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Reakktor Working On Free 'Neocron Evolution 2.1' Upgrade

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neocron developer announced today that it is developing a free upgrade for its futuristic cyberpunk MMORPG Neocron 2. The upgrade called Neocron Evolution 2.1 will contain a sizeable graphics package updating i.e. the complete vegetation of the game world and weapon models. There will also be major changes to the game engine, with improvements to areas like shadows, physics and collisions. The upgrade will be released in quarter 4 2005.

'Painkiller: Hell Wars' (Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance.

'SoulCalibur III' (PS2) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today a retail pre-order program for its upcoming fighting game, SoulCalibur III. Starting this month, consumers in the United States and Canada can pay $5 at Electronics Boutique, GameStop and GameCrazy stores to pre-order SoulCalibur III and receive a custom t-shirt when they pick up the game. Each retailer will have its own exclusive shirt design, featuring artwork of new and classic characters.

'Squad Assault: Second Wave' Charges Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and co-publisher Merscom today announced that Squad Assault: Second Wave for North American release has begun shipping to retail stores across the U.S. and Canada. A 3D real-time strategy game with multi-player, "Squad Assault: Second Wave" immerses players in a realistic, riveting recreation of World War II tactical combat.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

'Total Club Manager 2006' Now Known As 'FIFA Manager 06' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced a new look, feel and name for its Total Club Manager franchise. The game boasts an improved user-friendly interface and more than 2,000 clubs and over 20,000 players, providing football fans with the most complete, up-to-date and authentic football manager experience on PC.

'Refuse. Home, Sweep Home!' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Refuse. Home, Sweep Home! is the story about a confrontation between two groups of the toy soldiers. The genre of the game is third-person tactical shooter. The game is distinguished by the interactive 3D environment, original and brand new types of weapon, and the major feature like unusual setting: a gamer falls into small world of toys, and see all things by the "toy-eye".

PSP Finally Launched In Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today launched its eagerly anticipated PSP across the European market and throughout Australia and New Zealand. Up to 30 PSP game titles and 30 movies at launch, 60 games and 100 movies by Christmas!

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

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 12:43 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 elevated paths in Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species.

'Kao Challengers' (PSP) Game Details

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kao Challengers, developed by Tate Interactive, is a witty and fast moving combination of action and platforming starring Kao the yellow kangaroo in his latest video game incarnation.