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'Gradius Portable' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 5:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While Konami America could not confirm this earlier today, it seems Japanese gamers will get their hands on a compilation of no less than 5 Gradius titles on the PSP, scheduled for February 9 2006. Gradius Portable will include Gradius I through IV and also contain the original PS1 title Gradius Gaiden. While the games are mostly straight ports, Konami will add a few new features such as possibility to switch to 16:9 widescreen, save/load anywhere you want. For the nostalgic people out there it will also contain viewable movies from the PS1's Gradius Deluxe Pack, Gradius Gaiden, PS2's Gradius III & IV, and to top it all off soundtracks from all five games, Gradius on the X68000 included.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 3:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Online will provide players with the definitive online "Dungeons & Dragons" experience, complete with dramatic dungeon crawling, terrifying monster combat and challenging puzzles, character advancement and guild-based power struggles.

'Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3' (Xbox) Partial Songlist Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 2:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami America today announced a partial song list for Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 (DDR Ultramix 3) for the Xbox. Featuring more than 70 songs across multiple genres and styles of music, DDR ULTRAMIX 3 will get gamers moving and grooving with the largest music variety of any Dance Dance Revolution title released in North America to date.

'25 to Life' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 2:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Back in September Eidos announced that its third-person urban action game 25 to Life would miss the original October 2005 release date, and delayed it to "sometime in 2006." Today Eidos confirmed that 25 to Life will be available in stores beginning January 18, 2006.

'Joint Task Force' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Joint Task Force is a story of modern war where players match superior tactics and military technology against dangerous unconventional forces around the globe. The game’s exacting attention to detail – from buildings that dynamically collapse to military vehicles modeled down to the last rivet – will create a new benchmark for modern-day RTS games.

Activision Revenue Better Than Expected But Still Records Loss

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision today released its second fiscal quarter financial results, and although revenue was better than expected ($222.5 million, $22.5 million better than expected), it was still lower than last years $310.6 million, resulting in a net loss of $13.2 million, compared with a net income for the second fiscal quarter last year of $25.5 million. Seven of its recent titles sold over a million copies, and sales were driven mainly by Ulrimate Spider-Man and X-Men Legends II

'Wild Arms 4' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wild Arms 4 is a role-playing game featuring a new cast of characters, an original storyline, and a new strategic battle system, it appeals to new players of the series while fans will instantly recognize the mainstays of the Wild Arms world of Filgaia. Wild Arms 4 follows the journey of four teenagers as they reshape the future of Filgaia.

'Amped 3' (X360) Confirmed Launch Title

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 12:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced Amped 3 is a launch day candidate for the Xbox 360. Amped 3 features an all-new physics engine, enhanced controls and the world's greatest winter resorts to create the most authentic snowboarding experience. Action is interlaced with a hip storyline that encompasses the distinct snowboarder culture, style, music and attitude.

'Left Behind: Eternal Forces' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans of the Left Behind Series books will soon be able to join the Tribulation Forces and participate actively in the battle of good versus evil with the launch of the real-time-strategy (RTS) title, Left Behind: Eternal Forces, the first PC game based on the blockbuster apocalyptic series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced that its upcoming first-person psychological thriller Condemned: Criminal Origins has gone gold for the Xbox 360. SEGA confirms the game will ship throughout North America on November 22 to coincide with the launch of Xbox 360.