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Digital Jesters Signs Distribution Agreement With Take Two

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 7:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters, founded by ex-CDV members in 2003, announced that it has reached an agreement with Take-Two to distribute PC games in North America. The games that are part of the agreement will be the first titles Digital Jesters has published in the U.S. Since Digital Jesters is self-publishing Bet on Soldier in North America, we can assume it will be part of the agreement.

'Sly 3: Honor Amongst Thieves' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Sly 3 you will have to recover Sly's secret family fortune as you visit exotic locations like China, Venice and Australia. This time around you will also be able to play as some of Sly's foes. New moves, ability to disguise yourself, and taking control over enemies for a limited amount of time are just a few of the new features.

'Army Racer' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Army Racer is a new racing game in which you can race with street cars on army-related scenes of 14 nations from all over the world! You select one of 30 characters, start with a shabby little car, then - after winning several races - earns a ton of money, buys new cars, and high performance tuning equipment.

'Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny' - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny, players will experience a new epic story line and participate in a bitter struggle for power. Behind the conflict are the war-like Viamontians and their calculating, ruthless king, Varicci II. Also, powerful figures of Dereth who hid in the shadows in years past will be thrust to the forefront of the burgeoning revolution to help define Dereth's new destiny. The third installment of the original Asheron's Call series will feature an exhaustive amount of new game play to compliment the massive amounts of existing episodic content.

'Jak X' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jak X takes place after the events in Jak III and you are in a desperate race to save the world from poisoning, the only way to obtain the cure is by racing the Krew.You will have to complete various types of races such as time trial, deathmatch, time box and so forth, all set in a free and non-linear GTA type environment. You will be able to equip your ride with a variety of missiles, short and long-range guns, mines, turbo boosts, repair kits and so forth. This time around, there will be split-screen multiplayer and the word on the street is, full online multiplayer.

'Ratchet: Deadlocked' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ratchet: Deadlocked will be more squad based, so you will be running, jumping & shooting with various new characters. Ratcher will now wear a Master Chief like battle suit, and have even more customizable firearms. Ratchet: Deadlocked will feature multiplayer and the possibility to play the singleplayer missions with friends over the internet.

'LoTR: The Battle for Middle-earth' Patch Delayed

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A community update on the official BFME website reveals that the new v1.02 patch has been delayed until late April due to some new technical issues encountered when working on adressing other fixes. "After implementing all of the balance changes, technical fixes, the “code matrix” (as I like to refer to as the inner-workings of the game) started producing some ugly errors. We found ourselves in a position we didn’t expect to be in at this time and the team is working on getting the patch back on track." Read more for fix details ...

'Predator: Concrete Jungle' (PS2/Xbox) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Predator: Concrete Jungle is a 3rd person action/adventure game weaves the past with the future, as gamers become the terrifying Predator, hunting the Earth for criminals using superhuman powers, fantastic vision modes and an impressive array of alien weaponry.

Various Game Trailers #477

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 11:58 p.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 :

  • 1944: Battle Of The Bulge - Trailer (2)
  • Pariah - Trailer #7
  • Battlefield 2 - Shakycam Footage
  • SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo - Trailer #2
  • Guild Wars - Intro Movie

'Godfather' Director Not Happy With Video Game Adaptation

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fox News is reporting that Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola is not happy with Paramount and EA regarding the upcoming video game based on his Mafia trilogy. In an interview that will air coming Sunday 11 AM EDT on AMC's 'Sunday Morning ShootOut, Coppola says "I had absolutely nothing to do with the game and I disapprove, I think it's a misuse of film." Coppola does not like the way the characters are being portrayed and the game ends up being nothing but a shootout. To top it all off Coppola claims he never gave, nor was asked, permission to make a video game out of the movie(thanks VE3D.com).