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Vivendi Plans On Releasing Four Barbie (GBA/PC) Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 9:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced its September line-up of interactive games based on the latest additions to Mattel's successful Barbie and My Scene entertainment franchises. Inspired by the animated movie releases Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus and My Scene Goes Hollywood arriving on DVD/VHS this Autumn.

'Psychonauts' - v1.03 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco has released a new patch for Double Fine's action/adventure Psychonauts. This update brings your retail game to v1.03, although at this point no specific details as to what it fixes are available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Counter-Strike' And 'Half-Life' Get Steamy Update #25

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for the original Counter-Strike and Half-Life 1, mainly addressing a few exploits, several bug & crash fixes, and a few game tweaks. Read more for details, or just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Auto Assault' Developer Q&A #2

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

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth. In this pre-canned Q&A project lead Scott Brown talks about the social interaction...

'Vietcong 2' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vietcong 2 is a FPS set against the background of the 1968 Tet Offensive, in and around the ancient city of Hue (pronounced Who-ay), during the Vietnam War. Brought to life through a gritty story compiled from first hand accounts and memories of Special Forces and Infantry servicemen stationed in Hue during the assault.

'Trash' - Updated Beta Client & Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inhuman Games has announced that it has reached open beta for its latest game Trash. Inhuman Games has recently completed several rounds of closed beta testing, each lasting several months and involving hundreds of beta testers. The open beta is free and open to the public...

'X³: Reunion' - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X³: Reunion utilises a new generation game engine, developed to immerse the player into the most realistic, living universe, ever experienced. The economy model in X³: Reunion is more complex than any previous X game. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: Reunion will present players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a player’s actions really can shape the future of the universe.

'Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike' (Xbox) Experiencing Boot Issues

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has put up a message on the official Ghost Recon website, regarding a reported Red X error people have been experiencing. "Some users have reported that when initially loading the game, before, during, or after the intro movie, the game freezes and a “Red X” error message is displayed, which instructs the user to restart his/her Xbox. It is important to note that the error does not affect every user, and that the Red X screen itself is a generic error message, much like the dirty disk error messages that other games use." While Ubisoft is looking into the problem, make sure the dik is clean, unplug controllers from the Xbox during the game intro, or just keep restarting until you are successfull.

'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 2:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the PC title. Far Cry Instincts will ship for Xbox in September 2005.

SEGA Reveals New 'Football Manager 2006' Features - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football Manager 2006 will offer fans of Sports Interactive's games an opportunity to experience the highs and lows of virtual football management 'on the go'. Today SEGA Europe and Sports Interactive reveal some new features for the PC edition.