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'Total War: Shogun 2' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 7:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Total War: Shogun 2 will take long-time veterans and newcomers alike to the next level of strategy gaming. Based on 10 years of experience in making Total War, Shogun 2 is the perfection of the series with a new Artificial Intelligence (AI), revolutionary multiplayer modes, brand new campaign map options and epic 3D real-time battles.

'Forza Motorsport 4' (X360) Minor Game Details And Kinect Functionality Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 7:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport 4 will bring together genre-defining, controller-based racing, the power and freedom of Kinect, and content from leading brands like “Top Gear” to create an automotive experience unlike anything before it.

TellTale Games Unveils An Additional Three New Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 6:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Apart from the announcements from earlier today, The Walking Dead, Jurassic Park and Fables, TellTale Games is also developing Puzzle Agent 2 (sequel to last year's adventure that mixes puzzling with generous doses of Nordic folklore, enigmatic gnomes, and dark David Lynch and Coen brothers sensibilities), Hector: Badge of Carnage (comedic and unseemly crime story, in a partnership with Straandlooper Studios) and King's Quest (Return to the Kingdom of Daventry with a brand new adventures in this classic adventure game series).

'Motorstorm: Apocalypse' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 6:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After ripping up Monument Valley, obliterating everything in its path on The Island and surviving the chilling temperatures of the Arctic, MotorStorm is back - and this time it hits The City...abandoned after being hit by a tremor.

'Fables' (ALL) Episodic Titles Coming From TellTale Games

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 5:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fables imagines that all the characters from the world’s most beloved storybooks are real—real, and living among us, with all of their powers intact, these beloved characters are alive and well—but they’ve been exiled from the land of fairy tales.

Impulse February 17 - February 21, 2011 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its President’s Day weekend sale, starting with a sale on THQ Ultimate Bundle (17 titles for $99.99), knocking 50% off Rulers of Nations, Metal Brigade Tactics, Tropico 3, Command and Conquer 4, Democracy 2, Tom Clancy's EndWar, while also dropping the price on Dawn of Magic 2, The Political Machine 2008, Air Aces - Pacific, Storm Over the Pacific, and MinerWars 2081 Pre-Alpha.

'Jurassic Park: The Game' (ALL) Narrows Down Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

An episodic adventure in five parts, Jurassic Park: The Game is set during the events of the first film. The story unfolds through a film-inspired cinematic adventure crafted to stir mystery and tension while building to exciting climactic peaks.

'Medal Of Honor' (ALL) Reboot Successful, Sequel Confirmed

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Inspired by real events, Medal of Honor is an all-new FPS game that will introduce the Tier 1 Operator, a relatively unknown entity directly under the National Command Authority who takes on missions no one else can handle.

'The Walking Dead' (ALL) License Signed By TellTale Games

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Walking Dead is an epic drama where personal trials are magnified against a backdrop of moment-to-moment survival. As a zombie epidemic of apocalyptic proportions sweeps the globe, the dead are rising to feed on the living.

'TERA: The Exiled Realm of Arborea' Introduces High Elves and Priest - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 1:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TERA: The Exiled Realm of Arborea is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game where you battle epic wars and protect your kingdom from demise. TERA is developed to bring you thrills never experienced before in traditional MMOs with its action-filled gameplay and riveting visuals.

Friday, February 18, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 11:45 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 ...

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) Unlocks Two New Maps For President's Day Weekend

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty: Black Ops takes players behind enemy lines in an entirely new chapter in the first-person action series. Black Ops is set during the Cold War era featuring at least two main characters, multiplayer that will go beyond the single-player story, as well as a two- to four-player co-op mode.

'Realm Of The Titans' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 10:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Realm of the Titans pits teams of powerful heroes and villains against each other on a dangerous and dynamic battlefield as they vie for control of the map.

Rock Band Music Store To Get Six-Pack Of Pat Benatar Tracks

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | 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.

'Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed' (ALL) Adds Experimental Pagani Huayra - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 8:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shift 2 Unleashed builds on the true drivers experience by introducing the driver’s battle, an even more authentic and primal feeling of power and speed which elevates the fundamental competitive race into a struggle for supremacy against other drivers and even the track itself.

'inFAMOUS 2' (PS3) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 8:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cole MacGrath makes his electrifying return in inFAMOUS 2, taking the franchise to all-new heights in an immersive open world action adventure that offers a more visceral, emotional and powerful take on the true superhero experience.

PS3 Preview - 'PlayStation Move Heroes'

by Brian Dumlao on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

For the first time ever, PlayStation Move Heroes brings together a cast of PlayStation’s most beloved characters from three iconic franchises — Ratchet & Clank, Jak & Daxter, and Sly Cooper — to compete in a series of intergalactic challenges and events.

'Samurai Warriors: Chronicles' (3DS) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 12:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Samurai Warriors hack-and-slash experience is being brought to a handheld console.

'X3: Terran Conflict' - v3.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

X³: Terran Conflict is a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X³. It is the culmination of the X trilogy, with a grand finale that takes us all the way back to Earth's own solar system.

Vision Game Engine Adds NGP Support

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3D game engine provider Trinigy announced that upcoming versions of the Vision Game Engine will fully support Sony's next generation portable NGP gaming system.

I'd Be A Poor Newspaperman Indeed If I Didn't Know What Everybody Knows!

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Well that nap lasted longer than I anticipated.

I'm sure I'm not the only one, but rain somehow makes you tired or sleep better, must be something about the rhythmic sound of water coming down. I'm just guessing here, but it's got to be something.

Tonight we're having The Social Network night, rounding out about every Oscar nominated movie we wanted to see, so for the first time in years we'll actually know what the fuzz is all about. Then we'll round it out by going to see The Eagle before it disappears from theaters. Hey, nothing wrong with brainless entertainment, that's what movies are for.