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'Ys Seven' (PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 5:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ys Seven is the latest installment in the long-running Ys series which first debuted on PC in 1987. This is the first iteration to be built specifically for the PSP system, taking full advantage of the widescreen format and hardware for beautiful graphics and virtually no load times.

Sony Online Entertainment's Comic-Con 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment announced its lineup of activities for the weekend of San Diego Comic-Con, July 22-25, where it will show off DC Universe Online, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and Magic: The Gathering – Tactics.

'Kore' (Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In KORE you explore a vast game universe packed with action, puzzles and countless surprises. Meet strange characters and even stranger creatures as you unravel the game’s off-the-wall storyline.

'Professor Layton and the Unwound Future' (NDS) Ahead Of Time, Gets New Release Date

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, receive a confounding letter — from Luke 10 years in the future. But the message inside is even more troubling: London of the future is in disarray, and the only person who can help set things right is Professor Layton.

'Pole Position 2010' v1.30 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Pole Position 2010 will test your tactical mind and managerial skills to the limit as you head up your very own racing team. Whether you choose to take over an existing crew or establish a brand new team, you will be tasked with negotiating with drivers, suppliers and sponsors as well as participating in research and development of cutting-edge technology.

'Hydrophobia' (ALL) Shows Off Some Environments - Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hydrophobia is a survival adventure about conquering fear in a series of entirely dynamic flooded environments, its story  divvied up into three parts, each about 5 hours long, expected to be released within a 12 month period.

'All Points Bulletin' (ALL) Signs E-Commerce Agreement

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Points Bulletin (APB) is a massively multiplayer online freeform combat and driving-based game. Players must decide which side of the law to abide by, as Enforcers, who take on the challenge of supporting and safeguarding justice, or as Criminals, who operate against the law and any opposing groups by any means necessary.

Microsoft's Comic-Con 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As thousands of comic fanatics, gamers and sci-fi junkies flock to the 40th annual Comic-Con International starting Thursday, July 22, Microsoft will be showing off Halo: Reach, Gears of War 3, Fable III, Xbox LIVE Arcade, playable Kinect experiences, and more.

'Guild Wars 2' Shows Off Ranger Class - New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 11:00 a.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.

'Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes' (ALL) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 10:24 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.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 10:18 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 ...

'Haunted House' (ALL) Getting Revived After 30 Years - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the Haunted House, if you dare. Atari’s classic game has returned with more chills, cool new unlockables and plenty of spooky new enemies. The terrifying fun that lies within Graves Mansion is back, re-imagined for a new generation of gamers in celebration of the title’s 30th anniversary.

'Karaoke Revolution Glee' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Karaoke Revolution Glee will feature the chart-topping music and captivating performances from one of the most talked about programs of the year, giving fans the chance to play the ultimate underdog as they perform the songs featured on the show.

SEGA Cancels 'Aliens vs. Predator' (ALL) Console Patches

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Aliens vs. Predator, players will have the chance to take the role of the three infamous species: the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Each of the three species has its very own distinct story-driven, single-player campaign mode that interweaves with the campaigns of the other two species. SEGA community admin revealed that patches for the console versions of AVP have been scrapped.

'Lost Horizon' Pins Down Euro Release Date - New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 8:58 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.

Wii Preview - 'Metroid: Other M'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on July 14, 2010 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

Metroid: Other M looks at the classic franchise from a new perspective: While much of the game is reminiscent of 2-D side-scrollers, players can switch the perspective into 3-D at any time as they explore the twisting passages of a derelict space station and delve deep into a cinematic, never-before-told story of bounty hunter Samus Aran’s past.

Movie Review - 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 14, 2010 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Sorcerer's Apprentice is an innovative and epic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil.

'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' (NDS) Nicolas Cage Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on July 14, 2010 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

The Sorcerer's Apprentice is an innovative and epic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil. Disney sent out a canned interview with actor Nicolas Cage, who stars as Balthazar Blake.

'Time Crisis: Razing Storm' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 5:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time Crisis: Razing Storm delivers an intuitive point & shoot experience as players have the option to use the PlayStation Move motion controller or Guncon 3 for exceptional precision, while a introducing a new multiplayer online battle mode, destructible environments, engaging combat, and includes Deadstorm Pirates and Time Crisis 4.

'Nier' (PS3/X360) Developer Shuts Down, Gets Assimilated

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nothing is as it seems in Nier, an action adventure game set in a crumbling world plagued by disease and dark, unrecognizable creatures. Players assume the role of the unyielding protagonist, resolute in his quest to discover a cure for his daughter, who is infected with the Black Scrawl virus. After disappointing Nier sales in North America, developer Cavia will be closed and will be incorporated into parent company AQ Interactive.

'TERA: The Exiled Realm of Arborea' Coming to Europe

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TERA: The Exiled Realm of Arborea is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game where you battle epic wars and protect your kingdom from demise. TERA is developed to bring you thrills never experienced before in traditional MMOs with its action-filled gameplay and riveting visuals.

'E.Y.E' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

E.Y.E, powered by Valve's Source Engine, is a new FPS/RPG where you play an elite soldier from a strange and secret society looking to, by any means necessary, take the power of the almighty Federation. E.Y.E has been delayed in order to add 3 new chapters, new enemies, new researches, new secondary missions, and additional balancing.

'Dead Rising 2' (ALL) To Support Games For Windows Live

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 4:06 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. Capcom's Christian Svensson confirmed that DR2 will support Games for Windows Live, so achievements and multiplayer matchmaking will be included.

'Stellar Dawn' Announced

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 3:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stellar Dawn is an MMO with deep and compelling science fiction storylines and a variety of gameplay styles. The game will offer players the opportunity to explore vast worlds of futuristic environments and engage with an extensive backstory as they progress through the game.

'Sonic Colors' (NDS/Wii) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic Colors is a brand new high speed action adventure in which Sonic the Hedgehog races through incredible theme park inspired worlds to rescue a colorful alien race from the clutches of Dr Eggman.

'Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage' v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage is a sequel to 2007's horror/thriller adventure game Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder and greatly inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. In The Dark Lineage Howard E. Loreid discovers his own horrible past is connected with the madness that is about to swallow him.

'Natural Selection 2' Alpha Test Available For Pre-Orders Soon

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Natural Selection 2 is the next evolution in multiplayer action/strategy gameplay and will be targeted for both competitive and public play. New features include dynamically changing environments, a new resource model, flexible game scripting and modes, and new weapons, abilities and upgrades.

You Need More Than Guts To Be A Good Gangster, You Need Ideas

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Wednesday is my favorite day of the week because we have homemade tacos for dinner. It's not some roach coach stuff or Taco Bell junk (OK, those aren't too bad, either).

Last night, we watched When In Rome, which was nothing special but all right; the latest episode of Entourage; and we started catching up on Caprica, but so far it's not really drawing us in. It seems a bit weird in a sense that there is no clear direction for the series yet.