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'Painkiller: Hell Wars' (Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 2:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher announced today that Painkiller: Hell Wars is scheduled to ship to stores February 28, 2006. Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance.

'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Dirty Bubble has kidnapped SpongeBob's Favourite superheroes. Mermaid Man adn Barnacle Boy! SpongeBob must fight back using the legendary powers of the Mermaid Man superhero belt and restore order in Bikini Bottom. Help him as he fights against the Dirty Bubble and his legions of evildoers.

'Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006' - Demos Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006 sets new standards of realism and immersion in operating a virtual railroad. Aura has released two whopping demos, featuring different locations and severla scenarios (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Serious Sam II' - v2.066 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Games has released a new patch for Croteam's Serious Sam II. This update brings your retail game to v2.066 and adds dedicated server support, the usual bug and crash fixes, multiplayer enhancements, gfx tweaks and plenty more. Read more for download links ...

'Stacked with Daniel Negreanu' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A Texas Hold 'em game that captures the spirit of the professional poker tour, Stacked utilizes an advanced learning artificial intelligence system that adapts to each player's style of play and a detailed tutorial mode to deliver a thrilling and realistic poker experience.

'Ice Age 2: The Meltdown' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

VU Games announced today that a video game is in development based on 20th Century Fox’s upcoming family film, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown. Scrat will dig, swim, sniff, spin and roll as Scrat in his never-ending quest to collect acorns. In the process, he serves as the unwitting hero in the quest to save the land from a giant flood.

Totally Games Signs With SEGA and Expands Studio

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Totally Games announced today plans to expand its Marin County, California studio with the announcement of a new game project signed with SEGA of America. The technically ambitious and imaginative project will recruit new staff – a move that reaffirms Totally Games' continuing commitment to be a world-class development studio.

Take Two Brings 'Trapt' (PS2) To Europe

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two and Tecmo today announced a European publishing agreement for its PS2 exclusive Trapt, scheduled for released on the 24th February 2006.

'Jack Keane' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV and developer Deck 13 are delighted to announce their joint publishing agreement for Jack Keane (working title), a classical adventure game for the PC. Slated for a Q1 2007 retail release, this game will highlight Deck 13's newest technology as the player guides hero Jack Keane to face some of his toughest challenges yet.

'TOCA Race Driver 3' - Australian Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TOCA Race Driver 3 players will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation. As promised Codemasters has released an updated demo featuring three tracks, with a choice of three cars, and three series (DTM, V8 and the new Baja Offroad Racing).