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'Radiata Stories' (PS2) Ships To Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that its PS2 exclusive RPG Radiata Stories is on sale today. Explore a living, breathing fantasy world where time passes and NPCs all have their own daily routines. Recruit allies and pick sides in the war between humans and the faerie. The future's riding on your decisions.

Dave Matthews Band Headlines 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06' (ALL) Soundtrack

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that 'Stand Up (For It)' from the Grammy-winning multi-platinum rock group, Dave Matthews Band, will headline the in-game music soundtrack of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06. The soundtrack is complemented by smooth electronic tracks from The Supreme Beings of Leisure, Thievery Corp and David Holmes, which are designed to enhance the musical atmosphere on the green.

'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species' Developer Diary #3

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 4:51 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, talking about sky trams in Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species.

'Diplomacy' - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 4:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in early 20th century Europe, this PC adaptation brings the power struggles of seven mighty nations to life like never before. Its abstracted and simple gameplay puts the focus on the need for shrewd negotiations and overall strategy.

'Steel Battalion: Line of Sight' (Xbox) Shuts Down

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom announced that people who paid no less than $200 for their mech game Steel Battalion: Line of Sight are out of luck, as of Friday September 30th, 10:00AM-12:00PM PST, Capcom will be ending the online services for Campaign Mode of Steel Battalion. Capcom will continue services and support for both Free Mission Mode and System Link play, but these are offline modes and results in a crippled game as SB:LoC is an online game and the campaign mode is required to unlock content. The standard mode only has 4 vehicles (of a possible 31) and 4 missions (of a possible 25). The community is quite outraged and is demanding an unlock patch, but so far no reactions, or reasons why it is being shut down, from any Capcom respresentative.

'Paraworld' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paraworld combes for the first time ever a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, it brings new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Creatures long extinct come once more to life, a constant danger to anyone living in the area.

Konami Europe Signs 'Kaido Racer' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe revs up new PS 2 racer featuring some of Japan’s most tortuous mountain courses, offering an unusual take on the racing genre. Kaido Racer, developed by Genki, is a fast-paced racing title that faithfully recreates some of Japan's most famous mountain courses

'INXS: Bang The Drum' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blockdot's INXS: Bang the drum is a timing and reflex game for INXS, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, which includes their hit song "Need You Tonight". The object of the game is for players to bang on the drums in time with the tempo of the song. The closer a player can hit the correct section of the drum kit to the beat of the song, the higher they will score.

'Pacific Storm' - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The furious battle of Pearl Harbor became the first in the sequence of gory sea combats. Now you can take part in all major Pacific battles of the World War II in the Pacific Storm game that is a mixture of RTS, war-game and simulator.

'The Sims 2' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2005 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maxis-EA is redefining this highly-acclaimed franchise and will deliver classic open-ended gameplay along with exclusive new features. Aspirational gameplay and fully customizable content will give players the most authentic Sims experience to date on console, and will allow players to make their dreams come true while avoiding their innermost fears. And, for the first time, players will be able to take direct control of their Sim without having to use their cursor.