Archive for March, 2006

Posted By Justin Lee On March 30, 2006 at 4:06 pm Comments Off on End of the Road for UMD Movies

The end is near for Sony’s UMD movie format, with movies in UMD format trickling down to almost nothing…the end could be just around the corner for this movie format. Exactly a year after it was launched in the United States, the Sony PlayStation Portable’s days as a hand-held movie-viewing device might be numbered.Disappointing sales […]

Posted By Justin Lee On March 30, 2006 at 10:12 am Comments Off on Ubisoft Buys Far Cry

I guess Ubisoft wants to own all rights to Far Cry, and now they own it!!! Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s leading video game publishers, announced that it acquired all the remaining intellectual property rights related to the Far Cry property as well as a perpetual license to use the CryENGINE Far Cry Edition.Under […]

Posted By Justin Lee On March 29, 2006 at 1:34 pm Comments Off on True Crime New York City Ships for PC

Aspyr Media has fired off an e-mail that True Crime: New York City has shipped for the PC. For those of you who don’t a console, here’s your chance to check it out for the PC Aspyr Media, Inc. announced today they have shipped Activision, Inc.’s True Crime: New York City for PC.The game puts […]

Posted By Justin Lee On March 29, 2006 at 12:32 pm Comments Off on The King of Fighters 2006 Announced

SNK Playmore sends word that The King of Fighters 2006 has been annouced for the Playstation 2.  They even sent along some screenshots (no fighting though) from in game for you to drool at. SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2006, an original […]

Posted By Justin Lee On March 29, 2006 at 8:42 am Comments Off on The Da Vinci Code Fact Sheet

2K Games has sent us a nifty fact sheet for the upcoming May release of The Da Vinci Code videogame.  Let the puzzle solving begin! Overview:The Da Vinci Code videogame is based on the highly-anticipated The Da Vinci Code film by OscarTM winning director Ron Howard, which is based on Dan Brown’s best-selling novel.Dan Brown’s […]

Posted By Malcolm Owen On March 29, 2006 at 4:47 am Comments Off on Silent Hill Movie Soon, Cue Box Set

In an attempt to give people the "complete" experience of Silent Hill once people watch the movie, fans can get the anthology of Silent Hill games to compliment the experience. It’s not a cash-in. Honest. As cinema-goers await Christophe Gans’ big screen interpretation of Silent Hill, Konami of Europe – the publisher of the renowned […]

Posted By Justin Lee On March 28, 2006 at 3:44 pm Comments Off on Kingdom Hearts II Released!

You’ve been drooling at it since our E3 coverage last year, now you can buy it! Square Enix and Disney’s Buena Vista sends word that Kingdom Hearts II has shipped in North America!Square Enix, Inc. (Square Enix), the publisher of Square Enix? interactive entertainment products in North America, and Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the […]

Posted By Malcolm Owen On March 28, 2006 at 2:21 pm Comments Off on Savage 2: A Tortured Soul Free For Single Player and LAN

Yes, the headline is correct. Savage 2 will be free for download to anyone, and you can play it in single player and LAN modes for free, with online play at an extra charge.Independent Game Developer S2 Games announced today that Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, the much anticipated sequel to their award winning first […]

Posted By Fantaz On March 27, 2006 at 2:18 pm Comments Off on Tax Breaks for Game Development in Ontario

The Globe and Mail discusses changes to the tax code in the Canadian province that will encourage game development: So two years ago, the province’s five biggest gaming companies — Digital Extremes; Silicon Knights of St. Catharines; and Pseudo Interactive, Groove Games and the Canadian development studio of Koei of Japan (all based in Toronto) […]

Posted By Malcolm Owen On March 27, 2006 at 1:48 pm Comments Off on Pokemon is 10

10 years of Gotta Catch ’em All. 10 Years of Spinoffs, Cartoons, Toys. 10 Years of Sequels. 10 Years of Annoying Yellow Things going Pika Pika Pika Pika Bloody Pika. I’m not bitter. It has been ten years since the wonderful world of Pokémon first took us by storm. In February 1996 an invasion of […]