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'The Guild II' Coming To North America

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr Media today announced it has acquired the North American distribution and publishing rights from JoWood to publish The Guild II. As the successor to the highly rated medieval life simulation, The Guild II offers players the opportunity to control the fate of generations of a large dynasty during the Middle Ages.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.8.4 US/AUS Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.8.4 patch is for US/Australian editions of the game and prepares the game for the v1.9 visual upgrade as well as adding Battleground changes, tweaks, bug fixes and new quests for Feast of Winter Veil. Read more for details and download links ...

'Future Killer' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Future Killer is an FPS taking place in a futuristic earth setting; you are the only survivor of a failed genetic experiment. The experiments were developed by the government to produce work clones in an attempt to build a New Earth as their means of escaping a dying world from alien invasion. The engine being used for the game is being kept under wraps until further development.

European Xbox 360 Launch Successful

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The dust has cleared from the European launch of Xbox 360, and preliminary reports indicate it's a runaway hit. Thousands of gamers queued up at stores in the 16 European launch countries on the evening of 1st December to be among the first to purchase Xbox 360, resulting in a sell-out situation across the region in its first day at retail. UK retailers alone sold over 70,000 units over the weekend.

'The Getaway : Gangs of London' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While not yet officially announced it seems Sony is bringing yet another PS2 franchise to the PSP. After Medievil, and most recently Socom, SCEE's vice president Phil Harrison revealed that The Getaway will get a handheld version. The Getaway : Gangs of London will not be a port, but more of a spin-off title. As with previous titles the game will be situated in London where rival gangs duke it out to gain power over the city. The Getaway : Gangs of London will also feature wifi multiplayer and is expected to ship in Europe Q2 2006.

'Burnout Revenge' (X360) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Revenge slams into the Xbox 360 with a suite of new online features set to define next-generation automotive anarchy, jaw-dropping high-definition graphics and the retina-searing speed that the Burnout series is famous for.

'Khan: The Absolute Power' Launches In North America

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network has announced that Khan: The Absolute Power was launched in North America today on the iEntertainment Network Game Portal. Khan: The Absolute Power is a uniquely social game with a proprietary MMORPG Party System that is one of the best MMORPGs in the RPG game world.

'Major League Baseball 2K6' (PSP/NGC/PS2/X360/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today that Major League Baseball 2K6 is slated for release in early spring 2006. Featuring New York Yankees All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter as the cover athlete and official spokesperson, Major League Baseball 2K6 will debut new features that will set a new standard for baseball video games.

''The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' (ALL) Ships

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games announced today that the company has shipped more than 2 million units of the multiplatform video game to retail outlets in the two regions.

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

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 8:52 a.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. Icculus has released the official version of the Call of Duty 2 dedicated linux server, allowing you to host a game server in the linux environment, and contains the dedicated executable that requires the game data from retail game.