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'Me and My Katamari' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Me and My Katamari will be launching in North America and Europe (through EA Europe) in 2006 exclusively for the PSP. Me and My Katamari is the third installment in the Katamari series and delivers more of the simple and addictive game play enjoyed in Katamari Damacy and We Love Katamari, this time for the handheld platform.

'Peter Jackson's King Kong' (ALL) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that Peter Jackson’s King Kong is now available in stores. Delve deeper into the film experience through alternative viewpoints designed to immerse the player into the action and truly "feel" the tension of the adventure. Unprecedented Alternating Gameplay Battle for survival on Skull Island in first-person as Jack Driscoll AND experience the staggering power of King Kong in third-person taking on massive beasts.

'Crazy Frog Racer' (PS2/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has today announced that its latest PS2 and PC title, Crazy Frog Racer, has gone gold and is now set for release on both formats for early December 2005 in Europe.

'RTL Skispringen 2006' (PS2/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 3:01 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. RTL Skispringen 2006 will be in German stores November 17.

'SBK: Snowboard Kids DS' (NDS) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Snowboard Kids are back, sporting a new look and a brand new adventure?exclusively for the Nintendo DS! Play with up to 4 friends at a time with single-card download play while utilizing a multitude of special items and attacks during the race to win at any cost. SBK: Snowboard Kids is scheduled to ship this winter on the Nintendo DS.

'Gothic III' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions continues its successful cooperation with the German developer Piranha Bytes by publishing one of the most spectacular titles of the coming year: Gothic III, the third part of the legendary RPG saga. Check out the new screens...

'The Matrix Online' Gets In-Game Ads

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As part of Update 38 we will be introducing Massive in-game advertising to The Matrix Online, similar to what people experience in SOE's Planetside. Real-world ads will cycle to keep things fresh, and SOE is also looking into maybe allowing players to purchase ad space.

'King Kong' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) Gets Hollywood Cast

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft and Universal Studios announced that Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts and Jack Black will appear via likeness and provide voice talent for the Peter Jackson's King Kong videogame. Academy Award winner Adrien Brody has also lent his voice talent to the game.

'Civilization IV' Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2005 @ 11:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Civilization IV website has been updated with word on the imminent patch for Firaxis latest strategy title. "Some of the highlights include multiple AI improvements and tweaks, worker behavior tweaks, MANY game play improvements (ex Animal Husbandry reveals horses), promotion tweaks, a softer pillage sound (requested by many, many people), fixed diplomatic exploits (gold for gold, peace treaty exploit), multiplayer tweaks (Hot seat, Lobby, etc.), memory, caching and performance improvements, etc. There were also a number of video card specific fixes." We will of course have the patch on our fileserver network as soon as its released.

'Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends' (PS2) Slashes Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2005 @ 11:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI announced its hack & slash Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends is now available in North America, serving up a banquet of 18 all-new maps, 5 sizzling modes, and so much more! In 'Legend' mode, gamers will take part in never-before-told stories, including the first showdown between the Kingdoms of Wei and Shu, and the attempt to kidnap the Emperor.