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Nintendo's Comic-Con 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 7:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Attendees at the upcoming Comic-Con International 2010 will have an opportunity to experience two of thes summer’s  video game releases, Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies for the NDS family of portable systems, which launched on July 11, and Metroid: Other M. For the first time since 2006, Nintendo of America will be a featured exhibitor at the annual Comic-Con expo, scheduled to take place July 22-25 at the San Diego Convention Center

'DC Universe Online' (PS3/PC) Announces Pre-Order Program And Beta Registration - New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 7:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Codename Signs Development Deal With SCEA for PlayStation Home Titles

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced a series of new games from indie studio Codename that have been created exclusively for PlayStation Home. An agreement between the two companies will bring indie developers from all over the world together to collaborate and create exclusive, new, never-before-seen games for the PlayStation Home platform and to the PS3.

Various Game Trailers #1833

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 7:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under Trailers

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light [ALL] - Trailer #2
  • Mega Man Universe [PS3/X360] - Debut Trailer

We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Lucha Libre AAA Heroes of the Ring' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentive - Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 6:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring, using the Unreal Engine 3, features the most popular wrestlers from the quintessential & world famous Mexican sports event.

'Rock Band 3' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives Reveal Release Date

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring an 83-song setlist and access to far more music than any other music game, as well as innovative new gameplay modes and instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games. This next iteration in the Rock Band platform has something new for everyone and also supports traditional Rock Band gameplay with players' existing instruments

'Making History II: The War of the World' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Making History II lets grand strategy players experience the role of a WWII era national leader embroiled in the toxic mix of waning empires, economic crisis, and ethnic "fault lines" that famously resulted in a global war that transformed the world.

'Emergency 2012' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world as we know it is out of control! As the head of all rescue operations – you must ensure that the job gets done with all fire and rescue services, police and specialist personnel. The world is counting on you – can you handle the pressure?

'Commander: Conquest of the Americas' Goes Gold, Gets Dated

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commander: Conquest of the Americas combines the best elements of trading and strategy games. Set in the 16th century, players will take charge of a wide variety of European nations in efforts to conquer the New World.

World Record For Non-Stop Gaming Broken

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tthe Guinness World Record for non-stop gaming has been broken by six Dutch gamers during a 50 hour gaming marathon that started on Fri, July 16th at 12:55 PM Central European Time (CET), in Dixons, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

'LEGO Universe' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Universe will include expansive social and community features, as well as character advancement where you'll be able to customize your mini-figs and interact in the universe as any character you choose.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

'Singularity' (ALL) v1.01 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Singularity pits shooter and sci-fi fans against a devastating fracture in time. As players attempt to unravel a conspiracy, they must fight their way through ever-shifting epic sci-fi environments, occupied by Russian soldiers and time-ravaged creatures, while sudden time waves hurl them back and forth between 1950 and the present day.

'Plants vs. Zombies' (ALL) Officially Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we revealed last year, In Plants vs. Zombies, players use over 40 zombie-zapping plants like peashooters and cherry bombs to slow down, confuse, weaken and ultimately destroy more than two dozen types of zombies before they can reach your front door.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, July 19, 2010

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added three WiiWare, and five NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: AquaSpace, Furry Legends,  HoopWorld (Wiiware), Petz Kittens, Scrabble Tools, Music on: Hospital Havoc, Happy Birthday Mart, and Crazy Sudoku (NDSi).

'Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny' Gets New Euro Date - New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Faith in Destiny is an expansion to the second installment in the RPG series introducing a breathtaking story-focused campaign with many original characters returning, new multiplayer modes and maps offering a deeper Spellforce experience.

'FlatOut' (Wii) Reveals Battle Arena Mode

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The main goal of the whole FlatOut franchise is taking out your opponents in the most violent way possible, trashing each others cars till they explode: which makes FlatOut one of the most violent racing series on the market.

PC Preview - 'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on July 19, 2010 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features all new dialogue, updated graphics engine, realistic environment, revamped day/night cycle, actions that affect AI behavior, more dynamic/spectacular/bloody finishing moves and plenty more.

'Cladun: This is an RPG' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 5:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cladun is a retro style dungeon crawler game. Players can create their own main character from scratch using a graphics editor and the dungeons that you will be adventuring in are randomly created for infinite replay value.

'Castlevania: Harmony of Despair' (X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmony of Despair takes vampire hunters on a chase to bring Dracula, the Lord of Darkness, to his eternal slumber. Designed by the producer of the legendary Castlevania series, Koji Igarashi, Harmony of Despair allows friends to play together via online co-op story mode or duke it out in Survival Mode to see who is the best vampire hunter.

'Z.H.P.' (PSP) Coming to North America

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Z.H.P. is an all new IP developed by the same team that brought the Disgaea series. The game retains the same hardcore SRPG aspects of Disgaea, but with a deeper customization feature for the character and even more randomly generated contents in battles.

'Rapala Pro Bass Fishing' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 4:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rapala Pro Bass Fishing pits players against real-life fishing pros on top freshwater lakes across North America – only the finest techniques and equipment will determine who is the best of the best.

'Greed: Black Border' v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 4:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Greed is a merciless hack 'n' slash action-RPG and features all ingredients to create an enthralling classic. The player will need to fight his way through masses of critters, robots, aliens and many other exotic adversaries while collecting unique items and skills thus leveling up your character.

'Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel' (PS3) Announced

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 4:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ar tonelico 3 marks a new approach to the RPG genre by combining simulation with role-playing. Gamers can not only customize weapons and items, but now design their character’s personalities, skills, and appearance through virtual interaction, while past events will intersect with future gameplay as well as the outcome of the game.

'Apache: Air Assault' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 4:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Apache: Air Assault is a helicopter combat game, where players control a variety of lethal Apache attack helicopters outfitted with cutting-edge military weaponry. The goal in Apache: Air Assault is to prevent terrorist attacks by raining down destruction from above in the world’s most volatile warzones.

'Red Faction: Armageddon' (ALL) To Get Two-Hour Prequel Movie On Syfy

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 4:20 a.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.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) Legends and Killers Pack - Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age.

Tarsier Studios Becomes First-Party PS3 Developer

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tarsier Studios, known for Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic and the never released The City of Metronome, has signed an exclusive first party deal with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, and is currently working on an un-announced project.

'Rhem 4' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Rhem 4 the player unlocks the gateway to a previously unexplored part of the island as the new adventure begins. Once again a sense of adventure, logic, assertiveness and the ability to solve problems will help the player to slowly but surely unveil the mystery of this new adventure.

NDS Review - 'Puzzle Quest 2'

by Dustin Chadwell on July 19, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Puzzle Quest 2 features a blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy, with a simple but meaningful role playing experience, using all-new weapons, spells, and shields that make every decision meaningful in the deepest puzzle adventure yet.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' Getting Free Expansion In September

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players, consisting of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.

'R.U.S.E.' (ALL) Free Multiplayer Weekend On Steam Extended

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 12:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In R.U.S.E. players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the gameplay. Due to some technical issues, the free multiplayer weekend, which was supposed to end at midnight will be extended until Wednesday July 21.

'Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D - The Naked Sample' (3DS) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 12:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D - The Naked Sample features different scenes from the original game. It's most likely a 3D port.

'Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set during the hard fighting of the Battle of the Bulge, Command Ops lets gamers assess, plan, order and react at the operational level just like a real Corps, Division and Brigade commander.

I'm Telling You This Guy Is Protected From Up On High By The Prince of Darkness

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

It's not really a surprise, but installing my HD PVR and/or rebuild my gaming computer with the new case did not quite happen as planned. Instead, we ran some errands, went for a walk and saw the remake of The Karate Kid, which was better than we anticipated. If you have seen the original, you can safely go watch this new version as they have changed a few minor things throughout that makes it worthwhile without changing its essence. (It should have been called "The Kung Fu Kid," but I digress ....)

Later this week, we'll be heading to Capcom and EA to check out some new titles, so keep an eye out for some goodies.