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No Revolution At E3

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

... and then there were two. Citing fears that Sony and Microsoft might copy some of the revolutionary ideas, Nintendo head honcho Satoru Iwata decided to withdraw previous statements and has now decided to not show the new Nintendo Revolution at E3 next month. Instead, visitors will have to be content with rolling demos of titles in development, a better look at the Nintendo online service, new Pokemon titles, and a new playable version of the latest Zelda title. We will be on site and report live if anything exciting does happen.

European 'Domination' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher announced today that it is pushing backthe release date for its strategy game Domination from its original April 22nd date to May 20th. Domination features a renewed global conflict between the Free Nations Union and the Phantom League on distant planets, including sci-fi land, sea and air warfare at a grand-strategy level.

'Age of Pirates' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella is making yet another pirate game, after Sea Dogs and Pirates of the Caribbean, it is now time for the Age of Pirates. Known in Russia under Corsairs 2, this AoP will be distriuted under that name in Europe and North America. No details or planned release date are known yet, but at least there are some new screens ..

GameStop To Acquire EBGames

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameStop announced today that it would buy rival Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. for $1.44 billion in cash and stock, likely creating the leading video game retailer in the United States. Electronics Boutique stock jumped 29 percent, while GameStop shares fell 1.6 percent in early trading.

'TT Superbikes' (PS2) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TT Superbikes will feature on the channel around the launch along with a strong presence at this year's TT event in June. There will be several promotions including prize give-away copies of the game to Men and Motors viewers. The game will also feature the Men and Motors Suzuki superbike, which will race at this year's event. Read more for details and screens ...

'Medal of Honor European Assault' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europe 1942. These are desperate hours for Allied forces as the Nazi war machine rages across a devastated European landscape. You are US Army Lieutenant William Holt, hand-picked by William “Wild Bill” Donovan to be the first field agent of the newly formed Office of Strategic ServicesĀ­the OSS. Medal of Honor European Assault makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe.

'Boiling Point: Road to Hell' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boiling Point: Road to Hell, previously known as Xenus, will combine intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world. Boiling Point: Road to Hell is in development by Ukrainian developer Deep Shadows and is scheduled for release in Spring 2005.

'NASCAR Chase for the Cup 2006' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2005 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NASCAR 2006 is expected somewhere in August and instead of the "you vs. the rest of the pack," it will now focus on team play. NASCAR 2006 will allow you to be part of a racing team, give commands, switching over to other cars in your team (especially useful in case you wreck your own ride), and of course slightly updated graphics. Your team members will either like or dislike you, depending on your action on the track.

'NCAA Football 2006' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2005 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Football 2006 is the latest iteration in EA's college football franchise, and one of the new features will be the Race for the Heisman. The new mode allows you to create a profile and work your way up through the stats, including perks to pimp out your college dorm room, and once your won the trophy, eventually you will be able to get drafted by the NFL, and transfer your character, and his stats, over to continue your football career in Madden NFL 2006. More details later ...

Screen Actors Guild And Video Game Publishers Avoid Strike

by Rainier on April 16, 2005 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a follow-up to our SAG vs. publishers article from earlier this week, representatives of the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a group of video game publishers have agreed to extend the current interactive agreements to May 13, 2005. Discussions on successor interactive agreements are continuing. A press blackout remains in effect (thanks Blues). By extending the previous agreement, which expired last Friday, an immediate strike was avoided.