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'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cossacks: Napoleonic Wars returns one of the most successful strategy games of the past years to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements: Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in six exciting campaigns.

'Battlefield 2' - 10 Character Renders

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 11:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC. Check these new screens...

'The Collective' And 'Backbone' Merge Into 'Foundation 9'

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Collective, known for previous titles such as Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wrath Unleashed, currently working on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and Backbone Entertainment, Death Jr., plan to merge and form a company called Foundation 9 Entertainment Inc. with its headquarters in Los Angeles.

'187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed in its 2005-2006 release schedule, Ubisoft today officially announced 187 Ride or Die, an urban-themed combat racing game that plunges players into a brutal street-racing gang war where victory depends on ruthless driving and deadly shooting skills. Read more for details and the first 5 screens.

'Age of Pirates' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella is making yet another pirate game, after Sea Dogs and Pirates of the Caribbean, it is now time for the Age of Pirates. Known in Russia under Corsairs 2, this AoP will be distriuted under that name in Europe and North America. No details or planned release date are known yet, but at least there are some new screens ..

'Need for Speed Underground 2' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers can dominate the tuner racing underground with new features and gameplay only made possible by the Nintendo DS. Utilizing the handheld’s touch screen technology, gamers can create their own custom vinyl designs in the "Design Studio" and apply them to the car for a unique tuner racing look.

Nintendo's Mario Wants Games On The Walk of Fame

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Video game giant Mario appears in Los Angeles to deliver a proposal to create a new Interactive Entertainment category on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. The new category honoring video game heroes would supplement the current Walk of Fame categories for Film, Television, Recording, Stage and Radio to allow the stars of interactive entertainment to receive stars on the Walk of Fame.

'El Matador' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person, stealth action game, where the player takes on the role of a DEA agent, whose aim is to bring down the narkomafia, an organised crime syndicate in South America. Driven by revenge for what the narkomafia did to his brother, the player will progress through a story which weaves its way throughout the adventure, combines all the essential features of surprise, unexpected twists and dramatic developments.

Get Your Face In 'NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005'

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 7:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 boasts an incredible 32,000 players and staff – all listed in minute detail with more than 50 attributes each. However, as the game progresses and players retire, the database evolves and replaces the real players with fictional 'regenerated' players. Through this 'Face In The Game' promotion, SEGA and Sports Interactive are offering fans the opportunity to become one of these regenerated players.

'Donkey Konga 2: Hit Song Parade' (NGC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

One day at drum practice, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong begin arguing over each other's playing. Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong happen to walk by and see the two embroiled in a heated exchange. Dixie settles the spat by showing off her stunning skills. That's when Cranky comes up with a brilliant idea: It's time for the Kongs to go on tour!