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'Brothers in Arms' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Inspired Documentary

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 11:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft, Gearbox Software, and The History Channel, announced that a Brothers In Arms­ inspired two-hour documentary special on World War II will premiere on The History Channel. Produced by Foglight Entertainment, the television special, hosted by actor Ron Livingston (Band of Brothers) will premiere on The History Channel on Sunday, December 18th at 8 pm ET/PT.

Digital Anvil Shuts Down

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 9:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GameSpot received word from Microsoft that Digital Anvil, known for Freelancer on PC, and Xbox's Brute Force, is being shut down and assimilated. Last time anybody heard from the developer was back in 2003 when it finished Brute Force, a PC title turned Xbox when Microsoft bought DA. The employees from Digital Anvil, which was based in Texas, are given the opportunity to take up other positions in Microsoft Game Studios, but need to relocate to Washington if they choose to do so.

'Counter-Strike Source' Gets Steamy Update #34

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 8:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for its online delivery system Steam. This release updates Counter-Strike Source with the previously announced new de_nuke with High Dynamic Range (HDR) lighting, as well as a slew of enhancements and bug fixes. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

Various Game Trailers #657

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 5:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Starcraft: Ghost [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #4
  • RF Online - Trailer #3


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Auto Assault' Tools of Destruction - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 5:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

'Final Fantasy XII' (PS2) Gets Hefty Price Tag

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 4:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At a conference in Tokyo Square Enix revealed that Japanese gamers will have to dig deep into their wallet for the latest Final Fantasy title when it launches March 16. Standard PS2 titles normally retail for $59, but FF XII will be priced at $75. Square Enix is not new to the overpricing as DQ VIII had a $77 price tag and people bought it like hotcakes. North American gamers shouldn't panic just yet, despite its hefty price in Japan, DQ 8 was sold over here at the normal rate, and so far Final Fantasy XII pre-orders aren't any more expensive than the normal going price.

'Neocron' - Evolution 2.1 Update Downloadable For Free

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 4:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Reakktor Media and 10Tacle Studios are today raising the curtain to reveal the modernised game world of their action-packed MMORPG Neocron 2: Beyond Dome of York. The Evolution 2.1 Update offers numerous improvements, first and foremost a comprehensive update of the graphics engine.

'The Sims 2' - v1.0.0.1022 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released a new patch for the original The Sims 2 game. This update brings your retail game to v1.0.0.1022, although no specific details as to what it fixes are available at this point (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll' (NDS) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aiai, MeeMee, GonGon, and Baby are back in true classic Super Monkey Ball style, in SEGA's NDS exclusive Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll, with all-new gameplay control using the Nintendo DS stylus and wireless multiplayer modes!

'Prince of Persia The Two Thrones' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Now in Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Prince of Persia The Two Thrones is available in stores for all platforms. PoP The Two Thrones takes the best features from The Sands of Time and Warrior Within, and combines them with new gameplay elements such as a second playable character, an intuitive Speed Kill system, outdoor Babylon environment, chariot combat and more.