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'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v1.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 3:47 p.m. PDT | 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 v1.4 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth. Read more for details and download links ...

Microsoft Teams With Limelight Networks For Xbox Live Content

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Limelight Networks today announced it has been selected by Microsoft as the Content Delivery Network for Microsoft's Xbox Live, the online gaming service for the Xbox. With full implementation of Xbox Live on Limelight Networks' powerful delivery network, the synergy of Xbox Live and the Limelight Networks platform will provide millions of gamers unprecedented online access to games, content and downloads from Microsoft and leading game developers directly via Xbox Live.

'Madagascar' (ALL) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to the island of Madagascar. When their vessel capsizes off the coast, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.

'Smart Bomb' (PSP) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announced today that that its new PSP title, Smart Bomb, has just gone gold, and will ship May 10, 2005. Smart Bomb is an intense, adrenaline pumping, explosive experience for the PSP handheld! As a member of the Bomb Disposal Unit (B.D.U.), you are tasked with diffusing a highly intricate series of bombs which have been planted in various locations around the world. With over 150 different 3D puzzles, Smart Bomb will test your concentration, wit, and problem solving skills.

'Auto Assault' - 3 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before.

Various Game Trailers #494

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Asheron's Call 2: Legions - Trailer (2)

Graphical Artificial Intelligence Middleware Toolkit

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spir.Ops presents a new middleware for Artificial Intelligence: SPIROPS. This graphical toolkit lets your teams design artificial behaviors, including emotions, personalities with memory and adaptability abilities.

'Evil Dead Regeneration' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has launched the official Evil Dead Regeneration website, although currently it is pretty bare. Voiced by Bruce Campbell, the game explores a "what if..." continuation from Evil Dead 2, where you control Ash, wrongfully arrested & convicted for killing his companions, and sentenced to Sunny Meadows, an institute for the criminally insane, but not for long. Ash's peaceful stay is about to end -- thanks to the perverted experiments of his very own psychiatrist, Dr. Reinhard. Hell-bent on using science to harness the Necronomicon's powers, the mad doctor unleashes the book's all-powerful Evil on the world -- releasing a new slew of Deadites, monsters and spirits, twisting reality into a hellish strudel and leaving mankind with that not-so-fresh apocalyptic feeling.

'Remnants of the Stars' - 13 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Remnants of the Stars is an open ended space simulation that features unparalleled space combat integrated tightly with an engaging story. It takes place in a massive universe which the player is free to explore and exploit. Read more for new screens ...