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'Painkiller' - v1.63 Update Patch And Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 7:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has released a massive patch for People Can Fly's FPS, Painkiller. This update brings your retail game to v1.63 and adresses invisible gold armor and dead bodies bug, and also reworks the freezer weapon. Read more for download links ...

EALA Exodus Continues As One More Ex-Westwood Employee Leaves

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 7:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The mass exodus apparently continues over at EA. Dustin Browder and Adam Isgreen all left to join Petroglyph, while Skaggs took a leave for personal reasons. Today, a fourth former C&C designer has decided to resign. Chris Rubyor, who previously worked on Zero Hour and Lotr:BME, packed his bags and bought himself a ticket to Vegas, not to play the slot machines, but also to join the ranks of Petroglyph. Command and Conquer DEN has the word from Chris himself: "Well, I just wanted to let you know that I have resigned from my position as a Game Designer (Red Alert 3) at EALA. It was a tough decision, but one that had to be made. What's in store for the future? I'll be heading back to Las Vegas to join the ranks of some extremely talented game developers and ex-westwoodian friends at Petroglyph. They have some amazing stuff planned and I can't wait to be a part of it."

EA Ships Three Titles For PSP Launch

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, Need for Speed Underground Rivals, and NFL Street 2: Unleashed are available in stores today for the PSP. Shortly following the launch of these games are three more EA staples: NBA STREET Showdown, MVP Baseball and FIFA Soccer, which will ship in April 2005.

Merscom Signs 'Eric Young's Squad Assault'

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Merscom today announced plans to co-publish "Eric Young's Squad Assault" for PC in North America, Germany, Poland, Russia and Taiwan. Merscom is working with DAS Entertainment to localize the World War II real-time strategy game for individual territories. Retailing for $29.99 in North America, the game will feature all previously released patches for "Squad Assault: West Front" plus the World Editor and 800 MB of new content.

'Sniper Elite' (PC/PS2/Xbox) - 67 New Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 3:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory. In development since 2003, Sniper Elite is a sniping/stealth game due to be released on PS2, PC and Xbox May 2005.

'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition' (PS2/Xbox) - 32 New Screens

by Judy on March 24, 2005 @ 1:37 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.

'Dead Or Alive Ultimate Tournament' (Xbox) Extended

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tecmo and Xbox Live announced today that they have added two more online fighting sessions to the first round of the DOAU Tournament. DOA fans that have not had the chance to compete will get two more opportunities to fight and possibly beat the DOAU Mystery Gamer during these last two sessions. Read more for details ...

'Ridge Racer' (PSP) Screeches Onto Store Shelves

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 12:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today that the latest installment in its drift racing franchise, "Ridge Racer," has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America for the PSP. Featuring intense, high-speed racing action and wireless multiplayer connectivity for up to eight players, "Ridge Racer" will be available in stores for todays PSP launch, and is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB.

'Star Fox Assault' (NGC) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hunters beware! Woodland animals, such as the common fox, are armed and ready to fight back-and you'll need to bring more than a few hounds to this hunt! Star Fox Assault puts players in the middle of a fierce intergalactic battle, fought over land, air and space. Star Fox Assault launches across Europe for the GameCube on 29th April 2005.

'America's Army: Rise of a Soldier' (PS2/Xbox) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Built in partnership with the U.S. Army, and developed by Secret Level, America's Army: Rise of a Soldier offers the most true-to-life Army experience, allowing you to create a soldier and take him through the thrills and adventure of an army career. Intense single-player missions and high-adrenaline multiplayer action build the skills of your soldier and advance him through his career. Check the freshly launched official America's Army website, or read more for new screens ...

'Ghost Recon 2' (Xbox) Gets Downloadable Content #2 - Trailer

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that new downloadable content for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 is now available for download via Xbox LIVE! This round of free content consists of brand new maps, modes and skins. Read more for details and trailer showing off the new content...

Various Game Trailers #467

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 10:33 a.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 :

  • Space Rangers 2 - Trailer
  • Roma Victor - Trailerpack

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (ALL) - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Long isolated from his own family, Wonka launches a worldwide contest to select an heir to his candy empire. Five lucky children, including Charlie, draw golden tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a guided tour of the legendary candy-making facility that no outsider has seen in 15 years. Dazzled by one amazing sight after another, Charlie is drawn into Wonka's fantastic world in this astonishing and enduring story.

'Shadow The Hedgehog' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA today officially announced Shadow The Hedgehog, an exciting new spin-off from SEGA’s best-selling Sonic The Hedgehog series. The SEGA title is currently in development at SEGA Studio USA, under the direction of Takashi Iizuka, lead developer of Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2/ Battle, and Sonic Heroes.

'The Roots' (Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Roots combines a classic RPG with dynamic gameplay and the fast paced plot characteristic of action-adventure games. The Roots has a complex, multi-threaded storyline and a vast world, which the player discovers whilst traveling with his party, fighting various monsters and living through great adventures.

Ignition Bringing 'KoF: Maximum Impact' (Xbox) To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 8:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ignition Entertainment can today announce that The King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact is coming to Xboxes across Europe in June '05, with full Live capability.

Digital Jesters Signs '7 Sins' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 8:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Jesters announced today it has pinched the UK rights to saucy new title 7 Sins from Monte Cristo. The game, set in the hedonistic haven of Apple City, allows players to immerse themselves in the world of sex, celebrity and greed as they compete in a series of risqué and adult challenges in order to climb their way up the social and economical ranks of the neon-drenched metropolis.

'SoulCalibur III' To Be PlayStation 2 Exclusive - 26 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SoulCalibur III offers the series' hallmarks of exhilarating sword-fighting action and profound martial arts while also delivering highly improved graphics and sound effects to create a unique gaming experience. It also features a Character Creation Mode, which allows players to create original warriors. With so many new gameplay modes and new characters rich with personality, this title will offer players the world-class sword-fighting action they desire. Scheduled for late 2005.

'Worms 4: Mayhem' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Worms series recently diversified with Worms Forts Under Siege, a tactical RTS-like spin-off created for Sega. However, Worms 4: Mayhem is a return to the series' trademark gameplay and sees Team 17's core Worms design and development team regrouping for a game of explosive annelid annihilation.

'Warfare' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warfare is a real-time global war simulator with real material and it's devoted to a conflict in the Near East. There are two campaigns, one for the USA, the other for Saudi Arabia. The main goal of the first campaign is taking full control of the region; the second one is coming to power in Saudi Arabia and achieving the withdrawal of all American troops. Read more for the first seven screens ...

'Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced today that Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga for the PS2 has gone gold and will ship on April 5, 2005. If you haven't yet, check out our SMT: Digital Devil Saga preview.

Xbox Preview - 'Raze's Hell'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 24, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Raze's Hell is a darkly comic third-person shooter set in a fantasy world overrun by fiendishly cute creatures, Raze's Hell follows the exploits of Raze, a monstrous anti-hero who takes a no-holds-barred approach to stopping an onslaught of adorable characters and restore his planet to its naturally ugly state.

'Juiced' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 45 New Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Juiced is the only racing to totally immerse you in the lifestyle and culture of the real street modding scene. Starting as a new kid on the block, without a set of wheels to your name, your main focus in life is to build up your own crew of ‘driving gods’ and dominate the established street racing scene of Angel City.

'Origin Of The Species' Gets Delayed - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 12:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Origin Of The Species is Nu-Generation Games's 3rd person action adventure title. It combines real world locations; present day conspiracy with both military and Sci-Fi enemies to produce a vibrant, fast paced game world. Trisyngery has announced that Origin Of The Species is now scheduled for Q4 2005.

PC Review - 'Second Sight'

by Justin on March 24, 2005 @ 12:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Bringing a new dimension to stealth action games, Second Sight gives players control of a character endowed with incredible psychic abilities. The game offers multiple approaches to completing levels either via stealth, dramatic gunplay, psychic powers or a combination of all three. The ability to psychically influence characters and remotely manipulate objects and individuals provides for a totally fresh gameplay dynamic.