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'Kirby's Return to Dream Land' (Wii) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kirby's Return to Dream Land is a side-scrolling adventure game where you can play on your own or with up to three of your friends. Kirby, in his many guises, is in control of the infamous foursome - help him use his powerful Copy Ability to inhale, spit or transform as enemies rise to the challenge.

PlayStation Home Getting Makeover This Fall

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 8:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 'Home' 3D online user community service will enable users to create their own avatar and explore a real-time virtual community, as if they are playing a detailed 3D game.

'ClaDun x2' (PSP) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dive back into the world of Arcanus Cella with a new cast and a new adventure! Take on the role of a wandering warrior trapped in a dangerous pocket-sized world filled with more monsters, more weapons, more dungeons and more danger than ever before—and there's only one way out.

'Serious Sam 3: BFE' (ALL) Gets Dated, Preorder And Serious Edition Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 7:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Serving as a prequel to the original indie sensation, Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam 3: BFE takes place during the Earth's final struggle against Mental's invading legions of beasts and mercenaries.

Unreal Development Kit - August Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 6:01 p.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.

'Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten' (PS3) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The tried and true battle system will return once again with a completely revamped graphic engine! The all-new story, characters, and exclusive features including user-generated content, will blow Disgaea series fans away.

'Madden NFL 12' (ALL) Midnight Launch Events At GameStop

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 12 provides an immersive and authentic experience that fans have come to expect from the franchise, including all 32 NFL teams and more than 1,700 NFL players.

PlayStation Store Gets Street Fighter III, Demos, DLCs And Tracks

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with free Playstation Plus content/discounts, Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition (demo), Hamilton’s Great Adventure (demo), Comix Zone, demos for Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine, Bodycount, and NHL 12, DLCs for Brink, Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition, Dragon Age 2, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3, Worms 2: Armageddon, MotorStorm Apocalypse, song pack for SingStar, Rock Band 3, the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games (Fighting Fantasy: Talisman Of Death, Hysteria Project 2).

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

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 3:31 p.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."

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 12:00 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 ...

'Dungeon Defenders' (ALL) Pins Down New Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Previously an Unreal Development Kit project, Dungeon Defenders throws action-RPG and tower defense gameplay into the proverbial blender to create a seamless mix of leveling, looting and high-action territorial combat for casual and core players alike.

'Street Fighter III: Third Strike - Online Edition' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing the new generation of World Warriors to new consoles, Street Fighter III: Third Strike – Online Edition takes one of the deepest, most sophisticated fighting games of all time online with an arcade perfect re-creation.

'Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge' (ALL) Picked Up By Mad Catz, But Only On X360

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rugby Challenge will include the All Blacks, ITM Cup, and Investec Super Rugby amongst other licensed teams and competitions, and will feature multiplayer online play, a multi-year franchise mode, extensive customization options, and dynamic real-time commentary.

'Oil Rush' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oil Rush is a real-time strategy game based on the group control, offering mechanics of a classical RTS combined with a Tower Wars genre: control construction and upgrading of production platforms as well as their defence forces, and send battle groups of naval and air units to capture enemy's platforms and oil rigs.

'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' (PC) Free OnLive Copy of Game Included in PC Retail Box

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 10:23 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.

'Jeremy McGrath's Offroad' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jeremy McGrath's Offroad is a high-octane, mud-slinging racer featuring seven-time AMA Supercross champ Jeremy McGrath.

'Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will contain a full overhaul of Virtua Fighter 5’s mechanics, balance and animations, along with new game modes, new dynamic fighting arenas, a massive collection of customisable character items and two all-new characters added to the roster.

'Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is an epic, open-world role-playing game set in Amalur, a mysterious and magical new fantasy world created by New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatore, bringing a new level of intense action combat to the RPG genre.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2012' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 continues Konami's determination to create a truly realistic, immersive and utterly playable take on the modern game. Thus, the focus in PES 2012 is the instinctive way the game can be played and on teamwork in particular.

'Burnout Crash!' (ALL) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Crash! goes back to its roots by bringing the series’ fan-favorite Crash mode to the forefront, adding new top-down gameplay, exciting features and Autolog to let players compete with their friends while embracing their road rage.

'Warspire' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warspire is a collectible fantasy RTS featuring massive head-to-head realtime strategy action with units and heroes available from all six factions in the SAGA universe.

'The Lord of the Rings: War in the North' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 2:00 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.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Bodycount'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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’.

'Final Fantasy XIII-2' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

The unfolding drama of Final Fantasy XIII continues in Final Fantasy XIII-2. Explore a richly developed world featuring both new and familiar faces, and an exciting and highly developed strategic battle system. In this ongoing saga, the future is about to change...

'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' (ALL) Developer Interview With Art Director Jonathan Jacques-Belletete

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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.

'Black Knight Sword' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A throwback to the classic platformers for the 8 and 16-bit era of games, Black Knight Sword harkens a simpler time when simple yet addictive and challenging gameplay dominated the scene. 

I'm An Unstable Psychotic Individual With Perverted Tendencies

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Stan Lee Media has filed suit against the Conan the Barbarian movie, claiming it is the rightful owner of the character, the rights of which were transferred to another company by a former lawyer through an illegal deal. SLMi is seeking 100% of the movie profits, which isn't much at all since the flick bombed hard at the box office, pulling in barely $10 million in its opening weekend. Oddly enough, it still made more than Fright Night.

In case you missed it, Deus Ex ships today, and it's looking pretty sweet. We have our review up as well as a few interviews if you want more info on the game ...