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'Taxi 3: eXtreme Rush' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2005 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Taxi 3: eXtreme Rush is a high end racing game in which you dash frantically through the city of London in order to pick up and drop off passengers. Xing Interactive have announced Taxi 3 for February 1st 2005, and will be distributed by Atari in some territories and by local distributors in others. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Black & White 2' Official Website Redesigned

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

Lionhead Studios announced the launch of a completely new Black & White 2 website. Designed for the community to read about the game and check out the latest information, screenshots and other artwork. The website also features a look behind the scenes with quotes and development screenshots; webcams broadcasting images live from the development team and other (interactive) aspects are planned.

'Spartan: Total Warrior' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Revealed

by Rainier on March 7, 2005 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gameindustry.biz seems to have gotten some inside information that Creative Assembly is working on a "Total Warrior" console version, due for release in September. There are no specific details available yet, an official announcement is expected later this week, but already comparisons are being made with KOEI's Dynasty Warriors series, or Phantagram's Kingdom Under Fire. This product however will not be published by Activision, but rather by SEGA Europe.

North American Sammy Studios Becomes High Moon Studios

by Rainier on March 7, 2005 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios, Inc. today announced that it 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, including the upcoming console title Darkwatch.

'Stronghold 2' - 2 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 7, 2005 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stronghold 2 will bring the the castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS series to life in glorious 3D. Stronghold 2 will also offer players a "castle-life" campaign, enhanced multiplayer capability and a new, innovative and exciting single player campaign that will be revealed in the months ahead. Check out these new screens ...

PopCap Games Releases Open Source Framework

by Rainier on March 7, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PopCap Games today announced the release of the PopCap Games Framework, the in-house development toolset used to create smash-hit titles such as "Bejeweled," "Bookworm," "Zuma," and other wildly popular casual computer games. The PopCap Games Framework is offered under an open source license and can be used free of charge by any developer for commercial or non-commercial use.

EA Europe Signs 'Dead to Rights II: Hell to Pay' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2005 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Europe today announced plans to co-publish Dead to Rights II, scheduled for release on the PS2, Xbox and on PC in summer 2005. Dead to Rights II marks the return of action-hero Jack Slate and his K-9 companion, Shadow. In this super-charged sequel, Jack and Shadow find themselves once again in the squalid, mean streets of Grant City, ensnared in a labyrinth of crime, corruption and betrayal.

'SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCAR, a brand new racing simulation licensed by Alfa Romeo, and developed by racing sim specialists, Milestone, creators of the Superbike series and Racing Evoluzione. SCAR, Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo, is a stunning racing simulation which combines both realistic car physics, and vibrant graphics together with classic Role Playing Game elements to become the first 'CARPG' ever developed.

Sign Up For The First European 'Halo 2' (Xbox) Championship

by Rainier on March 7, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yes, today is the day to answer the call to save Earth and all of humankind in the tournament we've all been waiting for. Gamers have two weeks from today, 7th March, to register in what is the first stage of the Halo 2 Championship, hosted on the Xbox Live service. Registration closes on 20th March when eight winners will battle to win the title of UK Halo 2 Champion and, ultimately, the chance to take part in the Xbox Live Halo 2 Worldwide Finals in April.

'Battle of Europe' Lading In North America

by Rainier on March 7, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developer MAUS Software and publisher Strategy First are happy to announce the signing of the flight combat title Battle of Europe scheduled to fly into stores this spring. Read more for details ...