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'Storm Riders Online' Open Beta Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 8:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Orchid Media International today announced the open beta phase of its massively multiplayer online role-playing game Storm Riders Online. The game is an adaptation of the world famous comic book series “Fung Wan” and motion picture “Storm Riders” by renowned artist Ma Wing Shing. Set against the mythical backdrop of ancient China , players experience an evocative world with a rich storyline and history, as well as epic clan warfare.

'Counter-Strike: Source' and 'HL2: Deathmatch' Get Steamy Update #10

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised yesterday Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update for CS:S, HL 2: Deathmatch, and Source Engine. The update mainly focuses on CS: Source and includes new maps, addresses bot issues and other gameplay fixes. The update also includes some adjustments to the Source engine, Half_life 2: Deathmatch and Master Server Query Protocol. Restart Steam for the updates ...

Atari Signs 'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 5:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced today that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with French developer Quantic Dream, and will be bringing Indigo Prophecy to North America. Indigo Prophecy, previously known as Fahrenheit, is a spectacular interactive thriller, set in New-York, gives gamers the unique chance to play both hunter and fugitive, which in turn leads them to speak, explore, interact, fight and confront unknown dark forces.

'Empire Earth II' Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi has announced that next week tuesday, March 1st it will release singleplayer demo for Mad Doc Software's RTS Empire Earth II. The single-player demo will let you take control of one of three civilizations, the Germans, Americans, or Koreans, through three of the game's 15 epochs, including the Renaissance and Age of Enlightenment. There are two games types to choose from: conquest and territory control. Of course we will have it available on our fileserver network as soon as its released, so stay tuned!

Nintendo Announces Four Major Games for May (GBA/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 2:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In an attempt to not be completly forgotten, Nintendo sent out a short announcement that E3 won't be the only major video game event in May. Nintendo has four highly anticipated games launching in May featuring a powerhouse franchise, hot new rhythms, out-of-body experiences and sacred stones.

'ER' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In the ER, you join the cast of the TV show as a newly hired intern and handle a steady flow of patients with health issues ranging from minor cuts and bruises to serious injuries sustained from accidents and violence. Check the official ER website, or read more for new screens and trailer...

Various Game Trailers #445

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Musashi: Samurai Legend - Trailer
  • Vivisector - Trailer #3
  • Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix - Trailer (PSP)
  • Donkey Konga 3 - Trailer

Epic Games Reveals New 'Unreal Engine 3' Details

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games today announced it will be demonstrating Unreal Engine 3 tools and technology and headlining three speaker sessions at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco March 9-11, 2005. Read more for details ...

'Musashi: Samurai Legend' (PS2) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The second release of the Musashi series makes its debut on the PS2 featuring exhilarating, fast-paced, action-packed gameplay utilizing manga shaded graphics. Like a true samurai, Musashi's powers of observation will pay off in the heat of battle as he channels this energy to learn his opponents' techniques. A new mode of his protective services has also been employed, in which he literally carries his characters to safety. Square Enix launched the official Musashi: Samurai Legend website, head on over there for all the latest info ...

'Silent Storm' Addon 'Sickle & Hammer' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official word yet, Russian developer Nival Interactive has signed the Novik mod team to bring their Silent Storm Sickle & Hammer modification to a full blown retail version. So far Sickle & Hammer is only announced for Russia, but Nival is currently looking for a Western publisher and will announce it accordingly (thanks Slaughter). Nevertheless we already have the first screens ...