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'Area 51' - v1.1/v1.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2005 @ 12:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Area 51 is set in the U.S. government's most top-secret and secure facility located in the Nevada desert. Players take on the role of Specialist Ethan Cole, a hazardous biological waste specialist sent to investigate. Midway has released some new patches for the Euro, US and German editions of the game, addressing various graphical glitches, copy protection iussue and smooth sniper scope. zooming (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Under Pressure' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2005 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Under Pressure, under development by Prophecy Games, is an tense action-adventure game set in a baroque underwater cruise-liner, makes use of advanced shaders and HDR lighting.

Activision Ships Xbox 360 Launch Titles To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2005 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In conjunction with the November 22 launch of the Xbox 360, Activision announced today that it will ship the Xbox 360 versions of Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 2 and Neversoft's Tony Hawk's American Wasteland and GUN to retail outlets nationwide on November 15.

'Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure' (PS2) Explores Retail Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2005 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the release of Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure, through a license agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, for the PS2. Presenting the title character in an all-new series of misadventures, this game offers an action-packed experience that kids of all ages will enjoy.

'World of WarCraft' - v1.9 Patch Details & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2005 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard is hard at work on the v1.9 patch for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. One of the main features of this content patch will be the unveiling of Ahn'Qiraj, an instance in Silithus that will feature a 40 man raid group and a "more casual" 20 man raid group. Read more for details and screens ...

'TimeShift' (Xbox/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2005 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TimeShift is an innovative FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes, is in development by Saber Interactive. TimeShift will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

Survey Shows Parents Agree With The Current ESRB Ratings

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Research firm Peter D. Hart Research Associates today released results from a recently conducted survey regarding the Entertainment Software Rating Board ratings. Parents continue to overwhelmingly agree with computer and video game ratings assigned by the ESRB, as parents agree with the ratings 82% of the time, while another 5% of the time they think the ratings are "too strict."

EA Announces Its New Game Content Delivery system

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2005 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed during last weeks Battlefield 2: Special Forces announcement, today EA offiically took the wraps off its Steam like content delivery system.

'Evolution GT' (PS2/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2005 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Combining an optimised driving engine with an innovative concept, Black Bean and the Italian software house, Milestone, are ready to deliver an electrifying racing title for fans of the genre. Enter the Evolution, where the main keywords are realism and driver improvement.

'Ridge Racer 6' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco today announced Ridge Racer 6 has gone gold for the Xbox 360, and will be available as launch title on November 22. Ride Racer 6 lets players race across stunning high-definition locales through an in-depth single player World Xplorer mode and compete online for the first time in the history of the Ridge Racer series.