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EA Scoops Up Another Exclusive Football License

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Collegiate Licensing Company today announced an exclusive licensing relationship with EA to develop, publish and distribute interactive college football games, on all consoles and handhelds. The six-year agreement gives EA the exclusive rights to the teams, stadiums and schools for use in its best-selling college football videogames, starting with NCAA Football 2006, scheduled for release this summer.

'Without Warning' (PS2/Xbox) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Without Warning, developed by CiRCLE Studio, founded by the Tombraider series creators, is a highly charged action shooter set against the backdrop of a brutal terrorist siege of a U.S. based chemical plant. The story takes place over a 12 hour period, during which players will experience the events from the vantage point of six characters that are caught up in the crisis situation.

'Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves' (PS2) Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the first details behind the Fall 2005 release of its PS2 exclusive Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. Incorporating many of Sucker Punch's signature talents including its critically-acclaimed artistic style and exceptional storytelling, players join Sly and his crew as they struggle against new villains as well as old adversaries in an effort to pull off the ultimate elaborate heist.

'Ratchet: Deadlocked' (PS2) Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the first details behind the Fall 2005 release of Ratchet: Deadlocked created exclusively for the PS2. Insomniac Games continues to innovate the Ratchet & Clank series and has enhanced the latest installment by incorporating co-op gameplay in both single-player and multiplayer story modes -- as well as squad-based functionality.

'NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA has released a demo for Sports Interactive's hockey management title, NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005. The beta demo is a fully functional time limited version, allowing you six months worth of game-time in the NHL and UK elite leagues. Read more for download links ...

'SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo, licensed by Alfa Romeo and developed by Milestone, is a stunning racing simulation which combines both realistic car physics, and vibrant graphics together with classic Role Playing Game elements to become the first 'CARPG' ever developed.

'City of Heroes Issue #4: Colosseum' Coming in May

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft confirm today the exciting list of new features incorporated in the fourth update to the multi-award-winning City of Heroes, from Cryptic Studios. As a completely free content download for existing City of Heroes players, Issue #4: Colosseum will go live in May, while the opportunity to beta test the new content in the European Training Room goes live this week.

BlitzGames Developing 'Pac-Man World 3' (PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 7:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitz Games has today announced its latest high-profile project, Pac-Man World 3. Pac-Man World 3 combines contemporary platform game mechanics with traditional Pac-Man play principles, and features Pac-Man staples including Power Pellets, Pac-Dots, Pac-Chains and fruit while adding new elements such as a Pactrometer, power-up smoothies and several new special moves. Players will even get to play as ghosts Pinky and Clyde, who each have distinctive special abilities.

'House of the Dead 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 7:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sega has released a demo for its FPS/Horror game House of the Dead 3. This demo gives you the chance to try out a small portion of the game playable in two modes, Survival and Time-Attack (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Xbox 2's First Public Appearance May 12 on MTV

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The mysterious ourcolony.net time clock ticking down towards May 12th has been revealed. As many suspected, a big announcement was to follow on that date, and it turns out that Microsoft will finally unveil the Xbox 2 (or Xenon) in a 30 minute live presentation ... on MTV. Hosted by Lord of the Rings' Elijah "Frodo" Wood, the presentation will be aired on ALL MTV channels worldwide. This way Microsoft marketing guru Peter Moore hopes to not only reach pure gamers, but also appeal to a broad spectrum of young people. The event will of course be filled with celebrities giving their first impressions, as well as an appearance of rockband The Killers. Prior to the show, MTV will start airing teasers to attract an as big as possible audience.