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'Specnaz: Project Wolf' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SPECNAZ is a Tactical First Person Shooter game, built on 3D outdoor engine AMOEBA. The main characteristic feature is the tactic-action model, which the game provides to the player, as well as gives him/her opportunities for successful completion of missions without any limitations. After almost a year of no material, here are the latest screens ....

'Pariah' (Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 5:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Groove Games has announced today that Digital Extremes’ highly anticipated first-person shooter, Pariah, has gone gold and has begun manufacturing. Created for the Xbox and PC, Pariah packs a punch with an in-depth storyline driven single-player campaign and robust multi-player action including a map editor that allows gamers to continually create new content for the game. Pariah will ship worldwide to retail stores the week of May 2nd.

Various Game Trailers #491

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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 :

  • Jak X: Combat Racing - Trailer (2)
  • Far East of Eden 3 - Trailer

'Diablo III' In The Works?

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fansite Diablo II.net sends word that they have received a very interesting email from one of their readers. Said person claims to be a musician in the Slovak Republic and has returned from a session in Bratislava, with the local Radio Symphony Orchestra, where they just recorded music for Diablo III. To further substansiate that claim, Diablo II.net noticed that Blizzard's recording session for Diablo II: Lord of Destruction was also held in Bratislava, Slovakia, with the Slovak Radio Philharmonic. Too much of a coincidence? Maybe E3 will bring a surprise announcement ...

'Championship Manager 5' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announces that Championship Manager 5 will be released on Xbox and PlayStation 2 on 13th May 2005. Championship Manager 5 features 25 playable national leagues with 59 divisions and a massive database of footballers from around the world.

'KOTOR II: The Sith Lords' - European v1.0b Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts has released a new patch for Obsidian's Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. This patch brings your UK/German retail game to v1.0b, and adds Intel i915 chipset support, some new voice lines and addresses various game crashes, journal & scripting fixes, and a few other tweaks. Read more for download links ...

Turner Broadcasting Launches GameTap

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turner Broadcasting System today unveiled GameTap, a broadband entertainment network that offers games-on-demand plus original programming via a broadband connected PC. GameTap will launch fall 2005, monthly subscriptions will be anywhere from $10-20, and so far 17 publishers have signed up for over 300 titles.

Buena Vista Signs Japanese Distribution Deal With D3

by Judy on April 27, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista today announced a distribution deal with Tokyo-based D3 Publisher to release multiple BVG games in Japan. Titles will include The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; Disney's Chicken Little; Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas; Kim Possible; and Lilo & Stitch.

'Madden NFL 06' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 1:39 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.

'1944: Battle of the Bulge' - 10 New Screens

by Judy on April 27, 2005 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What began with PC real-time tactical Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps and continued with D-Day is to be concluded with 1944: Battle of the Bulge, as Digital Jesters announces the March release of the third World War II RTS from genre masters Monte Cristo.

'Singles 2: Triple Trouble' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

International software publisher Deep Silver are delighted to announce that Singles is back! This time packed with more characters, more locations, more lovin' and more troubles. The sequel to the charismatic 'eye-opening' romantic life-sim focuses on the lives of 3 fun-loving singles that have been brought together under unforeseen circumstances. Singles 2: Triple Trouble releases on May 27th in Europe.

'Batman Begins' (ALL) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the shadows of Gotham City's perilous criminal underworld as DC Comics' legendary Dark Knight in the Batman Begins video game. Slated for release day and date with the Warner Bros. Pictures film, Batman Begins challenges players to use fear as their ultimate weapon. Read more for new screens ...

'SpyToy' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced today the September release of SpyToy on the PS2. Developed by the EyeToy team at the SCE London Studios, SpyToy is the ideal companion for all budding detectives and aspiring secret agents. Read more for details and screens ...

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' On Display At E3

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perpetual Entertainment announced today an exclusive preview of its upcoming massively multiplayer game (MMG) Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising at this year's E3 Expo.

'Night Watch' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed several months ago, Nival today officially announced the English version of its tactical RPG Night Watch. Night Watch, using the Silent Storm engine, is based on material from Russian writer Lukyanenko and is situated in the not so distant future. The game will have you battle vampires, wherewolves and other creatures throughout various European cities. No specific release date is mentioned. Read more for details and screens ...

'Will of Steel' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media/Tri Synergy have released the first patch for Gameyus' upcoming modern warfare tactical 3D RTS Will of Steel. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and resolves the pathfinding issue as well as some important tweaks to enemy AI and camera control mechanics.

'Atomic Betty' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Judy on April 27, 2005 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced "Atomic Betty" for the Game Boy Advance. A mission-based game with puzzle solving elements, "Atomic Betty" features a three character control scheme that allows players to enjoy all of their favorite characters at once, utilizing their individual skills to save the universe.

'Auto Assault' Beta Test Commences

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCSoft and NetDevil are moving Auto Assault from alpha testing to closed beta testing, and announced today that the first wave of Auto Assault beta invitations has been sent. If you didn't receive an invitation and you applied for the beta, please don't despair this is just the muzzle of the chain gun (so to speak) and more invitations will be sent in larger groups over the coming weeks and months. If you still want to sign up for the Auto Assault beta test, you can do it right here.

'Dragonshard' Uses AGEIA's NovodeX Physics SDK

by Judy on April 27, 2005 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGEIA today announced that Atari's much-anticipated Dragonshard, a real-time strategy game based on the Dungeons & Dragons universe created by Wizards of the Coast, will be one of the first major games developed using AGEIA's NovodeX Physics SDK.

EA and USC Offer Female Scholarship to Game Design Summer Program

by Judy on April 27, 2005 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and The University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering today announced that they are partnering to co-sponsor the first-ever scholarship opportunity to the USC Interactive Entertainment Summer Camp. Open to any female high school junior or senior, the scholarship will assure an aspiring female game designer a coveted spot in the unique summer program.

'Atari Flashback 2.0' Announced

by Judy on April 27, 2005 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced the summer launch of Atari Flashback 2.0, the follow-up to the holiday 2004 hit, the Atari Flashback Classic Game Console, which shipped more than 550,000 units to retail. Atari Flashback 2.0 will be modeled after the Atari 2600 console and heralds in the 30th anniversary of Pong.

'Chariots of War' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Chariots of War is one of the only games covering this often over looked period. Play as the Pharaoh and take on the Hittites or carve an empire with the mighty Assyrians. There are more than 60 playable sides and almost endless replay options. Slitherine Software has released a fully featured demo for its classic turn-based strategy game Chariots of War, allowing you to play for 3 hours. Read more for download links ...

'Legion Gold' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in Europe, Legion Gold allows you to take the Roman Empire from its meagre beginnings to the most powerful empire in the world. It includes an extra Germania campaign not included in the original Legion, plus all the patches and add-ons released over the net. Slitherine Software has released a fully featured demo for its classic turn-based strategy game Legion Gold, allowing you to play for 3 hours. Read more for download links ...

Infinium Labs Collaborates with OpSource for Phantom

by Judy on April 27, 2005 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infinium Labs today announced an agreement with OpSource, an enabler of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. The agreement enrolls Infinium Labs in a 90-day SaaS Enablement Program to utilize OpSource's suite of tools and services to analyze and fine-tune the Company's business model, operational plan and service delivery.

Turbine Producer Joins 'The Saga of Ryzom' Team

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nevrax, developer of massively multiplayer online role-playing game The Saga of Ryzom, announced the addition of Jessica Mulligan as Executive Producer of The Saga of Ryzom.

'Karaoke Revolution Vol 4' (PS2) Acquires New Song License

by Judy on April 27, 2005 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zuma Beach and Marcu today announced that Konami has acquired a worldwide license to use of the Academy Award Winning song "(I've had) The Time of My Life," for Konami Karaoke Revolution (Vol. 4). The tune is from the 1987 hit motion picture, "Dirty Dancing."

'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' - v1.5 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game & Project 3 have released a new patch for 3DPeople's 3D isometric RPG Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition (known in Europe as Kult: Heretic Kingdoms). This update brings your retail game to v1.5 and fixes the automap feature, addresses minor bugs fixed, adds improved memory management, and the ability to toggle on/off your magic active attunements to ensure an increased strategic gameplay experience. Read more for download links ...

'X³: Reunion' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X³: Reunion utilises a new generation game engine, developed to immerse the player into the most realistic, living universe, ever experienced. The full use of DirectX 9 technology will create dramatic visual effects and stunningly realistic starships. The economy model in X³: Reunion is more complex than any previous X game. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: Reunion will present players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a player’s actions really can shape the future of the universe.

Sunflowers Will ShowCase 'ParaWorld' At E3

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This latest project, developed by SEK, is currently one of the most elaborate and expensive productions from Germany. Beside unequalled graphics and the extraordinary setting, "ParaWorld" mainly shines by way of its interesting gameplay innovations: The new Pyramid System, the "Army Controller", provides players with countless hitherto unprecedented possibilities with regards to personal strategies. "ParaWorld" will be released for PC and will doubtlessly enthuse fans of action-packed RTS games with a focus on battle.

'HotDogs HotGals' - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HotDogs HotGals is a highly enjoyable business simulation game containing all aspects a standard business simulation game needs, but is easier to play. HotDogs HotGals is the "user friendly" business simulation game designed to bring a purely pleasurable and entertaining game experience to both the hardcore and more casual player.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Galactic Civilizations: Deluxe Edition'

by David Wanaselja on April 27, 2005 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Galactic Civilizations: Deluxe Edition is a bundled special edition of Stardock's award winning space strategy game, Galactic Civilizations. The deluxe edition adds a host of new features, content and other enhancements to the game to add depth and much greater playability.

'Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar' Marches Into Stores - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Koios Works today announced that Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar has been released for sale from the Matrix Games online store via digital download. A boxed copy will also be available by the end of the week. Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar introduces several major improvements since Alexander the Great, including a full 3D camera, non-linear campaigns and a mobilization/re-enlistment system for your forces.

'Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes' Development Team Expands

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is very pleased to announce that "Wild Bill" Wilder, famed for his roles with series such as Battlefront's Combat Mission, HPS' Squad Battles, TalonSoft's Operational Art of War, and Matrix Games' Steel Panthers Series, has joined the crew at Lock 'n Load to bring the battles of the 82nd and 101st Airborne into the game.