'Dragon Age II' (ALL) v1.01 Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 14, 2011 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

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.

'ZhuZhu Puppies' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With this new game, Zhu-natics will enter into a world of pure puppy fun.  They’ll have the opportunity to bond with their ZhuZhu by walking, feeding, and bathing it-just like a real pet.

'Dance Central' (X360) To Get Gwen Stefani, Fatboy Slim, Keri Hilson And Paula Abdul Tracks

by Rainier on March 14, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dance Central is the first immersive dance video game that features and tracks full-body dance moves. Completely free from any controller, every routine has authentic choreography for beginners and experts alike to master, alongside a killer soundtrack that spans today’s current pop, hip-hop and R&B artists.

'Earthrise' Adds Exploration Rewards

by Rainier on March 14, 2011 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Featuring a unique skill-based advancement system and player-driven economy, as well as extensive, meaningful player-vs.-player combat, Earthrise gives you innumerable choices to forge your destiny, making your actions echo throughout the game world.

'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory' (3DS) - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2011 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sam Fisher, the renowned secret agent is back in this redesigned version of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. Experience one of the most acclaimed games in the Splinter Cell franchise for the first time in 3D.

'Prey 2' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on March 14, 2011 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While not releasing any specific details, Bethesda did confirm Prey 2 is being developed using id Software's id tech cutting edge engine.

'Adam's Venture 2: Solomon's Secret' (ALL) Goes Gold, Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on March 14, 2011 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adam's Venture brings a combination of action oriented gameplay with classic puzzle solving along with an involving storyline.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, March 14, 2011

by Rainier on March 14, 2011 @ 7:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added two WiiWare (one demo), and three NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Liight, Mix Superstar, (Wiiware), Plants vs. Zombies, 5 in 1 Mahjong, and Rabi Laby (NDSi).

'NASCAR The Game 2011' (ALL) Shows Off The Bristol Motor Speedway - New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2011 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With a fresh infusion of real world detail and blistering racing action, NASCAR The Game 2011 completely redefines what fans can expect from a NASCAR racing game.

Monday, March 14, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 14, 2011 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | 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 ...

'Swarm' (ALL) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 14, 2011 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | 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.

PS3 Review - 'de Blob 2'

by Dustin Chadwell on March 14, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

de Blob 2 is an action puzzle title set to deliver a fun-filled, creative gameplay experience for players of all ages, featuring new moves, more friends, and free-form painting activities.

We All Need Mirrors To Remind Ourselves Who We Are

by Rainier on March 14, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

The weekend is over, and so is PAX East, which unfortunately did not result in many news items.

We had a busy movie weekend, and yesterday's "Battle: Los Angeles" did not disappoint. It is an excellent action movie, some weak attempts at jokes/puns not withstanding. We also watched Kitchen Nightmares, Hawaii Five-0, Bones, The Event, and the last episode of The Cape, which is only available online.

Japan's troubles seem far from over, as it suffered a massive earthquake followed by a sweeping tsunami. There are now a few (two confirmed, three possibilities) nuclear reactors that are critical. Some have had explosions inside and are obviously leaking radiation. Not good ....