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'Laser Squad Nemesis' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and co-publisher Merscom today announced that Laser Squad Nemesis for North American release has gone gold. Developed by Nick and Julian Gollop, the team behind the "X-Com" games, "Laser Squad Nemesis" brings a new addiction to tactical warfare gamers.

'TrackMania Sunrise' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 11:57 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.

EA Signs Hollywood Writer For 'MoH European Assault' (ALL) Storyline

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today revealed that acclaimed Hollywood writer/director John Milius, known for movies like Jaws, Dirty Harry and Apocolypse Now, to be the screenwriting talent behind the WWII storyline of Medal of Honor European Assault, the latest from the widely successful Medal of Honor franchise.

Turbine Will Self-Publish 'The Lord of the Rings: Middle-Earth Online'

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that it has finalized a deal with Tolkien Enterprises and Vivendi that grants Turbine the exclusive right to develop and publish massively multiplayer online worlds based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit literary works. As part of the agreement, Turbine will own all of the game assets to the upcoming, highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing game The Lord of the Rings: Middle-Earth Online, which is now scheduled for 2006.

'Spellforce II' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In SpellForce II the player takes over the role of the avatar, solving quests and overcoming obstacles as in classical RPGs, but also leads armies as in a RTS. The avatar is supported by up to 5 heroes, who can be summoned at special monuments – these will become available in stronger versions as play progresses. Finally in most scenarios, the player leads one of three factions (Alliance of Light, Hordes of Chaos, Brotherhood of Darkness) and builds bases to gather resources and summon troops at monuments. Read more for details and the first 7 screens ...

'The Bard's Tale' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.  inXile's development focus on the RPG genre comes from Brian Fargo's long legacy of delivering standard-setting RPGs to market. This demo features one level from Chapter VI: The Mountain Pass area (Mountain Tomb). Read more for download links ...

'The Settlers: Heritage Of Kings' - v1.03 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released an new update patch for Blue Byte's 3D RTS game 'Settlers: Heritage Of Kings.' This patch brings your retail game to v1.03 and addresses networking security, multiplayer improvements, and the usual bug and crash fixes. Read more for download links ...

'God of War' (PS2) Plunders Retail Stores

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the North American release of God of War, available exclusively for the PS2. Developed by SCEA's Santa Monica Studios, previously known for the Twisted Metal franchise, God of War is a single-player action-adventure game based on the dark brutal world of Greek mythology. In God of War, players take the role of an ex-Spartan warrior named Kratos and embark on a merciless quest to destroy Ares, the God of War.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (PS2) Takes Position in Retail

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced the release of Full Spectrum Warrior for the PS2. Built for the legions of PS2 owners hungry for the critically acclaimed and highly successful game originally launched for the Xbox, the squad-based tactical action combat includes a number of game enhancements and features specific to the PS2 version - including an all-new level and Co-Op play for the two bonus levels originally available for the Xbox title.

'Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade' (PSP) Hacks Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online today announced that Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade has shipped to North American retail stores. Developed and published by SOE, Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade has been built from the ground-up specifically for the PSP, and is the only cooperative multiplayer action role-playing game (RPG) available at the new system's North American launch on March 24th.