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'Need For Speed: The Run' (ALL) Shows Off Multiplayer - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It's called The Run. An illicit, high-stakes race across the country. The only way to get your life back is to be the first from San Francisco to New York. No speed limits. No rules. No allies. All you have are your driving skills and sheer determination as you battle hundreds of the world's most notorious drivers on the country's most dangerous roads.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, November 10, 2011

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 5:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added one WiiWare, and four NDSi/eShop titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Step Up! (Wiiware), Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!, Castle Conqueror: Heroes, Bloons TD, and The Legend of Zelda Ballad of the Goddess (NDSi/3DS/eShop).

'Saints Row: The Third' (ALL) DLCs Revealed, Season Pass Plans

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to a new city, playing out the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen. Strap it on.

'Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is an epic, open-world role-playing game set in Amalur, a mysterious and magical new fantasy world created by New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatore, bringing a new level of intense action combat to the RPG genre.

Valve Confirms Forum Hacked, Database Compromised

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 4:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve issued a statement confirming that its Steam forums were defaced on the evening of Sunday, November 6, and a subsequent investigating revealed that the intrusion goes beyond its Steam forums.

'Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception' (PS3) Sells 3.8 Million Units On Its First Day

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 3:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception blurs the entertainment boundaries, delivering the cinematic scale, adrenalin rushes, thrills and mystery that are the Uncharted trademark; together with its unique and enhanced multiplayer experience.

'Crush3d' (3DS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 2:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crush3d is the unique platform game that gives you the ability to change perspective from 2D to 3D as you try to solve brain-teasing puzzles.

'Gotham City Impostors' (ALL) Gets Release Date, Open Beta Coming In December

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gotham City Impostors is an original download-only first-person shooter where players battle for control of an unhinged Gotham City overrun by impostors inspired by the DC Comics characters Batman and The Joker.

'Star Trek Online' Free-2-Play Switch Later Than Expected, Gets Dated

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek Online is the MMOG that allows you to boldly go where no one has gone before!

'Shinobi' (3DS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 1:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shinobi for 3DS puts players in the shoes of Jiro Musashi, the father of Joe Musashi from the original 1989 release, offering a glimpse into Musashi family history.

'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3' (ALL) Soundtrack Revenue Goes to Charity

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a continuation of the previous title in the franchise, sending you all around the globe on high-risk missions as a variety of characters, both new and returning.

'Margaritaville Online' Gets Dated, Kicks Off Closed Beta

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Margaritaville Online is free-to-play, with optional micro-transactions, set in an immersive 3D virtual tropical paradise featuring island exploration, exotic adventures and playful mini-games.

'Final Fantasy XIII-2' (ALL) Gets Collector's Edition

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The unfolding drama of Final Fantasy XIII continues in Final Fantasy XIII-2. Explore a richly developed world featuring both new and familiar faces, and an exciting and highly developed strategic battle system. In this ongoing saga, the future is about to change...

'XIII: Lost Identity' Coming Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

XIII: Lost Identity is a new videogame adapted from famous Franco-Belgian comics book  XIII (Thirteen), revolving around an amnesiac protagonist who seeks to discover his concealed past, inspired by Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity novel.

'Limbo' (ALL) Sells One Million Units

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Limbo puts players in the role of a young boy traveling through a hostile world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister.

PS3/X360 Review - 'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim'

by Reggie Carolipio on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 5:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Of Orcs and Men' (ALL) Shows Off The Rebellion Of Orcs And Goblins - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 4:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Of Orcs and Men is an RPG that puts you into the role of an elite Orc soldier from the legendary legion of Bloodjaws, a league of warriors deeply involved in the war opposing the Orcs and Goblins on one side to their persecutors, Humankind.

gamigo Acquires Stake In Korean Developer OnsOn Soft

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 4:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

free-to-play online computer games publisher gamigo has acquired a 20.1% stake in Korean developer OnsOn Soft.

'Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends' (PS3) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 4:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends is stand-alone expansion that super-charges the DW 7 world with a slew of enhancements.

Casual Gaming And Smartphones Doubles Number Of Gamers

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 12:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

More U.S. consumers are playing videogames now than ever before, even as game consoles are losing their market dominance to online and mobile gaming solutions, according to international research firm Parks Associates.

'Dragon Saga' Expansion To Add New Dungeons, Monsters And More

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Saga is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade.

I Don't Know If I Picked That Circus. But Something Told Me That Circus Picked Me

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

I really need to figure out why it is that each time we crack open a bottle of wine, it makes me sleepy beyond control. We had company last night, made dinner, and had some wine, and sure enough, snooze fest all around ... again!

As if Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3 and L.A. Noire weren't enough to keep gamers busy, tomorrow is the launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (check the link for our review).

I was looking forward to Rockstar's latest masterpiece (where's my Red Dead Redemption, damnit?!), so I let it download on Steam overnight (a whopping 12 GB) only to find that Norton detects the game's ypatcher.exe as a virus and automatically deletes it. This makes the game not start at all. Lovely!