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'The Repopulation' Unveiled - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 11:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Repopulation is a sci-fi MMORPG where you begin your adventure as a second generation clone colonist on the planet of Rhyldan, with mankind on the verge of extinction, and in the midst of a civil war.

'Sword of the Stars II: The Lords of Winter' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 11:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sword of the Stars II is a full stand-alone follow-up to the space strategy titles and will feature the six races from the original game, as well as its expansions, marking a major step forward in the series’ approach to 4X gameplay.

'Shank 2' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 5:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shank 2 returns with a story of redemption as Shank, a former mob hitman with a dark and vengeful past, is thrust back into action when the lives of those close to him are endangered.

'Cross of the Dutchman' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 3:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cross of the Dutchman is an action-adventure game based on the folk legend of “Grutte” Pier Gerlofs Donia. In Cross of the Dutchman, you as the player take the role of Grutte Pier, a Frisian freedom fighter from the 16th century.

'The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword introduces full motion  control to synchronize player movements with Link's actions while offering the most  intuitive play control of any game in The Legend of Zelda franchise to date.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 3:00 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 ...

'Afterfall: Insanity' Narrows Down Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Afterfall: Insanity is a story based horror-shooter where players face their destiny in the desolate ruins of once thriving cities and well-known areas - or to be more exact: in the sewers and tunnels beneath them. Facing horrible mutants, bloodthirsty mercenaries and other threats, humanity fights for existence.

'Dead Island' (ALL) Movie Rights Acquired By Lionsgate

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Island is a first-person 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.

'Need For Speed: The Run' (ALL) Adds Swimsuit Models - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 7:56 a.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.

'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' (ALL) Enlists Hollywood Celebrities For Voice-overs

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 7:31 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.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2012' (ALL) Online Modes Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 7:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Men of War: Vietnam' Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Patch

Men of War: Vietnam is a new game in the series, with two new story-driven campaigns let you taste the explosive mix of the jungle, Hueys and rock-n-roll in 1968.

'Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 6:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, the year is 1998, three months since the total destruction of Raccoon City and Claire Redfield is still in search of her missing brother Chris.

EA/Origin Terms of Service -- Use a Cheat, Lose Access to Your EA Games

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Editorials

There's been a lot of talk about corporate license agreements lately with both Sony and EA updating their Terms of Service to require arbitration to resolve disputes and prohibit class action lawsuits, but there's another gem buried within the EA/Origin Terms of Service -- the company reserves the right to revoke all your games if you cheat or tell others how to cheat.

'Wargame: European Escalation' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wargame: European Escalation is built around depth and reflection, the key elements of classic wargames, featuring intense real-time battles, stunning graphics, and the amazing IRISZOOM system, which allows a continuous zoom from a global view of the map to the heart of the action.

'AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! 2' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! 2 challenges BASE jumping fans to leap from floating buildings, create their own stunts, and now even gobs faster, more fun, and more gorgeous.

'Distant Worlds: Legends' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Distant Worlds: Legends, the second expansion to the space strategy game, is packed with exciting new features and improvements, including a brand new character system with skills, traits and advancements based on each character’s actions. 

X360 Kinect Review - 'The Gunstringer'

by Sanford May on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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 hand-crafted "actors" and props.

'Ace Combat: Assault Horizon' (ALL) Goes Gold - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is not a sequel, but a complete rebirth, a phoenix from the ashes flying at three times the speed of sound built from the ground up, with new technology fueling a passionately realized vision of a game that puts players in the dark heart of the fight like no aerial combat game has done before.

Life's A Banquet And Most Poor Suckers Are Starving To Death

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

What's the deal with companies all of a sudden adding a "you can't sue us" clause in their user agreements? Pretty soon, no matter what they sell you — whether or not it's functional, hazardous or illegal — they'll add something in the EULA that safeguards them from any harm. Doesn't really sound right to me. You make something, so you're responsible for it. If it craps out on your watch, well, you should have made it functional in the first place. The next thing you know, we'll be buying cars that fall apart and the manufacturer will make us download a patch to get it running again.

Aside from the legal mumbo jumbo, TV season is in full swing and unfortunately, we've picked up a few new series to test run, like 2 Broke Girls, Person of Interest and, of course, Terra Nova.