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'Neopets: The Darkest Faerie' (PS2) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 11:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neopets: The Darkest Faerie is a PS2 exclusive action/adventure game that extends the online entertainment of Neopets.com and provides a fully interactive offline experience.

'Sudoku' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 11:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mastiff announced today that it will publish Sudoku for the GBA, the first of a series of Sudoku products. Sudoku is a puzzle phenomenon featuring hundreds of puzzle problems, a tutorial mode, help for those moments when you really are stuck, the ability to 'pencil in' possible solutions, and a puzzle problem creation mode.

'Tony Hawk's American Wasteland' (ALL) Skates Into Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision's Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland lets gamers make an expansive streaming L.A. skate world their personal playground. The game allows players to skate and BMX bike from seaside Santa Monica, to the star-studded sidewalks of Hollywood, to the gritty streets of East L.A. as they customize and upgrade their characters, unlock new tricks and choose their missions without loads or levels.

'Ski Alpin 2006' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

RTL Enterprises' is bringing its next titles in the Ski Alpin frachise o the PS2 and PC this coming November. Ski Alpin 2006 will feature new graphics, soundeffects, and more animations to increase the reality and immersion of the game. Multiplayer will support up to twelve players, hot-seat, online and LAN.

Gung Ho Entertainment Acquires Game Arts

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 5:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A little while back GungHo and Game Arts announced the development of Grandia Online, the first MMO in the Grandia franchise. Apparently that was not the only collaboration between the two companies as it seems GungHo has now acquired Game Arts in order to strenghten its global expansion, mainly into European and North American markets. GungHo also announced it licensed AEGIA's PhysX technology to be used in its online titles. The acquisition also allows GungHo to use Game Arts' considerable copyright assets and reducing development costs for future game development.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood features a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles. Ubisoft has released a new patch for Gearbox's WWII based FPS bringing your retail game to v1.02 and adresses sound, spectator and multiplayer issues, as well as the usual crashes and bug fixes. Read more for download links ...

'GTA: Liberty City Stories' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The story of GTA: Liberty City Stories takes place 3 years before the events of Grand Theft Auto 3 and we find that our main character Toni Cipriani has returned from laying low for the past 4 years after taking out a rival mob boss for the Leone crime family. Having welcomed him back with open arms, the Don Salvatore Leone is putting Toni to back work under the watchful eye of Vincenzo Cilli, one of his most trusted capo’s.

'NFL Head Coach' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NFL Head Coach, developed by EA Tiburon, is a 3D strategy sports game that challenges gamers to build and manage every aspect of a football team from the ground up, and work with all coaches in the NFL Coaches Club.

'Jak X: Combat Racing' (PS2) Blasts Away In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the launch of its PS2 exclusive Jak X: Combat Racing allowing you to tread new ground by engaging in head-to-head vehicular combat within the Jak and Daxter universe, while racing in fully customizable vehicles armed with deadly weaponry.

You Want Fries With That Wi-Fi?

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo has signed an agreement with Wayport to extend Wi-Fi service to Nintendo DS users at nearly 6,000 McDonald's restaurants across the United States, offering complimentary access to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection when goes online Nov. 14.

'World Poker Tour' (GBA/PS2/Xbox) Goes All-In At Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced that the World Poker Tour video game has shipped to major retailers across North America. Offering real players and broadcast presentation elements that mirror the popular television series, the World Poker Tour video game is also the only poker title to incorporate real world venues.

'Shadow of the Colossus' (PS2) Gallops Into Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the release of its PS2 exclusive Shadow of the Colossus, a single-player, third-person action-adventure game in whihc you embark on a majestic journey in a mystical land to defeat extremely large colossal beasts in order to seek the truth behind an ancient tale of hidden power that brings a lost soul back to life.

'The Con' (PSP) Cheats Its Way Into Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the release of its PSP exclusive The Con, an innovative 3D fighting game that combines the excitement of underground fighting with the intrigue of high- stakes gambling.

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Strangelite Studio, the game is based on the Starship Troopers movie in which you will take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs, emulating the best scenes from the movie and a whole lot more! Empire announced today that Starship Troopers went gold and is expected to ship in Europe Oct. 28.

'Sniper Elite' (PS2/Xbox) Takes Aim In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that their World War II sniping simulation Sniper Elite has shipped to retail stores for the PS2 and Xbox. Position yourself behind enemy lines on a top-secret mission to prevent the advancing Soviet army from obtaining valuable nuclear intelligence from war-torn Berlin in this realistic sniper game.

'Field Commander' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Field Commander is the first military turn-based strategy game for PSP offering engaging, challenging skill based warfare in a realistic military setting. Read more for new screens ...

'Fable: The Lost Chapters' (Xbox) Finds Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the mystical land of Albion as never before in Fable: The Lost Chapters, shipping to stores today as a Platinum Hits title for Xbox. Fable: The Lost Chapters takes players on a legendary role-playing adventure where their every action will determine the future of the land and craft their destiny.

'Age of Empires III' Now In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Empires III, the stunning real-time strategy game from Microsoft and Ensemble Studios, is now available in North America in two versions: standard and Collector’s Edition. Age of Empires III raises the bar for strategy games with unprecedented graphic detail, incredible new features like the Home City and more realistic destruction with real-time physics modeling.

'Faces of War' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that it will publish Faces of War (previously known as Outfront II), a World War II squad-based, RTS game developed by Best Way, the people behind Soldiers: Heroes of World War II.

'Quake IV' Shakes It Up At Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Global Defense Force has been given the green light to invade the Strogg home planet as id Software and Activision announced today that Quake IV for the PC has shipped. Quake IV enlists gamers in the role of Matthew Kane, a member of the legendary Rhino Squad, to penetrate deep into the heart of the Strogg war machine and engage in a series of heroic missions to destroy the barbaric alien race.

'Looney Tunes Double Pack' (GBA) Goes Crazy In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and other favorites from the Looney Tunes gang are hitting the GBA, as Majesco today ships Looney Tunes Double Pack. This latest addition to Majesco’s Game Boy Advance Double Pack library features two zany new games, Acme Antics and Dizzy Driving.

'Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi' (PS2) Animates Retail Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. DBZ Budokai: Tenkaichi gives players the "super-hero" experience of huge battles and high-speed flight with its fully interactive recreation of the Dragon Ball Z universe where fighting is possible in the air, on the ground or even underwater.

'Terrorist Takedown: Conflict in Mogadishu' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Terrorist Takedown: Conflict in Mogadishu is the second standalone expansion pack in which the player once again takes on the role of GIs fighting against terrorrism. The expansion allows you to freely roam around in Mogadishu, adds new missions, and lets you fly Little Birds and Blackhawks, and various new weapons such as M9 Beretta, M16 with M203 grenadelauncher or the M40A1 sniper rifle, all for the low price of $9.99.

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' - v1.05 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a new patch for its stealth action game Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. This update brings your game to v1.05 and only adds 2 new coop levels, Nuclear Plant and UN Headquesters, nothing else. Read more for download links ...

'Pacific Fighters' - v4.02 Update Patch & Servers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has yet again released new patches for 1C Maddox's WW2 flight sim Pacific Fighters. This update brings your retail game to v4.02 (for both the standalone and merged installations) and addsa new flight model, new aircraft, new AI, new maps and plenty more. Read more for download links.

'Urban Reign' (PS2) Coming To Europe Early 2006

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Urban Reign, players assume the role of a gritty street brawler who has been hired by one of the city's dominant gangs to protect its leader. Sony Europe announced today it has signed Urban Riegn for European distribution early 2006.

Violent Video Game Law Battle Heats Up

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and Entertainment Software Association (ESA) filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to overturn the recently passed California law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors.

'Crazy Frog Racer' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crazy Frog Racer is a high-speed, high-octane Wacky Races style game, where you can play as either The Annoying Thing or D'Ding Ding on their way to victory or take on the role of one of eight other unique playable characters and beat that Annoying Thing at his own game. Check the freshly launched official website, or read more for screens ..

'Shattered Union' (Xbox/PC) Makes Amends In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set atop the smoldering ruins of a fictional United States torn apart by civil war, Shattered Union is an action-packed strategy game with an exciting single player campaign to reunite the country by force, or online in one-on-one matches. 2K Games today announced that Shattered Union is now available in retail stores in North America.

'Rhem 2' Gets Further Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally due in July, then delayed until Oct. 15, Got Game Entertainment today announced a November 1, 2005 release date for the North American release of RHEM 2, an intricate pure-puzzle first person adventure game, and featuring non-linear gameplay, an immersive, non-violent story, and mind-bending puzzles.

'The Bible Game' (PS2/Xbox) Miraculously Now In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced they have shipped The Bible Game for PS2 and Xbox. The Bible Game combines wholesome family fun with an engaging challenge of Biblical knowledge, and is available at retailers throughout North America. The Dove Foundation has given The Bible Game the Dove Family-Approved Seal and has rated The Bible Game "family-friendly."

'Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D' (Xbox) Paints It Up In Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the release of Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D (GHTP MAX'D) the intensity and innovation of the 2004 sleeper hit returns to the Xbox. With new features such as Breakout Manager and Field Editor, the franchise's continued focus on speed, tactics and teamwork separate this first person action game from the pack.

Nerve Software Working on Multiplayer For 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein 2'

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an interview on G4 id Software's Kevin Cloud announced that Nerve Software will be working with Raven Software on the development of the next Return to Castle Wolfenstein title, in particular the multiplayer aspect. Nerve previously already worked on the multiplayer part of the original Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and more recently the DOOM 3 PC expansion Resurrection of Evil.

Epic Adds Facial Animation Technology To Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic Games announced today that it has licensed OC3 Entertainment's facial animation technology FaceFX for use in Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3, making it available to all Unreal Engine 3 licensees. Epic Games will use the FaceFX product in their upcoming titles Gears of War and Unreal Tournament 2007 to create emotive characters and cinematic-quality dialogue sequences.

PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Star Wars Battlefront II'

by Alanix on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Star Wars Battlefront II takes one Imperial-walker step forward with all-new space combat, playable Jedi, and never-before-seen environments straight out of the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith film. Enjoy an all-new single-player experience that takes players through an epic, story-based saga where every action the player takes impacts the battlefront and, ultimately, the fate of the Star Wars galaxy.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (PSP) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp.

'Super Stunt Spectacular' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You're a stunt man. You do the dirty work the pretty boys won't. Start your career as a backyard thrillseeker and climb all the way to the top of the Hollywood blockbuster A list. This demo allows you to play the game for a mere 30 minutes after which you can unlock the full game by purchasing a license key (thanks 3DGamers).

PS2 Review - 'Genji: Dawn of the Samurai'

by Geson Hatchett on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Genji is a beautifully cinematic, sword-wielding Samurai adventure based on the popular Japanese legend of the same name. Acting as the historic hero Genkuro Yoshitsune or his trusted companion Benkei, the warrior monk, you set out on a mission to release the oppressed from the evil forces of the warlord Kiyomori and restore the Genji dynasty to power.