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'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30' (Xbox) Gets Live Update

by Rainier on June 16, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 Xbox auto-update 1 is now available. This update includes the following features: fixed the looping machine gun sound, the second local player on a client machine can now use voice chat, in multiplayer, killed characters more consistently play the correct death animation, a client's view of other player's orientation is now much more accurate. This update will take place automatically when you connect to Xbox Live and is only applicable to online players.

'Blitzkrieg II' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2005 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg II is created with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships.

'Lula 3D' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 16, 2005 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lula, the curvaceous producer of erotic movies, is in a serious fix. Just before shooting begins on her new film, three of her best bosom stars are kidnapped. There's no time to lose! Slip into Lula's role and race off to Frisco in her racy hotrod. Experience a wild chase across America with breakneck twists and a volley of erotic action (thanks Sven). Viewer discretion advised, nudity ahead!

'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2005 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. A complement of heroes, both new and familiar, will be the players' alter egos in dozens of new missions as they attempt to lead their troops to victory.

Microsoft Sues Online Retail Stores For Selling Pirated Software

by Rainier on June 16, 2005 @ 2:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has sued four online retailers in California and Virginia for selling pirated software after having received complaints from consumers and businesses who had purchased software from those outlets.

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

by Rainier on June 16, 2005 @ 2:20 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.

Various Game Trailers #527

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 11:47 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 :

  • From Russia With Love - Trailer #4
  • Soul Calibur 3 - Character Creation Trailer
  • Sudden Strike III: Arms for Victory - Trailer #2
  • Crash Tag Team Racing - E3 2005 Trailer
  • 50 Cent: Bulletproof - E3 2005 B-Roll Trailer
  • The Sims 2: Nightlife - Trailer #2


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'The Island: The Earthling' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 10:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella today announced The Island: The Earthling, a new first-person adventure quest with panoramic environments, under development at STEP Creative Group, and based based on the book "Inhabited Island" written by Strugatsky brothers. Read more for details & screens...

Vin Diesel Signs On For 'Hitman' Movie And Possibly Future Game

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 7:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Actor and self proclaimed gamer Vin Diesel is said to have signed on to star as Agent 47 in the upcoming Hitman movie, in the works over at 20th Century Fox. No director has been assgined yet but the movie will be produced by Charles Gordon (Daybreak Productions, Die Hard) and Adrian Askarieh (Prime Universe Productions, Spy Hunter), with a helping hand from Eidos' Paul Baldwin. It is also rumored that Vin Diesel's game production company Tigon Studios is in talks with Eidos and IO Interactive regarding the Hitman license and might lend his voice to a future Hitman title, its release coinciding with the aforementioned movie.

'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident' - MP Authentication Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

HD Interactive has released a tiny registration patch for Mithis Games' real-time mission-based tactical space game Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. The authentication server of Nexus is hosted on a different IP, so for the online multiplayer portion of the game to function properly with all release versions, this registry patch must be executed. Read more for download links ...