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'Vindictus' Open Beta Launches Tomorrow

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vindictus is the first physics-based multiplayer online action role-playing game that combines stunning visuals with high-speed combat.

PlayStation Store Gets Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Ep. I, Dead Space Ignitio, Demos, DLCs, Tracks

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with a few PS3/PSOne discounts, Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Ep. I (and demo), Dead Space Ignition (and demo), demos for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, DLCs for Red Dead Redemption, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2, PAIN, Dead Rising 2, ModNation Racers, Moto GP 09/10, Disney Sing It, Split Second, song packs for Rock Band and Def Jam Rapstar, the usual game/movie trailers, and PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Zenonia, NBA 2K11, FIFA 11, Arc The Lad, Alundra).

'SBK X' (ALL) Details Arcade Mode - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infront Motor Sports, Black Bean Games and Milestone have been tirelessly working together to inspect every corner of SBK09 to extract the best and to insert everything our players wanted for 2010 in order to deliver the best motorbike racing game ever made.

'Din's Curse' v1.008 Demo/Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Din's Curse is a single player and co-op multiplayer action RPG with 141 class combinations, infinite number of dynamically generated towns, real consequences, and a dynamic, evolving world.

'Split/Second' (ALL) Rolls Out Survival at the Rock DLC, More In The Works, PSP Version Dated

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Split/Second is an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion.

'Pilotwings Resort' (3DS) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pilotwings Resort is an aerial sports game thaat puts the player in the pilot's seat as never before in this long-awaited three-dimensional update to the Pilotwings series!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:


We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'ArcaniA: Gothic 4' (ALL) Hotfix Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

ArcaniA: Gothic 4 is set 10 years after the last installment and situated on multiple southern islands, each with unique fauna & flora according to various climate zones. The game will feature a day & night cycle, changing weather, and depending on the time of day altering spell casting abilities.

'Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, one of the most beloved strategy RPG titles of all time, is being reborn from the ground up, with reworked visuals and effects, a re-arranged soundtrack by the original composers, new character growth mechanics and a new Wheel of Fortune system that adds even more replay value to the game.

'Pinball FX 2' (XBLA) Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pinball FX 2 takes the pinball genre to another level with the most advanced ball physics and social features to date, along with a new collection of beautifully designed tables.

'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock' (ALL) October DLCs Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock will once again redefine music gaming with an all-new, story-driven Quest Mode, a completely redesigned rock-inspired guitar controller, the biggest on-disc selection of rock music ever in a Guitar Hero game and Quickplay+, which invites challenge-starved fanatics to test their rock skills.

'Genesis A.D.' Goes Open Beta Next Month - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Genesis A.D puts players in the role of a futuristic, next-generation soldier with a dynamic arsenal of advanced weaponry.

'EVE Online: Commissioned Officer Edition' Announced, Includes Exclusive Cerebral Accelerator Item

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EVE Online is an MMO game set in a world of galactic proportions, governed by a hyper-capitalistic economy where space flight is the path to all commerce, communication, and conflict.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II' (ALL) Demo Released On PSN/XBL

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, the epic story continues as players once again assume the role of the devastatingly powerful Starkiller - Darth Vader's secret apprentice set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

'PT Boats: South Gambit' Coming Soon - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies never seen before in naval combat simulator games. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due to their maneuverability and speed.

'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011' (ALL) Details Fan Axxess Program, Upcoming DLCs

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will return to action with destiny-defining moments, best-in-class creation tools and the ability for players to have ultimate control of the WWE experience.

'Section 8: Prejudice' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Section 8: Prejudice is a futuristic FPS that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. You are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle.

GamersGate Weekly Specials Oct. 12 - Oct. 17, 2010

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced its weekly specials, starting with 50-60% off a slew of city building/management titles such as City Life 2008, Restaurant Empire, Trainz Simulator 2010 and many others, while the Campaign of the Weekend is offering the Stronghold Collection and Reign Conflict of Nations at 50-80% off.

'Empires in Arms' - v1.08.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Empires in Arms in a grand strategy turn-based race to prove which nation is the greatest in Europe. In a bid for mastery over the continent, players can succeed where Napoleon failed or try to stop the military genius quicker than his historical enemies could!

'Pac-Man Championship Edition DX' (PSN/XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX features more than 100 varied and mind-boggling mazes to navigate. Several new modes test a player's pellet-munching aptitude.

'Pokémon HeartGold' and 'Pokémon SoulSilver' (NDS) Offers Mew Character Distribution

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Rock of the Dead' (PS3/X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grab your axe and jump off stage as you transcend from aspiring musician to global rock god! Become an unlikely hero, fighting to save the planet from the zombie onslaught with your sonic powered guitar!

'Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind, the fourth and final expansion to its Grand Strategy Game, is set in the Far East and will enhance every aspect of the original game to create an even deeper and more rewarding experience.

Social Games Developer Snags Former Blizzard, PlayFirst, and PayPal Employees

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Social Games Developer Kabam, known for its Facebook title Kingdoms of Camelot, added new executive leadership from Blizzard, PlayFirst, and PayPal to its management team,  deepening its talent pool as it expands its operational scope.

'EA Sports Active 2' (ALL) Gets Pimped By Venus Williams

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports Active 2 will deliver true fitness results by featuring an innovative wireless control system, powered by new leg and arm straps with motion sensors, a heart rate monitor to capture intensity, and a new online hub to track and share workout data, making working out simple, effective and will go with you wherever you are.

'Ion Assault' (X360) Coming to PC Next Month - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ion Assault is a space combat action game in which, instead of conventional weapons, players use the free energy particles that are abundant in space to fend off swarms of aliens.

'Making History II: The War of the World' - v1.019 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Making History II lets grand strategy players experience the role of a WWII era national leader embroiled in the toxic mix of waning empires, economic crisis, and ethnic "fault lines" that famously resulted in a global war that transformed the world.

'Runes of Magic' Update To Add New Area, Epic Boss Fight

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 2,700 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

Various Game Trailers #1869

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | 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:

  • DC Universe Online [ALL] - Character Create Trailer

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

'The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword introduces full motion  control to synchronize player movements with Link's actions while offering the most  intuitive play control of any game in The Legend of Zelda franchise to date.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Dead Rising 2'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Dead Rising 2 takes the franchise to a new level of zombie-killing fun with tens of thousands of zombies, the all-new gambling paradise of Fortune City to explore and conquer plus a host of new in-game objects that can all be used as deadly weapons to stave off the zombie assault.

'Castlevania: Lords of Shadow' (ALL) Sequel Already In Development?

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a new action-adventure IP, a story of one man’s journey to discover the true meaning of sacrifice amidst murder and betrayal. Set in Southern Europe during the middle ages, Lords of Shadow has beautifully-realized locales that play host to an epic battle between good and evil. MercurySteam composer Oscar Araujo revealed on Spanish radio that "if you liked the first, hope that the second is even more spectacular," which Konami declined to comment on.

'Dead Space Ignition' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience using gruesome new tools, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores Zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless necromorph onslaught.

'Mega Man Legends 3 Project' (3DS) Looking For Fan Input

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For years, fans have been clamoring for a new installment to the Mega Man Legends series and now the Mega Man Legends 3 Project will see their request realized, with their favorite heroes and villains come to life like never before with Nintendo’s breakthrough 3D technology.

Modern Cars - They All Look Like Electric Shavers

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Quiet day yesterday due to some dude named Columbus discovering one country or another. Who knows? Not really observed in our parts (apart from banks and the postal service), but the East Coast seems to think it's a big deal.

Gave us a chance to catch up on Dexter (polished off season 3), some Smallville and Chuck. We finally dipped below the 50% mark on the DVR! Got some catching up to do on Criminal Minds and Leverage, but we might see about that later today. We've also got The Event lying around, and it is said to be catered to people who liked Lost, so it could be good ....