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'Thief: Deadly Shadows' - Game Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 7:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ION Storm has released the editor for stealth/action game Thief: Deadly Shadows. This editor allows you to create and modify maps, scripts, conversations etc., and comes with several tutorial maps (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Total Extreme Wrestling 2005' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 7:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software today announced Total Extreme Wrestling 2005, a sequel to the critically acclaimed TEW 2004. Total Extreme Wrestling 2005 is scheduled to be available for digital download exclusively through Grey Dog Software for U.S $34.95 in summer 2005.

'Deep Sea Tycoon 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 7:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The new adventure begins deep beneath the ocean waves! Sea life thrives as players are given the opportunity to create an underwater paradise of dreams. Swim with the whales, ride the turtles, play with the dolphins and feed the manatees. With so much to do and see, players can literally lose themselves to the hypnotic sounds and dazzling lights in a world of humour and mouth-watering animation! Read more for details and screens ...

Future 'Half-Life 2' Steamy Updates #3 - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 6:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tomorrow Valve will release the promised update to Counter-Strike: Source. Along with a new hostage rescue map Valve's been working on (cs_compound), Turtle Rock Studios has been working on getting de_train converted over to CS:S. Along with the two new maps, there are a number of fixes to the bots in Counter-Strike, an enhancement to the radar to display your current location in the map, and a fix for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch where players are disguising themselves as headcrabs, filing cabinets, and other invalid models.

'C&C Generals: Zero Hour' - v1.03 Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 6:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today that in February 28 it will release a new v1.03 patch for its latest C&C title, C&C Generals: Zero Hour. This update will will fix several technical problems and cheats and "will dynamically change the balance of the game based upon the combined deep analysis and feedback from these avid fans. Intelligence also reports that the recently released ACETON-Balancing-Modification, developed exclusively by gamers and known extremely well within the community, helped to underline the core design of the patch." Of course we will have the patch available on our fileserver network when its released.

Various Game Trailers #444

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 2:50 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • The Matrix Online - Trailer (4)
  • Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - Trailer #9
  • Rayman NDS - Trailer
  • Silent Hunter 3 - Navigation Tutorial
  • Project Snowblind - Trailer #9

'Sigonyth: Desert Eternity' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 2:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sigonyth is a MMORPG seen from the Third Person Perspective view. The action takes place on red hot desertic planet called - yeah, you've guessed it - Sigonyth! You will hear many stories about this place, but one thing can be said for sure -living here is not a piece of cake. Playing your character, you can choose between three races - humans, cyborgs or mutants. So, who are you gonna be on Sigonyth? A miner? A merchant? Maybe a bounty hunter? It's all up to you...

'Seven Kingdoms: Conquest' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 2:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Seven Kingdoms: Conquest offers strategy fans the choice to play as human or demon in epic battles spanning 6,000 years on Earth. Starting in ancient Egypt in 3000 B.C. and ending in a final battle on a futuristic Earth, players will have to have their fingers on the pulse of their civilization as the two races clash every 1,000 years.

'SOCOM III: U.S. Navy SEALs' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As was expected, Sony today announced the third installment in the SOCOM series, SOCOM III: U.S. Navy SEALs. Under development at Zipper Interactive, SOCOM 3 is scheduled for Q3 2005 and will take place in all new locations such as Morocco, Poland, and Bangladesh, feature over 30 new weapons, larger maps, improved AI, allow you to drive/operate vehicles and you can now also go for a swim. Read more for details and the first batch of screens ...

Walk of Game to Honor First Inductees

by Judy on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On March 8th, 2005, the first six stars will be unveiled on San Francisco's Walk of Game, the first-of-its-kind destination for gamers worldwide, honoring the icons and pioneers of the videogame industry.

'Rainbow Six: Lockdown' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In this new episode, you lead Team Rainbow, the world's most elite counter-terrorist unit, as they are called into action and unfamiliar territory to battle a bioterrorist threat. Stakes escalate as they are personally targeted by an evil terrorist organization. Used to protecting the lives of others, Team Rainbow must now embark on a mission to fight and save some of their own.

'Riviera: The Promised Land' (GBA) Announced

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

Atlus U.S.A. announced today its plans to publish Riviera: The Promised Land another superb Role Playing Game scheduled to ship in the Summer of 2005 for the GBA. Read more for details ...

'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements. Read more for new screens...

'Puyo POP FEVER' (GBA/NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced today its plans to publish Puyo POP FEVER, the classic action-puzzle game scheduled to ship in April 2005 for the GBA and NDS. Puyo puzzlers rejoice as the fever returns on the Nintendo DS with its unique Touch Screen control and 8-player simultaneous puzzle action with a single Game Card, this is the definitive version of the classic puzzle game.

'TrackMania Sunrise' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TrackMania Sunrise, the legitimate heir to the throne, is shifting up a gear. Sunrise moves faster, handles better and features improved air-control – vital for making the massive jumps – to ensure that gameplay never moves at anything less than fast. And it's all about the gameplay.

Atlus Brings 'Samurai Western' (PS2) To North America - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced today its plans to publish Samurai Western, an action-packed adventure game scheduled to ship in June 2005 for the PS2. Developed by Spike, the creators of the original Tenchu and The Way of the Samurai series, Samurai Western is an enhanced version of the Japanese game that was released earlier in the year.

'Super Army War' (GBA) Rolls Into Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced today its plans to publish Super Army War, an action-packed military combat game scheduled to ship in February 2005 for the GBA.

'Deadly Strike' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lethal fighting is all you know, and thank god you do! Entering the deadliest fighting tournament on the Shogun's island, your mission is to defeat hundreds of evil minions to reach the castle claiming victory over the other contestants in the tournament. Read more for new screens ...

'F/A-18: Operation Desert Storm' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media are today announcing a new flight simulation title for March 2005 - F/A-18: Operation Desert Storm for PC. Read more for details and screens ...

'FlatOut' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets US Release Date - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Interactive today announced that FlatOut will ship to retail outlets in the U.S. on June 14, 2005. Vivendi Universal Games will distribute the title in the U.S.

'MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf' (XBox) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that new content for MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, the popular 'Mech combat game for Xbox, is now available for download via Xbox Live. This round of free content consists of two maps that were originally featured in the Limited Edition; each playable via System Link, split-screen and Xbox Live. The first map, Mountain High, supports five game types: Team Destruction, Check It, Snatch it, Base War and Grinder. The second map, Troubled Waters, is playable in multiplayer Destruction mode and can also be played by either one or two gamers in the offline Grinder mode.

'Officers' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The non-linear plot saves the established facts of the war beginning and allows to lead to the Victory any of three sides: USSR, Germany and Allies (GB and USA). The game recreates the real structures of all participants' armies, uses the real arsenal, equipment and military techniques.

'Parkan II' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Parkan II is a 3D space simulator combined with first person action planet side. In the game players will get an opportunity to explore a vast universe, visit different planets, their satellites, huge space stations and immense space destroyers.

'Empire Earth 2' Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment announced today that its has launched the official Empire Earth II website, MadDoc's historical real-time strategy game. The site will thrill fans with the latest screenshots, news, and behind-the-scenes videos from this upcoming epic. Empire Earth 2 will build upon the award-winning formula of its predecessor by adding features requested both by casual game players interested in a brief spin through history and by more hard core gamers who demand a real-time strategy game that will challenge them for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours.

Nintendo Reveals European Q2 Product Lineup

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo Europe is set to release a strong software line up for the second quarter of 2005, with games such as Star Fox Assault for GameCube, WarioWare Twisted! for the GBA and Yoshi Touch and Go for the Nintendo DS among the selection of titles on offer. With all these games to choose from you won't want to leave the house until summer! Read more for details ...

Destineer Licenses Trinigy's Vision Game Engine

by Judy on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trinigy and development and publishing house Destineer today disclosed the conclusion of a licensing deal regarding the Vision Game Engine. Within the scope of this agreement, Destineer will be developing currently undisclosed games based on Trinigy's Vision technology for multiple platforms.

'COPS 2170: The Power of Law' - v1.22 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Mist Land-South have released a patch today for the North American version of their strategy title COPS 2170: The Power of Law. This update brings your North American retail game to v1.22 and fixes game crashes and sound related issues when using WinXP/2k. Read more for download links ...

'Ford Racing 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Coming To North America

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 7:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Games today announced that it has signed an agreement with Empire Interactive to distribute Ford Racing 3 for the PS2, Xbox, and PC in North America. The first two titles of the Ford Racing series, which were also distributed by Take-Two, sold over 1 million units in North America.

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a demo for Splinter Cell Chaos Theory giving you the chance to check out the "Lighthouse" level, as well as tutorial and multiplayer map. This is a PC Gamer cover cd demo, a slightly smaller version (but identical in content) will be released in a few days. Read more for download links ...

Midas Signs 'He-Man: Defender of Grayskull' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Direct from the popular television series, He-Man, the ultimate hero, battles his greatest enemies on foot or astride his trusty Battle Cat through 34 levels within three huge environments. Spectacular sword fights and hand-to-hand combat await you at every turn in this epic world of magic and mystery. Midas Interactive continues to set the standard for budget console game publishing with the imminent release of He-Man: Defender of Grayskull on PS2.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Havok Will Introduce New Physics Engine At GDC 2005

by Judy on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Havok today announced that it will be revealing Havok Complete 3, its integrated middleware solution at an exclusive launch event during the 2005 Game Developer Conference (GDC 2005). Havok Complete 3 features the latest release of Havok's flagship product, Havok Physics 3, combined with Havok's newest product, Havok Animation 3.

'The Settlers: Heritage Of Kings' The Fog Realm Addon - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest Settlers game takes the franchise and pushes it to the next level with fully animated 3D technology and enhanced gameplay features,. The game will take the player to a medieval setting, to re-conquer the kingdom currently under the domination of an evil tyrant. While Heritage of Kings is not released yet in English territories, Blue Byte is already working on a "The Fog Realm" addon with new maps, new heroes, and editor.

PC Preview - 'Cossacks 2: Napoleonic Wars'

by Thomas Leaf on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Cossacks - Napoleonic Wars returns one of the most successful strategy games of the past years to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements: Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in six exciting campaigns.

PS2 Review - 'Ys: The Ark of Napishtim'

by Alicia on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Washed ashore on an uncharted island, Adol Christin begins a new journey in Ys: The Ark of Napishtim. Lush environments, beautifully rendered characters and animated 3D backdrops combine to create the setting for Adol's newest adventure. In the world of Canaan, our red-headed hero must fight deadly monsters and menacing bosses with a variety of sword combinations, special attacks and magical spells creating a uniquely deep and compelling gameplay experience.