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Violent Video Games Bill Gets Approved In California

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The California State Assembly approved legislation to limit children’s access to extremely violent video games, now only needing the signature of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to become law. Assembly Bill (AB) 1179, formerly AB 450, calls for ending the sale and rental of violent video games that depict serious injury to human beings in a manner that is especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel, to persons who are under 18 years of age.

'Shrek SuperSlam' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrek SuperSlam pits the characters from the Shrek franchise against each other in the only game that combines the twisted humor and pop culture parodies of the Shrek universe with the fast-paced action of a melee fighting game.

'Day of Defeat: Source' Gets Final Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced today that Day of Defeat: Source will be made available to gamers everywhere on September 26. DoD: Source takes the classic teamplay of DoD and expands the experience with Source, the engine technology Valve created for Half-Life 2 and it's next generation of games. With this technology, DoD: Source offers state of the art graphics with optimized versions of popular maps and all new player, weapon and world models, plus support for HDR lighting.

'Gene Troopers' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gene Troopers you are in the heart of a unique, vibrant and living universe. Explore amazing new worlds, develop your character into a stealth or battle professional, control supernatural powers, make friends with powerful characters and lead them into battle against the forces of evil. Experience a captivating sci-fi story, high-paced action and thrilling game play in a setting never seen before.

'Bet On Soldier' - Multiplayer Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

German publisher Frogster Interactive announced that next week it will be releasing a multiplayer demo for Kylotonn's gambling-themed first-person shooter. The demo will include two gameplay modes, with and without exo-skeletons, playable on the Cargo Bay map which was also included in the single-player Bet on Soldier demo. Digital Jesters confirmed an English demo will be released on the same day.

Civics In 'Civilization IV' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fourth game in the PC strategy series that has sold over five million copies, Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a bold step forward for the franchise, with spectacular new 3D graphics and all-new single and multiplayer content. Civilization IV will also set a new standard for user-modification, allowing gamers to create their own add-ons using the standard Python and XML scripting languages. Firaxis producer Barry Caudill tells us more about the new Civilization IV civics feature.

'Sniper Elite' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory. In development since 2003, Sniper Elite is a sniping/stealth game due to be released on PS2, PC and Xbox.

'War World' - v1.06 Updated Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War World is a fast paced, third person online shooter where players build and battle the ultimate mech warriors, working their way up the War World rankings ladder, unlocking upgrades and enhancements for their mechs. This demo/patch brings your game to v1.06 and adds Team Death Match, customizable mechs, additional host options, improved single player AI's, enter the shop without leaving the game, major CPU speed improvements, better support for lower spec graphics cards, etc.

The Game Factory Signs 'Legend of The Dragon' (NDS/PS2)

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Game Factory announced today the signing of a worldwide publishing deal, which will see the company launch an exciting new action/adventure video game, Legend of The Dragon, based on the brand new TV series Legend of The Dragon, which is to be launched in the spring of 2006 by BKN International AG.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.