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'The Getaway' Developers Get Away To Form 'Team Bondi'

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Team Soho director Brendan McNamara, the lead behind the PS2 hit title The Getaway, has left the UK based company to form his own development studio in Sydney, Australia under the name of 'Team Bondi'. McNamara's new studio is working on a third generation PlayStation hardware product, so thats either a PS2 or PSP title. Apparently several of his former Team Soho colelague's have jumped ship and settled into the new development house as well. To be continued ...

'Chicago 1930' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chicago, 1930-Prohibition The Mafia rules the city. A special police task force is formed to take down his gang. This squad is managed by two cops. An open war breaks out throughout the city of Chicago. Spellbound has finally released the English version of the demo, featuring 2 full missions, one playable as mafioso and the second as cops (thanks Tiscali). Read more for dowmload links ...

'Yi-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Kaiba The Revenge' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following the success of its predecessor – Power of Chaos: YUGI THE DESTINY – the new game can be used in conjunction with the original or played as a stand-alone experience. Power of Chaos: Kaiba The Revenge features over 300 cards to collect, as players attempt to build the strongest possible collection of cards. Konami of Europe has announced a second Yu-Gi-Oh! title for PC, as 'Yi-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Kaiba The Revenge' is released for the format in March.

'Ironstorm: World War Zero' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MC2 has announced it will release a PS2 version of its acclaimed PC action title, Ironstorm: World War Zero (previously known as just Ironstorm), in Q2, 2004. Developed by Rebellion ('Aliens Vs Predator', 'Judge Dredd'), Ironstorm is an all-action first-person title spanning 19 war-torn stages. Presenting an alternate history concept at the heart of its plot, Ironstorm is set in a shattered 1964 where the first World War never ended. The pivotal Russian October Revolution has seen history diverted as the insane Baron Ungenberg has crushed the Bolshevik charge. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Far Cry' - Single Player Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 4:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After a leaked/false start earlier, Ubisoft Europe has officially launched the single player demo for Crytek's eagerly awaited FPS/Action game Far Cry. The demo features the "Fort" mission, playable with three levels of difficulty and 7 weapons available. Read more for download links ...

'Savage: Battle For Newerth' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S2Games has released an updated version of their recently released Savage: Battle for Newerth patch. This upgrade brings your retail game to v2.0b and addresses a few minor bugs that were uncovered in the v2.0 patch as well as some extra optimization. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

EA Europe Signs 'TimeSplitters 3'

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and UK-based developer Free Radical Design today announced a distribution and publishing agreement for the next game in the best selling TimeSplitters franchise. Developed by Free Radical, the new title in the celebrated series will be published by EA Partners and is scheduled for worldwide release in 2005. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Painkiller' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Painkiller is a nickname of a pretty unusual mercenary, who is dealing with supernatural. There are places on Earth where demons and other evil creatures have their nests: abandoned prisons, private castles, deep caves in the mountains. "Cleaning" those places is good money, and our hero needs a lot of it, since he loves living the life to its fullest. One day he gets what seems to be a pretty simple job: to retrieve a religious artifact from one of the nests. When after a furious battle he realizes he might have been tricked into the war between two competing clans of the undead, he tries to play his own cards.

'Gangland' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Budding Al Capone's across the world are set to play out their gangster dreams thanks to leading game publisher Whiptail Interactive's latest offering Gangland, developed by Danish gaming experts MediaMobsters, which is due to be released across the UK, Europe and North America in November 2003. In a new hybrid format that combines the best elements of real-time strategy, role-play and simulation gaming genres with a totally new style of in-game combat, Gangland delivers a menacingly fresh PC gaming experience. Read more for a batch of new screens ...