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'Mega Man Universe' (ALL) Details Character Customization And Stage Creation - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mega Man Universe will be a revolutionary take on the seminal classic, setting course for a new chapter in classic gaming.

Columbia Law Professor Supports California's Disputed Violent Video Games Law

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A California law that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors does not violate the First Amendment and ensures parents can exercise their authority to determine what content is appropriate for their children, according to an amicus brief written by Columbia Law School Professor Theodore Shaw.

'Greg Hastings Paintball 2' (ALL) Gets Release Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 6:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Greg Hastings Paintball 2, players take to the field in 12 global paintball locations, each containing three to six different fields. Seven single-player game modes challenge the most experienced "ballers" to hone their skills and then test them against up to 19 others in seven different multiplayer game types.

Various Game Trailers #1851

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 6:05 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:

  • Halo: Reach [X360] - Deliver Hope Extended Trailer
  • Rock Band 3 [ALL] - Keyboard Trailer
  • TrackMania [Wii] - Multiplayer Trailer
  • WRC FIA World Rally Championship [ALL] - Solberg Trailer
  • Scooby Doo! And The Spooky Swamp [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Frozen Synapse [PC] - Trailer #2
  • Portal 2 [ALL] - Extended Co-Op Trailer
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II [ALL] - Combat Unleashed WebDoc Trailer #3
  • Battle vs. Chess [ALL] - Trailer
  • Company of Heroes Online [PC] - Axis Trailer

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

'Alliance of Valiant Arms' Content Update Adds New Co-op Mode, Map, Weapons, Items

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 6:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alliance of Valiant Arms is a modern warfare first-person shooter where a siege of modern warfare hits combat zones around the globe and a formidable battle has broken out between the European Union (EU) and the Neo Russian Federation (NRF) in an epic struggle for dominance.

'Virtua Tennis 4' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis 4 promises a more immersive, true to life tennis experience with 3D technology support, bringing you closer than ever to being out on the court. Virtua Tennis 4 with the PlayStation Move is more than just hitting the ball; it’s about the angle of the racquet, the spin and speed of the ball and the power of the shot.

Zoo Games Indie Label Acquires New Titles

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Entertainment announced that its indiePub Games subsidiary has acquired a number of innovative titles to be released by Zoo on various platforms.

'Lord of Arcana' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Lord of Arcana players are plunged into the dark depths of the underworld to fight vast and powerful creatures of legend in their quest to obtain the power of Arcana. Combat is simple yet rewarding, brutal moves can be performed simply and swiftly as you take on a huge variety of stunning and fantastical monsters.

'NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits' (Wii) Also Coming to PC, Soon

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Get Fit With Mel B' (ALL) Coming to North America As PS3 Move Launch Title - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take the official license and the knowledge of Fitness First, then add a complete and comprehensive nutritional program, 6 types of aerobics disciplines with more than 100 tailored exercises, a brand new proprietary technology and, above all, Mel B, the top worldwide celebrity to train with!

'Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood' (ALL) Multiplayer Beta Details, Delayed On PC Until 2011

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:44 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.

'Borderlands' (ALL) Claptrap's New Robot Revolution DLC - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Quantum Theory' (ALL) Demo Now On PSN, XBL Later

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quantum Theory is a third-person shooter players take on the role of the massive, gun-wielding warrior Syd and battle through intense action sequences in an unpredictable, shape-shifting battlefield.

'Fate of the World' Announced, Script Written By Dr. Who Author - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fate of the World is a global strategy game that puts the whole world in the player's hands. Players will have to decide how the world will respond to rising temperatures, heaving populations, dwindling resources, crumbling ecosystems and brave opportunities.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 11:20 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 ...

'Apox' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

APOX is a real-time strategy game set in a near post-apocalyptic, Mad-Max-esque universe.

'Din's Curse' v1.007 Patch Available NOW

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

Din's Curse is a single player and co-op multiplayer action RPG with 141 class combinations, infinite number of dynamically generated towns, real consequences, and a dynamic, evolving world.

'ZhuZhu Pets: Featuring The Wild Bunch' (ALL) - New Screens

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

ZhuZhu Pets: Featuring The Wild Bunch features all new super cute action with fun and furry pals, as well as an expanded Zhu-niverse, new, action packed sidescrolling gameplay, and multiplayer that will allow families and friends to pick up and play together.

'Dead Rising 2: Case Zero' (ALL) Breaks XBLA Download Record

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising 2: Case Zero is set two years after the Willamette incident chronicled in the original Dead Rising and three years before the action of Dead Rising 2, and will introduce players to the main protagonist, Chuck Greene, and game play features of Dead Rising 2.

'Haunted House' (ALL) Shows Off Then And Now - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the Haunted House, if you dare. Atari’s classic game has returned with more chills, cool new unlockables and plenty of spooky new enemies. The terrifying fun that lies within Graves Mansion is back, re-imagined for a new generation of gamers in celebration of the title’s 30th anniversary.

X360/PC Preview - 'Fable III' - The First Two Hours

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Fable III you will be called upon to rally and fight alongside your people, ascend to the seat of power, and experience the true meaning of love and loss.

'Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind, the fourth and final expansion to its Grand Strategy Game, is set in the Far East and will enhance every aspect of the original game to create an even deeper and more rewarding experience.

PlayStation Celebrates Its 15th Birthday In North America

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America celebrates the 15 year anniversary of PlayStation in North America, marking its success as a premier video game and interactive entertainment console.

'Def Jam Rapstar' (ALL) Reveals New Tracks #5 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:57 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.

'Need for Speed World' Surpasses One Million Subscribers, Goes Free To Play

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed World Online takes the race into the largest open world in the franchise's history. This Play 4 Free action racing game will give fans access to licensed cars, parts, multiple game modes, sophisticated online matchmaking features and fully customizable profile and rides.

'Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades is the next step in this series of realistic real-time strategy games covering various periods in the development of the present day civilization – from the Middle Ages to today.

'Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals' (NDS) Goes Gold, Gets Dated

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is an action RPG featuring six playable characters to choose from, each with their own special abilities and attacks. Players will need to master them all if they want to stand a chance against the game's fierce enemies and towering bosses that fill both screens!

'Nexuiz' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexuiz is a 3D deathmatch game that is simply first person shooting reduced to the very basics with perfect weapon balancing.

'Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon' (NDS) Finally Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rune Factory 2 is set several years after the original, the evil Sechs Empire has been defeated, and the Kingdom of Norad is once again at peace. Things may not stay that way for long, however, as dark premonitions foretell of dangers to come. It's up to player to uncover the source of these premonitions and bring peace to the kingdom once more.

'Steel Storm' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Steel Storm is an old school top down arcade episodic shooter with score oriented competitive gameplay, and is designed for people who like fast paced action and have limited amounts of time to play computer games.

Shanda Games Acquires Eyedentity Games

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shanda Games Limited announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire online games developer Eyedentity Games, as part of the Company's overall growth strategy in the global market.

'Bastion' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bastion is an original action role-playing game set in a lush imaginative world, in which players must create and fight for civilization's last refuge as a mysterious narrator marks their every move.

'N3II: Ninety-Nine Nights' (X360) Prepping Three DLCs

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set amid a dramatic, epic backdrop of a warring world, Ninety-Nine Nights II blends strategy and action, allowing players to take control of massive armies to defeat thousands of enemies in massive-scaled battles never before seen. Konami plans to release three DLC packages over the next few weeks, adding new maps (Aerial & Guard), new playable character (Rolland),  as well as a new weapon pack.

'Kirby's Epic Yarn' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kirby's Epic Yarn introduces an amazing new look based on animated yarn and a world of cloth and textiles. The creative approach is woven directly into the gameplay and allows the ever-morphing Kirby to take on a variety of new forms.

We Got Places All Over The Place

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

In my haste to call an end to the big video game conferences, I totally missed Tokyo Game Show (Sept. 16-19), and while it may not be of such great importance as the Western exhibits, I expect that a few interesting announcements will be made.

We finally saw "Salt" last night, and while we had been wanting to see it, we all walked out pleasantly surprised at how good the movie was. We enjoyed it a great deal. It was suspenseful and had a few good twists, so it was definitely worth seeing. We also watched the first episode of the second season of "Dexter," and while the previous episodes were all based on a book, the series writers are now on their own, and it sort of shows.