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'Spy vs. Spy' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 66 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spy vs. Spy is one of MAD Magazine's longest-running and best-known features. For nearly four decades, the Black Spy and White Spy have been building their bizarre, elaborate contraptions in an endless parry of "Joke and Dagger." Award-winning cartoonist Antonio Prohias fled Cuba one step ahead of Castro's authorities at the height of the Cold War. He ended up in New York, where he began working for MAD. Since 1961, his Spies have been silently turning tables on each other in crazier and ever-more bizarre schemes of one-upmanship.

'Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django' (GBA) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set directly following the events of the first game, Boktai 2 sees vampire slayer Solar Boy Django and Master Otenko, the Messenger of the Sun, returning to Django's home town of San Miguel, after having dispatched the vampiric undead in Istrakan, the City of Death. However, all is not well in San Miguel, and the Immortals – the force for evil fought in the first game – have unleashed a spell to transform the populace into shambling zombies.

'Pro Rugby Manager 2' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Offering over 40 fully-licensed and faithfully replicated club and national teams, players can tinker with tactics, formation, line-up and training before each match. Pro Rugby Manager 2 displays each bone-crunching tackle, each heart-in-mouth drop kick and every maddening pass and dash to the try-line in such glorious, motion-captured detail, it rivals anything TV coverage can offer. This demo features a friendly game between the Northampton Saints and Toulouse, playable in singleplayer mode, but also LAN and online multiplayer.Read more for download links ...

'Dungeon Siege II' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Siege II returns players to the beautiful fantasy land of Aranna, but it is a land scarred by civil war, where the lines between good and evil are blurred. Players must lead an elite battle party against Valdis, a vicious marauder determined to return the world to order, no matter the cost. Microsoft has updated its product release list reflecting a change in release date, from the original spring 2005 it has now been postponed until late summer 2005.

'Guild Wars' Collectors Edition Announced

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ArenaNet and NCsoft today announced that Guild Wars will be available across Europe in a special Collectors Edition. In addition to the game itself, the Guild Wars Collectors Edition will contain a full-colour art book, the official music sound track, a Logitech headset, three months' free subscription to the Speakeasy: Teamspeak service and an exclusive in-game item, the Divine Aura.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 12:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Age of Pirates' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2005 @ 3:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella is making yet another pirate game, after Sea Dogs and Pirates of the Caribbean, it is now time for the Age of Pirates. Known in Russia under Corsairs 2, this AoP will be distriuted under that name in Europe and North America. No details or planned release date are known yet, but at least there are some new screens ..

'Vietcong Red Dawn' - Free Addon Available NOW

by Rainier on March 20, 2005 @ 7:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vietcong Red Dawn is a new official add-on for Vietcong. The add-on was released throughout the UK with the cover DVD of the latest PC Gamer issue, and it was only a matter of time before somebody was going to upload it online, ahead of its official March 25th release date. The addon contains a new Vietcong cooperative campaign, new multiplayer maps, one new single player mission, AI bots for the multiplayer mode, and completely new theme music (thanks NoFrag). Read more for download links ...

'TrackMania Sunrise' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2005 @ 6:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TrackMania Sunrise, the legitimate heir to the throne, is shifting up a gear. Sunrise moves faster, handles better and features improved air-control – vital for making the massive jumps – to ensure that gameplay never moves at anything less than fast. And it's all about the gameplay.

'Age of Empires' And 'Katamari Damacy' Coming To Nintendo DS

by Rainier on March 20, 2005 @ 4:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest issue of Nintendo Power seems to reveal quite a few of interesting facts. In a listing of upcoming Namco titles it seems that last years hit title Katamari Damaci might be making an appearance on the NDS, but also EA's Goldeneye Rogue Agent is scheduled. Further more there are also the first details about Age of Empires: The Age of Kings, to be published by Majesco. AoE II will of course utilize both screens, bottom will show the game map for playing and controlling the units, while the top view will be used for game info and characteristics. The game will feature 5 civilizations, 15 different buildings that can be constructed and upgrade, 50 unit types, and also wi-fi multiplayer for up to 4 people, which is said to be powered by GameSpy.