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'Rumble Roses XX' (X360) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2005 @ 7:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The follow-up to last year's smash hit female wrestling video game, Rumble Roses XX for the Xbox 360 will feature a full lineup of incredible looking wrestlers along with all-new moves, gameplay modes, tag team action and online play. Check these 27 new high res beauties...

Federal Court Deems Illinois Violent Video Game Law Unconstitutional

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2005 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Back in May Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich introduced a bill to ban violent video games, which was then later approved and had to go in effect January 1st. On July 25, 2005, a lawsuit was filed challenging the law, claiming it violated the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. Today, Federal District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly in Chicago, IL agreed with the plaintiffs and ruled that the video game restriction law is unconstitutional, and issued an order permanently enjoining the law's enforcement. You can read the full, 53 page, ruling right here...

'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2005 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball 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.

'Darwinia' Now Available for Pre-Purchase Via Steam

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2005 @ 2:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Darwinia, the latest multi-genre creation from UK-based Introversion, is now available for pre-purchase via Steam. Those who pre-purchase the game will save 10%. In addition, a new Darwinia gameplay trailer (52MB) is now available from Steam and Steampowered.com.

'RoboBlitz' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2005 @ 2:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

RoboBlitz, using Epic's Unreal Engine 3, is a fast-paced action game featuring puzzle-solving and unique physics-based weapons. Players blast through 15+ levels of high-intensity action as Blitz, a multi-talented robot on a mission to save its factory from a band of invading mechanical brains. A Roboblitz techdemo, then known as RoboHordes, was shown at GDC and E3 2005.

EA Gets Sued Over 'Madden NFL 06' (ALL) Features

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2005 @ 2:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtual Jam owner Pernell Harris has sued Electronic Arts over features included in EA's Madden NFL 06. Pernell claims he met with EA in 2003 to discuss a game he was developing, Heart of a Champion, in which players guide an athlete from high school to professional football, not unlike the NFL Superstar mode in Madden NFL 06. The lawsuit filed November 28 with the California Superior Court in San Mateo County, accuses EA of breaching an "implied in fact contract" by using those features without compensation and violation of a confidentiality agreement. EA's responsde " "We have read the complaint and the allegations are completely without merit."

'HoopWorld' (X360) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2005 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Hot Shots, Dive Tackling, Wall Running, Dragon Punches, over-the-top mid-air volleys - all chainable tricks in HoopWorld. Developed by Streamline Studios, HoopWorld is a three-on-three multiplayer trick game that rewards gamers for playing competitively together. Check out the freshly launched HoopWorld website, or read more for new screens ...

'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' Not Cancelled

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2005 @ 12:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway issued the following statement regarding the status Rise & Fall: CaW, "Due to circumstances beyond Midway's control, Stainless Steel Studios is no longer involved with the development of Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War. Despite this unfortunate situation, Midway remains focused and determined to deliver a revolutionary real-time strategy experience with Rise & Fall, and will look to stay true to the title's original development vision. Rise & Fall Civilizations at War remains scheduled for release in 2006." More details are promised soon ...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - v3369 Win32 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2005 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic has released a new patch for its sci-fi FPS Unreal Tournament 2004. This patch brings your retail game to v3369 and addresses the usual slew of bug fixes, engine & network enhancements, and gameplay tweaks. This new patch is compatible with the ECE Bonus Pack. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Armed Assault' - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2005 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brought to you by Bohemia Interactive Studio, the creators of Operation Flashpoint, Armed Assault will reacquaint gamers with the ultimate in realistic, combat gaming. Armed Assault features a new engine with a fresh modern setting. Freedom of action and immersive complex environments, blended with a unique touch of total simulation.