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'Pro Evolution Soccer 5' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Evolution Soccer 5, aka Winning Eleven 9, furthers the realism, on and off-the-ball movement and intuitive control of the best-selling football series with Producer Shingo 'Seabass' Takaska and his team at KCE Tyo Inc. implementing a host of new gameplay features and aesthetic touches as he continues his quest to deliver the most realistic football title on any format.

'SpyToy' (PS2) Game Details Revealed

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Europe announced today a host of new features and games for SpyToy on PS2. Due for release in October 2005, SpyToy is more than just a game, it is a state of the art security system. It builds on the surveillance concept first introduced in 'EyeToy: Play 2' with a package of new and improved security features, whilst the gameplay sees you become a member of the SIA, tasked with bringing to justice a global network of master criminals.

'WarCraft III' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Dust Storm"... Map info: "These barren wastes hold nothing for the living, harboring only the bones of those who have fallen to the sun bleached land. The dusty earth thus serves as a savage battleground where armies can unleash their full might unhindered." This is a medium sized map and the suggested no. of players is 2v2 or 3v3. It is based on the "Barrens" tileset. Go download it here!

'Battlefield 2' - v1.01 HotFix Coming Soon

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Battlefield 2 is currently being plagued by user login issues, GameSpy are being investigating the matter, but as a result external stats tracking may be temporarily disabled. EA has also announced that a HOTFIX candidate for Battlefield 2 v1.01 is currently in testing, which the fix for the memory leak found in v1.01 is being tested and will soon be available. No specific release date was given, but it's not far off ...

'Worms' Coming to NDS/PSP

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced an agreement with studio Team17 to publish Worms on the PSP and Nintendo DS. Retaining the same gameplay and unique sense of humour that has epitomised the brand for almost a decade, Worms brings a whole raft of new features and laugh-out-loud comedy to the handhelds.

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Sugarcoats Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, announced today that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is now available in retail stores across North America for the PS2, Xbox, GBA and PC, with the GameCube version available next week. The game features key talent from the Warner Bros. Pictures film being released in theaters on July 15th.

Bandai Working On Unnamed RPG Title (PS2)

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai Games today announced that it will publish a mechanized combat RPG featuring an original storyline and characters set in a massive alternative world of the future.

'T-72: Balkans On Fire!' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 4:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the violent period of civil wars in Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1995, T-72: Balkans on fire! puts the player as a Russian volunteer tank commander right into the turret of some of the best tanks the Russians built ­ the T-72B, the T-55A and the T-34-85. This demo features 3 missions from the full game. Read more for download links ...

'GT Legends' Gets Pushed Forward - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Numerous different game types as well as five levels of difficulty promise a high degree of long-term motivation for both beginners and pros. With a new engine, improved graphics and an extended list of features, GT LEGENDS will provide high authenticity, a detailed presentation and thrilling entertainment behind the steering wheel of an untamed racing beast. GT Legends is in its final testing phase and will now be released a few weeks earlier than planned, at the beginning of October!

'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. A complement of heroes, both new and familiar, will be the players' alter egos in dozens of new missions as they attempt to lead their troops to victory.