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'The Saga of Ryzom' Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Month's Free Play

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Saga of Ryzom developer Nevrax announced today that, in celebration of Ryzom's first anniversary in September, current players will be awarded a free month of game play.

'Payout Poker and Casino' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today Payout Poker and Casino, an arcade gambling game for the PS2, Xbox, PSP and the PC. Developed by Bits Gaming Ltd, Payout Poker and Casino allows players to try their luck in four exclusive gambling destinations, with 12 challenging gaming favorites including Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha Hold 'Em, Blackjack, Craps and many more.

'Title Bout Championship Boxing 2005' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Title Bout 2005 is a complete boxing simulation that places over 4000 fighters from John L. Sullivan to Wladimir Klitschko under your control. All aspects of the sport, from knockdowns to knockouts, from cuts to disqualifications, from trial horses to champions, make Title Bout 2005 the most complete and realistic boxing simulation on the market.

'NASCAR 06: Total Team Control' (PS2/Xbox) Cover Athletes Signed

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that NASCAR 06: Total Team Control, will feature NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. The two avid "gamers" personify the focus of this year's game -- Team Racing.

'TimeShift' (PC/Xbox) Also Coming To The Xbox 360

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that its upcoming groundbreaking action game TimeShift will ship next spring for the Xbox 360. Currently in development by Saber Interactive, TimeShift is an original first-person shooter offering unprecedented time-control elements that allow players to completely manipulate the flow of time throughout the duration of the game.

'Urban Reign' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Urban Reign has gone gold for the PS2. A hard-hitting street brawler, the game allows players to duke it out against tough street gangs with or against their friends in a wide array of multiplayer modes featuring more than 60 playable characters, including guest fighters from the legendary "TEKKEN series.

'StarCraft: Ghost' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is a tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands.

'Armies of Steel' Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arena Wars developer ExDream revealed its new project at the Leipzig Game Convention. Armies of Steel is a traditional real time strategy game in a near future scenario (only 30-40 years in the future) and consists - additionally to a great multiplayer - of a big singleplayer story and 4 fractions. The game will go "back to the roots" of RTS games and will not feature heros and RPG or fantasy elements unlike most current RTS games. ExDream is still looking for a publisher ...

'Auto Assault' Developer Q&A #4 - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth. In this short pre-canned Q&A, NetDevil's President Scott Brown tells us about the game's influences.

New Study Finds Video Games Fuel Male Aggression

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Most studies done on violence and video games support the conclusion that violent video games can increase aggressive behavior in children and adolescents, especially boys, researchers said on Friday. An analysis of 20 years of research shows the effects can be both immediate and long-lasting.