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'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two' Goes Gold - Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. A complement of heroes, both new and familiar, will be the players' alter egos in dozens of new missions as they attempt to lead their troops to victory. CDV producer Achim Heidelauf plans to release a demo (450mb) tomorrow, featuring an exclusive mission not available in the retail game. Of course we will have it on our fileserver network when it becomes available.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) Dev. Diary #4 - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 9:50 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 bonus unlockable content that has been added to the Xbox version.

'The Suffering: Ties That Bind' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Suffering: Ties That Bind is an action-horror game that emphasizes the disturbing terror of its predecessor, with all-new twisted creatures and a few familiar faces. Set in the slums and prisons of Baltimore, the player once again controls Torque as he seeks revenge against the mysterious grand manipulator Caleb Blackmore, a man somehow tied to the death of Torque's family.

'Justice League of America' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the production of the Justice League of America videogame, based on the DC Comics super heroes, for the PS2 and Xbox. Set for release in fall 2006, the Justice League of America game will be a super hero action role-playing game.

'SiN Episodes: Emergence' Announced

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ritual Entertainment today announced the development of SiN Episodes, featuring the highly anticipated return of Elexis Sinclaire, the world's most dangerous and seductive biochemist, and the only man who stands in her way, John R. Blade. The sworn enemies face off in Freeport City, a near-future mixture of San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, all set inside the unrestricted SiN universe.

'Lawmaker' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Immerse yourself into the chaos of the 19th century gold rush as Colt Kaufman, a man caught in a degenerative struggle for money, power, and revenge in the western FPS Lawmaker. Harnesses breathtaking visual effects and the power of an intense, tightly knit single player storyline, Lawmaker will create a game that completely consumes the player in a world as grand as the old legends of the Wild West.

'Universal Combat: A World Apart' - Demo #3 Available NOW

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal Combat: A World Apart uses a new graphics engine, offer high definition first-person character models, new first-person weapon models and classes such as machine guns, fixed gun turrets and several new combat weapons. This 3rd demo contains elements from the previous two demos, but all the demo scenarios have been revised e.g. the Recon Force Marine scenario now takes place in stormy weather; in the Commander scenarios, you are piloting different crafts; some of the marine scenarios feature different weapons etc etc

Dusk2Dawn Brings 'Invasion: Earth' To The UK - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dusk2Dawn Interactive announced today that it has signed a publishing agreement with Russian-based Sigma-Team to bring Invasion: Earth to the UK. Invasion : Earth, previously known as Alien Shooter, pits the player against the mass forces of an alien threat, which have managed to open transportation portals within a secret military complex.

Black Bean Games is Bringing Strategy First Titles to Italy

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and publisher Lago today announced that they have entered into a broad Western European publishing and distribution deal covering ten of Strategy First's upcoming titles. The initial term of the agreement runs through the release of ten titles, anticipated to be distributed over the next nine months.

'TOCA Race Driver 2' (PSP) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TOCA Race Driver 2 brings the most motorsports in any game to PSP, complete with real performance cars, real damage, real physics, and real driver AI that adapts to suit your level of racing expertise.