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'T-72: Balkans On Fire!' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and IDDK/Crazy House proudly announce that their groundbreaking tank combat simulation T-72 Balkans on Fire! has begun shipping today. T-72: Balkans on fire! is a new Tank simulation by Russian game developers IDDK/Crazy House. Set in the violent period of civil wars in Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1995, it puts the player as a Russian volunteer tank commander right into the turret of some of the best tanks the Russians built ­ the T-72B, the T-55A and the T-34-85.

'Voyage: Inspired by Jules Verne' - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the premise of Verne's novel, Voyage, previously called Journey to the Center of the Moon, follows as a group of scientists create a space capsule with the intent of landing on the moon's surface. As scientist Michel Ardan, players are able to wander the surface of the moon and witness the explosion of plant life at dawn.

'NHL 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360) Cover Athlete Signed - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports is proud to announce that Dallas Stars All-Star goalie Marty Turco will be the new cover athlete and official spokesperson for NHL 2K6. Turco has earned great respect from players and fans for his superb talent, dedication, and winning attitude, making him the natural choice as cover athlete for the NHL video game series.

Black Bean Games Brings 'Legion Arena' To Europe

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Bean Games announce today that it has reached a publishing deal with Slitherine Software, UK Ltd. under which it will publish Slitherine's Legion Arena in Europe with an anticipated launch in late 2005. Plunge into the Roman world and take part in the most famous battles of the ancient world.

Ubisoft Launches 'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory' Map Contest

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that it will launch the Splinter Cell Chaos Theory “Best Map” contest this summer. Everyone can create his own map thanks to the map editor provided with the game. The Jury – whose members are the creators of the Versus Mode from Ubisoft’s studio in Annecy (France)– will reward the 10 best maps created. Among the prizes to be distributed: Graphic card Point of View / GeForce 6800 GT AGP 256 Mo, statues of Sam Fisher, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory notebooks signed by the developers of the Versus mode.

'Virtua Tennis: World Tour' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced the roster of internationally-ranked tennis pros featured in SEGA's upcoming Virtua Tennis: World Tour for the PSP. Three-time Wimbledon champions Roger Federer and Venus Williams headline the roster of tennis greats. Read more for details and screens ...

'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two' Goes Gold - Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. A complement of heroes, both new and familiar, will be the players' alter egos in dozens of new missions as they attempt to lead their troops to victory. CDV producer Achim Heidelauf plans to release a demo (450mb) tomorrow, featuring an exclusive mission not available in the retail game. Of course we will have it on our fileserver network when it becomes available.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) Dev. Diary #4 - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty. In this developer diary Firaxis producer Dan Magaha talks about the bonus unlockable content that has been added to the Xbox version.

'The Suffering: Ties That Bind' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Suffering: Ties That Bind is an action-horror game that emphasizes the disturbing terror of its predecessor, with all-new twisted creatures and a few familiar faces. Set in the slums and prisons of Baltimore, the player once again controls Torque as he seeks revenge against the mysterious grand manipulator Caleb Blackmore, a man somehow tied to the death of Torque's family.

'Justice League of America' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the production of the Justice League of America videogame, based on the DC Comics super heroes, for the PS2 and Xbox. Set for release in fall 2006, the Justice League of America game will be a super hero action role-playing game.