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'Ape Escape 3' (PS2) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2005 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ape Escape 3 continues to expand upon the core theme of the Ape Escape series: capturing monkeys. Packed with more content than any previous Ape Escape titles, Ape Escape 3 has a full 28 stages (136 total areas, compared with 84 for the previous installment) and tons of mini games.

'Amped 3' (X360) Music Band Contest

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced that they will be hosting the "Amplifier Charrenge" campaign, a contest empowering consumers to give one band featured in the highly anticipated Amped 3 video game their big break. Amped 3 has over 150 indie tracks from some of today's hottest underground bands.

'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Website Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced that it has launched the official Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure web site, providing visitors with a glimpse into the rich culture and history of graffiti, as well as an array of unique content including detailed historical perspectives of graffiti and its culture, downloadable MP3s, real-life art, profiles of top graffiti legends, exclusive in-game concept art, and behind- the-scenes videos narrated by Marc Ecko.

'FIFA 06' (ALL) Kicks Off In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announces the release of FIFA Soccer 06, which includes major enhancements to the gameplay and management modes, making FIFA Soccer 06 "The Total Soccer Experience." The game is available in stores in Europe today, and worldwide the first week of October.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) Gets Hollywood Voice-overs

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2005 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To create the perfect tone and timbre for its upcoming epic role playing game, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Bethesda announced today an all-star voice cast of British stage and screen legends. Leading the lineup is Patrick Stewart, playing the role of the Emperor. Stewart is best known among genre fans as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation and as Professor Charles Xavier from the X-Men feature films.

'Code Lyoko' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Game Factory today announced the signing of a worldwide licensing deal with producer and distributor of animated series MoonScoop, to develop and publish Code Lyoko for Nintendo DS. The game will be featuring elements from both the RPG and adventure genre and is scheduled for release by fall of 2006.

PlayStation One Receives Emmy Award

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2005 @ 12:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marking its 10-year anniversary in North America, SCEI announced today that the PlayStation game console has been awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Technology and Advanced New Media for pioneering the 3D polygonal-based gaming experience.

Planetwide Games Signs 'World Of Outlaws' Game License

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2005 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DIRT MotorSports and Planetwide Games have announced a licensing agreement to develop and publish a line of video games based on DIRT's touring dirt track series including the World of Outlaws Sprint Series, powered by Planetwide's online technology development engine for Multiplayer Online Games (MOG) for competition and a variety of console game formats.

'50 Cent: Bulletproof' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 9:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Bulletproof, 50 gets caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York's drug underworld, taking on the most dangerous crime families in the city, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications. People who ore-order 50 Cent: Bulletproof on PS2 or Xbox will receive an exclusive 'No Fear, No Mercy Live' DVD featuring live performances from 50 Cent's 2003 European Tour.

'Guild Wars' World Championship Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 9:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guild Wars players will soon get a chance to battle for supremacy in the upcoming Guild Wars World Championship. The competition will kick off this weekend, and will come to an exciting conclusion with teams from America, Europe and Korea competing in the Guild Wars World Championship Finals during the week of the Taipei Game Show, which takes place February 16 - 20, 2006 in Taipei, Taiwan.