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09/20/07 | | Chris Martin
category: press release
Sony announced today that their Dualshock will have a third iteration, complete with rumble feature and six-axis motion control. I guess there was enough room in there after all. Inside this article are a list of games that will work with the rumble feature, as well as some that will have software updates in order to take advantage of the new controller.



08/29/06 | | Chris Martin
game: Bully
category: press release
Jayne Hitchcock, president of Working to Halt Online Abuse an their Kids/Teen Division, has some words about Rockstar's upcoming game "Bully" for the Playstation 2. Her words are not terribly flattering. In order to allow readers to make their own, unbiased decision regarding video game criticism from outside parties, this press release has not been tampered with in any way.


08/17/06 | | Chris Martin
category: press release
The wonderful people over at Monolith really love games. They love them so much, they're willing to give them away for free! And so it is with the much anticipated multiplayer side to the award winning PC game F.E.A.R. Go get your F.E.A.R. on now at www.joinfear.com.


08/15/06 | | Chris Martin
category: press release
This trailer features footage of the two new professions, the scythe-wielding Dervish and the holy warrior Paragon, as well as glimpses of breathtaking cities, lush landscapes and some new creatures. Cool stuff from the upcoming third campaign of NCSoft's massively multiplayer online game sans monthly fees.


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06/14/06 | | George Holomshek
category: press release
Polish developer Nibris spilled the beans on their upcoming Raid Over the River, an exclusive Nintendo DS and Wii two-part series. When archaeologists in Peru discover an ancient artifact, top-down aerial time-travelling combat ensues (as you probably expected). The game looks and sounds like a spiffed up River Raid, but this revamp includes the addition of touch-screen control elements (most of the game is played traditionally) and voice-activated special moves. The overblown storyline and funky control schemes could make this series one to watch. Get the full story from George, right here.


05/05/06 | | Aaron Stanton
category: press release
Jack Thompson has earned a reputation for championing legislation restricting video games. He's appeared on news shows like CNN, often presenting what many would argue is a one-sided assessment of the state of the game industry. Now, he's booking appointments for talk show appearances over the recent Oblivion re-rate issue. In a press release sent to GamesFirst, Jack Thompson makes himself available for talk show interviews. The press release contains huge and obvious factual errors, a tactic that's been used by Jack Thompson repeatedly in the past. Still, you have to love quotes like, "(The Oblivion nudity) is not a modification or "mod" of the game by gamers. It is an unlocking of content that was put there by Take-Two with the unlocking code provided by the developer!" If you're up for a laugh, or to just be really pissed off, read the full press release.


02/02/06 | | Laurie Taylor
category: press release
Women in Games International, a non-profit organization in the interactive entertainment industry, today announced their keynote speaker for their next conference, Women in Games International-San Francisco. Robin Harper, SVP of Community and Support for Linden Lab, will present "From the Virtual to the Real: How Second Life created an online world and community that strongly appeals to women, and how the virtual world has changed the real life of women participants."


12/07/05 | | Laurie Taylor
category: press release
Women in Games International, a non-profit organization in the interactive entertainment industry, today announced their next conference, Women in Games International-San Francisco, titled "Games for Women, Games by Women." Scheduled on Saturday, February 18 from 1 pm to 6 pm at the Fort Mason Conference Center in San Francisco, this conference addresses the myth that women don't "do" games by discussing statistics, game genres and careers in game development. Check out the full story for the complete announcement about this conference.


10/21/05 | | Laurie Taylor
category: press release
Capcom today announced Resident Evil: Deadly Silence for Nintendo DS, a rendition of the original Resident Evil game that features both new and familiar gameplay, adapted to incorporate the handheld system's unique feature set. Resident Evil will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2006, marking a decade since the birth of the series that has been credited with popularizing and defining the survival horror genre. The Resident Evil series has sold more than 26 million units worldwide and is Capcom's highest selling series. Resident Evil: Deadly Silence will carry an "M" rating for mature audiences, and Capcom plans to release the game across North America in Q1 2006.


10/19/05 | | Laurie Taylor
category: press release
Majesco has announced several exciting unlockable characters for Infected, the fast-paced shooter for the PSP. Announced unlockable characters for Infected include Bloodrayne and members of Slipknot. Given Infected's gruesome gameplay footage that mixes horror and Christmas, and given Infected's rocking soundtrack with several tracks from Slipknot, Infected is shaping up to be a major November release. We'll still have to see how Infected shapes up in light of World of Warcraft's adventures in virtual plagues, but it looks like it will be a great game and an important game for the PSP.


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