'Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar's open-ended crime series returns to New York situated around the Eastern European protagonist Nikolai, with additional DLC content The Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and Damned.

'Mount & Blade: Warband' - v1.102 Full Client/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 3:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mount & Blade: Warband is geared to raise the level of intensity of the original Mount & Blade, incorporating a brand new multiplayer feature that enables up to 64 players to fight for glory on a single map in team deathmatch style battles.

'Transformers: War for Cybertron' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Evochron Legends' - v1.228 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Evochron Legends is a freeform mercenary space-sim that focuses on 'lone-wolf' survival gameplay, allowing you to play the game in a variety of ways and complete many activities.

'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features all new dialogue, updated graphics engine, realistic environment, revamped day/night cycle, actions that affect AI behavior, more dynamic/spectacular/bloody finishing moves and plenty more.

SEGA Shutting Down San Francisco Studio

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Former Secret Level studio, acquired by SEGA back in 2006, has reportedly been shut down by the corporate overlords. Known for projects such as America's Army: Rise of a Soldier, Karaoke Revolution and Final Fight, the San Francisco based studio has been working on the Iron Man games for SEGA, and with the second installment apparently wrapped up, reports have been rolling in that the employees have been notified that the studio will be closing down.

'Free Realms' Surpasses 10 Million Subscribers, First Anniversary Brings Festivities

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 9:25 a.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.

'Ghost Recon: Future Soldier' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier features cutting-edge technology, prototype high-tech weaponry,  state-of-the-art single-player and multiplayer modes, while going beyond the core Ghost Recon franchise and deliver a fresh gameplay experience.

Rock Band Music Store to Get Six-Pack Of Alternative Rock Singles

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 9:11 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.

Various Game Trailers #1810

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 5:57 a.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:

  • 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa [ALL] - Penalty Kick Tutorial Trailer
  • Air Aces: Pacific [PC] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Red Dead Redemption [ALL] - Life in the West Trailer #2
  • Split/Second [PS3/X360/PC] - Downtown Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 5:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blood Bowl is a "game" of American football played by the insane warriors of the fantasy Warhammer universe, allowing you to create and manage teams that will take part in epic battles where fair play is for sissies. The Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition adds 12 new playable races, new and more impressive stadiums, a new Story mode, as well as many additions and updates.

'Mad Tracks' (ALL) Celebrates Third Anniversary With 50% Off

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mad Tracks is an action-packed toy-car racing game, with toy cars powered by spring engines. Races are set in everyday places, like toy stores, mini-golf parks, and restaurants.

PS2 Review - 'Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 2, 2010 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Sakura Wars is a strategy RPG that features a unique sim-based story system. An in-depth story line exists, much like in any other RPG; however, the player’s destiny in the game is not predetermined.

'Darksiders' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darksiders is an action/adventure game that gives players the ability to experience the supernatural destructive power of WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, as he explores a demon ravaged world -- seeking revenge and ultimate redemption with a vast array of modern and mythical weaponry.

TopWare Snags 'Enclave' (ALL) License, Brings It To The Wii

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enclave is a fantasy action game filled with spectacular fights and many RPG elements, where the player takes control of a fearless knight fighting his way out of a mysterious fortress. The player can switch between 1st and 3rd person mode, while defending the lone city of Celenheim from the dark Outlanders preparing to invade.

'All Points Bulletin' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 1:24 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.

'Lost Planet 2' (ALL) Kill Big for Charity Announced

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 1:15 a.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.

'Silent Hunter 5' - v1.2 Patch In The Works, Details

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 1:09 a.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.

I Am Constantly Surprised That Women's Hats Do Not Provoke More Murders

by Rainier on April 2, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Glad April Fools' day is over! There were quite a few good jokes out there, and some were even funny. News was just a tad slower than usual, with people trying to avoid being confused for a possible practical joke or getting their thunder taken away by the loads of fake press releases. While we usually steer clear of anything suspicious, we did post the "Bethesda Sells 'Fallout' Franchise Rights to Obsidian" yesterday because I thought it was just too well written, especially coming from a fan-run blog/forum.

The weekend is near, and "Clash of the Titans" is opening nationwide. The plan is to see it early Saturday morning, hopefully beating any sort of crowd that's flocking to the 3D theater. We're very excited!