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'WWE WrestleMania 21' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WrestleMania can define a legacy, and yours is about to be written. The greatest spectacle in sports-entertainment comes to Xbox with WWE WrestleMania 21. Read more for additional details & screens..

'Guild Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Guild Wars is a Competitive Online Role Playing Game with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for their comrades.

'Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Irrational Games is proud to announce that Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich has gone gold. Freedom Force vs. The official Freedom Force website, www.freedomfans.com, has expanded to include an on-line store where the much anticipated sequel can be pre-ordered directly from Irrational. Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich will be distributed to retail stores by Vivendi throughout North America. Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich will be available in stores on March 8th.

'Kessen III' (PS2) Charges Into Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 12:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that Kessen III is shipping to retailers throughout North America. Kessen III is the first sequel in almost four years and uses a completely updated Crowd Engine to deliver the most exciting battle scenes and action-oriented gameplay in the series- all in full 3D. Players will have direct real-time control of troop movements, offensives, and defensive maneuvers. Moreover, allied units can join the player-controlled unit to create combination attacks.

Sony Confirms PSP Button Issues

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to TechJapan, Sony has confirmed that the controller buttons on some PSP units may become stuck and not return to their default position. The defect occurs in part of the initial shipment of PSP units and is caused by excess plastic not being completely removed during the molding and manufacturing process of the outer cabinet. As a result, when a button is pressed, it can become caught on the excess plastic and not return fully to its default position. Sony is conducting a free repair program for users who have PSP units affected by this problem. The defect is not present in PSP units fabricated in 2005 and currently being sold.

'Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that it has reached a co-publishing agreement with Merscom to bring Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition to North American retail. Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition, known in Europe as Kult: Heretic Kingdoms, is an isometric role playing game that combines an engaging, unconventional story with immersive game mechanics.

'Battlefield 2' Gets Pushed Back to June

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DICE's financial results reveals that the release date of Battlefield 2 has now been set to June 2005. This implies that Digital Illusions will not be making any game releases in the first quarter of the current year. During spring 2005 an upgraded version of Battlefield Vietnam will be launched. It will include the actual game as well as additional material released via internet.

'Republic Dawn' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Republic Dawn is a vast MMOG first person space game based around an embryonic society devastated by a sudden attack. The players must rebuild the Republic facing tough political, economic and military decisions along the way. During this time a deep story of human struggle will be acted out with the players challenging every decision. With a progressive and immersive gaming environment of unique depth and detail, Republic Dawn promises to be a definitive MMO game.

'Mortyr 2' Invades North American Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hip Interactive announced today that Mortyr 2 is now available in North America for $19.99. In the year 2093 the Nazi's control Earth after winning the Second World War. They appear to possess a time machine, which gives them ultimate power. As one of the members of the conspiracy, you decide to move back to the year 1944 to change the course of the war.

Paradox Interactive's 'Strategy 6-pack' In Position At Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that their Strategy 6-pack has shipped to stores in North America. The pack is rated E for Everyone and has a SRP of $19.99.