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Digital Illusions Signs Agreement With Trauma Studios

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trauma Studios developed the popular mod* to Battlefield 1942, DesertCombat. The new collaboration is for one of Digital Illusions' previously announced projects. The Company estimates the costs for the collaboration to approximately 550 000 USD during a period of 12 months. "We understood the impact DesertCombat had quite early. This mod kept Battlefield's popularity in place during the last year, as well as helped us sell a considerable amount of games", says Patrick Söderlund, CEO, Digital Illusions.

'Fear Effect' Gets Movie Deal

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 2:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos announces it has optioned the film and television rights to its sexy and action-packed video game franchise Fear Effect to producer and director Uwe Boll and his production company, BollKG. Continuing Eidos' success in transitioning game content to film, the Fear Effect deal follows in the footsteps of bringing the hugely popular Tomb Raider video game to the big screen via Paramount Pictures. Additionally, Eidos optioned the multi-award-winning game Deus Ex to Columbia Pictures and producer Laura Zisken in 2002.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Fight Night 2004' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Built from the ground up to deliver the bone-crushing action of championship boxing, EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004 is an all-new boxing game that features revolutionary new gameplay mechanics and a dramatic new-school attitude to immerse players like never before. Innovative new analog Total Punch Control allows gamers to throw punches, block, bob, and weave with unprecedented fluidity and precision. The game also includes a deep create-a-player option, career mode, and online play* for the PlayStation 2 console via EA SPORTS Nation.

EA Europe Signs Namco's 'Breakdown' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced plans to publish BREAKDOWN from Namco Limited for the Xbox. Breakdown is the hotly anticipated first-person action adventure title that combines Namco's legendary fighting game experience with the best elements of traditional shooters. A thrilling science fiction storyline is revealed through its high-end, real-time rendered graphics, bringing an unprecedented level of realism to the gameplay experience. The game features intense hand-to-hand and weapons-based combat, challenging puzzles, surreal dream sequences, advanced A.I and massive, detailed environments for exploration.

'Anito: Defend A Land Enraged' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 9:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Anito is a Single-Player Isometric Adventure RPG game set in 16th century Asia, in the land of Maroka. Filipino developer Anino has released the first patch for the English version of 'Anito: Defend A Land Enraged'. This patch brings your retail game to v1.02 and adresses a few crashes, bugs and tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

'Earth 2150: Moon Project & Lost Souls' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 9:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Zuxxez has released a new patch for their 2000/2002 strategy games 'Earth 2150: Moon Project' & 'Earth 2150: Lost Souls' (at the time developed under the name TopWare). This v2.0 update (available for the German & English editions) was developed in cooperation with and is completely rebalanced. This update adds tons of game tweaks/fixes and makes Moon Project & Lost Souls multiplayer compatible which will allow you to play both games on the Earthnet Server irrespective of which title you have. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'ESPN Major League Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 7:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPN Major League Baseball raises the bar with Power Pitching, Online Gameplay and a stellar ESPN presentation featuring Jon Miller and Karl Ravech. A new name, a new season, a new way to play! ESPN Major League Baseball will include voice-chat support for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox, as well as the only complete online league experience for PlayStation2 owners. Read more for some new screens ...

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 7:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Building on Ubi Soft's strong commitment to online gaming, Pandora Tomorrow will the be the first stealth game ever to feature multiplayer online missions allowing several players to simultaneously share Sam Fisher's shadowy world of espionage. Read more for some new screens...

'BloodRayne 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 6:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Expanding upon the distinctive features that were the hallmark of its predecessor - fast-paced acrobatic combat and supernatural powers - BloodRayne 2 includes new in-game dynamics such as pole combat, rail sliding and advanced melee fighting with fatality moves. Built upon a modified version of the Infernal Engine, BloodRayne 2 introduces threatening new bosses, all new environments set within a huge modern day city, a range of new supernatural powers and new motion-captured movements complete with soft-body physics. Check these 8 screens ...