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'Burnout Legends' (NDS) Screeches into Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced that Burnout Legends has shipped to North American retailers for the Nintendo DS, setting the standard for on-the-go automotive anarchy, combining the series' trademark speed, destruction and depth with new features, gameplay refinements and connectivity.

Get Your Opinion Heard At The 'Video Gaming: Playing with Ethics?' Forum

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Is the video game on your son's holiday wish list too violent? What types of messages is your daughter receiving from the game she wants? Who is creating these games and what are their ethical and moral responsibilities? These questions and more will be addressed at "Video Gaming: Playing with Ethics?, which starts tonight. Read more for details ...

'Pac-Man World Rally' (ALL) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pac-Man World Rally is an original kart racing game for the PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PSP and PC. Pac-Man World Rally puts players behind the wheel as Pac-Man or one of 14 other classic Namco characters racing for the checkered flag while using unique power-ups and items to prevent their opponents from claiming victory.

'18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy' - v1.02 Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heed the call of the open road, throw the gears in motion and take off in a tractor trailer. Be your own boss behind the wheel of your big rig. Meet many trucks on the road to form long convoys on your way to fame and fortune! Valusoft has released a patch bringing your retail only version of the game to v1.02 and no details are available to what it fixes, only says what it doesn't fix (ATi driver issues).

Activision Extends Spider-Man License To 2017

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision announced today that it has signed an agreement with Spider-Man Merchandising to extend its exclusive worldwide publishing rights to the Spider-Man motion pictures through 2017, granting Activision the right to publish games based on subsequent Spider-Man movie sequels or new television series.

'DropTeam' To Use HDR - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 4:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DropTeam is a truly Sci-Fi multiplayer tactical simulation of mechanized ground combat using a new groundbreaking and powerful 3D engine. DropTeam is all about fun, fast and furious tactical action – but not at the expense of realistic physics and a credible combat experience, and now with even better graphics due to advanced lighting and postprocessing effects including High Dynamic Range rendering and full-scene glow.

'UFO: Aftershock' (Xbox/PC) - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 4:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UFO: Aftershock follows directly from one of the endings of UFO: Aftermath, where the player agrees to hand over the Earth to the Alien scientists, who are trying to change the planet into a giant living organism. Cenega has released the first patch bringing your retail game to v1.1 and addressing some localization issues, but mainly fixes for bugs & crashes and balance tweaking (thanks Patches-Scrolls). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Th3 Plan' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Th3 Plan introduces an entirely unique style of gameplay. The first single player multiplayer game enables gamers to control up to three characters at once. The innovative split screen gameplay offers new ways for characters to work in precise coordination, from setting up clever deceptions to distract security guards to timing anti-security measures down to the split second.

Sony Releases v2.60 PSP Firmware

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has released yet another new update for its PSP firmware, bringing it to v2.60 for the Japanese, North American and European PSP editions. The new v2.60 update adds Windows Media Audio (WMA) audio support, RSS Channel has been added as a feature under Network, copyright-protected video data can now be downloaded directly to a Memory Stick Duo, and volume adjustment has been added.

Nokia Disconnecting N-Gage

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Usually we do not cover mobile phones but VNUNet seems to have a new interesting story that Nokia is stepping away from its N-Gage phone/handheld gaming device. "N-Gage is still being sold but it was not a success in the sense of developing a new category," said Antti Vasara, Nokia's vice president for corporate strategy. "We learnt that people want to play games on all devices. As such we are integrating the gaming software into Series 60 phones." N-Gage devices will still be produced by primarily for the Chinese and Indian markets.