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'Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 7:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Live and breathe as Ezio, now a legendary master assassin, in his struggle against the Templar order. Lead your own brotherhood of assassins and strike at the heart of the enemy, Rome. And for the first time, take part in an innovative multiplayer layer allowing you to embody an assassin of your choosing and define their killing style.

PlayStation Store Gets Spring Fever Sale, Split/Second Demo, DLCs, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 7:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Spring Fever Sale (PopCap and Midway Spring Fever Bundles), World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, demo for Split/Second and ModNation Racers PSP, DLCs for LittleBigPlanet, BioShock 2, Lost Planet 2, Super Street Fighter IV, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Skate 3, Nier, Record of Agarest War, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley).

'The Sims 3: Ambitions' - New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 7:16 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.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) Unveils Social Club Features

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 7:04 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.

'Dive: The Medes Islands Secret' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dive: The Medes Islands Secret is a unique 2D Action game that challenges players to dive into an undersea world filled with adventures and breathtaking aquatic scenery, in order to investigate the ocean’s mysterious landscapes in 2D action.

'Puzzle Quest 2' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 5:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Puzzle Quest 2 features a blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy, with a simple but meaningful role playing experience, using all-new weapons, spells, and shields that make every decision meaningful and never passive in the deepest puzzle adventure yet.

EA Financials Reveals Release List, Confirms Dead Space 2 PC and New Fight Night

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released its latest financial results revealing that it did not manage to match last year's $4.2 billion in revenue, as this year fell short at $3.6 billion, and while last year it EA reported a $1.1 billion deficit, it managed to reduce its loss by nearly half to $677 million. In more interesting news, an updated release list confirms Dead Space 2 is coming to PC, while a new Fight Night title seems to be in development as well.

'Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever Dragon Ball Z fans can enter into high-impact two vs. two combat in Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team. Play solo or team up via Ad Hoc mode to tackle memorable battles in a variety of single player and multiplayer modes, including Dragon Walker, Battle  100, and Survival Mode.

'Castle Crashers' (XBLA) Gets New Features On PS3

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Castle Crashers is a four-player game, where players are knights on a quest to regain a stolen idol. Embark on the adventure on your own or with up to three friends and discover the mind-boggling magic and mystery in the mythical world.

'Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 is the sequel to last year’s high-flying, fast-hitting, and intense versus battles series. Dragon Ball Z fans can rest assured that the destructible environment, and character trademark attacks and transformations will be true to the series.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 1:00 p.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 ...

'Counter-Strike: Source' Gets Updated, Now In Beta

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Counter-strike: Source is the remake of the most popular online FPS ever using Valve's latest Source engine, which also powers Half-Life 2. Counter-Strike: Source features all the content CS fans are familiar with, but with excellent graphics.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Blacklight: Tango Down'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 11, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Blacklight: Tango Down is a fast-paced FPS based in a new fictional universe called Blacklight. The game's near-future setting is brought to life with disturbingly detailed and old-world architecture dripping with modern sci-fi lighting and brightly lit advertisements, an effect that causes each environment to appear both futuristically alien as well as hauntingly familiar.

'Hero: 108 Online' Enters Closed Beta Test Phase - New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hero: 108 Online is a teen-centric free-to-play online video game that will feature witty cartoon characters and a lively storyline that will be mirrored in its upcoming animated series counterpart.

'Privates' (X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Privates is a platform twin-stick shooter in which you lead a teeny-tiny gang of condom-hatted marines as they delve into peoples’ vaginas and bottoms and blast away at all manner of oozy, shouty monsters.

'Sniper: Ghost Warrior' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the covert, shadowy world of the military sniper, Sniper: Ghost Warrior throws players into the chaos of a military coup, as they aid the rebels in restoring the rightful government to the embattled country of Isla Trueno.

'NBA 2K11' (ALL) Soundtrack Contest Winners Announced

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K11 delivers the most realistic, stylistic, and feature-rich simulation experience ever available in the NBA 2K franchise – from gameplay to graphics, presentation and online features.

DreamCatcher/JoWooD's E3 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

DreamCatcher Games and JoWooD Entertainment today announce its line-up for E3 2010! In addition to its role-playing game ArcaniA: Gothic 4, DreamCatcher will feature new games from the successful gaming series Spellforce, The Guild, plus a plethora of products from the PLAYMOBIL games brand.

'Ninety-Nine Nights II' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set amid a dramatic, epic backdrop of a warring world, Ninety-Nine Nights II blends strategy and action, allowing players to take control of massive armies to defeat thousands of enemies in massive-scaled battles never before seen.

'Fallout: New Vegas' (ALL) Gets Collector's Edition

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout: New Vegas, the follow-up to 2008's Game of the Year Fallout 3, brings this beloved franchise to a location only Fallout could do justice: Vegas. Fallout: New Vegas takes all the action, humor, and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raises the stakes.

'The Heavy' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 7:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frazer Nash has obtained the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish interactive entertainment games based on the British-made Parkland Pictures film The Heavy, directed and created by Marcus Warren, a political crime thriller about family rivalry and betrayal.

Ignition Licenses CryENGINE 3 For New PS3/X360 Title

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ignition Entertainment announced that it has licensed Crytek’s CryENGINE 3, which will be used for the first game published from its London studio, a uniquely crafted combat action-adventure.

'True Crime 3' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime follows the story of detective Wei Shen as he infiltrates one of Hong Kong’s notorious Triad crime syndicates. As a newly hired thug within the Triad organization, Wei must do whatever it takes to stay undetected and survive, balancing his moral duty as a cop with the objectives of the assignment.

'Trials HD' (XBLA) Launches Million Player Madness Contest

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trials HD is guaranteed to get your heart racing as you put on your helmet, and rev your way through a full-featured, physics-based motorcycle racing platformer in stunning HD graphics.

'Mech Tournament' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mech Tournament is a 3rd person action game where the player controls mech in futuristic maps. There will be about 30 weapons (machine guns, miniguns, cannons, rockets, missiles, rocket launchers and grenade launchers) and 15 mechs (light, medium and heavy).

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Puzzle Chronicles'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 11, 2010 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Puzzle Chronicles features a new puzzle combat is based on real time action so you will have to think fast and posses sound strategies to best their opponents. On your quest through Asharin Empire you will fight fierce beasts and battle hardened warriors with a new puzzle combat mechanics that will test your skills.

'Captains of DarkTide' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Captains of DarkTide is a free-to-play browser-based 3D MMORPG that takes place in the SAGA fantasy universe, complete with elven longboats, mighty flying fortresses and fantastic mythical beasts.

Project Natal Coming In October 2010

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Project Natal" (pronounced na-tall) is the code name for the new controller-free gaming and entertainment experience from Microsoft for its Xbox 360 console.

'Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes' (ALL) - 45 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set during a tumultuous period of Japanese history, Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes follows players as they fight their way to the dramatic battle of Sekigahara. Players will take up the swords and spears of more than a dozen fierce samurai warriors in huge battles against hundreds of opponents in many exciting stages that lead up to the main event.

'Mega Man Online' Revealed

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there has yet to be an official announcement, Capcom's most recent financial result reveals that it is working with South Korean studio Neowiz Games, known for Battlefield Online, to joint develop Mega Man Online.

'Robox' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robox is a 2D game developed on an alien planet, where the player will find both: an action adventure and exploration as well as a more strategic mode similar to a puzzle.

'Camon Hero' Launches Second Closed Beta

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Camon Hero provides players with a gameplay experience like no other as you journey through the land of Aria in order to save its citizens from the forces of darkness. During the adventure players will come across mystical cards that grant them the ability to summon creatures and people to assist them in battle so they will not be alone on their dangerous quest.

'Trinity Universe' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trinity Universe is a cross over RPG between characters from Nippon Ichi Software and Gust, developed by Idea Factory. Offering different story arcs, Trinity Universe will feature two scenario's, Megami scenario and Maô scenario, depending on which publishers characters your prefer.

'Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge' Lets You Tour The Battlefield With Google Earth

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set during the hard fighting of the Battle of the Bulge, Command Ops lets gamers assess, plan, order and react at the operational level just like a real Corps, Division and Brigade commander.

This Is The Hole That We Will Fight And Die In. Am I Digging My Own Grave?

by Rainier on May 11, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

So LittleBigPlanet 2, eh? Not really much of a surprise there. The original has been quite a smashing success, so it was only a matter of time before new ideas would be put together for a sequel. Personally, I've been more intrigued with the other Play, Create, Share title it spawned, ModNation Racers, but nonetheless looking forward to E3 to get our hands on LBP2.

Quite a few hot titles shipping this week and next, so put aside sufficient cash and clear your schedule. It's about to get busy!