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'The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge' (PS2/Xbox) - 38 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2005 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge is an action-adventure game that continues the story of Jack Skellington and his arch-nemesis, Oogie Boogie. Players take on the role of Jack, who must battle bizarre and vicious enemies in order to stop the diabolical Oogie Boogie from kidnapping the leaders of all the holidays.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (ALL) Name Confirmed - Trailer

by Rainier on June 27, 2005 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that the next installment in the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon squad-based action franchise, will officially be known as Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. Scheduled to ship for Holiday 2005, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter focuses on the deployment of the Soldier of the Future "the warfighter," in military parlance, into the chaos of urban warfare.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) Dev. Diary #3 - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2005 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty. In this developer diary Firaxis producer Dan Magaha talks about the four player multiplayer ship battles that have been added to the Xbox version of the game.

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on June 27, 2005 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive announced today that after 5 years of development, Starship Troopers is scheduled for an October release date. Developed by Strangelite Studio, the game is based on the Starship Troopers movie in which you will take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs, emulating the best scenes from the movie and a whole lot more!

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 7 New Screens

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

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

'Pacific Storm' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on June 27, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lesta Studio and Buka Entertainment announce the new official Pacific Storm website. The website contains news, screenshots, which demonstrate strategic, tactical and simulator part of the game, gameplay and intro trailers, a special section of historical documents and essays and, last but not least, the official forum. Now you can take part in all major Pacific battles of the World War II in the Pacific Storm game that is a mixture of RTS, war-game and simulator.

Deep Silver Signs 'Chrome Specforce' - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2005 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver announced details of their sci-fi FPS, Chrome Specforce. Launching in August 2005, Chrome Specforce is definitely one for every shooter fan, packed with unlimited action and a diverse range of vehicles and weapons, appealing for both lone and online gaming. Get ready for the special force operatives of the future.

'Neocron 2' - 10-Day Free Trial Returns

by Rainier on June 27, 2005 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reakktor offers a 10-day free trial version of its cyberpunk MMORPG Neocron 2, after a lengthy absence due to the release of the boxed version. After the trial phase, you can extend the account and keep playing. Neocron is the world's only MMORPG that immerses you into a dense FPS-like combat/action cyberpunk atmosphere. Become a citizen of one of the last mega cities on the postapocalyptic Earth of the 18th century. Live exciting adventures with thousands of other players or just lead a normal life in this virtual world.

MTV And Midway Sign Soundtrack and Ingame Advertising Deal

by Rainier on June 27, 2005 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MTV today announced a strategic relationship with Midway Games to market, jointly sell in-game advertising and collaborate on soundtrack development for three upcoming games. Under the deal, MTV is able to participate in a royalty sharing structure.

'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2005 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor, this flight combat game puts players in the middle of some of the most intense naval conflict in WWII’s Pacific Theater. Check out the new screens...