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'The Black Eyed Peas Experience' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screen

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Black Eyed Peas Experience features fun dance moves as well as hit songs from their multi-platinum selling albums, as well as dance routines arranged by the group’s famed creative director and choreographer, Fatima Robinson.

'Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception' (PS3) Multiplayer Beta Unlocks Goodies In Final Game

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception blurs the entertainment boundaries, delivering the cinematic scale, adrenalin rushes, thrills and mystery that are the Uncharted trademark; together with its unique and enhanced multiplayer experience.

PlayStation Store Gets Beyond Good And Evil, Plenty Of Demos, DLCs, And Tracks

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Beyond Good And Evil HD (demo), Gatling Gears (demo), Puzzle Dimension, Streets Of Rage 2, demos for MotorStorm Apocalypse (multiplayer), PlayStation Move Ape Escape, Duke Nukem Forever, Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, Homefront (multiplayer), NCAA Football 12, DLCs for ModNation Racers, Cars 2, DiRT 3, Crysis 2, Record of Agarest War Zero, WWE All-Stars, Yoostar 2, song pack for Rock Band 3, the usual game/movie trailers, and PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games.

'Crimson Alliance' (X360) - Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crimson Alliance mixes fast-paced cooperative action combat with the rewarding element of RPG character development in a battle against the sinister Cult of the Soul Siren.

SOE Reduces Rates On Most Subscription Packages

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a result of feedback from many of its customers, Sony Online Entertainment recently undertook a full review of our game pass (subscription) pricing for SOE PC-based games.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 11:45 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 ...

'Bastion' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bastion is an original action role-playing game set in a lush imaginative world, in which players must create and fight for civilization's last refuge as a mysterious narrator marks their every move.

'Might & Magic Heroes VI' Launches Pre-Order Beta

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting 400 years before its predecessor, Might & Magic Heroes VI will include all the characters and features from previous installments, in addition to a wealth of new innovations showcasing a family of heroes in a thrilling, epic story where Angels plot to revive an unfinished war.

'Battlefield 3' (ALL) To Have 2 Player Co-Op With 10 Dedicated Maps

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 9:24 a.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.

'Tribes: Ascend' (ALL) To Be Free-2-Play At Launch - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 9:06 a.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.

'NCAA Football 12' (ALL) Demo Rolled Out On PSN/XBL

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Football 12 takes the journey of the college athlete to the next level of depth and authenticity. Experience the pride and pageantry of gameday Saturday with all new enhanced in-game presentation, traditions and school specific crowd celebrations. Make an impact on the field as your team takes down your heated rival on the road to the National Championship.

Sony Introducing New PSP Dual Packs

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the PS Vita coming somewhere down the line later this year, Sony is looking to add value to your PSP experience with the new PSP “Dual Pack” software line, which features two PSP games from its  most popular franchises in one package for only $14.99 (MSRP).

Movie Review - 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'

by Adam Pavlacka on June 28, 2011 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

When a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day, it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us.

'Black Death' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Death, a new survival horror, is the personification of the fear generated by the recent pandemics and the mistrust which has been associated to their supposed origins.

X360/PC Review - 'The First Templar'

by Brian Dumlao on June 28, 2011 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The First Templar follows the story of two characters — a French Templar, and his companion, a noble lady who has been proclaimed a heretic. Taking control over these two unlikely allies, the player must uncover the mysteries behind the Templar Order, play a role in a grand conspiracy, and discover the secret of the Holy Grail.

'Deep Black Online' Announced

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Black Online is based on the sci-fi world of the Deep Black title, offering fully customizable appearance, more than 30 types of sci-fi weapons and 3 game modes.

'Boulder Dash-XL' (ALL) Gets XBLA Date - Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boulder Dash-XL will deliver both charming and challenging entertainment, using the latest technology to present the unique gameplay and all of the characteristic elements associated with the franchise in a modern and incomparable style.

'Bit.Trip Complete' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bit.Trip Complete will be released as a complete six-game retail compilation, packaged with a Bit.Trip Soundtrack Sampler audio CD.

He Was Like A Lantern, He Helped Me To See Things Clear

by Rainier on June 28, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Well, yesterday was no fun. Our WorthDownloading server was hanging on by a thread for some reason and then ended up dying with a hard drive crash. While I was trying to tend to that emergency, the main WorthPlaying server went belly-up as well.

Both Web sites run off different, dedicated servers due to the volume of traffic they generate, and they're even in two different locations, so conspiracy theories were flying through my head. What are the chances of two servers in different locations crapping out at the same time? Slim to none.

While the WorthPlaying issue was easily fixed (a stupid router issue), the WD fix might take a little longer. Turns out our promised hardware upgrades never happened. The old equipment just gave out, and a new HD has already been plugged in, but we need to reinstall a bunch of stuff to make it operational.