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EA Signs 'The Simpsons' (Rev/PS3/X360) License Agreement

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 2:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA, Twentieth Century Fox TV and Gracie Films today announced a long-term deal that grants EA development rights to multiple videogame titles based on the The Simpsons. Working closely with the television studio's Licensing and Merchandising division, Gracie Films and The Simpsons writers, EA will create original 'Simpsons' game content for next gen consoles.

'DAoC: Trials of Atlantis' Now Available For Free

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today announced that its third Dark Age of Camelot expansion Trials of Atlantis is available to all current and retired players as a free download. All accounts have been activated to allow access to the expansion content.

Various Game Trailers #634

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2005 @ 7:57 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 :

  • Need For Speed Most Wanted [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Armored Core 4 [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Star Wars: Empire at War - Trailer #3
  • GUN [PS2/Xbox/X360/PC] - Heroes Trailer


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

'Call of Duty 2' - Dedicated Linux Server v1.0 Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2005 @ 4:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty 2 is an all new epic title which delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity that was World War II. An unofficial beta version of the dedicated linux server has been released for CoD2, allowing you to host a game server in the linux environment, and contains the dedicated executable that requires the game data from retail game (thanks 3DGamers).

'Amped 3' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2005 @ 3:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Amped 3 features the most authentic snowboarding gameplay with perfected controls and the elements of a true extreme sports sandbox. Throw down stylish tricks, white-knuckle sled rides, and experience death-defying crashes as you earn your world ranking online. Tweak your tricks, gear, runs, music, and special effects while saving your crew in this twisted story that defines Amped 3.

EA's Revenue & Profit Drops In Second Quarter

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2005 @ 3:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2005. While Madden NFL 06, several of its sports titles, Burnout Revenge, and The Sims 2 Nightlife each sold over a million copies, net income, earnings and profit were all down compared to the same period last year. EA also confirmed FIFA 06, Madden NFL 06, NBA Live 06, Need for Speed Most Wanted and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 are ready for the Xbox 360 launch.

'Kingdom Hearts II' (PS2) Celebrity Voice Cast Revealed

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

Kingdom Hearts II follows Sora, Donald, and Goofy on their continuing quest to find their friends and King Mickey. In the effort to help Mulan and stop the villain Hades' devious plots, they will encounter countless dangers both familiar and brand-new. Square Enix revealed today an impressive celebrity lineup for KH II's characters, such as Angel's David Boreanaz, LotR's Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp, James Woods, Billy Zane, Mandy Moore etc. Read more for the full list.

'The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer' (ALL) Makes Way To Retail

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2005 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer, follow-up to The Incredibles based on the Pixar movie, has shipped and is now available in stores.

'Castlevania: Curse of Darkness' (PS2/Xbox) Whips Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2005 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami announced today that the highly anticipated video game, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Developed by luminary producer Koji Igarashi, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness for the PS2 and Xbox, boasts a powerful storyline, stunning 3D graphics and outstanding gameplay.

'Hello Kitty Roller Rescue' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2005 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hello Kitty Roller Rescue is a bright, out-of-this-world platform platform adventure, allowing Hello Kitty's fans all around the world to become Hello Kitty herself, or her trusted sidekick Bad Badtz Maru. While North America only saw the Gamecube version, Xplosiv brought the multiplatform title to Europe in all its editions.