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'X³: Reunion' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X³: Reunion utilises a new generation game engine, developed to immerse the player into the most realistic, living universe, ever experienced. The full use of DirectX 9 technology will create dramatic visual effects and stunningly realistic starships. The economy model in X³: Reunion is more complex than any previous X game. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: Reunion will present players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a player’s actions really can shape the future of the universe.

'Devil Kings' (PS2) - 21 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Devil Kings is a fast-paced action game set against a backdrop of a warring nation as feudal lords battle for land and power. Choose from a selection of heroic warriors and utilize their unique combat abilities to fight on the battlefields and unify the country. Devil Kings possesses compelling gameplay that will have gamers unleashing a variety of devastating attacks to triumph over every enemy.

'Bang! Howdy' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three Rings, developers of Puzzle Pirates, announced today the active development of Bang! Howdy, a multiplayer online tactical strategy game for the PC. Players face off in the steam-powered Wild West, using traditional strategy game mechanics in a variety of gameplay modes like Claim Jumping, Cattle Herding and Steam Mustang Hockey!

'Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike will expand the gameplay with more maps, missions, and weapons. Eleven new exciting mission single player campaign and expanded Xbox LIVE multiplayer content.

'Burnout: Revenge' (PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Revenge lets gamers rip through rush hour traffic and lay waste to scores of rubbernecking roadhogs in an over-the-top scene of vehicular mayhem. The game is currently in development by Criterion Games for the PS2 and Xbox.

'Diablo II' - v1.11 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised Blizzard has released a new patch for its every popular RPG Diablo II. This update brings your retail game to v1.11 patch and adds a new Mystery, new Runewords, hireling enhancements, unique items, a slew of bug fix, plugged some game exploits, etc.. Simply connect to Battle.net to download the patch or read more for download links ...

Blizzard Closes Redwood City Development Studio

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As part of this initiative to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its teams, a majority of the staff from Blizzard's Northern California office will have an opportunity to relocate to the company's Irvine office, where they will continue work on an unannounced project. "We're looking forward to having our PC development teams together in Irvine," stated Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "In addition to improving our efficiency as a company, the relocation also represents an opportunity for all of our teams to have regular, direct input on each other's projects." Blizzard does not believe that these changes will cause significant delays on any of its projects in development.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

Yasumi Matsuno Steps Down As 'Final Fantasy XII' (PS2) Producer

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 11:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While rumors were already floating around during E3, and more recently its Party 2005, Square Enix today issued a statement on its official website, that Final Fantasy XII producer Yasumi Matsuno will be taking a step down from the development due to health reasons. While he stays on the project as supervisor, Akitoshi Kawazu will take over as executive producer. The statement also clarified that FFXII is just one step away from completion, and is on track for its March 16 release date, as announced earlier today.

'Tales of the Abyss' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2005 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco is still pluggin away at Tales of Legendia, and the next installment in the Tales of RPG series has already been revealed. Luke is the lone son of a noble family who lost his memories when he was a kid during an invasion by an enemy country. He grew up spoiled and naive and has learned how to use a sword as a hobby. Tia lost her parents and has been raised as a warrior and priestess of the Lorelai religion, and uses a mysterious form of ancient power called Seventh Sound.