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'Hybrid' (X360) To Get XBLA Beta Test Soon

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 7:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hybrid, powered by Valve's Source engine, is a sci-fi shooter that puts you in the middle of a war between two factions, the Paladin and Variant, and from the looks of it is packed with furutustic armor, gadgets, and weapons.

'Assassin's Creed III' (ALL) Announcement Coming Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While Ubisoft confirmed last month that a new installment is in development, details are still sketchy but more details are forthcoming next week.

'Darksiders II' (ALL) Gets Original Music Score By Jesper Kyd

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Darksiders II follows the exploits of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game.

'Tomb Raider' (ALL) Developer Poaches 'God Of War' (ALL) Director

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Armed with only the raw instincts and physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Tomb Raider delivers an intense and gritty story into the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.

'Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 1:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will contain a full overhaul of Virtua Fighter 5’s mechanics, balance and animations, along with new game modes, new dynamic fighting arenas, a massive collection of customisable character items and two all-new characters added to the roster.

'Sumioni: Demon Arts' (PSV) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sumioni: Demon Arts is a 2D combat platformer title that uses the PS Vita system touchscreen to help manipulate the game’s world.

'Ridge Racer Unbounded' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ridge Racer Unbounded takes the series in whole new direction by adding a punishing dose of destruction to the familiar arcade gameplay.

'Awesomenauts' (ALL) Features 3-Player Splitscreen Multiplayer

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Awesomenauts is a new explosive Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game inspired by your favorite '80s animated series featuring the most awesome mercenaries in the galaxy in their fight for territorial supremacy.

'The Last Of Us' (PS3) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague.

'Shadow Of The Game' Announced

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadow of the Game is an experimental story driven 2D adventure which focuses on storytelling via music, cut scenes and dialogue.

Rock Band Music Store To Get Everclear, Good Charlotte, And Mastodon Tracks

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | 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.

'Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 6:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Join Sly Cooper, a sneaky raccoon descendant of a long line of master thieves, and his cohorts, Bentley and Murray, as they embark on this brand new epic, time-traveling adventure.

Nintendo Prevails In Patent Infringement Lawsuit

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 6:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the third consecutive time this year, Nintendo has prevailed in a patent litigation in the U.S. A Maryland U.S. District Court judge has summarily dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo brought by IA Labs CA, LLC.

'MechWarrior Tactics' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 6:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MechWarrior Tactics, set in the BattleTech universe in the year 3025, is the latest evolution of turn-based strategy and blends tactical gameplay, deep collectability, unique online features and is set against visually stunning environments for the supreme MechWarrior battle experience.

Konami Slightly Delays Three 'Silent Hill' (ALL) Titles

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 5:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The release dates for the anticipated Silent Hill series have changed - allowing for a few more peaceful nights of rest before the sleepless nights of fright and fear begin!

'SBK Generations' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 5:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SBK Generations will meet racing fans expectations following the most accurate feedback collected from international critics, gamers, and worldwide customers.

'Payday: The Heist' (ALL) Free To Play On Steam This Weekend

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Payday: The Heist is an action-filled first person shooter that lets you take on the role of a hardened career criminal executing intense, dynamic heists in constant pursuit of the next "big score."

'Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion' Beta Goes Live - New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A full-fledged expansion to the original, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion draws you even deeper into the galactic struggle for supremacy with appealing new factions, terrifyingly cool new ships of all sizes, enhanced lighting and particle effects for increased visual pleasure and all-new victory conditions.

'DC Universe Online' (ALL)The Battle for Earth DLC Gets Dated

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | 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.

PS Vita Review - 'Dynasty Warriors Next'

by Brian Dumlao on March 2, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Dynasty Warriors tactical action series lets you step into the shoes of the greatest generals in Ancient China and enjoy the thrill of taking down thousands of enemies, becoming the greatest hero in Chinese history!

You Start Pretending To Have Fun, You Might Even Have A Little By Accident

by Rainier on March 2, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

This weekend, we have no specific plans, so it'll be a nice and quiet weekend at home, watching some DVR shows and a few Netflix movies we have lying around.

Next week, we'll spend a few days at GDC, check out a few new games, and chat up some developers, so there should be some good stuff being announced/shown.

I've managed to check out a little bit of Alan Wake on PC, and while the graphics are quite nice and the story pretty creepy, I'm most annoyed by the camera angle and the way your character walks. I don't know if it's just me, but the leftward angle of both is bugging the snot out of me.