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'Auto Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

Video Game News Coverage Influences Consumer Behaviour

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

New results from Phoenix Marketing International indicate that recent news stories about video games are having some impact with regards to consumers' purchase choice of video game software. PhoenixMI conducted a qualitative and quantitative study to gauge consumer reaction about the slew of news events concerning video game violence and pornography.

'Vietcong: Rising Sun' - Free Addon Available NOW

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vietcong: Rising Sun is a new un-official add-on for Vietcong. This addon contains 4 new single-player maps, 8 new multiplayer maps, new skins, new sounds, night missions (with flashlight), coop, as well as a new Hold the Base multiplayer mode (thanks Virtual Vietnam). Read more for download links ...

'Silent Hunter III: Seawolves' Announced

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

German developer X1Software announced today that it is working on an un-official addon for Ubisoft's submarine sim, Silent Hunter 3: Seawolves will add sixty new cities across Europe, North America and the Pacific, new campaigns & missions (22 sp, 4 mp), and plenty of other enhancements. Read more for details ...

'Pariah' - v1.03 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pariah focuses on a robust immersive storyline that weaves survival elements into the traditional run-and-gun style of first-person action games. Digital Extremes has released a new patch for its FPS Pariah, bringing your retail game to v1.03 and fixes several game crashes, multiplayer and save game issues, adds a web based admin interface, etc. Read more for download links ...

'Rebelstar Tactical Command' (GBA) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rebelstar Tactical Command is a turn-based strategy and combat game with role-playing elements, "Rebelstar Tactical Command" transports players to a not-so-distant future in which Earth is ruled by an evil empire.

'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' Designer Leaves To Join 'Neverwinter Nights 2' Team

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After last week John Romero confirmed his Midway exit, it seems now a second high profile developer on the Gauntlet team has quietly left Midway. J.E. Sawyer, previously known for working on Black Isle Studio's Icewind Dale series, has posted a few messages on the Mistress' Lair website that last week Friday (July 15th) was his last day, and that he was teaming up with other former BIS employees over at Obsidian where he will be working on Neverwinter Nights 2.

'Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CMR 2005 has gained an extra word in the title, so it’s now Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus, due to its wireless multiplayer functionality. CMR 2005 Plus features over 30 rally cars, a diverse range of rally events, cups and championships to create a world of rallying for players on the move.

'Ultimate Baseball Online' - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN announced today the winning teams in the ESPN Ultimate Baseball Online Summer Classic, the first Beta test format tournament for the game. UBO is a unique online gaming experience that puts players in the shoes of a virtual baseball player. Each player views the game from their own perspective on the field and must communicate and cooperate with their teammates to succeed. Unlike most video games, these virtual players were rewarded for their collective on-the-field performance!

'Hammer & Sickle' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hammer & Sickle is new turn based strategy game set in the award-winning Silent Storm universe, and currently in development by Nival Interactive.