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'Madden NFL 06' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 1:57 a.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.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Age of Pirates' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella is making yet another pirate game, after Sea Dogs and Pirates of the Caribbean, it is now time for the Age of Pirates. Known in Russia under Corsairs 2, this AoP will be distriuted under that name in Europe and North America. No details or planned release date are known yet, but at least there are some new screens ..

Various Game Trailers #481

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 11:47 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 :

  • Guild Wars - Trailer #7
  • Pariah - Trailer #10

'Half-Life 2: Deathmatch' and 'CS:S' Get Steamy Update #15

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve has released three new Half-Life 2: Deathmatch maps, which are now available via Steam. These maps were created by the three players who won our recent HL2:DM mapping contest. If you have HL2:DM installed in your Steam games list, you will receive the new maps automatically. This release also includes a Counter-Strike: Source update which fixes incorrect player names appearing in the scoreboard.

'Pariah' - Multiplayer Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pariah focuses on a robust immersive storyline that weaves survival elements into the traditional run-and-gun style of first-person action games. Digital Extremes sent us an email announcing that there will be a multiplayer demo available this coming Friday, and of course we will have it available on our fileserver network. The demo will feature 2-3 playable multiplayer maps, have all weapons available (except titanium first, which is only a singleplayer weapon), 3 driveable vehicles and be about 300mb in size.

'Project: Snowblind' (Xbox) Gets Downloadable Content - Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project: Snowblind is a the first-person action shooter putting you in the role of an elite super soldier, fighting on the front lines of a near-future war using unique weapons, abilities and high-tech gadgetry that inject depth and variety to gameplay. Eidos announced today that Xbox Live owners can now download an all new multiplayer map, Repair Bay. Read more for some screens ...

'Act of War: Direct Action' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released a new update patch for Eugen Systems RTS Act of War: Direct Action. This update brings your retail game to v1.04 and adds a new multiplayer map and various bug fixes and game tweaks.Read more for download links ...

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before. Unlike yesterdays, these are hi-res screens.

'Guild Wars' - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guild Wars is a Competitive Online Role Playing Game with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for their comrades.