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'Stronghold 2' Patch In The Works

by Rainier on May 14, 2005 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Firefly Studios has updated its website with word about the second patch for its 3D RTS Stronghold 2. "The promised 1.2 update for Stronghold 2 should be available on Monday 16th of May. The 1.2 update improves multiplayer stability and connection issues and adds multiplayer functionality including the ability to kick players and create password protected games. Also the crime system has been tweaked, memory issues has been improved and various other bug fixes have been implemented."

'Phantom Dust' (Xbox) Gets Xbox Live Update

by Rainier on May 14, 2005 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantom Dust creator Yukio Futatsugi has commissioned the release of 34 new skills via the downloadable skill update 1.20 on Xbox Live. The new skills cover all the different skill schools and also include the mysterious 'Phantom Dust' skill which, while initially shrouded in mystery, promises to have a crazy, game altering effect. In addition to the new skills, Futatsugi and his team have made a ton of tweaks to existing skills, leveling out some of the more devastating and sometimes unfair skills and improving the homing ability of skills like 'Psycho Sniper'.

'Interview With a Made Man' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2005 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interview With a Made Man is a complex and engrossing crime-based title, based on a storyline by best-selling author, David Fisher. The game revolves around the rise of a determined and ambitious Mafioso and takes the player from the jungles of Vietnam to the mean streets of the Big Apple. The game uses a third-person perspective and, through its multi-layered gameplay offers a dramatic insight to the world of organised crime, and those that inhabit it.

'Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend' Gets Release Date ... Again

by Rainier on May 14, 2005 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Running With Scissors finally cuts loose the next chapter in his bitter, disaffected saga: Apocalypse Weekend, which details the Dude's thermonuclear activities during the 48 hours following his original week-long rampage. A single-player expansion pack, Apocalypse Weekend offers over 20 new areas of Paradise to decimate, 10 original missions to execute with extreme prejudice and an array of "cutting edge" weaponry that would make Kill Bill’s Bride salivate. Apocalypse Weekend is shipping in June, and is now available for pre-order!

'MoH European Assault' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Crack the Code Contest

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 7:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced their Medal of Honor European Assault "Crack the Code" Contest. This test of skill will be exclusively available to purchasers of MoH EA. Be the first individual to finish the European Assault game in Hero (most difficult) mode, conquer the German machine, and then unlock a top-secret code from German intelligence, and get a chance to win $10,000. Read more for details ...

'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 7:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' The Chronicles of Riddick and the 2000 breakout hit Pitch Black, the game tells the story of Riddick's dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple max security slam Butcher Bay, home to the most violent prisoners in the universe. Vivendi has released the first patch for Starbreeze's action game, bringing your retail copy to v1.1, although no specific details as to what it fixes are available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 7:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience your adventure through the eyes of Arok and meet many fascinating characters. Contend with the wild world where fishing, hunting, gathering, and mysterious shamanist ceremonies are all part of the struggle for survival as you unravel the secrets of the lost cavern. Also featured is an integrated encyclopedia filled with historically accurate data on the Paleolithic period. Pristine photo-realistic graphics and environments. Dreamcatcher UK has released a demo featuring a cinematic and an early part of the game. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers #503

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 5:30 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 :

  • Quake 4 [X360] - MTV Teaser
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins - Trailerpack
  • Imperial Glory - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Cross Racing Championship - Trailer #5
  • Fantastic Four - Trailer #4
  • The Movies - Trailer #2
  • Star Wolves - Trailer #4


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

'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition' (PSP) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forget everything you think you know about racing on the PSP, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition PSP is a full scale, full speed experience unlike anything out there. The intense, chaotic sense of speed, the living, breathing cities, and the deepest and most stylish vehicle customization ever is taken to a new level and delivered into the palm of your hand.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth. Gamers will experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's world-renowned fantasy realm where they can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.