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'Fret Nice' (ALL) Coming this Week to PSN, XBLA Sometime Later - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 6:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fret Nice harmonizes the unity between music and the 2D platformer. As you control your character through the artful stages, you play the game as if it were a jammin’ rock song. Rock out by blasting enemies with riff combos and creating your own soundtracks with each “strum” of a chord. Each time a stage is repeated, you will have an ever-changing experience.

'NBA 2K10' (ALL) Sells More Than 2 Million Copies

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA 2K10 delivers the most realistic, stylistic, and feature-rich simulation experience ever available in the NBA 2K franchise – from gameplay to graphics, presentation and online features.

'MLB 10 The Show' (ALL) Gets Revamped Online Season Leagues - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 5:41 p.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.

'Zombie Driver' Free DLC to Add New Game Mode

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Zombie Driver is an action driving game with a top down perspective and a dynamic helicopter chase camera. Fight your way through the streets of a zombie infested city to save the survivors of a disastrous chemical accident that changed most of the city's population into mindless brain hungry monsters.

Various Game Trailers #1776

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 3:25 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:

  • Strategic Command WWII Global Conflict [PC] - Trailer
  • The Secret World [X360/PC] - Cinematic Trailer #2

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

'Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening' (ALL) Introduces Anders - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 2:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Designed and written by the same team that brought you Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion pack offers a brand new area of the world to explore known as Amaranthine, featuring an epic story that will allow players to unravel the secrets of the darkspawn - and their true motivations!

'The Sims 3' - v1.9.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 2:21 p.m. PST | Filed under Patch

The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility!

'The Sims 3: World Adventures' (PC) v2.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Players can take their Sims on new journeys to famous real-world inspired destinations around the globe for the first time ever and seek out new adventures. While exploring the landmarks of an exotic city, there is no telling what the Sims will find.

'BioShock 2' (ALL) Shows Off Special Edition Extras, Pre-Order Incentives - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set approx. 10 years after the events of the original, 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.

'Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Percy Jackson is the son of Poseidon, god of the sea, who is in great danger because of jealousy and fear of his powers and heritage. Players in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief will adventure across America in search of Zeus' master lightning bolt while assembling their best fighting team to go head-to-head against ruthless enemies.

'Trauma Team' (Wii) Gets Delayed - New Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encounter unprecedented depth across six distinct fields of medicine: play as a general surgeon, diagnostician, E.M.T., orthopedic surgeon, endoscope technician, and medical examiner. Follow the story as never before with all-new dynamic story sequences inspired by Japanese animation and comics; each dramatic chapter comes vividly to life with distinct style!

'Borderlands' (ALL) v1.2.1 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Borderlands is an all-new sci-fi action game combining elements of first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat.

'WRC' (PS3/X360/PC) - First Screen

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans of the FIA World Rally Championship will soon be able to get closer to the action as Black Bean Game announced today that its internal development studio Milestone is working on a new official WRC video game.

'A World of Keflings' (XBLA) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A World of Keflings is the bigger, more complete chronicle of the Kefling world where players can play as their Xbox Live avatar and explore and build in the different Kefling lands. Each new kingdom has its own climate and Kefling culture. In addition, each kingdom contains its own unique resources, buildings and tech tree.

'The Hunt' (Wii/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Hunt aims to deliver the most realistic hunting experiences to-date, combining detailed environments and engaging gameplay with highly interactive rifle controllers (Wii only).

'Commander: Conquest of the Americas' Officially Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Commander: Conquest of the Americas combines the best elements of trading and strategy games. Set in the 16th century, players will take charge of a wide variety of European nations in efforts to conquer the New World.

'Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing' (ALL) - 57 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 7:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a frantic battle to the checkered flag, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sees Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in medieval castle ramparts, lush rain forests and bustling cities, all taken from the visually rich and varied universes of Sonic and SEGA.

PA Commentator Adds Live, Dynamic Spoken Commentary to Sports Games

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 7:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Phonetic Arts' PA Commentator is a new product that brings live, dynamic spoken commentary to sports games, allowing the commentator in the game can describe every play, mention every player name, every team name, score, stadium and every other detail of the game, all in a completely fluent, perfectly natural manner.

'BattleBlock Theater' (XBLA) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 7:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BattleBlock Theater is The Behemoth's upcoming third title for the Xbox Live Arcade. Having shipwrecked on a mysterious island you find yourself both betrayed by your best friend Hatty and captured by the locals. All of this is happening while being forced into deadly performances. This however, is just the start of your problems.

'Prison Break: The Conspiracy' (ALL) Shows Off Character Models - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 6:33 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.

'World of Warcraft' - v3.3.2 Euro/US Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 6:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

World of Warcraft is an MMORPG experience where players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world.

'NeoGeo Battle Coliseum' (PS2) Coming to Xbox Live Arcade - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Drawing characters from some of SNK’s biggest and well loved franchises, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum allows the use of the new 2–on–2 Tag Team battle system. This new system allows the player to switch characters during play and to perform ‘team’ attacks on their opponent.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 5:06 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 ...

Wii Review - 'No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 4:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle continues the tale of punk anti-hero Travis Touchdown, the Japanese anime Otaku, and pro wrestling-obsessed assassin. Travis finds himself at the bottom of the UAA (United Assassins Association) rankings and must wage war to become the No. 1 assassin once again.

'Order Of War: Challenge' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Order Of War: Challenge is a multiplayer stand-alone add-on, packing even more intense World War II real-time strategy action. With 6 extended modes, 12 unique maps, and hundreds of units under player control Order Of War: Challenge gives players a battlefield experience of epic scale.

'UFC 2009 Undisputed' (ALL) Surpasses 3.5 Million Copies Sold

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 4:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UFC 2009 Undisputed features an authentic and comprehensive UFC atmosphere, including an extensive roster of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world.

'Dante's Inferno' (ALL) Super Bowl Ad Won't Go To Hell - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dante's Inferno is a 3rd action adventure adaptation of the medieval epic poem "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri, telling the tale of Dante who journeys through the twisted, menacing nine circles of hell in pursuit of his beloved Beatrice. In order to keep the air waves semi clean CBS has censored Dante's Inferno super bowl ad and removed the game's tagline "Go To Hell".

'Aliens vs. Predator' (ALL) Multiplayer Modes Detailed

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Aliens vs. Predator, players will have the chance to take the role of the three infamous species: the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Each of the three species has its very own distinct story-driven, single-player campaign mode that interweaves with the campaigns of the other two species.

'Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight' Details Class System - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Introducing new class-based gameplay, mobile bases and persistent player progression throughout all game modes, C&C4 offers players new, innovative and compelling strategic depth.

Tecmo Koei Delays Both 'Quantum Theory' (ALL) And 'Trinity : Souls of Zill O'll' (PS3)

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 3:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Quantum Theory is a third-person shooter players take on the role of the massive, gun-wielding warrior Syd and battle through intense action sequences in an unpredictable, shape-shifting battlefield. Originally scheduled for March 2010, Tecmo Koei's latest financial results reveals that the game has been delayed, with no nre release date scheduled, same as its upcoming action RPG Souls of Zill O'll.

'Soul of the Ultimate Nation' Details 2010 Update Schedule, 1,000 New Quests Expected

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 3:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Soul of the Ultimate Nation brings the deep storyline of a single player adventure/RPG game together with the fast and furious multiplayer combat of a 3D action game.

'Combat Arms' Content Update Revamps User Interface

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Combat Arms is a free-to-play online FPS that deploys players into a dangerous war zone teaming with soldiers of fortune looking to make a mark.

In A Job Like Yours, Even When It's Finished, There's Always One More Thing To Do

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The good news is that I'm feeling much better. Whatever bug I caught was short-lived, so good riddance.

The bad news is that my 80GB iPod seems to have died somewhere down the line. I hadn't used it in a week or two, and when I wanted to plug it in, it was on low battery, so I charged it. When I tried to turn it back on shortly afterward, it kept trying to boot up only to shut down right away, and then it'd try to boot up again. After a few tries, it went to disk mode, and it's been sort of stuck there ever since. Oddly enough, when I load iTunes and the iPod is connected, it makes the program crash right away. Guess we're due for a trip to the Apple store ....