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Michigan's Violent Video Game Law On Hold

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 7:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today a federal judge put a temporary hold on the violent video game law banning sales of violent video games to minors which was to go in effect December 1, 2005. The Entertainment Software Association ands several other organizations challenged the law and Judge George Caram from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted a preliminary injunction stating that the state had failed to show what harm could result from selling games to minors. Instead the judge claimed stifling free speech could cause more obvious harm.

'True Swing Golf' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Experience the feel and finesse of real golf on beautiful 3-D courses with True Swing Golf, featuring multiple game modes, character customization and wireless multiplayer support for up to four players with just one game card.

'Halo' And 'Halo 2' Playable On Xbox 360

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A while back, Microsoft announced that the 360 would have some level of backward compatibility. Today Bungie revealed that both Halo titles will work on the Xbox 360, with no alterations, just use your old games and plop them in. The only difference will be the somewhat better quality on HDTVs due to it being widescreens and higher rez. Halo's splitscreen and Halo 2's multiplayer modes are still functional as before. Read more details over at Bungie's Halo 2 Anniversary Special.

Various Game Trailers #641

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 5:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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 :

  • Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure - Trailer #15
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted - Cop Evade Trailer
  • Spellforce 2 - Titan Trailer
  • Wolfschanze 1944 - Trailer #4


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Starship Troopers' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 4:45 p.m. PST | 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! German publisher Frogster has released a new, albeit in German, demo offering the Plasma Mountains mission.

'Virtual Skipper 4' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 4:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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. This demo allows you to try out a few tutorials, 2 singleplayer races and several multiplayer challenges.

Capcom Announces Two New Mega Man (PSP) Titles - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced two new PSP, Mega Man Powered Up and Mega Man Maverick Hunter X. The original Mega Man, originally on the NES, undergoes a complete transformation in Mega Man Powered Up. Mega Man Maverick Hunter X is a fresh remake of the original Mega Man X title that debuted on the SNES, launching a separate Mega Man storyline and a new central character named X.

'Tourist Trophy' (PS2) Coming To North America Spring 2006

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 2:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the Spring 2006 North American release of its PS2 exclusive racing game Tourist Trophy, offering players more than 80 licensed motorcycles to race in various game modes amongst more than 35 international courses.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 2:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

'Totally Spies' (GBA/NDS/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Marathon Animation have completed a licensing deal to bring the Totally Spies property to multiple video game platforms. Totally Spies is the hit French animated TV series that stars three teenaged super-spies from Beverly Hills who fight international crime.

'The Regiment' (PS2/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 12:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on briefings and scenarios supplied by S.A.S. veterans, The Regiment is a tense, accurate simulation of close quarters combat. Lead four-man teams in assaults on terrorist strongholds. Rescue hostages held at gunpoint. Recreate the deadly climax to the Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980. Fight battles in Britain's corridors of power in a daring rescue at the Houses of Parliament or tackle the nightmare scenario of a terrorist takeover of a subway system.

'Gothic 3' Christmas Competition Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD, Piranha Bytes und KOCH Media are checking the knowledge of the Gothic-fans in their Christmas Competition. Each Wednesday, for the next 4 weeks, you can head over to the official Gothic 3 websiteGothic 3 website to answer questions about Gothic 3, whoever gets all them answered correctly, will participate in the lottery, and get a chance to win one of the very last and exclusive Gothic 3 sweatshirts, Gothic 2 Gold and Collectors Edtitions signed by the developer, JoWooD Packages and JoWooD Games.

'Call of Juarez' - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Check out the freshly launched Call of Juarez website, or read more for screens & trailer ...

'El Matador' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person action game with stealth elements set in the environment of the Central and South America. It takes proven features of the genre and enhances them with the latest technology, to provide the player with an opportunity to experience the excitement of espionage first hand.

Interactive Entertainment To Rival Size Of Music Industry

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DFC Intelligence is reporting that the worldwide interactive entertainment market is expected to grow from about $28.5 billion in 2005 to around $42 billion in 2010. The interactive entertainment market consists of console video games, PC games, online games and dedicated portable systems.

'Mario Kart DS' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Mario Kart series has gone wireless, letting players race and battle with up to eight karts at once, regardless of whether everyone has a game card. An all-star cast will round out a truly all-star lineup of more than 30 courses drawn from every Mario Kart game, not to mention brand-new tracks and arenas.

Blizzard Opens Six New 'World of Warcraft' Realms

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

To better cope with the World of Warcraft's population growth Blizzard has just opened six brand new realms for the game in North America. These realms give players eager for a fresh start a chance to create new characters and begin adventuring in a new copy of the game world, and also gives first time players an opportunity to do so on equal footing with other players.

'The Movies' - Starmaker Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Imagine you could make any movie you wanted to. Imagine you could pluck someone from obscurity and make him or her the hottest star in Tinseltown. Imagine that you had control of an entire movie studio, competing with others to create a string of box office smashes. Imagine being able to use your judgement alone, deciding whether success lies with epic action pictures or lots of low budget hammy 'B' movies.

'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' (PS2/Xbox) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is the fusion of fantasy fighting action with the strategy of user-friendly RPG elements , providing gamers a deep, engaging gameplay experience complete with solo play, co-op and an online community.

'Championship Manager 2006' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today announces that Championship Manager 2006 will be released in the UK in Spring 2006 on PC. Developed by London-based Beautiful Game Studios (BGS), the all-new 2006 version offers a wide range of innovative new features and is the most realistic version to date, offering the player a true taste of football management.

'Massive Assault Network 2' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming.net announces Massive Assault Network 2 (MAN 2), a sequel to its highly acclaimed hardcore online strategy game. The game is now being finalized and the beta test sign up is scheduled for November 15th.

'Battlestrike: Call to Victory' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlestrike: Call to Victory, a WW2 based FPs by City Interactive, for the first time allows you to freely move around as a sniper in the U.S. Army. Dropped behind enemy lines, you and your squad will participate in historic battles at Arnheim, Bastogne, Rees, Remagen and Berlin.

'Paraworld' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paraworld combes for the first time ever a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, it brings new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Creatures long extinct come once more to life, a constant danger to anyone living in the area.

'Star Wars Galaxies: The Starter Kit' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment today announced an exciting opportunity for new players to feel the Force of Star Wars Galaxies. Set for release on November 22, 2005, Star Wars Galaxies: The Starter Kit offers the most accessible, fun approach to the immersive online game you'll find this side of Endor.

'Chibi-Robo' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chibi-Robo is a gift to a little girl whose father wants her to have the best birthday ever. Chibi-Robo isn't just a toy, though. He's a household helper whose sole task is to bring happiness to his family. Chibi is only 3 inches tall, but he's capable of some impressive feats.

PS2 Review - 'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat'

by Agustin on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

Publishers Banking On Next-Gen Consoles To Beef Up Revenue

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Variety is reporting that, sparked by the upcoming Xbox 360 launch, videogame publishers are gamely predicting their revenues and profits are set to grow by "King Kong" margins after what's been a stagnant 2005.

PS2 Review - 'Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2'

by Kris Graft on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The latest DDR installment not only includes the innovative EyeToy USB Camera support found in the original DDR EXTREME but also features an all-new soundtrack as well as an online component that lets players connect and compete head-to-head for the first time.

PSP Review - 'Burnout Legends'

by Chad on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 12:41 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Burnout Legends sets the bar for on-the-go automotive anarchy, combining the series' trademark speed, destruction and depth with new PSP-only features, gameplay refinements and connectivity. Gamers can look forward to eight gameplay modes, including crash, road rage and pursuit, with white-knuckle multiplayer via WiFi, and a GameShare option allowing players to wirelessly share a demo level of the game with friends.

PC Review - 'Ultimate Spider-Man'

by Alanix on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ultimate Spider-Man allows players to take on the role of Spider-Man AND a super-villain in an original storyline. The game's expanded, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions, diverse game play and an improved combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of characters from the Spider-Man universe ever assembled.