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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 ...

Various Game Trailers #461

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Still Life - Trailer #4
  • Battlestations Midway - Trailer
  • Silent Hunter 3 - Trailer #8

'Truck Tycoon' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Truck Tycoon is a new generation project of the tycoon genre. The game process consists in organising trucking industry in a competitive environment. The game environment is a landscape with objects such as cities, facilities, roads, motor vehicles, etc. Each facility can manufacture and/or consume some kind of goods. The game objective is to earn profits by fulfilling contracts for the transportation of goods between facilities.

'Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and Merscom today announced that "Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition" for the PC has gone gold and is scheduled to arrive on store shelves April 7, 2005. The North American gold master of this combat-oriented and story-driven RPG includes several improvements over its European release, including a new map feature, faster load time, and improved memory and inventory management.