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'SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo, licensed by Alfa Romeo and developed by Milestone, is a stunning racing simulation which combines both realistic car physics, and vibrant graphics together with classic Role Playing Game elements to become the first 'CARPG' ever developed.

'Pacific Fighters: Banzai!' Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and X1 Software announced today that Banzai!, their newest IL-2 Sturmovik series expansion (for Pacific Fighters), is now available for purchase from the Matrix Games store, either as a digital download or you can have a boxed game shipped to your door. Banzai! requires that Pacific Fighters be installed to function. See below for details.

'London Taxi' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

London Taxi, developed by Data Design Interactive, is a driving game based on the Official FX4 London Black Cab. London Taxi will be set in London England, complete with landmarks such as: Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and Hyde Park.

'X-Men Legends 2 : Rise of the Apocalypse' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since its initial announcement of 2004, not many details have surfaced, but Raven Software is quietly pluggin away at a sequel based on the ever-popular Marvel franchise. The original game challenges players to master the attributes of their favorite X-Men by creating, customizing and controlling teams of four mutants as they embark on a quest to stop the extinction of mankind. More details surely to come during E3 ...

'Stronghold 2' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 9:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stronghold 2 will bring the the castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS series to life in glorious 3D. Take 2 has released a German langauge demo allowing you to try out a tutorial and three missions of the single-player campaign (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'The Witcher' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 8:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher” is an Action RPG game for PC platform, which combines the features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights. The game is supposed to ensure entertainment to a broad group of older players, incorporating simple yet interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3-D graphics. Read more for details & screens ...

'Dawn of War' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 8:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we announced a few days ago, THQ has now released a new patch for Relic's 3D RTS Dawn Of War. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and addresses a slew of tweaks & unit balancing for all 4 races, game performance improvement, bug fixes, ability fixes and adds Observer mode, mod manager, friends list etc.. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ......

Nival Interactive Acquires Targem Games

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 8:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nival Interactive is pleased to announce its purchase of a controlling interest in Targem Games, one of Russia's leading game developers. The deal is part of Nival's competitive strategy to create a global video game development company that will produce next-generation console and wireless games with universal appeal while maintaining its strong position in the PC game market.

SOE Announces Two New PSP Titles - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced that it will distribute two new titles for the PSP, GripShift and FRANTIX. Developed from the ground-up specifically for the PSP portable system, GripShift and FRANTIX are scheduled to be available Fall 2005. Read more for details and screens ...

Horror Icon To Voice 'City of the Dead' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Character - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Games today announced that they have signed horror icon Tom Savini to appear in the previously unnamed City of the Dead video game. Developed by Kuju Entertainment and set in the George A. Romero universe, City of the Dead will be released on the PS2, Xbox and PC in spring 2006.