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Nintendo 3DS Coming In Major Markets By End Of March

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 5:37 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. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that it plans to release the 3DS by March 31, 2011 in all of its major markets.

'Vindictus' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vindictus is the first physics-based multiplayer online action role-playing game that combines stunning visuals with high-speed combat.

PlayStation Store Gets Price Drop, Sam & Max Ep.3, PSN/PSP Titles, Demos, DLCs, Tracks

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with a permanent price drop on a slew of downloadable PSP titles, Sam & Max Ep. 3, DLCs for MAG, LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers, Tiger Wood PGA Tour 11, Just Cause, Red Dead Redemption, Super Street Fighter IV, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Skate 3, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (TNA Impact: Cross The Line, Burnin’ Rubber, INFLUENCE).

'DarkStar One: Broken Alliance' (X360) Alien Ships Overview Part II - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DarkStar One: Broken Alliance fast-paced action within a vast and authentic universe that sees players exploring the vast reaches of space, encountering, battling and trading with six mysterious alien races in a quest to unravel the mysterious death of the protagonist’s father.

'Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days' (ALL) Drops Games for Windows Live In Favor Of Steamworks

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 1:54 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. IO Interactive's Kim Krogh has revealed that Games for Windows Live has been dropped for the sequel in favor of Steamworks.

'DeathSpank' (ALL) Gets Release Date - New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ron Gilbert's RPG-Adventure game follows the thong-tastic adventures of a misguided hero named DeathSpank, a character that first appeared on Gilbert's Grumpy Gamer website in a series of animated comics he penned with long-time creative collaborator, Clayton Kauzlaric.

60 Nations Prepare For The World Cyber Games Grand Final

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Cyber Games (WCG) announced today the official 100-day countdown to the 10th WCG Grand Final, the premier international video game competition and festival, which will be held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

'NBA Elite 11' (PS3/X360) Cover Athlete Signed - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA Elite 11 will revolutionize the way basketball simulation games are played, with an all-new technology base, a new control scheme and a real-time physics system.

'City of Heroes' Dates 'Going Rogue' Expansion Pack

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Heroes is a superhero themed MMORPG that offers a host of gameplay features, allowing you to create your own heroes, band together with others to fight evil, build your own secret HQ and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city.

'Soul Master' - New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soul Master is a new genre-bending, free-to-play MMORTS, an addictive new game that takes the innovation behind customizable "Hero" units in the RTS genre to a whole new level by allowing players to have complete MMORPG-style control over their characters.

'Just Cause 2' (ALL) Gets Free Tuk Tuk Boom Boom DLC As Thank You

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just Cause 2 stars Rico Rodriguez, back to wreak havoc once again, this time with a new destination – the huge playground of the Southeast Asian islands of Panau, in an over-the-top Hollywood-esque blockbuster of a video game.

Microsoft Launches New Xbox Live Gold Family Subscription Plan

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This November, the new Xbox Live Gold Family Pack will offer up to four individual Xbox Live Gold memberships for only US$99.99 – the price of two regular Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. Now as you prepare for the launch of Kinect for Xbox 360, which makes YOU the controller, consider giving your family premium Gold experience and access to the biggest names in entertainment.

'All Points Bulletin' (ALL) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Points Bulletin (APB) takes the universal theme of Criminals and Enforcement and brings it to a persistent, open world multiplayer setting in a modern, crime-ridden city.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Bulletstorm'

by Thomas Wilde on June 22, 2010 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

Bulletstorm brings new furor to first-person shooter action with its signature "kill with skill" gameplay, which is packed with blockbuster moments.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Hunted: The Demon's Forge'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 22, 2010 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

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.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light'

by Brian Dumlao on June 22, 2010 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light follows Lara as she goes in search of the Mirror of Smoke, an ancient artifact located in a ruin known as the Temple of Light. When she finally reaches the mirror, she is ambushed by a mercenary army who takes the mirror and releases an evil entity.

'Big Match Striker' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 5:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players will need to combine all the skills of chairman, manager, player and fan as Big Match Striker blends the best in football management strategy and animated trivia games.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 4:10 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 ...

Performance Designed Products Customizing Controllers For Disney Titles

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Performance Designed Products has collaborated with Disney Consumer Products to create unique game controllers for Disney Epic Mickey and TRON: Evolution

'Doctor Who: The Adventure Games' Ep.2 Gets Named & Dated - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games are four downloadable new 'interactive episodes' in which players assume control of the Doctor and Amy as they embark on new adventures which complement the new TV series.

Microsoft's Kinect Priced At $149.99, Rather Official

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kinect, previously known as Project Natal, is the new controller-free gaming and entertainment experience from Microsoft for its Xbox 360 console. While we revealed a few days ago that Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for the Kinect at $149.99, the price rumor gains credence by similar listings appearing on Gamestop and Microsoft's own online store.

'Alpha Protocol' (ALL) Patch In Development, But No DLCs

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loyalty carries a price and no one knows this more than agent Michael Thorton. A talented young agent cast out by his government, Thorton is the only one with the information needed to stop an impending international catastrophe. Obsidian revealed that it is currently working on a patch, but pending a SEGA decision it is unclear whether this will be coming shortly or somewhere down the road. The publisher also has not yet decided on any DLCs but but at this point there are none is development.

'Final Fantasy XIV' (PS3/PC) Currently Not Planned For Xbox 360

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XIV, an all new massively-multiplayer role-playing game set in the vast realm of Eorzea, is planned for a simultaneous global release on PS3 and PC. While initially it was said Square was talking with Microsoft to bring the MMO to X360, its Vice President of software development Hiromichi Tanaka revealed during E3 that "Currently there are no plans for a version for the Xbox 360".

'Fists of Fu' Entering Closed Beta Tomorrow

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fists of Fu is a new free-to-play, 2.5D beat-em-up MMORPG with anime style graphics and an immersive storyline in addition to addictive online multiplayer action, allowing players to explore the home of Fu with its branching paths, multi-level fighting, and gorgeous backgrounds.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on June 22, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, known in Europe as Majin: The Fallen Realm is an action-adventure game featuring an engaging storyline of enduring friendship that takes players through a seamless world where an agile protagonist and a powerful AI- controlled monster must forge an alliance to battle enemies, solve puzzles and conquer challenges.

Is You An Old Man Or Is You An Old Woman? I Forget

by Rainier on June 22, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

My hearing is slowly coming back after last night's Iron Maiden sonic fest, probably right on time for next weekend's Danzig concert. Poor eardrums!

We finally got all caught up with 24 and watched the final episode of the series last night. We enjoyed it greatly. It was very powerful stuff and a perfect ending to wrap up everything — well, until the movie comes out. One last hurrah for Jack Bauer!

This week will probably be a bit slower than usual, with people recovering from E3 and all, so maybe I'll find some time to catch up on Smallville and Criminal Minds.