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'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell' Announced

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it will publish the Painkiller Expansion Pack: Battle out of Hell for its award-winning PC FPS. Releasing well in time for the holidays, the Expansion Pack will offer multiple features to extend enjoyment of this spectacular shooter.

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released the first patch for Wing Simulations' multiplayer shooter SÖLDNER: Secret Wars. This v28610 contains improved vehicle functionality, netcode optimisation, various Commander mode and player map, the usual bug/crash fixes, tweaks, and various other stuff. Read more for details and download links ...

'Blood Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In ‘Blood Magic’ the weapon of choice is magic. Graphically stunning, the game is set in a richly detailed medieval-style world, allowing the player a wide variety of choices both in individual quests and character development. There are a dozen different fields of magic, over 100 weapons in the game and nearly limitless spell possibilities.

PC Preview - 'Star Wars: Battlefront'

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Star Wars Battlefront is an action/shooter game that gives fans and gamers the opportunity to re-live and participate in all of the classic Star Wars battles like never before. Players can select one of a number of different soldier types, jump into any vehicle, man any turret on the battlefront and conquer the galaxy planet-by-planet online with their friends or offline in a variety of single player modes.

'Half-Life 2' - Hollywood Voice Cast Revealed

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 10:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's Gabe Newell has been spotted on the Half-Life 2 Fallout forum dropping by to post some info about who they signed to do the voice overs in HL2, available language versions and the size of the game. Half-Life 2 is about 3.5 GB uncompressed and about 2 GB compressed. This doesn't include CS:Source, HL-1:Source, DoD:Source, the SDK, or whatever (thanks Shacknews) Read more for list of the voice actors ...

Director Uwe Boll Not Happy With Online Reactions

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noted German director Uwe Boll, who apparently skipped his English lessons in school, has posted a comment on the Alone In The Dark movie website about the not so positive reactions on the internet.

"HOUSE Of THE DEAD was in a lot of territories a very big success. In Middle East, Russia, Spain, Thailand and South America was the movie similar to the USA and KANADA two weeks in the TOP TEN and a long time in the Video/DVD-Charts. In a lot of countries the release is coming up in summer. But in the internet are a lot of negative voices talking about the film and I wanna tell all this people that they are right and wrong."

Various 'Game Trailers' Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 6:31 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 :

'Jak 3' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created and developed by Naughty Dog, Inc., Jak 3 is the team's follow-up to their best-selling title, Jak II and their Greatest Hits PlayStation2 debut title, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. Combining a variety of genres including driving, adventure, action-platform, puzzles, strategy and exploration, Jak 3 promises to deliver one of the most entertaining and interactive experiences to gamers this holiday season!

'Starfleet Command' Developer 'Taldren' Shuts Down

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on Starfleet Universe that the developer of the Starfleet Command series, Taldren, has shut down. Taldren was working on a new Xbox/PC title for publisher Majesco, which got delayed a few months back, but with the demise of the developer, that project seems to have gone under completely. An incarnation of Taldren will survive in South Korea as Taldren's CEO Erik Bethke has already struck roots in Korea and is forging plans to develop a myth-themed MMORPG.

'Yager' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yager captures your imagination as you battle for your life in tomorrow’s hostile skies. But is all what it seems…? Keep your wits about you, and use what you learn, as your struggle evolves to become the fight against constitutional power, conspiracy and control. Genre-busting mix of 3D action-adventure and air combat, coupled with the highly motivating storyline and nail-biting campaigns. Kemco is bringing Yager to North America, expected Q3 2004!