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'Rage' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 8:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rage is set in postapocalyptic wasteland after a meteor hits Earth and wipes out civilizations. Rage is an all-new take on the first-person shooter, developed using id Software's new Tech5 engine.

'Demon's Souls' (PS3) Sequel Revealed As 'Dark Souls'

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 8:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Demon's Souls is an action RPG experience, beautiful, compelling, and unforgiving, the hardcore RPG experience fans have been waiting for.

'Country Dance' (Wii) Gets Dated, Full Track List Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 8:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Country Dance is the first game of its kind for country music fans featuring more than 25 smash hits from some of country music’s biggest stars. Players utilize the Wii Remote as they mimic on-screen dance moves to their favorite country tunes and earn points depending on how well the moves are replicated.

OnLive Launches PlayPack Program With 38 Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 8:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

By distilling specialized game hardware out of the equation, OnLive will allow 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.

'Anarchy Reigns' (ALL) Introduces Zero - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Anarchy Reigns challenge the boundaries of the conventional brawler genre by allowing multiple players to get involved in heavy-hitting action simultaneously.

'Company of Heroes Online' Never Comes Out Of Beta, Shuts Down

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 5:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Company of Heroes Online is an online multiplayer real-time-strategy game that is free to download and play. Building on the frenetic RTS action of the original game, Company of Heroes Online offers army specialization, commander customization, and persistent progression, allowing players to strategize on and off the battlefield.

'The 3rd Birthday' (PSP) Gets Dated, Reveals Voice Talent - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 4:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mysterious creatures called the Twisted are trying to take over and destroy New York, and the only one who can stop them is Aya Brea. With her impressive selection of weaponry, the game is chock-full of action.

PlayStation Store Gets Discounts, The UnderGarden, Bionic Commando, Demos, DLCs, Tracks

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Assassin’s Creed II Deluxe Edition, The UnderGarden, Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, Tales From Space: About A Blob, demos for Fight Night Champion, Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll, DLCs for Eye Pet, ModNation Racers, Monopoly Streets, The Sims 3, song packs for Rock Band, Disney Sing It: The Party Hits, the usual game/movie trailers, and PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Samurai Showdown, Pac-Man Championship Edition, Mega Man 2).

'Tropico 4' Also Coming To X360

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 4:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tropico 4, El Presidente returns to the island of Tropico, and this time, he’s bringing new enemies and allies along for the ride, as he fights to turn his little island into a superpower.

'DanceDanceRevolution' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 4:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DanceDanceRevolution combines the physically engaging, innovative and easy-to-pick-up-and-play mechanics of all DDR releases with all-new features and modes.

'The Gunstringer' (X360) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 4:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Gunstringer is a Kinect game where you get to marionette a kick-ass undead cowboy puppet through action packed stage performances. Everything is set as if it’s an actual play performance, complete with hand crafted “actors” and props.

'Fight Night Champion' (ALL) Demo Now Available On PSN/XBL

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fight Night Champion pushes visual boundaries with the most realistic boxer-likeness to date, fluid animations and damage that conveys the brutality of the sport of boxing.

'Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Rumble' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 2:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Naruto superstars collide in the series' most over-the-top handheld fighting game yet! Fight as Naruto, Sasuke, and your other favorite characters using an exciting, easy-to-learn battle system full of acrobatics and ground-shaking combos.

'Bulletstorm' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 1:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bulletstorm brings new furor to first-person shooter action with its signature "kill with skill" gameplay, which is packed with blockbuster moments.

'Defenders of Ardania' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Defenders of Ardania is set in the rich fantasy world of Majesty, but with a twist. Besides the addictive core mechanics of placing towers to stop advancing enemy units, Defenders of Ardania also allows players to take on the role of the attackers seeking to conquer the enemy base.

'Dragon Age Legends' Launches Closed Beta On FaceBook

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.

'Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time, the characters and storylines from Final Fantasy IV and its sequel The After Years are united in one beautifully crafted adventure. Featuring both classic games and an all-new scenario linking the two together, with enhanced visuals and a Gallery Mode with illustrations by renowned artist Yoshitaka Amano.

'I Am Alive' (ALL) Still In Development., Becomes Digital Download

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 11:21 a.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.

'MotoGP 10/11' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MotoGP 10/11 will deliver all the content from the 2010 MotoGP season and offer downloadable updates for the 2011 MotoGP championship shortly after the season starts.

'Cities in Motion' Open Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cities in Motion sees players develop and operate their own public transport company building a travel network across Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin, and Amsterdam using more than 30 different modes of transport including buses, trams, subway trains and water buses.

'The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky' (PSP) Limited Edition Packs Extra Goodies

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky boasts an unparalleled RPG experience with over 50 hours of gameplay, an intricate customizable combat system, a meticulously detailed game world full of life, and a narrative that encompasses politics, economy, conspiracy and fantasy alike.

'Line Of Defense' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Line Of Defense (LOD), players will experience the thrill of pure war waged across stunning planetary landscapes and space vistas.

'Madden NFL 11' (ALL) Predicts Super Bowl XLV Winner

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Madden NFL 11 captures the emotion and intensity of the NFL like never before. Whether you're a diehard football fan, gamer, or somewhere in between, Madden NFL 11 puts you in control of your favorite teams and NFL superstars and lets you feel what it's like to play on Sundays.

'The Lord of the Rings: War in the North' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 8:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Breaking new ground as a mature RPG video game set in Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North advances the RPG paradigm through innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship to fight Sauron’s forces in the North.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 8:01 a.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 ...

'SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 7:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A militant revolutionary has unexpectedly seized control in an important South Asian country. As the Ops Com, your mission is to command an elite five-man squad charged with stopping his aggressive agenda before it’s too late.

'ArcaniA: Gothic 4' (ALL) Mini Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 7:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

ArcaniA: Gothic 4 is set 10 years after the last installment and situated on multiple southern islands, each with unique fauna & flora according to various climate zones. The game will feature a day & night cycle, changing weather, and depending on the time of day altering spell casting abilities.

'Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword' Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 6:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword is a new installment in the franchise set in 1653. It will include enhanced siege mechanics, muskets, matchlock pistols and a new multiplayer mode.

'APB: Reloaded' Details Game Changes And Closed Beta Features

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 5:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

APB is a massively multiplayer online freeform combat and driving-based game, designed by the creator of the original GTA franchise, and takes  the universal theme of Criminals and Enforcement and brings it to a persistent, open world setting in a modern, crime-ridden city.

'Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll' (PS3) Coming Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 5:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll is an Action RPG that delivers an unforgettable journey through a world in peril. Players take control of three heroic characters as their quest takes them through vast fields, mysterious cities and dark chambers.

'Crazy Machines Elements' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 4:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In grand Crazy Machines tradition, players must create wacky chain reactions using different parts and accomplish the tasks set out in their mission, from knocking vases over to blowing out candles.

'Trainz Multiplayer' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trainz Multiplayer will let you interact with your friends and other Trainz players from all over the world. Collaborate, compete and work as part of a well oiled machine running a huge rail system. It will be bigger than you ever imagined...

NDS Review - 'Yogi Bear: The Video Game'

by Brian Dumlao on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Yogi Bear: The Video Game lets players of all ages take on the role of the lovable Yogi Bear in his pursuit to save Jellystone Park from shutting down forever!

I Think People Should Mate For Life, Like Pigeons Or Catholics

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

It was kind of a slow day yesterday, which gave me some time to check out Dead Space 2. While I'm only about 30-45 minutes into it, it already made me jump in my seat twice — not an easy feat. The preliminary impression is that the game's quite interesting, with some familiar mechanics and a few new additions, such as crawling in vents and walking around dazed & confused.

I also played some Stronghold Kingdoms as FireFly finally launched its Glory system, basically declaring all-out war among factions (guilds) in the game. The bottom line is that the winner is he who controls the most territory for the duration of the event. I've been amassing troops in my vassal parishes for the past few weeks and beefing up my own castle defenses, so I should be good to go ....