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'Red Faction: Armageddon' (ALL) Getting Prequel Game On XBLA/PSN

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 8:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Half a century after the Red Faction resistance and their Marauder allies freed Mars from the brutal Earth Defense Force, harmony on Mars is again threatened but this time by a lethal force shrouded in mystery. THQ revealed that there's going to be a Red Faction Arcade game that ships about 3-4 months before Armageddon, with TV show-related content, building up to the new game.

'Rugby League Live' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 8:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rugby League Live is the fifth title in the NRL Rugby League video game series but the first one to appear on current gen consoles. Previous developers Sidhe Interactive are supported the new studio by providing commentary, stadium and motion capture data.

PS3 v3.40/PSP v6.30 Firmware Update Adds Subscription Service, Enhanced Facebook Features And More

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 6:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony is about to release a new v3.40 PS3 and v6.30 PSP firmware, adding the PlayStation Plus subscription service package, enhancements to the connection between users’ PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts and other new features.

'Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 6:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The embodiment of adventure and discovery in the purest sense, Etrian Odyssey III transports gamers to a sparkling oceanic paradise filled with atmospheric dungeons to chart and survey, vast watery expanses to sail across, and rumors of a sunken city to investigate.

'Combat Arms' Content Update To Add New Dark Forest Map

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Arms is a free-to-play online FPS that deploys players into a dangerous war zone teaming with soldiers of fortune looking to make a mark.

'Actual Crimes: Jack The Ripper' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Travel back to 1880’s London to help Scotland Yard’s detectives solve the crime of the century. Visit world famous landmarks such as Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace, search scenes of crime and solve mini puzzles in your hunt for clues.

Monday, June 28, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 4:34 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 ...

'Enslaved: Odyssey to the West' (PS3/X360) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A tactical action-adventure game, Enslaved centers on the complex relationship between the two main characters and challenges players to employ a mix of combat, strategy and environment traversal. With influences and contributions from top music and film industry talent, Enslaved combines beautifully rendered graphics and captivating music with seamless animation and engrossing gameplay.

'The Sims 3' Fast Lane Stuff Pack Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility!

'World of Battles' Picked Up By BigPoint

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Battles is a free, massively multiplayer strategy game set in a medieval universe where nine races fight a terrible war for world domination. Choose your side, recruit, train and equip units in order to create a powerful army able to face opposing armies created by other players.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) Patch Coming This Week

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.

'Alliance of Valiant Arms' Content Update Adds New Game Mode

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alliance of Valiant Arms is a modern warfare first-person shooter where a siege of modern warfare hits combat zones around the globe and a formidable battle has broken out between the European Union (EU) and the Neo Russian Federation (NRF) in an epic struggle for dominance.

'X-Motor Racing' Adds Monza Track, Ferrari F430

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X Motor Racing is an arcade racing game with next generation physics model, including all classes of cars from old RWD to modern sports cars, physics, and various graphical features. This demo includes 3 tracks, one car and is now updated with new physics surfaces, damage model, etc.

'Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team' (PSP) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever Dragon Ball Z fans can enter into high-impact two vs. two combat in Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team. Play solo or team up via Ad Hoc mode to tackle memorable battles in a variety of single player and multiplayer modes, including Dragon Walker, Battle 100, and Survival Mode.

'ArcaniA: Gothic 4' (ALL) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArcaniA: Gothic 4 is set 10 years after the last installment and situated on multiple southern islands, each with unique fauna & flora according to various climate zones. The game will feature a day & night cycle, changing weather, and depending on the time of day altering spell casting abilities.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, June 28, 2010

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added one Virtual Console, three WiiWare, and six NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Jett Rocket, Pong Toss Pro – Frat Party Games, Robin Hood: The Return of Richard (Wiiware), Maestro! Green Groove, Date or Ditch, Animal Color Cross, Ancient Tribe, Brain Drain, Battle of Giants: Mutant Insects – Revenge (NDSi), and Mario Tennis (VC).

PS3/PC Preview - 'DC Universe Online'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 28, 2010 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

SOE Austin has built a world where you feel like you've stepped into the DC Universe and become the ultimate super-hero (or villain) along side of Superman, Batman, or Ambush Bug.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Crysis 2'

by Brian Dumlao on June 28, 2010 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

In Crysis 2, New York is under the attack of a unique and frightening alien species that combines deadly weaponry, exceptional sensory abilities and intelligent collaboration to present players with the most challenging opponents ever seen in a first person shooter.

'Detour' (ALL) - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Detour is a road-oriented Real-Time Strategy game that takes a satirical twist on highway construction, environmental activist groups, and cartoon humor. Players compete against each other and/or AI opponents to outsmart and out-build them.

'Dead Rising 2' (ALL) Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on June 28, 2010 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising 2 will take the franchise to a new level of zombie-killing fun with tens of thousands of zombies, the all new gambling paradise of Fortune City to explore and conquer plus a host of new in-game objects that can all be used as deadly weapons to stave off the zombie assault. Originally planned  for August 31st, Capcom has confirmed that DR2 is now scheduled for September 28, 2010.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11'

by Jesse Littlefield on June 28, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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

I Don't Feel I Have To Wipe Everybody Out. Just My Enemies

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

We just got back home from the Danzig concert. The opening bands were Toxic Holocaust and All Shall Perish, and it was a great show. Lead singer Glenn Danzig is starting to show his age (55), but the charisma and powerful voice are still present. Oddly enough, we were not allowed to bring in any cameras on the strict request from the band that absolutely NO pictures or video could be taken. Security was all over the place, and a few shutterbugs were immediately escorted out and not allowed to return. Damn ...

I wore my earplugs this time around, and I'm glad to say my hearing is almost completely intact, almost ... Next gig, Queensryche!