'Tron: Evolution' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 6:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set during the era between the two Tron films, Tron: Evolution conveys the story of significant events within the Tron mythology. The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital world filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. PST | 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 ...

'Bionic Commando Rearmed 2' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nathan Spencer returns as the daring elite soldier equipped with special bionic abilities. Spencer will have to face his greatest challenge yet as General Sabio, a new technologically sophisticated foe, is on the brink of launching a deadly missile attack.

'Final Fantasy XIV' (ALL) Patches In Development, Details

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XIV is an all new massively-multiplayer role-playing game set in the vast realm of Eorzea.

'Gatling Gears' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Gatling Gears' steampunk setting, players fill the air with lead as they try to defeat a monopolistic corporation that is depleting the world of its natural resources.

'Arma II' Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ArmA II is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there.

'Shogun 2: Total War' Gets Release Dates - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shogun 2: Total War will take long-time veterans and newcomers alike to the next level of strategy gaming. Based on 10 years of experience in making Total War, Shogun 2 is the perfection of the series with a new Artificial Intelligence (AI), revolutionary multiplayer modes, brand new campaign map options and epic 3D real-time battles.

'SkyFighter' (PS3) Coming To PSN Next Week

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 3:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Join the elite SkyFighter airborne squadron in fast-paced, side-scrolling airborne battles. Engage the enemy fleet in various aircraft, from light, maneuverable fighters to the devastating flying fortress. Team with an ace-flying friend in Wing Mode or battle up to 7 others in Dogfight Mode.

'de Blob 2: The Underground' (ALL) Drops Subtitle, Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

de Blob 2 is an action puzzle title set to deliver a fun-filled, creative gameplay experience for players of all ages, featuring new moves, more friends, and free-form painting activities.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) Sets New Opening Day Sales Record

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 2:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty: Black Ops takes players behind enemy lines in an entirely new chapter in the first-person action series. Black Ops is set during the Cold War era featuring at least two main characters, multiplayer that will go beyond the single-player story, as well as a two- to four-player co-op mode.

'Dungeons' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeons is an all new strategy/simulation title which will take players on a devious adventure through the depths of the underworld. Prepare to have the roles reversed as you play a despicable Dungeon Lord whose job is to create fiendish dungeons to lure and trap heroes who dare to try and steal your treasure.

'Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood' (ALL) Midnight Openings At GameStop

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Live and breathe as Ezio, now a legendary master assassin, in his struggle against the Templar order. Lead your own brotherhood of assassins and strike at the heart of the enemy, Rome.

'Enslaved: Odyssey to the West' (ALL) Pigsy’s Perfect 10 DLC - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 2:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'DanceDanceRevolution' (ALL) Unveils Partial Song List

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DanceDanceRevolution combines the physically engaging, innovative and easy-to-pick-up-and-play mechanics of all DDR releases with all-new features and modes.

'MindJack' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With this unique action shooter set in 2031, MindJack offers a distinctive experience that throws players into a revolutionary playing field where an engaging solo campaign transitions seamlessly to thrilling, cooperative multiplayer gameplay.

'Rift: Planes of Telara' Veteran's Day Beta Key Giveaway For Active Duty Personel

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 1:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rift: Planes of Telara is an online game set in a world being torn apart by dimensional “rifts” that tear into the land of Telara, releasing powerful forces that threaten the very existence of the entire universe.

'Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 1:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tomb of Zojir is a point-and-click adventure game that takes players to the mysterious Isle of the Dead, where legends speak of a great treasure hidden deep within the ancient temple that is the tomb of Emperor Zojir.

'Tactical Intervention' - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tactical Intervention takes aim at maximize strategic team play, and is set in the modern battle between terrorists and counter terrorism team. Tactical Intervention is guaranteed to deliver real-like weapon and character design as well as K9 units and hostage NPCs with impeccable AI.

'Elemental: War of Magic' Design A Spell Contest Launched

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Elemental: War of Magic is set in a world filled with magic and ancient lore. As the ruler of your kingdom, you must expand your empire through a combination of magical power, military might, diplomatic skill, technological advancement and bold adventuring.

Walmart.com Unveils Free Shipping to Home, Includes Video Games

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Walmart is announcing more big holiday savings today with free shipping to home on nearly 60,000 holiday items1 — with no minimum purchase requirement or subscription fees — now through December 20 at Walmart.com.

'World of Tanks' Content Update Adds American Tanks, New Maps - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In World of Tanks 30-player teams are fighting action-packed PvP battles. The game features more than 150 armored fighting vehicles from the pre-WW2 era up to the Korean War: light, medium, heavy and super heavy tanks, tank destroyers, self-propelled howitzers and rocket artillery. The game includes American, German and Soviet tanks.

Various Game Trailers #1886

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 11:09 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:

  • L.A. Noire [ALL] - Debut Trailer
  • Ion Assault [PC] - Fast Action Trailer

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

'All Points Bulletin' Acquired By K2 Network?

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

APB is a massively multiplayer online freeform combat and driving-based game, designed by the creator of the original GTA franchise, and takes  the universal theme of Criminals and Enforcement and brings it to a persistent, open world setting in a modern, crime-ridden city.

ZenziMax Acquires MachineGames, Developing Title Using 'RAGE' (ALL) Engine

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media announced it has acquired a Sweden based development studio, MachineGames, established by the founding members of Starbreeze Studios.

'The UnderGarden' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

The UnderGarden is a casual zen-like game that challenges players to explore beautiful underground caverns filled with strange life forms, physics based puzzles and plenty of hidden secrets. The world comes alive and music evolves as players get deeper into the world of The UnderGarden.

'Runes of Magic' Details Limo Desert Content - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | 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 2,800 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

Wii Review - 'EA Sports NBA Jam'

by Jason Grant on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

EA Sports NBA Jam revives the classic franchise with vintage NBA Jam gameplay, and all-new features that deliver a fresh new take on the game. Featuring the sights and sounds that fans of the franchise will instantly recognize, EA Sports NBA Jam mixes the old school with the new, to deliver a one-of-a-kind sports presentation.

'Gatling Gears' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 12:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Gatling Gears' steampunk setting, players fill the air with lead as they try to defeat a monopolistic corporation that is depleting the world of its natural resources.

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' To Be Published By EA

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Old Republic will let you explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining your personal story and determining your path down the light or dark side of the Force.

Do You Know Why You're Afraid When You're Alone?

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Last night, we hung out with the fine folks over at EA for their 2010 Showcase. Lots of new and upcoming games on display, and we went hands-on with quite a few — some of which are not even announced yet. Most of it is under embargo until a later date, but keep an eye out. We'll have coverage up soon enough.

Today is Veterans/Remembrance Day, so we're not quite sure how much activity there will be news-wise, but we'll be around to give you the latest coverage.

I've played a bit of Black Ops, and while I'm not blown away yet, I am glad that it centers around one person and chronicles his life as a special ops operator ... so far, anyhow.