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'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' Designer Leaves For Blizzard

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 2:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GameSpy is reporting that LotR: Battle for Middle-earth design director Dustin Browder will be leaving EA, effective March 9, to team up with Blizzard as senior designer. The former Westwood employee worked on titles like Red Alert 2 and C&C Generals, and while Dustin did not disclose what Blizzard project he would be working on, he did confirm his new position was with the Warcraft/WoW team, and with his strategy background it could be a new Warcraft of Starcraft product. The article also states that another ex-Westwood employee, nobody less than EA's VP and Executive Producer Mark Skaggs is taken a leave of absense for personal/family reason.

'Elite Warriors: Vietnam' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 1:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Elite Warriors: Vietnam, you will fight along side Green Beret commandoes as you conduct classified missions deep in Southeast Asia. By using patrol techniques still being used today in Iraq and Afghanistan you will rescue downed pilots, ambush convoys, seize enemy prisoners, and discover targets for air attacks.

'Nanostray' (NDS) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A 3D sci-fi shooter developed by Shin’en, Nanostray boasts a wide array of weapons, un-lockable features and game modes, as well as an online ranking system that tracks the game’s top players. Nanostray’s touch screen features will allow players to track enemy movement via interactive radar and manage the various weapons and other special pick ups.

'Tactica Online' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Imaginary Numbers today announced the development of Tactica Online, a fast-moving turn-based strategy RPG set in the conspiracy and intrigue of Leonardo da Vinci's world. The game is expected to be available worldwide in Fall 2005.

Activision Reveals New 'Call of Duty' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Console Game

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision will be enlisting gamers in an all new tour of duty this fall with its latest Call of Duty game for the consoles. The company will develop the new title using its internal studios Gray Matter, the developer of Call of Duty: United Offensive, and Treyarch, creators of the popular Spider-Man series.

'Predator: Concrete Jungle' (PS2/Xbox) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Predator: Concrete Jungle is currently in development by Eurocom for the PS2 and Xbox. The new 3rd person action/adventure game weaves the past with the future, as gamers become the terrifying Predator, hunting the Earth for criminals using superhuman powers, fantastic vision modes and an impressive array of alien weaponry.

BioWare Is Looking for New Recruits

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare announced its plans today to continue the expansion of its development teams for its future video-game projects. The Edmonton-based company is actively recruiting for a variety of positions across numerous disciplines, and will be taking those recruitment efforts across North America in the upcoming months.

'Gun Metal' Finally Coming To North America

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and ZOO Digital are happy to announce the signing of Gun Metal. This action-packed title, previously available solely on console (published by Majesco), is now coming to PC gamers in North America on April 26.

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 8:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stolen is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game based around a high-tech female thief. Along with innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game actions and events, Stolen also boasts some truly amazing technical and presentational features to give it a spectacular look that will captivate gamers.

Atari Signs Exclusive Publishing Deal With Spark Unlimited

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced today that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Spark Unlimited for worldwide publishing rights across all media to all future titles developed by the award-winning creative team at Spark Unlimited, the studio behind the recent hit console game Call of Duty: Finest Hour.