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'Prince of Persia: Kindred Blades' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 9:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blending the best features from the first two installments with the talent, vision and ingenuity of Ubisoft's development teams, Prince of Persia 3 will enliven the franchise with a vitality - and plenty of unexpected twists - that will impress and satisfy long-time fans and newcomers alike.

'TOCA Race Driver 2' (PSP) Will Feature Customizable Soundtrack

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced a unique 'custom soundtrack' feature in TOCA Race Driver 2. An absolute first for any PSP title, this audio option lets you place your choice of music on a portable Memory Stick and then customise your own soundtracks to play while you're tearing up the circuits.

'DICE' (PS2) - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When a problem arises in the Sarbylion Galaxy, it’s DICE (DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises) to the rescue. And when their special training and skills aren't enough, they rely on their Dinobreakers, which can transform from Vehicle Mode to Dino Mode, to help get the job done!

'Asheron's Call 2' Shuts Down

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine CEO Jeffrey Anderson has just announced that its long running MMO Asheron's Call 2 will shut down at the end of the year. "In spite of our hard work and the launch of Legions, AC2 has reached the point where it no longer makes sense to continue the service. We will be officially closing the Asheron's Call 2 service on 12/30/05. Until then, we plan to run live events, but we will not be adding any content or features. We deeply appreciate the many dedicated fans of AC2 who have stood by us over the years. You have our sincerest gratitude."

'World Championship Poker 2' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Championship Poker 2, developed by Point of View, features a much more detailed one player game, where you now have to work your way up the ranks, starting in your mom's basement. Once you start winning and accumulating money, you can spend your winnings on increasingly better pads, and furnishings. Hit a losing streak, and you may have to hock your stuff to stay in the game.

'X³: Reunion' - 10 Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X³: Reunion utilises a new generation game engine, developed to immerse the player into the most realistic, living universe, ever experienced. The economy model in X³: Reunion is more complex than any previous X game. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: Reunion will present players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a player’s actions really can shape the future of the universe.

SOE Signs 'Disney's Toontown Online'

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment's Platform Publishing, Disney Onlineand Buena Vista Games announced an agreement today that is scheduled to bring "Disney's Toontown Online," the first massively multiplayer online game designed for kids and families, to retail stores this Fall.

'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer.

'Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never Ending Tomorrow' (PS2) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never Ending Tomorrow, players delve into a future world in which humanity is divided into two warring factions, the genetically altered Coordinators, and unmodified Naturals.

'NHRA Championship Drag Racing' (PS2) Burns Retail Rubber

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced that NHRA Championship Drag Racing for the PS2 has begun shipping to retailers throughout North America.