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'Broken Sword 4' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Europe and Revolution Software today announced the fourth installment in the Broken Sword series, expected in Europe and Asia summer 2006. George Stobbart fall in love with a mysterious and beautiful woman; a woman whose sudden disappearance draws him into a desperate search for a nefarious artifact of great and terrible power. Unfortunately for George, it looks like the world needs saving one more time.

'Down in Flames' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and Dan Verssen Games today announced that their air combat strategy game Down in Flames has gone gold. Down in Flames is an action-packed, fun and innovative game system based on the award-winning card games from Dan Verssen Games. With the unique action/reaction game system, gameplay is fast and furious, and yet captures the principles of airborne warfare during the Second World War exceptionally well.

Microsoft Announces Price for Xbox 360 Versions

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today at the German Games Convention, Microsoft revealed that consumers can get their hands on the Xbox 360 for as little as $299.99 starting this holiday season. The $299 version will come with a wired controller but will not have the 20-gigabyte hard-disc drive, wireless controller, headset, Ethernet cable and wireless television remote control included in the $399 version.

'GT Legends' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Numerous different game types as well as five levels of difficulty promise a high degree of long-term motivation for both beginners and pros. With a new engine, improved graphics and an extended list of features, GT LEGENDS will provide high authenticity, a detailed presentation and thrilling entertainment behind the steering wheel of an untamed racing beast. The demo version gives you the chance to drive one of three FIA GTC-65 class cars (see below) against up to 10 computer controlled opponents, at the famous Dijon circuit (including two different layouts).

'Elveon' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Elveon, the current project of 10TACLE Studios Slovakia, was unveiled at the Games Convention in Germany. For the past year, the 40-person team led by Juergen Reusswig and Slavo Hazucha has been working on the development of this epic action game with a vengeance. The game is supposed to be released for PC and next-generation consoles in the summer of 2007.

'Shadowgrounds' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An adrenaline-pumping action game developed in the Finnish woods in secrecy for almost two years, Shadowgrounds strikes from the darkness with a flash of light in 2005. The game features upgradeable weapons, lighting based gameplay and an epic storyline with strong characters.

'Black Buccaneer' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screen

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the horror-action-adventure Black Buccaneer, 10tacle Studios takes you to the world of pirates and dark voodoo powers at the Games Convention in Germany. Expected in the spring of 2006, the multi platform-title of the French development team Widescreen Games will bring hot action as well as cold shivers to the players.

Eidos/SCi's GC 2005 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Eidos' 2005 Leipzig Game Convention lineup:

  • Tomb Raider Legend (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens
  • Total Overdose (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens
  • Hitman: Blood Money (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens
  • Commandos Strike Force' (PS2/PC) - Screens

'Dig Dug Digging Strike' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Dig Dug Digging Strike is headed to the Nintendo DS this Fall. This 3D adventure combines the classic arcade digging action with new baddies, environments, weapons, mini-games and strategies to deliver the most action-packed "Dig Dug" game to date.

'Castlevania: Curse of Darkness' (PS2/Xbox) Delayed in Europe

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 7:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced that its forthcoming Castlevania: Curse of Darkness will be released in Q1 2006. Curse of Darkness introduces players to an entirely new storyline and main character – Hector, one of two Devil Forgemasters, who had once refined his skills under Dracula.