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'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' (ALL) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 6:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution you play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team breaks in and kills the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes.

'Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood' (ALL) Pre-Order To Get Multiplayer Beta Access, But Only on PS3

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Live and breathe as Ezio, now a legendary master assassin, in his struggle against the Templar order. Lead your own brotherhood of assassins and strike at the heart of the enemy, Rome.

'Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep' (PSP) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turn back the pages of time in this earliest chapter of the Kingdom Hearts saga that explores the origins of the series. Showcasing all-new characters and brand new but instantly recognizable Disney environments from the worlds of Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

'Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 caters to everyone from beginners to advanced athletes with exciting workouts and over 100 wellness tips and recipes designed to get the player in the best shape of their life.

'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bryan Lee O'Malley's video game reference ridden comic book series Scott Pilgrim will be made into a side-scrolling beat-em-up with over the top combat. Scott Pilgrim, bass guitarist for totally average garage band, falls in love with Ramona Flowers, but in order to date her, he has to defeat her seven evil exes who are trying to kill him.

'ArcaniA: Gothic 4' (ALL) Gets Dated, PS3 Version Delayed Until 2011

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 4:40 p.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.

'Metroid: Other M' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metroid: Other M looks at the classic franchise from a new perspective: While much of the game is reminiscent of 2-D side-scrollers, players can switch the perspective into 3-D at any time as they explore the twisting passages of a derelict space station and delve deep into a cinematic, never-before-told story of bounty hunter Samus Aran's past.

'Batman: Arkham City' (ALL) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed late last year, Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2011' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The PES range has long been regarded as offering incredible realism and control, but PES 2011 will reinvigorate the series with the most advanced raft of gameplay additions, control options, and animations to meet the evolution of real-life football.

Aeria Games Opens Brazil Office

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Free-to-play game publisher Aeria Games & Entertainment is making inroads in Latin America  by opening the door of its office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which will produce and localize new games and expanding marketing throughout Latin America.

'I SPY Spooky Mansion' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After being trapped by a clever skeleton, players of I SPY Spooky Mansion are challenged to find a secret way out of the mysterious old mansion. First-person exploration of each room of the house reveals 33 I SPY riddles—each featuring interactive mini-games.

'Crash Time 4' (X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the German TV series “Alarm für Cobra 11” (known as “Cobra 11” or “Autobahn Cop” in several countries), players slip into the roles of the two highway cops Semir and Ben, the TV series’ main characters. Thus, players go through various missions based on the events of the TV series.

'Bioshock 2' (ALL) Expands Single-player Story With Final DLC, Minerva’s Den

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set approx. 10 years after the events of the original, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. You will play as the first Big Daddy as you travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and your own survival.

'Def Jam Rapstar' (ALL) Unveils Even More Tracks - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Def Jam Rapstar delivers players a hip-hop experience that allows them to take on the role of a rap star so you can rhyme and sing along with the greatest hip-hop tracks. The game also offers opportunities where it's also about creating all new rhymes, sharing your creativity and expressing yourself to the wider community and the world.

'FIFA 11' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 11 reinvents player authenticity – on and off the ball – for every player and at every position on the pitch with Personality+, an all-new feature that sees individual abilities reflected in game, enabling clear differentiation for every player.

'UFC Undisputed' (ALL) Gets PSP Date - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFC Undisputed features an authentic and comprehensive UFC atmosphere, poised to deliver intelligent and intuitive combat, increased fighter customization, robust career progression, challenging new gameplay modes and explosive online offerings.

'We Sing Encore' (Wii) Gets New Euro Date

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We Sing Encore will include 40 great new songs the majority of which feature their original videos, spanning pop, rock, rap and R&B.

'ARMA II: British Armed Forces' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original ARMA II, a new flashpoint in the Green Sea region heats up and coalition forces led by the US Army are sent to Takistan to quickly restore peace and prevent further civilian casualties.

'Borderlands' (ALL) v1.3.1 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Borderlands is an all-new sci-fi action game combining elements of first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat.

'Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga includes the original game, and Flames of Vengeance, the new adventure that continues the epic story and adds dozens of hours of additional gameplay. Divinity II: Ego Draconis appears here as an entirely new and re-mastered edition with improved graphics and content.

'Ship Simulator Extremes' Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ship Simulator Extremes gives players the opportunity to take on exciting missions all over the world as they captain an impressive array of vessels and live the story of real ship captains.

'Gods vs. Humans' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gods vs. Humans a strategy game taking place in a universe mixing goofy characters and the greatest mythologies. Starting with the Norse mythology, the player will be able to embody Odin, Thor and many more Divinities later on. Humans were bold enough to challenge the Gods and it’s up to the player to teach them a lesson!

Bigpoint's GamesCom 2010 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bigpoint announced its video game lineup for GamesCom, August 18-22, where it will show off Poisonville, Battlestar Galactica Online, and ToonRacer.

Namco Bandai Games America and Namco Networks America Merge

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NAMCO BANDAI Games America and Namco Networks America announced that the two companies will integrate under the NAMCO BANDAI Games America label to further its vision of creating games that appeal to a mass audience and to best compete in the worldwide gaming industry. 

Wii Preview - 'Tron: Evolution - Battle Grids'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

Tron: Evolution - Battle Grids is an action game set in the combat arenas and streets of the TRON Universe. The game features a championship mode where friends can compete against each other or play together in fully customizable tournaments.

XBLA Review - 'Castlevania: Harmony of Despair'

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

This fast-paced 2-D side scroller takes vampire hunters on a chase to bring Dracula, the Lord of Darkness, to his eternal slumber. Designed by the producer of the legendary Castlevania series, Koji Igarashi, Harmony of Despair allows friends to play together via online co-op story mode or duke it out in Survival Mode to see who is the best vampire hunter.

'Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype' (PS3) Expands With The Last Chapter - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Staged across seven unique action-loaded levels accompanied with an adrenaline pumping soundtrack, Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype combines traditional 2D gameplay with detailed high definition graphics and a taste of fresh innovations.

'Art Academy' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Art Academy is a portable art course, providing everyone from beginners to experts with tools to create their own works of art plus simple tutorials to learn about color, shading, movement and perspective.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) Demo Finally Available On PSN/XBL

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing saga with an unprecedented level of action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse.

You Should Learn To Live As If You Didn't Exist!

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Runic Games announced Torchlight II! Excellent! While it's not yet the promised MMO version with the added co-op multiplayer, it is one step closer.

We haven't been doing much TV watching lately. We did, however, watch Hell's Kitchen last night, as we're trying to re-arrange our sleeping schedule a bit. We've been feeling the backlash in our aging bones for all those late nights over the past few years, so we'll see how that turns out.

No concerts this weekend, although later this month, we are going to go see Slash, famed Guns N' Roses guitarist.