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'Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project' (XBLA) Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 8:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

New York City is being overrun by a mutant menace and it’s time to de-worm the Big Apple. This explosive 3D action game features Duke Nukem defending the city that never sleeps, and its babes, from the evil Mech Morphix across 24 levels from Chinatown to Space.

Square Enix Prepping Four New Downloadable Titles

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 6:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

Square Enix announced four new digital titles that are set to be available for download in the coming months, starting with The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Chaotic Conflicts, and The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Puzzling Pages for WiiWare, followed by Necromachina and Space Invaders Infinity Gene on XBL/PSN.

'Conduit 2' (Wii) to Support Wii MotionPlus

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 6:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed with advanced and powerful weapons, players, Conduit 2 will take players to the far reaches of the world to stop an alien invasion that can be fought in single-player, online multi-player battles, and all-new off and online co-op modes.

'War Inc.' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

War Inc. is an action packed, downloadable, free to play, multiplayer, online game that features fun player vs. player ground combat, in multiple settings with a variety of modes and options for all players.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) Demo And Overlord DLC Coming Next Week

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Supremacy MMA' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

Supremacy MMA raises the bar in the MMA space by bringing an unprecedented level of fluid combat, intuitive controls and true-to-the-sport brutality.

'Motorstorm: Apocalypse' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After ripping up Monument Valley, obliterating everything in its path on The Island and surviving the chilling temperatures of the Arctic, MotorStorm is back - and this time it hits The City...abandoned after being hit by a tremor.

'Fallout: New Vegas' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 2:13 p.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.

Atlus USA's E3 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

Atlus 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 Trine 2, Rock of Ages, Etrian Odyssey III, and Knights in the Nightmare.

'Making History II: The War of the World' - New Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Making History II lets grand strategy players experience the role of a WWII era national leader embroiled in the toxic mix of waning empires, economic crisis, and ethnic "fault lines" that famously resulted in a global war that transformed the world.

'Ivy the Kiwi?' (NDS/Wii) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ivy the Kiwi? is a platform action-puzzle game that follows the storybook adventures of a lonely baby bird Ivy as she traverses beautiful 2-D landscapes and challenging obstacles in search of her mother.

SEGA Bringing Dreamcast Games To XBLA/PSN

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced plans to bring classic titles from its  Dreamcast console to Xbox LIVE Arcade, and PlayStation Network later this year, starting with Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi.

'Def Jam Rapstar' (ALL) Live At E3 With Method Man and Redman - Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 9:57 a.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.

City Interactive's E3 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

City Interactive 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 Sniper: Ghost Warrior, Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII, and a slew of NDS tiitles.

'Toy Story 3' (ALL) Movie Cast Interview Part 1

by Adam Pavlacka on June 10, 2010 @ 8:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Toy Story 3: The Video Game features a story mode that follows the Toy Story 3 film adventures in which Buzz, Woody and friends grapple with their uncertain future as Andy prepares to depart for college, as well as a Toy Box mode allowing fans to create their own unique story. Disney sent over a pre-canned interview with Toy Story 3 actors Jeff Garlin, Kristen Schaal and Joan Cusack.

'Singularity' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Singularity pits shooter and sci-fi fans against a devastating fracture in time. As players attempt to unravel a conspiracy, they must fight their way through ever-shifting epic sci-fi environments, occupied by Russian soldiers and time-ravaged creatures, while sudden time waves hurl them back and forth between 1950 and the present day.

'Mortal Kombat' (PS3/X360) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The newest chapter of the iconic fight franchise marks a return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite Fatality is back, presented in more gory detail than ever before, as well as a number of new game-play features including tag team and the deepest story mode of any fighting game.

'Faery: Legends of Avalon' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Faery: Legends of Avalon is a Role Playing / Adventure game packed with an original and unique atmosphere, and a graphics design close to illustration. The game immerses players in a fantasy world inhabited by many colourful characters and magical creatures.

'Airstrike: Eagles of World War II' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 6:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Airstrike: Eagles of World War II is an exciting arcade flight combat game set in World War II. You take part in a series of Campaigns each simulating a different part of the war. Unlike other games, in Airstrike you don’t need to complete a mission to advance in the campaign. Succeed or fail, the war goes on.

'History Egypt: Engineering an Empire' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

History Egypt: Engineering an Empire allows players to build their own empire from the foundation to the height of its power. Acting as the leader of a territory from the Egyptian Empire, players manage all aspects of its rise, from economic growth to political power, the development of armies, and expansion into other regions by methods such as war and diplomacy.

Electronic Arts' E3 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

Electronic Arts 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 Medal of Honor, Need for Speed, Dead Space 2, and The Sims 3 for console; all new properties EA SPORTS MMA and titles from EA Partners, Crytek and Epic.

'de Blob 2: The Underground' (ALL) Revealed - New Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

de Blob 2 is an action puzzle title set to deliver a fun-filled, creative gameplay experience for players of all ages, featuring new moves, more friends, and free-form painting activities.

'Major League Baseball 2K10' (ALL) v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Major League Baseball 2K10 is the new iteration in the long running baseball series, now 2009 American League Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award recipient Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays on the cover.

'Transformers: War for Cybertron' (ALL) Multiplayer Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 5:41 a.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.

'Ancients of Ooga' (XBLA) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ancients of Ooga is an action-adventure platformer is set in a bizarre, tribal universe where, to the Ooganis, it’s customary to eat anything you can get your hands on. Meet, befriend, and finally acquire several other zany Oogani tribes.

'FreeJack' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FreeJack is a parkour racing game with slick cartoon-style graphics and innovative new gameplay mechanics based on the underground sport of free running. In FreeJack, players race head-to-head as one of four hip characters, bustin’ stylish flips and tricks to increase their speed and come out on top!

'Club Penguin Game Day!' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Club Penguin Game Day!, players create and customize a penguin and compete in a variety of single or multiplayer sports-themed racing and performance events such as Java Sack, Fast Freeze, Sled & Slide and Sumo Smash.

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

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 5:09 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.

'The X Factor' (ALL) Announded

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The X Factor will capture the excitement and entertainment of the TV show and will include auditions, boot camp and judges’ houses levels as well as several game modes from individual career to duets and battles so family and friends can all enjoy together.

Games on Demand for Windows Getting Day and Date Releases

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Games on Demand for Windows will soon be the home of day-and-date game releases from the industry’s biggest names, including 2K Games, Capcom, Microsoft Game Studios, Rockstar Games, and THQ, starting with Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.

'Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days' (ALL) GameStop Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 3:07 a.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.

'MAG' (PS3) Interdiction DLC Coming Soon

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 2:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MAG may be massive but it is an action shooter at its core. You can run around and shoot enemies, throw grenades, and drive vehicles just like any other shooter except with MAG you’ll do it with up to 256 players.

'Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core, players will create a new hero and lead the brawlers on an epic adventure to save Earth's cities from Spectra and his Vexos minions. Players will discover a whole new aspect of Bakugan by being given complete control over their creatures when taking on their opponents as Bakugan transform from small balls into towering creatures.

MonkeyPaw Games Plans To Bring "Real" Japanese Games To The West

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MonkeyPaw Games, started by Hudson Entertainment President John Greine, announced that at E3 it will unveil its strategy of bringing "culturally different" Japanese games to the Western markets. As part of Hudson, Greine oversaw the launch of the TurboGrafx-16 platform, bringing over many Japanese favorites, stating that "Japan is a mecca of gaming lore and a crypt for many of the best games that MonkeyPaw is going to resurrect."

Nordic Games Rolling Out Trio Of Wii Racing Games In Europe

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nordic Games Publishing announced three brand new editions to its Racer range of games will be on sale this summer; Rally Racer, Drag & Stock Racer and GP Classic Racing

'Space Ark' (XBLA) Coming Next Week

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Ark is a fun homage to the bright and bouncy arcade games of the late 80s such as Rainbow Island and Arkanoid, with an added mix of Pinball.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Blur'

by Brad Hilderbrand on June 10, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

Losers Are People Who Are So Afraid Of Not Winning, They Don't Even Try

by Rainier on June 10, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Not so sure we should be getting all excited about this stereoscopic 3D gaming just yet. People are barely transitioning to HDTV, and you're already tossing out some new gizmo? No thanks, I'll wait a few more years ....

Had a busy day yesterday. Had to send out my vote for the election, set up some more E3 appointments, watched some more 24 and Glee, all on top of the usual work day. Tonight we're having some friends over for dinner, so time to strap on the apron and do some cooking.