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'Half-Life 2' - Hollywood Voice Cast Revealed

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 10:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's Gabe Newell has been spotted on the Half-Life 2 Fallout forum dropping by to post some info about who they signed to do the voice overs in HL2, available language versions and the size of the game. Half-Life 2 is about 3.5 GB uncompressed and about 2 GB compressed. This doesn't include CS:Source, HL-1:Source, DoD:Source, the SDK, or whatever (thanks Shacknews) Read more for list of the voice actors ...

Director Uwe Boll Not Happy With Online Reactions

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noted German director Uwe Boll, who apparently skipped his English lessons in school, has posted a comment on the Alone In The Dark movie website about the not so positive reactions on the internet.

"HOUSE Of THE DEAD was in a lot of territories a very big success. In Middle East, Russia, Spain, Thailand and South America was the movie similar to the USA and KANADA two weeks in the TOP TEN and a long time in the Video/DVD-Charts. In a lot of countries the release is coming up in summer. But in the internet are a lot of negative voices talking about the film and I wanna tell all this people that they are right and wrong."

Various 'Game Trailers' Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 6:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

'Jak 3' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created and developed by Naughty Dog, Inc., Jak 3 is the team's follow-up to their best-selling title, Jak II and their Greatest Hits PlayStation2 debut title, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. Combining a variety of genres including driving, adventure, action-platform, puzzles, strategy and exploration, Jak 3 promises to deliver one of the most entertaining and interactive experiences to gamers this holiday season!

'Starfleet Command' Developer 'Taldren' Shuts Down

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on Starfleet Universe that the developer of the Starfleet Command series, Taldren, has shut down. Taldren was working on a new Xbox/PC title for publisher Majesco, which got delayed a few months back, but with the demise of the developer, that project seems to have gone under completely. An incarnation of Taldren will survive in South Korea as Taldren's CEO Erik Bethke has already struck roots in Korea and is forging plans to develop a myth-themed MMORPG.

'Yager' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yager captures your imagination as you battle for your life in tomorrow’s hostile skies. But is all what it seems…? Keep your wits about you, and use what you learn, as your struggle evolves to become the fight against constitutional power, conspiracy and control. Genre-busting mix of 3D action-adventure and air combat, coupled with the highly motivating storyline and nail-biting campaigns. Kemco is bringing Yager to North America, expected Q3 2004!

Atari Ships 2.5 Million Units of 'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox) Worldwide

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. today announced that it has shipped 2.5 million units of its highly anticipated DRIV3R to retails outlets worldwide (that doesnt mean they actually "sold" that many though ed.). Since DRIV3R hit store shelves on June 21 in the U.S. and June 22 in Europe and Australia, consumer demand has been extremely strong.

'Ninja Gaiden' (Xbox) Gets Updated & Downloadable Content

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo and Xbox Live announced today their plan to expand the Ninja Gaiden playing experience with additional downloadable content which will be available in the beginning of August via Xbox Live. The evolved version will contain a wide array of additions including new camera and action engines that will improve upon the already superior game engine, new challenging enemies, new costumes, an arsenal of new weapons, and more.

'Aura: Fate of the Ages' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped "Aura: Fate of the Ages" for PC. "Aura's" magical story begins with an ancient legend that tells of the existence of powerful and sacred rings and hidden artifacts that, when combined, offer great power and immortality to those that possess them.

'King Arthur: Pendragon Chronicles' Announced - Features & Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The action-RTS PC game entitled King Arthur: Pendragon Cronicles takes us back to the heroic epic of the founder King Arthur, whose figure is lost in the mist of time. The choice of topic was inspired by the King Arthur film produced by Jerry Buckheimer coming out soon. The game is created in European cooperation (using GarageGames' Torque Engine), the game design is provided by Game Consulting, while the artistic and programming part is done by a group of professionals of veteran developers of Spore Games. Read more for details, features & screens.

Soldiers: Heroes of World War II - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soldiers is a third-person tactical action complete with a stunning 3D visual engine. Pitching the player headlong into the war-torn battlegrounds of Europe, gameplay delivers extremely realistic yet explosive combat scenarios. Commanding a highly trained team of special forces behind enemy lines, your job is to get them in, execute the mission your way and get out - fast! Check the new screens ...

'MISSING: Since January' Located - In Stores NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that "MISSING: Since January" has shipped for PC in North America. Journalist, Jack Lorski and his companion disappear while investigating a series of serial killings. Soon after, SKL-Network, the agency Jack works for, receives a disturbing CD-ROM showing video footage obtained during his investigation. More than a simple CD, this disc marks the start of a chilling game of cat-and-mouse with a mad killer known only as “The Phoenix.”

'NHL Eastside Hockey Manager' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring all 30 NHL teams, plus teams from all the other major hockey leagues of North America and Europe, NHL Eastside Hockey manager provides ice hockey fans complete franchise control of their favourite ice hockey team. This updated GOLD demo is a fully featured version of the game that lasts for six months of game time. Read more for download links ...

'Spellforce: The Order of Dawn' - UK Edition Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first Add-on to the critically acclaimed genre-spanning Role-Playing-Strategy hit Spellforce: The Order of Dawn has shipped to stores in the UK. Spellforce: The Order of Dawn features an extensive 40h single player campaign and the new "Free Game" mode, allowing one to three players to compete against the computer with their own Avatars on a large range of separate maps. The add-on has undergone extensive testing with participation from the fan community and seen large improvements especially in the multiplayer network code.

'Colin McRae Rally 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 2005 features over 30 incredible cars, and rally fans will drool over some of the stars in this year's lineup. So, choose your poison: whether it's the Celica GT4, Lancer Evo VIII or Subaru 22B STI, you're going to need your wits about you to clock a world-beating time and bring the car home in one piece. Check out the new screens & trailer...

'Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow' (PS2) Multiplayer Tournament

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announces a PlayStation 2 multiplayer tournament to celebrate the launch of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow for the PlayStation 2.

'Showdown: Legends of Wrestling' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Packing more raw power and legendary names than any pay-per-view event or video game before it, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today unleashed the ultimate wrestling supercard with SHOWDOWN: Legends of Wrestling for the PlayStation2 and Xbox.

'Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playing as both the detective Sherlock himself and his no less-loved sidekick Dr Watson, the player must investigate their way around massive, sumptuous levels rich in graphical detail, which will delight knowledgeable fans and newcomers alike. An expansive adventure that spans the globe, The Silver Earring delivers a deep and involving experience that will, in all likelihood, completely destroy any social life that hopeful PC owners aspire towards. Read more for screens & trailer...

'Spartan' - Updated Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine has released a new patch for the US version of their 3D Turns based Strategy game Spartan. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.017 and focuses on improving the gameplay by rebalancing the difficulty levels, major improvements in the AI and more feedback to the player about why the AI is making the decisions it does. An updated demo is also available with the lastest v1.017 code and includes a new 'Crete' campaign mission. Read more for download links ...

'Conflict: Vietnam' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a conflict that lasted 11 years and killed over 3 million people, four men are going to have the longest 28 days of their lives. Cut off behind enemy lines during the 1968 Tet Offensive with no way to contact help, four young, barely trained soldiers realize their only hope for survival is to head into the heart of darkness. With few rations and dwindling ammunition, the only thing that separates them from freedom is 100 miles of ruthless terrain, crawling with unseen enemies and filled with hidden booby traps. Their goal isn’t to win the war. They just want to make it home alive.

'TrackMania' Ships In North America

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that it has shipped its highly anticipated hybrid racing game, TrackMania, to retail stores across North America. Reviewers across Europe have praised TrackMania, while North American gamers have awaited the arrival of this fun, strategic racing game.

'Chaos League' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League combines sports, fantasy and brutal, chaotic action on a playing field where the primary objectives are typical but the gameplay is anything but. This demo features previously released single-player tutorials, as well as internet/lan multiplayer capabilities with three races: the Humans, Barbarians and the Undead. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'XFire' Heats Up The Summer With 'E-Sports All-Stars'

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forget Euro 2004, Wimbledon, the Grand Prix and the British Open – Summer’s real sporting event is about to explode on your computer screens courtesy of Xfire - The Summer of E-Sports is about to commence!

Phelios Releases 'Kaijin'

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phelios announced the release of their Shoot 'em Up ("Shmup") game, Kaijin, another addition to their growing list of games made with their own game engine, PTK.

A New Era of 'FaitH' Begins on the Battle Server

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Claw Studio announced today that their massive multiplayer game, FaitH starts a new Era this week on the Battle Server. The new Battle Server Edition of FaitH, unveiled last Era, allows players to compete in a faster environment with hourly Tax Seasons and without having to read the Quests or read massive amounts of texts while still retaining what people love about FaitH. As usual, FREE trials are still unlimited in length and allow you to play one of the nine church options and one of the five class options.