'Toy Soldiers: Cold War' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 6:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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!

THQ Shelves 'MX vs. ATV' Franchise, Shuts Down Three Studios

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 6:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hot on the heels of canceling its Red Faction franchise, THQ announced a strategic realignment of its internal studio development teams to better align resources with the company’s future portfolio of interactive entertainment.

'Gotham City Impostors' (ALL) Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 6:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gotham City Impostors is an original download-only first-person shooter where players battle for control of an unhinged Gotham City overrun by impostors inspired by the DC Comics characters Batman and The Joker.

'Driver: San Francisco' (ALL) Demo On PSN/XBL - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Driver: San Francisco extends the cinematic car chase experience with a new gameplay feature called "shift."

PlayStation Store Gets Playstation Plus Content, Demos, DLCs And Tracks

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with free Playstation Plus content/discounts, demos for Madden NFL 12, Driver: San Francisco, DLCs for ModNation Racers, LittleBigPlanet 2, TestYourself, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3, Mortal Kombat, Worms 2: Armageddon, song pack for Rock Band 3, the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, and downloadable PSP/PS0ne games.

'FIFA 12' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 2:22 p.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

'Haunted' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Haunted is an adventure game that has you play as Mary who, when she finds out that she suddenly can see and talk to ghosts,  embarks upon a wild quest that ends with the revelation of a terrible secret of her own past.

'Strike Suit Zero' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strike Suit Zero is an arcade space shooter in which players will fly a transforming fighter - known as a “Strike Suit” - as they battle to save the Earth.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 12:30 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 ...

'Simraceway' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Focusing on live, person-to-person racing, Simraceway utilizes highly accurate, simulation grade driving physics, as well as proprietary middleware, for player skill quantification to match racers by skill level.

'Dead Island' (ALL) Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Island is a FPP shooter that combines elements of the survival horror genre and adventure games. The game tells the story of a couple being tossed ashore onto the sandy beaches of a desolate, zombie infested, island.

'Serious Sam 3: BFE' (ALL) Features Four-Player, Split-Screen Action On PC - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 11:37 a.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.

'Wrecked: Revenge Revisited' (ALL) Nearing Completion

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wrecked is an explosive battle racer not about fast lap times, gaining pole position, perfect cornering or aerodynamics; it's about winning by any means necessary.

'Edge' Wants You To Hang On With Edging Contest - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With Edge, gamers will get to experience a unique retro-styled platforming game with light puzzle elements. Players take direct control of a cube as it rolls around dozens of block-based levels in search of colorful prisms and the fastest routes.

'Portal 2' (ALL) Music Video Contest Winners Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Portal 2 introduces players to a host of fresh puzzles and devious new test chambers in never-before-seen areas of Aperture Science Labs. It also reunites them with GLaDOS, the occasionally murderous computer companion from the original Portal.

'Madden NFL 12' (ALL) Demo Available On PSN/XBL

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 10:29 a.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.

Phantom EFX Signs License Agreement With WMS

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Casino and card game developer Phantom EFX has entered into a license agreement with reel-spinning gaming machine manufacturer WMS Gaming, whereby Phantom EFX will bring several WMS slot based themes to PC, digital download, and mobile platforms.

'Rugby Challenge' (ALL) Signs United States National Team - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 9:46 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.

'Tropico 4' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

In Tropico 4, El Presidente returns to the island of Tropico, and this time, he’s bringing new enemies and allies along for the ride, as he fights to turn his little island into a superpower.

'DC Universe Online' Server Merger In Progress

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE Austin has built a world where you feel like you've stepped into the DC Universe and become the ultimate super-hero (or villain) along side of Superman, Batman, or Ambush Bug.

'The Baconing' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In The Baconing, players will be able to settle in for a lot of fun, meeting some old friends and new acquaintances in this new high profile comical adventure.

'Aethereus' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join forces in online multiplayer cooperative expeditions as the Inventor, Astrographer, Officer or Animist and venture into the uncharted wilderness of Aethereus seeking fame, glory and untold riches.

'Get Up And Dance' (ALL) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 2:53 a.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.

'To the Moon' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imagine a world where doctors can rework your memory in order to grant your greatest wish… but there's just one catch: It will be the last thing you'll ever remember.

'Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet' (XBLA) DLC To Add Co-op

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blending exploration, intense shooter action, and puzzle-solving with gorgeous artwork, rich storytelling and Hollywood quality presentation, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet draws you into an epic journey full of surprises, danger and wonder.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Prey 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2011 - Post-E3 2011

While it did not release any specific details, Bethesda confirmed Prey 2 is being developed using id Software's id tech cutting-edge engine.

'Hearts of Iron III: For the Motherland' v3.05 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

It’s time to dust off the field marshal's baton and take command of any nation in World War II; the largest conflict in history. The first expansion to Hearts of Iron III lets you take charge - or delegate - at any level, from division to nation, through a variety of scenarios.

No More Shenanigans, No More Tomfoolery, No More Ballyhoo

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Our wedding anniversary was nice, with good weather and the day off work for the wife. We ran some errands since we were out of town last week, watched The Final Destination just in time to attend the Final Destination 5 advance premiere on Wednesday, and also checked out the latest episodes of Falling Skies.

Been playing some Darkfall, and while the game is quite interesting despite its somewhat dated graphics, it's also pretty brutal, especially when you get ganked by another player and your loot and mount get jacked. That hurts ....