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'Ridge Racer' (PSP) Goes Gold - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today that the latest installment in its drift racing franchise, "Ridge Racer," has gone gold for the PSP. "Ridge Racer" will offer gamers signature "Ridge Racer" drift handling at breakneck speeds and be available in stores at the PSP's launch.

Sony Readies 1 Million PSP Units for North American Launch

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA today confirmed its plan to increase the initial launch shipment of the highly anticipated PSP to one million units. Extraordinary consumer response to PSP on a global scale has led to the company making an upward revision in preparation for its North American launch on March 24. This figure is part of the company's overall three million-unit worldwide shipment estimate by the close of its fiscal year ending March 31.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (PS2) Will Retail At Budget Price

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that critically acclaimed Full Spectrum Warrior is being re-released today as a part of the Xbox Platinum Hits series and will now be available at the suggested retail price of $19.99. Leaving no consumer behind, THQ also announced today that Full Spectrum Warrior for the PS2 will debut this spring at the suggested retail price of $19.99.

'Aurora Watching: Gorky Zero' - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aurora Watching is a third person perspective stealth game taking place in the Arctic. During the mission, Sullivan faces many opponents, not all of whom are human and each of which can be defeated in many ways, Mini-games, puzzles, and hi-tech gadgets keep players excited from the very beginning to the end.

'MoH: Dogs of War' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Now Called 'MoH: European Assault'

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Back in October EA announced the newest edition in the MoH franchise, successor to Rising Sun, Medal of Honor: Dogs of War. Originally scheduled for early 2005, it was then delayed to Q1 2006 (April through June) and now news has come in that the title has been renamed MoH: European Assault to better appeal to the overseas market, and more accurately reflect the setting of the game itself, the European theatre of war.

'Act of War: Direct Action' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 7:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Act of War: Direct Action, a near-future, techno-thriller for personal computer, featuring a story created and written by New York Times best-selling author Dale Brown and nearly one hour of original, live-action feature film footage has gone gold and is on schedule for its March 15 ship date.

'Still Life' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 7:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Still Life lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Situated in Chicago, you are on the heels of a serial killer, much like your grandfather did 80 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). Dreamcatcher has released a demo featuring the first few areas of the game, players will play as both Victoria and Gus, exploring a gruesome crime scene and utilizing a variety of forensic tools. Read more for download links ...

Ubisoft Launches 'Chessmaster Challenge'

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 7:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PlayFirst and Ubisoft today announced the launch of Chessmaster Challenge, a downloadable PC game based on the award-winning Chessmaster series. Designed for chess players of all levels, Chessmaster Challenge can be a teacher, mentor or the ultimate opponent. One hour of full-version gameplay is available for free and an unlimited version of the game can be downloaded for $19.95.

'Dungeon Lords' Beta Test Signup

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 7:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced Dungeon Lords, an epic Combat RPG from D.W. Bradley and Heuristic Park, has reached beta status. To mark the occasion, DreamCatcher is holding a final call-for-entries for participants in the official public beta test. Read more for details ...

'Championship Manager Online' Launched

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 7:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Championship Manager Online is a stand-alone massive multiplayer online football management simulation. As well as testing your managerial skills against thousands of human opponents, the game offers a "buddy league" mode that lets you compete in a league against just your friends. Championship Manager Online is being developed by online games specialist Jadestone in conjunction with Beautiful Game Studios, developer of the PC version of Championship Manager.