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'DDR Extreme' (PS2) Scores At The MTV Music Awards

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami America today announced that Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME (DDR EXTREME) won the best video game soundtrack award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), which occurred on Sunday, August 28, 2005 in Miami, Florida.

'DICE' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When a problem arises in the Sarbylion Galaxy, it’s DICE (DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises) to the rescue. And when their special training and skills aren't enough, they rely on their Dinobreakers, which can transform from Vehicle Mode to Dino Mode, to help get the job done!

'The Sims 2 Nightlife' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maxis announced today that The Sims 2 Nightlife has gone gold and will ship on September 15th under the EA brand. With The Sims 2 Nightlife, players will be able to take their Sims out to hit all the swanky hot spots in the all new downtown location and spice up their lives with an all new dating gameplay and a new life goal focused on pleasure seeking.

'Bad Day L.A.' (Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

American McGee Presents: Bad Day L.A., a third-person action/adventure game with a tongue-in-cheek comedic twist. Set in modern day Los Angeles, Bad Day L.A. combines a fantastical art style, groundbreaking collaborative gameplay elements and a heavy dose of dark satire to create a truly unforgettable experience.

Ubisoft Signs 'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that it has signed an exclusive deal with Red Mile Entertainment to publish and distribute the Heroes of the Pacific video game in North America for the PS2, Xbox and PC. Heroes of the Pacific is a dramatic World War II aerial combat-action game developed by IR Gurus of Australia.

'Blitz: The League' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitz: The League exposes the harsh realism and troubling, behind-the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league. Blitz: The League is being developed by Midway's Chicago in collaboration with a writer from ESPN's controversial "Playmakers" TV series. Blitz: The League goes behind the glitz and glamour of the game through a revolutionary campaign mode that explores the on-field violence, off-field fallout and front-office politics of professional football.

'Savage: Battle for Newerth' Developer Working On New Title

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 Games experienced phenomenal success with its groundbreaking PC title, "Savage: Battle for Newerth," and the team has been working diligently to present an even more compelling game experience with its latest project. The developer/publisher plans to make another announcement that will unveil the shroud of mystery surrounding this title very soon.

'World of Warcraft' Hits 4 Million Subscribers

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard announced today that its subscription-based MMORPG World of Warcraft has reached more than 1 million paying customers in North America. This brings the total population for Blizzard's to more than 4 million paying customers.

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Legends is in so many ways the spiritual successor to Rise of Nations, but the long and the short of it is we got excited about doing a fantasy game. Now clearly your traditional "orcs, elves, dwarves" sort of fantasy has been—shall we say—thoroughly covered in other games, and so the story which got us excited is one where the magic of fantasy meets a world of technology. So magic and technology collide, with cataclysmic results.

Hollywood Celebrities Sign On For 'Call of Duty 2' (ALL) Voice-overs

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has signed a squadron of actors to voice several of the main characters for Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty 2: Big Red One.