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'187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2005 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft, today announces that 187 Ride or Die has gone gold and will soon be on store shelves. 187 Ride or Die is an urban-themed combat racing game that plunges players into a brutal street-racing gang war where victory depends on ruthless driving and deadly shooting skills.

'Final Fantasy XI: The Vana'diel Collection' Makes Its Retail Debut

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix, announced that Final Fantasy XI: The Vana'diel Collection is on sale today. The special gold foil All-In-One packaging includes the Rise of the Zilart and Chains of Promathia expansion packs as well as the Tetra Master mini-game, on one DVD.

Nintendo Lowers Nintendo DS Retail Price To $129.99

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2005 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo is announcing new pricing for the Nintendo DS of $129.99, effective Aug. 21, in advance of the arrival of a critically acclaimed title for the dual-screened, hand-held video game system. The $20 price drop comes just ahead of the Aug. 22 U.S. launch of Nintendogs, which has become a cultural phenomenon and a sales leader in Japan because of its innovative appeal.

'Dungeon Siege II' Jouneys Into Retail

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that Dungeon Siege II, the expansive sequel to the award-winning action-role-playing game (RPG) Dungeon Siege, is available in stores across North America for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

'Death Jr.' (PSP) Slices Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2005 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami America today shipped Death Jr. for the PSP. Death Jr. is an action platforming game that seamlessly blends elements from a first-person shooter with the exploration of a third-person platformer and serves up a large dose of intense gameplay and weapon heavy combat. The game employs a unique particle-effect system and a sophisticated 3D engine.

'Blitzkrieg II' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2005 @ 9:06 a.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.

New Publisher 'Lighthouse Interactive' Formed

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2005 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive Game Publishing today announced its entry into the interactive entertainment industry. Formed by several industry veterans, several people from Dutch publisher Project 3 Int., Lighthouse is looking forward to providing developers with an alternative choice for bringing their titles to a worldwide audience.

Strategy First Signs 'Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath'

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and leading Russian publisher 1C Company are happy to announce the signing of Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath, developed by G5 Software. Only the fittest will survive in this vastly different interpretation of the actual events!

'RPG Maker 3' (PS2) And Armored Core (PS2) Ship To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2005 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While students pile on the books and prepare to achieve A+ success at campuses across America, Agetec makes available two new tempting PS2 games that challenge players to design the ultimate role playing game (RPG Maker 3) and prove their skills as a robotic warrior (Armored Core).

Ex-Microsoft's Kevin Bachus Becomes Infinuim Labs CEO

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infinium Labs' Board of Directors announced today that game industry veteran Kevin Bachus has been named Chief Executive Officer and appointed to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Bachus, Infinium Labs' President and Chief Operating Officer since December 2003, succeeds founder and former CEO Timothy M. Roberts. Roberts will continue to serve on the Board of Directors.