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'F.E.A.R.' - Singleplayer Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

F.E.A.R. is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging, paranormal horror storyline. The single player demo will feature one level, combining intense and exhilarating action and pulse-quickening paranormal chills, giving players a true taste of what F.E.A.R holds in store for them this fall. We will of course have the FEAR demo available on our fileserver network, Friday 10am PST.

'Voyage: Inspired by Jules Verne' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the premise of Verne's novel, Voyage follows as a group of scientists create a space capsule with the intent of landing on the moon's surface. As scientist Michel Ardan, players are able to wander the surface of the moon and witness the explosion of plant life at dawn. This demo features an opening sequence and an early part of the final game. Read more for download links.

Turbine Begins 'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' Alpha Testing

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that its internal Alpha has gone very well, improving by leaps and bounds on an almost daily basis, and now it’s time to take the next step: giving the public the first real look at Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. Keep an eye on your inbox for your Alpha acceptance letter. If you haven’t registered, it’s not too late to sign up for future phases. Be sure to visit http://beta.turbine.com/signup to fill out your application. Don’t forget to sign up for the ddo.com forums as well to get the latest information about the game!

'BloodRayne 2' Finally Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco announced today that it has shipped the PC version of BloodRayne 2 to retail stores nationwide.

'Flipper Critters' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forget basic bumpers, balls and bonuses, Flipper Critters, a brand new game now in development at Zen Studios, is set to redefine the entire pinball genre – and create the fastest, funniest and the most colorful and exciting game yet to reach the Nintendo DS.

'Mutant Storm 2' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PomPom Software today announced the signing of an agreement with Microsoft that will see both a new version of its critically acclaimed Mutant Storm and a sequel appearing exclusively on Xbox 360.

'The Forgotten World' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Forgotten World, under development at Exozet Entertainment and Provox Multimedia, is a mix of RPG and RTS, much in the same vain as Spellforce. Situated in the Arcanamoon world, the game uses various camera angels, from typical isometric, 3rd person, to first person view.

Activision Expands Its Board of Directors

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision today announced the appointment of Richard Sarnoff to its Board of Directors. Mr. Sarnoff will join the Activision Board as an independent director, effective immediately.

'The Sims 2: Nightlife' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Previously announced for somewhere in Q3 2005, EA has revealed that its addon The Sims 2: Nightlife now has a more specific release date, September 15. EA is offering downloads of an exclusive car for those who pre-order. With The Sims 2 Nightlife, players will be able to take their Sims out to hit all the swanky hot spots in the all new downtown location and spice up their lives with an all new dating gameplay and a new life goal focused on pleasure seeking.

'Tribal Trouble' - Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tribal Trouble is a fast paced realtime strategy game where you will find yourself pitted against your computer or online players. Your job is to lead your somewhat clueless kinsmen (be it vikings or natives) to new discoveries and victories as the tribal clashes rage across a group of tropical islands. Oddlabs announced that Tribal Trouble is finished and is now available for online purchase.