'NCAA Football 11' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 5:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Football provides the ultimate experience for the true football fan, delivering the excitement and pageantry that can only be found in college football. NCAA Football 11 will give players 120 ways to win with real college offenses that, for the first time ever, reflect the authentic style of every NCAA FBS school.

'Mount & Blade: Warband' - v1.126 Full Client/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Mount & Blade: Warband is geared to raise the level of intensity of the original Mount & Blade, incorporating a brand new multiplayer feature that enables up to 64 players to fight for glory on a single map in team deathmatch style battles.

'Dead Space 2' (ALL) To Get Downloadable Prequel Game

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience using gruesome new tools, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores Zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless necromorph onslaught.

'FIFA 11' (ALL) Unveils Creation Center - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 11:38 a.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.

'Miner Wars' (ALL) Still Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups, Rolls Out Engine Logo Competition

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Miner Wars is a 6DOF underground and space shooter played in a fully destructible environment and is a combination of single player story game and MMO.

'Transformers: War for Cybertron' (ALL) DLC Being Prepped With Four New Maps

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transformers: War for Cybertron takes players to the Transformers characters’ home planet of Cybertron for a new look into the epic story of the grand civil war that spawned one of the most brutal rivalries of all time. A prematurely leaked, and in the meantime taken down, listing on Xbox Live revealed an upcoming DLC with four new maps (thanks TFormers).

'Warhammer Online' European Servers Now Run By BioWare Mythic

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

'Split/Second' (ALL) Also Coming to PSP - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Split/Second, players don't just race to the finish line to beat their opponents, they build up their power meter through deft driving and triggering "power plays," explosive moments that take out opponents or alter the track.  The game takes place within a hyper-competitive reality television show with city-sized sets rigged for destruction.

'StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty' Will Get 3D Support With Post Launch Patch

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races. It's overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, and it's designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game. Blizzard's Chris Sigaty revealed that they "will be releasing 3D in the first few months, for those Nvidia cards and screens that support it."

'Planet Calypso' Adds An Area For New Players To Explore

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Planet Calypso is a virtual world utilizing a real cash economy, featuring beautiful new vistas, a compelling new story and dangerous monsters all rendered in Crytek's CryENGINE 2.

'Blade Kitten' (ALL) Coming in September - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 8:33 a.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.

PlayStation Store Gets Qore, Monkey Island, Demos, Slew Of DLCs, Tracks

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with a slew of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers (Qore Ep. 26, Field Runners, MAG DLCs etc..) bundles for TikGames, Monkey Island SE 2: Lechuck’s Revenge, Family Feud, demos for Death Track: Resurrection, Parapon 3 (PSP) and Monkey Island SE 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, DLCs for LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers, Modern Warfare 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Skate 3, Aliens Vs. Predator, MotoGP 09/10, Trinity Universe, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, Despicable Me, Chameleon Legacy).

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'The Lord of the Rings: War in the North'

by Thomas Wilde on July 7, 2010 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

Breaking new ground as a mature RPG video game set in Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North advances the RPG paradigm through innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship to fight Sauron's forces in the North.

XBLA Review - 'Puzzle Quest 2'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 7, 2010 @ 3:00 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 and never passive in the deepest puzzle adventure yet.

'Test Drive Unlimited 2' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionizing multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievements and creations online.

'Alan Wake' (X360) Soundtrack Coming This Month

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alan Wake, the game's protagonist, is a bestselling horror writer, who writes a novel about his darkest nightmares. In the game, those nightmares come true.

Third Summer of Arcade Titles Dated and Priced

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three years Microsoft launched a new initiative, the Summer of Arcade, going all out with big new titles for Xbox Live Arcade. This year is no different, and starting the new season on July 21, the list of titles (and prices) have been revealed.

'The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom' v1.07 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom gives gamers the opportunity to choose the best way to lead their kingdom to victory, in a rich environment set in middle-Europe during the early Renaissance.

We Really Should Stop Fighting, We'll Miss The Fireworks!

by Rainier on July 7, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

For the past few days, I've been playing APB with a few buddies of mine, mainly from our CrimeCraft gang, and I'm not totally sold on it just yet. While it is fun to group up with a few friends, the missions themselves are quite repetitive, and the balancing is not quite up to par. For instance, they'll pit your level 40 character against someone who's ranked 190  with much better upgrades and abilities.

At the same time, we have also been playing LEGO Harry Potter, which is a little bit more involved than previous installments in the franchise but unique in its own way.