Gamania and Sony Online Entertainment announced what is potentially the largest global strategic alliance in the history of online gaming. The alliance of Gamania and SOE will include four primary undertakings: establishing a joint venture, Asia Pacific products operation, core technology transfer, and potential investment in China.
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For the first time, Sims are living in the city where reputation (rep) is everything. Players will custom-create these new Sims, called Urbz, by customizing their unique style and building their status to become the biggest "player" in the city. Check the new screens or get the trailerpack.
Going where no previous James Bond game has dared to tread, the upcoming GoldenEye: Rogue Agent first-person shooter from Electronic Arts breaks all the rules by transporting players to the dark side of the Bond universe to experience life as a high-rolling, cold-hearted villain.
Reporting directly from the Comicon (ends today), IGN brings us the news that Liquid Entertainment's unnamed D&D RTS title, announced a while ago, has finally gotten an official name, Dragonshard Wars. Here's the snip : "In case the suspense has been killing you, the official title for the fantasy strat is Dragonshard Wars, and like its Forgotten Realms console brother, Demon Stone, seems to have lost its inspirational D&D branding to help popularize it with the mainstream crowd."
The Roots combines a classic RPG with dynamic gameplay and the fast paced plot characteristic of action-adventure games. The Roots has a complex, multi-threaded storyline and a vast world, which the player discovers whilst traveling with his party, fighting various monsters and living through great adventures.
Electronic Arts announced today that its NASCAR video game franchise will be renamed NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup to reflect both the changes in the 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and revolutionary additions to the upcoming game from the EA SPORTS brand, in stores August 31st.
Fireglow team is now developing a next generation game engine (engine codename: Sudden Strike Next7) and the first game based on this engine (working title: Sudden Strike III), and also Fireglow plans to develop several other games based on this engine in different setups related to war conflicts.
Battlefield: Pirates is a mod for EA's Battlefield 1942. Shortly after the previous beta 3, the BFP team has released an updated v3.1 (as well as a smaller update patch) fixing various issues with the latest version, several game balancing tweaks, as well as adding yet another new map (BFP_CutThroat_Creek). Read more for download links ...
'Universal Combat: Hold the Line' is 3000 AD's upcoming standalone add-on to its 3D action/space-combat game 'Universal Combat'. Probably the last of its kind in the Battlecruiser series as we have come to know it, 'Universal Combat: Hold the Line' is all-encompassing game with as much advancements and fun filled gameplay in first person planet-side careers as is currently seen in the space borne careers.
WWII's Pacific theater was the backdrop for some of the most famous aerial battles in history. In places like Midway, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, allied fighters and bombers went head-to-head against the air power of the Japanese empire. Pacific Fighters provides the opportunity for players to experience the realistic action, intense flight combat and immersive gameplay of WWII's Pacific air war.
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