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'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a detailed real-time strategy game that lets players completely command one of the four mightiest empires of the ancient world: Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Persia. Rise & Fall places players directly in the heart of combat as a heroic general fighting side-by-side with their troops as one of history's eight greatest heroes battling to bring victory to their nation on the battlefield.

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Each contestant in this international competition must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake, and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, dangerous maze.

'L.A. Rush' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 5:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

L.A. Rush is an innovative racing videogame based on the sport of competitive street racing and the fanatical, ruthless lifestyles of those involved. Read more for some new screens & ingame footage...

'Blitz: The League' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 5:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitz: The League exposes the harsh realism and troubling, behind-the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league. Blitz: The League is being developed by Midway's Chicago in collaboration with a writer from ESPN's controversial "Playmakers" TV series. Blitz: The League goes behind the glitz and glamour of the game through a revolutionary campaign mode that explores the on-field violence, off-field fallout and front-office politics of professional football.

'International Sport Shooting 2006' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

German publisher dtp announced today that it has signed an agreement with Independent Arts, known for games such as Against Rome, and Warcommander, for its newest game International Sport Shooting 2006. Not many details were revealed yet, but Independent Arts said ISS 2006 will feature several disciplines, amonst others skeet shooting, various rifle and gun classes, while factors such as wind and respiration will add to the realistic nature of the game, currently scheduled for October 2005.

'Black' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Criterion is working full speed on their latest Burnout 3 edition, but a few months ago at E3 it was also revealed that they are developing a brand new console shooter, "Black." While Criterion is new to the FPS genre, they have the utmost confidence that their modern day shooter will bring never before seen intensity. In Black you play as an American Covert Ops soldier going up against all sorts of foes in an Eastern European setting.

New Developer 'Republik Games' Working on Online Dating Game

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games Senior Producer Robert Coshland has left the Disney games division to start up studio Republik Games, Inc. as CEO. The new company is already at work on a soon-to-be-announced online dating game and a related web community.

Activision Value No Longer Publishing MadMinute Games

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MadMinute Games and Activision Value have amicably parted ways. The Take Command Series will no longer be published under the Activision Value label. MadMinute Games, Inc. will announce their next title in October 2005.

'Serious Sam II' Will Get Deathmatch Patch

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take2's Serious Sam II multiplayer details announcement yesterday stirred up a bit of a ruckus due to the lack of any deathmatch support, and today fan site Seriously! received confirmation from developer Croteam it will release a patch after the game's initial launch that will add/enable multiplayer deathmatch. Whether this was initially plannend or due to fanbase pressure was not specified.

'Black & White 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains.