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'Dangerous Waters' - v1.3 SP/MP Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2005 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dangerous Waters allows the player total control over multiple air, surface and subsurface platforms in a modern-day naval environment. This demo features two playable platforms, the MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and the Kilo class Diesel submarine, and is now also multiplayer enabled, and has four controllable platforms and can support up to 30 players in multi-station play. Read more for download links ...

'Space Hack' Lands in Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2005 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Meridian4 and developer Rebelmind announced today that their Sci-Fi Action/RPG Space Hack has shipped to retail stores and is now available. In Soace hack you play an ex-military man trapped inside a Black Nebula, and your ship is being boarded by aliens.

EBGames Launches Xbox 360 At Los Angeles Flagship Store

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2005 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EB Games will launch Microsoft's highly anticipated next generation videogame console, the Xbox 360, to pre-notified, pre-sale customers at midnight on November 21st at its flagship store at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles.

Confirmed pre-orders only? So what, thats like 20 people?

Bohemia Working on Military Training Simulator 'Virtual Battlespace 2'

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2005 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

VBS2 provides a low-cost military-off-the-shelf interactive virtual environment suitable for a wide range of training and analytical purposes. VBS2 is suitable for training small teams in urban tactics, practicing entire combat teams in combined arms operations or even non-military usage such as incident response or terrain visualization.

Atari Europe Signs 'Tamagotchi Connexion Corner Shop' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2005 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced it has signed a publishing agrreement with Bandai to bring the NDS exclusive Tamagotchi Connexion Corner Shop to Europe. In the game, players open speciality shops, and develop their businesses by serving customers needs through mini games that utilise the Nintendo DS touch-screen functionality.

'World Racing 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2005 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Racing 2 will put the fun of driving at centre stage and offer optimised arcade racing characteristics, rich and varied range of mission modes, lively scenarios, enhanced tuning options and a great variety of cars. TDK has released a new World Racing 2 demo featuring the same Italy scenario, this time driveable in Skoda Octavia RS and Octavia RACE cars (thanks WarlockTeam). Read more for download links ...

'EVE Online: Red Moon Rising' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2005 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CCP Games today announced the public release of EVE Online: Red Moon Rising", a new expansion to its highly successful and fast-growing Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) "EVE OnlineĀ®: Exodus". Red Moon Rising is scheduled for release this December, and will be provided to subscribers free of charge.

'Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory' - v2.03 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle of Britain II "Wings of Victory" recreates the fierce and famous air battles southern England in 1940, allowing the player to either act as the supreme commander of either side, or simply click "fly" and let your generals manage the war below. This update brings your retail game to v2.03 and addresses various bug & crash fixes, adds mod features and a few other optimizations.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included, courtesy of an updated engine.

'Hammer & Sickle' - Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2005 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

A unique mix of turn-based and role-play, Hammer & Sickle is a brand-new gaming experience. The dizzying array of tactical solutions for each situation is greatly deepened by the fully destructible environments - while an open mission structure and the non-linear story put you in complete control of the game world. CDV's Associate Producer Mario Kroll answers some pre-canned questions ...