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'Gary Grigsby's World at War' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and 2 By 3 Games announced today that Gary Grigsby's World at War has officially "gone gold." The game is due for final release in March.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2005 @ 6:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Jade Empire is set in a new fantastical world based on mythical China, where sinister events have upset the peaceful harmony of an isolated martial arts school. Featuring furious action previously found only in Hong Kong cinema, the game lets players master more than 30 fighting styles and a wide range of mystical powers.

'F.E.A.R.' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2005 @ 2:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Monolith Productions, F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault and Recon), is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging storyline. Read more for some new screens taken from the multiplayer beta performance trailer...

'Twisted Metal: Head-On' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2005 @ 2:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Twisted Metal: Head-On, developed Incognito Entertainment, hits the road this spring, allowing gamers to take destruction anywhere, anytime. Featuring new gameplay designs, multiplayer modes via wireless connectivity and Mini-Game bonus levels, Twisted Metal: Head-On provides a wide variety of gameplay options for gamers on the go.

'ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2005 @ 2:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Intense, free-roaming, off-road racing takes on a whole new meaning as gamers will be able to blaze their own trail, anytime, anywhere with ATV Offroad Fury Blazin' Trails for the PSP.

'Ape Escape' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2005 @ 2:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the popular Ape Escape series, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Japan) brings Ape Escape onto the PSP this spring. Family-friendly, Ape Escape for PSP will feature multiplayer functionality and a wide variety of mini-games for players of all ages. Read more for details and screens ...

Second 'Sims 2' Addon 'Nightlife' Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2005 @ 2:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

People who managed to get their hands on the The Sims: University addon a few days early have sent in news that the packages includes some sort of flyer already revealing a second addon. From The University we go to the nightlife with our sims. "Send your Sims out for a night on the town in The Sims 2: Nightlife Expansion Pack. Will they stay out on a romantic dinner date or dance 'til dawn in a nightclub? Find out what else the night has to offer starting Fall 2005!" The new The Sims 2: Nightlife Expansion Pack is expected fall 2005 (thanks Gamer.nl).

'Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2005 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UC 2: The Liandri Conflict continues the Unreal franchise on the Xbox and introduces an evolutionary new gameplay style to the traditional FPS genre: acrobatic melee combat. This sequel also features new single-player and multiplayer gameplay, person camera mode, intense melee abilities, and 14 playable characters from the Unreal universe, each with spectacular new Adrenaline Powers that enable new offensive and defensive combos.

'Cold Fear' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cold Fear is the first action-horror title to be published under the Ubisoft brand and combines the popular elements of both action and horror releases, delivering an action-packed, tension-filled gaming experience.

DemonWare To Launch Matchmaking+ At GDC

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2005 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

DemonWare Matchmaking+ will make its full international debut at GDC 2005 in San Francisco. DemonWare Matchmaking+ provides all the services you need to support your multiplayer game. Quick and easy to integrate, DemonWare Matchmaking+ provides a complete range of toolkits for your online title including statistics, user management and, of course, matchmaking. It forms a key component of the DemonWare Netcode Suite of multiplayer tools.