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'El Matador' - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person action game with stealth elements set in the environment of the Central and South America. It takes proven features of the genre and enhances them with the latest technology, to provide the player with an opportunity to experience the excitement of espionage first hand.

'Europa Universalis II' - v1.09 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 2:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Europa Universalis II invites you to a global struggle for supremacy from the dark times of Jeanne D'Arc to the flaming wars of Napoleon. This patch brings your retail game to v1.09 (works for ALL English versions) and contains fixes for features, game balance issues, general bugs, multiplayer, stability and plenty more. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'StarCraft: Ghost' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 2:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is a tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands.

'Metal Shell' Canned On PS2 and Xbox, PSP Remains

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prior to E3 Australian developer Tantalus Interactive announced that it had begun work on Metal Shell, a ground breaking new title for PS2 and XBox. During E3 a PSP version was added to the mix, but recently Tantalus has updated its website with only the PSP edition listed as platform. We contacted CEO Tom Crago who comfirmed that console development on its arcade tank/combat has ceased, and Tantalus is now concentrating solely on the PSP version.

'Black' (PS2/Xbox) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Sergeant First-Class Jack Kellar, seasoned veteran of the US military and a leader of a BLACK ops team. Your squad have been sent into the heart of Eastern Europe on a dangerous mission, drawn in to the midst of a relentless combat zone to bring in a traitor.

'The Darkness' (X360) Coming To The Big Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Platinum Studios and Blue Star Pictures have hired the Pang brothers to direct The Darkness, based on Top Cow's comicbook series. Majesco is currently working on an X360 game based on the same franchise, developed by Starbreeze and scheduled for 2007. The Darkness casts players as Jackie Estacado, a fearless Mafia hitman for the Franchetti crime family who is suddenly possessed by the terrifying and spectacular powers of The Darkness.

Matrix Games Signs 'World War II Online: Battleground Europe'

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 9:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Playnet are very proud to announce a partnership to bring the new World War II Online: Battleground Europe to North America for the first time via the Matrix Games digital download system. Take control of a soldier fighting in World War II in a persistent massive multiplayer world of first-person combat with infantry, tanks, planes and ships.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!' - Update Patch #1 No Longer Available

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 7:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! the park guests will catch rays and ride the waves on more than fifty new rides and coasters including super- splash flume rides, massive water slides, wave pools and more. Atari has released a patch for RCT3 Soaked! bringing it in line with the recent Wild! expansion pack, including some features like custom billboards and tunnels etc, as well as optimizing RCT3's first expansion pack.

Various Game Trailers #656

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 7:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Hammer & Sickle - Trailer
  • Pursuit Force [PSP] - Trailer
  • Grand Raid Offroad [X360/PC] - Trailer


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

'Day of Defeat Source' And 'Rag Doll Kung Fu' Get Steamy Update #33

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for its online delivery system Steam. This release updates the DoD:Source with the previously announced new map dod_argentan, and Rag Doll Kung Fu gets fixed up so you can now play past the second level transition. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.