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'Tomb Raider: Legend' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before.

Various Game Trailers #494

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 11:53 a.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 :

  • Asheron's Call 2: Legions - Trailer (2)

Graphical Artificial Intelligence Middleware Toolkit

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spir.Ops presents a new middleware for Artificial Intelligence: SPIROPS. This graphical toolkit lets your teams design artificial behaviors, including emotions, personalities with memory and adaptability abilities.

'Evil Dead Regeneration' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has launched the official Evil Dead Regeneration website, although currently it is pretty bare. Voiced by Bruce Campbell, the game explores a "what if..." continuation from Evil Dead 2, where you control Ash, wrongfully arrested & convicted for killing his companions, and sentenced to Sunny Meadows, an institute for the criminally insane, but not for long. Ash's peaceful stay is about to end -- thanks to the perverted experiments of his very own psychiatrist, Dr. Reinhard. Hell-bent on using science to harness the Necronomicon's powers, the mad doctor unleashes the book's all-powerful Evil on the world -- releasing a new slew of Deadites, monsters and spirits, twisting reality into a hellish strudel and leaving mankind with that not-so-fresh apocalyptic feeling.

'Remnants of the Stars' - 13 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Remnants of the Stars is an open ended space simulation that features unparalleled space combat integrated tightly with an engaging story. It takes place in a massive universe which the player is free to explore and exploit. Read more for new screens ...

'Mythic Blades' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Blades is a visually breath-taking entertainment title which places the player in the role of Legendary Hero or Terrifying Monster during combat to determine the fate of the Olympus. Ares has challenged his father; if Ares wins, he will take over Zeus' place and rule over the Olympus - but the battle does not take place there. Instead it will be fought between Man and Monster.

2K Games Signs Pirates! (Xbox/PC) License

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games and FIRAXIS Games announced today the acquisition of publishing rights to Sid Meier's Pirates!. Pirates! for the Xbox will be released by 2K Games this summer. Also included in this expanded partnership between 2K Games and FIRAXIS Games are publishing rights to the previously released PC version of Sid Meier's Pirates!.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai and Namco Merge

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Power Rangers creator Bandai Co. agreed to buy Pac-Man designer Namco Ltd. for about $1.7 billion (175.3 billion yen) in cash and stock to create Japan's second-biggest toy and video-game software maker. Both companies will merge Sept. 29 and be henceforth known as Namco Bandai Holdings Inc., and be led by Bandai President Takeo Takasu and Namco Vice Chairman Kyushiro Takagi.

'Irth Online' On Display at E3

by Rainier on May 1, 2005 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Irth Online is a virtual world in which players role play characters in a free form, fantasy-based storyline. Players join Irth’s history at a period when a fragile truce exists among the far flung civilizations of the snowy Arcadians in the north, the southeastern swamps and marshes of Morbus, and the southwestern tropical region of Mezoteks – and determine the course of history for each civilization. Magic Hat Software's MMORPG Irth Online, scheduled for release this July, will have its first and only pre-launch public showing at E3 in Booth 6400 in Kentia Hall.