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'Alan Wake' (X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Alan Wake immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world that enables players to explore the hyper-realistic and interactive environments.

'Supreme Commander 2' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 6:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 25 years after the events of the original game, Supreme Commander 2 begins with the assassination of the newly elected president of the Colonial Defense Coalition. The CDC members – the United Earth Federation, the Order of the Illuminate, and the Cybran Nation – deny involvement, blame each other, and a galactic war ensues!

Various Game Trailers #1786

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 5:20 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:

  • Distant Worlds [PC] - Expansion Trailer
  • Just Cause 2 [ALL] - Gravity Trailer
  • TrackMania [Wii] - Teaser Trailer
  • Nier [PS3/X360] - Giant Shade Gameplay Trailer
  • Red Steel 2 [Wii] - Some Days Trailer

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

'God of War III' (PS3) GameStop Pre-Order Sweepstakes

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

God of War III will bring epic battles to life with stunning graphics and an elaborate plot that puts Kratos at the center of the carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him.

'Dead Space 2' (ALL) PC Product Listing Signed, Confusion Complete

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience. Originally announced as multiplatform title, including PC, EA's financial from last week no longer made mention of it, followed by a confirmation there would be a PC edition, only to be amended that it still "under consideration." Not content with the confusion, EA has put up PC product page, but whether this means the decision has been made or not, nobody knows (thanks Blues).

'Dragon Ball: Origins 2' (NDS) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Origins 2 chronicles Goku's adolescent days training under Master Roshi, specifically recounting the aspiring warrior's travails against the Red Ribbon Army. Gamers will also be able to assume the role of other Dragon Ball characters, including Krillin, Bulma, and Yamcha, with the characters possessing their own special moves and abilities.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) Pre-Orders Get Free Limited Edition Upgrade - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 3:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.

'Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 1:13 p.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 is a new war strategy title that places players in the heart of the Kharkov Defense Operation during World War II. With the ability to play as either German or Russian forces, Achtung Panzer puts the destiny of the USSR and Wehrmacht armies in one's hands.

'StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty' System Requirements, Enters Closed Beta Testing Phase

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races. It's overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, and it's designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

'Lunar: Silver Star Harmony' (PSP) Announced, Goes Gold, Coming Soon - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Following the epic journey of a young boy whose adventures to become the Dragonmaster eventually set him on a path to save the world of Lunar. With all new graphics, added gameplay features, and a re-mastered soundtrack, this re-imagined entry welcomes a new audience to the unforgettable series, with added story elements sure to intrigue returning fans.

'Darksiders' (ALL) Gets Bundled With Free 'Red Faction: Guerrilla' Copy

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Darksiders is an action/adventure game that gives players the ability to experience the supernatural destructive power of WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, as he explores a demon ravaged world -- seeking revenge and ultimate redemption with a vast array of modern and mythical weaponry.

'Wings of Prey' Coming to Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wings of Prey is a new combat flight simulator based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of World War II. Players can participate in some of the war’s most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and bombers across a range of thrilling missions.

'Alice in Wonderland' (NDS/Wii/PC) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alice in Wonderland, based on Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming movie, allows players to guide, protect and aid Alice as she journeys through the world of Underland while unraveling the game’s many twisted mysteries.

'World of Warcraft' In-Game Pet Sale Nets Make-A-Wish Foundation $1.1 Million

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Make-A-Wish Foundation announced a $1.1 million donation from Blizzard Entertainment, based on 50% of the total sales during Nov. and Dec. 2009 of a special in-game pet, the Pandaren Monk, for Blizzard's MMORPG World of Warcraft.

'Blue Toad Murder Files' (PS3) Get North American Date

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blue Toad Murder Files is set in the quintessentially English village of Little Riddle where murder is in the air. As one of the famous Blue Toad detectives you solve puzzles, interrogate suspects, use your powers of observation and investigate clues to uncover the strange goings on in this quaint and sleepy village.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) Bonfire of the Vanities DLC Coming Tomorrow - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a vast open world environment, Assassin's Creed II invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy, and seeking vengeance.

'Prison Break' (ALL) Picked Up By Southpeak For North America

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prison Break: The Conspiracy is an action adventure game where you play Company agent Tom Paxton, sent to the Fox River State Penitentiary to find out why Michael Scofield (the hero of the TV series), a man without a previous criminal record, became a bank robber.

'Ninety-Nine Nights II' (X360) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set amid a dramatic, epic backdrop of a warring world, Ninety-Nine Nights II blends strategy and action, allowing players to take control of massive armies to defeat thousands of enemies in massive-scaled battles never before seen.

'Infinite Space' (NDS) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infinite Space is an RPG that takes place in outer space and gives players the ability to control, build, outfit and customize more than 150 spaceships, offering over 200 characters and the ability to control multiple spaceships at any one time.

'Mytheon' (PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 7:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mytheon is an online micro transaction game that uniquely combines the best elements of action, strategy and RPG game-play with an emphasis on collectability and combat, set within a fantasy universe steeped in mythologies from across the globe.

'Major League Baseball 2K10' (ALL) Soundtrack Unveiled

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 7:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Major League Baseball 2K10 is the new iteration in the long running baseball series, now 2009 American League Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award recipient Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays on the cover.

'Black Mirror 2' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 7:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Mirror 2 is going to be a classical point & click adventure, based on so-called 2.5D technologies, using a combination of highly detailed 2D backgrounds and 3D characters.

'Mouse House' (Wii) Announced, Coming Soon

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 7:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mouse House is an accessible and fast-paced logic puzzle game in which players lead a lively little mouse on his hunt to collect the cheese in each of 100 challenging puzzle stages.

'God Eater' (PSP) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 6:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In God Eater, the earth has been ruined by mutated beasts known as the Aragami and mankind’s only hope against them is the Jinki weapons and the God Eaters who wield them. Players will create their own hero and battle more than 35 unique enemy types to find items to customize their weapons, guns, bullets and shields to increase their strength and stamina.

'Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island is a new adventure game where a beautiful lady swashbuckler, a furious priest, and a timid cook must save the world from the horrors beneath Vooju Island. Plus, a capybara!

Richard Garriott Launches Social Media Company

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 6:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After a two-year hiatus to travel to the International Space Station, work on a film documentary, ignite a personal rapid transit initiative, and wrap up post-flight experiments and speaking engagements, veteran game designer, Richard Garriott, is returning to the video game industry with a broad-based new social media company called Portalarium.

PC Review - 'BioShock 2'

by Reggie Carolipio on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 5:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. All along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to Rapture. You will play as the first Big Daddy as you travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and your own survival.

'Miner Wars' (X360/PC) Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 5:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Miner Wars is a 6DOF underground and space shooter played in a fully destructible environment and is a combination of single player story game and MMO.

Wii Review - 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'

by Brian Dumlao on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 5:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

We Wish You a Merry Christmas includes 13 holiday-themed activities, including games like Candy Cane Lanes, Present Catch, Elf Hunt and more. Unlock new activities and count down the days to Christmas in the included Advent Calendar, write letters to Santa and lead your family in beloved Christmas carols.

'Metro 2033' (ALL) Shows Off Advanced DirectX11 Features - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 5:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metro 2033, based on Russian author Dmitriy Glukhovskiy's novel of the same name, is a 3D horror/action/survival FPS with elements RPG genre game.

'Shattered Horizon' Rolls Out Moonrise Content Pack, Gets Free Steam Weekend

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 5:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shattered Horizon is a multiplayer FPS where teams of players experience realistic zero gravity combat and fight to survive in the aftermath of a catastrophic Moon mining accident which throws billions of tons of rocky debris into near-Earth space.

'Raskulls' (XBLA) Wants You To Pick The Box Cover, Win Righteous Gear

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 5:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Raskulls is an entirely original and exciting puzzle platformer with a rich single-player campaign and an incredibly addictive online multiplayer component.

'Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype' (PS3) Adds New Challenge Mode, Gets Delayed - Screens

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

Staged across seven unique action-loaded levels accompanied with an adrenaline pumping soundtrack, Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype combines traditional 2D gameplay with detailed high definition graphics and a taste of fresh innovations.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2010 @ 12:00 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 ...

'MLB 10 The Show' (ALL) Explains Catcher Calling the Game Feature - Screens

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

Building upon its reputation for immersion and unparalleled delivery of the baseball experience, as well as the addition of several new key features and enhancements, MLB 10 The Show is poised to continue the franchise's reign as the premier MLB licensed game on any platform.

EA Shutting Down Another Slew Of Game Servers

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

A little over a month after the first time, EA announced that servers for the games listed below will be shut down on the indicated dates. Fans may continue to play the games online up until these dates, but certain community programs may begin to close down prior to the shutdown dates.

2009 BAFTA Video Games Awards Nominees Revealed

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

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the the nominees for its Video Games Awards, with the winners to be revealed on Friday, March 19, 2010.

I Love Hitmen. No Matter What You Do To Them, You Don't Feel Bad

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

It's that time of the year, time for taxes! As we pored over our paperwork, we came across a discrepancy. apparently our Norton virus protection for the office had been automatically renewed a few months ago, even though we'd already purchased an upgraded version and we were waiting for the old one to expire before we installed it on the network.  Off to customer service we went to see if we could get reimbursed, and to our surprise, the rep did not make a fuss, reversed the charges and gave us an extra month on our new license. It's not a lot, but we were quite surprised at how painless it was. Our hat's off to you, Symantec.