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'Skulls of the Shogun' (X360/PC) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Washing up on the shores of the afterlife, players meet and join forces with vibrant ghost-samurai warriors, magical animal-monks, and mustachioed samurai generals on the way to capture Skulls of the Shogun.

'Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 2:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rune Factory combines the addictive and rewarding gameplay of Harvest Moon with the thrill and pacing of an action-RPG, providing RPG lovers and Harvest Moon fans with an exciting combination of both worlds.

'Choplifter HD' (ALL) Making Public Debut At PAX

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Choplifter HD, players take on the role of an up and coming rescue pilot asked to join the elite, international helicopter rescue team C.H.O.P.R. (Coordinated Helicopter Operations, Preservation and Rescue).

'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' (ALL) Shows Off Its Face Creator - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance.

GameStop Confirms Stores Directed to Pull 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' OnLive Activation Codes

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 11:35 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.

'The Gunstringer' (X360) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Gunstringer is a Kinect game where you get to marionette a kick-ass undead cowboy puppet through action-packed stage performances. Everything is set as if it's an actual play performance, complete with handcrafted "actors" and props.

'Kinect Star Wars' (X360) Delayed Until 2012

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kinect Star Wars brings the Star Wars Universe to life like never before. Harnessing the controller-free power of Kinect for Xbox 360, Kinect Star Wars allows fans to physically experience training as a Jedi, using the Force and battling with a lightsaber. Using full body motions, players can live out the ultimate Star Wars fantasy, no controller required.

'Dishonored' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dishonored is an all-new first-person action game under development at Arx Fatalis' Arkane Studios.

'Back To The Future' (ALL) Coming To The Wii As Telltale Becomes Publisher

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on Universal's trilogy of movies, but with an all-new story consulted by co-creator and writer Bob Gale, Back To The Future will revive Marty McFly and Doc Brown's high-flying voyage across the space-time continuum.

'Orcs Must Die!' (ALL) Shows Lots Of Pissed Off Orcs - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A white-knuckle blend of action and strategy, Orcs Must Die! challenges players to defend fortresses under siege.

'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' (PC) OnLive Redeem Code Removed From Retail Boxes By GameStop

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 10:19 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.

'PixelJunk Sidescroller' (PSN) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PixelJunk SideScroller is a complex and dynamic fluid simulation system that fills the game world with flowing liquids and hazardous gases while putting a new spin on arcade shooters.

Call of Duty XP 2011 Fan Event Headlined By Hip-Hop Icon Kanye West

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty fans, prepare to engage: Activision takes the franchise’s intensity to new heights with Call of Duty XP 2011, the first-ever celebration for the Call of Duty community, packed with Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer reveal, $1 million tournament, live events, and celebrities.

PS3 Preview - 'ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Relive the magic and fall in love with these PS2 classics all over again, remastered in HD with full stereoscopic 3D support, or discover the wonder of the two of gaming’s most beloved games for the first time.

'FIFA 12' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 12 is the latest installment in the soccer franchise, adding a slew of new features such as a new impact engine to improve hit detection, a brand new passing system, improved AI, new lighting effects, a more ergonomic menu interface, and presentation matches to emphasize the atmosphere of the game

We Are Men Of Action, Lies Do Not Become Us

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

We had a little earthquake last night. It was nothing too serious, just a few seconds of rumbling. There wasn't any damage, but it was a strong enough jolt to have us scurrying for the nearest doorway. The East Coast had a fairly decent scare earlier this week as well, but we live in earthquake territory, so these things don't scare us easily because there's a tremble every few months.

There's a new Underworld movie in the works, and while the series is nothing special, it's made bearable to watch by the presence of Kate Beckinsale. The previous installment had a look-alike, which made it not so bearable, but in Underworld: Awakening Kate is back, so...

Where's my Deus Ex copy, damnit ...