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'Madden NFL 06' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2005 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time in 10 years, the Madden NFL Football franchise is overhauling its passing game. The new QB Vision Control lets you scan the field, look off defenders, and make perfect throws within your quarterback’s unique field of vision. QB Precision Placement will let you put the ball exactly where you want it. Lead the receiver into the open field or throw a jump ball and let your receiver go get it.

'WarCraft III' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2005 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Phantom Grove"... Map info: "An ancient horror lurks in these twisting paths turning away all but the most stalwart of champions. These would-be heroes enter confidently, seeking battle and adventure to immortalize their legacy... but none have returned." This is a small sized map and the suggested no. of players is 1v1 or 2v2. It is based on the "Lordaeron Summer" tileset. Go download it here!

'SpecForce' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2005 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpecForce is Techland's latest futuristic tactical shooter with a plot connected to already known Chrome. Game development has been underway for some time now, and will use an optimized Chrome Engine. Read more for some new screens ...

'NASCAR SimRacing' - v1.0.2.5 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 10:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NASCAR SimRacing is the perfect combination of realism, true racing ‘feel’, depth, and advanced EA SPORTS presentation. This update primarily addresses scoring and rules related problems that have been brought to EA's attention for both single and multiplayer modes. The update does however include fixes for some other areas and also includes the new Dodge Charger for the NEXTEL Cup Series - 2005.

'Quake IV' - 1 New Screen

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has sent us a pleasant surprise tonight, just for your weekend enjoyment, the first Quake IV screen in quite a while. We also have some updated info on the backstory of the game. Read more and check out the goods ...

'Coded Arms' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coded Arms is a first person shooter in where you take the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the abandoned virtual reality system. Gamers will use weapons and power-ups that they discover while exploring the expansive single player mode. Coded Arms will also utilize the PSP handheld system's wireless capabilities for multiplayer action for up to four people.

Various Game Trailers #483

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 4:26 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 :

  • Trackmania Sunrise - Trailer #5
  • Fantastic Four - Trailer
  • Empire Earth 2 - Trailer

'Halo 2' Gets Xbox Live Update

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bungie's Frank O'Connor has put up his weekly "What's Update" in which he reveals that Halo 2 player will be getting an Xbox Live Auto Update on Monday, addressing various cheats, bugs, glitches and implement some important weapon balance issues in order to smooth out the Xbox Live and System Link experience. The fuse on grenades has been shortened, and they are now also more powerful, melee attacks will do more damage, and various cheats like the standby cheat, flag bouncing, the ability to grab a flag through walls and sword flying have all been eliminated. People who are not on Xbox Live will still be able to get this auto update when they purchase the multiplayer maps retail version, scheduled for June 28.

'The Matrix Online' Will Receive New Content Every Month

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WBIE & Monolith have announced that they will be releasing new content every month, starting next week, for their virtual, persistent The Matrix Online universe. Regularly scheduled live events, expanded gameplay, new missions and the constant presence of the MxO Live Events Team will bring the compelling, continuing story of The Matrix Online to life. Matrix Online picks up where The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in The Matrix film trilogy, leaves off.

'Battlefield 2' - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC.