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'Blitzkrieg II' - 4 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 9:36 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.

'Age of Empires III' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft and Ensemble Studios' real-time strategy Age of Empires III is complete and poised to invade retail on October 18. Available in two versions standard and Collector's Edition, Age of Empires III will fire up gamers with groundbreaking new features like the persistent Home City and jaw-dropping graphics never before seen in an RTS.

'Stubbs The Zombie' (Xbox/PC) Gets Co-Op Play - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr Media and Wideload Games today announced the addition of co-op play in the Xbox version of Stubbs the Zombie game. The player controls a wisecracking zombie named Stubbs, who takes on an ultra-modern city of the future using nothing but his own carcass and the weapons of his possessed enemies.

Modding In 'Civilization IV' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fourth game in the PC strategy series that has sold over five million copies, Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a bold step forward for the franchise, with spectacular new 3D graphics and all-new single and multiplayer content. Civilization IV will also set a new standard for user-modification, allowing gamers to create their own add-ons using the standard Python and XML scripting languages. Firaxis producer Barry Caudill tells us more about the new Civilization IV civics feature.

'Stranger' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stranger is a real-time strategy game, with elements of role playing games set in a world, split in two parts, surface and a subterranean one, which are in a tenuous balance. 'Stranger' will also feature multiplayer although details beyond "The players may play on their own, or unite in teams" are a bit sktechy. FireGlow let us know that Stranger development is complete, and has reached beta stage.

'Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced today that it plans to release Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas together for the first time as a complete trilogy for the Xbox. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy is set to hit shelves in North America on October 18, 2005.

'Panzer Elite Action' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 5:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Panzer Elite Action is a fast-paced WW2 action game that lets the player feel the power of 30 tons of steel armor around them and gives them the ability to command increasingly powerful tanks in a series of intense and dramatic battles.

Nintendo Dropping NDS Price in Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exciting news in time for Christmas as Nintendo today announced that it is cutting the price of its popular Nintendo DS, offering even greater value. From 7th October, Nintendo DS will be available at the estimated retail price of around £89.99. The £10 price drop will take effect on the same day as the launch of Nintendogs.

'Evochron Alliance' Released - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarWraith announces the release of Evochron Alliance, the sequel to the original space combat and trading simulation Evochron. In this new game, you are placed in a recently discovered region of space where your survival depends on your ability to manage wealth and resources as well as your skills in combat.

'Dead Rising' (X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising is survival horror game, in which you play Frank West, a grizzled freelance photographer who has made his way to an idyllic suburban town to get his hands on the scoop. To his surprise, he soon discovers that the town has been overrun with zombies. As he fights tooth and nail against hordes of gruesome zombies, Frank must discover the cause of the disturbing outbreak. Full of mystery and thrills, this title is sure to please.