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'Ironstorm: World War Zero' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MC2 has announced it will release a PS2 version of its acclaimed PC action title, Ironstorm: World War Zero (previously known as just Ironstorm), in Q2, 2004. Developed by Rebellion ('Aliens Vs Predator', 'Judge Dredd'), Ironstorm is an all-action first-person title spanning 19 war-torn stages. Presenting an alternate history concept at the heart of its plot, Ironstorm is set in a shattered 1964 where the first World War never ended. The pivotal Russian October Revolution has seen history diverted as the insane Baron Ungenberg has crushed the Bolshevik charge. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Far Cry' - Single Player Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 4:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After a leaked/false start earlier, Ubisoft Europe has officially launched the single player demo for Crytek's eagerly awaited FPS/Action game Far Cry. The demo features the "Fort" mission, playable with three levels of difficulty and 7 weapons available. Read more for download links ...

'Savage: Battle For Newerth' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S2Games has released an updated version of their recently released Savage: Battle for Newerth patch. This upgrade brings your retail game to v2.0b and addresses a few minor bugs that were uncovered in the v2.0 patch as well as some extra optimization. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

EA Europe Signs 'TimeSplitters 3'

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and UK-based developer Free Radical Design today announced a distribution and publishing agreement for the next game in the best selling TimeSplitters franchise. Developed by Free Radical, the new title in the celebrated series will be published by EA Partners and is scheduled for worldwide release in 2005. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Painkiller' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Painkiller is a nickname of a pretty unusual mercenary, who is dealing with supernatural. There are places on Earth where demons and other evil creatures have their nests: abandoned prisons, private castles, deep caves in the mountains. "Cleaning" those places is good money, and our hero needs a lot of it, since he loves living the life to its fullest. One day he gets what seems to be a pretty simple job: to retrieve a religious artifact from one of the nests. When after a furious battle he realizes he might have been tricked into the war between two competing clans of the undead, he tries to play his own cards.

'Gangland' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Budding Al Capone's across the world are set to play out their gangster dreams thanks to leading game publisher Whiptail Interactive's latest offering Gangland, developed by Danish gaming experts MediaMobsters, which is due to be released across the UK, Europe and North America in November 2003. In a new hybrid format that combines the best elements of real-time strategy, role-play and simulation gaming genres with a totally new style of in-game combat, Gangland delivers a menacingly fresh PC gaming experience. Read more for a batch of new screens ...

Nintendo Announces Dual-Screened Portable Game System

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 12:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An unprecedented approach to video game play -- holding two separate game screens in the palm of your hand -- hits the scene later this year when Nintendo introduces a new portable game system, code-named Nintendo DS.

'Call Of Duty' - Patch In The Works

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 7:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision sent over a small notice in regard to the anticipated Call Of Duty patch. According to the PR department "We wanted to let you all know that we're listening to your questions about the Call of Duty patch. I've spoken to the team and thought it might help to let you know that updates are definitely coming. Infinity Ward is working now to complete the first update meant to address several issues like bunny hopping, etc.. We also know that you're very concerned about cheat protection. The guys at Infinity Ward are currently considering the best way to address cheat protection. The guys are working really hard and as soon as I have more info, I'll pass it along."

'SEGA GT Online' (Xbox) Launches Next Week

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 6:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cash strapped from the holidays? Then gear up for a hot new game - with all the action you'd expect from SEGA of America, for just 20 bucks! Next Tuesday, SEGA delivers high-octane action with the launch of "SEGA GT Online," the most realistic driving game exclusively for the Xbox. Prepare to hit SEGA's newest high-speed raceways soon - without taking a hit on your wallet!