Nintendo's official Wi-Fi Service website reveals that people who purchase Mario Kart DS may be experiecing problems in multiplayer as the "Global Wi-Fi Service is experiencing intermittent problems." The problems are only for Mario Kart as the only other multiplayer enabled title Tony Hawk's American Sk8Land seems to have a clean bill of health. There seems to be no particular reason for the hiccups but Nintendo asks to maybe move location or turn of interfering devices such as wireless LAN, microwave ovens, cordless devices, computers.
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Aspyr announced today it will publish the PC edition of True Crime: New York City in January 2006. You are Marcus Reed, a former criminal turned cop, using and abusing your authority to hunt down the murderer of your mentor while cleaning up the 'hoods of New York City, from Harlem to Chinatown.
Delta Force: Xtreme brings Delta Force game back to life to face the enemy in over 60 levels of single and multiplayer FPS action, graphically enhanced, new maps, improved features, STATS and much more. Novalogic has released a new patch bringing your retail game to v188.8.131.52 and adds NovaWorld & multiplayer enhancements, balance tweaks, adresses several bugs, and other fixes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...
Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :
- 25 to Life - Trailer #4
- Kingdom Hearts 2 - Japan Trailer
- Ski Alpine 2006 - Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
SiN Episodes features the highly anticipated return of Elexis Sinclaire, the world's most dangerous and seductive biochemist, and the only man who stands in her way, John R. Blade. The sworn enemies face off in Freeport City, a near-future mixture of San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, all set inside the unrestricted SiN universe.
AhnLab today introduced its powerful HackShield technology to U.S. developers and publishers of massively multiplayer server-based computer games. The competition for monthly fees from online gamers is fierce and gamers will not spend a penny in an insecure virtual world, no matter how good the game is. MMOG publishers risk their entire investment from a single lapse in security.
Konami America today announced that Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 for the Xbox has shipped to retail stores nationwide. DDR Ultramix 3 breaks it down with the biggest music selection of any DDR in North America to date, exclusive content, and a collection of innovative modes which enhance both the online and offline gameplay.
Capcom today announced that its popular Street Fighter franchise will make its debut on the PSP with Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max. A direct conversion of the arcade fighting game, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max is enhanced with additional original content specifically designed for the portable system including Wi-Fi functionality and extra gameplay modes.
SEGA America today released Shadow The Hedgehog for console and Sonic Rush for NDS. Shadow the Hedgehog takes to the streets with a huge array of weapons and vehicles in search of his true identity, while Sonic Rush is a fast-paced side-scrolling adventure
Bandai today announced that The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion for the PSP has shipped to retail outlets. This role-playing game recounts the epic tale of Avin, a 17-year old boy in search of his sister who was taken by the disciples of Octum, the god of Darkness.
Introversion today announce that its action/strategy games Darwinia will be available to gamers worldwide on December 14, 2005 via Valve content delivery system Steam.
Originally developed by BioWare, Neverwinter Nights has set a new standard in the role-playing genre with a deep and engrossing storyline; immersive character development; stunning graphics; and, an expansive multiplayer experience like none other. Now Atari, Obsidian Entertainment and BioWare are bringing Neverwinter Nights 2 to the PC, expected early 2006.
Buena Vista Games brings gamers and Narnia fans an unforgettable adventure with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in which players are thrust into a mysterious frozen world where they will play as four heroes -- Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy Pevensie -- to free Narnia from a cold, bleak eternity under the control of the evil White Witch.
A few months back EA's Mark Skaggs took an extended leave of absence after completing Battle for Middle Earth, and now it seems he won't be coming back, at least not to EA. Together with EALA Vice President Rick Giolito (Medal of Honor) and VUGames' Michael Pole, Mark Skaggs has licensed the Unreal Engine 3 technology and got indie funding for its new Santa Monica, Calif. based development team Trilogy Studios.
Pro Cycling Manager will have more detailed animations, an experience system, stage editor and also several multiplayer modes. Cyanide Studio has released a new patch for its cycling manager. This update brings your retail game to v1.5R and adds 5 new stages, the Pescara Trophy, 10 new ladder stages, multiplayer fixes, etc..
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is the first real-time strategy game to place players directly in the heart of combat with Hero Mode, allowing them to fight side-by-side with their troops from a third-person perspective as the ultimate super-weapon. Check the freshly launched official Rise & Fall website, or read more for new screens ...
SEGA today announced that the Xbox 360 edition of its first-person psychological thriller Condemned: Criminal Origins has shipped in North America. Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience a heightened level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice.
SCEA announced today the release of its PSP exclusive Kingdom of Paradise, an action-RPG that combines fantastical sword-fighting with an original story rooted in a mythical world in the Orient.
War on Terror is a modern combat RTS game, set against the background of today's greatest threat to world peace – terrorism! Forces clash in believable scenarios, set within real locations across the globe.
Microsoft today announced that more than 400 pieces of downloadable Xbox Live Marketplace content, including free interactive demos for games like FIFA 06, Kameo, King Kong, NBA LIVE 06, NFS Speed Most Wanted, as well as new music videos, will be available to Xbox 360 fans starting November 22nd.
Square Enix announced today that its PS2 exclusive Dragon Quest VIII is on sale today. In Dragon Quest VIII old meets new, as classic gameplay is married to sumptuous graphics, delivering a sweeping adventure, bringing gamers of all ages into a world straight out of Japanese anime.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Friends: The One With All The Trivia videogame is now available in North America. Based on the TV, the trivia-based videogame allows Friends fans to challenge themselves and others with over 3,000 questions about their favorite show.
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will be the premier third generation MMORPG. A vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology. Sigil’s expertise and experience in the field will bring groundbreaking static and dynamic content to the genre.
True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer.
Kick-flipping into retail stores nationwide, Activision's Tony Hawk's American SK8Land for the Nintendo DS introduces a brand new way to play a Tony Hawk game on a handheld system. The game is the first third-party title to utilize the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection allowing fans to create a community where they can skate head-to-head against other DS players online worldwide.
Majesco today announced Aeon Flux has shipped for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Set in the distant future, Aeon Flux features a palpitating blend of stealth, speed and acrobatic combat.
Capcom today announced the appointment of new members of senior management. Mark Beaumont, senior vice president of sales and marketing; Midori Yuasa, general manager and senior vice president of the new mobile and interactive division; and Michael Rubinelli, vice president, business development/third party product acquisition and development.
2K Sports today announced Amped 3, NBA 2K6, and NHL 2K6 for the Xbox 360 have shipped to North American retailers.
Namco today announced that Pac-Man World 3 has begun shipping for the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube and PC. The game will also be available on NDS and PSP in December. The 25-year old video game icon's latest adventure combines contemporary platform gameplay with both traditional Pac-Man elements and brand-new moves.
Sony announced today the release of the EyeToy: Operation Spy, exclusively for the PlayStation 2. EyeToy: Operation Spy presents players with an immersive spine tingling narrative, where they join the SIA (Strategic Intelligence Agency) in order to take down a sinister global network of master criminals.
EA announced that The Sims 2 Holiday Edition has shipped to store shelves across North America offering Sims fans the original and its 2 expansion packs for only $14.99.
In Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2 from Activision, players encounter the world's most dangerous animals and experience the true call of the wild. The title is currently available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube for the MSRP of $29.99, and PC CD-ROM for the suggested retail price of $19.99. The game has been rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB.
EA announced today that Need for Speed Most Wanted has shipped to retail outlets nationwide, challenging players to become the most notorious street racer by going up against the top racers on the Blacklist as well as numerous police that patrol the city of Rockport.
The Saga of Ryzom developer Nevrax announced today it has launched the alpha test of Ryzom Ring, its first expansion, offerting a complete set of simple and supple tools to design and implement adventures and maps, empowering them to imagine, create, launch, share and enjoy an almost infinite combination of online scenarios.
Frame City Killer is a next-generation action game for the Xbox 360. Featuring astoundingly detailed graphics powered by the Unreal Engine 3 and immersive, non-linear gameplay, Frame City Killer is set to deliver an intense gaming experience. Originaly scheduled for this holiday season, Namco has pushed back FCK's North American release date to February 7, 2006.
That sound you hear is the thunder of video gamers worldwide revving their engines for the launch of Mario Kart DS and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The online gaming service for Nintendo DS lets users connect wirelessly to race. From the very start, users can log on easily to shoot shells and burn rubber against opponents from all around the world.
Galactic Civilizations II takes place in the distant future, when mankind has become a space-faring civilization and must contend with other extraterrestrial powers for domination of the galaxy. The sequel is a true evolution for the series, with rethought fundamentals and exciting new changes.
by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
THQ and Relic Entertainment take explosive World War II combat to the next generation in an all new 3rd Person Action Game. Combining intense squad-based combat and easy to use strategic gameplay elements, The Outfit takes players behind enemy lines, battling the Nazi War Machine through a variety of combat missions.
by Joe Keiser on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 12:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Frantix will put your puzzle-solving skills to the test as you adventure through surreal worlds to solve each puzzle in the shortest amount of time. Featuring frantic puzzle-solving action, beautiful 3D graphics, more than 150 challenging levels to play through, power pick-ups, and a diverse array of monsters and unique obstacles, Frantix is easy to pick up, but hard to put down.
Based on an updated version of the same engine technology used in Bungie's first person shooter "Halo," "Rebel Without a Pulse" puts players in control of a wisecracking zombie named Stubbs, "who takes on an ultra-modern city of the future using nothing but his own carcass and the weapons of his possessed enemies." The game is rife with tongue-in-cheek humor, a strong storyline and innovative combat techniques.
SPECNAZ is a Tactical FPS game, built on 3D outdoor engine AMOEBA. The main characteristic feature is the tactic-action model, which the game provides to the player, as well as gives him/her opportunities for successful completion of missions without any limitations. The official Specnaz website has been updated reflecting a change in release date, from its original Q4 2005 date to Q1 2006.