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Strategy First Signs On With Steam

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Valve Corporation announce a multi-title distribution deal that will deliver a collection of Strategy First's front line titles and new releases via Valve's content delivery system Steam. Strategy First is the first entertainment software publisher to move forward with Valve's Steam, which connects nearly 6 million gamers worldwide.

'War on Terror' - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 5:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War on Terror is a modern combat RTS game, set against the background of today's greatest threat to world peace – terrorism! Forces clash in believable scenarios, set within real locations across the globe. Koch Media stopped by and dropped a bunch of new screens in our lap.

60 Minutes To Air Episode Featuring Fatal1ty

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 5:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In January 2006 CBS' 60 Minutes will air a feature segment covering Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel and the international explosion of professional video gaming. The episode began filming one year ago at a gaming event in Sweden, and concludes with the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) World Finals in New York City, with many stops in between. It also includes an interview with Fatal1ty at his home and training center in Kansas City, Missouri in preparation for this program.

Indie Developers Like Xbox 360 Live Arcade

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 4:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Two of the UK's most innovative independent developers, Stainless Games and Pompom Software, announce the release of their new Next Generation titles, Crystal Quest and Mutant Storm Reloaded on Xbox 360 Live Arcade. Both titles are premier examples of the 'Modern Retro', being high-end remixes of classic styles of gameplay.

Krome Studios Wins AGDC Awards

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 4:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Krome Studios has secured two key awards at this year’s Australian Game Developers Conference (AGDC). The company received Best Original Character Design for TY the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan and the Career Achievement Award was given to Creative Director / Co-founder Steve Stamatiadis.

'Splinter Cell : Essentials' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier this year, Ubisoft's 2005-2006 release schedule made mention that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell was going to be making an appearance on the PSP. While there still has not been an official announcement rumors are floating around that it may be called Splinter Cell : Essentials, and that name might indicate some sort of compilation instead of an all new product. Either way, the PSP will most likely includes wifi multiplayer, which is always a welcome addition.

'Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams' (PS2) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 3:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Expected spring 2006 in Japan, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is situated in 1598 and will have several new features and additions over previous titles, such as a new camera system, updated graphics and optimized gameplay mechanics. While no specific info, or announcement, Capcom did reveal that Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is scheduled for released in North America on March 14, in Europe on March 17, and if all of that is too long, you can always import it from Japan on January 26, 2006.

'Faces of War' - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 3:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks ago Ubisoft announced that it will publish Faces of War (previously known as Outfront II), a World War II squad-based, RTS game developed by Best Way, the people behind Soldiers: Heroes of World War II.

'Serious Sam II' - v2.066 Patch In The Works

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Serious Sam fansite Seriously! has received word that 2K Games will be releasing the second patch for Croteam's Serious Sam II in the next week or 2. The new v2.066 mainly addresses various multiplayer issues, adds dedicated server, fixes various graphic and sound issues. Read more for the full fixlist.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (ALL) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2005 @ 7:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official Ghost Recon website has been updated reflecting a that GRAW has been postponed and pushed back from its original Feb 1 release date to March 2006. In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3, players will embody Captain Scott Mitchell as he commands the Ghosts and Special Forces allies equipped with the IWS in the quest to save the president of the United States, recover stolen nuclear codes and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers hell-bent on unleashing catastrophe.