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Every 13 Seconds Somebody Sells An Xbox 360 on EBay

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 10:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As the Xbox 360 continues to sell out of stores across the nation, buyers are turning to eBay in an effort to get their hands on the latest craze. In fact, the first week after its launch (Nov 22nd - 28th) Xboxs were selling at an unbelievable rate of 1 every 13 seconds during peak times. Based on Terapeak analysis of eBay data, over $23 million worth of Microsoft Xbox 360s were sold in the first week.

'The Sims 2: Open For Business' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 7:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims 2: Open for Business, the new addon will revolve around setting up businesses and making money. Construction company, restaurant, nightclub, or simply decide to work from home, it will all be possible. You will need to strategically place employees, or fire useless workers, in order to keep your customers happy.

'Hard Truck: Apocalypse' - 8 Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 5:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This third person action/RPG is set in the post-apocalyptic environment full of menacing mysteries and unfriendly inhabitants. Explore the new world using your heavy truck. The truck is your ultimate shelter, armor and a mean to earn your living. The upgrades of your heavy truck will pave the road to your victories in truck battles.

'Spectral Souls' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NIS America today announced its PSP exclusive Spectral Souls, in which the player will switch between the three opposing kingdoms to play the Royal Demon Kingdom, the Imperial Army, or the Rebel Army. Depending on how you progress through the game with each of the forces, the story of the game will change.

Various Game Trailers #663

by Judy on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 4:32 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 :

  • RTL Skispringen 2006 - Trailer
  • Commandos Strike Force - Trailer #5


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

'Metal Gear Ac!d 2' (PSP) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 4:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Metal Gear Ac!d series combines the world of the Metal Gear Solid series with an intellectually-driven, tactical stealth card game. Players use action and weapon cards to guide Solid Snake through a barrage of missions while utilizing strategic thinking and planned out tactical maneuvers to accomplish the mission objectives.

EA Acquires Mobile Games Publisher JAMDAT

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 2:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA and JAMDAT Mobile Inc. today announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which EA will acquire JAMDAT. EA will pay $27 per share in cash in exchange for each share of JAMDAT common stock and assume outstanding stock options for a total of approximately $680 million.

'Castlevania Double Pack' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 1:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami America announced today Castlevania Double Pack (working title) is coming to the GBA. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow are combined onto the same GBA cartridge, letting Castlevania fans experience twice the amount of evil and adventure in one convenient game package.

'Painkiller: Hell Wars' (Xbox) Official Website launched

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 1:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. DreamCatcher Games today launched the official Painkiller: Hell Wars website, where gamers will get a chance to taste the mayhem with game trailers, screenshots and the chance to view the rogue's gallery of monsters that they will encounter when the game ships.

'Winx Club' (GBA/PS2/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Winx Club follows the adventures of five fashion savvy teenage girls who use their special powers to transform into magical fairies and save the universe. The Winx Club airs Saturday mornings on 4Kids TV, 4Kids Entertainment's four-hour block of children's programming on FOX.

'Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More!' (PSP/PS2) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced plans to publish Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More!, a collection of more than 1,000 crossword puzzles, word searches and other brainteasers for the PS2 and for the PSP system, marking it as the first U.S. word puzzle game for either system.

Atari Signs 'STACKED with Daniel Negreanu' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Myelin Media are teaming up to deliver STACKED with Daniel Negreanu, a Texas Hold 'em poker game that captures the look, excitement and drama of the phenomenon that has captivated America, to gamers across the U.S., through a North America distribution agreement, announced today.

'Saints Row' (X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Bonez Adventures' - v1.1 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bonez Adventures is described as a RPG/Adventure homage to Indiana Jones. Mr. Bonez experiences unbelievable adventure which leads him through ancient tombs, frowsty caves, Cairo's bazaars and old pyramids. BoneArtz has released an updated demo featuring an early part of the full game, with bug fixes, better controls and more video.

'OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast' (PSP/PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As we revealed a few days ago, SEGA today announced that OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast, the latest instalment in the iconic OutRun series, will appear on the PS2, and PSP, for the very first time! OutRun 2006: Coast to Coast is set for release in March 2006 giving a new legion of gamers the opportunity to experience the thrills of this franchise.

'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (ALL) Coming To the Big Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MTV Films today announced that it has acquired the feature film rights to Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, the videogame from Atari and Marc Ecko Enterprises, which is scheduled for a February 2006 release for the PS2, Xbox, and for PC.

'TOCA Race Driver 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Racetracks - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The acclaimed TOCA series will return with every element of motorsport for real in TOCA Race Driver 3. Race drivers 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.

'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 8:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball heralds in the new season with the ping of the aluminum bat, the roar of the crowd and an electrifying in-game soundtrack provided exclusively by Victory Records. MVP 06 NCAA Baseball features intense action, stadiums filled with school spirit and 10 hot rock tracks that intensify the attitude and authenticity of college sports in the game.

Strategy First Signs On With Steam

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Valve Corporation announce a multi-title distribution deal that will deliver a collection of Strategy First's front line titles and new releases via Valve's content delivery system Steam. Strategy First is the first entertainment software publisher to move forward with Valve's Steam, which connects nearly 6 million gamers worldwide.

'War on Terror' - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 5:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Koch Media stopped by and dropped a bunch of new screens in our lap.

60 Minutes To Air Episode Featuring Fatal1ty

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 5:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In January 2006 CBS' 60 Minutes will air a feature segment covering Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel and the international explosion of professional video gaming. The episode began filming one year ago at a gaming event in Sweden, and concludes with the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) World Finals in New York City, with many stops in between. It also includes an interview with Fatal1ty at his home and training center in Kansas City, Missouri in preparation for this program.

Indie Developers Like Xbox 360 Live Arcade

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 4:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Two of the UK's most innovative independent developers, Stainless Games and Pompom Software, announce the release of their new Next Generation titles, Crystal Quest and Mutant Storm Reloaded on Xbox 360 Live Arcade. Both titles are premier examples of the 'Modern Retro', being high-end remixes of classic styles of gameplay.

Krome Studios Wins AGDC Awards

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 4:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Krome Studios has secured two key awards at this year’s Australian Game Developers Conference (AGDC). The company received Best Original Character Design for TY the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan and the Career Achievement Award was given to Creative Director / Co-founder Steve Stamatiadis.

Games and Music Experience Convention - Screens

by Matt Mefford on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 4:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last weekend, the Games and Music Experience, G.A.M.E. was held in San Francisco's Moscone Center convention hall. Hosted by GameSpot, the event is a public happening and a chance to give the gaming public hands-on time with some of older/classic titles, some upcoming games, as well as a chance for local up-and-coming musical acts to show their stuff. We were present and snapped a few photos ...

'Splinter Cell : Essentials' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier this year, Ubisoft's 2005-2006 release schedule made mention that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell was going to be making an appearance on the PSP. While there still has not been an official announcement rumors are floating around that it may be called Splinter Cell : Essentials, and that name might indicate some sort of compilation instead of an all new product. Either way, the PSP will most likely includes wifi multiplayer, which is always a welcome addition.

'Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams' (PS2) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 3:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Expected spring 2006 in Japan, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is situated in 1598 and will have several new features and additions over previous titles, such as a new camera system, updated graphics and optimized gameplay mechanics. While no specific info, or announcement, Capcom did reveal that Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is scheduled for released in North America on March 14, in Europe on March 17, and if all of that is too long, you can always import it from Japan on January 26, 2006.

'Faces of War' - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 3:27 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.

'Serious Sam II' - v2.066 Patch In The Works

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Serious Sam fansite Seriously! has received word that 2K Games will be releasing the second patch for Croteam's Serious Sam II in the next week or 2. The new v2.066 mainly addresses various multiplayer issues, adds dedicated server, fixes various graphic and sound issues. Read more for the full fixlist.

PS2 Review - 'Peter Jackson's King Kong'

by Joe Keiser on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Delve deeper into the film experience through alternative viewpoints designed to immerse the player into the action and truly "feel" the tension of the adventure. Unprecedented Alternating Gameplay Battle for survival on Skull Island in first-person as Jack Driscoll AND experience the staggering power of King Kong in third-person taking on massive beasts.

Xbox Review - 'Karaoke Revolution Party'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.