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'Singularity' (ALL) Buyers Get Prototype For Free - Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Singularity pits shooter and sci-fi fans against a devastating fracture in time. As players attempt to unravel a conspiracy, they must fight their way through ever-shifting epic sci-fi environments, occupied by Russian soldiers and time-ravaged creatures, while sudden time waves hurl them back and forth between 1950 and the present day

'Alpha Protocol' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 5:33 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.

Xbox Live's Game Room Update Delayed Until Further Notice

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new Game Room on Xbox LIVE, which will be the place to relive the glory days of arcade games, with over 1000 games being released throughout the next three years. Microsoft stated that "new games will be added to the service every week, starting in late April," but in following an earlier delay, Microsoft Europe Xbox Live's Daniel Maher revealed it has been delayed until further notice.

'Halo: Reach' (X360) Multiplayer Beta Details - Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the boots of a Spartan III, as Halo: Reach charts the story of Noble Team in their heroic stand to defend the planet Reach, its people and secrets against a ruthless assault by an alien collective known as the Covenant.

'Kung Fu Funk' (Wii) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kung Fu Funk takes players back to when martial arts had style, and colors were either vibrant or beige. Players enter the world of big hair and flared pants in this comedy Kung Fu movie styled game.

'Super Mario Galaxy 2' (Wii) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 4:53 p.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.

GamersGate Weekly Specials April 28 - May 2, 2010

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced its weekly specials, starting with 50% off Age of Booty, Max and the Magic Marker, and Fallout 3, 60% off Grand Age Rome, while The Scourge Project: Episodes 1 + 2, and Wings of the Luftwaffe get a 10% discount.

Show Your 'Bejeweled' Love Contest And Win iPads, Notebook PC, and More

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bejeweled Twist puts a completely new spin on the game by removing the barriers of traditional match-3 games. Instead of swapping adjacent jewels to make a set, players rotate an entire 2x2 block of gems clockwise in an effort to create a line of three or more gems of the same type.

'Gundemonium Collection' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Gundemonium Collection consists of three titles: Gundemonium Recollection, GundeadliGne, and Hitogata Happa. Each game delivers action packed 2-D anime-style game play, multiple levels of frenetic action and high–impact weaponry, bringing the intense indie ‘bullet hell’ genre to the PS3.

'Alan Wake' (X360) Is Region-Free

by Adam Pavlacka on April 28, 2010 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alan Wake, the game's protagonist, is a bestselling horror writer, who writes a novel about his darkest nightmares. In the game, those nightmares come true.

'Guild Wars 2' Combat Mechanics Revealed

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Guild Wars 2 adds a persistent world, it retains the unique characteristics of the original game, including a strong narrative, extensive instanced game play, an anti-grind design philosophy, and strong support for competitive play

'Ace Combat: Joint Assault' (PSP) - 35 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ace Combat: Joint Assault features accessible and exhilarating gameplay, comprehensive online multiplayer options, while the nail-biting close-quarters combat and incredible visuals are completely re-designed to deliver maximum intensity and an accessible and fun experience for any fan of flight action.

Cub Scouts Add Video Game Belt Loop And Academics Pin

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school or community environment by explaining why it is important to have a rating system for video games and to be sure they are right for your age.

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

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 10:41 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.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Alan Wake'

by Adam Pavlacka on April 28, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Alan Wake, the game's protagonist, is a bestselling horror writer, who writes a novel about his darkest nightmares. In the game, those nightmares come true.

'NormalTanks' (PSP) Coming to PSN This Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NormalTanks is an old school-looking, fast-paced, multi-directional, top-down arcade shooter set in a sci-fi universe.

'Glacier3' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team6 announced that they've been asked to start work on the third and best version of the popular car shooter Glacier.

'Monkey Island 2 SE: LeChuck's Revenge' (ALL) Gets Audio Commentary - Screen & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge expands on first title with signature special edition features such as HD graphics, a re-mastered musical score, full voiceover, and an in-depth hint system all return in the sequel. Plus, experience all new unique special edition features that let you interact with the world of Monkey Island like never before.

'Gray Matter' Gets Delayed, Also Coming to Xbox 360

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed by Gabriel Knight 3's Jane Jensen, Gray Matter is an epic adventure game with a story that mixes eerie mysteries with supernatural events.

'Dead to Rights: Retribution' (ALL) GAC DLC Pack Coming Soon - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Returning to Grant City, a boom town gone bust that is falling to the worst excesses of crime, greed and corruption; Dead to Rights: Retribution follows vice cop Jack Slate as he fights to expose shadowy figures that will stop at nothing to exert their deadly influence over the crumbling metropolis.

'Mytheon' Rolls Out Open Beta

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:51 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.

'Heroes of Newerth' Launch Imminent - 60 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Newerth, a session-based multiplayer Action-RPG, is heavily inspired by the popular Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients (DotA), but with vast improvements in graphics and gameplay.

'WarBirds' And 'Fighter Ace' Join Forces

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WarBirds developer Thriller New Media announced that it agreed with Fighter Ace developer Ketsujin to combine their two communities to make a stronger WWII online flying community for all players, adding features, territories and strategic system.

'Pro Cycling Manager/Tour de France 2010' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Benefiting from a new more beautiful and more powerful graphic engine, Pro Cycling Manager/Tour de France 2010 marks one of the most important steps since the beginning of the series.

'Hydrophobia' (X360) Coming to PS3/PC After All, Just Later

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hydrophobia is a survival adventure about conquering fear in a series of entirely dynamic flooded environments, its story  divvied up into three parts, each about 5 hours long, expected to be released within a 12 month period. Initially a multiplatform game, but then re-revealed as an episodic x360 exclusive, it turns out Hydrophobia will first appear on X360, shortly followed by PC, and then PS3 at a later date.

'Galactic Taz Ball' (NDS) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Galactic Taz Ball, Taz is accidentally kidnapped by Marvin the Martian, who is stealing the Earth’s landscape to make Mars more scenic. Taz must spin his way across pieces of Earth floating in space to stop Marvin from destroying the planet and get back home.

'Rocket Knight' (PSN/XBLA/PC) Gets Release Dates

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Rocket Knight, a 2D side-scrolling released on the SEGA Genesis and SNES, players take on the role of a fiery opossum named Sparkster who returns home to the Kingdom of Zephyrus after 15 years to find it in shambles.

'Craft of Gods' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:00 a.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.

He Wants To Go To Europe To Expand His Mind, He Certainly Has Room To Do So

by Rainier on April 28, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

As you may have noticed, we received our final copy of Alan Wake and took it for a spin. Check out the preview here. Of course, we'll continue to explore the game in its entirety and give you a full assessment when the embargo lifts in early May.

As expected, it rained cats & dogs yesterday, but it cleared up in the late afternoon and the sun even showed up, which presented us with the dilemma of whether or not we'd go to the baseball game. A late work day made the decision for us, so we put on our PJs, plopped on the couch, and watched the latest episodes of House and Glee.