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'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' - v1.02 Patch In The Works

by Judy on March 11, 2005 @ 10:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA revealed today that hot on the heels of the first patch, they are working on the next in line, v1.02. While the new patch will address numerous technical issues, the core of this patch will revolve around further balancing the 4 playable factions, in order to push The Battle for Middle-earth towards a more challenging and intriguing experience. The production of patch 1.02 has been largely influenced by community & fan sites feedback, top players, and dedicated fans. Read more for details ...

'Parkan II' - 6 New Screens

by Judy on March 11, 2005 @ 10:31 p.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.

'El Matador' - 4 New Screens

by Judy on March 11, 2005 @ 10:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person, stealth action game, where the player takes on the role of a DEA agent, whose aim is to bring down the narkomafia, an organised crime syndicate in South America. Driven by revenge for what the narkomafia did to his brother, the player will progress through a story which weaves its way throughout the adventure, combines all the essential features of surprise, unexpected twists and dramatic developments.

'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill' - v1.01 Update Patch No Longer Available

by Judy on March 11, 2005 @ 8:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set during the famous airdrop before the invasion at Normandy, Sgt. Matt Baker and his squad of 101st Airborne paratroopers were scattered over the French countryside. As the story unfolds, the player must choose between the success of his mission and the lives of his men – his brothers in arms.

'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition' (PS2/Xbox) - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Judy on March 11, 2005 @ 4:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition is the quintessential racing game for any true aficionado of the automotive and racing lifestyle, and is the only game to offer a full range of street vehicle culture including over 50 fully customizable licensed vehicles. The full spectrum includes import tuners, motorcycles and luxury rides all of which are fully customizable in both style and performance.

U.S. Video Game Sales Up 13 Percent in February

by Judy on March 11, 2005 @ 2:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

U.S. sales of video games rose 13 percent in February, analysts said today, driven by the release of the hotly anticipated driving game Gran Turismo 4 and continued strength of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Activision and Viacom Settle 'Star Trek' Law Suit

by Judy on March 11, 2005 @ 1:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision and Viacom have settled their dispute over video games based on the "Star Trek" franchise. All lawsuits related to the dispute have been dismissed, but settlement terms were not disclosed. Activision sued Viacom in July 2003, claiming Viacom diminished the value of the "Star Trek" game license by not promoting the latest "Trek" series or making new "Trek" movies or TV shows. Viacom countered at the time that the suit was just a ploy to renegotiate the license.

Play Against 'DoA' Creator in the 'DoA Ultimate Competition' ... Again!

by Judy on March 11, 2005 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tecmo's infamous creator of the Dead or Alive series, Tomonobu Itagaki, will once again take the reigns of the DOAU Mystery Gamer for this Sunday's Mystery Gamer Session of "The Dead or Alive Ultimate Mystery Gamer Competition." The upcoming online fighting session, which will be held this Sunday, March 13, 2005 from 10a.m. to 11a.m. PST through Xbox Live, will be the second time that Itagaki has stepped up to the plate as the honored DOAU Mystery Gamer.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - 4 New Screens

by Judy on March 11, 2005 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline.

Various Game Trailers #457

by Judy on March 11, 2005 @ 12:05 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 :

  • 50 Cent: Bulletproof - Teaser Trailer
  • Aurora Watching - Trailer
  • Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition - Trailer
  • Stolen - Intro Movie
  • Storm Riders Online - Trailer

Future 'Half-Life 2' Steamy Update #4

by Judy on March 11, 2005 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Everyone who is playing Counter-Strike: Source should be enjoying the new maps, cs_compound and de_train. Coming soon, there will be another new map for CS:S called "de_port." As a teaser, here's a sketch of the layout.

'Hell Forces' - 9 New Screens

by Judy on March 11, 2005 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hell Forces is a classical FPS in which the main hero, Stephen Geist, is trying to find out what has happened to his missing friend. During this search, he is mired in a satanic conspiracy, and is trying to stop dread forces of Baphometh, the servant of Satan. Infernal legions are uncountable, but Stephen is not. Only with your help can he find out the truth and stop the invasion.

'Cross Racing Championship' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Utilizing the next generation of the Invictus engine which incorporates its new real-time physics module, Cross Racing Championship (CRC) will allow the player to experience the thrills of high-speed on and off road racing across vast open terrains. Today Project 3 and Invictus show off the outstanding quality of the powerful graphic engine.

'Universal Combat: A World Apart' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Universal Combat: A World Apart uses a new graphics engine, offer high definition first-person character models, new first-person weapon models and classes such as machine guns, fixed gun turrets and several new combat weapons. This is an updated demo featuring the previous demo's four scenarios and adds another four, three first-person careers and one pilot career. Read more for download links ...

'Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars boasts an extensive single player campaign, where gamers get to chose which clan they are going to control and start the process of total domination – engaging in battles with the other clans and their leaders. This multiplayer demo features the Apex and Lotus planets playable on LAN or in skirmish mode.

Marvel Lawsuit Against NCSoft Loses Key Claims

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A U.S. district court judge in Los Angeles dismissed several key claims by comic book publisher Marvel Enterprises, Inc in the company's trademark and copyright infringement case against online computer game publisher NCsoft Corporation and game developer Cryptic Studios. Marvel sued NCsoft and Cryptic Studios in November of last year, claiming that the City of Heroes online computer game allows players to imitate comic book characters owned by Marvel.

'Without Warning' (PS2/Xbox) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 5:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Without Warning, developed by CiRCLE Studio, founded by the Tombraider series creators, is a highly charged action shooter set against the backdrop of a brutal terrorist siege of a U.S. based chemical plant. The story takes place over a 12 hour period, during which players will experience the events from the vantage point of six characters that are caught up in the crisis situation.

'Rugby 2005' (PS2/Xbox) Roughs Its Way To Retail

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 5:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that EA SPORTS Rugby 2005, the latest title under the EA SPORTS brand, is available in stores worldwide. EA SPORTS Rugby 2005 brings exceptional visual quality and the standards of all EA SPORTS franchises, including new player models with star heads for the top players worldwide. The game also features real-to-life animations of player movements, their intense emotions, and tackles that make you cringe.

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - v33588 Update Patch & Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 5:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood has released yet another patch for Wing Simulations' multiplayer shooter SÖLDNER: Secret Wars. This v33588 patch synchronises SÖLDNER: Secret Wars, SÖLDNER: Reloaded, the newest add-on SÖLDNER: Marine Corps to one version number, and mainly fixes a massive amount of bugs and gameplay issues. A lot of aspects of the game have been completely redesigned so the game experience overall should be greatly improved. Read more for details and download links ...

'Act of War: Direct Action' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2005 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Act of War: Direct Action, developed by Eugen Systems, is Atari new action game with a storyline and game universe created in cooperation with Dale Brown, 15-time New York Times best-selling author and expert on US military, global conflict and future military technology. Read more for new screens...

Xbox Preview - 'Still Life'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 11, 2005 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Still Life lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Situated in Chicago, you are on the heels of a serial killer, much like your grandfather did 80 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). By means of flashbacks and timewarps, you will travel to locations like Eastern Europe to interrogate suspects, or North America, to scrutinize dead bodies.

PC Review - 'Future Tactics: The Uprising'

by Gordy Wheeler on March 11, 2005 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Viewed from a third person perspective players must take turns using the available time, energy and weapons to defeat the enemy. With unique line of sight AI and fully destructible environments no two games are ever the same. Add to this a team of characters each with different skills and you get a game of infinite possibilities and compulsive playablity.