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'Pokémon Black' And 'Pokémon White' (NDS) Pre-Order Gets You Exclusive Character

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 7:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Introducing a new storyline and the next generation of Pokémon, the new releases will feature the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram (Pokémon Black Version) and Zekrom (Pokémon White Version) on the game covers worldwide.

'Gods Eater Burst' (PSP) Introduces Ogretail - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 7:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gods Eater Burst, an enhanced edition of God Eater (which is now canceled) with new modifications, enhanced gameplay, additional content and features, re-imagines the post-apocalyptic world with an original and dramatic story of human survival against overwhelming odds.

Impulse February 3 - February 6, 2011 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 6:49 p.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 Fallen Earth: Blood Sports, Madden NFL 2008, while also dropping the price on Guardians of Graxia Bundle, AI War: Fleet Command, MinerWars 2081, Blood Bowl - Legendary Edition, AI War, Hunting Unlimited 2011, Storm Over the Pacific, Air Aces - Pacific, and Project Aftermath.

'Quake Live' Content Update Adds Balance Tweaks, New Maps

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 6:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Quake Live offers game players of all skill levels a totally free first-person multiplayer action game, featuring 40 arenas, 5 game modes, including friends lists and communication, sponsored events and tournaments, matchmaking, stats tracking, and even the game itself accessible free of charge through the web browser.

'Anarchy Reigns' (ALL) Introduces Big Bull - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 11:42 a.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.

'Dungeon Siege III' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives, Release Date Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Siege 3 will bring together the beloved aspects of the Dungeon Siege franchise with Obsidian Entertainment's expertise, to create an evolved action-RPG experience. In addition to its arrival on high-def consoles for the first time, the game will also feature an all-new co-op multiplayer mode.

'Dragon Age II' (ALL) Demo Denied, Then Confirmed On All Platforms

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 9:44 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.

'Rift: Planes of Telara' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rift: Planes of Telara is a graphically stunning online game is set in a world being torn apart by dimensional “rifts” that tear into the land of Telara, releasing powerful forces that threaten the very existence of the entire universe.

'Battlefield 1943' (ALL) No Longer Coming to PC

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 8:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield 1943 takes players back to WWII, offering endless hours of 24 player multiplayer action over three classic and tropic locations; Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.

'Resistance 3' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 7:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Resistance 3, humans are hunted by Chimeran death squads, but various groups have figured out different ways to survive across the destroyed country.

PS3/X360/PC Review - 'Two Worlds II'

by Reggie Carolipio on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 7:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Two Worlds II offers adventurers the thrilling experience of a perilous and daring journey throughout a vast magical land. Rich in story, detail and content, 2W2 offers an array of unique approaches to classic game elements that push the envelope for the fantasy RPG genre.

'F.E.A.R. 3' (ALL) Lets You Chill In The Meatlocker - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 7:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

F.E.A.R. 3 is a heart-pounding paranormal horror first-person shooter unleashing intense combat, compelling narrative and co-op play that evolves the franchise.

Steam 2010 Revenues Reach Almost $1 Billion

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 7:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As per the Research & Analysis division of analyst firm Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment, Valve's PC distribution platform garnered strong sales, estimated just shy $1 billion USD through the end of the year.

'Armored Core V' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 6:00 a.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.

'Cargo!' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cargo! is an action adventure game where the gods have decided to abolish gravity and have created the gnome-like Brats to replace human beings. In the role of a young girl, Phlox, you now have to show the Gods what a big mistake they have made and that they must restore gravity

'Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Iconic Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation. Fill the shoes of legendary characters from the most beloved franchises in entertainment as you battle in a living comic book brought to life in a versus fighting game.

'Men of War: Assault Squad' Enters New Beta Stage, Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Men of War: Assault Squad is a stand-alone expansion that features a completely new cooperative skirmish game mode with access to five different nations (Russia, Germany, USA, Commonwealth and – for the first time ever in the Men of War series – Japan) as well as increased realism and accessibility.

'Swarm' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Swarm lets the player take control of 50 utterly fearless Swarmites and drive them through an intense, entertaining and often suicidal battle for a greater good. Throw your way through gauntlets of death and destruction in an attempt to collect valuable DNA and ensure that at least one Swarmite survives.

'UFC Undisputed' (ALL) Goes Social With Facebook Game

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In UFC Undisputed Fight Nation, players train with guidance from UFC President Dana White to master moves from multiple mixed martial arts disciplines, compete against friends and other Fight Nation members inside the virtual Octagon and share their results on Facebook as they progress from student to professional in their virtual careers.

'We Sing Down Under' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

We Sing Down Under is the next installment in the franchise, featuring 30 songs from a wide range of huge Australian artists, old and new.

I'd As Soon Go To Dublin As To Hell

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

I decided to put on some tights and try out DC Universe Online, and it is quite a fun ride.

The character editor is a tad limited, though, as it's nowhere near as advanced as some other MMOs like Eve Online. It has a bunch of pre-made items you can mix and match and various body types. You can still make a unique character, mind you, but a high-end editor it is not.

For people not in the know, you cannot play as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman or any of the other classic heroes. Otherwise, the world would be full of those iconic characters, but depending on whether you choose to be a hero or a villain, they serve as your mentor or enemy.