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Various Game Trailers #451

by Rainier on March 5, 2005 @ 1:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Battlefield 2 - Trailer (2)
  • Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome- Trailer
  • Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade - Trailer #2

'MVP Baseball 2005' - Roster Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2005 @ 12:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Sports has released the first roster update for their latest iteration in EA Canada's baseball franchise, MVP Baseball 2005. This roster update patch brings the available players list up to date as of February 20, 2005. Read more for download links ..

Atari Signs '24' Actor Arnold Vosloo For 'Boiling Point: Road to Hell'

by Rainier on March 5, 2005 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Hollywood actor Arnold Vosloo will lend his likeness to Saul Meyer, the hero of the forthcoming PC title Boiling Point: Road to Hell due for European release in May 2005. Players will come face to face with Vosloo’s well known features during the game’s many cut scenes, as well as on the front of pack and in advertising for the game.

'Tokyo Xtreme Racer Advance' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2005 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When you enter the world of street racing, it’s not for the trophies, it’s for the rush. Race through the highways of Tokyo, Los Angeles and London, at up to 200 miles an hour. Customize your car, challenge other drivers and battle to become the Emperor of the Highways.

'WarCraft III' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2005 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Worm War"... Map info: "Every baby worm dreams of being a gladiator in the worm arena, where burly worms battle it out to eat sheep, grow, and squish their adversaries." This is a tiny sized map and the suggested no. of players is 4-12. It is based on the "Dalaran" tileset. Go download it here!

Mix Some Tunes With Rockstar's 'Beaterator'

by Rainier on March 5, 2005 @ 1:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar launches Beaterator, a groundbreaking new Flash-based music sequencer, sampler and mixer built to work right in your browser. Beaterator gives anyone with an internet connection and Macromedia Flash the ability to craft advanced, original beats… and walk away with them as mp3s.

Yahoo! Goes Mobile And Launches Yahoo! Games Studio

by Rainier on March 5, 2005 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yahoo! Games today announced a number of strategic moves to bolster its mobile games capabilities, including the creation of the Yahoo! Games Studio and the acquisition of Stadeon, which helps Yahoo! Games provide multiplayer, multiplatform game functionality.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) Dev. Diary #1 - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 3:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty. In this designer diary, Sid Meier explains why he and his team at Firaxis decided to produce an Xbox version of "Sid Meier's Pirates!"

'Scrapland' (Xbox) Finds its Way To Retail

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 2:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight along with Executive Producer American McGee and developer Mercury Steam, announced today that Scrapland for the Xbox has shipped to stores nationwide. An engagingly humorous 3rd person action-adventure game, Scrapland has drawn comparisons to such hits as Grand Theft Auto and Descent for its open-ended gameplay and extreme, futuristic 3D flying missions.

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' Designer Leaves For Blizzard

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 2:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GameSpy is reporting that LotR: Battle for Middle-earth design director Dustin Browder will be leaving EA, effective March 9, to team up with Blizzard as senior designer. The former Westwood employee worked on titles like Red Alert 2 and C&C Generals, and while Dustin did not disclose what Blizzard project he would be working on, he did confirm his new position was with the Warcraft/WoW team, and with his strategy background it could be a new Warcraft of Starcraft product. The article also states that another ex-Westwood employee, nobody less than EA's VP and Executive Producer Mark Skaggs is taken a leave of absense for personal/family reason.