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'Day of Reckoning 2' (NGC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last year, you rose from the “minor leagues” of the WWE to become not only one of its top Superstars, but the World Heavyweight Champion. Maybe it was too much success too quickly. Maybe you were just not ready to carry the target on your back that comes with being a champion. Or maybe you were simply betrayed. Whatever the reason, you lost the title and now must find your way back to the elusive path of vindication. This time around, the path will be even more difficult as the line between friend and foe is not always clear. This time around, trust no one…

'Sengoku Basara' (PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2005 @ 12:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sengoku Basara takes you to the Sengoku War period in Japan where you must guide your warlord through armies of foot soldiers, with a gameplay style reminiscent of other hack-and-slash titles like Dynasty Warriors and Kingdom Under fire. Produced by Resident Evil 4's Hiroyuki Kobayashi, and with Devil May Cry's Makoto Tsuchibayashi in charge of character design Sengoku Basara is already well on its way to be an interesting title in the very least.

'The Matrix Online' - New Patch Adds Features and Gameplay Improvements

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 5:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest Matrix Online patch version introduces several new features and improvements to the game like special beta tester clothing, specially desgined by the MxO team exclusive to former beta testers, and an in-game media player, allowing you to play any file type supported by Windows Media Player, such as media streams, playlists, and local files. Other changes included in this update are an increase in player inventory capacities, and the introduction of Organization vs. Organization PvP combat. Read more for a detailed fix list ...

Various Game Trailers #472

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 5:37 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 :

  • Coded Arms [PSP] - Trailer
  • Destroy All Humans! - Trailer #3
  • Musashi: Samurai Legend - Trailers (4)
  • Namco vs. Capcom - Trailer
  • Pariah - Trailer #5
  • Settlers: Heritage of Kings - The Fog Realm - Trailer
  • Shadow The Hedgehog - Trailer #2

'Take Command 1861: 1st Bull Run' - v1.1 Patch & SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take Command 1861: 1st Bull Run uses the weapons, strategies, and tactics of the Civil War without limiting game play to the actual battles of the era. This v1.1 patch adds a new map (The Battle of Morgan Hill), 1024x768 support, and a ton of improvements, bug & crash fixes. A v1.1 SDK to make your own scenarios is also available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 2:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. Oblivion is another leap forward in role-playing with its combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics. The official website also has a new team diary with programmer Steve Meister talking about the combat in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

'Jaws Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Jaws, players assume the role of a Great White shark driven to a predacious frenzy by the sonic emanations of underwater oil drilling equipment. To defend their underwater territory, players undertake a campaign to drive the raiders away while simultaneously solving a series of action-based puzzles designed to thwart the player.

'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with French developer Quantic Dream, and will be bringing Indigo Prophecy to North America. Indigo Prophecy, previously known as Fahrenheit, is a spectacular interactive thriller, set in New-York, gives gamers the unique chance to play both hunter and fugitive, which in turn leads them to speak, explore, interact, fight and confront unknown dark forces.

Larian Studios Licenses Megon Physics Engine

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Larian Studios has chosen Meqon to provide its future next-generation games with realistic dynamics and physics. Meqon is praised by Larian Studios' developers for its ease of use, stability, flexibility and performance. Thanks to Meqon, projects at Larian Studios can look forward to ragdolls, liquid surfaces, rigid bodies, lifelike explosions, and overall enhancements in animation. Next to Megon, Larian has also licensed GameBryo and SpeedTree for its next project.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 1, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that BioWare's Jade Empire has gone gold. The Xbox exclusive action-RPG will burst into North American retail outlets starting on April 12, with worldwide distribution occurring shortly thereafter. Pre-order the limited edition now to receive a bonus character at no extra cost.