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'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Developer Blue 52 Shuts Down

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 7:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MCV is reporting that UK development studio Blue 52 has closed its doors after failing to secure enough cash to pay for company overheads, MCV can reveal. The forthcoming release of Stolen, Blue 52’s highly-regarded stealth sim, to be published by Hip Interactive at the beginning of April, has not been affected. Sources close to the London-based developer indicate that a small team has relocated to alternative premises to complete work on Stolen, and that the company is set to rise from the ashes as a new business initiative, Curve Games Studios, with the same core staff later this year.

'Texas Hold 'Em Poker' and 'ATV: Quad Frenzy' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 7:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Drawing on the heart-racing intensity and widespread appeal of tournament poker and off-road racing, Majesco today announced Texas Hold 'Em Poker and ATV: Quad Frenzy, two new titles for the Nintendo DS scheduled for later this year.

'Auto Assault' - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

'1944: Battle of the Bulge' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has released a single player demo for Digital Reality's 3D RTS game 1944: Battle of the Bulge. The game lets players act against the Brandenburger Regiment, landing behind enemy lines. From there, the game journeys to the River Meuse and to Bastogne, where the Americans launch a counterstrike with the massive force of its air supremacy behind it. The game then continues to Operation Northwind, the last German offensive. 1944: Battle of the Bulge reaches a climax of epic proportions with the Allied attack at the Rhine, ending at the battle of Remagen.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Ys: The Oath in Felghana' - Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ys : The Oath in Felghana, sequel to Ys III: Wanderers from Ys, is situated in the same setting as its predecessor and sees the return of familiar characters Adol Christin, and his partner, Dogi. The game takes places in Dogi's homeland, the region of Felghana, and will handle much like its recent console counterpart, Ys: The Ark of Napishtim.

'Digimon World 4' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 12:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bandai Games announced today that Digimon World 4 will ship on May 31, 2005. Available for the PS2, GameCube and the Xbox, Digimon World 4 is the latest installment in the hit Digimon World series. As a special bonus, an exclusive limited-edition trading card from the Digimon Collectible Card Game that features Dorumon, a prototype Digimon who makes his North American debut in the game, will be inserted into specially marked packages.

'Perimeter: Emperor's Testament' - 43 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 12:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Perimeter: Emperor's Testament will feature all new & updated graphics, tons of new units and structures, a new soundtrack by the St. Petersburg Orchestra, and a total of 25 new missions. Perimeter: Emperor's Testament is scheduled for release in Russia Q1 2005. Read more for new screens ...

'T-72: Balkans On Fire!' - Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 12:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

T-72: Balkans on fire! is a groundbreaking new Tank simulation by Russian game developers IDDK/Crazy House. Set in the violent period of civil wars in Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1995, it puts the player as a Russian volunteer tank commander right into the turret of some of the best tanks the Russians built ­ the T-72B, the T-55A and the T-34-85.

'X²: The Return' Cancelled And 'X³: Reunion' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 5:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EGOSOFT today announces the beginning of a new era for the X series of space combat/trading games. The planned expansion for the award winning PC title, X²: The Threat known as X²: The Return has been cancelled. The essence of the expansion pack has been used to give birth to the next generation of X game, in the form of X³: Reunion, the first multi format product, set in the X universe. Read more for details and screens ...