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'PlanetSide 2' Introduces Vanu Sovereignty - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 9:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

PlanetSide 2 takes all the groundbreaking features from the original game – massive multiplayer battles, distinctive empires to rally around, and enormous continents to support intense ground and air combat – and adds features that modern gamers have come to expect out of the FPS and MMO genres.

'Batman: Arkham City' (ALL) Demo Sets OnLive Record

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 9:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.

'WipEout 2048' (PSV) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 8:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare for a dose of pure adrenaline as iconic anti-grav combat racer WipEout soars onto PS Vita. WipEout 2048 is a graphical tour-de-force showcasing the power of new handheld system and is accompanied by exclusive music tracks from top artists and remixes of iconic WipEout anthems.

'Gears of War 3' (X360) Weapon Skin Pack Available For Free, Almost Anyhow...

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 8:41 p.m. PST | 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.

'I Am Alive' (ALL) Not Coming To PC Due To Piracy Concerns - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 8:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

I Am Alive is an edgy new survival-adventure intellectual property, where players will be challenged to think, react and take risks that will directly affect themselves and those around them.

Call of Duty Elite Kicks Off Friday Night Fights Next Week

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 6:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty Elite is a new online service that unites and ignites the Call of Duty multiplayer community. The service offers features which significantly enhance the franchises' multiplayer experience and deliver a new level of social engagement to players worldwide.

'Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the covert, shadowy world of the military sniper, Sniper: Ghost Warrior throws players into the chaos of a military coup, as they aid the rebels in restoring the rightful government to the embattled country of Isla Trueno.

OnLive Five-Day Frag Feast Lets You Play Multiplayer Games Free

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

By distilling specialized game hardware out of the equation, OnLive allows games to be played as a pure media experience on virtually any device, with the same flexibility and instant-play experience that we’ve come to expect from online video and music.

'Little Deviants' (PSV) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 3:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Join the Little Deviants in a series of madcap adventures that allow you to have fun discovering and experimenting with the new PS Vita functions - including rear touch, front touch, six-axis motion senors, front and rear cameras and microphone.

Steam Autumn Sale Begins Today

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve announced that its Steam Autumn Sale is on now, kicking off the holiday season with huge savings on catalog discounts and daily deals beginning with Portal 2 (66% off), Call of Duty: Black Ops (50% off), Mass Effect 2 (75% off), Duke Nukem Forever (66% off), and more.

'Hustle Kings' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rack ‘em up and hustle your way to the top of the leaderboards, set in contemporary and stylish pool bars, the Hustle Kings game allows players to hone in on their billiards skills in one of the most realistic looking billiards settings ever realized.

'Trine 2' (ALL) Adds Cross-Platform Multiplayer, Stereoscopic 3D Support

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 11:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trine 2 is an physics-based action platformer that takes the original's beloved triad (the powerful knight, the swift rogue, and the crafty wizard) and puts them into an all-new adventure filled with more action, more puzzles, and the introduction of online support for cooperative 3-person gameplay.

'Gravity Rush' (PSV) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for a new perspective in gaming in this cel-shaded adventure. Take gravity into your own hands as you take the role of a heroine seeking her past and the means to protect her future in a world that's falling apart.

'Dino Storm' Closed Beta Keeps Getting Delayed

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Under the leadership of the Sheriff, players in Dino Storm set out to hunt down the evil rogues, who don’t shy from theft, arson and robbery in their thirst for gold and are terrorizing the inhabitants of DinoVille.

'Everybody's Golf' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hit the course as everybody's favorite golf series comes to the fore on PS Vita.

Rock Band Music Store To Get Dream Theater, Opeth, Trivium And Starship Tracks

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 9:37 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.

'MotorStorm RC' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A unique blend of old-school and contemporary racing gameplay, MotorStorm RC is an addictive racer, with social interaction at the fore. 

'Pahelika: Revelations' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The quintessential puzzle adventure, Pahelika: Revelations revels in exploration and puzzle solving, and if you’re not careful, it might even make you believe that all of this is actually happening to you.

'Unit 13' (PSV) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 12:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Unit 13 is a third-person military shooter that will offer gamers a true, dual-analogue experience by focusing on contemporary mission scenarios with an authentic ‘ripped from the headlines' feel.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Need for Speed: The Run'

by Brian Dumlao on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

PlayStation Store Gets Corpse Party, Final Fantasy V, DLCs And Tracks

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 12:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with free Playstation Plus content/discounts, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Learning With The Pooyoos Ep. 2,, DLCs for White Knight Chronicles II, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Batman Arkham City, Dead Island, Disgaea 4, song packs for Rock Band 3, the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Final Fantasy V, Corpse Party, NBA 2K12).

Movie Review - 'The Muppets'

by Judy on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

While on vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, Gary and Gary's girlfriend Mary discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for oil. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise $10 million to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets.

The Cheaper The Crook, The Gaudier The Patter

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so you can expect news to slow down for the rest of the week since lots of people will be traveling to meet up with friends and relatives. We'll be driving a few hours south to sister-in-law's place for the family gathering. We'll be stuffing the turkey and then stuffing ourselves. There's also promise of a BBQ, so that alone merits the trip.

We've been making good headway on the DVR, helped by the fact that a lot of the shows are going on winter hiatus. Last night, we watched Castle, NCIS and Sons of Anarchy, which had an expected (but still shocking) ending.

Time to charge the laptop and sync the iPod.