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Layoffs Over At 'Myst' Developer Cyan Worlds

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyan employee The Grey Dragon has a blog posting about the shocking news that long time Myst developer Cyan worls has laid off all of its employees, except for Rand Miller and Tony Fryman. Cyan's future had been a bit rocky ever since the failed attempt at creating Myst Online, which was then changed to the commercially unsuccessful Uru. Reason for sudden demise is the inability to secure further funding, thus people had to be let go (thanks Uru Obesssion). Myst V: End of Ages will be released later this month, so maybe if it becomes another bestseller, there might be some hope for Cyan after all.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood builds upon the elements that have made Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 a runaway success by adding new features and game modes. Featuring a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood promises to lead the way this holiday season.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 3 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:30 p.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.

'Grand Raid Offroad' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep in the wildest outback the best rally pilots compete on some of the most beautiful and longest tracks of the world. Races are dangerous: arriving in one piece at the end of a stage is already a victory... Choose from 30 vehicles the one that you consider to suit best to conquer the vast wilderness. And attention, with Grand Raid Offroad you will definetly be facing vastness.

'Total Overdose' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Total Overdose is an over-the-top, adrenalin-fuelled, free-style action, 3rd person cinematic adventure with a strong whiff of tequila. Crash cars, steal hats, shoot bad guys with style, jump bikes, fight in the street, meet girls, shoot more bad guys, find your fathers killer, hot-wire tractors, eat Burritos, catch planes, drink tequila; the Mexican heat can make people do the strangest things.

'Day of Defeat: Source' Coming This Month

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced today that DoD: Source is nearing completion and will be available before end of the month. An exact release date is not finalized yet, but people will be able to preload the game one week before its official launch. Day of Defeat: Source will be available as an individual purchase via Steam, as well as part of the Counter-Strike: Source retail package that will be available at stores around the same time. Half-Life 2: Silver and Gold package customers will automatically be able to play.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v1.7 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v1.7 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth. Read more for details and download links ...

Various Game Trailers #589

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 2:26 a.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 :

  • F.E.A.R. Director's Edition - Trailer
  • Rush For Berlin - GC 2005 Trailer
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted - Trailer #5
  • Grand Raid Offroad [X360/PC] - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Don't Get Angry 2' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Don´t Angry 2, based on a classic board-game, being developed by German X-Pressive. The game will feature a unique comic 3d-graphic-look and ludicrous new game features like the new Ninja or Gladiator Teams or the new air attack. And Movies like the Terminator or the Matrix will be lampooned in the family game.

'NBA 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - 11 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In NBA 2K6 ballers achieve NBA superstar status with the new 24/7 mode, where created players now participate in training camps, competitions and even land endorsement deals. Players elevate their game by utilizing the innovative V.I.P. System to challenge profiles of friends and other NBA 2K6 gamers across the country that match their gameplay tendencies down to the most minute detail.

PS2 Preview - 'We Love Katamari'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The King of All Cosmos grew to stardom after taking all of the Prince's katamaris and replacing the stars. His fans knew no bounds and wished to see more katamaris fill the sky. The King of All Cosmos desired to appease all of their requests and recruited the Prince and his cousins to help. Now they are tasked with rolling up even more clumps, each larger and more different than the one before.

Gamecube Review - 'Fantastic Four'

by Hugh McHarg on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fantastic 4 film's storyline and expands the adventures by letting players stretch, control fire and use invisibility and brute force to defeat evil Super Villains in new environments and familiar comic book locales. Challenged to master the individual powers of each Super Hero and combine them to level even more devastating attacks, players must battle some of Marvel's most notorious Super Villains, including, the ultimate evil - Doctor Doom - to save the human race from disaster.