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'GripShift' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GripShift is one of the first video games for the PSP system to combine high-flying stunt driving and unique puzzle-solving action in an all-out, pedal-to-the-metal racing experience. Players will race as one of six unique characters in supped-up, customizable vehicles as they stunt their way through insane twisting levels while collecting power-ups, avoiding traps, beating the clock and challenging friends.

'Splinter Cell 4' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - First Details

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the first details from the next game in the Splinter Series have been revealed. According to rumors, there will be a PS2 edition available, but no PS3 version. SC4 is situated in 2007 and will take you to various places such as Madrid, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, New York and Berlin. There are quite a few new features added to the new title, such as the requirement for Sam Fisher to find food and eat on longer missions, exercising to stay in shape, using a raft in certain missions, and although no specifics were disclosed, co-op mode will return (thanks JeuxFrance). While this info is to be taken with a grain of salt, Splinter Cell 4 is expected on all platforms in March 2006.

Video Game Industry Fights Back Against Politics

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The computer and video game industry will file a lawsuit today seeking to prevent implementation of Illinois HB 4023, a bill limiting the sale and rental of computer and video games, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today. Joining in the complaint are the Video Software Dealers Association and the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. In similar cases in St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Washington State, virtually identical bills were struck down.

'MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3' (Xbox/PC) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moto GP 3 has taken the thrill of the first two titles and doubled it, taking the franchise beyond the realms of Grand Prix racing through the introduction of high-adrenaline street racing in Extreme Mode. Players can hone their skills on the streets, experiencing the carnival-like atmosphere that follows the Grand Prix Championship around the world.

'NRA High Power Competition' Now In Stores

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The second title in the NRA Shooting Sports Game Series, NRA High Power Competition, was released today by Interactive Sports Entertainment and Marketing, Inc. "ISE"(formerly Speedco Shooting Sports, Inc.). NRA High Power Competition brings all of the fun and competition of one of the most popular forms of military style competitive shooting to the PC.

'Anarchy Online' First Title to Feature Dynamic Video Ads

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom has once again broken away from the pack to bring a bold new direction for advertisement in videogames. By working in conjunction with Massive Incorporated, Funcom is now offering dynamically delivered video ads in Anarchy Online. The new advertising elements accompany the dynamic billboard ads introduced earlier this spring.

'Frame City Killer' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frame City Killer is a next-generation action game for the Xbox 360. Featuring astoundingly detailed graphics powered by the Unreal Engine 3 and immersive, non-linear gameplay, Frame City Killer is set to deliver an intense gaming experience this holiday season in North America and Europe.

'Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike' (Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announces that its Xbox exclusive Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike has gone gold and will ship to retail August 2.

'Ridge Racer 6' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced Ridge Racer 6 for the X360, which will take full advantage of the new platform's capabilities with in-depth multiplayer functionality, unprecedented vehicle control and immersive sound and visual effects to provide the most adrenaline-rich arcade driving experience yet.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood builds upon the elements that have made Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 a runaway success by adding new features and game modes. Featuring a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood promises to lead the way this holiday season.