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ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Trailer Is a Bit Buggy

The E3 trailer for ArcaniA: Gothic 4 has arrived to reveal a large number of massive and scary bugs that may very well halt your progress in the the fantasy RPG sequel.

We jest, of course. If it makes you feel more comfortable, know that this is developer Spellbound Entertainment's first entry in the Gothic series. Published by JoWooD, ArcaniA: Gothic 4 is scheduled for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this fall. Read more »

"Gothic 3 was better after the patching. Loved that game. Looking forward to this one as well."
- beatbox32    See all 6 comments

Okamiden E3 Media Spreads Smiles

E3 screenshots and a trailer for Capcom's Okamiden have arrived to melt even the coldest of hearts while showing off a little more of the Nintendo DS sequel to Clover's Okami.

Our Garnett seemed to have a jolly good time when he picked up the Celestial Paintbrush and played Okamiden back in April but unfortunately you'll have to wait until 2011 to get your hand on the DS exclusive. Read more »

"Seconded. Okami was one of my favorite games on the PS2. I'll be extreamly disapointed if this ..."
- Cooper640    See all 3 comments

The Agency E3 Media Shows Espionage MMO PvP

Sony's been awfully quiet on the subject of The Agency for some time now, aside from launching a Facebook game based upon the espionage MMORPG, but has broken its silence at E3 with a handful of new screenshots and a trailer showing PvP.

The last time Sony Online Entertaiment mentioned a release date for The Agency, way back in March 2009, the PC and PlayStation 3 title was said to be due out in 2010. E3 has brought no update to that. Read more »

"As long as they can keep the huge battles without screwing up the balance, I'm game."
- silverback1138    See all 13 comments

Driver: Frisco E3 Walkthrough Shows Gameplay

A Driver: San Francisco walkthrough has emerged from E3, showing four minutes of kind-of sort-of mostly gameplay footage from Ubisoft Reflections' brum-brum sequel.

"What we've done... is very much go back to the roots of what made the original Driver game such a unique experience," Reflections founder Martin Edmondson explains as the comatose Tanner chases his imaginary foe through The City That Knows How. Read more »

"regardless of its use in this game, i think the teleporting to the next closest car to the ..."
- .ka`boom.zZz.    See all 22 comments

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem Announced

One has to wonder why Donkey Kong is tolerated by the folks of Mushroom Kingdom. If he doesn't get exactly what he wants--a Pauline toy, in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem--the big galoot goes and abducts some poor lassy and one Mario or another must head off to rescue her from the manic ape.

Miniland Mayhem continues in the series' puzzler-platformer vein, requiring players "use the stylus to place objects like girders, springs, conveyer belts, pipes and ladders to guide the Mini Marios to the end door of each level." Read more »

"That's never been confirmed. In Donkey Kong 64 he's depicted as Donkey Kong's father."
- YummiGummi    See all 11 comments

El Shaddai Media Teases 'Ascension of the Metatron'

Publisher Ignition Entertainment has unveiled its angelic action game El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron at E3 with an attractive trailer and round of screenshots, showing off its cartoon-ish art style and revealing a little of its story "inspired by events in the Old Testament's apocryphal 'Book of Enoch.'"

"In the game," Ignition explains in a press release, "players take on the role of Enoch and must harness his natural combat skills to master a range of powerful and Heavenly weapons under the guidance of the watchful Archangels." Read more »

"Enoch is becoming an Angel or is an Angels are Genderless that why the main Character looks ..."
- nitefyre410    See all 9 comments

Zeno Clash Dev's 'Rock of Ages' Unveiled

ACE Team's mysterious project Rock of Ages has been revealed by publisher Atlus to be "a game of fast-paced strategy, high art... and gigantic boulders of doom" every bit as surreal and charming as one would expect from the developer of Zeno Clash.

Players will construct defences and summon armies to protect their castle from a gigantic rampaging moon-faced boulder--which their opponent gets to control, smashing along a course towards your citadel. Multiplayer will be on offer, with support to crush your chums in local or online play. Read more »

"I'm in total agreeance here. If it wasn't for developers like ACE challenging the concept of ..."
- Fausterion    See all 38 comments

Trine 2 Announced for 2011 With Online Co-op

[Update: 6/18/10 - 08:07am] "I cannot confirm platforms other than PC at this point but they will be made known once they're official," Frozenbyte associate producer Joel Kinnunen has said.

[Original story]Publisher Atlus has announced that the sequel to Frozenbyte's delightful physics-based fairy tale platformer Trine will be released in spring 2011, packing online three-player co-op. Read more »

"Finally! Online cooperative play - that makes Trine 2 already 20001x better than Trine. Great to ..."
- droveri    See all 41 comments

Professor Layton Solving 'The Unwound Future' in September

Celebrated puzzle-solver Professor Layton will travel to a trouble future London when Level-5's Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is released in North America for Nintendo DS on September 20, Nintendo revealed at E3.

Released in Japan as 'Professor Layton and the Last Time Travel,' The Unwound Future promises "more than 165 new puzzles," with "fun, brain-teasing logic puzzles and riddles, and even new types of puzzles." It also boasts "significantly more hand-drawn animated sequences and voice acting than the previous instalment of the series." Read more »

"The Professor Layton games are some of the greatest puzzle/mystery games on the DS."
- Pandilex    See all 2 comments

Scott Pilgrim Game Media Shows Beat 'em Up Fun

A round of E3 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World screenshots and a trailer have arrived to offer a jolly good look at the video game adaptation of the movie adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's acclaimed comic book series.

Our resident Scott Pilgrim fanboy Chris Faylor squeezed in a little playtime at E3 and gushes that he "was charmed by its faithfulness to the license and beat 'em up genre." Read more »

"As if you couldn't tell when the dude's arm explodes into an Akira-esque pile of flesh and ..."
- Vincent Grayson    See all 12 comments

DeathSpank Developer Unveils 'Swarm'

A swarm of fifty adorable blue Swarmites is the star of DeathSpank and Penny Arcade Adventures developer Hothead Games new title Swarm, announced at E3.

"Swarm lets the player take control of 50 utterly fearless Swarmites and drive them through an intense, entertaining and often suicidal battle for a greater good," publisher Ignition explains. "Run, bash, huddle, boost, stack, jump, push and throw your way through gauntlets of death and destruction in an attempt to collect valuable DNA and ensure that at least one Swarmite survives." Read more »

"Same here and I wish that info would clarify the [ REDACTED ] version."
- JackAxe    See all 9 comments

Civilization 5 E3 Trailer Shows Gameplay

Fancy seeing Civilization V gameplay footage? A silly question, I know--of course you do. And if it has creator Sid Meier talking about the turn-based strategy sequel too? Bonus!

Developed by Firaxis and published by 2K Games, Civilization V will be released for PC in North America on September 21 before arriving elsewhere on September 24. Read more »

"You might want to use Civilization Revolution as a jumping-off point."
- Happy Doodle Muffin    See all 23 comments

Final Fantasy XIV Gets E3 Media, Benchmark Test

Final Fantasy XIV developer Square Enix has released a bumper crop of goodies for the MMORPG in the form of an E3 trailer and screenshots as well as an in-engine benchmark test allowing PC gamers to test how well their system will run the game.

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"Is a shame that you can only play it certain dates, and every time I try it I can't because of ..."
- Darkfox76    See all 40 comments

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Walkthrough Trailer: Seven Minutes of Singleplayer

Following on from the Assassin's Creed Brotherhood multiplayer walkthrough showing its 'Wanted' mode yesterday, Ubisoft has released a new trailer with seven minutes of footage from the open-world murder simulator sequel's singleplayer campaign.

Associate producer Jean-Francois Boivin is on hand to explain the changes and new features, which include manning cannons to repel a siege and improved combat. Read more »

"I don't like at all the multiplayer demo, I think they need to rework the system and the ..."
- Mini-d    See all 11 comments

Gears of War 3 Gets Gameplay Walkthrough, Ice T

Gears of War 3 developer Epic has released video footage from its live demonstration of the shooter sequel's four-player campaign co-op at E3, giving a look at some of the new monsters and chums Marcus and pals will meet.

As if that weren't exciting enough, Epic has announced that rapper-turned-actor Ice T--best known for his performances in 'Tank Girl' and 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'--will be joining rapper 'Drake' in lending his voice to a Gears of War 3 character. Read more »

"If by fun you mean incredibly painful to watch, they yes, it was great 'fun!'"
- Snake&Crane    See all 52 comments

Top Games

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Resistance 3
  3. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  4. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  5. DayZ
  6. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  7. Hearts of Iron IV
  8. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  9. Frozen Synapse
  10. Trials Fusion

Most Anticipated

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  3. DayZ
  4. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  5. Hearts of Iron IV
  6. Batman: Arkham Knight
  7. Survarium
  8. Kerbal Space Program
  9. The Walking Dead: Season Two
  10. Frozen Endzone

Top Rentals

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Beyond: Two Souls
  3. Batman: Arkham Origins
  4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  6. Battlefield 4
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. Diablo III
  9. Madden NFL 25
  10. The Last of Us