'Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds' (ALL) Adds Akuma And Taskmaster - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 11:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Iconic Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation. Fill the shoes of legendary characters from the most beloved franchises in entertainment as you battle in a living comic book brought to life in a versus fighting game.

PlayStation Store Gets Mass Effect 2, Spare Parts, Modern Combat, DLCs, Demos, Tracks

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 6:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Mass Effect 2, Spare Parts (demo), Modern Combat: Domination (demo), Metal Slug X, Mega Man, DLCs for LittleBigPlanet 2, ModNation Racers, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, R.U.S.E., Tron: Evolution, EA Sports Active 2, Mass Effect 2, song packs for DanceDanceRevolution, Def Jam Rapstar, Rock Band, the usual game/movie trailers, and PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Alpha Mission II, Art Of Fighting,  Baseball Stars Professional, League Bowling, Magician Lord, Super Sidekicks, The King Of Fighters ’94).

'NASCAR The Game 2011' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With a fresh infusion of real world detail and blistering racing action, NASCAR The Game 2011 completely redefines what fans can expect from a NASCAR racing game.

'Combat Arms' To Get New Achievement And Messenger Systems

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 3:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Combat Arms is a free-to-play online FPS that deploys players into a dangerous war zone teaming with soldiers of fortune looking to make a mark.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally announced in 2006, IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover will take players to the skies during the famous Battle of Britain. Using classic World War II planes, the game offers a variety of historical missions through solo campaigns or online combat and cooperation

'Iron Grip: Marauders' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Iron Grip: Marauders will once again take players straight to the core of civil unrest – this time in the form of airship piracy. This turn-based browser strategy game features gorgeous 3d graphics, single and multiplayer modes, and best of all, free gameplay!

'Conduit 2' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Armed with advanced and powerful weapons, players, Conduit 2 will take players to the far reaches of the world to stop an alien invasion that can be fought in single-player, online multi-player battles, and all-new off and online co-op modes.

'Runes of Magic' Database Compromised By Hacker, Frogster Takes Action

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 2,800 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'Top Spin 4' (ALL) Gets Dated, Reveals Lineup Of Tennis Stars - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Top Spin 4 brings the competitive action of tennis to life like never before with redesigned controls, jaw-dropping player models and Signature Style animations, enhanced TV-style presentation elements, and one of the deepest player rosters to date featuring tennis’ top athletes and legendary pros.

'Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga' (ALL) Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga includes the original game, and Flames of Vengeance, the new adventure that continues the epic story and adds dozens of hours of additional gameplay. Divinity II: Ego Draconis appears here as an entirely new and re-mastered edition with improved graphics and content.

'Dawn of Fantasy' (ALL) Signed By 505 Games, Gets Euro Date - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 7:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dawn of Fantasy is a 3D MMORTS/RPG under development at Reverie World Studios. Set in Medieval times, the game immerses players in an intense story of a battle for supremacy in the magical realm of Mythador that include Dragons, Elves and Orcs.

'Gears of War Triple Pack' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 6:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For gamers who haven’t yet experienced the first two installments of one of the most celebrated video game franchises in history, Microsoft is making it easier than ever to jump into the action with the launch of the “Gears of War Triple Pack.”

'Cannon Fodder 3' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 6:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Several military groups of Europe, Asia and Africa have made a military alliance to establish dictatorship by joint efforts. Your goal is to stop them at any cost…

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 5:35 a.m. PST | 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 ...

'Final Fantasy XIII-2' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 5:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Production on Final Fantasy XIII-2 is underway, and builds upon the best aspects of Final Fantasy XIII. In particular, a brand new story and evolved battle system promise to stand out markedly against the standard for high-quality content established by the previous title.

'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' (ALL) - New Screen

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 4:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance.

PS3 Review - 'LittleBigPlanet 2'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

LittleBigPlanet 2 gives players the ability to make better levels and completely new games. It also has a loads of new features, including revamped graphics, a fresh storyline, added accessories and equipment for Sackboy, and much, much more.

'Portal 2' (ALL) Features Cross Platform Play Between PS3 and PC

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 1:31 a.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.

'Fight Night Champion' (ALL) Shows Off Authentic Damage - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fight Night Champion pushes visual boundaries with the most realistic boxer-likeness to date, fluid animations and damage that conveys the brutality of the sport of boxing.

No More Rock Band Music Store Updates Coming To The Wii

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | 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.

Various Game Trailers #1907

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | 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:

  • Trapped Dead [PC] - TV Trailer

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

'The UnderGarden' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The UnderGarden is a casual zen-like game that challenges players to explore beautiful underground caverns filled with strange life forms, physics based puzzles and plenty of hidden secrets. The world comes alive and music evolves as players get deeper into the world of The UnderGarden.

'Dominions 3: The Awakening' - v3.26 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Dominions 3: The Awakening is a turn-based strategy game set in a world of epic struggle between men, monsters, and gods. This v3.24 patch adds new features, enhances gameplay, and corrects bugs that occasionally show up.

'Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris' v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris offers gamers an exciting new system that realistically models the command, combat and logistics of World War II while including a strategic flair and a number of “what if” options.

The Important Thing Is The Effort, Not What We Achieve

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

It came as a rather pleasant surprise yesterday morning that it was actually a holiday, MLK Jr. Day, which then also explains why it was quiet on the news front.

On the other hand, it gave us plenty of time to catch up on some TV stuff, so we watched Human Target, QI, The Cape, and a few episodes of No Ordinary Family.

We also decided to try out Mad Men, since it has been receiving so much praise, but two episodes in, we can't understand why. We'll give it one more try, but unless some magic happens, I don't think we'll bother with it any further.