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'Monster Madness' (X360/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2005 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Madness, under development by Artificial Studios in conjunction with Immersion Software & Graphics, is a 4-player cooperative online-enabled action game for the PC and Xbox 360.

'Gun' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gun will be a GTA-style game, set in the West in the 1880s, in cities such as Dodge City and New Mexico's Las Vegas. The murderous 'Dodge City Gang' has been on a rampage and you seek revenge, hunting them down between Indians and Mexican pistoleros. Main mode of transportation is any horse you can find or steal, and of course, Gun will include high speed "horse" pursuits.

Layoffs Over At 'Myst' Developer Cyan Worlds

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyan employee The Grey Dragon has a blog posting about the shocking news that long time Myst developer Cyan worls has laid off all of its employees, except for Rand Miller and Tony Fryman. Cyan's future had been a bit rocky ever since the failed attempt at creating Myst Online, which was then changed to the commercially unsuccessful Uru. Reason for sudden demise is the inability to secure further funding, thus people had to be let go (thanks Uru Obesssion). Myst V: End of Ages will be released later this month, so maybe if it becomes another bestseller, there might be some hope for Cyan after all.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood builds upon the elements that have made Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 a runaway success by adding new features and game modes. Featuring a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood promises to lead the way this holiday season.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 3 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

'Grand Raid Offroad' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep in the wildest outback the best rally pilots compete on some of the most beautiful and longest tracks of the world. Races are dangerous: arriving in one piece at the end of a stage is already a victory... Choose from 30 vehicles the one that you consider to suit best to conquer the vast wilderness. And attention, with Grand Raid Offroad you will definetly be facing vastness.

'Total Overdose' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Total Overdose is an over-the-top, adrenalin-fuelled, free-style action, 3rd person cinematic adventure with a strong whiff of tequila. Crash cars, steal hats, shoot bad guys with style, jump bikes, fight in the street, meet girls, shoot more bad guys, find your fathers killer, hot-wire tractors, eat Burritos, catch planes, drink tequila; the Mexican heat can make people do the strangest things.

'Day of Defeat: Source' Coming This Month

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced today that DoD: Source is nearing completion and will be available before end of the month. An exact release date is not finalized yet, but people will be able to preload the game one week before its official launch. Day of Defeat: Source will be available as an individual purchase via Steam, as well as part of the Counter-Strike: Source retail package that will be available at stores around the same time. Half-Life 2: Silver and Gold package customers will automatically be able to play.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v1.7 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v1.7 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth. Read more for details and download links ...