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'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Website Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 8:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun. EA has launched the official From Russia With Love website.

'Cuban Missile Crisis: Ice Crusade' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 7:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

1967. The Cuban Missile Crisis that led to World War III continues. Use of nuclear weapons resulted in global cooling which changed history and aggravated the struggle for survival. Inspired by the takeover of Europe and Africa the Soviet government decides to start an unprecedented military operation called Ice Crusade.

'Refuse. Home, Sweep Home!' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Refuse. Home, Sweep Home! is the story about a confrontation between two groups of the toy soldiers. The genre of the game is third-person tactical shooter. The game is distinguished by the interactive 3D environment, original and brand new types of weapon, and the major feature like unusual setting: a gamer falls into small world of toys, and see all things by the "toy-eye".

Violent Video Games Bill Gets Approved In Michigan

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 7:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shortly after California passed the first bill banning sales of Mature or Adult Only rated games to minor, the state of Michigan follows suit. Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today signed legislation that that will make the sale or rental of mature or adult-rated video games to children illegal. The new law applies to children age 17 and younger and will take effect on December 1, 2005 (thanks Blues).

'Football Manager 2006' (PSP/X360/PC) - Beta Demo No Longer Available

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 7:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football Manager 2006 is a comprehensive soccer management simulation offering a host of new features, including the ability for managers to negotiate with their board of directors - not only for a better contract for themselves, but also for improved player wage budgets and increased transfer budgets or even stadium expansion. Be aware though, if you push too hard and don't reach the heights that the board specifies, you'll soon be looking for a new job.

'Jaws Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 7:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Majesco released its financial results for the 3rd quarter 2005, in which is revealed that the company is not doing too well. Third quarter net revenues stand at $4.6 million, compared to $34.0 million for the same period in 2004, mainly due to weak sales for its product line, such as Advent Rising. Most titles are on schedule for their respective launc hdates, except Jaws Unleashed, which was delayed from fall 2005 to early 2006.

'Black & White 2' Gets Final Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Lionhead announced a release date a few weeks back, today there is a slight change in the North American release date, which has been postponed for a week to coincide with the European launch. "We say Black&White 2 now has a final release date! We know we mentioned two different dates a while ago, one for North America and one for Europe, but can now confirm that Black&White 2 has a worldwide release date of 7th October 2005."

'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Videogames In The Works

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is coming to a game platform near you. If you have ever answered to the nickname Blondie, it might be time to dust off your poncho and make sure your six-shooter is fully loaded. In a deal with MGM Interactive, Bits Studios has acquired video game rights to the three Sergio Leone movies often called "The Man With No Name" trilogy.

'Captain Blood' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Captain Blood is an action game based on the novels by Rafael Sabatini about the notorious Captain Blood. Players take the role of a brave and noble corsair, following his intriguing and amazing adventures in 1685 Spanish Main. The game’s mission-based structure allows players a diverse battlefield on both land and sea, with ship-to-ship battles and swashbuckling sword fights to gain control of boarded ships.

'One Piece: Grand Battle' (NGC/PS2) Arrives In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai today announced that One Piece: Grand Battle for GameCube & PS2 has shipped to retail outlets. Capture the title of Pirate King as you outfight and outsmart all opponents in this wacky arena battle game based on the tremendously popular graphic novels published by Viz Media.