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Xbox 360 Launching In November!

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Well here we have it. Earlier this week Microsoft head honcho Bill Gates himself let slip that the Xbox sequel would be coming "this year," which has now been further narrowed down by an MTV on-air schedule advertising the Xbox 360 unveiling next week. "This special highlights the exciting new generation of XBOX. Packages include: Tours of the design labs Interviews with the designers Behind-the-scenes and inside scoop Never-before-seen footage of new videogames. Trailers of the newest games that are due out in November for the new XBOX." We can further confirm this as last week a developer, working on an Xbox 360 launch title, said his product would ship in November. Time to get excited!

'Smart Bomb' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Smart Bomb is an intense, adrenaline pumping, explosive experience for the PSP handheld! As a member of the Bomb Disposal Unit (B.D.U.), you are tasked with diffusing a highly intricate series of bombs which have been planted in various locations around the world. With over 150 different 3D puzzles, Smart Bomb will test your concentration, wit, and problem solving skills.

'Nexuiz' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexuiz is a 3D deathmatch game that is simply first person shooting reduced to the very basics with perfect weapon balancing. With its very intense and fast gameplay, it will hook the user in. Nexuiz uses such technology as curved surfaces with its detailed maps, bumpmapping, realtime shadows, 64 player support, and an advanced model format. Read more for some new screens ...

'Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision is not only working on a Call of Duty sequel for the PC, but also on a sequel to last years Call of Duty: Finest Hour. Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One will be set during World War 2, has a tentative holiday season release date. Previously Activision mentioned it would be showing "two" new Call of Duty products, so besides the CoD2 for PC, this may be the second one. Here are the first screens ...

'The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today the first title based on the popular Berenstain Bears license, The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree. "The Berenstain Bears" series of books and TV specials has been delighting youngsters around the world for over 4 decades. Now, with the blessing of creators Stan and Jan Berenstain, Brother Bear, Sister Bear and cousin Fred make the leap to interactive entertainment for a new generation of children to enjoy.

'TrackMania Sunrise' Races to North American Stores

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that TrackMania Sunrise, the racing heir to the original "Trackmania," has shipped and is now available in stores across North America. Developed for the PC by Nadeo, TrackMania Sunrise offers gorgeous environments, competitive multiplayer race modes, and insane customizable tracks with off-the-hook jumps, loops, and tight corners.

'Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory recreates the fierce and famous air battles southern England in 1940. The game delivers explosive fun for veteran and casual gamers alike, and occurs over a vast and living world below which will be forever known as one the world's most decisive moments in history.

'Trackmania Sunrise' Mod Contest

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters are offering talented modders, designers, gamers and of course the thousands of TrackManiacs already out there the chance to walk away with over £3000 worth of AMD goodness. All you have to do is impress our judges with your artistic flair and a top of the range AMD Shuttle could be yours.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, also known as Dragon Ball Z: Sparking!, is the only game to combine fighting and flying in wide open, destructible 3D environments. In the air, on the ground or under water, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi gives players the ability to battle with unprecedented power and freedom and experience the intensity of DBZ fighting in an all-new way by combining melee combat, energy attacks and 3D flight with third-person action in a fully interactive recreation of the Dragon Ball universe.

Destineer Acquires 'Close Combat' Developer Atomic Games

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Destineer today announced that it has acquired Atomic Games, Inc., a pioneering developer of action-oriented military strategy games.