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'The Regiment' (PS2/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2005 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on briefings and scenarios supplied by S.A.S. veterans, The Regiment is a tense, accurate simulation of close quarters combat. Lead four-man teams in assaults on terrorist strongholds.

'World of Warcraft' Hits 5 Million Subscribers

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A little over three months ago Blizzard announced today that its subscription-based MMORPG World of Warcraft had reached more 4 million paying customers worldwide and today it has reached another milestone, 5 million and counting.

PC Gamers Warned About 64-bit Virus Protection

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2005 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With shipments of 64-bit machines expected to make their way into the homes of the nation's gamers this holiday season, global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers ESET issued a warning today that most of the machines being shipped could be vulnerable to significant threats without appropriate protection.

'RTL Skispringen 2006' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring 41 ski jump ramps including Worldcup venues, you can either compete or be a coach in one of three difficulties, or opt for management mode. After a hard working day, you can also relax with the integrated Quiz Games with over 500 topical questions.

'Vietcong 2' - v1.10 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2005 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vietcong 2 is a FPS set against the background of the 1968 Tet Offensive, in and around the ancient city of Hue, during the Vietnam War. Take2 has released the first patch for Pterodon's FPS Vietcong 2, bringing your retail game to v1.10 and fixes the "CD-key in use" error some people were experiencing. Read more for download links ...

MSN And Text Messaging Soon Through Xbox 360

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2005 @ 4:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Within the nextsix6 months Microsoft is said to release a new application allowing Xbox 360 owners to send and receive mobile phone text messages using the current MSN network. Micrsoft is is integrating their nextgen gaming console with mobile phones allowing gamers to let their friends know when they are online and more easily schedule multiplayer games and tournaments.

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2005 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

'Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum' (PS2/PC) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2005 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Faithful to the tradition of parody that runs throughout the Asterix stories, Atari's latest Asterix offering is an explosive video game crammed with surprising encounters that parody the greatest icons of the video game world and is awash with wry references to many of the great moments that have marked over 25 years of video game history.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' (X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2005 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

Sony Plans To Double Its PSP Sales This Holiday Season

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2005 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Reuters is reporting that Sony is on track to double the number of PSP's sold in North America to around 6 million at the end of its first holiday season this year. Although nowhere near the appeal of Apple's iPods, the paperback-sized video game device has increasingly won over movie fans, citing its long load times and akward mini joystick as drawbacks.