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'Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 8:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit will transform online racing by bringing to life the adrenaline and intensity of high speed cop pursuits and changing the way that people connect and compete with their friends.

'Blade Kitten' (ALL) Explains From 3D Switch, AI And Physics

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 8:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blade Kitten, based on Steve Stamatiadis' comic book series, is an action adventure game that invites players into the world of Hollow Wish, where they take on the role of Kit Ballard, one of the best bounty hunters in the business.

'Lost in Shadow' (Wii) Gets Delayed Until Early 2011 - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 7:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost In Shadow is an mystery/platform title that follows a shadow of a boy as he attempts to climb around and up a mystical tower. Along the way, players must solve mysteries, puzzles and fight off enemies that try to impede the boy’s progress.

'SOCOM 4' (PS3) Delayed Until 2011

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 7:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A militant revolutionary has unexpectedly seized control in an important South Asian country. As the Ops Com, your mission is to command an elite five-man squad charged with stopping his aggressive agenda before it’s too late. Originally scheduled for fall 2010, Zipper Interactive confirmed that in order to "deliver the best and most immersive SOCOM game we possibly can," it is pushing the game into 2011.

'Deca Sports 3' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 7:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deca Sports 3 will introduce 10 completely new sporting events, with support for the Wii MotionPlus accessory, as players will compete in springboard diving, indoor volleyball, giant slalom, racquetball, air racing, kayaking, lacrosse, logging, halfpipe and fencing.

'Exteel' Shutting Down In September

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 7:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exteel is a free to play MMO featuring stylized action in a universe filled with robots on a far off world where the exiled survivors of a lost war struggle against each other for control of the planet's resources. Citing a business decision, NCSoft revealed that in Sept. 1, 2010 all Exteel servers will shut down.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) Also Coming to NDS - Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: Black Ops will put gamers in the boots of CIA-backed operatives that are dropped into the shadowy world of deniable operations with an expansive arsenal of weapons at their disposal.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 5:30 p.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 ...

'Monster Jam 2011' (ALL) Now Called 'Monster Jam: Path of Destruction' - Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Monster Jam 2011 video game promises to be the ultimate monster truck experience complete with unprecedented realism, customization, truck handling and all-out destruction.

'CABAL 2' Revealed

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to bring action-packed fun for MMOG fans, CABAL 2 shares the similar concept in terms of its eye-catching action with incredible graphical effects, and allowing players to share their online gaming excitement with the community.

'Bonk: Brink of Extinction' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After years of hibernation, Bonk returns in the brand new game Bonk: Brink of Extinction, an updated version of the classic side scrolling adventure with 3D graphics, new enemies, online play and much more.

O-Games Unveils Summer Lineup

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

O-Games announced its summer lineup of great value, quality games ranging across several different genres and platforms, that give everyone the opportunity for hours of great gaming fun!

'Fallen Earth' v1.6 Update Adds Graphic Enhancements, PvP Flagging And More

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallen Earth is a post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game that mixes FPS style with traditional RPG mechanics, where six factions are struggling to emerge from the collapse of civilization brought on by viruses and environmental disaster.

'Hello Kitty Birthday Adventures' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hello Kitty Birthday Adventures invites players to guide Hello Kitty through an exciting quest-based adventure in a beautifully designed world.

PS3 Adds Title Search To Updated Netflix App

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced that thePS3 is the first gaming systems on the market to get the latest version of the Netflix application for instantly watching movies and TV episodes as well as the only system to add a full title search capability.

QuakeCon 2010 Tournament Lineup Announced

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world’s very best Quake Live players will once again gather in Dallas, Texas to take part in intense online tournaments at QuakeCon 2010, vying for their share of over $50,000 in prize money.

'Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light' (ALL) - New Screen

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light follows Lara as she goes in search of the Mirror of Smoke, an ancient artifact located in a ruin known as the Temple of Light. When she finally reaches the mirror, she is ambushed by a mercenary army who takes the mirror and releases an evil entity.

1C Company's GamesCom 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company  announced its video game lineup for GamesCom, August 18-22, where it will show off Captain Blood, Off-Road Drive, Red Orchestra 2, King's Bounty, and several others..

'Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp' (ALL) Unveils Environments - Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this new installment in the Scooby-Doo franchise, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Fred are on an all-new adventure to uncover the mystery behind a strange swamp girl and her peculiar cauldron of brew.

'LEGO Universe' Gets Trading Card Game Spin-Off

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 8:41 a.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.

'Faery: Legends of Avalon' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Faery: Legends of Avalon is a Role Playing / Adventure game packed with an original and unique atmosphere, and a graphics design close to illustration. The game immerses players in a fantasy world inhabited by many colourful characters and magical creatures.

'Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver' (NDS) Gets Limited Enigma Stone Distribution

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver return players to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the original Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver games nearly a decade ago, now enhanced for the NDS(i) with updated graphics/sound, as well as new touch-screen features and a host of surprises.

'Rift: Planes of Telara' Details Gloamwood - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rift: Planes of Telara is a graphically stunning online game is set in a world being torn apart by dimensional “rifts” that tear into the land of Telara, releasing powerful forces that threaten the very existence of the entire universe.

PS3 Preview - 'Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 28, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

NDS Review - 'Dragon Ball: Origins 2'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 28, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Dragon Ball: Origins 2 chronicles Goku's adolescent days training under Master Roshi, specifically recounting the aspiring warrior's travails against the Red Ribbon Army. Gamers will also be able to assume the role of other Dragon Ball characters, including Krillin, Bulma, and Yamcha, with the characters possessing their own special moves and abilities.

There's Nothing Tragic About Being Fifty, Not Unless You Try To Be Twenty-Five

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Aarrghh, my kryptonite struck again!

Our neighbor was kind enough to invite us over to dinner last night, and since the magic word "BBQ" was uttered, we were hooked right away and could not refuse. Of course, wine was served, which made me zonk out and not hear any of our three alarms.

Time for some coffee and then onward with the news (and some StarCraft II).