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'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 7:05 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. EA lead designer David Goldfarb revealed earlier today that "Is Gold!" indicating Bad Company 2 on track for its March 2nd launch, but later on in the day his msg mysteriously disappeared again (thanks Blues).

'Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening' (ALL) Shows Off The Children - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 7:01 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!

'Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All' (ALL) Coming To WiiWare Early

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All, Phoenix Wright has had six months of experience and five court victories under his belt. But none of that will do him any good against the ruthless new D.A. in town. Franziska von Karma wants revenge and she's ready to take Phoenix down at any cost!

'Primal Carnage' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 1:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Primal Carnage is an all-new action game, based on survival in hostile enviroments. Team based, class driven, all out survival combat, pushes Primal Carnage to the extremes of multiplayer, online games.

Impulse Feb. 5 - Feb. 7, 2010 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, dropping 75% off the Majesty Bundle (Majesty Gold and Majesty 2), knocking 50% off Alganon, Crazy Machines Bundle, while also dropping the price on Red Faction Pack, World War 2 - Time of Wrath, Flatspace II, and Flatspace.

'Fist of the North Star' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI's new game is based on one of the most widely-recognized manga and anime series of all time, "Hokuto no Ken" or "Fist of the North Star." Hokuto Musou takes place in the manga's post-apocalyptic world where the remaining survivors of a nuclear holocaust roam the wasteland in an ongoing struggle against marauding tribes for food and water.

'L.A. Noire' (ALL) Confirmed As Multiplatform Title

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

L.A. Noire is an interactive detective story set in the 1947 classic noir period situated in an exact recreation of mid century L.A. drawing players into an open-ended challenge to solve a series of gruesome murders, but also side missions based on real events from that period. The latest issue of GameInformer confirms what has been rumored for a long time, L.A. Noire is no longer a PS3 exclusive.

'Legends of Daemonica: Farepoynt's Purgatory' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legends of Daemonica: Farepoynt's Purgatory is a full 3D psychological thriller containing unique features, elaborate characters, and a truly non-linear storyline set in the14th Century.

'Greed: Black Border' v1.11 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Greed is a merciless hack 'n' slash action-RPG and features all ingredients to create an enthralling classic. The player will need to fight his way through masses of critters, robots, aliens and many other exotic adversaries while collecting unique items and skills thus leveling up your character.

'Rooms: The Main Building' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Rooms: The Main Building an invitation arrives at the character’s doorstep and unknowingly diverts them to an alternate world where players use extraordinary items and devices to navigate through a variety of rooms and buildings.  To enter the next room, players must carefully shift rooms around in a manner similar to slide puzzles.

Various Game Trailers #1779

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 8:58 a.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:

  • Aliens vs. Predator [ALL] - Marines Trailer
  • Just Cause 2 [ALL] - Freedom And Chaos Trailer

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

'ModNation Racers' (ALL) Coming to PSP - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 7:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ModNation Racers is a thoroughly fresh take on classic kart racing that empowers the player to personalize their entire game. Players can create their own Mod character, styling their own racing kart and even building an imaginative track that can be shared with the rest of the PlayStation community. Hinted at mid 2009, SCEA has now confirmed that ModNation Racers is coming to the PSP.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Megadeth's Rust In Peace Album

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 7:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

'Arsenal of Democracy' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 6:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arsenal of Democracy is the ultimate World War II simulation and is described by Project Leader Lennart Berg as “Hearts of Iron II on steroids!”

'Majin: The Fallen Realm' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 6:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majin: The Fallen Realm is a new fantasy action adventure title from Japanese studio Game Republic, pushing the boundaries of cooperative AI gameplay to deliver a new kind of experience set in an exotic and mysterious wide open fantasy universe.

'Heavy Rain' (PS3) Demo, How to Download It Early

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 6:10 a.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. SCEA has launched an Alternate Reality Game Precinct 52, tasking you to collect four pieces of evidence, which then gives you an unlock code to download the demo on PSN (as well as a Home t-shirt).

'Supreme Commander 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 5:52 a.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!

'Aliens vs. Predator' (ALL) Developer Comments On Demo Issues

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 5:48 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. With the demo being released yesterday, Rebellion has commented on a few issues with the demos, especially the long wait to join games and matchmaking issues.

'Nitrous Undefeated' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 5:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get in, strap up and red line it to the finish! Game Mechanic Studios announced a brand new, original intellectual property entitled Nitrous Undefeated, an arcade racing videogame with never-before seen gameplay features totally new to the genre (thanks Blues).

'Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll' (Wii) Shows Off Even More Mini-Games - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 5:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The loveable characters from the original Super Monkey Ball, AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby, are back with all new mind-blowing puzzles and party games specifically designed to fully utilize the Wii Balance Board accessory and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

Microsoft to Discontinue Original Xbox Live Service

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 4:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On April 15 Microsoft will discontinue the Xbox LIVE service for original Xbox consoles and games, including Xbox v1 games playable on Xbox 360 and Xbox Originals.

Planet Calypso Sells An Egg For $69,696 USD

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 4:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Planet Calypso is a virtual world utilizing a real cash economy, featuring beautiful new vistas, a compelling new story and dangerous monsters all rendered in Crytek's CryENGINE 2. Earlier this year the Crystal Palace Space Station was sold for a record-breaking $330,000.00 USD, and now somebody bought a Virtual Egg for a stunning $69,696 USD.

'E.Y.E' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 4:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

E.Y.E, powered by Valve's Source Engine, is a new FPS/RPG where you play an elite soldier from a strange and secret society looking to, by any means necessary, take the power of the almighty Federation. E.Y.E has been delayed in order to add 3 new chapters, new enemies, new researches, new secondary missions, and additional balancing.

'Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 4:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943 is based on the last strategic offensive the Germans were able to mount in the east, resulting in a decisive Soviet victory which gave the Red Army the strategic initiative for the rest of the war.

Wii Review - 'Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - The Crystal Bearers'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers provides a fresh take on the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series as it combines the storytelling depth, expansive world and graphical quality of Final Fantasy with motion-driven, real-time action gameplay.

'The Grinder' (Wii) Also Coming to PS3, X360 and PC

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Grinder is an online co-op FPS where your team fights werewolves, vampires, and other monsters. Initially announced as a Wii exclusive at E3 2009, in a recent interview president Kerry Ganofsky and chief creative officer Eric Nofsinger revealed that The Grinder is no longer platform exclusive but will now also be coming to the PS3, X360, and PC.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) Picks Movember Mustache Contest Winner - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier.

'Order Of War: Challenge' Gets Dated And Priced

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 12:00 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.

Friday, February 5, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 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 ...

'Torchlight' Sets European Retail Date

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'The Sims' Franchise Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' Gives Former Players a Free Month

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 12:00 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.

I Never Thought I'd Find An Answer At The Bottom Of A Pint Glass

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Well, Wednesday was quite the fiasco. We went to dinner at our neighbor's place, and a few bottles of wine and various beers later, it was suddenly 1am.  Luckily, we did not have to go far, but a quick nap turned into an all-nighter. Neither one of us heard the alarm, so we woke up at 8am.

Oops ....

We didn't have any plans last night, so we decided to just play some video games and watch TV (Psych and The Good Wife).