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'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the PC title. Far Cry Instincts will ship for Xbox in September 2005.

'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30' - v1.10 SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a new patch for Gearbox's WW2 tactical FPS Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30. This v1.10 SDK suite contains the EnrealEd edition for BiA, dedicated server support, required docs, sample content, etc. Read more for download links...

'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 19 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 9:01 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, or download the new video showing ingame footage...

John Romero No Longer Working At Midway

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A post on his own website confirms rumors which surfaced yesterday about Romero no longer working at Midway. "Hey guys, I can definitely confirm that I have left Midway - I've been gone for about 3 weeks and Rhaluka and I have been traveling around and having fun together (a sort of honeymoon without going to tropical destinations). Midway says that development of Gauntlet hasn't been impacted by my departure and is scheduled to ship this fall. I can't say anything more about the situation and hope you all understand. I'm currently looking at lots of exciting developments right now and it'll be a couple months before I can announce my next destination."

Typhoon Games Brings 'Sudeki' To China

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Typhoon Games today revealed plans to distribute the chartbuster Sudeki for the PC in Hong Kong and Singapore beginning August 2005.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) Now Available In Stores

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pirates! you are a 17th century Caribbean Pirate Captain 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.

'Hard Rock Casino' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced that it has entered into agreement with Hard Rock International to license and develop Hard Rock Casino videogames for the PS2.

EA Signs John Madden to Multi-Year Agreement

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that John Madden, football icon and television analyst of ABC's Monday Night Football, has signed a multi-year agreement to continue to license his name and appear in and consult on the development of future iterations of the blockbuster game that bears his name. Madden NFL 06 will feature the name, voice, likeness and expertise of the celebrated sports personality.

'Hello Kitty Roller Rescue' (NGC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Hello Kitty Roller Rescue players will be able to save Earth from the misinformed Block-O with the much loved Hello Kitty and Badtz-Maru. More than 20 popular Sanrio characters will help Hello-Kitty throughout her travels. Kitty will also be able to partner up at various stages to fight enemies. And, for the first time, players will be able to enjoy the beautiful Sanriotown in a completely 3-D world that is interactive.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Gamers will delve into a more mature, consistent fantasy universe that will appeal to fans of all fantasy genres. Heroes of Might & Magic V will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system, and a story-based campaign mode. Ubisoft sends along a pre-canned Q&A with producer Fabrice Cambounet.