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'Gravity Drive' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 9:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gravity Drive puts the player as a Test Pilot who unwittingly becomes the hero in a dangerous coup attempt! Battle through dangerous levels, dodge turret fire, avoid deadly molten steel, and save your country from a diabolical menace deep underground. Features exciting side scrolling shooting action, a wide range of cool weapons, and deadly A.I.

'Marc Ecko's Getting Up' (PS2/Xbox/PC) All City Graphics Contest

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 9:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Marc Ecko and Atari are giving you the chance to show off your graffiti and art skills to the world with the All City Graphics contest. By submitting a piece of original work, you will be entered into a contest (Jan.24 - Feb.14) where the best piece will be decided by fellow artists through a voting process, and get a chance to win a NY trip for 2 people for 3 days and 2 nights, the video game, and an Ecko clothing package.

'Cars' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 4:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Race to the finish line as you live all the fun and excitement of the next Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, Cars. Play as all your favorite characters as you help Lightening McQueen capture the coveted Piston Cup Championship.

Survey Reveals 35% of Parents Play Video Games

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A survey conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates reveals 35% of American parents play computer and video games, out of which 80% claim that they play video games with their children, and two-thirds (66%) feel that playing games has brought their families closer together.

'24: The Game' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 2:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The countdown has begun to the release of 24: The Game on PS2. Set to become the biggest action adventure game of the year, 24: The Game lets gamers take control and live a 'brand new day' in the life of Jack Bauer and the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU).

Topware and Stardock Sign Digital Delivery Agreement

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 2:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock and TopWare announced they have reached an agreement to bring many of TopWare’s games to the TotalGaming.net online distribution service. Titles like Earth 2160 and Xpand Rally will be sold at a significant savings over the shrink-wrapped boxed games, and will become available at regular intervals in the coming weeks, starting with Earth 2150 Trilogy and Chrome SpecForce.

'Saints Row' (X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 2:23 p.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.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' Community Wants Game Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Usually people cannot wait for a game to be released, but this is not the case with the loyal Heroes of Might and Magic fans. Disappointed in the current state of the beta, a large number of HOMM community sites have started a petition to pressure UbiSoft to delay the game, giving developer Nival ample time to optimize the title and add the promised features.

'Legendo's The Three Musketeers' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legendo Entertainment today released an updated demo for The Three Musketeers, where you play as one of the Three Musketeers, allowing you to try out part of the game. You, playing as Portos, famed member of the Musketeers, have to save the day in the first game ever based on the world-famous novel by Alexandre Dumas.

'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII' (X360/Xbox) Also Coming To PC

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 11:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After originally being an Xbox only game, then adding Xbox 360 to the mix, it seems Ubisoft is now also getting ready to release Blazing angels on the PC. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is an internally developed action-filled flight combat game, and scheduled for March 2006.

'The King of Fighters Neowave' (Xbox) - 41 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOF Neowave features 12 three-man teams made up of some of the greatest characters from SNK's 11-year history, including the Women Fighters Team and the Fatal Fury Team. Neowave features three modes of play - Super Cancel, Guard Break, and Max2. A new "Heat Mode" lets players power up their attacks in exchange for a gradual loss of health.

'Medieval II: Total War' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Medieval II: Total War, the 4th installment of the franchise, takes strategy genre to a whole new level with the most epic and cinematic 3D battles ever seen on PC.

'Far Cry Instincts Next Chapter' (Xbox) = 'Far Cry Instincts Evolution'

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today also revealed the final name of the previously announced Far Cry Instincts Next Chapter. Far Cry Instincts Evolution is scheduled for March 2006 together with Far Cry Instincts Predator for the X360 which will include both the original FCI and the new FCI Evolution title.

'Splinter Cell Double Agent' (ALL) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Splinter Cell Double Agent is getting pushed back from its original March 2006 date, all the way to September. Reason for the delay is to have a synchronized launch on all platforms, including the X360.

'Pacific Storm' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The furious battle of Pearl Harbor became the first in the sequence of gory sea combats. Now you can take part in all major Pacific battles of the World War II in the Pacific Storm game that is a mixture of RTS, war-game and simulator. GMZ Media recently signed PAcific Storm for European distribution, scheduled for May, 2006.

'The Godfather' (ALL) Gets Official Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced March 24th as the day The Godfather videogame will be on store shelves in Europe and March 21st in North America. In less than two months, gamers will step into the Don's dangerous world of intimidation and negotiation via their PS2, Xbox or PC, while the Xbox 360 and PSP version are to follow later in 2006.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 17 Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.

'Crashday' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Crashday your task is to scrap your vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing your opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing you as their enemy. Atari has released a demo for Crashday featuring 2 playable events (Stunt and Wrecking), playable online and over LAN, but has a 50 launch limit on it.

Join The 'The Silent Hill Experience' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami announced The Silent Hill Experience for the PSP, a behind-the-scenes look at the Silent Hill franchise. Using an intuitive 3D interface, SH fans will be able to view all-new digital interactive comics, listen to music from the Silent Hill games, and watch exclusive video content, including an interview with the director of the upcoming Silent Hill movie.

Nintendo DS Lite Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo Japan announced today it will launch a high-end version of its Nintendo DS portable game machine on March 2 in Japan, which will be thinner and lighter than the existing model. The Nintendo DS Lite will be sold for 16,800 yen ($145) versus 15,000 yen for the existing model, and weighs 218 grams compared to 275 grams for the Nintendo DS.

'Super Monkey Ball Adventure' (PSP/NGC/PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 8:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA today announced Super Monkey Ball Adventure, an all-new narrative driven and platform based style of gameplay, along with brand new Monkey Ball abilities and a bunch of fresh new characters, adding 50 new and original puzzles to this new and exciting gaming experience.

'FF XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan' (PS2/X360/PC) Get Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 8:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix Europe announced today that the 3rd expansion pack for its MMORPG, Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan, will release in Europe and Japan on April 20th, 2006, following North American shipment on April 18th, while Final Fantasy XI for Xbox 360 on April 20th in Europe and Japan.

'Guilty Gear Dust Strikers' (NDS) And 'Guilty Gear Judgment' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 7:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco today announced handheld installments of the popular Guilty Gear fighting series. Guilty Gear Dust Strikers for the NDS and Guilty Gear Judgment for the PSP, both developed by ARC System Works, are due in early spring.

'Iron Warriors' Coming To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 7:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blackbean games today announced that they will be bringing the modern day tank simulation Iron Warriors, also knows as T-72: Balkans on Fire!, to Europe. Iron warriors brings a never before seen depth of realism to the tank simulation genre. Every shell and every piece of terrain has been perfectly recreated to provide gamers with the most realistic tank experience possible!

'Killzone: Liberation' (PSP) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 7:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed a few days ago, Sony todya officially announced that Killzone is to make its debut on the PSP with Killzone: Liberation, an all new action packed instalment in the Killzone series has been developed specially for PSP and will feature a new intelligent third-person camera system – ideally suited for handheld gaming.

'Commandos Strike Force' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 7:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos confirms that Commandos Strike Force, developed by Pyro Studios, will be released on March 17th, 2006 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC in all European territories.

'Major League Baseball 2K6' (ALL) - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 6:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Major League Baseball 2K6 includes innovative features such as a new movement system and realistic player collisions on the infield and outfield. New broadcast elements include flashback replays, and a unique player morale system will unfold the drama like never before in a baseball video game.

'GTI Racing' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GTI Racing uniquely blends a realistic and highly detailed car physics simulation with the pure fun of driving. Enjoy the greatest collection of the legendary European Volkswagen Golf series cars, representing all five generations from its original heritage through to the current day. Try out the GTI, G60 and the outstanding R32!

Arcade Preview - 'DDR: SuperNOVA'

by Alicia on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 1:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) SuperNOVA, the first arcade version to be released in North America in more than six years, uses a completely new hardware engine that has been refined to deliver vibrant 3D backgrounds, cool music videos and crisp high-resolution graphics.

First Liquid Cooled PC On Display At E3

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EVO: Phase One will be one of the first gaming systems to ship with a standard customized liquid cooling system, CoolIT Systems Inc. has partnered with Envizions to design a state-of-the-art cooling system that will greatly enhance, EVO's overall, performance. Read more for details and specs ...

'Odama' (NGC) - 36 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mix all the intensity of classic pinball with the sights, sounds and savagery of war and what do you get? Odama – the first pinball game that throws you into the midst of mighty clashes between armies on boards laid out like chaotic battlefields.

PSP Review - 'Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play'

by Joe Keiser on Jan. 26, 2006 @ 12:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play is a massive compilation featuring 21 retro Midway arcade titles featuring select games from both Midway Arcade Treasures and Midway Arcade Treasures 2.