Valve announced today that it is content with the reception after recently releasing Counter-Strike: Source maps de_inferno and de_port, and on that note, give us a look at what's coming next. This week, Valve has released a couple of screenshots from the remake of the classic Counter-Strike map cs_assault, which is now set in downtown Chicago. Valve would also like to keep everyone abreast of the games the MOD community is working on, so here is a list of a few we're keeping our eye on: Plan of Attack, Pirates, Vikings, and Knights 2, Sven Co-Op 2, Sourceball, and Dystopia.
Today's Big Story
Burnout Revenge lets gamers rip through rush hour traffic and lay waste to scores of rubbernecking roadhogs in an over-the-top scene of vehicular mayhem. The game is currently in development by Criterion Games for the PS2 and Xbox.
Heaven vs. Hell, the next generation of real-time strategy (RTS) PC gaming, puts players in command and allows them to join in the battle over the souls of humanity and determine their eternal existence. The game is built around the concept of resource and force management, as well as battlefield strategy, all packaged neatly within a fully featured game including a riveting story, beautiful 3D graphics and breathtaking sound effects.
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 :
- Prey - E3 2005 Trailer
- Battlefield 2 - Testlab Movie
- Officers - Intro Movie Part 1
- Dreamfall: The Longest Journey - E3 2005 Trailer
- Marc Ecko's Getting Up : Contents Under Pressure - E3 2005 Trailer
- 187: Ride or die - E3 2005 Trailer
- AND 1 Streetball - E3 2005 Trailer
- Origin Of The Species - E3 Trailer #2
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
During E3 Activision started a Guess The City Contest for the public to try and find out (ends 11:59 p.m. PT on June 16, 2005) which location its True Crime sequel will take place. Giving away a brand new Chrysler 300 to the lucky winner, Activision has released a new trailer showing off some ingame footage, as well as giving a few hints. Read more to check out some screens showing off the new wheels, or download the trailer and get lucky!
'Age of Empires III' is set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus "discovered" the new world. The single player campaign follows American history up through 1850, and in multiplayer mode, you'll be able to choose from among eight different civilizations, and there will include free-for-all and team-vs-team matches for up to eight players.
A bill before the California Assembly to ban the sale of violent video games has been shelved because of a lack of support and therefor Assemblyman Leland Yee has deactivated his bill, for the time being, after failing to muster enough votes for it to pass the full Assembly.
Today Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory for the Nintendo DS has gone gold and will be in stores June 28. For the first time, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is available on a handheld console in full 3D.
Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas...a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.
Pendulo Studios is working on a followup to last year's hit title Runaway: A Road Adventure, an adventure game with 3D characters with a cartoon look and high-impact visual features that include 2D and 3D in an unmatchable style.
Anarchy Online: Lost Eden is an action-filled new expansion pack for the ultimate sci-fi MMORPG. Set for release in early winter, Lost Eden is packed with exciting new features and abilities, including massive orbital battle stations, player controlled battle Mechs, vast PvP upgrades, encounters inside alien motherships, extensive alternative character advancement options and more.
Dreamcatcher has released the first patch for Wargaming's turnbased strategy game Domination. This patch brings your English/German retail game to v2.0.136 and addresses an intro movie issue, various game crashes, multiplayer bugs, etc (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...
Microsoft Game Studios announced today that Conker: Live and Reloaded for Xbox has gone gold. Set to ship to retail on June 21 for a suggested retail price of $49.99 (U.S.), Conker: Live and Reloaded, developed by the award-winning team at Rare, will drop gamers onto the front lines of an epic battle between the noble Squirrels and the vicious Tediz.
Empire Interactive today announced that FlatOut has gone gold. The over-the-top racing game, distributed by Vivendi Universal Games in the U.S., will hit retail shelves this July.
This third person action/RPG is set in the post-apocalyptic environment full of menacing mysteries and unfriendly inhabitants. Explore the new world using your heavy truck. The truck is your ultimate shelter, armor and a mean to earn your living. The upgrades of your heavy truck will pave the road to your victories in truck battles. Hard Truck: Apocalyptic Wars offers enjoyment from a dynamic and colorful 3D world and exciting action-on-wheels!
Ultima Online: Mondain's Legacy, the 7th exciting chapter in Ultima Online's rich and storied history. Ultima Online: Mondain's Legacy includes groundbreaking new features, including new playable Elves race, twisted New Enemies, new Dungeons, new Spellweaving Skill, new Quest System, collections and increased storage capacity
Infinium Labs today announced that its president and chief operating officer, Kevin Bachus, will appear on G4 TV "Attack of the Show" to demonstrate the Phantom Game Service and Phantom Game Receiver. The show will air live on Monday, June 6th, at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT and will re-air at 9:00 p.m. PDT/midnight EDT, midnight PDT/3:00 a.m. EDT, and at 9:00 a.m. PDT/noon EDT on Tuesday, June 7.
A legal fight is brewing in Britain between Sony and the grey-market importers who are selling its highly sought-after PSP ahead of the official Sept. 1 European launch date. There is no region lock code on the imported units, so perfectly suitable for overseas use.
JoWooD Productions announced today that they have secured the vocal talents from the original team of the long-running TV series Stargate SG-1. Each of the actors will be playing the console version of their characters in the game and adding their unique characteristics to the role.
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.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that the cumulative production shipment of PS2 had reached 90 million units worldwide, as of June 2nd, 2005.
You are a proud pilot of the Official Glider League, able to hold your own in difficult fights. You have never seen anything like this before -– chases, "circuit fights," and XXL battles with up to eight players. Your way to to the top leads you through sewage shafts and a big temple area from ancient times.
KOCH Media today announce that it has signed an agreement with BattleBorne Entertainment during the E3 2005; for its action title Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers. KOCH Media has secured the publishing rights to a further developed version for the console platform in the PAL territories and and for the PC in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Razer designs, manufacturers and markets high-end peripherals that provide professional and amateur gamers with the competitive edge in computer gaming, through a combination of proprietary technology, innovation and ergonomic industrial design.
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.
An unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, the government responds by sending in Special Forces, but loses contact as an eerie signal interrupts radio communications. When the interference subsides moments later, the team has been literally torn apart. Your mission is simple: Eliminate the intruders at any cost. Determine the origin of the signal. And contain this crisis before it spirals out of control.
by Thomas Wilde on June 3, 2005 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
'Conker: Live and Reloaded' features intense deathmatch and campaign storyline modes via Xbox Live and system link, players can compete as one of six combat specialists across multi-mission campaigns covering Old War and Future War. Also included is the critically acclaimed single-player game, "Conker's Bad Fur Day," completely recreated for the Xbox with stunning graphics and unparalleled attitude.