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'NASCAR SimRacing' - v1.0.2.5 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 10:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NASCAR SimRacing is the perfect combination of realism, true racing ‘feel’, depth, and advanced EA SPORTS presentation. This update primarily addresses scoring and rules related problems that have been brought to EA's attention for both single and multiplayer modes. The update does however include fixes for some other areas and also includes the new Dodge Charger for the NEXTEL Cup Series - 2005.

'Quake IV' - 1 New Screen

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has sent us a pleasant surprise tonight, just for your weekend enjoyment, the first Quake IV screen in quite a while. We also have some updated info on the backstory of the game. Read more and check out the goods ...

'Coded Arms' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coded Arms is a first person shooter in where you take the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the abandoned virtual reality system. Gamers will use weapons and power-ups that they discover while exploring the expansive single player mode. Coded Arms will also utilize the PSP handheld system's wireless capabilities for multiplayer action for up to four people.

Various Game Trailers #483

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 4:26 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 :

  • Trackmania Sunrise - Trailer #5
  • Fantastic Four - Trailer
  • Empire Earth 2 - Trailer

'Halo 2' Gets Xbox Live Update

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bungie's Frank O'Connor has put up his weekly "What's Update" in which he reveals that Halo 2 player will be getting an Xbox Live Auto Update on Monday, addressing various cheats, bugs, glitches and implement some important weapon balance issues in order to smooth out the Xbox Live and System Link experience. The fuse on grenades has been shortened, and they are now also more powerful, melee attacks will do more damage, and various cheats like the standby cheat, flag bouncing, the ability to grab a flag through walls and sword flying have all been eliminated. People who are not on Xbox Live will still be able to get this auto update when they purchase the multiplayer maps retail version, scheduled for June 28.

'The Matrix Online' Will Receive New Content Every Month

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WBIE & Monolith have announced that they will be releasing new content every month, starting next week, for their virtual, persistent The Matrix Online universe. Regularly scheduled live events, expanded gameplay, new missions and the constant presence of the MxO Live Events Team will bring the compelling, continuing story of The Matrix Online to life. Matrix Online picks up where The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in The Matrix film trilogy, leaves off.

'Battlefield 2' - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Tales of Legendia' (PS2) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In development for several years, Tales of Legendia will offer fantastic 3D graphics, dynamic battle scenes and an emotionally-charged storyline. Additionally, Tales of Legendia features a unique cast of characters designed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the internationally renowned Japanese artist acclaimed for his amazing animation sequences in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

'Gungrave OverDose' (PS2) Finally Coming To Europe

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play It has confirmed the upcoming release of Gungrave OverDose. Beyond-The-Grave, our favorite undead-Mafioso-turned-almost-good-guy, is back to kick ass against the Corsione family and prevent them from using the Seed to gain control of the world.

'Dragonshard' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | 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. Already available in Germany for a while, Silver Style's Carsten Strehse announced that the English version has gone gold and will be available in the UK end of April, Russia somewhere in May, and although he indicates a North American publisher has been secured, the name and release date are not yet confirmed.

'The Regiment' (PS2/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on briefings and scenarios supplied by S.A.S. veterans, The Regiment is a tense, accurate simulation of close quarters combat. Lead four-man teams in assaults on terrorist strongholds. Rescue hostages held at gunpoint. Recreate the deadly climax to the Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980. Fight battles in Britain's corridors of power in a daring rescue at the Houses of Parliament or tackle the nightmare scenario of a terrorist takeover of a subway system.

'Pariah' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 9:00 a.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 has released a multiplayer demo for its FPS Pariah. This demo features 3 maps (CTF, TDM and Front Line Assault), all multi-player weapons, and 3 vehicles (Dart, Wasp, Bogie). Read more for download links ...

Ubisoft Announces MMO 'The Promise'

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Beijing Pegasus Infinite Digital Culture & Media Co. Ltd. to develop Massively Multiplayer Online video games based on the upcoming Chinese fantasy movie The Promise (Wu Ji), although only scheduled for release in Asia.

'Still Life' On its Way to Retail

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced Still Life has shipped to retailers across North America. Developed by awarding-winning adventure game creators, Microids, this investigative thriller is available for PC.

Buka's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment today announced its lineup of titles that will be on display at the upcoming E3 conference in LA. On display will be Hellforces, Pathologic, Pacific Storm, The Stalin subway, Operation Matriarchy, Moscow Rush and Battle Mages: Sign Of Darkness. Buka is pleased to invite partners, media and customers to its booth at the E3 2005 game show (booth # 6137, Kentia Hall).

Digital Jesters Signs Distribution Partnership With Nobilis

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters is set to further expand its portfolio of titles for 2005 as the firm announces a fresh partnership with French publisher Nobilis. The deal provides Digital Jesters with exclusive UK distribution rights for a range of new titles, with eight confirmed releases both on PC and PS2 over the coming year.

PC Preview - 'Myst V: End of Ages'

by Judy on April 15, 2005 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Picking up immediately where the original Myst ended, players are presented the privilege, challenge and responsibility of restoring the lost empire of the D'ni - an ancient civilization of people who thrived for thousands of years but later met with a great catastrophe. Like each previous Myst title, Myst V: End of Ages advances the graphical beauty and detail of its worlds with a fully immersive 3D environment.

'Dungeon Lords' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heuristic Park and DreamCatcher announced today that Dungeon Lords has been delayed from its original April 20th release date until mid-May. Dungeon Lords blends the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with the flexibility of an FPS-style control system. Gamers journey through a land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat with a variety of deadly foes. It's not just about the battles though, as magic spells and hundreds of powerful weapons and artifacts play a huge role in the game.

Fund4Games Picks Up Acclaim Europe Titles

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project management and funding specialists Fund4Games has acquired the assets of videogames publisher Acclaim Europe, which went into administration in 2004. Two titles which were in production at Acclaim's Manchester Studio are now being completed and Fund4Games is actively seeking publishing partners for Interview With A Made Man and ATV3.

'Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt is a third-person action adventure, which brings the colourful and hysterical world of the Animaniacs wonderfully to life. Players must guide the Warner brothers...and sister – Wakko, Yakko and Dot – through six levels in a quest to locate the hidden Edgar trophies. Each Animaniac has his or her own special abilities, and each must be used in order to fully explore the luscious landscapes.

Codemasters Looking For New Acquisitions At E3

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Codemasters may not have a booth or lineup of titles at E3 , that does not mean it won't be present. Codemasters announced today that its Chairman and CEO David Darling has assigned a new multi-million dollar war chest, mainly due to a recently secured investment, to acquire and fund new gaming properties from development studios.

'Pariah' (Xbox/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 12:52 a.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. Unsurprising will be the graphic marvel and fine-tuned gameplay of Pariah, a trademark gamers have come to expect from any Digital Extremes game.

FBI Shuts Down SNES Piracy Operation

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The FBI has arrested four Chinese nationals in New York for allegedly distributing video game consoles that contain Nintendo's famous game software. With approximately 40 FBI agents, they seized more than 60,000 illegal products during five raids on April 13. The illegal products, marketed under the brand name "Power Player," contain dozens of pirated versions of popular Nintendo games like Donkey Kong, Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt.

'Blitzkrieg II' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg II is created with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships.

Xbox Review - 'Jade Empire'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on April 15, 2005 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Jade Empire is set in a new fantastical world based on mythical China, where sinister events have upset the peaceful harmony of an isolated martial arts school. Featuring furious action previously found only in Hong Kong cinema, the game lets players master more than 30 fighting styles and a wide range of mystical powers.