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'The Darkness' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Darkness casts players as Jackie Estacado, a fearless Mafia hitman for the Franchetti crime family who is suddenly possessed by the terrifying and spectacular powers of The Darkness. Throughout the game, players must learn to control and harness The Darkness power in order to overthrow the vicious mob boss and fulfill their destiny.

'The Warriors' (PS2/Xbox) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 2:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games proudly presents The Warriors for the PS2 and Xbox based on the 1979 Paramount Pictures cult classic movie. Developed by Rockstar Toronto, The Warriors expands the stylized cinematic journey of the film into a gritty interactive experience set in 1970s.

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' (Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 2:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas...a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.

'Battlefield 2' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC.

'Army Ranger: Mogadishu' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 7:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Groove Games today announced Army Ranger: Mogadishu, where players take part in the events leading upto the historic firefight that took place in Mogadishu, Somalia on October 3, 1993. Army Ranger: Mogadishu immerses players in direct action operations that include protecting shipments, defending HQ from mortar attacks, arresting key officials, rescuing hostages and destroying enemy facilities.

'Massive Development' Gets Shut Down

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After it earlier this year shut down Soldner developer Wings Simulations and Transport Giant's Ebensee studio, JoWood keeps trimming down its internal development studios. Aquanox developer Massive Development is the next casuality in JoWood's struggle to returning to profit. In a statement issued earlier today JoWood and Massive announced that current projects, such as the PS2 title AquaNox: The Angel's Tears, are not cancelled and will be finished, although timeframe was not provided. Rumours of an Aquanox 3, and whether it will also continue to be developed, could not be confirmed at this point.

'Call of Duty 3' In The Works?

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Activision and Infinity Ward have yet to release Call Of Duty 2 later this year, it seems that preparations are already underway for a third iteration in the WW2 FPS franchise. Developer Infinity Ward's jobs page has a listing looking to hire a "Senior Next-gen Programmer," for on an all-new IP, and Call Of Duty 3. No specific details are metioned, and somehow I think we will need to wait quite a few more for any official announcement or confirmation.

'The Guild 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Guild 2 will be a combination of unique sweeping role-play and a fascinating life-simulation, conjuring the medieval life anew on your PC. As in the successful predecessor Europa 1400: The Guild and the subsequent expansion pack, the newest development by 4HeadStudios awakes the 14th century to a new life. Check the freshly launched website, or read more for new screens & trailer

'Splinter Cell' - Euro v1.3 Update Patch

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft has seemingly released a new patch for the European version of its stealth third-person action game Splinter Cell. This update brings your European CD/DVD retail game to v1.3 and adds common files for 4 downloadable maps (althuog the content itself is not included), and addresses refelctions and night vision problem with Radeon based gfx cards (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'Psychonauts' - v1.02 Patch & Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2005 @ 11:47 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 v1.02 and addresses some camera issues, adds better error reporting, reordered shutdown sequence and the usual bug & game crash fixes. There is also a patch available for the demo, as well as a fully updated version. Read more for download links ...