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'Bulletstorm' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 6:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bulletstorm brings new furor to first-person shooter action with its signature "kill with skill" gameplay, which is packed with blockbuster moments.

Unlock 'Pokémon Black' And 'Pokémon White' (NDS) Exclusive Characters At GameStop

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Introducing a new storyline and the next generation of Pokémon, the new releases will feature the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram (Pokémon Black Version) and Zekrom (Pokémon White Version) on the game covers worldwide.

'Afterfall: Insanity' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Afterfall: Insanity is a story based horror-shooter where players face their destiny in the desolate ruins of once thriving cities and well-known areas - or to be more exact: in the sewers and tunnels beneath them. Facing horrible mutants, bloodthirsty mercenaries and other threats, humanity fights for existence.

'APB: Reloaded' Beta Coming Next Month As GamersFirst Revamps Network

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 2:36 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.

'L.A. Noire' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 2:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

L.A. Noire is an interactive detective story set in the 1947 classic noir period situated in an exact recreation of mid century L.A. drawing players into an open-ended challenge to solve a series of gruesome murders, but also side missions based on real events from that period.

The 13th Annual Independent Games Festival Finalists Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Independent Games Festival has announced the Main Competition finalists for the 13th annual presentation of its awards, celebrating the brightest and most influential creations to come out of the independent video game development community in the past year.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, January 3, 2011

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added three WiiWare (one demo), and three NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Sneezies, Ghost Mania, Robox demo (Wiiware), Alt-Play: Jason Rohrer Anthology, Word Searcher 2, and Music on: Drums (NDSi).

'inFAMOUS 2' (PS3) - New Screen & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 5:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cole MacGrath makes his electrifying return in inFAMOUS 2, taking the franchise to all-new heights in an immersive open world action adventure that offers a more visceral, emotional and powerful take on the true superhero experience.

Monday, January 3, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 5:28 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 ...

'Dead Space 2' (ALL) Gives You Bonus If You Finished The Original

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 4:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience. Dead Space 2 will get an animated feature, Dead Space Aftermath, and a graphic novel, Dead Space Salvage, as part of the game's pre-launch campaign.

'Lord of Arcana' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | 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.

Wii Review - 'Monopoly Streets'

by Dustin Chadwell on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

For the first time ever, players will experience Monopoly as a fully dynamic, living, 3D world that continuously evolves with the video game action.

'Burnout Freestyle' (NDS/Wii) Stillborn

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Burnout hasn't seen many installments on Nintendo's consoles, only Burnout 2 and Burnout Legends, but Criterion was about to change that according to EA's Outsourcing Manager Paul Dibden. Burnout Freestyle was never officially announced, but it is now classified as "Unpublished," another term for canceled. Similarities to Rockstar's Chinatown Wars are obvious, not only in appearance and touch controls, but also the presence of mini-games.

'Mass Effect 2' (ALL) Getting One Last DLC

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mass Effect is a sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In ME2, Saren's evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans are now faced with an even greater peril.

'Apox' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 2:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

APOX is a real-time strategy game set in a near post-apocalyptic, Mad-Max-esque universe that uniquely includes gameplay concepts from first-person shooters.

There's Too Many Of Them. I Can't Kill The World

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Well, that's that with that. The holidays are over, so it's back to the grind.

Things will probably be quiet for a little bit longer, but normal coverage will now resume. Hope you have enjoyed our Top Games of 2010 feature, and we are currently also having a DC Universe Online beta key giveaway (for both PC and PS3 codes), which will be ending soon. Be sure to have a go at it.

Yesterday was pretty subdued. We ran some errands and watched TV for the rest of the day. We got sucked into the Pillars of the Earth miniseries and two of the Millennium Trilogy movies.