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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 ...

'Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines' - Website Goes Live

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This Halloween...before taking to the streets to prey on innocent candy-loving party-go'ers, denizens of the underworld should first check out the official Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines website from Activision, Inc. for some truly scary inspiration. To officially inaugurate the day, fans can delve into the dark and sacred world of the vampire at the official 'Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines' website.

'C&C Generals: Zero Hour' - 'Forgotten Forest' Bonus Map

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts is proud to present you with another FREE map for Generals/Zero Hour. Beware… enter the Forgotten Forest at your own risk…for you may never return! Graveyards, crypts and spooks inhabit this 2 player map brought straight to you from the ghouls & goblins on the C&C Generals team. Please have a hideously Happy Halloween! Read more for download links ...

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting on November 11, 2003, players will have the opportunity to step into the boots of a Marine Corporal--survive the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, and drive the Japanese Army from the Pacific as Medal of Honor Rising Sun from Electronic Arts has gone gold. Developed by EALA, Medal of Honor Rising Sun is the latest installment in the award-winning franchise known for its immersive and authentic WWII experience. Medal of Honor Rising Sun will ship nationwide on Tuesday, November 11, under the EA GAMES brand for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, and GameCube.

'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SWAT: Global Strike Team, a squad-based FPS game for the PlayStation2 and Xbox has shipped to retailers worldwide. The SWAT PC franchise has sold three million units worldwide and this will mark the first time the franchise will be available on the PlayStation2 and Xbox for a suggested retail price of $49.99 with an ESRB “Mature” rating.