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UK Xbox Modder Gets Convicted

by Rainier on July 6, 2005 @ 7:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A 22-year-old Cambridge graduate has become the first ever individual in the UK to be convicted for the illegal modification of video games consoles at Caerphilly Magistrates Court. Although Xbox modding is a grey area in a lot of countries, he fitted the consoles with a larger HD, partly pre-installed with illegal warez, and thats what did him in.

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2005 @ 7:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed.

'Counter-Strike Source' Gets Steamy Update #21

by Rainier on July 6, 2005 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for Counter-Strike Source and the Source Engine. As promised it includes the remakde cs_assault and a new terrorist model, but also new player animations, bug fixes, bot changes, and plenty more ... Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Powerdrome' - Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2005 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back in February we reported that Powerdrome was coming to the PC, and today more details trickle through. Powerdrome features futuristic racing in its purest, most distilled form: no weapons, no gimmicks - nothing but raw-power versus sublime control. A game that rewards those gamers with real skill, but even the losers will be left gasping for more.

'Battlefield 2' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 6, 2005 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the highly anticipated first patch for DICE's Battlefield 2. This patch brings your retail game to v1.01 and addresses and issue that caused the multiplayer browser to become unresponsive, some game controls were not available to be rebound within the Options menu, fixed a crash with rebinding LMB, AI becoming unresponsive, and a few graphical tweaks. Read more for download links ...

'Prince of Persia Kindred Blades' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2005 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blending the best features from the first two installments with the talent, vision and ingenuity of Ubisoft's development teams, Prince of Persia 3 will enliven the franchise with a vitality - and plenty of unexpected twists - that will impress and satisfy long-time fans and newcomers alike.

'Tak : The Great JuJu Challenge' (GBA/NGC/NDS/PS2) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2005 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The top teams from across the world have come to compete in The Great Juju Challenge. Representing the Pupanunu tribe are Tak and Lok who will face great adversity in the form of Jujus, wild animals and some menacing new tribes. Read more for the first NDS screens ...

'Coded Arms' (PSP) Blasts Into Stores

by Rainier on July 6, 2005 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami America today shipped Coded Arms for the PSP, its first entry into the first-person shooter genre. The highly-anticipated game features wireless multiplayer game modes and endless replay value thanks to its innovative regenerating mapping system. With stunning graphics, fast-paced action and an intense, distinctive storyline, Coded Arms is one of the PSP system's most unique titles.

'Bad Day L.A.' (Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 6, 2005 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

American McGee Presents: Bad Day L.A., a third-person action/adventure game with a tongue-in-cheek comedic twist. Set in modern day Los Angeles, Bad Day L.A. combines a fantastical art style, groundbreaking collaborative gameplay elements and a heavy dose of dark satire to create a truly unforgettable experience. Check the freshly launched Bad Day L.A. website, or read more for some new screens ...

Vivendi Licenses 'Unreal Engine 3'

by Rainier on July 6, 2005 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games and Epic Games today announced a studio-wide agreement under which VU Games will license Unreal Engine 3 tools and technology for next generation console and PC game development.