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'Off-Road Drive' (ALL) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 8:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Off-Road Drive is the first game ever to deliver a true-to-life, off-road, extreme racing experience.  Players will take part in The Russian trophy, Off-Road Trial, Thai Trophy and many other events through the worst driving conditions with a variety of natural obstacles like swamps, rocks, snow and sand.

PlayStation Store Gets Qore Ep. 31, Alien Breed 2, Kung-Fu Live, DLCs, Tracks

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 7:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with
Qore Ep. 31, Alien Breed 2: Assault, Qlione Evolve, Kung-Fu Live, DLCs for Sports Champions, EyePet, ModNation Racers,
Hustle Kings, Super Street Fighter IV, Medal of Honor, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Disney Sing It, song packs for Def Jam Rapstar, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band, the usual game/movie trailers, and PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Tron: Evolution, Football Manager  2011, Military History Commander: Europe at War, Michael Jackson The Experience, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest).

'The Agency' (ALL) Pushed Back Until Late 2011

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 5:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Agency is a pick-up-and-play experience where players assume the role of elite agents in a modern-day world. Both solo players and groups will enjoy a wide variety of cooperative and competitive story-driven missions set in exotic locales across the globe.

'Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is a four player, ghost-busting adventure that will take players on a brand new paranormal experience. Players will suit up with their proton packs and assume the role of a rookie hired by the Ghostbusters to save New York City from a disaster of ghoulish proportions. 

'ATV Wild Ride' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 5:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ATV Wild Ride is the ultimate ATV racing experience. Prepare yourself for extreme air and jaw-dropping showmanship in this nitro-charged ATV racing experience.

'MicroBot' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MicroBot is a unique gameplay experience taking players inside the human body, challenging gamers to control a microscopic ship--a MicroBot--on a mission to destroy a biotechnological infestation.

'Rift: Planes of Telara' Kicks Off Second Beta Event

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 4:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rift: Planes of Telara is a graphically stunning online game is set in a world being torn apart by dimensional “rifts” that tear into the land of Telara, releasing powerful forces that threaten the very existence of the entire universe.

'Anomaly: Warzone Earth' - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Anomaly: Warzone Earth, at its core, is an arcade approach to the real-time-strategy genre. You have the heat of an RTS battle raging around you, as you find yourself in the middle it all, supporting your squad, issuing orders, changing tactics when the situation forces you to do so.

'Okabu' (PSN) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Okabu is an epic gaming adventure that follows the adventures of Kumulo, Nimbe and the cloud-flying heroes as they battle to save their people and their world from the industrialized threat of the Doza.

'MindJack' (ALL) Pre-Orders Get Downloadable Content - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With this unique action shooter set in 2031, MindJack offers a distinctive experience that throws players into a revolutionary playing field where an engaging solo campaign transitions seamlessly to thrilling, cooperative multiplayer gameplay.

'The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom' v1.11 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m. PST | Filed under Patch

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom gives gamers the opportunity to choose the best way to lead their kingdom to victory, in a rich environment set in middle-Europe during the early Renaissance.

'Nadirim' Details the Ruffian Class - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nadirim is a free-to-play, browser-based, MMORPG placed in a fantasy world inspired by the tales of the Arabian Nights. Explore Nadirim and its unique world of Arabian myths and fables to immerse yourself in an online role playing experience that has never been brought to browser platforms before!

'Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood!' (PSP) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Prinny 2 is a side-scrolling hack-and-slash action game. Players control a demon penguin that is known to be the "weakest monster in the netherworld." Players can run, jump, slash, execute special skills and ride tanks and jets to battle enemies.

'Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ' (NDS) Becomes Downloadable

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Zombie BBQ is a shooter where you have to move forward by shooting down every living (or dying) creature in your path! Use the arsenal of weapons at your disposal to do away with the savage hoards of zombies.

'Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective' (NDS) - 13 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghost Trick is a story of mystery and intrigue that blends fun logic puzzles with the world of the supernatural, making for an entirely new and unique experience in the handheld gaming space. Part adventure game, part puzzle game, Ghost Trick’s gameplay will challenge player’s brains while its distinct art elements and character designs will deliver the fun.

'Bejeweled 3' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Featuring a wealth of new content and triple the fun of previous installments in the series, Bejeweled 3 elevates the “match-3” category of puzzle games to an entirely new level.

'Evil Genius' Gets Social With Facebook Game

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Evil Genius, a strategy/life simulation game, is a tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre where you assume the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device.

SNK Playmore Bringing NEOGEO Titles To PSN - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SNK PlayMore announced that it will be launching the NEOGEO Station on the PlayStation Network to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the NEOGEO videogame system on Dec. 21, 2010.

GamersGate Weekly Specials Dec. 7 - Dec. 12, 2010

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced its weekly specials, continuing its holiday sales with the Advent Calendar holiday sale, marking down a slew of titles up to 75% (and a special buy 3 get one free promotion), such as Velvet Assassin, Europa Universalis franchise, Dead Space, Crysis, BioShock, C&C 4 Tiberian Twilight, and a slew of others...

'Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring' (PSP/Wii) Get New Date, Next Year

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring invites friends and foes to don the sacred luchador mask and enter the six-sided ring to experience the excitement and entertainment found only in Lucha Libre.

'Frobot' (Wii) Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 11:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frobot is programmed to make love, not war, but when his five foxy girlfriends get botnapped he doesn't skip a beat takin the fight to the streets.

City Interactive Signs Unreal Engine 3 License For New FPS

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

City Interactive announced that it has licensed the state-of-the-art Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games to develop a new, untitled first-person shooter (FPS) game scheduled for 2011.

'FlatOut' (Wii) Details Cars, Modes - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The main goal of the whole FlatOut franchise is taking out your opponents in the most violent way possible, trashing each others cars till they explode: which makes FlatOut one of the most violent racing series on the market.

'The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Every Sim knows that all outdoor parties need three things: food, fun and an outdoor grill. Throw in a few hot tubs and the party just became perfect. The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff pack is designed for you to enjoy hosting parties, playing outside and spending your nights soaking in the hot tub.

'Sid Meier's Civilization IV' Music Nominated For Grammy Award

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The fourth title in the series of turn-based strategy games, Sid Meier's Civilization IV expands on the beloved gameplay of its predecessors with countless new gameplay changes and improvements, including religion, great people and for the first time in the Civilization series, a full 3D engine.

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

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 2:18 a.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.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Halo: Reach' Noble Map Pack

by Adam Pavlacka on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 2:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Step into the boots of a Spartan III, as Halo: Reach charts the story of Noble Team in their heroic stand to defend the planet Reach, its people and secrets against a ruthless assault by an alien collective known as the Covenant.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 1:13 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 ...

By Condemning Without Hesitation An Old Friend, I Shall Be Feared

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Don't you just hate it when you are trying to help somebody by fixing their computer and after hours of tinkering, trying things, rebooting, downloading tools, and more rebooting, you have to admit defeat without getting a thing fixed? Epic fail! At least I did not make things worse..

What was supposed to be a quiet evening in front of the TV turned out to be a bust. Just like the roadwork outside, nothing got done. After blocking off all parking spots on both sides of the street, they decided to let us know in the evening that they would start tomorrow instead.

At least I have Get Him to the Greek to look forward to ....