'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' (ALL) Unveils Arsenal Mode, Beta Coming Next Month - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 8:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered 12 years ago, featuring new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content, as well as new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.

Codemasters Signs Exit Games' Photon Engine For Online Games

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 8:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exit Games announced that its network engine Photon has been selected in a multi-title agreement by Codemasters to power the developer and publishers' browser-based multiplayer online games, including the forthcoming F1 Online The Game.

'Forza Motorsport 4' (X360) Season Pass Gives You Year Long DLCs - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 8:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport 4 will bring together genre-defining, controller-based racing, the power and freedom of Kinect, and content from leading brands like “Top Gear” to create an automotive experience unlike anything before it.

'Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 8:03 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.

'The Sims 3: Pets' (ALL) Ltd. Ed. Pre-Order, Create A Pet Demo - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 6:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 3: Pets adds a new level of fun and fulfillment to Sims lives. Players take direct control of their pets as they help their Sims uncover and solve mysteries of the town.

'Go Vacation' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set on the resort of Kawawii Island, Go Vacation brings an open-ended world of exploration and adventure that includes engaging activities for the entire family to enjoy.  With a fun variety of activities to play, Go Vacation is the perfect gaming getaway.

Various Game Trailers #1961

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 5:51 p.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:

  • A Game of Thrones: Genesis [PC] - Trailer

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

'Salem' Gets Pushed Until 2012, Live Stream Demo Next Week

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Salem is a free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online game based in the harsh world of colonial Salem. The game focuses on crafting and player colonies as players discover the new world in a sandbox like environment.

'The Second Guest' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 2:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Second Guest is an eerily atmospheric, episodic, point-and-click mystery game that delivers both hair-raising situations and laugh-out-loud moments.

'Train Simulator 2012' Signs Amtrak Agreement

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Train Simulator 2012 promises to be the most advanced train simulator in the world, with the most up to date graphics available for the PC and numerous technical innovations to create the most immersive sense of reality yet seen in a PC simulation.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, September 22, 2011

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added two WiiWare (one demo), and four NDSi/eShop titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Aya and the Cubes of Light, 3D Pixel Racing (Wiiware), Break Tactics, 3D Classics: TwinBee, Bridge, Escape Trick: Ninja Castle, and Blue Man Group: Foley Part II (NDSi/3DS/eShop).

'Dark Souls' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Souls is a brand new action RPG set in a rich, dark fantasy universe. Tense dungeon crawling, fearsome enemy encounters and groundbreaking online features combine for a truly unique RPG experience.

PlayStation 3 Review - 'Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, an action-RPG title that will put you in control of individual units throughout a narrative-driven story campaign and in wide-scale online battles.

I Wish We Had One Of Them Doomsday Machines

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

I've been struggling with my longtime RSS feed reader. For some reason, it has stopped working and only intermittently gives me updates. It also deleted a bunch of links I had stored up, and it just crapped out on me in general.

Tomorrow is our weekly Free Code Friday, and this time around, we are handing out From Dust PSN codes. If you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter feed.

I also wanted to address our Space Marine PS3 review. Having played it through on PC and even jumping into some online games, it baffles me that THQ is not fixing the PS3 version. Its multiplayer has been broken since launch, and we've waited over two weeks to see if there would be a patch to rectify the issue, but alas, it did not arrive by review time. That's why it received such a low score in comparison to the Xbox 360 version.