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'Stolen' - v887 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Interactive has released the first patch for, the now defunct, Blue 52's third person, stealth-based, action game, Stolen. This update brings your retail game to v887 and improves framerate, fixes a security camera LED lag issue and addresses a character shadow glitch on GeForce. Read more for details and download links ...

'City of Heroes Issue 4: Colosseum' Launches Today

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft and Cryptic Studios announce the release of City of Heroes Issue 4: Colosseum, the fourth expansion of the award-winning massively multiplayer online game. This free release of Issue 4 marks the one year anniversary of City of Heroes’ original launch. During that time the game has undergone a major transformation in terms of size, population and game features, the most dramatic being Issue 4’s introduction of player-versus-player (PVP) arenas.

'Bet On Soldier' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 8:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

'Shattered Union' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 7:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games today announced Shattered Union, the latest innovative title from Take-Two's PopTop Software studio. Read more for details and screens ...

'Rising Kingdoms' - Facts & Features

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Bean has released the features for Haemimont Games' latest RTS. Rising Kingdoms is a Real-Time Strategy game set in a fantasy world, which focuses on empire development and dynamic tactical battles. Read more for details ...

'Necromania: Traps of Darkness' Conjures Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First Inc. and developer Cinemax Ltd. announced today that their classic action-adventure game, Necromania: Traps of Darkness has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

'Vulcanus Online' (PSP) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vulcanus Online is a mech action game under development at Korea's Zeppeto. Scheduled for release later this year, Vulcanus Online will allow players to connect with other PSP systems since it will make use of the PSP's wi-fi capabilities for multiplayer, but no details whether this is coop or deatmatch. Read more to check out some new screens ...

Bill To Prohibit Sales of Certain Video Games Voted Out

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marie Sylla, Director of Government Relations & Counsel made a statement, "We are pleased that the California House Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media did vote out A.B. 450, the Yee bill which prohibits the sale of certain types of video games. It is evident that most of the committee members recognized the obvious flaw with the legislation - that it is wholly unconstitutional. However by no means do we consider this vote against Yee's bill a win for the industry, as it is likely that Assemblyman Yee will push for reconsideration on his bill. Retailers are making their best efforts to ensure that their stores are complying with their policy of carding for 'Mature' rated games and would like to be given the same opportunity as the movie theater owners and music retailers."

Various Game Trailers #496

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 11:50 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 :

  • Singles 2: Triple Trouble - Trailer
  • Delta Force: Black Hawk Down [Xbox] - Trailer (2)
  • Loco-Mania - Trailer
  • Pariah - Trailer (2)
  • NBA 06 - Trailer

'Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery' is set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus "discovered" the new world. The single player campaign follows American history up through 1850, and in multiplayer mode, you'll be able to choose from among eight different civilizations, and there will include free-for-all and team-vs-team matches for up to eight players.