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'Natural Selection 2' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Natural Selection 2 is the next evolution in multiplayer action/strategy gameplay and will be targeted for both competitive and public play. New features include dynamically changing environments, a new resource model, flexible game scripting and modes, and new weapons, abilities and upgrades.

Friday, November 19, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 5:41 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 ...

Impulse November 19 - November 29, 2010 Thanksgiving Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, starting with a sale on THQ Ultimate Bundle (17 titles for $99.99), knocking 50% off Zombie Driver, Sword of the Stars - Complete Collection, C&C 4, Total Annihilation, Dawn of Discovery Gold, Star Trek Online, The Settlers 7, Company of Heroes Gold, C&C - Red Alert 3 Uprising, Flock!, Space Rangers 2,  while also dropping the price on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Bundle Pack, MinerWars 2081 Pre-Alpha, Tropico 3, Commander: Conquest of the Americas, Dark Void, and Grand Ages: Rome.

'Worms: Battle Islands' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 4:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rally your worm troops, plot to defeat your enemies and battle your way through 30 single-player campaign mode missions, 30 brain teasing single-player puzzle challenges and five different multiplayer game modes on or offline as you fight to take control of a secret island Worms base.

'Monty Python’s Flying Circus' License Signed For Casual Games

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Social and casual gaming developer Zattikka announced that it has acquired the license to create social games based on the creations of the legendary comedy group, Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

'Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad' Coming Early 2011, Reveals System Requirements

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Orchestra 2 is a sequel to Tripwire's realism-based multiplayer WWII shooter. The game will focus on one of the most brutal battles in all of human history, the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian, from July 1942 to Feb. 1943 (thanks Blues).

'Twin Blades' (XBLA) Also Coming to PSP - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Twin Blades is a frantic shooter set in a medieval-fantasy zombie-filled universe boasting unique manga-stylized graphics. Players incarnate the cute scythe-waving nun with a mission to clear the city of all its undead inhabitants.

'Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together' (PSP) Reveals Pre-Order Details, Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | 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.

'Ben Hogan's 5 Lessons' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ben Hogan's 5 Lessons is based on generally considered one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game, notable for his profound influence on the golf swing theory and his legendary ball-striking ability, for which he remains renowned among players and fans.

'DC Universe Online' (ALL) Reveals All-New Locations #6 - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | 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.

'Poker Night at the Inventory' Starts Next Week, Last Chance To Pre-Order

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Poker Night at the Inventory, you'll deal with Penny Arcade's clever, cunning Tycho, Team Fortress 2's hulking Heavy, Homestar Runner's self-proclaimed "awesome icon" Strong Bad and the hyperkinetic "rabbity-thing" from Sam & Max.

'Dragon's Lair' (ALL) Coming to PSN, Sets Record For Most Ported Game

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon's Lair is an action/adventure game where you fight your way through the castle of a dark wizard who has enchanted it with treacherous monsters and obstacles on a quest to rescue the fair princess Daphne from the clutches of an evil dragon.

'Project Blackout' Coming To North America, Open Beta Mid-December - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Blackout is an action-packed free2play shooter that tasks players with joining one of the two factions trying to control the country of Korogese, pitting players against players in a wide variety of game modes.

Rock Band Music Store To Get John Lennon's Imagine Album

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring an 83-song set list and access to far more music than ever before, as well as innovative new gameplay modes and instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games.

'Two Worlds II' (ALL) v1.0.1 Hotfix Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 6:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Two Worlds II offers adventurers the thrilling experience of a perilous and daring journey throughout a vast magical land. Rich in story, detail and content, 2W2 offers an array of unique approaches to classic game elements that push the envelope for the fantasy RPG genre.

'Donkey Kong Country Returns' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 6:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Controlled by a group of evil Tikis, the animals in Donkey Kong Island have raided Donkey Kong's Banana Hoard and stolen his stash of bananas — and he understandably wants them back. Retro Studios brings Donkey Kong back in a new side-scrolling adventure with familiar characters and new levels that reignite the passion players had for the Super NES original.

'Breach' (ALL) Reveals Variety Of Guns, Some Experimental

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

Breach is a first-person multiplayer shooter that literally blows the floor out from under conventional military shooters, introducing new kinds of destruction that haven't been seen in any other game.

'Magicka' (ALL) Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 6:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Magicka is an action-adventure game based on Norse mythology, where up to four players will be able to join together in casting spells and wreaking havoc on the minions of darkness, in a grand and humorous adventure to save the world from ultimate doom.

'The Last Story' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 5:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Last Story features time-honored RPG gameplay and story elements but also adds modern twists to the traditional RPG formula. Customize your items and character and master the innovative combat system to succeed in this epic new RPG universe.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Mindjack'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

PSP Review - 'Ys: The Oath in Felghana'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ys: The Oath in Felghana once again follows the adventures of friends Adol and Dogi who find themselves making an unannounced visit to Dogi’s hometown of Redmont in the land of Felghana. Since his departure eight years earlier, Dogi finds himself returning home to find that things have changed dramatically, and not for the better.

'Operation Flashpoint: Red River' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set to deliver an authentic and intensely personal US Marine Corps infantryman experience, Red River’s epic campaign will be played out on a deadly new battlefield set in the remote yet beautiful country of Tajikistan along the Vakhsh River.

'The Lord of the Rings Online' Expands With Rise of Isengard - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 1:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online allows players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth, experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's fantasy realm where you can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

'World Basketball Manager 2010'- Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

World Basketball Manager is a basketball strategy game that uses the same game-play principles as most soccer management titles. You create a manager profile and are hired as the general manager of a basketball club and it's your task to improve the team’s performance by analyzing the facts and making the right decisions.

Shop At Target And Save Big on the Latest in Tech and Gaming

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This week, Target guests can beat the Black Friday rush with savings on the latest electronics available this holiday shopping season, such as $20 coupon off when you buy a Wii, $40 coupon off when you buy an X360, and various games/bundles.

All Along The Line, There's Nothing But Cold And Death And Loneliness

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Yay, the weekend again! We're going to kick it off in style with another concert. Bad Religion is in town again, so into the mosh pit we go once more.

No other plans apart from playing The Smurfs' Village on iPod, some Vindictus, Stronghold Kingdoms, and trying to stem the disturbing DVR tide, as the damn thing is filling up again at an alarming rate (70% and counting). We watched Stargate Universe and Psych, but with our bellies full of food, it didn't tale long before our eyelids became to heavy and ... lights out.