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'Lifeline' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lifeline is a heart-pounding action adventure set high above Earth in the futuristic surroundings of a space station hotel. Players will begin LifeLine by finding themselves mysteriously trapped in the hotel’s security monitor room. In the first-ever voice activated action adventure, players must work together with their virtual partner by verbally directing them through numerous obstacles and challenges including deadly duels with horrifying creatures. Read more for some new screens ...

'Ninja Gaiden' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2004 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden is on the cutting-edge of action as the player takes on the role of powerful ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, who seeks revenge after his clan is massacred by the Vigor Empire. Taking full advantage of three-dimensional space, you follow the story with only your wits, your ninja skills, and your deadly sword, cutting down opponents in the Vigor Empire as you attempt to beat the Holy Emperor and reclaim the magic sword "Ryuken". Realistic battle actions and acrobatic ninja actions add another dimension to the game, restoring Ninja Gaiden to its rightful place in the gaming pantheon.

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2004 @ 1:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Unreal Tournament 2004 is the next evolution of the greatest competitive computer game ever created," said Jean-Philippe Agati, senior vice president and general manager of Atari's Los Angeles studio. "The addition of new modes, mods and maps as well as the controllable land-, air- and space-based vehicles, means Unreal fans are getting an entirely new experience featuring devastating vehicular combat and wide scale warfare." Check out some new screens ...

'Conflict Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad' (Xbox) - Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

No discriminating special forces operative wants to be caught in the heat of battle with just one set of fatigues. Xbox gamers no longer need worry about this messy predicament as Gathering announces the first Xbox Live downloadable content for its hit title Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad. Four new alternate uniform patterns for special forces operatives Bradely, Foley, Conners and Jones are now available for download to Xbox users who own a copy of Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad and have active Xbox Live accounts.

'Sword of Dracule' Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 7:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Newsarama.com has word from that Image comic book Sword of Dracule is making its way into a first person shooter under development at Critical Mass Interactive (previously known for SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman on PS2). While the comic series has a broader narrative, in the game, the player will be an agent under the command of Veronica “Ronnie” Van Helsing, who leads a UN-connected and armed to the teeth covert operation called the Polidorium. Unlike traditional vampire stories, the Cain said the CMI creators have patterned Sword of Dracula after games like Medal of Honor and Call of Duty, where action is wide, relentless and highly technological (thanks HomeLAN).

'Battlefield: Pirates' - Mod Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 6:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield: Pirates is a mod for EA's Battlefield 1942 and shortly after last update the BFP team has released another update mainly to address the lag introduced with the Alpha.22 update. Well, they're not going to leave you stranded on lag island, so they've released Alpha.23. This was mainly to fix the lag, but they've made a few other minor adjustments to increase your piratey pillaging pleasure. Read more for download links ...

'Lords of the Realm III' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 4:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eventhough the game is still several week away from release, Sierra has already released the first patch for their RTS title Lords of the Realm III. This update will being your retail gamer to v1.1 and adresses several game crashes, gameplay fixes. Lords of the Realm III has already gone gold according to our Sierra source and is expected in stores Mid March. Read more for details fix list and download links.

'Crash Bandicoot' & 'Spyro the Dragon' (GBA) Combine forces

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 3:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced the next installments in the best-selling Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon videogame franchises. Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage and Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy are scheduled to ship on the Game Boy Advance video game system in second quarter 2004. For the first time, the two renowned characters will meet up in each other's respective adventures in these upcoming action platformers. Albany, New York based studio, Vicarious Visions, is developing the games.

'Call of Cthulhu' (Xbox/PC) Web Site Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 12:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda sent out notice to announce the launch of the official Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth web site. The new site includes info on gameplay and story in Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, as well as new screenshots, renders, and wallpapers. Learn about the player character, Jack Walters, the creepy town of Innsmouth, and find out more about HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos he created. In addition, Bethesda Softworks producer Dennis Cheng's team diary provides an update on the game. Read more for some new screens ...

'Gangland' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Whiptail Interactive and developer MediaMobsters have released the highly anticipated single-player demo for their upcoming action game Gangland, scheduled to ship on March 3rd. The demo lets gamers take on the role of Mario, an up and coming mafia foot soldier, and features two Conquest Missions and one Challenge Mission from the game. Read more for download links ...