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'Jak X: Combat Racing' (PS2) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jak X: Combat Racing, created exclusively for the PS2 by Naughty Dog, introduces head-to-head car combat and incorporating both multiplayer and online functionality to deliver a refreshingly new experience to fans of both the Jak and Daxter series and car combat gameplay.

Seven More Companies Sign On For SpeedTree - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

IDV, Inc. announced today that it has added yet another 7 developers to its growing list of SpeedTree customers. Korean developers Gravity and Webzen, Mythic Entertainment, Cyanide, as well as Spellforce 2 developer Phenomic and several others have gone on record as users of SpeedTree for its wind effects, foliage editor, dynamic LODs, and an aesthetic prowess that runs circles around anything else out there. Read more for details ...

'Predator: Concrete Jungle' (PS2/Xbox) Unleashes In Stores

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi announced today that Predator: Concrete Jungle, developed by Eurocom for the PS2 and Xbox, has shipped to stores and is now available nationwide. The new 3rd person action/adventure game weaves the past with the future, as gamers become the terrifying Predator, hunting the Earth for criminals using superhuman powers, fantastic vision modes and an impressive array of alien weaponry.

SNK USA Reveals 2005 Xbox Lineup

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK USA announced today that they will unleash four new games for the Xbox in 2005 that will have full Xbox Live support including rematch, head-to-head fighting and Tournament Modes. The King of Fighters Neowave, Samurai Showdown 5, The King of Fighters '94 Re-Bout, and KOF: Maximum Impact - Maniax which will all ship during 2005 for the system. Later this Summer SNK will also release Metal Slug 4/5 combo pack for the system that will offer Xbox Live Leaderboard options and King of Fighers 02/03 that will offer online head-to-head fighting.

'Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory' (PSP) Arrives In Stores

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami America today shipped Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory for the PSP. The second original PSP game by Konami, Rengoku features an imaginative science-fiction setting with breathtaking graphics and dark, gritty foreboding art created by famed Japanese illustrator Jun Suemi.

'Empire Earth II' - v1.05 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 1:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi has released the first update patch for MadDoc's just released RTS Empire Earth II. This update brings your retail game to v1.05 and resolves a GameSpy lobby issues and adds autopatch functionality. Read more for download links ...

'Laser Squad Nemesis' Beams Into Stores

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and co-publisher Merscom today announced that Laser Squad Nemesis for North American release has begun shipping to retail stores across North America. Developed by Nick and Julian Gollop, the team behind the "X-Com" games, Laser Squad Nemesis is a tactical warfare game which combines a unique and innovative turn-based combat system with the action of real-time strategy games.

Majesco Announces Million Dollar 'Advent Rising' (Xbox/PC) Contest

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers now have one million more reasons to anticipate the May 31 launch of Advent Rising, as Majesco today revealed the details of its Xbox Live exclusive “Race to Save Humanity” million dollar play and win contest for its highly anticipated sci-fi action video game. The contest kicks off on June 9 and offers eligible consumers who find hidden ‘A’ icons within the game a chance to win hundreds of weekly prizes and one grand prize of $1,000,000.

'Serious Sam II' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week 2K Games officially announced Serious Sam II, the much-anticipated return of Sam "Serious" Stone to PC and the Xbox. Still not many details are available at this point, but another two screens trickled through. Read more to check them out.

'Blitzkrieg II' Gets Dated - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announced today that its RTS sequel Blitzkrieg II is in development and is set to ship in autumn 2005. Blitzkrieg II, which will be on display at E3 2005, expands upon the original by offering amazing new additions and enhancements. Controllable naval units, more powerful air forces and real WWII commanders are just a few of the many updates that will be included in the game's exciting new arsenal of features.