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'Castlevania: Lords of Shadow' (PS3/X360) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a new action-adventure IP, a story of one man’s journey to discover the true meaning of sacrifice amidst murder and betrayal. Set in Southern Europe during the middle ages, Lords of Shadow has beautifully-realized locales that play host to an epic battle between good and evil.

'All Points Bulletin' Developer Re-Hires Laid-Off Staff Only Days Later

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Points Bulletin (APB) takes the universal theme of Criminals and Enforcement and brings it to a persistent, open world multiplayer setting in a modern, crime-ridden city. Earlier this week RTW went into admininstration, laid off part of its staff, but vowed to keep support for APB rolling with patches and keeping the servers up. Today RTW re-hired part of the staff it let go earlier this week, so things might be looking up, if only slightly.

'Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Ep. I offers 2D gameplay through rendered HD environments, allowing you to speed through each level with the classic Spin Dash move, and destroy enemies using the Homing Attack, as well as sees the return of the special stages and takes players through a variety of different Zones, all inspired by the Mega Drive era.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2' (ALL) Slightly Delayed In Europe, Except On X360

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 plunges fans into an explosive environment where they can become elite aerial soldiers in control of the world's most technologically advanced aircraft. While the X360 version is still on track, Ubisoft Europe has pushed back the release date for HAWX2 by a week on PS3, a few weeks on PC, and Wii release date is unknown at this point.

'Hoard' (ALL) Confirms Four Player Co-Op - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hoard is an arcade-action game where the dragon is the hero. Your goal: collect as much treasure as possible from a living kingdom that grows around you. Burn down crops, strafe merchant wagons, and — best of all — kidnap fair maidens and force the kingdom to ransom them back for piles of gold!

'EverQuest II' Rolls Out Extended Edition, Now Free To Play

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath.

'7 Wonders II' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

7 Wonders II offers Match 3 gameplay, one of the most popular game genres today that requires players to match or swap items into groups of 3 or more for fast and fun puzzle gaming.

'Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures' Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Focused on creating a fun and safe online environment for kids and families, Clone Wars Adventures offers exciting minigames, dynamic activities, lively social events and thousands of customization options.  Players can even battle it out with friends alongside iconic Star Wars characters like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Ahsoka Tano.

'Postal III' (ALL) Shows Off The Bold, The Beautiful, And The Headless - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Postal III will employ the Valve's Source engine to deliver a new and advanced technical level of social satire and politically incorrect virtual violence, featuring motion-captured performances by a wide array of celebrities as well as a storyline that offers gamers vast latitude in terms of their behavior.

'Doctor Who: The Adventure Games' Ep.3 Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 8:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games are four downloadable new 'interactive episodes' in which players assume control of the Doctor and Amy as they embark on new adventures which complement the new TV series.

'DJ Hero 2' (ALL) Gets Euro Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Impulse August 19 - August 22, 2010 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 7:50 a.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 SimCity Societies, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Flatspace II, Flatspace, while also dropping the price on Air Aces - Pacific, Zombie Shooter 2, World War 2 - Time of Wrath, and Gratuitous Space Battles Complete.

'Stronghold 3' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stronghold 3 has fantastic features — including night time battles, an improved multiplayer, cutting-edge physics and a stunning graphics engine — that ensure old and new fans alike experience a gritty slice of medieval life.

Rock Band Music Store To Get Disturbed Three-Pack, And More

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 7:36 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.

'Sonic Colors' (ALL) Introduces The Pink Wisp - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 7:33 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.

PC Preview - 'Battlestar Galactica Online'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

Battlestar Galactica Online is tactical space combat and adventure MMOG, inspired by the science fiction TV series, offering state of the art graphics that can be played directly in a browser. Battlestar Galactica is the gripping saga of humanity's last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies.

He Likes You Because You're Still Alive

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

A good night's sleep feels so refreshing! Wish I had more of those...

Some friends came by last night, and we ended up drinking beers for a few hours, solving the world's problems one at a time.

Eventhough GamesCom continues for a few more days, it should be slowing down news wise from today on, the extra days, and especially the weekend, is mostly attended by consumers (unlike E3, which is trade only).

Tonight we're having our friends over again, whipping up some dinner and then we're going to watch The Fourth Kind.