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'Game Party: In Motion' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 8:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Game Party: In Motion offers players full-body motion control of in-game or X360 Avatar characters, using the motion-sensing technology of Kinect in a collection of 16 games.

'Anno 1404: Venice' v2.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Anno 1404: Venice will combine the signature gameplay mechanics of the series and the richness of the Venetian culture with an all-new online multiplayer mode.

'Dawn of Discovery' (ALL) v1.3 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dawn of Discovery, known in Europe as Anno 1404, is an RTS and simulation. Exploring a strange and fascinating island in the utmost East, players will get to know the culture and technology of the ancient Orient while learning the tricks of local trade, diplomacy and economy in order to build their own metropolis.

'Swords & Soldiers' (ALL) Adds Move Support

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 4:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Swords & Soldiers is a side-scrolling real time strategy game, in which three distinct factions battle for the powers of the gods.

'Gears of War 3' (X360) To Be Unveiled At 2010 Video Game Awards?

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At new SpikeTV teaser advertising the upcoming Video Game Awards has Epic's Cliff Bleszinski revealing that there will be some news about Gears Of War "that will have everyone talking." While Bleszinki did not go into any particular details, he did say that they will be "showing off some new Gears Of War gameplay," and that "it's not what you are expecting." Could this be the rumored Gears Of War Kinect, more DLCs, or flat out Gears Of War 3? We'll know more Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT.

'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features all new dialogue, updated graphics engine, realistic environment, revamped day/night cycle, actions that affect AI behavior, more dynamic/spectacular/bloody finishing moves and plenty more.

Microsoft Slashes Prices On Four Popular Xbox Live Arcade Games

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 11:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This week, until Monday Dec. 6, 2010, Xbox Live Gold members can get the following Xbox Live Arcade titles for 50% off their normal price, Worms 2: Armageddon (now 400 Points), Band of Bugs (now 400 Points), Earthworm Jim HD (now 400 Points) and Centipede & Millipede (now 200 Points)

'Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny' Not Coming Soon After All, Delayed

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Faith in Destiny is an expansion to the second installment in the RPG series introducing a breathtaking story-focused campaign with many original characters returning, new multiplayer modes and maps offering a deeper Spellforce experience.

'Drakensang Online' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 11:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Drakensang Online is a free-to-play online game where the game's epic fantasy story will guide players through the world of Drakensang Online, prompting them to unite with thousands of other players and repel the evil forces amassing against them.

Nintendo Sells 900k NDS Units And 600k Wii Consoles On Black Friday

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When confronted with a wide range of Black Friday retail options, U.S. holiday shoppers gobbled up 900,000 combined units in the NDS family of systems and 600,000 Wii consoles between Sunday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 27, according to Nintendo's internal sales estimates.

'Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind' Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind, the fourth and final expansion to its Grand Strategy Game, is set in the Far East and will enhance every aspect of the original game to create an even deeper and more rewarding experience.

'Dead Nation' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A war is raging over the planet which has left it in chaos and ruin. A zombie virus has rapidly spread through the human population across the globe, leaving it with one hope — you. Among the few capable of fighting back and surviving the mayhem and destruction, your mission is to take on the zombie masses and come out alive.

PS3 Review - 'Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit'

by Dustin Chadwell on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 4:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit transforms online racing by bringing to life the adrenaline and intensity of high-speed cop pursuits and changing the way that people connect and compete with their friends.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, November 29, 2010

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added two WiiWare (one demo), one Virtual Console, and three NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Airport Mania: First Flight, HB Arcade Disc Golf, Cave Story (Wiiware), Frenzic, Spot It! Challenge, Cave Story (NDSi), and Magical Drop II (VC)

Monday, November 29, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 3:39 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 ...

'Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2' (ALL) Sells One Million Units Worldwide

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 3:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is a tour de force of Naruto thrills and spills. Impressively faithful to the universe of the anime, the game takes players through the Naruto Shippuden story arc with new battle systems enhancing the gameplay.

'Eufloria' v2.06 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Eufloria is an ambient game of space exploration and conquest that employs surprising themes of plant growth and bio mechanical evolution.

'Shogun 2: Total War' Now Called ... 'Total War: Shogun 2'

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Total War: Shogun 2 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.

PC Review - 'Outcry'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Outcry is an adventure game based among breath-taking environments created in photorealistic detail – set to a haunting soundtrack and effects. The scene is set to discover the boundaries between dreams and reality, as the player delves deep into their subconscious to confront their innermost fears.

I Think We Can Save Your Husband's Arm. Where Would You Like It Sent?

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

As expected, we didn't do a whole lot yesterday. The in-laws left way early in the morning since they have a long drive ahead of them to get home. We went back to bed and inevitably woke up in the early afternoon. We skipped our usual errands, and after cleaning up the place a little,  we saw Faster (with Dwayne Johnson AKA The Rock), which was an OK movie at best with a somewhat hasty ending (and a few plot holes).

After some leftover ribs, we tossed a few logs in the fireplace, plopped ourselves on the couch and watched The Good Wife and Human Target.

Our condolences to the friends and family of Leslie Nielsen (84), known for Airplane! and the Naked Gun series; he died this weekend from complications from pneumonia while trying to fight a staph infection.