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'CS:S' and 'Source Engine' Get Steamy Update #13

by Rainier on March 23, 2005 @ 11:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update for Counter-Strike Source, and the the Source Engine. This update implements various fixes and gameplay adjustments for CS: S and corrects some engine issue, a sound pak file problem, and fixes a registry issue. Restart Steam for the changes to take effect. Read more for details ...

Sid Meiers Pirates! - Bonus Theme Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on March 23, 2005 @ 8:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Firaxis released a bonus theme pack for its 3d action/adventure game Sid Meier's Pirates! This pack allows you to modify the with new sail emblems, flags, music, and changes to some of the characters you meet in the Pirate Havens (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Area 51' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2005 @ 7:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Area 51 is set in the U.S. government's most top-secret and secure facility located in the Nevada desert. Players take on the role of Lt. Nick Cross, a hazardous biological waste specialist sent to investigate. Read more for details, and a few screens..

'FIFA Soccer 2005' (PSP) - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 23, 2005 @ 6:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Boasting unprecedented visual and audio features, a deep selection of advanced controls, and more than 350 official team and league licenses, FIFA Soccer delivers console quality to the PSP. Battle your way through Season and Tournament play, or replay famous games as you fight your way out of preset match situations in the Challenges mode. With Mid-Season Scenario and wireless capabilities, FIFA Soccer is the only complete, authentic, and intelligent soccer experience for the PSP.

Various Game Trailers #466

by Rainier on March 23, 2005 @ 5:40 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 :

  • Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - Trailer #2
  • Auto Assault - Trailer #3
  • Call of Cthulhu - Trailer #2
  • The Matrix Online - Trailer
  • Battle of Britain 2 - Trailer (2)
  • Codename: Panzers Phase Two - Trailer
  • Domination - Trailer #6

'Fire Emblem' (NGC) - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2005 @ 5:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Unfurl the banners and lead the charge! All of Tellius is torn in a bloody war, and only you have the means to put it to an end. Take command of a band of mercenaries loyal only to you, and guide them to victory against the forces of the Daein kingdom! Turn-based strategy gives you maximum control of your army. As your characters gain experience, shape their abilities by giving them special skill sets, and develop your army into a unique fighting force.

John Woo's Tiger Hill Games Working on Five Products

by Rainier on March 23, 2005 @ 4:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Technology magazine Wired has the first details about Hong Kong director John Woo's game studio, Tiger Hill Games' newest project ShadowClan. Additionally, Tiger Hill Games' website mentions that the studio is currently working on five products, while only two are detailed: Sinner and Burglar. Read more for further details on all three titles ...

'Enemy in Sight' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2005 @ 4:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mafia developer Illusion Softworks, also known for its Hidden & Dangerous and Vietcong titles, has signed a publishing agreement with Atari for its newest action title Enemy in Sight, which is schedule for end 2005. Read more for details and screens ...

'Lumines' (PSP) Now Available At Retail

by Rainier on March 23, 2005 @ 4:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that Lumines for the PSP is now available at all major video game retailers. Lumines was created by renowned developer Tetsuya Mizuguchi and jointly developed by Bandai and Q Entertainment.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2005 @ 3:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Jade Empire is set in a new fantastical world based on mythical China, where sinister events have upset the peaceful harmony of an isolated martial arts school. Featuring furious action previously found only in Hong Kong cinema, the game lets players master more than 30 fighting styles and a wide range of mystical powers.