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'StarCraft' & 'Brood War' - v1.13b Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, Blizzard has released a minor updated patch for good old Starcraft, and its expansion pack Brood War. The v1.13b patch fixes a bug that caused certain maps to crash. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Pilot Down: Behind Enemy Lines' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breaking ranks from the current glut of WWII action titles, Pilot Down: Behind Enemy Lines is played from a refreshing third-person perspective and uses an eye-catching comic-book style that draws players into a rich and atmospheric world that is fraught with the dangers of enemy territory. Kuju has rteleased a demo allowing you to check out the first mission of their WWII based action (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 15 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 5:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

'War World' - v1.05 Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War World is a fast paced, third person online shooter where players build and battle the ultimate mech warriors, working their way up the War World rankings ladder, unlocking upgrades and enhancements for their mechs. This demo patch brings your demo/trial version to v1.05 and addresses severla multiplayer issues, bug fixes, overall improvements and adds PS 1.1 support. Read more for download links ..

'Serious Sam 2' (Xbox/PC) Developer Q&A

by Matt Mefford on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 4:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Sam Stone is back to rescue the universe one bullet at a time against overwhelming hordes of time traveling enemies in Serious Sam 2. Built from the ground up with a completely new engine, Serious Sam 2 will be a shot of adrenaline to the hearts of first-person shooter fans across the world. At QuakeCon we caught up with 2K Games' PR manager Jason Bergman and asked some Serious questions ...

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included, courtesy of an updated engine.

NDS Review - 'Bomberman DS'

by Agustin on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Bomberman series returns with Bomberman for Nintendo DS, boasting the first eight-player wireless LAN action for the Nintendo DS system and supporting the DS microphone. Bomberman's addictive blend of strategy and action will keep puzzle fans and players of all ages and skill levels drawn to the 100 stages of gameplay.

'WarCraft III' - Terenas Stand Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Terenas Stand"... Map info: ""Noble countrymen, evil is upon us. Darkness has befallen our shores. Rise and slay thy enemies… strike, strike so others shall live. The meek shall not fade into the night… live my brethren, live." – King Terenas" This is a tiny map size and the suggested no. of players is 1v1. It is based on the "Village" tileset. Go download it here!

'Myst V: End of Ages' Developer Q&A #3

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. Ubisoft sent out a pre-canned interview with Art and Visual Design Director Josh Staub.

'Rag Doll Kung Fu' Will Use Valve's Steam Delivery System

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced it has signed Rag Doll Kung Fu, a project by Lionhead Studios Mark Healey, who previously worked on Black & White and Fable, to be distributed through Steam. Imagine having a Kung Fu Fight with string puppets, except you don't have to worry about getting the strings tangled up, and you don't have to have a kung fu fight. You control the characters on screen with the mouse - there are no pre-scripted animations in the game - it's all up to you. Create your own style, and can act out whatever you feel like, and of course, if you really feel like it, you can have a fight.