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'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 5:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It was already rumored a few weeks back but Take 2 today confirmed that Bethesda's next-gen PRG will not be released this year. In its revised revenue and earnings guidance for fiscal 2005 and fiscal 2006, Take 2 confirmed not only that GTA: Liberty City Stories is delayed in Europe due to unexpected delays in final product testing and submission, but also that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for PC and Xbox 360 has been postponed from the Q1 to Q2 2006, which means not before February 2006. In the subsequent conference call Take 2 said that the delay was due to the fact that Bethesda needed more time to work on the title.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 3:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

'Scratches' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 3:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Scratches is a gripping first-person mystery adventure game that will keep the players glued to their monitors, with its story full of breathtaking twists and surprises, until the final shocking revelation. Right in time for Halloween, Nucleosys has released a demo which will lwet you exploire around 8 rooms, strike up conversation with various characters, read interesting information in order to solve one puzzle.

'Crazy Machines II' Gets PhysXical

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

AGEIA Technologies today announced that German game developer FAKT Software will be leveraging the full power of the AGEIA PhysX processor for its upcoming Crazy Machines II and implement comprehensive physics dynamics.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included, courtesy of an updated engine.

'Star Wars Battlefront II' - Win32 Standalone Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has released the Win32 dedicated beta, but fully working, server for Pandemic Studios' Star Wars Battlefront II in anticipation of its imminent release. It includes the Basic Dedicated Server Manager Application, two Beta versions of Enhanced Dedicated Server Manager as well as a Remote Server application (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'F.E.A.R.' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi has released a new patch for its recently released FPS F.E.A.R. This update brings your retail game to v1.02 and not only fixes some minor localization issues, but also pre-patch the game in preparation for the release of the F.E.A.R. SDK/ Mod tools, and more importantly, adds a new Multiplayer Map (Asylum). Read more for download links ...

'Zero Tolerance: City Under Fire' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Zero Tolerance: City Under Fire, previously known as Roll Call, is an FPS set in the not too distant future and lets you play as Nick Mason, a member of the newly formed G18 Counter Gang Division; an elite enforcement unit granted special emergency powers over all other public services and tasked with securing the city and its citizens at all cost.

Universal Combat: A World Apart - v1.00.09 Updated Demo

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3000 AD keeps on trying to convince people to check out their latest game and has released an updated demo for its space combat game Universal Combat: A World Apart. This demo uses the latest v1.00.09 code, includes all 12 missions from previous demos, as well as tutorials, updated gfx and various other enhancements.

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari is returning to the universe of "The Matrix" with a new game that lets players assume the role of actor Keanu Reeves' lead character Neo and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film.