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'Star Wars Galaxies: Episode III Rage of the Wookiees' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 7:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment are thrilled to announce Star Wars Galaxies: Episode III Rage of the Wookiees as the next addition to the popular online Star Wars gaming experience. Episode III Rage of the Wookiees, available to current players two full weeks before the movie launches as a digital download, adds a whole slew of content taken directly from the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith movie, including the adventure planet of Kashyyyk, home to the Wookiees.

'Nibiru: Messenger of the Gods' Gold Gold in Germany

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nibiru: Messenger of the Gods, developer by Future Games previously know for Black Mirror, is a horror/adventure game in which you take on the role of Martin Holan, an Thechz archeologist working in France sent to investigate a newly found secret tunnel apparently made by Germans during the second World War. Nibiru is a 2D adventure featuring 80 locations, over 30 NPCs, and 50 pages of narrative. German publisher dtp announced today that Nibiru went gold and should start appearing in retail stores end of next week. No news or publisher for an English version has been announced yet.

Eidos Financial Result Reveals Poor Health and Game Delays

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos UK's latest six-month result shows that the long time fledging developer/publisher continues to be in bad financial shape as it posted a £29.2 million operating loss. Shares dropped to an all time low, and while a new buyout proposal made on March 2nd is under consideration, no decisions have been made yet. Even further bad news was came to light as it was confirmed that Hitman: Blood Money, 25 to Life, Just Cause and the new Tomb Raider are being delayed due to a 'strategic decision' and are being pushed back fiscal 2006, meaning not earlier than July 2005. Previously only announced for PC and PS2, the new Tomb Raider is now also scheduled for Xbox 2 and PSP.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 3:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cossacks: Napoleonic Wars returns one of the most successful strategy games of the past years to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements: Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in six exciting campaigns.

Various Game Trailers #455

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 2:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Trackmania Sunrise - Trailer #4
  • Act of War: Direct Action - Trailer (2)
  • Soldner: Marine Corps - Exclusive Trailer
  • Dungeon Lords - Trailer #7
  • SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo - Trailer

'Bet On Soldier' - 39 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

'Stubbs The Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse' (Xbox/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2005 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on an updated version of the same engine technology used in Bungie's first person shooter "Halo," "Rebel Without a Pulse" puts players in control of a wisecracking zombie named Stubbs, "who takes on an ultra-modern city of the future using nothing but his own carcass and the weapons of his possessed enemies." The game is rife with tongue-in-cheek humor, a strong storyline and innovative combat techniques.

'CS:S' and 'Source Engine' Get Steamy Update #12

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 11:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update for Counter-Strike Source, the Source Engine and its Source SDK. This update fixes various exploits with CS: S and implements some game server changes to the Source Engine, while the Source SDK gets some bug fixes and added materials. Restart Steam for the changes to take effect. Read more for details ...

Logitech Launches Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 11:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Now, gamers no longer need to choose between maximum speed and optimum precision for that edge. They can have it both ways with the new Logitech MXTM518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse, which Logitech unveiled today at CeBIT. The mouse puts quick-shift controls at gamers' fingertips – with one click, gamers can instantly increase and decrease mouse resolution from as high as 1600 dots per inch (dpi) to as low as 400 dpi. And, no software is required.

Nintendo's 2005 GDC Lineup (NGC/NDS/GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 10:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today is the first official day of the Game Developers Conference where various publishers and developers show their latest technology. Of course Nintendo is present where they show various of their upcoming titles and we have screens for :

  • WarioWare: Twisted! (GBA)
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA)
  • Puppy Times (NDS)
  • Polarium (NDS)
  • Geist (NGC)
  • Donkey Konga 2 (NGC)
  • Yoshi's Touch & Go (NDS)