'Front Mission Evolved' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Front Mission Evolved brings the classic Front Mission franchise into an action-packed third-person shooter that gives players full control of a massive humanoid war machine—the wanzer. Players will battle through intense combat situations as they explore an immersive world in both the single player campaign and online multiplayer.

PlayStation Store Gets Markdowns, Tester Ep.5, Groovin’ Blocks, Demos, DLCs, Tracks, PSP Games

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with various markdowns (1942 Joint Strike, Trine, etc...), Groovin’ Blocks, Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Pre-order, The Tester Ep. 5, demo for Brain Challenge, DLCs for Aliens Vs. Predator, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, Need for Speed SHIFT, LittleBigPlanet (PSP), BUZZ! Quiz World (PSP), song packs for Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes, downloadable PSP games (Patchwork Heroes, The Red Star, LUXOR Bundle, and BreakQuest).

'Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A psychically empowered lagomorph battling unusual and fearsome villains can mean only one thing: Freelance Police Sam & Max are coming for a new series of monthly episodic games.

'Dragon Ball: Origins 2' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball: Origins 2 continues the story of series hero Goku’s early years as he and his friends search the world for the seven enchanted Dragon Balls. The new action-adventure game includes an array of features including the ability to play as different characters along the way and the option to team up with a friend for co-op multiplayer challenges.

'Splinter Cell: Conviction' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live, Not On PC

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An investigation into his daughter's death unwittingly leads former agent Sam Fisher to discover he's been betrayed by his prior agency, the Third Echelon. Now a renegade, Fisher finds himself in a race against time to thwart a deadly terrorist plot that threatens millions.

'Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City' (X360) Gets Delayed On PS3/PC

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar's open-ended crime series returns to New York situated around the Eastern European protagonist Nikolai, with additional DLC content The Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and Damned.

'Wipeout: The Game' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wipeout: The Game challenges fans to master speed, balance, and precision to overcome the world’s largest obstacle course while enduring the inevitable hilarious falls, sometimes at the hands of your friends and family!

'Din's Curse' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Din's Curse is a single player and co-op multiplayer action RPG with 141 class combinations, infinite number of dynamically generated towns, real consequences, and a dynamic, evolving world.

'The Lord of the Rings: War in the North' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breaking new ground as a mature RPG video game set in Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North advances the RPG paradigm through innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship to fight Sauron’s forces in the North.

'Soul Master' Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soul Master is a new genre-bending, free-to-play MMORTS, Soul Master. Developed by NPluto, Soul Master is an addictive new game that takes the innovation behind customizable "Hero" units in the RTS genre to a whole new level by allowing players to have complete MMORPG-style control over their characters.

'Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days' (ALL) to Get Free Heat Maps, Jamie Foxx Cast As Lynch

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a raw and brutal crime shooter designed to take players on an even more intense story experience, following two of gaming’s most disturbed criminals, through the gritty Shanghai underworld. The official site indicates that user who register will get free Heat Maps upon release, while screenwriter Kyle Ward tweeted that Jamie Foxx has been cast as Lynch, to star along side Bruce Willis (as Kane).

'Final Fight: Double Impact' (ALL) Gets Dated And Priced

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fight: Double Impact is a dual release of two classic arcade side-scrolling beat-em-ups. Final Fight follows the adventures of Cody, Guy, and Haggar, fighting their way across crime-ridden Metro City in hopes of saving Haggar’s daughter, while in Magic Sword you take on the role of the “The Brave One,” a fierce warrior who bears the daunting responsibility of cleansing evil forces from an ancient tower.

'Zhu Zhu Pets' (NDS) Coming Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zhu Zhu Pets are artificially intelligent hamsters that talk and move around in their own world, and it is the task of the player to nurture them and explore their habitat.

'Rooms: The Main Building' (ALL) Gets Euro Date, But Only on NDS

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Rooms: The Main Building an invitation arrives at the character’s doorstep and unknowingly diverts them to an alternate world where players use extraordinary items and devices to navigate through a variety of rooms and buildings.  To enter the next room, players must carefully shift rooms around in a manner similar to slide puzzles.

Paradox Interactive Launches Strategy Guide Print Service

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive launched a new service called GameGadgets, which allows gamers to purchase strategy guides for its games, starting with the official strategy guide to Europa Universalis III: Heir to the Throne

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) Sells 2.3 Million Units Since Launch

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 7:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.

'F1 2010' (ALL) Goes Behind the Scenes - Facts, Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In F1 2010 gamers will take on the full, expanded grid in a variety of game modes including GRAND PRIX, Championship, Time Trial and an extensive, innovative Career mode. F1 2010 will also feature a highly advanced damage model, fully dynamic weather system and extensive competitive multiplayer options.

'War of Legends' Launch A Success As Hundreds Of Thousands Join The Battle

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 7:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War of Legends is a flash-based RTS game based on ancient Chinese mythology, which immerses players in a world where they can build vast empires, appoint legendary leaders and form multi-player alliances to reach eternal glory.

'International Cricket 2010' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 7:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

International Cricket 2010 is set to continue Codemasters 15 year association with world class cricket and steps up to the crease with a range of innovations and enhancements to set the new standard in authentic cricket gaming.

'Tactical Intervention' Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tactical Intervention takes aim at maximize strategic team play, and is set in the modern battle between terrorists and counter terrorism team. Tactical Intervention is guaranteed to deliver real-like weapon and character design as well as K9 units and hostage NPCs with impeccable AI.

'Lionheart: Kings' Crusade' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lionheart: Kings' Crusade is a real-time strategy that places players between the years of 1189-1192, calling upon warriors to enter the heart of the battle in one of the most vicious wars of all time.

Nintendo DSi XL Makes Portable Games More Social with Extra-Large Screen

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo is determined to significantly boost the social fun of portable gaming as the new, extra-large Nintendo DSi XL hand-held system makes it easier for everyone to gather around and have a good time with its 4.2-inch screen, 93 % larger than those on the Nintendo DS Lite system.

'Heroes of Gaia' Exceeds One Million Players

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Gaia puts gamers in the shoes of one of four warring factions and challenges them to build a castle, recruit mighty heroes, quest for magical items, summon up devastating armies and rampage across the land battling against players and NPCs alike in thrilling strategic combat to dominate the kingdom of Gaia.

'Commander: Conquest of the Americas' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commander: Conquest of the Americas combines the best elements of trading and strategy games. Set in the 16th century, players will take charge of a wide variety of European nations in efforts to conquer the New World.

Trickstar Games Formed, Developing Multiple Titles

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trickstar Games is Australia’s newest, but most experienced games development studio. Founded in 2009 in Melbourne, Australia, Trickstar Games is a core assembly of former Transmission Games, known for such titles as Heroes of the Pacific, Heroes Over Europe, and Ashes Cricket 2009 (thanks Blues).

'Risen' (ALL) - v1.10 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, Risen unfolds over 4 chapters and offers multiple ways to develop the story by your actions and decisions. An intuitive user control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers alike.

'World Of Tanks' Uses BigWorld Technology - Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In World of Tanks 30-player teams are fighting action-packed PvP battles. The game features more than 150 armored fighting vehicles from the pre-WW2 era up to the Korean War: light, medium, heavy and super heavy tanks, tank destroyers, self-propelled howitzers and rocket artillery. The game includes American, German and Soviet tanks.

'The Path' Celebrates Its First Anniversary, Goes Halfsies

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Path is a short horror story inspired by fairy tales examining the dark side things. What really happened to Little Red Riding Hood in those dark and scary woods?

'Out of the Park Baseball 11' Announced, Coming Next Month

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Out of the Park Baseball 11 is the most immersive, realistic, and customizable baseball management simulation game on the market today. OOTP 11 provides what fantasy baseballers truly desire - the ability to control every aspect of a baseball team. With online or solo play, real Major League rosters, historical simulations, and purely fictional leagues, OOTP 11 has all of the bases covered!

'Chronos Twins DX' (Wii) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chronos Twins DX offers an amazing space-time travel on which our tireless character Nec will find adventure, action, platforms and ingenious time puzzles. Do you dare to control Nec on two parallel times at the same time?

'Ether Saga Online' Celebrates Its first Anniversary With Events And Giveaways

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ether Saga Online is the English-based version of KDXY, a free-to-play MMORPG based on one the four great classic novels of Chinese literature, Journey to the West, combining lavish graphics with a young anime style.

Honey, There's A Spider In Your Bathroom The Size Of A Buick

by Rainier on March 18, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

We did a little shopping yesterday. I had to get extra ram for the work computer to speed things up a little. It's a last-ditch effort; the next step is buying a new computer. Yay!

Also went out and got a mic/headset so we can coordinate and strategize in CrimeCraft since the previous patch has added daily tournaments. Nothing too fancy, a $30 Logitech thing, but it works fine, was easy install, and it got the job done, even though we came in second in last night's tourney.

Last night we watched House and Four Christmases, the former being quite trippy and the latter rather entertaining with a few good chuckles.