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'Blitz: The League' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 5:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitz: The League exposes the harsh realism and troubling, behind-the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league. Blitz: The League is being developed by Midway's Chicago in collaboration with a writer from ESPN's controversial "Playmakers" TV series. Blitz: The League goes behind the glitz and glamour of the game through a revolutionary campaign mode that explores the on-field violence, off-field fallout and front-office politics of professional football.

'International Sport Shooting 2006' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

German publisher dtp announced today that it has signed an agreement with Independent Arts, known for games such as Against Rome, and Warcommander, for its newest game International Sport Shooting 2006. Not many details were revealed yet, but Independent Arts said ISS 2006 will feature several disciplines, amonst others skeet shooting, various rifle and gun classes, while factors such as wind and respiration will add to the realistic nature of the game, currently scheduled for October 2005.

'Black' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Criterion is working full speed on their latest Burnout 3 edition, but a few months ago at E3 it was also revealed that they are developing a brand new console shooter, "Black." While Criterion is new to the FPS genre, they have the utmost confidence that their modern day shooter will bring never before seen intensity. In Black you play as an American Covert Ops soldier going up against all sorts of foes in an Eastern European setting.

New Developer 'Republik Games' Working on Online Dating Game

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games Senior Producer Robert Coshland has left the Disney games division to start up studio Republik Games, Inc. as CEO. The new company is already at work on a soon-to-be-announced online dating game and a related web community.

Activision Value No Longer Publishing MadMinute Games

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MadMinute Games and Activision Value have amicably parted ways. The Take Command Series will no longer be published under the Activision Value label. MadMinute Games, Inc. will announce their next title in October 2005.

'Serious Sam II' Will Get Deathmatch Patch

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take2's Serious Sam II multiplayer details announcement yesterday stirred up a bit of a ruckus due to the lack of any deathmatch support, and today fan site Seriously! received confirmation from developer Croteam it will release a patch after the game's initial launch that will add/enable multiplayer deathmatch. Whether this was initially plannend or due to fanbase pressure was not specified.

'Black & White 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains.

'Bounty Hounds' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today Bounty Hounds, a third-person weapons-based action game for the PSP. In Bounty Hounds, players utilize a massive selection of weapons and armor in order to fight more than 40 alien species across 40 expansive missions in a future gone awry.

'Dragonshard' Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself. Already revealed a few months ago, Atari today official announced that it will release Liquid Entertainments RTS Dragonshard on September 20, 205.

'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer. Though few details about TC:NYC have been revealed, it will presumably have a similar moral-ambiguity system where Marcus can be either a good or a (very) bad cop.