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'Sniper Elite' (PC/PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory. In development since 2003, Sniper Elite is a sniping/stealth game due to be released on PS2, PC and Xbox May 2005.

'Championship Manager 5' - v5.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Barely out in stores, premiere's in the UK today, Eidos has already released the first patch updating Championship Manager 5 with all the latest player stats and addressing various interface issues, fixing match engine problems, and another ton of fixes and gameplay adjustments. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Yet Another Former WestWood Employee Leaves EA

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After Dustin Browder left EA for Blizzard and Skaggs stepped away for personal reasons, a third former Westwood employee has left Electronic Arts. Adam Isgreen, lead designer on Red Alert, Tiberian Sun and Firestorm, and most recently Multiplayer Design Director for Goldeneye Rogue Agent, has announced he will be leaving EALA and is moving over to Petroglyph, a studio comprised of several other ex-Westwood employees, who is currently working on Star Wars Empire at War for LucasArts. "After spending 2 years out at EA after Westwood was consolidated, with several abortive attempts to get a new C&C off the ground, EA and I have parted ways." Read more details over at PlanetCNC.

'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.