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'Ridge Racer Unbounded' (ALL) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 8:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ridge Racer Unbounded takes the series in whole new direction by adding a punishing dose of destruction to the familiar arcade gameplay.

'TNT Racers' (ALL) Gets North American XBLA Date, Others To Follow

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 6:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TNT Racers is a high-octane racer with 8 action-packed courses, for up to 4 simultaneous players (online or offline), where winning requires much more than just being the best driver. The decisive factor is being the best racer - you must collect the pickups and cleverly use the powerful weapons to catapult your opponents off the track!

'MLB 11: The Show' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB 11 The Show continues to build upon its stellar reputation for immersion and unparalleled delivery of the baseball experience. With various new key features and enhancements to the critically acclaimed title, MLB 11 The Show is poised to continue the franchise's reign.

'Fallout: New Vegas' (ALL) Dead Money DLC Heading To PSN/PC, Three More DLC Coming

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 5:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fallout: New Vegas 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.

Namco Bandai Snags North American Power Rangers Rights

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai Games America confirmed that it has secured exclusive North American rights to publish future official videogames for the long-running kids' TV series, Power Rangers across all major consoles and hand held platforms.

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

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 3:40 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.

Rock Band Music Store To Get Eight Classic Bob Marley Tracks

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 3:36 p.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.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) Kicks Off First Double XP Weekend

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 2:10 p.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.

'Squinkies' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Players immerse themselves in the Squinkies world playing as Squinkies Princess in search of their lost lovable Squinkies friends. Successfully completing a mini-game will free Squinkies which will then be added to the player’s collection.

Friday, February 4, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 9:53 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 ...

'Battlefield 3' (ALL) First Details Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield 3 not only includes its signature multiplayer potion, but also a full single-player campaign and a co-op campaign featuring the return of jets, prone, and 64-player multiplayer (on PC), all powered by the new Frostbite 2 game engine.

'DiRT 3' (ALL) Gets Worldwide Release Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 4:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DiRT 3 will boast more cars, more locations, more routes and more events than any other game in the series, including over 50 rally cars representing the very best from five decades of the sport.

The9 Developing New MMORPG Using Vision Game Engine

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 4:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3D game engine provider Trinigy announced that China based developer The9 has chosen the Vision Game Engine to support the development of a new, not-yet-titled MMORPG game.

'Killzone 3' (PS3) Launches Multiplayer Beta - Screens & Trailer

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

Loaded with more vehicles, explosive high powered weapons and a vicious close-combat system, resume the fight against a remorseless Helghast Army of colossal proportions.

Good Old Games Adds 'Return to Zork' And 'Space Rangers 2'

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 4:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GOG.com has signed a digital distribution agreement with Infocom / Activision, expanding its catalog with his classic adventure game Return to Zork, priced at $5.99, as well as Elemental Games' Space Rangers 2, both Win7/Vista compatible, and DRM free.

Frogwares Opens Casual Games Studio

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 4:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Video game developer Frogwares announced the addition of the new Waterlily studio which will focus on Frogware’s growing role in the casual game marketplace, and represents an expansion of the company’s endeavors due to an increasing fan base and award-winning games.

'3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2' (ALL) Finally Coming to PSN - Screens

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

In 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2, players are challenged to navigate their ball beyond obstacles using the help of secret shortcuts, game-changing power-ups and traps to sabotage the competition. Players can also manipulate the game by using special pick-ups to destroy course obstructions or even interfere with competitor's shots.

NDS Review - 'Plants vs. Zombies'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Plants vs. Zombies combines real-time strategy, tower defense and collectible card games, but in a casual context.

'Darkspore' Limited Edition Details, Now Available For Pre-Order - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Darkspore is a fast-paced and intense sci-fi Action-RPG in which you become embroiled in a desperate struggle to save the galaxy from an ancient and powerful evil.

Undead Labs Developing Zombie-Survival Game For XBLA

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 1:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This XBLA title is an open world zombie-survival game where human civilization has been annihilated. The few, scattered survivors must band together, rebuilding civilization in a third-person action game packed with sweet guns, fast cars, hand-to-hand combat, and copious amounts of zombie gore.

'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' (ALL) Introduces Adam Jensen - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution you play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team breaks in and kills the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes.

'Mytheon' Enters Closed Beta Stage

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mytheon is an online micro transaction game that uniquely combines the best elements of action, strategy and RPG game-play with an emphasis on collectability and combat, set within a fantasy universe steeped in mythologies from across the globe.

'Tales of Monkey Island' Gets Premium And Collector's Edition Bundles

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 12:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tales of Monkey Island brings the adventures of pirate Guybrush Threepwood into a new era with a storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled during the course of the five-episode saga.

'Vindictus' Content Update Add New Locations, Items, Raised Level Cap And More

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vindictus is the first physics-based multiplayer online action role-playing game that combines stunning visuals with high-speed combat.

How Will I Laugh Tomorrow, When I Can't Even Smile Today

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The weekend's almost here!

It's been a busy week, work-wise as well as gaming. DC Universe Online is still taking up a big chunk of my time, but I'm enjoying it greatly. Our faction in Stronghold Kingdoms is on the warpath, so lots is going on over there as well.

There's a reason why I never got into MMOs until about a year ago: I get sucked in too much. Single-player games are so much easier to drop, even the multiplayer-enabled ones.

This weekend, we have quite a few plans, starting with this evening's birthday bash for our neighbor, the usual errands, probably seeing The King's Speech, and I promised myself that I'd finally get around to putting together my new work PC. I'll be happy if I get half of it done ...