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'Battlefield 2' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various fan sites have received word, one way or another, that DICE's Battlefield sequel has gone gold today and will appear in stores starting Tuesday, June 21, 2005. 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.

'Half-Life 2: Deathmatch' Gets Steamy Update #18

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, fixing various little bugs and gameplay tweaks. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While it was already revealed in its E3 lineup, Bandai Games today officially announced Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex for PSP. Based on the critically-acclaimed anime series by the renowned manga artist and writer Masamune Shirow, this sci-fi first-person shooter offers wireless multiplayer action for up to four-players, including heated cooperative and competitive modes.

'Earth 2160' - v1.1 Gold Upgrade Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just released in stores, ZuxxeZ has released a Gold Upgrade (not a patch) for its RTS Earth 2160. This massive file brings your retail game to v1.1 and implements various interface changes, adds new cutscenes, Pixelshader 3.0a support and plenty more. Read more for download links ...

'Worms 4: Mayhem' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 30 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Worms series recently diversified with Worms Forts Under Siege, a tactical RTS-like spin-off created for Sega. However, Worms 4: Mayhem is a return to the series' trademark gameplay and sees Team 17's core Worms design and development team regrouping for a game of explosive annelid annihilation.

Gaming Addiction Claims Another Victim

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A recent case of suicide by a boy addicted to Internet games has increased the public's concern over the issue of Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). Xiao Yi, a 13-year-old from Tianjin, committed suicide thinking that he would meet his friends from cyber space after he died. He jumped from the top of a 24-storey high-rise, Beijing Youth Daily reported yesterday.

'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor, this flight combat game puts players in the middle of some of the most intense naval conflict in WWII’s Pacific Theater. Check out the new screens, or download the new video showing ingame footage...

Japanese D3Publisher Expanding Into North America

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America, Inc. today announced the expansion of its Los Angeles office with the addition of two new executives. D3PA, a subsidiary of D3Publisher, with headquarters in Tokyo, established its Los Angeles office on November 1, 2004.

'Manhattan Chase' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dutch developer Team6 has now released a patch for its car racing game, Manhattan Chase. This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and addresses various gfx card issues, fixes crashes, enhances car physics, adds new training missions and more... Read more for download links ...

'Fable: The Lost Chapters' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fable: The Lost Chapters will feature a host of enhancements from its top-selling Xbox version, including new quests to conquer, areas to explore, creatures to slay and story elements to discover. Fable: The Lost Chapters is expected to reach store shelves this fall.