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'Imperial Glory' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imperial Glory promises to be the most extensive strategy game ever, offering an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attributes. Eidos announced today that Pyro Studios' historical RTS Imperial Glory has gone gold and ships on May 17, 2005 for the PC across North America.

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 11:54 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.

'Madden NFL 06' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that All-Pro Philadelphia Eagles and NFC Champion quarterback Donovan McNabb will appear on the cover of Madden NFL 06. Reflecting the focus on the passing game for the first time in ten years with the all-new QB Vision Control and QB Precision Placement, McNabb is the perfect representative for the cover of the football videogame franchise.

'Rainbow Six: Lockdown' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Lockdown, the fourth installation of the multi-million unit selling franchise, will ship worldwide in September 2005 for the PS2, Xbox and the GameCube. The PC edition, developed by Red Storm Entertainment, is scheduled for an early 2006 release.

'Call of Duty 2' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty 2 is an all new epic title which delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity that was World War II. Call of Duty 2 is powered by a proprietary new engine featuring striking new visuals, advanced A.I. technology, the most realistic squad combat and explosive action in new historic campaigns. Read more to check out one new screen, and info on some of the military personel contributing to the historical accuracy of the game.

'World Championship Poker 2' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced that they have signed 7 top poker professionals to exclusive agreements so that their character likenesses, play styles and iconic signature personality traits can be incorporated into World Championship Poker 2: Featuring Howard Lederer. World Championship Poker 2 is slated to ship this Fall for the PS2 and Xbox.

'Silent Hunter 3' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft releases a new patch for its submarine sim Silent Hunter 3. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and addresses the usual bugs fixes and gameplay tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Legends is in so many ways the spiritual successor to Rise of Nations, but the long and the short of it is we got excited about doing a fantasy game. Now clearly your traditional "orcs, elves, dwarves" sort of fantasy has been—shall we say—thoroughly covered in other games, and so the story which got us excited is one where the magic of fantasy meets a world of technology. So magic and technology collide, with cataclysmic results!

'Need for Speed Underground 2' (NDS) Races To Stores

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that Need for Speed Underground 2 for the Nintendo DS has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Need for Speed Underground 2 gives gamers a new way to take on the underground tuner racing scene with exclusive features and gameplay only available on the Nintendo DS.

Pacific Fighters Expansion 'Banzai!' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and X1 Software announced today that Banzai!, their newest IL-2 Sturmovik series expansion (for Pacific Fighters), has gone gold and will soon be available for sale from the Matrix Games website. Banzai will require the previously installed software of Pacific Fighters. Read more for details ...