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'Sparta: Ancient Wars' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 7:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sparta: Ancient Wars is only the first part of a planed Ancient Wars series. Its main goal is to deliver innovative and high quality real time strategy based on historical events and timelines, and not to feature myths or legends. Based on the historical background of Spartans' high culture, there will appear huge ancient battles on your screen, enabled by a brand new stunning 3D engine.

'Mystic Nights' (PS2) Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 2:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mystic Nights is an action-packed adventure game, where players fight against monsters called Vampires to escape from a ruined military research institute. Though the game was based on actions, unlike similar games, especially in network mode, it adds the new feature inferring on top of the basic feature. Read more for details, screens & trailer...

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a new patch for its 3D RTS Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth. This update brings your retail game (English & German) to v1.02 and a slew of game balance fixes, and the usual bug/crash fixes (thanks Patches Scrolls). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Developer Q&A

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Stargate SG-1: The Alliance will be an action-based game playable in the first- or third- person perspective. Depending on the mission, there will be other tasks that have elements of team tactics, puzzle-solving and stealth. First and foremost, you will never walk alone – your team will be there to look after you, but you will also have to look after them, so it differs from most "straight" shooters. We sat down with Perception's Radek Majder to ask more details about Stargate SG-1: The Alliance.

Various Game Trailers #486

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 11:59 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 :

  • Stoked Rider - Trailer
  • MoH: European Assault - Trailer
  • Pariah - Trailer (2)

Al Pacino Seen But Not Heard In 'Scarface: The World Is Yours'

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 11:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Variety is reporting that Al Pacino will have to "nod" hello to his little friends, as he is allowing his likeness, but not his voice, to be used in Vivendi's upcoming Scarface video game. Pacino's voicework will be done by an "unnamed low-profile actor." Fellow Scarface actors Steven Bauer and Robert Loggia, on the other hand, are lending likeness and voice to their respective characters.

Streamline Studios Working on Next-Gen And Unreal Engine 3 Titles

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 9:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dutch Streamline Studios announce today that it is currently servicing several next-generation developments at its studio. "We've spent time refining our systems and field testing our pipeline to ensure a one-stop solution for next-generation development hurdles and the results have been superb" stated Harpp Seble, SLS CFO. Titles currently being serviced include two platform launch titles as well as developments that utilize Unreal 3 technology. Streamline Studios will be attending E3 this year and will be holding meetings with developers and publishers regarding their next-generation creative and engineering needs.

'Star Wars: Empire at War' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Control the fate of the galaxy in LucasArts' all new RTS game Star Wars: Empire at War. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV A New Hope, the game will let players rewrite history as well as experience the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the creation of the Rebel Alliance, and Darth Vader's rise to power. Read more for new screens ...

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate SG-1: The Alliance will be an action-based game playable in the first- or third- person perspective. Depending on the mission, there will be other tasks that have elements of team tactics, puzzle-solving and stealth. First and foremost, you will never walk alone – your team will be there to look after you, but you will also have to look after them, so it differs from most "straight" shooters.