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U.S. Video Game Sales Up By 21% Due To Handhelds

by Rainier on July 28, 2005 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A study revealed today that retail sales of U.S. video games hardware, software and accessories jumped up by 21 percent in the first six months of the year, as the popularity of handheld devices offset a decline in aging game consoles.

Claire Forlani Joins The 'Dungeon Siege' Movie Cast

by Rainier on July 28, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Claire Forlani is joining the cast of "Dungeon Siege," director Uwe Boll's adaptation of the video game of the same name currently shooting in Vancouver. Forlani will play Solana, wife of the film's hero, Farmer, played by Jason Statham. Forlani has appeared in such films as "Mystery Men" and "Meet Joe Black."

DemonWare Working On X360 Network Middleware

by Rainier on July 28, 2005 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Demo

DemonWare today announced that it is providing support for the Xbox 360 and multiplayer titles being released on the platform. Having worked closely with Microsoft for the last 6 months on the 360 dev-kits, DemonWare is the first network middleware company to offer a full next-gen solution to developers and publishers for networking and all technical aspects of online gameplay.

'Namco Museum 50th Anniversary' (ALL) Soundtrack

by Rainier on July 28, 2005 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today the soundtrack for the upcoming Namco Museum 50th Anniversary. Like the rock band Loverboy, every gamer "wants a second chance," and now they will have it – to play their favorite classic games while rocking out to the tunes that made the 80's great.

'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2005 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A free-flowing game during which players can assume the role of multiple characters and experience the game from multiple viewpoints, Fahrenheit allows players' actions to affect the plot by offering a scenario driven interactive experience.

'Gary Grigsby’s World at War' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 28, 2005 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take command in this dynamic turn-based game and test strategies that long-past generals and world leaders could only dream of: make it happen in Gary Grigsby’s World at War. The entire saga of World War II is yours to re-enact or to re-make in your own vision. This demo includes two tutorial scenarios as well as a full year of the 1941 campaign scenario.

'Madden NFL 06' (ALL) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From Quarterback Vision Control and Precision Passing to the new NFL Superstar Mode and the Truck Stick, Madden NFL 06 will revolutionize the way you play football. This year's game is so groundbreaking and innovative EA SPORTS built a whole new web site to get you ready for the Madden experience. But beware -- once you check out the new sights and sounds of Madden NFL 06, your life will never be the same. Head on over to the official Madden NFL 06 website, for the latest on the greatest ...

'80 Days' - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogwares is working on a game based on Jules Verne's novel Around The World In 80 Days. Journey on every existing means of transport, making you to use all inventiveness ingenuity, full of discoveries of unseen and unheard beauties. New gentleman, new bet, but it is up to you to choose itinerary. Would you do it in 80 days? Maybe you would rather make a stop at Bahamas, and give up the race for good?

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' (PS2/Xbox) Secures Retail Stores

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic is giving gamers the chance to step inside the combat boots of America's elite warriors. Its tactical shooter Delta Force: Black Hawk Down is now available at retail stores nationwide with a portion of all game sales going to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

'Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict' (Xbox) Gets Live Patch

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UC 2: The Liandri Conflict introduces a new gameplay style to the traditional FPS genre: acrobatic melee combat. Unreal Championship fans can play as any one of 14 characters from the Unreal universe, each with spectacular new Adrenaline Powers that enable new offensive and defensive combos. Midway is awaiting Microsoft approval to roll out a patch which will make various graphical & gameplay changes, network optimizations, and a few other fixes. No specific date for its release has been announced yet. Read more for details ..