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'Dragonshard' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

'Dawn of Fantasy' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dawn of Fantasy is a 3D RTS/RPG under development at Reverie Entertainment. Set in Medieval times, featuring 6 playable races (Men, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Western Dragons and Minotaurs), full day & night cycle, you decide whether you want to follow the good or evil path.

'SpellForce II' Is Now Called 'SpellForce II: Shadow Wars'

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 11:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars the player takes over the role of the avatar, solving quests and overcoming obstacles as in classical RPGs, but also experiences strategic challenges while leading armies as in an RTS - therefore offering a complete synthesis of both genres in a perfect blend.

'Shenmue Online' Development Halted

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 6:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shenmue Online developer JC entertainment announced that it has halted any further development on Sega's Shenmue Online. Without giving any details as to why, the Korean developer said it has not worked on the game since May earlier this year. Whether the project is scrubbed altogether or just temporarly on hiatus is not clear, so let hope SEGA sheds some light on the matter soon. Shenmue Online is a MMO Action/RPG based on the Dreamcast Shenmue franchise, and was scheduled to launch this year.

'Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 3:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI announced new details on the latest addition to its best-selling series of Tactical Action games with Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends. Read more for details and screens ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' Coming Early 2006?

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While it was already known that GSC World's oft delayed FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl was no longer expected in 2005, there was no specific date given for when it was rescheduled. Earlier reports indicated it could be as late as fall 2006, but during THQ's quaterly financial results conference call it became clear that we may not have to wait THAT long as, while it is not listed in its current fiscal year which ends March 2006, THQ's CEO Brian Farrell stated it would instead be released shortly thereafter and an early 2006 release was still not ruled out.

'Quake IV' (X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Quake 4 the Strogg are quickly regrouping, however the Strogg’s planetary defenses still destroyed, Earth's forces can deliver a full and final assault. This time, you're not alone. You are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad, and part of Earth’s next invasion wave. An army of soldiers are fighting with you and an arsenal of weapons and vehicles are at your disposal in this heroic and epic battle between worlds.

'Call of Duty 2' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty 2 is an all new epic title which delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity that was World War II. CoD 2 is powered by a proprietary new engine featuring striking new visuals, advanced A.I. technology, the most realistic squad combat and explosive action in new historic campaigns.

'Black & White 2' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains.

'Dungeon Siege II' - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest PCGamer cover DVD has a huge 1.4 gig Dungeon Siege II demo, which has finally been brought online. This demo features some intro movies and a tutorial section up to the Elven Shrine area from the Mercenary campaign. Read more for download links ...