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'Blade Dancer' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2005 @ 6:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blade Dancer is a new Japanese 3D RPG, under development over at Sony, situated on a mysterious island, and has you play as a young hero Shane. While details are still slim, the game will have a crafting system where you can combine items to create your own unique objects, as well as a 4 player lan and online multiplayer. Scheduled for release March 2006, no European or US date, if at all, has been announced yet.

'RF Online' - Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2005 @ 5:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters announced today that it has exclusively teamed up with GameStop to allow people to pre-order its upcoming MMORPG RF Online. The pre-order pack guarantees you exclusive BETA access to the game, stickers, faction postcards, as well as the RF Online soundtrack CD. RF Online features a unique blend of magical fantasy mixed with futuristic science-fiction action and sees players engaging in the most epic battles ever seen in a MMORPG.

'Me and My Katamari' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 10:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Me and My Katamari is the third installment in the Katamari series and delivers more of the simple and addictive game play enjoyed in Katamari Damacy and We Love Katamari, this time for the handheld platform.

Various Game Trailers #669

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 5:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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

  • Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle - Trailer
  • War World - Trailer
  • Fight Night Round 3 [X360] - Trailer #2


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

'2006 D.I.C.E. Summit' Adds More Prominent Speakers

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 5:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced today that it has added Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime, Valve's Gabe Newell and several others to the all-star lineup of speakers for the 2006 D.I.C.E. Summit which takes place at the Green Valley Ranch Hotel in Las Vegas February 8 – 10.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included.

'SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate' - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Entitled 'The Stetchkov Syndicate', the expansion pack brings a host of new levels, weapons and enhancements to the highly rated SWAT 4 and is scheduled for release in Q1 2006.

'Roma Victor' Now Available For Pre-Order

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 3:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

RedBedlam Ltd is pleased to declare the pre-order phase open for its Roman Empire based MMORPG Roma Victor. The first 1,500 account keys are available from the Roma Victor website. The accounts, costing £14.98 each, will come complete with £5 worth of in-game currency (sesterces).

'Call of Duty 2' (X360) Top Selling Xbox 360 Title

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 3:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision announced today that Infinity Ward's critically acclaimed Call of Duty 2 for the Xbox 360 debuted as the #1 best-selling Xbox 360 title in the U.S. by dollars and units for the month of November, giving the title a 77% attach rate to the new console, according to NPD FunWorld.

'Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 3:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy will return gamers to the front lines of the greatest battles in history with new civilizations at their command, new campaigns and a host of new features that make this year's best strategy game more addicting than ever. Bold victories on far-off battlefields, from wintry Russian plains to scorching African deserts, will establish the player's undisputable reputation as the world's greatest leader – past, present and future.