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'The Bard's Tale' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bard's Tale will eschew genre clichés in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience. inXile's development focus on the RPG genre comes from Brian Fargo's long legacy of delivering standard-setting RPGs to market. Ubisoft Europe has released a patch for The Bard's Tale bringing your European retail game to v1.01. No details as to what it fixes are available at this point.

'Gates of Troy' - NA Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine and Matrix Games have released a small patch for the North American version of Gates of Troy. This fix addresses a problem with corrupted graphics for the Achian Noble units, and contains the correct graphics files to replace them (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Rugby Challenge 2006' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time in many years the Northern Hemisphere Rugby nations are now on equal billing with their Southern Hemisphere counterparts and the competition for the top position has never been so close with even the minnows of the International scene coming up with shock results. Rugby Union has never been so competitive or so popular, even at club level.

Microsoft Might License Xbox Software

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates hinted Thursday that his company might license the software underlying its Xbox gaming machine to a variety of outside companies in a bid to expand the market share for the Xbox machine

'The Movies' (Xbox/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

'Sigma Star Saga' (GBA) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Sigma Star Saga has gone gold. Created exclusively for the GBA, Sigma Star Saga combines role-playing depth and storytelling with intense space-shooting action to create an original video game adventure unlike any other. Sigma Star Saga will be available in stores this August.

'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 8:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is the fusion of fantasy fighting action with the strategy of user-friendly RPG elements , providing gamers a deep, engaging gameplay experience complete with solo play, co-op and an online community. Lead by industry veterans John Romero (Doom, Quake) and Josh Sawyer (Icewind Dale), developed by Midway's San Diego studio, Seven Sorrows is scheduled for release on the PS2, Xbox and PC this November.

'Warfare' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warfare is a real-time global war simulator with real material and it's devoted to a conflict in the Near East. There are two campaigns, one for the USA, the other for Saudi Arabia. The main goal of the first campaign is taking full control of the region; the second one is coming to power in Saudi Arabia and achieving the withdrawal of all American troops.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) Real-Life Pirates Part 2

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 7:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty. 2KGames has released the second part of three Pirates of Sid Meier’s Pirates! features containing details on three of the real-life pirates in Pirates!

'Pilot Down: Behind Enemy Lines' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets UK Release Date

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Kuju and using the team behind "Prisoner of War", Pilot Down is Oxygen's key release for 2005. Pilot Down captures the atmosphere, danger and heroism of Bill Foster, an American co-pilot shot down over occupied territory in 1944. Pilot Down: Behind Enemy Lines is to hit the streets on 19th August 2005 on PlayStation 2, Xbox & PC.