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Electronic Arts Japan Cancels 'Star Wars Galaxies' Support

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 7:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts Japan, Star Wars Galaxies distributor in Japan, announced today that it is seizing support for LucasArts/SOE's Star Wars themed MMO. European and North American servers remain unaffected so Japanese gamers who which to continue their quest will get a chance to transfer their account. Tomorrow the 3rd SWG expansion pack, Trials of Obi-Wan, is making its debut in North America.

'Space Invaders Evolution' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 7:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Space Invaders Evolution inaugurates the Evolution brand, a sister to the Revolution series on the Nintendo DS. Space Invaders Evolution marks Rising Star's first step onto the PSP and will blaze a trail for daring innovation that future Evolution titles will aim to follow.

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 7:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA and Warner Bros. announced that the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has gone gold. Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Each contestant in this international competition must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake, and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, dangerous maze.

'College Hoops 2K6' (PS2/Xbox) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 5:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It’s that time of year again--the time of year where basketball courts around the nation are filled with excitement, slam dunks, unbelievable athletes, Cinderella stories, and championship dreams. Nothing captivates the nation like the NCAA Basketball Tournament and no other game captures the collegiate atmosphere and energy like College Hoops 2K6.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 5:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It was already rumored a few weeks back but Take 2 today confirmed that Bethesda's next-gen PRG will not be released this year. In its revised revenue and earnings guidance for fiscal 2005 and fiscal 2006, Take 2 confirmed not only that GTA: Liberty City Stories is delayed in Europe due to unexpected delays in final product testing and submission, but also that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for PC and Xbox 360 has been postponed from the Q1 to Q2 2006, which means not before February 2006. In the subsequent conference call Take 2 said that the delay was due to the fact that Bethesda needed more time to work on the title.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 3:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

'Scratches' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 3:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Scratches is a gripping first-person mystery adventure game that will keep the players glued to their monitors, with its story full of breathtaking twists and surprises, until the final shocking revelation. Right in time for Halloween, Nucleosys has released a demo which will lwet you exploire around 8 rooms, strike up conversation with various characters, read interesting information in order to solve one puzzle.

'Crazy Machines II' Gets PhysXical

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

AGEIA Technologies today announced that German game developer FAKT Software will be leveraging the full power of the AGEIA PhysX processor for its upcoming Crazy Machines II and implement comprehensive physics dynamics.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included, courtesy of an updated engine.

'Star Wars Battlefront II' - Win32 Standalone Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has released the Win32 dedicated beta, but fully working, server for Pandemic Studios' Star Wars Battlefront II in anticipation of its imminent release. It includes the Basic Dedicated Server Manager Application, two Beta versions of Enhanced Dedicated Server Manager as well as a Remote Server application (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...