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'Act of War: Direct Action' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Act of War: Direct Action, developed by Eugen Systems, is Atari new action game with a storyline and game universe created in cooperation with Dale Brown, 15-time New York Times best-selling author and expert on US military, global conflict and future military technology. Read more for new screens...

'King of Fighters Maximum Impact' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 9:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The first ever 3D version of the most popular fighting franchise in history, The King of Fighters Maximum Impact comes to the Xbox Video Game System. Gamers from around the world will be able to battle it out across the Xbox Live network and play as their favorite SNK character in full 3D with beautifully rendered backgrounds and full flowing animation.

Various Game Trailers #456

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 9:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Pariah - Trailer #2
  • Stubbs The Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse - Trailerpack
  • Wrestlemania 21 - Trailer
  • Obscure - Trailer #4
  • Aurora Watching - Trailer

'Fire Department 2' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 8:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fire Department 2 (known in the US as Fire Captain: Bay Area Inferno) will feature a lot of improvements and new features such as multiplayer capabilities, better AI, control over a larger amount of units, improved graphics, five campaigns, and, of course, more realism. Monte Cristo has released an English demo featuring the 'Shopping Mall' mission from the first campaign (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

First Unreal Engine 3 Game 'RoboHordes' At GDC - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Naked Sky Entertainment began demonstrating RoboHordes today at the Game Developer Conference (GDC). Commissioned by Intel to showcase the power of Intel's dual-core processor, the RoboHordes demo not only utilizes advanced robot simulation technology and control theory from modern robot design, but is also the first game to use Unreal Engine 3 at a playable frame rate.

'Sniper Elite' (PC/PS2/Xbox) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory. In development since 2003, Sniper Elite is a sniping/stealth game due to be released on PS2, PC and Xbox May 2005.

'LEGO Star Wars' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Play the most memorable and exhilarating scenes from The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and the forthcoming Episode III Revenge of the Sith including pod racing on Mos Espa, the repelling of the droid onslaught in the Genosian arena and Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon's fatal fight with Darth Maul. Eidos has released a demo for its upcoming action game LEGO Star Wars, allowing you to play the first level (thanks Demonews) Read more for download links ...

'Panzer Elite Action' (PS2/XBox/PC) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed earlier this month, Jowood Productions today officially announced its intention to bring out the big guns for 2005 with the release of Panzer Elite Action for Xbox, PS2 and PC developed by Zootfly. Read more for details and screens ...

'Madagascar' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to the island of Madagascar. When their vessel capsizes off the coast, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.

Firaxis Signs GameBryo Engine For 'Civilization IV'

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NDL today announced from the 2005 Game Developers Conference (GDC) that its Gamebryo 3D graphics engine and toolkit is being used by Firaxis Games in the creation of Sid Meier's Civilization IV. Firaxis is expanding its relationship with NDL based on the company's recent success using Gamebryo in the development of the critically acclaimed Sid Meier's Pirates!