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'Rift: Planes of Telara' Shows Off Plane Of Air - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 9:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rift: Planes of Telara is a graphically stunning online game is 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.

'Halo: Reach' (X360) Mongoose ATV Replica Giveaway

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 9:39 p.m. PST | 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.

'R.U.S.E.' (ALL) The Manhattan Project DLC Pack Adds New Maps & Modes

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 6:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

R.U.S.E. is a strategy game in which the players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the game play.

'Nadirim' Details the Warrior Class - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 6:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nadirim is a free-to-play, browser-based, MMORPG placed in a fantasy world inspired by the tales of the Arabian Nights. Explore Nadirim and its unique world of Arabian myths and fables to immerse yourself in an online role playing experience that has never been brought to browser platforms before!

'Lord of Arcana' (PSP) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 6:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Lord of Arcana players are plunged into the dark depths of the underworld to fight vast and powerful creatures of legend in their quest to obtain the power of Arcana. Combat is simple yet rewarding, brutal moves can be performed simply and swiftly as you take on a huge variety of stunning and fantastical monsters.

'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' (ALL) Making Trailer Debut Tomorrow - Screen

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution you play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team breaks in and kills the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes.

'Homefront' (ALL) Gets Release Dates - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 2:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Homefront is set ten years after the economic collapse of the United States and follows the American Civilian Resistance as they fight to reclaim their homeland from an oppressive North Korean occupation, featuring a personal, story-driven single player campaign and a full suite of multiplayer options.

'Fallout: New Vegas' (ALL) Expands With XBL-Exclusive Dead Money DLC

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 1:52 p.m. PST | 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.

'Tron: Evolution' (ALL) Features Daft Punk Music Tracks And Likeness - Screen

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 1:42 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.

'Create' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Create is a video game for the whole family that is powered by imagination and rewards players for being creative. Create presents imaginative gameplay challenges where the solutions are fuelled by the creativity of the player.

'King Arthur: The Druids' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set during the events of its predecessor King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame, this latest expansion features a stand-alone story with a vastly different ruler. Featuring a new campaign with over thirty hours of gameplay, King Arthur: The Druids requires you to challenge and discover your might.

Mabinogi Connects With Starlight Children’s Foundation For In-Game Fundraiser

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nexon America's multiplayer online fantasy game Mabinogi will be raising funds for Starlight Children’s Foundation through a year-long sale of an in-game item, the “Starlight Scepter."

'Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War is a new and innovative turn-based strategy game that puts you in command of the Carthaginian military during a period of total war over land and sea with the young Roman Republic.

'Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghost Trick is a story of mystery and intrigue that blends fun logic puzzles with the world of the supernatural, making for an entirely new and unique experience in the handheld gaming space. Part adventure game, part puzzle game, Ghost Trick’s gameplay will challenge player’s brains while its distinct art elements and character designs will deliver the fun.

'Dead Space 2' (ALL) Gets Original Music Score

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 12:22 p.m. PST | 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.

Jagex Prevails In Patent Infringement Accusation Lawsuit

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UK based independent games developer and publisher Jagex Games Studio announced that it has been successful in securing a non-infringement judgement in its case against PalTalk Holdings Inc. for patent infringement.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2' (ALL) v1.01 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 plunges fans into an explosive environment where they can become elite aerial soldiers in control of the world's most technologically advanced aircraft.

'PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour' (ALL) Details Motion Controller Support - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The popularity of darts has never been higher with major celebrities attending the major darting events, which is now seen as one of “The” nights out. Now nobody has to miss out with your very own darts tournaments at home with family and friends.

'StarDrone' (PSN) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

StarDrone is a wickedly fast-paced action video game featuring a top-down perspective, where players pilot their Drone across the galaxy, collecting pieces of Equilibrix in order to restore the balance of the universe and stop the expansion of evil G-Noids. 

'Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy' (PSP) Introduces Vaan - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 10:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The dramatic, high-intensity action game that brought together an all-star cast of Final Fantasy characters is back with new enhancements. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy adds new game modes, story missions, items, alternate costumes and combat features, expanding upon the action and excitement of Dissidia Final Fantasy in every way.

'Yars' Revenge' (ALL) Remake Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yars' Revenge brings the legendary title to new artistic heights with an anime inspired art style and captivating narrative that expands upon the original story. The game also features local co-op gameplay, multiple endings, intense battles, and visually striking landscapes designed to appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 4:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Trials HD' (XBLA) Dates 2nd DLC, Gives Original PC Game Away For Free

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trials HD is guaranteed to get your heart racing as you put on your helmet, and rev your way through a full-featured, physics-based motorcycle racing platformer in stunning HD graphics.

'DiRT 3' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DiRT 3 will boast more cars, more locations, more routes and more events than any other game in the series, including over 50 rally cars representing the very best from five decades of the sport.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:08 a.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 ...

'Faxion Online' Details Class Abilities - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 2:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Faxion Online features a full, persistent world with competitive and robust PvP play and territory control. Territory control will sport two main factions - the forces of heaven and hell - where players will engage in grand battles to vie for control of a territory and influence on behalf of their side of the conflict.

'Super Meat Boy' (ALL) Unveils Unlockable Characters, Gets Priced And Dated

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Meat Boy is a challenging platformer, featuring over 100+ single player levels, insane boss fights, competitive vs modes, beefy co-op play and a slew of unlockables that are rumored to fill your life with great happiness!

'Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shift 2 Unleashed builds on the true drivers experience by introducing the driver’s battle, an even more authentic and primal feeling of power and speed which elevates the fundamental competitive race into a struggle for supremacy against other drivers and even the track itself.

'Gran Turismo 5' (PS3) Lets You Be A Real Race Driver With GT Academy

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | 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.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v7.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines game to v7.1 and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes etc..

'Paper Mario' (3DS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Paper Mario series is going portable for the first time with Paper Mario 3DS.

PlayStation Network Adds VUDU HD Streaming Movie Service

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced that on-demand movie service VUDU will launch on PlayStation Network in the United States with an application that allows for High Definition and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound streaming on the PS3.

I Feel A Lot Of Distance, And I Feel Far Away

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Ahh, it's that time of year again, when companies thank you for your service, wish you happy holidays and hand you a pink slip on the way out.

On the other hand, I'm quite positive that somebody will see the value in a reputable studio as Bizarre Creations. It would be shame if they would be lost.

Tonight we're going to a local fundraiser event, which isn't so special on its own, but it is being held on a blocked-off street, and most restaurants and bars on that strip are giving out free samples. What's not to like about free beer and food?