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Sony Unveils New PSP, Called Next Generation Portable (NGP)

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 11:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The rumors about Sony working on a follow-up to its handheld PSP console have been floating around for years, but over the past few weeks, the chatter has intensified with everybody expecting an official unveiling at the PlayStation Meeting 2011 in Japan. Sony did not disappoint as the NGP, Next Generation Portable, was unveiled.

'Hybrid' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 10:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hybrid, powered by Valve's Source engine, is a sci-fi shooter that puts you in the middle of a war between two factions, the Paladin and Variant, and from the looks of it is packed with furutustic armor, gadgets, and weapons.

PS3 v3.56 Firmware Update Adds Security

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 10:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony is about to release a new v3.56 PS3 firmware, which is a minor update that adds a security patch.No further details where provided.

'Age of Empires Online' Introduces The Egyptians - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 7:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Empires Online invites players to create a living, growing online world, shared with friends and friendly rivals around the globe.

'Homefront' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 6:50 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.

'Stacking' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 6:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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

Paradox Outlines Initial Line-up of 2011 Free-to-Play Online Games

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced three new free-to-play online games that will launch on the Paradox Connect platform in 2011. The titles, Salem, Gettysburg: Armored Warfare, and Hearts of Iron: The Card Game were revealed late last week in New York City at the annual Paradox Convention.

'Dungeons' German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 5:32 p.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Dungeons is an all new strategy/simulation title which will take players on a devious adventure through the depths of the underworld. Prepare to have the roles reversed as you play a despicable Dungeon Lord whose job is to create fiendish dungeons to lure and trap heroes who dare to try and steal your treasure.

'Operation Flashpoint: Red River' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 5:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set to deliver an authentic and intensely personal US Marine Corps infantryman experience, Red River’s epic campaign will be played out on a deadly new battlefield set in the remote yet beautiful country of Tajikistan along the Vakhsh River.

'Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 2:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is a four player, ghost-busting adventure that will take players on a brand new paranormal experience. Players will suit up with their proton packs and assume the role of a rookie hired by the Ghostbusters to save New York City from a disaster of ghoulish proportions.

'MotoGP 10/11' (ALL) Gets Dated, Demo Coming To PSN Next Month - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MotoGP 10/11 will deliver all the content from the 2010 MotoGP season and offer downloadable updates for the 2011 MotoGP championship shortly after the season starts.

'Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok is a point-and-click adventure game where players will investigate an abandoned monumental pleasure dome by the name of Utopia, facing the lurking horrors of this desolate place with only a camera and torch, and find out what dark secret the Baron kept from the world.

'Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Expanded and enhanced, Devil Survivor Overclocked is an RPG/SRPG hybrid that builds upon the game's original release with the addition of voice acting for the entirety of the game's lengthy, unconventional narrative.

Good Old Games Adds 'The Last Express'

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GOG.com has signed a digital distribution agreement with Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner, expanding its catalog with his classic adventure game The Last Express, priced at $5.99, Win7/Vista compatible, and DRM free.

'Rage' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 7:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rage is set in postapocalyptic wasteland after a meteor hits Earth and wipes out civilizations. Rage is an all-new take on the first-person shooter, developed using id Software's new Tech5 engine.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 6:15 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 ...

'Ys I & II Chronicles' (PSP) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 5:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Ys series revisit its roots with a re-imagining of the very first two games in Ys I & II Chronicles. Newly redrawn artwork and remastered musical scores are paired with the simple, classic yet elegant “bump” buttonless combat system as Ys I & II Chronicles combines the two classic titles into one amazing retail package.

'Mark Leung: Revenge of the Bitch' v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 5:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Mark Leung: Revenge of the Bitch is an RPG gone wrong, a fully playable parody inspired by Christianity, double rainbows, Kim Jong Il, flaming trolls and Final Fantasy, featuring characters and monsters that are bizarre hybrids of public figures and well-known characters.

'Dead or Alive: Dimensions' (3DS) Shows Off Metroid Content - 60 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 4:20 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.

'Pirates of Black Cove' Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 3:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirates of Black Cove is an RTS with action-RPG elements. Cruise the Caribbean, loot settlements and see if you can become the best pirate on the high seas.

'Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 2:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword is a new installment in the franchise set in 1653. It will include enhanced siege mechanics, muskets, matchlock pistols and a new multiplayer mode.

'EVE Online: Incursion' Rolls Out More PVE Content

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EVE Online: Incursion, the MMO's 14th free expansion, will feature the escalating attacks of the deadly Sansha’s Nation which is bent on instituting itsown utopia and exacting vengeance against the pilots who stand in its way.

'Naval War: Arctic Circle' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Naval War Arctic Circle is a naval-based strategy title set in the modern day. There will be two single player campaigns (NATO and Russia) with real world units and weapons, a realistic weather system and multiplayer support for both online and LAN battles.

Wii Review - 'Namco Museum Megamix'

by Jason Grant on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Namco Museum Megamix features 18 arcade-perfect ports and six special remixed versions of classic Namco arcade titles. Swing, shoot, jump, bop and steer through these exciting remakes with 3D graphic enhancements and intuitive motion controls.

'Defenders of Ardania' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Defenders of Ardania is set in the rich fantasy world of Majesty, but with a twist. Besides the addictive core mechanics of placing towers to stop advancing enemy units, Defenders of Ardania also allows players to take on the role of the attackers seeking to conquer the enemy base.

They Tell Me There's Some People In This World Take A Bath Every Week

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Our night on the town is over.  Good food, plenty of drinks (Jameson, Guinness, margaritas), and lots of inappropriate stories and comments, always make for a fun evening.

Prior to heading out, we quickly watched our favorite tennis player Kim Clijsters advance to the next round in the Australian Open. One step closer to winning the entire thing!

We'll soon be kicking off a new contest, this time giving away a ton of beta codes for Punchers Impact's Crasher, a vehicular combat featuring MOBAs (multiplayer online battle arenas). If that sounds like it may be of interest, keep an eye out in the coming days.