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Sony Online Launches 'Station Exchange' Auction Site

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced plans for Station Exchange, the official auction site for SOE games. Station Exchange, scheduled for launch in late June, will be the official, secure way for EverQuest II subscribers to buy and sell the rights to use characters, items and coin in a player-to-player auction setting. The community has already raised questions about how SOE is going to handle item farmers or incompetent players just "buying" a high level character without either knowing to play the game, or having earned it.

Namco Signs 'Peanuts' (ALL) License Agreement

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced that United Media has awarded Namco the interactive entertainment publishing rights to "Peanuts," the renowned comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz. The partnership allows Namco to create and publish games featuring "Peanuts" characters and properties, including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Peppermint Patty, Linus and Pigpen for all current and upcoming game platforms through 2009.

'Hell Forces' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hell Forces is a classical FPS in which the main hero, Stephen Geist, is trying to find out what has happened to his missing friend. During this search, he is mired in a satanic conspiracy, and is trying to stop dread forces of Baphometh, the servant of Satan. Infernal legions are uncountable, but Stephen is not. Only with your help can he find out the truth and stop the invasion.

'Teen Titans' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has awarded Majesco Entertainment a licensing agreement for video game rights to the Warner Bros. Animation Teen Titans television series, based on DC Comics characters, airing on Cartoon Network and Kids’ WB. Developed by Artificial Mind & Movement (A2M), the exciting superhero action adventure published by Majesco and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is scheduled for release later this year on GBA and in 2006 for play on the Xbox, PS2, and GameCube.

'GTR: FIA GT Racing Game' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Viva Media and 10tacle studios announced today that GTR: FIA GT Racing Game is ready to release in the United States and will ship to major retail locations on May 3rd, 2005. GTR is the new ultra-realistic simulation based on the FIA GT Championship racing series featuring the most exciting sport cars of the world as well as the prestigious "24 Hours of Spa" race.

'Imperial Glory' Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imperial Glory promises to be the most extensive strategy game ever, offering an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attributes. Expected in stores May 17th.

'Stronghold 2' Digs In At Retail

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games today announced that Stronghold 2 for PC has shipped and is currently available in retail stores across North America. Stronghold 2 will be available in European stores on April 22nd.

'Serious Sam II' (Xbox/PC) Offiically Announced

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not much of a secret for the past year, but 2K Games today officially announced Serious Sam II, the much-anticipated return of Sam "Serious" Stone to PC and the Xbox.

'Guild Wars' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guild Wars is a Competitive Online Role Playing Game with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for their comrades.

Mobile Games Publisher Kayak Interactive Acquires Chasma Interactive

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kayak Interactive today announced that it has acquired the assets of Chasma Interactive Publishing, based in New Hampshire. The acquisition expands Kayak's portfolio of offered products with several products already in the distribution channel as well as two key properties to be launched in the near future, Slingo, and the TV show based Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament.