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'Blur' (ALL) Multiplayer Beta Opens To All - Trailer

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 6:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blur drops players into heart-pumping, electrified racing action with 20 cars on a track all targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint and collect intense power-ups, including the ability to blast other cars out of the way with huge bursts of energy, boost their speed, and more. Starting today, ALL Xbox 360 Gold Members will be able to join in the open beta demo and start trading paint with up to 20 cars.

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

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 6:48 p.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.

'UFC Undisputed 2010' (ALL) Demo Coming, Details

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFC Undisputed features an authentic and comprehensive UFC atmosphere, poised to deliver intelligent and intuitive combat, increased fighter customization, robust career progression, challenging new gameplay modes and explosive online offerings. THQ confirmed that a playable demo is in the works, and the plan is to released it approx. a month before its retail launch, which would be end of this month, early May.

'Splinter Cell: Conviction' (ALL) Pre-Order Gets You 'Ghost Recon' Multiplayer Beta Access - Trailer

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An investigation into his daughter's death unwittingly leads former agent Sam Fisher to discover he's been betrayed by his prior agency, the Third Echelon. Now a renegade, Fisher finds himself in a race against time to thwart a deadly terrorist plot that threatens millions.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) Shows Off Multiplayer - First Screen

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier.

'Quantum Theory' (ALL) Gets Further Delayed, Expected This Summer

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quantum Theory is a third-person shooter players take on the role of the massive, gun-wielding warrior Syd and battle through intense action sequences in an unpredictable, shape-shifting battlefield. Originally scheduled for February, then delayed until March, QT is now scheduled for this summer.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2010' (ALL) Free DLC Updates Team Rosters And Transfers

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PES 2010 will benefit from the most exhaustive raft of new features in the series’ history, with every aspect of the game benefiting from key improvements and major gameplay additions.

'Transformers: War for Cybertron' (ALL) Reveals Pre-Order Exclusives

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 1:26 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.

'Kid Adventures: Sky Captain' (Wii) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kid Adventures: Sky Captain is an action flight game designed for both children and families that enables players to soar across the skies in 40 exciting missions that include sky racing, stunt flying, target shooting, treasure hunting and unlocking flying machines such as a jet plane and UFO.

Artificial Mind & Movement Recruits Former EA Exec

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Independent game studio Artificial Mind & Movement is strengthening its activities in the Online, Social and Mobile spaces with the appointment of Patrick Minotti as Head of Studios, Online, Social and Mobile, and Wayne Meazza as Game Executive.

Various Game Trailers #1812

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 10:16 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:

  • Clash of the Titans [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Dead to Rights: Retribution [ALL] - Man's Best Friend Trailer

We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

ShiVa 3D Engine Adds Wii Support

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D engine developer Stonetrip announced that it has received certification from Nintendo to offer its cross-platform 3D development engine, ShiVa 3D, to licensed Wii developers.

'Mytheon' Reveals PvP And Co-Op Mode Details - Trailer

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 9:53 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.

'Afterfall: Insanity' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Afterfall: Insanity is a story based horror-shooter where players face their destiny in the desolate ruins of once thriving cities and well-known areas - or to be more exact: in the sewers and tunnels beneath them. Facing horrible mutants, bloodthirsty mercenaries and other threats, humanity fights for existence.

'Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands' (ALL) Gets Evocative Original Score

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marking the return to the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time storyline, The Forgotten Sands will feature many of the fan-favorite elements from the original series as well as new gameplay innovations that gamers have come to expect from the Prince of Persia brand.

'Hearts of Iron 3: Semper Fi' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron 3: Semper Fi is a downloadable expansion to its World War II grand strategy game, giving players more control over their country’s warfare and politics, while pleasing history buffs with a variety of new features and events.

EA Forms 'Team Need for Speed' International Racing Collective

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced an entertainment program that brings together the top street, drift, GT racing, time attack cars and drivers. Dubbed 'Team Need for Speed', this collective of racing influencers will carry the Need for Speed brand into a variety of events, films, competitions and more.

'2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa' (ALL) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa will feature all the emotion and passion of the fiercest national rivalries battling on the world’s biggest stage, with all 199 national teams that took part in qualification, all 10 official stadiums to be used in South Africa and stadiums from each qualifying region.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 5:06 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 ...

'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (ALL) - Rigid Bodies PhysX Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 4:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

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.

'Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess!' (PSP) Gets Dated - New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 3:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess! is a upwards-scrolling platformer where you take control of a powerful (and slightly unhinged) aristocratic demon who sets out to track down his missing princess by beating up monsters largely at random in the hope that it will (somehow) reunite him with his beloved princess.

Xbox 360 System Update Rolled Out, Adds USB Flash Drives Support

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 3:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, Microsoft has released a system update over Xbox LIVE for your Xbox 360 that allows USB flash drives to be used for storing profiles, game saves, demos and more.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Just Cause 2'

by Brad Hilderbrand on April 6, 2010 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Just Cause 2 stars Rico Rodriguez, back to wreak havoc once again, this time with a new destination — the huge playground of the Southeast Asian islands of Panau, in an over-the-top Hollywood-esque blockbuster of a video game.

'Craft of Gods' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 2:51 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.

'No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle' (Wii) Pins Down Euro Date

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle continues the tale of punk anti-hero Travis Touchdown, the Japanese anime Otaku, and pro wrestling-obsessed assassin. Travis finds himself at the bottom of the UAA (United Assassins Association) rankings and must wage war to become the No. 1 assassin once again.

Reliance Big Entertainment Acquires 50% Stake In Codemasters

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK developer/publisher Codemasters has announced that India based Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. has agreed to acquire a 50 per cent shareholding in the company, alongside existing investor, European venture capital Balderton Capital, that first invested in Codemasters in 2005.

'Fallen Earth' Lead Developer Leaves Studio

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallen Earth is a post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game that mixes FPS style with traditional RPG mechanics, where six factions are struggling to emerge from the collapse of civilization brought on by viruses and environmental disaster.

'PopTag!' Content Update Adds New Map

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PopTag! is a 2-D arcade-style multiplayer game where players navigate a variety of multi-colored maps and battle each other, or NPCs (non-playable characters), with water-based weapons, such as water balloons, in a variety of game modes.

Pain Can Be Controlled - You Just Disconnect It

by Rainier on April 6, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

It was a little bit of a quiet day yesterday, with Europe mainly still in Easter holiday mode, but that should be changing again today, as of right ... now!

We've been making good headway on catching up on DVR stuff, as we watched Flashforward, 24 and Human Target. Yesterday we also checked out the latest ep. of The Pacific, and while it is not bad by a long shot, it is not nearly as good as Band of Brothers. It seems to be lacking the intensity as well as the character depth as BoB. So far, there seems to be no chemistry between any of the characters like Maj. Richard D. Winters and Capt. Lewis Nixon, for starters. We're not even halfway through the series, so hopefully the pacing picks up.