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GameTap Launches Today And Reveals New Publisher Support

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2005 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turner Broadcasting System today announced the launch of its broadband entertainment network GameTap, opening its massive vault of great video game content and original programming to gamers across the United States.

'Chicken Little' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2005 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney's Chicken Little video games are now available at retail outlets across North America! The game brings the excitement of the film to life, allowing gamers to play as the key characters in an endless variety of fast paced game play.

'F.E.A.R.' Addon Coming?

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2005 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an interview with German magazine PC Games, senior producer Craig Hubbard revealed that Monolith is, or will be, working on an addon for its FPS F.E.A.R. While no additional details were provided, Craig did admit, saying "for sure" that the ending of the game was intentionally left open for a possible addon. The complete interview is featured in the PC Games November issue.

'GTA: Liberty City Stories' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2005 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The story of GTA: Liberty City Stories takes place 3 years before the events of Grand Theft Auto 3 and we find that our main character Toni Cipriani has returned from laying low for the past 4 years after taking out a rival mob boss for the Leone crime family. Having welcomed him back with open arms, the Don Salvatore Leone is putting Toni to back work under the watchful eye of Vincenzo Cilli, one of his most trusted capo’s.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - Bonus Map Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2005 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV has released a free bonus map pack for GSC World's 3D RTS Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars. This pack contains three skirmish maps and one historical battle. Read more for download links ...

'The Warriors' (PS2/Xbox) Brawl Their Way To Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2005 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce that The Warriors has shipped to retail stores in North America. Developed by Rockstar Toronto, The Warriors is an adaptation of the 1979 Paramount Pictures movie and is available for the PS2 and Xbox.

D3Publisher Bringing Naruto Titles (NGC/GBA) To North America

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2005 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher today announced a North American co-publishing agreement with TOMY Corporation for video games based on VIZ Media's hit anime series - Shonen Jump's Naruto. The agreement calls for the release of four games: one title each for the GameCube and GBA in early 2006, and in the second half of 2006.

'X³: Reunion' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2005 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X³: Reunion utilises a new generation game engine, developed to immerse the player into the most realistic, living universe, ever experienced. The economy model in X³: Reunion is more complex than any previous X game. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: Reunion will present players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a player’s actions really can shape the future of the universe.

F.E.A.R. Performance Issues? You Are A Pirate!

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2005 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to Vivendi's FEAR community manager, people who are having performance issues with the retail version of FEAR, are all pirates! In this community thread Greg raised quite a ruckus when people who pre-ordered Monolith's FPS F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) complained of stuttering and performance issues, by calling them pirates. While apparently FEAR apparently has been warezed, people claim certain online outlets have shipped the game ahead of tomorrow's official release date. While pirates usually only remove protections, it is very questionable how such impacts performance at all.

UPDATE: Vivendi's FEAR community manager has issued an apology stating that he did not mean to generalize the issue.

'Blitz: The League' (PS2/Xbox) Tackles Away In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway today announced that it has shipped the first-ever story driven football videogame, Blitz: The League, for the PS2 and Xbox.