'Rift: Planes of Telara' - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 8:29 p.m. PDT | 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.

HogRocket Formed By Ex-Bizzare Creations Developers

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 8:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A group of experienced British game developers have  announced the formation of a new independent game development studio by three former senior members of Bizarre Creations.

Various Game Trailers #1924

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 7:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under Trailers

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:

  • Portal 2 [ALL] - Panels Trailer
  • The First Templar [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Fireburst [ALL] - Multiplayer Trailer

We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine' (ALL) Adds Chaos Faction, Narrows Date - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, an action-RPG title that will put you in control of individual units throughout a narrative-driven story campaign and in wide-scale online battles.

'Arma II' v1.09 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

ArmA II is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there.

'Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls features a deceptively simple game system complementing deep and involving dungeon designs.  Hardcore RPG fans will find an extensive and grueling 1st person 3D grid-based dungeon crawl experience rendered in high-definition with hand-drawn characters and sprites by famous commercial artist Yuki Hayabusa.

'Zombii Attack' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zombii Attack is an arcade survival game where you play as a fortunate survivor trying to last in an infected metropolitan city over-flowing with hungry zombies who want to munch on you for lunch.

'Theatre of War 3: Korea' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | 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.

'The Sims Medieval' v1.1.10 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

The Sims Medieval places the Sims characters into the Middle Ages and brings players robust, compelling gameplay never seen before in the history of The Sims, letting you create heroes, venture on quests, build and control a kingdom, and play every Hero Sim  character in the land.

'Black Prophecy' Kicks Off Closed Beta In North America

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Prophecy is an Action-MMO where you will not only be fighting epic multiplayer battles and fulfilling exciting single-player missions, but also experience a fascinating story from the pen of prize-winning German science-fiction author Michael Marrak.

'Stronghold 3' Gets Pushed Back A Few Months - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stronghold 3 has fantastic features — including night time battles, an improved multiplayer, cutting-edge physics and a stunning graphics engine — that ensure old and new fans alike experience a gritty slice of medieval life.

'Duke Nukem: Critical Mass' (ALL) Gets Release Date, PSP Version Canceled?

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Concerned that no recon mission has returned from the future, the Earth Defense Force is sending their best man, Duke Nukem to find out what is going on and to bring the team home.

'ArcaniA: Fall of Setarrif' Release On Hold Due To Legal Issues

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArcaniA: Fall of Setarrif is an action filled add-on where our nameless hero will continue his journey and encounter fierce new enemies, all new items, more exotic areas to explore, but also lets you experience the story from a different perspective and play as different characters.

'Gladiator Begins' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gladiator Begins is a sequel to 2005's Colosseum: The Road to Freedom, tracing the life of a Roman gladiator from his first few bouts as a lowly slave to his final days of glory in the Roman Colosseum.

'Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods' - v2.0 Enhanced Edition Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 7:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Forsaken Gods is an addon for Jowood's action/RPG and will answer many open questions and guarantee a seamless step to Gothic 4. Once more you take on the role of the nameless Hero as you have to raise your sword in anger to save the world of Gothic.

Nintendo 3DS Pre-orders Outpace The Competition

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 7:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the launch this Friday, 25 March 2011, the Nintendo 3DS handheld console now has 71% more pre-orders on Amazon.co.uk than previous record-holder PS3 achieved by its launch date in 2007.

'Realm of the Titans' Introduces The Flame Wing - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Realm of the Titans pits teams of powerful heroes and villains against each other on a dangerous and dynamic battlefield as they vie for control of the map.

'Starpoint Gemini' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Starpoint Gemini is a tactical space RPG set in a science-fiction universe, which focuses on the control and strengths of individual vessels and their captains.

Coffee Stain Studios Signs Unreal Engine 3 Licensing Agreement

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 6:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coffee Stain Studios, currently working on FPS/tower defense hybrid game Sanctum, announces a long-term license agreement with Epic Games to use the Unreal Engine 3 for its current and upcoming projects.

'Thor: God of Thunder' (ALL) Hammers Down Release Date - New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 6:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thor: God Of Thunder will take players through a spectacular, epic-scale original third-person adventure. In the game, Thor battles through the numerous worlds of Norse mythology that span realms ranging from primal worlds of fire and ice to extraordinary planets inhabited by Frost Giants and Trolls to save Asgard, the capital city of the Norse Gods.

'F.E.A.R. 3' (ALL) Pins Down New Release Dates

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | 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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 6:19 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 ...

'Operation Flashpoint: Red River' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set to deliver an authentic and intensely personal US Marine Corps infantryman experience, Red River’s epic campaign will be played out on a deadly new battlefield set in the remote yet beautiful country of Tajikistan along the Vakhsh River.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Top Spin 4'

by Brian Dumlao on March 23, 2011 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Top Spin 4 brings the competitive action of tennis to life like never before with redesigned controls, jaw-dropping player models and Signature Style animations, enhanced TV-style presentation elements, and one of the deepest player rosters to date featuring tennis’ top athletes and legendary pros.

'SpongeBob SquigglePants' (ALL) Also Coming To 3DS

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SpongeBob's most crazy, creative adventure yet, be prepared to laugh your SquigglePants off as you tilt, flick , tap and draw through more than 100 Nanogames set in six zany worlds.

'Dead Meets Lead' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 5:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead meets Lead is a fast paced zombie slaying game where you take the role of an 18th century commander who sets out to rid an island from its zombie infestation.

PlayStation Store Gets DCUO, Ghostbusters, Swarm, SOCOM 4 Beta, Demos, DLCs, Tracks

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with PlayStation Move Heroes, SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs Multiplayer Beta, Ghostbusters: Sanctum Of Slime (demo), Battle: Los Angeles, Swarm, DC Universe Online, Premier Manager, demos for WWE All-Stars, You Don’t Know Jack, DLCs for Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow, Ar Tonelico Qoga, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Yoostar 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, song packs for Rock Band, the usual game/movie trailers, and PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy, Hoard (demo), and Legend of Mana).

If It's Death That You're Really Afraid Of, Why Should You Care About What It Is That Kills You?

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Last night, we went to see the "Rock Of Ages" musical — not to be confused with Atlus' game — and it was awesome and quite funny.

I've downloaded Crysis 2 but haven't had a chance to check it out yet. From what I've read on forums, a lot of people are having login issues. The fact that the game lacks decent video options makes you wonder, and for now, it only supports DirectX9, which is totally weird.

Apart from that, I've been playing some Homefront multiplayer, and while it's quite Call Of Duty-esque, it's still unique enough to be fun. The campaign was indeed rather short, and Kaos already hinted that it will be making the story longer in the sequel.