'Super Hero Squad Online' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Hero Squad Online offers players the chance to team up with friends as they engage in exhilarating combat, show off their decked-out squad in the game’s social spaces, collect thousands of items, and explore interactive environments based on classic and new Marvel worlds.

'Knights Contract' (PS3/X360) Revealed

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the surroundings of Germany in the 1700s, the game deals with two historical elements: witch hunts and the legend of Faust. In the Knights Contract storyline, Faust is an evil alchemist who lead a series of witch hunts that resulted in the deaths of many. The person tasked with performing the execution of these witches was an executioner named Heinrich (Thanks Andriasang).

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Title Update #6 In the Works, Adds Balancing, Tweaks, Improvements

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde.

'Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days' (ALL) Shows Off Undercover Cop Mode - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a raw and brutal crime shooter designed to take players on an even more intense story experience, following two of gaming’s most disturbed criminals, through the gritty Shanghai underworld.

'Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West' (ALL) Update Adds New Map And Game Mode

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West catapults the player straight into the dramatic crescendo of the Western myth. Allowing players to relive the thrills of a gunfight in classic western settings such as the main street of a frontier town or the claustrophobic depths of a gold mine.

'Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood' (ALL) To Get Multiplayer Beta

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 3:38 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. Being the first game in the franchise to feature multiplayer, Ubisoft revealed during yesterday financials that AC: Bortherhood will see a multiplayer beta somewhere down the line.

'Def Jam Rapstar' (ALL) Adds Euro Exclusive Tracks - Screen

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Def Jam Rapstar delivers players a hip-hop experience that allows them to take on the role of a rap star so you can rhyme and sing along with the greatest hip-hop tracks. The game also offers opportunities where it's also about creating all new rhymes, sharing your creativity and expressing yourself to the wider community and the world.

'Puzzle Quest 2' (ALL) Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 12:21 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.

Playdom Acquires Acclaim Games Inc.

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Social gaming company Playdom announced today that it has acquires Acclaim Games, also a developer of social networking and downloadable casual games.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11' (ALL) Demo On XBL/PSN

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 takes golf fans inside-the-ropes to experience the drama and emotion of tournament golf.

Best Buy Bundles Xbox 360 With Blue Label 2.0 Laptop

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Students and families who are looking for an easy, competitively priced solution to moving their digital content across multiple devices need look no further as, starting May 23, Best Buy is offering an exclusive Xbox 360 and a Blue Label 2.0 laptop combo for $200 off the standard price.

'Calvin Tucker's Redneck: Farm Animal Racing Tournament' (Wii) Also Coming to NDS

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Red Blood' Revealed, Using Gamebryo Engine

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Blood is an epic action game that takes place in a future where companies have perfected a new and improved, genetically-altered human race. Players will choose to join one of four countries, each possessing unique character traits and attributes to utilize, with the goal of dominating the globe and putting your country on top.

Wii Review - 'Trauma Team'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on May 19, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Encounter unprecedented depth across six distinct fields of medicine: play as a general surgeon, diagnostician, E.M.T., orthopedic surgeon, endoscope technician, and medical examiner. Follow the story as never before with all-new dynamic story sequences inspired by Japanese animation and comics; each dramatic chapter comes vividly to life with distinct style!

There's Nothing Like A Little Bit Of Mayhem To Cheer One Up

by Rainier on May 19, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Red Dead Redemption came out yesterday, and we got our review copies (as well as a swanky t-shirt, dice, soap and a pack of cards). I'm still holding out hope for a PC version, so I'm not going to touch the PS3/X360 copies we received and let others dig into those. Come on, Rockstar!

There are a few events happening this week. Some coverage you'll see later today, others next week, and some closer to E3 apparently. We got our travel and accommodations booked, so that is taken care of. We're almost set to invade Los Angeles for a week of gaming madness ....