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Troika Closure Confirmed

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

No Mutants Allowed sent us a note that they have received an official email/statement from Troika's Leonard Boyarsky which confirms earlier rumors that the Vampire Bloodlines developer has shut down and closed its doors. ""As many of you may have already heard, Troika has laid off all of its employees and is closing its doors due to our inability to secure funding for future projects. We have not yet made the decision as to whether Troika Games as an entity will regroup and pursue future projects or simply cease to exist." Head on over to No Mutants Allowed for the rest of the brief statement...

'FIFA Street' And 'Fight Night Round 2' Soundtracks Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 8:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today revealed the hard-hitting in-game song lists for FIFA Street and Fight Night Round 2 that will herald in the sound of football and boxing this Spring. EA SPORTS continues to push the musical envelope with cutting-edge tracks from breaking bands Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV, the Bravery and hip hop artists such as Fabolous, Yung Wun and Pit Bull among others. Read more for details ...

'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 4:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements. In case yesterday's batch of screens wasn't good enough, here are a few more ...

'World Racing 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Race Centre Mode - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive today announced a fifth 3D scenario to be included in the upcoming racing game World Racing 2. The 'Race Centre' will add track atmosphere to the game and offers 11 different race tracks, a high-speed course with high banked curves, a classic oval track plus an off-road track and two rally courses. Read more for details and screens ...

'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Created by Texas-based Gearbox Software, Brothers in Arms is the most realistic and authentic WWII shooter ever. While other WWII games have sugarcoated the war experience, Brothers in Arms is based on a true story and will immerse gamers into the gritty, uncensored and emotionally-charged side of war. Read more for new screens showing off the "suppression fire," or check the ingame trailer ...

'Age of Pirates' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella is making yet another pirate game, after Sea Dogs and Pirates of the Caribbean, it is now time for the Age of Pirates. Known in Russia under Corsairs 2, this AoP will be distriuted under that name in Europe and North America. No details or planned release date are known yet, but at least there are some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 2:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' - Game Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 7:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ION Storm has released the editor for stealth/action game Thief: Deadly Shadows. This editor allows you to create and modify maps, scripts, conversations etc., and comes with several tutorial maps (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Total Extreme Wrestling 2005' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 7:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software today announced Total Extreme Wrestling 2005, a sequel to the critically acclaimed TEW 2004. Total Extreme Wrestling 2005 is scheduled to be available for digital download exclusively through Grey Dog Software for U.S $34.95 in summer 2005.

'Deep Sea Tycoon 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 7:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The new adventure begins deep beneath the ocean waves! Sea life thrives as players are given the opportunity to create an underwater paradise of dreams. Swim with the whales, ride the turtles, play with the dolphins and feed the manatees. With so much to do and see, players can literally lose themselves to the hypnotic sounds and dazzling lights in a world of humour and mouth-watering animation! Read more for details and screens ...