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EA Rolls Back 'Battlefield 2' Stats

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today people reported that certain individuals managed to hack into EA's Battlefield 2 stats server and as a result unlocked all weapons for friends & family. EA responded "All of the changes made will be rolled back in the next couple hours. Users may have to rechoose any unlocks they would have legitimately made in the last day or so as a result of the roll-back, but no stats should be lost."

'Rush for Berlin' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 8:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rush for Berlin is a tactical real time strategy game, set on the European battlefields of World War II, during 1944-45. The player's goal; to capture the German capital, as either the British/US/French alliance or the Red army of the Soviet Union. Read more for some new screens ...

'Bounty Hounds' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The player takes the role of Maximillan, the leader of "Bounty Hounds" – a ruthless band of mercenaries. The mission is to engage in battle with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (ETI) spread across planets and unfold a sinister plot between a corporation and ETI that threatens to take over the world.

Federal Government Cranks Up The Hot Coffee Heat

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an onverwhelming 355-21 vote, the House passed a resolution asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Rockstar and Take Two to see if they intentionally deceived the ESRB over hidden, sexually explicit scenes in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

'GripShift' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GripShift is one of the first video games for the PSP system to combine high-flying stunt driving and unique puzzle-solving action in an all-out, pedal-to-the-metal racing experience. Players will race as one of six unique characters in supped-up, customizable vehicles as they stunt their way through insane twisting levels while collecting power-ups, avoiding traps, beating the clock and challenging friends.

'Splinter Cell 4' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - First Details

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the first details from the next game in the Splinter Series have been revealed. According to rumors, there will be a PS2 edition available, but no PS3 version. SC4 is situated in 2007 and will take you to various places such as Madrid, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, New York and Berlin. There are quite a few new features added to the new title, such as the requirement for Sam Fisher to find food and eat on longer missions, exercising to stay in shape, using a raft in certain missions, and although no specifics were disclosed, co-op mode will return (thanks JeuxFrance). While this info is to be taken with a grain of salt, Splinter Cell 4 is expected on all platforms in March 2006.

Video Game Industry Fights Back Against Politics

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The computer and video game industry will file a lawsuit today seeking to prevent implementation of Illinois HB 4023, a bill limiting the sale and rental of computer and video games, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today. Joining in the complaint are the Video Software Dealers Association and the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. In similar cases in St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Washington State, virtually identical bills were struck down.

'MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3' (Xbox/PC) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moto GP 3 has taken the thrill of the first two titles and doubled it, taking the franchise beyond the realms of Grand Prix racing through the introduction of high-adrenaline street racing in Extreme Mode. Players can hone their skills on the streets, experiencing the carnival-like atmosphere that follows the Grand Prix Championship around the world.

'NRA High Power Competition' Now In Stores

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The second title in the NRA Shooting Sports Game Series, NRA High Power Competition, was released today by Interactive Sports Entertainment and Marketing, Inc. "ISE"(formerly Speedco Shooting Sports, Inc.). NRA High Power Competition brings all of the fun and competition of one of the most popular forms of military style competitive shooting to the PC.

'Anarchy Online' First Title to Feature Dynamic Video Ads

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom has once again broken away from the pack to bring a bold new direction for advertisement in videogames. By working in conjunction with Massive Incorporated, Funcom is now offering dynamically delivered video ads in Anarchy Online. The new advertising elements accompany the dynamic billboard ads introduced earlier this spring.