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'Starships Unlimited v3' Explores Retail

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced the release of Ape Zone’s Starships Unlimited v3. Starships Unlimited v3 is a space exploration, colonization and conquest game where you control every aspect of your expansion across the galaxy.

'Faces of War' - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks ago Ubisoft announced that it will publish Faces of War (previously known as Outfront II), a World War II squad-based, RTS game developed by Best Way, the people behind Soldiers: Heroes of World War II. Read more for additional details ..

'Tourist Trophy' (PS2) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tourist Trophy offers players more than 80 licensed motorcycles to race in various game modes amongst more than 35 international courses. Featuring gameplay for up to two players, Tourist Trophy captures the fluid movement of man and machine like never before with game physics and graphics for an authentic true-to-life motorcycle riding simulation.

Hollywood Celebrities In 'The Battle for Middle-earth II'

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced that Hugo Weaving will expand his involvement with The Lord of the Rings franchise as he assumes the role of lead voiceover talent in The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II. Additionally, concept artist John Howe of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy is on board to design entirely new creatures and locations of Middle-earth.

Koch Media Bringing 'City Life' To Germany and the UK

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2005 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOCH Media announced today that it has signed a agreement with French publisher Monte Cristo to bring its city building simulation City Life to Germany and the UK.

THQ and Paradox Entertainment Sign 'Conan' Development Agreement

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ, Paradox Entertainment and Conan Properties International today announced a worldwide, multi-year licensing agreement for THQ to develop interactive games based on Conan. The agreement covers development for all current and next-gen systems as well as PC, wireless and handheld platforms.

'GripShift' (PSP) Coming To Europe And Down Under

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2005 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GripShift combineshigh-flying stunt driving and unique puzzle-solving action in an all-out, pedal-to-the-metal racing experience. Sidhe Interactive announced today that GripShift would be released in Europe on 11 November, Australia on 17 November and New Zealand on 18 November 2005.

Michigan's Violent Video Game Law On Hold

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 7:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today a federal judge put a temporary hold on the violent video game law banning sales of violent video games to minors which was to go in effect December 1, 2005. The Entertainment Software Association ands several other organizations challenged the law and Judge George Caram from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted a preliminary injunction stating that the state had failed to show what harm could result from selling games to minors. Instead the judge claimed stifling free speech could cause more obvious harm.

'True Swing Golf' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Experience the feel and finesse of real golf on beautiful 3-D courses with True Swing Golf, featuring multiple game modes, character customization and wireless multiplayer support for up to four players with just one game card.

'Halo' And 'Halo 2' Playable On Xbox 360

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A while back, Microsoft announced that the 360 would have some level of backward compatibility. Today Bungie revealed that both Halo titles will work on the Xbox 360, with no alterations, just use your old games and plop them in. The only difference will be the somewhat better quality on HDTVs due to it being widescreens and higher rez. Halo's splitscreen and Halo 2's multiplayer modes are still functional as before. Read more details over at Bungie's Halo 2 Anniversary Special.