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'Star Wars: The Old Republic' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 9:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Old Republic will let you explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining your personal story and determining your path down the light or dark side of the Force.

'Left 4 Dead 2' (ALL) Adds Last Man On Earth Mutation Mode

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for cooperative action games, adding melee combat to enable deeper cooperative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat, and more.

'Heavy Fire: Special Operations' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 7:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlist the elite special forces unit in a new on-rail shooter for WiiWare. Grab your Wii Remote or Wii Zapper and take out enemies in a single-player mode or use the additional firepower of your friend in a multi-player.

'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is the latest installment in the rhythm franchise. While all instruments and combinations will be present, GH6 will bring the focus back on shredding with the guitar, while the story mode of the game will be narrated by none other than KISS frontman Gene Simmons, as you assemble army of warriors, uncover the demigod's demigod of rock in order to defeat "The Beast."

'PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playing as Pikachu, you must solve the crisis that has befallen a strange new place, the PokéPark. Along the way, you’ll befriend key Pokémon as you take part in Skill Games and the many challenging Attractions to be found in the PokéPark.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: Black Ops takes players behind enemy lines in an entirely new chapter in the first-person action series. Black Ops is set during the Cold War era featuring at least two main characters, multiplayer that goes beyond the single-player story, and a two- to four-player co-op mode.

'Pokémon Black' and 'Pokémon White' (NDS) Coming to North America

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Introducing a new storyline and the next generation of Pokémon, the new releases will feature the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram (Pokémon Black Version) and Zekrom (Pokémon White Version) on the game covers worldwide.

Impulse May 27 - May 31, 2010 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, starting with a bundle sales on Mass Effect, Dragon Age Origins, Need for Speed, Capcom Collection, Gratuitous Space Battles Complete, Hearts of Iron, THQ Ultimate Bundle (17 titles for $99.99), knocking 50% off Hegemony - Philip of Macedon, Demigod, Alganon, Prince of Persia, while also dropping the price on World War 2 - Time of Wrath and Sins of a Solar Empire.

'Soccer Bashi' (PSP/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soccer Bashi offers an unbelievable amount of levels for friends and family to just gather around for some classic arcade fun similar to most beloved game we all know, Brick.

'Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers' (Wii) Story by Alone in the Dark Scriptwriter

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers is a racing game featuring six different and unique islands serve as a background for the 20 tracks present in the game. Not only will you need driving skills, but you should also consider precision as the game allows the player to target precisely other players and adversaries with the Wii Remote while driving.

Rock Band Music Store to Get Spoon 4-Some, P.O.D. Debut

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 7:21 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.

'F.E.A.R. 3' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 6:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

F.E.A.R. 3 is a heart-pounding paranormal horror first-person shooter unleashing intense combat, compelling narrative and co-op play that evolves the franchise.

'Fist of The North Star' (ALL) Now Called 'Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage', Gets Delayed

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on one of the most widely-recognized manga and anime series of all time, "Hokuto no Ken" or "Fist of the North Star" takes place in the manga's post-apocalyptic world where the remaining survivors of a nuclear holocaust roam the wasteland in an ongoing struggle against marauding tribes for food and water. Originally scheduled for this summer, KOEI is planning to release it in the fall.

Various Game Trailers #1828

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 6:01 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:

  • Crackdown 2 [X360] - Dev Diary Trailer #3
  • Aqua: Naval Warfare [ALL] - Weaponry Trailer

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

'Little League World Series Baseball 2010' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 5:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players will have the chance to become a Little League World Series Baseball Champion, while online functionality offers the ability to upload records and leader boards. New features include an all-new Season and Career mode that leads players from chumps to champs on the way to the World Series.

'BioShock 2' (ALL) v1.0.0.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Set approx. 10 years after the events of the original, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. All along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to Rapture. You will play as the first Big Daddy as you travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and your own survival.

'Splinter Cell: Conviction' (ALL) v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

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.

'Tactical Intervention' Closed Beta Launches Today

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tactical Intervention takes aim at maximize strategic team play, and is set in the modern battle between terrorists and counter terrorism team. Tactical Intervention is guaranteed to deliver real-like weapon and character design as well as K9 units and hostage NPCs with impeccable AI.

'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 4:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features all new dialogue, updated graphics engine, realistic environment, revamped day/night cycle, actions that affect AI behavior, more dynamic/spectacular/bloody finishing moves and plenty more.

'Limbo' (XBLA) Also Coming to PC/PS3?

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 4:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Limbo puts players in the role of a young boy travelling through a hostile world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister. According to an updated ESRB product listing, Playdead's XBLA puzzler ius also coming to PC and PS3.

'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?: Back to School' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game will allow players the opportunity to determine how much information they can recall from the first through fifth grade. Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?: Back to School will follow the new format the show has taken in its first season of syndication, presented by host Jeff Foxworthy.

'Test Drive Unlimited 2' (ALL) Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionizing multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievements and creations online.

'Puzzle Quest 2' (ALL) Details Spells - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 3:32 a.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.

Ubisoft's E3 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

Ubisoft has revealed its lineup of titles that it will have on display at the 2010 E3 Expo taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 15 - 17, 2010, such as Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Shaun White Skateboarding, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier, the next installment in the Driver franchise, and other titles that are yet to be announced.

'Sonic Colors' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic Colors is a brand new high speed action adventure in which Sonic the Hedgehog races through incredible theme park inspired worlds to rescue a colorful alien race from the clutches of Dr Eggman.

Wii Review - '2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa'

by Dustin Chadwell on May 28, 2010 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

EA Sports 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa features 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 used in South Africa and stadiums from each qualifying region.

'Knights Contract' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Knights Contract re-creates the era of swordsmen and magic with astonishing visual appeal while keeping players at the edge of their seats with stylized over-the-top action.

'Cities XL' Developer Monte Cristo Shuts Down

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

France based publisher/developer Monte Cristo, founded in 1995, has been shut down according to online reports. The writing was on the wall when earlier this year it decided to shut down the multiplayer portion of its latest city builder Cities XL due to not enough subscribers/sales. There were plans to transform the game into singleplayer only as Cities XL 2011, but the closure seems to indicate that may not happen, however the developers stated that an unnamed publisher has picked up Cities XL and will continue to be sold.

'Dragonica Online' Details Paris Strikes Back Update

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonica is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade.

'Avadon: The Black Fortress' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Avadon: The Black Fortress is an all-new, Indie fantasy role-playing game, an epic adventure in a strange and dangerous world, where you are a spy and warrior who must fight the enemies of your 
homeland.

I Saved Your Life, You Saved Mine. We're Square

by Rainier on May 28, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, so things might be a bit slow until Tuesday, depending on who is observing the holiday. We're having the in-laws over for a few days, so we need to clean up our office a bit. The father-in-law tends have the notion of seeing shiny things and thinking they are up for grabs. Weird ....

I think my gaming rig has been overheating ever since I bought the Geforce 250. My screen randomly freezes, turns  black and then comes back after a few seconds, sometimes a few times in a row. My standard case was not meant for all the power supply cables, so airflow is probably non-existent. I bought a new, and bigger, case last weekend, so maybe I'll tinker around with that in the next few days and see if we can get it assembled and working again.