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Former EA Executives Start Trilogy Studios

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few months back EA's Mark Skaggs took an extended leave of absence after completing Battle for Middle Earth, and now it seems he won't be coming back, at least not to EA. Together with EALA Vice President Rick Giolito (Medal of Honor) and VUGames' Michael Pole, Mark Skaggs has licensed the Unreal Engine 3 technology and got indie funding for its new Santa Monica, Calif. based development team Trilogy Studios.

'Pro Cycling Manager' - v1.5R Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 11:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pro Cycling Manager will have more detailed animations, an experience system, stage editor and also several multiplayer modes. Cyanide Studio has released a new patch for its cycling manager. This update brings your retail game to v1.5R and adds 5 new stages, the Pescara Trophy, 10 new ladder stages, multiplayer fixes, etc..

'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' - 19 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is the first real-time strategy game to place players directly in the heart of combat with Hero Mode, allowing them to fight side-by-side with their troops from a third-person perspective as the ultimate super-weapon. Check the freshly launched official Rise & Fall website, or read more for new screens ...

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (X360) Investigates Retail Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA today announced that the Xbox 360 edition of its first-person psychological thriller Condemned: Criminal Origins has shipped in North America. Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience a heightened level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice.

'Kingdom of Paradise' (PSP) Slashes Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the release of its PSP exclusive Kingdom of Paradise, an action-RPG that combines fantastical sword-fighting with an original story rooted in a mythical world in the Orient.

'War on Terror' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War on Terror is a modern combat RTS game, set against the background of today's greatest threat to world peace – terrorism! Forces clash in believable scenarios, set within real locations across the globe.

'Xbox Live' (X360) Marketplace Launch Content Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that more than 400 pieces of downloadable Xbox Live Marketplace content, including free interactive demos for games like FIFA 06, Kameo, King Kong, NBA LIVE 06, NFS Speed Most Wanted, as well as new music videos, will be available to Xbox 360 fans starting November 22nd.

'Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King' (PS2) Wanders into Retail

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that its PS2 exclusive Dragon Quest VIII is on sale today. In Dragon Quest VIII old meets new, as classic gameplay is married to sumptuous graphics, delivering a sweeping adventure, bringing gamers of all ages into a world straight out of Japanese anime.

'Friends: The One With All The Trivia' (PS2/PC) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Friends: The One With All The Trivia videogame is now available in North America. Based on the TV, the trivia-based videogame allows Friends fans to challenge themselves and others with over 3,000 questions about their favorite show.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will be the premier third generation MMORPG. A vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology. Sigil’s expertise and experience in the field will bring groundbreaking static and dynamic content to the genre.