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'El Matador' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person, stealth action game, where the player takes on the role of a DEA agent, whose aim is to bring down the narkomafia, an organised crime syndicate in South America. Driven by revenge for what the narkomafia did to his brother, the player will progress through a story which weaves its way throughout the adventure, combines all the essential features of surprise, unexpected twists and dramatic developments.

Get Your Face In 'NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005'

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 7:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 boasts an incredible 32,000 players and staff – all listed in minute detail with more than 50 attributes each. However, as the game progresses and players retire, the database evolves and replaces the real players with fictional 'regenerated' players. Through this 'Face In The Game' promotion, SEGA and Sports Interactive are offering fans the opportunity to become one of these regenerated players.

'Donkey Konga 2: Hit Song Parade' (NGC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

One day at drum practice, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong begin arguing over each other's playing. Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong happen to walk by and see the two embroiled in a heated exchange. Dixie settles the spat by showing off her stunning skills. That's when Cranky comes up with a brilliant idea: It's time for the Kongs to go on tour!

Lawsuit Against MindArk Dropped

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Entropia today announces the closing of the two-year long Business Software Alliance (BSA) lawsuit against Project Entropia developer MindArk. In May 2002, members of the BSA, including Microsoft, Adobe Systems, Macromedia, and Autodesk, claimed that Swedish game maker, MindArk, had been illegally using software and other computer programs to run its facility.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers #468

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 11:50 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Face of Mankind - Trailer #3
  • LEGO Star Wars - Trailer #2
  • DOOM 3 (Xbox) - Trailer #2

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

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 5:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has now released the first patch for its stealth action game Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. This update brings your North American 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 ...

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies of a level never seen before in naval combat simulator games. The key features are: astonishingly beautiful dynamic sea, historically authentic World War II ships and weapons, possibility to control any member of the crew and a multiplayer game. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due ot their maneuverability and speed.

'DRIV3R' - Update Patch #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 4:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring Hollywood-level production values and a gripping, narrative story line, DRIV3R casts players once again as Tanner, a jaw breaking, no-holds-barred undercover cop who does whatever it takes to bring the bad guys down. Atari has released a new update for the US edition of Reflexive's action/racing game, although details are unavailable. The previous European patch addressed some graphics issues, and added gameplay improvements (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Painkiller' - v1.64 Update Patch And Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2005 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has released a massive patch for People Can Fly's FPS, Painkiller. This update brings your retail game to v1.64 and on top of previous v1.63 fixes (fixes invisible gold armor and dead bodies bug, reworking the freezer weapon), it now also addresses a path problem in the Docks level, and a few demo recording tweaks. Read more for download links ...