new game from the makers of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Guitar Hero: Metallica Tracklist Revealed for Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PlayStations (General)
Gamers can get ready to rock with the best of them.

Orchard Now Available for Download on PC (PC)
Majesco’s farm and market sim is ready to go.

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Moves Nearly 2 Million on Xbox 360, PS3 (General)
Midway’s crossover fighting game seems quite popular.

Nintendo WiiWare Monday: Trippin’ Balls Edition (Wii)
One new game now available for download.

Nintendo Wii VC Monday: The Sixth Wonder Edition (Wii)
One classic game now available for download.

[PS3 Media] New Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Screenshots (PlayStation 3)
New screens we’ve discovered.

Noby Noby Boy Expanding onto PS3’s PSN in Feb. (PlayStation 3)
And Namco Bandai is ushering out the bizarre game at a tempting price, too.

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Launching on Nintendo DS in Feb. (Nintendo DS)
Also headed to XBLA, PSN and PC early 2009.

More Spore Disseminating to PC, Nintendo Wii and DS in ‘09 (General)
EA announces four new titles for the New Year.

Ubisoft Continuing World in Conflict’s Soviet Assault on PC (General)
After acquiring Massive, Ubisoft chooses to let it ride...

Skate 2 Rolls onto Xbox 360 and PS3 (General)
EA’s full-on sequel heads to stores.

EA Looking to Command & Conquer Sony’s PS3 (PlayStation 3)
Red Alert 3 is back on track and arriving this March.

SimAnimals Now Roaming on Nintendo Wii and DS (Wii)
EA’s wildlife and woodland sim ships to stores.

Wonder World Amusement Park Now Open for Nintendo DS (Nintendo DS)
Portable follow-up to the console mini-game fest arrives in stores.

America’s Army 3 Announced for 2009 (PC)
Propaganda is fun!

Good Old Games Adds Stronghold, Crusader Coming Soon (PC)
Firefly Studios the latest to partner with GOG.com.

[Nintendo Wii Media] New Marble Saga: Kororinpa Movie (Wii)
Roll this new trailer.

Flower Sprouting on PS3 February 12th (PlayStation 3)
Another quirky title from thatgamecompany.

PSP 5.03 Update Coming Soon (PSP)
Nothing to see here, move along...

Big Bang Mini Demo Now Available on Nintendo Channel (Nintendo DS)
A new demo. Bang!

Halo 3: ODST Music Comes to Video Games Live (Xbox 360)
The trailer gets the symphonic treatment.

Dragonball Evolving on PSP This April (PSP)
Adaptation of the upcoming live-action flick announced.

Nintendo Wii VC Monday: A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Edition (Wii)
One classic game now available for download.

Nintendo WiiWare Monday: Fast and Loose Edition (Wii)
Two new games now available for download.

GameTap Guts Free Service (PC)
Cheapskates dealt another blow.

Pop ‘Em Drop ‘Em Samegame Shifting onto Nintendo WiiWare (Wii)
...Eventually.

Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box, Party Pack Dated for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 (General)
EA’s upcoming DLC and compilation arriving in Feb.

Nintendo Wii Review: Sam & Max: Season One (Wii)
“Where we going Sam?” “To Wii!”

Nintendo DS Review: Lock's Quest (Nintendo DS)
From the makers of Drawn to Life, this more mature RPG is an enjoyable change of pace for DS owners.

EA to Distribute Red Eagle’s Wheel of Time Games (General)
Unspecified console and PC MMO to get a helping hand.

Puffins To Have An Island Adventure on Nintendo DS (Nintendo DS)
Experience the life and times of a seabird this spring.

Indiana Jones Whipped for Xbox 360 and PS3? (General)
Rumors abound that LucasArts have hung up the whip and hat for now.

EA Dropping Warhammer on Russian PCs (PC)
The Reds get to experience the Age of Reckoning next month.

Paradox Games Joins Impulse: Hearts of Iron Now Available (PC)
The rest of Paradox’s catalog to follow.

Pure Pinball 2.0 Added to GOG.com (PC)
$5.99 for the latest title.

Nintendo’s Wii Music Strikes a Chord with Music Educators (Wii)
New Partnerships Bring Fun Music Software to Classrooms Nationwide.

GamersGate Nabs GTR 2 Rights (PC)
Highly-respected racer joins digital lineup.

505 Games Opens Hotel for Dogs on Nintendo Wii, DS and PC (General)
Your chance to save the dogs.

PlayStation 3 Review: Silent Hill: Homecoming (PlayStation 3)
Home is where the (still-beating on a slab) heart is.

Xbox 360 Review: Silent Hill: Homecoming (Xbox 360)
Home is where the (still-beating on a slab) heart is.

Bit.Trip: Beat Announced for Nintendo WiiWare (Wii)
Bizarre retro title unveiled for Nintendo's download service.

Moon Now Lighting Up Shelves for Nintendo DS (Nintendo DS)
Renegade Kid’s FPS makes its way to stores.

Another Call of Juarez Heeded for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC (General)
The blood will spill from Georgia to Mexico.

Cartoon Network MMO Ships for PC (PC)
Subscription-based FusionFall to be on shelves tomorrow.

Paradox Expands Restaurant Empire 2 (PC)
New sim coming this April.

Fallout 3 Update Now Available on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC (General)
Operation: Anchorage release date also confirmed.

Bruce Springsteen to Be a Guitar Hero on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii (General)
Two songs going up for download soon.

Mirror’s Edge Now Free Running on PC (PC)
EA’s first-person runner ships for computers.

Lord of the Rings Begins Conquest of Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Nintendo DS (General)
The latest Tolkien-inspired game now headed to retail.

Wii Review: Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek (Wii)
One of the PC’s biggest adventure franchises arrives on Wii.

Nintendo DS Review: Princess Debut (Nintendo DS)
Will this game make you feel pretty?

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle Turns Gold for PS2 (PlayStation 2)
The latest entry in the turn-based strategy series is done.

SpongeBob Cooking-Off on Nintendo DS This March (General)
An upcoming TV episode getting its own adaptation.

[Nintendo Wii Media] New Jungle Speed (WiiWare) Screenshots (Wii)
Screens of this wild card game.

[Nintendo Wii Media] New Planet Pachinko (WiiWare) Screenshots (Wii)
New screens.

[Nintendo Wii Media] New Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (VC) Screenshots (Wii)
It’s not the size of your screens, it’s what resolution you view them at.

Nintendo WiiWare Monday: Books and Their Covers Edition (Wii)
Two new games now available for download.

Nintendo Wii VC Monday: Fill in the Gaps Edition (Wii)
One classic game now available for download.

Personal Trainer: Math for Nintendo DS Added to Retail Shelves (Nintendo DS)
The latest self-improvement game ships to retailers.

Nyko Wii Wand Wins “Best of CES” Award (Wii)
Alternative Wii Remote takes the prize.

mLani Studios To Release its first Wii Product (Wii)
SplitFish founder moves on to other arenas.

Lenny Kravitz Rocking Rock Band DLC on Xbox 360 and PS3 (General)
Lenny to fans: are you gonna DL my tracks?

Texas Cheat ’Em Coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 (General)
Hail to the Chimp team returns with another offbeat title.

Afro Samurai Goes Gold for Xbox 360 and PS3 (General)
Now all set for its release later this month.

Klonoa for Nintendo Wii Coming to North America (Wii)
Namco Bandai’s Wii-make confirmed for the U.S.

Godfather II Going to the Mattresses on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in Feb. (General)
EA announces a release date and pre-order bonus for its mob sim sequel.

EA Setting Up PS3 HOME Space (PlayStation 3)
New “sports complex” offers-up some virtual world advertising.

Drama Queens Headed to Nintendo DS (Nintendo DS)
Think of it as High School Tycoon...

Square Enix Becomes Ubisoft Distributor in Japan (General)
The Land of the Rising Sun to see some new tricks from the famed RPG developer.

Saints Row 2 Now Available on PC, Too (PC)
THQ’s follow-up finally ships for the PC.

Grey’s Anatomy to Practice on Nintendo Wii, DS and PC (General)
Ubisoft is bringing ABC’s medical drama to a whole new medium.

[PC Media] New Grey's Anatomy Screenshots (PC)
New screens that are McDreamy.

[Nintendo Wii Media] New Grey's Anatomy Screenshots (Wii)
New screens that are McDreamy.

Skate 2 Demo Coming to Xbox 360 & PS3 (General)
Includes two online modes.

Mad Catz Announces Street Fighter IV FightSticks, FightPads and Collectibles (General)
Yeah, this game is gonna be huge.

MySims Expanding Into Party and Racing on Nintendo Wii and DS (General)
Two new spin-offs announced for later this year.

Xbox 360 Review: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution (Xbox 360)
Can this revolution stand the test of time?

Scrabble and Other Board Games Coming to Nintendo DS, PSP and Xbox 360 (General)
EA and Hasbro bringing some classic titles to handhelds and XBLA.

Elebits Ships for the Nintendo DS (Nintendo DS)
The Adventures of Kai and Zero begin today.

Robinson’s Requiem Collection Added to GOG.com (PC)
Classic series from Silmarils now available.

Aeria Games Last Chaos U.S.A. Set to Release Phoenix System (PC)
New content coming.

[Nintendo Wii Media] New Eduardo the Samurai Toaster (WiiWare) Screenshots (Wii)
How can you not love this little guy...appliance...thing?

Littlest Pet Shop Reopening for Nintendo DS This Spring (Nintendo DS)
EA and Hasbro prepare another entry in their children’s line.

Nintendo Wii Lands Fishing Master World Tour (Wii)
Sequel arrives with new gameplay modes and online leaderboards.

[Nintendo Wii Media] New Sandy Beach (WiiWare) Screenshots (Wii)
Five screens.

[Nintendo Wii Media] New Kirby's Dream Land 3 (VC) Screenshots (Wii)
A couple of dreamy screens.

Eduardo the Samurai Toaster Cooking Up for Nintendo WiiWare (Wii)
A bizarre new shooter blurs the line between games and food.

Capcom Details Early ‘09 Lineup for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and More (General)
Plenty of high profile titles coming in the next six months.

Xbox 360 XBLArrivals: It's Elementary Edition (Xbox 360)
One new game coming to the service this week.

Wind Slayer Starting Closed PC Beta (PC)
Outspark's latest MMO to begin testing soon.

Nintendo WiiWare Monday: It Gets Everywhere Edition (Wii)
One new game now available for download.

Nintendo Wii VC Monday: Three of One Edition (Wii)
One classic game now available for download.

Roy Orbison 6 Pack Coming to Rock Band 2 DLC on PS3 & Xbox 360 (General)
The Big O coming to MTV’s platform.

[Nintendo DS Media] New Legacy of Ys: Books I & II Screenshots (Nintendo DS)
11 new shots of Atlus’ compilation.

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