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'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' (PS3) Demo and Heroes Skin Pack DLC Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 7:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fortune hunter Nathan Drake returns in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Naughty Dog's blistering PS3 exclusive 3rd person action adventure shooter.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) On Track As Scheduled - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) The Battle of Forli DLC Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 4:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In a vast open world environment, Assassin's Creed II invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy, and seeking vengeance.

'White Knight Chronicles' (PS3) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 4:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

White Knight Chronicles provides RPG fans with a unique battle system, and robust online gameplay rooted in an epic adventure. Throughout the game you'll have the opportunity to explore the massive world, experiencing a medieval-like fantasy where the hero is able to engage in combat as the larger-than-life White Knight.

'WarCraft 3: RoC' & 'TFT' - v1.24d Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 12:08 p.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Blizzard has released new update patches for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as well as The Frozen Throne.

'Sword of the Stars II' Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sword of the Stars II, the full stand-alone follow-up to the popular space strategy titles. Sword of the Stars II will feature the six races from the original game, as well as its expansions, marking a major step forward in the series’ approach to 4X gameplay.

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies players begin their adventure as a city guardian who is sent to retrieve a sacred tree’s fruits, which have the power to grant wishes. Players travel the world, conquer fearsome monsters and unravel an epic storyline.

'Magicka' (ALL) Signed By Paradox

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Magicka is an action-adventure game based on Norse mythology, where up to four players will be able to join together in casting spells and wreaking havoc on the minions of darkness, in a grand and humorous adventure to save the world from ultimate doom.

'Hexyz Force' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Built from the ground up to take full advantage of the power of PSP system, extensively optimized to deliver virtually non-existent load times, and boasting some of the most polished visuals and sounds found to date in a handheld RPG.

'Commander: Conquest of the Americas' Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Commander: Conquest of the Americas combines the best elements of trading and strategy games. Set in the 16th century, players will take charge of a wide variety of European nations in efforts to conquer the New World.

'Magna Mundi' Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Magna Mundi is a new strategy game that will bring open-ended challenging gameplay spanning over 300 years, as players will be able to relive key events that shaped the modern world.

'Dead Or Alive: Paradise' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring all the Dead Or Alive lovelies, basking in the tropical sun of ‘New Zack Island’ you will be able to mingle, flirt, play, take snapshots, and challenge the girls in various mini-games found throughout your private island.

2009 Interactive Achievement Award Nominees Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences) announced the finalists for the 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, dominated by Uncharted 2: Among Thieves with an astounding fifteen nominations from industry leaders and members of the interactive entertainment software creative community.

'Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll' (Wii) Shows Off Mini-Games - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The loveable characters from the original Super Monkey Ball, AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby, are back with all new mind-blowing puzzles and party games specifically designed to fully utilize the Wii Balance Board accessory and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

'Just Cause 2' (ALL) Gets Built-In Video Capture Feature, But Only On PS3

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Just Cause 2 stars Rico Rodriguez, back to wreak havoc once again, this time with a new destination – the huge playground of the Southeast Asian islands of Panau, in an over-the-top Hollywood-esque blockbuster of a video game.

'New Star Tennis' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Featuring an in-depth career mode with a full tennis tour of 66 tournaments New Star Tennis throws you into the world of a rising young tennis star.

'Nier' (PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 9:03 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.

'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3/X360) Gets Limited Collector's Edition

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 8:58 a.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.

'Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943' Unveils New Features - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943 is based on the last strategic offensive the Germans were able to mount in the east, resulting in a decisive Soviet victory which gave the Red Army the strategic initiative for the rest of the war.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Blue Oyster Cult, Motörhead, Nazareth and More!

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

PS3/X360/PC Review - 'Dark Void'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dark Void is a highly innovative action title, is in development with platforms being confirmed shortly. Developed by Airtight Games, Dark Void will deliver a groundbreaking combination of fast-paced vertical combat mixed with mid-air and on-foot action.

'Future Wars' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 1:27 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.

Impulse Jan. 21 - Jan. 24, 2010 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, knocking 50% off all Kalypso Games (except ) as well as 1C Racing Mega Pack, and Sword of the Stars Ultimate, while also dropping the price on Alganon, Tropico 3, Sins of a Solar Empire, King's Bounty Gold Edition, and Grand AGes: Rome - Rise of August.

'The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom gives gamers the opportunity to choose the best way to lead their kingdom to victory, in a rich environment set in middle-Europe during the early Renaissance

'NecroVisioN: Lost Company' (PC) Narrows Down Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NecroVisioN: Lost Company is the prequel to the old-school horror FPS which covers the events that happened before the NecroVisioN story began. The game contains several unique levels, characters, weapons and gameplay elements, as well as a new main hero that tells the original game story from an opposing perspective.

Various Game Trailers #1770

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 12:24 a.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:

  • Aliens vs. Predator [ALL] - Heritage Trailer

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

'Adam's Venture: Solomon's Secret' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Adam's Venture brings a combination of action oriented gameplay with classic puzzle solving along with an involving storyline.

'Global Agenda' Available for Pre-Order

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 12:01 a.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. Pre-order benefits, including in-game flare, and name reserve are still in effect through January 31 so buy now!

I'm The Guy Who Does His Job. You Must Be The Other Guy

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Last night was a sad moment. We finally got rid of our Christmas tree! We didn't want to because it was still in fairly good condition, but Ricky is crashing at our place for a few days, and the damn nerd is allergic to it. Go figure ....

Not much time was spent in front of the TV tonight, apart from an episode of Chuck, some Australian Open tennis and a little bit of time with Gyromancer. We were big fans of PuzzleQuest when it came out, and while Galactrix was not nearly as good, Gyromancer has us totally hooked.