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'Jagged Alliance 2: Reloaded' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 6:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jagged Alliance 2: Reloaded will appear as a totally revamped version and while retaining the tried-and-trusted game principle, it will have a totally new game look which will address the weak points of the original.

Use Paysafecard On Steam And Receive a Free Copy of 'Portal'

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 6:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced that Steam has added paysafecard to its collection of payment options for customers in many European countries. In celebration, customers who spend 20 EUR or 20 GBP on Steam using paysafecard before August 25th will receive a free copy of Portal.

'Nail'd' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nail'd is truly a hellish ride. No other racing game has ever featured such differences in altitude! Only those who master daring jumps into unknown depths at ultimate top speeds stand a chance to win the challenging action races in nail'd.

'Castle Crashers' (ALL) Gets PSN Date

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Castle Crashers is a four-player game, where players are knights on a quest to regain a stolen idol. Embark on the adventure on your own or with up to three friends and discover the mind-boggling magic and mystery in the mythical world.

'Lionheart: Kings' Crusade' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lionheart: Kings' Crusade is a real-time strategy that places players between the years of 1189-1192, calling upon warriors to enter the heart of the battle in one of the most vicious wars of all time.

'Pride of Nations' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pride of Nations is a turn-based historical strategy game set in the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control of a country and guides it through industrialization, military conquest, and colonization.

'Supreme Ruler: Cold War' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Supreme Ruler: Cold War, players will enter a portrayal of the world in the 1950's based on recent real-world headlines. Battle economic challenges, unstable governments and worldwide tensions in this grand strategy experience.

'Front Mission Evolved' (ALL) Delayed In Europe

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Front Mission Evolved brings the classic Front Mission franchise into an action-packed third-person shooter that gives players full control of a massive humanoid war machine—the wanzer. Players will battle through intense combat situations as they explore an immersive world in both the single player campaign and online multiplayer.

'Magicka' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Magicka is an action-adventure game based on Norse mythology, where up to four players will be able to join together in casting spells and wreaking havoc on the minions of darkness, in a grand and humorous adventure to save the world from ultimate doom.

'Crusader Kings 2' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crusader Kings 2, a grand-strategy title, players will get to control one of the great Christian Dynasties of the West, attempt to conquer all of Europe and liberate the Holy Land.

'Cities in Motion' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cities in Motion sees players develop and operate their own public transport company building a travel network across Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin, and Amsterdam using more than 30 different modes of transport including buses, trams, subway trains and water buses.

Good Old Games Adds Total Annihilation Commander Pack, Discounts

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good Old Games just launched a weekend promo where it offers  Total Annihilation Commander Pack (with 2 expansions!) for $5.99. To celebrate GamesCom GOG is running a week long promo, giving 40% off on Gothic 2 Gold, Spellforce Platinum, Painkiller Black Edition and The Guild Gold plus 25% off on the Realms of Arkania series. The promo will last for the whole next week until Thursday, August 26.

'Just Dance 2' (Wii) Complete Tracklist Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just Dance returns with a brand new track-list of more than 40 popular songs, improved movement detection and hot new features to challenge friends and family.

'Golfstar' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Golfstar, a golf MMOG with impressive graphics, a staggering 30 players can form a group to play a round on one of the game's six courses. And the best part: you don't have to wait for the other guy to finish his turn.

'X-Motor Racing' - v1.27 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

X Motor Racing is an arcade racing game with next generation physics model, including all classes of cars from old RWD to modern sports cars, physics, and various graphical features. This demo includes 3 tracks, one car and is now updated with new physics surfaces, damage model, etc.

'Casebook Trilogy: Special Edition' - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Casebook Trilogy: Special Edition you are a forensic investigator. Together with your partner, Det. James Burton, you must unravel three challenging cases involving Kidnapping, suicide and murder...

'Power Gig: Rise of the SixString' (ALL) Developer Snags Sega Of America VP

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Power Gig: Rise of the SixString will transport players to an entirely new universe, with its own mythology, politics, settings, heroes and villains, where music rules all, using new technology that represents the next evolution of music performance games to provide all players with a more authentic and fun experience.

'Alchemia' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Alchemia, an animated point-and-click adventure, you play a little boy who shoots an unfortunate and bizarre looking creature from the sky. Feeling remorseful he then agrees with the creature’s soul to help him find another body in the nearby megapolis.

'No Heroes Allowed!' (PSP) - New Screens

by Judy on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

No Heroes Allowed! is the 3rd game in the "What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!?" dungeon strategy Badman franchise. Players are the God of Destruction, summoned by the Evil Overlord Badman to dig a dungeon full of monsters to destroy the invading heroes, and help Badman conquer the known world!

'DJ Hero 2' (ALL) Developer Interview with DJ Qbert

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Living rooms will transform into nightclubs to let budding beat chemists, singing sensations and all of their friends party together by firing up two turntable controllers and a microphone to experience their favorite music as they've never heard it before in DJ Hero 2.

'Diablo III' Shows Off Crafting - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Madden NFL 11'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Madden NFL 11 captures the emotion and intensity of the NFL like never before. Whether you're a diehard football fan, gamer, or somewhere in between, Madden NFL 11 puts you in control of your favorite teams and NFL superstars and lets you feel what it's like to play on Sundays.

Krome Studios Handing Out Pink Slips, Shutting Down Adelaide Office

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Krome Studios is one of Australia's biggest independent development studios but has been hit hard by the economic downturn in recent years. Yesterday it closed down its Adelaide office, which is had opened in 2006 to house most of the Ratbag Games employees that were sent packing when Midway closed it down. That same year Krome also acquired Atari development studio Melbourne House which has now been hit by massive layoffs, a similar fate reported at its main Brisbane studio

'NBA 2K11' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K11 delivers the most realistic, stylistic, and feature-rich simulation experience ever available in the NBA 2K franchise – from gameplay to graphics, presentation and online features.

I Bet You Could Walk All Day In Shoes Like Those And Not Feel A Thing

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

There's an overwhelming amount of announcements and assets coming out of GamesCom. It almost feels like there is more going on than at E3 this year.

Very sad to hear about Real Time Worlds and APB. Hopefully a solution can be found. After all the CrimeCraft drama, a lot of former players and friends have migrated over there, so it would be most unfortunate. A much-heard complaint is with the combat system, but it's more a matter of getting used to it.  The sheer amount of customization and in-game items (vehicles, guns, etc.) is mind-boggling and sure makes up for that.