'Black Mirror 3' Picked Up By Lace Mamba Global - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Mirror 3, like its predecessor, delivers a classic point & click adventure in 2.5D technology. The game uses a combination of stunning two-dimensional backgrounds, and detailed three-dimensional characters, and utilizes the power of the Black Mirror 2 graphics engine to deliver breathtaking visuals.

'NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits' (PC) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Experience with NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits, the story of Nyx, an enigmatic winged girl, that must descend from heaven in search of her missing friend Icarus.

X360 Preview - Xbox Live 2010 Fall Update

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Xbox Live 2010 Fall Update will give X360 owners a revamped experience, Zune Pass integration, and additional ESPN content — and puts more entertainment at their fingertips than any other device connected to the TV.

'Def Jam Rapstar' (ALL) Reveals New Tracks #6 - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 11:21 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.

'Vanquish' (ALL) Using Havok Physics And Animation

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 11:16 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.

THQ Selects Sumthing Else Music Works To Release Video Game Soundtracks

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sumthing Else Music Works announced that it has entered into a multiple-title licensing agreement with THQ to release the original soundtrack albums for best-selling franchises including Darksiders, Red Faction, Company of Heroes and MX vs. ATV, and upcoming titles including Homefront.

'Super Monkey Ball' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Monkey Ball offers a whole new level of interactivity and fun, whilst completely immersing you in the world of your favourite monkeys - AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby – as they truly come alive in front of your eyes.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 10:55 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 ...

'The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom' v1.10 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom gives gamers the opportunity to choose the best way to lead their kingdom to victory, in a rich environment set in middle-Europe during the early Renaissance.

'Mythos' Shows Off Bloodletter Class - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 10:21 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.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) Getting Its Zombies Back

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 9:49 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.

'Resident Evil Revelations' (3DS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil: Revelations marks the next installment in the iconic gaming series and promises to deliver a new dimension in fear.

'Borderlands' (ALL) v1.4.0 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 8:16 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.

PS3 Review - 'Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 7:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The anime style characters and backgrounds from previous Atelier titles remain, but they have been upgraded with a stunning cell-shaded animation style. The basic game play carries over the tradition of the series, using alchemy as the main focal point, where players can craft new items and also battle enemies using the power of alchemy.

'Uncharted Waters Online' Enters Open Beta Stage - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the 16th century and The Age of Discovery, when adventurers, merchants, and warriors took to the seas. Pilot your own ship into the endless expanse of the oceans. Form armadas with other online players. It’s a whole new world of adventure on the seas as Uncharted Waters Online returns as a full 3D game MMORPG.

'Two Worlds II' (ALL) Development Finished, Delay To Avoid Holiday Rush

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 1:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Two Worlds II offers adventurers the thrilling experience of a perilous and daring journey throughout a vast magical land. Rich in story, detail and content, 2W2 offers an array of unique approaches to classic game elements that push the envelope for the fantasy RPG genre. A statement issued by SouthPeak, publisher for the NA edition, did not sit well with the European publisher and developer, saying that the development is finished and the only reason for the delay is to avoid getting lost in the holiday rush.

'Pinball FX 2' (XBLA) Reveals Price, Secrets of the Deep Table - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pinball FX 2 takes the pinball genre to another level with the most advanced ball physics and social features to date, along with a new collection of beautifully designed tables.

'Rock Band 3' (ALL) Remix Contest Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring an 83-song set list and access to far more music than ever before, as well as innovative new gameplay modes and instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games.

Frogster Interactive Doubles Its Revenue

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogster Interactive Pictures AG has released its interim report for the first half of 2010, revealing that it was able to more than double the revenue in the first half of 2010 with 11.4m Euro compared to last year's 5.1m Euro.

'Auditorium' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Auditorium is a captivating game of discovery and play that takes players on a visual and audio journey. Players will manipulate a constant stream of tiny moving light and sound particles as they guide their flow into Audio Containers to create harmony and unleash an orchestrated soundtrack.

Gamebryo Engine Adds Web Browser And Networking Solutions

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D videogame engine provider Emergent Game Technologies announced new online capabilities for its Gamebryo and Gamebryo LightSpeed engines, including web browser and networking solutions.

'Mega Man Legends 3 Project' (3DS) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For years, fans have been clamoring for a new installment to the Mega Man Legends series and now the Mega Man Legends 3 Project will see their request realized, with their favorite heroes and villains come to life like never before with Nintendo’s breakthrough 3D technology.

'Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D' (3DS) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the Resident Evil universe, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will deliver relentless action with players competing against the clock to defeat as many enemies as possible in a fixed time.

I Think This Boy's Cheese Has Done Slid Off His Cracker

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

It's a good thing we don't mind working in the middle of the night because with this heat, it's about the only comfortable time of the day. Luckily, the weatherman is anticipating things will cool down by end of the week.

Lots of games coming out this week, and there probably won't be any slowdown for the next month or two as we gear up for the holidays. It's a good time of the year to be a gamer, although it's killer on the budget. I'm currently installing Dead Rising 2, Darksiders, Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light, as well as Chaos Rising, a somewhat older Dawn of War 2 expansion.