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Sony Europe Announces PSP Giga Pack

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo included, the PSP Giga Pack provides exceptional storage opportunities for a combination of movies, music, and photographs, allowing PSP owners to enjoy a full range of entertainment options wherever they may be. The PSP Giga Pack also contains an added value package of accessories, including the PSP System, a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, battery pack, AC Adaptor, USB cable and an all-new PSP stand for easy hands-free viewing.

'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 26 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 2:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer.

'Quake IV' - v1.0.2147 Linux Client/Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software has released the v1.0.2147 Linux retail client/server patch for Raven Software just released FPS Quake IV, allowing linux gamers to play on the OS of choice, and also includes an OpenGL client and dedicated server (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Earth 2160' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earth 2160 is an RTS game based on the popular and successful EARTH series. Including single and multiplayer modes, the game uses the latest Earth III engine, which allows storage of objects in a format based on the mathematical model of Bezier-curves instead of polygons. Zuxxez has released an English demo which allows you to try out two missions, with 45 minutes gametime each.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that From Russia With Love has gone gold on the PS2 and Xbox and will be shipping on Tuesday Nov. 1, 2005, with a GameCube version following mid- November. The game follows the plot of the original From Russia with Love film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences, and utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

Joytech Europe's Xbox 360 Peripheral Lineup

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joytech Europe today announced the launch of a new range of peripherals designed specifically for the Xbox 360, including the Neo Se Controller, the Nitro Racing Wheel, the Face Plate and Twin Face Plate Pack, and the Control Center of which is the first product of its kind to be officially licensed on Xbox 360.

'Football Manager 2006' - v6.0.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football Manager 2006 is a comprehensive soccer management simulation offering a host of new features, including the ability for managers to negotiate with their board of directors. Ahead of its launch, SEGA has released the first patch for SI's Football Manager 2006 which includes game fixes and enhancements, a data update and a full language pack.

'Baten Kaitos II' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there has not yet been an official announcement, at the Tokyo Game Show Namco announced a sequel to Baten Kaitos was in the works, with a Japanese release date scheduled for December 2005. Baten Kaitos II takes place 20 years after the original with ll new continents to explore, in addition to locations from the original. You play as Sagi, Milly or Giro on your quest to find the source of a series of unnatural phenomena.

'Major League Baseball 2K5: World Series Edition' (PS2/Xbox) Now in Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced that Major League Baseball 2K5: World Series Edition, a special edition of the critically acclaimed baseball video game franchise, has shipped to retailers across North America.

'East Front' - 12 New Screens

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

East Front is a high-tech first-person 3D shooter, which takes place in an alternate universe where the fascist Germany won in the Second World War. A soldier of the German Resistance, Karl Stolz, turns out to be involved in the deadly play of mysterious powers, and at stake is control over the entire world.