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'Metal Slug 1' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on March 13, 2005 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Slug has been around for seemingly ages. SNK's little franchise, a wonderful little action game, first impressed gamers on the Neo-Geo, but has since visited other consoles, including the Xbox and PS2; and, in its short lifespan, the Neo-Geo Pocket Color. November 2004 we saw the first Metal Slug on GBA in the Advanced version, some mechanics were changed, no blood and while the game was still great, it wasn't true port from the original game. While no specific details were disclosed yet, SNK's release schedule show it will be be bringing Metal Slug 1 to the GBA, expected winter 2005.

'MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf' (Xbox) Gets Live Patch

by Rainier on March 13, 2005 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Day 1, FASA, and Microsoft announced that the MechAssault 2 Auto Update has been released! This update will provide many gameplay improvements. In MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf gamers will be able to step outside the 'Mech and live the life of a human pilot in a fresh new single player game. Tanks, VTOLs and BattleArmor will offer players plenty of opportunities to rain destruction on their opposition in both single and multiplayer games. Read more for details ...

Blizzard Bans 1000 'World of Warcraft' Accounts

by Rainier on March 13, 2005 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Over the recent weeks we have been investigating the activities of certain individuals who have been farming gold in order to sell it in exchange for real world currency. After researching the situation, we have issued permanent suspensions to over one thousand accounts that have been engaging in this practice. We do not condone such actions and will take decisive action as they are against our policy and damage the game economy as a whole. We will continue researching this matter. If you suspect someone of taking part in said gold farming, please eMail the report to wowgm@blizzard.com."

'Metal Slug 4 & 5' (PS2/Xbox) Bundle Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2005 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SNK Playmore USA announced that it will release a special Metal Slug 4 & 5 bundle pack for the PS2 and Xbox. The Metal Slug 4 & 5 will ship in early summer 2005 and each will have a suggested retail price of $39.99. Read more for details and screens ...

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Obscure'

by Thomas Wilde on March 13, 2005 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In the style of Hollywood’s popular horror movie genre, Obscure tracks a group of five all-American high school students who discover the halls they walk each day are anything but safe from their most horrifying nightmares. A string of mysterious disappearances and unexplained events set the stage for a night more horrifying than any trip to detention...

Book Review - 'Gaming Hacks'

by Mark Crump on March 13, 2005 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Intended for hobbyist gamers, this collection offers 100 tips for playing, collecting, modifying, and enjoying the multitude of video games that can be played on a computer. The contributors show how to emulate classic games, enter the world of MMORPG, play with console and arcade hardware, and find new uses for a game engine.