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'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (PS3/Xbox2/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice. Gamers will play as Ethan Thomas, an FBI agent in the Serial Crimes Unit (SCU), whose pursuit of relentless serial killers leads him through detailed urban environments filled with deadly sociopaths who lurk on the periphery of humanity.

Game Savant Supports Indie Games With Monthly CD For Free

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Game Savant announced that phase one of their three-part rollout has begun. In today's world it takes a full time employee to try and review new games before you purchase them, but they only cover the big ones. What about all the wonderfully innovative independent games out there? Phase one of Game Savant is to take the month's best releases and bring their playable demos via CD to your doorstep, free.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 8:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A wet, wild and totally soaked new expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will ride into stores this June. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!, the first expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will let players create and control their own water parks for the first time. Read more to check out some more new screens ...

'Steel of Haste' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The world the player is faced with is a world that has experienced an atomic catastrophe and its eco-doom following. The narrower area is a town ruled by three clans: the Wolves, Rats and Tigers. They're arranging car races with vehicles lashed-together out from machines they found in the ruins of the old world. The gamer's aim is to guide the story's hero, that means to start in the races and to gain the victory.

'Fired Up' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 1:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In an anarchic world of high-octane vehicles, big guns and bigger explosions, is a rag tag team of resistance fighters are about to strike back against a faceless aggressor. They're desperate for your help; but if being a collaborator in the rebellion isn't your thing, you can always go it alone, blow up your friends and experience genuine mayhem in multiplayer mode. So buckle in, prime the weapons and hit the gas. What's it to be? Smash and grab or crash and burn?

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Painkiller' - v1.63 Update Patch And Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 7:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has released a massive patch for People Can Fly's FPS, Painkiller. This update brings your retail game to v1.63 and adresses invisible gold armor and dead bodies bug, and also reworks the freezer weapon. Read more for download links ...

EALA Exodus Continues As One More Ex-Westwood Employee Leaves

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 7:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The mass exodus apparently continues over at EA. Dustin Browder and Adam Isgreen all left to join Petroglyph, while Skaggs took a leave for personal reasons. Today, a fourth former C&C designer has decided to resign. Chris Rubyor, who previously worked on Zero Hour and Lotr:BME, packed his bags and bought himself a ticket to Vegas, not to play the slot machines, but also to join the ranks of Petroglyph. Command and Conquer DEN has the word from Chris himself: "Well, I just wanted to let you know that I have resigned from my position as a Game Designer (Red Alert 3) at EALA. It was a tough decision, but one that had to be made. What's in store for the future? I'll be heading back to Las Vegas to join the ranks of some extremely talented game developers and ex-westwoodian friends at Petroglyph. They have some amazing stuff planned and I can't wait to be a part of it."

EA Ships Three Titles For PSP Launch

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, Need for Speed Underground Rivals, and NFL Street 2: Unleashed are available in stores today for the PSP. Shortly following the launch of these games are three more EA staples: NBA STREET Showdown, MVP Baseball and FIFA Soccer, which will ship in April 2005.

Merscom Signs 'Eric Young's Squad Assault'

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Merscom today announced plans to co-publish "Eric Young's Squad Assault" for PC in North America, Germany, Poland, Russia and Taiwan. Merscom is working with DAS Entertainment to localize the World War II real-time strategy game for individual territories. Retailing for $29.99 in North America, the game will feature all previously released patches for "Squad Assault: West Front" plus the World Editor and 800 MB of new content.