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'CS:S' and 'Source Engine' Get Steamy Update #12

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 11:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update for Counter-Strike Source, the Source Engine and its Source SDK. This update fixes various exploits with CS: S and implements some game server changes to the Source Engine, while the Source SDK gets some bug fixes and added materials. Restart Steam for the changes to take effect. Read more for details ...

Logitech Launches Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 11:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Now, gamers no longer need to choose between maximum speed and optimum precision for that edge. They can have it both ways with the new Logitech MXTM518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse, which Logitech unveiled today at CeBIT. The mouse puts quick-shift controls at gamers' fingertips – with one click, gamers can instantly increase and decrease mouse resolution from as high as 1600 dots per inch (dpi) to as low as 400 dpi. And, no software is required.

Nintendo's 2005 GDC Lineup (NGC/NDS/GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 10:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today is the first official day of the Game Developers Conference where various publishers and developers show their latest technology. Of course Nintendo is present where they show various of their upcoming titles and we have screens for :

  • WarioWare: Twisted! (GBA)
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA)
  • Puppy Times (NDS)
  • Polarium (NDS)
  • Geist (NGC)
  • Donkey Konga 2 (NGC)
  • Yoshi's Touch & Go (NDS)

Vivendi's 2005 GDC Lineup (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 10:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today is the first official day of the Game Developers Conference where various publishers and developers show their latest technology. Of course Vivendi is present where they show various of their upcoming titles, and we have screens for :

  • F.E.A.R. (PC)
  • Scarface (PS2/XBox/PC)
  • SWAT 4 (PC)
  • The Bard's Tale (PC)
  • Empire Earth 2 (PC)
  • The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (NGC/PS2/Xbox)
  • Flatout (PS2/Xbox/PC)

Tannhauser Gate Pulls the Plug on 'Mimesis Online'

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 8:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tannhauser Gate announced today that it will shut down its post-apocalyptic MMORPG Mimesis Online. "Mimesis Online has been a great journey that we started back in 1998, and released in 2002. It was a very ambitious project and one of the first Massively Multiplayer Online Games set in a post-apocalyptic world. Mimesis Online was a pioneer in the genre in many ways. We now feel it is time to use all the experience and technology to move to next projects. Goodbye!" (thanks Blues)

'Frogger' (NDS) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Frogger makes his debut on the Nintendo DS in a "ribbit-ing" platformer game Frogger where he finds himself called upon to stop an evil force that threatens his home, Firefly Swamp, and the nearby kingdom of Bunnington Hollow. To stop the insidious Dr. Wani and his destructive mining efforts, Frogger must use all of his hopping and dodging skills, along with many new talents, to infiltrate the mastermind's lair and bring his evil plans crashing down.

'Pac-Pix' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 12:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Pac-Pix, Namco's iconic hero finds himself facing off against his perennial foes - the Ghosts. With the aid of mysterious "Ghost Ink," a mischievous wizard has drawn meddling Ghosts from thin air. Armed with only his mighty Magic Pen, Pac-Man rushed to defeat the Ghosts and to lock them into a book. But in the process of turning them back into Ghost Ink, our hero finds himself trapped inside. Using the DS stylus, players must resume Pac-Man's quest by drawing him into life and directing his movements on the lower screen.

'Zatch Bell!: Mamodo Battles' (NGC/PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Every one thousand years, one hundred Mamodo descend upon earth to conduct the ultimate battle. The winner becomes the mighty king of the Mamodo world. There is only one problem - in order for the Mamodo to use their powerful spell books, they need human partners. Play as your favorite Mamodo pair from the TV show and unleash your spells during battle to become the Mighty Mamodo King!

'Pro Rugby Manager 2' - v1.06 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pro Rugby Manager 2 displays each bone-crunching tackle, each heart-in-mouth drop kick and every maddening pass and dash to the try-line in such glorious, motion-captured detail, it rivals anything TV coverage can offer. Digital Jesters has released the first patch for Pro Rugby Manager 2. This update brings your retail game to v1.06 and allows you to play multiplayer games using Gamecenter, applies bug fixes and various gameplay tweaks. Read more for download links ...

'Nanostray' (NDS) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A 3D sci-fi shooter developed by Shin’en, Nanostray boasts a wide array of weapons, un-lockable features and game modes, as well as an online ranking system that tracks the game’s top players. Nanostray’s touch screen features will allow players to track enemy movement via interactive radar and manage the various weapons and other special pick ups. Check the freshly launched Nanostray website, or read more for new screens ...