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'F.E.A.R. 3' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

F.E.A.R. 3 is a heart-pounding paranormal horror first-person shooter unleashing intense combat, compelling narrative and co-op play that evolves the franchise.

'GoldenEye 007' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 5:00 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.

'Mythos' Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 3:46 p.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.

Take-Two Q3 2010 Financials Reveals 'L.A. Noire' (ALL) Delayed Again

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two announced financial results for its third quarter ended July 31, 2010, showing a massive net revenue increase (from last year's $94.9 million to $354.1 million this quarter) mainly due to strong Red Dead Redemption sales, which has now sold a whopping 6.9 million copies. Less positive news for L.A. Noire fans, as the title has once more been delayed, now expected first half of 2011.

'Crasher' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crasher falls into the category of M.O.B.A.’s (multiplayer online battle arenas) and has new features called "Stars," which are unique vehicles engaged in team combats or "TvsT" (Team vs Team), with a strong RPG aspect.<br><br><b>UPDATE:</b> Contrary to information in the initial announcement, Crasher is NOT coming to PS3/X360.

ECA Rallies Support Against U.S. Supreme Court Violent Video Games Case

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 2:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA), the non-profit membership organization that represents gamers, today revealed a list of new partners that have offered their support to the ECA and the gamer petition campaign.

'LEGO Universe' Goes Gold - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Universe will include expansive social and community features, as well as character advancement where you'll be able to customize your mini-figs and interact in the universe as any character you choose.

'Madden NFL 11' (ALL) Predicts Season Winners Prior To Official Start

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 11 captures the emotion and intensity of the NFL like never before. Whether you're a diehard football fan, gamer, or somewhere in between, Madden NFL 11 puts you in control of your favorite teams and NFL superstars and lets you feel what it's like to play on Sundays.

'The Lord of the Rings: War in the North' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breaking new ground as a mature RPG video game set in Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North advances the RPG paradigm through innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship to fight Sauron’s forces in the North.

Various Game Trailers #1847

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 11:20 a.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:

  • Shogun 2: Total War [PC] - Battle Report Trailer #1
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp [ALL] - Environments Trailer
  • Medal Of Honor [ALL] - Gunfighters Trailer

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

'Rock Band 3' (ALL) Launches Avatar Store

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring an 83-song setlist and access to far more music than any other music game, as well as innovative new gameplay modes and instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games. This next iteration in the Rock Band platform has something new for everyone and also supports traditional Rock Band gameplay with players' existing instruments.

'Bloody Good Time' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bloody Good Time is a game regrouping ambitious teen actors ready to kill for fame! Selected by a weird B-movie director looking for the best shot, they will do anything to get the lead role.

'Empire: Total War' Gold Edition Bundles Two Titles And DLCs

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire: Total War will maintain the series 3D battles, grand turn based campaign map and rich historical flavor while for the first time introducing 3D naval combat into the series.

'The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest' (ALL) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is a new 3rd person action adventure where players assume the role of Aragorn and embark on his greatest quests from The Lord of the Rings trilogy as they wield his sword, bow or spear on foot and on horseback through an action-packed gameplay experience.

'House M.D.' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) Unveils Wager Match Multiplayer Mode - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 9:42 a.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.

'9Dragons' European Operations Picked Up By GamesCampus

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 9:36 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.

'John Daly's ProStroke Golf' (ALL) Gets Ready To Grip it and Rip it - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

John Daly's ProStroke Golf will feature fully licensed courses which John has played on, bringing the real PGA experience into your home, and will also include many different game modes, realistic golf physics and commentary by the famous voices of golf, delivering the complete golfing experience to golf fans, sports fans and gamers alike.

'The First Templar' (ALL) Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The First Templar follows the story of two characters - a French Templar, and his companion, a noble lady who has been proclaimed a heretic. Taking control over these two unlikely allies, the player must uncover the mysteries behind the Templar Order, play a role in a grand conspiracy, and discover the secret of the Holy Grail.

'Dreamlords Resurrection' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamlords Resurrection is a mix of two genres – Real-Time Strategy and Massively Multiplayer Online - where the player takes on the role of a Dreamlord. Inspire and unite a small group of followers into a battle-ready army ready to conquer land, defend the populace against the Nightmares that roam the world, and band together with other newly awakened Dreamlords.

'Perfect World International' Celebrates Second Anniversary, Hands Out Gifts

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perfect World International is the English-based, international version of Perfect World II, one of the most successful 3D MMORPGs with more than 50 million players worldwide. The game is inspired by Chinese Mythology and based in the mythical world of Pangu.

'Oil Rush' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oil Rush is a real-time strategy game based on the group control, offering mechanics of a classical RTS combined with a Tower Wars genre: control construction and upgrading of production platforms as well as their defence forces, and send battle groups of naval and air units to capture enemy's platforms and oil rigs.

'Wizard101' Celebrates Second Anniversary, Claims Ten Million Subscribers, Preps Expansion

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 7:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wizard101 is an elaborate 3D virtual world in which magic and sorcery come to life as players embark on a quest that involves a massive cast of good, evil and frequently silly characters.

'Batman: The Brave and the Bold' (ALL) Gets Euro Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 7:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Batman: The Brave and the Bold fully immerses fans into the vivid animated world of the successful TV series where kids can play as Batman or together with family and friends in two-player co-op mode. In the game, fans play alongside Batman and many of his allies in the DC Universe to take on dozens of popular villains.

'Batman: Arkham City' (ALL) To Feature Multiplayer - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. The latest PSM3 reveals that Batman: Arkham City will include multiplayer, but no details were disclosed yet.

PSP Review - 'Valkyria Chronicles II'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The story of Valkyria Chronicles II takes place two years after the conclusion of the original game. A group of young Gallian Military Academy cadets find themselves plunged into a bitter civil war when the newly formed Gallian Revolutionary Army stages a coup. As the epic drama unfolds in the game, players will experience stories of friendship, love and growing pains during a time of war and revolution.

'Yakuza 4' (PS3) First Details - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 6:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yakuza 4 is a very powerful number in this particular installment. Not only will you encounter the gritty atmosphere of Kiryu Kazuma's experiences, but three other characters will also be available to play, each with an engaging backstory and a gripping, interwoven plot.

'Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs' (NDS) Comes To Europe, Gets Dated

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 6:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The third installment in the action-packed Pokémon Ranger series lets players take on the role of a Pokémon Ranger tasked with protecting Pokémon, people and nature in the Oblivia region. As a Pokémon Ranger, players investigate the nefarious actions of the Pokémon Pinchers, who have been disrupting the peace by chasing and catching Pokémon.

'The Next BIG Thing' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 6:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Next BIG Thing revisits with class and humor the fantastic movie genre with a modern, funny adventure packed with hints and references made to popular movies and TV shows.

'DJ Hero 2' (ALL) Adds Producer-Rapper RZA As Playable Character

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

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.

'Men of War: Assault Squad' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Men of War: Assault Squad is a stand-alone expansion that features a completely new cooperative skirmish game mode with access to five different nations (Russia, Germany, USA, Commonwealth and – for the first time ever in the Men of War series – Japan) as well as increased realism and accessibility.

'Company of Heroes Online' Goes Open Beta, Register NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 6:25 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.

'Pinball Yeah' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pinball Yeah lets players rock the silver ball through several themes, including an Irish Pub, Pirates, a unique Virtual Reality table called “AI,” and a classic 1950's party table.

Impulse Sales Partly Donated To Child's Play Charity

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting today through September 10, a portion of Impulse sales from a slew of publishers will go to the Child’s Play Charity, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in more than 60 hospitals worldwide.

'World of Tanks' Enters Closed Beta Phase #2 - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 12:07 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.

If I'm Going To Die, I Prefer To Die In My Own Home

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Later today, we are flying to visit the in-laws for the Labor Day weekend (I mistakenly identified it yesterday as Thanksgiving, so no turkey after all), which also coincides with my brother-in-law's 21st birthday. Maybe I'll finally get him to drink his first beer!

We've been playing Puzzle Quest 2 most of the day (while Adam is off doing some actual work over at Activision and Microsoft). While we did not enjoy Galactrix as much as its predecessor, this official sequel is much better than we anticipated.

Still banned from CrimeCraft, so Global Agenda and APB will have to do until the aforementioned matter gets resolved.