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'Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 4:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is an arcade-style shooter combined with puzzle elements, featuring more than 100 levels of gameplay and a Level Editor Tool that allows players to create and share levels with friends.

'Dragon Age II' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 2:01 p.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.

'Cave Story' 3D' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cave Story is an action-adventure game overflowing with unmatched charm and character, taking players into a world where a race of rabbit-like creatures, called Mimigas, run free on a serene floating island.

Paradox Interactive's GDC 2011 Line-up

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced its line-up of playable titles for this year’s Game Developers Conference taking place in San Francisco between February 28th and March 4th.

'Skylanders Spyro's Adventure' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 7:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure lets kids take on the role of a powerful Portal Master, who can control over 30 different characters, including the beloved purple dragon Spyro. Through an innovative use of technology, the game allows players to transport real-world toys into virtual worlds of adventure through the "Portal of Power."

'Duke Nukem Forever' (ALL) Aims For Your Crotch With Balls Of Steel Edition

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 6:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Duke Nukem will bring his signature brand of babe-lovin’, cigar-smoking, beer-chugging and ass-kicking action as he once again saves the Earth and our babes from hordes of invading aliens.

'Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 6:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The dramatic, high-intensity action game that brought together an all-star cast of Final Fantasy characters is back with new enhancements. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy adds new game modes, story missions, items, alternate costumes and combat features, expanding upon the action and excitement of Dissidia Final Fantasy in every way.

'The Sims Medieval' Collector's Edition Adds Goodies

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 6:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims Medieval places the Sims characters into the Middle Ages and brings players robust, compelling gameplay never seen before in the history of The Sims, letting you create heroes, venture on quests, build and control a kingdom, and play every Hero Sim  character in the land.

'The Rockin’ Dead' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 6:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Rockin’ Dead is a point’n’click adventure with a plot that is both kooky and fun! It is presented in best B Movie tradition and is in 3D for the first time. The player assumes the role of Alyssa, the leader of the heavy metal girl band trio “Deadly Lullabyes”, who are as gorgeous as they are unsuccessful!

Impulse February 10 - February 13, 2011 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, starting with a sale on THQ Ultimate Bundle (17 titles for $99.99), knocking 50% off Dead Rising 2, Eschalon Book I & II, Victoria II, The Sims 3, Prototype, Starscape, Mr. Robot, while also dropping the price on 18 Wheels of Steel Bundle, Gothic Bundle, MinerWars 2081 Pre-Alpha, Storm Over the Pacific, Peggle Nights, and Air Aces - Pacific.

'WWE All Stars' (ALL) - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 5:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WWE All Stars will enter the virtual ring with an incomparable roster of WWE Legends and WWE Superstars, over-the-top action and its own unique, impactful style.

'Dungeons' Sponsors Young & Restless Heavy Metal Tour

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeons is an all new strategy/simulation title which will take players on a devious adventure through the depths of the underworld. Prepare to have the roles reversed as you play a despicable Dungeon Lord whose job is to create fiendish dungeons to lure and trap heroes who dare to try and steal your treasure.

'Shoot Many Robots' (ALL) Unveiling Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 3:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shoot Many Robots will deliver an onslaught of innovative cross-genre action that will have multiple players working together to fight through an intense and chaotic robot uprising.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Fallout: New Vegas'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Fallout: New Vegas, the follow-up to 2008's Game of the Year Fallout 3, brings this franchise to a location only Fallout could do justice: Vegas. Fallout: New Vegas takes all the action, humor, and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raises the stakes.

'The Operational Art of War III' - v3.4.0.202 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

The Operational Art Of War series allows you to play and create any battle from the entire 20th Century of warfare and up to the modern day, with reasonable accuracy back as far as the 1850s. This patch brings dozens of changes and improvements.

'A New Beginning' (ALL) v1.21 German Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

A New Beginning is a cinematic, interactive eco-thriller. In the classic adventure game an impending global climate cataclysm threatens the world, in a story ripped from today’s headlines, dealing with the defining issue of our time. At locations all around the globe, players will have to try and stem the tide – with the whole world hanging in the balance.

I've Never Been Alone With A Man Before, Even With My Dress On

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Wonder what is all going on over at Activision. It's dropping various franchises and closing half a dozen development studios — several of which they acquired only a two years ago. The Guitar Hero titles losing their appeal should not have come as a surprise; I thought it would have happened sooner since they were milking the franchise and putting out titles like there was no tomorrow. There hasn't been a good Tony Hawk title in a while, either, and it's no wonder that the investment in the Ride skateboard peripheral is also being questioned. Now, on to milking the Call Of Duty franchise!

This weekend, we're going to go see The Social Network or The King's Speech, just to catch up on some Oscar-nominated movies, have dim sum with friends, run some errands, and, if all goes well, finish building my PC. I've done some preliminary tinkering when our inet service was down earlier this week, so I have a head start!