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'Me and My Katamari' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 10:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Me and My Katamari is the third installment in the Katamari series and delivers more of the simple and addictive game play enjoyed in Katamari Damacy and We Love Katamari, this time for the handheld platform.

Various Game Trailers #669

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 5:52 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 :

  • Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle - Trailer
  • War World - Trailer
  • Fight Night Round 3 [X360] - Trailer #2


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

'2006 D.I.C.E. Summit' Adds More Prominent Speakers

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 5:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced today that it has added Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime, Valve's Gabe Newell and several others to the all-star lineup of speakers for the 2006 D.I.C.E. Summit which takes place at the Green Valley Ranch Hotel in Las Vegas February 8 – 10.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included.

'SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate' - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Entitled 'The Stetchkov Syndicate', the expansion pack brings a host of new levels, weapons and enhancements to the highly rated SWAT 4 and is scheduled for release in Q1 2006.

'Roma Victor' Now Available For Pre-Order

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 3:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

RedBedlam Ltd is pleased to declare the pre-order phase open for its Roman Empire based MMORPG Roma Victor. The first 1,500 account keys are available from the Roma Victor website. The accounts, costing £14.98 each, will come complete with £5 worth of in-game currency (sesterces).

'Call of Duty 2' (X360) Top Selling Xbox 360 Title

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 3:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision announced today that Infinity Ward's critically acclaimed Call of Duty 2 for the Xbox 360 debuted as the #1 best-selling Xbox 360 title in the U.S. by dollars and units for the month of November, giving the title a 77% attach rate to the new console, according to NPD FunWorld.

'Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 3:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy will return gamers to the front lines of the greatest battles in history with new civilizations at their command, new campaigns and a host of new features that make this year's best strategy game more addicting than ever. Bold victories on far-off battlefields, from wintry Russian plains to scorching African deserts, will establish the player's undisputable reputation as the world's greatest leader – past, present and future.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

Spark Signs On For Massive Inc.'s Ingame Advertisement Formula

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 2:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Massive Incorporated and Spark Unlimited, known for Call of Duty: Finest Hour, today announced that they have signed a long-term, strategic partnership that will deliver several to be disclosed AAA titles to the Massive Network, offering dynamic in-game advertising to Spark's upcoming titles.

'The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 2:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. The official Oblivion website has been updated with information on the magic system in Oblivion.

'Painkiller: Hell Wars' (Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 2:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher announced today that Painkiller: Hell Wars is scheduled to ship to stores February 28, 2006. Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance.

'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Dirty Bubble has kidnapped SpongeBob's Favourite superheroes. Mermaid Man adn Barnacle Boy! SpongeBob must fight back using the legendary powers of the Mermaid Man superhero belt and restore order in Bikini Bottom. Help him as he fights against the Dirty Bubble and his legions of evildoers.

'Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006' - Demos Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006 sets new standards of realism and immersion in operating a virtual railroad. Aura has released two whopping demos, featuring different locations and severla scenarios (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Serious Sam II' - v2.066 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Games has released a new patch for Croteam's Serious Sam II. This update brings your retail game to v2.066 and adds dedicated server support, the usual bug and crash fixes, multiplayer enhancements, gfx tweaks and plenty more. Read more for download links ...

'Stacked with Daniel Negreanu' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A Texas Hold 'em game that captures the spirit of the professional poker tour, Stacked utilizes an advanced learning artificial intelligence system that adapts to each player's style of play and a detailed tutorial mode to deliver a thrilling and realistic poker experience.

'Ice Age 2: The Meltdown' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

VU Games announced today that a video game is in development based on 20th Century Fox’s upcoming family film, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown. Scrat will dig, swim, sniff, spin and roll as Scrat in his never-ending quest to collect acorns. In the process, he serves as the unwitting hero in the quest to save the land from a giant flood.

Totally Games Signs With SEGA and Expands Studio

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Totally Games announced today plans to expand its Marin County, California studio with the announcement of a new game project signed with SEGA of America. The technically ambitious and imaginative project will recruit new staff – a move that reaffirms Totally Games' continuing commitment to be a world-class development studio.

Take Two Brings 'Trapt' (PS2) To Europe

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two and Tecmo today announced a European publishing agreement for its PS2 exclusive Trapt, scheduled for released on the 24th February 2006.

'Jack Keane' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV and developer Deck 13 are delighted to announce their joint publishing agreement for Jack Keane (working title), a classical adventure game for the PC. Slated for a Q1 2007 retail release, this game will highlight Deck 13's newest technology as the player guides hero Jack Keane to face some of his toughest challenges yet.

'TOCA Race Driver 3' - Australian Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TOCA Race Driver 3 players will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation. As promised Codemasters has released an updated demo featuring three tracks, with a choice of three cars, and three series (DTM, V8 and the new Baja Offroad Racing).

'Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 4:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday is a stand-alone expansion pack for their strategy title Hearts of Iron II. The expansion will include the original game and boasts a World War III scenario, a complete scenario editor as well as an extended time line.

'Ape Escape 3' (PS2) Content Creation Feature Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Ape Escape 3 players can create their own 15 second mini-films, complete with subtitles, using characters from the video game. The process, otherwise known as "machinima," is quickly catching on as a new way to convey artistic expression. Director/producers of the monkey-film shorts can post their creations online for the whole world to see.

'Wintersport Pro 2006' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher Crimson Cow announced today that it has signed an agreement with Cyanide Studios, known for Chaos League and Cycling Manager, for Wintersport Pro 2006. The new game is based on the upcoming Olympic Wintersports in Torino, and will feature 16 disciplines (skiing, bobsled, skijumping etc.) and over 700 athletes from 29 countries, as well as multiplayer.

'Tank Killer' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 2:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

City Interactive announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Ukrainian developer Crazy House to publish World War 2 PC action game Tank Killer.

'Generation of Chaos' (PSP) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Generation of Chaos, developed by Idea Factory, is one of the more popular RPG series in Japan, and now for the first time the series will appear in North America. Featuring all the essentials that made its predecessor one of the most addictive strategy RPG titles for the PS2, GOC jumps onto the PSP with evolutionary game play.

'InCrazyBall' - French v1.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

InCrazyBall is a sort of Marble Madness in 3D, where you guide a ball through crazy tracks, much like Super Monkey Ball. Multiplayer and an editor, so you can design your own tracks, will be included. Micro Application has released the first patch adressing graphical issues with Nvidia cards, UI improvements, various crash and bug fixes and multiplayer optimizations.

'Armies of Exigo' Charges Into Russian Territories

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cinergi Interactive signed a publishing contract with Noviy Disk in Moscow to distribute Black Hole Entertainment's fantasy RTS game Armies of Exigo throughout the russian speaking countries.

PC Review - 'Starship Troopers'

by Andrew Glenn on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 12:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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!

NDS Review - 'Kim Possible: Kimmunicator'

by Geson Hatchett on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 12:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Disney Interactive brings Kim Possible, everyone's favorite crime-fighting cheerleader, into 3D in her latest action-packed adventure Kim Possible: Kimmunicator! Join Kim in a multi-part adventure that combines non-stop action and tongue-in-cheek humor with numerous appearances and cameos by classic Kim Possible villains.