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'Falcon 4.0: Allied Force' - v1.0.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 5:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the legendary Falcon 4.0 F-16 combat flightsimulator, Allied Force features extensive improvements in all areas including artificial intelligence, graphics, multiplayer, terrain and of course the stunning real time, fully dynamic campaign engine. This patch brings your retail game to v1.0.4 and adds new functionality as well as fixing issues, such as stunning new exhaust effects for missiles and a significant improvement to the Airborne Forward Air Controller (FAC-A) feature.

Activision Replies To 'Call of Duty 2' Community Boycott

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 5:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A couple weeks back members of the official Infinity War forum threatened with a 24 hour server boycott, taking down their multiplayer servers, due to the lack of support and communication from Activision and IW, especially anti-cheat/punkbuster integration, etc. Activision finally replied : "After 2 years of non-stop work on Call of Duty 2, Infinity Ward has just returned from a much-deserved break. The team is aware of some concerns about multiplayer cheating in the game and is looking into an anti-cheat solution." Not a lot to go on, and it only addresses one of the grievances ..

'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 4:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed over the weekend (with screens & trailer), Capcom today officially announced, Lost Planet. Set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded.

Fan Made 'King's Quest IX' Project Saved

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2005 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Late September Phoenix Online Studios received a cease and desist order from Vivendi virtually killing the KQ IX project. After a few months of negotiations and an online petition to save the project, Vivendi has granted a fan license allowing to continue work, although the agreement demaned them to change the name from KQ IX: Every Cloak Has A Silver Lining will now be called The Silver Lining.

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2005 @ 3:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends promises to reinvent the RTS genre once again with a game that immerses players in a unique new fantasy world embroiled in an epic war between the forces of Magic and Technology. Gamers fight through towering cities, flame-swept deserts and brutal ice plains in battles filled with mystical creatures, devastating machines and incredible acts of magic.

'Breath of Fire III' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2005 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom announced that it is bringing one of its most popular PSOne RPG series to the PSP. Breath of Fire III will not break any new boundaries as graphically it is nothing special, as are most RPG's anyhow, apart from the PSP's 16:9 display. On the other hand you will be able to play the minigames in multiplayer through the PSP's game sharing function.

Amazon Cancels 'Xbox 360 Ultimate Bundle' Orders

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2005 @ 2:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

If you were amongst the tons of people who pre-ordered their Xbox 360 Ultimate Bundle on Amazon.com two months prior to its launch, you probably received some bad news, your order got cancelled. Amazon came to the conclusion that none of their sources could actually provide them with the materials they promoted in said bundle. Read more for details ..

'Crashday' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2005 @ 1:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crashday puts you in a world of stunts, dents and adrenalin. Your task is to scrap your vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing your opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing you as their enemy.

'SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2005 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Entitled 'The Stetchkov Syndicate', the expansion pack brings a host of new levels, weapons and enhancements to the highly rated SWAT 4 and is scheduled for release in Q1 2006.

'The Outfit' (X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2005 @ 5:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ and Relic Entertainment take explosive World War II combat to the next generation in an all new 3rd Person Action Game. Combining intense squad-based combat and easy to use strategic gameplay elements, The Outfit takes players behind enemy lines, battling the Nazi War Machine through a variety of combat missions. Check out the freshly launched website, or read more for new screens ...