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'Spinout' (PSP/PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK developer Icon Games today announces its new PSP title 'Spinout', a fresh original racing title in which the player races their spherical craft (Xorb) around a selection of high-rise courses.

'Project Gotham Racing 3' (X360) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PGR 3 creates the ultimate roster of the hottest supercars in existence, introduces them to the high-definition era, and drops them into a completely new gaming world, where style rules the road. Racers define and create individually customized gameplay, and can race each other — on or offline. Read more to check out the latest visual goodness.

DTP Signs 'Shadowgrounds'

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 3:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Germany publisher dtp has just signed Frozenbyte's action-shooter Shadowgrounds. Featuring straight arcade-shooter gameplay with suspense and survival horror-elements, yet the looks is all but retro: with realtime shadows and lightning effects the top-down view Shadowgrounds is totally "2005".

Xbox Summit 2005 Reveals Japanese Launch Titles

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Microsoft announced its Japanese Xbox 360 line-up during the Xbox Summit 2005. During the presentation quite a few new titles were unveiled such as Namco's Ride Racer 6, Konami's Winning Eleven. Tecmo has no less than 4 titles planned (including DoA Xtreme 2). Read more for additional details ...

'Auto Assault' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | 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.

Rock Band Competition For 'Burnout' Soundtrack

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has joined forces with Gibson Guitar and Hard Rock International to launch a European-wide music competition for a place on a videogame soundtrack. Dubbed the Burnout Bandslam!, unsigned acts from across Europe can enjoy a summer of hot competition in Hard Rock Cafes in four countries across Europe, for a chance to be featured in a future Burnout game.

Xbox 360 Will Launch Worldwide in 2005

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced today that it would launch its new Xbox 360 console in Japan and Europe in time for the year-end holiday shopping season. Microsoft had already announced plans to launch the console this year in the United States ahead of the holiday season, which begins in late November. It had previously said Japanese and European launches would follow within six weeks. X360 will feature three PowerPC-based microprocessors joined onto one chip to deliver powerful computing and advanced graphics, as well as a detachable 20-gigabyte hard drive and a wireless controller.

'Pirates of the XXI Century' - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates of the XXI Century is a new FPS in the works over at Eastern European developer DioSoft. Not much info is available at this point but Pirates of the XXI Century revolves around modern day sea pirates with action taking place on load, air, sea and even underwater. You will be able to play as either a member of Hong Kong’s triads, modern day pirate or soldier of US Special Forces and have use of about 30 weapons.

EA Takes Over Vivendi's 'Lord of the Rings' Book License

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has signed a pact with New Line Cinema extending its rights to make games based on The Lord of the Rings franchise using images and actor likenesses from the pic trilogy. In addition, EA has now also signed a deal with with Tolkien Enterprises for J.R.R. Tolkien's literary trilogy, previously in the hands of Vivendi, giving it rights to use events and characters from the books not used in the pics.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) - Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2005 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the very first time in franchise history, the next game in the series won't debut on a Nintendo platform, but is so far only scheduled for PS3 and X360. While it is way too early to speculate on a release date, Capcom producer Takeuchi Jun says "We would need 3 or maybe 5 years to fully exploit the capabilities of the new generation of systems, but right now this is the project Capcom is putting the most effort into." From the media available, it seems RE5 will feature Chris Redfield from the original RE and Code Veronica.