'Monday Night Combat' (ALL) Coming To Steam, Pre-Order Gets You Beta Access

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 8:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Monday Night Combat is a class-based, third-person shooter ... and the most popular lethal sport of the future! It blends intense combat, finishing moves, and game show-like challenges and rewards to produce an action experience unlike any other.

Various Game Trailers #1896

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Homefront [ALL] - Singleplayer Story Trailer
  • X-Men: Destiny [ALL] - 2010 VGA Trailer

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

'Heroes of Newerth' v2.0 Launches Tomorrow

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Heroes of Newerth is a session-based multiplayer Action-RPG heavily inspired by the popular Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients (DotA), but with vast improvements in graphics and gameplay.

'Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception blurs the entertainment boundaries, delivering the cinematic scale, adrenalin rushes, thrills and mystery that are the Uncharted trademark; together with its unique and enhanced multiplayer experience.

'FIFA Manager 11' Update #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. PST | Filed under Patch

FIFA Manager 11 allows gamers to take control and show the highly paid professional coaches how it’s really done. FIFA Manager 11 includes a host of new feature enhancements including an improved tactics system, a much more realistic transfer market and an extended online mode that offer easier access to novice players while providing a deeper experience for existing fans.

'Bloodline Champions' Unveils The Blood Priest - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bloodline Champions is a free-to-play arena-based player vs. player game featuring unique and action-packed gameplay for up to ten people.

'SingStar' (PS3) Adding 64 European Track Catalog Songs

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 3:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Packed with new features, for the first time ever SingStar lets you personalize your play lists by downloading the songs of your choice – so you can sing along to what you want, when you want it.

'Resistance 3' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Resistance 3, humans are hunted by Chimeran death squads, but various groups have figured out different ways to survive across the destroyed country.

'Thor: God of Thunder' (ALL) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thor: God Of Thunder will take players through a spectacular, epic-scale original third-person adventure. In the game, Thor battles through the numerous worlds of Norse mythology that span realms ranging from primal worlds of fire and ice to extraordinary planets inhabited by Frost Giants and Trolls to save Asgard, the capital city of the Norse Gods.

'Warface' Heading For Chinese Market - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warface is an online FPS, a military shooter set in the near future offering a cinematic experience with next gen visuals, AI and physics based on Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE 3 game development solution.

'Mortal Kombat' (ALL) Narrows Date, Unveils Special Editions, Pre-Order Incentives - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The newest chapter of the fight franchise marks a return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the Fatality is back, presented in more gory detail than ever before, as well as a number of new game-play features and a deep story mode.

'Prototype 2' (ALL) Officially Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While in the original you played as Alex Mercer, the tables will be turned in the sequel as you will control Sergeant James Heller with the sole mission of finishing off the protagonist of the first title by becoming a a mutated monster yourself.

'Dead Rising 2: Case West' (X360) Gets Priced And Dated

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 12:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead Rising 2: Case West will extend the Dead Rising 2 experience by delivering brand new content and the return of a familiar face.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, December 13, 2010

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added three WiiWare (one demo), one Virtual Console, and three NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: lilt line, Family Games, Violin Paradise (Wiiware), Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ, Jam Space: PocketStudio, Just SING! Christmas Songs (NDSi), and Darius Twin (VC).

'Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Iconic Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation. Fill the shoes of legendary characters from the most beloved franchises in entertainment as you battle in a living comic book brought to life in a versus fighting game.

'Zombie Driver' v1.2.5 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Zombie Driver is an action driving game with a top down perspective and a dynamic helicopter chase camera. Fight your way through the streets of a zombie infested city to save the survivors of a disastrous chemical accident that changed most of the city's population into mindless brain hungry monsters.

'Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind' First Game To Use Paradox Connect Achievements

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 10:35 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.

'World of Warcraft: Cataclysm' Fastest-selling PC Game Of All Time With 3.3 Million Sold

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 9:48 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.

'SSX: Deadly Descents' (ALL) Officially Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 4:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A reinvention of the classic action snowboarding franchise, SSX: Deadly Descents packs adrenaline into every run with compelling characters and heart-pumping adventures as riders battle the most treacherous and diverse mountain ranges on Earth.

'inSANE' (ALL) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has entered into a multi-year agreement with Guillermo del Toro, writer and director of Hellboy and the Oscar-winning Pan’s Labyrinth, to create inSANE, an original trilogy of triple-A games that will deliver an unprecedented cinematic experience while redefining storytelling in gaming.

Various Game Trailers #1895

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | 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:

  • Mass Effect 3 [ALL] - Debut Trailer
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception [PS3] - 2010 VGA Trailer
  • The Elder Scrolls V:  Skrym [ALL] - Debut Trailer

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

'Batman: Arkham City' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.

Monday, December 13, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:30 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 ...

'Forza Motorsport 4' (X360) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport 4 will bring together genre-defining, controller-based racing, the power and freedom of Kinect, and content from leading brands like “Top Gear” to create an automotive experience unlike anything before it.

Wii Review - 'Epic Mickey'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Disney Epic Mickey is an adventure-platforming game with light role-playing elements starring a re-imagined Mickey Mouse, tapping into its rich history along with the characters and worlds brought to life by Walt Disney to create an edgy and unexpected cartoon adventure.

'Distant Worlds: The Return of the Shakturi' - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Distant Worlds: The Return of the Shakturi is an expansion to the 4X space strategy game Distant Worlds, adding new features and improvements, but also two new and unique alien races complete with riveting events that expand upon the original and move the timeline of the universe forward into its next chapter with exciting new endgame options.

'Evochron Mercenary' v1.188 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 12:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Evochron Mercenary is a first person 3D space combat, trader, and exploration simulation. It is the sequel to Evochron Legends and rounds out a trilogy in the series culminating in the game with the highest level of technology and most extensive feature set. Mercenary takes gameplay, control, physics, sound/music, and graphics in several new directions.

You Come From Nothing, You're Going Back To Nothing. What Have You Lost? Nothing!

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The weekend is over too quickly again! Why does this always happen? It's the weirdest thing.

I started fiddling around with my new gaming PC and have come to the conclusion that this is going to be harder than I'd anticipated. I was just going to upgrade the graphics card and swap out hard drives, but in order to do that, I'm going to need to also swap out power supplies, RAM, and who knows what else. Yup, there will be lots of cursing done before this project is over.

We planted our spring flower bulbs, went to our first Christmas party, and watched Zombie Strippers (the name piqued interest, but man, what a horrendously bad flick) and a few episodes of The Amazing Race.