'Tribes: Ascend' (ALL) - First Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 5:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tribes: Ascend, developed using the Unreal 3 engine, is being positioned as the multi-player successor to the much lauded Tribes 2 and a re-introduction of the franchise to the gaming world.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 5:45 p.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 ...

'Fable III' (ALL) PC Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 5:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

In Fable III, you will be called upon to rally and fight alongside your people, ascend to the seat of power, and experience the true meaning of love and loss.

'Rift' Gets 7-Day Free Trial, Ascend-a-Friend Referral Program

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 5:27 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.

'Mega Man Legends 3: Protoype Version' (3DS) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mega Man Legends 3: Protoype Version will give fans a taste of the upcoming Mega Man Legends 3 and introduce a brand new character to the franchise: Barrett, the reckless leader of a sky biker gang!

'Battlefield 3' (ALL) Back to Karkand Pre-Order DLC Details

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. As the first boots on the ground, players will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York.

'Team Assault: Baptism of Fire' Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team Assault: Baptism of Fire is a beautifully crafted 3D turn-based tactical game set during World War II, featuring turn-based action that is paced to keep you constantly engaged and realistic combat modeled to precision.

'Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D' (3DS) Gets Dated - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the Resident Evil universe, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will deliver relentless action with players competing against the clock to defeat as many enemies as possible in a fixed time.

'Saints Row: The Third' (ALL) Launches Win A Rim Job Contest

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to a new city, playing out the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen. Strap it on.

'Hitman Absolution' (ALL) Officially Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hitman Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted — and now hunted by the police — he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world.

'Dragon's Dogma' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a huge open world, Dragon's Dogma offers an exhilarating and fulfilling action combat game with the freedom to explore and interact in a rich, living and breathing world. Alongside your party of three, you set out to track down and destroy a mysterious dragon.

'Zumba Fitness 2' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring more than 30 hot new music tracks, electrifying choreography, a huge variety of new dance styles and brand new arenas, Zumba Fitness 2 invites players to dance their way into shape with a fun and proven program.

Paradox Interactive's E3 2011 Lineup

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive has revealed its lineup of titles that it will have on display at the 2011 E3 Expo taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 7 - 9, 2011, such as King Arthur II, Crusader Kings II, Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter, and several others.

'99Bullets' (NDS) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 6:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

99Bullets is a fun space shooter with retro look, where lose a bullet is lose a live and lose a life is lose a bullet.

'Crysis 2' (ALL) Retaliation Pack To Add New Maps - Trailer

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood' (ALL) v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Live and breathe as Ezio, now a legendary master assassin, in his struggle against the Templar order. Lead your own brotherhood of assassins and strike at the heart of the enemy, Rome.

'Duke Nukem Forever' Shows Off Multiplayer - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Duke Nukem will bring his signature brand of babe-lovin’, cigar-smoking, beer-chugging and ass-kicking action as he once again saves the Earth and our babes from hordes of invading aliens.

'Arcana Heart 3' (PS3) Gets Euro Date, Limited Edition Details

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arcana Heart 3 combines fast-paced aerial action with a unique cast for an extraordinary fighting experience never before seen in North America!

'Lucius' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this a 3rd person mystery horror, Lucius is the son of the devil who has to clear the mansion of it’s residents. To do this he must or castrate “accidents” without anyone suspecting him of any foul play.

Avalanche Studios Developing Two New Triple A Games For 2013

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Avalanche Studios are currently developing Renegade Ops for digital download as well as two larger high-prestige projects for a 2013 release. Founded in 2003, Avalanche Studios are know for their open-world titles, a foothold the studio intends to maintain with their new games in development.

'L.A. Noire' (ALL) Introduces Captain James Donnelly - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 2:58 a.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.

'Rocksmith' (ALL) Pre-Order Gets You A Guitar Voucher

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rocksmith is the first and only game where players can plug any real guitar with a standard quarter-inch input jack, and play through an in-depth library of music including everything from the latest hits to classic rock songs.

'FIFA 12' (ALL) Announced, Only On 3DS For Now - New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 12 will feature over 500 officially licensed clubs, new touch screen controls that will change the gameplay experience, and the first-ever 3D Street Football. With eight different game modes, it is the largest feature set ever developed by EA Sports for a hand-held football game.

'Age of Empires Online' Scheduled For This Fall, Exact Date Coming Soon

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Empires Online invites players to create a living, growing online world, shared with friends and friendly rivals around the globe.

Various Game Trailers #1948

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 1:28 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:

  • Brink [ALL] - Battlefield Trailer

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

PS3/X360 Review - 'NASCAR 2011: The Game'

by Dustin Chadwell on May 10, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

In This Sort Of Race, There's No Silver Medal For Finishing Second

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

It's an exciting day today! Lots of new games are due, such as Brink, The First Templar, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, MX vs. ATV Alive, Virtua Tennis 4, and a slew of others. Something for everybody, it seems. I'll be having a look at Brink, LEGO Pirates and maybe The First Templar. I like me some medieval hack 'n' slasher.

Contrary to previous years, we have a head start on E3. Most of our travel and hotel accommodations have been booked, and I even have the first appointment scheduled. Quite amazing, really.

My MSi Geforce GTX-Ti 560 is working like a charm. The gameplay has been very smooth, and there aren't any overheating issues. It has my seal of approval, so if you are looking for an excellent graphics card, I can safely recommend that one.

'Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D' (3DS) Narrows Down Release Date

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater - The Naked Sample features different scenes from the original MGS: Snake Eater game, remade for the 3DS.