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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.

'Go! Sudoku' (PSP) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Challenge yourself with four levels of difficultly from easy to fiendish. Relax with a quiet Sudoku challenge or experience the first ever multiplayer Sudoku competitions. Complete with animated background themes, time goals, music and sound, this is the game that introduces PSP to serious Sudoku players - on the Go!

'The Stalin Subway' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher Frogster announced that the Stalin Subway has gone gold and will be in stores December 8, 2005. The Stalin Subway is a realistic first-person shooter which is set in Stalin's Moscow of fall 1952. Iosif Stalin, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of USSR is now 72 years old, and a group of military officials of high rank decides that the Generalissimo is weak and the power can be taken away from him.

U.S. Air Force Making Computer-Based War Games

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 10:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The U.S. Air Force has engaged Stottler Henke Associates to develop a software toolkit called WarCon that for the first time will enable instructors, rather than programmers, to create content for computer-based war games.

'Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War' - v1.41 Full Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 7:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has now released the full v1.41 patch for Relic's 3D RTS Dawn Of War/Winter Assault, adding unit balancing, interface enhancements, some optimizations and bug fixes. This version does NOT require the previous v1.40 patch to be installed (thanks Relicnews). Read more for detailed fix list and download links...

Nintendo Revolution Unveiling at E3 2006?

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo's PR machine got into gear today with an early bird special, mark May 9, 2006 in your calendar as Nintendo will unveil the Nintendo Revolution. That particular day is of importance because that is the annual day when Nintendo has its pre-e3 conference at the Kodak Theatre (home of the Academy Awards), on Hollywood Blvd, kickoff at 9:30 a.m. Hopefully we'll get to see more than just a mockup, and a tv remote.

Various Game Trailers #654

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 4:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Phantasy Star Universe [PS2/PC] - Japan Trailer
  • Prey - G4 TV Trailer
  • Prince of Persia The Two Thrones [ALL] - Dev. Diary #5


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

Ex-Blizzard Employees Form Hyboreal Games

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 3:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few months back it was revealed Blizzard closed down the Blizzard North office, responsible for the Diablo franchise. While people were given other opportunities inside Blizzard, several decided to venture out. Hyboreal Games is founded by Diablo developers and former Blizzard employees Eric Sexton, Michio Okamura, and Steven Woo, and several others are said to join them shortly. While details are completely non-existent, their current, and first, project is Starfall.

'The Sims 2' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 1:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced that the The Sims 2 has gone gold for the PSP and will be on store shelves by December 15th. The full 3D world allows gamers to take their Sims through the adventures of Strangetown with five brand new neighborhoods and 20 unique locations custom-built, as well as wireless multiplayer.

'FIFA Manager 06' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released the first patch for FIFA Manager 06, previously known as Total Club Manager 2006. This update brings your French, German or English retail game to v1.1 and addresses a slew of fixes, enhacements, and gameplay tweaks (thanks Blues). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...