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'Advent Rising' (PC/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 24, 2005 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Advent Rising is the first in an epic trilogy of action/adventure games, presented in a stunning cinematic format to deliver an unprecedented variety of game play experiences. Built on the Unreal Warfare engine, it offers precise, refined play-dynamics with action-packed adventure and style, wrapped in a visually imaginative universe. Advent is akin to a fast-paced action movie where the player is swept up in a continuously evolving series of sequences and events.

Sega Signs Publishing Deal With Silicon Knights

by Rainier on May 24, 2005 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced an agreement to acquire and publish next-generation game content from Silicon Knights, the Ontario, Canada-based development team responsible for such hits as MGS: The Twin Snakes, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, and Eternal Darkness. The partnership brings SEGA more Western-developed content in preparation for high-growth opportunities presented by next-generation hardware platforms.

'DOOM 3' - v1.3 Win32/Linux Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 24, 2005 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software has released a new patch for its FPS DOOM 3. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and synchronizes the original with the expansion pack, adds Punkbuster support, sound enhancements, fixes various multiplayer issues, etc. An updated SDK is also available. Read more for details and download links ...

Gaming Addiction Yields Startling Statistics

by Rainier on May 24, 2005 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psychologists and psychiatrists estimate that even before the new wave of gaming consoles hits the stores, one in eight players already suffers from some kind of video game dependency. Stories of neglected toddlers, sleep deprevation, suicide and marriages crumbling are not out of the ordinary anymore as more and more people are becoming victims of America's newest social scourge ... video game addiction.

'The Witcher' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2005 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher is an Action RPG game for PC platform, which combines the features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights. The game is supposed to ensure entertainment to a broad group of older players, incorporating simple yet interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3-D graphics. Read more for details & screens ...

'Ducati World Championship' (Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 24, 2005 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ducati World Championship is a 360° view into the world of motorcycle racing allowing you to take up a career as a pilot racing in the amateur, semi professional and professional racing classes, intent on reaching the Superbike and the Grand World Championship.

'Metal Slug 4 & 5' (PS2) Bundle Pack Ships To Retail

by Rainier on May 24, 2005 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK PLAYMORE announced today that it has shipped a Metal Slug 4 & 5 bundle pack for the PS2 to retailers across North America. The Metal Slug 4 & 5 bundle pack has a suggested retail price of $39.99.

Bethesda's E3 2005 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on May 24, 2005 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Bethesda's 2005 E3 lineup:

Buena Vista's E3 2005 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Buena Vista's 2005 E3 lineup:

'Dragonshard' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2005 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.