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'Halo: Reach' (X360) Multiplayer Beta Codes Giveaway

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 6:47 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. We're giving away a batch of friends & family codes, which will allow you to check out the multiplayer beta a few days ahead of time.

'Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker' (PSP) - 52 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This latest PSP installment picks up where Metal Gear Solid 3 for the PS2 leaves off as players take control of the famed Naked Snake. Taking place in 1974, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker features original game design, story and scenario by Hideo Kojima.

'Free Realms' Celebrates First Anniversary With Parties

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 6:04 p.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.

'Monkey Island 2 SE: LeChuck's Revenge' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 5:38 p.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.

'Mega Man Zero Collection' (NDS) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mega Man Zero Collection is comprised of all four Mega Man ZERO titles bundled together. All four titles will be available on one DS cartridge for the first time at a great price.

'Zombie Panic in Wonderland' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zombie Panic in Wonderland is a frantic action game with great amounts of “humor too macabre for Nintendo to handle” which will be available for Wii Ware during the last term of this year.

PlayStation Store Gets Spring Fever Sale, Kick-Ass, Record of Agarest War, DLCs, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Spring Fever Sale (PixelJunk 3-in-1 Pack, Eden and Racers), Record of Agarest War, Kick-Ass, Blue Toad Murder Files Episode 4-6, demo for Wakeboarding HD, DLCs for MAG, Just Cause 2, Record Of Agarest War, Megaman 10, Super Street Fighter IV, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (2010 FIFA World Cup, NormaltanksReef AquariumPile Up! Bakery, Pinball Duel, Music Quiz, and Car Jack Streets).

Nationwide Wii Fit Plus Demo Days At Gamestop

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wii Fit Plus offers a range of new features and enhancements to help players reinvigorate their workouts, along with exercises and balance games designed to keep them fun.

'The Sims 3: Ambitions' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 3 Ambitions allows players to pursue a variety of exciting paths and careers in their Sims’ lives that in turn affect their overall gameplay experience and neighborhood. While on the job, the player has direct control over their Sims’ work and can choose how to spend their days.

'Alan Wake' (X360) Includes Free DLC With Purchase

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 12:42 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.

'Field of Glory' - v1.2.6 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Based on Slitherine’s popular tabletop wargaming system, Field of Glory is a faithful adaptation of this miniatures wargame! Without the calculations and measurements required for a tabletop game of Field of Glory, the PC version accurately represents ancient combat where you make the important and fun decisions on the battlefield.

Bethesda Softworks Opens Two Offices In Europe

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks announced the expansion of its global operations, opening offices in Frankfurt, Germany and Paris, France.

'Arcania: A Gothic Tale' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic 4 is set 10 years after the last installment and situated on multiple southern islands, each with unique fauna & flora according to various climate zones. The game will feature a day & night cycle, changing weather, and depending on the time of day altering spell casting abilities.

'Spring Cleaning for a Cause' Game Drive Launched

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spring is the season to give your home a good cleaning and a great time to get an overall fresh start. Now, you can spring clean and do a good deed at the same time. Donate Games has teamed up with Orange County The UPS Store locations and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire to promote the inaugural “Spring Cleaning for a Cause” game drive.

Paradox Interactive's E3 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 7:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

Paradox Interactive announced its line-up for this year’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Featuring playable demos of their latest builds, Paradox Interactive will be showing off Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade, Ship Simulator Extremes, Victoria 2 and Commander: Conquest of the Americas.

'Conduit 2' (Wii) - Two Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed with advanced and powerful weapons, players, Conduit 2 will take players to the far reaches of the world to stop an alien invasion that can be fought in single-player, online multi-player battles, and all-new off and online co-op modes.

Rock Band Music Store to Get Nine No Doubt Tracks, Orianthi and Picture Me Broken

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 7:51 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.

'The Testament of Sherlock Holmes' (X360/PC) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 6:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sherlock Holmes series is known as one of the best franchises in PC adventure games, thus far captivating more than a million of players around the world. The famous detective Sherlock Holmes will be back for probably the most dangerous investigation of his entire career.

'Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crystal Dynamics is working on Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light a new game in the Tomb Raider franchise, which will be released via digital download.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) Expands With Domination Mix Pack

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance.

'Vindictus' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vindictus is the first physics-based multiplayer online action role-playing game that combines stunning visuals with high-speed combat.

Bungie Signs 10-Year Exclusivity Deal With Activision

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 5:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bungie, known for Halo, Myth and Marathon, has entered into an exclusive 10-year partnership with Activision, to bring it's next big multiplatform action game universe to market.

'Littlest Pet Shop 3: Biggest Stars' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Littlest Pet Shop 3: Biggest Stars is a collection of three NDS games (Blue Team, Pink Team, and Purple Team) which will encourage girls to hone and polish their team building skills as they further expand their collections with new pets, accessories and mini games.

'Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable' (PSP) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Persona 3 you lead a group of high school students with a dangerous extra curricular activity: exploring the mysterious tower Tartarus and fighting the sinister Shadows during the Dark Hour, a frozen span of time imperceptible to all but a select few.

'Dead Space 2' (ALL) Sends Us Cryptic Dr. Yasmin's Note - Trailer

by Adam Pavlacka on April 29, 2010 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience using gruesome new tools, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores Zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless necromorph onslaught.

'International Cricket 2010' (ALL) Gets Euro Date - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

International Cricket 2010 is set to continue Codemasters 15 year association with world class cricket and steps up to the crease with a range of innovations and enhancements to set the new standard in authentic cricket gaming.

NDS Review - 'Spectral Force Genesis'

by Dustin Chadwell on April 29, 2010 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Spectral Force Genesis you take command of a country using a mix of strategy, diplomacy, and force, and attempt to bring the whole world of Neverland under unified rule.

'Halo: Reach' (X360) - 27 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 1:17 a.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.

'Joe Danger' (PS3) Coming to PC After All

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stepping into the shoes of the World most determined Stuntman players will have to combo, boost and pull ludicrous tricks across more than 50 events to thrill the crowd and put Joe back on the podium. Originally announced as a multiplatform title, then turned into a PS3 exclusive, Joe Danger is coming to the PC after all according to the ESRB.

'Vanquish' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vanquish is a new futuristic action game under development at Platinum Games, known for Bayonetta and MadWorld. Currently, there are few details known but it looks like New York is under attack by a laser beam from space, and you play a mech soldier sent in to pick up the pieces.

'Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition' (X360) Gets New Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zeno Clash is an action game with a strong focus on melee combat set in a punk fantasy world with the beautiful environments, where you will encounter incredible challenges. The Ultimate Edition is vastly enhanced and much improved, with new modes, new features, and added content.

'Frozen Synapse' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frozen Synapse is a top-down simultaneous-turn-based tactical game set in the near-future, that focuses on knife-edge tactical decisions: matches between opposing squads are quick, intense battles of wits rather than slow-burn strategic epics.

Everything Is A Mythical, Cosmic Battle Between Faith And Chance

by Rainier on April 29, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

In case some of you fans out there are getting a little bit excited about the imminent Halo: Reach beta, I've got good news for you. Later today, we will be giving away a batch of early access codes to participate in the Friends & Family Beta multiplayer beta, which you will be able to redeem immediately. We'll set up a contest page, and all you have to do is send in one (1) e-mail and we will pick people until we run out of codes. It's as simple as that.

Hope you enjoyed our early look at Alan Wake. We'll have a full impression coming up shortly, with an in-depth review coming on launch day, so plenty of information ahead.