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'Heroes of Might and Magic V' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Gamers will delve into a more mature, consistent fantasy universe that will appeal to fans of all fantasy genres. Heroes of Might & Magic V will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system, and a story-based campaign mode. Ubisoft sends along a pre-canned Q&A with producer Fabrice Cambounet.

'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - UK Mod Tools Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements. Digital Jesters has released a HUGE patch that is required to bring the previously released v1.1 mod tools to work with the UK edition of Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich. Read more for download links ...

'SiN Episodes: Emergence' - 9 Hi-Res Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 10:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SiN Episodes features the highly anticipated return of Elexis Sinclaire, the world's most dangerous and seductive biochemist, and the only man who stands in her way, John R. Blade. The sworn enemies face off in Freeport City, a near-future mixture of San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, all set inside the unrestricted SiN universe. These are the same screens as previously released, except now in high res format ...

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi' (PS2) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, also known as Dragon Ball Z: Sparking!, is the only game to combine fighting and flying in wide open, destructible 3D environments. In the air, on the ground or under water, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi gives players the ability to battle with unprecedented power and freedom.

'Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness' (NGC) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Return to Orre for a new role-playing game in an expansive setting with a sinister plot and characters the likes of which have never been met before. With Eevee as their companion, players seek to unravel the mystery of Shadow Lugia. The fate and welfare of Pokémon lies in their ability to Snag and Purify them before it's too late. Starting Aug. 28, Pokémon fans who reserve a copy of Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness for GameCube at participating retailers will receive a custom GameCube vinyl skin featuring characters from the game. Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness will be available Oct. 3.

'80 Days' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogwares is working on a game based on Jules Verne's novel Around The World In 80 Days. Journey on every existing means of transport, making you to use all inventiveness ingenuity, full of discoveries of unseen and unheard beauties. New gentleman, new bet, but it is up to you to choose itinerary. Would you do it in 80 days? Maybe you would rather make a stop at Bahamas, and give up the race for good?

'Wild Earth' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wild Earth is a graphically spectacular safari adventure set in the heart of Africa, offering gamers a breathtaking journey through the Serengeti National Park. Expected for release in the final quarter of 2005.

'Total Overdose' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Total Overdose is an over-the-top, adrenalin-fuelled, free-style action, 3rd person cinematic adventure with a strong whiff of tequila. Crash cars, steal hats, shoot bad guys with style, jump bikes, fight in the street, meet girls, shoot more bad guys, find your fathers killer, hot-wire tractors, eat Burritos, catch planes, drink tequila; the Mexican heat can make people do the strangest things.

European Antitrust Officials Raid Intel Offices

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A spokesman for the European Union executive said that European offices of US Chipmaker Intel Corp., computer makers and distributors were raided by European Commission and local authorities on Tuesday as part of an investigation into possible antitrust violations, filed by AMD a few weeks ago.

'Boktai 3' (GBA) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there has not been any official announcement yet for Europe or North America, Konami's action/rpg Boktai 3 is scheduled for release in Japan on July 28, 2005. Until there are more details, check these new screens ...