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'Splinter Cell Conviction' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

An investigation into his daughter's death unwittingly leads former agent Sam Fisher to discover he's been betrayed by his prior agency, the Third Echelon. Now a renegade, Fisher finds himself in a race against time to thwart a deadly terrorist plot that threatens millions.

THQ Financial Results Reveal New Titles, Dates, Studio Realigments And Layoffs

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ announced its Q3 2010 financial results reporting a status quo in net sales, but a net income of $542,000, compared to last year's $191.8 million loss. Game-wise, THQ reports that Darksiders has sold 1.2 million units, while Juice Games and Rainbow Studios will henceforth focus on downloadable titles and be renamed to THQ Digital Studios Warrington and THQ Digital Studios Phoenix, respectively.Further down the line THQ plans to release Homefront and a new Red Faction in 2011, with Saint's Row 3, Warhammer Space Marine, and a Darksiders sequel in 2012.

Various Game Trailers #1777

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 3:05 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:

  • Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 - Developer Interview Trailer
  • Aliens vs. Predator [ALL] - Infestation Trailer
  • Bioshock 2 [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Skate 3 [ALL] - Industrial District Dev Dairy Trailer
  • Red Dead Redemption [ALL] - GameStop Costumes Trailer

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

'Need for Speed World Online' Shows Off More Improved Graphics - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Need for Speed World Online takes the race into the largest open world in the franchise's history. This Play 4 Free action racing game will give fans access to licensed cars, parts, multiple game modes, sophisticated online matchmaking features and fully customizable profile and rides.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) Free In-game Content Coming Soon

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mass Effect is a sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In ME2, Saren's evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril. Having sold in excess of 2 million copies, Bioware revealed that "free in-game content is coming in a couple weeks for those who have activated Cerberus Network!"

'Aliens vs. Predator' (ALL) Multiplayer Demo Coming to XBL/PSN And Steam Tomorrow

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 1:56 p.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. Revealed last week, SEGA confirmed that a multiplayer demo will be available on PSN, XBL, and Steam (no standalone download) starting tomorrow.

'Monster Hunter Tri' (Wii) - 35 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MH Tri, pronounced as "try," is an action RPG series where you hunt down fantastical monsters in natural environments, including underwater aquatic beasts, as well as implementing a split-screen co-op mode and introducing a new Arena fighting mode.

'Torchlight' - v1.15 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 1:08 p.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Runic Games' Torchlight is an adventure-themed action-MMORPG which emphasizes a simple and intuitive interface, fast and furious action, and a colorful and compelling game world.

'Madden NFL 11' Not Yet Announced, But Already Dated & Available for Pre-Order

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Madden NFL 11 captures the emotion and intensity of the NFL like never before. Whether you're a diehard football fan, gamer, or somewhere in between, Madden NFL 11 puts you in control of your favorite teams and NFL superstars and lets you feel what it's like to play on Sundays.

'Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening' (ALL) Shows Off Vigil's Keep - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 12:23 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!

'Sins of a Solar Empire' Gets Patched, Adds Tons of Tweaks

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire is a real-time space strategy title under development at Ironclad Games. Unfolding the fate of three unique factions, Sins of a Solar Empire is the first chapter in an epic science fiction saga. The Sins of a Solar Empire v1.19 and Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment v1.05 updates add a ton of tweaks but are largely gameplay/balance changes, but also include additions to graphics, effects and modding.

'Scribblenauts' (NDS) Sells One Million Copies Worldwide

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Scribblenauts is a completely original gameplay experience that anyone can play, offering fun for all ages with two styles of gameplay and more than 200 levels.

'The Swarm' Coming to Xbox 360 - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Swarm is a 3D action/adventure game, where the player will face the challenge of surviving in a wasted Moscow that shows the scars of the alien attack, defending himself against other humans looking for scraps of food, and from the dangerous aliens.

'Iron Man 2' (ALL) Gets Rocked By Lamb Of God

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With an all-new story written by renowned comic book author Matt Fraction, Iron Man 2 will include familiar elements from both the movie and comic book universes, allowing players to truly feel the power of Iron Man with new destructible environments, epic enemies, and innovative hand-to-hand combat moves.

'MLB 10 The Show' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 9:14 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.

'Last Rebellion' (PS3) Gets New Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nippon Ichi Software and HitMaker's Last Rebellion is an RPG with action elements where players can roam around the world field and make action movements like in an action game, but once you enter battle you engage the enemy using a turn-based system. Having been delayed mid 2009, NIS America has finally revealed the new release date...

'Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce' (ALL) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce takes place in a mystic version of ancient China where warriors possess the power of "Fury". This power gives them superhuman strength, lightning fast speed and the ability to fly. Taking the role of any one of over 40 playable characters, up to four friends can go online to launch raids as a team or battle it out competitively.

'War Rock' Celebrates Third Anniversary, Adds New Game Mode

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War Rock is a tactical, modern Free2Play multiplayer FPS with intense, fast-paced combat. K2 Network's free content update adds a new map called Skill Pointer and three new vehicles.

'Camon Hero' Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Camon Hero provides players with a gameplay experience like no other as you journey through the land of Aria in order to save its citizens from the forces of darkness. During the adventure players will come across mystical cards that grant them the ability to summon creatures and people to assist them in battle so they will not be alone on their dangerous quest.

'White Knight Chronicles' (PS3) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 7:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

White Knight Chronicles provides RPG fans with a unique battle system, and robust online gameplay rooted in an epic adventure. Throughout the game you'll have the opportunity to explore the massive world, experiencing a medieval-like fantasy where the hero is able to engage in combat as the larger-than-life White Knight.

'Tournament of Legends' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 7:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tournament of Legends is a weapon and magic based 3D-fight game featuring some of the biggest playable characters on Wii. Each fighter is based on a legend from world mythology:  the Minotaur, a powerful Gladiator, Gorgon, Stone Golem, Valkyrie and other well-known and powerful characters.

'WRC' (PS3/X360/PC) Facts & Features

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 7:40 a.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.

'Carrier Command: Gaea Mission' (ALL) Adds Daytime Cycle Effects - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 7:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission is based on the original Carrier Command released in 1988, fully licensed and endorsed by its creators,  and strives to deliver innovative and intense gameplay in a truly next-gen rendition.

'Madden NFL 10' (ALL) Predicts Super Bowl XLIV Winner

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 7:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On-field authenticity and emotion is taken to another level in Madden NFL 10. With more control over the outcome of the play than ever before, players can drag defenders toward the first down marker, fight for a fumble at the bottom of the pile, and avoid the rush by stepping up into the pocket.

'NBA Jam' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 6:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Sports NBA Jam revives the classic franchise with vintage NBA Jam gameplay, and all-new features that deliver a fresh new take on the game. Featuring the sights and sounds that fans of the franchise will instantly recognize, EA SPORTS NBA JAM mixes the old school with the new, to deliver a one-of-a-kind sports presentation

GameShastra Developing PSP Mini Sports Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 6:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GameShastra has announced an agreement with mobile phone and digital console games publisher P1 Sports Limited which will see over 10 new sports titles available for download on PlayStation Portable and PSP Go, with other handheld formats included over time.

'Witch's Wish' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 6:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Witch's Wish is an adventure game that tells the tale of Vicky, a young witch in training. Vicky wants more than anything to be a witch, but in her town, only rich girls can go to witch school. Her dream seems hopeless until she meets a mysterious girl who shows her how to unlock her remarkable magical powers.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' Merging Game Servers to Increase Population

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 6:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Flying Labs' Pirates of the Burning Sea is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep. In order to increase population density and emphasize key game features Flying Labs has shut down 3 of its 5 available servers.

'Castle of Heroes' Enters Open Beta Stage - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 6:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Castle of Heroes is an extensive strategy game that is playable for free through a web browser. Players will be able to choose from four different races and build up their kingdom in a fantasy world. The game combines the best elements of management, role-playing and strategy games and offers all round entertainment for players of all levels.

'Hubert the Teddy Bear: Winter Games' (ALL) Coming to WiiWare Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 6:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Your Winter fun is not over! Enter a frosty wonderland in this special party game for a whole family. Join Hubert the Teddy Bear and his friends to confront crafty bunnies. Challenge them in 8 winter activities including games such as a sledge ride, snow fight, fishing or bunny chase.

'Elements of War' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 6:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Elements of War is a modern RTS in the setting of Global man-caused catastrophe which resulted from the use of the newest natural force-based weapons by the military authority of the USA, that put Washington into destruction and buried the government under ruins.

'Nier' (PS3/X360) Gets Release Dates

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 6:08 a.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.

XBLA Review - 'Sam & Max: Season Two - Beyond Time and Space'

by Jesse Littlefield on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Sam & Max episodic game series returns for another round of online mayhem. Featuring the same quick wit and bizarre scenarios, Season Two sees some changes to the world and general improvements from player feedback.

'Aliens vs. Predator' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 12:28 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.

'Dante's Inferno' (ALL) Trials of St. Lucia DLC Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 12:18 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. Having obtained an early copy, a lucky user leaks information that a Trials of St. Lucia DLC will add online co-op, as well as a gameplay editor, on April 29, price yet to be determined.

'Star Legacy' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 12:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Legacy will be an open-ended turn-based game that will allow players to immerse themselves in an epic space opera of their own making. Star Legacy is being designed from the ground up around one simple question: what would the ultimate sci-fi 4X game include?

Thanks For The Adventure. Now Go Have One Of Your Own

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Yesterday was a fun day. Nothing special happened, but I guess I was just glad that my little ailment wasn't serious. I don't get sick very often, and if it happens, it mainly occurs early in the year, so I guess we got that all taken care of for 2010.

A quiet evening. Like many other people, we were awaiting the first ep. of the new season of Lost, but it sure was different, with loads of head-scratching moments so far. To lighten up the mood a bit, we also watched the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, and while it didn't bring us to tears, it was quite funny.

Oh yeah, and this weekend, we'll be rocking out at the Anvil concert. \m/