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'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.

'Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan' (PS2/PC) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 24, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix is working on a new expansion pack for its MMORPG Final Fantasy XI which will introduce new maps, monsters as well as several new classes such as the much anticpated Blue Mage. Read more for some new screens ...

Family Media Guide's Top 10 Ultra-Violent Video Games of 2005

by Rainier on Nov. 24, 2005 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

To better prepare parents buying gifts for their kids, especially with the holiday season coming up Family Media Guide has prepared a list of the Top 10 Most Violent Video Games released so far this year. Trained video game analysts capture and document instances of profanity, sex, violence, and substance abuse using a database-driven technology.