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Wii Getting Authentic-Looking High-Tech Table Tennis Bat Controller

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new TT Champion Bat from Shinobii Technologies offers Wii Table Tennis players the opportunity to wield a table tennis bat that’s a true 1:1 replica of an actual table tennis paddle in both size and weight.

'Gran Turismo 5' (PS3) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 5 promises 1000 vehicles, 20 tracks in 60 different layouts, custom soundtrack support, and while there is a damage model, it will be limited to certain car manufacturers.

'Blacklight: Tango Down' (ALL) Finally Gets PSN Date

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blacklight: Tango Down is a fast-paced FPS based in a new fictional universe called Blacklight. The game's near-future setting is brought to life with disturbingly detailed and old-world architecture dripping with modern sci-fi lighting and brightly lit advertisements.

'DC Universe Online' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE Austin has built a world where you feel like you've stepped into the DC Universe and become the ultimate super-hero (or villain) along side of Superman, Batman, or Ambush Bug.

THQ's uDraw GameTablet Coming Next Month

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

uDraw Studio was designed as a showcase piece for the capabilities of the device  and features a robust set of art creation modes and user-friendly tools that help players create anything from simple doodles to intricate masterpieces that can be saved and shared.

Various Game Trailers #1872

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 11:33 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:

  • Vanquish [ALL] - Battlesuit Trailer
  • Vindictus [PC] - Open Beta Trailer
  • Halo: Reach [X360] - Making Of Deliver Hope Trailer
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood [ALL] - Trailer (3)

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

'Gun Loco' (X360) Introduces Maddox - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gun Loco is an exciting, all-new approach to the third-person sprint-action shooter genre, featuring single and multiplayer gameplay.

'Dead Space 2' (ALL) Collector's Edition Includes Plasma Cutter Replica

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 9:01 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.

'Heroes of Three Kingdoms' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Three Kingdoms, known in China as the Chibi, is based on one of history’s greatest battles and not only gives players the opportunity to experience the chaos first hand, but also the chance to rewrite pivotal moments in Chinese history.

Rock Band Music Store Gets More Stone Temple Pilots And Jimmy Eat World

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 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.

'Theatre of War 2: Battle for Caen' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 7:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943 is an historical real-time tactical wargame.  In Battle for Caen, players will control units of the British 11th Armored Division during Operation Epsom and Goodwood which took place from June 26 to July 19, 1944.

'Ridge Racer 7' (PS3) Gets 3D Patch, Now On PSN

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ridge Racer 7 promises to reinvent itself, allowing players to choose from 40 different machines and over 20 courses. With reversed courses, the total grows to 40, most in the series ever! Players can further enjoy the drift racing experience by taking part in the new customization mode, opening up the experience with up to 200,000 customization combinations.

'Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition' Unveils Vampire Team, Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 5:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blood Bowl is a "game" of American football played by the insane warriors of the fantasy Warhammer universe. The Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition adds 12 new playable races, new and more impressive stadiums, a new Story mode, as well as many additions and updates.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Quantum Theory'

by Brian Dumlao on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Quantum Theory is a third-person shooter players take on the role of the massive, gun-wielding warrior Syd and battle through intense action sequences in an unpredictable, shape-shifting battlefield.

'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011' (ALL) Details New Road to WrestleMania Mode - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:44 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.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam' (ALL) Details Phu Bai Valley Map

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fighting as either U.S. Marines or North Vietnamese Army (NVA), the hostile combat terrain of the Vietnamese jungle is brought dramatically to life via the Frostbite engine with a host of authentic vehicles and weapons with which to engage the enemy.

'Sonic Colors' (ALL) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic Colors is a brand new high speed action adventure in which Sonic the Hedgehog races through incredible theme park inspired worlds to rescue a colorful alien race from the clutches of Dr Eggman.

'Halo: Reach' (X360) Sells 3.3 Million Units, Boosts X360 Sales

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the boots of a Spartan III, as Halo: Reach charts the story of Noble Team in their heroic stand to defend the planet Reach, its people and secrets against a ruthless assault by an alien collective known as the Covenant.

'Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together' (PSP) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 3:10 a.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.

'StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty' - v1.1.2 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

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.

'Tangled: The Video Game' (ALL) Gets Dated - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A story-based adventure game inspired by the world and characters featured in the 3D animated Disney film Tangled, Disney Tangled: The Video Game is an action-packed comedy adventure for audiences of all ages.

My Eyes Are Getting Better. Instead Of A Big Dark Blur, I See A Big Light Blur

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Hurray, it's Friday already! Bagel Friday and the weekend on the horizon: a winning combination!

Yesterday was quite a good day. I got to hang out with the fine folks over at Nexon, who showed me all about the forthcoming updates on Vindictus. The North American version is running about 10 months behind the Korean version, so it's very promising that there is already a bunch of game content just waiting to get localized. Thanks to Yi Eun-Seok from the development team for putting up with all my fan boy questions!

We also received our AppleTV, so this weekend we'll go hunting for a wireless router so that we can start streaming all our video/music content to the HDTV in the living room. Sweet!