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'AND 1 Streetball' (PS2/Xbox) I-Ball Controls - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

AND 1 Streetball will raise the bar for sports videos game with its revolutionary I-Ball Controls, an intuitive control system that gives you fluid and precise command over every offensive and defensive move. Not only will you do it, you will also feel it, and it will feel good.

Xbox Pirates Get Blown Out Of The Water

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 5:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

U.S. prosecutors have charged three men with copyright infringement for selling modified Xboxs enabling them to play pirated games. The complaint alleges that ACME Game Store co-owners Jones and Bryant sold Xbox systems that Pei "Patrick" Cai modified with chips and hard drives. Undercover agents made the arrest after they paid $265 to have a mod chip, a hard drive and 77 pirated games installed on an Xbox. The 3 men face a maximum possible penalty of five years in federal prison.

Telltale Teams Up With Big Fish Games

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bone: Out from Boneville developer Telltale Games is pleased to announce a multi-title agreement with Big Fish Games to bring retail caliber games direct to consumers over the Internet

'Battlefield 2 Modern Combat' (Xbox) Gets Free Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA just announced the FREE Battlefield 2: Modern Combat Warsome Booster Pack which delivers 3 all-new maps, including new vehicles plus new character and weapon skins. As a special holiday thank you to all Battlefield fans, this pack,valued at $9.99, will be given away FREE on Xbox Live!, starting December 22, 2005.

'The Sims 2: Open For Business' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The new Sims 2: Open for Business addon will revolve around setting up businesses and making money. Construction company, restaurant, nightclub, or simply decide to work from home, it will all be possible. You will need to strategically place employees, or fire useless workers, in order to keep your customers happy.

'Officers' To Use SpeedTree Technology - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Officers is a 3D RTS game with RPG-elements, where the player acts as a military commander. Among key features of the game is interaction between the gamer and the environment. Taking advantage of the SpeedTree technology, the developers enhanced the realism of tree models and their behavior. Three-dimensional, high-poly trees react as the living ones. Leaves are swaying, branches are shaking when e.g. missiles fly or explode near by.

'Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a small patch for the North American edition of G5 Software's Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and fixes a bug found in the game tutorial, which may cause some user problems. You will need to restart the tutorial for the patch to take effect.

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - v3369 Win32 Hotfix & Linux Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games and Icculus have released a new patch for Epic's sci-fi FPS Unreal Tournament 2004. The Win32 patch contains 2 .DLL files (core.dll and engine.dll) that fixes a server crashing exploit active in the cheating community, while the v3369.2 linux patch has a server exploit fixed for both architectures, and compiler optimizations reenabled for amd64 (they got turned off by accident in 3369.1). Read more for detailed fix list and download links.

'Quake IV' - Quakemas Multiplayer Map Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software has released three new multiplayer maps for Ravensoft's sci-fi FPS Quake 4 (Railed, Tremors and Campgrounds Redux). Read more for download links ...

Unlock Alternate Ending In 'Peter Jackson's King Kong' (ALL)

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft revealed that Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie features an un-lockable, exclusive alternate ending in which players can save the giant ape from his cinematic death, pilot an airplane and deliver Kong back home on his native Skull Island.