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09. Oct, 2007 13:29 (HKT)

Shipping today: FIFA Soccer 08, Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, The Bigs, SKATE, Lair, NBA 08 (all Asia editions), The Settlers - Rise Of An Empire & more


From the publisher: FIFA Soccer 08 enables hardcore and casual soccer gamers and fans to play like a real soccer player through competitive and social game modes, new gameplay controls, and enhanced authentic presentation. Get closer to the action than ever before. With new attacking and defending manual controls, competitive game modes, and greater depths of authenticity, live out your dreams with FIFA Soccer 08.

EA's FIFA Soccer 08 is in stock today, shipping as English language Asia release version for Xbox360™ (NTSC/J only), PlayStation3™ and PSP™ (region free as usually). A number of other release versions are expected to follow later this month.


Game features:
  • Soccer AI: New context-sensitive AI now enables players to process multiple decisions and reactions in any given scenario to ensure authentic decision-making during a match. Authentic, intelligent player positioning, player marking, player runs, and improved goalkeeper AI deliver realistic shot-stopping action.
  • Clinical Finishing: The next-generation ball-striking engine combines with even more realistic factors, including ball spin, pressure from defenders, player attributes, and air pressure. Shooting is recreated as if you were taking the shot yourself.
  • Be a Pro: Experience the first step of the future of soccer video games as you take on the role of a single player. Develop your technique via a positional feedback system offline then take your skills online during 5 vs. 5 Online Team Play.
  • Skill Moves: A building block skill move system enables you to recreate the signature moves of real superstars or define your own style of play. Animations can be interrupted at any time and transition into a new move, just like real life.
  • Online Mode: Compete, socialize, and show off with all your friends. Relive and share your goals using online Video Upload. Play team-based games online for the first time in any soccer game. Build your own league with your friends, represent your club in a Interactive League, and more. FIFA Soccer 08, it's the only place to play soccer online.
  • Complete Authenticity: 30 official leagues, 27 real stadiums, and 15,000 players all accurately recreated make FIFA Soccer 08 biggest and most authentic soccer game to date.


From the publisher: The Orange Box delivers five innovative action games from Valve®- creators of the blockbuster Half Life® franchise, in one box.

Available for the PC, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainement system, The Orange Box includes Half Life® 2: Episode Two, PortalTM and Team Fortress® 2 in addition to full versions of award-winning Half Life 2 and Half Life 2: Episode One for an engrossing first-person action experience.

Half-Life 2: The Orange Box for Xbox360™ is shipping today as English language NTSC/J release version at US$ 49.90 only. Also this title will follow in assorted other release versions later.


Game features:
  • Half Life 2: Episode Two - the second chapter in Valve's award-winning trilogy, taking gamers beyond the walls of City 17 for the first time.
  • Portal - A groundbreaking new kind of action game that will forever change the way gamers interact with their environment, much like Half Life 2's gravity gun rewrote the rules for how gamers manipulate in-game objects and use physics.
  • Team Fortress 2 - The long-awaited return of the legendary king of role-based online multiplayer games, Team Fortress 2 pushes the Source Engine to new heights with a daring new art style and deep multiplayer gameplay for nine distinct roles.


From the publisher: The Bigs elevates America's favorite pastime to new heights with the larger-than-life ballparks, heroic gameplay, and incredible player models. Setting this MLB experience aside from anything you've ever seen before are spectacular power-ups, stunning special effects, and a totally unique career mode. Featuring fantastic pitching, batting and fielding animations, The Bigs brings new meaning to the term highlight reel. Multiplayer online support for up to four people Pinball-inspired action mode lets you mix things up a little.


2K Sports' baseball simulation The Bigs for Xbox360™ is finally available as NTSC/J encoded Asia edition. In stock today at US$ 44.90 only.

Game features:
  • Play to win and see if you can make it to the World Series
  • Train your players in action-oriented mini-games
  • Earn power-ups trigger special effects, like a massive windstorm to prevent sluggers from belting a big home run
  • All kinds of mini-games and Exhibition modes
  • Jump into the game yourself with create-a-player mode


Also in stock today:

PlayStation3™:
LairASIA N/A sold
NBA 08ASIA N/A sold
SKATEASIA N/A sold

Xbox360™:
Xbox Live Points - Halo 3 (1,600 points)ASIA N/A sold


PC Games:
Enemy Teritory Quake Wars (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 29.90 wait
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Limited Collector's Edition (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Gadget Trial (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year EditionASIA N/A sold
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
The Settlers - Rise Of An Empire Limited EditionASIA N/A sold




New toy related releases in stock today:

Armored Core Interior Y01-Tellus 1/72 Fine Scale Model KitJPN N/A sold
Brighter than Dawning Blue: Estel Freesia 1/8 Scale PVC FigureJPN N/A sold
Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix: Hermione Granger 12inch Prepainted Sound Button Figure N/A sold
Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix: Ron Weasley 12inch Prepainted Sound ButtonFigure N/A sold
Utawarerumono: Urutori 1/8 Scale PVC FigureJPN N/A sold




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