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'Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance' (PS2/Xbox) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Flashpoint Germany' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games released a new patch for its tactical war game, Flashpoint Germany. This update brings your retail game to v1.02 adds new AI enhancements, improved off-map counterbattery fire, expanded equipment-specific unit silhouettes, a new map rendering system and other new features.

Various Game Trailers #474

by Rainier on April 5, 2005 @ 11:59 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 :

  • Unreal Championship 2 - Melee Trailer
  • Killer 7 - Trailer #6
  • Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge - Trailer #2
  • Sacred Underworld - Trailer #3

'Call of Duty: Deluxe Edition' Approaches Retail Stores

by Rainier on April 5, 2005 @ 11:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Be ready for a double-dose of cinematic intensity and chaotic battles as Activision, Inc.’s Call of Duty: Deluxe Edition has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The newest addition to the best-selling franchise includes the highly acclaimed Call of Duty: Game of the Year edition, Call of Duty: United Offensive, along with the original Call of Duty soundtrack and strategy guides.

'CS:S' And Source Engine Get Steamy Update #14

by Rainier on April 5, 2005 @ 10:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update for its Counterstrike Source, enabling support for SourceTV, bug gixes, bot adjustments, and the Source Engine gets a few fixes and tweaks as well. Just restart steam for the effects to take place.

'Star Wars: Republic Commando' - v1.0 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2005 @ 10:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars: Republic Commando is a squad-based FPS that lets you explore the elite world of the Star Wars military while leading a 3-man squad of Republic Commandos. This v1.0 patch adds a new multiplayer map, Hangar, suitable for up to 16 players and can be played in all supported multiplayer modes (Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Assault).

'Live For Speed: S2' - Alpha Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2005 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 will significantly improve the game - important features have been added, dynamic camber (improved simulation of suspension and different suspension types), highly detailed tyre physics and a damage model have been introduced. Where S1 mostly contains the 'medium' fast cars and tracks, S2 introduces several 'fast' classes (and 'slow'). the LFS team has released a small alpha demo for Live for Speed S2 offering you a training area, and the Blackwood track, driveable in 3 cars. Read more for download links ...

'Vatan' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2005 @ 4:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vatan is an an epic, futuristic "fairytale" set in a dark 23rd century world where mankind, after colonizing considerable parts of the galaxy, has waged war with itself and huge corporations fuel the rage by building galactic weapons of mass destruction for the republic. Read more for new screens..

'Deep Sea Tycoon 2' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2005 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new adventure begins deep beneath the ocean waves! Sea life thrives as players are given the opportunity to create an underwater paradise of dreams. Swim with the whales, ride the turtles, play with the dolphins and feed the manatees. With so much to do and see, players can literally lose themselves to the hypnotic sounds and dazzling lights in a world of humour and mouth-watering animation!

'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory' - Map Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2005 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splinter Cell Chaos Theory offers a high adrenaline experience thanks to never seen before close range attacks, a totally open level design, a completely immersive and interactive environment, and challenging advanced AI. In addition, it will offer the best graphics in this generation of games and a unique, collaborative multiplayer mode available for online and offline. Now you can even extend the fun by making your own maps and level with the just released map editor. Read more for details and download links ...