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'World Championship Poker 2' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced that they have signed 7 top poker professionals to exclusive agreements so that their character likenesses, play styles and iconic signature personality traits can be incorporated into World Championship Poker 2: Featuring Howard Lederer. World Championship Poker 2 is slated to ship this Fall for the PS2 and Xbox.

'Silent Hunter 3' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft releases a new patch for its submarine sim Silent Hunter 3. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and addresses the usual bugs fixes and gameplay tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Legends is in so many ways the spiritual successor to Rise of Nations, but the long and the short of it is we got excited about doing a fantasy game. Now clearly your traditional "orcs, elves, dwarves" sort of fantasy has been—shall we say—thoroughly covered in other games, and so the story which got us excited is one where the magic of fantasy meets a world of technology. So magic and technology collide, with cataclysmic results!

'Need for Speed Underground 2' (NDS) Races To Stores

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that Need for Speed Underground 2 for the Nintendo DS has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Need for Speed Underground 2 gives gamers a new way to take on the underground tuner racing scene with exclusive features and gameplay only available on the Nintendo DS.

Pacific Fighters Expansion 'Banzai!' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and X1 Software announced today that Banzai!, their newest IL-2 Sturmovik series expansion (for Pacific Fighters), has gone gold and will soon be available for sale from the Matrix Games website. Banzai will require the previously installed software of Pacific Fighters. Read more for details ...

'RHEM 2' Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced a July 14, 2005 release date for the North American release of "RHEM 2", an intricate pure-puzzle first person adventure game, and the sequel to the popular "RHEM". Made for PC and Mac, "RHEM 2" rejoins Zetais and Kales as they now explore a hidden city in underground caves far beneath the earth's surface. Set as a direct sequel in story and gameplay to its predecessor, "RHEM 2" features non-linear gameplay, non-violent story, and mind-bending puzzles.

'Real World Golf' (PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In2Games today announces the forthcoming revolution in golf gaming – Real World Golf. Following an exceptionally successful public debut at April's London Golf Show, In2Games is delighted to announce that Real World Golf will be launched for PS2 and PC on August 26 2005.

'London Taxi' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

London Taxi, developed by Data Design Interactive, is a driving game based on the Official FX4 London Black Cab. London Taxi will be set in London England, complete with landmarks such as: Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and Hyde Park.

'Far Cry' - AMD 64 Update & Exclusive Content Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft, AMD and Crytek have released a massive (500mb) update Crytek's Far Cry, as well as an "exclusive" content pack, which includes new MP maps and a new SP level. This upgrade optimizes the game for the AMD 64-bit processors under Windows XP Pro x64. Read more for download links ...

Game Factory Interactive's E3 2005 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 4:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russian Game Factory Interactive presents its projects for the second time running at the trade show E3 in Los Angeles Convention center. With the first presentation a success GFI signed a contract with Strategy First who have published such games as ALFA:Antiterror and Power of Law in the US and Canada. GFI will be showing Rat Hunter, Neuro, Officers, Jagged Alliance 3D, Warfare and the previously unannounced African Alliance. Read more for details..