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'Orcs Must Die!' (ALL) Unveils The Pounder - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A white-knuckle blend of action and strategy, Orcs Must Die! challenges players to defend fortresses under siege.

'X-Men: Destiny' (ALL) Pre-Order Gets You Havok X-Gene Powers and Costumes

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men: Destiny is an all-new original video game casts players as new mutant recruits in a rich, branching storyline that features a deep element of choice and gives players ultimate control of their destiny.

'Spider-Man: Edge of Time' (ALL) Pre-Order Gets You Identity Crisis Suits

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 6:05 p.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.

'Dishonored' (ALL) - First Screen

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dishonored is an all-new first-person action game under development at Arx Fatalis' Arkane Studios.

PlayStation Store Gets Summer Sale, Demos, DLCs, And Tracks

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 5:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, demos for Catherine, PixelJunk Shooter 2 Online Battle, Dead Nation, DLCs for Dirt 3, L.A. Noire, Worms 2: Armageddon, Michael Jackson The Experience, Magic The Gathering: Duels of The Planeswalkers 2012, Wizardry: Labyrinth Of Lost Souls, MotorStorm Apocalypse, ModNation Racers, LittleBigPlanet 2, NCAA Football 12,  song pack for Rock Band 3, the usual game/movie trailers, and PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games.

'Gratuitous Tank Battles' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 2:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gratuitous Tank Battles is an RTS/Tower Defense hybrid with online elements and customisable units. The player can take the role of the defender or the attacker in a series of top-down explodey fun.

Electronic Arts Acquires PopCap Games For $750 Million

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced an agreement to acquire PopCap Games, known for blockbuster titles like Plants vs. Zombies, Bejeweled, and Zuma.

'Generator Rex: Agent of Providence' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on Cartoon Network’s animated series, Generator Rex: Agent of Providence lets you take control of Rex, a teenager who has harnessed nanites within his body to become the ultimate weapon. In the game, Rex is in a race against time to prevent Van Kleiss and his minions from gaining unprecedented powers that could destroy the earth!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 12:00 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 ...

'Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Orchestra 2 is a sequel to Tripwire's realism-based multiplayer WWII shooter. The game will focus on one of the most brutal battles in all of human history, the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian, from July 1942 to Feb. 1943.

Ubisoft Acquires Free-To-Play Game Developer Owlient

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced the acquisition of free-to-play game developer Owlient which has extensive expertise in the management of online game-playing communities with almost two million monthly active users.

'A Game of Thrones: Genesis' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Game of Thrones: Genesis is a real-time strategy game, in which your political prowess will be as important as your strategic and military skills!

BlizzCon 2011 To Feature Professional eSports Competition

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment announced that tickets for its sixth BlizzCon gaming convention will go on sale in two batches on Saturday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 25.

'Disciples 3: Resurrection' Unveils Undead Dragons - Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disciples  3:  Resurrection is a new landmark in the history of Nevendaar, when a new race ascends to power – the ruthless and merciless Undead Hordes.

'Stronghold 3' Picked Up By New Publisher 7sixty

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stronghold 3 has fantastic features — including night time battles, an improved multiplayer, cutting-edge physics and a stunning graphics engine — that ensure old and new fans alike experience a gritty slice of medieval life.

'King Of Fighters XIII' (ALL) Narrows Date, Gets Exclusive Characters, Stages And Modes - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the triumphant return of fan favorite characters like Mai, K', and Vice, extensive refinement of the core fighting engine based on community feedback, and vastly improved network functionality, The King Of Fighters XIII represents the HD entry in the series that fans have been waiting for.

'Take On Helicopters' Pre-Order Gets You 25% Off

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Built upon over 10 years of experience, Take On Helicopters immerses players within beautifully rich landscapes and an authentic helicopter experience.

'Saints Row: The Third' (ALL) Pre-Order and Platinum Edition Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 12:49 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.

PSN/XBLA Review - 'Beyond Good & Evil HD'

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

Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the dark secrets behind these alien invasions and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds.

'Sonic Generations' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2011 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delivering the definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans old and new, Sonic Generations sees Sonic the Hedgehog playable as both the much loved classic 1991 character, and the modern day video game hero he has become in this exciting new fast paced adventure.

All I Am Is What I'm Going After

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

We finally got WorthDownloading back up and running, and we do apologize for the delay. It turns out that somewhere between the last backup and the HD crash, we made a little undocumented tweak. Of course, this made everything go sideways, and it took us longer than it should have to get to the bottom of it. Now that we've sorted that out, we're going to put a new and better server in place shortly and move it over. All sorts of fun stuff!

Adam saw an early screening of the new Harry Potter movie, and we'll have a review by the end of the week. Bottom line, you should get your tickets in advance. It's going to be crazy!