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'X³: Reunion' - v1.2.01 Euro Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 4:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOCH Media has released the first patch for EgoSoft's space-combat exploration game X³: REUNION. This update brings your European retail game to v1.2.01 and fixes several crash issues, improves storyline, optimizes performance and a few other tweaks. Read more for detailed fixlist and download links ...

Activision Extends 'Spider-Man' And 'X-Men' License To 2017

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 3:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision and Marvel Entertainment jointly announced today that the companies have expanded their long-term, broad-based strategic alliance by signing a multi-year extension to their current video game licensing agreements for the Spider-Man and X-Men franchises through 2017.

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' - North American Update Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Matrix: Path of Neo will enable players to actually play as Neo, the central character, and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film, The Matrix. Atari has released the first patch, but only for the North American edition of the game, addressing various graphical issues, translation problems and more ..

'Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 12:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA announced Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll, exclusively on the Nintendo DS System. Slated for release in March 2006, Aiai, MeeMee, GonGon, and Baby are back in true classic Super Monkey Ball style, with all-new gameplay control using the Nintendo DS stylus and wireless multiplayer modes!

'Splinter Cell 4' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 12:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 4 will thrust players into a new breed of game play that promises to innovate and revolutionize the Splinter Cell franchise. Ubisoft is taking the saga of Sam Fisher into entirely new territory, expanding the story and depth of his character.

'Chameleon' - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Illusion Softworks, known for the Hidden & Dangerous, Mafia and Vietcong series, revealed Chameleon, already in the works since 2002, is a 3D action game using an updated Mafia/H&D2 engine, and playable from 1st and 3rd person perspective (thanks ABCgames). Read more to check out the screens ..

'Marine Park Empire' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Control every aspect of your marine park, from caring, feeding and cleaning your animals to hiring and firing employees. Grant your visitors the thrill of a lifetime as you provide fun-filled attractions, rides and shows for them to whet their appetite while they explore your sea-life wonderland. This updated demo includes 6 tutorial games and 2 scenario games, and also contains the latest fixes addressed in the v1.2 retail patch.

No More Gaming Past BedTime In Malasyia

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Malaysian city of Subang Jaya is introducing a curfew for online gamers in a bid to stem a rise in the number of addicts. Authorities say that from next year they will close down net cafes which allow patrons to play games late at night. Politicians decided to take the action after being approached by a worried mother whose son had gone missing, but the teen was later found in a cyber cafe where he had been playing for 48 hours.

'Hearts of Iron 2' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox has released a new patch for its strategy game Hearts of Iron II. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and polishes multiplayer experience, improves AI for warfare, production and more, as well as adding additional events, new ministers and tech teams. Read more for download links ...

'Sword of the Stars' - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sword of the Stars is a breakthrough Space Strategy game that seeks to reinvigorate the sub-genre. Players will explore planets, manage their empire and research new technology. Sword of the Stars provides quick, intuitive play, state-of-the-art graphics and tactical combat that make the game instantly involving and rewardingly fun.