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North American 'Pump It Up: Exceed' (PS2) Competition

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time in the seven-year history of the game, Pump It Up players from across the United States will be gathering in Concord, North Carolina for the first annual National Pump It Up Competition. Sponsored by Andamiro, Mastiff, and Jillian's, this event will decide who goes on to represent the U.S. in the World Pump Festival later this year in Seoul, Korea, where players will compete for over $30,000 in cash prizes.

'Keepsake' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 9:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keepsake, Wicked Studios' upcoming adventure game, will immerse you into a journey beyond compare. Assisted by a dragon afraid of heights, Lydia takes on to explore the Dragonvale Academy's empty structures in search for her best friend Celeste.

'NHL 06' - Euro Update Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 8:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the first patch for the European NHL 06 edition and fixes a problem where the roster updates were being overwritten by the default rosters from the game disc. Thus, this patch was created to allow proper Roster Updates to take place. Read more for download links ...

'Dragonshard' - v1.1.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released the first patch for Liquid Ent's RTS/PRG game Dragonshard This update brings you retail game to v1.1.4 and addresses a few multiplayer issues, tweaks, and fixes several bugs & crash issues (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ..

'World Poker Tour' (GBA/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 6:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Poker Tour will bring gamers the most exciting poker experience anywhere. Featuring the colorful commentary of Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, the World Poker Tour video game also features the most elite poker professionals including Antonio "The Magician” Esfandiari, Erick Lundgren, Evenlyn Ng, Lyle Berman, Michael "the Grinder" Mizrachi, and Phil "Unabomber" Laak.

Ubisoft CEO Says He Might Sell If The Price Is Right

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a somewhat interesting turn of events Ubisoft CEO Guillemot said in an interview with French newspaper Les Echos (question nr. 6) that its efforts to counter EA's hostile takeover might be futile in the long run. The long time CEO said the company still has a few elements in their favour, such as its strong market value, meaning shareholders would not be easily swayed. But on the other hand Guillemot also said that if the price was right, he would consider the offer as long as it benefits the shareholders and the Ubisoft employees. The interview promplty showed results as the Ubisoft shares went up $1.66 (1.36 euros).

'Vatan' - 42 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vatan is an an epic, futuristic "fairytale" set in a dark 23rd century world where mankind, after colonizing considerable parts of the galaxy, has waged war with itself and huge corporations fuel the rage by building galactic weapons of mass destruction for the republic.

'Shrek SuperSlam' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrek SuperSlam pits the characters from the Shrek franchise against each other in the only game that combines the twisted humor and pop culture parodies of the Shrek universe with the fast-paced action of a melee fighting game.

'Ninja Gaiden Black' (Xbox) Sneaks Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo proudly announced that its next action-packed installment in the Xbox exclusive Ninja Gaiden series, Ninja Gaiden Black has shipped. Ninja Gaiden BLACK boasts a plethora of new action-packed adventures in the new mission mode where Ninja Gaiden fans face their biggest challenges yet as they go up against the toughest enemies and biggest bosses for the ultimate ninja showdown.

'The Chronicles of Narnia' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 3:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the game, players enter the world of Narnia, a land frozen in a 100 year winter by the evil powers of the malevolent White Witch. 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: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie to work together and use their unique combat skills, weaponry and abilities to defeat the Witch and her armies to save Narnia.