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'The Sims 2 Holiday Edition' Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2005 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced The Sims 2 Holiday Edition, a special-edition holiday-themed version of The Sims 2 which includes 40 new holiday-themed items. People who already own The Sims 2 will get the opportunity to simply purchase the new items with The Sims 2 Holiday Party Pack.

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (GBA/PS2/Xbox) Titles Now At Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2005 @ 7:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista announced today that The Nightmare Before Christmas video games are now available in North America. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Oogie's Revenge" for the PS2 and Xbox and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King for the GBA are now at retailers.

Icarus Studios To Use AGEIA PhysX For 'Fallen Earth'

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2005 @ 7:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGEIA Technologies today announced that Icarus Studios is supporting the AGEIA PhysX processor in its upcoming MMO game Fallen Earth. The post- apocalyptic game takes place in a world struggling to emerge from the collapse of civilization brought on by war, plague and environmental disaster.

'HoopWorld' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2005 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Hot Shots, Dive Tackling, Wall Running, Dragon Punches, over-the-top mid-air volleys - all chainable tricks in HoopWorld. Streamline Studios is proud to reveal that it is currently developing its first Xbox Live Arcade title for Xbox 360. HoopWorld is a three-on-three multiplayer trick game that rewards gamers for playing competitively together.

'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species' Developer Diary #5 - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2005 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Zoo Tycoon 2 gives you the chance to build the ultimate zoo and enjoy it firsthand. You can explore your 3D zoo world as a zoo guest or even care for your animals as a zookeeper. The Endangered Species expansion pack will give you even more to love about Zoo Tycoon 2! This developer diary is a Q&A with Blue Fang's senior designer Bart Simon, talking about Jeep Tours in Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' (ALL) - 9 Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2005 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets.

'Paradise' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2005 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradise, developed by Benoit Sokal's White Birds Productions, is an adventure game which immerses the player in the heart of Africa, at once eternal and terribly contemporary. A young woman, the daughter of a fierce dictator, crosses the continent in the company of a leopard, to take him to the place of his birth, the peaks of Kilimanjaro. .

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2005 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp.

Mythic Entertainment Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2005 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Age of Camelot developer Mythic Entertainment is celebrating 10 years of being a developer of online games. The company is also celebrating four years since the successful release of Dark Age of Camelot. Throughout October, Mythic will be celebrating with in-game events and a prize drawing for the "10-4-10" celebration, 10 days of drawings featuring Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer prizes.

Matrix Games Announces 'Battleground' and 'Campaign' Series Plans

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 10:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce its plans for the recently acquired publishing right for the Talonsoft Battleground and Campaign series. Each series contains 9 titles, and Matrix Games has contacted the original creator to updating each game to the most recent version to assure full compatibility with the latest Windows XP systems and DirectX.