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'Army Ranger: Mogadishu' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 7:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Groove Games today announced Army Ranger: Mogadishu, where players take part in the events leading upto the historic firefight that took place in Mogadishu, Somalia on October 3, 1993. Army Ranger: Mogadishu immerses players in direct action operations that include protecting shipments, defending HQ from mortar attacks, arresting key officials, rescuing hostages and destroying enemy facilities.

'Massive Development' Gets Shut Down

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After it earlier this year shut down Soldner developer Wings Simulations and Transport Giant's Ebensee studio, JoWood keeps trimming down its internal development studios. Aquanox developer Massive Development is the next casuality in JoWood's struggle to returning to profit. In a statement issued earlier today JoWood and Massive announced that current projects, such as the PS2 title AquaNox: The Angel's Tears, are not cancelled and will be finished, although timeframe was not provided. Rumours of an Aquanox 3, and whether it will also continue to be developed, could not be confirmed at this point.

'Call of Duty 3' In The Works?

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Activision and Infinity Ward have yet to release Call Of Duty 2 later this year, it seems that preparations are already underway for a third iteration in the WW2 FPS franchise. Developer Infinity Ward's jobs page has a listing looking to hire a "Senior Next-gen Programmer," for on an all-new IP, and Call Of Duty 3. No specific details are metioned, and somehow I think we will need to wait quite a few more for any official announcement or confirmation.

'The Guild 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Guild 2 will be a combination of unique sweeping role-play and a fascinating life-simulation, conjuring the medieval life anew on your PC. As in the successful predecessor Europa 1400: The Guild and the subsequent expansion pack, the newest development by 4HeadStudios awakes the 14th century to a new life. Check the freshly launched website, or read more for new screens & trailer

'Splinter Cell' - Euro v1.3 Update Patch

by Rainier on May 30, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft has seemingly released a new patch for the European version of its stealth third-person action game Splinter Cell. This update brings your European CD/DVD retail game to v1.3 and adds common files for 4 downloadable maps (althuog the content itself is not included), and addresses refelctions and night vision problem with Radeon based gfx cards (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'Psychonauts' - v1.02 Patch & Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2005 @ 11:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco has released a new patch for Double Fine's action/adventure Psychonauts. This update brings your retail game to v1.02 and addresses some camera issues, adds better error reporting, reordered shutdown sequence and the usual bug & game crash fixes. There is also a patch available for the demo, as well as a fully updated version. Read more for download links ...

'Quake IV' (X360/PC) Teaser Website Launched

by Rainier on May 29, 2005 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Quake 4, the Strogg are quickly regrouping. With the Strogg's planetary defenses still destroyed, Earth's forces can deliver a full and final assault. This time, you're not alone. You are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad, and part of Earth’s next invasion wave. An army of soldiers are fighting with you and an arsenal of weapons and vehicles are at your disposal in this heroic and epic battle between worlds. Activsion has launched a small Quake 4 teaser website, offering some brief info and email signup.

1C Company's E3 2005 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 29, 2005 @ 4:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens & trailers (converted to DivX for your convenience, still a few more coming later) from 1C Company's 2005 E3 lineup:

'Hellgate: London' - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2005 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellgate: London, developed by Flagship Studios, is a role-playing game set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.

'Devil Kings' (PS2) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2005 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Devil Kings is a fast-paced action game set against a backdrop of a warring nation as feudal lords battle for land and power. Choose from a selection of heroic warriors and utilize their unique combat abilities to fight on the battlefields and unify the country. Devil Kings possesses compelling gameplay that will have gamers unleashing a variety of devastating attacks to triumph over every enemy.