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'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30' - SDK Tutorial #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on July 20, 2005 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a tutorial (and sample) outlining the design and creation of a fully functional single-player level for Gearbox's WW2 based FPS Brothers in Arms. A second tutorial focusing on MP maps will be released next week. Read more for download links...

'Friends: The One With All The Trivia' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 20, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will extend the Friends franchise to the videogame space with Friends: The One With All The Trivia for console and PC. Scheduled for nationwide release on Nov. 15, 2005, the Friends: The One With All The Trivia videogame will launch in conjunction with the final season of the TV on DVD franchise, Friends: The Complete Tenth Season.

'Hello Kitty Roller Rescue' (NGC) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on July 20, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that XPEC's gamecube exclusive Hello Kitty Roller Rescue has gone gold. The first 3D Hello Kitty interactive adventure follows Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends as they work together to thwart Block-O - the ambitious menace from Block Planet who aspires to take over the world - and his horde of troublesome bullies.

Ray Liotta Joins 'Dungeon Siege' Movie Cast

by Rainier on July 20, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ray Liotta has joined the cast of Dungeon Siege, a 3 hour long sword-and-sorcery movie based on the million-selling PC game franchise. LeeLee Sobieski; Ron Pearlman; John Rhys-Davies; Matthew Lillard; Kristanna Loken; and Burt Reynolds round out cast of magical, classic tale of Good vs. Evil; shooting begins July 3 through October 11 in Vancouver

'Blitz: The League' (PS2/Xbox) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on July 20, 2005 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announced today that former professional football standout and Hall of Fame inductee, Lawrence Taylor, will serve as the official cover athlete for Midway's new, unlicensed football videogame, Blitz: The League. Blitz: The League exposes the harsh realism and troubling, behind-the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league.

Ascaron Signs Delayed 'El Matador'

by Rainier on July 20, 2005 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron announced todya that it has signed Plastic Reality's third person stealth/action title, El Matador. Take on the role of a DEA agent, whose aim is to bring down the Narcomafia, an organised crime syndicate in Central & South America. You will need to use all your skill and cunning to achieve victory against these high overwhelming odds. El Matador has now been pushed from Q3 2005, to Q2 2006.

'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 20, 2005 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. This multiplayer demo features two maps ("Road to Perdition" and "Factions) in Mission and Domination modes. The demo supports up to six players in Internet and LAN play and features units from early in the WWII timeline.

'Resident Evil 5' Coming To PS3 And X360

by Rainier on July 20, 2005 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While we are still waiting for Capcom to release RE4 on PS2, the sequel is already in the works, according to Japanese magazine Famitsu. For the very first time in franchise history, the next game in the series won't debut on a Nintendo platform, but is so far only scheduled for PS3 and X360. While it is way too early to speculate on a release date, Capcom producer Takeuchi Jun says "We would need 3 or maybe 5 years to fully exploit the capabilities of the new generation of systems, but right now this is the project Capcom is putting the most effort into." The preliminary scans floating around on the web do show RE5 will feature Chris Redfield from the original RE and Code Veronica. You can read the official RE5 announcement here...

'Steel Empire' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on July 20, 2005 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This sharply-drawn side-scrolling shooter with World War II inspired graphics features customisable ships and high powered weaponary. With most of the world destroyed or enslaved by The Motorhead Empire it's up to the gamer to take on the spread of evil, struggling between freedom and slavery in this classically styled shoot'em up.

'NHL 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 2K6 continues its legacy with more control, more emotion and more detail than ever before. Puck fans take command of tape-to-tape passing, behind-the-net plays and precision give-and-go attacks. Players dominate the ice with NHL caliber goaltending, skating, checking and puck handling with the deeply enhanced animation system. Featuring all-new presentation elements, commentary and cut-scenes, NHL 2K6 is the ultimate hockey experience.