Gaming is expensive for everyone, with the summer upon us and boredom reaching new highs for many THQ is here to save the day... kinda. Using Direct2Drive through July 12 scores these deals for THQ products. July 7th - 50% off all Company of Heroes games July 8th - 75% off Supreme Commander Gold July 9th - 75% off STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl July 10th - 75% off Saint's Row 2 July 11th - 75% off Frontlines: Fuel of War July 12th - 50% off all Warhammer games The list looks good and honestly I might get Saint's Row 2 finally for that kind of a deal.

Sentry down! Building a Sentry! Teleporter up! Okay sorry, I am a bit of a fan of the Engineer in TF2, from the start of the game I loved jumping each team further into battle. This week Valve has announced that the beloved Engineer will get a class update including new maps, items and achievements. For loyalists still working hard in the warzone, golden wrenches will be given out to players creating their arsenal in the field. Anyone cranking out a Dispenser, Teleporter or Sentry will have a chance to score one of these wrenches between now and Thursday. For every 25th wrench awarded the folks at Valve will dish out a little extra information about the new update. Those who just want to watch the action can track the progress here. For more info about the update check the TF2 website.

While I had a post on Hydro Thunder Hurricane earlier, I figured it makes sense to unleash the full fury to everyone. Welcome to the Xbox Live Summer of Arcade 2010! Pictures and more info follow after the jump. Limbo - Playdead / Microsoft Game Studios - July 21 - 1200 Points
Experience the hauntingly beautiful world of “Limbo,” and take a journey of exploration with a boy uncertain of his sister’s fate. An Independent Games Festival award-winning title, “Limbo” is both hauntingly beautiful and philosophically provocative.
Hydro Thunder Hurricane - Vector Unit / Microsoft Game Studios) - July 28 - 1200 Points
“Hydro Thunder Hurricane,” a full-featured sequel to the longtime favorite arcade racer, blasts rocket-powered water speed- boats across dynamic water surfaces in gorgeous interactive environments.
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair - Konami - August 4 - 1200 Points
Designed by Koji Igarashi, producer of the legendary Castlevania series, “Castlevania: Harmony of Despair” delivers loads of multi- player gameplay and lets you stake it out 1:1 to see who’s the best vampire hunter.

F1 2010 looks to be the latest introduction for the GRiD / DiRT engine that everyone has come to know. Packing the same design for driver development and story progression each player will control the fate of their racer and crew in the FIA F1 series. The latest developer diary showcases the tracks and cars of F1 2010, most screens to this point have only shown 2009 cars on the tracks in-progress. Take a look and see what the minds behind Codemasters have been able to come up with. [stream flv=x:/www.bamfas.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/F12010_Tracks_and_Cars_Brand_US_Rated3_720p30_ST_H264_11000kbps.flv hd=x:/www.bamfas.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/F12010_Tracks_and_Cars_Brand_US_Rated3_720p30_ST_H264_11000kbps.flv embed=false share=false width=540 height=304 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=med autostart=false /]

Netflix on-demand grows with each day, bringing movies to the fingertips of the masses at large. From classics to hit television shows and newer movies the catalog has a bit of something for everyone. Today Netflix brings news of a new change, a deal to bring first run movies from Relativity Media to netflix subscribers for the first time. The first wave covered by the new agreement includes "The Fighter" with Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams. The other is "Skyline" directed by the Brothers Strause. Unfortunately the release dates are still a bit off with both of them set to be ready in early 2011, "Season of the Witch" and "Movie 43" by Peter Farley are also on the list but those will arrive toward the end of the year.

Viz is bringing anime fans the action this summer, first announcing Bleach simulcasts from Japan and now the company is bringing Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan to the US hours after it airs. For those unfamiliar with the series.
When night falls, the Yokai King will rise! Rikuo Nura is caught between two worlds, being three-quarters human and part yokai (supernatural demon). During the day, Rikuo's an ordinary teenager, but at night when his yokai blood awakens, he transforms into the future leader of the Nura clan, with a hundred demons at his command!
Keep an eye out for the series on VIZanime.com