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Monolith Axes 80 Employees

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Seattle Times is reporting that Monolith Productions is laying off 80 employees after transferring two of its game titles (Matrix Online and a yet to be announced DC Comics MMO) to Sony Online Entertainment. At least 25 of those employees have been offered jobs at Sony Online Entertainment's Bellevue office, about two miles away. After the layoffs Monolith still employs about 100 people and continues to develop F.E.A.R, for Vivendi, and Condemned: Criminal Origins for SEGA.

'The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is a new action/adventure game, developed by Simpsons: Hit & Run's Radical Games, and will feature the ultimate in destructible environments, an awesome Hulk-powered ability to weaponize any object and a massive free-roaming, fully interactive world.

'Conker: Live & Reloaded' (Xbox) Squeezes Its Way To Retail

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that the world's most popular squirrel commando is set to reload and unload on gamers everywhere, as Conker: Live & Reloaded is now available at North American retail. Conker: Live & Reloaded will drop gamers into the front lines of an epic battle between the noble Squirrels and the vicious Tediz.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software and Activision today announced the launch of the offcial Enemy Territory: Quake Wars website, including a streaming trailer and more info about the story. Developed by Splash Damage and built on id Software's new MegaTexture rendering technology, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Revealed

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Khaeon Games, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, Spellborn uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. Read more for details ...

'Worms 4: Mayhem' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. A few days earlier than expected, Codemasters has released a demo offering 2 maps (Quick match/multiplayer, and story mode). Read more for download links ...

'Alan Wake' (PS3/X360/PC) - 2 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alan Wake, the game's protagonist, is a bestselling horror writer, who writes a novel about his darkest nightmares. In the game, those nightmares come true. As with Remedy's previous games, story and atmosphere are fundamental elements. The game features a massive, open world for the players to explore. The game design is mission based with the player as the driving force behing the action, and as with their previous games, Remedy again focuses completely on delivering the best possible single player experience.

'Far Cry' - v1.32 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a new patch for Crytek's Far Cry. This update patch brings your retail version to v1.32, and fixes various graphical problems, addresses a video playback, server, and game crash issue. Read more for download links ...

'Scooby-Doo! Unmasked' (GBA/NDS/ NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this action adventure platform game, players will assume the role of Scooby-Doo as he and the teenage sleuths of Mystery Inc. visit Fred's cousin Jed, a monster movie set designer. They'll find Jed has disappeared and his animatronics are out of control, sending mechanical monsters haywire and making Jed the prime suspect. Players must stop the creepy costumed characters, unmask the truth and prove Jed's innocence.

'Imperial Glory' - Intel Chip Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imperial Glory offers an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attributes. Eidos has released a small patch for Pyro Studios' RTS addressing the issue of Intel Chipsets not being able to start the game (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...