'Mass Effect 2' (X360/PC) Shows Off Rocket Launcher - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2009 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Mass Effect trilogy is a sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren's evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril…

Unreal Development Kit - Beta 2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2009 @ 7:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games launched the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free edition of Unreal Engine 3, providing the community access to the toolset like never before, and has now released an updated version.

NDS Review - 'Nostalgia'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Nov. 14, 2009 @ 6:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Nostalgia casts you as Eddie, a headstrong Londoner who amasses a group of companions to traverse the world in his steampunk-inspired zeppelin. As you navigate the open skies, you’ll explore mysterious foreign locales, slay all manner of fantastical enemies, complete a variety of thrilling quests, and ultimately, save the world from unfathomable evil.

'StarCraft II' Shows Off One Big Zerg - Screen

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2009 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | 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.

'The Saboteur' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2009 @ 5:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pandemic Studios' new open-world environment stealth-action thriller, Saboteur is set against the dramatic backdrop of occupied France and based on a true story, the personal tale of one man’s fight to find and kill the Nazi thugs who murdered his friends.

'Again' (NDS) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2009 @ 5:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Join FBI special agent Jonathan Weaver in his investigation to uncover the mystery of his family's death. His family's case belongs to a series of related murders called the "Providence Murder Cases" bizarre murder cases that occurred 18 years ago, all of which are linked by one recurring piece of evidence. As the only survivor of the incident, he has been pursuing unanswered questions ever since.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Gets Minor Steam Patch

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2009 @ 5:04 a.m. PST | 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. Activision has issued a minor patch for MW2 on Steam, improving IWNet matchmaking

'Lost in Shadow' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2009 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost In Shadow is an mystery/platform title that follows a shadow of a boy as he attempts to climb around and up a mystical tower. Along the way, players must solve mysteries, puzzles and fight off enemies that try to impede the boy’s progress.

Turbine Chooses Havok Cloth For Un-Announced Console MMO

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2009 @ 4:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Havok announced that its Cloth software is being used by development studio Turbine, known for The Lord of the Rings Online/Asheron's Call.  The development team plans to utilize Havok Cloth in a yet-to-be-announced massively multiplayer online video game. 

'Armored Core 3' (PSP) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2009 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally released on the PS2 in 2002, Armored Core 3 is getting ported to the PSP, with the addition of a multiplayer mode. The game is based around one entity that ruled the world, The Controller. As time went on several powerful Corporations came on the scene, waging war with each other in their struggles to gain absolute power.

Actually, The Trick To Falling Asleep Is Trying To Stay Awake

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

We finally did it. We gave in and got a Wii.

We didn't do it for all of the colorful party and casual games, but I'm a sucker for lightgun games, so with Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles coming up, I simply had to get one. While I have yet to purchase a gun casing, we played some Wii Sports (bowling and baseball are our faves, but we suck at tennis), and we also have MadWorld lying around here somewhere. One of the other points of interest are the C64 games on the Virtual Console. Can't wait to check out some of the old classics!

I didn't manage to make a dent in my DVR backlog. Only watched Fringe (if you like Criminal Minds-meets-X-Files, this show is for you), and a few more shows were on last night, so I've got even more catching up to do. We did watch Stargate Universe (awesome!) and FlashForward (good!), however, so I guess it could have been worse.