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'Street Fighter X Tekken' (ALL) Hooks Up With Mega Man And Pac-Man On PS3

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 10:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tekken characters such as Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams will make the transition into the Street Fighter universe, while retaining their unique characteristics and signature moves as they go head-to-head with classic brawlers from the Street Fighter franchise.

'Ghost Recon: Future Soldier' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 10:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier features cutting-edge technology, prototype high-tech weaponry, state-of-the-art single-player and multiplayer modes, while going beyond the core Ghost Recon franchise and deliver a fresh gameplay experience, with an unparalleled level of quality that will excite long-time fans and newcomers alike.

Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, January 26, 2012

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 10:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added one WiiWare, and four NDSi/eShop titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem points to download: Stonekeep: Bones of the Ancestors (Wiiware), Resident Evil Revelations (demo), Lock'N Chase, Gaia's Moon, and Anne's Doll Studio: Gothic Collection (NDSi/3DS/eShop).

'Resident Evil Revelations' (3DS) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 8:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Resident Evil: Revelations marks the next installment in the iconic gaming series and promises to deliver a new dimension in fear.

Rising Star Games Opens US Headquarters

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rising Star Games is pleased to announce its expansion into North America with the opening of its US headquarters, leveraging their decades of European publishing experience and bring exciting new experiences to US consumers.

'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings' (ALL) Gets X360 Date - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features all new dialogue, updated graphics engine, realistic environment, revamped day/night cycle, actions that affect AI behavior, more dynamic/spectacular/bloody finishing moves and plenty more.

Good Old Games Adds Classic Square Enix Titles

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GOG.com has signed a digital distribution agreement with Square Enix, expanding its catalog with classics like Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition and Hitman: Codename 47m, priced $9.99 and $5.99 respectively, both Win7/Vista compatible, and DRM free.

'Wargame: European Escalation' Shows Off NATO Units - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 12:41 p.m. PST | 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.

'Alan Wake' (ALL) Secures PC Retail Release In Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Alan Wake, the game's protagonist, is a bestselling horror writer, who writes a novel about his darkest nightmares. In the game, those nightmares come true.

'Kid Icarus: Uprising' (3DS) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pit makes his return in Kid Icarus: Uprising. The world is 3-D, and combat is split between land and air.

Wii U Console Scheduled For Holiday Launch

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wii U is a new console that includes a controller with a 6.2-inch screen. Adding a second screen to the living room creates a multitude of new video game experiences while offering families a variety of options to customize their entertainment.

'Tropico 4: Modern Times' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Rayman Origins' (ALL) Also Coming To PC

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Created by a team of only five, Rayman comes back again, but this time in his original 2D glory roots. Rayman Origins features a cartoony art style, evocative of claymation, and will include some sort of cooperative platforming as he now has a sidekick, Globox the chubby frog.

'Most Anticipated Games of 2012' - Part 2

by Judy on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Yesterday, we revealed the bottom half of the top 20, and today we announce what the WP staff considers to be the 10 most anticipated games for the upcoming year. Cue the drumroll, and head on over to our Most Anticipated Games of 2012 section for the final results!

'Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 2:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gas Guzzlers is a fast-paced addictive combat racing game played from the behind the car camera perspective and features many different vehicles, weapons, upgrades, on-track bonuses as well as distinctive and astonishing environments.

'Hitman: Absolution' (ALL) Gets Prequel Novel

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hitman Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted β€” and now hunted by the police β€” he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world.

'Deadlight' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In an apocalyptic world where there is no reason to exist, a man crosses the American west coast. Surviving is much more than a daily routine in this original cinematic puzzle platformer.

No BlizzCon In 2012, Battle.net World Championship Instead

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 12:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment announce the 2012 Battle.net World Championship, a major global eSports event featuring some of the best pro-gaming competition in the world, while also revealing that fans will have to wait until next year for BlizzCon.

'Sniper Elite 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 12:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sniper Elite V2 will be a modern take on the classic Sniper Elite for the current generation of consoles – revitalizing a genre all of its own.

Is The Nation Ready For Two Minutes Of Radio Silence?

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Our Australian Open rooting has come to a screeching halt, as Kim Clijsters lost her semi-final match against squealer deluxe, Victoria Azarenka (they really ought to limit that annoying shrieking). At times playing brilliant tennis, Clijsters lost the first set with some flimsy tennis, pulverized Azarenka in the second set, but crumbled in the latter half of the third, handing the victory to her competition on a silver platter. Disappointing ...

The Walking Dead returns for the second half of season 2 on Feb. 12, so let's hope the writers learned some lessons and made the new content more similar to the early episodes. A third season is already confirmed, so let's hope they are packing it with good material and not like the first half of season 2, which dragged on for way too long.

We also rolled out the Most Anticipated Games of 2012 feature, so be sure to check it out!