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by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar' Marches Into Stores - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Koios Works today announced that Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar has been released for sale from the Matrix Games online store via digital download. A boxed copy will also be available by the end of the week. Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar introduces several major improvements since Alexander the Great, including a full 3D camera, non-linear campaigns and a mobilization/re-enlistment system for your forces.

'Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes' Development Team Expands

by Rainier on April 27, 2005 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is very pleased to announce that "Wild Bill" Wilder, famed for his roles with series such as Battlefront's Combat Mission, HPS' Squad Battles, TalonSoft's Operational Art of War, and Matrix Games' Steel Panthers Series, has joined the crew at Lock 'n Load to bring the battles of the 82nd and 101st Airborne into the game.

'Deadhunt' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 10:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deadhunt is a first-person arcade shooter (FPS) game that merges the best features of arcade and FPS action games with fresh ideas and new twists. REL Games has released an updated demo, adding an extra difficulty setting to the game. Read more for download links ...

'SWAT 4' - Mission Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 7:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. If the ingame editor is not good enough, try your luck with the mission editor (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Hellgate: London' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced Hellgate: London, the first original PC title from premier developer Flagship Studios. Hellgate: London is a role-playing game set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomised world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden world where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.

'Jak X: Combat Racing' (PS2) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jak X: Combat Racing, created exclusively for the PS2 by Naughty Dog, introduces head-to-head car combat and incorporating both multiplayer and online functionality to deliver a refreshingly new experience to fans of both the Jak and Daxter series and car combat gameplay.

Seven More Companies Sign On For SpeedTree - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

IDV, Inc. announced today that it has added yet another 7 developers to its growing list of SpeedTree customers. Korean developers Gravity and Webzen, Mythic Entertainment, Cyanide, as well as Spellforce 2 developer Phenomic and several others have gone on record as users of SpeedTree for its wind effects, foliage editor, dynamic LODs, and an aesthetic prowess that runs circles around anything else out there. Read more for details ...

'Predator: Concrete Jungle' (PS2/Xbox) Unleashes In Stores

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi announced today that Predator: Concrete Jungle, developed by Eurocom for the PS2 and Xbox, has shipped to stores and is now available nationwide. The new 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.

SNK USA Reveals 2005 Xbox Lineup

by Rainier on April 26, 2005 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK USA announced today that they will unleash four new games for the Xbox in 2005 that will have full Xbox Live support including rematch, head-to-head fighting and Tournament Modes. The King of Fighters Neowave, Samurai Showdown 5, The King of Fighters '94 Re-Bout, and KOF: Maximum Impact - Maniax which will all ship during 2005 for the system. Later this Summer SNK will also release Metal Slug 4/5 combo pack for the system that will offer Xbox Live Leaderboard options and King of Fighers 02/03 that will offer online head-to-head fighting.