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'Mortal Kombat' (ALL) Pins Down Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 6:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The newest chapter of the fight franchise marks a return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the Fatality is back, presented in more gory detail than ever before, as well as a number of new game-play features and a deep story mode.

'Homefront' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 6:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Homefront is set ten years after the economic collapse of the United States and follows the American Civilian Resistance as they fight to reclaim their homeland from an oppressive North Korean occupation, featuring a personal, story-driven single player campaign and a full suite of multiplayer options.

'Killzone 3' (PS3) Multiplayer Beta Kicks Off Early February

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 6:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Loaded with more vehicles, explosive high powered weapons and a vicious close-combat system, resume the fight against a remorseless Helghast Army of colossal proportions.

'Jam City Rollergirls' (Wii) Announced, Coming Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 2:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Jam City Rollergirls idea was hatched during a team outing to a rollerderby event - watching these punk skaters with personality, sexiness and vigor beat the crap out of each other, it seemed like a no brainer to turn this into a video game.

'Magicka' (ALL) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 2:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Magicka is an action-adventure game based on Norse mythology, where up to four players will be able to join together in casting spells and wreaking havoc on the minions of darkness, in a grand and humorous adventure to save the world from ultimate doom.

'SBK 2011' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SBK 2011 will feature a brand new artistic direction, an up-to-date driving model to meet the gamers expectations following the most accurate feedback collected so far on the web, as well as a more appealing presentation and side effects, due to an overall enhancement of the whole visual impact.

'Evochron Mercenary' v1.208 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Evochron Mercenary is a first person 3D space combat, trader, and exploration simulation, and rounds out a trilogy in the series culminating in the game with the highest level of technology and most extensive feature set. Mercenary takes gameplay, control, physics, sound/music, and graphics in several new directions.

'Stacking' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stacking is a third-person adventure puzzle game that makes players laugh while challenging their perception and intellect.

'EverQuest II: Destiny of Velious' Collector’s Edition Includes Bonus Items

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 12:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EverQuest II: Destiny of Velious is an  all-in-one compilation pack loaded with the EQII base game, seven thrilling expansions and three exciting adventure packs. New and veteran players are transported to the legendary Great Wastes of Velious, where towering dungeons, dangerous beasts and epic storylines provide the ultimate MMO experience.

'Din's Curse: Demon War' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Crysis 2' (ALL) Multiplayer Demo Coming, Only On X360

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Crysis 2, New York is under the attack of a unique and frightening alien species that combines deadly weaponry, exceptional sensory abilities and intelligent collaboration to present players with the most challenging opponents ever seen in a first-person shooter.

Rock Band Music Store To Get Five David Bowie Tracks

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 9:46 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.

'Dead or Alive: Dimensions ' (3DS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead or Alive: Dimensions will incorporate a 'Chronicle Mode' feature, which acts as a story mode in the game. The 3DS's touch screen will be used for executing special fighting moves for your character, while the top screen would be used for displaying the fight.

Unreal Development Kit - January Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games launched the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free edition of Unreal Engine 3, providing the community access to the toolset like never before, and has now released an updated version, including iOS support.

'Duke Nukem Forever' (ALL) Finally Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 6:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Duke Nukem will bring his signature brand of babe-lovin’, cigar-smoking, beer-chugging and ass-kicking action as he once again saves the Earth and our babes from hordes of invading aliens.

'Anomaly: Warzone Earth' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 5:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Anomaly: Warzone Earth, at its core, is an arcade approach to the real-time-strategy genre. You have the heat of an RTS battle raging around you, as you find yourself in the middle it all, supporting your squad, issuing orders, changing tactics when the situation forces you to do so.

'We Dare' (Wii/PS3) Announced, Dated

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 5:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

We Dare is a party game that offers players a large variety of fun and flirty games to play among friends, giving players the opportunity to choose from 40 hilarious, innovative and quirky mini-games.

'World Of Tanks' Gets Ready For Open Beta, Dated - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 3:07 a.m. PST | 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.

'Bust-A-Move Universe' (3DS) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 3:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bust-A-Move Universe is the next iteration in the popular puzzle series that has remained a fan favorite since it first appeared in 1994, now reborn in full 3-D.

'Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy' (PSP) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The dramatic, high-intensity action game that brought together an all-star cast of Final Fantasy characters is back with new enhancements. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy adds new game modes, story missions, items, alternate costumes and combat features, expanding upon the action and excitement of Dissidia Final Fantasy in every way.

'World Snooker Championship Real 2011' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 2:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WSC Real 2011 allows virtual snooker players to manipulate time and re-live their best (and worst) shots with an enhanced super slow-mo rewind system. Players can replay the action of any shot and any frame from any camera angle: fast forward, rewind, and even retake shots.

'Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is a co-op multiplayer Arcade Shooter that gives the player the ability to destroy thousands of giant bugs and turn an entire city to rubble in an unforgettable gaming experience built for replay.

'Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights' (3DS) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights centers on a treasure map that details a series of locations the player must visit as the game progresses, offering hours of puzzling and exploration, with a rich cast of supporting characters on hand to both assist and hinder Lautrec’s quest.

Impulse January 20 - January 23, 2011 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, starting with a sale on THQ Ultimate Bundle (17 titles for $99.99), knocking 50% off Patrician IV, Total Annihilation, while also dropping the price on Master of Orion Collection, Atari 80 Classic Games in One, MinerWars 2081 Pre-Alpha, Storm Over the Pacific, Air Aces - Pacific, Baldur's Gate Complete, Master of Orion Collection, and Avencast: Rise Of The Mage.

A Drowning Man Takes Down Those Nearest

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

It's almost the weekend again! It can't get here soon enough. For some reason, I've been rather tired all week. Come to think of it, I haven't been in my groove since the holidays ended. Maybe I need a vacation ...

Tonight and tomorrow, we have dinner plans with a few friends, as we are participating in the annual dine about town, where we check out a few restaurants that offer their menus at a sharply reduced price.

Once we are sufficiently stuffed with food for two days, we might try to see The Green Hornet again. Speaking of watching, we checked out the newest episodes of House, Hawaii Five-0, No Ordinary Family, and Blue Bloods.