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'Shadow The Hedgehog' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow The Hedgehog, an exciting new spin-off from SEGA’s best-selling Sonic The Hedgehog series, is currently in development at SEGA Studio USA, under the direction of Takashi Iizuka, lead developer of Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2/ Battle, and Sonic Heroes.

Funcom Secures Extra Funding

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom, known for Anarchy Online and the upcoming Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, has secured a €5 million equity investment from Nordic Venture Partners (NVP). The investment is a further testament to Funcom being a world-class developer and publisher of online games, and will further aid the company in developing and publishing online games.

'Suikoden Tactics' (PS2) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Suikoden Tactics is set before, during and after the events of Suikoden IV and the game follows the adventures of a young new hero, Kyril as he uncovers the dark secrets behind the magical Rune Cannons.

'WWE Day of Reckoning 2' (NGC) DropKicks Into Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and JAKKS Pacific today announced that its Gamecube exclusive WWE Day of Reckoning 2 has shipped to retailers throughout North America. Continuing the popular series with a full-scale offering of action, excitement and attitude, WWE Day of Reckoning 2 was developed by Yuke's Co., Ltd. in Japan.

'Bet On Soldier' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

'Titan Quest' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Titan Quest is an action role-playing game set in the ancient mythical worlds of Greece and Egypt. With an arsenal of more than a thousand pieces of unique and legendary equipment, players will have to overcome terrifying monsters and mythical beasts in their quest to save humankind from the Titans.

'Universal Combat: A World Apart' - v1.00.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal Combat: A World Apart uses a new graphics engine, offer high definition first-person character models, new first-person weapon models and classes such as machine guns, fixed gun turrets and several new combat weapons. This patch brings your retail game to v1.00.03 and adds performance improvements, and fixes various game issues.

'Nexuiz' - v1.2 Updated Download/Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexuiz is a free 3D deathmatch game that is simply first person shooting reduced to the very basics with perfect weapon balancing. This 1.2 adds full CTF, Domination and Teamplay support, new Runematch mode, two new CTF maps, reduced falldamage, and the usual game tweaks and big fixes. Read more for download links ...

Climax Expands Its Los Angeles Studio With Key Talent

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Climax announces today that Erik Gloersen is appointed as the new Climax LA Studio Head. Joining Gloersen will be an elite creative team credited with many award winning titles including: Medal of Honor, GoldenEye, Call of Duty and Spiderman.

'We Love Katamari' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that We Love Katamari has gone gold, which is scheduled to launch on September 20th exclusively for the PS2. Last year's release of Katamari Damacy attracted fans from all over the cosmos, and these same fans will drive the brilliant storyline of the sequel, We Love Katamari.