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'Toy Story 3: The Video Game' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 9:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Toy Story 3: The Video Game features a story mode that follows the Toy Story 3 film adventures in which Buzz, Woody and friends grapple with their uncertain future as Andy prepares to depart for college, as well as a Toy Box mode allowing fans to create their own unique story.

'The Lord of the Rings Online' Celebrates 3rd Anniversary With Goodies

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 9:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online allows players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth, experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's fantasy realm where you can establish unique reputations, discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

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

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 9:32 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.

'Moto Racer DS' (NDS) Coming to North America

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moto Racer DS will be the first true multi-discipline motorbike game for the NDS. Moto Racer DS features 4 different disciplines: Moto GP, Traffic, Freestyle, and Supercross.The exciting arcade gameplay is now powered by the use of the stylus, and the multi-player mode up to 6 riders using WiFi!

'Rift: Planes of Telara' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rift: Planes of Telara is a graphically stunning online game is set in a world being torn apart by dimensional “rifts” that tear into the land of Telara, releasing powerful forces that threaten the very existence of the entire universe.

'Pure Futbol' (ALL) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 2:30 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.

'Cookie Shop' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Cookie Shop, players have a chance to run their own boutique of delectable delights, collecting new recipes for scrumptious confections while making friends with other shopkeepers along the way.

'End of Nations' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the creative minds behind the original Command and Conquer, End of Nations takes warfare to an unprecedented scale, bringing the real-time strategy genre into the online world of Frconnected gaming.

'Making History II: The War of the World' Assisted By Historian Niall Ferguson - New Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Making History II lets grand strategy players experience the role of a WWII era national leader embroiled in the toxic mix of waning empires, economic crisis, and ethnic "fault lines" that famously resulted in a global war that transformed the world.

Guinness World Records Unveils Soccer Video Game Records

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition is the must-have "Gamer's Bible," a definitive collection of video game records, facts and trivia.

'Fist of The North Star' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI's new game is based on one of the most widely-recognized manga and anime series of all time, "Hokuto no Ken" or "Fist of the North Star." Hokuto Musou takes place in the manga's post-apocalyptic world where the remaining survivors of a nuclear holocaust roam the wasteland in an ongoing struggle against marauding tribes for food and water.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, April 26, 2010

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added a Virtual Console, two WiiWare, and five  NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: 5 Arcade Gems, Brain Drain (Wiiware), DodoGo!, System Flaw Recruit, Don’t Feed The Animals, Puffins: Let’s Roll, and Ferrari GT: Evolution (NDSiWare), and The King of Fighters '95 (VC).

'Despicable Me' (ALL) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Despicable Me follows Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), one of the world’s greatest super-villains, as he uses his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and a small army of minions to pull off the biggest heist in the history of the world.

'Split/Second' (ALL) Demo Now On Xbox Live

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Split/Second is an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion.

'Super Mario Galaxy 2' (Wii) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Mario Galaxy 2 includes the amazing gravity-defying, physics-based exploration from the first game, but is loaded with entirely new galaxies and features to challenge and delight players. On some stages, Mario can pair up with his dinosaur buddy Yoshi and use his tongue to grab items and spit them back at enemies.

Majesco Developing Martha Stewart Games

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Majesco Entertainment announced a strategic partnership to develop and produce interactive electronic games based on MSLO's expansive portfolio of lifestyle content, as well as granting Majesco exclusive worldwide rights to publish these games.

'Front Mission Evolved' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Front Mission Evolved brings the classic Front Mission franchise into an action-packed third-person shooter that gives players full control of a massive humanoid war machine—the wanzer. Players will battle through intense combat situations as they explore an immersive world in both the single player campaign and online multiplayer.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (ALL) Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pirates! you are a 17th century Caribbean Pirate Captain trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty. According to the ESRB a Wii version of the 1987 classic is currently in development.

'Airport Control Simulator' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Airport Control Simulator is a casual simulator game in which players need to land incoming airplanes on the runways. Players operate as Air Traffic Controller and need to take in consideration the different angles of an increasing number of incoming planes, their speed and their altitude, before landing them all safely and as quickly as possible.

'F1 2010' (ALL) Explains Handling - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 3:21 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.

'Batman: Arkham Asylum 2' (ALL) Adds Two-Face

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 3rd-person action game powered by the Unreal Engine 3, that exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum – Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. While details are still unknown, a sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum was disclosed at the VGA awards, while Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy revealed at the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo  that Two-Face is part of the villain lineup.

Bookmaker Accepting Wagers On Video Game Tournaments

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK based bookmaker Paddy Power has announced plans to open a book on the outcome of individual videogame competitions, where punters will be able to bet on the outcome of individual videogames, kicking off with a special Super Street Fighter IV UK heavyweight championship

'Dragon Ball: Origins 2' (NDS) - 19 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Origins 2 continues the story of series hero Goku’s early years as he and his friends search the world for the seven enchanted Dragon Balls. The new action-adventure game includes an array of features including the ability to play as different characters along the way and the option to team up with a friend for co-op multiplayer challenges.

CryENGINE 3 Gets Update, Adds New Features And Tools

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crytek is releasing v3.1 of its CryENGINE 3 SDK that includes many new features and tools. CryENGINE 3.1 enhances the Sandbox toolset with a new Shader Editor, improved profiling tools, upgrades to animation tools and the introduction of new features such as Procedural Deformation, Irradiance Volumes and physics-driven animations.

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

by Dustin Chadwell on April 26, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Sakura Wars is a Strategy RPG that features a unique sim-based story system. An in-depth storyline exists, much like in any other RPG; however, the player’s destiny in the game is not predetermined. Due to high demand, Sakura Wars will be available in a premium package which will include the Japanese voice track and a special art cover.

You've Got A Great Big Dollar Sign There Where Most Women Have A Heart

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Such a beautiful day it was yesterday, amazing. We watched some TV after breakfast, did some errands, checked out a new promising property but decided not to pursue any further due to the crime-ridden neighborhood, and then did some catch-up work. It was less than we had hoped for, but it was such a nice day that it couldn't be helped.

No movies at all, but we did get to watch The Amazing Race and might snag Date Night sometime this week at the small theater just down the street.