Live fastballs, suicide squeezes, grass-staining dives, seventh-inning stretches, walk-off homeruns, peanuts and hotdogs… these are just some of the things that make the sport of baseball America’s favorite pastime. The victory of a baseball game can depend on the walk-off homerun in the ninth inning or a simple second base steal.
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Anarchy Enterprises today announced Coffee Tycoon will be release in early spring 2005 for the PC. The strategy game is being developed by the makers of Moon Tycoon, Deep Sea Tycoon, and most recently National Lampoon's University Tycoon.
Empire Interactive has updated the Starship Troopers product page revealing that Strangelite Studio's FPS based has been delayed and is now pushed back from its original July release date all the way back to September 23, 2005. Take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs, emulating the best scenes from the movie and a whole lot more! (thanks Blues)
As promised, Blizzard has released the promised patch for good old Starcraft, and its expansion pack Brood War. The v1.12 patch includes a host of new features to streamline and enhance multiplayer competition, updated maps, and the usual bug fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...
Ascension to the Throne is a classic turn-based strategy game with traditional RPG elements. In a world of fantasy, players will act as the last offspring of the ancient family Illiar, rightful rulers of Eden. After being cast far beyond the borders of the country, players will explore a new fascinating world, full of foes and friends as they crush hordes of enemies and find new followers to regain the title and ascend to the throne.
Possession will give players the chance to do what they’ve always wanted to do in a survival horror game – control the zombies and wreak havoc instead of just cowering in the corner. There’ll be no more creeping about in the shadows, no more conserving ammo – Blitz are finally letting people take control of the carnage!
Konami America today announced that its PS2 exclusive racing game Enthusia Professional Racing will be released on Tuesday, May 3, 2005. Featuring true-to-life physics, groundbreaking gameplay mechanics, and pixel-perfect graphics, Enthusia is the most authentic driving experience for auto enthusiasts of all ages.
Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :
- Boiling Point - Vehicles Trailer #2
- The Matrix Online - Zion Trailer
- Domination - Trailer (2)
- Mortyr 2 - Trailer #3
Moto GP 3 has taken the thrill of the first two titles and doubled it, taking the franchise beyond the realms of Grand Prix racing through the introduction of high-adrenaline street racing in Extreme Mode. Players can hone their skills on the streets, experiencing the carnival-like atmosphere that follows the Grand Prix Championship around the world.
Spectrum MediaWorks today announced that Bungie co-founder Alexander Seropian has joined Jim Banister and Bradford Scherick's management team to lead the company's programming development and strategic cross-media initiatives.
Project: Snowblind is a the first-person action shooter putting you in the role of an elite super soldier, fighting on the front lines of a near-future war using unique weapons, abilities and high-tech gadgetry that inject depth and variety to gameplay. This third Project: Snowblind Development Diary covers the art design philosophies of the game. Read more for details and screens ...
Over at No Mutants Allowed, they've published an email from an anonymous source, indicating that items from the Troika Games office will be auctioned off this Saturday. This certainly lends some credibility to the recent rumors about the Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines developer going under (thanks VE3D).
Fire Captain ignites the 3D Real-Time Strategy genre with the fire and rescue scene. Players are challenged to keep their cool as they manage a squad of elite firefighters in a variety of fast-paced, unpredictable, and explosive emergency scenarios. Set in and around a metropolitan city along the U.S. west coast, fire chiefs command fire squads and vehicles to extinguish flames and save victims in five single player campaigns with increasingly complex missions based on real-life events and three multiplayer modes.
Already rumored for a few weeks, Rare's Conker: Live and Reloaded has been delayed from its original March ship date to June 21st according to new listings on EBGames and GameStop. Conker: Live and Reloaded features intense deathmatch and campaign storyline modes via Xbox Live and system link, players can compete as one of six combat specialists across multi-mission campaigns covering Old War and Future War.
Eidos announces their first title for Sony's handheld video game system, PSP with Smart Bomb. Developed by Core Design, Smart Bomb will be released in conjunction with the European PSP hardware launch. Read more for details and screens ...
Namco announced today that Stan and Jan Berenstain have awarded Namco the exclusive worldwide interactive entertainment publishing rights to the classic children’s entertainment property, Berenstain Bears. The agreement allows Namco to create video games based on the adored Berenstain Bears characters for all game systems.
"Forza Motorsport" gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts are holding talks two months after Ubisoft dismissed EA's acquisition of a near-20 percent stake in the French video game maker as "hostile." While there is no official comment from either side, the talks are still preliminary and running parallel with other approaches that family-run Ubisoft is making, such as the recent 10% capital reinforcement by the Guillemot controlled Guillemot Brothers S.A, to bring their shares up to 22%.
Based on Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the Dynasty Warriors series of action games takes players back in time and onto the battlefields of Ancient China. In the games, players experience the thrill of fighting single-handedly against nearly endless legions of enemy soldiers in historical battles that shaped an empire.
CustomPlay Golf is the first game to focus on creating and playing your own golf course and for the first time golf can be played using the PlayMail this allows you to email a playable demo of any of your holes to your friends, which they will be able to play "even" if they don't yet own the game...!
10tacle Studios and SimBin Development Team AB are pleased to announce that the coming international release of GTR – FIA GT Racing Game, will include complete support for TrackIR 3 with Vector Expansion. Oregon-based NaturalPoint Inc.'s TrackIR 3 with Vector Expansion is a high-performance head tracking system that is the standard by which 3D view control is measured. This small, easy to use device makes your GT car cockpit come to life.
Midway today announced the newest addition to the company's Midway Arcade Treasures franchise, Midway Arcade Treasures 3. The third installment in the successful Midway Arcade Treasures series, Midway Arcade Treasures 3 follows in the wake of million unit seller, Midway Arcade Treasures and the 2004 holiday hit, Midway Arcade Treasures 2.
Midway today announced that Area 51 is currently in development for the PC and is scheduled to ship in April 2005 alongside its console counterparts. Developed internally by Midway Studios Austin, the game features intense first-person shooting action, a secret alien base on earth, government cover-ups and a blockbuster Hollywood cast, proving AREA 51 is a must-have game for players of any system.
Stalingrad, a real-time strategy based on the modified Blitzkrieg engine, tells a story of one of the most dramatic periods of World War II and covers all major events from June 1942 till January 1943. Consisting out of two campaigns, the first will have you lead the advancing German forces and the second you take the role of a Soviet commander, whose aim is to liberate the city and smash the 6th Army of Wehrmacht. This demo features a Red Army mission from Chapter 1 and an Axis mission from Chapter 2. Read more for download links ...
When Europa Universalis II was released in 2001 it conquered the world and became a global bestseller. Paradox Interactive is now working with Pocket PC Studios to adapt the critically acclaimed title to handheld platforms like Palm OS, Nintendo DS and Windows CE. Read more for details ...
- Act of War: Direct Action Q&A with Atari's Jeff Foley on CGOnline
- Fallen Earth Q&A with Icarus Studios on WarCry Network
- Dragonshard Q&A with Liquid Entertainment's Ed Kaminski on HC.Gamer
- Rugby 2005 Q&A with EA's Andrew Wilson on TotalVideoGames
- The Seven Kingdoms: Conquest Q&A with Infinite Interactive on GameSpot
- Sudden Strike III Q&A with FireFly Studios' Max Dolmar on HC.Gamer
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Q&A with GSC Game World on HC.Gamer
- The Matrix Online Q&A with Monolith's Toby Ragaini on IGN
- Rainbow Six: Lockdown Q&A with Ubisoft's Stuart Whiteon C&VG
- Cossacks II Q&A with GSC World's Eugene Grygorovych on HC.Gamer
by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 16, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory is a third-person action game that places players in a dark and distant future. Modeled in a compelling blend of Eastern and Western sci-fi/fantasy, Rengoku puts gamers in the role of a well-armed battle android that must fight its way to the pinnacle of a great tower to confront a mysterious foe.
Worlds collide in Armies of Exigo, where the traditional boundaries of the battlefield are smashed and war is waged both above and below the ground. Armies of Exigo locks elves, beasts, knights, and creatures of the darkness in an epic battle for survival where armies can delve deep underground to advance undetected and then tunnel to the surface to unleash powerful attacks on their unsuspecting enemies.
AirStrike II: Gulf Thunder is a fresh sequel to AirStrike II, arguably the most exciting 3D indie helicopter combat action game ever released. The new sequel follows in the footsteps of its ‘parent’ and takes it to the limit. Read more for details and download links ...
Uncommon Valor is a completely new operational game covering the campaigns for New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland and the Solomon chain from May 1942 to the end of December 1943. Matrix Games and 2 by 3 Games released the final update for Uncommon Valor, which adds a few new elements found in the 'sequel' game War in the Pacific and fixes a few issues reported since the last update.