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Court Order Forces Microsoft To Pay IBM $850 Million

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IBM will receive $775 million in cash and $75 million in credit for software from Microsoft Corp. to settle claims that resulted from the federal government's antitrust case against Microsoft in the 1990s. U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled in 2000 that Microsoft engaged in anticompetitive practice, and the judge's ruling cited IBM as a company that Microsoft had forced to "desist from certain technological innovations and business initiatives." Read the full article here ...

'Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we revealed yesterday, SEGA today officially confirmed that they will add the widely anticipated expansion to Rome: Total War to their portfolio. From the makers of the Total War franchise and recently acquired studio, The Creative Assembly, Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion for PC is set to commence battle on the charts in September 2005 throughout Europe and America.

'Pro Cycling Manager' - v1.1r Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Cycling Manager will have more detailed animations, an experience system, stage editor and also several multiplayer modes. Cyanide Studio has released the first patch for its cycling manager bringing your retail game to v1.1r. This update patch adds tons improvements and fixes the menus, classifications, 3D, career, gameplay, AI, database and stages. etc. Read more for download links ...

'The Movies' (Xbox/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

'Frankie Dettori Racing' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd and Player One Limited today announced the development of a new horse racing videogame, Frankie Dettori Racing for PS2, Xbox and PC.

'Monster Madness' (X360/PC) - New Screen

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Madness, under development by Artificial Studios in conjunction with Immersion Software & Graphics, is a 4-player cooperative online-enabled action game for the PC and Xbox 360. Check out this coop screen...

'Battlefield 2' - v1.01 Patch In The Works

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA revealed that it quietly has been working on the first Battlefield 2 patch, and it is expected to be released somewhere next week. Every fix in this v1.01 update is a result of Community feedback on the demo and retail game release. A few of the items being worked on are : issues that caused the Multiplayer Browser to become unresponsive, an issue where some game controls were not available to be rebound within the Options menu, and fixed a crash with rebinding LMB. An open Beta of the Battlefield 2 Editor will be released some time in July, and the linux server is almost finished as wel. Of course we will have all of those available on our fileserver network as soon as they are released.

'EverQuest II: Desert of Flames' - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Desert of Flames, the first retail expansion pack for EQ2, players will experience exciting gameplay-changing features and can explore never-before-seen areas filled with new quests, monsters, and loot. Desert of Flames is centered around the newly discovered, vibrantly colorful city of Maj'Dul.

'Crazy Frog Racer' (PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has won the battle fought between rival games industry superpowers to win the race to sign Wallaroo Licensing Company's Crazy Frog icon. The firm has exclusive worldwide interactive entertainment rights across all formats, and will publish the first Crazy Frog games this November on PC and PS2.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (PS3/X360/PC) Not Delayed

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA has updated the Condemned: Criminal Origins product page reflecting a change in release date, being pushed back from its original winter 2005 launch time to winter 2006. This does not neccesarely mean it has been delayed for a year, merely postpone from December 2005, to January 2006, which would still mean the same "launch window" (thanks Robert). Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice.

UPDATE : SEGA just informed us that the website stated an incorrect date, the title has not been delayed, it is still scheduled for the holiday 2005.