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Religion Organizations Recommend Sales Guidelines

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS) and other members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), representing more than $110 billion in assets, today outlined recommended guidelines for U.S. retailers to keep 'Mature'-rated video games out of the hands of youths.

'Black' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 9:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today that BLACK will be shipping Feb. 28, 2006 for the PS2 and Xbox. You are Sergeant First-Class Jack Kellar, seasoned veteran of the US military and a leader of a BLACK ops team. Your squad have been sent into the heart of Eastern Europe on a dangerous mission, drawn in to the midst of a relentless combat zone to bring in a traitor.

Various Game Trailers #666

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 9:03 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 :

  • The Chronicles of Spellborn - Trailer #2
  • MVP 06 NCAA Baseball [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #4
  • T72: Balkans on Fire! - Trailer #4


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

Majesco Sells 'The Darkness' and 'GhostRider' Franchises

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 6:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco today announced that it has sold all of its The Darkness and GhostRider rights and obligations to a 3rd party publisher for which Majesco received $8.0 million, allowing it to reduce its financial obligations and improve its capital structure. This sale affords Majesco added flexibility with which to pursue additional opportunities and execute initiatives related to its core business. The 3rd party publisher will re-announce the titles at a later date.

'Battlefield 2' - v 1.2 Update Patch Details

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 4:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA's Armando "Aj" Marini gives more details about the upcoming Battlefield 2 v1.2 patch, and he says "this update has some significant improvements that everyone will appreciate." So far the partial fix list seems to indicate several weapon tweaks, especially making the air assets less powerful, and plugging a few exploits.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Gold' - Update Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has issued the first patch for the US Gold edition of Frontier Developments's theme-parl sim RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. This patch #1 fixes a framerate issue during nighttime, billboards have been added, the tunnel system found in Wild! has been added, some minor AI issues have been fixed, and a new tutorial has been included.

'Unreal Tournament 2007' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 4:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Unreal Tournament 2007 is being developed by North Carolina-based Epic Games. The game promises to blow fans away with the gameplay, modifiability and visuals that Epic's Unreal Engine 3 technology will deliver.

Analyst Expects Microsoft To Ship 300,000 X360 Units Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 3:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

American Technology Research analyst Paul-Jon McNealy said he believed Microsoft had 300,000 to 400,000 units for the launch in North America, around 300,000 for the European launch and 100,000 for Japan. He expects Microsoft to ship another 300,000 units in the next week in North America, which would put the total at about 1 million units. Additional shipments would be required at month end to reach McNealy's 1.5 million to 1.8 million target.

'Fight Night Round 3' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/X360) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 3:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fight Night Round 3 brings the most intense boxing experience to gamers. Film-quality graphics showcase devastating punch impacts unparalleled in any game or film. On the way to becoming boxing's greatest legend, train to fight like the best including Muhammad Ali or create a boxing style unique only to your boxer. Go toe-to-toe with greats such as De La Hoya, Ward, Gatti, Joe Frazier, Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr.

Gamer Dies After 10-Day MMO Streak

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A South Korean man has collapsed and died after playing computer games non-stop for 10 days. The 38-year-old man collapsed as he was playing an online game at an internet cafe in Incheon, west of Seoul. It's not the first time such a cause of death has been reported in South Korea. In August, a 28-year-old man died in the city of Taegu after playing an online computer game for more than two days.