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'Diablo III' To Feature Player Driven Auction House, Always-On Connection - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 8:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.

'Breath of Fire IV' (ALL) Coming To PSN In A Few Weeks

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 7:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breath of Fire IV is a single player RPG that combines 2D Japanese anime-style characters with a fully 3D, interactive environment. Players can explore immense surroundings, and with a touch of a button, change the camera view to reveal secret passageways, hidden treasures, power-ups or even monsters lying in wait.

'Saints Row: The Third' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 6:41 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.

'Gears of War 3' (X360) Unlocks Playable Griffin Character, Voiced By Ice-T - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 4:44 p.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.

'Dead Island' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 4:42 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.

'Dota 2' Makes Public Debut At GamesCom With The International Contest

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 3:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DotA 2 promises to take the unique blend of online RTS and RPG action that has made DotA popular with tens of millions of gamers and expand upon it in every way.

'Furry Legends' (ALL) Coming To NDSi/eShop - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Furry Legends, a casual action and platform game, players take control of unique characters who are best described as a furry ball, each with its unique powers, allowing the player to roll, jump, bounce, attack and perform other various moves with their spherical character.

'True Crime: Hong Kong' (ALL) Revived, Picked Up By Square Enix

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime follows the story of detective Wei Shen as he infiltrates one of Hong Kong’s notorious Triad crime syndicates. As a newly hired thug within the Triad organization, Wei must do whatever it takes to stay undetected and survive, balancing his moral duty as a cop with the objectives of the assignment.

'Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fans of the original game can now “hero up” in eye-popping 3-D as they command all the classic Squaddies, as well as four new recruits: Captain America, Nova, Black Widow and She-Hulk.

'Rugby World Cup 2011' (ALL) To Get Three Separate Commentary Teams

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rugby World Cup 2011 will challenge players to pick from the 20 Rugby World Cup 2011 participating countries, and attempt to lead their team through the pool phase progress to the Final and the opportunity to lift the prestigious Webb Ellis Cup.

'Rise of Nightmares' (X360) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 9:49 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.

'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings' (ALL) Delayed On Xbox 360 Until 2012

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features all new dialogue, updated graphics engine, realistic environment, revamped day/night cycle, actions that affect AI behavior, more dynamic/spectacular/bloody finishing moves and plenty more.

'Lollipop Chainsaw' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lollipop Chainsaw is an all-new third person action game, the ‘un-deadly’ story of sweet and killer zombie hunter Juliet Starling and her quest to uncover the root of a colossal zombie outbreak.

'Battlefield 3' (ALL) Gets Novel Treatment

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 9:03 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.

XBLA Review - 'Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet'

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

From the mind of renowned artist Michel Gagne comes a captivating adventure set in a unique, rich and insanely twisted world. Blending exploration, intense shooter action, and puzzle-solving with gorgeous artwork, rich storytelling and Hollywood quality presentation, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet draws you into an epic journey full of surprises, danger and wonder.

'Bodycount' (ALL) Developer Interview

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

In Bodycount players become ensnared in a clandestine global power struggle as a powerful combat asset with a green-light to eliminate enemies known only as ‘Targets’ on behalf of the ‘Network’.

'Beyond The Labyrinth' (3DS) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beyond the Labyrinth is a 3D dungeon RPG featuring a young girl as a main character. The game's director is tri-Ace's Takayuki Suguro, known for Resonance of Fate and Valkyrie Profile 2, with an art style reminiscent of Ico

Can I Transfer To The Class With The Cool Vikings Instead?

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

To take a break from all the APB Reloaded madness, we've been checking out a few other F2P titles this weekend, such as Combat Arms, and 14-day trials of Earthrise and Darkfall. Later today, GamersFirst plans to relaunch Fallen Earth as free to play, so that's next.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Real Steel are two movies that initially didn't really capture my attention, but as their launch is drawing closer, the new trailers have managed to grab my interest, so they're now high on my to-watch list.

Next week, we're attending the advance screening of Final Destination 5. While we've seen a few of the previous installments, I dropped out after the third movie, so I guess we'll have to brush up on the fourth one before we head out.