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'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 9:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer. Though few details about TC:NYC have been revealed, it will presumably have a similar moral-ambiguity system where Marcus can be either a good or a (very) bad cop.

'EVE Online: Cold War Edition' Launches

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 9:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CCP today announced the highly successful and smooth launch of EVE Online: Cold War Edition, a massive content upgrade to its popular massively multiplayer title EVE Online. The launch of EVE Online: Cold War Edition signifies yet another huge milestone for the ambitious developer, being met with critical acclaim.

'City of Villains' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Villains will provide players with a chance to play the "bad guy" in the comic-book inspired world created by Cryptic Studios. Take on the role of super-powered villains and create your own character using thousands of power and costume options. Then battle heroes and become a true menace to society while plotting your way to world domination.

EA's Hot Summer Night 2005 - Screens (part 1)

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA is holding their summer press event today, and here is a deluge of screens from the titles that are being presented:

  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (PS2/Xbox)
  • Black & White 2 (PC)
  • Burnout Legends (PSP)
  • Burnout Revenge (PS2/Xbox)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (ALL)
  • James Bond 007 : From Russia With Love (NGC/PS2/Xbox)

'Evil Dead Regeneration' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter an all-new Evil Dead experience, as Ash finds himself arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to Sunny Meadows, an institute for the criminally insane. Though better than the madness he escaped hidden within the woods, he quickly learns the evil has only become more malevolent.

'Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects' (ALL) Gets More Comic Book Talent

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At Comic-con 2005, EA announced today that acclaimed comic writer, Mark Millar, and artist, Terry Dodson, will be joining the roster of top comic book talent, including Jae Lee, on the development of Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. The game features multiple Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe as well as a new set of characters created by EA called, "The Imperfects."

'Ultimate Spider-Man' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dive into an immersive adventure as you experience a living comic-book illustrated with 3D Comic Inking Technology. The game's expanded, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions, diverse game play and an improved combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of characters from the Spider-Man universe ever assembled in one video game.

'Dark Age of Camelot' Free For 14 Days

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today announced the "Come Back to Camelot" Campaign, which invites past Dark Age of Camelot players to experience the game's upgrades and additions free of charge for ten days. From July 14th through the 24th, anyone with a retired account can log into the game, and their character will be waiting for them, just as they left it.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

Sony Online's Station Exchange Will Launch July 20th

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE's online auction site, Station Exchange, has been in the pre-launch phase for a couple of weeks now and will officially launch on July 20. Yesterday the NDA for pre-launch participants was lifted and made the web site viewable to non-participants. Station Exchange provides players a secure method of buying and selling the right to use in game coin, items and characters in accordance with SOE's license agreement, rules and guidelines.