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Various Game Trailers #468

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 11:50 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 :

  • Face of Mankind - Trailer #3
  • LEGO Star Wars - Trailer #2
  • DOOM 3 (Xbox) - Trailer #2

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 5:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has now released the first patch for its stealth action game Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. This update brings your North American retail game to v1.01 and addresses a few game crashes, multiplayer issues, profile bugs, and the usual general improvements. Read more for download links ...

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies of a level never seen before in naval combat simulator games. The key features are: astonishingly beautiful dynamic sea, historically authentic World War II ships and weapons, possibility to control any member of the crew and a multiplayer game. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due ot their maneuverability and speed.

'DRIV3R' - Update Patch #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 4:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring Hollywood-level production values and a gripping, narrative story line, DRIV3R casts players once again as Tanner, a jaw breaking, no-holds-barred undercover cop who does whatever it takes to bring the bad guys down. Atari has released a new update for the US edition of Reflexive's action/racing game, although details are unavailable. The previous European patch addressed some graphics issues, and added gameplay improvements (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'God of War' (PS2) Machinima Series to Debut on Heavy.com

by Judy on March 28, 2005 @ 3:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Broadband network Heavy.com will premiere a new Machinima series that was created in partnership with Sony as part of its pre-promotion for the highly anticipated release of God of War.

'Painkiller' - v1.64 Update Patch And Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 1:06 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 v1.64 and on top of previous v1.63 fixes (fixes invisible gold armor and dead bodies bug, reworking the freezer weapon), it now also addresses a path problem in the Docks level, and a few demo recording tweaks. Read more for download links ...

'Haunting Ground' (PS2) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Haunting Ground is a spine-chilling survival horror game is set in a mysterious castle that has become a prison for two innocent characters- an orphaned young girl and a white shepherd dog. They must utilize each other’s strengths if they hope to escape from their horrifying surroundings. Haunting Ground combines a compelling ambiance of terror and solitude with challenging puzzles and a unique gameplay approach.

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stolen is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game based around a high-tech female thief. Along with innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game actions and events, Stolen also boasts some truly amazing technical and presentational features to give it a spectacular look that will captivate gamers. Hip Games has released information about one of the game characters, Night, an evil hoodlum. Read more new screens.

'Killer 7' (NGC/PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Killer 7, players take on the role of Harman Smith an unlikely assassin who lives life at his own pace. Switching between seven different personalities, he employs each character’s abilities to terminate targets he deems "deserving to die." Read more to check out some screens ...

'Stronghold 2' - 2 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stronghold 2 will bring the the castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS series to life in glorious 3D. Stronghold 2 will also offer players a "castle-life" campaign, enhanced multiplayer capability and a new, innovative and exciting single player campaign that will be revealed in the months ahead. Check out these new screens and in-game trailer...

'The Roots' (Xbox/PC) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 9:41 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.

'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory' (ALL) Sneaks Into Stores

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory is shipping for retail this week and will be available at North American retailers everywhere by March 31st in slightly different iterations for the Xbox, PlayStation2, GameCube and PC, as well as the N-Gage platform, published by Gameloft. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory delivers three amazing types of gaming experiences and stands as one of the biggest video games ever produced.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 8:20 a.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.

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' - v1.7 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Fall: Last Days of Gaia is a 3D role-playing game set in a postmodern scenario that takes you to the year 2083. A global catastrophe almost wipes mankind from the face of the earth and you must survive in an inhospitable world. Silver Style has released a new patch bringing your German retail game to v1.7 and adding two dozen new features, the usual gameplay tweaks, and bug fixes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Square Enix Promotion Woos Old 'Final Fantasy' Players

by Judy on March 28, 2005 @ 8:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that it will launch the "Return Home to Vana'dielĀ®" campaign for Final Fantasy XI beginning Thursday, April 14. For a limited time, registration codes will be issued free of charge to allow players to come back to PlayOnline, play Final Fantasy XI, and even recover and play their previous Final Fantasy XI characters.

Ritual Entertainment Is Looking To Hire Producer

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ritual Entertainment is currently looking for a seasoned producer for a multi-platform AAA action title. This is a full time position and will require relocation to our Dallas, TX-based offices, and take care of relation between developer publisher, represent the game/team at trade shows. If you are interested, check more details right here...

Court Orders Sony to Pay Immersion $90.7M

by Judy on March 28, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California entered judgment in Immersion's favor in its patent infringement suit against Sony. The Court's judgment awarded Immersion $90.7 million in past damages and interest and also ordered Sony to halt U.S. sales of its PlayStation game consoles, although the judge immediately put her ruling on hold while the appeal is pending.

'Tomb Raider 7' Announcement Coming Soon

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 3:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos is preparing to announce the newest title in the Tomb Raider franchise is the next few days, as it has just put up a teaser page on the official Tombraider website, saying an announcement is due soon. The website header reveals a possible 'Tomb Raider Legends' name, and the background picture hints at a possible Aztec or Egyptian setting, but thats pure speculation Back in 2004, developer Crystal Dynamicsm who just finished "Project Snowblind," took over the project from Crystal Dynamics and promises to bring the new Lara Croft game back to its roots, and more in line with Ubisoft's Prince of Persia.

'Jak 4', 'Sly 3' And 'Ratchet 4' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yes you read it right, the newest issue of EGM reveals not one, but three new PS2 titles, all scheduled for fall 2005. Jak & Daxter 4 will be released under the name Jak X, and unlike previous titles in the franchise will be GTA like combat racing game. In Sly 3 you will have to recover Sly's secret family fortune as you visit exotic locations like China, Venice and Australia. This time around you will also be able to play as some of Sly's foes. Ratchet: Deadlocked will be more a squad based title, but the part Clank will play in this title has not yet been disclosed. Read more for additional details ...

Xbox Preview - 'Forza Motorsport'

by John Curtis on March 28, 2005 @ 1:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Forza Motorsport gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars.

'Supremacy: Four Paths to Power' Developer Chat

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 12:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games is offering gamers a chance to discuss Black Hammer Game’s latest sci-fi strategy title, Supremacy: Four Paths to Power. Players, fans, and on-lookers are all invited to partake in a question/answer session that will start at 3:00 PM Eastern US time, Wednesday, March 30th. The chat will cover any questions players wish to ask. Some hot topics are upcoming patches to the game, the new scenario and map editor, and the future of the Supremacy series. The chat is accessible through the Matrix Games homepage by clicking “Users in Chat” or by going to the Services area found at the top menu.

Xbox/PC Review - 'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory'

by Thomas Wilde on March 28, 2005 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory tells the conspiracy-ridden story of black ops agent Sam Fisher as he explores the world of international espionage. The game will offer a high adrenaline experience thanks to never seen before close range attacks, a totally open level design, a completely immersive and interactive environment, and challenging advanced AI. In addition, it will offer the best graphics in this generation of games and a unique, collaborative multiplayer mode available for online and offline.