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Super X Studios Terminates Digital Jesters Publishing Agreement

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super X Studios announced that it is terminating their publishing agreement with Digital Jesters for their upcoming title Wild Earth. Super X Studios owner James Thrush stated, "It has come to our awareness that the company we signed with, Digital Jesters Limited, will not be able to fulfill its publishing role as its staff and assets are being subsumed by the new DJ Group publishing company. We wish them well on their new venture but as of this moment we are looking to place Wild Earth, which is now completed, with another publisher."

'Metal Combat' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 6:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Combat plans to re-invent the Fighting game genre with physics-based environments and characters, enabling fights with realistic reactions to every blow and destructible environments. The game is scheduled for release later this year for the PC and in the arcade by Solar Studios.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v1.9 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 6:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v1.9 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

'Hammer & Sickle' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 6:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A unique mix of turn-based and role-play, Hammer & Sickle is a brand-new gaming experience. CDV has released a demo for Nival's strategy game Hammer & Sickle allowing you to check out some cutscenes and one mission from the full game.

'El Matador' - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person action game with stealth elements set in the environment of the Central and South America. It takes proven features of the genre and enhances them with the latest technology, to provide the player with an opportunity to experience the excitement of espionage first hand.

'Europa Universalis II' - v1.09 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 2:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Europa Universalis II invites you to a global struggle for supremacy from the dark times of Jeanne D'Arc to the flaming wars of Napoleon. This patch brings your retail game to v1.09 (works for ALL English versions) and contains fixes for features, game balance issues, general bugs, multiplayer, stability and plenty more. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'StarCraft: Ghost' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 2:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is a tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands.

'Metal Shell' Canned On PS2 and Xbox, PSP Remains

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prior to E3 Australian developer Tantalus Interactive announced that it had begun work on Metal Shell, a ground breaking new title for PS2 and XBox. During E3 a PSP version was added to the mix, but recently Tantalus has updated its website with only the PSP edition listed as platform. We contacted CEO Tom Crago who comfirmed that console development on its arcade tank/combat has ceased, and Tantalus is now concentrating solely on the PSP version.

'Black' (PS2/Xbox) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Sergeant First-Class Jack Kellar, seasoned veteran of the US military and a leader of a BLACK ops team. Your squad have been sent into the heart of Eastern Europe on a dangerous mission, drawn in to the midst of a relentless combat zone to bring in a traitor.

'The Darkness' (X360) Coming To The Big Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Platinum Studios and Blue Star Pictures have hired the Pang brothers to direct The Darkness, based on Top Cow's comicbook series. Majesco is currently working on an X360 game based on the same franchise, developed by Starbreeze and scheduled for 2007. The Darkness casts players as Jackie Estacado, a fearless Mafia hitman for the Franchetti crime family who is suddenly possessed by the terrifying and spectacular powers of The Darkness.