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'Strike Force Red Cell' Officially Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2005 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strike Force Red Cell will be a single player and multiplayer game where new campaigns will be based on prior victory conditions and objectives met through previous maps. Strike Force Red Cell is currently being developed by Vision Studios, powered by the Reality Engine, and is scheduled for release in 2007!

'Ridge Racer 6' (X360) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2005 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ridge Racer 6 on Xbox 360 comes packed with more than 130 cars and 30 circuits, the most courses in any of the series so far! For the first time ever, it will also feature online compatibility with Xbox Live offering endless hours of drifting excitement.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2005 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

'The Warriors' (PS2/Xbox) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2005 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games proudly presents The Warriors for the PS2 and Xbox based on the 1979 Paramount Pictures cult classic movie. Developed by Rockstar Toronto, The Warriors expands the stylized cinematic journey of the film into a gritty interactive experience set in 1970s.

'Mall Tycoon 3' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2005 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tired of cruising the same old mall? Then create a Mall that rules with Mall Tycoon 3, the ultimate shopping center simulation! It’s up to you to build trendy stores, delicious restaurants, fun-filled arcades and even a cutting edge multiplex.

'Rome: Total War' - v1.3 Euro Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2005 @ 3:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released a new patch for Creative Assembly's 3D RTS Rome: Total War. This update brings your German/French retail game to v1.3 and sychronizes multiplayer with the Barbarian Invasion addon, adds campaign and battle map improvements, and the usual balance adjustments, crash and bug fixes.

'Age of Empires III' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Empires III is an RTS set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus discovered the new world. Ensemble has released the first patch preparing for the official launch next week, bringing your retail game to v1.01 and improves formations, and the usual game tweaks, bug and crash fixes.

'Rayman 4' Coming In 2006

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2005 @ 7:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At a fall Gaming Session press event in France, Ubisoft presented its lineup of upcoming titles. The usual suspects were all present, such as Ghost Recon 3, Prince of Persia, King Kong, and so forth, but the real interesting part was when producer Michel Ancel announced that the new installment in the Rayman franchise is making a comeback, which we already hinted at several months ago. While the teaser video did not reveal much information, it showed Rayman being called back from some tropical/vacation resort. No specific were given, but it is expected end of 2006, and most likely on current and next-gen consoles.

'SoulCalibur III' (PS2) Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2005 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

SoulCalibur III offers the series' hallmarks of exhilarating sword-fighting action and profound martial arts while also delivering highly improved graphics and sound effects to create a unique gaming experience. It also features a Character Creation Mode, which allows players to create original warriors. Namco sent over a Q&A with Chief Designer Seido Ozawa.

'WarCraft III' - 'Brutal Winter' Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2005 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Brutal Winter"... Map info: "The unforgiving winter is upon us... a time when resources are scarce and flanks exposed. Call forth the warriors, for there could not be a better time to attack than now. " This is a small map size and the suggested no. of players is 1v1, or 2v2. It is based on the "Lordaeron Winter" tileset. Go download it here!