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'Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny' - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny, players will experience a new epic story line and participate in a bitter struggle for power. Behind the conflict are the war-like Viamontians and their calculating, ruthless king, Varicci II. Also, powerful figures of Dereth who hid in the shadows in years past will be thrust to the forefront of the burgeoning revolution to help define Dereth's new destiny. The third installment of the original Asheron's Call series will feature an exhaustive amount of new game play to compliment the massive amounts of existing episodic content.

'Jak X' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jak X takes place after the events in Jak III and you are in a desperate race to save the world from poisoning, the only way to obtain the cure is by racing the Krew.You will have to complete various types of races such as time trial, deathmatch, time box and so forth, all set in a free and non-linear GTA type environment. You will be able to equip your ride with a variety of missiles, short and long-range guns, mines, turbo boosts, repair kits and so forth. This time around, there will be split-screen multiplayer and the word on the street is, full online multiplayer.

'Ratchet: Deadlocked' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ratchet: Deadlocked will be more squad based, so you will be running, jumping & shooting with various new characters. Ratcher will now wear a Master Chief like battle suit, and have even more customizable firearms. Ratchet: Deadlocked will feature multiplayer and the possibility to play the singleplayer missions with friends over the internet.

'LoTR: The Battle for Middle-earth' Patch Delayed

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A community update on the official BFME website reveals that the new v1.02 patch has been delayed until late April due to some new technical issues encountered when working on adressing other fixes. "After implementing all of the balance changes, technical fixes, the “code matrix” (as I like to refer to as the inner-workings of the game) started producing some ugly errors. We found ourselves in a position we didn’t expect to be in at this time and the team is working on getting the patch back on track." Read more for fix details ...

'Predator: Concrete Jungle' (PS2/Xbox) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Predator: Concrete Jungle is a 3rd person action/adventure game weaves the past with the future, as gamers become the terrifying Predator, hunting the Earth for criminals using superhuman powers, fantastic vision modes and an impressive array of alien weaponry.

Various Game Trailers #477

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 11:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • 1944: Battle Of The Bulge - Trailer (2)
  • Pariah - Trailer #7
  • Battlefield 2 - Shakycam Footage
  • SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo - Trailer #2
  • Guild Wars - Intro Movie

'Godfather' Director Not Happy With Video Game Adaptation

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fox News is reporting that Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola is not happy with Paramount and EA regarding the upcoming video game based on his Mafia trilogy. In an interview that will air coming Sunday 11 AM EDT on AMC's 'Sunday Morning ShootOut, Coppola says "I had absolutely nothing to do with the game and I disapprove, I think it's a misuse of film." Coppola does not like the way the characters are being portrayed and the game ends up being nothing but a shootout. To top it all off Coppola claims he never gave, nor was asked, permission to make a video game out of the movie(thanks VE3D.com).

'Project Zero 3' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Terror returns once again with Project Zero 3, the third installment in Tecmo's popular survival horror title, Project Zero. While no release dates have been announced yet for Europe or North America, it will debut in Japan this summer. In PZ3 (or Fatal Frame 3) you play as Rei Kurosawa, but you will also encounter Miku Hinasaki and Kei Amakura from the previous two titles, and they will also be playable somewhere down the line. No specifics are available for now, so these screens will have to do ...

'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition' (PS2/Xbox) - 51 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition is the quintessential racing game for any true aficionado of the automotive and racing lifestyle, and is the only game to offer a full range of street vehicle culture including over 50 fully customizable licensed vehicles. The full spectrum includes import tuners, motorcycles and luxury rides all of which are fully customizable in both style and performance.

No 'Resurrection of Evil' In Germany

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A sad day for the DOOM 3 fans in Germany as publisher Activision did not manage to receive a rating for its game, and therefore cannot sell the newest expansion 'Resurrection of Evil' in German retail stores. Co-developed by Nerve Software and id Software, DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil continues the terrifying and intense action of the already classic DOOM 3.