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'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that the expansion pack to Zoo Tycoon 2 has gone gold and will be released on October 18. The expansion pack adds a spectacular new chapter to the wildly popular Zoo Tycoon 2, featuring 20 rare and exotic new animals, a dazzling new sky tram, and elevated paths and guided Jeep tours that take players closer than ever to their animal habitats.

'Until I'm Gone' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Until I'm Gone (working title) is a horror 3rd person adventure build on Czech WME (WinterMute Engine). In the spirit of a good old adventure, this game will contain pre-rendered scenes, in which will move real-time 3D models of characters, something like Microids' Syberia (thanks Tiscali). Read more for info & screens ...

Aspyr Media Brings Four JoWood Titles To North America

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr Media today announced it has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with JoWooD to publish four of JoWooD's award-winning compilation PC titles in North America. This is the first time North American players will be able to purchase SpellForce Platinum, Gothic II Gold, Silent Storm Gold, and The Guild Gold in the U.S. and Canada.

'Zoo Tycoon DS' Goes Ape In Retail Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Zoo Tycoon DS for the Nintendo DS has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America. This latest installment in the Zoo Tycoon franchise brings tycoon-style gameplay to a handheld system for the first time.

Buena Vista Games Expands Executive Team

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games today announced two key executive hires to help manage the company's growing video game development and publishing business worldwide. Filling the newly created positions are Raj Murari, vice president, strategic development and integration, and Mark Meyers, vice president, internal studios.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RCT 3: Wild combines thrilling coasters with extreme animal parks. This game is much more than an expansion with more coasters, new characters and gameplay additions that extend the RollerCoaster Tycoon experience. Dozens of new adrenalin pumping attractions and breathtaking rides will make fans roar with delight - it's an all-new spin on this popular franchise.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included, courtesy of an updated engine.

'Voodoo Nights' (X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jack and Samuel, two loose cannon cops, are on the trail of a deadly gang who know how to handle guns as well as insidious Voodoo magic. The key to their success is being a perfectly coordinated and synchronized team.

'Keepsake' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keepsake, Wicked Studios' upcoming adventure game, will immerse you into a journey beyond compare. Assisted by a dragon afraid of heights, Lydia takes on to explore the Dragonvale Academy's empty structures in search for her best friend Celeste.

'Kameo: Elements of Power' (x360) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, proudly presents Kameo: Elements of Power Original Soundtrack. The soundtrack album will be released on November 8th at the suggested retail price of $15.98 to US retail outlets through Nile Rodgers' Sumthing Else Music Works label www.sumthing.com