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'Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green' (Xbox/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Groove Games announced today that Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green will be hitting store shelves the week of October 17th, just in time for Halloween. Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green sets players in the midst of a gruesome adventure where they must battle the undead and their rapidly spreading zombie plague. Players must save themselves ­ and a quickly - diminishing living population - from the brain feasting zombies! Land of the Dead will be available at an estimated retail price of $29.99 for Xbox and $19.99 for PC.

'Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War' (PS2) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a little while ago, Namco today officially announced Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War for the PS2, which will challenge players to develop their high-flying reputations while facing off against rival pilots in white-knuckled dog fights. Read more for details and screens ...

'Call of Duty 2' (ALL) Titles Get Historical Content

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced today that it has signed a deal with the Military Channel to produce a series of historical vignettes that will be featured in the company’s upcoming World War II-themed games Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty 2: Big Red One.

'STACKED with Daniel Negreanu' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Myelin Media today announced a retail pre-sale campaign for their upcoming Texas Hold ‘em poker game, STACKED with Daniel Negreanu. Reserve you copy of the game at EB Games, GameStop, GameCrazy, CompUSA Online, Toys’R Us, and Barnes & Noble Online and receive Inside STACKED, a free making-of DVD with exclusive behind the scenes footage, tips and interviews with the seven professional poker players in the game.

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition for the PS2, which will include on DVD The Introduction and Rockstar's debut documentary film, Sunday Driver.

'Blitzkrieg II' - 4 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg II is created with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships.

'Age of Empires III' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft and Ensemble Studios' real-time strategy Age of Empires III is complete and poised to invade retail on October 18. Available in two versions standard and Collector's Edition, Age of Empires III will fire up gamers with groundbreaking new features like the persistent Home City and jaw-dropping graphics never before seen in an RTS.

'Stubbs The Zombie' (Xbox/PC) Gets Co-Op Play - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr Media and Wideload Games today announced the addition of co-op play in the Xbox version of Stubbs the Zombie game. The player controls a wisecracking zombie named Stubbs, who takes on an ultra-modern city of the future using nothing but his own carcass and the weapons of his possessed enemies.

Modding In 'Civilization IV' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fourth game in the PC strategy series that has sold over five million copies, Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a bold step forward for the franchise, with spectacular new 3D graphics and all-new single and multiplayer content. Civilization IV will also set a new standard for user-modification, allowing gamers to create their own add-ons using the standard Python and XML scripting languages. Firaxis producer Barry Caudill tells us more about the new Civilization IV civics feature.

'Stranger' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stranger is a real-time strategy game, with elements of role playing games set in a world, split in two parts, surface and a subterranean one, which are in a tenuous balance. 'Stranger' will also feature multiplayer although details beyond "The players may play on their own, or unite in teams" are a bit sktechy. FireGlow let us know that Stranger development is complete, and has reached beta stage.