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'Diablo II' - v1.11 Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on July 30, 2005 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Almost 2 years after previous patch, Blizzard has revealed that work on on a new update for their ever popular RPG Diablo II is nearing completion. While no specific details, or release date, were revealed, they did show off some new screenshots, and a few teaser words "Great evil has returned to the world of Diablo 2. Will you answer the call to save Sanctuary? Patch 1.11 is coming...." (thanks VE3D). We will of course have the patch on our fileserver network as soon as it becomes available.

'Jak X: Combat Racing' (PS2) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2005 @ 4:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jak X: Combat Racing, created exclusively for the PS2 by Naughty Dog, introduces head-to-head car combat and incorporating both multiplayer and online functionality to deliver a refreshingly new experience to fans of both the Jak and Daxter series and car combat gameplay.

'Fenimore Fillmore's Revenge' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2005 @ 4:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced a few months ago, the best adventure of 2004 is getting ready for a new delivery, the third installment in the saga. Fenimore FillmoreĀ“s Revenge is now in development. Revistronic are presently finishing the script and working on the graphic concept, with the intention of publishing it for the entire world in the 2nd Quarter of 2006.

'WarCraft III' - Skibi's Castle TD Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on July 30, 2005 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Skibi's Castle TD"... Map info: "Official Blizzard version of the popular TD with a mini-game twist! Defeat the onslaught of mobs solo or in two teams of up to five players each." This is a medium sized map and the suggested no. of players is 1-10. It is based on the "Cityscape" tileset. Go download it here!

'Myst V: End of Ages' Developer Q&A #2

by Rainier on July 30, 2005 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Picking up immediately where the original Myst ended, players are presented the privilege, challenge and responsibility of restoring the lost empire of the D'ni - an ancient civilization of people who thrived for thousands of years but later met with a great catastrophe. Ubisoft sends out a pre-canned interview with game design director Ryan Miller explaining the slate system.

'Romancing SaGa' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 9:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Romancing SaGa, the latest in the legendary SaGa series, introduces a host of all-new game play elements and the most expansive story yet. A thousand years ago Saruin was imprisoned. Now the barriers are weakening, and his foreboding shadow threatens to swallow the world of Mardias once again. Who will rid the world of Saruin's scourge? The player must decide.

'Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the adrenaline-pumping speed and the recognized innovative action gameplay, this year’s title brings you new gameplay features never before seen in the FPS genre. The game delivers high-speed, tactical, intensity with ground-breaking enhancements such as breakout play calling, multiplayer split-screen action for co-op and head-to-head play,…and that that’s just the beginning. Remember, there’re no health-shields to protect you in this paintball game.

'Tales of the Abyss' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 2:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco is still pluggin away at Tales of Legendia, and the first details of the next installment in the Tales of RPG series have already been revealed. An official announcement is expected next week, but Japanese magazine Shonen Jump already has some early details on the two main characters. Luke is the lone son of a noble family who lost his memories when he was a kid during an invasion by an enemy country. He grew up spoiled and naive and has learned how to use a sword as a hobby. Tia lost her parents and has been raised as a warrior and priestess of the Lorelai religion, and uses a mysterious form of ancient power called Seventh Sound.

'Day of Reckoning 2' (NGC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year, you rose from the “minor leagues” of the WWE to become not only one of its top Superstars, but the World Heavyweight Champion. Maybe it was too much success too quickly. Maybe you were just not ready to carry the target on your back that comes with being a champion. Or maybe you were simply betrayed. Whatever the reason, you lost the title and now must find your way back to the elusive path of vindication.

'Supreme Commander' - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Gas Powered Games for its RTS game Supreme Commander. Chris Taylor is known for his work with Total Annihilation under Cave Dog, and Supreme Commander will mark his return to a genre that he helped popularize.