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'L.A. Rush' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can now fuel their racing fever by pre-ordering L.A. Rush to receive Midway Arcade Treasures 3, containing the Arcade Classic Rush and seven more 3-D racing classics, for free. L.A. RUSH features an in-depth story mode, intense head-to-head racing, an exclusive soundtrack, and open word racing where players can race, roam and run over 350 miles of drivable in their pimped out whips, customized by the renowned crew at West Coast Customs.

'Lunar Genesis' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Star Games has announced that the next iteration in the Lunar series of RPGs will be coming to the Nintendo DS. Lunar Genesis will feature several innovations making the most of the unique features of the Nintendo DS and includes a brand new multiplayer battle mode.

'City of Heroes' Issue #5: Forest of Dread Goes Live

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft announces that the latest Issue #5: Forest of Dread update has gone live, and is available at no extra cost for existing subscribers to download right now. Issue #5 features a thrilling new Zone for heroes to explore – the mystical Croatoa, which is populated by monstrous new villains such as the giant Fir Bolg and the legendary Tuatha de Dannan. A new epic Task Force is also available in Croatoa for heroes to complete.

Share Your 'The Movies' Creations With The Community

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lionhead Studios and Activision announced today The Movies Online, a community website where aspiring moviemakers can upload and share their motion pictures created with The Movies on the internet! Located at www.themoviesgame.com, the site will launch a virtual film festival for aspiring film-makers when the game ships this fall.

'NIBIRU: Age of Secrets' Reveals Itself In Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced NIBIRU: Age of Secrets for PC has shipped to retailers across Canada and the U.S.

'FIFA 06' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 06 returns to field with more teams, better graphics, and improved gameplay. Utilize improved formations to create the perfect attack with the world's greatest players. EA has released a multi- demo allowing you to play a game between either Manchester United, AC Milan, PSG, Barcelona or Bayern Munich, in Millennium and Azteca stadiums.

'Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion' - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Barbarian Invasion starts just after the last Emperor of a unified Rome has died. Romulus Augustulus successors in Rome and Constantinople are now uneasy allies and rivals for power. The ‘barbarians’ are massing along the borders, and in some cases are living inside what used to be Roman territory. There are many, many challenges for a Roman to face - and some may be almost unbeatable.

'Pilot Academy' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pilot Academy is an extension of the hugely-successful Japanese flight sim series 'Pilot Ni Narou!' – directly translated as "Let's Become A Pilot!" – which first appeared in 1998 and has been released on both PSOne and PS2. The game will offer both civilian and military flight simulation, with both single-player missions and challenges and multi-player aerial combat.

'SSX On Tour' (PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SSX On Tour features all-new player customization that gives you the chance to join The Tour. SSX On Tour is packed with all-new highly detailed tracks, new stylish player customization options, new monster tricks, and multiplayer options. Check our Mario & co ...

Valve Endorses Visual C++ 2005 For 'Half-Life 2' Modding

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At Microsoft Tech-Ed Australia, Valve has named the upcoming Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition as the preferred development environment for hobbyist Windows developers creating modifications for Source, the engine on which Half-Life 2 is built. In addition, during Tech-Ed Australia, attendees will get to hear how Team Dystopia created its modification for Half-Life 2 with Visual C++.