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'The Movies' (Xbox/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2005 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2005 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed internally by Empire's award-winning Strangelite Studio, the game will be released on PC, and all current and next generation consoles. The game will be based on the movie of the same name and animated series franchise. Take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs, emulating the best scenes from the movie and a whole lot more!

'Black & White 2' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2005 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains.

'Robots' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2005 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Robots' world is about to be taken over by an evil tyrant and it is up to the player to save his fellow robots from a tragic destiny! Players will hop on a train to a mechanical metropolis of moving gears and winding parts, meet an unforgettable cast of characters and battle evil machines - discovering the many ways a robot can turn his parts into cool and unique gadgets. Vivendi has released a demo for Robots, featuring 3 playable levels as the Rodney character. Read more for download links ...

'Dynasty Warriors 4' Coming To PC - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2005 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 4 introduces a new stage and strategy system to the series' frenetic battlefield action. In the new system, the game opens with a map of Ancient China, fractured into 24 different regions. Players start with one region, and then choose another region to invade or defend. Officers will recommend a strategy or policy, and then combat begins. Victory goes to the first warrior who unifies all 24 regions under a single kingdom. Koei is bringing Dynasty Warriors 4 to the PC, release date in Japan is set for March 2005, not details yet on a European or North American publisher.

'Cross Racing Championship' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Utilizing the next generation of the Invictus engine which incorporates its new real-time physics module, Cross Racing Championship (CRC) will allow the player to experience the thrills of high-speed on and off road racing across vast open terrains. Today Project 3 and Invictus show off the outstanding quality of the powerful graphic engine.

'Universal Combat: A World Apart' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Universal Combat: A World Apart uses a new graphics engine, offer high definition first-person character models, new first-person weapon models and classes such as machine guns, fixed gun turrets and several new combat weapons. This is an updated demo featuring the previous demo's four scenarios and adds another four, three first-person careers and one pilot career. Read more for download links ...

'Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars boasts an extensive single player campaign, where gamers get to chose which clan they are going to control and start the process of total domination – engaging in battles with the other clans and their leaders. This multiplayer demo features the Apex and Lotus planets playable on LAN or in skirmish mode.

Marvel Lawsuit Against NCSoft Loses Key Claims

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A U.S. district court judge in Los Angeles dismissed several key claims by comic book publisher Marvel Enterprises, Inc in the company's trademark and copyright infringement case against online computer game publisher NCsoft Corporation and game developer Cryptic Studios. Marvel sued NCsoft and Cryptic Studios in November of last year, claiming that the City of Heroes online computer game allows players to imitate comic book characters owned by Marvel.

'Without Warning' (PS2/Xbox) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 5:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Without Warning, developed by CiRCLE Studio, founded by the Tombraider series creators, is a highly charged action shooter set against the backdrop of a brutal terrorist siege of a U.S. based chemical plant. The story takes place over a 12 hour period, during which players will experience the events from the vantage point of six characters that are caught up in the crisis situation.