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'Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes' (Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 7:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A continuation of the highly acclaimed Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders, KUF: Heroes raises the intensity of the fast-paced action-strategy game with improved epic battles; new characters, environments, units; and new multiplayer options for waging war over Xbox Live. An improved user interface with simplified game menus and adjusted difficulty levels will make it easy for even new players to crush their foes.

'Real Time Worlds' Signs Exclusive X360 Development Agreement

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft's corporate vice president Peter Moore announced that Scottish games developer Real Time Worlds have signed a partnership agreement with Microsoft that will see a number of exclusive titles developed for the new Xbox 360.

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari is returning to the universe of "The Matrix" with a new game that lets players assume the role of actor Keanu Reeves' lead character Neo and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film.

'SingingCoach' Turns Any PC Into an Expert Vocal Instructor

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's a product that combines cutting edge technology with the expertise of a veteran vocal coach -- and it allows anyone to become a better singer using their personal computer. A new line of software products called SingingCoach now gives users instantaneous professional feedback without having to hire an expensive vocal instructor. SingingCoach software installs easily on a PC and makes it fun to sing better.

'Crown of Glory' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced today that Crown of Glory by Western Civilization Software has officially Gone Gold and will be available from the Matrix Games store in the final days of June. Additionally Crown of Glory will be making its debut at the Origins Gaming Convention in Columbus, Ohio from June 30th through July 3rd.

Samsung Mass Producing X360's 512 Mb DDR3 Gfx Chips

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 8:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Samsung Electronics announced today that it is the first supplier to mass produce graphic chips for the next generation of video games and that it has begun high-volume manufacturing of a 512-megabit graphics DDR3 memory chip for use in gaming consoles and personal computers.

'Blitzkrieg II' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 8:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg II is created with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships.

Anchor Bay Announces PSP Movie Lineup

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Anchor Bay Entertainment announced today its entrance into the Universal Media Disc (UMD) marketplace with six popular films. On August 23rd, the company will release Halloween, Evil Dead, Time Bandits, Blood the Last Vampire as well as Manga Entertainment’s Ghost in the Shell and Ninja Scroll on UMD. Each film will carry a suggested retail price of $19.98.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHz machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology, the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2.

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Legends is in so many ways the spiritual successor to Rise of Nations, but the long and the short of it is we got excited about doing a fantasy game. Now clearly your traditional "orcs, elves, dwarves" sort of fantasy has been—shall we say—thoroughly covered in other games, and so the story which got us excited is one where the magic of fantasy meets a world of technology. So magic and technology collide, with cataclysmic results!