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'R.U.S.E.' (ALL) Gets New Release Date

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 6:33 p.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.

PS3 v3.41 Firmware Update Adds Recommendations

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony is about to release a new v3.41 PS3 firmware, which will add recommendations for games and videos on PlayStation Store. When you're browsing through the details of a particular title, you’ll see a new “You May Like” section on the right-hand side. This section lists additional items based on the purchases of other PlayStation Network members who have purchased the item you’re currently looking at.

'Atelier Rorona: Alchemist of Arland' (PS3) - 92 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The anime style characters and backgrounds from previous Atelier titles remain, but they have been upgraded with a stunning cell-shaded animation style. The basic game play carries over the tradition of the series, using alchemy as the main focal point, where players can craft new items and also battle enemies using the power of alchemy.

New Copyright Rules Could Legalize Console Mods

by Adam Pavlacka on July 26, 2010 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monday morning the copyright office at the Library of Congress published a set of six exemptions to existing federal law which prohibits the circumvention of copyright measures. Under the rules, activity which falls under the exemptions is explicitly legal and cannot subject the user to liability under the D.M.C.A. or other laws.

'Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days' (ALL) Shipping With Steamworks

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a raw and brutal crime shooter designed to take players on an even more intense story experience, following two of gaming's most disturbed criminals, through the gritty Shanghai underworld.

'Shogun 2: Total War' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shogun 2: Total War will take long-time veterans and newcomers alike to the next level of strategy gaming. Based on 10 years of experience in making Total War, Shogun 2 is the perfection of the series with a new Artificial Intelligence (AI), revolutionary multiplayer modes, brand new campaign map options and epic 3D real-time battles.

'Dance Central' (X360) Unveils New Tracks, Gets Dated

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dance Central is the first immersive dance video game that features and tracks full-body dance moves. Completely free from any controller, every routine has authentic choreography for beginners and experts alike to master, alongside a killer soundtrack that spans today’s current pop, hip-hop and R&B artists.

'Rock Band 3' (ALL) Unveils New Tracks

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 1:46 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

'Enjoy Your Massage!' (Wii) Announced, Coming Soon - Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Enjoy your massage! you will be hired as an apprentice masseur of Giselle's beauty farm, one of the most famous in the city. Learn new relaxing massage combinations and apply them on your stressed customers!

'Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine' (ALL) Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, an action-RPG title that will put you in control of individual units throughout a narrative-driven story campaign and in wide-scale online battles.

'Madden NFL 11' (ALL) Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 11 captures the emotion and intensity of the NFL like never before. Whether you're a diehard football fan, gamer, or somewhere in between, Madden NFL 11 puts you in control of your favorite teams and NFL superstars and lets you feel what it's like to play on Sundays.

'Grease: The Game' (NDS/Wii) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grease will allow players to sing and dance alongside Danny, Sandy, The Pink Ladies and the T-Birds. The game will take full advantage of the Wii’s motion-sensing controls and microphone, and the DS’s touch screen to create exciting gameplay for casual and family gamers eager to experience Grease in a new medium.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, July 26, 2010

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added two WiiWare, five NDSiWare, and one VC title to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Dive: The Medes Islands Secret, Heavy Fire: Special Operations (Wiiware), Face Pilot: Fly With Your Nintendo DSi Camera!, Crystal Monsters, Puffins: Let’s Race!, Petz Hamsterz Family, Absolute BrickBuster (NDSi), and Aero The Acrobat (VC).

'Commander: Conquest of the Americas' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

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.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Deathspank'

by Brad Hilderbrand on July 26, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ron Gilbert's RPG-Adventure game follows the thong-tastic adventures of a misguided hero named DeathSpank, a character that first appeared on Gilbert's Grumpy Gamer website in a series of animated comics he penned with long-time creative collaborator, Clayton Kauzlaric.

'Monster Hunter Freedom 3' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Hunter Freedom 3 is a hunting action game that puts the player in the boots of a fearless hunter tracking down and fighting ferocious monsters in a breathtaking natural expanse.

NDS Review - 'Myst DS: Updated Version'

by Brian Dumlao on July 26, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Myst is an immersive experience that draws you in and won't let you go. You enter a unique setting, venturing alone to varied times and places, the worlds that compose Myst. There are no instructions, and you encounter no living beings but soon realize your actions may help individuals who are somehow trapped in a parallel dimension.

Why Don't You Kiss Her Instead Of Talking Her To Death

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Wow, we sure did our share of walking this weekend. On Saturday, we did two miles, and yesterday, we went for a four-mile hike and then decided to walk to the concert hall for the Queensryche gig, another two miles. Bet we'll be feeling the result of the workout tomorrow. Achy legs!

Speaking of Queensryche, that was quite the odd concert. It was promoted as a cabaret, so while it was quite entertaining, it sure was different.

This week, we have a few more press junkets to attend (DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero and Ubisoft Wii preview event), so we'll have plenty of goodies to show and tell you about.