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'Half-Life 2: Deathmatch' and 'Source Engine' Get Steamy Update #16

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve has released a new Half-Life 2: Deathmatch map, dm_runoff, which is now available via Steam. If you have HL2:DM installed in your Steam games list, you will receive the new maps automatically. This release also includes a Source Engine update which moves default Steam port to 27009 (UDP) from 27030. Use -steamport to override this setting.

'Rebelstar Tactical Command' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 7:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rebelstar Tactical Command is a turn-based strategy and combat game with role-playing elements, "Rebelstar Tactical Command" transports players to a not-so-distant future in which Earth is ruled by an evil empire.

'War World' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 6:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

War World is a fast paced, third person online shooter where players build and battle the ultimate mech warriors. Designed for multiplayer mayhem, War World lets players challenge other warriors online as they try to work their way up the War World rankings ladder. As players move up the ladder, they will be able to earn and purchase upgrades and enhancements for their mechs. War World will also offer several single player modes, 3D arcade style games, where players can upload their scores to the web site for bragging rights

Video Game Sales Up 23 Percent In First Quarter 2005

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to NPD Group, total U.S. sales of video game hardware, software and accessories rose 23 percent in the first quarter of 2005 to more than $2.2 billion The sharp increase was mainly due to the launch of PSP and NDS handhelds, and software wise the best selling product was Sony's PS2 title Gran Turismo 4, with 1.1 million copies sold. The $10 billion U.S. video game industry is keeps steady in comparison with the domestic movie box office sales.

'Bad Day L.A.' (Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

American McGee Presents: Bad Day L.A., a third-person action/adventure game with a tongue-in-cheek comedic twist. Set in modern day Los Angeles, Bad Day L.A. combines a fantastical art style, groundbreaking collaborative gameplay elements and a heavy dose of dark satire to create a truly unforgettable experience.

'Prince of Persia 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that it is developing Prince of Persia 3 (working title) for the PS2, the Xbox, GameCube and the PC. Scheduled for release in the second half of 2005, Prince of Persia 3 is the third volume in the award-winning Prince of Persia franchise.

'SpecForce' Multiplayer Details Revealed - Trailers

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpecForce is Techland's latest futuristic tactical shooter with a plot connected to already known Chrome. Game development has been underway for some time now, and will use an optimized Chrome Engine. Techland today revealed first details of the game's multiplayer mode, along with fresh game play footage.

'Heaven vs Hell' Announced

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TKO's Heaven VS Hell, the next generation of real-time strategy (RTS) PC gaming, will put players in command of angelic, demonic and mortal forces battling to determine the fate of humanity. Read more for details ...

'NBA '06' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the launch of NBA '06, appearing exclusively this Fall for the PS2. The title introduces a number of feature firsts, including a behind-the-scenes, all- inclusive story mode and an entirely new game design where a player's talents on the court dictate their ability to manage teammates and even the crowd. NBA '06 delivers a comprehensive basketball experience, combining a unique cinematic career mode and action-packed mini-games with an all-access pass to the NBA's world off the court.

'Asheron's Call 2: Legions' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 25, 2005 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that the highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online game Asheron's Call 2: Legions has gone gold. Legions, the first expansion pack for the graphically ground breaking phenomenon Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings, arrives on retail shelves throughout North America in May.