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Next-Gen Console Debut Boosts E3 Attendance

by Rainier on May 22, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

More than 70,000 industry professionals from 79 countries gathered at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the E3. According to the Entertainment Software Association approximately 400 exhibitors occupied 547,000 net square feet of exhibit space and displayed more than 5,000 computer and video game products -- 1,000 of which made their debut. Exhibitors reported 80 percent of the 5,000 products will be found on store shelves by the 2005 holiday season.

Chinese 'World of Warcraft' To Use CD Key System

by Rainier on May 22, 2005 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The9 Limited and Blizzard today announced that both companies have decided to use an authorized-CD-key system for World of Warcraft in China in order to provide a stable and fair game environment and top-notch customer service for all players.

'Battlecruiser Millennium' - Full Game Available NOW

by Rainier on May 21, 2005 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

3000 AD as released the full version of its 2001 space combat sim Battlecruiser Millennium. The game is now available for download, allowing you to explore the entire game world and play all missions. Read more for download links ...

'Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 21, 2005 @ 7:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka has released a demo for its RPG/RTS sequel Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness, offering a cinematic and early part of the game. Read more for download links ...

Mad Catz Signs 'Gametrak Real World Golf'

by Rainier on May 20, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mad Catz today announced an exclusive international distribution agreement with In2Games. Under the terms of the agreement, Mad Catz has been granted rights to distribute Gametrak Real World Golf to retailers in the UK, Ireland, France, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia and the PC market in Italy.

'Operation Flashpoint 2' - 51 New Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bohemia Interactive Studio is very proud to announce details of their next PC game featuring new generation technology. The year is 2010 and the world has changed. Heightened tensions around the globe have created a need for military operations to ensure ongoing stability. As part of an international coalition contingent, your team is deployed to locations in Europe and Asia.

Digital Signs Deal With AGEIA's Physics For 'Bet on Soldier'

by Rainier on May 20, 2005 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters announced today at the E3 its exclusive support of AGEIA Technologies' revolutionary PhysX processor and NovodeX physics software for all future games. The first Digital Jesters published game to utilize these technologies will be Bet on Soldier, an FPS available for the PC that launches this summer in the US and worldwide.

Various Game Trailers #509

by Rainier on May 20, 2005 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | 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 :

  • The Sims 2 Nightlife - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Killer 7 - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Kameo: Elements of Power - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars -E3 2005 Trailer
  • Darkwatch - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Without Warning - E3 2005 Trailer
  • The Darkness - E3 2005 Trailer
  • GUN - E3 2005 Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

Eidos' E3 2005 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2005 @ 5:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Eidos' 2005 E3 lineup:

'Ninja Gaiden Black' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2005 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2005 May 20th

Gamers can experience even more of Ryu Hayabusa’s deadly artistry in Ninja Gaiden BLACK, the newest installment in the Ninja Gaiden series for the Xbox. Boasting new difficulty levels including "Ninja Dog" level and "Master Ninja" level, the new Mission Mode with a massive number of new action-packed missions to complete, and colossal amounts of special bonus features including content from both Hurricane Packs 1&2, the new Ninja Gaiden: BLACK is the must have game for all action lovers from casual to hardcore.