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'World of Tanks' Closed Beta Test Launches Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In World of Tanks 30-player teams are fighting action-packed PvP battles. The game features more than 150 armored fighting vehicles from the pre-WW2 era up to the Korean War: light, medium, heavy and super heavy tanks, tank destroyers, self-propelled howitzers and rocket artillery. The game includes American, German and Soviet tanks.

Disney Acquires Tapulous

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Walt Disney Company announced the acquisition of Palo Alto-based music games developer Tapulous. Through a merger agreement, Tapulous is now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company reporting into Disney Interactive Media Group.

'Arc Rise Fantasia' (Wii) Goes Gold, Gets Dated

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arc Rise Fantasia is a new turn-based RPG with a beautiful, anime-inspired Japanese art style. Players will jump into the shoes of L’Arc, a calm and composed mercenary, who sets out to defend the Meridian Empire from an impending invasion of ferocious creatures.

'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2' (ALL) DLC is Back By Popular Demand, But Only Temporarily

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 features a deep, rich gameplay experience by offering total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story.

'Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition' Unveils Two More Races - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blood Bowl is a "game" of American football played by the insane warriors of the fantasy Warhammer universe, allowing you to create and manage teams that will take part in epic battles where fair play is for sissies. The Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition adds 12 new playable races, new and more impressive stadiums, a new Story mode, as well as many additions and updates.

'Bioshock 2' (ALL) To Expand Single-player Story With Protector Trials DLC - Trailer

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set approx. 10 years after the events of the original, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. You will play as the first Big Daddy as you travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and your own survival.

'Lord of Arcana' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Lord of Arcana players are plunged into the dark depths of the underworld to fight vast and powerful creatures of legend in their quest to obtain the power of Arcana. Combat is simple yet rewarding, brutal moves can be performed simply and swiftly as you take on a huge variety of stunning and fantastical monsters.

Thursday, July 1, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 7:50 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 ...

'Battle Academy' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 7:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A turn-based strategy game like no other Battle Academy is approachable, absorbing and visually impressive yet detailed, and aims to revolutionize the strategy games market with a blend of intuitive design and compelling game play driven by cutting edge technical innovation.

'Nail'd' (ALL) To Get Rockin' Soundtrack

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nail'd is truly a hellish ride. No other racing game has ever featured such differences in altitude! Only those who master daring jumps into unknown depths at ultimate top speeds stand a chance to win the challenging action races in nail'd.

'MicroVolts' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 7:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MicroVolts is an online shooter that offers an innovative 3rd Person approach over the traditional FPS, making it easier to play and more fun to watch while offering extra excitement and intensity. Among a thriving number of different weapons, characters, levels and fast paced gameplay, another of the games unique feature is the possibility to customize your character.

'Transformers: War for Cybertron' (ALL) Gets Double XP Weekend

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 7:03 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.

'Mytheon' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mytheon is an online micro transaction game that uniquely combines the best elements of action, strategy and RPG game-play with an emphasis on collectability and combat, set within a fantasy universe steeped in mythologies from across the globe.

'Runes of Magic' Adds New Dungeon And Mount System

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 2,400 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Mafia II'

by Brian Dumlao on July 1, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

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.

PSN/XBLA Review - 'After Burner Climax'

by Brian Dumlao on July 1, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

After Burner Climax is an arcade-style flight combat title that features fast and frantic feats, putting you in the cockpit of the world's top fighter jets. Players dodge planes, rockets and bullets while trying to target multiple on-screen enemy aircraft to relive the experience of the classic After Burner arcade game.

'World of Warcraft: Cataclysm' Begins Closed Beta Test

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WoW: Cataclysm brings sweeping changes to the world of Azeroth, with two new playable races, new levels of power, challenging quests, dungeons in all-new zones, and dramatic changes to familiar aspects of the game in the wake of a world-shattering disaster.

'Medal of Honor' (ALL) Enters Beta Phase 2, Invites Sent Out

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 12:00 a.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.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: Black Ops takes players behind enemy lines in an entirely new chapter in the first-person action series. Black Ops is set during the Cold War era featuring at least two main characters, multiplayer that goes beyond the single-player story, and a two- to four-player co-op mode.

'Field of Glory' - v1.2.8 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Based on Slitherine’s popular tabletop wargaming system, Field of Glory is a faithful adaptation of this miniatures wargame! Without the calculations and measurements required for a tabletop game of Field of Glory, the PC version accurately represents ancient combat where you make the important and fun decisions on the battlefield.

'Strategic Command WWII Global Conflict' v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

For the first time, players will be able to wage World War II across the massive expanse of the entire planet. From battles in Europe and North Africa all the way to Asia and the Pacific, WWII Global Conflict features the largest map yet.