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'Black' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 9:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today that BLACK will be shipping Feb. 28, 2006 for the PS2 and Xbox. You are Sergeant First-Class Jack Kellar, seasoned veteran of the US military and a leader of a BLACK ops team. Your squad have been sent into the heart of Eastern Europe on a dangerous mission, drawn in to the midst of a relentless combat zone to bring in a traitor.

Various Game Trailers #666

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 9:03 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 :

  • The Chronicles of Spellborn - Trailer #2
  • MVP 06 NCAA Baseball [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #4
  • T72: Balkans on Fire! - Trailer #4


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

Majesco Sells 'The Darkness' and 'GhostRider' Franchises

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 6:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco today announced that it has sold all of its The Darkness and GhostRider rights and obligations to a 3rd party publisher for which Majesco received $8.0 million, allowing it to reduce its financial obligations and improve its capital structure. This sale affords Majesco added flexibility with which to pursue additional opportunities and execute initiatives related to its core business. The 3rd party publisher will re-announce the titles at a later date.

'Battlefield 2' - v 1.2 Update Patch Details

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 4:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA's Armando "Aj" Marini gives more details about the upcoming Battlefield 2 v1.2 patch, and he says "this update has some significant improvements that everyone will appreciate." So far the partial fix list seems to indicate several weapon tweaks, especially making the air assets less powerful, and plugging a few exploits.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Gold' - Update Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has issued the first patch for the US Gold edition of Frontier Developments's theme-parl sim RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. This patch #1 fixes a framerate issue during nighttime, billboards have been added, the tunnel system found in Wild! has been added, some minor AI issues have been fixed, and a new tutorial has been included.

'Unreal Tournament 2007' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 4:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Unreal Tournament 2007 is being developed by North Carolina-based Epic Games. The game promises to blow fans away with the gameplay, modifiability and visuals that Epic's Unreal Engine 3 technology will deliver.

Analyst Expects Microsoft To Ship 300,000 X360 Units Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 3:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

American Technology Research analyst Paul-Jon McNealy said he believed Microsoft had 300,000 to 400,000 units for the launch in North America, around 300,000 for the European launch and 100,000 for Japan. He expects Microsoft to ship another 300,000 units in the next week in North America, which would put the total at about 1 million units. Additional shipments would be required at month end to reach McNealy's 1.5 million to 1.8 million target.

'Fight Night Round 3' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/X360) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 3:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fight Night Round 3 brings the most intense boxing experience to gamers. Film-quality graphics showcase devastating punch impacts unparalleled in any game or film. On the way to becoming boxing's greatest legend, train to fight like the best including Muhammad Ali or create a boxing style unique only to your boxer. Go toe-to-toe with greats such as De La Hoya, Ward, Gatti, Joe Frazier, Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr.

Gamer Dies After 10-Day MMO Streak

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A South Korean man has collapsed and died after playing computer games non-stop for 10 days. The 38-year-old man collapsed as he was playing an online game at an internet cafe in Incheon, west of Seoul. It's not the first time such a cause of death has been reported in South Korea. In August, a 28-year-old man died in the city of Taegu after playing an online computer game for more than two days.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Greatest Hits' (PS2) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 2:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Greatest Hits features the most exciting new heroes and villains from Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and Dragon Ball movies and includes all the thrilling aspects of DBZ combat including the acclaimed Saiyan Overdrive fighting system and the ability to post and share character data online. New enhancements include the activation of the Japanese voice cast for total DBZ authenticity.

Webzen Sells China Rights to 'Soul of the Ultimate Nation'

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The export contract price for a Korean online game has just passed the $10 million mark. Webzen today announced that it has signed an export contract for its much-anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) Soul of the Ultimate Nation with China's premier game publisher The 9.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3, players will embody Captain Scott Mitchell as he commands the Ghosts and Special Forces allies equipped with the IWS in the quest to save the president of the United States, recover stolen nuclear codes and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers hell-bent on unleashing catastrophe.

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Mega Bonus Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games has released the promised mega bonus content pack, including nine new Deathmatch, Assault, and CTF maps. The patch also includes all of the content from the first (Editor's Choice Edition) bonus pack for UT2004.

'Wehrwolf' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wehrwolf is a first person 3D action-adventure game, build using the best achievements in 3D technologies. The game has two modes: singleplayer and multiplayer game with a gamestyle similar to Call of Duty and Medal of Honor. Read more for new screens ...

'MLB '06: The Show' (PSP/PS2) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the signing of Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter David Ortiz as the cover athlete for the MLB '06: The Show, due to hit stores in spring of '06 as the only officially licensed first party videogame exclusively for the PS2 and PSP.

'Faces of War' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks ago 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.

'Working Designs' Shuts Down

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Working Designs' Victor Ireland today announced that his localisation company has laid off all employees and shut its doors. Working Designs may not be known to a lot of people but they specialized in localizing Japanese RPGs for North America, such as Lunar : The Silver Star (Sega CD), Dragon Force (Saturn), Arc The Lad Collection and Growlanser Generations. Though almost finished and substantially improved, its current project Goemon has been scrubbed although it may still get released in Europe. Victor has contacted Microsoft to offer his assistance with the Japanese RPGs for the X360.

'Rugby Challenge 2006' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rugby Challenge 2006 promises to deliver the action with slick presentation, together with unsurpassed hard hitting encounters that avid Rugby fans richly deserve and expect. Read more to check an ingame trailer or 18 new screens ..

'Dungeon Lords Collector's Edition' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that they will release a Collector's Edition of their RPG game, Dungeon Lords on Jan. 27, 2006. In addition to all of the latest updates, The Dungeon Lords Collector's Edition will include new quests, spells, effects, monsters and amazing new heraldries and character customizations to take your RPG experience even deeper.

'Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'NBA Ballers: Phenom' (PS2/Xbox) And 'NBA Ballers: Rebound' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway today announced NBA Ballers: Phenom is scheduled to ship for the PS2 and Xbox in Spring 2006. Midway also revealed today NBA Ballers: Rebound for the PSP based on the original NBA Ballers title.

'Bust-A-Move DS' (NDS) On Its Way To Retail

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco today announced Bust-A-Move DS has shipped for Nintendo DS. As one of the most popular puzzle games, Bust-A-Move DS delivers an entirely new bubble-bursting experience for the popular handheld.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 8:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Online will provide players with the definitive online "Dungeons & Dragons" experience, complete with dramatic dungeon crawling, terrifying monster combat and challenging puzzles, character advancement and guild-based power struggles.

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' (Xbox/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is an action-packed thriller set in a large and varied game world mixing gritty reality with imaginative fantasy. The game features three worlds, three distinctly different playable characters, and exciting action-adventure gameplay wrapped in a mature, exhilarating, and innovative storyline.

'UFO: Afterlight' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UFO: Afterlight (working title) is sequel to UFO: Aftermath and UFO: Aftershock series, which brings you completely new insight to story of Aftershock, this time from lonely human inhabitants on Mars.

'RoboBlitz' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 4:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

RoboBlitz, using Epic's Unreal Engine 3, is a fast-paced action game featuring puzzle-solving and unique physics-based weapons. Players blast through 15+ levels of high-intensity action as Blitz, a multi-talented robot on a mission to save its factory from a band of invading mechanical brains. A Roboblitz techdemo, then known as RoboHordes, was shown at GDC and E3 2005, and is now available for download ...

D3Publisher Signs 'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360/PC)

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 4:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

D3Publisher today announced that it has signed Digital Extremes next gen third-person sci-fi shooter Dark Sector, where players assume the role of the protagonist, Hayden Tenno who gains the ability to morph into dramatically different combat forms.

'Mega Man X Collection' (NGC/PS2) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mega Man X Collection revisits the celebrated Maverick Hunter with the library of classic Mega Man X games (Mega Man X through Mega Man X6) from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and PlayStation game console

'Phantasy Star Universe' (PS2/PC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 4:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Phantasy Star Universe is being developed for both the PS2 and the PC, offering two complete RPG experiences - a single-player action adventure spanning multiple planets, and a robust online multi-player component.

Only 39% Of Xbox 360s Sold In Japan

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 3:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Japanese magazine Famitsu has the first Xbox 360 sales numbers since its launch last weekend. Initial reports of it selling out seem to be very untrue, unless it was meant for a specific store. Out of the 159,000 total available units, only 39% were actually sold, which translates into roughly 62,000 X360s on its first two days. In comparison, the original Xbox sold 123,000 units in its first three days. Seems Microsoft has some work cut out for them ...

'Rainbow Islands Revolution' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rainbow Islands endeared itself to an entire generation of gamers in the late 1980s with its playful mix of intense platforming challenges, a delightfully cute visual style and, of course, a heavy emphasis on rainbow-firing action. Rainbow Islands Revolution takes these core elements and transposes them onto the NDS.

'Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games has released a demo for Worlds Apart Productions' strategic sci-fi trading card game, allowing you to try out the single player tutorial campaign as well as The Jupiter Initiative scenario. Read more for download links ...

PC Review - 'Myst V: End of Ages'

by Gordy Wheeler on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Picking up immediately where the original Myst ended, players are presented the privilege, challenge and responsibility of restoring the lost empire of the D'ni - an ancient civilization of people who thrived for thousands of years but later met with a great catastrophe. Like each previous Myst title, Myst V: End of Ages advances the graphical beauty and detail of its worlds with a fully immersive 3D environment.

Xbox Review - 'Need for Speed Most Wanted'

by Bill Lange on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 12:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets.