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'SOCOM 4' (PS3) Shows Your Squad - New Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A militant revolutionary has unexpectedly seized control in an important South Asian country. As the Ops Com, your mission is to command an elite five-man squad charged with stopping his aggressive agenda before it’s too late. In only six days, you must lead your team through a hostile jungle and urban environments against an army of well-armed rebel insurgents that completely outnumber you.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) Gets Patched, Kill a Rockstar Multiplayer Tournament

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 5:46 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.

PlayStation Store Gets Rocket Knight, Sam & Max Ep. 2, Demos, DLCs, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Spring Fever Sale (50% off Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix), Rocket Knight, The Price Is Right, Sam & Max Ep. 2, demos for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, Iron Man 2, ModNation Racers, DLCs for Dragon Age: Origins, Split/Second, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Record Of Agarest War, LittleBigPlanet PSP, The Eye Of Judgement, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Manic Monkey Mayhem, Supermarket Mania).

'Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad' Expands With Rising Storm - Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Orchestra 2 is a sequel to Tripwire's realism-based multiplayer WWII shooter. The game will focus on one of the most brutal battles in all of human history, the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian, from July 1942 to Feb. 1943.

'Ghost Recon: Future Soldier' (ALL) Delayed Until Next Year

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier features cutting-edge technology, prototype high-tech weaponry,  state-of-the-art single-player and multiplayer modes, while going beyond the core Ghost Recon franchise and deliver a fresh gameplay experience. Originally planned for late 2010, Ubisoft's latest financials reveals that the Future Soldier is now scheduled for Q1 2011, due "to a very competitive environment."

'Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943' - v1.3.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943 is based on the last strategic offensive the Germans were able to mount in the east, resulting in a decisive Soviet victory which gave the Red Army the strategic initiative for the rest of the war.

'LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies that tell the story of Harry’s first four years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 offers an engaging mix of magical gameplay and light-hearted humor.

Is a 'Beyond Good & Evil 2' (ALL) Announcement Coming at E3?

by Adam Pavlacka on May 18, 2010 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 2003, Ubisoft released its action/adventure Beyond Good & Evil, but sales numbers were disappointing, and the franchise was abandoned. Since the UbiDays 08 teaser, not much has been said, apart from Ubisoft's Michel Ancel revealing that BG&E 2 will be more complex and immersive than the original.

'Hunted: The Demon's Forge' (ALL) Scheduled for Early 2011

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a dark fantasy world, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is an unforgettable cooperative action game, pitting you and your partner against waves of vicious enemies.

'Mafia II' (ALL) Adds NVIDIA PhysX, 3D Vision, And Apex Technology - Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mafia II immerses players in the mob underworld of a fictitious late 1940s-early 1950s scenario by fusing high-octane gunplay with white-knuckle driving and an engaging narrative. Players will easily become engaged in the game's cinematic Hollywood movie experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing city.

BlizzCon 2010 Tickets Go On Sale Next Month

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celebrating its Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft player communities, Blizzard announced plans for its fifth BlizzCon gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California (October 22 - October 23, 2010).

'Two Worlds II' (ALL) Adds GameStop Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Two Worlds II presents a totally new experience, one in which 2 years of intensive development has enabled quantum leaps in all spheres: completely overhauled AI and balancing standards, experienced authors, the active combat system and the brand-new engine all combine to provide an experience where excitement, sheer enjoyment and graphics rule.

'PixelJunk Shooter 2' (PS3) Revealed - New Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In PixelJunk Shooter, players pilot a subterranean exploration vehicle to explore the interior of diverse cave-like complexes. The player must affect the surrounding and dynamic terrain to progress. The goal is to safely navigate through each vivid stage and rescue survivors scattered about the cavernous environment.

Duke University Using Game Systems To Crunch Scientific Problems

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 7:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The same technology that enables realistic combat scenes and fluid-looking touchdown passes in computer gaming systems is being put to use on solving complex problems in biomedical research.

'Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep' (PSP) Gets Release Date, Bundle

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turn back the pages of time in this earliest chapter of the Kingdom Hearts saga that explores the origins of the series. Showcasing all-new characters and brand new but instantly recognizable Disney environments from the worlds of Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, the game boasts exceptional graphics making it one of the most beautiful titles ever to be released for the PSP.

'Quantum Theory' (ALL) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 6:44 a.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.

'Robocalypse: Beaver Defense' (Wii) Gets Release Dates

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 6:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robocalypse: Beaver Defense will offer madcap weaponry and uproarious destruction in a tower defense-style game. Set in a world of wise-cracking, battling robots, players will need to create and strategically position static and mobile defenses to stop the waves of enemies that are intent on destroying the player's HQ.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 6:14 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 ...

'Dead Space 2' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 6:11 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.

'The Sims 3: Ambitions' Reveals Simlish Soundtrack - Trailer

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 6:05 a.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.

Good Old Games Adds Frogwares Adventure Titles

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GOG.com has signed a digital distribution agreement with Frogwares adding Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring, to be followed shortly by Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth, both $9.99 and DRM-free of course.

'Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this brand new big adventure, especially designed for NDS, you play as the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and you will have to shed some light on curious events. When Queen Victoria's genealogical records are stolen, the Royal Family decides to put you in charge of the case and asks you to solve this strange mystery.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) Patch on Xbox Live, PC Version Coming Soon

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 5:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Mass Effect is a sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In ME2, Saren's evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) And 'Band Hero' (ALL) Get Band Hero 1 Track Pack

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever, you can customize the makeup of your band with any combination of instruments in-game: two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, etc. while also adding new gameplay mode.

'Calvin Tucker's Redneck: Farm Animal Racing Tournament' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Calvin Tucker's Redneck: Farm Animal Racing Tournament is a wacky, cartoonish kart game for Wii with loads of typical redneck humor, including a split-screen multiplayer and Wii wheel support, about animals from a redneck farm.

The Nexon iNitiative Receives 115 Game Ideas

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few months ago Nexon America launched “The Nexon iNitiative,” a new program that will provide up to $1 million to support the most original, unique and promising indie gaming projects.

PS3 Launches Free New Movie Service In Europe

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 5:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Discover, watch and share a new world of film masterpieces with MUBI, the new PS3 service that turns your TV into an on-demand international cinema.

'Battle vs. Chess' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chess, the unrivalled champion of strategy games has been attracting players of all ages for countless centuries. Battle vs. Chess takes up the mission of adapting the time honoured classic for the 21st century, seeking to breathe new life into the beloved game without abandoning the essential concepts that have made it so enduring.

GamesCampus Opens Office In Germany, Launches First title

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Online game publisher GamesCampus.com announced  that it is now expanding into Europe with the launch of a new office in Germany, with its casual online third-person-shooter game, Manga Fighter, the first title being launched in Germany.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Alan Wake'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 18, 2010 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

XBLA Review - 'Rocket Knight'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 18, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Rocket Knight, a 2D side-scrolling title first released on the 16-bit 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. Using wits and a trusty rocket pack, players must steer clear and overcome a hostile wolf army looming to take the lives of the Zephyrus people.

The Ones That Say They Don't Want Anything, Always Get More In The End

by Rainier on May 18, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

It's about time to stop procrastinating and start making out E3 schedule/appointment/hotel accommodations. I'm quite sure I mentioned it before, but I really dread the run-up to E3, the planning of it all, never looking forward to it.

We watched earlier episodes of The Pacific, some NCIS, new House, and planned on watching 9, but a bottle of wine surfaced and snooze fest ensued.