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'Arx Fatalis - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 10:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Arkane Studios has issued updated retail patches for Arx Fatalis, nonetheless retaining their 3D role-playing game at version 1.15. This release addresses a gameplay bug where you would get stuck "Players reported that Kultar attacks you in the castle, if you did not free him from the prison at the beginning of the game. The player stays stuck because the sewers don't open". Read more for links where to grab this puppy ..

'Battle Engine Aquila' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 10:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames and Lost Toys have announced that Battle Engine Aquila has gone gold for Xbox and PS2 and is expected to appear in stores early 2003 (original date is slated January 2003). Set on the planet Allium where climate changes have resulted in the sea raising, Battle Engine Aquila has players fighting with the faction known as the Forseti against another called the Muspell in his battle tank, the Battle Engine Aquila. Check out the official website for more details ...

Vexx (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Release Date & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 8:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On the forsaken remains that were once the proud planet called Astara, the villagers of Rockhaven lead difficult but peaceful lives, until the day the Shadowraith, "Dark Yabu," and his minions sweep down from the sky. With terrible ferocity and ruthless efficiency they descend upon the townsfolk, enslaving them to work deep in the caves that surround their village. The Dark Yabu kills the grandfather of the young Vexx, who manages to slip quietly aboard the enemy's windship. There, locked deep within Yabu's sanctum, lie the last pair of Astani Battlegauntlets. The gloves leap from their chest onto Vexx's outstretched hands, bonding to his arms and giving him special powers. Acclaim will be releasing Vexx for the PS2, GameCube and Xbox this February. Check our new batch vexxilicious screens ...

'V-Rally 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 7:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week Infogrames announced that its hugely successful V-Rally brand was speeding onto the Xbox in April 2003. Following on from the unprecedented success of the PlayStation 2 version, V-Rally 3 on Xbox will be the definitive version of this great racer and leave other rally games trailing in its dust. Today we have the first batch of screens to show you what you can expect in terms of "visual persuasion". Njoy!

Infogrames Sells Theatrical Film Rights For 'Alone In The Dark'

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 5:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. and Dritte/Vierte Boll Kino Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co KG (Boll Kino) today announced a deal that will take Infogrames' horror classic, ALONE IN THE DARK from the computer screen to the big screen. Infogrames has sold Boll Kino the theatrical feature film rights to the game, which created and spawned the survival-horror gaming genre that exists today.

Majesco Announces 'BlowOut' (Xbox/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco today announced one of its newest offerings for 2003, BlowOut, a next generation 3D side-scrolling shooter intended for release for the PlayStation2, Xbox, and PC. Developed by Kaos Kontrol, BlowOut is slated for release next fall.

UPDATE: Just added the first few screens .. Njoy!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell' - Trailers

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 4:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell will grant players access to the highest echelons of national security, where shadowy operatives have the freedom to do whatever it takes to safeguard America. In Splinter Cell, the player controls Sam Fisher, a field operative of a secretive "black-ops" NSA sub-agency called Third Echelon. Sam Fisher is geared up to infiltrate high-security strongholds, seize critical intelligence, destroy threatening data and neutralize the enemy - all without leaving a trace. Developed by Ubi Soft's Montreal Studio in Canada, Splinter Cell, is a unique experience that will have the player thinly skate on the fine line that separates fact from fiction. A new gameplay trailer and a "making of" are now available for download, read more for links ...

'Postal 2' - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With screaming next generation UNREAL engine technology from Epic Games, Inc., Running With Scissors is locked and loaded like never before. Running With Scissors is getting ready to frag 'em and shag 'em in extra-crispy first-person style. Why? Because everyone knows the POSTAL Dude always delivers. Read more and check out the new trailer (combining Get Milk, Napalm Factory and Vince Errand into 1 file).

'Hitman 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive has released a second playable demo for Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, once again allowing you to step into the shoes of Codename 47 if you don't own the full game yet. This demo contains a mission where you're attending a party, and have to kill a general and retrieve a suitcase (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for links where to grab this beauty ...