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'Battlestations: Midway' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 2:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Battlestations: Midway' is a new tactical multi-player game focusing on the naval and aerial battles of World War II leading up to one of the greatest naval victories of all time, the Battle of Midway, which saw the highly outnumbered US Naval and Air forces take on the might of the most powerful naval force in modern history: the Imperial Japanese Navy.

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - v2.60 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 2:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released a new patch for Splash Damage's free team-based multiplayer FPS Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. This release brings the multiplayer addon to v2.60 and optimizes netcode, various server crashes fixed, server can redirect clients to other servers when full, mods menu, and plenty more. Read more for details and download links ...

'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 1:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' The Chronicles of Riddick and the 2000 breakout hit Pitch Black, the game tells the story of Riddick's dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple max security slam Butcher Bay, home to the most violent prisoners in the universe. This demo contains a short tutorial and one level from the full game (thanks GameSpot). Read more for download links ...

Videogame Market in China Explodes Despite Piracy

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Niko Partners today announced that the videogame market in China is experiencing rapid growth, particularly in the online games segment. According to a new report released by the company, online games revenue is forecast to reach $2.0 billion by 2009. Additionally, China had 28.8 million gamers in 2004 and Niko Partners projects that number to grow to 55.5 million gamers by 2009.

'Dynasty Warriors 5' (PS2) - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 11:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the Dynasty Warriors series of action games takes players back in time and onto the battlefields of Ancient China. In the games, players experience the thrill of fighting single-handedly against nearly endless legions of enemy soldiers in historical battles that shaped an empire.

Get Your 'Final Fantasy - With Special Guests' Concert Tickets Today

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that a new concert for the Final Fantasy video game franchise will be performed in Los Angeles at Universal Amphitheatre. The concert will be conducted by Grammy award winner Arnie Roth and performed by the World Festival Symphony Orchestra and the CSUF University Singers, with special appearances by The Black Mages and additional guest performers who will be announced at a later date.

'God of War' (PS2) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

God of War is a new action/adventure game developed by SCEA's Southern California studio previously known for developing Twisted Metal. You play as a yet unnamed hero, surrounded by Greek mythology. Hacking your way through hordes of enemies by means of swords and Spawn-like chains you are on a quest to kill the Greek "God Of War", Ares. Read more for a few new screens...

Five More Developers Sign Up For 'SpeedTree'

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Five more game developers, Bizarre Creations, Second Life, Ternary Software, Imaginary Numbers, and A Hero's Journey, have chosen SpeedTree to ensure that their games will meet the incredible new environmental standard SpeedTree is driving worldwide. SpeedTree delivers low-polygon, highly realistic trees and plants, with adjustable wind effects, seamless LOD transitions, and a library of hundreds of tree models from more than 100 species.

'Coffee Tycoon' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Coffee Tycoon lets gamers build a coffee empire. Starting fresh with one store, players customize their coffee business by giving it a name and choosing a logo and store design. From there, they'll choose a city to start their coffee empire, maybe New York or L.A., or if they're really daring, the coffee capital of the world: Seattle! Read more for download links ...

'GTR: FIA GT Racing Game - Kings of Ovals' Expansion Pack - Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As we already revealed over the weekend, SimBin and 10tacle Studios today announced another free expansion pack, the "King of Ovals". This pack adds three new fictional tracks in the style of American oval circuits to the existing selection of tracks in GTR. Oval racing in a GT car is a unique challenge, and provides the player with an interesting variation from the FIA-GT seasonal circuits. Each of the new tracks is designed to present the player with a different characteristic of oval racing, and the AI behaviour is adjusted to suit the new conditions and keep the player challenged.