'Samurai & Dragons' (PSV) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 5:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Samurai & Dragons is an action/strategy hybrid where groups of four players make their way through dungeons, slashing up and looting dragons, mummies, and ogres, while also building a base to raise armies, or create alliances, to attack other villages.

'The Last Story' (Wii) Officially Announced, Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Last Story features time-honored RPG gameplay and story elements but also adds modern twists to the traditional RPG formula. Customize your items and character and master the innovative combat system to succeed in this epic new RPG universe.

'Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure' (X360) Announced - Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure brings five Disney•Pixar films to life like never before. Team up with characters from The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up!, Cars and Toy Story to race against time and solve time-based challenges without leaving your living room.

Ubisoft Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Xbox Live Promotion

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced a partnership with Xbox to offer a price promotion across a large library of digital games on Xbox Live  Arcade, in honor of the company’s 25th anniversary.

'Armored Core V' (ALL) - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 4:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Armored Core V is a new entry that revolutionizes the series with more content than the previous games, a completely new atmosphere, and a robust offline mode.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, December 8, 2011

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 3:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added two WiiWare, and four NDSi/eShop titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: MotoHeroz (demo), Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder (Wiiware), Pushmo, Castle Conqueror - Against, Word Searcher 4, and Foster the People "Don't Stop" (NDSi/3DS/eShop).

'Dead or Alive 5' (ALL) Introduces Ayane and Hitomi - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Returning for another knock-out round, Dead or Alive 5 will marry its signature fighting style with MMA fighting techniques with a fun twist to players new and old.

'World Of Tanks' Sets New Guinness World Record

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 2:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In World of Tanks 30-player teams are fighting action-packed PvP battles. The game features more than 150 armored fighting vehicles from the pre-WW2 era up to the Korean War: light, medium, heavy and super heavy tanks, tank destroyers, self-propelled howitzers and rocket artillery. The game includes American, German and Soviet tanks.

'Brawl Busters' Gets Release Date, Adds New Content & Features - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Brawl Busters is a fast-paced, free-to-play third-person action game that promises competitive fun at its funkiest.

'Dear Esther' Source Engine Mod Turning Into Commercial Game

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 1:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dear Esther fuses its beautiful landscapes, spanning a remote and desolate island somewhere in the outer Hebrides, with a breathtaking soundtrack to tell a powerful story of love, loss, guilt and redemption.

'The King Of Fighters XIII' (ALL) Demo On Xbox Live, PSN Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With the triumphant return of fan favorite characters like Mai, K', and Vice, extensive refinement of the core fighting engine based on community feedback, and vastly improved network functionality, The King Of Fighters XIII represents the HD entry in the series that fans have been waiting for.

'Final Fantasy XIII-2' (ALL) Shows Off Environments - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 1:05 p.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...

'Sine Mora' (ALL) Becomes An XBLA Exclusive

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sine Mora takes advantage of the newest in 3D display technology to deliver n horizontal side-scrolling shooter unlike any other, mixing traditional side-scrolling gameplay with a unique twist on time manipulation.

'A Valley Without Wind' Launches Public Multiplayer Alpha Test

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a post-ice-age world in the distant future,  the game focuses on survival and exploration. As a random survivor of  this harsh world, you decide what impact to make on it.

'Forge Of Empires' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Forge Of Empires players will have the chance to build and lead an entire empire through the centuries and write the history of mankind.

Wii Review - 'Fortune Street'

by Brian Dumlao on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Get rich quicker than your opponents through a mixture of property acquisition and property investment. Challenge up to three friends at home on the same Wii Remote or play against people from across the world over Wi-Fi. You can even use an in-game stock market to purchase shares and earn dividends for extra wealth.

This Isn't Wall Street. This Is Hell. We Have Integrity

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Last night, we tried to get into the Metallica 30th Anniversary concert. They have booked a local venue for the entire week to celebrate, but unlike Monday's gig, they were not releasing any additional tickets at the door. After waiting two hours in the cold, we were sent home. Maybe we'll try again on Saturday ... maybe.

No concert meant we were home earlier than expected, so we watched the two-hour Sons Of Anarchy finale. So much good stuff in there, so much happening, many questions answered, but still tons remain. Finally a change of scenery, which is perfect timing as the old guard was starting to wear on me.