'Saints Row: The Third' (ALL) On PS3 Gets You Downloadable Prequel

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 5:13 p.m. PST | 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.

'Ninja Gaiden III' (ALL) - 9 Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 4:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden III will take fans on an epic journey as they discover a side of their hero that has never been revealed. The game is set to introduce this franchise to a broader audience while at the same time retaining the legendary challenge that has drawn hardcore gamers to the series for years.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | 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 ...

'Diablo III' Beta Key Giveaway

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 1:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.

'Eve Online' Crucible Expansion Announced, Coming Soon

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EVE Online is an MMO game set in a world of galactic proportions, governed by a hyper-capitalistic economy where space flight is the path to all commerce, communication, and conflict.

'Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster' (X360) Unidentified Furry Objects DLC Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In a truly original interactive experience, young players join Cookie Monster, Elmo and other Sesame Street characters as they explore a living storybook titled Once Upon a Monster.

'Afterfall: Insanity' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Afterfall: Insanity is a story based horror-shooter where players face their destiny in the desolate ruins of once thriving cities and well-known areas - or to be more exact: in the sewers and tunnels beneath them. Facing horrible mutants, bloodthirsty mercenaries and other threats, humanity fights for existence

Rock Band Music Store To Get Nickelback And Red Hot Chili Peppers Tracks

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 11:19 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.

Spike TV Announces 2011 VGA Nominees, Video Game Hall of Fame

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring world premiere footage from a variety of the gaming world's most anticipated releases, Spike TV's annual Video Game Awards will be a night to remember as the network celebrated the outstanding artistic and technical achievements in the gaming industry over the past year.

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

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sly and the Gang are back in an epic new adventure! The pages of the Thievius Raccoonus are disappearing and Bentley, now keeper of the ancient master thieving book, must round up the gang and save the Cooper Clan legacy from being destroyed forever.

'Gears of War 3' (X360) Title Update #2 Adds Spectator Mode, Improvements And Fixes Bugs

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gears of War 3 plunges players into a harrowing tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood that concludes the current story arc for Gears of War. With the last human city destroyed and the remaining survivors stranded, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race from the jaws of extinction.

'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' (ALL) Ships 7 Million Units, Sells Most Of Them

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance.

'F1 2011' (ALL) To Be A PS Vita Launch Title - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In F1 2011 players will be challenged to ‘Be the driver, live the life, go compete’, with wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements on and off track and vastly extended competitive and co-operative multiplayer components.

'Kinect Fun Labs' (X360) Adds New Gadgets

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Create magical moments with Kinect technology, including player capture, object scanning and finger tracking. Choose from a variety of gadgets in Kinect Fun Labs: turn yourself into a bobblehead, bring your favorite stuffed animal to life or create art with your fingertips.

'Star Supremacy' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Supremacy is a free to play massively multiplayer space conquest web game. In the distant future, tensions rise as the limited resources of earth run out. This is the story of the three major human factions while they compete to survive and expand.

Anuman Interactive Launches Microïds - Games for All Label

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Targeting a wide audience, Microïds - Games for All brings together all Anuman Interactive video game business, with the exception of adventure games based on Microïds’ traditional major licenses.

'Gravity Rush' (PSV) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for a new perspective in gaming in this cel-shaded adventure. Take gravity into your own hands as you take the role of a heroine seeking her past and the means to protect her future in a world that's falling apart.

'DC Universe Online' (ALL) Content Update Adds New Raid, Gear And Weapons

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 1:17 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.

'Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception' (PS3) Flashback Map Pack #1 Unveiled - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception blurs the entertainment boundaries, delivering the cinematic scale, adrenalin rushes, thrills and mystery that are the Uncharted trademark; together with its unique and enhanced multiplayer experience.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 takes the epic battle to new heights with new iconic characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes, a refined fighting system, eight new stages and new modes.

I'm Not Going To Subsidize Cowardice

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Holy moly, that was quite the list of games that shipped yesterday.

I'm going to try out the new Need for Speed one of these days. I love racing games, but I totally suck at them. Checked out a little bit of Saints Row: The Third on Xbox 360 and liked it enough for me to go get it on PC so I can truly appreciate the game.

In the meantime, we seem to be stuck in LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 at 99.9% completion. There's 1 gold brick out of 200 that we simply can't seem to find! Damn frustrating!

Later today, we're heading out a bit earlier than usual to see Cirque du Soleil TOTEM, so that should be a good time.