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'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2005 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor, this flight combat game puts players in the middle of some of the most intense naval conflict in WWII’s Pacific Theater. Check out the new screens...

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 29, 2005 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darkwatch is an original FPS combining the Western and Horror genres to create a cinematic experience with unparalleled depth and game play variety. As half-vampire Jericho Cross, players must hunt down a powerful vampire lord whose undead minions have overrun the Wild West. The result is a stylistic premise blending western and vampire-horror milieus, and one injected with innovative concepts.

'Dungeon Lords' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 29, 2005 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After the German version earlier today, Dreamcatcher has now released a new English patch for Heuristic Park's action/RPG Dungeon Lords. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and finally adds the eagerly anticipated auto-map function and various gameplay tweaks and bug fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

'Pro Evolution Soccer 5' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2005 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Evolution Soccer 5, aka Winning Eleven 9, furthers the realism, on and off-the-ball movement and intuitive control of the best-selling football series with Producer Shingo 'Seabass' Takaska and his team at KCE Tyo Inc. implementing a host of new gameplay features and aesthetic touches as he continues his quest to deliver the most realistic football title on any format.

'Metal Gear Ac!d 2' (PSP) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Metal Gear Ac!d series combines the world of the Metal Gear Solid series with an intellectually-driven, tactical stealth card game. Players use action and weapon cards to guide Solid Snake through a barrage of missions while utilizing strategic thinking and planned out tactical maneuvers to accomplish the mission objectives. Through Metal Gear Ac!d 2's unique card-based game design, it leverages the portability of the PSP and provides gamers with a classic Metal Gear experience whenever and wherever they choose.

'Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 29, 2005 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike will expand the gameplay with more maps, missions, and weapons. With a SRP of $29.99, this will bring an exciting new eleven mission single player campaign and expanded Xbox LIVE multiplayer content. Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike is expected in August 2005.

'Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana' (PS2) Materializes In Stores

by Rainier on June 29, 2005 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy role playing game publisher NIS America Inc. announced today it has shipped Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana for the PlayStation2 in North America. Atelier Iris is the first title to come to the US from the very popular strategy RPG series from Japanese developer, Gust Co. LTD. which was first launched in Japan on the PSOne in 1997.

'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) Developer Q&A

by Rainier on June 29, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the PC title. Yesterday Ubisoft announced Far Cry Instincts will ship exclusively for Xbox in September 2005, and today we catch up with scriptwriter and game designer for camera and scripted events Patrick Redding talking about the "Predator" aspect of the game.

Next-Gen Consoles Will Boost Software Sales By 30%

by Rainier on June 29, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the latest forecasts from DFC Intelligence, the new video game console systems from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are expected to increase worldwide interactive entertainment software sales from about $18 billion in 2004 to about $26 billion in 2010. The forecasts have three independent scenarios for industry growth, a best case scenario for the PS3, Revolution and Xbox 360. Under each scenario, sales for interactive entertainment software surpass the $25 billion level in 2008.

'Lord of the Rings: Tactics' (PSP) Revealed ?

by Rainier on June 29, 2005 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The past few days rumors have been floating around the web about a possible Battle for Middle Earth sequel, and now it seems that Gamestop is adding to the speculations with a game listing making mention of 'Lord of the Rings: Tactics' for the PSP. Scheduled for November 1st, the action/adventure title seems to be a PSP exclusive and could be the first step into Square Enix territory who have been releasing Final Fantasy Tactics franchise in the past (thanks EvilAvatar).