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by Rainier on April 5, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Pennant Chase Baseball' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo Pennant Chase Baseball includes players from every Major League Baseball team. Players will be able to compete in all 30 current Major League ballparks, as well as in a few from the past. To ensure a completely authentic experience, the game has been licensed by Major League Baseball Properties, the Major League Baseball Players Association and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, with statistics and ratings provided by STATS, Inc.

Various Game Trailers #473

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - Release Trailer
  • Dragonshard - Trailer #5
  • Empire Earth 2 - Peter Calabria Dev Diary Part 2
  • Boiling Point: Road to Hell - Trailer #7
  • Guild Wars - Trailer #5

Win A Free Trip To E3

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 8:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What better way to pass the time before E3 than with a little friendly competition? With the industry's biggest event right around the corner, Xbox.com and Xbox Live have teamed up to present two amazing E3 contests for its most enthusiastic game fans: "Xbox.com Apprentice Contest" and "Major Nelson and TriXie's L.A. Sweepstakes". Read more for details ...

Mythic Entertainment Appoints New DAOC Executive Producer

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 8:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Age of Camelot developer and publisher Mythic Entertainment today announced that Jeff Hickman has been named executive producer of "Dark Age of Camelot." In this new role, Hickman will report to Matt Firor, vice president of development, and will manage the overall direction of "Dark Age of Camelot" by being responsible for design decisions and ongoing expansions to the game. Hickman has been with Mythic since 2001.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - German Installation Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | 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. CDV has released a patch for the German edition of its RTS game fixing various installation problems (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Coded Arms' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coded Arms is a first person shooter in where you take the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the abandoned virtual reality system. Gamers will use weapons and power-ups that they discover while exploring the expansive single player mode. Coded Arms will also utilize the PSP handheld system's wireless capabilities for multiplayer action for up to four people.

'Quake IV' Multiplayer At QuakeCon X

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At a midnight DOOM 3 launch event in Dallas Texas, id Software's Hollenshead gave QuakeCon visitors a nice surprise by revealing that "We'll have Quake IV multiplayer to play. And because it's also the 10-year anniversary of QuakeCon, we'll have a few other surprises as well." On top of that it was also confirmed that the new IP id is working on will be yet another FPS. Whether the DOOM 3 expansion pack will make an appearance on the Xbox, remains yet to be seen, but it is being considered and tested. Now that id has made its first step into the console market, Hollenshead also gave a glimpse of the future : "I don't know if we'll be releasing multiple SKUs at the same time, but as for PS3 and Xbox 2 and so on, yes, we will continue our development effort on the consoles."

'Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict' (Xbox) Is Finished

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic's Joe Graf has posted in the Epic forum that the game is finished and thus seems to be on track for its April 14 release date. UC2: The Liandri Conflict continues the Unreal franchise on the Xbox and introduces an evolutionary new gameplay style to the traditional FPS genre: acrobatic melee combat. This highly anticipated sequel also features new single-player and multiplayer gameplay, person camera mode and intense melee abilities. Unreal Championship fans can play as any one of 14 characters from the Unreal universe, each with spectacular new Adrenaline Powers that enable new offensive and defensive combos (thanks ve3d).

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stolen is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game based around a high-tech female thief. Along with innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game actions and events, Stolen also boasts some truly amazing technical and presentational features to give it a spectacular look that will captivate gamers. Read more new screens.