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'L.A. Noire' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 6:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

L.A. Noire is an interactive detective story set in the 1947 classic noir period situated in an exact recreation of mid century L.A. drawing players into an open-ended challenge to solve a series of gruesome murders, but also side missions based on real events from that period.

Epic Adds DirectX11 And PhysX Support To Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 6:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NVIDIA and Epic Games are teaming up at this week's Game Developers Conference to showcase the latest advances in the Unreal Engine 3, which now offers even greater levels of interactivity and immersion with DirectX11 support

'Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed' (ALL) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 6:53 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.

PlayStation Store Gets ModNation Racers, PixelJunk Shooter 2, Demos, DLCs, Tracks

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 6:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with ModNation Racers, PixelJunk Shooter 2, demos for Major League Baseball 2K11, Top Spin 4, Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Alien Breed 3: Descent, Premier Manager, Marvel Pinball, DLCs for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead Space 2, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, Hyperdimension Neptunia, ModNation Racers, EyePet, song packs for Rock Band, the usual game/movie trailers, and PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Lord Of Arcana DLC Pack 2, Vagrant Story).

'Post Apocalyptic Mayhem' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 6:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Post Apocalyptic Mayhem is an intense single and multi-player racing game that requires both speed and ruthlessness to secure the checkered flag.

'Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion' Announced

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 5:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A full-fledged expansion to the original, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion draws you even deeper into the galactic struggle for supremacy with appealing new factions, terrifyingly cool new ships of all sizes, enhanced lighting and particle effects for increased visual pleasure and all-new victory conditions.

'Brink' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 5:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Brink is an immersive shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character across all modes of play. You decide the role you want to assume in the world of Brink as you fight to save yourself and mankind's last refuge for humanity.

Sony Updating PlayStation Home With New Features

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 5:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced the development of PlayStation Home’s core client version 1.5, which will introduce a suite of new technology for developers to create real-time multiplayer, an improved physics engine and refined animations and graphics within PlayStation Home.

'Sphira: Warrior's Dawn' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sphira: Warrior's Dawn is an MMORPG that will challenge gamers to fight for their honor and glory against hordes of brutal enemies in over 1,400 fantasy quests.

'Magicka: Vietnam' Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like if wizards were allowed to roam the jungles of war-torn Vietnam, attempting to bring peace and stability to the region by casting spells on all opponents?

'Fireburst' (ALL) Picked Up By Zoo Games - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 12:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fireburst is a new off-road action racing game that sends you into a fiery, four-wheeled adrenalin frenzy. Behind the wheel of numerous different racers, drivers get to speed along paved race courses or wicked off-road tracks, showing no respect for their rivals.

OnLive PlayPackTo Expand Catalog With Square Enix Titles

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

By distilling specialized game hardware out of the equation, OnLive will allow games to be played as a pure media experience on virtually any device, with the same flexibility and instant-play experience that we’ve come to expect from online video and music.

'Dungeon Hunter: Alliance' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is a 3D epic quest set in a dark fantasy world, in the tradition of the most successful action RPGs, that you can revisit in intense multiplayer mode, local or online with up to 4 players.

'Strategic Command World War One 1914-1918 The Great War' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

Strategic Command World War One 1914-1918 The Great War is a brand new historically accurate simulation of The Great War that helped shape Europe and the entire world as we know today at the beginning of the 20th Century.

'Hunted: The Demon's Forge' (ALL) Gets Lucy Lawless Voice-overs - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a dark fantasy world, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is an unforgettable cooperative action game, pitting you and your partner against waves of vicious enemies.

Cryptic Studios Integrates Vivox Voice Chat In All Its MMOs

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivox and Cryptic Studios announced a platform agreement that will integrate Vivox Voice services into all Cryptic titles.

'LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 7:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will re-create the action, adventure and memorable moments of the Pirates of the Caribbean mythology in LEGO form, incorporating the humor of LEGO minifigures and fantastic worlds built from LEGO bricks and elements for players to explore.

'Half-Minute Hero' (PSP) Coming To XBLA?

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 7:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Half-Minute Hero is a bold new concept of having the player save the world, 30 seconds at a time. The player must fight, shoot, summon, and protect in four distinct modes, each containing a different perspective and unique gameplay style, across a total of 120 varied stages.

'SEGA Rally Online Arcade' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 7:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Rally Online Arcade brings back all the features players could want from the popular arcade and console racers, including Championship Battle mode and Time Attack, while adding an exciting online racing mode that lets players battle it out with up to five drivers around the world.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 7:00 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 ...

'Theatre of War 3: Korea' Pre-Order Incentive - New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 5:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Replay the events of the first hot war of the Cold War era, the Korean War, also known as the Forgotten War. Players will be involved in two campaigns, both set in the 1950’s: the North Korean (June 25 – Aug 20) and the American (Sept. 15 – Oct. 8) sides.

PS3 Review - 'Hyperdimension Neptunia'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 1, 2011 @ 5:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Idea Factory came up with a very interesting world setting in Neptunia called "Gamindustri," and Neptunia features game consoles personified as goddesses, CPUs (Console Patron Units). You can customize visually with equipment to enhance their stats.

'Deca Sports 3D' (3DS) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Deca Sports 3D allows up to four players to participate in 10 events, each demanding different skills from the user, and has been designed to make stunning use of the additional depth of field the format offers.

'Catherine' (ALL) Coming To North America

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 4:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Catherine is an unprecedented exploration of the pleasures and horrors of love. As Vincent, a man recently succumbed to the irresistible beauty of the game's titular diversion players find themselves swept into a treacherous love triangle.

'Rush'N Attack: Ex-Patriot' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the retro arcade game originally released in 1985, Rush‘N Attack: Ex-Patriot is a 2.5D arcade action platformer that will feature all-new stealth combat, a combo system and non-linear levels built on the Unreal Engine.

'Trapped Dead' v1.0.71.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Trapped Dead is a tactical real time strategy game where you and your friends control your characters in a 3rd person isometric view through a mature Zombie survival scenario inspired by the successful Horror movies of the early 80s.

'Gods Eater Burst' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 12:19 a.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.

A Moment Of Luck In A Sea Of Misfortune

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

I have to agree with this statement from a fellow colleague about the recent surge of misinformation. PR folks say one thing, knowing very well that it's untrue, only to confirm the previously denied fact mere hours or days later.

It has been happening for much longer than the recent Dragon Age debacle, which was revealed, denied and confirmed in the span of 24 hours. Now Atlus has a similar case on its hands with initially stating that Catherine would not be coming to North America, refuting a prematurely launched product Web page on GameStop. This is, of course, while there is an official Web site and cover art. We often get the "no comment" at this point when we try to confirm similar info, but lately, the flat-out denial has been happening more frequently.