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'187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that 187 Ride or Die is now available in retail stores for the Xbox and PS2 at the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $49.99. 187 Ride or Die is a high-octane combat-racing game that plunges players into a brutal street-racing gang war where victory depends on ruthless driving and deadly shooting skills.

Strategy First Signs 'Space Empires V'

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First is proud to announce that they will be publishing developer Malfador Machinations' Space Empires V. Scheduled for release in early 2006, Space Empires V is the much anticipated addition to the critically acclaimed Space Empires franchise.

'Resident Evil DS' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there is no official English press release yet, it has been revealed by Japanese magazine Famitsu as Biohazard Deadly Silence, and probably know over here as Resident Evil DS. While no specific release date was provided, a few details did trickle through. Resident Evil DS will be a remake of the first RE title, released in 1996, but unlike the original, the DS version will not use pre-rendered graphics, but be in full 3D. One of the features will require you to wipe the blood covered screen in order to proceed, and the dual screen will most likely be used for inventory and map.

'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species' Developer Diary #1

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Tycoon 2 gives you the chance to build the ultimate zoo and enjoy it firsthand. You can explore your 3D zoo world as a zoo guest or even care for your animals as a zookeeper. The Endangered Species expansion pack will give you even more to love about Zoo Tycoon 2! This developer diary is a Q&A with Blue Fang's lead desgner Linda Currie, and game designer Shawn Stone.

'NHL 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - 13 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 2K6 continues its legacy with more control, more emotion and more detail than ever before. Puck fans take command of tape-to-tape passing, behind-the-net plays and precision give-and-go attacks. Players dominate the ice with NHL caliber goaltending, skating, checking and puck handling with the deeply enhanced animation system. Featuring all-new presentation elements, commentary and cut-scenes, NHL 2K6 is the ultimate hockey experience.

'The Chronicles of Narnia' (ALL) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the game, players enter the world of Narnia, a land frozen in a 100 year winter by the evil powers of the malevolent White Witch. In order to end this frigid captivity and free his people, the mighty lion Aslan invokes an ancient prophecy. It will become the destiny of four siblings from our world: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie to work together and use their unique combat skills, weaponry and abilities to defeat the Witch and her armies to save Narnia.

'Auto Assault' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | 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.

GameTap Subscription Fee Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turner Broadcasting System has set the subscription rate for the fall debut of its GameTap broadband entertainment network at $14.95 per month. The company also announced that all subscribers will get a two-week trial period for unlimited access to the network.

Various Game Trailers #579

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2005 @ 11:55 p.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 :

  • GUN - Story Trailer
  • Indigo Prophecy - Lucas Kane Chronicles #1
  • Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes - Trailer #4
  • The Warriors - Trailer #3
  • L.A. Rush - Character Trailer (3)
  • Myst V: End of Ages - Making Of Trailer

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Great Invasions' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2005 @ 9:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A clever mix of strategy and action, Great Invasions plunges you back into Europe of the Dark Ages, a time in history where hundreds of nations and barbarian tribes rush to assault the civilized world, from AD 375 (arrival of the Huns) to AD 1066 (conquest of England by the Normans).