'Jumpgate Evolution' Developer Sued By Codemasters

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 6:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original Jumpgate in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations.

'Operation Flashpoint: Red River' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set to deliver an authentic and intensely personal US Marine Corps infantryman experience, Red River’s epic campaign will be played out on a deadly new battlefield set in the remote yet beautiful country of Tajikistan along the Vakhsh River.

Raven Software Said To Be Working On 'James Bond' Title Again

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to James Bond fan site MI6, Raven Software, known for the recent Singularity and Wolfenstein, has been tagged again by publisher Activision to work on a new installement in the James Bond franchise. Unlike Bizarre Creations' recent Blood Stone, the new title could be based on the 23rd Bond movie, which is schedule for release in theaters in 2011. Earlier development on the James Bond title was put on hold while the MGM bankruptcy was being sorted out.

Various Game Trailers #1892

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 5:17 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:

  • Dynasty Warriors 7 [PS3] - Debut Trailer
  • Total War: Shogun 2 [PC] - Music Dev Diary Trailer
  • Dead Space 2 [ALL] - Horror And Action Trailer
  • Back To The Future: The Game [ALL] - Reveal Trailer

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

'echochrome ii' (PS3) Gets Release Date, Coming Soon - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

echochrome ii introduces a unique twist on gameplay that lets players use pure imagination to solve puzzles by controlling light and shadows.

'MX vs. ATV' (ALL) Sponsors Monster Energy Supercross, New Installment Next Year

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 4:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MX vs. ATV Reflex introduces revolutionary physics that allow for real-world terrain deformation and an intuitive, dual-stick control scheme that separates man from machine, as well as a wide variety of race modes, vehicles and worlds to explore while utilizing the all-new Rhythm Racing 2.0 physics engine.

'Magic: The Gathering: Tactics' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Magic: The Gathering - Tactics will allow players to command forces of dramatic 3D figures and powerful spell cards pulled from the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse. Players can participate in single player scenarios or jump right into PVP action against other players worldwide, 24 hours per day.

The Great Steam Treasure Hunt Starts Today

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 2:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Now through December 20th, the Great Steam Treasure Hunt will have folks spending time in the tropical sun, earning Steam Achievements in select games, joining Community groups, and earning a slot atop the Steam Leaderboards all in the name of winning free games.

Video Game Awards Hosted By Neil Patrick Harris

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Spike TV's Video Game Awards returns this year with a 8th anniversary celebration that will gather some of the world's hottest creators and designers as they honor the year's greatest achievements gaming. All the heavy hitters are present, with multiple nominations for God of War III, Halo: Reach, Mass Effect 2, Black Ops and so forth ...

'L.A. Noire' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 12:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

L.A. Noire is an interactive detective story set in the 1947 classic noir period situated in an exact recreation of mid century L.A. drawing players into an open-ended challenge to solve a series of gruesome murders, but also side missions based on real events from that period.

'Fallout: New Vegas' (ALL) New Patch/Title Update Coming Soon

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fallout: New Vegas, the follow-up to 2008's Game of the Year Fallout 3, brings this franchise to a location only Fallout could do justice: Vegas. Fallout: New Vegas takes all the action, humor, and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raises the stakes. Bethesda tweeted that they've "wrapped up work on the Fallout: New Vegas patch and submitted it," and it should be avaialble soon on PS3/X360 and PC.

Headup Games Launches Pre-Christmas Sales

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 11:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Headup Games has started an unique Pre-Christmas sale at its own online shop which lasts until Dec. 13, 2010. Fans can buy the latest Headup Games PC titles (Grotesque Tactics Premium Edition, GearGrinder, Future Wars, Greed: Black Border, and Twin Sector) at 50% off here, all you have to do is use the "presents4all" bonus code

'Sturmwind' (DC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sturmwind is a classic shoot 'em up with 2D gameplay, powered by a hybrid 2D/3D engine.

'Bloodline Champions' Unveils The Stalker - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 9:32 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.

'Tomb Raider' (ALL) Franchise Getting Reboot, Tells Origins Story

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Here begins the first adventure for a young and inexperienced Lara Croft in a story which charts the journey of an ordinary woman who finds out just how far she must go in order to stay alive.

'Harley Pasternak 5-Factor Fitness' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Designed to generate results in just five weeks, the 5-Factor Fitness program is based on five-ingredient meals, five times a day, coupled with nutrition specialist Harley Pasternak's signature fitness program of five-minute sets.

'Sid Meier's Civilization V' Upcoming Patch Focus On AI And Diplomacy, Details

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 8:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Civilization V reinvigorates the classic turn-based strategy genre with a new engine built from the ground-up. Players are introduced to a new combat system, deeper diplomatic interactions and a cavalcade of expanded features that deliver a fully immersive experience.

'Fight Night Champion' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 8:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fight Night Champion pushes visual boundaries with the most realistic boxer-likeness to date, fluid animations and damage that conveys the brutality of the sport of boxing.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, December 6, 2010

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 7:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added two WiiWare (one demo), two Virtual Console, and three NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Fluidity, Racers' Islands: Crazy Arenas, Fireplacing (Wiiware), Dairojo! Samurai Defenders, Space Ace, Rytmik Rock Edition (NDSi), Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando, and SONSON (VC)

'Oddworld' (ALL) Titles Coming To Steam, Including Munch’s Oddysee And Stranger's Wrath

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 7:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Oddworld Inhabitants announced that its award-winning classics, Abe’s Oddysee, Abe’s Exoddus, Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath will be available for PC owners through Steam in one generous downloadable package, this 2010 Holiday season.

'Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit' (ALL) Getting 2nd Patch, Details

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit will transform 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.

X360 Kinect Review - 'Dance Central'

by Adam Pavlacka on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Rugby Challenge' (ALL) Gets Likeness Of All Blacks Legend Jonah Lomu

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 12:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rugby Challenge will include the All Blacks, ITM Cup, and Investec Super Rugby amongst other licensed teams and competitions, and will feature multiplayer online play, a multi-year franchise mode, extensive customization options, and dynamic real-time commentary.

1,000 Years From Now, There Will Be No Guys And No Girls, Just Wankers

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The weekend is over and done with again, so it's back to the grind.

Even though the weather sucked, yesterday was a fun day. Due to the constant raining, we did not get to plant any of our bulbs for our spring flowers, but we got to play The Smurfs' Village (iPod) and Stronghold Kingdoms, and we watched The Walking Dead, Burn Notice, a few episodes of Hell's Kitchen and NCIS.

We might be housebound this week. There's some major construction work that's being done to our street, so we'll find out tomorrow AM if we can leave the place at all.