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'Knights Contract' (ALL) Gets Release Date - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 7:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Knights Contract re-creates the era of swordsmen and magic with astonishing visual appeal while keeping players at the edge of their seats with stylized over-the-top action.

'Lylian' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 5:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lylian is an action side-scroller using unique elements of visual and audio cues to entrance the player into seeing an unstable young girl's warped perspective of reality, the player gets caught up as she spirals into the unknown depths of her own imagination.

'PlanetSide Next' Details Forthcoming, Beta Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 5:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SOE's 2003 Planetside was the first real MMOFPS, where thousands of players wage war in a battle of planetary proportions with first-person player-to-player combat and vehicular warfare across ten continents. While PlanetSide Next is currently in development, no details have been released yet, but according to CEO John Smedley that will change early 2011, "Early next year we will have announcements about Planetside Next followed by a beta."

'Lord of Arcana' (PSP) Demo Coming Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Lord of Arcana players are plunged into the dark depths of the underworld to fight vast and powerful creatures of legend in their quest to obtain the power of Arcana. Combat is simple yet rewarding, brutal moves can be performed simply and swiftly as you take on a huge variety of stunning and fantastical monsters.

THQ Launches Month-Long uDraw GameTablet Art Contest

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

uDraw Studio was designed as a showcase piece for the capabilities of the device  and features a robust set of art creation modes and user-friendly tools that help players create anything from simple doodles to intricate masterpieces that can be saved and shared.

'Runes of Magic' Christmas Contest Gets You Hardware Prizes, In-Game Mounts

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 4:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 2,800 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'Body and Brain Connection' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 3:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Body and Brain Connection challenges players to exercise both mind and body in the most cerebral and energetic party game ever from the originators of the video game brain training craze.

'Demon's Souls' (PS3) Server Support Extended Again

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 3:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Demon's Souls is a PS3 exclusive action RPG experience, beautiful, compelling, and unforgiving, the hardcore RPG experience PS3 fans have been waiting for.

'Need for Speed World' Clocks In At 3 Million Racers

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Need for Speed World Online takes the race into the largest open world in the franchise's history. This Play 4 Free action racing game will give fans access to licensed cars, parts, multiple game modes, sophisticated online matchmaking features and fully customizable profile and rides.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Vietnam' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fighting as either U.S. Marines or North Vietnamese Army (NVA), the hostile combat terrain of the Vietnamese jungle is brought dramatically to life via the Frostbite engine with a host of authentic vehicles and weapons with which to engage the enemy.

Rock Band Music Store To Get 8-Pack Of International Hits

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring an 83-song set list and access to far more music than ever before, as well as innovative new gameplay modes and instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games.

'Gary Grigsby's War in the East' v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Gary Grigsby’s War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945 is a turn-based World War II strategy game stretching across the entire Eastern Front. Gamers can engage in an epic campaign, including division-sized battles with realistic and historical terrain, weather, orders of battle, logistics and combat results.

'Dynasty Warriors 7' (PS3) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 7's storyline surpasses 234's Wuzhang, and now properly ends in 280: Jin's unification of China and end of the ROTK period. DW7 will focus on the four kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin (newly added) and let you play as a variety of characters including newcommers Sima Shi, Bao Sanniang, Sima Zhao, returning Xing Cai.

'Football Manager 2011' v11.2.1 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 12:21 p.m. PST | Filed under Patch

With more new features than ever before, including real-time contract negotiation, a revamped training system and a number of match engine improvements, Football Manager 2011 will once again raise the bar for Soccer management games.

'X-Motor Racing' - v1.28 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

X Motor Racing is an arcade racing game with next generation physics model, including all classes of cars from old RWD to modern sports cars, physics, and various graphical features. This demo includes 3 tracks, one car and is now updated with new physics surfaces, damage model, etc.

'Mythos' Stress Testing Soon, Sign Up To Participate

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythos is an online, action RPG that is free to download and free to play. Set in the land of Uld, players assume the roles of fantasy heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest through entirely randomized dungeons and environments.

'Planet Calypso' Launches Merry Mayhem Hunting Contest

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Planet Calypso is a virtual world utilizing a real cash economy, featuring beautiful new vistas, a compelling new story and dangerous monsters all rendered in Crytek's CryENGINE 2.

Friday, December 17, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 9:12 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 ...

PS3/X360 Review - 'TRON: Evolution'

by Adam Pavlacka on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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 lightcycles.

I Think I Just Turned My Fruit-of-the-Looms Into A Fudge Factory!

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The Christmas cards are starting to roll in, and we usually hang them on a wall in the office, but this year, it seems a lot of companies are opting for electronic greeting cards in e-mail. It's too bad because it was always a cool sight to have them on display, and it makes the place look nice and festive as well.

A few days of no TV/DVR watching, and the thing jumped to 86% full. Guess it's time to make a dent. Last night, we watched Hell's Kitchen (the finale) and The Good Wife, but it's mainly the HD recordings that take up a whole lot of space.

I still have two computers to re-assemble, but that'll have to be for this weekend. My main gaming rig is done, and that's what matters.