THQ Financials Disappoint, 'Red Faction' Franchise Shelved

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 10:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2011, THQ reported lower net sales while its net loss increases substantially. THQ President Brian Farrell stated that Red Faction: Armageddon and its licensed kids titles performed below expectations, and in the subsequent investors conference call revealed that it does "not intend to carry forward with that franchise in any meaningful way."

'Starhawk' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 6:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starhawk will provide fast paced 3rd person shooter action set in the lawless frontier of space allowing players to instantly alter the battlefield by calling down offensive and defensive structures in real-time from an orbiting drop ship, all while blasting away at enemies in the middle of huge single-player or multi-player firefights.

'Just Dance 3' (ALL) Preview Weekends At Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 6:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring more than 40 tracks across a wide range of musical genres, including pop, hip-hop, rock, R&B, country, disco, funk, and more, Just Dance 3 introduces a number of new game features that take advantage of the unique mechanics of each console.

'Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives - Trailer

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 5:58 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.

'Hellbreed' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 5:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellbreed is a free-to-play browser action role-playing game where the player boldly faces the creatures of his opponent Darken and tries to unite the world Manjuri again, which has been smashed by the Gods.

'Saints Row: The Third' (ALL) OnLive Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 5:45 p.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.

'Dance! It's Your Stage' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 5:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dance! It’s Your Stage has 20 exclusive tracks, each with their own unique and dynamic choreography, resulting in a dance game with extensive playability and a new level of realism in the dancing game genre.

'NeverDead' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NeverDead will feature third-person action gameplay set in a fantasy and horror-influenced universe where supernatural battles between humans and extraordinary creatures blanket a vast city landscape.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) To Get Free Myths and Mavericks DLC

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age.

'Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games' (ALL) Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 4:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games, players compete in events (100m track, table tennis, swimming etc.) that take place in venues based on the official London 2012 Olympic Games, against a supporting cast of characters from the worlds of both Mario and Sonic, including Luigi, Knuckles, Yoshi, Tails and more.

'MapleStory' Goes Social With Adventures Spin-Off

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MapleStory Adventures offers the same winning ingredients as the original MapleStory, its colorful anime-style aesthetic, action-oriented gameplay mechanics and engaging plotlines are all present, only simplified for shorter bursts of gaming periods.

'All Zombies Must Die!' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Zombies Must Die! is a quirky new zombie-blasting action game with a mix of weapons-based arena combat and light RPG elements.

Koch Media Signs Three New Family-Oriented 3DS Titles

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koch Media has signed UK, Eire and Nordic distribution rights for three new family games Mahjong 3D: Warriors of the Emperor, Riding Stables: The Whitakers present Milton and Friends and Best Friends: Cats and Dogs 3D.

Unreal Development Kit - July Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic Games launched the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), the free edition of Unreal Engine 3 that provides access to the toolset used in blockbuster video games, 3D visualizations, digital films and more.

'Rise of Nightmares' (X360) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Nightmares offers a spine-tingling horror experience which uses the innovative new controls of Kinect to give players new encounters filled with fearful anticipation and terror.

'Earthrise' Lowers Purchase And Subscription Price

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring a unique skill-based advancement system and player-driven economy, as well as extensive, meaningful player-vs.-player combat, Earthrise gives you innumerable choices to forge your destiny, making your actions echo throughout the game world.

'Secret Files 3' - First Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The classic point & click adventure Secret Files 3 features a cinematic story, a variety of locations, combining an exciting story with entertaining gameplay, mental challenges, and beautiful graphics.

'The Baconing' (ALL) Details Its Weapons of Justice!

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In The Baconing, players will be able to settle in for a lot of fun, meeting some old friends and new acquaintances in this new high profile comical adventure.

'Realm of the Titans' Enters Closed Beta - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 8:13 a.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.

'Dead Island' (ALL) Gets Novel Treatment

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 8:05 a.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.

'Worms Ultimate Mayhem' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms Ultimate Mayhem is a souped-up, re-vamped, high definition re-imagining of Worms 3D and Worms 4: Mayhem, bringing both games together in one incredibly over-stuffed, over-the-top package.

'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 27, 2011 @ 7:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution you play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team breaks in and kills the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes.

Wii Review - 'Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident'

by Dustin Chadwell on July 27, 2011 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Using the Wii Remote controller, players must explore Malgrave Island and solve multi-layered hidden-object puzzles to advance the story. They can play the main adventure on their own or cooperatively with up to three friends.

PSN Review - 'Puzzle Dimension'

by Brad Hilderbrand on July 27, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Puzzle Dimension is an easy-to-learn, hard-to-master 3D puzzle game where the player is invited to 100 unique labyrinth-like structures.