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'Rise of the Kasai' (PS2) Emerges in Retail Stores

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced the release of its PS2 exclusive title Rise of the Kasai. The sequel to the critically acclaimed The Mark of Kri is developed by BottleRocket Entertainment, who set out to make Rise of the Kasai stand out from other games by offering a unique single-player cooperative fighting system and a rich story that spans different time periods told through new playable characters and beautiful watercolor painted in-game movies.

'Space Rangers 2: Dominators' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Rangers 2 is a mix of intense space RPG laced with 3D RTS action planetside. 200 years after the first chapter of Space Rangers, a new, even more dangerous threat arises in the galaxy. A key planet in producing war androids has become self-aware with their own intellect and force of will, bent on conquering the galaxy one planet at a time.

Various Game Trailers #475

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 11:58 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • World Racing 2 - Trailer #2
  • Auto Assault - Trailer #4
  • Castlevania [NDS] - Trailer #2
  • Dungeon Lords - Trailer #8

Sony Online Bans 700 'EverQuest II' Accounts

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 11:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online has continued efforts since launch to keep the EverQuest II game world free of players who use exploits to gain an unfair advantage, especially with bots and macros. Over 700 accounts were banned for various forms of cheating and exploiting during the past 2 weeks alone. It is our goal to continue investigations into suspicious in-game activity and ban accounts with violations. "A few hundred 'bot subscriptions just aren't worth the money when compared to keeping the game fun for hundreds of thousands of people" said EverQuest II Senior Producer Scott Hartsman.

'Cricket 2005' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 8:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Utilizing technology from our blockbuster sports games such as FIFA, NBA & Rugby, EA SPORTS Cricket 2005 returns to the pitch. In addition to the international teams and bonus squads, you can now play with domestic teams and compete in England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The all-new Twenty20 tournament will be fully licensed with season modes also on offer.

'Dead to Rights: Reckoning' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed on the EBGames website, Namco's action game Dead to Rights is making its debut on a handheld with Dead to Rights: Reckoning. While it has not been offiically announced, the PSP version of the game is scheduled to ship May 1st and is priced at $39.99. Whether this will be an all-new product or a port from either one of the two previous titles is not known at this point. The Dead to Rigths titles are third-person, story-driven action-noir games delivering diverse gameplay mechanics, cinematic style and Hong Kong-inspired action. While Dead to Rights II pre-dates the original title, both games are set in Grant City's underworld where Jack Slate and his deadly K9 partner Shadow battle with various criminal organizations.

'Star Wars Galaxies: Episode III Rage of the Wookiees' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Galaxies: Episode III Rage of the Wookiees is 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.

'Rugby 2005' - Update Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 2:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the first patch for Rugby 2005 which addresses some of the most significant issues found with the game so far, in particular the Republic of Ireland's national tri-colour flag has been replaced with a flag that represents rugby players across all of Ireland. Read more for download links ...

'1944: Battle of the Bulge' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What began with PC real-time tactical Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps and continued with D-Day is to be concluded with 1944: Battle of the Bulge, as Digital Jesters announces the March release of the third World War II RTS from genre masters Monte Cristo.

'Obscure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Creeps Into Retail

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 2:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced its survival horror game Obscure has shipped in North America for the PS2, Xbox and PC. Obscure follows five All-American teenagers through a real-life nightmare as they uncover a deadly secret lurking in the hallways of their high school. When a popular student suddenly disappears, it sets off a chain of frightening events rivaled only by Hollywood cinema.