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'Rising Kingdoms' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 7:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Bean announced today it has signed a publishing deal with Haemimont Games for the incoming Rising Kingdoms for PC. Rising Kingdoms is a Real-Time Strategy set in a fantasy world, which focuses on empire development and dynamic tactical battles. This impressive title stays true to Haemimont's long tradition of RTS and RPG type games that started with Tzar: the Burden of the Crown and Celtic Kings series – Celtic Kings: Rage of War and Nemesis of the Roman Empire a.k.a.Imperivm II.

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 4:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

'Auto Assault' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 4:28 a.m. PST | 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.

'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30' Demo Coming In Next Few Weeks

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 3:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Created by Texas-based Gearbox Software, Brothers in Arms is the most realistic and authentic WWII shooter ever. While other WWII games have sugarcoated the war experience, Brothers in Arms is based on a true story and will immerse gamers into the gritty, uncensored and emotionally-charged side of war. According to Dutch website gamer.nl Gearbox is currently working on a demo, to be released in the next 2-3 weeks. No info on the contents of the demo are available at this point, but we will of course have it available on our files network as soon as it pops up.

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 3:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory will offer a high adrenaline experience thanks to never seen before close range attacks, a totally open level design, a completely immersive and interactive environment, and challenging advanced AI.

'Call of Duty 2' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 3:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there has not yet been any official announcement, it has been revealed through various magazine previews that Activision and Infinity Ward are working on Call of Duty 2. Using an all new engine, CoD 2 will be even more realistic and compelling than its predecessor, and is expected at the end of 2005. Until more info becomes available, check the first available screens (thanks Death Fellows).

'SingStar Popworld' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Complimenting the acclaimed SingStar range with a fresh new look and a broad contemporary song selection, SingStar Popworld includes 30 new tracks and supports the impressive list of household-names already featured in the SingStar range, a great recipe to spice up any party!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Enthusia Professional Racing' (PS2) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 2:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get behind the wheel and experience the sensation of racing actual cars. As in the real world, Enthusia emphasizes pure driving skills and ensures that winning is a result of ability rather than how much money has been spent tuning a car. Maintaining a subtle balance between the power of the car and the driver’s skill, Enthusia promises to deliver the ultimate driving experience for racing fans of all abilities.

'Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner' - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner' is an unique action-freesports game for PC, the first freeride snowboarding game inspired by Alaska's impressive peaks, presented in a unique 3D cellshaded graphical style. Tommy Brunner is one of the most experienced backcountry and big mountain snowboard riders in Europe, and has a string of horrifically impressive injuries to go with it, including a broken back!