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Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, August 11, 2011

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added one WiiWare, one Virtual Console, and four NDSi/eShop titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download:  Kyotokei (Wiiware), Go! Go! Kokopolo, Avenging Spirit, My Asian Farm, Crazy Hamster (NDSi/3DS/eShop), Next Level: Hugs!,  Glee 3D Trailer  (video), and Super Adventure Island II (VC)

'Guild Wars 2' Shows Off The Sylvari Race - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Guild Wars 2 adds a persistent world, it retains the unique characteristics of the original game, including a strong narrative, extensive instanced game play, an anti-grind design philosophy, and strong support for competitive play.

'NBA 2K12' (ALL) Soundtrack Unveiled

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K12 delivers the most realistic, stylistic, and feature-rich simulation experience ever available in the NBA 2K franchise – from gameplay to graphics, presentation and online features.

'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' (ALL) - A Day At Eidos Montreal - Update #5

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Dragon Commander' (ALL) Announced - Screen & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Commander is a game of dragon combat, turn-based strategy and role-playing where you take on the role of the legendary first Dragon Knights, the most illustrious heroes in the history of the Divinity universe, commanding vast armies in your quest to conquer the empire.

'End of Nations' Will Be Free-2-Play

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the creative minds behind the original Command and Conquer, End of Nations takes warfare to an unprecedented scale, bringing the real-time strategy genre into the online world of connected gaming.

'Motionsports Adrenaline' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Make a name for yourself in the world of extreme sports! Try your hand at multiple crazy extreme sports and pose as a superstar phenomenon by challenging your friends in exciting competitions.

OnLive's Cloud Gaming Service Hits The UK Next Month

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

By distilling specialized game hardware out of the equation, OnLive allows games to be played as a pure media experience on virtually any device, with the same flexibility and instant-play experience that we’ve come to expect from online video and music.

'Legends Of Pegasus' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legends of Pegasus is a 4X space simulation that will put players in control of the last surviving humans, as they explore space in a quest to expand their galactic empire.

'World Of Tanks' Celebrates First Anniversary, Adds New Map And Tanks

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In World of Tanks 30-player teams are fighting action-packed PvP battles. The game features more than 150 armored fighting vehicles from the pre-WW2 era up to the Korean War: light, medium, heavy and super heavy tanks, tank destroyers, self-propelled howitzers and rocket artillery. The game includes American, German and Soviet tanks.

'Supremacy MMA' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supremacy MMA raises the bar in the MMA space by bringing an unprecedented level of fluid combat, intuitive controls and true-to-the-sport brutality.

'Frozen Synapse' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frozen Synapse is a top-down simultaneous-turn-based tactical game set in the near-future, that focuses on knife-edge tactical decisions: matches between opposing squads are quick, intense battles of wits rather than slow-burn strategic epics.

'L.A.W: Living After War' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The theme of L.A.W is the war between humans and the Nak. In the wake of a nuclear war survivors escape the contaminated earth aboard the spaceship Tomorrow. Two hundred years later, they return in order to rescue those they left behind and to rebuild civilization.

'Age of Conan: Unchained' Scores Big With 300k Users

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 8:23 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.

'Skylanders Spyro's Adventure' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure lets kids take on the role of a powerful Portal Master, who can control over 30 different characters, including the beloved purple dragon Spyro. Through an innovative use of technology, the game allows players to transport real-world toys into virtual worlds of adventure through the "Portal of Power."

'Fallout: New Vegas' (ALL) Lonesome Road DLC Delayed

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout: New Vegas brings this franchise to a location only Fallout could do justice: Vegas. Fallout: New Vegas takes all the action, humor, and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raises the stakes

'Dawn of Fantasy' Goes Open Beta - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dawn of Fantasy is a 3D MMORTS/RPG under development at Reverie World Studios. Set in Medieval times, the game immerses players in an intense story of a battle for supremacy in the magical realm of Mythador that include Dragons, Elves and Orcs.

PC Review - 'Anomaly: Warzone Earth'

by Brian Dumlao on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Anomaly: Warzone Earth, at its core, is an arcade approach to the real-time-strategy genre. You have the heat of an RTS battle raging around you, as you find yourself in the middle it all, supporting your squad, issuing orders, changing tactics when the situation forces you to do so.

'The Splatters' (XBLA) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Splatters are a bunch of ever-smiling, semi-suicidal master acrobats with one purpose in life: to blow themselves up.

'Star Ruler' v1.1.0.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take command of a vast interstellar empire and safeguard your species from total extinction in a procedurally generated 3D galaxy.

Salvation Is A Last-Minute Business

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Last night, we saw Final Destination 5, and while each movie in the series has the same premise, the gruesome death scenes are what make this franchise worth watching, and the latest installment does not disappoint.

I was more intrigued by the people attending the screening than anything else. In addition to a handful of critics, the theater was filled with regular folks who had been standing in line for hours, just on the off chance of being let in. Two things amazed me: 90% of this crowd was Asian, and some people had the nerve to blatantly remove tags from press-assigned seats and put them in their purses, only to claim ignorance when security asked for their special tickets.

The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow is making a movie  about Navy Seal Team 6's hunt and eventual kill of Osama Bin Laden. Count me in!