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'LoTR: The Battle for Middle-earth' Patch Delayed

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A community update on the official BFME website reveals that the new v1.02 patch has been delayed until late April due to some new technical issues encountered when working on adressing other fixes. "After implementing all of the balance changes, technical fixes, the “code matrix” (as I like to refer to as the inner-workings of the game) started producing some ugly errors. We found ourselves in a position we didn’t expect to be in at this time and the team is working on getting the patch back on track." Read more for fix details ...

'Predator: Concrete Jungle' (PS2/Xbox) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Predator: Concrete Jungle is a 3rd person action/adventure game weaves the past with the future, as gamers become the terrifying Predator, hunting the Earth for criminals using superhuman powers, fantastic vision modes and an impressive array of alien weaponry.

Various Game Trailers #477

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 11:58 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 :

  • 1944: Battle Of The Bulge - Trailer (2)
  • Pariah - Trailer #7
  • Battlefield 2 - Shakycam Footage
  • SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo - Trailer #2
  • Guild Wars - Intro Movie

'Godfather' Director Not Happy With Video Game Adaptation

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fox News is reporting that Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola is not happy with Paramount and EA regarding the upcoming video game based on his Mafia trilogy. In an interview that will air coming Sunday 11 AM EDT on AMC's 'Sunday Morning ShootOut, Coppola says "I had absolutely nothing to do with the game and I disapprove, I think it's a misuse of film." Coppola does not like the way the characters are being portrayed and the game ends up being nothing but a shootout. To top it all off Coppola claims he never gave, nor was asked, permission to make a video game out of the movie(thanks VE3D.com).

'Project Zero 3' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Terror returns once again with Project Zero 3, the third installment in Tecmo's popular survival horror title, Project Zero. While no release dates have been announced yet for Europe or North America, it will debut in Japan this summer. In PZ3 (or Fatal Frame 3) you play as Rei Kurosawa, but you will also encounter Miku Hinasaki and Kei Amakura from the previous two titles, and they will also be playable somewhere down the line. No specifics are available for now, so these screens will have to do ...

'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition' (PS2/Xbox) - 51 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition is the quintessential racing game for any true aficionado of the automotive and racing lifestyle, and is the only game to offer a full range of street vehicle culture including over 50 fully customizable licensed vehicles. The full spectrum includes import tuners, motorcycles and luxury rides all of which are fully customizable in both style and performance.

No 'Resurrection of Evil' In Germany

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A sad day for the DOOM 3 fans in Germany as publisher Activision did not manage to receive a rating for its game, and therefore cannot sell the newest expansion 'Resurrection of Evil' in German retail stores. Co-developed by Nerve Software and id Software, DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil continues the terrifying and intense action of the already classic DOOM 3.

Next-Gen Console War Heats Up

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is generally expected that Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft will unveil their next-gen consoles at the upcoming E3 in Los Angeles, which kicks off mid-May. As is usually the case, all three companies do their major announcements the Monday & Tuesday prior to the official E3 start. Microsoft sent out its invitation to the press yesterday, announcing its conference on the usual Monday evening. Interestingly enough, Sony sent out theirs shortly thereafter, but surprisingly moved up its event to Monday afternoon, beating Microsoft to the punch to unveil its next-gen console by mere hours. Not to be outdone by all this maneuvering, Ourcolony.net, Microsoft's newest ilovebees project, has a timer counting down to May 12th. Maybe an announcement then? Oh, the suspense!

'Yoshi's Universal Gravitation' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bowser's raising ghosts to join his evil cause. When he uses these ghosts to take over Yoshi Island, Yoshi sets off to defeat the malicious spirits and run Bowser off. Yoshi's Universal Gravitation takes advantage of Nintendo's tilt-sensor technology, making Yoshi move and manipulate certain objects by tilting the GBA. No release date North America has been anonunced yet, but it will be available in the UK end of April.

'Dragonshard' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 1:46 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.