'Homefront' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | 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.

Various Game Trailers #1883

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 7:53 p.m. PDT | 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:

  • Faery: Legends of Avalon [ALL] - Trailer
  • Shogun 2: Total War - Story Trailer

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

'Stronghold Kingdoms' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 7:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build, fight and rise to power, in a world of castles and kings. In 2010, thousands of lords and ladies will join the race for the crown, in Firefly’s new castle MMO.

'Splatterhouse' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 6:21 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Dance Central' (X360) DLC Adds More Tracks, Is Pricey

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Test Drive Unlimited 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 5:57 p.m. PDT | 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.

Activision Blizzard Financials Better Than Expected, Hints At New Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision Blizzard has released its Q3 2010 financials, earning $51 million, triple the amount of last year's Q3 ($15 million). driven by continued strong demand for the latest Modern Warfare 2, StarCraft II and World of Warcraft. In the follow up conference call Activision revealed that it plans new titles in the Guitar Hero, Spider-Man, X-Men, Transformers, and Call of Duty franchises somewhere during the course of 2011.

'Apache: Air Assault' (ALL) - 30 New Screens

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

Apache: Air Assault is a helicopter combat game, where players control a variety of lethal Apache attack helicopters outfitted with cutting-edge military weaponry. The goal in Apache: Air Assault is to prevent terrorist attacks by raining down destruction from above in the world’s most volatile warzones.

Ubisoft Acquires Multiplayer Middleware Provider Quazal Technologies

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft is on the warpath again, after acquiring Longtail Studios' Quebec Office yesterday, it announced today that it has acquired multiplayer middleware and services developer Quazal Technologies.

'Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga' (ALL) Launches On PC Tomorrow, X360 Later - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga includes the original game, and Flames of Vengeance, the new adventure that continues the epic story and adds dozens of hours of additional gameplay. Divinity II: Ego Draconis appears here as an entirely new and re-mastered edition with improved graphics and content.

PS3 Users Getting Access To Hulu Plus

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hulu Plus is now available on 2010 Bravia HDTVs and Bravia Internet Video Link via the BRAVIA Internet Video platform and next week Hulu Plus will also be available for all PlayStation Network members who own a PS3.

'Rango: The Video Game' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rango: The Video Game, inspired by the animated feature film starring the voice of Johnny Depp, is an action-adventure title that invites players to continue on Rango's wild journey through new adventures.

'Crusaders: Invasion of Constantinople' (ALL) Revived As 'The Cursed Crusade' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set at the end of the 12th century and centered around a pair of cursed warriors fighting to save their souls, The Cursed Crusade marries the beauty and wonder of medieval Europe with thrilling adventure and dark fantasy.

Thursday, November 4, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | 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 4 - November 7, 2010 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | 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 The Sims 3: Fast Lane Stuff, The Sims 3 - Ambitions, The Sims 3, Hacker Evolution - Untold w/Flight Zero, while also dropping the price on MinerWars 2081 Pre-Alpha, Eschalon Book II, Storm Over the Pacific, Fort Zombie, Darkfall, and Star Ruler.

'Heavy Fire: Black Arms' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set on a dangerous campaign in a South American jungle in a continuation of the WiiWare game Heavy Fire: Special Ops. As a special forces recruit you will take part in the operation to stop illegal arms trade. Heavy Fire brings players an arcade classic light-gun fun enhanced with stunning graphics and new exciting features.

'Super Meat Boy' (ALL) XBLA Update To Add New Levels, Fixes, Music

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Meat Boy is a challenging platformer, completely remade from the ground up for its release on Wiiware and will feature 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!

'Tactical Intervention' Beta Testing Coming to Europe By Year's End

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Supermarket Mania' (NDSi) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Supermarket Mania you must assist Nikki in managing a chain of supermarkets around town. In 5 distinct shops and 50 challenging levels, Nikki will have to keep all the shelves well stocked and serve a diverse collection of customers, including hard-to-please celebrities.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) Soundtrack Being Released Next Week

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Baobab Planet' Announced, Coming Soon

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Baobab Planet is set to revolutionize and give a different dimension to children’s entertainment. Parents and children will be allowed to play and share a virtual world experience together, fostering skills useful for everyday life.

'Sniper: Ghost Warrior' (ALL) Coming to PS3 With New Features - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the covert, shadowy world of the military sniper, Sniper: Ghost Warrior throws players into the chaos of a military coup, as they aid the rebels in restoring the rightful government to the embattled country of Isla Trueno.

'Nail'd' (ALL) Releases Five Soundtrack Songs For Free

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nail'd is truly a hellish ride. No other racing game has ever featured such differences in altitude! Only those who master daring jumps into unknown depths at ultimate top speeds stand a chance to win the challenging action races in nail'd. Originally scheduled for release in October, Deep Silver has delayed Nail'd in all regions.

Wii Review - 'Grease: The Game'

by Brian Dumlao on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Grease video game allows players to sing and dance alongside Danny, Sandy, The Pink Ladies and the T-Birds. The game takes full advantage of the Wii's motion-sensing controls and microphone, and the DS' touch-screen to create exciting gameplay for casual and family gamers eager to experience Grease in a new medium.

'Dragon Age II' (ALL) Gets Social With Facebook, Unlocks Exclusive Items

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.

'Poker Night at the Inventory' Lets You Unlock 'Team Fortress 2' Items

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | 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.

Now You Could Strain Him Through A Sieve

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Most of yesterday was spent re-installing Windows on my gaming machine. It had started freaking out a few days ago up to the point where I couldn't install any new games because they would always error out. After fiddling with it for a few hours, I decided to rough it and format the damn thing and start with a clean slate. Putting a fresh Windows install on a computer is the easy part, but re-installing all your programs, games, and updates with the need to reboot a hundred times — now that's the real chore.

Yesterday we got a new governor, and today, we got a new mayor. Out with the old, and in with the new. Our previous mayor gave himself a 100% raise, only to have to admit shortly afterward that he owned a bunch of money in back taxes and ran the city into the ground. Exemplary job there, buddy.