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'Black & White 2' Gets Final Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Lionhead announced a release date a few weeks back, today there is a slight change in the North American release date, which has been postponed for a week to coincide with the European launch. "We say Black&White 2 now has a final release date! We know we mentioned two different dates a while ago, one for North America and one for Europe, but can now confirm that Black&White 2 has a worldwide release date of 7th October 2005."

'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Videogames In The Works

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is coming to a game platform near you. If you have ever answered to the nickname Blondie, it might be time to dust off your poncho and make sure your six-shooter is fully loaded. In a deal with MGM Interactive, Bits Studios has acquired video game rights to the three Sergio Leone movies often called "The Man With No Name" trilogy.

'Captain Blood' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Captain Blood is an action game based on the novels by Rafael Sabatini about the notorious Captain Blood. Players take the role of a brave and noble corsair, following his intriguing and amazing adventures in 1685 Spanish Main. The game’s mission-based structure allows players a diverse battlefield on both land and sea, with ship-to-ship battles and swashbuckling sword fights to gain control of boarded ships.

'One Piece: Grand Battle' (NGC/PS2) Arrives In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai today announced that One Piece: Grand Battle for GameCube & PS2 has shipped to retail outlets. Capture the title of Pirate King as you outfight and outsmart all opponents in this wacky arena battle game based on the tremendously popular graphic novels published by Viz Media.

'Urban Reign' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Urban Reign, players assume the role of a gritty street brawler who has been hired by one of the city's dominant gangs to protect its leader. Players are thrown into a full-blown turf war, involving gang corruption and street justice that spans from the neighborhood block all the way to the upper levels of city government

IEMA President Responds To California's Violent Video Games Bill

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week we reported how California passed a law ending the sale and rental of violent video games that depict serious injury to human beings in a manner that is especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel, to persons who are under 18 years of age. Today IEMA President Hal Halpin reacts to the events claiming that there is no need for such a law since stores are already doing the work on a voluntary basis, and Hal hopes Governor Schwarzenegger will veto the bill. Read more for the full statement.

'Astérix & Obélix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum' (PS2/PC) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Faithful to the tradition of parody that runs throughout the Asterix stories, Atari's latest Asterix offering is an explosive video game crammed with surprising encounters that parody the greatest icons of the video game world and is awash with wry references to many of the great moments that have marked over 25 years of video game history.

'Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories' (PSP) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The story of GTA: Liberty City Stories takes place 3 years before the events of Grand Theft Auto 3 and we find that our main character Toni Cipriani has returned from laying low for the past 4 years after taking out a rival mob boss for the Leone crime family. Having welcomed him back with open arms, the Don Salvatore Leone is putting Toni to back work under the watchful eye of Vincenzo Cilli, one of his most trusted capo’s.

'Ascension to the Throne' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascension to the Throne is a turn-based strategy game with RPG elements. In a world of fantasy the hero will have to pass many tests on his way to victory. Enemies seek to stop players from regaining power and having taking revenge, gain new friends to aid you in reclaiming the throne. Become the King you were born to be - wise, brave and courageous.

'Half-Life 2: Game of the Year' Assaults Retail Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve today announced that Half-Life 2: Game of the Year has started shipping to retail outlets in North America. Half-Life 2: GotYis a special edition release of the best-selling and critically acclaimed title that includes Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, plus Half-Life 2: Deathmatch and Half-Life: Source. Half-Life 2: Game of the Year will begin shipping to other territories worldwide in the coming weeks.