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Playlogic Signs 'Age of Pirates'

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2005 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playlogic Entertainment announced the acquisition of Age of Pirates, a highly anticipated role-playing game from Russian developer Akella, which also created the successful pirate titles "Sea Dogs," Age of Sail 2," and "Pirates of the Caribbean."

Jowood's GC 2005 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 7:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

  • Gothic 3 - Screens
  • Ski Racing 2006 - Screens
  • Spellforce 2 - Screens & Trailer

'Def Jam 3' (PS2/Xbox/PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Currently in development at EA Chicago under the EA brand, Def Jam 3 will seamlessly infuse the urban lifestyle and hip hop culture into the series' popular fighting mechanic to deliver a truly revolutionary next-generation street fighting game. Def Jam 3 will look, feel and sound like a cutting edge video with the intensity and drama of a big budget action film.

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed.

'TOCA Race Driver 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The acclaimed TOCA series will return with every element of motorsport for real in TOCA Race Driver 3. Race drivers will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation.

'Ys: The Ark of Napishtim' (PSP) Postponed To 2006

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At its annual BBQ Konami confirmed that its action rpg Ys: The Ark of Napishtim PSP port has been delayed and is being pushed back from its original November 2005 date to spring 2006. In his greatest adventure to date, Adol explores a series of islands hidden in the great vortex of Canaan where he battles with three magical swords imbued with elemental powers to gain special abilities, powerful combos, and deadly attacks. The reason for the delay was to give the development team more time to make the best possible game and not just a straight PS2 port.

'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).