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European Xbox 360 Launch Successful

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The dust has cleared from the European launch of Xbox 360, and preliminary reports indicate it's a runaway hit. Thousands of gamers queued up at stores in the 16 European launch countries on the evening of 1st December to be among the first to purchase Xbox 360, resulting in a sell-out situation across the region in its first day at retail. UK retailers alone sold over 70,000 units over the weekend.

'The Getaway : Gangs of London' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While not yet officially announced it seems Sony is bringing yet another PS2 franchise to the PSP. After Medievil, and most recently Socom, SCEE's vice president Phil Harrison revealed that The Getaway will get a handheld version. The Getaway : Gangs of London will not be a port, but more of a spin-off title. As with previous titles the game will be situated in London where rival gangs duke it out to gain power over the city. The Getaway : Gangs of London will also feature wifi multiplayer and is expected to ship in Europe Q2 2006.

'Burnout Revenge' (X360) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Revenge slams into the Xbox 360 with a suite of new online features set to define next-generation automotive anarchy, jaw-dropping high-definition graphics and the retina-searing speed that the Burnout series is famous for.

'Khan: The Absolute Power' Launches In North America

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network has announced that Khan: The Absolute Power was launched in North America today on the iEntertainment Network Game Portal. Khan: The Absolute Power is a uniquely social game with a proprietary MMORPG Party System that is one of the best MMORPGs in the RPG game world.

'Major League Baseball 2K6' (PSP/NGC/PS2/X360/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today that Major League Baseball 2K6 is slated for release in early spring 2006. Featuring New York Yankees All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter as the cover athlete and official spokesperson, Major League Baseball 2K6 will debut new features that will set a new standard for baseball video games.

''The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' (ALL) Ships

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games announced today that the company has shipped more than 2 million units of the multiplatform video game to retail outlets in the two regions.

'Call of Duty 2' - v1.0a Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty 2 is an all new epic title which delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity that was World War II. Icculus has released the official version of the Call of Duty 2 dedicated linux server, allowing you to host a game server in the linux environment, and contains the dedicated executable that requires the game data from retail game.

'SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Entitled 'The Stetchkov Syndicate', the expansion pack brings a host of new levels, weapons and enhancements to the highly rated SWAT 4 and is scheduled for release in Q1 2006.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v1.9 Update Patch Available NOW Redux

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v1.9 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth. Last week's patch wasnt fully working, this one is ...

'Ford Street Racing' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ford Street Racing, developed by Razorworks, moves the action from the racetrack to the streets of LA, control 3 team cars, give orders, switching on the fly, and will feature eighteen officially licensed Ford vehicles.