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'Reservoir Dogs' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Banned Down Under

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 8:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Aussies bring down the ban hammer once more, this time outlawing sales of Blitz Games and Eidos' upcoming movie to game adaptation of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs. While exact reasons as to why Australia's Office of Film and Literature Classification decided to not rate, thus banning the game, is unclear, but local publisher Atari Australia decided to not fight the decision. Earlier this year, Atari was also prohibited from selling Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. After it initially being allowed, the sales license was revoked merely days before its actual launch.

'Red Orchestra' And 'Sin Episodes: Emergence' Get Steamy Update #48

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details on a minor Red Orchestra fix addressing a recoil issue caused by the last patch, and the promised Sin Episodes: Emergence update adding the arena mode with 4 maps, as well as several tweaks, fixes ansd adjustments. Read more for details, or just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

Take-Two Gets Subpoenaed

by Judy on June 26, 2006 @ 3:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive announced that a week ago, it received grand jury subpoenas from the County of New York requesting various documents related to the knowledge of its officers and directors regarding the creation and inclusion of hidden scenes, commonly referred to as "hot coffee," in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

'Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception' (PSP) - 60 New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 2:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception will feature a limited amount of flyable planes such as F/A-18 Hornet, Su-27 and the MiG-29, and the same group of countries are still waging war.

'The Outfit' (X360) Gets Xbox Live Update

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has released a new, free, update for Relic Entertainment's 3rd person WWII action game. In addition to improved multiplayer performance, the Title Update also adds various game play improvements and several item cost changes and units balance tweaks. Read more for details ...

Insomniac Games - Best Game Company to Work for in America

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yoga. Massage therapy. Free catered meals. Discounted gym membership. These are just a few of the benefits that helped Insomniac Games earn the honor for the second-straight year of being named one of the best companies, and only game developer listed, to work for in America.

'Crysis' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crysis, shooter fans will face a new kind of gameplay challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion.

Monday June 26, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | 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:

'The Fast and the Furious' (PSP/PS2) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the events of the The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift film, this game will immerse players in the underground world of drift racing. Set in a world related to, yet separate from, the movie, the game features a ground breaking drift mechanic that makes drifting accessible to both beginning and veteran racing game drivers.

Force10 Networks Rolls Out High Speed Gaming Network

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Force10 Networks announced its TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers is offering online gaming companies the ability to support hundreds of thousands of players simultaneously as well as the seamless scalability to accommodate both new interactive worlds and users.

'War Front: Turning Point' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Front: Turning Point explores an alternate World War II, one in which Hitler is assassinated in the early days, and you will take command of experimental weapons, prototype vehicles and units rarely seen in strategy games in an attempt to alter or secure the historical outcome of World War II.

'Etrom: The Astral Essence' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Etrom is an epic adventure among realms and cities, democracies and “nazi” dictatorships, a journey through space-time portals, and many more locations, situations, rituals, secret-services plots, dark spells. This v1.1 patch adds new control scheme, safe mode, software vertex processing, disables vsync, fixes a few bugs, and the ability to jump directly to the Gun Shop.

'Darkstar One' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DarkStar One delivers fast-paced action within a vast and authentic universe, spectacular graphics, freedom of choice, a gripping story and the power to save the federal galaxy from its nemesis!

Daily Dose of Site Launches

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Alien Shooter 2' - Demo Available NOW!

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Alien Shooter 2, hack 'n slash gameplay gets dropped into a science-fiction storyline packed with dozens of weapons and vicious alien life forms. After a premature release a few weeks back, the official demo is now available, offering two time-limited gamemodes: Campaign (8 minutes) and Survival (6 Minutes). After that, you will be back in the Main Menu and can start again.

'Titan Quest' - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Titan Quest is an action role-playing game set in the ancient mythical worlds of Greece and Egypt. With an arsenal of more than a thousand pieces of unique and legendary equipment, players will have to overcome terrifying monsters and mythical beasts in their quest to save humankind from the Titans.

PC Review - 'Out of the Park Baseball 2006'

by Nicolus Baslock on June 26, 2006 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Out of the Park Baseball 2006 offers gamers the ultimate in realism with its brand new pitch-by-pitch game engine, unrivalled playability and unparalleled customization. You can create your own fictional baseball universe or team dynasty, sign free agents, draft hot prospects, and more, creating the most engrossing franchise management game ever.

'Panzer Tactics DS' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2006 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining intuitive gaming with historically-inspired battles, would-be commanders will lead their forces to victory or defeat in three exciting single-player campaigns, or compete in multiplayer games via Nintendo-WiFi Connection or wireless multiplayer. Multiplayer games will also offer a competitive ladder system to rank the best online commanders.