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Various Game Trailers #489

by Rainier on April 23, 2005 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Madden NFL 2006 - Next-Gen Trailer
  • Earth 2160 - Making of Trailer
  • Genji: Dawn of the Samurai - Japan Trailer
  • Xbox 360 - MTV Promo

'Rising Kingdoms' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 23, 2005 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Kingdoms is an RTS set in a fantasy world, which focuses on empire development and dynamic tactical battles. Set in the beautiful fantasy world of Equiada, home to magical creatures, mighty leaders, and powerful wizards, Rising Kingdoms, offers players the unique combination of both strategy and adventure modes. This demo features a tutorial, two multiplayer maps (bots, LAN, and online), one Foresters campaign mission, two difficulty settings, and also included is the in-game map editor (thanks GGMania). Read more for download links ...

Global PC Shipments Up 10 Percent

by Rainier on April 23, 2005 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reuters is reporting that the worldwide personal computer market grew more than 10 percent in Q1 2005, mainly driven by strong growth in Europe, boosted by a low dollar, and healthy shipments of notebook PCs, market research firms said on Friday. Dell is still the world's largest seller of personal computers with 19% marketshare, but projection for the second half of 2005 are not so optmistic because of slowing down of the economic growth.

Future 'Half-Life 2' Steamy Update #5

by Rainier on April 22, 2005 @ 8:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve released some information about future Steam updates for HL2 and CS Source. On Monday Valve will release a new Half-Life 2: Deathmatch map, dm_runoff, inspired by a Half-Life 1 favorite, Crossfire. They are also working on an all-new Counter-Strike map, de_port, and to make people familiar with the design intentions Valve has put up a page that outlines six different strategies to try once the map is available. The release of the new CSS map isnt for another few weeks, but will be accompagined by a redone de_inferno map.

'Phantasy Star Universe' (PC/PS2) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2005 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantasy Star Universe is being developed for both the PS2 and the PC, offering two complete RPG experiences - a single-player action adventure spanning multiple planets, and a robust online multi-player component.

'Okami' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2005 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Okami depicts a stark world devoid of colour that the player must return to its natural state. In Okami colour represents the life blood of the land and sucking this life are supernatural monsters that inhabit the surrounding areas.

'2 Fast Driver' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2005 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2 Fast Driver is the sequel to Play Publishing's 2003 racing game, Maluch Racer. Based on a completely new engine with advanced physics and support for the latest graphics cards, this demo represents 80% quality of the final product. The demo contains one track placed in a big city and one car (Red Thunder). Read more for details and download links ...

'MVP Baseball 2005' - Update Patch #3 Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2005 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports has released yet another patch for its latest iteration in EA Canada's baseball franchise, MVP Baseball 2005. This patch updates your game with the latest rosters. Read more for download links ..

Various Game Trailers #488

by Rainier on April 22, 2005 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo - Trailer #3
  • Conker: Live & Reloaded - Trailer #5
  • Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars - Trailer (2)
  • Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith [NDS] - Trailer #3
  • Stubbs The Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse - Teaser Trailer
  • Scarface - Teaser Trailer #2

'Dragonshard' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2005 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.