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Nintendo Teams Up With Broadcom for Wireless Revolution

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broadcom Corporation today announced a strategic partnership to provide wireless technology for Nintendo's next generation gaming systems. Broadcom's diverse portfolio of technology solutions will enable Nintendo to add cutting-edge wireless features and connectivity to its popular line of gaming consoles. Nintendo's next generation console (codenamed "Revolution") will feature an advanced wireless platform that integrates multiple technologies to enable a new and exciting gaming experience.

'Star Wars Battlefront' - v1.3 Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts has released an updated dedicated server file for Pandemic Studios' scifi shooter Star Wars Battlefront. This v1.3 server is in anticipation of the client release, which is due shortly, but no specific details as to what it addresses are available at this point. Read more for download links ...

'SpecForce' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpecForce is Techland's latest futuristic tactical shooter with a plot connected to already known Chrome. Game development has been underway for some time now, and will use an optimized Chrome Engine. Read more for some new screens ...

'Killer 7' (NGC/PS2) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Killer 7, players take on the role of Harman Smith an unlikely assassin who lives life at his own pace. Switching between seven different personalities, he employs each character’s abilities to terminate targets he deems "deserving to die." Read more to check out some screens ...

'War Front: Turning Point' Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While we already had the German announcement & screens last week, CDV today officially announced War Front: Turning Point, a new game for PC, will premiere at the 2005 Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3). War Front is being developed in partnership with Hungarian Developer Digital Reality, makers of popular titles such as Haegemonia, Desert Rats vs. Africa Corps and D-Day.

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' Expansion Pack in the Works?

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Of all places, an online retailer in South Africa has a listing for an upcoming Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth expansion pack. No additional information was listed, apart from it being scheduled for release in September 2005. We contacted EA to see if there was any truth to the matter, and all we got was, "Rumors and speculation, no comment," but also a friendly piece of advice: "I wouldn't line up outside the store." A very popular franchise, a good RTS, and EA so an expansion pack would not be unheard of, but only time will tell ...

'Around The World In 80 Days' - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogwares is working on a game based on Jules Verne's novel Around The World In 80 Days. Journey on every existing means of transport, making you to use all inventiveness ingenuity, full of discoveries of unseen and unheard beauties. New gentleman, new bet, but it is up to you to choose itinerary. Would you do it in 80 days? Maybe you would rather make a stop at Bahamas, and give up the race for good?

'Second Sight' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today announced it has partnered with Trymedia Systems to bring the PC edition of the acclaimed stealth action title Second Sight to Trymedia's global game distribution network.

Buena Vista Games Expands And Acquires Avalanche Software

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games today announced two major business deals to strengthen the company's internal game development capabilities and further its goals of becoming a top tier publisher of handheld and console games. The deals include the acquisition of acclaimed Salt Lake City-based video game developer, Avalanche Software LC and the establishment of a start-up development studio in Vancouver, Canada, led by former Electronic Arts Canada senior development and business staff.

Infinium Labs' Executive Vice President Resigns

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Richard S. Skoba announced today that he has turned in his resignation to Infinium Labs. Mr. Skoba was a member of the senior management team, serving as the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Sales for Infinium Labs since January 2004. His resignation is effective as of April 30, 2005.