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European Windows Edition to Be Sold Without Media Player

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The European Commission found in March 2004 that Microsoft had violated antitrust laws by competing unfairly. It fined the world's largest software company a record 497 million euros ($613.1 million) and also ordered it to share information with rival makers of servers used to run printers and retrieve files, an issue known as interoperability. Microsoft announced today that it will release a version of its Windows operating system without the Media Player application on June 15 to comply with European Union anti-monopoly rules.

'Vision' - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vision is the next stride forward in the evolution of modern role-playing games. Exceptional graphics, true-to-life NPC behavior and a finely tuned balance between raw action and deep story development are the essential elements that will make the title irresistible to RPG fans.

'The Sims 2 Nightlife' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With The Sims 2 Nightlife, players will be able to take their Sims out to hit all the swanky hot spots in the all new downtown location and spice up their lives with an all new dating gameplay and a new life goal focused on pleasure seeking.

'Restricted Area' - v1.09 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Restricted Area is an action-based roleplaying game with realtime combat, which combines a fascinating gameplay similar to Diablo 2 with innovative technology, tactic-shooter elements and a dark future scenario. Whiptail has released a v1.09 hotfix patch addressing a minor bug where the text in the Starter application option window was wrong (thanks Blues).

'Destroy All Humans!' (PS2/Xbox) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After THQ earlier announced the orchestral score for Destroy All Humans!, today it revealed the discovery of paranormal intergalactic music being transmitted from the far reaches of space. A team of Earthling engineers, including tastemaker DJ Jason Bentley (KCRW, Santa Monica and KROQ, Los Angeles) and cutting-edge Electronica artist Junkie XL, are decoding the frequencies at a feverish pace.

'NCAA March Madness 06' (PS2/Xbox) Cover Athlete - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that Raymond Felton, point guard for the 2005 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Champion, North Carolina Tar Heels, will serve as cover athlete and spokesman for NCAA March Madness 06, scheduled to be released this fall.

'Salvo' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An oft-neglected era, the age of sail has produced only a few computer games over the years, much to the disappointment of would-be Horatio Hornblowers everywhere. Because of this it is with great excitement that Shrapnel Games would like to announce the signing of Spruegames, a new independent developer who will be joining our award- winning lineup with the imminent release of Salvo. Shrapnel Games has announced Salvo! went gold and is projected to ship July 5, 2005.

'MotoGP4' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotoGP4 is the latest installment in the acclaimed motorcycle racing series, featuring realistic bike physics, licensed riders and motorcycles and adrenaline-pumping multiplayer races, the game promises to be the most complete motorcycle grand prix simulation ever.

'Advent Rising' (Xbox) Million Dollar Xbox Live Contest Launches Tomorrow

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers now have one million more reasons to play the sci-fi action video game, Advent Rising, as Majesco launches its Race to Save Humanity million dollar play-and-win contest tomorrow at 8pm EST/5pm PST exclusively on Xbox Live. Each week a clue will be released, read more for the first hint.

'Chrome SpecForce' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland announced today that the english version of Chrome SpecForce has gone gold. The game has been sent for replication now. Official date of english version premiere will be revealed soon. Chrome SpecForce is a Sci-Fi shooter set in a far future. You become Bolt Logan, a member of the elite SpecForce military unit. Your mission - to battle terrorist factions on the desolate planet of Estrella.