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'Legion Arena' - Open Beta Test Signups

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and developer Slitherine Software are pleased to announce they have begun accepting applications for the open beta test for their upcoming strategy game, Legion Arena, all set to hit store shelves this fall.

'Prey' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself and his girlfriend and eventually his planet. Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games (thanks GameStar).

'Scooter War3z' Announced - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scooter War3z delivers a surprising combination of high-speed racing, crash'em up action and death defying ragdoll stunts. Discover the dark but alive world of Scooter War3z, taking place in a free-roaming city featuring several interconnected neighborhoods, where it's all about winning. It is every man (or woman) for himself by any means possible! The scooters become weapons as drivers bang into each other. Give in to the road rage!

'Vietcong 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vietcong 2 is a FPS set against the background of the 1968 Tet Offensive, in and around the ancient city of Hue (pronounced Who-ay), during the Vietnam War. Brought to life through a gritty story compiled from first hand accounts and memories of Special Forces and Infantry servicemen stationed in Hue during the assault.

'Irth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Irth Online is a virtual world in which players role play characters in a free form, fantasy-based storyline. Players join Irth’s history at a period when a fragile truce exists among the far flung civilizations of the snowy Arcadians in the north, the southeastern swamps and marshes of Morbus, and the southwestern tropical region of Mezoteks – and determine the course of history for each civilization.

EA Europe Signs 'Dead to Rights: Reckoning' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced plans to co-publish Namco's Dead to Rights: Reckoning for the PSP. Delivering the series' trademark non-stop, hard-boiled action and a gritty cop storyline, Dead to Rights: Reckoning, developed by Rebellion in the UK, is planned for release on the PSP in the winter of 2005.

'Black & White 2' - Demo & Release Dates Revealed

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week, during EA's hot summer night press event, Lionhead's Peter Molyneux revealed that Black & White 2 is on schedule to be released later this year. While no fixed date has been pinned down yet, Molyneux told C&VG that it will be either on Sept 27, or October 14, and a pair of demos will be released prior or simultaniously with the game's release, and consist of one or two early levels.

'Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny' Conjures Into Stores

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that a second expansion pack for the award-winning Asheron's Call franchise is now available at retail stores nationwide. Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny, the newest installment in the franchise, features new content updates, including a new playable race, dozens of new quests, a rebuilt graphics engine and hundreds of special rare items.

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate SG-1: The Alliance will be an action-based game playable in the first- or third- person perspective. Depending on the mission, there will be other tasks that have elements of team tactics, puzzle-solving and stealth. First and foremost, you will never walk alone – your team will be there to look after you, but you will also have to look after them, so it differs from most "straight" shooters.

'Handball Manager' Announced

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German publisher East Entertainment Media, previously known for Oil Tycoon 2, today announced the development of Handball Manager exclusive for PC. "Scheduled for release in Q4 2005, Handball Manager will try to capitalize the fact that there are over 800.000 handball players in Germany alone," says East Entertainment Media Managing Director Peter Ackermann-Schaefer. Further details will be revealed at a later time...