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'Astérix & Obélix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum' (PS2/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2005 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Faithful to the tradition of parody that runs throughout the Asterix stories, Atari's latest Asterix offering is an explosive video game crammed with surprising encounters that parody the greatest icons of the video game world and is awash with wry references to many of the great moments that have marked over 25 years of video game history.

'80 Days' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2005 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German Publisher Anaconda Games announced today that Frogwares' Jules Verne inspired adventure game 80 Days has been delayed, for 30 days. reason the for delay was to give the game extra time and make the best quality product for fans to enjoy. 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.

'Burnout Revenge' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - 56 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2005 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Built for unprecedented destruction, Burnout Revenge challenges gamers to exact their revenge on rush hour traffic, vindictive rival racers and anything else that gets between them and the finish line.

'Star Wars Battlefront II' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2005 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Battlefront II takes one Imperial-walker step forward with all-new space combat, playable Jedi, and never-before-seen environments straight out of the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith film. Enjoy an all-new single-player experience that takes players through an epic, story-based saga where every action the player takes impacts the battlefront and, ultimately, the fate of the Star Wars galaxy.

'WRC: Rally Evolution' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2005 @ 1:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interactive events that affect game play: Unpredictability is the name of the game as you race across the world's most challenging terrains without knowing what's around the corner...a crash, a flood, a forest fire, tumbling mountain rocks...who knows? The 'events' change every time you play so get prepared to expect the unexpected just like the professionals...

'Monster Madness' (X360/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2005 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Madness, under development by Artificial Studios in conjunction with Immersion Software & Graphics, is a 4-player cooperative online-enabled action game for the PC and Xbox 360.

'Gun' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gun will be a GTA-style game, set in the West in the 1880s, in cities such as Dodge City and New Mexico's Las Vegas. The murderous 'Dodge City Gang' has been on a rampage and you seek revenge, hunting them down between Indians and Mexican pistoleros. Main mode of transportation is any horse you can find or steal, and of course, Gun will include high speed "horse" pursuits.

Layoffs Over At 'Myst' Developer Cyan Worlds

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyan employee The Grey Dragon has a blog posting about the shocking news that long time Myst developer Cyan worls has laid off all of its employees, except for Rand Miller and Tony Fryman. Cyan's future had been a bit rocky ever since the failed attempt at creating Myst Online, which was then changed to the commercially unsuccessful Uru. Reason for sudden demise is the inability to secure further funding, thus people had to be let go (thanks Uru Obesssion). Myst V: End of Ages will be released later this month, so maybe if it becomes another bestseller, there might be some hope for Cyan after all.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood builds upon the elements that have made Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 a runaway success by adding new features and game modes. Featuring a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood promises to lead the way this holiday season.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.