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'World Poker Tour' (GBA/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 6:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Poker Tour will bring gamers the most exciting poker experience anywhere. Featuring the colorful commentary of Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, the World Poker Tour video game also features the most elite poker professionals including Antonio "The Magician” Esfandiari, Erick Lundgren, Evenlyn Ng, Lyle Berman, Michael "the Grinder" Mizrachi, and Phil "Unabomber" Laak.

Ubisoft CEO Says He Might Sell If The Price Is Right

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a somewhat interesting turn of events Ubisoft CEO Guillemot said in an interview with French newspaper Les Echos (question nr. 6) that its efforts to counter EA's hostile takeover might be futile in the long run. The long time CEO said the company still has a few elements in their favour, such as its strong market value, meaning shareholders would not be easily swayed. But on the other hand Guillemot also said that if the price was right, he would consider the offer as long as it benefits the shareholders and the Ubisoft employees. The interview promplty showed results as the Ubisoft shares went up $1.66 (1.36 euros).

'Vatan' - 42 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vatan is an an epic, futuristic "fairytale" set in a dark 23rd century world where mankind, after colonizing considerable parts of the galaxy, has waged war with itself and huge corporations fuel the rage by building galactic weapons of mass destruction for the republic.

'Shrek SuperSlam' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrek SuperSlam pits the characters from the Shrek franchise against each other in the only game that combines the twisted humor and pop culture parodies of the Shrek universe with the fast-paced action of a melee fighting game.

'Ninja Gaiden Black' (Xbox) Sneaks Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo proudly announced that its next action-packed installment in the Xbox exclusive Ninja Gaiden series, Ninja Gaiden Black has shipped. Ninja Gaiden BLACK boasts a plethora of new action-packed adventures in the new mission mode where Ninja Gaiden fans face their biggest challenges yet as they go up against the toughest enemies and biggest bosses for the ultimate ninja showdown.

'The Chronicles of Narnia' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 3:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the game, players enter the world of Narnia, a land frozen in a 100 year winter by the evil powers of the malevolent White Witch. In order to end this frigid captivity and free his people, the mighty lion Aslan invokes an ancient prophecy. It will become the destiny of four siblings from our world: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie to work together and use their unique combat skills, weaponry and abilities to defeat the Witch and her armies to save Narnia.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 5' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Evolution Soccer 5 furthers the realism, on and off-the-ball movement intuitive control, a host of new gameplay features and aesthetic touches as Konami continues their quest to deliver the most realistic football title. While the release date was previously set for an ambiguous Q4 2005, today Konami announced specific dates. The Xbox and PS2 versions are scheduled for October 20, PC follows on October 27, while the PSP edition is expected in November. No specific dates for North America have been announced yet.

'Black & White 2' - London Launch Event

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 fans will get the chance to try Black & White 2 before they buy it at the Virgin Megastore 14-16 Oxford Street, London W1 on Friday 7th October. As there will be four demo machines which will be available for playing Black & White 2 from the stores opening at 10.00AM. There will also be regular live demos thoughout the day from 1.00PM with Lionhead game designer Ron Millar and from 5.00PM until 8.00PM he will be joined by Peter Molyneux, excellent opportunity to get your game signed.

'Call of Juarez' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

'Amped 3' (X360) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2005 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Snowboarding is more than a sport, it's a lifestyle. Amped 3 features the most authentic snowboarding gameplay with perfected controls and the elements of a true extreme sports sandbox. Throw down stylish tricks, white-knuckle sled rides, and experience death-defying crashes as you earn your world ranking online. Tweak your tricks, gear, runs, music, and special effects while saving your crew in this twisted story that defines Amped 3.