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Cuban American Bar Association Attacking 'GTA: Vice City'

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 9:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Cuban American Bar Association ("CABA") has sent a letter to the manufacturers of the video game "Grand Theft Auto-- Vice City" condemning the game's use of racially charged remarks promoting the hate and killing of Haitians and Cubans (thanks Blues). Any other organizations nobody ever heard of, or cares about, want to get their name in the press?

'X-Men: Legends' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 8:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

X-Men: Legends features favorite characters from the powerhouse Marvel franchise in an immersive action RPG. The story begins when the X-Men learn that Magneto, their greatest adversary, has devised a plan to give mutants the power to reign supreme over humans. The X-Men are then forced to battle Magneto to prevent global chaos and stop their foes from imprisoning the human race.

'Guild Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 8:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Guild Wars takes place in a fantasy world, where guilds of characters of a wide range of professions can make a mark on history. The reason we chose the fantasy realm is that we wanted a place that was instantly familiar to gamers, and also one that offers us near-limitless opportunities for new and exciting types of friends and foes. Like the evolving worlds of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo that we helped to build over the years, we’re creating a new place that we believe you’ll want to visit over and over. Check some new screens ...

'Call Of Duty' Getting Punked & Busted

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 6:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision dropped us a note to inform everybody that they have signed an agreement with Even Balance to incorporate their Punkbuster in Call OF Duty. "We know concerns about cheating are a big issue in the fan community right now, so we wanted to pass along the following update: Infinity Ward has signed a deal with Even Balance to include PunkBuster for Call of Duty. As more information, including timing, develops on releasing PB support for Call of Duty, we'll let you know. Thanks!"

'The FirePower' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 4:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

FirePower for Microsoft Combat Simulator 3, commemorates the brave individuals that fought in the air over Europe during World War II, their skill and sacrifice by providing the player with an air combat experience like never before. This was accomplished by using authentic military test data and combat footage along with the input from over thirty real warbird pilots. This time we have screens & trailer showing off the Messerschmitt Me 210...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 3:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised Atari has launched the first of 3 promotional trailers directed by Scott Ridley. The "Run The Gaunlet" episode 1 is only available on the official Driv3r website in streaming format, so head on over there to check it out (registration is required).

'Juiced' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 2:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Getting under the hood and into the very heart of street racing, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has signed an exclusive global publishing agreement with Juice Games for their next-generation racing game, Juiced due this Autumn. Combining the best elements of simulation and arcade-style play, Juiced will feature more than 50 licensed vehicles; real-time modding with hundreds of authentic aftermarket parts; realistic car physics and damage; and online head-to-head play, including for the first time ever, "crew based" team racing. Read more for details and 50+ new screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3 Raven Shield' - New Patch Coming

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 1:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official Raven-Shield website has word that we can expect a new Raveshield v1.52 update patch for Ubisoft team based tacitcal shooter next week Tuesday Jan 27th. The main focus of this patch is to fix the wall-peek glitch introduced in 1.5 & 1.51. However, some other optimizations and tweaks were also aimed at fixing some other gameplay issues, notably frag and ladder lock. Of course we will have it available on our fileservers ....

'Vietcong: Fist Alpha' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 1:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Placing you in the highlands of Vietnam, Vietcong Fist Alpha brings 7 brand new single player missions as well as 8 new multi-player maps to expand that jungle experience of Vietnam in 1967. With 6 new weapons as well as bayonets for weapons and machetes along with even more artillery raining shells down on both US and NVA alike, Vietcong Fist Alpha also brings the ubiquitous B52 Bomber and F-105 Thunderchief and F4 Phantom fighters into play. Read more for some new screens ...

'CT Special Forces 3: Bioterror' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The world's intelligence services suspect the evil terrorist organizations. These criminals would have created a new molecule capable of modifying human DNA. By reinforcing agression and strength genes, they create a new breed of superwarriors. Only the CT Special Forces can defeat such powerful enemies. You will need to lead your team through the most dangerous and demanding missions. Use your skills and all the modern weaponry available! Put an end to the threat of terrorism!

'NBA Ballers' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA Ballers is the exclusive one-on-one basketball game highlighting the “bling-bling” lifestyle of today’s NBA superstar; chromed-out cars, ice, cribs and your crew all hinge on the killer cross-over. Experience your favorite NBA Superstars up-close and personal with 60 current NBA stars. NBA Ballers also features 24 of your favorite NBA legends dropping dimes and dunking in your grill to determine who IS the greatest baller of all time. You got game? Then bring it and bling it with NBA Ballers (coming to courts near you in April 2004).

'Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps is Real-Time Tactical game in full 3D with highly realistic graphics, real time shadows, localised damage effects, explosions, weather effects and much more. Missions range from recon operations in the desert and escort missions to large-scale sieges of desert fortresses. All missions start with a briefing, a recap of the historical background and a management phase. Head on over to the freshly launched website, or read more to check out some new screens

Get your Face Featured In Your Own VideoGame

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has signed an agreement with Digimask Ltd, the company behind the games technology that enables you to create real-life 3-D heads, that will literally change the face of video gaming forever. This summer use your Eye-Toy camera to stick yer ugly mug onto PS2 cameras. Read more for details ..

'Alfa: AntiTerror' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mistland (Paradise Cracked developers) have another project lined up for the near future, "Alfa: AntiTerror" (expected 1st quarter 2004). The sad reality of life in many countries. The global problem of modern times. A war, which can neither be won nor lost. The unpromising forecasts of scientists and experts concerning further development of things. Terrorism is waiting for our answer. An answer we are about to deliver. Read more for details and 4 new screens ...

'Psychotoxic' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet. Basically a human, she is also an angel and guardian, marked centuries ago to save mankind. Play on two different levels: The reality level contains the main elements for the battle against the horseman, including both indoor and outdoor scenes. In the mind level, Angie enters other people's thoughts - here time and space have no meaning. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hidden & Dangerous 2 puts you in charge of a squad of lethal SAS troopers. Set over European, African and Asian continents and reflecting the theaters of war where the SAS operated, Hidden & Dangerous 2 will be every bit as groundbreaking as the original game. Illusion Softworks released a new patch for their tactical action/strategy bringing your retail game to v1.04 and addresses CTD bugs resulting from being killed or being notified of a team killing and degradation of server stability over time. Read more for download links ...

'MGS: The Twin Snakes' (NGC) Coming To Europe on March 26th

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced that Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes – the unique collaboration between Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and Nintendo's development legend Shigeru Miyamoto – will be released on March 26th. It marks the first appearance for the series on Nintendo GameCube, and is already being described as one of the games of the year for the Nintendo format.

'Secret Weapons Over Normandy' (Xbox) - More Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 3:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The 4th and final Secret Weapons Over Normandy Xbox Live content package has officially been released! This downloadable package brings 1 additional flyable plane, 2 additional camo schemes, and a two-player mission. A true German "Secret Weapon" the rocket powered He162 "Volksjager" [The "People's Fighter"] is now available for selection. Originally designed to be cheap and easy to produce, the He 162 could very well have become the jet-powered workhorse of the Luftwaffe. Fly it, or any craft of your choice in a brand new Axis vs. Allies themed two player engagement, titled "Furious Engel". Read more to check out some screens of the new content...

'StarCraft: Ghost' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 2:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands. Njoy the new screens!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 2:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Conan: The Dark Axe' (NGC/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black-haired and sullen-eyed, a thief, a reaver, a slayer. The legends that surround his name, speak of the world before history, where shadows of magic and dark alien gods shrouded the known world and the fate of whole empires were dependent on the strength and skills of a single sword. And this is one of those legends. Conan is a 3rd person action game, with few elements of RPG and adventure. The game is divided into chapters, each chapter with different environments and creatures. Each chapter contains several levels. Read more for another 100 or so new screens ...

PS2 Review - 'Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne'

by Ricardo Chimal on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

When Max Payne debuted in July 2001 as an award-winning, best-selling PC game, it revolutionized the action genre with its cinematic combat sequences fueled by the groundbreaking use of slow motion and compulsive narrative-driven gameplay. Now, Remedy is working closely with Rockstar Games on the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster hit. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne delivers the most intense gameplay experience imaginable.

PS2 Review - 'Bionicle'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Playing as the Toa, Toa Nuva and finally the 7th Toa, you must explore the six elementally-themed regions of Mata Nui - a tropical paradise of high mountains, great lakes and mighty volcanoes – rescue the scattered Matoran and break the spell of darkness sent by the evil Makuta. Read more for the full review ...

'Gran Turismo 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 4 further demonstrates its mission to provide the most authentic driving simulation available in the marketplace. New features will extend above and beyond just pure automotive racing, providing a unique destination for automotive and PS2 enthusiasts to enjoy car culture in every dimension – extending that goal will be highlighted through the new "GT Photo Mode."

'Breakdown' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2004 @ 12:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Exclusive to Xbox, Breakdown is a sci-fi thriller that combines the best elements of shooters and fighters in a first-person action/adventure game. The game's intense storyline is told through high-quality real time rendered graphics that bring an unprecedented level of realism to the player. The game features fierce weapon-based first-person shooter combat, challenging puzzles to solve, surreal dream sequences, advanced AI, and massive detailed environments for exploration. Read more for some new screens ...