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'XCOM' (X360/PC) Announced - First Screen

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

XCOM combines the strategic core of the groundbreaking franchise with a suspense-filled narrative and distills it into a tense and unique first-person shooter experience.

'Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 8:21 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.

'Alpha Protocol' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loyalty carries a price and no one knows this more than agent Michael Thorton. A talented young agent cast out by his government, Thorton is the only one with the information needed to stop an impending international catastrophe.

'Asheron's Call' Adds New Playable Race, Magic, And More

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

AC is an MMORPG that draws together thousands of players within an evolving and dynamic persistent world, featuring an ever-evolving storyline, thrilling adventures, quests, and frequent content updates, AC immerses players in an intense role-playing environment.

Game Developer Salary Survey Reveals 4% Drop in Average Salary

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 6:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game Developer Research has released the results of its ninth annual Game Developer Salary Survey, calculating an average American mainstream videogame industry salary in 2009 of $75,573, a decline of more than 4% from 2008’s figure of $79,000.

'Guilty Party' (Wii) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 5:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guilty Party tells the thrilling tale of the Dickens Detective Agency as they solve crimes set in motion by the master criminal known as Mr. Valentine. Up to four players can solve crimes in a variety of locations all over the world to unlock the secrets of Mr. Valentine’s grand scheme.

'NHL 10' (PS3/X360) Predicts Stanley Cup Winner

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 10 begins a new era with gameplay innovations that deliver a new standard of toughness, the emotion of playoff hockey on the ice and in the arena, and over 200 gameplay refinements that replicate the skill and finesse that every fan sees throughout the NHL playoffs.

'Dead Space' (ALL) Gets Literary Prequel

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience delivering the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) Rolls Out Road & Track Car Pack

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport 3 unites the racing game genre, making it possible for everyone to experience the thrill of more than 400 of the world’s most exotic and exquisite cars on over 100 renowned real-world tracks and exotic road courses from around the globe.

'Craft of Gods' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Craft of Gods is a MMORPG with a huge world to explore, monsters and legendary creatures, crafting and housing. 6 different races and a system of free growth with more than 200 different abilities.

Various Game Trailers #1816

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | 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:

  • World of Tanks [PC] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Mytheon [PC] - PvP Gameplay Trailer

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

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Shows Off Voss - New Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Old Republic will let you explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining your personal story and determining your path down the light or dark side of the Force.

'StarCraft II' Adds Monthly Subscription Fee, But Only In Russia

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races. It's overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, and it's designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game. In what may be a move to counter piracy in Russia, Blizzard has opted to sell the game at about half price and limited multiplayer functionality, with an option to extend battle.net service for a monthly fee, or a lifetime supply (thanks IncGamers).

Federal Circuit Court Vindicates Nintendo in Patent Lawsuit

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that none of Nintendo’s video game controllers infringe on a patent asserted by Anascape, Ltd.

'Super Street Fighter IV' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte and Rufus, while adding about eight characters new to the world of Street Fighter IV, such as classic combatants from previous SF games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | 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 ...

'Heavy Rain' (PS3) Sells One Million Units In Five Weeks

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 8:58 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.

'F1 2010' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In F1 2010 gamers will take on the full, expanded grid in a variety of game modes including GRAND PRIX, Championship, Time Trial and an extensive, innovative Career mode. F1 2010 will also feature a highly advanced damage model, fully dynamic weather system and extensive competitive multiplayer options.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' - v1.0.6.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Rockstar's open-ended crime series returns to New York situated around the Eastern European protagonist Nikolai. The PC edition features a replay editor with Rockstar Social Club integration, expanded multiplayer, higher resolution, and match filtering.

'Trauma Team' (Wii) - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | 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!

PS3/X360 Review - 'Prison Break: The Conspiracy'

by Tim McDonald on April 13, 2010 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The protagonist of the "Prison Break" game is Company agent Tom Paxton, who is sent to the Fox River State Penitentiary to find out why Michael Scofield, a man without a previous criminal record, became a bank robber. The storyline runs parallel to the first season of "Prison Break."

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

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 2:21 a.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.

'Gears Of War 3' (X360) Officially Announced, Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 3 plunges players into a harrowing tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood that concludes the current story arc for "Gears of War." With the last human city destroyed and the remaining survivors stranded, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race from the jaws of extinction.

'Earthrise' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earthrise, Bulgaria based indie developer Masthead Studios' debut title, is a post-apocalyptic science fiction MMO. The game was originally scheduled for 2009 and then pushed until Q2 2010, but the developer has revealed that it will not make its target date and has decided to delay the game, without giving a new launch window.

I Dunno What The Hell's In There, But It's Weird And Pissed Off

by Rainier on April 13, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

We just got back from the Faith No More concert, two hours of awesomeness! The opening acts were disastrous, some of the worst, incomprehensible, terrible stuff I have ever seen. But all was forgotten as soon as FNM took the stage for the next couple of hours. Live rock concerts usually have issues with sounding too muddled or loud, but this time around, the sound was incredibly good.

I was in the mosh pit from start to finish, so not only am I partly deaf for the next few days, but I'm also worn out, and my neck hurts. Guess I'm not as young and resilient as I used to be ....