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'Halo 2' (Xbox) Addon Imminent?

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed on the Korean Xbox website, it seems Microsoft and Bungie are gearing up to release a previously unannounced addon for Halo 2. Speculation has it that the Halo 2 X-Pack addon will feature eight new maps, but there is no confirmation from Microsoft in any way on the validity of the information. We contacted the Powers That Be and got the usual "no comment" reply, which could either mean it's bogus information or that an announcement is imminent and no details are supposed to be released yet. Sources also claim that after its initial retail debut, the addon will be released through Xbox Live at a pace of two maps at a time.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (PS3/Xbox2/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 1:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks today announced that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is currently in development for PC and future generation consoles (PS3 & Xbox 2). In development since 2002, Oblivion is another leap forward in role-playing with its combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics.

'Project: Snowblind' Now in Stores - Trailer

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Project: Snowblind is a the first-person action shooter putting you in the role of an elite super soldier, fighting on the front lines of a near-future war using unique weapons, abilities and high-tech gadgetry that inject depth and variety to gameplay. Windows gamers today is your day to suit up and ready your weapons for battle. Project: Snowblind for PC has shipped and is now in stores in North America.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline.

'Madagascar' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 12:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to the island of Madagascar. When their vessel capsizes off the coast, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.

'Manhattan Chase' - Demo & Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dutch developer Team6 has now released a 'final' demo for their car racing game, Manhattan Chase, which lets you choose between the brave side of the police, or the evil side of the criminals. In short: Chase, or be chased! The single-player demo features one mission and also has a multiplayer option (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Sniper Elite' (PC/PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory. In development since 2003, Sniper Elite is a sniping/stealth game due to be released on PS2, PC and Xbox May 2005.

'Championship Manager 5' - v5.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Barely out in stores, premiere's in the UK today, Eidos has already released the first patch updating Championship Manager 5 with all the latest player stats and addressing various interface issues, fixing match engine problems, and another ton of fixes and gameplay adjustments. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Yet Another Former WestWood Employee Leaves EA

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After Dustin Browder left EA for Blizzard and Skaggs stepped away for personal reasons, a third former Westwood employee has left Electronic Arts. Adam Isgreen, lead designer on Red Alert, Tiberian Sun and Firestorm, and most recently Multiplayer Design Director for Goldeneye Rogue Agent, has announced he will be leaving EALA and is moving over to Petroglyph, a studio comprised of several other ex-Westwood employees, who is currently working on Star Wars Empire at War for LucasArts. "After spending 2 years out at EA after Westwood was consolidated, with several abortive attempts to get a new C&C off the ground, EA and I have parted ways." Read more details over at PlanetCNC.

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Developer Blue 52 Shuts Down

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 7:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MCV is reporting that UK development studio Blue 52 has closed its doors after failing to secure enough cash to pay for company overheads, MCV can reveal. The forthcoming release of Stolen, Blue 52’s highly-regarded stealth sim, to be published by Hip Interactive at the beginning of April, has not been affected. Sources close to the London-based developer indicate that a small team has relocated to alternative premises to complete work on Stolen, and that the company is set to rise from the ashes as a new business initiative, Curve Games Studios, with the same core staff later this year.