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Activision Expands Its Board of Directors

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision today announced the appointment of Richard Sarnoff to its Board of Directors. Mr. Sarnoff will join the Activision Board as an independent director, effective immediately.

'The Sims 2: Nightlife' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Previously announced for somewhere in Q3 2005, EA has revealed that its addon The Sims 2: Nightlife now has a more specific release date, September 15. EA is offering downloads of an exclusive car for those who pre-order. With The Sims 2 Nightlife, players will be able to take their Sims out to hit all the swanky hot spots in the all new downtown location and spice up their lives with an all new dating gameplay and a new life goal focused on pleasure seeking.

'Tribal Trouble' - Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tribal Trouble is a fast paced realtime strategy game where you will find yourself pitted against your computer or online players. Your job is to lead your somewhat clueless kinsmen (be it vikings or natives) to new discoveries and victories as the tribal clashes rage across a group of tropical islands. Oddlabs announced that Tribal Trouble is finished and is now available for online purchase.

'Battleground Europe' Public Beta Test Soon

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 10:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media and Cornered Rat Software are pleased to announce a public beta and 3 day stress test for the upcoming release of Battleground Europe. Beginning at 1200CT (US) on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 account creation forms will be made available on the official website for test accounts. Participants will receive instructions on how to download the pre-release client and information on where to submit error reports.

'Star Wars Battlefront II' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 9:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Battlefront II takes one Imperial-walker step forward with all-new space combat, playable Jedi, and never-before-seen environments straight out of the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith film. Enjoy an all-new single-player experience that takes players through an epic, story-based saga where every action the player takes impacts the battlefront and, ultimately, the fate of the Star Wars galaxy.

Various Game Trailers #561

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 8:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Black & White 2 - Making of Trailer #1
  • Jak X: Combat Racing - Trailer #5

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'X³: Reunion' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X³: Reunion utilises a new generation game engine, developed to immerse the player into the most realistic, living universe, ever experienced. The full use of DirectX 9 technology will create dramatic visual effects and stunningly realistic starships. The economy model in X³: Reunion is more complex than any previous X game. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: Reunion will present players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a player’s actions really can shape the future of the universe.

'Devil Kings' (PS2) - 21 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Devil Kings is a fast-paced action game set against a backdrop of a warring nation as feudal lords battle for land and power. Choose from a selection of heroic warriors and utilize their unique combat abilities to fight on the battlefields and unify the country. Devil Kings possesses compelling gameplay that will have gamers unleashing a variety of devastating attacks to triumph over every enemy.

'Bang! Howdy' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three Rings, developers of Puzzle Pirates, announced today the active development of Bang! Howdy, a multiplayer online tactical strategy game for the PC. Players face off in the steam-powered Wild West, using traditional strategy game mechanics in a variety of gameplay modes like Claim Jumping, Cattle Herding and Steam Mustang Hockey!

'Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike will expand the gameplay with more maps, missions, and weapons. Eleven new exciting mission single player campaign and expanded Xbox LIVE multiplayer content.