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'1944: Battle of the Bulge' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

What began with PC real-time tactical Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps and continued with D-Day is to be concluded with 1944: Battle of the Bulge. In total, there are 20 new missions, featuring battles from either side of the war. The level maps have been designed with historical accuracy in mind, and created from authentic strategic maps, geographic information and images from the battles themselves.

'Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance' (PS2/Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the seedy underbelly of Las Sombras, players are immersed in an urban setting ruled by a criminal underworld of power, greed and corruption. This intense, urban action game features a twisting storyline filled with betrayal, warring cartels and hard-hitting battles.

'Aerial Strike: The Yager Missions' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has released a demo for Aerial Strike: The Yager Missions, known in Europe as Yager. In this demo you play as freelance pilot Magnus Tide. Your mission is to help the Proteus defend their research base and the Troja Battleship against a malicious pirate attack. Read more for download links ...

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' - European v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft Europe has now released the first patch for its stealth action game Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. This update brings your European, French Canadian and Australian retail game to v1.01 and addresses a few game crashes, multiplayer issues, profile bugs, and the usual general improvements. Read more for download links ...

'Joint Task Force' Revealed

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Belgian magazine PC GamePlay has the first details on a new title from Dutch publisher HD Interactive. Under development at Mithis Interactive, Joint Task Force is a brand new RTS title deals with various conflicts in the imminent future. The United States has formed a Joint Task Force to restore peace in trouble spots such as Somalia, Bosnia and the Middle-East. JTF uses a hi-tech 3D engine taking advantage of all the latest DX9 features, as well as the Megon Physics Engine (being used in Duke Nukem Forever). A first in an RTS game, the infantry units will all be using motion capture animations. JTF is scheduled for Q2 2006, an official announcement will probably follow shortly (thanks Gamer.nl).

Nintendo DS Sells 500,000 Units In Europe

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following the launch of Nintendo DS in Europe on March 11, 2005, the new handheld console is proving to be a success with European gamers, having snapped up over 500,000 units by Easter Saturday – that's 77% of the consoles that were in stores across Europe for launch. Many stores have reported they are out of stock; however, more deliveries are being made to replenish the supply.

'Bethesda Softworks' Is Hiring

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 8:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks is looking for a Level Designer to join their team that is pushing the bleeding-edge of RPG development for the PC and future-generation consoles. Bethesda is looking for someone to design, create, build, and script levels for future Elder Scrolls and Fallout products. Includes working in our proprietary toolset to design, build, light, and script game areas. Interested parties should check the Jobs section of the Bethesda Softworks web site.

'Batman Begins' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 3:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Step into the shadows of Gotham City's perilous criminal underworld as DC Comics' legendary Dark Knight in the Batman Begins video game. Slated for release day and date with the Warner Bros. Pictures film, Batman Begins challenges players to use fear as their ultimate weapon. Read more for new screens ...

Space Invaders Creator Working On 'Space Invaders Revolution' (NDS)

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rising Star Games has revealed that the guiding light behind its forthcoming Nintendo DS title 'Space Invaders Revolution' is none other than the creator of the 1978 original. Mr. Tomohiro Nishikado occupies the role of CEO at development company Dreams and has personally been overseeing the development of this 're-imagining' of the original Space Invaders.

'Terrorist Takedown: Payback' - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

City Interactive is working on an addon for its Terrorist Takedown action game, Payback. Scheduled for an April release, Terrorist Takedown: Payback is a standalone expansion pack in which the player once againtakes on the role of GIs fighting against terrorrism. The expansion incorporates various gameplay improvements over the original title and adds 10 new missions, and lets you fly AH 64-Apache, control the .50 caliber humvee machine gun, or take aim with an antitank cannon.