'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'LEGO Universe' Shutting Down In 2012, Layoffs At NetDevil

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Universe will include expansive social and community features, as well as character advancement where you'll be able to customize your mini-figs and interact in the universe as any character you choose.

'Rayman Origins' (ALL) Demo Coming Next Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created by a team of only five, Rayman comes back again, but this time in his original 2D glory roots. Rayman Origins features a cartoony art style, evocative of claymation, and will include some sort of cooperative platforming as he now has a sidekick, Globox the chubby frog.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Friday, November 4, 2011

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | 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: Gnomz (Wiiware), 1950s Lawn Mower KidsBalloon Kid, House M.D. - Episode 4: Crashed, and The Legend of Zelda Main Theme Medley (NDSi/3DS/eShop).

'Bracken Tor: The Time of Tooth And Claw' Delayed Until 2012

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bracken Tor is a thrilling, and realistic, puzzle-solving horror/adventure. Locate evidence of 'mysterious beasts', study and perform ancient rites, in a detailed Bronze Age setting and discover, for yourself, the true nature of the ancient world.

'Joe Danger' (ALL) Special XBLA Edition Confirmed, Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 7:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stepping into the shoes of the World most determined Stuntman players will have to combo, boost and pull ludicrous tricks across more than 50 events to thrill the crowd and put Joe back on the podium.

Rock Band Music Store To Get Country Mega Pack

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 7:41 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Devil May Cry' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 7:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set against a contemporary backdrop, DmC will depict a duplicitous world where nothing is ever as it seems and the line between good and evil is constantly blurred. Spurred into action by the promises of a trusted relation, Dante bursts into this world intent on revenge at any cost.

'RACE Injection' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 7:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RACE Injection enhances RACE 07 by combining the most requested content from five separate expansions – Formula RaceRoom, WTCC 2010, STCC The Game 2, GT Power and the Retro expansion – into one new retail pack.

'Major League Baseball 2K12' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 7:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Without providing any details 2K Sports revealed Major League Baseball 2K12.

'Trine 2' (ALL) Gets Collector's Edition, Includes Original - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 7:12 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Winter Stars' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 7:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Winter Stars is a sports game that entices gamers off their sofas with its high quality and easy-to-learn, exhilarating motion controls.

'Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!' (3DS) Gets Priced And Dated - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A creative new portable game from Nintendo lets players colorize their worlds in their own personal palettes and bring to life bizarre and bubbly creatures of every conceivable crazy incarnation.

'Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine' (ALL) Details Upcoming Free And Premium DLCs

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, an action-RPG title that will put you in control of individual units throughout a narrative-driven story campaign and in wide-scale online battles.

'Krater' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Krater is a lush post-apocalyptic top down RPG and the base pillars are crafting, exploration and consequence. Consequence brings not only the ability for the characters to level up and improve themselves, but also permanent injuries and death.

'Anno 2070' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Anno 2070 moves the Anno franchise into a new era, taking players into a world inspired by today’s challenges and tomorrow’s technologies.

Movie Review - 'A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

After years of growing apart, Harold Lee and Kumar Patel have replaced each other with new friends and are preparing for the holidays. Kumar's attempt to redirect a mysterious package to Harold's house ends with the "high grade" contents — and his father-in-law's prize Christmas tree — going up in smoke. Harold and Kumar's search for a replacement tree takes them through party heaven - and almost blows Christmas Eve sky high.

PS3 Review - 'Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One'

by Dustin Chadwell on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One is a one- to four-player cooperative, online/offline, drop-in/drop-out title, making it easy to get together with friends and family, get in a game and have fun in the Ratchet universe.

I'm An Equal Exploitist, I Only Help Those Who Can Help Myself

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Wow, my internal clock is all messed up. I thought it was Saturday today. Talk about a rude awakening!

My fascination with Stronghold Kingdoms is wearing thin. After a month-long war with an opposing house, we're at a stalemate, with agreements are being broken and multi accounters ruining the fun. (Oddly enough, only the second or third account gets banned, not the main one, so whoever cheated can soldier on.) On top of that, several of our players don't seem to have the stomach to fight a prolonged war and are simply quitting the game. Can't blame them. Honestly, I'm thinking of doing the same because it simply sucks up too much time.