'My Little Baby' (NDS) Also Coming to Wii/PC

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

My Little Baby, a complete "life simulation" title, is a family-friendly game that gives players the opportunity to raise a virtual baby - all without the real-world messes, sleepless nights, or "terrible two's."

'Heavy Rain' (PS3) Shows Off Move Integration - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Heavy Rain you don’t watch the story – you play it. The dynamic narrative unfolds through the players actions - not cut scenes - and every action has a consequence.

'Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light' (ALL) Prepping No Fewer Than Six DLCs

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light follows Lara as she goes in search of the Mirror of Smoke, an ancient artifact located in a ruin known as the Temple of Light. When she finally reaches the mirror, she is ambushed by a mercenary army who takes the mirror and releases an evil entity.

'Quake Live' Gets Two New Subscription Packages

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quake Live offers game players of all skill levels a totally free first-person multiplayer action game, featuring 40 arenas, 5 game modes, including friends lists and communication, sponsored events and tournaments, matchmaking, stats tracking, and even the game itself accessible free of charge through the web browser.

'Super Scribblenauts' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Scribblenauts expands the innovative elements from the first title, offers upgraded controls and provides gamers with hours of original entertainment with ingenious, fun-filled new features.

'Stronghold Kingdoms' Now Accepting Alpha Sign-ups

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build, fight and rise to power, in a world of castles and kings. In 2010, thousands of lords and ladies will join the race for the crown, in Firefly’s new castle MMO.

'Ivy the Kiwi?' (ALL) Goes Gold, Gets Dated

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ivy the Kiwi? is a platform action-puzzle game that follows the storybook adventures of a lonely baby bird Ivy as she traverses beautiful 2-D landscapes and challenging obstacles in search of her mother.

'Just Dance Kids' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just Dance Kids includes a variety of kid-friendly songs with over 40 fun dances created by professional choreographers and led by real kids.

Rock Band Music Store To Get Ministry Three-Pack

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 10:18 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.

'Disciples III: Renaissance' v1.06.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Disciples III: Renaissance is a turn-based RPG/strategy game set in an expansive fantasy world, offering players action, adventure and glory. Stunning 3D environments, three playable races, and multiplayer functionality all combine to offer an outstanding gameplay experience.

'Family Party: Fitness Fun' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Family Party: Fitness Fun features active gameplay made for kids, including skydiving, hoverboard racing, roller derby, fencing, boxing, and many more activities tailored for kids and family gameplay.

'Hearts of Iron 3: Semper Fi' - v2.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Hearts of Iron 3: Semper Fi is a downloadable expansion to its World War II grand strategy game, giving players more control over their country’s warfare and politics, while pleasing history buffs with a variety of new features and events.

'Pro Cycling Manager/Tour de France 2010' v1.0.3.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Benefiting from a new more beautiful and more powerful graphic engine, Pro Cycling Manager/Tour de France 2010 marks one of the most important steps since the beginning of the series.

'Vanquish' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 6:20 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.

'Kung Zhu' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the smash hit toys, Kung Zhu lets players choose adorable hamsters, train them into ultimate warrior fighting machines, and take them to battle!

'WRC' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fans of the FIA World Rally Championship will soon be able to get closer to the action as Black Bean Game announced today that its internal development studio Milestone is working on a new official WRC video game.

'Operation Flashpoint: Red River' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set to deliver an authentic and intensely personal US Marine Corps infantryman experience, Red River’s epic campaign will be played out on a deadly new battlefield set in the remote yet beautiful country of Tajikistan along the Vakhsh River.

'Dangan-Ronpa' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dangan-Ronpa, meaning winning an argument with a bullet, is a brand-new action-adventure in which players playing as a high school student investigate murders occurring one after another in the school and prosecute murder suspects at classroom trials.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) Pre-Orders Exceeding 'Modern Warfare 2'

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 3:16 a.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.

'Casebook Trilogy: Special Edition' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Casebook Trilogy: Special Edition you are a forensic investigator. Together with your partner, Det. James Burton, you must unravel three challenging cases involving Kidnapping, suicide and murder...

'HoopWorld' (ALL) Coming to Euro WiiWare Next Week

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Hot Shots, Dive Tackling, Wall Running, Dragon Punches, over-the-top mid-air volleys - all chainable tricks in HoopWorld. HoopWorld is a three-on-three multiplayer trick game that rewards gamers for playing competitively together.

'Sid Meier's Civilization V' System Requirements Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 1:11 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.

'True Crime: Hong Kong' (ALL) Delayed Until 2011

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime follows the story of detective Wei Shen as he infiltrates one of Hong Kong’s notorious Triad crime syndicates. As a newly hired thug within the Triad organization, Wei must do whatever it takes to stay undetected and survive, balancing his moral duty as a cop with the objectives of the assignment.

'Dead Rising 2' (ALL) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising 2 will take the franchise to a new level of zombie-killing fun with tens of thousands of zombies, the all new gambling paradise of Fortune City to explore and conquer plus a host of new in-game objects that can all be used as deadly weapons to stave off the zombie assault.

'Ultima Online' Call to Arms for New, Former and Current Players

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn is an exciting new upgrade to the genre-defining Ultima Online. Much more than an expansion, UO: Kingdom Reborn is a complete make-over of the online world with a new graphics engine, a state-of-the-art user interface and enough new content for even the most seasoned players.

Friday, August 6, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 12:00 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 ...

'Alternativa' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alternativa is a classic point & click adventure game based on the original sci-fi/cyber-punk script which is composed of a number of shorter stories that lead us through the lives of individual characters as well as the fictional world of the future.

Wii/PS3/X360 Preview - 'DJ Hero 2'

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Naughty Bear'

by Jason Grant on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Naughty Bear is a cheeky action game featuring a unique blend of comic mischief and astonishingly bad behavior. You take on the role of Naughty Bear, a bear driven to seek vengeance after the other bears don’t invite him to the big birthday party, and is now hell bent on manipulating and terrorizing the blissful bears inhabiting the Island of Perfection.

I Ate His Liver With Some Fava Beans And A Nice Chianti

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

No concerts this weekend, so if we're good, we'll probably get some time to catch up on a variety of things. Then again, we might just end up doing nothing at all. Got to love weekends!

Last night we watched Psych and Leap Year, a romantic comedy that was better than expected. Tonight we'll probably watch Legion and Fanboys, while a trip to the theater might result in finally catching Salt. Lots of movie goodness going on around here.

Of course, there will also be plenty of CrimeCraft, StarCraft II and some APB, which I've been neglecting lately.