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'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (ALL) Coming To the Big Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MTV Films today announced that it has acquired the feature film rights to Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, the videogame from Atari and Marc Ecko Enterprises, which is scheduled for a February 2006 release for the PS2, Xbox, and for PC.

'TOCA Race Driver 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Racetracks - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The acclaimed TOCA series will return with every element of motorsport for real in TOCA Race Driver 3. Race drivers will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation.

'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 8:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball heralds in the new season with the ping of the aluminum bat, the roar of the crowd and an electrifying in-game soundtrack provided exclusively by Victory Records. MVP 06 NCAA Baseball features intense action, stadiums filled with school spirit and 10 hot rock tracks that intensify the attitude and authenticity of college sports in the game.

Strategy First Signs On With Steam

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Valve Corporation announce a multi-title distribution deal that will deliver a collection of Strategy First's front line titles and new releases via Valve's content delivery system Steam. Strategy First is the first entertainment software publisher to move forward with Valve's Steam, which connects nearly 6 million gamers worldwide.

'War on Terror' - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 5:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War on Terror is a modern combat RTS game, set against the background of today's greatest threat to world peace – terrorism! Forces clash in believable scenarios, set within real locations across the globe. Koch Media stopped by and dropped a bunch of new screens in our lap.

60 Minutes To Air Episode Featuring Fatal1ty

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 5:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In January 2006 CBS' 60 Minutes will air a feature segment covering Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel and the international explosion of professional video gaming. The episode began filming one year ago at a gaming event in Sweden, and concludes with the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) World Finals in New York City, with many stops in between. It also includes an interview with Fatal1ty at his home and training center in Kansas City, Missouri in preparation for this program.

Indie Developers Like Xbox 360 Live Arcade

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 4:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Two of the UK's most innovative independent developers, Stainless Games and Pompom Software, announce the release of their new Next Generation titles, Crystal Quest and Mutant Storm Reloaded on Xbox 360 Live Arcade. Both titles are premier examples of the 'Modern Retro', being high-end remixes of classic styles of gameplay.

Krome Studios Wins AGDC Awards

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 4:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Krome Studios has secured two key awards at this year’s Australian Game Developers Conference (AGDC). The company received Best Original Character Design for TY the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan and the Career Achievement Award was given to Creative Director / Co-founder Steve Stamatiadis.

'Splinter Cell : Essentials' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier this year, Ubisoft's 2005-2006 release schedule made mention that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell was going to be making an appearance on the PSP. While there still has not been an official announcement rumors are floating around that it may be called Splinter Cell : Essentials, and that name might indicate some sort of compilation instead of an all new product. Either way, the PSP will most likely includes wifi multiplayer, which is always a welcome addition.

'Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams' (PS2) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 3:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Expected spring 2006 in Japan, 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. While no specific info, or announcement, Capcom did reveal that Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is scheduled for released in North America on March 14, in Europe on March 17, and if all of that is too long, you can always import it from Japan on January 26, 2006.