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'Worms Forts: Under Siege' (PS2/Xbox) Dig in At Retail

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 8:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the availability of Worms Forts: Under Siege on the Xbox and the PS2. This new installment ratchets the strategy of the series' game play up a notch, allowing players to build huge fortifications and defend against opponent attacks.

'City of Heroes' Goes Table-Top

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eden Studios announces today an agreement with Cryptic Studios and NCsoft for the design and production of the City of Heroes table-top roleplaying game (RPG), based on the comic book inspired massively multiplayer online roleplaying computer game by the same name.

'Sacred Underworld' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 4:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ascaron have announced the completion of its highly anticipated expansion pack "Sacred Underworld". The expansion pack will be available from 24th March in Germany, and from 22nd April internationally.

'Ghost Recon 2' (NGC) Lays Down Supressive Fire At Retail

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 3:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 for GameCube has shipped for retail. Developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai studio, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 lets players embody Captain Scott Mitchell, leader of the elite Ghost Recon Special Forces team, in a crucial mission to defuse a dangerous situation in North Korea in 2007.

Various Game Trailers #460

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 2:54 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 :

  • Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents UndeR Pressure - Trailer #2
  • SWAT 4 - Trailer #4
  • Cold Fear - Trailer #5
  • Forza Motorsports - Game vs. Reality Trailer #2

'Act of War: Direct Action' - Updated Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 2:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Act of War: Direct Action, developed by Eugen Systems, is Atari's new action game with a storyline and game universe created in cooperation with Dale Brown, 15-time New York Times best-selling author and expert on US military, global conflict and future military technology. Atari has released an update patch which adds NAT negotiation, and a new "replay" option, and the usual gameplay tweaks and bug fixes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Aquanox: The Angels Tears' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 2:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed early last year, JoWooD Productions and Massive Development todya officially announced the PS2 version of the successful underwater shooter which intensifies the fear of the dark and cold. Aquanox: The Angels Tears is the player's entry into the scaring world of Aqua, the place where his fascinating story takes part.

'Combat: Task Force 121' (Xbox/PC) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 1:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Groove Games today announced Combat: Task Force 121, a full featured modern military shooter that thrusts gamers into the most elite covert unit of the United States military. Developed by Direct Action Games, founded by the creators of the best-selling SPEC OPS series, and using the Unreal Engine2, Combat: Task Force 121 features state of the art graphics, an immersive storyline and intense multiplayer action on Xbox Live and LAN over PC, all at a value price.

'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set during the famous airdrop before the invasion at Normandy, Sgt. Matt Baker and his squad of 101st Airborne paratroopers were scattered over the French countryside. As the story unfolds, the player must choose between the success of his mission and the lives of his men – his brothers in arms. After last weeks fluke, Ubisoft has now released the official v1.02 patch which focuses mainly on improving the online matchmaking and LAN mulitplayer features. Read more for download links ...

'Cold Fear' (PS2/Xbox) Creeps Into Retail - Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Cold Fear has shipped for the Xbox and PS2. Cold Fear is a thrilling action-horror game that electrifies with action-packed gameplay and a horrifying, suspenseful storyline. In Cold Fear, players can master every situation ­ if they keep their blood cold and use their wits. Because on a hell-bound ship, everyone is DEAD weight. Cold Fear is rated "M" (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Language and has an MSRP of $49.99.