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Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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 Half-Life 2 Source Technology.

'Ace Combat 5' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco's 'Ace Combat 5', shipping exclusively for the PlayStation2 in Fall 2004, is the newest installment is the most explosive title yet in the unparalleled 'Ace Combat' series. Developed by Namco Limited in Japan, 'Ace Combat 5' is set to soar as Namco’s fifth installment of the Air Combat/Ace Combat series. Read more for 30+ new screens ...

'Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow' - Screens & Demo

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a promotional stint for the upcoming blockbuster movie, Paramount has released a Sky Captain demo featuring 3 maps, fighting against Giant Robot, Flying Wings and Mechanical Crabs (under water). As you defeat the enemy, you will gain points, which you can then use to upgrade your plane in various ways. A fourth map will unlock in several weeks as part of an online contest to win a trip to London. Read more for details, screens and download links (registration on website required) ...

'Anarchy Online' - Three Year Anniversary

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom is proud to announce that Anarchy Online is turning three years on June 27th! Through the years, Anarchy Online has evolved to become the highest ranking sci-fi MMORPG on the market, a feat made possible thanks to the commitment and feedback from our players. Today, Anarchy Online is a highly profitable and thriving online game, and Rubi-Ka has turned into an incredible planet, almost breathing and taking on a life of its own.

'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell' Announced

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it will publish the Painkiller Expansion Pack: Battle out of Hell for its award-winning PC FPS. Releasing well in time for the holidays, the Expansion Pack will offer multiple features to extend enjoyment of this spectacular shooter.

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released the first patch for Wing Simulations' multiplayer shooter SÖLDNER: Secret Wars. This v28610 contains improved vehicle functionality, netcode optimisation, various Commander mode and player map, the usual bug/crash fixes, tweaks, and various other stuff. Read more for details and download links ...

'Blood Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In ‘Blood Magic’ the weapon of choice is magic. Graphically stunning, the game is set in a richly detailed medieval-style world, allowing the player a wide variety of choices both in individual quests and character development. There are a dozen different fields of magic, over 100 weapons in the game and nearly limitless spell possibilities.

PC Preview - 'Star Wars: Battlefront'

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Star Wars Battlefront is an action/shooter game that gives fans and gamers the opportunity to re-live and participate in all of the classic Star Wars battles like never before. Players can select one of a number of different soldier types, jump into any vehicle, man any turret on the battlefront and conquer the galaxy planet-by-planet online with their friends or offline in a variety of single player modes.

'Half-Life 2' - Hollywood Voice Cast Revealed

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 10:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's Gabe Newell has been spotted on the Half-Life 2 Fallout forum dropping by to post some info about who they signed to do the voice overs in HL2, available language versions and the size of the game. Half-Life 2 is about 3.5 GB uncompressed and about 2 GB compressed. This doesn't include CS:Source, HL-1:Source, DoD:Source, the SDK, or whatever (thanks Shacknews) Read more for list of the voice actors ...

Director Uwe Boll Not Happy With Online Reactions

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noted German director Uwe Boll, who apparently skipped his English lessons in school, has posted a comment on the Alone In The Dark movie website about the not so positive reactions on the internet.

"HOUSE Of THE DEAD was in a lot of territories a very big success. In Middle East, Russia, Spain, Thailand and South America was the movie similar to the USA and KANADA two weeks in the TOP TEN and a long time in the Video/DVD-Charts. In a lot of countries the release is coming up in summer. But in the internet are a lot of negative voices talking about the film and I wanna tell all this people that they are right and wrong."