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Gung Ho Entertainment Acquires Game Arts

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 5:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A little while back GungHo and Game Arts announced the development of Grandia Online, the first MMO in the Grandia franchise. Apparently that was not the only collaboration between the two companies as it seems GungHo has now acquired Game Arts in order to strenghten its global expansion, mainly into European and North American markets. GungHo also announced it licensed AEGIA's PhysX technology to be used in its online titles. The acquisition also allows GungHo to use Game Arts' considerable copyright assets and reducing development costs for future game development.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood features a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles. Ubisoft has released a new patch for Gearbox's WWII based FPS bringing your retail game to v1.02 and adresses sound, spectator and multiplayer issues, as well as the usual crashes and bug fixes. Read more for download links ...

'GTA: Liberty City Stories' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The story of GTA: Liberty City Stories takes place 3 years before the events of Grand Theft Auto 3 and we find that our main character Toni Cipriani has returned from laying low for the past 4 years after taking out a rival mob boss for the Leone crime family. Having welcomed him back with open arms, the Don Salvatore Leone is putting Toni to back work under the watchful eye of Vincenzo Cilli, one of his most trusted capo’s.

'NFL Head Coach' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NFL Head Coach, developed by EA Tiburon, is a 3D strategy sports game that challenges gamers to build and manage every aspect of a football team from the ground up, and work with all coaches in the NFL Coaches Club.

'Jak X: Combat Racing' (PS2) Blasts Away In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the launch of its PS2 exclusive Jak X: Combat Racing allowing you to tread new ground by engaging in head-to-head vehicular combat within the Jak and Daxter universe, while racing in fully customizable vehicles armed with deadly weaponry.

You Want Fries With That Wi-Fi?

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo has signed an agreement with Wayport to extend Wi-Fi service to Nintendo DS users at nearly 6,000 McDonald's restaurants across the United States, offering complimentary access to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection when goes online Nov. 14.

'World Poker Tour' (GBA/PS2/Xbox) Goes All-In At Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced that the World Poker Tour video game has shipped to major retailers across North America. Offering real players and broadcast presentation elements that mirror the popular television series, the World Poker Tour video game is also the only poker title to incorporate real world venues.

'Shadow of the Colossus' (PS2) Gallops Into Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the release of its PS2 exclusive Shadow of the Colossus, a single-player, third-person action-adventure game in whihc you embark on a majestic journey in a mystical land to defeat extremely large colossal beasts in order to seek the truth behind an ancient tale of hidden power that brings a lost soul back to life.

'The Con' (PSP) Cheats Its Way Into Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the release of its PSP exclusive The Con, an innovative 3D fighting game that combines the excitement of underground fighting with the intrigue of high- stakes gambling.

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Strangelite Studio, the game is based on the Starship Troopers movie in which you will take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs, emulating the best scenes from the movie and a whole lot more! Empire announced today that Starship Troopers went gold and is expected to ship in Europe Oct. 28.