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Second 'Sims 2' Addon 'Nightlife' Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2005 @ 2:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

People who managed to get their hands on the The Sims: University addon a few days early have sent in news that the packages includes some sort of flyer already revealing a second addon. From The University we go to the nightlife with our sims. "Send your Sims out for a night on the town in The Sims 2: Nightlife Expansion Pack. Will they stay out on a romantic dinner date or dance 'til dawn in a nightclub? Find out what else the night has to offer starting Fall 2005!" The new The Sims 2: Nightlife Expansion Pack is expected fall 2005 (thanks Gamer.nl).

'Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2005 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UC 2: The Liandri Conflict continues the Unreal franchise on the Xbox and introduces an evolutionary new gameplay style to the traditional FPS genre: acrobatic melee combat. This sequel also features new single-player and multiplayer gameplay, person camera mode, intense melee abilities, and 14 playable characters from the Unreal universe, each with spectacular new Adrenaline Powers that enable new offensive and defensive combos.

'Cold Fear' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cold Fear is the first action-horror title to be published under the Ubisoft brand and combines the popular elements of both action and horror releases, delivering an action-packed, tension-filled gaming experience.

DemonWare To Launch Matchmaking+ At GDC

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2005 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Demo

DemonWare Matchmaking+ will make its full international debut at GDC 2005 in San Francisco. DemonWare Matchmaking+ provides all the services you need to support your multiplayer game. Quick and easy to integrate, DemonWare Matchmaking+ provides a complete range of toolkits for your online title including statistics, user management and, of course, matchmaking. It forms a key component of the DemonWare Netcode Suite of multiplayer tools.

'Bet On Soldier' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2005 @ 12:51 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.

'Pennant Chase Baseball' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo Pennant Chase Baseball includes players from every Major League Baseball team. Players will be able to compete in all 30 current Major League ballparks, as well as in a few from the past. To ensure a completely authentic experience, the game has been licensed by Major League Baseball Properties, the Major League Baseball Players Association and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, with statistics and ratings provided by STATS, Inc.

'Dungeon Siege II' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2005 @ 6:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Dungeon Siege II" promises to set a new standard in role-playing games by combining an intriguing story-line with intense real-time party combat and cutting edge 3D graphics. Read more for some spiffy new screens ...

Various Game Trailers #446

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2005 @ 5:03 p.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 :

  • Cossacks II - Trailer #2

'Stunt Car Racer Pro' Gets Cancelled

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2005 @ 4:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Motorsportgaming is reporting that Geoff Crammond's Stunt Car Racer Pro project has been terminated without further explanation. A few years ago Geoff Crammond's company Simergy signed a development agreement with Lost Toys, but apparently that deal did not materialize anything so Stunt Car Racer Pro has been shelved (thanks VE3D).

'The Moment of Silence' Sneaks Into Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2005 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced it has shipped The Moment of Silence, an investigative thriller, in North America.