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'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the PC title. Far Cry Instincts will ship for Xbox in September 2005.

'Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack' (Xbox) Available For Free Download

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Halo 2 multiplayer map pack which was previously a premium download only, is now free for Xbox Live members as of today. The download is available today, August 30th at 5pm ET/2pm PT. Some members may have access to the download before this time, but everyone will have it by 5pm ET/2pm PT. If you see the maps are still premium, wait until after 5pm ET/2pm PT to download them,t he system will show them as free at this time (thanks VE3D).

'The Stalin Subway' - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Stalin Subway is a realistic first-person shooter which is set in Stalin's Moscow of fall 1952. Iosif Stalin, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of USSR is now 72 years old, and a group of military officials of high rank decides that the Generalissimo is weak and the power can be taken away from him.

'Chameleon' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Illusion Softworks, known for the Hidden & Dangerous, Mafia and Vietcong series, revealed Chameleon, already in the works since 2002, is a 3D action game using an updated Mafia/H&D2 engine, and playable from 1st and 3rd person perspective. Not many details have been disclosed since, but today we have the first screens (thanks Unrealik).

'Project Gotham Racing 3' (X360) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PGR 3 creates the ultimate roster of the hottest supercars in existence, introduces them to the high-definition era, and drops them into a completely new gaming world, where style rules the road. Racers define and create individually customized gameplay, and can race each other — on or offline. Read more to check out the latest visual goodness.

'Namco Museum 50th Anniversary' (ALL) Now in Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Namco Museum 50th Anniversary is now available in stores. Fans of 1980's classic gaming as well as the new generation of gamers will all find something to love in this 14-game virtual arcade. Now available for the PS,, Xbox, Gamecube and GBA, the PC version ships in September.

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' (Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is an action-packed thriller set in a large and varied game world mixing gritty reality with imaginative fantasy. The game features three worlds, three distinctly different playable characters, and exciting action-adventure gameplay wrapped in a mature, exhilarating, and innovative storyline.

'Dancing Stage: Mario Mix' (NGC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo announced todat that Dancing Stage: Mario Mix launches across Europe for GameCube 28th on October 2005. Forget the Macarena and definitely don't get caught disco dancing - this year, people will be busting a move to the sounds of the Mario Beat.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 delivers ultra-realistic course environments, allowing gamers to experience the intensity of a championship golf tournament. With greatness comes pressure, as players are put to the test of making perfect tee shots or sinking tournament-winning putts in crunch time.

'True Crime Guess the City' Sweepstakes Winner Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision today announced that Chris Spencer of Fitchburg, Wisconsin is the Grand Prize winner of the "True Crime Guess the City and Win Marcus' Ride Sweepstakes." The 40 year old financial analyst won a brand new Chrysler 300 tricked out by Next Motorsports through a random drawing held on July 15.