Daily Archives: February 14, 2012

Tales of the Abyss now available for 3DS

Tales of the Abyss (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Tales saga continues today with release of Tales of the Abyss for the 3DS. Featuring touch-screen controls and stereoscopic 3D graphics, the latest chapter in the long-running series centers around the exploits of Luke fon Fabre, the last of an aristocratic family. Thrust into a life of adventure after years of isolation, Luke will struggle with “friendship, sacrifice, duty and choice” as players use the real-time Flex Range Linear Motion Battle System to best foes and save the world from destruction.

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The House of the Dead 3 revamped, released for PS3

The House of the Dead 3 (PS3) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has just released one of the few reasons for anyone—well, me—to jump on the Move bandwagon: The House of the Dead 3. The download-only HD re-release of the arcade and Xbox lightgun shooter is available on PSN for $6.99. The PS3 version includes trophies, Move support, interactive rescue events, a grading and ranking system, and an arcade cabinet for Home.

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PlayStation 3 News

Unstoppable Gorg demo available for Mac, Windows PC

Unstoppable Gorg (360, PC) Demo Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A demo of Futuremark’s B-movie-themed tower defense title Unstoppable Gorg is now available for Windows PC and Mac. The demo includes four levels, cutscenes, challenges, and access to Arcade mode.

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PC News

Mass Effect 3 demo launches, spawns millions of Shepards

Mass Effect 3 (360, PC, PS3) Demo Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Gamers itching to try their hand at Mass Effect 3 finally have their chance with a new demo now available for the 360, PC, and PS3. The demo begins with an invasion of Earth by the Reapers and concludes with a single-player mission from later in the game. Players are also able to create a Commander Shepard for their trial run, tweaking name, gender, and appearance. Once those selections are made, plus some for background, the game will then prepare a brief history of this insta-Shephard so that newcomers and series vets alike are able to follow the events included in the demo.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action goes in hot, now available for PC

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

It’s time to send the mercs back in. Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, the latest in the long-running strategy series centered on a player-owned Private Military Corporation, is now available in retail and through digital outlets. As the leader of a PMC, you will hire, train, and equip mercenaries in order to fulfill a contract that calls for the deposition of Arulco island’s ruling dictator. A “plan & go” system combines both turn-based and real-time strategy elements, while the soldiers gain experience and advance through a role-playing-styled leveling system.

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PC News

Anno 2070 goes green with Eden Project DLC

Anno 2070 (PC) Eden Project DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Anno 2070 universe is expanding today with the launch of the Eden Project DLC pack. Available through Steam and the in-game store, Eden Project includes new architecture that focuses on the greener side of life for the Eco faction.

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DLC, PC News

Darksiders II gets Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop pre-order extras

Darksiders II (360, PC, PS3) Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

Darksiders II might be months away, but that isn’t stopping Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop from trying to entice a few bucks out of your wallet. To get the pre-order bucks flowing, each is offering a unique in-game incentive, ranging from additional missions to celestial-themed panoply.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Twisted Metal blasts onto PlayStation 3

Twisted Metal (PS3) PS3 Launch Announcement - Header

After a lengthy absence, save for an enjoyable resurgence in 2008 on the PS2 and PSP, Twisted Metal returns to the PlayStation today with the appropriately named Twisted Metal. Developed by Eat Sleep Play, which itself was co-founded by the series’ creators, the latest entry in the car-combat series features four groups battling it out for the chance to have a single wish granted by the founder of the Twist Metal tournament, Calypso. The dark humor, strange characters, and explosive power-ups all return to see the latest live up to its 1995 namesake.

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PlayStation 3 News