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'Chaos League: Sudden Death' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 2:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Chaos League: Sudden Death, developed by Paris-based Cyanide Studios, takes up where the original Chaos League left off, bringing with it a host of improvements and enhancements which make take the real-time, role-playing strategy sports title into a whole new bloody battleground. Until we have some actual in game screens, here is some more spiffy looking artwork.

'Pursuit Force' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 1:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pursuit Force is a fast-paced arcade-action game, that fuses driving and combat mechanics to create a unique gaming experience for PSP. Developed by Bigbig Studios, a new development team that pulls together some of the leading creative talent in the gaming industry, Pursuit Force follows the misadventures of a rookie Police Officer tracking down five criminal gangs across an entire fictional state in America.

'Shining Tears' (PS2) Brightens Up Retail Stores

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the availability of its latest RPG Shining Tears on the PS2. Shining Tears is rated ‘T' for ‘Teen' and is available at retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $49.95.

'Combat: Task Force 121' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Groove Games has released the first patch for Direct Action Games mmilitary shooter Combat: Task Force 121. This patch brings your retail game to v1.01 and fixes an issue where in-game sounds could not be heard after completing a level. Read more for download links ...

'Laser Squad Nemesis' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and co-publisher Merscom today announced that Laser Squad Nemesis for North American release has gone gold. Developed by Nick and Julian Gollop, the team behind the "X-Com" games, "Laser Squad Nemesis" brings a new addiction to tactical warfare gamers.

'TrackMania Sunrise' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TrackMania Sunrise, the legitimate heir to the throne, is shifting up a gear. Sunrise moves faster, handles better and features improved air-control – vital for making the massive jumps – to ensure that gameplay never moves at anything less than fast. And it's all about the gameplay.

EA Signs Hollywood Writer For 'MoH European Assault' (ALL) Storyline

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today revealed that acclaimed Hollywood writer/director John Milius, known for movies like Jaws, Dirty Harry and Apocolypse Now, to be the screenwriting talent behind the WWII storyline of Medal of Honor European Assault, the latest from the widely successful Medal of Honor franchise.

Turbine Will Self-Publish 'The Lord of the Rings: Middle-Earth Online'

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that it has finalized a deal with Tolkien Enterprises and Vivendi that grants Turbine the exclusive right to develop and publish massively multiplayer online worlds based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit literary works. As part of the agreement, Turbine will own all of the game assets to the upcoming, highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing game The Lord of the Rings: Middle-Earth Online, which is now scheduled for 2006.

'Spellforce II' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In SpellForce II the player takes over the role of the avatar, solving quests and overcoming obstacles as in classical RPGs, but also leads armies as in a RTS. The avatar is supported by up to 5 heroes, who can be summoned at special monuments – these will become available in stronger versions as play progresses. Finally in most scenarios, the player leads one of three factions (Alliance of Light, Hordes of Chaos, Brotherhood of Darkness) and builds bases to gather resources and summon troops at monuments. Read more for details and the first 7 screens ...

'The Bard's Tale' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.  inXile's development focus on the RPG genre comes from Brian Fargo's long legacy of delivering standard-setting RPGs to market. This demo features one level from Chapter VI: The Mountain Pass area (Mountain Tomb). Read more for download links ...