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'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announces the development of Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, a new first-person action game for the PC, powered by an enhanced version Valve's Half-Life 2 Source Engine.

'Serious Sam 2' (Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The series famous for relentless intensity is returning bigger, better looking and more frantic than ever before. Sam Stone is back to rescue the universe one bullet at a time against overwhelming hordes of time traveling enemies in Serious Sam 2. Built from the ground up with a completely new engine, Serious Sam 2 will be a shot of adrenaline to the hearts of first-person shooter fans across the world. This is serious!

'Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CMR 2005 has gained an extra word in the title, so it’s now Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus, due to its wireless multiplayer functionality. CMR 2005 Plus features over 30 rally cars, a diverse range of rally events, cups and championships to create a world of rallying for players on the move.

Midway Acquires Ratbag

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announced today that it has acquired Australian based developer Ratbag Holdings Pty Ltd. Midway acquired the privately-held developer in a primarily stock transaction for 418,570 Midway shares. The studio is currently working on several unannounced Midway products for both current- and next-generation systems. The studio will be renamed Midway Studios - Australia.

'Rebelstar: Tactical Command' (GBA) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Codo Technologies' GBA exclusive Rebelstar: Tactical Command has gone gold. Rebelstar: Tactical Command is a turn based strategy game that puts the player at the epicenter of a human revolt against alien oppressors.

'Alien Hominid' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alien Hominid on GBA retains all the super-fast action and irreverent humour of the larger console versions but in a format that you'll really have trouble putting down. Prepare to freak-out all over again with this lovingly crafted slice of pure gaming joy.

Xbox 360 Price Leaked? On Sale For $299

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to TotalVideoGames, a Walmart employee leaked what is believed to be the official price for Microsoft's next gen console. The Xbox 360 will be sold for $299 and will be available in North America starting November 4th, the UK will see it on shelves later in the month. Games will carry an average pricetag of $59.99, the first few titles will include Perfect Dark Zero and Project Gotham Racing 3.

'Grotesque' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grotesque is a new adventure/rpg from German developer Silent Dreams, and promises to be an original blend of traditional fantasy RPG (like Gothic, Fable, Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment) and sarcastic humor with adventure elements along the lines of Monkey Island. Currently looking for a publisher, Grotesque is scheduled for Q3 2006 (thanks RPGDot).

'Dragonshard' - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself. Atari has released a singleplayer demo, featuring part of the first two campaign chapters of the Order of the Flame campaign. Read more for download links ...

'The Movies' (Xbox/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.