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'Yakuza 4' (PS3) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yakuza 4 is a very powerful number in this particular installment. Not only will you encounter the gritty atmosphere of Kiryu Kazuma's experiences, but three other characters will also be available to play, each with an engaging backstory and a gripping, interwoven plot.

'GoldenEye 007' (ALL) Classic Edition Bundle Unlocks Multiplayer Mode - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GoldenEye 007 gives players the chance to use the lethal, gritty style of Daniel Craig's James Bond to outwit, outmaneuver and overtake an arms syndicate that threatens the world in an innovative, modern take on the legendary GoldenEye movie adventure.

'Deadliest Warrior: The Game' (ALL) Coming to PSN Tomorrow - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deadliest Warrior: The Game allows you to choose from history's greatest warriors, equip them with signature weapons and go head to head against the greatest fighters that ever lived.

'Halo: Reach' (X360) Drops The Banhammer On 15,000 Players

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 4:56 p.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.

'Vindictus' Details Campfire Skill - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 4:51 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.

'DC Universe Online' (ALL) Reveals Beta Program Details, Gets Delayed Until 2001

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 4:46 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.

'Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I' (ALL) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Ep. I offers 2D gameplay through rendered HD environments, allowing you to speed through each level with the classic Spin Dash move, and destroy enemies using the Homing Attack, as well as sees the return of the special stages and takes players through a variety of different Zones, all inspired by the Mega Drive era.

'Mount & Blade: Warband' - v1.132 Full Client/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Mount & Blade: Warband is geared to raise the level of intensity of the original Mount & Blade, incorporating a brand new multiplayer feature that enables up to 64 players to fight for glory on a single map in team deathmatch style battles.

'NASCAR The Game 2011' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With a fresh infusion of real world detail and blistering racing action, NASCAR The Game 2011 completely redefines what fans can expect from a NASCAR racing game.

'DCS: A-10C Warthog' Pre-Order Gets You Beta Access

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DCS: A-10C Warthog is a simulation of the U.S. premier Close Air Support attack aircraft. Warthog brings the most realistic simulation of a modern fixed wing combat aircraft in regards to flight dynamics, avionics, sensors, and weapon systems.

'Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury' (XBLA) Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is an arcade-style shooter combined with puzzle elements, featuring more than 100 levels of gameplay and a Level Editor Tool that allows players to create and share levels with friends.

OnLive Drops Monthly Subscription Fees

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

By distilling specialized game hardware out of the equation, OnLive will allow games to be played as a pure media experience on virtually any device, with the same flexibility and instant-play experience that we’ve come to expect from online video and music.

'Lost in Shadow' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost In Shadow is an mystery/platform title that follows a shadow of a boy as he attempts to climb around and up a mystical tower. Along the way, players must solve mysteries, puzzles and fight off enemies that try to impede the boy’s progress.

Ubisoft And Aardman Working On Rabbids TV Show

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft and Aardman announced a partnership to create together a pilot and several shorts based on Ubisoft’s popular video game characters, the Rabbids.

'Knights in the Nightmare' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Knights in the Nightmare requires players to throw out everything they know about RPG and strategy games and embrace something altogether new and fresh. Frantic, energetic action mixes with thought-provoking tactical gameplay, all within a beautifully-rendered fantasy setting and presented through a captivating, emotional narrative.

'Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes of the Ring' (ALL) Pre-Order Mask Canceled, Wii Game Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring, using the Unreal Engine 3, features the most popular wrestlers from the quintessential & world famous Mexican sports event.

'Cities in Motion' Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cities in Motion sees players develop and operate their own public transport company building a travel network across Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin, and Amsterdam using more than 30 different modes of transport including buses, trams, subway trains and water buses.

'Kid Icarus: Uprising' (3DS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pit makes his return in Kid Icarus: Uprising. The world is 3-D, and combat is split between land and air.

Monday, October 4, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 9:40 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 ...

'World of Warcraft: Cataclysm' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WoW: Cataclysm brings sweeping changes to the world of Azeroth, with two new playable races, new levels of power, challenging quests, dungeons in all-new zones, and dramatic changes to familiar aspects of the game in the wake of a world-shattering disaster.

'Ace Combat: Assault Horizon' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is not a sequel, but a complete rebirth, a phoenix from the ashes flying at three times the speed of sound built from the ground up, with new technology fuelling a passionately realised vision of a game that puts players in the dark heart of the fight like no aerial combat game has done before.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Enslaved: Odyssey to the West'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A tactical action-adventure game, Enslaved centers on the complex relationship between the two main characters and challenges players to employ a mix of combat, strategy and environment traversal.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, October 4, 2010

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added two WiiWare, two NDSiWare, and one Virtual  Console title to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Racers’ Islands: Crazy Racers, Learning with the PooYoos: Ep. 3 (Wiiware), Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, Rummikub (NDSi), and Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory (VC).

'Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops' (ALL) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow Harvest is a 3rd-person tactical action game set in the year 2025 on various current and future points of conflict around the globe. Featuring dual character control, realistic graphics and a refreshingly different storyline, Shadow Harvest is a completely new interpretation of the tactical-action genre.

Wherever There's Magic And Make-Believe And An Audience, There's Theatre

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Yesterday was kind of a mixed bag. We went to the museum to see the Pixar exhibit, and it turned out that they only allow a limited number of people per day, and they were sold out an hour after opening. While we were there, we decided to check out the rest of the museum, since it happened to be free admission day.

We went to see The Town (bank robbery movie from/with Ben Affleck) which was quite good and very intense. We also watched No Ordinary Family, a new TV series with Michael Chiklis (of The Shield) about a family who gets superpowers. It's very reminiscent of Pixar's The Incredibles.

Then the power went out for a few hours, so it was pitch dark and quiet. It's amazing how little there is to do without electricity these days ... well, except going to bed and sleeping.