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'Tecmo Classic Arcade' (Xbox) Drops Coin In Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo announced today that Tecmo Classic Arcade for the Xbox has shipped today hitting store shelves this week at retailers across the nation. Featuring Tecmo Bowl, for the first time on Xbox, along with a plethora of other Tecmo Classic Arcade titles such as Rygar, Solomon’s Key, Bomb Jack, Tecmo Cup, and more.

SEGA Brings 'Taito Legends' (PS2/Xbox/PC) To North America - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that it has signed an exclusive North and South American distribution agreement with Empire Interactive to publish Taito Legends for the PS2, the Xbox, and PC. This exciting compilation features 29 arcade classics and spans nearly 30 years of gaming history.

'Whirlwind of Vietnam' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whirlwind of Vietnam is a helicopter sim that depicts the most famous episodes of the war in a movie-style way. The main events of the game are well-known to the audience due to famous books and movies dedicated to the War such as We Were Soldiers, Apocalypse Now, Hamburger Hill and many others.

'Blitz: The League' (PS2/Xbox) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitz: The League exposes the harsh realism and troubling, behind-the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league. Blitz: The League goes behind the glitz and glamour of the game through a revolutionary campaign mode that explores the on-field violence, off-field fallout and front-office politics of professional football. Pre-order Blitz: The League and get the 2006 Blitz Cheerleaders deluxe 8.5' x 11' wall calendar for free, featuring the most beautiful League cheerleaders and was photographed on location in Miami.

'Armored Core: Nine Breaker' (PS2) Blasts Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Agetec today announced that Armored Core: Nine Breaker for the PS2 has hit North American retail locations. A fast paced action/strategy game of power and combat, Armored Core: Nine Breaker ets players put their mercenary skills to the ultimate test and strive to become the greatest AC warrior ever.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.7.0 US Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.7.0 update is currently only for North American and Australian editions of the game, adds the Zul'Gurub high-level raid, Arathi Basin battleground, Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza event, and yet another massive slew of gameplay adjustments, balance tweaks, bug/crash fixes, etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi' (GBA) Also Coming to NDS

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America today announced its first game for the Nintendo DS will be based on Cartoon Network Enterprises hit animated series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. The game is anticipated to be released in Q1 2006. D3PA recently announced that it would release Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for GBA in Q4 2005.

'World of Warcraft' Boosts Vivendi's First Half 2005 Results

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft has been a worldwide success and enabled Vivendi Universal Games to return to profitability. VUG's earnings operations were EUR 13 million, compared to a loss of EUR 168 million in the first half of 2004, mainly due to the increase in net sales and reduced operating expenses as a result of the recovery plan introduced in 2004, but also benefited from the worldwide success of World of Warcraft (4 million players at the end of August) and a strong increase of subscriptions with higher margins.

'Perimeter: Emperor's Testament' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perimeter: Emperor's Testament, expansion pack to last year’s award-winning RTS, will feature all new & updated graphics, tons of new units and structures, a new soundtrack, and a total of 25 new missions. Read more for new screens ...