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'Global Agenda' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 6:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A departure from the traditional online settings of high fantasy, outer space, or military, Global Agenda is a fast-paced action MMO using Unreal Engine 3 set in Earth's near future, a spy-fi world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict.

'Singularity' (PS3/X360/PC) Delayed Once Again

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 6:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Singularity pits shooter and sci-fi fans against a devastating fracture in time. As players attempt to unravel a conspiracy, they must fight their way through ever-shifting epic sci-fi environments, occupied by Russian soldiers and time-ravaged creatures, while sudden time waves hurl them back and forth between 1950 and the present day. While officially there has never been a fixed date it was initially scheduled for fall 2009, pushed to early 2010, then further delayed, and now Gamestop has a June 1, 2010, semi confirmed by the spring release date on the official website (thanks Blues).

Various Game Trailers #1763

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 6:30 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:

  • R.U.S.E. [ALL] - Making Of MoCap Trailer
  • Grand Ages: Rome - Reign of Augustus [PC] - Trailer
  • Metal Slug XX [PSP] - Trailer
  • Alan Wake [ALL] - Trailer [3]

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

'Wizard101' Raises $126,000 for Child's Play and Austin Children's Shelter

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 5:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wizard101 is an elaborate 3D virtual world in which magic and sorcery come to life as players embark on a quest that involves a massive cast of good, evil and frequently silly characters.

'Risk: Factions' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Risk: Factions will offer innovative ways of experiencing the timeless turn-based board game in both objective-based and world conquest modes. Players will be able to engage as one of five playable factions, each with different strengths, as they wage war on new maps with dynamic terrain in their quest for missile silos in order to strategically dominate the game.

'BioShock 2' (ALL) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 1:55 p.m. PST | 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. All along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to Rapture. 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.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) Details PC Beta Changes

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 1:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game. EA has released info revealing what it has changed from the PS3 beta last year for the PC specific beta commencing soon.

'Nier' (PS3/X360) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nothing is as it seems in Nier, an action adventure game set in a crumbling world plagued by disease and dark, unrecognizable creatures. Players assume the role of the unyielding protagonist, resolute in his quest to discover a cure for his daughter, who is infected with the Black Scrawl virus.

'Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter' (ALL) This Week's XBLA Title

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style single player action. In a world where cyberpunk meets fantasy-fiction and advanced technology is mixed with black magic and psycho-powers.

Korner Entertainment Acquires PC Basket Brand

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Korner Entertainment announces the acquisition of the brand PC Basket. The company has acquired the full rights of the mentioned brand including the use of the image and the logo of the mark.

'Army of Two: The 40th Day' (ALL) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. EA revealed that a demo will be released on Thursday, Dec. 17 on PS3 and X360.

'Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 7:37 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.

'NBA Jam' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 6:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Sports NBA Jam revives the classic franchise with vintage NBA Jam gameplay, and all-new features that deliver a fresh new take on the game. Featuring the sights and sounds that fans of the franchise will instantly recognize, EA SPORTS NBA JAM mixes the old school with the new, to deliver a one-of-a-kind sports presentation

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, January 11, 2010

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 6:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added one VC, three NDSi, and three WiiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Chronos Twins DX, ShadowPlay (Wiiware), Touch Solitaire, Jazzy Billiards, Word Searcher (NDSiWare), and Shanghai II: Dragon’s Eye (VC).

'God Eater' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 6:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In God Eater, the earth has been ruined by mutated beasts known as the Aragami and mankind’s only hope against them is the Jinki weapons and the God Eaters who wield them. Players will create their own hero and battle more than 35 unique enemy types to find items to customize their weapons, guns, bullets and shields to increase their strength and stamina.

'Commander: Europe at War - Grand Strategy' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 6:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Commander: Europe at War is a turn-based strategy game set during WWII where players take command of either the Axis powers or the Allied forces, and make decisions relating to recruitment, reconnaissance and diplomacy.

'Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 5:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Percy Jackson is the son of Poseidon, god of the sea, who is in great danger because of jealousy and fear of his powers and heritage. Players in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief will adventure across America in search of Zeus' master lightning bolt while assembling their best fighting team to go head-to-head against ruthless enemies.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) Shows Off The Illusive Man - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 5:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mass Effect is a sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In ME2, 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.

Realtime Worlds Working On Unannounced New IP/Title For 2011

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 5:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Realtime Worlds, currently working on APB, is apparently working on another, yet unannounced title. A recently updated CV from RTW lead artist Tahir Rashid, previously employed by Traveller’s Tales and Blitz Games, has been on Crackdown and is now working “with the double BAFTA award winning team that created Crackdown on a brand new IP due for release in 2011."

'World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars' (PS3/X360) Announced - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 5:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Start your career as a World of Outlaws rookie and make your way to the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Race against the fiercest competitors in the World of Outlaws series.

'Pokemon HeartGold' and 'Pokemon SoulSilver' (NDS) Get Free Pokéwalker Accessory

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 5:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver return players to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the original Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver games nearly a decade ago, now enhanced for the NDS(i) with updated graphics/sound, as well as new touch-screen features and a host of surprises.

'Puzzle Chronicles' (ALL) Gets Partial Euro Date - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 4:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Puzzle Chronicles features a new puzzle combat is based on real time action so you will have to think fast and posses sound strategies to best their opponents. On your quest through Asharin Empire you will fight fierce beasts and battle hardened warriors with a new puzzle combat mechanics that will test your skills.

'Splinter Cell Conviction' (ALL) Gets Split Screen Co-Op Mode

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An investigation into his daughter's death unwittingly leads former agent Sam Fisher to discover he's been betrayed by his prior agency, the Third Echelon. Now a renegade, Fisher finds himself in a race against time to thwart a deadly terrorist plot that threatens millions. Without giving much details (yet) Ubisoft has confirmed (as promised) that SCC will feature a split screen co-op mode.

'Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess!' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 3:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess! is a upwards-scrolling platformer where you take control of a powerful (and slightly unhinged) aristocratic demon who sets out to track down his missing princess by beating up monsters largely at random in the hope that it will (somehow) reunite him with his beloved princess.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Alien Breed Evolution'

by Brian Dumlao on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 3:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Alien Breed Evolution is an action packed, tense single player adventure and an absolute blast of a co-op game, a “retro-modern” remake of the 1991 original that helped the now indie dev/publisher burst onto the Amiga scene 18 years ago.

'A-Train 9' - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In A-Train 9 you are manager of a railroad company, with the aim to create the best public transport systems possible, manage them and adapt fares to successfully improve your city through the year, taking into account the different seasons and the effect they could have on the system you create!

'Panzer General: Allied Assault' (XBLA) Based Board Game Available

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 2:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Panzer General: Allied Assault is an all-new single and multiplayer digital card game that takes place during the last phase of World War II, from 1944 to 1945.

'15 Days' - 36 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

15 Days is a fast-paced and sophisticated adventure game about Cathryn, Mike and Bernard - a troupe of political activists – stealing art for good causes. In meticulously planned coups, the three Londoners living in a hip loft steal precious paintings from the best guarded museums in the world.

'Aliens vs. Predator' (ALL) Demo In The Works

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Aliens vs. Predator, players will have the chance to take the role of the three infamous species: the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Each of the three species has its very own distinct story-driven, single-player campaign mode that interweaves with the campaigns of the other two species. SEGA's Alex Moore revealed in a recent interview that "There will be a demo" but did not provide any further details as to when and on which platform(s).

You're A Funny Guy, But Looks Aren't Everything

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Our lazy Sunday was lazier than we even anticipated. How's that for achievement?

We had planned on watching some movies and TV series on the DVR and ended up sleeping in late and lounging around. We did watch Heroes (in our defense, it was a two-hour ep.) and then another nap, and bam, it was time for dinner. I guess we succeeded in our plan to do nothing. :)

Our site guru Ricky has rolled out a few updates over the weekend, adding our contest feature back into the mix, so we'll be running some game giveaways that have been on hold for a few months. He made a few tweaks to the screenshot galleries and a few back-end modifications. Up next is a change to how our review scores are displayed, and then on to the comments/forum. Yay!