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'Dead Island' (ALL) Makes A Bloody Mess - New Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Island is a FPP shooter that combines elements of the survival horror genre and adventure games. The game tells the story of a couple being tossed ashore onto the sandy beaches of a desolate, zombie infested, island.

'Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine' (ALL) Unveils Collectors' Edition & Preorder Incentives

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 5:16 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.

'Birds of Steel' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Birds of Steel is a breath-taking combat simulator featuring some of the most pivotal air battles of World War II, including the battle of Midway, Guadalcanal, Coral Sea, the historic attack on Pearl Harbour, the Mediterranean Maltese island, Germany’s Ruhr Valley, and others.

Ubisoft's E3 2011 Lineup

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft 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, Assassin's Creed Revelations, Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Driver: San Francisco, Rayman Origins and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

'Trenched' (X360) Gets Priced and Dated - Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trenched has you fight as part of the Mobile Trench Brigade and it is your job to fend off an invasion by Monovision, an alien race hell bent on colonizing earth, using a variety of highly customizable mechs.

'Jeremy McGrath's Offroad' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jeremy McGrath's Offroad is a high-octane, mud-slinging racer featuring seven-time AMA Supercross champ Jeremy McGrath.

Oddworld Inhabitants Confirms Oddworld HD (PS3) Remakes Coming This Year

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oddworld Inhabitants announced the updated release schedule for its classics, Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath and Oddworld Munch’s Oddysee for the PS3.

Study Claims Violent Video Games Increase Aggressive Behavior

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new University of Missouri study claims that playing violent video games causes players to become more aggressive as their brain gets less responsive to violence, predicting an increase in aggression.

'Commander: Europe at War - Grand Strategy' To Get Free v2.0 Expansion - Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 2:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commander: Europe at War is a turn-based strategy game set during WWII where players take command of either the Axis powers or the Allied forces, and make decisions relating to recruitment, reconnaissance and diplomacy.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 1:54 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 ...

GamersGate Weekly Specials May 25 - May 30, 2011

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital distribution outlet GamersGate announced its weekly specials, launching its Alien Week and Shogun 2 (33% off), Deus Ex (75% off) and Memorial Weekend campaigns, marking down all its alien related titles up to 70%, as well as a bunch of other titles, such as Bad Company 2, Medal of Honor, Theatre of War 2, Jagged Alliance 2, and a slew of others.

'Pro Cycling Manager: Tour de France 2011' - Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Cycling Manager: Tour de France 2011 features an improved 3D engine that powers the realistic races, while environments boast more varied scenery, landscapes, and tracks than ever before. New cyclist models of various shapes have been designed, reflecting the real-life stature and riding style of each competitor.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) Limited Edition Bundle Coming To PS3

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: Black Ops takes players behind enemy lines in an entirely new chapter in the first-person action series. Black Ops is set during the Cold War era featuring at least two main characters, multiplayer that will go beyond the single-player story, as well as a two- to four-player co-op mode.

'Steel Legions' Unveils New Features - Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an alternate past, steel, steam, and oil have become essential resources for the military forces of the age: gigantic steel colossi weighing several tons, steered by half a dozen men and women. These machines maintain the balance of power between the four largest empires. But machines require fuel – which is a scarce commodity.

'Fortix 2' Adds Zombie Mode

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fortix 2 can be described as reverse turret defense where players take control of Sir Fortix, whose aim is to conquer 35 castles in order to liberate the land of Artalom from the curse of evil mage, Xitrof.

'Realm of the Titans' Introduces Abraxas - Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 12:34 p.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.

'The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy' To Get Video Game Makeover

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Megadodo Publications is working with Hothead Games to bring The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the standard repository for all knowledge and wisdom, to the farthest uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' Goes Free-2-Play And Unrated

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game that brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

'Battlestar Galactica Online' Surpasses 2 Million Players, Adds New Ships

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestar Galactica Online is a free-to-play, browser-based tactical space combat and adventure MMOG, inspired by the scifi TV series, telling the gripping saga of humanity's last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies.

'Ms. Splosion Man' (ALL) Now Accepting Multiplayer Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ms. Splosion Man is a 2.5D action/platformer based around the simple concept of 'splosions and the ridiculousness that ensues, featuring up to co-op multiplayer, local and online, a story mode chock full of hilarious cinemas seamlessly integrated into gameplay, and epic boss battles.

'Reel Fishing Paradise 3D' (3DS) Goes Gold, Gets Dated

by Rainier on May 25, 2011 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Reel Fishing Paradise 3D, players travel to over a dozen stunning fishing locales in their quest to become master anglers. Fish tranquil lakes, rocky coasts, flooded forests, and more, all rendered in eye-popping 3D that brings every leaping fish and splash of water to life.

PSN/XBLA Review - 'Swarm'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 25, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.