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'Drakensang: The River Of Time' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

dtp's Drakensang: The River Of Time is going to tell a new story within the Drakensang universe, bringing as much innovations as tried and true game elements to Radon Labs' fantasy RPG.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) Pre-Order Opportunities At GameStop And Amazon

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: Black Ops takes players behind enemy lines in an entirely new chapter in the first-person action series. Black Ops is set during the Cold War era featuring at least two main characters, multiplayer that will go beyond the single-player story, as well as a two- to four-player co-op mode.

'Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:44 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.

'Diablo III' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.

Super Mario Bros. Celebrates His 25th Anniversary

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Twenty-five years ago today, Nintendo’s original Super Mario Bros. video game made its debut in Japan and changed the world of video games forever. Since then, Mario has become one of the most renowned and beloved video game characters around the globe.

'GoldenEye 007' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GoldenEye 007 gives players the chance to use the lethal, gritty style of Daniel Craig's James Bond to outwit, outmaneuver and overtake an arms syndicate that threatens the world in an innovative, modern take on the legendary GoldenEye movie adventure.

'Spare Parts' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spare Parts tells the story of courageous robots Mar-T and Chip, who find themselves dumped out with the trash on a strange planet. Working together in co-op mode, the mechanical duo must find a way to repair an abandoned space ship and escape the planet before evil Lord Krung can dispatch his henchmen to destroy them.

Various Game Trailers #1853

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 4:30 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:

  • Medal Of Honor [ALL] - High Value Target Trailer
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 [PS3] - Grappling Trailer
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3 [ALL] - Episode #2 Trailer
  • FIFA 11 [ALL] - Advanced Defending Tutorial Trailer

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

THQ Updates Release Schedule, Narrows Down 'Red Faction: Armageddon' (ALL) Launch Date

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Half a century after the Red Faction resistance and their Marauder allies freed Mars from the brutal Earth Defense Force, harmony on Mars is again threatened but this time by a lethal force shrouded in mystery.

'Dead Space 2' (ALL) Multiplayer Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience using gruesome new tools, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores Zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless necromorph onslaught.

'Combat Mission: Afghanistan' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Combat Mission: Afghanistan covers two periods of the Russian-Afghan wars - the initial phase 1980-1982, and the later years of highest activity 1985-1987 - in two campaigns and additionally ten standalone missions.

'Section 8: Prejudice' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Section 8: Prejudice is a futuristic FPS that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. You are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle.

'Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes Of Light' (NDS) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes Of Light, previously known as Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden, boasts beautiful picture book visuals and an easy to control battle system. The game goes back to the basics and origins of the franchise, with a classic story of four young heroes embarking on an unforgettable adventure; a tale of dragons, kings, princesses and witches.

'House M.D.' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 1:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

House M.D. places you in smack in the middle of all the drama and smart dialogue fans love from the popular TV show. Play as the surly Dr. House and the skilled staff at Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital, as you race to unravel 5 all-new medical mysteries.

'Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound' (NDS) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the hit Disney Channel TV series, “Wizards of Waverly Place,” the video game will take players through five exciting episodes in a brand new mystery as they play as some of their favorite characters from the show.

'Final Fantasy XIV' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XIV is an all new massively-multiplayer role-playing game set in the vast realm of Eorzea.

'Heavy Rain' (PS3) Move Update/Patch Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 10:35 a.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.

'Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together' (PSP) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, one of the most beloved strategy RPG titles of all time, is being reborn from the ground up, with reworked visuals and effects, a re-arranged soundtrack by the original composers, new character growth mechanics and a new Wheel of Fortune system that adds even more replay value to the game.

'Shadow of the Colossus' (PS2) And 'ICO' (PS2) Getting PS3 Re-Vamp, Bundle

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 2005's Shadow of the Colossus you take on the role of a young man seeking the truth of an ancient tale of power hidden in a mystical land, and set off on a majestic journey through ancient lands to seek out and destroy gigantic mythical beasts. A Walmart product listing reveals that SCEA is bringing PS3 classics ICO and Shadow of the Colossus to the PS3 as a bundle for $39.82.

'The Ball' Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Ball is a first person action-adventure game featuring a full single-player experience built on Epic’s Unreal™ Engine 3 technology. As a swashbuckling archaeologist working on the slopes of a dormant volcano somewhere in Mexico, you get stuck in a cavern. It doesn’t take long before you realize this is more than just a cave.

'Saga' Becomes Free-to-Play, Content Patch Tomorrow

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Saga is a new MMORTS game, bringing persistency to RTS gaming. You build cities and armies to defend and manage a persistent online kingdom in a persistent fantasy world.

'Your Shape: Fitness Evolved' (X360) Gets Gender-Tailored Workouts - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has teamed up with Men's Health and Women's Health magazines publisher Rodale to create workouts specifically tailored to men's and women's individual fitness goals and needs.

Monday, September 13, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 7:46 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 ...

'Mythos' Shows Off Pyromancer Class Skills - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythos is an online, action RPG that is free to download and free to play. Set in the land of Uld, players assume the roles of fantasy heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest through entirely randomized dungeons and environments.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, September 13, 2010

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added one WiiWare, and three NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Adventure on Lost Island: Hidden Object Game (Wiiware), Castle Conqueror, Crazy Pinball, and myNotebook: Tan (NDSi).

'Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition' (3DS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The current entry in Capcom's genre-defining franchise is making its way to the 3DS.

Survey Claims 72% of Adults Support Violent Video Games Ban

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 4:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Common Sense Media released the results of a nationwide parent poll that revealed nearly three-quarters of adults would support a law that prohibits minors from purchasing ultraviolent or sexually violent video games without parental consent.

'Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2' (ALL) - 45 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 is the sequel to last year’s high-flying, fast-hitting, and intense versus battles series. Dragon Ball Z fans can rest assured that the destructible environment, and character trademark attacks and transformations will be true to the series.

'Test Drive Unlimited 2' (ALL) Enters Closed Beta Phase

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionizing multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievements and creations online.

'Kinect Sports' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turn your living room into a world-class stadium, bowling alley, soccer pitch or track-and-field arena. With Kinect Sports you're not only the star player, you are the controller — through the magic of Kinect for Xbox 360. See a ball? Kick it. Spike it. Even give it a little topspin. Kinect Sports features soccer, beach volleyball, bowling, table tennis, track and field, and boxing.

'Halo: Reach' (X360) Developer Interview with Brian Jarrard

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. We recently sat down with Brian Jarrard, community director, to get the skinny on Halo: Reach ....

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' - 28 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Old Republic will let you explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining your personal story and determining your path down the light or dark side of the Force.

Emergent And Krome Studios Merge Middleware Technologies

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D engine developer Emergent Game Technologies and Krome Studios announced that the two companies have reached an agreement to merge their middleware technologies and core engineering teams.

'BioShock Infinite' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 1912, BioShock Infinite introduces an entirely new narrative experience that lifts players out of the familiar confines of Rapture and rockets them to Columbia, an immense city in the sky.

'EverQuest: House of Thule' Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

House of Thule brings immersive gameplay, captivating storytelling, game-changing features including a level cap increase and the addition of player housing, as well as exciting worlds to continue the EverQuest legacy, now set in a never-before-seen dreamland full of mystery and adventure.

'Sonic Colors' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic Colors is a brand new high speed action adventure in which Sonic the Hedgehog races through incredible theme park inspired worlds to rescue a colorful alien race from the clutches of Dr Eggman.

You Two Guys Musta Been Born In A Revival Meeting

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Another weekend flew by, so it's back to the grind.

We have a few more interviews lined up for you this week: Black Ops and Fable III to name a few, so if you fancy any of those titles, tune in later.

Played some Puzzle Quest 2, installed RUSE (haven't tried it yet), some StarCraft II (mostly co-op) and I'm trying to finish off Wolfenstein ASAP, so I can delete it and free up some space on my hard drives.

We watched some Entourage, Psych, Justified, and Hot Tub Time Machine, which, despite the ridiculous-looking trailers, was actually fairly decent.