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'The Island: The Earthling' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 10:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella today announced The Island: The Earthling, a new first-person adventure quest with panoramic environments, under development at STEP Creative Group, and based based on the book "Inhabited Island" written by Strugatsky brothers. Read more for details & screens...

Vin Diesel Signs On For 'Hitman' Movie And Possibly Future Game

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 7:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Actor and self proclaimed gamer Vin Diesel is said to have signed on to star as Agent 47 in the upcoming Hitman movie, in the works over at 20th Century Fox. No director has been assgined yet but the movie will be produced by Charles Gordon (Daybreak Productions, Die Hard) and Adrian Askarieh (Prime Universe Productions, Spy Hunter), with a helping hand from Eidos' Paul Baldwin. It is also rumored that Vin Diesel's game production company Tigon Studios is in talks with Eidos and IO Interactive regarding the Hitman license and might lend his voice to a future Hitman title, its release coinciding with the aforementioned movie.

'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident' - MP Authentication Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

HD Interactive has released a tiny registration patch for Mithis Games' real-time mission-based tactical space game Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. The authentication server of Nexus is hosted on a different IP, so for the online multiplayer portion of the game to function properly with all release versions, this registry patch must be executed. Read more for download links ...

'Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Someone has stolen the Music Keys and released the music they held. Without the Music Keys, the unstable power of the music is wreaking havoc on the land. Mario must recover them before the chaos destroys the entire Mushroom Kingdom! The path to the keys is simple: Left, Right, Up, Down, Right, Down...

'True Crime 2' (PS2/Xbox) Guess The City Contest - Trailer #3

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

During E3 Activision started a Guess The City Contest for the public to try and find out (ends 11:59 p.m. PT on June 16, 2005) which location its True Crime sequel will take place. Giving away a brand new Chrysler 300 to the lucky winner, Activision has released a new trailer showing off some ingame footage, as well as giving a few hints. Read more to check out some screens showing off the new wheels, or download the trailer and get lucky!

'Preyground' Now Known As 'Shadowgrounds' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frozenbyte announced today the renaming of its upcoming PC action game Preyground to Shadowgrounds. An adrenaline-pumping action game developed in the Finnish woods in secrecy for almost two years, Shadowgrounds strikes from the darkness with a flash of light in Q3 2005. The game features upgradeable weapons, lighting based gameplay and an epic storyline with strong characters.

'Keepsake' - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keepsake, Wicked Studios' upcoming adventure game, will immerse you into a journey beyond compare. Assisted by a dragon afraid of heights, Lydia takes on to explore the Dragonvale Academy's empty structures in search for her best friend Celeste. But her curiosity turns to worry when she stumbles on something she has not seen in a very long time: an old doll, a keepsake she gave her best friend some 8 years ago. As she grabs it, strange images of Celeste's life begin to fill her mind...

'187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck, a young man living a thug's life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women -- with danger lurking around every corner. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez, who are determined to take control of the streets.

Hollywood Composer Inon Zur Signs on For 'Exteel' Music Score

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inon Zur is writing the musical score for NCsoft's new online action game Exteel. Zur has composed music for titles such as PoP: Warrior Within, Men Of Valor, Socom II and Champions of Norrath: Realms of EverQuest, and his orchestral scores are featured in the promotional trailers for movies such as Kingdom Of Heaven, The Pacifier and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

'Salvo!' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games has released an updated demo for Spue Games' naval combat game Salvo!. This demo allows you to check out four tutorials, and a full campaign and has been updated with the latest Gold code, including various fixes and adjustments. Read more for download links ...