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Xbox 360 Playable At Wal-Mart

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various outlets and blogs have posted word that Wal-Marts all over the country have started putting up their demo kiosk and have Microsoft next-gen console up and running for customer to play. While we tried to call our local Wal-Mart, they could not confirm it was in store already, but apparently the kiosks have playable demos included for King Kong, Call of Duty 2 and Kameo. Gaming blog Joystiq.com has a list of over 50 confirmed Wal-Mart stores that have the X360 kiosk up & running.

'Vietcong 2' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vietcong 2 is a FPS set against the background of the 1968 Tet Offensive, in and around the ancient city of Hue (pronounced Who-ay), during the Vietnam War. Brought to life through a gritty story compiled from first hand accounts and memories of Special Forces and Infantry servicemen stationed in Hue during the assault.

'Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends has reached gold status. The latest addition to the company's best-selling series of Tactical Action games ships to North American retailers on November 15, 2005, at a suggested retail price of only $29.99.

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

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:38 a.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.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 19, 2005 @ 10:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Online will provide players with the definitive online "Dungeons & Dragons" experience, complete with dramatic dungeon crawling, terrifying monster combat and challenging puzzles, character advancement and guild-based power struggles.

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 19, 2005 @ 7:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gods and Heroes, players become classic heroes of the ancient world, born of immortal blood. As a scion of the gods, each player will have the opportunity to pursue his destiny through a series of Epic Quests that will span all levels of gameplay, over time commanding amazing God Powers and acquiring famous weapons and treasure of myth. Originally scheduled for October 2005, this community update reveals that it has been postponed, without a specific date, to 2006.

'Source Engine' and 'DoD:Source' Get Steamy Update #30

by Rainier on Oct. 19, 2005 @ 7:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for its online delivery system Steam. This release mainly involved bug fixes, gameplay & graphical tweaks, anti-cheating measures, and reduced maximum number of players on a server to 32 for DoD:Source. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

Various Game Trailers #623

by Rainier on Oct. 19, 2005 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

  • Call of Duty 2 [X360/PC] - Trailer
  • NBA 06 [PS2] - Trailer #5
  • Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure [PS2] - Trailer
  • TOCA Race Driver 3 [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer


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

'Tourist Trophy' (PS2) Tracks & Bikes - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 19, 2005 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tourist Trophy, developed by Gran Turismo' Polyphony Digital, will be the real riding simulator as its subtitle implies and will try to compete with other motorcycle franchises such as the MotoGP series. TT will features fully customizable bikes from the 80s and 90s, with models from top brands such as Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki etc. Polyphony Digital has released a tentative list of available tracks & bikes.

Online 'Mojo Master' Launches October 31st

by Rainier on Oct. 19, 2005 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Want to spice up your love life without having to leave your PC? Or just want to play a MMO about something really different? Then check out Wild Tangent and AXE’s upcoming online dating game, Mojo Master. Visit a variety of scenic and strange locales, and test your seductive might by trying to get phone numbers from 100 women in this free web game, including 2005 Playboy Playmate of the Year, übergirl Tiffany Fallon.