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'Enslaved: Odyssey to the West' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 3:33 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.

Stereoscopic 3D Games Arrive On PS3 Tomorrow

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 3:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment will tomorrow release the first stereoscopic 3D game experiences for PS3, giving gamers a whole new perspective and a new way to experience some of their favorite titles, starting with classics such as WipEout HD, SuperStardust HD, PAIN, plus an exclusive single level demo of MotorStorm: Pacific Rift.

'Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep' (PSP) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turn back the pages of time in this earliest chapter of the Kingdom Hearts saga that explores the origins of the series. Showcasing all-new characters and brand new but instantly recognizable Disney environments from the worlds of Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, the game boasts exceptional graphics making it one of the most beautiful titles ever to be released for the PSP.

Telltale Games Developing 'Back to the Future' And 'Jurassic Park' Titles

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 2:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Telltale Games has secured the rights to create video games based on two of Universal Pictures’ most popular intellectual properties, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. The first game released under the agreement will be a Telltale Games “season” based on the successful Back to the Future series of films.

'Guild Wars 2' - New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Guild Wars 2 adds a persistent world, it retains the unique characteristics of the original game, including a strong narrative, extensive instanced game play, an anti-grind design philosophy, and strong support for competitive play.

'Portal 2' (ALL) Gets Delayed Until 2011

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Without giving many details Valve announced that it is developing a sequel to 2007's puzzler Portal. Portal 2 is a stand-alone, full-price retail release with new gameplay mechanics, storyline, and some surprising new twists.

'Disciples III: Renaissance' Shows Off Legions Of The Damned - New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disciples III: Renaissance is a turn-based RPG/strategy game set in an expansive fantasy world, offering players action, adventure and glory. Stunning 3D environments, three playable races, and multiplayer functionality all combine to offer an outstanding gameplay experience.

Square Enix's E3 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

Square Enix 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 Lara Croft, Deus Ex 3, Kane & Lynch 2, Dungeon Siege 3, and more ...

'FIFA 11' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 11 reinvents player authenticity – on and off the ball – for every player and at every position on the pitch with Personality+, an all-new feature that sees individual abilities reflected in game, enabling clear differentiation for every player.

Take Two's E3 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

Take Two 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 Mafia II, NBA 2K11, Civilization V, Spec Ops, and more ...

'King's Bounty: Crossworlds' - New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King's Bounty is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and role-playing elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world. The King's Bounty: Crossworlds expansion features two new campaigns and a massive expansion, dozens of new quests, new items, spells and creatures.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II' (ALL) Collector's Edition Revealed

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, the epic story continues as players once again assume the role of the devastatingly powerful Starkiller - Darth Vader's secret apprentice set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

'Yakuza 4' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 7:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yakuza 4 is a very powerful number in this particular installment. Not only will you encounter the gritty atmosphere of Kiryu Kazuma's experiences, but three other characters will also be available to play, each with an engaging backstory and a gripping, interwoven plot.

Natsume's E3 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 7:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Pre-E3 2010

Natsume 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 Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar, Rune Factory 3 and more...

'Harley-Davidson: Road Trip' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 5:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Harley-Davidson: Road Trip you’ll experience the roar of the engine, the shine of the chrome and the feeling of power and freedom on the open road.  From the seats of six authentic Harley-Davidson motorcycles, you are on a special assignment from HOG Magazine to chronicle a road trip across America. 

'Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2' (PS3/X360) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 is the sequel to last year’s high-flying, fast-hitting, and intense versus battles series. Dragon Ball Z fans can rest assured that the destructible environment, and character trademark attacks and transformations will be true to the series.

'Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 5:22 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.

'Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes' (ALL) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set during a tumultuous period of Japanese history, Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes follows players as they fight their way to the dramatic battle of Sekigahara. Players will take up the swords and spears of more than a dozen fierce samurai warriors in huge battles against hundreds of opponents in many exciting stages that lead up to the main event.

1C Company North American PR Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on June 9, 2010 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Last week, we met up with 1C Company for their annual Gamers' Day at the Russian Consulate. We snagged a few minutes with David Tractenberg, head of 1C's North American PR and quizzed him on a myriad of topics, including Russian drinking protocol, digital games distribution, and the attempted theft of Breach.

'Mafia II' (ALL) Demos Coming In August

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 4:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mafia II immerses players in the mob underworld of a fictitious late 1940s-early 1950s scenario by fusing high-octane gunplay with white-knuckle driving and an engaging narrative. Players will easily become engaged in the game's cinematic Hollywood movie experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing city.

'DJ Hero 2' (ALL) - First Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Living rooms will transform into nightclubs letting budding beat chemists, singing sensations and all of their friends party together by firing up two turntable controllers and a microphone to experience their favorite music as they’ve never heard it before in DJ Hero 2.

'Wheel of Fortune' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 4:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Voiced by show hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White, the game will follow the format of the show by putting up to three players at the wheel to solve thousands of word puzzles to win virtual cash prizes.

'Jeopardy!' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 4:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Jeopardy! video game, based on America’s Favorite Quiz Show, is voiced by host Alex Trebek and comes to life with an authentic show set that includes lights, cameras and a “live” studio audience.

'Sniper: Ghost Warrior' (ALL) Shows Off Environments - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the covert, shadowy world of the military sniper, Sniper: Ghost Warrior throws players into the chaos of a military coup, as they aid the rebels in restoring the rightful government to the embattled country of Isla Trueno.

Frozenbyte Signs Publishing Agreement With Atlus U.S.A. For Upcoming Title

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. and Frozenbyte, known for Shadowgrounds and Trine, announced a publishing partnership for an as-of-yet unannounced 2011 digital distribution title.

'Tournament of Legends' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tournament of Legends is a weapon and magic based 3D-fight game featuring some of the biggest playable characters on Wii. Each fighter is based on a legend from world mythology:  the Minotaur, a powerful Gladiator, Gorgon, Stone Golem, Valkyrie and other well-known and powerful characters.

'Furry Legends' (ALL) Gets New Release Date

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Furry Legends, a casual action and platform game, players take control of unique characters who are best described as a furry ball, each with its unique powers, allowing the player to roll, jump, bounce, attack and perform other various moves with their spherical character.

'Earthworm Jim HD' (ALL) To Include Co-Op Multiplayer - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gameloft has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Interplay to develop, distribute and publish Earthworm Jim, a run and gun platform video game featuring an earthworm who dresses up in a Super Suit to fight evil.

I'm Madly In Love With You And It's Not Because Of Your Brains Or Your Personality

by Rainier on June 9, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

We're making good progress. The E3 schedule for our half-dozen writers is almost full. I've got a few more companies to bother, and we're good to go ....

In order to make room on our DVR for us being out of town all next week, we checked out a few episodes of 24, and we are enjoying it greatly so far. Nice twists, and so far, the writing has been really great this season. We've got a few more hours to go, and we are looking forward to seeing how it all resolves and who else they'll kill off before it wraps up.