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'TimeShift' Gets Delayed, Xbox Version Cancelled?

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2005 @ 9:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari's product page reveals that Saber Interactive FPS has been pushed back from its original October 2005 all the way back to spring 2006. To even add further to the dismay, the Xbox port seems to have been cancelled, although rumors about an X360 version have been floating around the past few days. TimeShift will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

'RPG Maker 3' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2005 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Budding game designers everywhere prepare to create the most advanced stories and fantastic new game worlds ever! Agetec announces that RPG Maker 3, the latest in the Designer Series, will ship to North American retailers on September 6, 2005.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!' Beta Test Signups

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2005 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and Frontier Developments announced the betatest for the upcoming RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild! expansion. You must already own RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 to participate. Sign-ups are now available, so dont delay! The beta test will start the first week of September.

'Xpand Rally' - Asus OEM v1.1.0.0 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2005 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland has released a new patch for the Asus OEM edition of its rally racing sim Xpand Rally. Like before this update brings your retail game to v1.1.0.0 and improves the performance of the dedicated game server, fixes multiplayer problems, allows for changing the time of the day and weather conditions when running player-created maps, adds a 'less dust' feature in multiplayer to increase the game's performance, and improves the ChromEd tool (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks' (PS2/Xbox) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2005 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is an Action/Adventure title driven by both intense single and multi-player action. Similar to the recently released Mortal Kombat: Deception, background interactions (i.e., acid pits, living trees, spiked ceilings, etc.), multiple new fatalities, and action-based puzzles will also play an important role in the player’s quest for an “outstanding” victory.

'Titan Quest' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2005 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Titan Quest is an action role-playing game set in the ancient mythical worlds of Greece and Egypt. With an arsenal of more than a thousand pieces of unique and legendary equipment, players will have to overcome terrifying monsters and mythical beasts in their quest to save humankind from the Titans.

'One Piece: Grand Battle' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2005 @ 2:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ahoy there mi hearties! In a world of pirates, one man wants to become the greatest of them all: Monkey D. Luffy. Join Luffy as he sets out to sea in a rowboat, in search of "One Piece," the greatest treasure in the world! Battle your way across the Grand Line to become King of the Pirates!

'Madden NFL 06' (ALL) Scores Touchdown At Retail

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2005 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that, based on internal data, Madden NFL 06 scored big at retail in its first week in stores and sold-thru more than 1.7 million copies, making it the biggest week one launch of a Madden NFL Football game in the franchise's sixteen-year history.

THQ Bringing Majesco Titles To Europe

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2005 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Europe and Majesco today announced an international sales and distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, THQ will sell and distribute 14 Majesco titles (Psychonauts, Jaws, AoE 2 etc.) for the current console, handheld and PC platforms over a two year period in all PAL territories.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (NGC/PS2/ Xbox/X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2005 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3, players will embody Captain Scott Mitchell as he commands the Ghosts and Special Forces allies equipped with the IWS in the quest to save the president of the United States, recover stolen nuclear codes and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers hell-bent on unleashing catastrophe.