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'Vanquish' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 9:43 p.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.

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Being Tested, Sign Up To Participate

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

Star Wars: The Old Republic will let you explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining your personal story and determining your path down the light or dark side of the Force.

Various Game Trailers #1831

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 9:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under Trailers

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:

  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 [ALL] - CG Trailer

We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Lost in Shadow' (Wii) Shows Off Another Level - New Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 9:17 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.

'Evochron Mercenary' Announced

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 9:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Evochron Mercenary is a first person 3D space combat, trader, and exploration simulation. It is the sequel to Evochron Legends and rounds out a trilogy in the series culminating in the game with the highest level of technology and most extensive feature set. Mercenary takes gameplay, control, physics, sound/music, and graphics in several new directions.

'Enslaved: Odyssey to the West' (ALL) Gets North American Date - Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A tactical action-adventure game, Enslaved centers on the complex relationship between the two main characters and challenges players to employ a mix of combat, strategy and environment traversal.

'Asylum' Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Asylum players will be able to explore at leisure a vast and vivid asylum known as the Hanwell Mental Institute, while diving into a disturbing horror storyline unlike anything that has ever been seen before in the adventure genre.

'Two Worlds II' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Two Worlds II presents a totally new experience, one in which 2 years of intensive development has enabled quantum leaps in all spheres: completely overhauled AI and balancing standards, experienced authors, the active combat system and the brand-new engine all combine to provide an experience where excitement, sheer enjoyment and graphics rule.

Impulse July 8 - July 11, 2010 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, starting with a sale on THQ Ultimate Bundle (17 titles for $99.99), knocking 50% off Alien Shooter, Grappling Hook, GEOM, while also dropping the price on Real Warfare - 1242, and World War 2 - Time of Wrath.

'Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

999 is a game that simulates life, or at least it would if your life was about being trapped on a sinking ship and forced to complete a series of incomprehensible puzzles before your practically inevitable death.

Good Old Games Sells Rebellion Titles Cheap, Adds Independence War 2

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This weekend Good Old Games is selling 11 Rebellion titles (Evil Genius, Empire Earth series, Ground Control series, Lords of Realm series among others) at 50% off, and has added Panzer General 2 as well as Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos to its portfolio, all DRM free of course.

'Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

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

Turn back the pages of time in this earliest chapter of the Kingdom Hearts saga that explores the origins of the series. Showcasing all-new characters and brand new but instantly recognizable Disney environments from the worlds of Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

'Sid Meier's Civilization V' Gets A Special Edition

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Civilization V reinvigorates the classic turn-based strategy genre with a new engine built from the ground-up. Players are introduced to a new combat system, deeper diplomatic interactions and a cavalcade of expanded features that deliver a fully immersive experience.

Unreal Development Kit - July Beta Available NOW

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

Epic Games launched the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free edition of Unreal Engine 3, providing the community access to the toolset like never before, and has now released an updated version.

'Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 8:53 a.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.

Rock Band Music Store to Debut The Vines and Sweet Billy Pilgrim

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Transformers: War for Cybertron'

by Brian Dumlao on July 9, 2010 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll is an Action RPG that delivers an unforgettable journey through a world in peril. Players take control of three heroic characters as their quest takes them through vast fields, mysterious cities and dark chambers.

'NBA Elite 11' (PS3/X360) Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA Elite 11 will revolutionize the way basketball simulation games are played, with an all-new technology base, a new control scheme and a real-time physics system.

'Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War is a new and innovative turn-based strategy game that puts you in command of the Carthaginian military during a period of total war over land and sea with the young Roman Republic.

'Team Fortress 2' Rolls Out Engineer Update, Adds New Maps, Items, Achievements

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TF2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc.  The Engineer Update is available now for the PC via Steam, and introduces new maps, items, achievements, and more.

'Sonic Colors' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic Colors is a brand new high speed action adventure in which Sonic the Hedgehog races through incredible theme park inspired worlds to rescue a colorful alien race from the clutches of Dr Eggman.

Ubisoft Unveils Holiday 2010 Games for Everyone Lineup

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's 2010 Games for Everyone lineup allow players to express their creativity, explore, socialize and share while being fun, interactive, accessible and easy to play.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea: Power & Prestige' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is an MMORPG set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. As a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep. Power & Prestige is the first major expansion to PotBS, and adds new features, missions, and NPC factions.

'FIFA 11' (ALL) Engine Optimized For PC - Screen

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 12:47 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.

'Combat Arms' Celebrates 2nd Anniverasary. Gives Four Million Users Exclusive Items

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Arms is a free-to-play online FPS that deploys players into a dangerous war zone teaming with soldiers of fortune looking to make a mark.

Why I Should Stick My Neck Out For You Is Far Beyond My Capacity!

by Rainier on July 9, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

I've been trying to get into APB this week, and there seems to be nothing wrong with the game at first sight, but I'm still having a hard time getting into it. Graphically, it is better than CrimeCraft for sure. It's also more stable and better populated, but yet I find myself playing more CC than APB. Several of our gang members have already migrated over, so grouping up with them to run through the missions adds to the fun, but once a few have to tend to social matters, I instantly get bored and leave.

This weekend, we have no major plans apart from going to an art & wine festival, so we can catch up on some Netflix movies and TV shows on the DVR.