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Screen Actors Guild And Video Game Publishers Avoid Strike

by Rainier on April 16, 2005 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a follow-up to our SAG vs. publishers article from earlier this week, representatives of the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a group of video game publishers have agreed to extend the current interactive agreements to May 13, 2005. Discussions on successor interactive agreements are continuing. A press blackout remains in effect (thanks Blues). By extending the previous agreement, which expired last Friday, an immediate strike was avoided.

'Universal Combat: A World Apart' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 16, 2005 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

3000AD front man Derek Smart announced that the UCAWA has gone gold and will be available in two versions, retail and downloadable. Universal Combat: A World Apart gives hardcore fans an enhanced "Battlecruiser" experience, keeping the flavour of combat, but utilizing newer technologies. Universal Combat: A World Apart, the second title in the Universal Combat series will be published by Dreamcatcher and released globally for PC in May 2005.

'Prey' Re-Visited

by Rainier on April 16, 2005 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It seems rumors from earlier this month about a possible resurrection of Prey are becoming more and more legit. Shacknews uncovered that 2KGames has re-launched the official Prey website, with a hidden message in the web code pointing to a worldwide unveiling in next month's PC Gamer issue. 3DRealms' George Broussard further confirms all of this by opening the Prey forums on the company's website, which also reveals that the game is being developed by Human Head Studios, previously known for Blair Witch 3, Rune, Dead Man's Hand. Prey, using the Doom 3 engine, will be on display at E3, but at the ATi booth instead of the 2KGames stand.

'Tokyo Xtreme Racer Advance' (GBA) Races Into Stores

by Rainier on April 16, 2005 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment announced today the release the first handheld version of the Tokyo Xtreme Racer series with Tokyo Xtreme Racer Advance for GBA. For fans of Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero and Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3, Tokyo Xtreme Racer Advance will take players beyond the open roads of Tokyo and onto the motorways of London and the freeways of Los Angeles.

'Madden NFL 06' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2005 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time in 10 years, the Madden NFL Football franchise is overhauling its passing game. The new QB Vision Control lets you scan the field, look off defenders, and make perfect throws within your quarterback’s unique field of vision. QB Precision Placement will let you put the ball exactly where you want it. Lead the receiver into the open field or throw a jump ball and let your receiver go get it.

'WarCraft III' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2005 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Phantom Grove"... Map info: "An ancient horror lurks in these twisting paths turning away all but the most stalwart of champions. These would-be heroes enter confidently, seeking battle and adventure to immortalize their legacy... but none have returned." This is a small sized map and the suggested no. of players is 1v1 or 2v2. It is based on the "Lordaeron Summer" tileset. Go download it here!

'SpecForce' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2005 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpecForce is Techland's latest futuristic tactical shooter with a plot connected to already known Chrome. Game development has been underway for some time now, and will use an optimized Chrome Engine. Read more for some new screens ...

PS2 Review - 'Kessen III'

by Kris Graft on April 16, 2005 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Kessen series melded two elements, ‘game’ and ‘drama’ together into grand epics that have won the acclaim of critics and consumers worldwide. The appeal of commanding one side of an epic clash between two great armies and the awe of watching dramatic events unfold across spectacular vistas are what the Kessen series is all about. Kessen III will be considered the game that redefined the Kessen series.