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'Auto Assault' Tools of Destruction - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 5:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

'Final Fantasy XII' (PS2) Gets Hefty Price Tag

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 4:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At a conference in Tokyo Square Enix revealed that Japanese gamers will have to dig deep into their wallet for the latest Final Fantasy title when it launches March 16. Standard PS2 titles normally retail for $59, but FF XII will be priced at $75. Square Enix is not new to the overpricing as DQ VIII had a $77 price tag and people bought it like hotcakes. North American gamers shouldn't panic just yet, despite its hefty price in Japan, DQ 8 was sold over here at the normal rate, and so far Final Fantasy XII pre-orders aren't any more expensive than the normal going price.

'Neocron' - Evolution 2.1 Update Downloadable For Free

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 4:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Reakktor Media and 10Tacle Studios are today raising the curtain to reveal the modernised game world of their action-packed MMORPG Neocron 2: Beyond Dome of York. The Evolution 2.1 Update offers numerous improvements, first and foremost a comprehensive update of the graphics engine.

'The Sims 2' - v1.0.0.1022 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released a new patch for the original The Sims 2 game. This update brings your retail game to v1.0.0.1022, although no specific details as to what it fixes are available at this point (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll' (NDS) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aiai, MeeMee, GonGon, and Baby are back in true classic Super Monkey Ball style, in SEGA's NDS exclusive Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll, with all-new gameplay control using the Nintendo DS stylus and wireless multiplayer modes!

'Prince of Persia The Two Thrones' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Now in Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Prince of Persia The Two Thrones is available in stores for all platforms. PoP The Two Thrones takes the best features from The Sands of Time and Warrior Within, and combines them with new gameplay elements such as a second playable character, an intuitive Speed Kill system, outdoor Babylon environment, chariot combat and more.

SouthPeak Signs 'State of Emergency 2' (PSP/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Southpeak Interactive signed a publishing agreement with DCStudios for State of Emergency 2. Taking place 10 years after the original SOE2 has Spanky, Bull and MacNeill again up against the Corporation. This time, they not only have access to guns but also - for the first time - helicopters, speedboats, Tanks and APCs and new team members.

'The Godfather' (ALL) - 3 Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts you've been accepted into America's most famous criminal organization, the Corleone family. Now it's up to you to carry out orders, earn respect, rise through the ranks, and make New York City your own. Play your cards right and you could even be running everything as the next, and most powerful, Don.

Super X Studios Terminates Digital Jesters Publishing Agreement

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super X Studios announced that it is terminating their publishing agreement with Digital Jesters for their upcoming title Wild Earth. Super X Studios owner James Thrush stated, "It has come to our awareness that the company we signed with, Digital Jesters Limited, will not be able to fulfill its publishing role as its staff and assets are being subsumed by the new DJ Group publishing company. We wish them well on their new venture but as of this moment we are looking to place Wild Earth, which is now completed, with another publisher."

'Metal Combat' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 6:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Combat plans to re-invent the Fighting game genre with physics-based environments and characters, enabling fights with realistic reactions to every blow and destructible environments. The game is scheduled for release later this year for the PC and in the arcade by Solar Studios.