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'All-Star Baseball 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2004 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

All-Star Baseball 2005 is the most realistic baseball simulation that’s easier and more fun to play. All-Star Baseball 2005 is packed with exclusive feature innovations and online head-to-head play plus the deepest franchise mode of any baseball video game. Read more to check out some new screens and the "fielder cam tutorial" trailer.

'SpellForce: The Order of Dawn' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2004 @ 11:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore and JoWooD, an Austrian game publisher and developer, today announced that "SpellForce: The Order of Dawn" has begun shipping to retail stores in North America.

'Silent Scope Complete' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2004 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America today announced it has shipped Silent Scope Complete for the Xbox to retail outlets nationwide. Marking the series' Xbox debut and the only light gun supported precision shooting game for the console, Silent Scope Complete combines four of the franchise's hit titles - including arcade classics Silent Scope, Silent Scope 2 Dark Silhouette, Silent Scope EX and the console exclusive Silent Scope 3 - into one game.

Will Wright To Share The Secrets Of 'The Sims'

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2004 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Will Wright, creator of The Sims and one of the game industry's most well-known designers, will kick of a new "Legends of the Game Industry" Speaker Series being hosted by The Art Institute of California – San Francisco. The free event will be held from 7 to 8:30 pm on Feb. 25 at the school, located at 1170 Market Street (at 8th) in San Francisco.

'Grand Raid Offroad' (Xbox/PC) Revealed - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2004 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Deep in the wildest outback the best rally pilots compete on some of the most beautiful and longest tracks of the world. Races are dangerous: arriving in one piece at the end of a stage is already a victory... Choose from 30 vehicles the one that you consider to suit best to conquer the vast wilderness. And attention, with Grand Raid Offroad you will definetly be facing vastness. Read more for details & screens ...

'NHRA Drag Racing: Top Fuel Thunder' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2004 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ValuSoft today announced the release of NHRA Drag Racing: Top Fuel Thunder for PC. This intensely competitive racing game is rated "E" for Everyone and is now available at retailers throughout North America for $19.99.

'Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow' Attracts Top Hollywood Talent

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2004 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Three Hollywood heavy hitters have lent their talents to the much anticipated stealth-action game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow. Joining the development team are Michael Ironside (Sam Fisher), Dennis Haysbert (Irving Lambert) and Lalo Shifrin (Composer, Original Theme). Read more for detailed information...

'Seven Samurai 20XX' (PS2) Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2004 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios today announced the launch of the dedicated web site for "Seven Samurai 20XX". Exclusively for Sony PS2, "Seven Samurai 20XX" is a fast-paced action game inspired by Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece "The Seven Samurai." Visitors go behind-the-scenes to gain access to a wide selection of art, movies, screenshots, character and story background and artist profiles to get a look into how the greatest action tale of all time has been "digitally remastered" for the video game generation. Scheduled for release spring 2004, "Seven Samurai 20XX" is rated T for Teen and has an MSRP of $39.99.

'Universal Combat' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2004 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3000 AD has released the first patch for their futuristic 3D action game Universal Combat. This release candidate will be superseded by the final patch later this week and addresses a ton of AI tweaks, interface improvements, content and gameplay revisions, multiplayer enhancements, bug fixes, and more. Read more for details and download links ...

'Nightshade' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2004 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the release of "Nightshade" exclusively for the PlayStation2. The latest chapter in one of the longest running and most revered videogame franchises, "Nightshade" delivers more intense gameplay, bigger environments, and sharper visuals than its popular 2002 predecessor, "Shinobi". It also offers a more reasonable learning curve and a new 'Easy' mode, making the title more accessible for casual players.