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Silicon Knights Confirms Layoffs

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Canadian developer Silicon Knights, known for titles such as Too Human, Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes and most recently X-Men Destiny, has confirmed earlier layoff rumors. However, CFO Mike Mays sets the record straight that not 75% of its workforce was handed a pink slip, but rather around 60%. The reason given for the dismissal was a previously green-lit title that was abruptly canceled, leaving the Ontario studio with too many employees.

'Max Payne 3' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Max Payne 3 tells the story of a retired police detective embroiled in a world of corruption, turmoil and intense violence.

'Gears of War 3' (X360) Horde Command Pack Live After Technical Issue, Free DLC Coming

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 3 plunges players into a harrowing tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood that concludes the current story arc for Gears of War. With the last human city destroyed and the remaining survivors stranded, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race from the jaws of extinction.

'The Sims Medieval' Deluxe Edition Bundles Expansion

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims Medieval places the Sims characters into the Middle Ages and brings players robust, compelling gameplay never seen before in the history of The Sims, letting you create heroes, venture on quests, build and control a kingdom, and play every Hero Sim  character in the land.

'Army Men III' Revealed, Coming Soon - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Army Men III, unlike its previous isometric predecessors, is the 2nd and unofficial sequel to the original Army Men series taken to a 3rd person shoulder perspective. While Sarge returns to the series as a companion ally, instead you are now taking the role of Corporal Wallace Aron Niles of Foxtrot Squad.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | 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 ...

'LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Based on the last three Harry Potter books and final four films, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 takes players through Harry Potter’s heroic adventures in the Muggle and wizarding worlds.

'The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword' (Wii) Unveils New Game Elements - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword introduces full motion  control to synchronize player movements with Link's actions while offering the most  intuitive play control of any game in The Legend of Zelda franchise to date.

'Panzer Corps' v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Panzer Corps follows in the footsteps of Strategic Simulations Inc.'s Panzer General (1994) and shares the same level of engagement and strategic depth. Panzer Corps will keep an unmistakable "PG feeling" whilst improving and refining the gameplay and balance.

'MechWarrior Online' Officially Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Command your Mech and customize it to suit your battlefield role; upgrade systems, replace weapons, and tweak armor with endless options.

'Global Ops: Commando Libya' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Global Ops: Commando Libya is a plot-driven squad-based action game with contemporary reference to the current Libyan conflict. The player is part of a special team that has to stop the threat of an atomic catastrophe by Arab terrorists either in a solo mission or with his AI buddies.

'Syndicate' (ALL) Shows Off Co-Op - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Syndicate delivers a unique and brutal sci-fi FPS experience set in a not too distant future, where business is war. Players take on the role of Miles Kilo, Eurocorp's latest prototype agent, and embark on an epic action adventure full of corruption and revenge.

'APB: Reloaded' Picked Up By Iceberg For European Distribution

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 7:39 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Army Corps of Hell' (PSV) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Army Corps of Hell brings a new level of vicious combat, dark humor and lightning-quick action as players control an army of a hundred goblin soldiers with various classes and abilities to defeat a host of enemies in order to reclaim the King of Hell’s throne.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Spider-Man: Edge of Time'

by Jason Grant on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Spider-Man: Edge of Time challenges the player to take on the roles of both classic Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 to correct a timestream gone awry and prevent a catastrophic future brought on by the early and untimely death of Peter Parker.

3DS Review - 'Tetris: Axis'

by Brian Dumlao on Nov. 1, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The new Tetris: Axis game lets players use the magic of the 3DS to jump into the action in 3-D without the need for special glasses.