'Splatterhouse' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 7:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Splatterhouse combines visceral, adrenaline-soaked combat with horror elements to deliver an original gaming experience that defies the boundaries of the traditional action category with over-the-top gore and shocking new gameplay mechanics.

Xbox 360 Rings In The Holidays With Can’t-Miss Black Friday Deals

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In honor of the biggest shopping spree of the year, Xbox is offering sweet deals that will make this year even brighter and merrier for video game fans.

'Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad' - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 6:02 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.

'Hoard' (ALL) Working On Patch And Content Update

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hoard is an arcade-action game where the dragon is the hero. Your goal: collect as much treasure as possible from a living kingdom that grows around you. Burn down crops, strafe merchant wagons, and — best of all — kidnap fair maidens and force the kingdom to ransom them back for piles of gold!

'StarDrone' (PSN) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 4:43 p.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.

'Test Drive Unlimited 2' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionizing multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievements and creations online.

'Fallout: New Vegas' (ALL) Reveals Dead Money DLC Details - Screen

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 3:25 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.

PlayStation Network Fall Sale Gives You 50% Off Select Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment of America is kicking off the holiday season with a sale on PS3, PSP and minis titles from the PlayStation Store. The "Stock Up for Winter Sale" offers gamers a chance to catch up on titles such Joe Danger and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, for 50% off the original price.

'Vindictus' New Content Adds Locations, Skills, Enemies, Quests, Raises Level Cap

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 3:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vindictus is the first physics-based multiplayer online action role-playing game that combines stunning visuals with high-speed combat.

'Rift: Planes of Telara' Shows Off Sanctum, Four New Classes - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 2:07 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.

Walmart Will Match Anybody's Price On Black Friday

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 1:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Walmart is offering three full days (start Thanksgiving Day and continue through Saturday, Nov. 27th.) of unmatched holiday savings this year coupled with the industry's best "price match" guarantee, even competitors’ ads on “Black Friday.”

'Emergency 2012' v1.2 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 12:22 p.m. PST | Filed under Patch

The world as we know it is out of control! As the head of all rescue operations – you must ensure that the job gets done with all fire and rescue services, police and specialist personnel. The world is counting on you – can you handle the pressure?

'Radiant Historia' (NDS) Coming To North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Channeling the heart and soul of fan favorite 16-bit RPG classics, Radiant Historia combines a unique position-based battle system, intricate hand-drawn details, and one of the best soundtracks in recent memory as it takes gamers on a steampunk adventure back and forth through time.

'World of Warcraft: Cataclysm' Goes Big With Global Launch Events

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | 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.

'Castlevania: Lords of Shadow' (ALL) Sells One Million Copies

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a new action-adventure IP, a story of one man’s journey to discover the true meaning of sacrifice amidst murder and betrayal. Set in Southern Europe during the middle ages, Lords of Shadow has beautifully-realized locales that play host to an epic battle between good and evil.

'Cities in Motion' Developer Diary #1 - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | 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.

'Dance Central' (X360) To Get Black Eyed Peas, Cameo, Tag Team Tracks

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dance Central is the first immersive dance video game that features and tracks full-body dance moves. Completely free from any controller, every routine has authentic choreography for beginners and experts alike to master, alongside a killer soundtrack that spans today’s current pop, hip-hop and R&B artists.

Nintendo Adds Color To Black Friday With Orange, Green NDSi Bundles

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo is giving Black Friday (Nov. 26) a splash of color with two new bundles for its NDSi system. For the first time, shoppers can choose an orange or green system ($149.99), which will be bundled with the Mario Party DS game.

'WH40K: Dawn of War II – Retribution' - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 4:53 a.m. PST | 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.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, November 12, 2010

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 3:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added two WiiWare (three demos), one Virtual Console, and three NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Snowpack Park, And Yet It Moves, BIT.TRIP FATE, Jett Rocket, ThruSpace (Wiiware), Tetris Party Live, Supermarket Mania, Music on: Electric Guitar (NDSi), and SPIN MASTER (VC)

'MindJack' (PS3/X360) Coming to Europe, Gets Dated - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 3:23 a.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.

'PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour' (ALL) Launch Day DLC Exclusively On PS3

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 3:16 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.

'Gun Loco' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 2:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gun Loco is an exciting, all-new approach to the third-person sprint-action shooter genre, featuring single and multiplayer gameplay.

PS3 Review - 'The Sly Collection'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 2:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Sly Collection features three PS2 hits (Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racconus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves) remastered in high def. and delivered on a single Blu-Ray Disc. The Sly Collection contains extra features and content, such as Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves in 3D and PlayStation Move minigames.

NDS Review - 'Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The embodiment of adventure and discovery in the purest sense, Etrian Odyssey III transports gamers to a sparkling oceanic paradise filled with atmospheric dungeons to chart and survey, vast watery expanses to sail across, and rumors of a sunken city to investigate.

'Golden Sun: Dark Dawn' (NDS) - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn picks up 30 years after the first two games in the series left off. At the end of Golden Sun: The Lost Age, the heroes succeeded in bringing the world-healing power of the Golden Sun back to the world of Weyard. In the years since, the immense power of the Golden Sun has changed nearly everything.

Monday, November 22, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 1:27 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 ...

'Commander: The Great War' - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At the heart of the conflict, when men fought for every inch of land, only visionary leaders could make the choices that would lead their troops to victory. The remarkable sequence of events that inexorably led to the 'Great War' is written in our history books and pictured in our movies. Now a turn-based strategy game captures this time of war with unprecedented realism and accuracy.

'World Supremacy' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 12:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

World Supremacy is a beer-and-pretzels strategy game of contemporary conflict for one to eight players. In World Supremacy players have but one goal: total global control through utter annihilation of all who oppose.

Come on, You're Being Very Un-Dude

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Mission accomplished. We did everything that we set out to do yesterday: run a few errands and watch TV. We're professionals, trained in the art of doing very little during the weekends. We watched Bones, Burn Notice, Chuck, Fringe, Hell's Kitchen, House and Human Target, mixed in with some Vindictus, Stronghold Kingdoms and our beloved Smurfs' Village on iPod.

This week will be a rather short one, as Thursday is Thanksgiving, so most places will shut down early on Wednesday and prepare to chow down on turkey. The in-laws will be in town, so we are in charge of the festivities.

More importantly, I'm going to be scoping out a few places on Black Friday to see if I can score myself a new gaming PC.