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Activision And Marvel Expand Their License Agreement

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision extends license with Marvel Enterprises to expand their long-term, broad-based strategic alliance through an additional license agreement for a non-persistent role playing game (RPG).

'UFO: Aftershock' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFO: Aftershock follows directly from one of the endings of UFO: Aftermath, where the player agrees to hand over the Earth to the Alien scientists, who are trying to change the planet into a giant living organism. The Council of Earth and their followers take refuge on an orbiting satellite prepared for them by the aliens, but not all the survivors of the original invasion where re-located.

SAG And Game Industry Finally Come To An Agreement

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hollywood Reporter has word that the new Interactive Media Agreement, which secured higher wages and increased benefits but no residuals (i.e. profit-sharing) for the SAG members who lend their voices and likenesses to video games, was approved by 81.2% of the members who voted on the contract.

'NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005' - v2.0.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports Interactive have released the first patch for their latest hockey manager, bringing your retail game to v2.0.2 and addressing a massive amount of issues, AI tweaks, localization & engine updates. Read more for details and download links ...

'Worms 4: Mayhem' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 4: Mayhem is a return to the series' trademark gameplay and sees Team 17's core Worms design and development team regrouping for a game of explosive annelid annihilation. Codemasters has released a multiplayer demo with new content (including maps and weapons), and also updated code correcting some issues of the first demo. Read more for download links ...

'Shattered Union' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set atop the smoldering ruins of a fictional United States torn apart by civil war, Shattered Union is an action-packed strategy game for console and PC. Gamers will play through an exciting single player campaign to reunite the country by force, or online in one-on-one matches.

'The Sims 2' (GBA/NDS/PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maxis-EA is redefining this highly-acclaimed franchise and will deliver classic open-ended gameplay along with exclusive new features. Aspirational gameplay and fully customizable content will give players the most authentic Sims experience to date on console, and will allow players to make their dreams come true while avoiding their innermost fears. And, for the first time, players will be able to take direct control of their Sim without having to use their cursor.

'Fable: The Lost Chapters' - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fable: The Lost Chapters will feature a host of enhancements from its top-selling Xbox version, including new quests to conquer, areas to explore, creatures to slay and story elements to discover. Fable: The Lost Chapters is expected to reach store shelves this fall.

'Prince of Persia Kindred Blades' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Developer Interview

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Blending the best features from the first two installments with the talent, vision and ingenuity of Ubisoft's development teams, Prince of Persia 3 will enliven the franchise with a vitality - and plenty of unexpected twists - that will impress and satisfy long-time fans and newcomers alike. Ubisoft sent out a pre-canned Q&A with Prince of Persia 3 artistic director Olivier Leonardi.

'FaitH' Gets Added Content

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Omega, the eagerly awaited last Church for the Trinity Religion has been added to the Battle Server! This new Church introduces two new units and plenty of new strategic option to help you succeed in your Divine Quest! Also this Era, players will be able to have a mix of every Religion and Churches in the same Kingdom for the very first time on the Battle Server!