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'Painkiller' - v1.63 Update Patch And Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 7:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has released a massive patch for People Can Fly's FPS, Painkiller. This update brings your retail game to v1.63 and adresses invisible gold armor and dead bodies bug, and also reworks the freezer weapon. Read more for download links ...

EALA Exodus Continues As One More Ex-Westwood Employee Leaves

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 7:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The mass exodus apparently continues over at EA. Dustin Browder and Adam Isgreen all left to join Petroglyph, while Skaggs took a leave for personal reasons. Today, a fourth former C&C designer has decided to resign. Chris Rubyor, who previously worked on Zero Hour and Lotr:BME, packed his bags and bought himself a ticket to Vegas, not to play the slot machines, but also to join the ranks of Petroglyph. Command and Conquer DEN has the word from Chris himself: "Well, I just wanted to let you know that I have resigned from my position as a Game Designer (Red Alert 3) at EALA. It was a tough decision, but one that had to be made. What's in store for the future? I'll be heading back to Las Vegas to join the ranks of some extremely talented game developers and ex-westwoodian friends at Petroglyph. They have some amazing stuff planned and I can't wait to be a part of it."

EA Ships Three Titles For PSP Launch

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, Need for Speed Underground Rivals, and NFL Street 2: Unleashed are available in stores today for the PSP. Shortly following the launch of these games are three more EA staples: NBA STREET Showdown, MVP Baseball and FIFA Soccer, which will ship in April 2005.

Merscom Signs 'Eric Young's Squad Assault'

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Merscom today announced plans to co-publish "Eric Young's Squad Assault" for PC in North America, Germany, Poland, Russia and Taiwan. Merscom is working with DAS Entertainment to localize the World War II real-time strategy game for individual territories. Retailing for $29.99 in North America, the game will feature all previously released patches for "Squad Assault: West Front" plus the World Editor and 800 MB of new content.

'Sniper Elite' (PC/PS2/Xbox) - 67 New Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 3:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory. In development since 2003, Sniper Elite is a sniping/stealth game due to be released on PS2, PC and Xbox May 2005.

'Dead Or Alive Ultimate Tournament' (Xbox) Extended

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tecmo and Xbox Live announced today that they have added two more online fighting sessions to the first round of the DOAU Tournament. DOA fans that have not had the chance to compete will get two more opportunities to fight and possibly beat the DOAU Mystery Gamer during these last two sessions. Read more for details ...

'Ridge Racer' (PSP) Screeches Onto Store Shelves

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 12:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today that the latest installment in its drift racing franchise, "Ridge Racer," has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America for the PSP. Featuring intense, high-speed racing action and wireless multiplayer connectivity for up to eight players, "Ridge Racer" will be available in stores for todays PSP launch, and is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB.

'Star Fox Assault' (NGC) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hunters beware! Woodland animals, such as the common fox, are armed and ready to fight back-and you'll need to bring more than a few hounds to this hunt! Star Fox Assault puts players in the middle of a fierce intergalactic battle, fought over land, air and space. Star Fox Assault launches across Europe for the GameCube on 29th April 2005.

'America's Army: Rise of a Soldier' (PS2/Xbox) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Built in partnership with the U.S. Army, and developed by Secret Level, America's Army: Rise of a Soldier offers the most true-to-life Army experience, allowing you to create a soldier and take him through the thrills and adventure of an army career. Intense single-player missions and high-adrenaline multiplayer action build the skills of your soldier and advance him through his career. Check the freshly launched official America's Army website, or read more for new screens ...

'Ghost Recon 2' (Xbox) Gets Downloadable Content #2 - Trailer

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that new downloadable content for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 is now available for download via Xbox LIVE! This round of free content consists of brand new maps, modes and skins. Read more for details and trailer showing off the new content...