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'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' Not Coming In 2005

by Rainier on July 8, 2005 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to fan site Oblivion-Lost.com, a russian forum chat with GSC Game World's deputy director Anton Bolshakov relvealed that the oft delayed FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl will not be making any appearance this year. "In two words, to sum up an ICQ chat: when the plot is fully implemented (it is being completed), the simulation will be finally tuned. This is what the team is doing right now. The game will certainly not come out this year."

'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 8, 2005 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. This demo features one mission, exclusive mission not in the retail game, with 10 objectives, and 15 units with several hidden secrets on the map.

UPDATE: Seems CDV US distributed a bad file which has now been replaced with a working version. Our apologies ...

'Battlestrike: The Siege' - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2005 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City Interactive is working on a sequel to ita budget shooter Battlestrike: Road to Berlin. The Siege is scheduled for this release in Europe coming August and will give players another 12 new missions in which you once again will take up arms against Nazis. This time around you will not only switch between battle tanks, airplanes or act as a sniper, but also get thrown in naval battles and be positioned on ships.

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - 11 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 8, 2005 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darkwatch is an original FPS combining the Western and Horror genres to create a cinematic experience with unparalleled depth and game play variety. As half-vampire Jericho Cross, players must hunt down a powerful vampire lord whose undead minions have overrun the Wild West. The result is a stylistic premise blending western and vampire-horror milieus, and one injected with innovative concepts.

'Top Spin 2' (X360) - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2005 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Everything you loved about Top Spin is back and made even better. The peerless player-creator is reborn with the powerful Digital Identity that truly puts you in the game. Experience Grand Slam events in venues that are alive and dynamic with environmental elements that react to your play. Characters are even more stunning with the addition of HD technology and the inclusion of all current top players in the world. Put it all online and you once again have the greatest tennis game ever created.

'World Series of Poker' (PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 11:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision will unveil a sneak preview of the highly anticipated World Series of Poker video game based on the widely popular World Series of Poker (WSOP) Tournament at this year's Lifestyle Show which is currently being held in Las Vegas (July 6 - 10.)

'187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 7:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck, a young man living a thug's life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women -- with danger lurking around every corner. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez, who are determined to take control of the streets.

'BloodRayne 2' Finally Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 6:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco announced today that the long overdue PC version of Terminal Reality's BloodRayne 2 has finally gone gold and is expected in stores July 26th. Expanding upon the distinctive features that were the hallmark of its predecessor - fast-paced acrobatic combat and supernatural powers - BloodRayne 2 includes new in-game dynamics such as pole combat, rail sliding and advanced melee fighting with fatality moves.

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gods and Heroes, players become classic heroes of the ancient world, born of immortal blood. As a scion of the gods, each player will have the opportunity to pursue his destiny through a series of Epic Quests that will span all levels of gameplay, over time commanding amazing God Powers and acquiring famous weapons and treasure of myth.

Atari Reveals 'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!' Expansion Pack

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the first Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 expansion pack Soaked! only a few weeks out in stores, Atari has revealed that Frontier Developments is already working on a second expasion pack for its theme park simulator. Atari Germany has 'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!' scheduled for a November release, although no further details as to what the expansion pack will include are available at this point. More to follow soon no doubt ...