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Mouse and Keyboard Functionality Coming to Xbox 360

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 11:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

XCM has released the first information about the XFPS 360, a device that will allow you to hook up a mouse & keyboard to your Xbox 360. Not only that it also gives your standard X360 controller an auto fire function, and even allows you to hook up the PS2's Dual shock 2. While this is not an officially licensed product it must be a sure welcome for FPS fans, especially with upcoming PC/Xbox 360 titles offering cross platform multiplayer functionality.

Various Game Trailers #942

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 8:34 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 :

  • Fight Night Round 3 [PS3] - Visuals Trailer
  • Lost Planet [X360] - Singleplayer Trailer
  • Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol [PS2] - Trailer
  • Thrillville [PSP/PS2/Xbox] - Party Games Trailer
  • Disney’s Chicken Little: Ace in Action [ALL] - Trailer (2)


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

'Armed Assault' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 8:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Armed Assault features a new engine with a fresh modern setting, and will reacquaint gamers with the ultimate in realistic, combat gaming. Freedom of action and immersive complex environments, blended with a unique touch of total simulation.

THQ Faces Nasdaq Delisting

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 4:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ announced it received a Nasdaq Staff Determination letter due to not being in compliance with the filing requirements for continued listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Because of THQ being under investigation for its common stock practises it was unable to file its 10-Q Quarterly Report for the second quarter of fiscal 2006 on time, thus facing delisting from the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

'Battlestations: Midway' (X360/PC) - 10 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlestations: Midway follows the story of naval recruit Henry Walker, whose first assignment as a gunner at Pearl Harbor is the starting point of an incredible career at the heart of the US Pacific Fleet in 1942, in what was to become one of the most inspirational military campaigns in history.

'The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess' (Wii) Confirmed As Euro Lauch Title

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 2:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess launches across Europe on Nintendo’s new console, Wii, on 8th December 2006.

'Motorstorm' (PS3) - 20 Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 2:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MotorStorm delivers brutal off-road racing, plunging players into a stunningly realistic - but frenzied and chaotic - environment awash with grit, mud and petrol, in a game that leaves the standard rules of racing in the dust.

Valve Adds Paypal Support to Steam

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Good news for gamers without credit cards: Steam now offers support for PayPal as an alternate payment method. Every title available via Steam, including the recently released Medieval II and Dark Messiah, may be purchased with PayPal or any of the existing payment methods.

'War World' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War World, aka War world: Tactical Combat, is the battleground where ancient enemies must settle age old conflicts through clashes of mechanized warriors in a unique combination of all-out action and active strategy. Third Wave Games' CEO Morten Brodersen confirmed that it received approval from Microsoft to bring its mech game, previously released on PC, to XBLA, somewhere early 2007.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced Sturmovik: 1946, offering new campaigns, missions and aircraft as well as many exclusive features. Pilots can fly the skies and fight enemies over the Russian front, German occupied Europe, the Far East and the Pacific.

'Silverfall' - 8 Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silverfall is a fantasy-style RPG using advanced 3D graphics and fascinating storyline, featuring large free-roaming environments, 4 customizable and playable races, 150 monsters, single- and multiplayer (co-op and PvP), ragdoll effects, day/night cycle, particle effects and the latest shaders.

'Flight Simulator X' - Scenery Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Flight Simulator X is the 10th installment in the long running franchise, featuring jaw-dropping realism and exciting new content. Microsoft has released a patch adressing an issue where highly-detailed scenery add-ons that make use of large satellite images may not display correctly.

'Belief & Betrayal' - Italian Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Belief & Betrayal is an adventure game putting the players into the role of the journalist Jonathan Danter, who - after the mysterious death of his uncle - gets involved in a dangerous church conspiracy. This Italain demo allowed you to try out part of the game (thanks Blues).

'NHL 07' - Euro Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring an unmatched level of freedom and control, NHL 07 will represent a watershed moment in the history of the console hockey. EA has released the first patch adressing an multiplayer desynch exploit issue on the EASO servers.

First Wave of TV Shows and Movies on Xbox Live Unveiled

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 8:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On its one-year anniversary, Xbox 360 will digitally deliver an initial lineup of TV shows and movies to gamers in the U.S. via Xbox Live, such as CSIs, Studio 60, NCIS, Star Trek, Chapelle Show, South Park, UFC fights, and movies such as Perfect Storm, Patriot Games and more ...

'Undercover:­ Operation Wintersun' - v1.1 German Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 7:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Undercover is an adventure game set during the Second World War, in the heart of war-torn Europe. The tantalizing story revolves around a horrible What-If scenario, tackling myths and undiscovered secrets and gives all new insights into the terrifying machinations of this era. This German v1.1 patch fixes bugs, optimizes gfx and improves features.

'Supreme Commander' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 7:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Gas Powered Games for its RTS game Supreme Commander. Chris Taylor is known for his work with Total Annihilation under Cave Dog, and Supreme Commander will mark his return to a genre that he helped popularize.

Microsoft Denies 'Gears of War' (X360) PC Rumors

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 6:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An article in the latest PC Gamer issue showed a photo of a promo kiosk featuring a Gears of War Games for Windows retail box, indicating a port might be in the works. Now Microsoft, usually not commenting on rumors, issued a short statement that this is not confirmed, but merely a mistake by the artist as one of the MGS titles used as examples to show what their retail setup would look like. Still, no confirmation does not mean it is not true ...

Xbox 360 Core System For $100 On Amazon

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 5:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Voting for Week One of Amazon Customers Vote ended late last night with more than 84 % of holiday shoppers voting for the Xbox 360 core system at the low price of $100. This deal will be available for purchase tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2006, beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on Amazon.com.

'RTL Winter Games 2007' (PS2/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 5:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The winter season is near and RTL Enterprises announces yet another skiing title, as usual developed by 49Games, also known for Alpine Skiing. RTL Winter Games 2007 features 15 categories such as speed skating, biathlon, skijumping, alpine skiing, and making its entry this year is curling.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 5:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

'Fatal Inertia' (PS3) And 'BladeStorm' (PS3) Coming to Xbox 360

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 5:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI announced that two of its previously PS3 exclusive titles Fatal Inertia, and Bladestorm: The Hundred Year's War are now also headed towards the X360, launching worldwide March 2007. Fatal Inertia will support 4 player online racing through Xbox Live.

'Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure' (PSP) - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 5:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure is a 3D action-RPG , emerging gamers in a vivid fantasy world filled with a colorful cast of characters. Real-time combat and stunning 3D graphics combine with a spirited soundtrack to make Gurumin a fast-paced, immersive, magical adventure.

'TES IV: Oblivion - Knights of the Nine' (X360/PC) Available For Download

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 4:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Reclaim the lost relics of the Divine Crusader, and return the Nine to glory. Knights of the Nine offers new dungeons, characters, quests, mysteries, and is now now available on either Xbox Live Marketplace, 800 points, or downloadable for PC at $9.99.

GBA Review - 'Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 4:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"The Tokyo Manifest" revealed the existence of extraterrestrials who posed a threat to the survival of mankind. President Midcrid has since announced a plan to rebuild and rearm, asking for solidarity among all the inhabitants of Earth. In the name of the project, he began to fortify the planet by developing and mass-producing new humanoid mechs, but trouble now lurks in the shadows ...

'Garfield's Nightmare' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 4:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Game Factory announced Garfield’s Nightmare, developed by Shin'en Multimedia, an NDS exclusive platform game with gorgeous graphics which sees everyone’s favorite fat feline, Garfield, trapped in a lasagne, pizza and donut induced nightmare!

Europe Bundles 'Gears of War' (X360) With Console

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 4:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers will think Christmas has come early as Microsoft announced a special Gears of War retail offer available from Friday 24th Nov. (while stocks last). Gamers can get a copy of Epics action game Gears of War and an Xbox 360 to play it on, all for £299.99 (434.99 Euro).

PS2 Review - 'Family Guy'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Family Guy will feature the offbeat humor of the show's writers in an action/adventure game focusing on the lovable oaf Peter Griffin, his world domination-obsessed son Stewie and their talking, martini-drinking dog, Brian.

FBI Shuts Down 'Lineage II' Pirate Operation

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2006 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FBI Agents working in conjunction with officials from NCsoft’s North American business successfully closed down a computer game operation alleged to be reaping profits by providing a fraudulent service to its players. The operation was closed down after multiple raids and interviews were conducted in various cities from California to Virginia.