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'Half-Life 2: Deathmatch' Mapping Contest Winners Announced

by Rainier on March 19, 2005 @ 6:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After much deliberation, Valve has announced the winners of its Half-Life 2: Deathmatch mapping contest. Contest Winner is Scott M Jordan, USA with his dm_Underpass map. Congratulations! First Runner-Up Jonathan Linker, Germany (dm_resistance), second Runner-Up Michael Schulz, Germany (dm_powerhouse) and Honorable Mention Michael Visser, Netherlands (dm_avalon). Read more to check out some screens...

'Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2005 @ 3:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade, developed and published by SOE, will be one of the few original titles developed in North America, and the only multiplayer action role-playing game (RPG) available at the system's launch. Read more to check out some new screens...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2005 @ 3:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A wet, wild and totally soaked new expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will ride into stores this June. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!, the first expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will let players create and control their own water parks for the first time. Read more to check out some more new screens ...

'WWE WrestleMania 21' (Xbox) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2005 @ 3:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WrestleMania can define a legacy, and yours is about to be written. The greatest spectacle in sports-entertainment comes to Xbox with WWE WrestleMania 21. Read more for additional details & screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 19, 2005 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Dark Horizons: Lore Invasion' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 9:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MaxGaming Technologies has released a demo for Dark Horizons: Lore Invasion, a fast action FPS style massively multiplayer online mecha game where the player’s stats will affect the outcome of the war and ultimately write the history of the Dark Horizons universe. This demo features a Team Deathmatch map, an Assault level titled Sector 2, and a Capture the Core map called Crash Site in a choice of four mechs on either side (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'SWAT 4' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 6:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. As the unit's commander, players must follow authentic police tactics as they breach and clear a concrete jungle filled with armed felons and innocent bystanders alike. SWAT 4 will be shipping April 5th in North America, worldwide 1 week later. In the meantime check out the brand new SWAT 4 website, or read our preview.

'Psychotoxic: Gateway To Hell' - v1.04 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 5:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nuclear Vision has now released the English demo version for its cyberpunk FPS Psychotoxic: Gateway To Hell. This patch brings your North American retail game to v1.04 and it deals with an issue with the weapons pick up in the dream levels and fixes some other minor bugs. Read more for download links ...

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Addon Imminent?

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed on the Korean Xbox website, it seems Microsoft and Bungie are gearing up to release a previously unannounced addon for Halo 2. Speculation has it that the Halo 2 X-Pack addon will feature eight new maps, but there is no confirmation from Microsoft in any way on the validity of the information. We contacted the Powers That Be and got the usual "no comment" reply, which could either mean it's bogus information or that an announcement is imminent and no details are supposed to be released yet. Sources also claim that after its initial retail debut, the addon will be released through Xbox Live at a pace of two maps at a time.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (PS3/Xbox2/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 1:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks today announced that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is currently in development for PC and future generation consoles (PS3 & Xbox 2). In development since 2002, Oblivion is another leap forward in role-playing with its combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics.