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'Rogue Ops' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 8:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Rogue Ops, Kemco exposes the underground world of anti-terrorist operatives. Rocked from normality by an explosion that claimed her daughter and husband, ex-Green Beret Nikki Connors exploits her new role as leading lady to further her personal quest for vengeance. Read more for a big batch of screens ...

'Ghosthunter' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 7:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Inspired by the cinematic styling of classic horror films, Ghosthunter combines high production values with solid gameplay, drawing players into a macabre, supernatural universe packed with stealth, exploration and all-out action. Read more to check a batch of new screens ...

'Contract J.A.C.K.' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Contract Jack is a standalone action experience focused on giving PC action gamers what they want: More action, less stealth, and more robust multiplayer gameplay. Developed by one of the industry's elite developers, Monolith Productions, Contract Jack showcases the award-winning storytelling of Monolith in a new singleplayer campaign, and adds new multiplayer content as well as a suite of mod-making tools. The multiplayer portion of Contract J.A.C.K. consists of four different gameplay modes, including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Doomsday, and Demolition. This demo includes 2 levels that can be used to play three of these modes with up to 16 total players.

'Universal Combat' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 4:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Universal Combat brings the greatest components of war together in a single game. Conceived in late 2001 as Battlecruiser Generations, the fifth in the Battlecruiser series, the game has grown into much more than a massive space simulation. Universal Combat is due to be distributed by Mindscape in the UK in November 2003. Unfortunately due to time constraints and a looming Gold date, plans for the demo have been put on hold. Once the game goes Gold this Thanksgiving holidays, work will resume on the demo. Expect it around the end of November. In the meantime, check the new screens ..

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 4:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Seamlessly combining role playing with intense first-person action combat, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines allows players to become a dangerous creature of the night as they assume the role of a recently embraced fledgling vampire in the service of the city's dark prince. Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines is being developed by Troika Games, whose founding members' credits include the award-winning Fallout, and is based on White Wolf's renowned pen-and-paper Vampire: The Masquerade RPG series. Built using Valve's Source Technology - the same game technology used to power Half-Life 2.

'Homeworld 2' - Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games has released the modification tools for Homeworld 2, the sequel to 1999's award-winning, space-based real-time strategy game. Amateur and professional game designers alike can use these powerful modification tools to create their own ships, levels, single-player campaigns, and multiplayer game modes. These are the same tools used by the game's developer, Relic Entertainment, to create the content for Homeworld 2. Detailed documentation has been included with the tools to ensure ease of use, regardless of experience or skill level. A copy of Homeworld 2 is required to use any content created with the modification tools. Read more for details & download links ...

'Contract Jack' Goes Gold & Public Demo Coming

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 2:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Contract Jack is a standalone action experience focused on giving PC action gamers what they want: More action, less stealth, and more robust multiplayer gameplay. Developed by one of the industry's elite developers, Monolith Productions, Contract Jack showcases the award-winning storytelling of Monolith in a new singleplayer campaign, and adds new multiplayer content as well as a suite of mod-making tools. Sierra just send word that Contract Jack has gone gold and can be expected in stores Tuesday, November 11th as planned. The note also mentions the release of a public demo on November 6th, which of course we will have mirror'd on our file servers.

'Chrome' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Chrome is a TPP/FPP tactical shooter taking place on newly colonized planets of a distant star system. The player takes the role of an Interstellar bounty-hunter, who performs various missions challenging both reflex and tactical skills. Strategy First has released a multiplayer demo for Techland's sci-fi shooter Chrome (thanks Gamespot). This demo features 2 maps (Battledust2 and Solient) and 2 multiplayer modes (Assault and Capture the Flag). Read more for download links ...

True Crime: Streets Of L.A. (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Soundtrack

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Over 80 tracks including 50 all original west coast hip hop performances and an eclectic collection of tunes ranging from, funk, rap, metal, rock, alt metal and Spanish rock fuel Activision, Inc.'s highly anticipated True Crime: Streets of L.A. The upcoming mission-based driving and action game, which is scheduled to ship to retail outlets worldwide on November 4, 2003, will be available on the PlayStation2, the Xbox and GameCube. The game has been rated "M" ("Mature" - Blood and Gore, Mature Sexual Themes, Strong Language and Violence) by the ESRB.

'Dungeon Siege' Goes Hollywood

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vierte Boll Kino Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG (Boll KG) and Gas Powered Games have joined forces to bring the popular action/fantasy video game “Dungeon Siege” to the silver screen. Boll KG, the production company responsible for several film adaptations of video games including “BloodRayne,” “Alone in the Dark” and “House of the Dead,” recently purchased the theatrical and merchandise rights for “Dungeon Siege.” Read more for details ...