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'TRON: Evolution' (ALL) Gets Orange Limited Edition X360 Controller

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 7:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set during the era between the two Tron films, Tron: Evolution conveys the story of significant events within the Tron mythology. The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital world filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles.

'Might & Magic Heroes VI' Introduces The Stronghold Faction - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 4:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting 400 years before its predecessor, Might & Magic Heroes VI will include all the characters and features from previous installments, in addition to a wealth of new innovations showcasing a family of heroes in a thrilling, epic story where Angels plot to revive an unfinished war.

Sony Online Celebrates Holidays Across Its MMOs

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment is gearing up for winter by spreading holiday cheer across its online gaming catalog with festive in-game events, activities and more in Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Free Realms, EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Star Wars Galaxies.

Take-Two Revenue Grows As 'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) Sells 8 Million Units

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two announced financial results for the three and twelve months ended October 31, 201, revealing net revenue growth of 65% year-over-year, driven by Civilization V, Mafia II, and Red Dead Redemption which to date has sold nearly 8 million copies.

'Crysis 2' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Crysis 2, New York is under the attack of a unique and frightening alien species that combines deadly weaponry, exceptional sensory abilities and intelligent collaboration to present players with the most challenging opponents ever seen in a first-person shooter.

'Golfstar' Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Golfstar, a golf MMOG with impressive graphics, a staggering 30 players can form a group to play a round on one of the game's six courses. And the best part: you don't have to wait for the other guy to finish his turn.

'Vindictus' Content Update Adds Holiday Cheer

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 12:38 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.

'Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising' Stress Testing This Weekend - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gods & Heroes is a massively multiplayer RPG of mythic adventure in the ancient world featuring epic God Powers, intense squad-based combat, and creatures drawn from the myths and legends of the ancient world.

Various Game Trailers #1899

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 12:25 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:

  • Fallout: New Vegas [ALL] - Dead Money DLC Trailer
  • L.A. Noire [ALL] - Technology Demo Trailer

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

Games for Windows Marketplace Deals Of The Week, Dec. 16, 2010

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today through Wednesday, December 23, embark on a journey through ancient China in “Mahjong Wisdom” for only $2.49 – that’s 75% off the original price! As you progress from level to level, a beautifully illustrated story is revealed, immersing you in an ever-evolving game experience.

'MLB 11 The Show' (ALL) Signs Cover Athelete

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Minnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer will be returning as our cover athlete in the latest installment of the best selling baseball franchise, MLB 11 The Show.

'Hard Corps: Uprising' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Thrilling retro run-and-gun action is back with a vengeance in Hard Corps: Uprising, a new 2D side scroller that pays homage to classic Konami action series.

'Total War: Shogun 2' Gets Standard, Limited And Collector's Editions

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 9:43 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.

'Bloodline Champions' Goes Open Beta, Available For Pre-Order

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 9:39 a.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.

'Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed' (ALL) Reveals Limited Edition Pre-Order Bonus - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 7:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shift 2 Unleashed builds on the true drivers experience by introducing the driver’s battle, an even more authentic and primal feeling of power and speed which elevates the fundamental competitive race into a struggle for supremacy against other drivers and even the track itself.

PSP Review - 'Knights in the Nightmare'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 7:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Knights in the Nightmare requires players to throw out everything they know about RPG and strategy games and embrace something altogether new and fresh. Frantic, energetic action mixes with thought-provoking tactical gameplay, all within a beautifully-rendered fantasy setting and presented through a captivating, emotional narrative.

Unreal Development Kit - December Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 6:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games launched the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free edition of Unreal Engine 3, providing the community access to the toolset like never before, and has now released an updated version, including iOS support.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2011' (ALL) Getting Free DLC Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 6:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The PES range has long been regarded as offering incredible realism and control, but PES 2011 will reinvigorate the series with the most advanced raft of gameplay additions, control options, and animations to meet the evolution of real-life football.

'Modern Combat: Domination' (PSN) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With Modern Combat: Domination, teamwork, skill and fun are back with frantic gameplay in a top-notch game. Square off in 16-player battles in 6 modes and complete your objectives to rule the leaderboards! Experience the first shooter to use the PlayStation Move motion controller for an unprecedented level of combat immersion.

'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' (ALL) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 3:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution you play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team breaks in and kills the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes.

'Back To The Future' (ALL) Ep.1 Coming Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 3:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on Universal's trilogy of movies, but with an all-new story consulted by co-creator and writer Bob Gale, Back To The Future will revive Marty McFly and Doc Brown's high-flying voyage across the space-time continuum.

1C Company Celebrates The Holidays With 60% Off Its Entire Collection

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher/developer 1C Company announced that from Dec. 14th until Dec. 24th players can go to its digital store and choose nay games from its catalogue and save 60% on every single title.  

'Hydrophobia' (ALL) Developers Cryptic About Next Week's Update

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 2:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hydrophobia is a survival adventure about conquering fear in a series of entirely dynamic flooded environments, its story divvied up into three parts, each about 5 hours long, expected to be released within a 12-month period.

'FreeJack' Gets Festive Update With New Track, Accesories, Extra XP And More

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FreeJack is a parkour racing game with slick cartoon-style graphics and innovative new gameplay mechanics based on the underground sport of free running. In FreeJack, players race head-to-head as one of four hip characters, bustin’ stylish flips and tricks to increase their speed and come out on top!

'Mission Against Terror' Adds New AI Mode, Robots

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

M.A.T. is a free-to-play, online first-person shooter set in the near future, pitting two teams against each other all around the world. From the male civilian with a vengeance to a war-torn female soldier with something to prove, characters from all walks of life come together to fight for a common goal.

'Deathsmiles' (X360) Deluxe Edition Only In Europe, Adds Extra Goodies

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enter the world of Gilverado, a kingdom plagued by hideous monsters and tortured souls. Choose from four angels with unique demonic familiars and battle against a storm of enemies pouring out of Hell's gates! Fight your way out of tight spots as you are surrounded by enemy units and bullets from both sides of the screen.

You Must Survive, Or I Will Never Exist

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The computer migration has started, and as expected, nothing is ever easy when messing with PC innards. There hasn't been a whole lot of cursing yet, but I'm getting really close. The room is filled with 5 video cards, 10 hard drives, tons of cables, fans, and screws lying everywhere. It's a battlefield, for sure.

As I started writing the MOTD an hour ago, I had an epiphany, and we're up and running. Woot! One computer fixed, two more to go ....