Juiced: Eliminator – psp

July 28, 2006 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Juiced: Eliminator
Category: psp

US Release Date: 20060728
UK Release Date: 2006-07-28
JP Release Date:
Developer: THQ Inc
Publisher: THQ Inc
ESRB: Teen
Genre: Racer
Details:
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Miami Vice The Game – psp

July 18, 2006 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Miami Vice The Game
Category: psp

US Release Date: 20060718
UK Release Date: 2006-07-18
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Developer: Sierra Games
Publisher: Sierra Games
ESRB: Mature 17+
Genre: Action
Details:
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Cars – ds

July 14, 2006 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Cars
Category: ds

US Release Date: 20060714
UK Release Date: 2006-07-14
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Developer: THQ Inc
Publisher: THQ Inc
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Racer
Details:

Race to the finish line as you live all the fun and excitement of the next Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, “Cars.” Play as all your favourite characters as you help Lightening McQueen capture the coveted Piston Cup Championship.

Features:

  • Story-based racing adventure game that will relive all of the key moments of the movie
  • More than 10 playable characters from the film
  • Open world environment with more than 50 races
  • Authentic voice talent from the movie

The Lord of the Rings, The Battle For Middle-earth II – x360

July 14, 2006 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: The Lord of the Rings, The Battle For Middle-earth II
Category: x360

US Release Date: 20060714
UK Release Date: 2006-07-14
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Developer: Electronic Arts Inc.
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
ESRB: Teen
Genre: Strategy
Details:

Based on the PC version of the same name, The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II for the Xbox 360 will bring players into the heart of Middle-earth to live the battles seen in the blockbuster New Line Cinema films and classic J.R.R. Tolkien literary fiction. The game boasts a new and intuitive console-specific control scheme that will allow novice players to enjoy the game

Prey – x360

July 14, 2006 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Prey
Category: x360

US Release Date: 20060714
UK Release Date: 2006-07-14
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Developer: 2K Games
Publisher: 2K Games
ESRB: Mature 17+
Genre: Action
Details:

A unique twist on the first person shooter genre, Prey features such innovations as the ability to walk on walls, manipulate gravity and perform a "spirit walk" by leaving your physical body behind. The Xbox 360 version of Prey will feature full online support for up to eight players on the Xbox Live® online game service and beautiful high-definition graphics in addition to other Xbox 360 exclusive features. Built upon a highly modified version of id Software

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror – psp

July 14, 2006 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
Category: psp

US Release Date: 20060714
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Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc
ESRB: Everyone
Genre: Shooter
Details:
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Cars – psp

July 14, 2006 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Cars
Category: psp

US Release Date: 20060714
UK Release Date: 2006-07-14
JP Release Date:
Developer: THQ Inc
Publisher: THQ Inc
ESRB: Everyone
Genre: Racer
Details:
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – ds

July 7, 2006 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Category: ds

US Release Date: 20060707
UK Release Date: 2006-07-07
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Developer: Disney Interactive Studios
Publisher: Amaze
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:

"The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise will develop over the next few years as one of the most exciting and important initiatives BVG will spearhead," said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games, Inc. "Our upcoming games will expand the Pirates world and allow fans to take on the roles of some of the most rousing characters ever created, and experience firsthand their perilous adventures."

In BVG’s upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest video games, consumers will be able to play as Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann as they explore and brawl across land and sea on a memorable quest in search of the legendary Dead Man’s Chest. The games will not only feature thrilling moments from the movie, but will expand the fantasy of the franchise by offering exciting new adventures and locations inspired by the rich "Pirates of the Caribbean" universe. The handheld titles are being developed by Seattle-based Amaze Entertainment and Griptonite Games.

Electroplankton – ds

July 7, 2006 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Electroplankton
Category: ds

US Release Date: 20060707
UK Release Date: 2006-07-07
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Developer: Nintendo of America Inc
Publisher: Nintendo UK
ESRB: Everyone
Genre: Puzzle
Details:

In Electroplankton, art and music collide to create a wildly fresh interactive audio experience. Players will encounter 10 unique species that respond to their touch and voice to create unforgettable sounds and melodies. Interacting with this wide and wild variety of Electroplankton is as simple as sliding the stylus across the touch screen. Toy with Tracy plankton and listen to their music as they swim along drawn lines. Players clap their hands or use their voices to lead a microscopic synchronized swimming team of Nanocarp. There are 10 fascinating plankton to play with in all.

The latest work by world-renowned Japanese media artist Toshio Iwai, Electroplankton bursts to life exclusively on the Nintendo DS. A new interactive music and media experience awaits – watch it, touch it, listen to it … and feel it.

How to progress: In Electroplankton, players poke, rub and draw on the touch screen to stimulate odd aquatic plankton and create their own music. Each of the 10 unique Electroplankton features a completely different sound and visual style:

Tracy: Draw lines through the water and listen as the plankton swim along the path to create mysterious music.

Hanenbow: Launch adorable plankton through the air and listen to the music they make as they bounce from leaf to leaf.

Luminaria: Tap arrows to create intricate paths the plankton will follow to create mesmerizing songs.

Sun-Animalcule: Use the stylus to plant plankton eggs. Marvel as they emit sound and light as they grow.

Rec-Rec: A plankton that acts as a sampler, allowing players to record up to four sounds and layer them over drum loops.

Nanocarp: Players clap their hands to set microscopic synchronized swimmers into action.

Lumiloop: Spin donut-shaped sea creatures with the stylus to hear them emit warm, humming tones.

Marine-Snow: Stir these delicate snow-crystal plankton to create haunting piano melodies.

Beatnes: Players tap these wriggling creatures to create their own funky NES® remixes.

Volvoice: Players use this plankton to record their voices (or any other sound they can think of), then warp and twist them beyond recognition.

Big Brain Academy – ds

July 7, 2006 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Big Brain Academy
Category: ds

US Release Date: 20060707
UK Release Date: 2006-07-07
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Developer: Nintendo of America Inc
Publisher: Nintendo UK
ESRB: Everyone
Genre: Puzzle
Details:

How much does your brain weigh? Find out with Big Brain Academy, the DS title that makes mental exercise incredibly fun.
• Big Brain Academy is a series of minigames (called Activities) that are designed to exercise the brain. Players can “weigh” their brain in Test mode, earn medals for individual activities in Practice mode or play against friends and family in Versus mode.
• Big Brain Academy’s Test mode will quiz players in five areas: thinking, memorization, computation, analysis and identification. After taking the test, players will be told the “weight” of their brain and areas of strength or weakness – and it will identify a brain type that is similar to their own. Once they have a score, they can keep playing the game to exercise the brain in areas where it needs improvement based on their performance in the Test mode.
• This title features a riotous multiplayer mode in which up to eight people can play with a single game card. Players will compete in Activities to see who has the “biggest” brain, and the results will be displayed for all to see. A demo test can also be sent to another DS. 

How to progress through the game:When starting a new game, players will enter Test mode and take a five-part quiz that shows their brain “weight,” a letter grade and a profession or famous historical individual that may have a similar brain. Results are based on how many correct answers players get in a set period of time – and the goal is to gradually increase the “weight” of their brain. Players also can play all of the Activities in Practice mode. If they do well in Practice, they’ll earn bronze, silver, gold and platinum medals. 

Special powers/weapons/moves/features: The 15 Activities are minigames that test logic, memory and – all of them involve the touch screen in some way. The tactile nature of the Activities makes them very fun to play, while the quick play time (all take less than one minute) gives them a compelling feel. 

Sample Activities:
Think:

• Heavyweight – Choose which object weighs more – it’s not so easy with three different scales.
• Pathfinder – Look at the creature on the top screen and draw a line that will lead him to his friend.
Memorize:
• Sound Bites – Carefully listen to people and animals as they make noise, then try to touch them in the correct order.
• Memo-Random – Examine the panels on the top row, then touch the correct one when the panel is replaced by a question mark.
Analyze:
• Missing Link – Look at the red line in the picture on the top screen and draw it into the picture on the touch screen. Watch out! Some pictures will be inverted.
• CubeGame – Count the blocks, being careful not to forget the ones hiding at the bottom of the stack.
Compute:
• Coin-parison – Choose the panel with the greater amount of money.
• Written Math – Read the problems in word form, then solve them by tapping the number pad on the Touch Screen.
Identify:
• Shadow Shift – Tap the images on the Touch Screen that match the spinning shadows on the top screen.
• Matchmaker – Look through a number of colorful panels to find the matching pair.

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