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'Far Cry Instincts' Exclusively On Xbox

by Rainier on June 28, 2005 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that Far Cry Instincts will be available exclusively for the Microsoft Xbox. Far Cry Instincts takes the PC version's signature locations, Full-Action Response A.I. (F.A.R. concept), and unprecedented view-distance, and combines them with improved gameplay scenarios that will challenge players to utilize an even broader range of strategies and survival tactics to uncover the many secrets within the beautiful, but deadly islands. The game is scheduled to ship September 2005.

'Radiata Stories' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2005 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to journey through a living, breathing fantasy world in the Square-Enix/tri-ACE co-production Radiata Stories. Explore a living, breathing fantasy world where time passes and NPCs all have their own daily routines. Recruit allies and pick sides in the war between humans and the faerie. The future's riding on your decisions.

Blizzard Announces BlizzCon

by Rainier on June 28, 2005 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard announced today the very first Blizzard Convention, to take place on October 28 & 29 in Orange County, California. BlizzCon is a celebration of our Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises and the players who have helped make them so popular around the world. Read more for details ...

'NBA Live 06' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 28, 2005 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready for NBA hoops like you've never seen it before: unprecedented player detail, seamless gameplay and full arenas packed with rabid 3-D fans. This is the next generation of NBA LIVE, and it's gonna knock your socks off. As the new line of hardware consoles begin to hit stores in Fall 2005, NBA LIVE will be there, opening up a whole new dimension for hoops fans everywhere.

'Dead to Rights: Reckoning' (PSP) Now in Stores

by Rainier on June 28, 2005 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Dead to Rights: Reckoning has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America. Developed by Rebellion in the UK, Dead to Rights: Reckoning is a third person action game featuring frantic cinematic action, an original hard-nosed cop storyline and wireless multiplayer shootouts for up to four players.

'KOF: Maximum Impact - Maniax' (Xbox) Kicks In Doors At Retail Stores

by Rainier on June 28, 2005 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK Playmore announced today that they have shipped KOF: Maximum Impact - Maniax, the first original the King of Fighters 3D title for the Xbox. KOF: Maximum Impact - Maniax will have a host of new, innovative features created exclusively for Xbox users, including a 128 player tournament mode on Xbox Live where KOF fans can play and challenge the rest of the world.

AMD Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Intel

by Rainier on June 28, 2005 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel Corp., accusing its market-dominating competitor of forcing customers into exclusive deals to keep them from buying AMD microprocessors.

'Auto Assault' Fans Can Vote For Own Pre-Order Content

by Rainier on June 28, 2005 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pre-order campaigns for MMO games offer, as a rule, bonus in-game goodies to reward early adopters with something special. NCsoft Europe has today announced that it plans to go one better with Auto Assault as European players will be able to vote for which in-game weapon will be included in the pre-order campaign.

'Fantastic 4' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Torches Its Way To Retail

by Rainier on June 28, 2005 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced today that Fantastic 4 is currently available in retail stores nationwide. Based on Twentieth Century Fox's Fantastic 4 feature film, the team-based action adventure game lets players take on the role of Marvel's first family of Super Heroes to overcome the evil Doctor Doom.

'All Points Bulletin' Also Coming to Xbox 360

by Rainier on June 28, 2005 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WEBZEN announced today that its highly anticipated massively multiplayer freeform combat and driving-based game, All Points Bulletin (APB), is in development for the X360. APB is being developed by Real Time Worlds under the leadership of David Jones, creator of the original Grand Theft Auto franchise. APB will be the first real-world based, massively multiplayer online game for Xbox 360.