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'Rayman Origins' (ALL) Demo Available On PSN/XBL - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 7:46 p.m. PST | 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.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 5:00 p.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 ...

'Game Of Thrones' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 4:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Game of Thrones is an action RPG based on the internationally bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series of books by George R. R. Martin and critically acclaimed HBO television series, Game of Thrones.

'MLB 12: The Show' (ALL) Revealed, Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 4:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB 12: The Show builds on what has been delivered in previous franchise releases, adding compelling features that bring unparalleled innovation polish to the sports genre, delivering true-to-life gameplay, authentic franchise/season modes, and incredible detail.

'Beyblade: Metal Masters' (NDS) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 4:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Beyblade: Metal Masters, players can customize their own Beyblade tops as they battle it out with characters from the series in a last-man standing competition in the battle arena.

'The Book of Unwritten Tales' v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 3:49 p.m. PST | Filed under Patch

The Book of Unwritten Tales is a classic point & click adventure set in a beautiful fantasy world. It’s a humorous homage to the RPG and fantasy genre with numerous allusions to literature and games like Lord of the Rings, World of Warcraft and Discworld.

'Fishing Resort' (Wii) Goes Gold, Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 3:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fishing Resort is a a new title themed around  arcade-style fishing and recreations that drops players into a tropical island locale which they can explore as they see fit – this is a vacation after all!

'DCS: Black Shark 2' v1.1.1.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DCS: Black Shark 2 is a simulation of the Russian Ka-50 attack helicopter and is a greatly improved version of the original DCS: Black Shark that brings many new features.

'Lime Odyssey' Accepting Alpha Test Sign-ups - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 2:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lime Odyssey delivers an engaging player experience in warm, crystal-clear 3D graphics. Features include expansive crafting capabilities, a dual class system, and an immersive questing arc that follows the tumultuous tale of Lime.

'Take On Helicopters' Copy Protection Degrades Game Quality On Pirated Versions

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Built upon over 10 years of experience, Take On Helicopters immerses players within beautifully rich landscapes and an authentic helicopter experience.

'Batman: Arkham City' (ALL) Gets Slightly Delayed On PC

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 2:15 a.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.

'The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff features luxurious master bedroom and bath furnishings and décor, plus romantic intimate wear for Sims to change into.

'Saints Row: The Third' (ALL) Community Creates One Million Characters

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 2:10 a.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.

'Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games' (ALL) - 100 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games, players compete in events (100m track, table tennis, swimming etc.) that take place in venues based on the official London 2012 Olympic Games, against a supporting cast of characters from the worlds of both Mario and Sonic, including Luigi, Knuckles, Yoshi, Tails and more.

PSN Review - 'PixelJunk SideScroller'

by Brian Dumlao on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 12:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

PixelJunk SideScroller is a complex and dynamic fluid simulation system that fills the game world with flowing liquids and hazardous gases while putting a new spin on arcade shooters.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi'

by Jason Grant on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Prepare to dive into the world of Dragon Ball Z with Earth-shaking combat, a massive character selection, faithful manga-style graphics, and exciting new features.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Batman: Arkham City'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

Facts Can Be So Misleading, Where Rumors, True Or False, Are Often Revealing

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

I've been playing some Modern Warfare 3, and while it is fun, I can't shake the feeling that it's not that different from MW2. I've only played through the campaign so far, so maybe once I get through that, I'll be amazed by the multiplayer innovations. Maybe ...

What's going on? Celebrities are dropping like flies these days. CBS's 60 Minutes Andy Rooney died last week, boxing heavyweight champion Joe Frazier passed on Monday, and yesterday, rap icon Heavy D passed away at the age of 44. Heavy D's death came as quite a shock as he had just posted on his Twitter feed, "Smokin Joe Frazier, RIP."

Next weekend, we're going to an advance screening of The Muppets, for old times' sake and to see if Miss Piggy is as annoying as I remember. With cameos by Mila Kunis, Zach Galifianakis, Neil Patrick Harris, Jack Black, Emily Blunt and appearances by Jason Segel and Amy Adams, it can't be all bad, right ? And Dave Grohl?! :)