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'Restricted Area' - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Restricted Area is an action-based roleplaying game with realtime combat, which combines a fascinating gameplay similar to Diablo 2 with innovative technology, tactic-shooter elements and a dark future scenario. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Vision' Announced - Features

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vision is the next stride forward in the evolution of modern role-playing games. Exceptional graphics, true-to-life NPC behavior and a finely tuned balance between raw action and deep story development are the essential elements that will make the title irresistible to RPG fans. Read more for details ...

'Powerdrome' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, speed heads will be able to take control of one of a selection of bizarre characters and pilot a 'blade', a jet-engined, anti-gravity bike, around tracks designed to rattle nerves and brain alike. The ultimate goal is to master both the blade and 24 different circuits at break-neck speed across exotic locations such as a partially terra-formed planet and a sub-tropical jungle in a distant part of the galaxy. Read more for 70+ new screens ...

'All-Star Baseball 2005' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the Major League Baseball season underway, gamers can now also take the "virtual field," as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has shipped All-Star Baseball 2005 for the PS2 (Xbox version shipped earlier). All-Star Baseball 2005 offers an array of new features, including online head-to-head play and downloadable rosters, FielderCam, BroadcastCam, analog-control batting, Spanish play-by-play and the exclusive T.W.I.B. (This Week In Baseball) Challenge.

Take2/Rockstar Games Acquires Mobius Entertainment

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games today announced the formation of Rockstar Leeds through the acquisition of Mobius Entertainment Ltd., a Leeds, England based developer of handheld video games (who previously developed the Max Payne GBA version)..

'Painkiller' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Dreamcatcher forum (albeit in French) reveals that People Can Fly is already working on the first patch for their FPS Painkiller. There is no specific release date mentioned and details are sketchy, although it is said to fix various fix but more importantly contain new multiplayer maps. Whether this is only for the French/European or also the North American version is not specified, although juding that the game is due out in a matter of days, it will most likely be valid for all versions.

'Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set to launch during the 60th anniversary of "D-Day", Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers' development team is comprised of former members of the celebrated Fallout 2, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon teams. In addition, the game will utilize the proven Snowblind Studios game engine and challenge players to rise through the ranks in more than 40 levels that recreate some of the most important battles of World War II. Read more for a fresh batch of screens and artwork ...

EA Europe Signs 'Knights of Honor'

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SUNFLOWERS today announced that it has signed a European distribution agreement with Electronic Arts for the upcoming Empire Conquering Simulation title, "Knights of Honor". This agreement marks the continuation of the successful cooperation between the two companies, which began 2 years ago with a worldwide publishing agreement for the best-selling ANNO 1503 - The New World.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'The Bard's Tale' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

'Death By Degrees' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 9:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 9:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"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 as they embark on a perilous journey, stretching from the Land of Howling Spirits to the lush gardens of the Imperial City.

'100 Bullets' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 9:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An award-wining pulp noir comic, 100 Bullets was created by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, and chronicles the dark, moral-testing exploits of Agent Graves, a rogue member of a secret organization, who provides people with the opportunity of a lifetime -- an attache case containing the proof, the gun, and the carte blanche immunity to exact revenge on a person who's done them an irrevocable wrong. Read more for some screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3' (NGC) Coming In June - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that the GameCube version of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 will be released in June 2004. Developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai studios, the game offers the most thrilling and realistic single- and multi-player counter-terrorist experience available anywhere. Read more for details & screens ...

'Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced today that it will release the next installment of the internationally acclaimed Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. Launching in June 2004, the new Yu-Gi-Oh! role playing game (RPG) recreates the experience of the popular trading card game as it offers fans of the franchise an all-new adventure, featuring 800 unique cards, including all three Egyptian god cards.

'Rainbow Six 3' (Xbox) - Downloadable Content

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 4:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's planes, trains and automobiles . . . well, without the planes. There are two new action-packed multiplayer levels for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 for Xbox now available for download on Xbox Live. There's a trainyard in Heidelberg, Germany that looks deceptively peaceful - make sure you look both ways (and watch your back) before crossing. And only cunning (and the help of your teammates) will get you out of an ominous parking garage in Los Angeles, California. Read more to check out some screens ...

'Rebellion Online' Announced

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spiral Game Studios officially announced the development of their premier title, Rebellion Online. This innovative online SCI FI role-playing game is the first project developed by Spiral Game Studios. Rebellion Online will provide players with the definitive online Science Fiction Fantasy experience with dramatic mission and dungeon crawling in addition to an arsenal of terrifying monsters, combat, and challenging puzzles.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 2:00 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 :

  • Shrek 2 - Trailer
  • Half-Life 2 - Trailer (3)
  • Knight's Apprentice: Memorick's Adventures - Trailer

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

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2 has released a new patch for Illusion Softworks' squad based shooter Hidden & Dangerous 2. This will bring your retail game to v1.05 and addresses the usual bug fixes, game tweaks, vehicle enhancements but also a new multiplayer map (Normandy2B_mp_zone). Read more for details and download links ...

'Telladar Chronicles: Reunion' Revealed

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MindLink Studio announces the development of a real-time tactical wargame in a fantasy setting, “Telladar Chronicles: Reunion”. The player will take the role of a young knight, who unexpectedly becomes the key figure of the Telladar Empire. After the death of the Emperor, Telladar is at the verge of dissolution. As the Regent and guardian of the only heir, the player must undertake the mission of reuniting the Empire and banishing its enemies, thus changing the destiny of his country and entire world of Miere.