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'Dance Paradise' (X360) Announced, Priced And Dated - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 6:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dance Paradise is a dancing game based on rhythm and music, offering fun and challenges to everyone from beginners to dancing queens and kings, as well as entertainment for people watching them with the original video clips of the songs playing in the background.

'Portal 2' (ALL) To Get Exclusive Hydra Motion Controller Content

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 5:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Portal 2 is a stand-alone, full-price retail release with new gameplay mechanics, story line, and some surprising new twists.

'Castle Crashers' (ALL) Tournament of Champions Gets You Gold-Plated X360

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Castle Crashers is a four-player game, where players are knights on a quest to regain a stolen idol. Embark on the adventure on your own or with up to three friends and discover the mind-boggling magic and mystery in the mythical world.

'Fantastic Pets' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The first augmented reality game for Kinect, Fantastic Pets puts players on-screen where their movements and voice commands allow them to play side-by-side with a pet of their own creation.

'APB: Reloaded' Closed Beta Details, How To Sign Up

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

APB is a massively multiplayer online freeform combat and driving-based game, designed by the creator of the original GTA franchise, and takes  the universal theme of Criminals and Enforcement and brings it to a persistent, open world setting in a modern, crime-ridden city.

'Silent Hill 8' (ALL) Now Called 'Silent Hill: Downpour'

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 12:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Staying true to the franchise's original roots, Silent Hill 8 returns with another third-person horror experience, and an all-new thought provoking storyline.  Players once again find themselves face-to-face with their deepest sins and fears in the strange world of Silent Hill.

'Rift: Planes of Telara' Shows Off Scarwood Reach - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 12:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rift: Planes of Telara is a graphically stunning online game is set in a world being torn apart by dimensional “rifts” that tear into the land of Telara, releasing powerful forces that threaten the very existence of the entire universe.

'World of Warcraft: Cataclysm' Sells 4.7 Million Units In First Month

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WoW: Cataclysm brings sweeping changes to the world of Azeroth, with two new playable races, new levels of power, challenging quests, dungeons in all-new zones, and dramatic changes to familiar aspects of the game in the wake of a world-shattering disaster.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, January 10, 2011

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added three WiiWare (one demo), two Virtual Console, and three NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: JellyCar 2, Soccer Bashi, Art of Balance demo (Wiiware), EJ Puzzles: Hooked, Surfacer+, Petz Catz Family (NDSi), and Exed Exes, Ghosts'N Goblins (VC).

'Dynasty Warriors 7' (PS3) - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 5:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 7's storyline surpasses 234's Wuzhang, and now properly ends in 280: Jin's unification of China and end of the ROTK period. DW7 will focus on the four kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin (newly added) and let you play as a variety of characters including newcommers Sima Shi, Bao Sanniang, Sima Zhao, returning Xing Cai.

PS3/X360 Review - 'EA Sports Active 2'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 5:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

EA Sports Active 2 delivers true fitness results by featuring an innovative wireless control system, powered by new leg and arm straps with motion sensors, a heart rate monitor to capture intensity, and a new online hub to track and share workout data.

'Monster Tale' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 4:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Monster Tale mixes platform gameplay on the top screen with a deep pet-raising game on the touch-screen to create a dynamic, one-of-a-kind adventure. The heroes of this intriguing tale are little Ellie and a mysterious young monster named Chomp, who set out together to reclaim the Monster World from the Kid Kings and their enslaved creature pets.

'E.Y.E' Narrows Down New Date

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

E.Y.E is a new FPS/RPG where you play an elite soldier from a strange and secret society looking to, by any means necessary, take the power of the almighty Federation.

'Star Fox 64 3D' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Star Fox 64 3D players take the controls of their Arwing and complete 15 missions to reach the final objective: a showdown on Venom, the home planet of the interplanetary tyrant, Andross.

'The Secret World' (ALL) Partners With Electronic Arts

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An ancient, dreaming evil stirs. Dangerous creatures awaken. The Earth is in mortal peril. The wonders and horrors of the secret world are re-emerging in our world. The time has come to take up arms in the war between good & evil. Warriors and champions of Gaia, your training is about to begin. Rise. You have been chosen.

'Paper Mario' (3DS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Paper Mario series is going portable for the first time with Paper Mario 3DS.

'Flipper 2' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The sequel to the succesful and award winning first game, in which a boy had to save his poor goldfish Flipper, is already well underway and more details regarding the second game will be released in the coming months.

'Picaroon' Goes Open Beta - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 12:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Picaroon is a free-to-play futuristic  MMORTS pirate game where empires battle across the high-seas for control of the remaining land that pokes above a merciless ocean.

You're Legally Allowed To Drink Now, So We Figured The Best Thing For You Was A Car

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The weekend was quite fun with friends stopping by for a new year's visit, lots of food, an equal amount of relaxing, watching movies (Super Size Me and Easy A), playing some video games and just lounging about.

Quite a bit of alcohol consumed over the past few days, and while we'll be on bread & water for the rest of the week, next weekend our friend Paul is flying in from Wisconsin, whom we haven't seen in quite a few months. He also happens to be a beer fan. Trouble ahead!

Next weekend, we may see Season of the Witch or The Green Hornet, or maybe both. Not quite sure yet.