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'Star Wars: Empire at War' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on May 23, 2005 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Control the fate of the galaxy in LucasArts' all new RTS game Star Wars: Empire at War. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV A New Hope, the game will let players rewrite history as well as experience the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the creation of the Rebel Alliance, and Darth Vader's rise to power. LucasArts has just launched the official Empire at War website, which unfortunately also reveals the game has been pushed back from its original fall 2005 release date, all the way back to spring 2006.

Tecmo's E3 2005 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2005 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens & trailers from Tecmo's 2005 E3 lineup:

Tecmo Reaches Settlement In 'Dead or Alive' Lawsuit

by Rainier on May 22, 2005 @ 10:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a follow up to our Tecmo vs. Ninjahacker editorial from a few months back, it seems a federal judge last week dismissed a lawsuit by California game maker Tecmo against the proprietors and users of the website, after the company quietly settled with the two main defendants. Read more for details ...

SCi's E3 2005 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on May 22, 2005 @ 8:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens & trailers from SCi's 2005 E3 lineup:

Bandai's E3 2005 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on May 22, 2005 @ 5:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Bandai's 2005 E3 lineup:

Next-Gen Console Debut Boosts E3 Attendance

by Rainier on May 22, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

More than 70,000 industry professionals from 79 countries gathered at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the E3. According to the Entertainment Software Association approximately 400 exhibitors occupied 547,000 net square feet of exhibit space and displayed more than 5,000 computer and video game products -- 1,000 of which made their debut. Exhibitors reported 80 percent of the 5,000 products will be found on store shelves by the 2005 holiday season.

Chinese 'World of Warcraft' To Use CD Key System

by Rainier on May 22, 2005 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The9 Limited and Blizzard today announced that both companies have decided to use an authorized-CD-key system for World of Warcraft in China in order to provide a stable and fair game environment and top-notch customer service for all players.

'Battlecruiser Millennium' - Full Game Available NOW

by Rainier on May 21, 2005 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

3000 AD as released the full version of its 2001 space combat sim Battlecruiser Millennium. The game is now available for download, allowing you to explore the entire game world and play all missions. Read more for download links ...

'Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 21, 2005 @ 7:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka has released a demo for its RPG/RTS sequel Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness, offering a cinematic and early part of the game. Read more for download links ...

Mad Catz Signs 'Gametrak Real World Golf'

by Rainier on May 20, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mad Catz today announced an exclusive international distribution agreement with In2Games. Under the terms of the agreement, Mad Catz has been granted rights to distribute Gametrak Real World Golf to retailers in the UK, Ireland, France, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia and the PC market in Italy.