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Xbox 360 Backwards Compatible List Updated Again...

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 8:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time since the Xbox 360 launch Microsoft updated its list of backwards compatible Xbox titles, adding Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon franchises to the list, eight titles in total. Unfortunately the joy was short lived as shortly thereafter, it was pulled again due to actually making other titles not work anymore, one of those being Halo 2. The new update apparently made the game only playable in 4x3 dimensions, and not the 16x9 format used by HD TVs, while also the graphics became distorted. Microsoft was made aware, pulled the new update for its emulator and a new version should be available shortly.

UPDATE : Microsoft has released a working patch which is now available through Xbox Live

'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

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

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball is being produced by Electronic Arts Canada in Vancouver, B.C., and will celebrate everything that makes NCAA baseball unique -- aluminum bats, intense action, and stadiums filled with school spirit and packed with passionate fans.

'T-72: Balkans On Fire!' - v1.3 Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 5:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefront has released another updated demo featuring the same two training missions with the T-72B and one exciting combat mission where the player commands a T-55A tank. Additionally, the in-game 3D Encyclopedia allows you to explore all the units featured in the full game. This demo is based on the all new v1.3 version of the game and includes all the updated features and fixes from the patch.

'25 To Life' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 5:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos in conjunction with Highway 1 Productions, takes an unrelenting look at urban street crime in its upcoming action video game 25 To Life. 25 To Life is being developed by Avalanche Software and will be available for PS2, Xbox and PC. Read more for new screens..

'Brothers in Arms' Gets Multiplayer DeathMatch

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 4:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gearbox Software's community manager Allison "ennui" Berryman sends word that one of their developers has been working on a DM/TDM mod for BiA (both titles), which he has released to the community. One of the most requested gameplay modes for BiA was a traditional deathmatch, and Jeffrey Broome spent his time developing one to invigorate the multiplayer aspect of the game. You can get more info, source code and the actual mods over here ...

'World Racing 2' - v1.3.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 1:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World Racing 2 will put the fun of driving at centre stage and offer optimised arcade racing characteristics, rich and varied range of mission modes, lively scenarios, enhanced tuning options and a great variety of cars. Synetic has released the first patch its racing game bringing your retail game to v1.3.3 which fixes a ForceFeedback issue, scalable AI, a few multiplayer and gameplay tweaks.

'Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 1:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

Official 'TOCA Race Driver 3' Demo Coming Soon

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The TOCA Race Driver 3 demo released last month wasn't really the official version, more of a promo deal for Honda. Codemasters revealed today that an expanded demo will be released later this month and will feature three tracks, with a choice of three cars, and three series (DTM, V8 and the new Baja Offroad Racing). We will, of course, have it on our fileserver network as soon as it's available.

'Final Fight: Streetwise' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set within Capcom's Final Fight universe, this mission-based action game calls for players to use their street smarts and powerful fighting skills to survive the back alleys of Metro City. Classic Capcom fighting action, expansive 3D environments, and diverse gameplay await those when Final Fight: Streetwise is released this winter.

'Quake 4' Seismic Showdown Tournament

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GameSpot will be hosting the QUAKE 4 Seismic Showdown tournament on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 15 and 16 where gamers will have the chance to compete for $2000 in cash prizes, with the top winner taking home up to $1000. In the contest, 64 players will battle against each other in a series of single elimination 1-on-1 Deathmatch games where fraggers’ will need to defeat every opponent in order to move on to the next round.