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'Nintendogs' (NDS) Sells One Million Copies In Europe

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2005 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo announced today that, so far, it has sold over 2 million Nintendo DS' since it launched earlier this year, selling at a rate of 100,000 units per week. Nintendogs contributes to its hand-held popularity, which has sold over 1 million copies since its European launch on October 7th in Europe. Nintendo hopes to repeat that success through the holidays with Mario Kart DS, its first Nintendo game to offer Wi-Fi gaming through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

'Yu-Gi-Oh! Online' Enters Phase 2

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2005 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced the second phase of its Yu-Gi-Oh! Online campaign, with a new "duelpass system" set to offer users more cards for online play.

'Darwinia' Gets Multiplayer

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2005 @ 5:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In an interview on Steam Review, Introversion's Tom Arundel revealed that Darwinia's debut on Steam (December 14) allows them to make use of Valve's multiplayer structure and they are "currently scheduling the work / release. We also have a new multiplayer game coming out in Spring that we’ll be talking more about in the new year." Darwinia is a captivating mix of multiple genres including fast paced action with strategic battle planning, arcade, and puzzle games, featuring a novel and intuitive control mechanism, a graphical style ripped from '80s retro classics, and a story concerning a tribe of video game sprites trapped in a modern 3D game world.

'Prince of Persia The Two Thrones' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2005 @ 4:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prince of Persia 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.

'Final Fight: Streetwise' (PS2/Xbox) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2005 @ 3:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set within Capcom's Final Fight universe, this mission-based action game calls for players to use their street smarts and powerful fighting skills to survive the back alleys of Metro City. Classic Capcom fighting action, expansive 3D environments, and diverse gameplay await those when Final Fight: Streetwise is released this winter.

'Super Taxi Driver 2006' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2005 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Taxi Driver 2006 is the most aggressive taxi game so far. You have to use all of your driving skills, to survive these rides from hell.. Competitive taxi drivers will smash your car into pieces, meanwhile you are desperately trying to deliver your passenger safely to their destination. Team6 has released a demo allowing you to try out 2 taxis, in 2 singleplay or 1 multiplay mission.

'SBK: SnowBoard Kids' (NDS) Coming To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2005 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rising Star Games today announced that it has snapped up the DS version of a cult snowboarding racer, Snowboard Kids. SBK: SnowBoard Kids follows on from previous versions of the game, which combined downhill snowboarding action with Mario Kart-style dynamics to create a uniquely dynamic hybrid with a distinct emphasis on trick-happy fun.

'Fight Night Round 3' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2005 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there has not yet been a formal announcement just yet, EA's next-gen Fight Night Round 3 was revealed a few months back at E3 2005. Check out these new screens and a trailer showing off part of a fight between Jones vs. Hopkins.

'The Chronicles of Narnia' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In order to end this frigid captivity and free his people, the mighty lion Aslan invokes an ancient prophecy. It will become the destiny of four siblings from our world to work together and use their unique combat skills, weaponry and abilities to defeat the Witch and her armies to save Narnia. Buena Vista has released a demo allowing you to try out two levels from the full game, "The Frozen Lake" and the "Rescue Edmund" levels.

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 24, 2005 @ 9:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before.