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'Guild Wars 2' Makes Death An Experience, Not A Punishment - New Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Guild Wars 2 adds a persistent world, it retains the unique characteristics of the original game, including a strong narrative, extensive instanced game play, an anti-grind design philosophy, and strong support for competitive play. Defeat in Guild Wars 2 is intended to be an experience, not a punishment according to GW2 game designer Jon Peters.

'Mafia II' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 5:53 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.

'EA Sports NBA Jam' (Wii) Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports NBA Jam revives the classic franchise with vintage NBA Jam gameplay, and all-new features that deliver a fresh new take on the game. Featuring the sights and sounds that fans of the franchise will instantly recognize, EA SPORTS NBA JAM mixes the old school with the new, to deliver a one-of-a-kind sports presentation.

'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 5:19 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.

Brain Candy Formed To Develop Digital Download Titles

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brain Candy is a new independent developer of video games whose objective is to keep the independent spirit alive by taking advantage of new opportunities offered by digital distribution and new affordable tools, all the while applying large studio production methodologies.

'Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City' (NDS) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The embodiment of adventure and discovery in the purest sense, Etrian Odyssey III transports gamers to a sparkling oceanic paradise filled with atmospheric dungeons to chart and survey, vast watery expanses to sail across, and rumors of a sunken city to investigate.

'Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga' (ALL) Bundles Original And Expansion - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga includes the original game, and Flames of Vengeance, the new adventure that continues the epic story and adds dozens of hours of additional gameplay. Divinity II: Ego Draconis appears here as an entirely new and re-mastered edition with improved graphics and content.

'Final Fantasy XIV' (ALL) Open Beta Starts This Week

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XIV is an all new massively-multiplayer role-playing game set in the vast realm of Eorzea. Square Enix revealed that the PC open beta will start on July 10, 2010.

'SingStar' (PS3) Summer Update To Add Online Battle Mode

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Packed with new features, for the first time ever SingStar lets you personalize your play lists by downloading the songs of your choice – so you can sing along to what you want, when you want it.

'Racquet Sports' (Wii) Also Coming to PS3 - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Racquet Sports is a multisport game that includes tennis, ping pong, badminton, squash and beach tennis, engaging players in 40 rich graphical environments in worldwide locations such as an underwater reef, a Moroccan palace, a New York loft, and a fan-filled stadium.

'R.U.S.E.' (ALL) Adds PlayStation Move Compatibility

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 10:24 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.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) Announces Four New DLC Packs

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 9:09 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.

'Def Jam Rapstar' (ALL) Unveils More Tracks - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Def Jam Rapstar delivers players a hip-hop experience that allows them to take on the role of a rap star so you can rhyme and sing along with the greatest hip-hop tracks. The game also offers opportunities where it's also about creating all new rhymes, sharing your creativity and expressing yourself to the wider community and the world.

'Disciples III: Renaissance' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Disciples III: Renaissance is a turn-based RPG/strategy game set in an expansive fantasy world, offering players action, adventure and glory. Stunning 3D environments, three playable races, and multiplayer functionality all combine to offer an outstanding gameplay experience.

'Vanquish' (ALL) Pins Down Release Dates, Pre-Order DLC Details

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vanquish is a futuristic action game. It looks like New York is under attack by a laser beam from space, and you play a mech soldier who's been sent in to pick up the pieces.

'U-Wars' Now Called 'Deep Black' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Black combines action-packed battles with an immersive story line, of complex science-fiction mystery, espionage and bio-terror. Offering realistic physics in an underwater environment brings new “depths” to in-game challenges in Deep Black.

'Dragon Age II' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 7:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.

Wii/PS3/X360 Preview - 'Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 8, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions allows players to travel through four different worlds as distinctly different versions of Spider-Man from four universes across Marvel lore.

Wii Review - 'Sin and Punishment: Star Successor'

by Brian Dumlao on July 8, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Sin & Punishment: Star Successor takes adrenaline-soaked adventure to inspiring new heights. Packed with nonstop arcade-style thrills, intense boss battles and precision pointer controls, the game challenges players to rack up high scores as they fend off waves of enemies in a stylish postapocalyptic world.

'Company of Heroes Online' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Company of Heroes Online is an online multiplayer real-time-strategy game that is free to download and play. Building on the frenetic RTS action of the original game, Company of Heroes Online offers army specialization, commander customization, and persistent progression, allowing players to strategize on and off the battlefield.

'Bodycount' (ALL) Character Animation Powered By morpheme Engine

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Bodycount players become ensnared in a clandestine global power struggle as a powerful combat asset with a green-light to eliminate enemies known only as ‘Targets’ on behalf of the ‘Network’.

'Hydro Thunder Hurricane' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring all-new, over-the-top themed environments, rocket-powered speedboats, gorgeous visuals, and amazing dynamic water physics, Hydro Thunder Hurricane is the adrenaline dripping sequel fans have been waiting for.

'Halo: Reach' (X360) GameStop Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the boots of a Spartan III, as Halo: Reach charts the story of Noble Team in their heroic stand to defend the planet Reach, its people and secrets against a ruthless assault by an alien collective known as the Covenant.

'Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter' (ALL) Goes On Sale, Gets Free Multiplayer Weekend

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following in the tradition of The First Encounter, the game will feature all the insane action of the original game but with visuals beautifully rendered to current standards. Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter will also feature an all new Co-Op Tournament mode that will allow teams to compete with one another. This weekend The Second Encounter goes on sale for $9.99, and this weekend the multiplayer portion (co-op campaign, deathmatch, etc...) will be playable for free.

They Had No Honor In Life. They Have None Now In Death

by Rainier on July 8, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

We finished off LEGO Harry Potter earlier today, and while the LEGO franchise may not be on par with some of our other mature/action titles, it is always great fun to play. The Harry Potter game is a bit different from previous installments in the series, but it had us glued to the screen for hours on end, night & day, until we reached 100% completion. Good stuff ...

We have just received Hauppage's latest HD PVR (Personal HDTV Recorder), allowing us to record direct footage from any platform, so we'll be tinkering with that over the next few days.