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'Hammer & Sickle' - Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2005 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

A unique mix of turn-based and role-play, Hammer & Sickle is a brand-new gaming experience. The dizzying array of tactical solutions for each situation is greatly deepened by the fully destructible environments - while an open mission structure and the non-linear story put you in complete control of the game world. CDV's Associate Producer Mario Kroll answers some pre-canned questions ...

'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 9:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball is being produced by Electronic Arts Canada in Vancouver, B.C., and will celebrate everything that makes NCAA baseball unique -- aluminum bats, intense action, and stadiums filled with school spirit and packed with passionate fans.

'Awaken' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 8:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Awaken, you play the role of William Thane, a middle-aged man down on his luck. You, along with six others, are trapped in an abandoned prison, held captive by a psychotic killer. You have until 6:00 am to find a way out, or you will all die. But there's one small catch: one of you is the killer (thanks Blues).

Various Game Trailers #647

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 8:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Stacked with Daniel Negreanu - Tips Trailer #1
  • Crazy Frog Racer - Trailer #2

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Starship Troopers' - English Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 8:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Strangelite Studio, the game is based on the Starship Troopers movie in which you will 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! Empire has now released the English version of the Plasma Mountains demo (thanks 3DGamers).

'Codename: Panzers Phase Two' - v1.06 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 3:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised CDV and Stormregion have released a new downloadable content pack for Codename: Panzers, Phase Two. The content pack, which includes eight new multiplayer maps, key gameplay enhancements and many minor bugfixes. The patch included in the download brings the retail game to version 1.06 and will enhance gameplay and extend the Phase Two experience for fans of the game.

Dream Arcades Wants Your Old Xbox

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 3:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thousands of Xboxes will be yanked from home entertainment centers around the world this holiday to make space for the new Xbox 360. Dream Arcades LLC wants to give them a new home … nice and cozy, resting inside a shiny new arcade kit from Dream Arcades.

'World Rally Championship' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 3:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Immerse yourself in the first officially licensed handheld FIA World Rally Championship game – packed full of exhilarating stages set in the toughest terrains the world has to offer. Experience the "in your face" thrills and spills of rally on the move – feel the speed, embrace the power, taste the mud!

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 2:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before.

Microsoft Europe Reveals Xbox 360 Compatible Games

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week it was revealed that Microsoft currently has over 200 Xbox titles that are compatible and working on its next-gen X360 console. This only being the case for North American versions of the console, the list for other territories was not yet available. Earlier this week Japanese gamers got a huge disappointment with only 12 titles, and today Europeans picking up an Xbox 360 will be able to play over 150 Xbox titles. Remember this only works with the harddrive enabled system, not the cheap Core System, unless you upgrade. The process is made possible by software emulation, games will be playable in High Def. with antialiasing, which will be freely downloadable, burn on cd and insert in the X360, or install automatically through Xbox Live.