Microsoft announced that it expects to sell as many as 3 million Xbox 360 consoles in the first three months after launching the newest version of its video game machine, which goes on sales in North America starting November 22, 2005.
Today's Big Story
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 :
- America's Army: Rise of a Soldier - Dev Diary #4
- Dragon Quest VIII - Trailer #2
- King Kong - Eyes of the Beast Trailer
- Need For Speed Most Wanted - Trailers (2)
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers builds upon the ground-breaking, genre-blending game play of the original, integrating an all new robust multiplayer system, player-controlled coalition forces, mechanized units and enhanced character abilities and advanced enemy A.I. Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers is scheduled to release this winter.
Based on briefings and scenarios supplied by S.A.S. veterans, The Regiment is a tense, accurate simulation of close quarters combat. Origianlly scheduled for December 2005, The Regiment has been pushed back until early 2006, no reason for the delay was given.
Microsoft and Maxmedia today announced that they will develop an animated feature adaptation of the upcoming Xbox 360 video game, Kameo: Elements of Power." Sunmin Park will adapt the video game for the screen version, as well as direct.
Gas Powered Games has released the first mod toolkit for its recently released RPG Dungeon Siege 2. This kit will allow modders to create their own content for DS 2, although no details are available at this point. Read more for download links ...
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the exciting new expansion to Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, quest, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, raising the level cap to 70, and more.
Codemasters, announced today that Operation Flashpoint: Elite is launching onto store shelves across the country. With the Cold War conflict between the NATO coalition forces and a renegade Soviet Red army faction initiated, players must join U.S. forces and make their mark in the most realistic modern warfare simulation on any console.
Microsoft today announced that retailers nationwide are beginning to sell various Xbox 360 games, accessories, and Xbox Live retail offerings in advance of the November 22 console launch. Eager fans are encouraged to check with their local retail stores for information regarding specific Xbox 360 product availability. Reports have come in that PGR3, Perfect Dark Zero, and Kameo are available left and right.
Konami America today announced that Karaoke Revolution Party for the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube has shipped to retail stores nationwide. With over 50 songs, including all-new classic favorites and current smash hits, the fourth release in the incredibly popular series contains the largest library of music ever released in a Karaoke Revolution game.
Virtual Skipper 4 is a sailing simulation that lets you create your own tropical paradise and set sail. Marvel at the beauty of your creation and share it with friends. Race people from all over the world in online regattas, team or private races.
SCEA announced today that its PSP exclusive SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo is available in stores, offering brand new single-player and online gameplay which supports up to 16 players battling together in Ad Hoc and Infrastructure modes for maximum online gaming, an "Instant Action" Mode for short single-player mission replay options, and interoperability with its big PS2 brother SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs.
Today, Ubisoft announced the third release in the CSI video game franchise, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: 3 Dimensions of Murder. CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder will be based on the characters and storylines from the original hit television series CSI, and will launch worldwide for PC in spring 2006.
Konami America today announced that Suikoden Tactics for the PS2 has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Suikoden Tactics is the first game in the acclaimed role playing based series that includes turn-based strategy and simulation elements.
Tecmo announced today that its Japanese horror game Fatal Frame III: The Tormented for the PS2 has shipped to stores nationwide. In Fatal Frame III, players take on the role of Rei Kurosawa, a woman haunted by guilt and horrifying nightmares as the result of a car accident that proved fatal for her fiancé.
Zymotic is a a sci-fi single player FPS, developed by Nexuiz's Alientrap team. Using the same base engine as Nexuiz, it will take more advantage of the engine's advanced features. Zymotic will be a fun, non linear action game with a focus on gameplay rather than cut scenes, developed entirely online by a group of volunteers.
Aspyr Media today announced it shipped to North American retail outlets four PC compilation titles : SpellForce Platinum, Gothic II Gold, Silent Storm Gold, and The Guild Gold. All of the compilations include the original title and their corresponding expansion packs, for only $19.99.
German publisher dtp announced today that Tony tough 2 has been pushed back to Q1 2006. Tony is back in a brand-new adventure with modern 3D-graphics. However, Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress is no sequel, but a prequel – it takes the player back into Tony’s youth, into the year 1953, when Tony was 13 years old.
Blizzard today announced that its subscription based MMORPG World of Warcraft has officially launched in the region of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Players in these territories can now purchase the game at retail or download it, create their accounts, and then log on to experience the epic adventure of the Warcraft(R) series in an immersive and continually evolving online environment.
Taito's Exit is a puzzle game on the PSP, currently only scheduled for release in Japan end of the year. In Exit you assume the role of Mr. Esc, a masked individual tasked with entering and exiting buildings and rescuing other people under a timelimit, avoiding various traps and solving puzzles. While the game is mostly comprised of cartoonish 2D graphics, the character s models are 3D.
TransGaming Technologies today announced the availability of its Linux gaming portability product Cedega 5.0. Its broad range of new and improved features boosts game graphics and delivers greater levels of usability, specifically meeting the demands of the established gaming market, and opening doors to bring more gamers to the Linux platform.
EA announced today that its PSP exclusive The Lord of the Rings: Tactics has shipped to retailers nationwide. The Lord of the Rings: Tactics puts players in the universe of Middle-earth from the books and films and allows them to lead the Fellowship or take control of the forces of Shadow.
Dutch publisher Lighthouse Interactive today announced that it has acquired the pan-European rights for the PC game Loco Mania in a deal with Czech developer 7FX. The agreement will give Lighthouse Interactive publishing rights for all European territories, as well as Turkey and Australia/NZ.
Already revealed back in August, developer Sirius Games, formerly known as Media Mobsters, today released more Paradise City details. In Paradise City, the player takes on the role of a young ambitious gangster with the single goal of becoming the most successful and influential criminal in the entire city.
Titan Quest is an action role-playing game set in the ancient mythical worlds of Greece and Egypt. With an arsenal of more than a thousand pieces of unique and legendary equipment, players will have to overcome terrifying monsters and mythical beasts in their quest to save humankind from the Titans.
Saddle up for the ride of a lifetime! Activision's action game GUN has shipped to retailers nationwide. Developed by Neversoft Entertainment, GUN puts players in the role of Colton White, a vengeful gunslinger who straddles the line between good and evil as he makes his way through the untamed West of the late-1800s where greed, lust and brutality were a way of life.
An evolution in open world gaming, Saints Row provides an unprecedented amount of freedom to experience the game as the player sees fit. The game, based in the fictional urban surroundings of Still Water, is action adventure with its core as a third-person shooter.
Atari and Epic Games today announced that Atari has obtained the rights to use the Unreal Engine 3 and tools for games on next-generation platforms in a multiple-licensing agreement.
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.
EA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are pleased to announce the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire released today. Launching in conjunction with the Warner Bros. Pictures film based on J.K. Rowling's fourth book, the game allows players to experience thrilling moments of the movie and master magic in cooperative play with up to two of their friends.
Train Driver is our new standalone train sim that re-creates all 23 miles of the picturesque West Somerset Railway and lets you drive the trains and rolling stock through ten detailed stations. You can choose to either drive the trains from the cab or control the entire railway in the unique 'DCC' mode.
KaosKontrol announces that Digital Jesters has been in breach of contract and has therefor terminated the publishing agreement with Digital Jesters with immediate effect. KaosKontrol has additionally moved to petition a compulsory Winding-Up of the company 'Digital Jesters Distribution' with the district court of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and informs that its attorneys may initiate legal steps against the directors of Digital Jesters for fraud under section 206 of the Insolvency Act 1986. The development and ownership of game products are entirely unaffected and KaosKontrol will rapidly move to place them with another publisher.
Activision's The Movies is ready for its close up and is now available at retail outlets nationwide. The Movies allows gamers to become the ultimate Hollywood player by building and running their own movie studio, from crafting and shooting unique movies to making or breaking the stars they discover and create.
Atari and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the highly-anticipated video game The Matrix: Path of Neo is now available in stores nationwide.
Atari has released the European version of the first patch for Liquid Ent's RTS/PRG game Dragonshard This update brings your UK/French & German retail game to v1.1.24 and addresses a few multiplayer issues, tweaks, and fixes several bugs & crash issues. Read more for download links ..
Disney's Toontown Online is the first massively multiplayer 3D online game created for kids and kids of all ages. Although not targeted to hard core gamers, Toontown is built on the principles of traditional Role Playing Games (RPGs) and Massively Multiplayer Games (MMPs). Its game play, however, has been expanded and modified to appeal to casual gamers and through several years of testing, Toontown has developed a core fan base among the gaming community.
SOCOM 3, developed by Zipper Interactive, captures the reality of modern day warfare, and features three Areas of Operation: Southern Asia, Northern Africa and Eastern Europe and is packed with over 10 missions, over 30 new weapons, larger maps, improved AI, allow you to drive/operate vehicles and you can now also go for a swim.
Dimension Films has closed a North American distribution deal on "Castlevania," a thriller based on the Konami videogame franchise that Paul W.S. Anderson will adapt and direct. Dimension Films closed a deal Monday morning at 2:30 with Crystal Sky Pictures' Steven Paul and Benedict Carver, who'd just bought rights from Konami.
by Paul Reith on Nov. 8, 2005 @ 12:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
PGR 3 creates the ultimate roster of the hottest supercars in existence, introduces them to the high-definition era, and drops them into a completely new gaming world, where style rules the road. Racers define and create individually customized gameplay, and can race each other — on or offline.