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Philips Reveals New Ambient Game Experience Technology

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2005 @ 3:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Philips today introduced amBX, ambient experience, spotlighting a technology that will revolutionize the gameplay experience and extend the gaming world out of the screen and into the real world. amBX is a step towards a full 'sensory surround experience' and enabled games will provide gamers with the ability to use light, colour, sound, heat and even airflow in the real world during gameplay.

'Burn' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Destan Entertainment is proud to inform about beginning of its new FPS development process. "Burn" enables players to fight with others in multi player mode and with bots in a single player game.

'Dungeon Siege II' - Updated Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gas Powered Games has released an updated demo for its recently released RPG Dungeon Siege 2. This demo features the same intro movies and a tutorial section up to the Elven Shrine area from the Mercenary campaign, but is now updated with all the bug fixes and patches, and more importantly, 500mb smaller. Read more for download links ...

'Super Mario Strikers' (NGC) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2005 @ 3:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Mario Strikers, known in Europe as Mario Smash Football, is a five-a-side based football tournament pitting teams of classic Nintendo characters against each other. To win games players simply have to place more balls in the back of their opponent's net than the other team.

'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2005 @ 2:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer.

'Mario Party 7' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2005 @ 2:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The entire Mario gang is back for the seventh installment of the incredibly popular Mario Party franchise. Players everywhere will set their controllers to fun as they run, jump, swim and fly through more than 80 new minigames. But this party's about to get a lot bigger ... because EIGHT people will now be able to battle each other at one time.

Codemasters Brings 'Dungeon & Dragons Online: Stormreach' To Europe

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2005 @ 2:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MMORPG is reporting that codemasters has signed a publishing agreement with Turbine to bring its upcoming Dungeon & Dragons Online: Stormreach to European gamers. After cancelling its internal MMO Dragon Empire, it seems Codemasters has gotten back into the online gaming business, a few months ago it announced RF Online and now Turbine's anticipated DDO: Stormreach. An official announcement should arrive on Monday, when Codmeasters plans to open their official DDO website.

'Prince of Persia The Two Thrones' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2005 @ 6:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prince of Persia The Two Thrones takes the best features from The Sands of Time and Warrior Within, and combines them with new gameplay elements such as a second playable character, an intuitive Speed Kill system, outdoor Babylon environment, chariot combat and more.

UPDATE: Apologies for the missing screens, fixed!

Bethesda Speaks Out On 'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) Delay

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2005 @ 4:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week Take 2's financial results revealed a substantial delay for Bethesda's RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Over the weekend PR Manager Pete Hines posted a community update giving more insight into the reason why: "In short, the game is coming out in early 2006 because it isn't done yet. We still have things that need to be done before the game is released. So we continue to optimize, test, balance, etc. We've already gone way beyond what we did in any game previously in playtesting and balancing this game. Way beyond. But there is work that needs to be done and so development continues to go on pretty much around the clock. We will not put out a more specific date until we are certain we will be ready then. "

'Barrow Hill' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2005 @ 4:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Barrow Hill is a horror/thriller adventure game; told from the point of view of the player using a first person perspective. Set in mysterious Cornwall, the players will unravel many mysteries, after being stranded on the lonely road to the 'barrow'. This ancient burial site, from pre-history, sits shrouded amongst the watching trees of the hill.