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'Xbox 2' CPU Rumoured To Use 65nm Technology

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TeamXbox is at it again with more rumours from the Xbox front. Continuing their tradition of bringing world exclusives, TeamXbox revealed today that the Xbox 2 CPU (or CPUs?) will be built using a 65nm manufacturing technology. Which in practice means the Xbox 2 could have a main processor running at clock speed higher than 3 Ghz and close to … 5 Ghz! For those not tech savvy, TeamXbox have included a short 'CPU for Dummies', check it out

'Painkiller' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Painkiller is a nickname of a pretty unusual mercenary, who is dealing with supernatural. There are places on Earth where demons and other evil creatures have their nests: abandoned prisons, private castles, deep caves in the mountains. "Cleaning" those places is good money, and our hero needs a lot of it, since he loves living the life to its fullest. One day he gets what seems to be a pretty simple job: to retrieve a religious artifact from one of the nests. When after a furious battle he realizes he might have been tricked into the war between two competing clans of the undead, he tries to play his own cards.

XS Games Signs 'Syberia II' For North America

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

XS Games, in conjunction with Jack of all games (a subsidiary of Take 2), and Microïds have reached a distribution agreement for the publishing and distribution of three different titles from Microïds' 2004 catalogue, including the sequel to the Adventure Game of 2002, Syberia II.

'Knights Of Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As King, it is your duty to lead your people in their struggle to raise your kingdom from its humble beginnings to a position of power and prestige. War, diplomacy and a burgeoning economy are the means by which you increase your power and expand your influence. A unique Knight-management system will offer you brand new possibilities to enhance your personal strategy.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Ninja Gaiden' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden is on the cutting-edge of action as the player takes on the role of powerful ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, who seeks revenge after his clan is massacred by the Vigor Empire. Taking full advantage of three-dimensional space, you follow the story with only your wits, your ninja skills, and your deadly sword, cutting down opponents in the Vigor Empire as you attempt to beat the Holy Emperor and reclaim the magic sword "Ryuken". Realistic battle actions and acrobatic ninja actions add another dimension to the game, restoring Ninja Gaiden to its rightful place in the gaming pantheon.

New Development Studio 'Circle Studio' Formed

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jeremy Heath-Smith and Adrian Smith, the creators of Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider series of games, today announced the formation of their new game development company, Circle Studio. Bucking the trend of numerous studio closures, Heath-Smith and Smith are confident that they can produce more world beating titles. Commenting on the new studio, managing director Heath-Smith said, 'Adrian and I are still passionate about games and have the experience and skills in-house to continue producing original and successful titles.' He continued, 'We've enjoyed working with Lara these past seven years but are looking forward to creating something or someone new.'

'Battlefield 1942' - Community Update

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Battlefield 1942 team has made a new community update regarding the upcoming 1.6 patch. The BF1942 v1.6, which they call " by far the most comprehensive patch to date", will feature 2 new maps, punkbuster anti cheat measures, improved server browsing and tons of other fixes, tweaks and additions. The patch WILL be over 250mb big, read more for a quite lenghty detailed fix list.

'Hot Shots Golf Fore!' (PS2) Coming To North America

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony announced today the upcoming 2004 release of Hot Shots Golf Fore!, available exclusively for the PlayStation2. Developed by Clap Hanz, Hot Shots Golf Fore! returns as the fourth installment in the extremely popular franchise that has sold more than 7.5 million units worldwide.

'Shattered Galaxy' - Updated Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 12:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nexon has released a new updated version (as well as a small update patch) of their massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game Shattered Galaxy. This upgrade brings the game to v1.59 and features the usual game fixes, unit balancing, map updates and various other tweaks. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment has issued the first patch for their 3D fighting/action game One Must Fall: Battlegrounds. This upgrade brings your retail game to v2112, no details as to what it fixes are available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 5:55 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • R-Type Final - Trailer
  • Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes - Trailer
  • Kuma War - Trailer


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

'Postal 2: Share the Pain' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Running With Scisscors has released the first patch for their recently released multiplayer addon Postal 2: Share The Pain. This upgrade brings your retail version to v1408 and mainly addresses multiplayer fixes and improvements. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Smoking Colts' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 2:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After the earlier German only demo, Spellbound Entertainment has now released the English version of their arcade shooter Smoking Colts. The demo features one level of the full product (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links...

'Cy Girls' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 2:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare for a wild cyber-thriller adventure with female espionage agents, Ice and Aska. With the use of explosive firepower and deadly martial arts skills, Ice and Aska take down criminals with style and flair. While battling an evil syndicate, these sexy heroines will have the ability to dive into a “cyber world” where they can download additional information, skills, and techniques. Fighting futuristic crime has never been this smart, sexy or cool. Read more for some new screens ...

'Dragon Ball Z: Bukuu Tougeki' (GBA) Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 1:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While we just recently reviewed DBZ Taiketsu it seems a new Dragon Ball Z game is on its way to the Game Boy Advance. According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Dragon Ball Z: Bukuu Tougeki in due for the GBA platform in Japan this Spring. Bukuu Tougeki is a 2D fighting game that is being developed by Guilty Gear's Arc System Works and published by Banpresto. Let's hope its better than Atari's poor attempt, read more for details ...

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 1:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A great darkness has fallen over the port town of Baldur’s Gate and the lands around. Thieves and brigands roam the countryside, and they have driven you and your family from your farmland home. On a desperate rush to seek safety within the walls of Baldur’s Gate, your hopes are dashed when you and your family are ambushed on the road by a group of thieves... thieves who claim to have ridden from Baldur’s Gate to find you. Scattered by the suddenness of the thieves’ attack, you return to the scene of the ambush to find your sister has been abducted. You must find her... before whatever terrible plots involving her unfold. Check these 4 spiffy looking GBA screens ..

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 1:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time, players control The Sims over an entire lifetime for the very first time. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations, gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new amazingly life-like 3-D world...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 1:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Reflections Interactive, DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey. check out some new screens...

'The Getaway 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 1:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sequel to last year's hit title, The Getaway 2 (working title) is an uncompromising action thriller of a game, featuring breakneck, ultra-realistic driving action, mixed with combat on foot and unprecedented levels of cinematic realism, in what promises to be one of the toughest, grittiest games on any format. Not much info is available at this point, but these new screens give you a first look ...