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'Earth 2160' - 43 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EARTH 2160 is an RTS game based on the popular and successful EARTH series. Including single and multiplayer modes. The game uses the latest Earth III engine. Storing objects in a format based on the mathematical model of Bezier-curves instead of polygons. Giving an as yet unseen level of detail, only limited by the hardware used.

'Star Wars Battlefront' - v1.3 Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

To coincide with yesterdays server file, LucasArts has now released the client patch for Pandemic Studios' scifi shooter Star Wars Battlefront. This beta patch brings your retail game to v1.3 and unlocks multiplayer framerate, added remote admin support and a few other adjustments and fixes. Read more for download links ...

'Takeda 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Takeda 2 is a game of epic Samurai action, set in 16th century feudal Japan. Takeda 2 puts the player in the role of Daimyo, a feudal lord fighting for the title of Shogun, supreme military commander. On the world map, players must gauge their strength as they maneuver armies and expand their territory every turn. In battle mode, the focus is on realistic battle strategy for real-time army to army action (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for screens & trailers ...

Sony And Toshiba Talking About Unified DVD format

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reuters is reporting that Japan's Sony Corp. and Toshiba Corp. are in talks to develop a common standard for next-generation DVDs and end a fierce battle over formats that has been threatening to stifle the industry's growth. Sony and Toshiba, heading rival groups, have waged a three-year battle to have their new technology adopted by the industry and gain pole position in the multi-billion dollar markets for DVD players, PC drives and optical disks. Both parties are trying to avoid a repeat of the VHS vs. Betamax rivalry back in the 80's.

'Ghost Recon 2' (Xbox) Gets Downloadable Content #3 - Trailer

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that new downloadable content for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 is now available for download through Xbox LIVE! This third round of free content consists of 3 reworked maps and 6 new skins. Read more for details and trailer showing off the new content...

CDV's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today CDV has announced their E3 2005 videogame lineup. This year CDV will be showing five games, including the still unannounced War Leaders: Clash of Nations title, as well as Codename: Panzers, Phase Two and Blitzkrieg II. Read more for details and each title ...

Max Payne Developer To Showcase Its Newest Game At E3

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Remedy Entertainment will unveil their new game at the world's largest game show, the E3 expo in Los Angeles, May 18-20 2005. After the completion of Max Payne 2, there has been a continuous, active interest towards Remedy's next title from both the press and the gamers. So far the developer has remained silent and kept a strict focus on the pre-production of a new game franchise of their own design.

'Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir is a fast-paced, action RPG, the second installment to the Fullmetal series, bringing an enhanced battle system, cell-shaded graphics, thirty minutes of original animation, and an enthralling story. Based on a wildly popular Japanese animation and comic of the same name, Fullmetal Alchemist 2 follows the continuing journey of two brothers on their life-changing quest.

'American Conquest: Divided Nation' Announced

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV, in partnership with developers GSC Gameworld and Revolution of Strategy, today announced that they will be publishing American Conquest: Divided Nation, a real-time strategy game based upon events in early American history. In the game, players will take on the role of Civil War general, Texas militia leader or pirate captain.

'Rising Kingdoms' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Bean announced today it has signed a publishing deal with Haemimont Games for the incoming Rising Kingdoms for PC. Rising Kingdoms is a Real-Time Strategy set in a fantasy world, which focuses on empire development and dynamic tactical battles. This impressive title stays true to Haemimont's long tradition of RTS and RPG type games that started with Tzar: the Burden of the Crown and Celtic Kings series – Celtic Kings: Rage of War and Nemesis of the Roman Empire a.k.a.Imperivm II.