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Nintendo Dropping NDS Price in Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exciting news in time for Christmas as Nintendo today announced that it is cutting the price of its popular Nintendo DS, offering even greater value. From 7th October, Nintendo DS will be available at the estimated retail price of around £89.99. The £10 price drop will take effect on the same day as the launch of Nintendogs.

'Evochron Alliance' Released - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarWraith announces the release of Evochron Alliance, the sequel to the original space combat and trading simulation Evochron. In this new game, you are placed in a recently discovered region of space where your survival depends on your ability to manage wealth and resources as well as your skills in combat.

'Dead Rising' (X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising is survival horror game, in which you play Frank West, a grizzled freelance photographer who has made his way to an idyllic suburban town to get his hands on the scoop. To his surprise, he soon discovers that the town has been overrun with zombies. As he fights tooth and nail against hordes of gruesome zombies, Frank must discover the cause of the disturbing outbreak. Full of mystery and thrills, this title is sure to please.

'Operation Flashpoint: Elite' (Xbox) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint: Elite retains all the depth and immense content of the original and takes you right into the heart of a gripping Cold War conflict between NATO coalition forces and a renegade Soviet Red army faction. The game's intense campaigns and solo missions deliver deeply believable military situations and gives you complete freedom to handle any flashpoint on your own initiative.

Federal Campus Piracy Probe Requested

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Although campus officials claim headway against illegal file-sharing, two congressmen will soon request a federal study of precisely what universities are doing to combat peer-to-peer piracy by students.

'Battlefield 2: Special Forces' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 2: Special Forces brings the intensity and excitement of its predecessors into the realm of covert ops with the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available to man.

Gearbox Licenses 'Unreal Engine 3' For PC & Next-Gen Titles

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 9:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gearbox Software and Epic Games announced today that they have entered into an a long-term agreement that will see Epic's Unreal Engine 3 technology be the exclusive technology Gearbox uses for next-gen console and PC games for Gearbox-owned intellectual properties, such as Brothers in Arms 3, and a yet unannounced new project.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted Black Edition' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In celebration of Need of Speed's 10th year anniversary, EA announced today that it will be shipping a Need for Speed Most Wanted collector’s edition in November for PS2, Xbox and PC, in conjunction with the launch of the game for all platforms. Need for Speed Most Wanted Black Edition, will feature exclusive cars, races and specially-tuned rides, as well as a bonus DVD with behind the scenes footage of model/actress, Josie Maran, concept art, exclusive videos and much more. It was also confirmed that the Xbox 360 version of the game will ship as a launch title.

'Wild Arms 4' (PS2) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wild Arms 4 is a role-playing game featuring a new cast of characters, an original storyline, and a new strategic battle system, it appeals to new players of the series while fans will instantly recognize the mainstays of the Wild Arms world of Filgaia. Wild Arms 4 follows the journey of four teenagers as they reshape the future of Filgaia.

'EVE Online' User Base Keeps Expanding

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Independent developer and publisher CCP Games announced today that since the launch of 'EVE Online: Cold War Edition' the game has surpassed the 15,000 peak concurrent user record and smashed through the 70,000 active subscriber mark. This is a remarkable milestone for EVE Online considering the industry-wide decrease in MMOG subscriber numbers due to the impact of big-name entries into the genre.