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About Rainier

PC gamer, WorthPlaying EIC, globe-trotting couch potato, patriot, '80s headbanger, movie watcher, music lover, foodie and man in black -- squirrel!

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Adrenalin Misfits (X360)

In Adrenalin Misfits, gamers become crossboard-riding experts that battle enemy monsters in eight different lands from all around the world including snowy mountains, triple cascades, stormy deserts, limestone caves, glacier lands, hollow caves and volcanoes. Crossboarding captures all the excitement of snowboarding, surfing and wake boarding all in one. With the motion capture technology of Kinect for Xbox 360, players will perfect their own unique boarding technique by using their bodies to produce real tricks; sliding and gliding in the air and on land just like the pros. With no controllers required, crossboarders can play as in-game monsters, original avatars or their favorite Xbox 360 avatar.

Adrenalin Misfits is now available on Kinect for Xbox 360 for $49.99.

The Biggest Loser Challenge (Wii) / The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout (X360)

The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout on Kinect for Xbox 360 and The Biggest Loser Challenge for Wii are exhilarating interactive health and fitness video games that allow players to experience grueling workouts, competitive challenges, the thrill of winning a weigh-in, and making an easy, healthy meal.

Key Features:

  • Enhanced Fitness Experience: Players can create a more intense program by incorporating a stability ball or resistance bands into their gameplay. The game will also offer a customized workout experience by adjusting its level of difficulty based on a player's performance throughout the routine.
  • Progress Tracking: An in-game calendar tracks players' progress while also suggesting a recommended routine for that day, challenges, weigh-in information and personalized nutrition information, such as recommended calorie intake, calories burned and calories consumed. Players have the option of inputting outside activity as well so that it counts toward their overall goal.
  • New Recipes: The game features 50 all-new recipes from The New York Times best-selling book series The Biggest Loser, completing the game as an all-encompassing workout tool.
  • Motivation: Players are directed and encouraged throughout the game with suggestions and tips from the show's trainers and former contestants.

Exclusive to Kinect version:

  • Body Analyzer: Cutting-edge technology scans a player's body to create customized avatars and routines based on their height and physique.
  • Video Diary: Charts and numbers only tell a part of the story. The video diary lets players track their achievements, emotions and physical changes as they progress through their program.
  • Online Multiplayer: Players can workout with their friends and share advice and encouragement.

The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout (X360) and The Biggest Loser Challenge (Wii) video games are available for the suggested retail prices of $49.99 and $39.99, respectively.

Dance Central (X360)

Free from any controller, Dance Central features fun choreography and authentic routines for beginners and experts alike of all ages to master, alongside a killer 32-song soundtrack that spans a great sampling of pop, funk, hip-hop, Latin and R&B artists, including Cascada, Kool & The Gang, Kylie Minogue, Salt-N-Pepa, Nelly Furtado, Christina Milian and more.

Dance Central introduces players to more than 600 moves in the game and more than 90 dance routines on-disc, created by professional choreographers. In addition, players can earn achievements, unlock new character outfits and venues and progress through the dance ranks. In Dance Battle, players can challenge friends to an epic living room showdown.

Dance Central is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and available for an estimated retail price of $49.99.

DanceMasters (X360)

In DanceMasters, gamers can watch themselves and their friends in real time on the screen. They can also save up to two of their original dance moves at any time in order to watch their past performances as back-up dancers in the game. As players boogie in tune to the game's music, they can take snapshots of their favorite dance poses, save to local albums and share the fun with friends. Utilizing Xbox Live Arcade, players can also challenge up to four friends from around the world.

Dancers can move to their favorite songs from a list of 31 tracks from a wide variety of original club music including Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, and Techno, including non-stop set lists and all-new songs available through Xbox Live.

Dora's Big Birthday Adventure (Wii/PS2) / Dora's Cooking Club (NDS) / Mega Bloks: Diego's Build and Rescue (NDS)

In Dora's Cooking Club for Nintendo DS, players follow recipes to help Dora prepare for the Favorite Foods Festival. They measure, chop, stir and sprinkle in more than 30 cooking games to create tasty foods, including salads, enchiladas, pizzas and fruity fiestas. The game incorporates Pre-K and Kindergarten math curriculum, while demonstrating number identification, counting, shape recognition and pattern completion for future chefs everywhere. Parents can track their child's advancement in these skills through the progress report tool.

Diego fans will be shouting "¡Al rescate! To the rescue!" in Diego and Baby Jaguar's first building block video game adventure. In Mega Bloks: Diego's Build and Rescue for Nintendo DS, gamers must collect virtual Mega Bloks to construct bridges, build air, land and sea rescue vehicles, explore exciting habitats – from the Arctic to the Rainforest, and rescue stranded animals. Field journal pages provide gamers with interesting facts about the animals they help and a special picture of it in its home.

In Dora's Big Birthday Adventure, which is based on Dora's 10th Anniversary televised event, gamers embark on a journey to help Dora and Boots get home from Wizzle World in order to make it to Dora's big birthday celebration on time. Along the way, players magically ride on a unicorn, explore the tree tops as Boots and even have a dance fiesta, all while avoiding the mean witch, La Bruja. For collaborative play, the Storybook Help Option allows parents to use a second controller to assist their child in designated sections of the game.

The games are rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

Fighters Uncaged (X360)

Fighters Uncaged is the first motion fighting game for Kinect for Xbox 360 that engages players in an authentic controller-free, full-body combat experience. Players can use their fists, knees, legs, elbows and head to virtually take out opponents, using more than 70 devastating moves.

Players charge head-first into the dangerous world of underground free-fighting tournaments, battling 12 ruthless opponents in more than 20 diverse environments including rooftops, dark alleyways and an abandoned church. Players will fight their way through multiple fighting circuits on their rise to the top — and upgrade their character along the way by unlocking new fighting techniques.

Fighters Uncaged also has a deep skill-based fighting system that allows players to unleash multi-layered combos based on martial arts techniques, and deliver merciless superstrikes triggered by both movement and voice-activated commands. This unique system will also train novice players how to deploy powerful in-game blows and combos, and provide tactical advice and hints for the more seasoned gamers.

Fighters Uncaged is rated T by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $49.99.

Front Mission Evolved - Weapons Pack 1 and Wanzers Pack 2 DLC (PS3/X360/PC)

Weapons Pack 1

Price: Free

Includes:

  • Dark Hog: The Dark Hog Burst Fire Machine Gun is a combination of lightweight weaponry with a high accuracy rate of fire. The three-round, burst firing maintains centralized damage and resists the constant overheating of full burst weapons.
  • Seiger: The Seiger Sniper Rifle utilizes a unique long barrel design to enhance bullet velocity to maximize damage. Touted as the highest caliber rifle for a Wanzer sniper, it can penetrate thick plating and easily dispose of long ranged targets.
  • Blackstone: The Blackstone Shotgun is a massive two-barreled shotgun. Designed with vertical barrels instead of horizontal placement, the Blackstone Shotgun targets enemies' torsos at close range.

Wanzer Pack 2

Price: $3.99

Includes:

  • Stork: The current Stork model is based on the original parts from Freyman Corporation. Staying true to the design philosophy of the series, this contemporary model exhibits all the versatility of its predecessors, while sporting minor upgrades that allows it to compete in the modern battlefield.
  • Tatou: Past models in the the Tatou series were designed specifically for the light recon role. The modern Tatou, however, was redesigned to become a multipurpose combat unit possessing a level of speed and agility comparable to its predecessors.

Larry Bond's Harpoon - Ultimate Edition (PC)

Larry Bond's Harpoon - Ultimate Edition is the most powerful and complete modern naval warfare simulation on the market and a must have for any Harpoon fan! Owners of Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare or Harpoon Commander's Edition are entitled to a $25 discount on the purchase of Larry Bond's Harpoon - Ultimate Edition.

The two flagship products in the Harpoon lineup, Advanced Naval Warfare and Commander's Edition come highly expanded and improved from their previous versions. Advanced Naval Warfare comes with a full suite of editors, upgrades and expansion to the sonar models, boarding actions, encrypted databases, and more! Commander's Edition sports an all new EMCON AI, an expanded WestPac BattleSet, a greatly improved HCDB database, and more!

Medal of Honor - Clean Sweep and Hot Zone DLC (PS3/X360/PC)

Clean Sweep is a free multiplayer elimination mode where players must rely on their own skills and teammates' expertise to prevail as the winning team. This exhilarating mode is playable across two all-new maps called Bagram Hanger and Khyler Caves as well as redesigned versions of Shaikhot Base and Helmand Valley Base.

Hot Zone is a multiplayer mode that features "King of the Hill" gameplay where teams fight over a designated location on a map; the team who holds their position longest prevails. This adrenaline-fueled mode is playable across two all-new maps called Hindukush Pass and Korengal Outpost as well as redesigned versions of the popular Shahikot Mountains and Helmand Valley maps. Hot Zone is available via Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 MS points, on PlayStation Network for $9.99 and on PC via the EA Store for $9.99.

Medal of Honor is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB.

Monopoly Streets (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360)

Monopoly Streets presents a completely re-imagined setting as players embark on the quest to "win it all" as the game board begins to emerge around them. With each move, players can see the cityscape develop from the ground up while properties such as Park Place and Boardwalk are bought, traded, and built upon. Classic Monopoly game board pieces such as the race car and Scottish terrier are all fully animated and fans can chose from a variety of creatively-themed boards like Landmark City as well as the Classic game board that has been entertaining families around the globe for 75 years. Players also can use their Mii™ for the Wii or avatar for Xbox 360 as their in-game character, as well as designate other Mii or avatars, such as those created by family and friends, to populate the bustling city.

EA's new take on the popular board game adds even more excitement to gameplay with the addition of live auctions, where players try to purchase a property at the best market value price as part of their rise to riches. The game also features a "House Rules" mode that allows players to change up and customize how the game is played, as well as an option to play with friends online and be matched to an aspiring digital real estate mogul anywhere in the world on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions.

Monopoly Streets is rated "E" for Everyone and is priced at SRP $39.95 for the Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3. Monopoly Classic for the Nintendo DS is priced at SRP $29.95.

Sonic Free Riders (X360)

Sonic Free Riders offers an extreme fast-paced boarding game and is developed to take full advantage of Kinect for the Xbox 360. For the first time ever in a SEGA game, full-motion body control will allow you to twist and turn your way through a range of visually stunning courses in an action-packed Sonic experience unlike any other! Kinect's unique motion sensor means Sonic Free Riders will see family and friends controlling their fully customizable hover board or bike by twisting, turning and jumping in an exhilarating race to be the first to cross the finish line! Choosing from one of your favorite Sonic characters, or your own Avatar, you can reach out and grab a variety of pickups along the course. By throwing, shaking, or swinging your arms to launch your items, you can gain the competitive edge over your rivals in high octane single or multiplayer races!

Sonic Free Riders is available for $49.99.

Your Shape Fitness Evolved (X360)

Players have the freedom to choose how they want to play and interact with Your Shape: Fitness Evolved. They have the choice of working with a personal trainer, taking a variety of classes, or getting the entire family involved with fun minigames. The fitness program will evolve and change as a player's fitness level improves, keeping them motivated and challenged.

Players will also have the opportunity to work out with some of the best personal trainers in the industry in the comfort of their own homes and without the cost of a gym membership. Michael George, Los Angeles-based celebrity fitness trainer and Michelle Bridges, trainer for all five series of Australia's The Biggest Loser, will both offer workout classes at launch. There are also a variety of fitness class options, including yoga, martial arts, and cardio boxing. In addition, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved will offer a wide choice of minigames, including virtual smash and a variety of balance games. The minigames support turn-based multiplayer mode so players can challenge friends and family.

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved is rated E for everyone and is available for an MSRP of $49.99.

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