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'Darwinia' - v1.3 Updated Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2005 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Introversion has released a new patch for its action game Darwinia. The updated demo features an entirely new scenario not included in the full game, new icon-based control mechanism and a tutorial to make the game easier for newcommers. The patch adds selection box changes, rendering and editor enhancements, save system changes etc. Read more for download links ...

'WarCraft III' - Deadfall Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2005 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Banewood Bog"... Map info: "For years the mages of Moonbrook have debated, "If a brave warrior falls in a forest with no one to hear it, then does it make a sound?" This is a small map size and the suggested no. of players is 1v1, or 2v2. It is based on the "Village Fall" tileset. Go download it here!

'NBA 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - 27 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2005 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In NBA 2K6 ballers achieve NBA superstar status with the new 24/7 mode, where created players now participate in training camps, competitions and even land endorsement deals. Players elevate their game by utilizing the innovative V.I.P. System to challenge profiles of friends and other NBA 2K6 gamers across the country that match their gameplay tendencies down to the most minute detail.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2005 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets.

'The Warriors' (PS2/Xbox) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2005 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games proudly presents The Warriors for the PS2 and Xbox based on the 1979 Paramount Pictures cult classic movie. Developed by Rockstar Toronto, The Warriors expands the stylized cinematic journey of the film into a gritty interactive experience set in 1970s.

'F.E.A.R.' Multiplayer Demo Coming September 29

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

VU Games announced today that it will release the F.E.A.R. multiplayer demo on Thursday, September 29 at 8:00 a.m. PDT. The 550MB demo will feature two maps: Factory, which will be a deathmatch map, and support team deathmatch, slow-motion team deathmatch, and slow-motion deathmatch, while Facility, a capture the flag map will support slow-motion capture the flag. Of course you will be able to grab the multiplayer demo on our fileserver network as soon as it's released.

Steam Client Gets Steamy Update #28

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for its online delivery system Steam. This release includes a number of very specific CPU and memory footprint optimizations brought over from the Half-Life 2: XBOX development codebase. The release also includes all of the engine groundwork to enable the Day of Defeat: Source launch that will happen Monday, September 26 at 3:00 PDT. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

Various Game Trailers #605

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 5:00 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 :

  • The Movies [Xbox/PC] - Trailer #10
  • NBA Live 06 [NGC/PS2/Xbox] - Trailer
  • The Sims 2 [ALL] - Trailer #12
  • Spartan: Total Warrior - Trailer #6
  • SSX On Tour [NGC] - Luigi Trailer
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 - Trailers (3)
  • Vivisector: Beast Inside - Trailer #4
  • Diver: Deep Water Adventures - Trailer #3


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Sherlock Holmes: The Awaken' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogwares today revealed its third title in the Sherlock Holmes series. After Mystery of the Mummy, and The Silver Earring, the French studio is actively working on Sherlock Holmes: The Awaken, scheduled for release October 2006 (thanks Sebastien). Read more for some early screens ...

'SSX On Tour' (PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2005 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SSX On Tour features all-new player customization that gives you the chance to join The Tour. SSX On Tour is packed with all-new highly detailed tracks, new stylish player customization options, new monster tricks, and multiplayer options. Check our Luigi going down the slippery slopes ..