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'Serious Sam 2' (Xbox/PC) - Game Details

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The series famous for relentless intensity is returning bigger, better looking and more frantic than ever before. Sam Stone is back to rescue the universe one bullet at a time against overwhelming hordes of time traveling enemies in Serious Sam 2. Built from the ground up with a completely new engine, Serious Sam 2 will be a shot of adrenaline to the hearts of first-person shooter fans across the world. This is serious!

'Risk Your Life: Path of the Emperor' - Free 14-Day Trial

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xfire and Planetwide Games have announced that starting today, they will be offering a free 14-day trial download of "RYL: Path of the Emperor" - the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game. This 14-day trial download offers new online game players the ability to experience "RYL: Path of the Emperor," which has the look and feel of an RPG and a FPS hybrid in a massively multiplayer online role playing game.

'Knights of the Temple II' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Facts & Screens

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

In KOTT2 players will join the ultimate battle of Paul de Raque, Grand Master of the Order of the Temple and hero of the first game, and the forces of Hell. Travelling the lands and kingdoms of 13th century Europe, Paul must unveil the secret of three mysterious ancient artefacts and fight the demon armies attacking our world.

'Tenchu: Shinobi Taizen' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From Software is bringing the Tenchu franchise to the PSP. Schedule for a July 28 release date in Japan, Tenchu: Shinobi Taizen is situated shortly after Tenchu 3 and revolves around the series' hero and heroine, Rikimaru and Ayame. Both characters will have their own missions in scenario mode, and there will be multiplayer head-to-head through PSP's Wi-Fi or USB connections. Tenchu: Shinobi Taizen will also include an editor to make your own missions, buildings and place enemies, all saveable on a Memory Stick Duo.

'Gene Troopers' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gene Troopers you are in the heart of a unique, vibrant and living universe. Explore amazing new worlds, develop your character into a stealth or battle professional, control supernatural powers, make friends with powerful characters and lead them into battle against the forces of evil. Experience a captivating sci-fi story, high-paced action and thrilling game play in a setting never seen before.

'EverQuest II' Expansion Pack and Adventure Pack Announced

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced EverQuest II Desert of Flames and EverQuest II The Splitpaw Saga, the first expansion pack and second adventure pack, respectively, for its MMO EQ II. Desert of Flames will launch launch September 12th 2005 and retail for $29.99 and will be showcased at the upcoming E3 in Los Angeles. The Splitpaw Saga will be available only via digital download for just $7.99 starting June 28th 2005.

'World Racing 2' (Xbox/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Racing 2 enhances the technology of the game's fore-runner World Racing, which introduced an innovative 3D landscape technology and sophisticated driving physics. While World Racing focussed on the simulation aspect, World Racing 2 will put the fun of driving at centre stage and offer optimised arcade racing characteristics, rich and varied range of mission modes, lively scenarios, enhanced tuning options and a great variety of cars.

'Aurora Watching: Gorky Zero' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aurora Watching is a third person perspective stealth game taking place in the Arctic. During the mission, Sullivan faces many opponents, not all of whom are human and each of which can be defeated in many ways, Mini-games, puzzles, and hi-tech gadgets keep players excited from the very beginning to the end.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV has released the first patch GSC World's 3D RTS Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars. This patch brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses a game speed issue on computers with low RAM, fixes a problem with pack horses pathfinding, resolves a buffer overrun issue, map balancing in Skirmish mode, multiplayer improvements & stability, etc. Read more for download links ...

'Pariah' (Xbox/PC) Sequel Already in the Works

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Extremes barely shipped Pariah to retail stores earlier this week, and word is already out of a sequel being under development. In an interview with Canadian gaming mag Wham! Gaming, DE's James Schmalz confirmed Pariah 2 is due to follow shortly, and on current generation machines, not next-gen. James also said "Pariah 2 will be like a 'bridge' game between current and future systems." The making of a franchise, it seems ...