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'SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo, licensed by Alfa Romeo and developed by Milestone, is a stunning racing simulation which combines both realistic car physics, and vibrant graphics together with classic Role Playing Game elements to become the first 'CARPG' ever developed.

'City of Heroes Issue #4: Colosseum' Coming in May

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft confirm today the exciting list of new features incorporated in the fourth update to the multi-award-winning City of Heroes, from Cryptic Studios. As a completely free content download for existing City of Heroes players, Issue #4: Colosseum will go live in May, while the opportunity to beta test the new content in the European Training Room goes live this week.

BlitzGames Developing 'Pac-Man World 3' (PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 7:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitz Games has today announced its latest high-profile project, Pac-Man World 3. Pac-Man World 3 combines contemporary platform game mechanics with traditional Pac-Man play principles, and features Pac-Man staples including Power Pellets, Pac-Dots, Pac-Chains and fruit while adding new elements such as a Pactrometer, power-up smoothies and several new special moves. Players will even get to play as ghosts Pinky and Clyde, who each have distinctive special abilities.

'House of the Dead 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 7:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sega has released a demo for its FPS/Horror game House of the Dead 3. This demo gives you the chance to try out a small portion of the game playable in two modes, Survival and Time-Attack (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Xbox 2's First Public Appearance May 12 on MTV

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The mysterious time clock ticking down towards May 12th has been revealed. As many suspected, a big announcement was to follow on that date, and it turns out that Microsoft will finally unveil the Xbox 2 (or Xenon) in a 30 minute live presentation ... on MTV. Hosted by Lord of the Rings' Elijah "Frodo" Wood, the presentation will be aired on ALL MTV channels worldwide. This way Microsoft marketing guru Peter Moore hopes to not only reach pure gamers, but also appeal to a broad spectrum of young people. The event will of course be filled with celebrities giving their first impressions, as well as an appearance of rockband The Killers. Prior to the show, MTV will start airing teasers to attract an as big as possible audience.

Obsidian Entertainment Licenses Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Obsidian Entertainment, Knights of the Old Republic 2, jobs page reveals that it has licensed the Unreal Engine 3 for one of its next projects as there are various modeler/texture openings for people to work with Epic's newest engine (thanks Beyond Unreal).

'Medal of Honor European Assault' (PS2/Xbox) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europe 1942. These are desperate hours for Allied forces as the Nazi war machine rages across a devastated European landscape. You are US Army Lieutenant William Holt, hand-picked by William “Wild Bill” Donovan to be the first field agent of the newly formed Office of Strategic ServicesĀ­the OSS. Medal of Honor European Assault makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe.

'Yu-Gi-Oh! Online' Launches Today

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced today a full-scale online service to launch simultaneously in Japan, the US and across Europe. Yu-Gi-Oh! Online features all the cards and rules of the popular trading card game, and allows players to compete and trade cards via a simple point'n'click interface. To facilitate online play, Konami has introduced a novel charge-based 'DUELPASS' system, which will be sold in stores worldwide.

'SSX4 ' (PSP/PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The newest issue of GameInformer has the first details from EA's latest skiing/snowboarding game SSX4. In previous titles players never really for the sense they were going as fast as they were, so the new title will put the emphasis on speed. A unique set of animations, grabs, wipeouts and landings are being implemented, as well as the ability to initiate specific Monster tricks. More detailed information will follow shortly, and EA will surely include SSX4 in its E3 lineup.

Various Game Trailers #478

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory - NSA Training #7
  • Empire Earth 2 - Behind the Scenes #4
  • Metronome - Teaser Trailer
  • Jade Empire - Cinema Trailer