Various Game Trailers #481

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 11:47 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Guild Wars - Trailer #7
  • Pariah - Trailer #10

'Half-Life 2: Deathmatch' and 'CS:S' Get Steamy Update #15

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve has released three new Half-Life 2: Deathmatch maps, which are now available via Steam. These maps were created by the three players who won our recent HL2:DM mapping contest. If you have HL2:DM installed in your Steam games list, you will receive the new maps automatically. This release also includes a Counter-Strike: Source update which fixes incorrect player names appearing in the scoreboard.

'Pariah' - Multiplayer Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pariah focuses on a robust immersive storyline that weaves survival elements into the traditional run-and-gun style of first-person action games. Digital Extremes sent us an email announcing that there will be a multiplayer demo available this coming Friday, and of course we will have it available on our fileserver network. The demo will feature 2-3 playable multiplayer maps, have all weapons available (except titanium first, which is only a singleplayer weapon), 3 driveable vehicles and be about 300mb in size.

'Project: Snowblind' (Xbox) Gets Downloadable Content - Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Eidos announced today that Xbox Live owners can now download an all new multiplayer map, Repair Bay. Read more for some screens ...

'Act of War: Direct Action' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released a new update patch for Eugen Systems RTS Act of War: Direct Action. This update brings your retail game to v1.04 and adds a new multiplayer map and various bug fixes and game tweaks.Read more for download links ...

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before. Unlike yesterdays, these are hi-res screens.

'Guild Wars' - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guild Wars is a Competitive Online Role Playing Game with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for their comrades.

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Updated Source Code Available NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released updated source code for Splash Damage's free team-based multiplayer FPS Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. This release contains all the game source code, header files, menu definitions and other files that all you Enemy Territory modders might need to get to work, and is updated with the latest v2.60 ET client patches. Read more for details and download links ...

'Ghost Recon 2' (Xbox) Expansion Pack Announced

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announces new maps, missions and modes exclusively for the Xboxversion of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 MultiMission (working title) will provide a wealth of new single and multiplayer missions that plunge Xbox players into the dangerous, heart-racing world of the Ghosts, an elite military team who is the first and last line of defense on the battlefield.

Duke Marketing Signs 'TT Superbikes' (PS2) For UK Distribution

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jester Interactive Publishing announced today that Duke Marketing is appointed sole UK & Ireland distributors for its PS2 title TT Superbikes. The game has been developed by Jester over 3 years with input from Duke, the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure, and several leading ‘road racers’ to give an unprecedented level of realism to the entire 37.73 mile TT course. Game modes include ‘Mad Sunday’, TT races, tutorials and over 40 different bike selections.

'Telltale Texas Hold'Em' Released - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Telltale Inc, currently working on comic book adaptation Bone, announced the worldwide launch of its character based poker game Telltale Texas Hold’Em!, in which the player squares off against four wacky characters, all with their own individual playing styles. The engaging PC title is unique among video poker games, focusing on the characters more than the cards.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV today announced that Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars has gone gold and is scheduled to ship in North America on April 26. Cossacks II will put gamers in control of one of six 19th-century nations as they wage war, secure alliances and work to economically and militarily defeat their opponents to become the dominant European power.

'AREA 51' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced that their Sci-Fi action/thriller, AREA 51, has gone gold and will ship to stores for the Xbox and PS2 on Monday, April 25, 2005.

French Big Ben Closes UK Office

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Due to continuous below-average sales, French publisher Big Ben has decided to close down its UK office. Open a little over five years, Bigben Interactive UK Ltd never really took off like its parent company had envisioned. The recent Dance:UK eXtra Trax sales were satisfactory, but its fate was already sealed, as it barely improved the weak overall sales figure during last year's Christmas period. One of the reasons given was the lack of console units available on the market during the last holiday season, which resulted in a below-average sale of game units.

'Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars boasts an extensive single player campaign, where gamers get to chose which clan they are going to control and start the process of total domination – engaging in battles with the other clans and their leaders. Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars also supports a multiplayer mode: team up with friends on a single PC or across a LAN or internet connection and take on all rivals in a last animal standing competition!

'Terrorist Takedown: Payback' Goes Gold In Germany

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Terrorist Takedown: Payback is a standalone expansion pack in which the player once againtakes on the role of GIs fighting against terrorrism. The expansion incorporates various gameplay improvements over the original title and adds 10 new missions, and lets you fly AH 64-Apache, control the .50 caliber humvee machine gun, or take aim with an antitank cannon. Terrorist Takedown: Payback will be in German stores in the next few days ...

Taito Selects Phoenix Technologies to Protect Game Software

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phoenix Technologies and Taito Corporation today announced that Taito and Phoenix collaborated to create an open, secure Windows-based game environment by integrating Phoenix Technologies' Security Software Developer's Kit (SDK) into the Taito Type X game system platform.

'Dead to Rights: Reckoning' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, Dead to Rights goes mobile, bringing its high octane brand of gritty noir action onto the Sony PSP. Featuring a new storyline, as well as new moves, weapons, and features, Dead to Rights is packed with action.

'Brian Lara International Cricket' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing its heritage of being the definitive cricket game series, Brian Lara International Cricket comes ten years after Codemasters launched the original Brian Lara game and over five years since the series appeared on any platform. Brian Lara returns to game screens this summer in Brian Lara International Cricket for PS2, Xbox and PC.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NDS Review - 'Ridge Racer DS'

by David Wanaselja on April 13, 2005 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

From the arcade racing series gamers know and love, Ridge Racer DS delivers a whole new experience to racing fans by offering true analog steering through the Nintendo DS touch screen, up to six-player multiplayer races, a variety of exciting single-player racing modes and much more. Ridge Racer DS offers all the fast-paced action gamers have come to expect from the Ridge Racer name -- now in the palm of their hands on the Nintendo DS.

PS2 Review - 'Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga'

by Agustin on April 13, 2005 @ 12:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Enter the world of the Junkyard, where rival tribes fight an endless war-vying for supremacy and the right to ascend to Nirvana. Changed forever by a mysterious light, Serph and his comrades now have the power to change into powerful demons... but with that power comes a price - an insatiable hunger to devour their enemies!