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'Vulcanus Online' (PSP) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vulcanus Online is a mech action game under development at Korea's Zeppeto. Scheduled for release later this year, Vulcanus Online will allow players to connect with other PSP systems since it will make use of the PSP's wi-fi capabilities for multiplayer, but no details whether this is coop or deatmatch. Read more to check out some new screens ...

Bill To Prohibit Sales of Certain Video Games Voted Out

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marie Sylla, Director of Government Relations & Counsel made a statement, "We are pleased that the California House Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media did vote out A.B. 450, the Yee bill which prohibits the sale of certain types of video games. It is evident that most of the committee members recognized the obvious flaw with the legislation - that it is wholly unconstitutional. However by no means do we consider this vote against Yee's bill a win for the industry, as it is likely that Assemblyman Yee will push for reconsideration on his bill. Retailers are making their best efforts to ensure that their stores are complying with their policy of carding for 'Mature' rated games and would like to be given the same opportunity as the movie theater owners and music retailers."

Various Game Trailers #496

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 11:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Singles 2: Triple Trouble - Trailer
  • Delta Force: Black Hawk Down [Xbox] - Trailer (2)
  • Loco-Mania - Trailer
  • Pariah - Trailer (2)
  • NBA 06 - Trailer

'Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery' is set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus "discovered" the new world. The single player campaign follows American history up through 1850, and in multiplayer mode, you'll be able to choose from among eight different civilizations, and there will include free-for-all and team-vs-team matches for up to eight players.

'Fable: The Lost Chapters' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fable: The Lost Chapters will feature a host of enhancements from its top-selling Xbox version, including new quests to conquer, areas to explore, creatures to slay and story elements to discover. Fable: The Lost Chapters is expected to reach store shelves this fall.

Former Acclaim Executives Join Codemasters

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has expanded its management team with the appointment of two world class executives to lead the company's growth strategy. Following the acquisition of 40% by Benchmark Capital Europe, the top tier venture capital firm, Codemasters has secured Rod Cousens as Chief Executive Officer and Tony Williams as Chief Operating Officer.

'Dungeon Siege II' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Dungeon Siege II" promises to set a new standard in role-playing games by combining an intriguing story-line with intense real-time party combat and cutting edge 3D graphics. Read more for some spiffy new screens ...

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will be the premier third generation massively multiplayer RPG. A vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology. Sigil’s expertise and experience in the field will bring groundbreaking static and dynamic content to the genre.

'Serious Sam 2' (Xbox/PC) - Game Details

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The series famous for relentless intensity is returning bigger, better looking and more frantic than ever before. Sam Stone is back to rescue the universe one bullet at a time against overwhelming hordes of time traveling enemies in Serious Sam 2. Built from the ground up with a completely new engine, Serious Sam 2 will be a shot of adrenaline to the hearts of first-person shooter fans across the world. This is serious!

'Risk Your Life: Path of the Emperor' - Free 14-Day Trial

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xfire and Planetwide Games have announced that starting today, they will be offering a free 14-day trial download of "RYL: Path of the Emperor" - the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game. This 14-day trial download offers new online game players the ability to experience "RYL: Path of the Emperor," which has the look and feel of an RPG and a FPS hybrid in a massively multiplayer online role playing game.