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NBA Signs Video Game Licenses with Five Publishers

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The National Basketball Association on Tuesday signed long-term video game licensing deals with not one, but no less than five publishers, bucking the recent trend of sports leagues making exclusive arrangements with a single company. Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, Midway Games, Sony Corp and Atari Inc., all current NBA partners, signed new deals with the league.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Pulsarius' - Screens & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alawar Entertainment has released Pulsarius, an arcade space shooter that uses 3D graphics to put a modern twist on an old school formula. In Pulsarius, you pilot a star cruiser armed to the teeth with upgradeable weapons into battle against aliens that have attacked a human colony. The advanced visuals in Pulsarius produce explosive combat and dazzling deep space environments.

'I of the Enemy' Coming To North America

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced today that they will be bringing I of the Enemy by Enemy Technology to Matrix Games. I of the Enemy is a unique real-time strategy game that focuses on a strong campaign story and tactical fighting as opposed to seeing who can collect resources the fastest.

'EverQuest II: The Bloodline Chronicles' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bloodline Chronicles takes you deep into the mysterious caverns beneath Nektulos Forest to investigate the source of strange happenings in the land of Norrath. Battle the denizens of the underworld to discover the dark secrets of the Tombs of Night - and enter, if you dare, the Crypt of T'Haen to confront the legendary lost lord of the undead. Content in The Bloodline Chronicles is geared towards level 30-45 players, however all players will be given access to one zone, The Tombs of Night, whether or not they choose to purchase the Adventure Pack.

'Dark Horizons: Lore Invasion' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames today announced that the release of the mecha game DH: Lore Invasion for PC, Mac, Linux and Linspire has arrived. DH: Lore Invasion puts the player into the very mind of the most lethal war machines ever to engage combat in the war-torn Earth of 2155. Connected by a remote neural link, you control your Mechanized Assault Vehicle (MAV) in a squad of allied warriors while seeking to claim soil for the faction to which you have pledged your allegiance.

Various Game Trailers #464

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 11:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Commandos Strike Force - Trailer #2
  • Earth 2160 - Trailer #3
  • FEAR - Trailer #2
  • Empire Earth 2 - Trailer #1
  • 7 Sins - Trailer #2

'Metal Gear Acid' (PSP) Infiltrates Stores

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 7:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment America today shipped Metal Gear Acid to retail stores nationwide, in preparation for the upcoming launch of the PSP on March 24, 2005. The newest addition to the heavily-lauded Metal Gear franchise combines the renowned stealth action with new emphasis on tactical turn-based strategy.

WildTangent Announces Online Adventure 'FATE' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 6:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WildTangent announced today that it is nearing the release of it’s new fantasy adventure game FATE. FATE is the first game of its kind to offer a friendly entry point for the casual gamer, as well as game play depth and infinite replayability for the experienced gaming enthusiast.

Elevation Partners, Not SCi, Acquires Eidos

by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 6:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos said earlier this month that it had received an approach on March 2nd about a possible offer at 53 pence per share, and ever since, rumors have run rampant all over the web. Ubisoft was mentioned as a contender, and earlier today, reports stated that SCi had bought Eidos. None of it is true it seems, as it has now been confirmed that Eidos has agreed to a 71 million pounds ($135 million) cash offer from a unit of U.S. private equity company Elevation Partners LP. Interestingly enough, Elevation Partners is lead by people such as U2's Bono and former EA President John Riccitiello.