EA to Distribute First New Episode to Gamers Worldwide
Sydney - April 6, 2005 - Ritual EntertainmentÂ® and ValveÂ® today announced that SiN Episode 1: Emergence will be available in retail outlets in May 2006. Distributed throughout Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand by Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), Emergence is the first in a new series of episodic adventures from Ritual that are powered by the award-winning Sourceâ„¢ game engine technology developed by Valve.
SiN Episode 1: Emergence, available for the PC, will offer explosive first person shooter experiences that reintroduce and re-imagine the world of SiN for the new millennium. Emergence, the first in this series of episodic adventures, expands on the role of Colonel John R. Blade and features never before seen weapons, characters, and environments.
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|Ice Age 2 The Meltdown hits Aussie shelves. Press Release|
Game based on animated movie officially arrives down under.
Featuring the Voice Talents of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Jay Leno Ice Age 2 The Meltdown Hits Retailers Nationwide.... Read On
|Celebrate with Xbox 360 and get wet. Press Release|
Xbox 360 is staging a world record water balloon challenge!
Sydney, 3 April 2006 - Xbox 360 is staging a world record water balloon challenge at Coogee Beach in Sydney, to celebrate the biggest console launch in Australian history.... Read On
|Top Spin 2 . Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and GBA. Press Release|
Pick your console and hit the courts!
2K Sports Goes for the Grand Slam as Top Spin 2 Hits the Court on Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance
-- With 24 of the Top Players in the World Including Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick and Venus Williams, Top Spin 2 Returns for Another Victory --... Read On
|Hitman: Blood Money Confirmed For Xbox 360. Press Release|
Agent 47 set for next gen slaughter!
Killing just got a whole lot cooler...
Tuesday 4th April 2006 - Atari, one of Australia's leading sources of interactive entertainment, and Eidos Interactive confirms today that Hitman: Blood Money will be published on Xbox 360, the next-generation video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, to add to the existing PC, Xbox and PS2 versions and will be released in autumn 2006.
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|Wrestling Game Double Review:|
Day of Reckoning 2 (Gamecube) & Smackdown vs. Raw 06 (PSP)
Firstly, thanks to THQ, for all the sweet wrestling game action they've provided me with. I have been wrasslin' up a storm on my Gamecube and PSP (as well as PS2) for some time and loving every minute of it. Wrestling in game form is really the best way for me to do it, as I don't think anyone wants to see me in tights in real life. And if you do, that's cool, but you should probably keep it to yourself, or you may find yourself with far fewer friends (particularly if you're male). I intended to review these two games (and a heap of other things for that matter) much sooner, but was unable to get that done, due to circumstances beyond my control. Nevertheless, they are both still well worth talking about, especially if you are both a gamer and a wrestling fanatic, like me.... Read On
|THQ Announce Next Generation of WWE titles. Press Release.|
Smackdown vs. Raw 07 headed to Xbox 360 & PS3
THE NEXT GENERATION OF WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENTÂ®
VIDEO GAMES IS INTRODUCED WITH NEW MULTIPLATFORM SUPERSTAR
WWEÂ® SMACKDOWNÂ® VS. RAWÂ® 2007
In and Beyond the Ring, New World Wrestling Entertainment Licensed Video Game Delivers the Thrill of Being a WWE Superstar With Key New Features and Powerful Next Generation Technology... Read On
|Soul Calibur III. PlayStation 2 Review|
Aussie Ninja also feasts on human souls.
by Australian Ninja
Playing Soul Calibur 3 is like visiting an old friend. Look, when it comes down to it, there are two fighting game series' I truly love and will still be playing several years from now. One is King of Fighters and the other is Soul Calibur. The characters and gameplay appeal to me on many levels. Sorry, but Street Fighter comes third for me, followed lastly by Virtua Fighter, with Tekken and Guilty Gear somewhere in the middle. Sadly Dead or Alive remains my most unplayed fighter ever. Let's just say they are all good at what they do, but for current fighting games Tekken 5 and Soul Calibur 3 kick more ass than they have any right to.... Read On
|Rugby Challenge 2006. PlayStation 2 Review|
Hatchy joins the Union
You're the Australian winger and there are 15 seconds remaining in the final of the Tri-Nations cup. Up ahead in the maul Australia gets the ball, Gregan fishes it out and flicks a lightening pass to the Outside Centre. You immediately start sprinting and screaming for the ball, in a second it's in your hands, you're inside the oppositions 22 and you must score to win the series.... Read On
|SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate. PC Review|
Jason gets his equipment ready for some expansion pack fun.
SWAT... The very name brings many images to mind: teams of black clad shadowy individuals kicking in doors, abseiling from helicopters and assorted other hi-jinx that look like a great deal of fun if not slightly life threatening. SWAT 4 tries to bring the experience and feeling of being in command of your very own SWAT team to your humble PC; and in some ways they almost succeed in providing an extremely immersive experience.
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|Greg Hasting's Paintball MAX'D. Xbox Review|
Can Aussie Ninja answer my question; who is Greg Hastings?
by Australian Ninja
I've played paintball one time only in my life. I crawled on my belly slowly through some leaves on the ground and hid behind a tree. I then shot one of my friends in the back. He was totally unaware I was near him. The memory of those events makes me want to say, "Hells yeah, fool!"
Boy, in real life those paintballs really sting.... Read On
|Old Games That Sure Don't Suck. Platform Games: Part One.|
Sammy gets his new column off to a running, jumping start.
I've been asked a few (hundred) times to write articles about classic games. I thought about several ways of approaching the subject and wound up deciding to make a regular column out of it. So, from here on, you can consider Old Games That Sure Don't Suck to be a continual ongoing feature here at Buttonhole. I thoroughly enjoy both playing and talking about all the golden oldies, so I consider it to be a pleasure (even if it that pleasure is a pretty time consuming one). A half-arsed rush job just didn't appeal to me, as something that would be worth either writing or reading. As for when each installment will get posted, it is really just a matter of whenever I have enough time to get them done. Reviews of our supporter's products will always be Buttonhole's top priority.... Read On
|Superman Returns: The Videogame. Press Release|
EA is set to publish a game based on Singer's super flick !
On February 28th the first ever trailer for the Superman Returns: The VideoGame will be released! In anticipation of that video release, we have been able to get our hands on the first images from that video for a sneak peak.
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|Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. PS2/Xbox/Gamecube Review|
Prince versus Jason
Ahh yes, the Prince is back. Not the short, stubbled, falsetto voiced, purple fancying bloke who can't decide what his name is, or that fresh bloke from bel-air with his...well, whatever it was that made Will Smith a celebrity (certainly wasn't his singing). No, I am referring to THE Prince, well the one from Persia anyway. He is back and still trying to fix the constantly evolving cock-up that is his life.... Read On
|Fable: The Lost Chapters. Xbox Review|
Ninjas never get lost
by Australian Ninja
Fable: Lost Chapters is an action based RPG with gorgeous graphics, tons of weapons, cool spells, lots of character customisation options and a character evolution system. Your character changes in real time according to your choices. Be they good or evil... blah blah blah, yeah this game isn't exactly new now is it? Well you probably already know that (1) Fable is awesome (2) if you are a sane person, you should be playing it or have already played it. I may as well give you the highlights of my first journey through Fable, which included plenty of Deuce Bigalow style man-whoring.... Read On
|Activision Unveils Xbox 360 Launch Offer. Press Release|
Special double pack to be available for new console
Special Launch Offer Set To Give Consumers Phenomenal Value For Money.
Sydney, Australia - February 8, 2006 - Activision Pty Ltd Australia announced today a special Xbox 360 launch double pack comprising the latest release in the best-selling Tony Hawk series, Tony Hawk's American Wasteland and Activision's newest game franchise, GUN. This strictly limited release launching on March 15 will be supported by a targeted media campaign including TV and radio advertising and will be available only while stocks last.... Read On
|Devil Kings PlayStation 2 Review|
Aussie Ninja has mastered the art of mash
by Australian Ninja
I used to de a Devil King. But I quit that job so I could become a kung-fu hippie from gangster city. Then I quit that so I could have more time to review games and keep it real.... Read On
|Ubisoft & Capcom Announce Distribution Agreement .|
Press Release. PC versions of big console titles on the way!
Resident Evil 4, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition Coming to PCs Beginning February 2006... Read On
|The Chronicles of Narnia. PS2/Xbox/Gamecube Review|
The Lion, The Witch, The Wardrobe & The Sammy
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Here it is, the game based on the movie that was based on the books. You've probably heard of it, I believe the film got a little bit of press coverage here and there (my sarcasm dial is set on full). The story is set in the World War II era England. These young whippersnappers, Huey, Dewey and Louieâ€¦no, that's not it. The kid's names are Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy and in an old wardrobe they find a gateway to another world, a magical place called Narnia. Obviously there's far more to it than that, but I expect everyone already knows the gist of it.... Read On
|True Crime: New York City. Xbox Review|
Mugwai makes a great crooked cop
Hey we're in New York. I've gotta gun, let's go to a Broadway show. True Crime: New York City is the latest game to ape the genius that is the GTA series, capitalizing on the free roaming, do anything you want gameplay. But does does it have the kahunas to play with the big boys?... Read On