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'Rage' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rage is set in postapocalyptic wasteland after a meteor hits Earth and wipes out civilizations. Rage is an all-new take on the first-person shooter, developed using id Software's new Tech5 engine.

'Firefall' Expected To Launch In December, Beta Test Scheduled

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 5:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Firefall is a team-based action shooter that thrusts hundreds of players together into a lush, dynamic open world combining intense competitive multiplayer and large-scale cooperative gameplay.

'Victorious: Time to Shine' (X360) Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Victorious: Time to Shine allows players to dive into the show’s fun and crazy Hollywood Arts High School world, create their own character and become a new student alongside Tori Vega and the Victorious cast!

'Path of Exile' Details Hardcore PvP Combat, Closed Beta Next Week

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Path of Exile is a free-to-play PC online action role-playing game set in a dark fantasy world, where you play as one of six character classes, banished for their past misdeeds to the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast.

'White Knight Chronicles II' (PS3) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 3:40 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.

'Summer Challenge: Athletics Tournament' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Summer Challenge offers players the most realistic track and field simulator seen on today’s gaming machines, with instinctive controls and stunning visuals the game lets you try your hand at a plethora of different events.

'Vessel' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vessel is a 2d action and puzzle game played in a physically simulated world, built on a physics and fluid engine featuring the unique ability to simulate characters composed entirely of fluid.

'Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad' Pre-Order Incentives On Steam

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 1:56 p.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.

'Assassin's Creed Revelations' (ALL) Shows Off Some Multiplayer - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Assassin's Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 1:10 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 ...

'Need For Speed: The Run' (ALL) Limited Edition Adds Extras - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's called The Run. An illicit, high-stakes race across the country. The only way to get your life back is to be the first from San Francisco to New York. No speed limits. No rules. No allies. All you have are your driving skills and sheer determination as you battle hundreds of the world's most notorious drivers on the country's most dangerous roads.

PlayStation Store Gets Galaga Legions, Kill Team, Demos, DLCs, And Tracks

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Qore Ep. 39, Galaga Legions Dx (demo), Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team (demo), Section 8: Prejudice, DLCs for Brink, Dirt 3, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3, Red Faction: Armageddon, WWE All-Stars, Section 8: Prejudice, LittleBigPlanet 2, ModNation Racers, song pack for Rock Band 3, the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Monochrome Racing, One Epic Game).

'The House of the Dead: Overkill' (ALL) Shows Off Exclusive Naked Terror Level - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The House of the Dead: Overkill is an all-new pulp-horror reinvention of the classic SEGA light-gun shooter franchise, taking you right back to the beginning of this classic horror series, for the first time in full HD with 3D support and Move compatibility.

'The Lord of the Rings: War in the North' (ALL) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 11:07 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.

'Port Royale 3' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Port Royale 3 will take players to the high seas on a grand adventure where they can play as a heroic captain, villainous brigand or savvy merchantman.

'Hector: Badge of Carnage Ep. 2' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hector: Badge of Carnage Ep. 2- Senseless Acts of Justice is a point and click comedy adventure game which sees our anti-hero hunting a psychopath and pulled down a twisted trail of meat, sin, sleaze, and more meat.

'Age of Empires Online' Preparing For Launch - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Empires Online invites players to create a living, growing online world, shared with friends and friendly rivals around the globe.

EA Sports Season Ticket Gives You Early DLC Access For A Price

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts has launched its EA Sports Season Ticket, an all-new program that provides premium benefits for a better gaming experience on five participating EA Sports titles.

'Prototype 2' (ALL) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While in the original you played as Alex Mercer, the tables will be turned in the sequel as you will control Sergeant James Heller with the sole mission of finishing off the protagonist of the first title by becoming a a mutated monster yourself.

'Battlefield 3' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 2:33 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.

'Hard Reset' - Screens & Trailer

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

Hard Reset transports players to a haunting, dystopian future, with humanity on the verge of extinction, confined to its last standing city and under constant threat from the robotic hordes that aim to annihilate mankind.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution'

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 1:30 a.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.

'Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Packed with the game-changing Top Shot Elite controller, gamers will face non-stop challenges and the ride of a lifetime through the daunting Alaskan wilderness in an effort to complete a mysterious mission.

'inFAMOUS 2' (PS3) Developer Acquired By Sony

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 12:05 a.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.

PSN Review - 'Akimi Village'

by Brian Dumlao on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Set on a mysterious floating island in the sky where players must help the Akimi by putting the villagers to work harvesting and refining resources, unlocking a huge set of blueprints in order to rebuild their village, spread the light and purify the island from the Gloom's dark power.

Like There's Something Wrong With Just Wanting To Have A Good Time?

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Later this week, we're going on a little trip to visit a few friends, but the trusty laptop is primed and ready, so there will be no slowdown in coverage.

Speaking of trips, next week Adam is going to be some traveling of his own, as he will be visiting Eidos Montreal to get us all the latest details on Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Gaming-wise, it seems to be a bit quiet, probably due to the summer holidays, but I've got my eyes set on Darkfall, Fallen Earth and Earthrise for the time being, so we'll see which one captures my attention.