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'Tales of Legendia' (PS2) Backstory - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tales of Legendia will offer fantastic 3D graphics, dynamic battle scenes and an emotionally-charged storyline. Additionally, Tales of Legendia features a unique cast of characters designed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the Japanese artist acclaimed for his amazing animation sequences in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) Goes Gold In North America

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Interactive announced today that Starship Troopers has gone gold. 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!

'Maelstrom' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters today announces the development of Maelstrom, a groundbreaking strategy action epic. Maelstrom takes place on a devastated future Earth where, in the wake of an apocalyptic ecological disaster, the planet is threatened by an alien invasion, thus becoming the battleground as a divided human race fights for survival.

EA Launches A.I. Competition 'Tank Wars'

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today launched Tank Wars, a competition that challenges Computer Science students to compete for the title of "Best of Breed" and take home a new gaming PC complete with an EA line-up of PC titles. The Tank Wars competition invites computer science students to demonstrate their skill by writing an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) program that pits one military tank against another in a battle for supremacy.

'Zathura' (PS2/Xbox) Commences Its Journey To Retail

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Games today announced that the Zathura, developed by High Voltage Software, has shipped to North American retail stores in advance of Columbia Pictures' sci-fi family film Zathura: A Space Adventure, which is coming to theaters on November 11th.

'Virtual Skipper 4' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtual Skipper 4 is a sailing simulation that lets you create your own tropical paradise and set sail. Marvel at the beauty of your creation and share it with friends. Race people from all over the world in online regattas, team or private races.

Nintendo of Europe Distributing Capcom Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo of Europe has announced it will be adding an exciting line-up from Capcom to its expansive catalogue of Q1 games releases. Nintendo will be distributing Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Megaman Battle Network 5: Double Team on the Nintendo DS and Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble for GameCube.

Pandemic Studios and BioWare Join Forces

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Private equity firm Elevation Partners (remember the Eidos/Bono story?) has announced the formation of a creative and management partnership with Pandemic Studios, LLC and BioWare Corp. The combined investment, including future capital needs, will be more than $300 million, creating one of the world's largest independent game development houses.

'From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Charms Its Way To Retail

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 8:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has shipped the latest installment in the James Bond videogame franchise, From Russia With Love, starring Academy Award-winner, Sir Sean Connery. The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences.

'Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King' (PS2) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dragon Quest VIII, the first time on the PS2, old meets new, as classic gameplay is married to sumptuous graphics, delivering a sweeping adventure. Characters designed by Akira Toriyama are brought to life by "cel-shading," bringing gamers of all ages into a world straight out of Japanese anime.