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'Tony Hawk's American Wasteland' (NDS/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

No levels. No load times. Just never-ending action that doesn't stop until you leave the game! Tony Hawk's American Wasteland gives you - for the first time ever in a Hawk game - the freedom to skate, or bike, throughout a rich, expansive open environment. Once you arrive in Los Angeles, the vast city that gave birth to skate culture, the sky's the limit as you progress through the Wasteland story and choose missions that will have you immersed in the action without ever skating the same line twice.

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari is returning to the universe of "The Matrix" with a new game that lets players assume the role of actor Keanu Reeves' lead character Neo and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film.

'Brian Lara International Cricket' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Ships To Retail - Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The summer of cricket officially begins today: England face Australia at Lords in the 1st Test of the hugely anticipated Ashes series and the game that makes the British summer great officially arrives in stores... Yes, Brian Lara International Cricket is out today as the world's greatest batsman makes a triumphant return to game screens in Brian Lara International Cricket.

'Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Hollywood Voice Overs

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and Marc Ecko today announced an incredible lineup of Hollywood talent providing voices for Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Rosario Dawson, Brittany Murphy, George Hamilton, Giovanni Ribisi, Adam West, Andy Dick, Charlie Murphy, The RZA, and Michael “M.C. Serch” Berrin will all add their voice to the first video game based on urban culture and graffiti art.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 5' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Also Coming To The PSP - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced today that Pro Evolution Soccer 5 will be released for the PSP this autumn, featuring the utter realism, intuitive play and fast-paced action of the ever-popular series. The handheld version will also be almost identical in terms of available clubs and international sides, with 57 national sides lining up alongside 136 club teams.

Tri Synergy Signs 'Battleground Europe'

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tri Synergy has agreed to partner with Playnet Inc, a developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), to publish "Battleground Europe"- the latest installment of the successful game, "WWII Online". The game has an estimated shipping date of September 1st with pre-ordering now available.

'Burnout: Revenge' (PS2/Xbox) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Revenge lets gamers rip through rush hour traffic and lay waste to scores of rubbernecking roadhogs in an over-the-top scene of vehicular mayhem. The game is currently in development by Criterion Games for the PS2 and Xbox.

Sony Licenses Epic's Unreal Engine 3 For PS3

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

During last E3 Epic announced it would offer its Unreal Engine 3 for development on the PS3, and today Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced that it had entered into a strategic licensing agreement with Epic Games, through which SCEI obtains sublicensing rights of Unreal Engine 3.

'World of Warcraft' Sells Big In China

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard announced that World of Warcraft has surpassed 1.5 million paying customers in China – just a month following the game's commercial launch on June 7, 2005. World of Warcraft has now achieved another significant milestone as the largest MMORPG in the world, with more than 3.5 million global customers.

'Schwarzenberg' (Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 1945, a mysterious order stops the Allied Armies from entering a town in the valleys of Erzgebirge, the town of Schwarzenberg. As the rumors about the small town mount, some of which include that it could be a Nazi stronghold or storage to plundered treasure, players take on the role of a lone scientist attached to the Secret Service Mission sent into the town.