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'Snoopy vs. the Red Baron' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco today announced Snoopy vs. the Red Baron, an exhilarating aerial-based action adventure game starring Peanuts top dog Snoopy and a cast of classic characters. Read more for details, screens & trailer ...

'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' (PS2/Xbox) Hacks Its Way To Retail

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway today announced that it has shipped Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows across North America. Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is the fusion of fantasy fighting action with the strategy of user-friendly RPG elements , providing gamers a deep, engaging gameplay experience complete with solo play, co-op and an online community.

'Fight Night Round 3' (ALL) Cover Atheles Signed

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today that Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward will serve as cover athletes and spokespeople for Fight Night Round 3 for PS2 and Xbox. Both boxing champions renowned for their intense rivalry in the sport will be featured on the cover. The Xbox 360 and PSP editions will showcase an exclusive cover athlete to be unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Jan. 2006.

'Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play' (PSP) Prolongues In Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway today announced the release of Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play, a massive compilation featuring 21 retro Midway arcade titles, for the PSP

'Falcon 4.0: Allied Force' - v1.0.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 5:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the legendary Falcon 4.0 F-16 combat flightsimulator, Allied Force features extensive improvements in all areas including artificial intelligence, graphics, multiplayer, terrain and of course the stunning real time, fully dynamic campaign engine. This patch brings your retail game to v1.0.4 and adds new functionality as well as fixing issues, such as stunning new exhaust effects for missiles and a significant improvement to the Airborne Forward Air Controller (FAC-A) feature.

Activision Replies To 'Call of Duty 2' Community Boycott

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 5:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A couple weeks back members of the official Infinity War forum threatened with a 24 hour server boycott, taking down their multiplayer servers, due to the lack of support and communication from Activision and IW, especially anti-cheat/punkbuster integration, etc. Activision finally replied : "After 2 years of non-stop work on Call of Duty 2, Infinity Ward has just returned from a much-deserved break. The team is aware of some concerns about multiplayer cheating in the game and is looking into an anti-cheat solution." Not a lot to go on, and it only addresses one of the grievances ..

'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 4:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed over the weekend (with screens & trailer), Capcom today officially announced, Lost Planet. Set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded.

Fan Made 'King's Quest IX' Project Saved

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2005 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Late September Phoenix Online Studios received a cease and desist order from Vivendi virtually killing the KQ IX project. After a few months of negotiations and an online petition to save the project, Vivendi has granted a fan license allowing to continue work, although the agreement demaned them to change the name from KQ IX: Every Cloak Has A Silver Lining will now be called The Silver Lining.

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2005 @ 3:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends promises to reinvent the RTS genre once again with a game that immerses players in a unique new fantasy world embroiled in an epic war between the forces of Magic and Technology. Gamers fight through towering cities, flame-swept deserts and brutal ice plains in battles filled with mystical creatures, devastating machines and incredible acts of magic.

'Breath of Fire III' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2005 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom announced that it is bringing one of its most popular PSOne RPG series to the PSP. Breath of Fire III will not break any new boundaries as graphically it is nothing special, as are most RPG's anyhow, apart from the PSP's 16:9 display. On the other hand you will be able to play the minigames in multiplayer through the PSP's game sharing function.