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'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 15 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 5:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

'War World' - v1.05 Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War World is a fast paced, third person online shooter where players build and battle the ultimate mech warriors, working their way up the War World rankings ladder, unlocking upgrades and enhancements for their mechs. This demo patch brings your demo/trial version to v1.05 and addresses severla multiplayer issues, bug fixes, overall improvements and adds PS 1.1 support. Read more for download links ..

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included, courtesy of an updated engine.

'WarCraft III' - Terenas Stand Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Terenas Stand"... Map info: ""Noble countrymen, evil is upon us. Darkness has befallen our shores. Rise and slay thy enemies… strike, strike so others shall live. The meek shall not fade into the night… live my brethren, live." – King Terenas" This is a tiny map size and the suggested no. of players is 1v1. It is based on the "Village" tileset. Go download it here!

'Myst V: End of Ages' Developer Q&A #3

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Picking up immediately where the original Myst ended, players are presented the privilege, challenge and responsibility of restoring the lost empire of the D'ni - an ancient civilization of people who thrived for thousands of years but later met with a great catastrophe. Ubisoft sent out a pre-canned interview with Art and Visual Design Director Josh Staub.

'Rag Doll Kung Fu' Will Use Valve's Steam Delivery System

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2005 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced it has signed Rag Doll Kung Fu, a project by Lionhead Studios Mark Healey, who previously worked on Black & White and Fable, to be distributed through Steam. Imagine having a Kung Fu Fight with string puppets, except you don't have to worry about getting the strings tangled up, and you don't have to have a kung fu fight. You control the characters on screen with the mouse - there are no pre-scripted animations in the game - it's all up to you. Create your own style, and can act out whatever you feel like, and of course, if you really feel like it, you can have a fight.

'Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2005 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the storyline of Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None follows 10 strangers who are invited to a lavish island only to be accused of murder, players assume the role of a new 11th character, Patrick Narracott the boatman who takes guests to the island. The player must reveal the killer before becoming a victim.

'Battle Carry' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2005 @ 4:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Carry is an action oriented deathmatch game featuring high speed tanks and powerful secondary weapons. Take either of the two featured tanks on to the icy plains of the railway for a struggle against up to sixteen players to see who stands above the rest when the smoke clears (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Lesta Studios Looking for 'Pacific Storm' Game Testers

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2005 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lesta Studio offers you an exciting opportunity to work as a Volunteer QA/Game Tester on its upcoming title Pacific Storm in a closed beta test. Game testing experience preferred but not necessary. Candidate must have experience playing RTS/war-game/air simulation games.

'Silver Wings' - Screens & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2005 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silver Wings is a 3D arcade top-down shooter developed by Romanian independent studio Bampusht. Using the original Quake engine, Silver wings is a classic arcade game in the style of Tyrian or Raptor (thanks Serban). Read more for screens, details, or simply download the demo.