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'Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 8:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mafia is a 3D action game, seen through the eyes of third person. Player assumes the role of a gangster in an American town of the thirties, and gets a chance to live through gangsters rise and fall. In a spell-bounding story of human hunger for power, he will be able to live through everything that was taking place in underworld during this stormy period: mad car chases, bootlegging, assassinations, and bank robberies. Read more for some new screens ...

'James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 8:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

James Bond returns today in Electronic Arts' James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, which has shipped to retail outlets nationwide under the EA GAMES brand. Everything or Nothing is a stunning mix of action, espionage and high-speed driving that marks Bond's fifth mission for Electronic Arts. The title is available for the PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube.

Nvidia Reveals PCI Express Video Cards

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 8:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation today unveiled the industry's first top-to-bottom family of PCI Express graphics processing units (GPUs), all designed to take full advantage of the additional bandwidth and features that this new I/O interconnection standard delivers. By using an innovative PCI Express (PCX) high-speed interconnect (HSI), a complex piece of networking technology that performs seamless, bi-directional interconnect protocol conversion at incredible speed lines, NVIDIA can transform its current award-winning GeForce FX series into a full family of PCI Express GPUs.

'Savage' - Mod Contest Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 8:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Britsoft publisher Digital Jesters is launching a competition to find the hottest new game-making talent, with a unique 'mod'-making contest held in conjunction with NVIDIA and PC Format. With games such as Counter Strike originally emerging from such game-altering modifications, this is a very real chance for would-be programmers to take existing technology and morph it into a game of their choosing.

'Disgaea: The Hour of Darkness' Coming To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 8:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI Ltd and developer KOEI Co.,Ltd. are pleased to announce that DISGAEA – The Hour of Darkness will ship to European territories in May 2004. Developed by the Japan based NIPPON ICHI SOFTWARE INC comes a turn based RPG that has achieved meteoric success in Japan and the U.S. The unique mechanics of the game and the effort put into the details set the standard for RPGs to come. Lining up with Tactics Oger and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, DISGAEA – The Hour of Darkness is another crown of the genre.

'MVP Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 2:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Step up to the plate and master the true art of hitting with MVP Baseball 2004. An all-new hitting model allows for complete user control over all swing types as well as signature cuts from the game's best sluggers. Featuring rich new presentation, realistic player models, enhanced animations, and an immersive audio experience, MVP Baseball 2004 takes you out to the ballgame like never before. Now that former Texas slugger ARod signed with the Yankee's, here are his first screens...

'Sabre Wulf' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sabre Wulf on the GBA once again pits veteran hero Sabreman against his old nemesis as he attempts to recover a series of precious treasures. The terrain ahead is harsh and dangerous, but thankfully the land is inhabited by a variety of strange creatures - all with big googly eyes, of course - that the intrepid explorer can recruit. As was announced yesterdya, Sabre Wulf is one of the Rare titles that got snagged up by THQ. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Poacher' Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Poacher' represents an entirely new facet of gameplay for all first person shooter and resource management enthusiasts. You are Roman Sar, a poacher with a bad attitude and big guns. You fight and struggle your way through the African Congo to the deep jungles of India as you hunt for the most famous of endangered species; all the while avoiding and battling the dreaded Game Wardens. Read more for details and the first poached screens ...

Hostile Intent - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 6:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Hostile Intent team has released a new version for their Half-Life mod, bringing it to v1.1 and adds a new scoring system, 3 new maps, new sounds, and the usual bug fixes and game tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

Painkiller - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 1:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games has released the the long-awaited demo of its first-person shooter, Painkiller. The demo contains 3 Single Player levels including the never-before-seen Oriental Castle, the medieval town level and the Thor level where players will get "hammered" with one of the biggest, meanest and downright scariest bosses of all time, SaphathoraƩl. Read more for download links ...