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'Metal Gear Solid HD Collection' (ALL) Limited Edition Announced, Packs Goodies

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 6:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is comprised of HD remastered versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, marking the first time these titles have been released for these formats, acting as an introduction to the video game series.

Rock Band Music Store Firms Up With Limp Bizkit 4-Pack

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring an 83-song set list and access to far more music than ever before, as well as innovative new gameplay modes and instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games.

'Angler's Club: Ultimate Bass Fishing 3D' (3DS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed as the supreme 3D fishing experience, Angler's Club offers the right ingredients for all types of fishermen to hook and catch the largest bass in the lake using the Nintendo 3DS built-in features.

'The Marbians' (PSP) Coming to PSN

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Marbians is a marbles-based puzzle game where players must help little marble-encased aliens back to their ships by flinging them off walls, bumpers, and each other to get past obstacles like bumpers, oil slicks, and trap doors.

'ABBA: You Can Dance' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ABBA You Can Dance features 25 ABBA songs, professionally choreographed routines and unique environments inspired by the group's music videos and live performances.

Friday, September 30, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 1:30 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 ...

'Portal 2' (ALL) Free DLC Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 1:29 p.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.

'Golden Age' Unveils Its Dungeons - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Golden Age is a free-to-play browser based real time strategy and warfare game, including large-scale combat and a deep management simulation with unprecedentedly beautiful graphics.

'Serious Sam 3: BFE' (ALL) Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 10:35 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.

'Silent Hill: Downpour' (ALL) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Staying true to the franchise's original roots, Silent Hill 8 returns with another third-person horror experience, and an all-new thought provoking storyline.  Players once again find themselves face-to-face with their deepest sins and fears in the strange world of Silent Hill.

City State Entertainment Founded By Ex-Mythic Execs

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Independent game development studio City State Entertainment has announced its existence to the gaming industry, formed by Mark Jacobs, co-founder and former CEO of Mythic Entertainment and co-founder Andrew Meggs, former Senior Software Engineer from Bethesda Games Studios, Mythic Entertainment and Troika Games.

'I Am Alive' (ALL) Resurfaces - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

I Am Alive is an edgy new survival-adventure intellectual property, where players will be challenged to think, react and take risks that will directly affect themselves and those around them.

'Ace Combat: Assault Horizon' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 6:00 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.

'FIFA Street' (ALL) Narrows Down Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Powered by the FIFA Soccer gameplay engine, and introducing Street Ball Control, FIFA Street will deliver an arsenal of groundbreaking street dribbling styles and trick moves that ignite the one-on-one battles within matches.

'Saints Row: The Third' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to a new city, playing out the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen. Strap it on.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Arcade to Use "Always-On" DRM, Require Additional Payment Per Play

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Editorials

Normally when one hears of "always-on" DRM the discussion is in context of PC gaming. Ubisoft has been particularly notable (or notorious, depending on your point of view) here, implementing the "Internet required" DRM scheme on a number of its titles.

'L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition' (ALL) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 4:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

L.A. Noire is an interactive detective story set in the 1947 classic noir period situated in an exact recreation of mid century L.A. drawing players into an open-ended challenge to solve a series of gruesome murders, but also side missions based on real events from that period.

'Firefall' Legal Dispute Settled Out Of Court

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Firefall is a team-based action shooter that thrusts hundreds of players together into a lush, dynamic open world combining intense competitive multiplayer and large-scale cooperative gameplay.

'SSX' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A reinvention of the classic action snowboarding franchise, SSX packs adrenaline into every run with compelling characters and heart-pumping adventures as riders battle the most treacherous and diverse mountain ranges on Earth.

NDS Review - 'Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, players take on the role of a Monster Scout who has crash-landed on a mysterious island. To rescue missing passengers and members of the airship crew, one must assemble a strong team of monsters and fend off enemies in strategic turn-based battles.

XBLA Review - 'Rock of Ages'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rock of Ages is a game of fast-paced strategy, high art... and gigantic boulders of doom. Two castles stand opposed, bridged by an uneven, narrow pathway. One is yours, the other is your enemy's, and their crappy crenelations are driving down your property values, justification enough to try crush it using an enormous rolling stone.

It's Dangerous To Confuse Children With Angels

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Phew! After yesterday's red ring scare on the Xbox 360, it turns out that it's still functional. It just shut down automatically due to overheating. It is warm out here, and we had been playing Gears of War 3 and LEGO Star Wars III: Clone Wars for quite a bit, so it's understandable. More Gears of War 3 coming up!

Tonight we're going to watch The Debt, which we've been meaning to check out for a while. Figured we'd better hurry up before it disappears from the big screen.

You know what? I totally forgot that I had an early access code to play Battlefield 3, and now it's open beta. Better start the download!