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'WrestleMania 21' (Xbox) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 8:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The WWE experience has never been more lifelike with Superstar voice-over and commentary, an all-new proreversal system and motion capture technology, making this the most realistic looking grappler to date. Create the ultimate Superstar and watch him evolve as you earn new move-sets, costumes and abilities in your quest for the WWE Heavyweight Championship. Build the perfect championship belt and defend it on Xbox Live while gaining prestige with each victory you claim, or take on four of your friends in head-to-head competition online. Originally due in stores in March, the new release date is set for April 18th.

Happy Second Anniversary, 'Shadowbane'

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 7:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft celebrates the two-year anniversary of its MMO Shadowbane by providing all players with a unique piece of in-game apparel featuring stats that will directly affect gameplay. Shandowbane: Throne of Oblivion, which includes the original game plus both expansion packs is currently available at a manufacturer's retail price of $19.99. It is rated "T" (Teen) for Blood and Violence.

Valve Anti-Cheat Beta Starts Next Week

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 4:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vavle announced that next week they will begin beta testing the new Valve Anti-Cheat system, and it will be logging cheating violations into our database to make sure it's ready for general release. If you have any cheats for multiplayer games installed on your computer, now would be a good time to uninstall and stop using them. When a cheat infraction is detected, the offender will be permanently banned from playing on secure servers. Valve has also released a small Steam update which Fixes a crash when turning on the budget panel in Counter-Strike: Source, and fixed exploit that would allow clients to spawn large numbers of temporary entities on clients, causing a crash. As usual, restarting Steam auto updates everything.

'Dungeon Lords' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 1:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Combining the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with FPS-style controls, Dungeon Lords brings the Action RPG to a whole new level. Dreamcatcher has released a single/multiplayer demo allows you to play as either a Human, Argot, or Sylvan, starting you off outside Fargrove, leading you on to the underground sewer system and into the Fargrove Theatre to do battle with the Goblin Mage. Read more for download links ...

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Multiplayer Map Pack Slated for June - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios has announced a June 28 release date for the highly anticipated Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack. The multiplayer expansion pack contains nine new multiplayer maps to push gamers' skills to their limits. The retail package also contains two new videos: an animated side-story from the single-player story in New Mombasa and a mini-documentary that includes interviews with the map designers, combat strategies and fly-throughs of the new maps. Xbox Live subscribers will get a four-map sneak peek in April, and by late summer, all maps will be available for free. Read more for details ...

'Elite Warriors: Vietnam' Deploys Into Retail

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Elite Warriors: Vietnam, you will fight along side Green Beret commandoes as you conduct classified missions deep in Southeast Asia. By using patrol techniques still being used today in Iraq and Afghanistan you will rescue downed pilots, ambush convoys, seize enemy prisoners, and discover targets for air attacks. Bold Games, a unit of Destineer, today announced that it has shipped its highly anticipated new PC title, Elite Warriors: Vietnam, to major retailers nationwide.

'Stacked' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A Texas Hold 'em game that captures the spirit of the professional poker tour, STACKED utilizes powerful artificial intelligence and a detailed tutorial system to deliver thrilling and realistic poker gameplay that helps players expand their game while they play. The all-star lineup of poker talent in STACKED includes leading pros Josh Arieh, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Carlos Mortensen, Evelyn Ng and David Williams in addition to Daniel Negreanu. Stacked allows you to go online and test your skills in huge online tournaments or a casual game with friends.

'Star Wars Battlefront 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to various sources the latest PC Gamer issue will have an announcement for Star Wars Battlefront 2. Scheduled for fall 2005, SW: BF2, it is under development for PC and consoles, although specific platforms, current or next gen, were not revealed. Game details as scarce at this point but the sequel will have a much improved AI and gameplay will no longer be of the "hold this amount of bases to win" type, but rather a serious of objectives which need to be completed. Of course the new product will feature various new levels, including a space battle in & around the Deathstar (SW Ep 4: A New Hope), and the Blockade Runner spaceship (thanks Gamefront). Now that the cat is out of the bag, an official announcement will most likely follow shortly.

'Doom 3' (Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software's terrifying battle with the forces of Hell. A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the UAC's Mars Research Facility leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of only a few survivors, players must struggle with shock, fear, and an all-out assault on their senses as they fight their way to Hell and back, in an epic clash against pure evil.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (PS3/Xbox2/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice. Gamers will play as Ethan Thomas, an FBI agent in the Serial Crimes Unit (SCU), whose pursuit of relentless serial killers leads him through detailed urban environments filled with deadly sociopaths who lurk on the periphery of humanity.

Game Savant Supports Indie Games With Monthly CD For Free

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Game Savant announced that phase one of their three-part rollout has begun. In today's world it takes a full time employee to try and review new games before you purchase them, but they only cover the big ones. What about all the wonderfully innovative independent games out there? Phase one of Game Savant is to take the month's best releases and bring their playable demos via CD to your doorstep, free.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 8:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A wet, wild and totally soaked new expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will ride into stores this June. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!, the first expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will let players create and control their own water parks for the first time. Read more to check out some more new screens ...

'Steel of Haste' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The world the player is faced with is a world that has experienced an atomic catastrophe and its eco-doom following. The narrower area is a town ruled by three clans: the Wolves, Rats and Tigers. They're arranging car races with vehicles lashed-together out from machines they found in the ruins of the old world. The gamer's aim is to guide the story's hero, that means to start in the races and to gain the victory.

PS2 Preview - 'Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana'

by Alicia on March 25, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Have you been wanting a bit of humor in your RPGs lately? Look no farther than Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana. Featuring a light-hearted storyline, charming characters, and a complex gameplay engine, Atelier Iris is a gaming experience that's both retro and refreshingly unique. With its alchemy system, you'll do everything from summoning meteors to refining bread recipes.

'Fired Up' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 1:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In an anarchic world of high-octane vehicles, big guns and bigger explosions, is a rag tag team of resistance fighters are about to strike back against a faceless aggressor. They're desperate for your help; but if being a collaborator in the rebellion isn't your thing, you can always go it alone, blow up your friends and experience genuine mayhem in multiplayer mode. So buckle in, prime the weapons and hit the gas. What's it to be? Smash and grab or crash and burn?

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamecube Review - 'Fight Night Round 2'

by Geson Hatchett on March 25, 2005 @ 12:41 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Fight Night Round 2 will let you go head-to-head with the best of boxing including Bernard Hopkins, Middleweight Champion of the World and cover athlete for EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2, as well as legendary boxers Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield and Joe Frazier.