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'MotorStorm 3D Rift' (PS3) Coming to PSN Tomorrow

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now you can enjoy an immersive 3D racing experience with 10 of our favorite MotorStorm Pacific Rift tracks like Kanaloa Bay or Caldera Ridge, using a selection of festival-favorite off-road vehicles including Bikes, Buggies, Racing Trucks, and Monster Trucks.

'Kingdom Under Fire II' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Under Fire II will offer an epic scale medieval fantasy war zone, much enhanced in every aspect from the previous versions, for gamers to conquer the Bersia continent with the new generation of heroes, and promises a shocking ending.

'Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter' (ALL) Gets XBLA Date

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 5:16 p.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.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC Gets Dated

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:50 p.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.

'MotionSports' (X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotionSports is a new sports title that will bring players unparalleled immersion, as the movements they make in real-time are accurately represented by the on-screen athletes. Exciting sports challenges include skiing, horseback riding, hang gliding, football, soccer and boxing.

'The Sims 3' Deluxe Edition Coming Next Month

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility!

'Portal 2' (ALL) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Portal 2 is a stand-alone, full-price retail release with new gameplay mechanics, story line, and some surprising new twists.

'Gun Loco' (X360) Looking For Title Track Vocalist

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gun Loco is an exciting, all-new approach to the third-person sprint-action shooter genre, featuring single and multiplayer gameplay.

'Saw II: Flesh & Blood' (ALL) Gets Release Date, Shows Off Contraptions - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the dark and tormented world of SAW 2 and experience the gruesome traps that Jigsaw has created to test your will to survive.  With new traps, puzzles, and combat system players will need to think fast and act quick to pass the rigors of the tests Jigsaw has engineered.

'DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring the trademark humor found in the original, Thongs of Virtue  centers on DeathSpank’s journey through a massive war-torn land;  explore the North Pole and the high seas to locate six mystical thongs to bring peace and harmony to the universe.

'Vanquish' (ALL) Demo Coming Next Week - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 11:47 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.

'Plants vs. Zombies' (ALL) Coming To NDS Next Year

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Plants vs. Zombies combines real-time strategy, tower defense and collectible card games, but in a casual context.

'ArcaniA: Gothic 4' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArcaniA: Gothic 4 is set 10 years after the last installment and situated on multiple southern islands, each with unique fauna & flora according to various climate zones. The game will feature a day & night cycle, changing weather, and depending on the time of day altering spell casting abilities.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Mafia II'

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'LEGO Universe' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Universe will include expansive social and community features, as well as character advancement where you'll be able to customize your mini-figs and interact in the universe as any character you choose.

'R.U.S.E.' (ALL) Demo Coming This Week

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 8:18 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. A demo for the PC version of RUSE is expected Wednesday, August 25, 2010.

'Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

In Patrician IV, the player takes on the role of a young merchant in the area of the Baltic and North Sea during the late Middle Age, the zenith of the Hanseatic League and its naval trading empire.

'Sid Meier's Civilization V' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 8:04 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.

'Neverwinter' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 7:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Neverwinter, players choose to become one of five classic D&D classes and team up with friends or computer-controlled allies to form five-person co-op groups. Players also create their own storylines and quests utilizing an extremely user-friendly content generation system, tentatively codenamed Forge.

'Gunblade NY & LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 7:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gunblade NY & LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack is an arcade-style first-person shooter in which players engage in missions to protect sections of New York and Los Angeles from enemy forces.

'Crackdown 2' (X360) Toy Box DLC Brings Free And Premium Content

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 6:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crackdown 2 will take multiplayer gaming to unprecedented levels for the ultimate cooperative and competitive multiplayer experience, providing you and your friends with the complete freedom to explore, destroy and play as you return to restore justice and peace to Pacific City by any means necessary.

'Venetica' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Venetica is an action-RPG with an immersive storyline. Venetica mixes emotion and action in an intense and powerful setting. A unique and vibrant game world full of surprises, set in the beautifully rendered city of Venice during the 16th Century, awaits players in this captivating adventure game.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, August 23, 2010

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added one WiiWare, four NDSiWare, and one VC title to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: And Yet It Moves (Wiiware), Rytmik, G.G Series NINJA KARAKURI DEN, My Farm, Absolute Reversi (NDSi), and UFOURIA: THE SAG (VC).

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II' (ALL) Demo Coming Prior to Launch - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, the epic story continues as players once again assume the role of the devastatingly powerful Starkiller - Darth Vader's secret apprentice set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

'Torchlight' Heading to PSN/XBL, Possibly By Years End

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Torchlight is an adventure-themed action-MMORPG which emphasizes a simple and intuitive interface, fast and furious action, and a colorful and compelling game world. While CEO Max Schaefer had already hinted at a possible console version, at GamesCom Schaefer stated that Runic Games hopes to have it available on PSB/XBL by the holiday season.

'Quantum Theory' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 5:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quantum Theory is a third-person shooter players take on the role of the massive, gun-wielding warrior Syd and battle through intense action sequences in an unpredictable, shape-shifting battlefield.

'Superstars V8 Racing' (ALL) Coming to PSN

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 5:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Superstars V8 Racing is a car racing game based on the license of the Italian Championship. Powered by some of the most important car manufacturers in the whole world, such as BMW, Audi and Jaguar, and sporting top class production cars it delivers a breathtaking driving experience.

'Black Mirror 3' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Mirror 3, like its predecessor, delivers a classic point & click adventure in 2.5D technology. The game uses a combination of stunning two-dimensional backgrounds, and detailed three-dimensional characters, and utilizes the power of the Black Mirror 2 graphics engine to deliver breathtaking visuals.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Titles To Get The Sacrifice DLC In October

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for cooperative action games, adding melee combat to enable deeper cooperative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat, and more. Valve plans to release The Sacrifice DLC in October for both the original Left 4 Dead, and the more recent sequel, allowing gamers to play as any of the original characters, but unlike in L4D's campaign story, you get to decide which one faces his maker.

'The Penguins of Madagascar' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Penguins of Madagascar will bring the loveable penguins – Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private – and their top-tier commando skills to a whole new level of mischief and misadventures in and around the zoo.

'Killzone 3' (PS3) Gets Original Music Score By Award-Winning Composer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:01 a.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.

'Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII delivers an action-packed aerial combat experience as players assume the role of one of four pilots taking on the Axis alliance during four different air campaigns, including the intense Battle of Britain, the war in Africa, the Eastern Front and the Pacific island-hopping campaign.

'We Sing Robbie Williams' (Wii) Complete Tracklist Unveiled

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We Sing Robbie Williams will feature 25 tracks from the chart-topping artist, which will be accompanied by all the original videos making it a true celebration of the British born, multimillion selling pop star.

'Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris offers gamers an exciting new system that realistically models the command, combat and logistics of World War II while including a strategic flair and a number of “what if” options.

'Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge' v4.1.235 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set during the hard fighting of the Battle of the Bulge, Command Ops lets gamers assess, plan, order and react at the operational level just like a real Corps, Division and Brigade commander.

The Future's Not Set, There's No Fate But What We Make For Ourselves

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Yesterday we went to see our first Class A baseball game. A friend was celebrating his birthday in the VIP area with a tasty BBQ, and while we love baseball, the game wasn't very exciting. Luckily, the food was good and the beer was chilled ....

Once we got back home, we watched Burn Notice, Entourage and The Spy Next Door, so it was quite a relaxing day overall. We're ready for another week with plenty of press gigs to attend (Disney stuff, Spider-Man, and a few others).