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'Killzone 3' (PS3) Narrows Down Release Date

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 10:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing back ferocious action on a grand scale, Killzone 3 is an explosive cinematic experience more intense than ever before. Loaded with more vehicles, explosive high powered weapons and a vicious close-combat system, resume the fight against a remorseless Helghast Army of colossal proportions.

PlayStation Store Gets Price Drop, Catan, PSN Titles, Demos, DLCs, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 10:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with a permanent 50% price drop on a slew of downloadable PSP titles, Catan, GundeadliGne, Hitogata Happa, Gundemonium Recollection, demos for Backbreaker, Tales Of Monkey Island: Chapter 1, MLB 10: The Show 3D, NCAA Football 11, Worms: Battle Islands (PSP), DLCs for LittleBigPlanet PSP, Toy Story 3, BUZZ!, Super Street Fighter IV, Battefield Bad Company 2, Battefield Bad Company 2, Record Of Agarest War, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Express RaiderMahjongg Artificats, Tehra: Dark Warrior).

Bethesda's E3 2010 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 15

Check out the following new screens from Bethesda's E3 2010 lineup:

'Fallout: New Vegas' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 15

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.

'Rage' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 15

Rage is set in post-apocalyptic wasteland after a meteor hits earth and wipes out civilizations, RAGE is an all-new take on the first-person shooter, developed using id Software's new Tech5 engine.

'Hunted: The Demon's Forge' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 15

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.

'Brink' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 15

Brink is an immersive shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character across all modes of play. You decide the role you want to assume in the world of Brink as you fight to save yourself and mankind's last refuge for humanity.

Hudson Soft Unveils Nintendo 3DS Launch Titles

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hudson Soft will participate in developing exclusive titles for Nintendo’s 3DS system unveiling that it is working on new versions of Bomberman, Deca Sports, and Kororinpa

'Dead Space 2' (ALL) Ltd. Ed. Includes Extraction Remake, But Only On PS3

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 4:34 p.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.

'Gran Turismo 5' (PS3) Gets Official Release Date, Collector's Edition

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 5 promises 1000 vehicles, 20 tracks in 60 different layouts, custom soundtrack support, and while there is a damage model, it will be limited to certain car manufacturers.

'Venetica' (ALL) Coming to PS3

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Venetica is an action-RPG with an immersive storyline. Venetica mixes emotion and action in an intense and powerful setting. A unique and vibrant game world full of surprises, set in the beautifully rendered city of Venice during the 16th Century, awaits players in this captivating adventure game.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on June 15, 2010 @ 2:45 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 ...

'Black Mirror 3' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Mirror 3, like its predecessor, delivers a classic point & click adventure in 2.5D technology. The game uses a combination of stunning two-dimensional backgrounds, and detailed three-dimensional characters, and utilizes the power of the Black Mirror 2 graphics engine to deliver breathtaking visuals.

Sony Announces Move Date & Price, New PSP/PSN/PS3 Titles, Stereoscopic 3D Details

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 2:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

During its annual E3 press conference SCEA announced new products and services such as 3D technology, introduction of PlayStation Move games, and blockbuster games such as inFAMOUS 2, Twisted Metal, Gran Turismo 5, LittleBigPlanet 2, and Killzone 3.

PlayStation Network No Longer 100% Free, Premium PlayStation Plus Service Announced

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment announced PlayStation Plus, a new subscription service package on PlayStation Network that will, in addition to the current free to use features and services, bring value-added offerings including exclusive services and content.

Nintendo Unveils 3DS, Slew Of New Wii, NDS, and 3DS Titles

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo changed the world of video games with touch-screen gaming on the NDS in 2004, then pioneered the motion-controlled gaming revolution with the Wii's Remote controller back in 2006, and today unveils an even more immersive gaming experience: Nintendo 3DS.

'Medal of Honor' (ALL) Special Edition Includes Frontlines Remake, But Only On PS3

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by real events, Medal of Honor is an all-new FPS game that will introduce the Tier 1 Operator; a relatively unknown entity directly under the National Command Authority who takes on missions no one else can handle.

'LEGO Universe' Gets Worldwide Release Date

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Universe will include expansive social and community features, as well as character advancement where you'll be able to customize your mini-figs and interact in the universe as any character you choose.

'Portal 2' (ALL) Also Coming to PS3, Includes Steamworks Support

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Portal 2 is a stand-alone, full-price retail release with new gameplay mechanics, storyline, and some surprising new twists.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 1:28 p.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.

'Fallout: New Vegas' (ALL) Gets Release Dates

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 1:23 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.

'GoldenEye 007' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GoldenEye 007 gives players the chance to use the lethal, gritty style of Daniel Craig’s James Bond to outwit, outmaneuver and overtake an arms syndicate that threatens the world in an innovative, modern take on the legendary GoldenEye movie adventure.

Target Drops Xbox 360 Prices, Gives $50 Gift Card

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In celebration of E3, Target is offering guests a free $50 gift card with the purchase of an Xbox 360 Arcade gaming system this week. As of Tuesday, June 15, Microsoft's Xbox 360 Arcade system is only $149.99.

Virgin Gaming Brings Competitive Online Gaming to Consoles

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virgin Gaming is an online destination for competitive console gamers which enables gamers of all skill levels from around the world to meet, challenge and play each other in head to head matches and tournaments for cash, points and prizes.

Capcom's E3 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

Capcom 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 Marvel vs. Capcom 3:Fate of the Worlds, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, and plenty more...

'MindJack' (PS3/X360) Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With this unique action shooter set in 2031, MindJack offers a distinctive experience that throws players into a revolutionary playing field where an engaging solo campaign transitions seamlessly to thrilling, cooperative multiplayer gameplay.

'Pac-Man Party' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 15

Pac-Man Party combines traditional franchise elements with multiplayer sensibilities to bring a dynamic party game filled with zany mini-games and challenges.

THQ's E3 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

THQ 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 Homefront, Red Faction: Armageddon, Warhammer 40,000, Space Marine, Devil’s Third, various WWE titles, and plenty more...

'MKZ' Announced

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MKZ is a fierce MMOFPS that will allow players to engage in battle across massive battlegrounds all over the world. In an effort to stake claim in a world where corporations have overtaken nations in military might; modern weapons, vehicles and aircraft are used to turn the tide of war and make a name for players and their troops.

'The Lord of the Rings: War in the North' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 6:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breaking new ground as a mature RPG video game set in Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North advances the RPG paradigm through innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship to fight Sauron’s forces in the North.

OnLive's Cloud Gaming Service Prepping Launch With 1-Year Free Founding Member Program

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

By distilling specialized game hardware out of the equation, OnLive will allow games to be played as a pure media experience on virtually any device, with the same flexibility and instant-play experience that we’ve come to expect from online video and music.

'Lost Horizon' - New Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Horizon is going to captivate adventure fans with its classic 1930s setting, fascinating locations including Hong Kong, Tibet, and Morocco, and the eventful search for one of the greatest secrets of humankind.

'Nickelodeon Fit' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nickelodeon Fit provides a new way for kids to stay physically active as they exercise and engage with their favorite characters Dora, Diego, Kai-lan and The Backyardigans, all together in a video game for the first time.

'Alpha Polaris' Signed By The Games Company, Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alpha Polaris is an upcoming point & click horror adventure game where you play as Rune Knudsen, a Norwegian biologist, and take on a desperate struggle against fear and death, and to face the primordial force lurking beyond the veiled sky.

'Yoostar2' (ALL) Lets Players Put Themselves In Hollywood Movies

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Everyone now has the opportunity to become a global movie star with Yoostar2. In an instant you can step into the shoes of famous characters from hundreds of movies, play out the part and then share your performance with the world.

'Afterfall: Insanity' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Afterfall: Insanity is a story based horror-shooter where players face their destiny in the desolate ruins of once thriving cities and well-known areas - or to be more exact: in the sewers and tunnels beneath them. Facing horrible mutants, bloodthirsty mercenaries and other threats, humanity fights for existence.

Movie Review - 'Toy Story 3'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 15, 2010 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Toy Story 3 welcomes Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in ... day care!

'Tron: Evolution' (ALL) Also Coming to PSP, NDS and Wii

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set during the era between the two Tron films, Tron: Evolution conveys the story of significant events within the Tron mythology. The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital world filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles.

'Megamind' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on DreamWorks' feature film, Megamind will extend the movie’s supervillain-turned-superhero storyline with new characters, environments and twists, giving players the chance to experience the comical and over-the-top adventures of the Megamind universe right in their own living room.

Disney Interactive Studios' E3 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

Disney Interactive Studios 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 Disney Epic Mickey, Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned and TRON: Evolution, and plenty more...

Microsoft E3 2010 Media Briefing Summary

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 15, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

During Microsoft's E3 2010 Media Briefing, it revealed the Xbox 360 Slim, Call of Duty map packs as X360 timed exclusives, and ESPN On-Demand. Microsoft also showed off Fable III, Halo: Reach, Gears of War 3, and a bunch of games that feature Kinect support.

'Greed: Black Border' v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Greed is a merciless hack 'n' slash action-RPG and features all ingredients to create an enthralling classic. The player will need to fight his way through masses of critters, robots, aliens and many other exotic adversaries while collecting unique items and skills thus leveling up your character.

I Swear, If You Existed, I'd Divorce You

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

In a few hours, E3 really kicks off with the opening of the show floor at noon. Yesterday was quite the busy day with various pre-E3 briefings, topped off by a private press screening of "Toy Story 3."

Before we are unleashed upon the show floor, we have Nintendo's press briefing bright and early. Erik insists on being in line with his DS bright and early at 7:15am, followed by the SCEA briefing at noon.

Yesterday was a little bit of a downer, as Microsoft was broadcasting its briefing in a "smaller" location at the JW Marriott Live hotel and serving breakfast to boot, but all the extra pampering went out the window when at the conclusion of the event, everybody who was actually present at the Wiltern Theater received a brand-new Xbox 360 Slim as they went out the door. The few hundred people who were at the overflow location went quiet and collectively thought, "Damn, we just got screwed."