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Rockstar Games' Upload Online Media Awards Contest

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is proud to announce the return of ROCKSTAR GAMES UPLOAD, the digital media awards program that recognizes and celebrates the creative endeavors of the online community in the categories of Short Subject Film, Deejay Mix, Short Fiction and Multimedia Design.

'GripShift' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GripShift is one of the first video games for the PSP system to combine high-flying stunt driving and unique puzzle-solving action in an all-out, pedal-to-the-metal racing experience. Players will race as one of six unique characters in supped-up, customizable vehicles as they stunt their way through insane twisting levels while collecting power-ups, avoiding traps, beating the clock and challenging friends.

'Battlefield 2' Editor Release Delayed

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a community update earlier today EA and DICE disappointed plenty of people in the mod community when they announced that the first Beta version of the Battlefield 2 Editor will not be released as scheduled. Due to some unresolved issues the Open Beta Editor has been postponed until the end of June.

'AND 1 Streetball' (PS2/Xbox) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With unprecedented depth, freedom and control, AND 1 Streetball features the entire roster of sensational AND 1 Mix Tape Tour players such as AO, The Professor, Spyda and Pharmacist – each with their signature moves and look. AND 1 Streetball also gives you the power to create your own player and your own moves – so YOU can become the next streetball phenomenon.

'Project Gotham Racing 3' (X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PGR 3 creates the ultimate roster of the hottest supercars in existence, introduces them to the high-definition era, and drops them into a completely new gaming world, where style rules the road. Racers define and create individually customized gameplay, and can race each other — on or offline. Microsoft has just launched the official PGR3 website, so head on over there (thanks VE3D.com), or read more to check some new screens...

'Crusty Demons' (PS2/Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crusty Demons combines the freeform tricking, high-octane stunt mayhem and bone breaking crashes in this free roaming world. It breaks new ground by rewarding players to engineer spectacular crashes and inflict massive injuries and pain to their rider.

'SpellForce 2' - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SpellForce 2, the player takes over the role of the avatar, solving quests and overcoming obstacles as in classical RPGs, but also experiences strategic challenges while leading armies as in an RTS - therefore offering a complete synthesis of both genres in a perfect blend.

'True Crime New York City' (PS2/Xbox) Location Revealed

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

During E3, Activision started a Guess The City Contest, in which the public tried to "guess" the urban setting for the True Crime sequel. That contest ended June 16, 2005, and we now have the first tidbits of information on the True Crime sequel. The city of choice is New York, there's a new main character Marcus (a black cop, as opposed to the Asian American Nick Kang in the original), and it will be more violent than its predecessor. All the footage in the contest trailers was taken from the New York setting, and this time around, you will not only have various cars and trucks at your disposal, but also be able to jack and ride motorcycles. The game also seems to sport various types of interrogation techniques reminiscent of the recent Punisher title.

'Zoo Vet' Operates In Retail Stores

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legacy Interactive announced today that its new simulation game, Zoo Vet, is now available at retail outlets nationwide. Praised by children's software critics and national parenting organizations, Zoo Vet, developed by Legacy Interactive and distributed by Vivendi Universal Games, carries an SRP of $19.95 and is rated E for Everyone.

'Silent Hunter 3' - v1.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 9:01 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 v1.4, adds new features, bombers, buildings, but also addresses the usual bugs fixes and gameplay tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...