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Set Your Faces for Stunned: Star Trek Online Now Available
February 3, 2010 at 3:04 pm
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Resistance to Star Trek Online is futlie.

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None should pass on White Knight Chronicles.
The journey into the final frontier began yesterday with the highly anticipated release of Star Trek Online. If you haven't ordered your copy yet, you need to get one now for your chance to boldly go where no man has gone before, or to boldly go where no "one" has gone before, if you're a Next Generation fan; or "to go boldly," if you're a fan of avoiding split infinitives. If you already have your copy, you're probably not even reading this because you're too busy patrolling near the Neutral Zone. We'll try to get a subspace message to you, reminding you to take a break every now and then. Here's a complete list of this week's releases, sure to appeal to Trekkies and non-Trekkies, or "Trekkers," as true fans prefer to be called.

Tuesday, February 2
Star Trek Online for PC.
White Knight Chronicles for PS3.
Mystery 5-in-1 Collection for PC.
The Sims 3 High End Loft Stuff Expansion for PC.
Imagine: Reporter for DS.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat for PC.

Wednesday, February 3
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief for DS.
Can't the Galaxy Stay Saved for 10 Minutes?
January 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm
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The galaxy needs saving yet again in Mass Effect 2

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The all-stars duke it out in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.
With this week's release of Mass Effect 2 we learn that the rumors of Commander Shepard's death have been greatly exaggerated and that the galaxy needs him to save mankind from another threat. It's like Mr. Incredible from the movie The Incredibles, when he says, "No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know, for a little bit? I feel like the maid. I just cleaned up this mess! Can we keep it clean for… for 10 minutes?" Order your copy of Mass Effect 2 today to see if you can keep the galaxy saved this time around.

If you prefer a more direct approach to your fighting, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars begins shipping today for Wii. More than 20 of your Capcom and Tatsunoko favorites will face off as 3D characters on a classic 2D fighting platform. Or if you prefer moonwalking over fighting, you can watch the late, great King of Pop in Michael Jackson's This Is It on DVD, Blu-ray or UMD for your PSP. A full list of this week's releases is below.

Monday, January 25
Blood Bowl for Xbox 360 and PC.
Playmobil Knights for DS.

Tuesday, January 26
Mass Effect 2 for Xbox 360 & PC.
MAG for PS3.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars for Wii.
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for Wii.
Imagine: Party Planner for DS.
Shadow of Destiny for PSP.
Braid for PC.
Michael Jackson's This Is It on DVD, Blu-ray and PSP UMD.

Wednesday, January 27
Fast Food Panic for Wii.
Perfect Your Jet-Pack Skills for Future Use
January 20, 2010 at 4:26 pm
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You can fly AND shoot stuff. What's not to love?
The science-fiction action-adventure game Dark Void released this week, featuring a jet pack as your principle mode of transportation. Considering that we're 10 years into the 21st century, doesn't it seem like we should all have jet packs by now? However, current technology has brought us blankets with sleeves sewn into them and toy hamsters that act almost like real ones. So we should be grateful for what we have. Until a jet pack with fleece sleeves is available to the masses, we'll have to settle for perfecting our flying skills with the aerial combat of Dark Void.

In addition to Dark Void, here are some other recently released titles that are worthy of a flyover.

Monday, January 18
Bejeweled Twist for DS.
Glory of Heracles for DS.

Tuesday, January 19
Dark Void for Xbox 360, PS3 & PC.
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories for Wii, PS2 & PSP.
Twin Sector for PC.
The Key to Job Satisfaction: Get Paid for Doing What You Love
January 13, 2010 at 4:45 pm
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Watch this video to see Salem and Rios put in a hard day's work at a GameStop store.

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Watch this video to see Salem and Rios working at their true calling: blowing stuff up.
Someone wise once said that the key to being happy in your work is to figure out how to get paid doing what you love. And by "someone wise," we mean that guy in the last cubicle who only speaks by repeating what he's read in fortune cookies. But we have to agree with him on this one. Can you believe we actually get paid to work at the wonderland known as GameStop?

Salem and Rios, of Army of Two fame, recently got a taste of the action when they spent the day working at a GameStop store. Judging from the video, we think they did fairly well, but they're probably better suited for their other job: teaming up as mercenaries to inflict pain through superior firepower, on-the-spot improvisation and general awesomeness. Visit our GameStop Cinema page to compare the video of their GameStop visit with the new launch trailer for Army of Two: The 40th Day, and see if you agree.

Army of Two: The 40th Day began shipping this week, and the world's deadliest tag team is at it again, this time in downtown Shanghai when a man-made disaster throws the city into chaos. Just like in the original Army of Two game, they'll have to work together to make it out alive. It's this kind of co-op play that made the original a smash hit. This time around, they have an arsenal of new co-op moves and tactics, and an advanced weapon customization and upgrade system. Basically, you and your teammate are in for a unique experience, right down to the custom masks you can design and download online.

For a limited time, you can also save $40 on Army of Two: The 40th Day for Xbox 360 or PS3 when you trade in any two of these select games. So check out the videos, round up your games, and get it now!
Now Shipping: Two Thrillers of Apocalyptic Proportions
January 6, 2010 at 5:39 pm
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Bayonetta demonstrates why you should only wear 80-caliber stilettos for formal occasions.

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Fool War once: shame on you. Fool War twice: not likely because you'd be dead from the first time.
This week two games released that deal with the angelic realm, mostly the fallen end of the realm. But the differences end there, as one features a sexy, graceful female lead with supernatural powers, and the other features an original super of the supernatural who prefers brute force over grace and style.

Bayonetta uses firepower and an assortment of special magical attacks, many involving her hair, to subdue a legion of demonic enemies. So you could say every day is a bad hair day for Bayonetta. You could say that, but don't because people around you will wonder why you're talking to yourself. The critics agree that the witchy siren provides non-stop action and fun, over-the-top combat, with Famitsu rating it a perfect 40 out of 40, and Game Informer giving it a 9 out of 10, saying, "Bayonetta's non-stop action leaves us with racing pulses."

Darksiders puts a new twist on an age-old icon, War, the first horseman of the Apocaplypse. War has one job to do, and he's been waiting to do it for a very long time. So you can imagine his chagrin when someone kicks off the end of the world prematurely, and he gets blamed for it. Needless to say, War is determined to find out who stole his Apocalyptic thunder, and the usual suspects are less than cooperative. That's when you get to see why he's called "War." Game Informer rated this one 8.5 out of 10, noting its similarities to Zelda and God of War.

It wouldn't be the end of the world if you didn't, but you owe it to yourself to check these two games out.
Online Only Offer, While Supplies Last: Don't Fear the Hoodie
December 22, 2009 at 10:29 am
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While supplies last, you can get a No Fear fleece hoodie when you buy MX vs. ATV: Reflex online.
We recently received a shipment of boxes that had "No Fear Hoodies" stamped on them. At first, we thought it meant the there weren't any Fear hoodies in the boxes. So we put them aside, thinking it would be a waste of time to open all of those empty boxes.Later someone remembered that episode from the first season of Star Trek with the Horta, a silicon-based life form that could melt right through solid rock, as well as melt right through anyone who threatened it. After Spock performed a Vulcan mind meld with the injured Horta, it etched the phrase "No Kill I" into the rock, which could mean either "I won't kill you," or "Please don't kill me."

Eventually, Spock, Kirk and McCoy worked things out with the Horta, but we were still left with a riddle. Were the boxes trying to tell us there were no hoodies inside, or were they trying to exhort us to not fear hoodies? There was only one way to find out, but no one liked the idea of possibly being melted in a trap set by a Horta. After all, we're gamers, not bricklayers. But we confronted our fears and mustered up the courage to force the new guy, who just happened to be wearing a red shirt that day, to open one of the boxes. When he opened the box, the riddle was solved. It was filled with hoodies that had "No Fear" printed on them.

So to celebrate the conquering of our fears, we bring you the following online only offer. While supplies last, when you purchase a copy of MX vs. ATV: Reflex online, you'll get a free No Fear hoodie. Although the absence of fear is a good thing when you attempt the death-defying maneuvers in MX vs. ATV: Reflex, it never hurts to have some fear in real life. Fear is that little voice that helps us preserve life and limb. It's fear that makes you run away from a silicon-based Horta, instead of just standing there, wondering why a giant lasagna is coming at you, until it's too late. Fear is what prevents you from saying "Why yes, dear, that dress does make you look fat." Fear is what prevents you from waiting too long to order MX vs. ATV: Reflex and missing out on the free hoodie. So listen to your fear for long life and free hoodies.
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