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'Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2005 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion commences just after the last Emperor of a unified Rome has died. His successors in Rome and Constantinople are now uneasy allies and rivals for power. The ‘barbarians’ are massing along the borders, and in some cases are living inside what used to be Roman territory. This demo features a tutorial and 2 historical battles: Châlons (Atilla's Huns vs. Romans), and Badon Hill (Romans vs. Saxons). Read more for download links ...

'King Kong' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2005 @ 3:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delve deeper into the film experience through alternative viewpoints designed to immerse the player into the action and truly "feel" the tension of the adventure. Unprecedented Alternating Gameplay Battle for survival on Skull Island in first-person as Jack Driscoll AND experience the staggering power of King Kong in third-person taking on massive beasts.

Hip Interactive Drops 'City of The Dead' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Due To Quality Concerns

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2005 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While already revealed by Kuju, Hip Interactive Europe confirms today that it will no longer publish George A. Romero's City of The Dead as as it had concerns over the quality of the development. Hip Interactive Europe confirms the continuation of its publishing and distribution businesses across Europe and confirms the upcoming releases, this Fall, of its line-up with titles such as Rugby Challenge 2006, and Garfield "Saving Arlene".

'Battlestrike: The Siege' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2005 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestrike: The Siege will give players another 12 new missions in which you once again will take up arms against Nazis. This time around you will not only switch between battle tanks, airplanes or act as a sniper, but also get thrown in naval battles and be positioned on ships. German publiser dtp announced Battlestrike: The Siege went gold and will hit German retail mid August.

'Conflict: Global Terror' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Developer Diary #1

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2005 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Teaming up once again with the original Desert Storm Delta Force - Bradley, Foley, Connors and Jones - your four men now form part of an elite anti-terrorist unit tasked with minimising the worldwide threat from active global terrorist groups. The game takes place across the world, in a number of different and hostile locations and against a merciless and corrupt enemy; this is your squad's greatest challenge to date. This first dev diary talks about the choice of game characters and storyline.

Various Game Trailers #567

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 11:56 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 :

  • Black & White 2 - Making of Trailer #2
  • Hammer & Sickle - Trailer
  • Project Offset - Trailer #2
  • Radiata Stores [PS2] - Trailer #2


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

Vivendi Plans On Releasing Four Barbie (GBA/PC) Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 9:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced its September line-up of interactive games based on the latest additions to Mattel's successful Barbie and My Scene entertainment franchises. Inspired by the animated movie releases Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus and My Scene Goes Hollywood arriving on DVD/VHS this Autumn.

'Psychonauts' - v1.03 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco has released a new patch for Double Fine's action/adventure Psychonauts. This update brings your retail game to v1.03, although at this point no specific details as to what it fixes are available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Counter-Strike' And 'Half-Life' Get Steamy Update #25

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for the original Counter-Strike and Half-Life 1, mainly addressing a few exploits, several bug & crash fixes, and a few game tweaks. Read more for details, or just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Auto Assault' Developer Q&A #2

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

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth. In this pre-canned Q&A project lead Scott Brown talks about the social interaction...