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'Age of Pirates' - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 3:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world of Age of Pirates exists on 16 islands and the endless seas of the Caribbean. The two main characters each have their own spectacular story. Age of Pirates embodies the freedom of sailing, trading, fighting, colonization and the unlimited exploration of the real Caribbean.

Koch Media Signs 'Panzer Elite Action' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Co-Publishing Agreement

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOCH Media announced today a further co-publishing deal has been signed with JoWooD for Panzer Elite Action, in addition to the contracts already signed for the games Gothic 3, SpellForce 2 and The Guild 2. KOCH Media has the exclusive licensing and distribution rights for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK and Italy.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2005 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. Oblivion is another leap forward in role-playing with its combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics.

'Football Manager 2006' Selling Big In The UK

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2005 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe and Sports Interactive are delighted to confirm that last Friday's UK launch of Football Manager 2006 has netted retail sales of over 100,000 units during its first weekend of release according to Chart-Track retail estimates. Storming the PC chart at No.1, Football Manager 2006 is now the 2nd fastest-selling PC game of all time in the UK.

'City of Villains' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2005 @ 4:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Villains is an expansion to NCsoft's MMORPG City of Heroes, set in the Rogue Isles, a treacherous region not far from Paragon City. Players can now build their criminal empires and spread their own reign of terror.

'Half-Life 2: Lost Coast' Now Available Through Steam

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2005 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced that Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, a single-player level custom-created to showcase High-Dynamic Range lighting (HDR) in the Source engine, is available now to all owners of HL2. As a technology showcase, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast's system requirements are very high. During installation, Steam will prompt you if your system does not meet the recommended configuration.

'Neverwinter Nights 2' - 4 HiRes Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2005 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally developed by BioWare, Neverwinter Nights has set a new standard in the role-playing genre with a deep and engrossing storyline; immersive character development; stunning graphics; and, an expansive multiplayer experience like none other. Now Atari, Obsidian Entertainment and BioWare are bringing Neverwinter Nights 2 to the PC, expected early 2006.

'Starship Troopers' - v3.2.77 Euro Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2005 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire has released the first patch for Strangelite's FPS Starship Troopers, bringing your European retail game to v3.2.77 and addressing various multiplayer and singleplayer issues, as well as same balance tweaks. In Starship Troopers you will take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs.

'Take Command: 2nd Manassas' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2005 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take Command: 2nd Manassas explores this pivotal battle of the Civil War in 1862. New carryover scenarios will start with the men that survived the previous day's battle. So your command decisions will not just affect today, they will affect tomorrow as well and maybe even the day after that. TC2M will also include 2 other crucial battles of the 2nd Manassas Campaign: Cedar Mountain and Chantilly.

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) - 39 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2005 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Strangelite Studio, the game is based on the Starship Troopers movie in which you will take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs, emulating the best scenes from the movie and a whole lot more!