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Microsoft Pre-E3 Media Briefing Wrap Up

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 10:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tonight, Microsoft had its pre-E3 media briefing at the Shrine Auditorium. One of the major announcemens was the commitment of Square Enix to bring its Final Fantasy series to the X360, starting with FF XI. X360 will be backwards-compatible with top-selling Xbox games, and currently more than 160 games are in development for X360, with 25 to 40 games slated for release this calendar year. Various new titles were confirmed such as Mistwalker's Blue Dragon, Quake 4, Call of Duty 2, Capcom's Dead Rising, Epic's Gears of War and also reiterated are the X360 specs. Read more for details ...

Sony Officially Announces Playstation 3

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 9:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At a press conference held in Los Angeles, California, today, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. revealed the outline of its Playstation 3 (PS3) , incorporating the world's most advanced Cell processor with super computer like power. Prototypes of PS3 will also be showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world's largest interactive entertainment exhibition held in Los Angeles, from May 18th to 20th. read more for details, and specs...

'America's Army: Special Forces' - v2.4 Update Available NOW

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The US Army has released a new updated version for America's Army: Special Forces (Q-Course). This upgrade brings their team-based multiplayer game to v2.4 and includes a combination of random spawns with random and dynamic objectives, "carryable" objectives, random extraction points, four new Special Forces missions, and two new weapons. This time around there is no update patch due to an engine upgrade from Unreal 2.0 to v2.5. Read more for details and download links ...

'Dogtag' Revealed (Xbox/X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An elite Special Ops Squad is sent in under your command. Your team’s mission: Arrest and retrieve the command structure behind the rebellion. If retrieval is not possible, neutralize the battalion command. Can you still pull the trigger when the enemy is your friend?

'CellFactor' Revealed

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CellFactor is an FPS set in a warfare industrial atmosphere. As the plot develops, you'll gain access to other two main characters as well, each one with distinctive singularities in the game play. You'll count with a great amount of traditional and experimental weapons, and even your character will get more powerful as the game goes along.

Capcom Signs 'Darkwatch'

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced that they have reached an agreement with premier development house High Moon Studios, Inc. to publish their flagship title, Darkwatch. Darkwatch is an immersive, story driven FPS for the PS2 and the Xbox that blends the lawless action of the Wild West with the blood-soaked horror of vampire movies.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' Announced - Screen

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software and Activision today announced the development of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. Developed by Splash Damage and built on id Software's new MegaTexture rendering technology, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter.

'MetalHeart: Replicants Rampage' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella and Numlock Software are glad to inform you that the post-apocalyptic RPG MetalHeart: Replicants Rampage is complete! The gold master is sent for the final prerelease test. The exact release date will be announced next week. Please feel free to explore the Metalheart web site to find the comprehensive information concerning the game.

Blizzard Acquires Swinging Ape Studios

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment today announced that it has completed the acquisition of acclaimed console developer Swingin' Ape Studios. The Swingin' Ape team boasts more than 50 games' worth of collective design and development experience across all major platforms.

'ER' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legacy Interactive is pleased to announce that the upcoming title ER, has gone gold and been released to manufacturing. Shipping later this month for PC, the ER game is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and will be published by Legacy Interactive and distributed by Vivendi. ER will have an SRP of $29.95.