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'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (X360/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice. Gamers will play as Ethan Thomas, an FBI agent in the Serial Crimes Unit (SCU), whose pursuit of relentless serial killers leads him through detailed urban environments filled with deadly sociopaths who lurk on the periphery of humanity.

'Electroplankton' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo announced that its artistic musical experience Electroplankton will begin making beautiful music in the United States on Jan. 9. Electroplankton features 10 different musical modes that let the user create melodies using the microphone and touch screen.

'Knights of the Temple II' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Knights of the Temple 2 players will join the ultimate battle of Paul de Raque, Grand Master of the Order of the Temple and hero of the first game, and the forces of Hell. Travelling the lands and kingdoms of 13th century Europe, Paul must unveil the secret of three mysterious ancient artefacts and fight the demon armies attacking our world.

'Amped 3' (X360) Amplifier Challenge Semifinalists

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced the 20 semifinalists in the Amplifier Challenge contest, which allowed fans to choose the bands they want to appear on the Amped 3 Official CD Soundtrack and, starting today, Amped 3 fans can vote for one of the bands to win $10,000 and send them to play at the South by Southwest music festival next spring.

'80 Days' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Focus has announced that Frogwares' game based on Jules Verne's novel Around The World In 80 Days has gone gold, and is scheduled to ship in November. Journey on every existing means of transport, making you to use all inventiveness ingenuity, full of discoveries of unseen and unheard beauties. New gentleman, new bet, but it is up to you to choose itinerary.

'rFactor' - v1.040 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 9:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Image Space has released the first patch for its recently released racing title rFactor. This update brings your retail game to v1.040 and adds a slew of tweaks and changes to the AI, tracks, vehicles, multiplayer, graphics and plenty more. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Myst V: End Of Ages' Original Soundtrack Now Available

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 9:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Myst developers Cyan Worlds today announced the release of the Myst V: End Of Ages Original Soundtrack, the music accompaniment to the final chapter of the multi-million selling MYST series featuring 50 minutes of original music from the game.

'NHL 06' - Euro/US Update Patch #3 Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 9:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a new patch for the European and North American editions of NHL 06. This patch #3 fixes an issue where after installing Patch #2, and having substituted a non-NHL team in Dynasty mode, the game is crashing when selecting to "Exit" at the end of a game. Read more for download links ...

KOEI Opens Toronto Game Development Studio

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 9:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI is pleased to announce the expansion of KOEI Canada, Inc. This state-of-the-art studio is the headquarters for the company's North American product development, and will have a significant effect on the city's game development landscape.

Video Game Awards 2005 Nominees Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 7:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spike TV announced today that its Video Game Awards 2005 will be hos(t)ed by actor and producer Samuel L. Jackson, who was a winner at last year’s show for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vin Diesel, The Rock, Missy Elliot, Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Xzibit and Ozzy Osbourne, amongst others, are also set to appear at the third annual awards event.