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Two Million 'World of WarCraft' Subscribers And Counting

by Rainier on June 14, 2005 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard today announced that its MMO World of Warcraft has surpassed two million paying subscribers worldwide. As the game's worldwide population continues to grow, so does the game itself: Blizzard recently introduced the highly anticipated player-vs.-player (PvP) Honor System and the game's first two Battlegrounds, Alterac Valley and Warsong Gulch. These new PvP battlefields offer a variety of fast-paced combat and some of the most valuable rewards yet seen in the game.

'City Life' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 14, 2005 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control. Solve traffic and pollution problems and sustain the city resources needed to keep the peace. Spend wisely to keep your town prosperous, wealthy, contented and healthy.

'Star Defender II' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 14, 2005 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Defender II is a new Galaga-inspired game that is nothing but a continuous survival marathon that is sure to exhaust even the most experienced players. The game is 100 levels long, jam packed with amazingly detailed and uniquely different species of aliens (total of thirty) and is undoubtedly one of the toughest scrolling shooters in the world.

Extra 'Nintendogs' (NDS) Puppies In North America

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 8:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo revealed today that the US edition of its Japanese "runaway" hit Nintendogs will have three new breeds on top of the previously announced 18. Purchase one of several breeds available at the beginning of the game, then start spending time with your pup.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 8:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse 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.

Former EA Marketing Director Teams Up With Mythic

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today announced that Steve Perkins has joined the company as Director of Marketing. A seven-year veteran of the computer and videogame industry, Perkins recently served in the same capacity at EA leading the marketing for numerous titles, including the "Battlefield" franchise. In his new role, Perkins will oversee all aspects of strategic marketing including advertising, promotions, PR and the management of Mythic's relationships with key marketing partners.

'Bet On Soldier' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

'X³: Reunion' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 2:51 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.

'Far Cry Instincts' (PS2/Xbox) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the PC title. Far Cry Instincts will ship for consoles in September 2005.

'Bowling Champs' Announced

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xing Interactive and German developer Mediaseasons are proud to announce Bowling Champs. Bowling Champs is a full 3D bowling game which is part of the Sports Champs series Xing Interactive announced earlier this year. Other titles in the range are Winter Sports Extreme, Championship Soccer, Pool Champs, Amju Super Golf, Cricket Champs, Tennis Champs and the soon to be announced Shufflepuck Champs. The game is scheduled for August 27th, 2005 and will retail at 9.99 Euro.