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'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' (PS2/Xbox) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2005 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is the fusion of fantasy fighting action with the strategy of user-friendly RPG elements , providing gamers a deep, engaging gameplay experience complete with solo play, co-op and an online community.

'Vietcong 2' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2005 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vietcong 2 is a FPS set against the background of the 1968 Tet Offensive, in and around the ancient city of Hue, during the Vietnam War. Brought to life through a gritty story compiled from first hand accounts and memories of Special Forces and Infantry servicemen stationed in Hue during the assault. This multiplayer demo features 2 maps, 3 game modes (CTF, DM and TDM),playable with up to 64 people.

'Neverend' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2005 @ 7:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neverend is a Fantasy RPG under development by Mayhem Studios (previously known for the TBS Empire of Magic) Discovering the background of Agavaen, and determining her final personality is one of the main purposes of the game, which continuously appears as the principal plot is being resolved.

'Dawn of War: Winter Assault' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2005 @ 7:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Winter Assault has reached the gold master stage of development, is entering manufacturing, and is scheduled for retail September 19, 2005.

'Dragonshard' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2005 @ 7:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

'Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War' - v1.4 Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2005 @ 7:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Relic announced that on Thursday 8th September it will launch a new patch for Dawn of War through the auto-updater in the game. This patch will bring your retail game to v1.4 and address a few notable balance items, adds Persistent Bodies and Decals! These options (accessible from the Graphics Options) allow you to control how long the bodies of the fallen warriors remain on the battlefield. Read more for details ...

'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2005 @ 7:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that MVP 06 NCAA Baseball is in development and scheduled for release in spring 2006. This new version of the MVP Baseball franchise is being produced by Electronic Arts Canada in Vancouver, B.C., and will celebrate everything that makes NCAA baseball unique -- aluminum bats, intense action, and stadiums filled with school spirit and packed with passionate fans.

'NHL 2K6' (PS2/Xbox) Slips To Retail Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2005 @ 7:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today that the critically acclaimed NHL 2K6 has begun shipping to major retailers across North America. NHL 2K6 continues to deliver the most realistic and entertaining hockey experience with unparalleled visuals, intuitive gameplay, and a host of new features.

'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2005 @ 7:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Indigo Prophecy, a suspense-filled adventure video game, has gone gold and development is complete.  Known as Fahrenheit in Europe, Indigo Prophecy tells the story of a man whose destiny is irrevocably altered when he unwillingly commits a brutal murder. Through the use of branching storylines and multiple character perspectives, players embark on an immersive adventure on par with a Hollywood thriller. 

Blizzard North Studio Lead Joins Castaway Entertainment

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2005 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Early August Blizzard revealed it was closing is Blizzard North development studio, and today Castaway Entertainment announced that former Blizzard North studio lead Rick Seis has accepted the position of Technical Director and lead programmer for their current unannounced project.