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'R.U.S.E.' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 6:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Divinity II: Ego Draconis' (ALL) Game Feature Challenge!

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 6:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Divinity II: Ego Draconis you will take on the role of a young Dragon Slayer and ultimately become a Dragon Knight, a legendary hero with unique abilities. Discover a detailed world full of twists and turns in which your actions can make a real difference.

'ModNation Racers' (PS3) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ModNation Racers is a thoroughly fresh take on classic kart racing that empowers the player to personalize their entire game. Players can create their own Mod character, styling their own racing kart and even building an imaginative track that can be shared with the rest of the PlayStation community.

Various Game Trailers #1742

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 5:50 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Mass Effect 2 [ALL] - Samara Trailer
  • Blur [ALL] - Fast Track Gameplay Trailer
  • Bayonetta [ALL] - Witch Time Gameplay Trailer

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

500k+ Wii and 1 Million NDS Units Sold During Thanksgiving Week

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 3:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo’s internal tracking numbers show that the company sold more than 1.5 million Wii, NDS and Nintendo DSi systems combined in the United States during Thanksgiving Week.

'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3/X360) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 3:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

FF XIII provides tangible, intuitive controls while delivering seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and stunning in-game cinematics. The latest in cutting-edge technology has been utilized in development of Final Fantasy XIII, thus making this newest addition to the Final Fantasy series worthy of the title next generation.

'Call of Duty Classic' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade/PSN Title

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 2:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed earlier this year, European Xbox community manager Graeme Boyd revealed that the original Call of Duty will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade this Wed. for 1200 MS, Thursday on PSN for $14.99. People who purchased the Hardened or Prestige Editions of Modern Warfare 2 should have received a code/voucher with the game.

'Unbound Saga' (PSP) Coming to Xbox Live Arcade?

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Unbound Saga is a 3D side-scrolling brawler set in a satirical comic book universe, where enemies are drawn onto the screen and madcap battles travel from panel to panel through a post-apocalyptic landscape. Break off a weapon and rage off the page! Released in July, Unbound Saga might be coming to Xbox Live Arcade. A build showed up on PartnerNet, and although it crashes, it did have 12 Achievements, indicating Vogster's brawler might be getting ported.

'Chime' (XBLA) Lets Gamers Buy an Achievement for Charity - Screens

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 2:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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

'Brink' (ALL) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Brink is an immersive shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character across all modes of play. You decide the role you want to assume in the world of Brink as you fight to save yourself and mankind's last refuge for humanity. A new trailer reveals that Brink has been delayed from its original spring 2010 date to fall 2010.

'Lost Planet 2' (ALL) Shows Off More Red Eye - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost Planet 2's story has advanced beyond Wayne Holden as players will now follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirates on their quest to seize control of E.D.N III. Players will move their heroes through different stories creating a truly unique and interactive experience.

'Tekken 6' (PSP) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 12:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ready to set the standard for fighting games with stunning realism and uncompromising quality, Tekken 6 promises to deliver a pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat experience with bone-jarring punches and gut-wrenching grapples.

'Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following in the tradition of The First Encounter, the game will feature all the insane action of the original game but with visuals beautifully rendered to current standards. Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter will also feature an all new Co-Op Tournament mode that will allow teams to compete with one another.

'Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond' (ALL) Reveals Date, Price, Sidekick - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond is a flood of carnage that the classic 8-bit side-scroller era didn’t want gamers to see.  Recreated today with next-gen 3D graphics, it’s nonstop run-and-gun action at its finest.  Take a suspenseful ride in single player or co-op through a pirate hideout, an ancient Japanese castle, the Old West, Siberian ice mines, and even the moon

Xbox 360 Fully Hacked for Homebrew

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 10:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The X360 has been in the news lately thanks to the mass banning of (depending on reports) up to a million modded consoles from Xbox Live. Although attractive to those who prefer to steal their software rather than pay for it, the DVD mod was technically unimpressive as it didn’t bypass the core of the X360 security system. Until this morning, no one had.

'Final Fight: Double Impact' (PSN/XBLA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Final Fight: Double Impact is a dual release of two classic arcade side-scrolling beat-em-ups. Final Fight follows the adventures of Cody, Guy, and Haggar, fighting their way across crime-ridden Metro City in hopes of saving Haggar’s daughter, while in Magic Sword you take on the role of the “The Brave One,” a fierce warrior who bears the daunting responsibility of cleansing evil forces from an ancient tower.

'Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Marking the return to the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time storyline, The Forgotten Sands will feature many of the fan-favorite elements from the original series as well as new gameplay innovations that gamers have come to expect from the Prince of Persia brand.

'Star Ocean The Last Hope: International' (PS3) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Science fiction and fantasy meld in this continuation of tri-Ace Inc.'s RPG franchise. The refined gameplay features team-oriented combat, while improving upon the innovative real-time battle system that has become a trademark of the Star Ocean franchise.

Steam Cyber Monday Specials

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Steam Early Holiday has begun, featuring a daily line-up of select games at deep discounts for just one day each. The Early Holiday Sale continues today with eight great deals: Dawn of Discovery (30% off), Quantz (80% off), The Secret of Monkey Island: SE (75% off), Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (30% off), The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (50% off), Mirror's Edge (75% off), Section 8 (50% off), and Evil Genius (75% off)

GamersGate Cyber Monday Specials

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate kicked off their holiday shopping season with a massive Cyber Monday sale with discounts up to 70% off. Titles such as Hearts of Iron 3 (60% off), Dragon Age: Origins, Need for Speed Shift (20% off), Risen (25% off), Sims 3(20% off), Tropico 3 (25% off) and many more are on sale today only.  For a complete list of Cyber Monday deals, please visit GamersGate.

'Grand Ages: Rome - Reign of Augustus' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Available via online download only Reign of Augustus will include a brand new campaign comprising of 12 missions, new maps and a wealth of enhanced gameplay features.

'Football Manager 2010' (ALL) v10.1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Football Manager 2010 features new tools and changes across the board including some big additions to improve ease of use, navigation and feedback from the game with the introduction of a brand new match tactics system, the debut of a Match Analysis tool, a completely new look and new User Interface among other features.

'Army of Two: The 40th Day' (ALL) Developer Interview #2

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 7:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

The ultimate two-man private military team of Salem and Rios return in Army of Two: The 40th Day, where they must survive and prevail in a city under siege, offering a fresh, innovative and fluid co-op experience with a deep arsenal of customizable weapons so players can team up with their friends online for the fight of their lives.

'TNA iMPACT!: Cross the Line' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 6:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed a few weeks back, SouthPeak Interactive officially announced that it has pinned a new deal to the mat to publish games based on the popular professional wrestling brand Total Nonstop Action and its flagship weekly television program TNA iMPACT!

Win A Trip To The Paradox Interactive Convention 2010 In Stockholm

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 6:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For 2 days only, Paradox will be bringing anybody who’s anybody in the PC strategy gaming industry, to Stockholm, Sweden. The event is closed to the general public, but Paradox wants to give one lucky winner + friend a chance to join them!

'Guitar Hero' (ALL) And 'Band Hero' (ALL) Reveal December DLCs

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 5:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

There is no better way to close out the year than with Guitar Hero and one of the hottest line-ups of DLC this December.  Tracks, never-before available in a Guitar Hero game, from Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, The Fall of Troy, OneRepublic and indie artists Nada Surf, Pavement and Spoon are just some of what fans can look forward to this holiday season.

'Puzzle Quest 2' (NDS/XBLA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Puzzle Quest 2 features a blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy, with a simple but meaningful role playing experience, using all-new weapons, spells, and shields that make every decision meaningful and never passive in the deepest puzzle adventure yet.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, November 30, 2009

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 5:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added two VC, three NDSi, and four WiiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 4, My Zoo, Copter Crisis, Christmas Clix (Wiiware), Foto Face: The Face Stealer Strikes, Bookworm, Master of Illusion, Express: Mind Probe, Sudoku Challenge! (NDSiWare), The Combatribes and Solomon's Key (VC).

'Future Wars' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 5:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Future Wars is a round based strategy-title that will bring the game back to the genres’ roots by creating definite rules, a rich story and classic gameplay elements. Players of the older generation, fans of customizing and also newbies of the genre will feel themselves homelike in Future Wars.

'Raskulls' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 5:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Raskulls, developed by Australian based Halfbrick, is an entirely original and exciting puzzle platformer with a rich single-player campaign and an incredibly addictive online multiplayer component.

'Machinarium' Patch #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 5:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Machinarium is a point & click adventure where game's protagonist is a little robot who has been unjustly expelled to the scrap yard behind the city. Players must guide the little robot back into town to rescue his robot-girlfriend and stop the bad guys from the 'Black Cap Brotherhood' before they can bomb the central tower that houses the city's ruler.

Wii Review - 'We Cheer 2'

by Brian Dumlao on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Get ready to shake your pom-poms and show your team spirit with the newest version of the hit cheerleading game! We Cheer 2 uses two Wii Remotes as pom-poms as you perform full body motions to hit music of the past and present. In addition to an all new licensed soundtrack of 30 songs, We Cheer 2 raises the bar with more options than ever before including challenging new dance moves, new stages, and gameplay modes for up to four players.

'Prison Break: The Conspiracy' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prison Break: The Conspiracy is an action adventure game where you play Company agent Tom Paxton, sent to the Fox River State Penitentiary to find out why Michael Scofield (the hero of the TV series), a man without a previous criminal record, became a bank robber.

'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) ATI CrossFireX Hotfix Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 benefits from tuned-up car-handling physics system, a new damage engine effects, a new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in the original, as well as a roster of off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.

'CrimeCraft' Gets Banned Down Under

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CrimeCraft is an MMO that combines the action of a tactical shooter with the strategy of an RPG. Set in a modern world you take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city.

Religion Is Flawed Because Man Is Flawed

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The long weekend is over with, so it's time to get back to the grind. We have some eggnog cheesecake left, but no more turkey leftovers.

Not much happened yesterday. We ran some errands, and apart from that, we watched the latest Heroes, a few Glee episodes, Amazing Race, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Slumdog Millionaire. Yup, it was a busy couch and TV day.