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'Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 8:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marking the return to the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time storyline, The Forgotten Sands will feature many of the fan-favorite elements from the original series as well as new gameplay innovations that gamers have come to expect from the Prince of Persia brand. If you pre-order Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (X360/PS3) at GameStop you’ll gain exclusive access to The Forgotten Arena Game Mode, where you must defeat waves of relentless enemies.

'Marines: Modern Urban Combat' (Wii) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Become a Marine in this compelling and realistic squad based military shooter, using the tactics and tools of the real US Marine Corps. Lead your squad through the deadly streets of Beirut and command them to their posts using the intuitive Wii Remote controls.

PlayStation Store Gets Spring Fever Sale, Tester Ep.6, Blue Toad Murder Files, DLCs, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 8:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with various markdowns (1942 Joint Strike, Trine, etc...), Groovin’ Blocks, Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Pre-order, The Tester Ep. 6, demo for Brain Challenge, DLCs for Aliens Vs. Predator, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, Need for Speed SHIFT, LittleBigPlanet (PSP), BUZZ! Quiz World (PSP), song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (Patchwork Heroes, The Red Star, LUXOR Bundle, and BreakQuest).

'Splatterhouse' (ALL) Bashes Heads - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 6:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splatterhouse combines visceral, adrenaline-soaked combat with horror elements to deliver an original gaming experience that defies the boundaries of the traditional action category with over-the-top gore and shocking new gameplay mechanics.

'Patrician IV' Officially Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Patrician IV, the player takes on the role of a young merchant in the area of the Baltic and North Sea during the late Middle Age, the zenith of the Hanseatic League and its naval trading empire.

'Battle Territory' Announced

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 5:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Territory is a modern military MMOFPS, delivering superb visuals, with realistic fight scenes and military combat in the outbreak of World War.

'Pure Futbol' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pure Futbol is a brand new, 5-a-side soccer video game where you select one of seventeen international squads, comprised of over two hundred current and legendary players, or create your own player to guide to stardom. Experience more visceral gameplay, with an entirely new perspective on the field.  No referees, no rules -- just soccer.

'Silent Hunter 5' Owners Get Free Shaun White Snowboarding or Prince of Persia Game

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hunter 5 ventures into uncharted territory and takes players behind the periscope of a German U-boat to take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. To compensate for server outages, rendering people unable to play because of the new DRM scheme, Ubisoft is offering SH5 owners a free game (thanks Blues).

BlizzCon 2010 Announced

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celebrating its Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft player communities, Blizzard announced plans for its fifth BlizzCon gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California (October 22 - October 23, 2010).

'World Cup Manager 2010' Announced, Coming Next Month - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Cup Manager 2010 offers gamers the chance to live the world cup experience, and coach their chosen national football team to World Cup glory in South Africa with one of the web's most in-depth football management simulators.

'Mafia II' (PS3/X360/PC) Pins Down Release Dates

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mafia II immerses players in the mob underworld of a fictitious late 1940s-early 1950s scenario by fusing high-octane gunplay with white-knuckle driving and an engaging narrative. Players will easily become engaged in the game's cinematic Hollywood movie experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing city.

Rock Band Music Store to Get Jimi Hendrix's Axis: Bold as Love Album

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 9:06 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.

Good Old Games Adds Classic Atari Titles, Syberia Series

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GOG.com has signed a digital distribution agreement with Atari, expanding its catalog with a slew of classic titles, starting with Outcast, Master of Orion and Master of Magic, while more titles will be unveiled gradually in the coming weeks, DRM-free of course.

X360/PC Review - 'Metro 2033'

by Reggie Carolipio on March 25, 2010 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Based on Russian author Dmitriy Glukhovskiy's Metro 2033, 4A-Games' The Last Refuge is a 3D horror/action/survival FPS with elements RPG genre game, set to deliver a gripping, atmospheric experience.

'Monster Hunter Tri' (Wii) Shows Off Split-Screen Hunting - New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Space Exploration: Serpens Sector' Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Exploration: Serpens Sector is a RPG based on classics like Starflight and Star Control. You are tasked with exploring the mysterious Serpens Sector after a long period of human absence. Each game has a different map and a different set of encounters, drawn from a large list.

'Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sherlock Holmes is back with probably the series’ most terrifying investigation. The player will launch into the hunt for the most dangerous serial killer in England’s history: Jack the Ripper.

'The Heavy' Revealed

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frazer Nash has obtained the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish interactive entertainment games based on the British-made Parkland Pictures film The Heavy, directed and created by Marcus Warren, a political crime thriller about family rivalry and betrayal.

'Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Ep. I offers 2D gameplay through rendered HD environments, allowing you to speed through each level with the classic Spin Dash move, and destroy enemies using the Homing Attack. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Ep. I sees the return of the much-loved special stages and takes players through a variety of different Zones, all inspired by the Mega Drive era.

'Howling Sword' Revealed, Licenses Gamebryo Engine

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Howling Sword is a 3D free-to-play fantasy MMO that features a uniquely character-centric quest following one of the four main characters: Alfonso, Chris, Merlin and Ruinell. The game heavily focuses on battle action that specialized with Combo Skill and Transformation System.

'NBA Jam' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 12:31 a.m. PDT | 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

By Condemning Without Hesitation An Old Friend, I Shall Be Feared

by Rainier on March 25, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

So we got our NDSi XL in the office yesterday and quickly tested it out, and once you have it in your hands, it's quite a bit bigger & clunkier than the old model. Even the stylus is bigger...

Our work ran a little later than expected in the evening so we did not get as much couch time as we had hoped, but managed to squeeze in an episode of the Amazing Race and Human Target.

Yesterday an interesting document dropped in my lap, a future update to CrimeCraft will add gang operated "night clubs" to the game, and while that may not seem all the special, it;s what the developers plan to let gangs do in those "vip" clubs what made me read it twice. Without giving away details, let's just say it involves half naked women, poles, and "special services" provided. Interesting ...