PlayStation Store Gets Medal Of Honor, Driver Demo, DLCs And Tracks

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 11:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with free Playstation Plus content/discounts, demo for Driver: San Francisco, DLCs for ModNation Racers, LittleBigPlanet 2, Dynasty Warriors 7, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3, inFAMOUS 2, song pack for Rock Band 3, Yoostar 2, the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Breath Of Fire IV).

'The Secret World' (ALL) Narrows Down Release Window - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 11:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An ancient, dreaming evil stirs. Dangerous creatures awaken. The Earth is in mortal peril. The wonders and horrors of the secret world are re-emerging in our world. The time has come to take up arms in the war between good & evil. Warriors and champions of Gaia, your training is about to begin. Rise. You have been chosen.

Pirates of Black Cove - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 11:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Pirates of Black Cove is an RTS with action-RPG elements. Cruise the Caribbean, loot settlements and see if you can become the best pirate on the high seas.

'Ninja Gaiden III' (ALL) Lets You Slice & Dice With Move Support - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 10:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden III will take fans on an epic journey as they discover a side of their hero that has never been revealed. The game is set to introduce this franchise to a broader audience while at the same time retaining the legendary challenge that has drawn hardcore gamers to the series for years.

'inFAMOUS 2' (PS3) Festival Of Blood DLC Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 10:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cole MacGrath makes his electrifying return in inFAMOUS 2, taking the franchise to all-new heights in an immersive open world action adventure that offers a more visceral, emotional and powerful take on the true superhero experience.

'UFC Undisputed 3' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 10:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFC Undisputed 3 is poised to take players inside the virtual Octagon with extensive focus on intense toe-to-toe combat, impressive visual presentation and significantly increased accessibility, including the introduction of PRIDE Mode, two new weight classes and an impressive playable roster of more than 150 UFC fighters.

Ubisoft Developing Six PlayStation Vita Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 8:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced the development of six games for Sony's new handheld console PlayStation Vita, taking full advantage of the power of the new system, as well as embracing its unique and innovative features.

'Kinect: Disneyland Adventures' (X360) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 7:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kinect: Disneyland Adventures allows children, families and Disney fans of all ages to explore Disneyland park, step into adventures based on attractions, engage in challenging quests and interact with beloved Disney characters.

99¢ Movie Rental Program Returns To PSN

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 7:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America and Sony Network Entertainment announced that its 99¢ movie rental program is coming back to the PlayStation Store in both the United States and Canada.

'Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 6:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes is a new Free2Play Player-Versus-Player game based on Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning which will advance online action games by delivering instant, fast-paced, and competitive PvP arena gameplay.

'FIFA Street' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Powered by the FIFA Soccer gameplay engine, and introducing Street Ball Control, FIFA Street will deliver an arsenal of groundbreaking street dribbling styles and trick moves that ignite the one-on-one battles within matches.

'Dance Central 2' (X360) Gets Euro Date - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dance Central 2 expands the Dance Central universe with new venues, characters and game modes. Players will meet new dance crews and be able to team up with their friends or challenge them to a head-to-head Dance Battle, proving once and for all who really has the best moves!

'Warface' Coming To Europe/North America In 2012

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warface is an online FPS, a military shooter set in the near future offering a cinematic experience with next gen visuals, AI and physics based on Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE 3 game development solution.

'White Knight Chronicles II' (PS3) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

White Knight Chronicles II is a fantasy role-playing game that seamlessly blends the interactive multiplayer co-op experience with the cinematic storytelling of a single-player RPG.

'Hacker Evolution Duality' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

In Hacker Evolution Duality you play a programmer with unmatched technical prowess. When your all-powerful Artificial Intelligence is being threatened by an evil corporation you will have to go against the powers of your very own creation.

'Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer' (ALL) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Champion Jockey uses the motion control functionality of the Wii Remote to simulate the jockey experience with a high degree of accuracy and gameplay potential.

Nintendo Adds More Games To Its Selects Value Collection

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Consumers and their families soon will be able to experience even more must-play games for the Wii system at an excellent value, as Nintendi is adding four games to its $19.99Nintendo Selects collection.

'Otherland' Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups, Game Details Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Otherland is an Unreal Engine 3 powered massively multiplayer online game, based on the best-selling novels by fantasy author Tad Williams.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 1:40 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 ...

'Get Up And Dance' (ALL) Adds Modern Hits - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get Up And Dance is the ultimate dancing game for everyone to play, whether you are the star performer or prefer to stay out of the limelight as a backing dancer, Get Up And Dance is for you.

Sony Announces PS3 Price Drop

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment announced that it is dropping the price on its 160GB and 320GB PS3 models, in Japan, North America and Europe, effective immediately.

'Awesomenauts' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Awesomenauts is a new explosive Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game inspired by your favorite '80s animated series featuring the most awesome mercenaries in the galaxy in their fight for territorial supremacy.

'Bodycount' (ALL) Demo On Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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’.

'Batman: Arkham City' (ALL) To Support Stereoscopic 3D On All Platforms

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.

'World of Battleships' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Battleships is a free-to-play naval action MMO based on epic sea battles of the 20th century that will complete the “World of” war trilogy.

'Nexus 2' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexus 2 is the next episode in this galaxy-spanning epic as Marcus Cromwell once more takes the bridge to defend Earth from the onslaught of savage alien races, and decode the enigma of the mythical beings known only as the Creators.

'The Lord of the Rings: War in the North' (ALL) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breaking new ground as a mature RPG video game set in Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North advances the RPG paradigm through innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship to fight Sauron’s forces in the North.

Nordic Games Acquires JoWooD And The Adventure Company

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nordic Games announces the acquisition of the JoWooD and The Adventure Company brands, products and selected subsidiaries.

'Mercury Hg' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mercury Hg expands on the addictive qualities of its predecessors, crafting 60 all-new deviously constructed levels filled with hazards and obstacles while adding improvements and polish to almost every aspect of the game.

Various Game Trailers #1958

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Trailers

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:

  • Borderlands 2 [ALL] - GamesCom 2011 Teaser Trailer

We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

XBLA Review - 'Toy Soldiers: Cold War'

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Toy Soldiers: Cold War blends intense first-person combat with addictive action strategy, whether you're scrapping solo or jumping into the fray with friends. Battle in campaign, competitive, co-op modes or fight for the highest score in minigames!

'NHL 12' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 12 is the latest installment on the hockey franchise, where you can play your way to super stardom in the revamped Be a Pro mode and experience the authentic action and energy of real life hockey with the Full Contact Physics Engine.

Enough Of Symbolism And These Escapist Themes Of Purity And Innocence

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Nothing too interesting was going on yesterday. People are probably holding the fireworks until the start of GamesCom later this week. There should be a few interesting announcements coming our way, so we'll dig in and be sure to get you all the latest as it happens ...

Why, oh why, are they planning to remake The Crow!? Nothing will ever match the original Brandon Lee version, and the sequels were outright pathetic.

Wanted to send thanks to our friends over at Del Rey and Tor for providing me us with all the latest novels based on games. Just received the Rage adaptation, but it'll have to wait until I'm done with W.E.B. Griffin and Ted Bell.