'WH40K: Dawn of War II – Retribution' Adds Tyranid As Playable Race - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WH 40k: Dawn of War II takes players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-op campaign. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution  adds a multiple-race single player campaign, new multiplayer units, maps and an entire new playable faction.

'The Ball' Pre-Order On Steam Gets You 10% Off, Exclusive Character

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Ball is a first person action-adventure game featuring a full single-player experience. As a swashbuckling archaeologist working on the slopes of a dormant volcano somewhere in Mexico, you get stuck in a cavern. It doesn’t take long before you realize this is more than just a cave.

Various Game Trailers #1873

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 5:00 p.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:

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm [PC] - Cinematic Intro Trailer
  • Fallout: New Vegas [ALL] - Dev Diary Trailer #6

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

'Sid Meier's Civilization V' Scenario And Free Civilization Packs Coming Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Civilization V reinvigorates the classic turn-based strategy genre with a new engine built from the ground-up. Players are introduced to a new combat system, deeper diplomatic interactions and a cavalcade of expanded features that deliver a fully immersive experience.

Microsoft Reveals List Of 19 'Kinect' (X360) Launch Titles

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kinect, previously known as Project Natal, is the controller-free gaming and entertainment experience from Microsoft for its Xbox 360 console. Earlier today Konami revealed its launch titles, and now Microsoft has unveiled the entire list of titles you'll be able to wave at upon launch.

'Trine 2' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trine 2 is an physics-based action platformer that takes the original's beloved triad (the powerful knight, the swift rogue, and the crafty wizard) and puts them into an all-new adventure filled with more action, more puzzles, and the introduction of online support for the series's popular cooperative 3-person gameplay.

'Fallout: New Vegas' (ALL) DLCs In The Works, Coming To X360 First

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout: New Vegas, the follow-up to 2008's Game of the Year Fallout 3, brings this franchise to a location only Fallout could do justice: Vegas. Fallout: New Vegas takes all the action, humor, and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raises the stakes.

'Lionheart: Kings' Crusade' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Lionheart: Kings' Crusade is a real-time strategy that places players between the years of 1189-1192, calling upon warriors to enter the heart of the battle in one of the most vicious wars of all time.

'Time Crisis: Razing Storm' (PS3) - 46 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time Crisis: Razing Storm delivers an intuitive point & shoot experience as players have the option to use the PlayStation Move motion controller or Guncon 3 for exceptional precision, while a introducing a new multiplayer online battle mode, destructible environments, engaging combat, and includes Deadstorm Pirates and Time Crisis 4.

Steam Grows Nearly 200%, Clocks In At 30 Million Subscribers

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced the latest growth data for its digital distribution platform Steam, revealing new account growth of 178%, sales growth of over 200%, over 200 Steamworks games shipped to date, and more.   

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, October 18, 2010

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added two WiiWare, one Virtual Console, and four NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: ThruSpace, Happy Holidays Halloween (Wiiware), Snapdots, Armada, Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe, Music on: Playing Piano (NDSi), and Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest(VC)

'MicroBot' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 5:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MicroBot is a unique gameplay experience taking players inside the human body, challenging gamers to control a microscopic ship--a MicroBot--on a mission to destroy a biotechnological infestation.

Monday, October 18, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 5:30 a.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 ...

'Crysis 2' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crysis 2, New York is under the attack of a unique and frightening alien species that combines deadly weaponry, exceptional sensory abilities and intelligent collaboration to present players with the most challenging opponents ever seen in a first-person shooter.

Netflix Now Available From The Wii Shop Channel

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beginning today, Netflix members in the United States an Canada can stream content through their Wii consoles with Netflix installed on their Wii Menu, replacing the previous requirement of the Netflix disc.

Krome Studios Financial Woes Continue, Shutting Down

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Krome Studios, known for Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, PS2/Wii versions of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and most recently Blade Kitten, had a good year in 2006. After first acquiring the remainders of Ratbag Games and setting up a new studio in Adelaide, it also took over Atari's Melbourne House that same year. Fast forward to Aug. 2010 and Krome Studios is in financial trouble and it is shutting down the Adelaide Office while handing out pink slips in the other. All in vain according to Aussie website Tsumea, which reveals Krome Studios is shutting down with only a a few contractors remaining to finish up some work.

'Bit.Trip Fate' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bit.Trip Fate is an on-rails side-scrolling shoot-‘em-up that has CommanderVideo riding the vibe to discover his fate. CommanderVideo will need a little help from the friends he made in Bit.Trip Runner to thwart the Mingrawn Timbletot who has mutated the world into an ugly technological nightmare.

'SpongeBob SquarePants' Franchise Stays With THQ, New Title In Development

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has entered into a new multi-year, licensing agreement with Nickelodeon, granting it the worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise, with a new title scheduled for release in 2011

XBLA Review - 'Sonic Adventure'

by Brian Dumlao on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Sonic Adventure features all of the gameplay that older players fell in love with, whilst allowing a new audience to discover it for the very first time, incorporating all-new enhancements and features such as high-resolution visuals and surround sound. Online leaderboards are now implemented, all-new Achievement and Trophy integration.

'Dead Frontier' Goes Open 3D, Open Beta - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Frontier, previosuly a a 2D game, combines 3rd person survival horror action with more traditional role-playing elements to create a totally unique MMO experience. Players will need to have their wits about them as they struggle for survival in the decaying, zombie infested city of Fairview.

'Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage' (ALL) Demo Coming This Week

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on one of the most widely-recognized manga and anime series of all time, "Hokuto no Ken" or "Fist of the North Star" takes place in the manga's post-apocalyptic world where the remaining survivors of a nuclear holocaust roam the wasteland in an ongoing struggle against marauding tribes for food and water.

'Rock of the Dead' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 2:30 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!

Konami Working On Two Kinect Launch Titles

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced that both DanceEvolution and CrossBoard 7 will be released alongside Microsoft's Xbox 360 motion-sensor technology on Kinect, at launch on November 10th, while Hudson Soft's Sports Island Freedom title will follow two weeks later.

'Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iconic Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation. Fill the shoes of legendary characters from the most beloved franchises in entertainment as you battle in a living comic book brought to life in a versus fighting game.

They're In The "Yahd", Not Too "Fah" From The "Cah"

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

And here we go again, kicking off another week in style.

The world is full of surprises. Jackass 3D earns more money than RED with major stars like Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren (known for  The Queen and  Elizabeth I). Even worse, it might break the record for highest-grossing October opening of all time. Don't get me wrong; we will most likely go see it at some point, but wtf? :)

We bought a new wireless router (Linksys E3000) and set everything up. Our AppleTV is working like a charm, with no hassle whatsoever.