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'The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile' (X360) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 9:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile is a combo-fueled, fast-paced, stylistic 2D action platformer that features the series’ staple gritty, graphic novel-inspired art style, built on a brand new engine that allows for an even more visually gruesome experience.

'Jewel Legends: Tree of Life' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 7:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jewel Legends: Tree of Life takes match 3 gaming to new heights with this next evolution of the classic game.

'Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 6:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is a co-op multiplayer Arcade Shooter that gives the player the ability to destroy thousands of giant bugs and turn an entire city to rubble in an unforgettable gaming experience built for replay.

'Star Ruler' v1.0.7.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Take command of a vast interstellar empire and safeguard your species from total extinction in a procedurally generated 3D galaxy.

'Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy' Unveils Third Campaign- New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy faithfully recreates the experience of tactical land warfare in Western France during World War Two. The first installment in this new series covers the three months after the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy in June 1944, from Operation Overlord in June through the Cobra Breakout in August.

'Crysis 2' (ALL) v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

In Crysis 2, New York is under the attack of a unique and frightening alien species that combines deadly weaponry, exceptional sensory abilities and intelligent collaboration to present players with the most challenging opponents ever seen in a first-person shooter.

'The Darkness II' (ALL) Spoils Fans On Free Comic Book Day

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set two years after the conclusion of the original, The Darkness II breaks the conventional FPS model with its fervid Quad-Wielding gameplay, allowing players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with their Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons.

'L.A. Noire' (ALL) Reveals Achievement/Trophy List - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Final Fantasy V' (ALL) Gets PSP/PSN Remake

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Final Fantasy V players will experience all-new CG cinematic sequences exclusive to the PSN edition, and discover the early days of renowned Final Fantasy gameplay features including the Active Time Battle system, mini quests, magic summoning and much more.

Various Game Trailers #1931

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 11:26 a.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:

  • Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale [ALL] - The Fighter Trailer

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

'Battlefield Play4Free' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield Play4Free is a deep PC shooter featuring signature Battlefield vehicular warfare, sandbox gameplay and intense 32-player online battles. With its advanced graphics, polished production values, depth and realism, Battlefield Play4Free takes the genre to the next level.

'Anno 2070' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Anno 2070 moves the Anno franchise into a new era, taking players into a world inspired by today’s challenges and tomorrow’s technologies.

'Unpleasant Horse' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PopCap Games announced its latest iOS title this morning via twitter. Dubbed Unpleasant Horse, the only media available is a short, 30 second trailer posted to YouTube.

'SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals' (PS3) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A militant revolutionary has unexpectedly seized control in an important South Asian country. As the Ops Com, your mission is to command an elite five-man squad charged with stopping his aggressive agenda before it’s too late.

'Spider-Man: Edge of Time' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spider-Man: Edge of Time challenges the player to take on the roles of both classic Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 to correct a timestream gone awry and prevent a catastrophic future brought on by the early and untimely death of Peter Parker.

'Pokémon Black/White' (NDS) Surpasses Three Million Units Sold

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Nuclear Dawn' Narrows Down Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nuclear Dawn is a Source Engine powered multiplayer game that combines the visceral action of a FPS with the deep branching gameplay of a RTS title. Forge your own destiny on the field of battle with every tactical decision, and ensure your faction's survival with each headshot, capture buildings and bring the fight to your enemies' strongholds riding the future's machines of destruction.

'SpongeBob SquigglePants' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 9:00 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.

'Shattered Horizon' Gets Last Stand Update, Adds Single-player Content

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Horizon is a multiplayer FPS where teams of players experience realistic zero gravity combat and fight to survive in the aftermath of a catastrophic Moon mining accident which throws billions of tons of rocky debris into near-Earth space.

'Defenders of Ardania' Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Defenders of Ardania is set in the rich fantasy world of Majesty, but with a twist. Besides the addictive core mechanics of placing towers to stop advancing enemy units, Defenders of Ardania also allows players to take on the role of the attackers seeking to conquer the enemy base.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, April 4, 2011

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added two WiiWare (one demo), one Virtual Console, and three NDSiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Planet Fish, A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots, (Wiiware), Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 - From The Abyss, A Fairy Tale,  Absolute Baseball (NDSi), and Super Bonk (VC).

'Adam's Venture 2: Solomon's Secret' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 8:16 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.

Monday, April 4, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 8:04 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 ...

'Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension fans can play as their favorite characters including Phineas, Ferb and Agent P as they journey through new dimensions filled with action-packed platforming, in a quest to battle the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

THQ And The Random House To Co-Develop Original Intellectual Properties

by Rainier on April 4, 2011 @ 7:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Random House Publishing Group and THQ announced a pioneering step in transmedia - the establishment of a joint team to create and develop original intellectual properties for publication across multiple mediums.

X360 Kinect Preview - 'Fantastic Pets'

by Adam Pavlacka on April 4, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The first augmented reality game for Kinect, Fantastic Pets puts players on-screen where their movements and voice commands allow them to play side-by-side with a pet of their own creation.

PSN/XBLA Review - 'X-Men: The Arcade Game'

by Adam Pavlacka on April 4, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

X-Men: The Arcade Game is the first ever home version of the popular 1992 cabinet arcade classic, and allows players to join their favorite X-Men characters in what is widely considered as their first great video game appearance.

If You Have Any Trouble, I'll Be On The Bridge

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

The bedbugs sure didn't bite last night! ZzzZzzz

Despite having no particular plans yesterday, it was busy. We went out with friends to dim sum (too much food!), bought and planted flowers (spring is here!) and then relaxed on the couch afterward to watch a few more episodes of Southland. A day well spent, I'd say!

A shout-out must go to one of our readers Keith, who contacted me to discuss our similar musical tastes and turned out to be a genuine rock star back in the day with his band MultiView. \m/