'Heavy Rain' (PS3) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Heavy Rain, you don't watch the story – you play it. The dynamic narrative unfolds through the player's actions, not cut scenes, and every action has a consequence.

'Tetris Party Deluxe' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tetris Party Deluxe builds on the previously released Tetris Party for WiiWare by adding new modes and features to enrich the overall game play experience for both Wii and NDS.

PlayStation Store Gets Sales, The Tester Debut, Demos, DLCs, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 6:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with the final week of the Ubisoft sale, Topatoi pricedrop, 50% off Marvel vs. Capcom 2, The Tester Season Premiere: Ep.1, demos for Yakuza 3 and Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, DLCs for BUZZ!, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, Assassin’s Creed II, Dante’s Inferno, LittleBigPlanet PSP, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3, Resident Evil 5, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, song packs for Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 and Puzzle Chronicles).

'Nier' (PS3/X360) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 6:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nothing is as it seems in Nier, an action adventure game set in a crumbling world plagued by disease and dark, unrecognizable creatures. Players assume the role of the unyielding protagonist, resolute in his quest to discover a cure for his daughter, who is infected with the Black Scrawl virus.

Online Game Revenue Fuels Global Video Game Software Market

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A new study finds that strong growth in the global video game software market will continue in the coming years, with global revenues growing from $46.5 billion in 2009 to $64.9 billion by the end of 2013, projecting increased spending on physical game software (made for console, handheld and PC), as well as digital downloads, online subscription services, in-game advertising and sales of virtual goods.

Various Game Trailers #1787

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 1:38 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:

  • Splinter Cell: Conviction [ALL] - Story Trailer

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

'Puzzle Chronicles' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Puzzle Chronicles features a new puzzle combat is based on real time action so you will have to think fast and posses sound strategies to best their opponents. On your quest through Asharin Empire you will fight fierce beasts and battle hardened warriors with a new puzzle combat mechanics that will test your skills.

$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest Winners Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games announced the final winners of the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest, a competition that rewards aspiring game developers for making exceptional game modifications (mods) for Unreal Tournament 3.

'Ace Combat: Joint Assault' (PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ace Combat: Joint Assault features accessible and exhilarating gameplay, comprehensive online multiplayer options, while the nail-biting close-quarters combat and incredible visuals are completely re-designed to deliver maximum intensity and an accessible and fun experience for any fan of flight action.

'WH40k: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising' Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising features a new playable army, and continues the epic journey of the Blood Ravens as they battle this new, more personal enemy. Chaos Rising offers new single-player and co-op campaigns, a level cap increase from 20 to 30, more powerful war-gear and a suite of innovative multiplayer options.

'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games' (ALL) Sells An Impressive Six Million Copies

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Following the phenomenal worldwide popularity of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, this fresh gaming experience will feature completely new Olympic Winter Games events from the official competition schedule including Alpine Skiing and Speed Skating with more events announced throughout the year.

'Super Street Fighter IV' (ALL) Introduces Three New Characters - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte and Rufus, while adding about eight characters new to the world of Street Fighter IV, such as classic combatants from previous SF games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri.

'X-Motor Racing' - v1.24 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 11:44 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.

Vicious Engine 2 Adding Support for Wii, PS2, and PSP Platforms

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vicious Cycle Software announced that its Vicious Engine 2 (Ve2), currently only available on PC, X360 and PS3, will add support for the Wii, PS2, and PSP platforms in early 2010, making it the most complete solution for next generation development on the market.

'Yakuza 3' (PS3) Demo Available on PSN - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yakuza 3 takes a departure from the first two games by moving from the gritty cityscape of Tokyo, to Okinawa, where Kiryu runs a center for orphaned children. The orphanage is on land that is owned by a mob boss who is under pressure from the government to sell the land, making life once again tough for Kiryu.

Thursday, February 18, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 11:03 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 ...

'Rage of the Gladiator' (Wii) Shows Off Amit the Charmer - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rage of the Gladiator is a first person fantasy fighting game where you control a gladiator, fighting for your life in an arena. Armed with your magical warhammer and a trusty shield, you must defeat fantastic bosses including a Chimera, Beholder, and a Dragon.

'Clover: A Curious Tale' (ALL) Gets Overhauled for PC, Coming Next Month

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Clover: A Curious Tale updates the hand-crafted watercolor political platform puzzler and invites players to put their puzzle-solving skills to the test by confronting the mysteries of its fascinating medieval world. Now with a fully remastered piano score, new puzzles, voice acting, localisation and a plethora of new ambient effects.

'Sid Meier's Civilization V' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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 providing hours of entertainment as players build and defend their empire on their quest to become the greatest ruler the world has ever known.

Wii Review - 'The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces'

by Dustin Chadwell on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 6:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces is the latest flight simulation game from Ace Combat developers Project Aces. Holding the Nunchuk in the right hand as the flight control stick and the Wii Remote in the left hand as the throttle, the unique controls of the Wii are fully utilized to simulate the controls of sitting in an actual cockpit.

'Bakugan Battle Trainer' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 5:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bakugan Battle Trainer lets fans interact with their Battle Brawlers like never before, introducing players to a different part of the Bakugan world by putting an emphasis on mastering the secrets of Bakugan training by improving their skills, leveling up G-Power and then ultimately going up against challengers in a familiar but innovative way.

'After Burner Climax' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 5:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After Burner Climax is an arcade-style flight combat title that features fast and frantic feats, putting you in the cockpit of the world's top fighter jets. Players dodge planes, rockets and bullets while trying to target multiple on-screen enemy aircraft to relive the experience of the classic After Burner arcade game.

'M.U.D. TV' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

M.U.D. TV pays homage to the ultimate game classic of traditional game development: MadTV! In M.U.D. TV, you will take over the position of a program director at a small TV station. Build up and extend your offices, hire staff, actors or directors and produce your own films, television series or shows.

'Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force - Herbert's Revenge' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 5:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert's Revenge follows the misadventures of Herbert – a vegetarian polar bear who can’t swim and dislikes the cold, introducing new mini-games and feature mission-based gameplay that’s been embraced by kids around the world.

Good Old Games Adds Even More Classic Activision Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 4:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GOG.com has signed a digital distribution agreement with Activision, expanding its catalog with a slew of classic titles, Caesar 3 and The Interstate '76 Arsenal, while more titles will be unveiled gradually in the coming weeks, DRM-free of course.

'Dancing on Ice' (NDS/WII) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 4:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dancing on Ice captures the excitement, drama and challenge of the show with an interactive and intuitive control system. By creating your own character, selecting which real-life professional skater will be your partner, undertaking the strict training regimes and learning the increasingly testing “required elements” the player really feels like they are immersed in the show for real.

'Blade Kitten' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blade Kitten, based on Steve Stamatiadis' comic book series, is an action adventure game that invites players into the world of Hollow Wish, where they take on the role of Kit Ballard, one of the best bounty hunters in the business.

'Medal of Honor' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Medal of Honor is an all-new FPS game that will introduce the Tier 1 Operator: a relatively unknown entity directly under the National Command Authority who takes on missions no one else can handle. Inspired by real events, Medal of Honor reveals the mission of today’s most elite soldier – his will, his mindset and his uncompromising professionalism.

'MotoGP 09/10' (PS3/X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 12:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MotoGP 09/10 will not only deliver all the bikes, riders and tracks from the 2009 championship, but brand new gameplay modes that offer rewards for not only winning but also driving style, plus the ability to update the game with accurate content from the 2010 championship, as the season unfolds at no extra cost.

'Reign: Conflict of Nations' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Reign: Conflict of Nations is a large-scale real-time historical strategy game covering three centuries of medieval Europe. The player becomes a monarch testing their skills by controlling one of 26 unique fractions as they develop smart economics, work political maneuvers, maintain thoughtful diplomacy, take care of resources and wage war.

PS3/X360 Review - 'NCAA Basketball 10'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

NCAA Basketball 10 brings the emotion, intensity, and spirit of college basketball by capturing every detail in the stadium, from cheerleaders and mascots to wild crowds and real NCAA Basketball announcers, while refining and improving last year's core gameplay functions, adding more depth to the ‘styles of play’ and ‘set your tempo’ features.

'Archlord' Gets Ready For Chaotic Frontier Content Update

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Embark on your adventure to become the one mighty ruler of them all and take control of vast worlds, sprawling towns and cities or even control the world's horrific monsters to wreak havoc on your cowering enemies.

I'd Like To Have Your Advice On How To Live Comfortably Without Hard Work

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The Olympics are in full swing, and we got to watch Shaun White in action. The dude has his own personal half-pipe up in the mountains somewhere, so he can practice undisturbed.

We had taco Wednesday over at our neighbor's place, and it was great.

I planned on watching Halloween II yesterday but did not get around to it, so hopefully I'll get a chance to check it out later today.