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'Batman Begins' (ALL) - Facts & Features

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 11:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Step into the shadows of Gotham City's perilous criminal underworld as DC Comics' legendary Dark Knight in the Batman Begins video game. Slated for release day and date with the Warner Bros. Pictures film, Batman Begins challenges players to use fear as their ultimate weapon. Read more for details and features ...

'TimeSplitters Future Perfect' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 11:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TimeSplitters Future Perfect has gone gold for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube, and will be in stores beginning March 22nd. In TimeSplitters Future Perfect, Cortez - the hero from previous installments - returns with humanity on the brink of destruction. With the help of some familiar faces (some very familiar!) he must chase a mystery foe across different time periods to trace the origins of the TimeSplitters and save the day.

'SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 36 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 10:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCAR, a brand new racing simulation licensed by Alfa Romeo, and developed by racing sim specialists, Milestone, creators of the Superbike series and Racing Evoluzione. SCAR, Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo, is a stunning racing simulation which combines both realistic car physics, and vibrant graphics together with classic Role Playing Game elements to become the first 'CARPG' ever developed.

'Empire Earth II' Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 10:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans who pre-order their copies will receive a Bonus DVD loaded with extras including the Empire Earth II Single-Player Demo, 20 minutes of exclusive behind-the-scenes video, exclusive multiplayer maps, the Empire Earth II Soundtrack, concept artwork, and more. Pre-orders are now being accepted at participating retailers. The pre-order period will last through the April 26th ship date or until supplies last. Please contact your local store to confirm availability of the Pre-Order item in your area.

'Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity' (PS2) - 43 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

North American publisher Atlus releases new screens for its upcoming PS2 exclusive strategy role-playing game from Japan, Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity.

'Samurai Western' (PS2) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Samurai Western is an action-packed adventure game developed by Spike, the creators of the original Tenchu and The Way of the Samurai series. Featuring improved graphics and a multitude of gameplay additions such as a First Person Mode, an Insane difficulty level, and Bushido Sense, Samurai Western will tar and feather all but the most experienced gamers!

'Silent Hunter 3' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fresh out in stores, Ubisoft releases the first patch for its submarine sim Silent Hunter 3. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses various graphical problems, multiplayer issues, and the usual bugs fixes and gameplay tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

Running with Scissors Working on Next Postal Sequel

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a long interview with the Washington Post, Running with Scissors revealed that it is working on the next Postal sequel, code-named "Catharsis." The year is 2007 and the Dude has just left the town that was destroyed in the last game after accidentally finding and setting off a "weapon of mass destruction" misplaced by the U.S. government. He flees the atomic Armageddon and finds himself at a political rally for a presidential candidate in a nearby suburb. The plot unfolds as the player attempts to get random temp jobs that will cause him to cross paths with the presidential candidate, the Taliban, environmental advocacy groups and others. Except there's a twist: The next Postal will be a violent video game about nonviolence. You'll still have access to a slew of weapons, but you'll be rewarded with a better outcome if you play peacefully.

'Hellforces' Goes Gold And Gets UK Release Date

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media is today announcing the street date and the unveiling of the box art for its new action packed FPS "HELLFORCES" , a blood and guts zombie killer. Licensed by Buka Entertainment, Hellforces is due for UK release on 25th March. No information on who and when will bring Hellforces to North America.

'Gothic II' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 17, 2005 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gothic II takes you on an even greater journey of adventure and discovery. The plot continues from the cliff-hanger of the original: After the imprisoned colony members are victorious, collapsing the magical barrier, the former Prison Colony is struck by a terrible earthquake, claiming the lives of many. The majority of survivors seize this opportunity to escape with only a handful of people remaining in the derelict prison. Jowood has finally released an English demo giving you the opportunity to check the game intro and try out the first chapter. Read more for download links ...