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'Borderzone' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Borderzone is a combat oriented game, combining elements of RPG and action. You assume the role of Olaf, one of the few remaining humans on the planet Terra. Having to leave the safety of their outpost, you venture on quests and into battle, running up to five characters simultaneously and amassing weapons, skills and magic.

'NBA Live 06' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today revealed the 16 songs that make up the in-game music soundtrack for the multi-platinum basketball game, NBA LIVE 06. The song list delivers an eclectic mix of up-tempo beats and lyrics.

'Adrenalin' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adrenalin is a game that successfully blends the genres of thrilling adrenalin-pumping racing and an economic management sim. The aim of a player is to not only become the fastest driver around, but to be a talented manager as well.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) - 3 Editor Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. Oblivion is another leap forward in role-playing with its combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics.

'Burnout Legends' (PSP) Skids To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel ... EA today announced that Burnout Legends has shipped to North American retailers for the PSP. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $49.99.

'Worms 4: Mayhem' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 4: Mayhem is a return to the series' trademark gameplay and sees Team 17's core Worms design and development team regrouping for a game of explosive annelid annihilation. Codemasters has released the first patch bringing your retail game to v1.01 and fixing network issues, including setting up games and improvements to the UI, as well as adding chat in between turns and plug & play support for routers is available. Problems with the "never-ending rope hooking" bug have also been ironed out.

'The Sims 2 Nightlife' Ships to Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that The Sims 2 Nightlife, the second expansion pack to the critically-acclaimed PC game The Sims 2, will ship starting today in North America.

'F.E.A.R.' Also Coming To The Xbox 360?

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the rumor section in the newest Official Xbox Magazine issue, Monolith's FEAR is indeed in the works for Microsoft's next-gen Xbox 360 and would already be running on X360 dev kits. F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) is an intense combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging story presented entirely in first person. No further details or possible release date are mentioned, so take it with a grain of salt.

'Parkan II' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Parkan II is a 3D space simulator combined with first person action planet side. In the game players will get an opportunity to explore a vast universe, visit different planets, their satellites, huge space stations and immense space destroyers.

'Video Games Live' Expands North American Tour

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video game composers, Tommy Tallarico (Advent Rising, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Earthworm Jim) and Jack Wall (Jade Empire, Myst III: Exile, Splinter Cell), and Clear Channel Music Group today announced that the nationwide Video Games Live tour has been expanded after the huge success of the concert series' debut at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on July 6, 2005.