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'World of Warcraft' - v1.7.0 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.7.0 update is for UK & German editions of the game, adds the Zul'Gurub high-level raid, Arathi Basin battleground, Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza event, and yet another massive slew of gameplay adjustments, balance tweaks, bug/crash fixes, etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Next 'Way of the Samurai' Title Coming To PS3 and Xbox 360

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu reveals that Capcom is bringing its popular Samurai franchise to the next-gen, and each platform will be getting its own title. Way of the Samurai 3 will be the name of the action/adventure title on Playstation 3, while the X360 is getting Way of the Samurai Online. No specific information is available at this point, but the upcoming Tokyo Game Show will surely bring more light to the matter. While the Xbox 360 title is expected at the end 2006, the PS3 version is currently scheduled for 2007.

'XIII Century: Death or Glory' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 6:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

XIII Century: Death or Glory is a 3D RTS that combines Risk-style global strategy game play with real-time tactical action. The game immerses players in the Middle Ages, into a world of noble knights and ruthless nomads, a world of courageous deeds and internal wars.

'Major League Baseball 2K5: World Series Edition' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced the planned release of a special World Series Edition of its critically-acclaimed Major League Baseball 2K5. Major League Baseball 2K5: World Series Edition will be packed full of new features and extras, promising baseball fans an enhanced hardball experience.

Sony Brings Development Studios Under Global Umbrella

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced today that it had combined all of its games development studios around the world to form SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS), effective September 1, 2005.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

'L.A. Rush' (PS2/Xbox) Sweepstakes

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 5:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway today announced a sweepstakes promotion to coincide with the launch of the action-packed arcade racing thriller, L.A. RUSH. Consumers will have a chance to win the grand prize: a vintage 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, just like the car featured in the game. Contestants can enter to win the Camaro along with a host of other prizes, by registering online at the official website. Read more for details.

'Bet On Soldier' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 5:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter with a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, where you bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. This demo will allow players to play on a LAN or on the Internet with one of the games multiplayer maps, try out 6 different classes, and finally be able to pilot the death-dealing exoskeletons. Read more for download links ...

'Onimusha 3: Demon Siege' Coming to PC - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The stage is set at the burning Honnoji Temple, as the famous Onimusha warrior Samanosuke Akechi fights. As he faces the demons in front of him, Samanosuke is compelled to move forward by hatred for his true enemy, the undying Nobunaga Oda, ever pursuing his crazed ambition. Samanosuke prepares for the long-awaited final battle against Nobunaga. The PC version will features upgraded graphics, more enemies on screen, and is expected end of 2005.

'Burnout Legends' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Legends sets the bar for on-the-go automotive anarchy, combining the series' trademark speed, destruction and depth. Gamers can look forward to eight gameplay modes, including crash, road rage and pursuit.