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'Lost Planet 2' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Planet 2's story has advanced beyond Wayne Holden as players will now follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirates on their quest to seize control of E.D.N III. Players will move their heroes through different stories creating a truly unique and interactive experience.

PAX East 2010 Sells Out, All Badges 100% Gone

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Badges for PAX East 2010 are officially, 100 percent sold out. We all knew it was going to happen and it finally did. The strong response from fans shows the strength of the gaming community on the East Coast. PAX East has attracted gamers of all walks of life with a wild variety of attractions. PC, console, tabletop and pen-and-paper fanatics will make new friends in the free-play areas, scavenge goodies in the expo floor and enjoy the legendary music concerts PAX is known (and loved) for. Hit up the official website for the latest PAX East schedule.

'Nier' (PS3/X360) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Splinter Cell: Conviction' (ALL) Co-Op Sneak Peak Event At GameStop

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

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.

'The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom gives gamers the opportunity to choose the best way to lead their kingdom to victory, in a rich environment set in middle-Europe during the early Renaissance.

'Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West' (ALL) Gets Steam Date, Available for Pre-Order - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West catapults the player straight into the dramatic crescendo of the Western myth. Allowing players to relive the thrills of a gunfight in classic western settings such as the main street of a frontier town or the claustrophobic depths of a gold mine.

'Free Realms' Update Adds A Treasure Trove of New Content

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Free Realms is a free whimsical fantasy massively multiplayer RPG from Sony Online offering lighthearted adventuring, aimed primarily at casual female gamers, and optional bonus content via micro transactions.

'MapleStory' Content Update to Add New Zone

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MapleStory is an online adventure game that centers around the "Maple World," allowing players to combat monsters and develop their characters' skills and abilities in an immense platform-inspired persistent world.

'BlazBlue: Continuum Shift" (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift inherits all the key features of its predecessor while adding a few twists of its own. Tsubaki, µ-12 and Hazama will join the ranks of the veterans, who will be reborn with additional moves to their arsenal. With new modes like Beginner Mode and Tutorial Mode, even fighting game beginners can pull off combos like the pros and dive right into the action.

'Samurai Shodown Sen' (X360) Goes Gold, Gets Date

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Samurai Shodown Sen is the 11th game in SNK's classic Japanese weapons-based fighting series and the fourth in the 3D series. The game takes place in Japan during the twilight of the turbulent Edo period, and promises to be the most brutal and visceral chapter in the Samurai Shodown series' history.

'All Points Bulletin' (ALL) Accepting 3rd And Final Closed Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ll Points Bulletin (APB) takes the universal theme of Criminals and Enforcement and brings it to a persistent, open world multiplayer setting in a modern, crime-ridden city.

'After Burner Climax' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Heavy Rain' (PS3) The Taxidermist DLC Gets Priced And Dated

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Future Wars' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Future Wars is a round based strategy-title that will bring the game back to the genres’ roots by creating definite rules, a rich story and classic gameplay elements. Players of the older generation, fans of customizing and also newbies of the genre will feel themselves homelike in Future Wars.

'Runaway: A Twist of Fate' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the story of the previous game, A Twist of Fate is also very much an independent adventure, allowing those that have never played a Runaway game before to fully enjoy this brand new experience. Also, for the very first time in the series, the game will allow you to control Brian as well as Gina who has an important part to play in the story.

Good Old Games Adds 'The Longest Journey' and 'Sanitarium'

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GOG.com has signed a digital distribution agreement with two from among the best adventure games ever made, The Longest Journey and Sanitarium for half the usual price! That's only $4.99 for each game, DRM-free of course.

Rock Band Music Store to Get Little Fish. Ace Frehley, Carrie Underwood and OneRepublic

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 7:42 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Booster Trooper' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 7:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Booster Trooper is a cross between an old school ‘jetpack platformer’ and the modern, arena based, multiplayer game. It provides tons of fun with its fast paced action and larger-than-life weapons.

Xbox Live's Game Room Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new Game Room on Xbox LIVE, which will be the place to relive the glory days of arcade games, with over 1000 games being released throughout the next three years

'Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 6:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a raw and brutal crime shooter designed to take players on an even more intense story experience, following two of gaming’s most disturbed criminals, through the gritty Shanghai underworld.

'MAG' (PS3) Trooper Gear Pack Coming Next Week, Will be Free

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MAG may be massive but it is an action shooter at its core. You can run around and shoot enemies, throw grenades, and drive vehicles just like any other shooter except with MAG you’ll do it with up to 256 players.

'Final Fight: Double Impact' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 6:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fight: Double Impact is a dual release of two classic arcade side-scrolling beat-em-ups. Final Fight follows the adventures of Cody, Guy, and Haggar, fighting their way across crime-ridden Metro City in hopes of saving Haggar’s daughter, while in Magic Sword you take on the role of the “The Brave One,” a fierce warrior who bears the daunting responsibility of cleansing evil forces from an ancient tower.

'NBA 2K10' (ALL) v1.1 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 5:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

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.

'The Scourge Project' (ALL) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced in 2007, The Scourge Project, powered by Epic's Unreal Engine 3, is a story-driven 3rd person shooter built from the ground up for co-op squad play, where up to 4 players each experience a personal story, whilst playing together as a squad.

Wii/PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Transformers: War for Cybertron'

by Adam Pavlacka on March 19, 2010 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Transformers: War for Cybertron takes players to the Transformers characters’ home planet of Cybertron for a new look into the epic story of the grand civil war that spawned one of the most brutal rivalries of all time.

NDS Review - 'Bermuda Triangle'

by Dustin Chadwell on March 19, 2010 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A brilliantly colorful ocean-based puzzle game with a decidedly ‘green’ theme. Create chains of like-colored pods, and help feed and protect the ocean’s fragile coral! Battle pirates, sharks, and other obstacles in this fast moving, all-ages adventure game that’s both infinitely fun and environmentally friendly.

'PixelJunk Racers: 2nd Lap' (PS3) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PixelJunk Racers is a slot racing game in which players control the action from an overhead view. It features 10 tracks, a dozen play modes, and support for up to seven players on the same console.

'Field of Glory' - v1.1.2 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on Slitherine’s popular tabletop wargaming system, Field of Glory is a faithful adaptation of this miniatures wargame! Without the calculations and measurements required for a tabletop game of Field of Glory, the PC version accurately represents ancient combat where you make the important and fun decisions on the battlefield.

You Might Not Be Able To Fight Like A Samurai, But You Can At Least Die Like One

by Rainier on March 19, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

The gaming headset we purchased the other day turns out to be a bust. It was working fine for the tournament on Wednesday (we took 2nd place), but this morning, it didn't want to work anymore. I've been testing all sorts of different settings, but it didn't resolve anything. Back to the store it goes, and maybe we'll pick up something else.

Anyhow, the weekend is upon us, and while there are no movies that we want to see — Bounty Hunter doesn't count — I'm sure we'll keep ourselves busy with the DVR, Netflix, and some running now that the weather is much better.