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'TrackMania Sunrise' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2005 @ 6:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TrackMania Sunrise, the legitimate heir to the throne, is shifting up a gear. Sunrise moves faster, handles better and features improved air-control – vital for making the massive jumps – to ensure that gameplay never moves at anything less than fast. And it's all about the gameplay.

'Age of Empires' And 'Katamari Damacy' Coming To Nintendo DS

by Rainier on March 20, 2005 @ 4:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest issue of Nintendo Power seems to reveal quite a few of interesting facts. In a listing of upcoming Namco titles it seems that last years hit title Katamari Damaci might be making an appearance on the NDS, but also EA's Goldeneye Rogue Agent is scheduled. Further more there are also the first details about Age of Empires: The Age of Kings, to be published by Majesco. AoE II will of course utilize both screens, bottom will show the game map for playing and controlling the units, while the top view will be used for game info and characteristics. The game will feature 5 civilizations, 15 different buildings that can be constructed and upgrade, 50 unit types, and also wi-fi multiplayer for up to 4 people, which is said to be powered by GameSpy.

'God of War' (PS2) Creator To Sign Copies At Launch Event

by Rainier on March 20, 2005 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dave Jaffe, creator of the 'Twisted Metal' franchise and the upcoming PS2 action adventure title 'God of War,' will meet with fans at EB Games' Universal Citywalk Store on Tuesday, March 22nd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.'God of War' puts players into the role of Kratos, an ex-Spartan warrior, as a story unfolds in ancient times with various plot twists that take them through explosive aggressive gameplay, fused with traps, stunts, and story-driven puzzles.

'GTR: FIA GT Racing Game' - Free Expansion Pack Coming

by Rainier on March 20, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While North American racing fans are still waiting for the retail launch of the initial GTR: FIA GT Racing Game, Simbin has revealed that they are planning to release a 'King of Ovals' addon. The free expansion pack will feature three ficticious NASCAR-style oval racing circuits and is scheduled to be released soon, most likely as a download patch. German gamers already had a similar surprise a few months back when 10tacle & Simbin released the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa expansion, which included eight new cars.

'World Snooker Championship 2005' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 20, 2005 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Snooker Championship 2005 offers gamers the ultimate simulation of the beloved game. As you might expect, this game has all the big names, but this time there's simply a lot more than any snooker game gone before. More features, options, game modes and faces to make this the ultimate must have snooker title for any serious fan.

Various Game Trailers #463

by Rainier on March 19, 2005 @ 11:59 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 :

  • Medal of Honor European Assault - Trailer
  • Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - TV Commercial
  • Jade Empire - Trailer (2)

'Lego Star Wars' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2005 @ 1:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Quick, what's the first thing you think of when someone says "Star Wars?" Whatever it is, it's probably not "Lego"… but after playing Lego Star Wars, that might be different. Relive the Star Wars saga as retold in Lego form, guiding an increasingly large cast through everything from adventures on Naboo to the Pod Race on Tatooine. Sure, the ships are made out of bricks and your characters are all little guys with detachable plastic hair, but that just makes Star Wars better.

'Mythic Blades' Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on March 19, 2005 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Blades is a visually breath-taking entertainment title which places the player in the role of Legendary Hero or Terrifying Monster during combat to determine the fate of the Olympus. Ares has challenged his father; if Ares wins, he will take over Zeus' place and rule over the Olympus - but the battle does not take place there. Instead it will be fought between Man and Monster.

Oddworld Inhabitants' New 'Oddworld' Title Revealed?

by Rainier on March 19, 2005 @ 6:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to French fansite XboxMag the upcoming issue of GameInformer magazine will have the announcement that Oddworld Inhabitants is alreayd working on a new title in the Oddworld franchise. A few changes are certainly worth mentioning. For staters, the new title will apparently be rated "M" (Mature) and not be published by EA, but by Majesco instead. Unlike the Far West theme in Oddworld Stranger, the new game will take place in Fangustan, and that is also where the new title comes from "Oddworld: Fangus." Fangus is a shepperd who's quiet life is being interrupted by invaders (Fangustan = Afghanistan ?) and thus he will be called on to save the world. Gameplay will remain the same, switching between first and third person view. Oddworld: Fangus is scheduled for somewhere in 2006, Xbox or Xbox 2, more details will surely be released in a few months at E3.

'Half-Life 2: Deathmatch' Mapping Contest Winners Announced

by Rainier on March 19, 2005 @ 6:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After much deliberation, Valve has announced the winners of its Half-Life 2: Deathmatch mapping contest. Contest Winner is Scott M Jordan, USA with his dm_Underpass map. Congratulations! First Runner-Up Jonathan Linker, Germany (dm_resistance), second Runner-Up Michael Schulz, Germany (dm_powerhouse) and Honorable Mention Michael Visser, Netherlands (dm_avalon). Read more to check out some screens...