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Game Developers Conference Expands Into China

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 2:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is spreading its wings and is introducing the China Game Summit. The one-day event will take place tomorrow, Dec. 7, at The Hilton Hotel in Shanghai, China. Developers, publishers and industry professionals representing companies from both China and the West will gather to explore the theme of “What's Next” in the world of video game creation.

'MX vs. ATV Unleashed' (PC/PSP) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 2:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MX vs. ATV Unleashed: On the Edge (PSP) and MX vs. ATV Unleashed (PC) expand on the franchise's success, allowing PC gamers to personalize their racing experience with an all-new track editor. Both titles will allow gamers to race with a collection of new vehicles and chose between new tracks, challenges and mini-games.

'Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast' (PSP/PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiel there hasnt been an official announcement yet, a sequel to last years Outrun 2 isn't much of a surprise. According to Sony America, SEGA is working on Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast for the PS2 and PSP. While Sony is obviously not going to speculate on any competitor's platform, it will most likely also be getting an Xbox edition. Outrun 2006 is scheduled for Q2 2006 and will feature multiplayer on the PSP (Ad Hoc) as well as PS2.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. EA has released the first patch bringing your retail game to v1.3 and addressing various crashes & bugs, and multiplayer issues.

'Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play contains 21 arcade hits, 16 of which feature multi-player Wi-Fi accessibility. Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II and Mortal Kombat 3, together for the first time on the PSP, along with all time favorites such as Gauntlet, Joust, Wizard of Wor, Rampage, Defender, Paperboy and more!

'The Guild II' Coming To North America

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr Media today announced it has acquired the North American distribution and publishing rights from JoWood to publish The Guild II. As the successor to the highly rated medieval life simulation, The Guild II offers players the opportunity to control the fate of generations of a large dynasty during the Middle Ages.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.8.4 US/AUS Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.8.4 patch is for US/Australian editions of the game and prepares the game for the v1.9 visual upgrade as well as adding Battleground changes, tweaks, bug fixes and new quests for Feast of Winter Veil. Read more for details and download links ...

'Future Killer' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Future Killer is an FPS taking place in a futuristic earth setting; you are the only survivor of a failed genetic experiment. The experiments were developed by the government to produce work clones in an attempt to build a New Earth as their means of escaping a dying world from alien invasion. The engine being used for the game is being kept under wraps until further development.

European Xbox 360 Launch Successful

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The dust has cleared from the European launch of Xbox 360, and preliminary reports indicate it's a runaway hit. Thousands of gamers queued up at stores in the 16 European launch countries on the evening of 1st December to be among the first to purchase Xbox 360, resulting in a sell-out situation across the region in its first day at retail. UK retailers alone sold over 70,000 units over the weekend.

'The Getaway : Gangs of London' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While not yet officially announced it seems Sony is bringing yet another PS2 franchise to the PSP. After Medievil, and most recently Socom, SCEE's vice president Phil Harrison revealed that The Getaway will get a handheld version. The Getaway : Gangs of London will not be a port, but more of a spin-off title. As with previous titles the game will be situated in London where rival gangs duke it out to gain power over the city. The Getaway : Gangs of London will also feature wifi multiplayer and is expected to ship in Europe Q2 2006.