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'SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCAR, a brand new racing simulation licensed by Alfa Romeo, and developed by racing sim specialists, Milestone, creators of the Superbike series and Racing Evoluzione. SCAR, Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo, is a stunning racing simulation which combines both realistic car physics, and vibrant graphics together with classic Role Playing Game elements to become the first 'CARPG' ever developed.

'Formula One 05' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans now have the best of both worlds with a game that not only captures the 'real' essence of the sport but delivers an unrivalled experience with real racing satisfaction. Formula One 05 boasts all of the official cars, drivers and teams, including the new Turkey Circuit. Driving fans will be able to explore new functions with now interactive pit stops, a variety of new modes and the opportunity to race in the cars that have made Formula One history.

'Neuro' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neuro has a futuristic setting, when humankind invents a totally new way of traveling in space. That is why people already inhabit the nearest star systems. Time passes by and these colonies grow into the biggest industrial and scientific centers. Obvious enough, they want to get independent and quit the Earth Confederation. The game starts on the surface of one of the colonies - a planet named Sorgo.

'Spikeout: Street Battle' (Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This fighting-action game features up to 16 playable characters, all free to simultaneously roam and destroy a vast 3D world. With Xbox Live and System Link Play support, players can now experience cooperative and competitive gameplay with friends and foes while talking smack via Xbox Communicators. Bonus online features include downloadable items, weapons, stories, stages, characters, sound files and much more. Sega of America has narrowed down the release date from a previous vague Spring 2005 to March 29th, 2005.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:37 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.

'Stronghold 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stronghold 2 will bring the the castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS series to life in glorious 3D. Stronghold 2 will also offer players a "castle-life" campaign, enhanced multiplayer capability and a new, innovative and exciting single player campaign that will be revealed in the months ahead. Check out these new screens and in-game trailer...

Macrovision Study Reveals Widespread Gaming Piracy

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Macrovision today announced the results of a gaming piracy study that shows significant losses experienced by the gaming industry due to software piracy. The surveys of 6,000 Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2 users show that 21% of gamers play pirated games, but 73% would have bought the game within one month if a free version had not been readily available. This high level of piracy on console systems, which are generally considered to be secure closed systems, is surprising.

'Donkey Kong Jungle Beat' (NGC) Drums Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

That tap-tap-tapping you hear is the sound of the most innovative video game control system to come along in years. Get physical with Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, made exclusively for GameCube, by using a pair of bongos to control the game action. Mastering the game requires good timing, bongo abilities and a love of bananas.

'Warfare' Announced

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warfare is a real-time global war simulator with real material and it's devoted to a conflict in the Near East. There are two campaigns, one for the USA, the other for Saudi Arabia. The main goal of the first campaign is taking full control of the region; the second one is coming to power in Saudi Arabia and achieving the withdrawal of all American troops.

'Metal Slug 1' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on March 13, 2005 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Slug has been around for seemingly ages. SNK's little franchise, a wonderful little action game, first impressed gamers on the Neo-Geo, but has since visited other consoles, including the Xbox and PS2; and, in its short lifespan, the Neo-Geo Pocket Color. November 2004 we saw the first Metal Slug on GBA in the Advanced version, some mechanics were changed, no blood and while the game was still great, it wasn't true port from the original game. While no specific details were disclosed yet, SNK's release schedule show it will be be bringing Metal Slug 1 to the GBA, expected winter 2005.