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'Gears Of War 3' (X360) Charity Contest Decides Carmine's Fate - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 9:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 3 plunges players into a harrowing tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood that concludes the current story arc for "Gears of War." With the last human city destroyed and the remaining survivors stranded, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race from the jaws of extinction.

'Mafia II' (ALL) Reveals Steamworks, Pre-Order Incentives, Deluxe Edition

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 9:09 p.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.

'Quantum Theory' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 9:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quantum Theory is a third-person shooter players take on the role of the massive, gun-wielding warrior Syd and battle through intense action sequences in an unpredictable, shape-shifting battlefield.

'Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds' (ALL) Reveals Four New Characters - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 8:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iconic Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation. Fill the shoes of legendary characters from the most beloved franchises in entertainment as you battle in a living comic book brought to life in a versus fighting game.

'Front Mission Evolved' (ALL) Reveals Pre-Order Incentives, Gets Further Delayed

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 7:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Front Mission Evolved brings the classic Front Mission franchise into an action-packed third-person shooter that gives players full control of a massive humanoid war machine—the wanzer. Players will battle through intense combat situations as they explore an immersive world in both the single player campaign and online multiplayer.

'DC Universe Online' (ALL) All-Star Voice Cast Led By Mark Hamill And Kevin Conroy

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 7:36 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.

'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock' (ALL) Partners With Rock Legends Rush - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock will once again redefine music gaming with an all-new, story-driven Quest Mode, a completely redesigned rock-inspired guitar controller, the biggest on-disc selection of rock music ever in a Guitar Hero game and Quickplay+, which invites challenge-starved fanatics to test their rock skills.

'Driver: San Francisco' (ALL) Gets Comic Book Series, First Issue At Comic-Con

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Driver: San Francisco extends the cinematic car chase experience with a new gameplay feature called "shift."

GamersGate Weekly Specials July 21 - July 27, 2010

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced its weekly specials, starting with 50% off Saira. Tomb Raider Anniversary, 60% off The Lunar Park, 66% off Trine, while Max and the Magic Marker drops 75% in price. Paradox Interactive also wants to remind you of its summer Sale (now through July 27th) where all titles (Hearts of Iron 3: Semper Fi and pre-orders for Commander: Conquest of the Americas ) are 50% off.

'Shank' (PS3/X360) Shows Off Co-Op - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shank is an over-the-top action/adventure, built with all the things that the devs over at Klei Entertainment are passionate about: amazing control, great animation, immersive environment, and everything else that we feel like, and none of the stuff we don't.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 4:45 p.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.

MumboJumbo Unveils Upcoming Titles

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MumboJumbo unveiled its upcoming retail lineup, with titles launching at Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Target, the casual game company is filling the retail channel with premium content that ranges from $4.99 to $19.99.

'Craft of Gods' Merges Trial And Premium Servers

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Craft of Gods is a MMORPG with a huge world to explore, monsters and legendary creatures, crafting and housing. 6 different races and a system of free growth with more than 200 different abilities.

'Fly Fu' (PSP) Announced, Coming to Europe Next Month - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fly Fu is a side-scrolling beat-em-up with characters designed using a combination of doodle art and photographs of dead insects.

EA Unveils New State-of-the-Art Video Game Studio in Salt Lake City

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced that it will formally open the doors of its new video game development studio based in the heart of Salt Lake City, which will focuse on creating quality entertainment for families, and has been responsible for producing several family-friendly video game franchises such as Monopoly, Littlest Pet Shop and Nerf.

'FIFA 11' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 1:40 p.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.

'Time of Defiance' Shuts Down End Of July

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time of Defiance is an online-only massively multiplayer real-time strategy game set across the huge landscape of the shattered world of Nespanona. Fight for conquest of the islands and mine their mineral wealth to expand your empire.

SouthPeak Interactive Gets A Few Million To Expand

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Interactive announced that it has completed the private placement of three-year secured convertible notes and warrants for $5.5 million in gross proceeds, which includes a rollover of $500,000 invested by SouthPeak Chairman Terry Phillips.

'Witches and Vampires' (NDS) Coming to North America

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Witches and Vampires is an adventure game that tells the story of three magical half-siblings and their quest to defeat an evil vampire clan.

'Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter is a hunting game, which lets players explore huge non-linear locations as they attempt to track down a variety of dinosaurs that are armed with advanced AI: these are dangerous creatures that are able to see, hear and sense the hunter.

'Medal of Honor' (ALL) Multiplayer Beta Goes Live On X360

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 8:41 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.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Darkstar One: Broken Alliance'

by Brian Dumlao on July 21, 2010 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

DarkStar One: Broken Alliance fast-paced action within a vast and authentic universe that sees players exploring the vast reaches of space, encountering, battling and trading with six mysterious alien races in a quest to unravel the mysterious death of the protagonist’s father.

'ArcaniA: Gothic 4' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 2:05 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.

'Pro Cycling Manager/Tour de France 2010' v1.0.2.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Benefiting from a new more beautiful and more powerful graphic engine, Pro Cycling Manager/Tour de France 2010 marks one of the most important steps since the beginning of the series.

It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin Or Else It Gets The Hose Again

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Yesterday, we saw quite a few cool games at Electronic Arts' Studio Showcase. You've seen the new announcements, so they have some good stuff coming this holiday season and next year. We'll have some coverage coming up later, whenever the embargoes lift on some of the new titles.

One of the most exciting titles is 38 Studios' Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The enthusiasm with which Curt Shilling presented the game was infectious, but it also sounds very promising, and let's face it — with R. A. Salvatore, Todd McFarlane and Ken Rolston on the team, it's a win!