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'The Matrix Online' - New Patch Adds Features and Gameplay Improvements

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 5:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest Matrix Online patch version introduces several new features and improvements to the game like special beta tester clothing, specially desgined by the MxO team exclusive to former beta testers, and an in-game media player, allowing you to play any file type supported by Windows Media Player, such as media streams, playlists, and local files. Other changes included in this update are an increase in player inventory capacities, and the introduction of Organization vs. Organization PvP combat. Read more for a detailed fix list ...

Various Game Trailers #472

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 5:37 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 :

  • Coded Arms [PSP] - Trailer
  • Destroy All Humans! - Trailer #3
  • Musashi: Samurai Legend - Trailers (4)
  • Namco vs. Capcom - Trailer
  • Pariah - Trailer #5
  • Settlers: Heritage of Kings - The Fog Realm - Trailer
  • Shadow The Hedgehog - Trailer #2

'Take Command 1861: 1st Bull Run' - v1.1 Patch & SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take Command 1861: 1st Bull Run uses the weapons, strategies, and tactics of the Civil War without limiting game play to the actual battles of the era. This v1.1 patch adds a new map (The Battle of Morgan Hill), 1024x768 support, and a ton of improvements, bug & crash fixes. A v1.1 SDK to make your own scenarios is also available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

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

by Judy on April 1, 2005 @ 2:46 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.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 2:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. Oblivion is another leap forward in role-playing with its combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics. The official website also has a new team diary with programmer Steve Meister talking about the combat in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

'Jaws Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Jaws, players assume the role of a Great White shark driven to a predacious frenzy by the sonic emanations of underwater oil drilling equipment. To defend their underwater territory, players undertake a campaign to drive the raiders away while simultaneously solving a series of action-based puzzles designed to thwart the player.

'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with French developer Quantic Dream, and will be bringing Indigo Prophecy to North America. Indigo Prophecy, previously known as Fahrenheit, is a spectacular interactive thriller, set in New-York, gives gamers the unique chance to play both hunter and fugitive, which in turn leads them to speak, explore, interact, fight and confront unknown dark forces.

'Dynasty Warriors 5' (PS2) Attacks Store Shelves

by Judy on April 1, 2005 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that the much-anticipated action game Dynasty Warriors 5 for the PlayStation 2 has shipped to North American retailers and is in stores now. The game already made its Japanese debut last month and continues to dominate the charts as the top-selling video game in Japan.

Larian Studios Licenses Megon Physics Engine

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Larian Studios has chosen Meqon to provide its future next-generation games with realistic dynamics and physics. Meqon is praised by Larian Studios' developers for its ease of use, stability, flexibility and performance. Thanks to Meqon, projects at Larian Studios can look forward to ragdolls, liquid surfaces, rigid bodies, lifelike explosions, and overall enhancements in animation. Next to Megon, Larian has also licensed GameBryo and SpeedTree for its next project.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that BioWare's Jade Empire has gone gold. The Xbox exclusive action-RPG will burst into North American retail outlets starting on April 12, with worldwide distribution occurring shortly thereafter. Pre-order the limited edition now to receive a bonus character at no extra cost.

'Trackmania Sunrise' Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While PC game Trackmania Sunrise lets gamers create their very own race tracks, some of the UK's hottest musicians have already laid down their own tracks for an aural and visual feast of gaming. A unique link up between videogame developers Nadeo and The Academy of Contemporary Music has resulted in thirteen future stars of the UK music industry creating one of the hottest gaming soundtracks of the year.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will be the premier third generation massively multiplayer RPG. A vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology. Sigil’s expertise and experience in the field will bring groundbreaking static and dynamic content to the genre.

'Hell Forces' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 9:03 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.

'Crazy Golf: World Tour' (PS2) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With bright, family-friendly 3D graphics, Crazy Golf: World Tour features addictive gameplay, easy-to-learn controls and provides the perfect quick gaming fix for any casual gamer. With the addition of the multiplayer feature, this title is an excellent social game that is sure to appeal to every member of the family.

'Bet On Soldier' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 7:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

'Black & White 2' - FAQ & 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 7:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains. Lionhead released a FAQ with user submitted questions ..

PSP Selling Well But 'Far From Sold Out'

by Judy on April 1, 2005 @ 7:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony's new handheld console, the PlayStation Portable, is selling well but is far from sold out at stores nationwide, an analyst said on Thursday. One week after the $249 PSP package was launched in the US, American Technology Research found that only 50 of 150 stores surveyed nationally in the last two days were sold out.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

'Sparta: Ancient Wars' - Game Details & 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sparta: Ancient Wars is only the first part of a planed Ancient Wars series. Its main goal is to deliver innovative and high quality real time strategy based on historical events and timelines, and not to feature myths or legends. Based on the historical background of Spartans' high culture, there will appear huge ancient battles on your screen, enabled by a brand new stunning 3D engine.

Additional 'World of Warcraft' Copies Shipping In Europe

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 1:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that an additional 250,000 standard box copies of World of Warcraft, its successful massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), will be available in retail stores across Europe on 15th April. This new shipment of boxes follows the sales of more than 620,000 copies in Europe since its launch on 11th February.

'Battlefield 2' - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC. Check these new screens and trailers ...

PS2 Review - 'Project: Snowblind'

by Thomas Wilde on April 1, 2005 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Project: Snowblind is a the first-person action shooter putting you in the role of an elite super soldier, fighting on the front lines of a near-future war using unique weapons, abilities and high-tech gadgetry that inject depth and variety to gameplay.

GameCube Review - 'FIFA Street'

by Agustin on April 1, 2005 @ 12:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

FIFA Street is a combination of arcade action blended with the culture of freestyle street football. By removing the rules from the simulation football experience, 'FIFA Street' exposes the heart of the world's beautiful game, on-the-ball flare and individual style.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News