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'Monster Madness' (X360/PC) - New Screen

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Madness, under development by Artificial Studios in conjunction with Immersion Software & Graphics, is a 4-player cooperative online-enabled action game for the PC and Xbox 360. Check out this coop screen...

'Battlefield 2' - v1.01 Patch In The Works

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA revealed that it quietly has been working on the first Battlefield 2 patch, and it is expected to be released somewhere next week. Every fix in this v1.01 update is a result of Community feedback on the demo and retail game release. A few of the items being worked on are : issues that caused the Multiplayer Browser to become unresponsive, an issue where some game controls were not available to be rebound within the Options menu, and fixed a crash with rebinding LMB. An open Beta of the Battlefield 2 Editor will be released some time in July, and the linux server is almost finished as wel. Of course we will have all of those available on our fileserver network as soon as they are released.

'EverQuest II: Desert of Flames' - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Desert of Flames, the first retail expansion pack for EQ2, players will experience exciting gameplay-changing features and can explore never-before-seen areas filled with new quests, monsters, and loot. Desert of Flames is centered around the newly discovered, vibrantly colorful city of Maj'Dul.

'Crazy Frog Racer' (PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has won the battle fought between rival games industry superpowers to win the race to sign Wallaroo Licensing Company's Crazy Frog icon. The firm has exclusive worldwide interactive entertainment rights across all formats, and will publish the first Crazy Frog games this November on PC and PS2.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (PS3/X360/PC) Not Delayed

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA has updated the Condemned: Criminal Origins product page reflecting a change in release date, being pushed back from its original winter 2005 launch time to winter 2006. This does not neccesarely mean it has been delayed for a year, merely postpone from December 2005, to January 2006, which would still mean the same "launch window" (thanks Robert). Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice.

UPDATE : SEGA just informed us that the website stated an incorrect date, the title has not been delayed, it is still scheduled for the holiday 2005.

'Crown of Glory' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced today that Crown of Glory by Western Civilization Software has been released for sale and is available from the Matrix Games online store for $39.99 as a digital download and $49.99 as a boxed game. Additionally Crown of Glory is making its debut at the Origins Gaming Convention in Columbus, Ohio starting today, June 30th through July 3rd.

Sega Signs 'Rome Total War: Barbarian Invasion'

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 7:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Rome Total War expansion pack Barbarian Invasion is set well after Rome: Total War spanning the years 364AD to 476AD. You can play as one of the Barbarian factions (including the Vandals, Saxons and Huns) and take revenge against the Roman Empire, or as the Western and Eastern Roman empires attempting to drive back the Barbarians. The big new feature is the addition of night-time battles, but lighter troops - including cavalry - can now also swim across rivers. Barbarian invasion is scheduled for Fall 2005.

FBI Cracks Down On Internet Piracy With 'Operation Site Down'

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that the FBI cracked down on piracy in an 11-nation sting operation hunting for copies of the latest Star Wars film and other movies, games and software programs, worth at least $50 million. FBI agents and investigators in the other nations conducted 90 searches starting Wednesday, arresting four people, seizing hundreds of computers and shutting down at least eight major online distribution servers for pirated works.

Various Game Trailers #538

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 4:17 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 :

  • The Sims 2: Nightlife - Trailer
  • Black & White 2 - Trailer #5
  • City of Villains - Trailer #4
  • Heroes of Might & Magic 5 - E3 demo Part 2
  • Stubbs The Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse - Trailer #3


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

'Dungeon Siege' Movie Casting Almost Complete

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

Casting has all but completed on director, executive producer Uwe Boll's video game-derived sword and sorcery epic Dungeon Siege, Producer Shawn Williamson of Brightlight Pictures announced today. LeeLee Sobieski; Ron Pearlman; John Rhys-Davies; Matthew Lillard; Kristanna Loken; and Burt Reynolds round out cast of magical, classic tale of Good vs. Evil; shooting begins July 3 in Vancouver