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Online Journalist Arrested For Piracy

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 3:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, three members of a global computer piracy ring admitted Thursday they shuttled millions of dollars in computer games, movies and software around the world through a coded system of Web sites and chat rooms. One of the three people in question is Seth Kleinberg, Executive Editor of, who apparently was arrested last April as part of Operation Fastlink. Read more for details ...

Sega Also Signs Up For AGEIA's Physics SDK

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 2:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today Epic and Ubisoft announced support for AGEIA's new PPU, SEGA Corporation now also announced a license agreement with AGEIA Technologies Inc. that entitles it to use the NovodeX Physics SDK NovodeX in games developed for the PC and next generation game consoles.

'LEGO Star Wars' (GBA/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 1:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LEGO Star Wars combines two childhood favorites, LEGO and Star Wars, to create an innovative and exciting action-adventure title designed for young gamers. The game is based on The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and the eagerly awaited Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, slated for worldwide release in May 2005.

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stolen is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game based around a high-tech female thief. Along with innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game actions and events, Stolen also boasts some truly amazing technical and presentational features to give it a spectacular look that will captivate gamers. Hip Games today released information on Breeze, the arch enemy of Anya Romanov. Read more for details and screens.

'Forza Motorsport' (Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 12:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars.

'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill' (PS2/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft and developer Gearbox Software today announced that their World War II game Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 has gone gold for the PC and the PS2. Both the PC and PS2 versions will be available in stores on March 17 for the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $49.99.

'F.E.A.R.' Teaser Web site Launched

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 11:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Monolith Productions, F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault and Recon), is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging storyline. Vivendi has just launched a new F.E.A.R. teaser Web site, which features a flash embedded trailer and screens, although with mostly previously released material.

'Supremacy: Four Paths to Power' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 7, 2005 @ 11:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Black Hammer announced today that their latest sci-fi strategy game Supremacy: Four Paths to Power has “gone gold.” It is due to be available for digital download purchase in the Matrix Games Online Store within a week.

Interview With High Moon Studios CEO John Rowe

by Rainier on March 7, 2005 @ 7:31 p.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Earlier today we reported that Sammy Studios, Inc. has completed a management buyout from parent company Sammy Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. The private investment group led by John Rowe, president and chief operating officer of Sammy Studios, purchased all shares of the company as well as the rights to original video game properties being developed at the studio. With this turn of events, it was prime time to ask High Moon's CEO John Rowe a few quick questions ...

'Need for Speed Underground 2' - v1.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2005 @ 7:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Not yet available in stores, EA has already released the first patch for Black Box's tuner racing game Need for Speed Underground 2. This update brings your retail gme to v1.2 and addresses some issues with the Geforce 6800 gfx card. Read more for download links ...