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'TOCA Race Driver 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The acclaimed TOCA series will return with every element of motorsport for real in TOCA Race Driver 3, Codemasters announced today. Coming this winter for PS2, Xbox and PC, race drivers will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation.

'Enemy in Sight' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mafia developer Illusion Softworks, also known for its Hidden & Dangerous and Vietcong titles, has signed a publishing agreement with Atari for its newest action title Enemy in Sight, which is schedule for end 2005. Read more for details and screens ...

'TOCA Race Driver 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Developer Q&A

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Codemasters is quietly working on the TOCA Race Driver 2006, and while it has not yet been officially announced, today they lift the veil a little bit and give us the first glimpse of whats to come in the newest edition of the popular racing franchise. Codemasters sends out an interview with Codemasters studio head Gavin Raeburn (thanks, and includes 4 brand spanking new screens...

SpeedTree Gets Intergrated With Unreal Engine 3 - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 10:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Interactive Data Visualization (IDV) today announced that SpeedTree, its hardware independent foliage solution, has been integrated with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3. Unreal Engine licensees will now have access to SpeedTree’s advanced content creation options, enabling them to quickly and efficiently populate game environments with highly detailed trees and foliage.

EA Expands Its Online Pogo Games Lineup

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 9:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the March launch of four new games on its (free) and Club Pogo (subscription) online game sites. This highly-anticipated launch will include the extremely addicting new version of Poppit!, the multi-player bingo-scratcher game of Lottso!, and two new adventurous card games, 6th Street Omaha Poker and Casino Island Blackjack.

'The Matrix Online' Introduces Specialized Role Playing

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 9:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and SEGA have just revealed that upon the launch of The Matrix Online on March 22, 2005, a specialized role-playing live events team will propel the game's storyline with prominent Matrix character action.

'Combat: Task Force 121' (Xbox/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 5:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Combat: Task Force 121 is a full featured modern military shooter that thrusts gamers into the most elite covert unit of the United States military. Developed by Direct Action Games, founded by the creators of the best-selling SPEC OPS series, and using the Unreal Engine2, Combat: Task Force 121 features state of the art graphics, an immersive storyline and intense multiplayer action on Xbox Live and LAN over PC, all at a value price.

'Conker: Live and Reloaded' (Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Back in February we reported that Rare's Conker: Live and Reloaded was delayed from its March shipdate, and new listings on EBGames and GameStop had it scheduled for June 21st. As online retailer are more wrong than they are right, it was to be taken with a grain of salt, but this time it turns out they hit the jackpot as the official website has been updated and its ambiguous TBA release date has now been changed to .... June 21st. Conker: Live and Reloaded features intense deathmatch and campaign storyline modes via Xbox Live and system link, players can compete as one of six combat specialists across multi-mission campaigns covering Old War and Future War.

'Heroes of Annihilated Empires' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mixing role-playing game with real-time strategy, Heroes of Annihilated Empires delivers you a new experience and unique gameplay, where you can feel yourself the Hero of a legendary epic tale. This time it's not about units, it's about armies with thousands of soldiers that entrust their fate in your hands. It's about responsibility taken by great leaders and future of entire races. Survival or extinction? It's all up to you to decide.

Happy Sixth Birthday 'EverQuest'

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In honor of the sixth anniversary of EverQuest, fans are being rewarded with a host of in-game activities. For the next 30 days, players will take part in special in-game quests and activities that include all-new loot and items. Read more for details ...