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'Serious Sam II' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week 2K Games officially announced Serious Sam II, the much-anticipated return of Sam "Serious" Stone to PC and the Xbox. Still not many details are available at this point, but another two screens trickled through. Read more to check them out.

'Blitzkrieg II' Gets Dated - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announced today that its RTS sequel Blitzkrieg II is in development and is set to ship in autumn 2005. Blitzkrieg II, which will be on display at E3 2005, expands upon the original by offering amazing new additions and enhancements. Controllable naval units, more powerful air forces and real WWII commanders are just a few of the many updates that will be included in the game's exciting new arsenal of features.

'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a demo for Gearbox's WW2 tactical FPS, allowing you to try out a tutorial mission, a cinematic intro and two chapters from the full game (Rendezvous with Destiny, and Action at Vierville). Read more for download links...

'Pirates of the Caribbean Online' Announced

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shortly after we revealed it last night, Disney Online officially announces that it is developing a new massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on the popular theme park attraction and franchise Pirates of the Caribbean. The game is slated to debut in summer 2006, coinciding with the theatrical premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

'GT Legends' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The unmistakable body of a Porsche 906, the goose bump provoking sound of a Ford Mustang and the sophisticated skills required of the driver of a Corvette Stingray are synonymous with the motor sports of the 60s and 70s. Equipped with the official licence of the FIA GTC '65, FIA TC '65 and FIA GTC-TC '76 respectively, this year, 10TACLE STUDIOS and developer SimBin will recreate the period of great racing adventures by introducing GT Legends.

'Half-Life 2: Lost Coast' - HDR Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve has released a new trailer for its upcoming free Half-Life 2 addon, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast. This movie features a minute of high-res in-engine footage to show the High-Dynamic Range rendering that is included in the FPS add-on. Read more for download links ...

'Prey' Officially Re-Announced

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games and 3D Realms today announced Prey, a revolutionary first person shooter for PC and a next-generation console system in development at Human Head Studios, under the direct supervision of 3D Realms. Prey will be on display at ATi's booth...

'Empire Earth II' Strategically Invades Retail

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the real-time strategy game Empire Earth II has shipped to retail stores in the US and will be available for purchase by Thursday, April 28th. The game carries a suggested retail price of $49.99 for the PC and has been rated "T" for Teen audiences by the ESRB.

'Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves' (PS2) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves will entice a broad range of players with multiple tiers of gameplay to reach both the hard core and gaming novice. Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves will draw players immediately into the devious adventures of Sly and his crew by offering a unique cast of playable characters, a challenging dual analog stick multiplayer mode, new vehicles, mini-games, disguises, enhanced combat move sets and much more.

'Island of Living Dead' Revealed

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland's Island of Living Dead is a survival horror FPP shooter where action is situated in the near future, when all of today's threats and fears become reality. Global pestilences, mutating viruses and products of illegal genetic engineering begin to devastate mankind. The player, surrounded by mutants and half-dead enemies, will struggle for his life. "Island of Living Death" uses the Chrome Engine, among other simulation of environment devices, and all top notch vertex- and pixel-shader-based visual effects to provide an unforgettable experience of playing your own life in the amazing world of the near future.