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Rockstar Gagged By Sony?

by Rainier on May 18, 2011 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now that Sony is finally bringing back the PlayStation Network, the road to recovery has started — or one would like to believe so. Earlier today, Sony disabled the update password function on the PSN Web site due to an exploit that allowed end users to update the password on any account to which they had the e-mail address and birthday — the very same data that was compromised in the original hack. Something weird also happened with Rockstar's support site today.

'Serious Sam 3: BFE' (ALL) Shows Off The New Headless Kamikaze - New Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2011 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Serving as a prequel to the original indie sensation, Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam 3: BFE takes place during the Earth's final struggle against Mental's invading legions of beasts and mercenaries.

Best Buy Offering Downloadable 3DS Content At Its Stores

by Rainier on May 18, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo and Best Buy are collaborating to give 3DS owners customized, automatic wireless access at some 1,000 select Best Buy store locations nationwide beginning June 7, offering a variety of  content via the built-in Wi-Fi functionality.

Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Could Render Your Console Useless, Or Maybe Not

by Rainier on May 18, 2011 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft will be rolling out a new dashboard update over the next few weeks, but there might be an annoying side effect to the new disk format, the inability to read any DVDs. Microsoft is introducing a new disk format, to improve its security, and some older X360 models apparently have issue with the new XGD3 format. As a solution Microsoft confirmed it will simply require the customer to send in the defective console, and replace it with a new 250GB slim Xbox 360, free of charge, and a year free Xbox Live.

'Storm: Frontline Nation' Signed By Viva Media, Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2011 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Storm: Frontline Nation is a strategy game situated in modern day Europe. Military forces, research and covert operations are used to get the edge over the competition. Superior tactics decide who remain on the battlefield. Master both modern strategic warfare and deceptive diplomacy to turn your country into the Frontline Nation.

'Angry Birds' (ALL) Surpasses 200 Million Downloads

by Rainier on May 18, 2011 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Angry Birds is a physics-based castle demolition game where players use catapults to dish out revenge on thieving green pigs that have stolen the Birds’ eggs. Each feathery fowl has unique destructive powers capable of attacking the pigs’ fiendishly fortified castles.

'New Star Soccer 5' Pre-Order Gets You Beta Access

by Rainier on May 18, 2011 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

New Star Soccer 5 is an old-school style 2D football game, both an homage to Sensible Soccer and yet a completely unique and original game in its own right.

'Awesomenauts' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2011 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Awesomenauts is a new explosive Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game inspired by your favorite '80s animated series featuring the most awesome mercenaries in the galaxy in their fight for territorial supremacy.

'Gears of War 3' (X360) Fastest Pre-Ordered Title On X360, Racks Up One Million

by Rainier on May 18, 2011 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 3 plunges players into a harrowing tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood that concludes the current story arc for "Gears of War." With the last human city destroyed and the remaining survivors stranded, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race from the jaws of extinction.

'Sengoku' Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups

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

Sengoku is a deep character driven strategy game set in 15th century Feudal Japan where you play as the head of an illustrious Samurai family.

'Ace Combat: Assault Horizon' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2011 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is not a sequel, but a complete rebirth, a phoenix from the ashes flying at three times the speed of sound built from the ground up, with new technology fueling a passionately realized vision of a game that puts players in the dark heart of the fight like no aerial combat game has done before.

'Revenge of the Titans' Picked Up By Iceberg

by Rainier on May 18, 2011 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Construct and command your ground defenses in a series of increasingly massive battles across the solar system, in our frenetic arcade mash-up of real-time strategy and tower defense!

Feature - 'Maximize the Value of Sony's PSN Welcome Back Program'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 18, 2011 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Editorials

If you were anywhere on the Internet this week, you've probably already heard the news about Sony's "Welcome Back" program for PSN subscribers in North America. Sony is being quite generous with its offerings, but even so, smart gamers will want to maximize the value of the freebies. After all, why not get the best deal possible?

PS3/X360 Review - 'Brink'

by Reggie Carolipio on May 18, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

I'm Just Gonna Stay Here And Listen To The Wind A While, Okay?

by Rainier on May 18, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Apologies for the late/spotty updates this morning, but a crew is working on replacing our office windows today, and I've been kicked out of my corner. Currently using a laptop while sitting outside against the wall, and my back is already killing me.

I've conned the Russian workers (I'm sure there is a "Red Dawn" joke in there somewhere) into fixing my office windows first so I can get back to my hideout ASAP. I even offered some premium vodka (thanks, Anatoly), but they refused on the account that they won't stop at one glass, and then we'd end up with crooked frames.

Somebody bring me a cushion to lean on, please!