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'The Sims 2' (Console) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maxis-EA is redefining the Sims 2 franchise and will deliver classic open-ended gameplay along with exclusive new features. Aspirational gameplay and fully customizable content will give players the most authentic Sims experience to date on console.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline.

Set Sail With 'Pirates of the Caribbean' MMO

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seems like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is not the only movie tie-in title under development, as Walt Disney Internet Group revealed today that it is working on a Pirates of the Caribbean MMO scheduled for release next summer in conjunction with the second PoTC movie. Disney's Buena Vista Games recently acquired Avalanche Software and founded its own production studio in Vancouver. Whether either one will actually partake in the development is not clear at this point. Read the full article over at Variety...

'Castlevania: Curse of Darkness' (PS2) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Curse of Darkness introduces players to an entirely new storyline and main character – Hector, one of two Devil Forgemasters, who had once refined his skills under Dracula. Told in true Castlevania style, this action-packed tale of betrayal and revenge takes players on a journey through an expansive world filled with formidable foes and beautifully rendered environments to the ruins of Dracula’s castle.

'Cold Winter' (PS2) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that could rock the very foundations of global security and wreak chaos on a worldwide level.

European PSP Launch Set For September 2005

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEE today announced that its PSP will be launched in Europe on 1st September 2005, available in a single version Value Pack, priced at €249 (£179). The PSP Value Pack contains the PSP with a pouch, 32MB Memory Stick Duo, Battery Pack, Headphones with Remote Control, AC Adaptor, Wrist Strap, cloth and a video/music/game sampler Universal Media Disc including several non-interactive game demos.

'Half-Life 2: Deathmatch' and 'Source Engine' Get Steamy Update #16

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve has released a new Half-Life 2: Deathmatch map, dm_runoff, which is now available via Steam. If you have HL2:DM installed in your Steam games list, you will receive the new maps automatically. This release also includes a Source Engine update which moves default Steam port to 27009 (UDP) from 27030. Use -steamport to override this setting.

'Rebelstar Tactical Command' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 7:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rebelstar Tactical Command is a turn-based strategy and combat game with role-playing elements, "Rebelstar Tactical Command" transports players to a not-so-distant future in which Earth is ruled by an evil empire.

'War World' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 6:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

War World is a fast paced, third person online shooter where players build and battle the ultimate mech warriors. Designed for multiplayer mayhem, War World lets players challenge other warriors online as they try to work their way up the War World rankings ladder. As players move up the ladder, they will be able to earn and purchase upgrades and enhancements for their mechs. War World will also offer several single player modes, 3D arcade style games, where players can upload their scores to the web site for bragging rights

Video Game Sales Up 23 Percent In First Quarter 2005

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to NPD Group, total U.S. sales of video game hardware, software and accessories rose 23 percent in the first quarter of 2005 to more than $2.2 billion The sharp increase was mainly due to the launch of PSP and NDS handhelds, and software wise the best selling product was Sony's PS2 title Gran Turismo 4, with 1.1 million copies sold. The $10 billion U.S. video game industry is keeps steady in comparison with the domestic movie box office sales.