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'Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 8:38 p.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.

Kinect (X360) Officially Coming To Windows

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 8:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kinect is the controller-free gaming and entertainment experience, which was previously only on Xbox 360, but Microsoft announced plans to release a non-commercial Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit, or SDK, this spring.

'Armada 2526: Supernova' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 2:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Supernova is the first expansion for Armada 2526 and gives you more to explore, more to exploit, two new races to exterminate, and lets you challenge your friends over a local area network, or by email.

'StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty' - v1.2.2 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under Patch

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races. It's overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, and it's designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

'Risen 2: Dark Waters' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With an all-new pirate-based theme, Risen 2: Dark Waters aims to combine the most loved classic RPG gameplay mechanics of the original Risen with a fresh theme and setting on a huge variety of themed island locales.

New 'Command & Conquer' Title In Development By Newly Founded Victory Games

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lots of movement going on in the C&C universe these days, earlier this month a new community manager was appointed, Aaron "Apoc" Kaufman has been replaced by Eric "CIRE". Victory Games was formed to be the focal point for the creation of strategy games at EA, with its current focus on making a AAA Command & Conquer PC game. Victory Games is led by Jon Van Caneghem, known for the Heroes of Might & Magic franchise, and comprised of former C&C talent as well as industry veterans, spread over studios in Los Angeles, CA; Austin, TX; and Shanghai, China.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Start your journey down the “Road to the Masters” with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters. For the first time in franchise history, players will be able to step on to the hallowed grounds of Augusta National to experience the rich history and tradition of the Masters Tournament.

'Call of Juarez: The Cartel' (ALL) Might Not Make It In Mexico

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Juarez: The Cartel is an FPS set in present day and brings the best elements of the Wild West to a new and modern setting with an immersive and mature story, where players can expect to embark on a journey like no other.

'Warriors: Legends of Troy' (ALL) Shows Off Who's Boss - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the age when Zeus Almighty ruled over immortals and men, what begins as a truce between two cities quickly erupts into a massive war that will shake the very foundations of Olympus. Two great armies clash not over home and country, but for the love of a single woman. The fates of these civilizations now stand upon the razor's edge.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, February 21, 2011

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added four WiiWare (two demos), one Virtual Console, and three NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Jewel Keepers: Easter Island, Cozy Fire, Rage of the Gladiator, Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 1 (Wiiware), G.G Series Drift Circuit, Arctic Escape, Remote Racers (NDSi), and Faxanadu (VC).

'A Valley Without Wind' - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 9:27 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.

PC Preview - 'Total War: Shogun 2'

by Greg Hale on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Total War: Shogun 2 takes long-time veterans and newcomers 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 AI, revolutionary multiplayer modes, brand-new campaign map options and epic 3-D real-time battles.

'WWE All Stars' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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

'Battle: Los Angeles' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 1:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A new listing on the Australian Classification Board reveals that Konami is working on a game called "Battle: Los Angeles," under development by Saber Interactive (known for TimeShift, currently working on Inversion). Whether this game is tied into the upcoming Battle: Los Angeles movie is uncertain, especially since the game has not even announced yet, and the movie is due in March. However an indication of "Strong violence" and the fact that Saber Interative is known for shooter/action games leans towards a movie adaptation, albeit maybe a late one.

If You Don't Stand For Something, You'll Fall For Nothing

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Our relaxing weekend is over too quickly, as usual.

We saw "The Fighter" yesterday, the last of the Oscar-nominated flicks that we wanted to check out, and now that we've watched it, it's quite apparent why Christian Bale is up for best supporting actor. Good stuff all around.

In between dozing off on the couch, we also watched Blue Bloods and The Cape. The DVR almost looks respectable, apart from nearly two seasons of Criminal Minds waiting to be viewed.

Today is Presidents' Day in the US, so coverage might be slower than usual in the afternoon, but we'll see what we can dig up.