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Gaming Addiction Claims Another Victim

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A recent case of suicide by a boy addicted to Internet games has increased the public's concern over the issue of Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). Xiao Yi, a 13-year-old from Tianjin, committed suicide thinking that he would meet his friends from cyber space after he died. He jumped from the top of a 24-storey high-rise, Beijing Youth Daily reported yesterday.

'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor, this flight combat game puts players in the middle of some of the most intense naval conflict in WWII’s Pacific Theater. Check out the new screens, or download the new video showing ingame footage...

Japanese D3Publisher Expanding Into North America

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America, Inc. today announced the expansion of its Los Angeles office with the addition of two new executives. D3PA, a subsidiary of D3Publisher, with headquarters in Tokyo, established its Los Angeles office on November 1, 2004.

'Manhattan Chase' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dutch developer Team6 has now released a patch for its car racing game, Manhattan Chase. This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and addresses various gfx card issues, fixes crashes, enhances car physics, adds new training missions and more... Read more for download links ...

'Fable: The Lost Chapters' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fable: The Lost Chapters will feature a host of enhancements from its top-selling Xbox version, including new quests to conquer, areas to explore, creatures to slay and story elements to discover. Fable: The Lost Chapters is expected to reach store shelves this fall.

'Diplomacy' Beta Test Signups

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that BETA slots for their next PC game, Diplomacy, have been opened to the general gaming public for the first time! Diplomacy, based on the famous board game, is being developed on a new engine that will cater for classical board game features as well as new fresh ideas based on the approved game design. Read more for details ...

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announces that they have reached an exclusive publishing agreement with High Moon Studios, Inc. to release Darkwatch, an immersive, story- driven FPS that blends the lawless action of the Wild West with the intense horror of vampire movies. The game is scheduled to be released in Fall 2005 on the PS2 and Xbox across Europe and Australia.

'Chaos League: Sudden Death' - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League: Sudden Death, developed by Paris-based Cyanide Studios, takes up where the original Chaos League left off, bringing with it a host of improvements and enhancements which make take the real-time, role-playing strategy sports title into a whole new bloody battleground. Read more to check out fresh screens..

'The Falklands War: 1982' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ProSIM's The Falklands War: 1982, available for Windows and published through Shrapnel Games, has now officially reached gold status. As you read this press release replicators are producing the CD, printers are printing the manual, and serious, hardcore wargamers around the world are beginning to eagerly await the arrival of their friendly neighborhood post carrier.

'TimeShift' (Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 4:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeShift is an innovative FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes, is in development by Saber Interactive for the PC and Xbox. TimeShift will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.