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'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer.

Capcom Adds New Executives to Senior Management

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the appointment of new members of senior management. Mark Beaumont, senior vice president of sales and marketing; Midori Yuasa, general manager and senior vice president of the new mobile and interactive division; and Michael Rubinelli, vice president, business development/third party product acquisition and development.

'Pac-Man World 3' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Rolls Into Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 8:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco today announced that Pac-Man World 3 has begun shipping for the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube and PC. The game will also be available on NDS and PSP in December. The 25-year old video game icon's latest adventure combines contemporary platform gameplay with both traditional Pac-Man elements and brand-new moves.

'The Sims 2 Holiday Edition' Celebrates Its Way Into Retail

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced that The Sims 2 Holiday Edition has shipped to store shelves across North America offering Sims fans the original and its 2 expansion packs for only $14.99.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' (ALL) Races Into Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today that Need for Speed Most Wanted has shipped to retail outlets nationwide, challenging players to become the most notorious street racer by going up against the top racers on the Blacklist as well as numerous police that patrol the city of Rockport.

'Ryzom Ring' Alpha Test Starts Today

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

The Saga of Ryzom developer Nevrax announced today it has launched the alpha test of Ryzom Ring, its first expansion, offerting a complete set of simple and supple tools to design and implement adventures and maps, empowering them to imagine, create, launch, share and enjoy an almost infinite combination of online scenarios.

'Frame City Killer' (X360) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frame City Killer is a next-generation action game for the Xbox 360. Featuring astoundingly detailed graphics powered by the Unreal Engine 3 and immersive, non-linear gameplay, Frame City Killer is set to deliver an intense gaming experience. Originaly scheduled for this holiday season, Namco has pushed back FCK's North American release date to February 7, 2006.

Nintendo Launches Wi-Fi Connection in North America

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 1:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

That sound you hear is the thunder of video gamers worldwide revving their engines for the launch of Mario Kart DS and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The online gaming service for Nintendo DS lets users connect wirelessly to race. From the very start, users can log on easily to shoot shells and burn rubber against opponents from all around the world.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II takes place in the distant future, when mankind has become a space-faring civilization and must contend with other extraterrestrial powers for domination of the galaxy. The sequel is a true evolution for the series, with rethought fundamentals and exciting new changes.

'Specnaz: Project Wolf' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SPECNAZ is a Tactical FPS game, built on 3D outdoor engine AMOEBA. The main characteristic feature is the tactic-action model, which the game provides to the player, as well as gives him/her opportunities for successful completion of missions without any limitations. The official Specnaz website has been updated reflecting a change in release date, from its original Q4 2005 date to Q1 2006.