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'Halo: Reach' (X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 8:23 p.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.

'The Patrician Online' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 8:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Patrician Online is a browser-based game based on the well-known trading simulation series The Patrician. Thousands of players can experience the glory days of the Hanseatic League and build up their own trading empire. The focus of the game will be on trading goods between players and creating effective production chains.

'Killzone 3' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 8:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing back ferocious action on a grand scale, Killzone 3 is an explosive cinematic experience more intense than ever before. Loaded with more vehicles, explosive high powered weapons and a vicious close-combat system, resume the fight against a remorseless Helghast Army of colossal proportions.

'Brink' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brink is an immersive shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character across all modes of play. You decide the role you want to assume in the world of Brink as you fight to save yourself and mankind's last refuge for humanity.

'Bulletstorm' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 7:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bulletstorm brings new furor to first-person shooter action with its signature "kill with skill" gameplay, which is packed with blockbuster moments.

'Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine' (ALL) Launches Honor Guard Rewards Program

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 7:20 p.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.

'Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One' (PS3) Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 7:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One is a one-to-four player cooperative, online/offline, drop-in/drop-out title, making it easy to get together with friends and family, get in a game and have fun in the Ratchet universe.

'Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light' (ALL) First DLC To Be Free For 30 Days

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 6:55 p.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.

'Deca Sports 3' (Wii) Gets Release Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 6:47 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.

'Dance Central' (X360) Reveals More Songs

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 6:42 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.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WH 40k: Dawn of War II takes players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-op campaign. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution  adds a multiple-race single player campaign, new multiplayer units, maps and an entire new playable faction.

Terminal Reality Reveals 2010/2011 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Terminal Reality announced an incredible listing of upcoming titles that are using its Infernal Engine to bring them to life, games such as Def Jam Rapstar, Disney’s family-pleasing Guilty Party, and Wipeout: The Game.

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1' (ALL) Adds Kinect Support - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With all the action taking place outside of Hogwarts for the first time, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 represents a shift in tone for the Harry Potter games. On the run with a horde of merciless enemies on their tail, players will find themselves in unknown territory, far from the safety of the school grounds, fighting for survival at every turn.

'NHL 11' (ALL) Demo Rolled Out On PSN/XBL

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With a revolutionary real-time physics engine, gameplay innovations, as well as the addition of the Canadian Hockey League, NHL 11 is set to be the most complete hockey videogame ever created.

'Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit' (ALL) Limited Edition Adds Extra Cars - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 5:08 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.

PlayStation Store Gets PSP Games, Top Gun, Demos, DLCs, Tracks

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Top Gun, demos for NHL 11, Joe Danger, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 and Phantasy Star Portable 2 (PSP), DLCs for LittleBigPlanet, PAIN, Uncharted 2, ModNation Racers, Skate 3, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band, the usual game/movie trailers, and PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Ys Seven, Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter).

'Might & Magic Heroes VI' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting 400 years before its predecessor, Might & Magic Heroes VI will include all the characters and features from previous installments, in addition to a wealth of new innovations showcasing a family of heroes in a thrilling, epic story where Angels plot to revive an unfinished war.

'All Points Bulletin' Developer In Financial Trouble, Closure Looming

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

APB is an MMO freeform combat and driving-based game, where you must decide which side of the law to abide by, as Enforcers, who take on the challenge of supporting and safeguarding justice, or as Criminals, who operate against the law and any opposing groups by any means necessary. Earlier reports that RTW was forced to lay off part of its staff and went into administration (Chapter 11), are now confirmed.

'Under Siege' (PS3) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seed Studios' real time strategy game Under Siege features an original world, unique gameplay elements and a large number of multiplayer and community features with special emphasis on user generated content.

'Fallen Earth' Sets New Subscription Pricing

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 2:33 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.

'Crysis 2' (ALL) Gets Two Special Editions, Multiplayer Beta - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crysis 2, New York is under the attack of a unique and frightening alien species that combines deadly weaponry, exceptional sensory abilities and intelligent collaboration to present players with the most challenging opponents ever seen in a first-person shooter.

Sony Computer Entertainment's GamesCom 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment announced its video game lineup for GamesCom, August 18-22, where it will show off Gran Turismo 5, LittleBigPLanet 2, InFamous 2, newly announced titles Ratchet & Clank : All 4 One and Resistance 3, as well as several others.

'Virtua Tennis 4' (PS3) Announced, Supports Move And 3D - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis 4 promises a more immersive, true to life tennis experience with 3D technology support, bringing you closer than ever to being out on the court. Virtua Tennis 4 with the PlayStation Move is more than just hitting the ball; it’s about the angle of the racquet, the spin and speed of the ball and the power of the shot.

PS3 Models Getting Bigger Hard Drives

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced that the PS3 system will be offered in North America with 160GB or 320GB Hard Disk Drives, offering more capacity to download games and entertainment content from PlayStation Network along with personal digital content, such as music, photos, and videos.

'uDraw GameTablet' (Wii) Announced, Bundles 'uDraw Studio' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

uDraw Studio was designed as a showcase piece for the capabilities of the device  and features a robust set of art creation modes and user-friendly tools that help players create anything from simple doodles to intricate masterpieces that can be saved and shared.

'World of Warcraft: Cataclysm' Collector's Edition Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WoW: Cataclysm brings sweeping changes to the world of Azeroth, with two new playable races, new levels of power, challenging quests, dungeons in all-new zones, and dramatic changes to familiar aspects of the game in the wake of a world-shattering disaster.

'My Baby 3 & Friends' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

My Baby 3 & Friends lets players experience the joy of parenting as they feed, bathe, change and cuddle with their in game baby. What's more, the game also sparks new social development skills via interaction with another baby and a puppy.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 9:18 a.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 ...

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) Confirmed for PS3, Coming Early 2011

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mass Effect is a sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In ME2, Saren's evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril.

'Criminal Minds' Developer Diary #1 - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the Criminal Minds game, players delve into the criminal mind with clever puzzles and immersive hidden object gameplay. The game will include characters and themes taken directly from the hit television series. In the game, fans will be able to take on the role of different members of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) to solve a series of five shocking crimes.

'Dragon Age II' (ALL) Gets Release Dates

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 8:20 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.

'FIFA 11' (ALL) Lets You Play As Goalie For The First Time - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 8:09 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.

'EA Sports Active 2' (ALL) Gets Pimped By David Beckham

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports Active 2 will deliver true fitness results by featuring an innovative wireless control system, powered by new leg and arm straps with motion sensors, a heart rate monitor to capture intensity, and a new online hub to track and share workout data, making working out simple, effective and will go with you wherever you are.

Microsoft's Kinect Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kinect, previously known as Project Natal, is the controller-free gaming and entertainment experience from Microsoft for its Xbox 360 console.

'Metroid: Other M' (Wii) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metroid: Other M looks at the classic franchise from a new perspective: While much of the game is reminiscent of 2-D side-scrollers, players can switch the perspective into 3-D at any time as they explore the twisting passages of a derelict space station and delve deep into a cinematic, never-before-told story of bounty hunter Samus Aran’s past.

'Mafia II' (ALL) Developer Interview with Jack Scalici

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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.

'A New Beginning' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A New Beginning is a cinematic, interactive eco-thriller. In the classic adventure game an impending global climate cataclysm threatens the world, in a story ripped from today’s headlines, dealing with the defining issue of our time. At locations all around the globe, players will have to try and stem the tide – with the whole world hanging in the balance.

'Microsoft Flight' Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Flight brings a new perspective to the long-standing franchise, welcoming everyone, including long-time fans, to experience the magic of flight. From new game play elements and enhanced scenery and terrain to new aircraft and integrated content marketplace, it is an entirely new breed of virtual flight.

'King's Bounty: Crossworlds' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King's Bounty is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and role-playing elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world. The King's Bounty: Crossworlds expansion features two new campaigns and a massive expansion, dozens of new quests, new items, spells and creatures.

PS3 Preview - 'Twisted Metal'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

With four factions battling for control, players step into the combat boots of a twisted disciple in a high octane, highly destructible world. Players fight for the prize of one wish fulfilled by the stylishly evil Calypso, the mastermind behind the Twisted Metal tournament.

'Age of Empires Online' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Empires Online invites players to create a living, growing online world, shared with friends and friendly rivals around the globe.

'Rock Band 3' (ALL) Unveils More New Tracks

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 12:00 a.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.

'Final Fantasy XIV' (ALL) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XIV is an all new massively-multiplayer role-playing game set in the vast realm of Eorzea.

'Yoostar2' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Everyone now has the opportunity to become a global movie star with Yoostar2. In an instant you can step into the shoes of famous characters from hundreds of movies, play out the part and then share your performance with the world.

'Panzer Command: Ostfront' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Panzer Command: Ostfront is the latest in a new series of 3D turn-based tactical wargames which include single battles, multi-battle operations and full war campaigns with realistic units, tactics and terrain and an informative and practical interface.

I Never Discuss Love On An Empty Stomach

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Today, GamesCom in Germany starts, so there should be quite a bit of interesting news coming over the next few days, such as the Age of Empires Online announcement. That sure came out of left field.

We don't have any other special press trips on the books this week, but next week, there's something happening almost every day, so be on the look out for some preview coverage and interviews.

Last night, we watched Fanboys, and I managed to stay awake from start to finish. It was rather good, but the amount of cameos (such as Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Jason Mewes, Ray Park (Darth Maul), William Shatner, Kevin Smith and Billy Dee Williams) sure raised the quality level.