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Warner Bros. Acquires Turbine

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group announced the acquisition of MMO developer Turbine, further strengthening Warner Bros.’ position as one of the industry’s fastest growing, full-scale games publishers.

International Table Tennis Federation License Available For Game Development

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interactive Licensing Management announced that it has secured a deal to exclusively represent the worldwide interactive entertainment rights for the International Table Tennis Federation, including the World Cup, Pro Tour and the Table Tennis World Championships.

'Arcade Darts' (PSP) Announced, Coming Soon - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Are you ready for the challenge and think you can come out on top with your high score? With authentic darts playing feel, prepare for fun as you control your throws precisely and easily with. Challenge over 20 different computer opponents with a range of playing skills or play against a friend.

'Mytheon' Open Beta To Commence Next Week

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mytheon is an online micro transaction game that uniquely combines the best elements of action, strategy and RPG game-play with an emphasis on collectability and combat, set within a fantasy universe steeped in mythologies from across the globe.

'The Outsider' (ALL) Still In Development

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Outsider is a gripping, high-tech thriller where you, as a CIA operative, you get wrongly accused, become public enemy #1, and with a mouth-watering arsenal of technology, combat talents and weaponry you either wreak ultra-violent revenge, or crusading to clear his name. The game was originally announced in 2005, and Frontier Developments' David Braben confirmed that "It's very exciting and we're still working hard on it."

'Risk: Factions' (X360) Unveils Robot Faction - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Risk: Factions will offer innovative ways of experiencing the timeless turn-based board game in both objective-based and world conquest modes. Players will be able to engage as one of five playable factions, each with different strengths, as they wage war on new maps with dynamic terrain in their quest for missile silos in order to strategically dominate the game.

'CrimeCraft' Content Update/Patch Adds Tutorial Campaign, New Features, Slew of Tweaks

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CrimeCraft is an MMO that combines the action of a tactical shooter with the strategy of an RPG. Set in a modern world you take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city.

Wii Review - 'Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter'

by Brian Dumlao on April 20, 2010 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter, you can test your shooting skills in 12 expansive shooting galleries where you can bag loads of big game, small critters and flying birds with an ample supply of ammunition for non-stop hunting action.

'Final Fantasy XIV' (PS3/PC) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 4:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XIV, an all new massively-multiplayer role-playing game set in the vast realm of Eorzea, is planned for a simultaneous global release on PS3 and PC, with the possibility of it coming to X360 as well, but no confirmation as of yet.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 4:33 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 ...

Good Old Games Adds Classic Atari Titles

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 4:20 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.

Trickstar Games Acquires Sector3 Games

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Australian based games development studio Trickstar Games has acquired the casual game developer Sector3 Games. Sector 3 will assist Trickstar Games to broaden its business model into the lucrative casual and online games market.

'EVE Online' Details Tyrannis Expansion - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EVE Online is an MMO game set in a world of galactic proportions, governed by a hyper-capitalistic economy where space flight is the path to all commerce, communication, and conflict.

'Battlestations: Pacific' (ALL) Developer Shut Down

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestations: Pacific offers a blend of action and strategy where  players must plan their moves carefully on open-world arenas and fight in the air, above sea and underwater to relive some of the most hard-fought battles in WWII history. Square Enix Europe confirmed that it has closed Eidos Hungary stating that "On the balance of all that we decided that we would focus elsewhere and not move forward with the Battlestations IP and Eidos Hungary."

'Steel Panthers: World War 2 - WinSPWW2' - v4.25 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

WinSPWW2 features true combined arms warfare from 1930 through 1946, an era that saw the theories of J.F.C. Fuller and Giulio Douhet put to the test as the world burned. This v3.5 patch adds new scenarios, maps, provides several fixes, tweaks, and enhancements.

'NCAA Football 11' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Football provides the ultimate experience for the true football fan, delivering the excitement and pageantry that can only be found in college football. NCAA Football 11 will give players 120 ways to win with real college offenses that, for the first time ever, reflect the authentic style of every NCAA FBS school.

'9Dragons' Rolls Out Tibet Expansion, Adds New Map, Mobs, Level Cap, And More

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

9Dragons is a martial arts MMO set in ancient China, where you, through training and quests, reach your destiny as a master of the martial arts.

'Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943' v5.16 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 is a new war strategy title that places players in the heart of the Kharkov Defense Operation during World War II. With the ability to play as either German or Russian forces, Achtung Panzer puts the destiny of the USSR and Wehrmacht armies in one's hands.

Accept Me As I Am, Only Then Can We Discover Each Other

by Rainier on April 20, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

The first day back to work after a little vacation is always tough. Getting back into the swing of things takes a little effort, and I'd rather be hiking up Mt. Rainier. I'll be putting up some photos later on so you can enjoy some of the views we got to experience.

On another positive note, the CrimeCraft update was released yesterday, and so far, the new patch and content are being well received. Unfortunately, the nightclub feature did not make it into the new patch, although no reason has been given for its omission. The rest is good, though, and from the looks of it, the game population is on the rise. Hurray!