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Matrix Games Signs 'Battles In Normandy'

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Strategic Studies Group are pleased to announce that the award-winning Decisive Battles series, which includes The Ardennes Offensive, Korsun Pocket and Across the Dnepr, will continue. The next title in the series will be named Battles In Normandy and will cover the Allied and German campaigns in Normandy from the landings to the breakout.

'POSTAL 2: Apocalypse Weekend' Announced

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Running With Scissors' POSTAL 2: Apocalypse Weekend, gamers controlling the enigmatic Postal Dude will be sorely tempted to carry on his wicked ways in the weekend that follows on the bloody heels of the five insane, carnage-filled days experienced in POSTAL 2.

Fatal Frame 2 (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

Tensions rise as Fatal Frame 2 on Xbox boasts a new mode that allows the player to move through the lost village in the first person view. The player experiences limited sight leading to higher insecurities and an increased feeling of vulnerability in the most terrifying Fatal Frame mode to date.

'Death by Degrees' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.

Death by Degrees (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 13th

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.

PS2 Preview - 'The Bard's Tale'

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

'Pikmin 2' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

Rally the troops! Captain Olimar needs your help as he returns to the planet of the Pikmin to save his company of debt. This time Captain Olimar returns with an assistant and you must explore every nook and cranny to erase the enormous debt once and for all.

The Bard's Tale (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

'Massive Assault' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wargaming has released another patch for their strategy game Massive Assault bringing your retail game to v1.2.204. "This patch mostly affects Multiplayer mode of the game: after-game and before-game messaging has been improved, added random side challenges and an option to enforce victory in the time-out games. Also special message with achievements is being shown when advanced to new rank and smart replay name generation has been added. Some other bug fixes and gameplay improvements have been made, including the support of wide screen resolutions (useful for the latest laptops)."

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has announced that they are getting ready to release (mid May)a new v1.2 patch for their recently released stealth/action game Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. Word is that "Special attention has been paid to comments from players who've had difficulties joining servers. The development team has done everything possible to improve this part of the game. Our objective was to reduce the amount of time spent in the menus."