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'Jaws Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Jaws, players assume the role of a Great White shark driven to a predacious frenzy by the sonic emanations of underwater oil drilling equipment. To defend their underwater territory, players undertake a campaign to drive the raiders away while simultaneously solving a series of action-based puzzles designed to thwart the player.

'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with French developer Quantic Dream, and will be bringing Indigo Prophecy to North America. Indigo Prophecy, previously known as Fahrenheit, is a spectacular interactive thriller, set in New-York, gives gamers the unique chance to play both hunter and fugitive, which in turn leads them to speak, explore, interact, fight and confront unknown dark forces.

Larian Studios Licenses Megon Physics Engine

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Larian Studios has chosen Meqon to provide its future next-generation games with realistic dynamics and physics. Meqon is praised by Larian Studios' developers for its ease of use, stability, flexibility and performance. Thanks to Meqon, projects at Larian Studios can look forward to ragdolls, liquid surfaces, rigid bodies, lifelike explosions, and overall enhancements in animation. Next to Megon, Larian has also licensed GameBryo and SpeedTree for its next project.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that BioWare's Jade Empire has gone gold. The Xbox exclusive action-RPG will burst into North American retail outlets starting on April 12, with worldwide distribution occurring shortly thereafter. Pre-order the limited edition now to receive a bonus character at no extra cost.

'Trackmania Sunrise' Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While PC game Trackmania Sunrise lets gamers create their very own race tracks, some of the UK's hottest musicians have already laid down their own tracks for an aural and visual feast of gaming. A unique link up between videogame developers Nadeo and The Academy of Contemporary Music has resulted in thirteen future stars of the UK music industry creating one of the hottest gaming soundtracks of the year.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will be the premier third generation massively multiplayer RPG. A vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology. Sigil’s expertise and experience in the field will bring groundbreaking static and dynamic content to the genre.

'Hell Forces' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hell Forces is a classical FPS in which the main hero, Stephen Geist, is trying to find out what has happened to his missing friend. During this search, he is mired in a satanic conspiracy, and is trying to stop dread forces of Baphometh, the servant of Satan. Infernal legions are uncountable, but Stephen is not. Only with your help can he find out the truth and stop the invasion.

'Crazy Golf: World Tour' (PS2) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With bright, family-friendly 3D graphics, Crazy Golf: World Tour features addictive gameplay, easy-to-learn controls and provides the perfect quick gaming fix for any casual gamer. With the addition of the multiplayer feature, this title is an excellent social game that is sure to appeal to every member of the family.

'Bet On Soldier' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 7:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

'Black & White 2' - FAQ & 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 7:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains. Lionhead released a FAQ with user submitted questions ..