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Microsoft Announces New Robust North American Xbox Price Move

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The console dubbed the sexiest video game system is becoming even more attractive. Effective March 30, the Xbox will be available for a handsome $149.99 in the United States and $199.99 in Canada, representing a significant savings of $30 for consumers in both regions. In addition, Microsoft will reduce the price of the Xbox console in Mexico to $1,999 pesos, which translates to a consumer savings of $500 pesos or roughly $45 (U.S.).

'Painkiller' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games announced today that its highly anticipated FPS, Painkiller, has reached Gold Master Status for the PC. The game will be available April 12th at retailers across North America. Created by development team People Can Fly, Painkiller puts gamers in the role of Daniel Garner, the unfortunate victim of a fatal car accident who finds himself trapped in a dark and unwelcoming world somewhere between Heaven and Hell. The key to salvation is to fight through more than 50 species of Hell’s wildest incarnations in an attempt to stop an imminent Unholy War.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War' - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000; Dawn of War is the first real-time strategy title in THQ's agreement with industry-leading PC development studio Relic Entertainment Inc. Based on the world of Warhammer 40,000 - the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe traveled by millions worldwide from Games Workshop, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is scheduled for release in fall 2004. Read more for some new screens...

Microsoft Drops 'OddWorld'

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At last week's GDC, Developer Oddworld Inhabitants revealed that it's latest OddWorld product, Steef's Oddysee, will no longer be published by Microsoft. Due to this development the name has been changed to "Stranger", which is also the name of the main character. Oddworld Inhabitants says that eventhough Microsoft no longer publishes the product, it will most likely remain an Xbox exclusive, and although so far no other publishers is known, Stranger, is scheduled for end of the year.

'Mashed' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 2:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mashed is a top down racing game that pits up to four players against each other in a gladiatorial racing battle extravaganza. Compete over 13 challenging and diverse environments using whatever means necessary to batter and bruise your opponents into submission, and claim victory for yourself. Using a plethora of weapons or just your driving skills unleash your fury, cause absolute carnage and send your friends to a humiliating defeat!

'Beyond Divinity' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The street date for the English version of Beyond Divinity’s has been postponed to late April 2004. The main reason for the delay is Larian’s commitment to give the fans the RPG they want. With the release of the Beyond Divinity demo last month, the studio obtained a lot of a valuable feedback from the RPG community.

Marathon Video Gaming - Asteroids For 27 Hours

by Rainier on March 28, 2004 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It’s been nearly 20 years since a video gamer has played an arcade game for more than a day on a single quarter. In fact, not since Twin Galaxies conducted the 1st Annual Iron Man Contest for the Guinness Book back in July,1985, has a video gamer stepped to the plate intent on breaking a long-standing video game marathon world record.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2004 @ 9:03 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • KillZone - Trailer
  • La Pucelle: Tactics - Trailer
  • Serious Sam 2 - Trailer


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

'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident' - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2004 @ 8:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Immerse yourself in "Nexus - The Jupiter Incident", a real-time mission-based tactical space game featuring spectacular real time battles and breathtaking motion picture quality. Focus on tactics and action as you control up to a dozen battleships encountering aliens, unknown solar systems and astrophysical phenomena in your struggle to save Earth. Mithis has updated the official 'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident', read more to check out some new screens ...

'Europa Universalis II' - v1.08 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2004 @ 1:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Europa Universalis II is the sequel to one of the greatest strategy games ever made - Europa Universalis. It invites you to a global struggle for supremacy from the dark times of Jeanne D'Arc to the flaming wars of Napoleon. This patch brings your retail game to v1.08 (works for ALL English versions) and contains fixes for features, game balance issues, general bugs, multiplayer, stability and plenty more (thanks Blues). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...