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'Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 11:12 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.

PlayStation Store Gets Shank, PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap, MAG Beta, Demos, DLCs, Tracks

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 11:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Shank, Press Your Luck, PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap, MotorStorm 3D Rift, demos for MAG (Beta), Shank, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, DLCs for Mafia II, Clash of the Titans, song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band, the usual game/movie trailers, and PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Zuma, Arcade Air Hockey & Bowling).

Various Game Trailers #1841

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 5:09 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:

  • Brink [ALL] - Dev Diary Trailer #3
  • Portal 2 [ALL] - Extended Wheatley Trailer

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

'Toy Soldiers' (X360) To Get Invasion DLC Soon - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Toy Soldiers is a an action-packed strategy-based game in which players are cast into a fantastic, miniature world where antique toy soldiers fight for survival using an extensive arsenal of tanks, fighter planes and flame throwers in vintage WWI dioramas.

'Elemental: War of Magic' Free DLC With Novel Purchase

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Elemental: War of Magic is set in a world filled with magic and ancient lore. As the ruler of your kingdom, you must expand your empire through a combination of magical power, military might, diplomatic skill, technological advancement and bold adventuring. Your worlds will be of your choosing, or players are free to create their own.

'Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs. Sasuke' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience first-hand one of the most popular storylines from the Naruto Shippuden arc as Naruto and Sasuke face off amidst a backdrop laced with intrigue and subterfuge!

'Lost Horizon' English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Lost Horizon is going to captivate adventure fans with its classic 1930s setting, fascinating locations including Hong Kong, Tibet, and Morocco, and the eventful search for one of the greatest secrets of humankind.

'Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take control of both Naruto and Sasuke as they go their own ways to seek out the mysteries and power behind Genryu, the mighty Elemental Dragons, in an all-new epic adventure.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) To Get PC Mod Tools

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: Black Ops will put gamers in the boots of CIA-backed operatives that are dropped into the shadowy world of deniable operations with an expansive arsenal of weapons at their disposal. A member of the PC development team over at Treyarch confirmed that there will be mod tools, although what it will entail or when it will be released was not revealed.

'Party of Sin' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Party of Sin is a cooperative platformer that allows you to inhabit one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Escape from hell and shoot your way across four mythical worlds to earn your place in heaven. Along the way, you will fight hordes of angels with bows, shotguns and grenade launchers.

'Gears of War' (ALL) Third Novel Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War blends tactical action with survival horror, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde.

'Substream' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Substream is a single-player musical shooter game that involves flying a futuristic fighter ship over a dynamic landscape, whilst attacking and defending against various and numerous enemy ships and other entities.

'All Points Bulletin' Not Doing Too Bad After All

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 9:17 a.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.

'Epic Mickey' (Wii) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney Epic Mickey is an adventure-platforming game with light role-playing elements starring a re-imagined Mickey Mouse, tapping into its rich history along with the characters and worlds brought to life by Walt Disney to create an edgy and unexpected cartoon adventure.

Microsoft's Kinect Getting Accessories At Launch

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 8:48 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.

'Medal of Honor' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by real events, Medal of Honor is an all-new FPS game that will introduce the Tier 1 Operator, a relatively unknown entity directly under the National Command Authority who takes on missions no one else can handle.

'9Dragons' Dropped By Acclaim, Picked Up By GamersFirst

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 7:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

9Dragons is a martial arts MMO set in ancient China, where you, through training and quests, reach your destiny as a master of the martial arts.

'Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction puts players in the shoes of 16-year-old Ben Tennyson and 16 devastatingly powerful alien forms. Together they embark on a thrill packed mission to the four corners of the globe on the hunt for an ancient alien artifact that could save humanity from a mysterious cosmic storm and ultimate destruction.

'J.U.L.I.A.' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the depths of Space flies J.U.L.I.A., a logical video game built upon the story of Rachel Manners, a 35 year old astrobiologist, who was among a close group of scientists chosen to embark upon one of the most critical mission ever conceived on Earth.

'ArcaniA: Gothic 4' (ALL) Multi-Platform Demo Coming Next Month

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 7:02 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. JoWood producer Reinhard Pollice revealed that a demo for ArcaniA: Gothic 4 will be available in late Sept. 2010, on PC and X360.

'Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 6:38 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 ...

'Halo: Reach' (X360) Leaked, Microsoft Dropping Banhammer

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 5:11 a.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.

'World of Tanks' Shows Off American Tanks - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In World of Tanks 30-player teams are fighting action-packed PvP battles. The game features more than 150 armored fighting vehicles from the pre-WW2 era up to the Korean War: light, medium, heavy and super heavy tanks, tank destroyers, self-propelled howitzers and rocket artillery. The game includes American, German and Soviet tanks.

Rising Star Games Bring Japanese Developed DSiWare Titles to Europe And North America

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Star Games and Gamebridge announce the new digitally distributed GO Series, bringing the best Japanese DSiWare games to Europe and North America, starting with Defence Wars and 10 Second Run.

'Strategic Command WWII Global Conflict' v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

For the first time, players will be able to wage World War II across the massive expanse of the entire planet. From battles in Europe and North Africa all the way to Asia and the Pacific, WWII Global Conflict features the largest map yet.

Wii Preview - 'Oops! Prank Party'

by Brian Dumlao on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Oops! Prank Party features 100 party games that test the wits and reflexes of up to four players. The uproarious twist is a variety of family-friendly pranks that allow the winner to taunt the competition, bringing a whole new level of hilarity to the gameplay!

One Final Thing I Have To Do... And Then I'll Be Free Of The Past

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Busy day yesterday! I expected it would be quiet after GamesCom, but no such luck.

Summer finally kicked in around these parts. While the rest of the country has been dealing with sweltering heat for the past few months, we have had a mild summer thus far. We finally hit the upper 90s, and today we're expected to hit the 100s. Yay!

Last night, we watched Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and apart from a few funny comments, the movie sucked. That's all I'm going to say about that.