Nintendo Acquires 'Wii Party' (Wii) Developer

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2010 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo brings the action into the living room with Wii Party, a game that changes the way people interact with other players. Featuring 13 different party game modes and 70+ minigames, Wii Party can be enjoyed by everyone in the family, regardless of age. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed that it has acquired 96% stake in Wii Party developer ND Cube.

'Gran Turismo 5' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2010 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 5 promises 1000 vehicles, 20 tracks in 60 different layouts, custom soundtrack support, and while there is a damage model, it will be limited to certain car manufacturers.

'Company of Heroes Online' Goes Open Beta Next Week

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2010 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Company of Heroes Online is an online multiplayer real-time-strategy game that is free to download and play. Building on the frenetic RTS action of the original game, Company of Heroes Online offers army specialization, commander customization, and persistent progression, allowing players to strategize on and off the battlefield.

'Siege Online' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2010 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Siege Online is a free role-playing strategy game. You become a feudal lord in a medieval world of internecine wars.

'Combat Arms' Content Update Adds YouTube Feature, New Map, Guns

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2010 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Arms is a free-to-play online FPS that deploys players into a dangerous war zone teaming with soldiers of fortune looking to make a mark.

'Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Ep. 5' (ALL) Coming Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A psychically empowered lagomorph battling unusual and fearsome villains can mean only one thing: Freelance Police Sam & Max are coming for a new series of monthly episodic games.

Time For Lunch ... In A Cup!

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Movie plans fell through, as our friend already had plans for last night, so we decided to veg and watch Psych instead. Maybe we'll try to see Takers later today or maybe we can still find Salt playing somewhere. Yesterday I also watched The Crazies (with Deadwood's Timothy Olyphant), which turned out better than I anticipated

Today I picked up the latest Avenged Sevenfold album "Nightmare," and so far, I am enjoying it a great deal. Good stuff.